If you have any questions considering workshops, lectures or agenda in general, feel free to ask (annoy) Maja Žen Gerjol and Tadeja Umek. For all the participants who don't know this two women, Maja & Tadeja please stand up. As usually we'd like this conference to be the best possible so I'd kindly ask you not to be late and stick up to the scedule (that goes for the participants as well as for the the lecturers)
If you took a close look at the agenda, you can imagine, that you won’t get to see mucho of thisJ But after all, we’d really wish you a pleasant staying here in Slovenija and… we preapared something else, something very special for you, and just for you…
… I'm sure You have all noticed that every evening PARTy is also a part of the agenda. It's time to relax after a working day and that means some sport and social activities, great music, food and drinks. Enjoy all and use this time to socialize, get to now eachother and maybe make some new friends….
But don't try to hard, because you have to save some energy for the next morning…
… when Peter will take care of us!! FIRST THINGS FIRST… So starting with a warmup, it is time to present Medis and it’s achievements and goals. It is time for me and Jana to hand over the microphone and welcome our managing director of pharma division dr. Martina Brank on the stage to do this. So Martina, please come and warm us up…the stage is all yours.
I FEEL S LOVE NIA By Vanja Vozelj, Aug. 2008
SLOVENIA Small country with the richest geographical diversity 20.000 km 2 2.000.000 inhabitants
Bled <ul><li>Below the Julian Alps with tectonic lake, castle, hot springs attracts turists for centuries. One of the top 10 places in this part of Europe (Lonely Pla.). </li></ul>Island on the lake Bled is the only Slovenian island and it has, despite its smallness, its own spring of water. You can ring the bell and your wish may come true
Bohinj <ul><li>Part of Triglav National Park, with great tradition in Alpine dairy farming, today a touristic village, with beautiful lake and reach in sports activities. </li></ul>In the beginning of 20 th century a railway on the top of Triglav , highest Slovene mountain, was planed.
Slovenian coast <ul><li>Small but attractive. For relaxation, sports activities and discovery of the historical towns. </li></ul>
Cerknica lake – intermittent lake <ul><li>Karst phenomenon. The Cerknica lake appears in spring and disappears in May or June, sometimes not earlier than in winter. </li></ul>There is no answer to the question: “How big is Cerknica lake?”, but despite that it is the biggest lake in Slovenia. Slivnica – mythological the home of a witch
Triglav <ul><li>2864 m, the highest mountain in Slovenia. Despite its name (“Three-headed”) it has only two peaks. The name originates from Slavic god Troglav. </li></ul>First reached in 1778. The shadow of Triglav covers to the half of Slovenia land in summer.
Rakov škocjan <ul><li>Karst phenomenon. The Škocjan cave is under UNESCO world heritage. Its highest underground canyon is 150 m high. </li></ul>The temperature in the caves (Škocjan and Postojna) is constant, 8,2 o C.
Postojna cave <ul><li>The Postojna cave has its own underground railway since 1872. With its 20 km passages, galleries and chambers is the most visited cave in Europe. </li></ul>Slovenian ground is like a cheese – with more than 8000 karst caves. Stalactites grow for 1 mm in 10 years.
Waterfalls <ul><li>The most magnificient waterfalls in Slovenia: </li></ul><ul><li>Boka Savica Rinka </li></ul>
Ljubljana – the capital city <ul><li>Political, cultural and economical center of Slovenia. </li></ul>Old settlement was based around river Ljubljanica and castle hill.
Dragon – a symbol of Ljubljana <ul><li>Dragon statues dominate the Dragons bridge (“Zmajski most”). </li></ul>Legend: Greek hero Jason passed Slovenia while he was hunted for stealing the golden fleece he defeated dragon in Ljubljana moor.
River Ljubljanica <ul><li>The last part of Karst river is named Ljubljanica. It sinks under the surface 6-times. </li></ul>River with 7 names: Trbuhovica, Obrh, Stržen, Rak, Pivka, Unica, Ljubljanica.
Ljubljana moor <ul><li>The southest high moor on Earth with rich animal and plant diversity and archaeological findings. </li></ul>
Mill on River <ul><li>Using the power of river Mura that is one of the last mills in Prekmurje. </li></ul>
Predjama (“In front of the cave”) castle <ul><li>Erazem Predjamski, who lived here in 15 th century, has his castle in the cave above, he was a robber and legend says that he was killed on the toilet. </li></ul>
Hayrack – “kozolec” <ul><li>The Slovenian agricultural architecture is known by hayracks, where grass and grain is dried. </li></ul>
Churches <ul><li>It is often said that Slovenia is a land of churches. </li></ul>
Čebelnjak - beehouse <ul><li>Colourful painted fronts of beehouses are today`s typical Slovenian souvenir. </li></ul>
Herd settlement on Velika planina <ul><li>Cattle is still pastured in summer on Velika Planina. You can rent a cottage or buy home-made cheese. </li></ul>
Celica – a hostel in a former prison <ul><li>One of the world`s best hostels, every room has it´s different character. </li></ul>
Of course we do have: Hotels Concert halls Shopping malls …
“Potica” <ul><li>Potica is a traditional cake made of rolled biscuit, filled with different stuffing, the most known is with walnuts. </li></ul>
“ Prekmurska gibanica” <ul><li>A traditional sweet from Prekmurje, stuffed with walnuts, apples, poppy seeds and cottage cheese. </li></ul>
“ Žganci” <ul><li>Traditional food m ade from buckwheat, wheat or maize flour, best served with milk and cracklings (“ocvirki”). </li></ul>
“ Pršut” <ul><li>Traditional conservation of meet. Pork leg, excellent for slices. Dried on karst wind called “burja”. Best served with mediterranian olives and wine “teran”. </li></ul>It takes 9 to 16 months of drying that “pršut” develops the right taste, smell and structure.
Other dried meat <ul><li>In the regions where there is no wind “burja”, meat is first smoked and then dried. </li></ul>When there were possible to slaughter pigs at home, “koline” were family feast day.
Sečovlje saltworks <ul><li>A traditional way of extracting salt from sea based on 700-year-old method. Unique habitat of plants and animals. </li></ul>“ Martin Krpan”, one of the best known literature figures, smuggled salt.
Vineyards <ul><li>Slovenia is a wine-country. The most known wines are: “refošk”, “cviček”, “merlot”, “laški rizling” and “teran”. </li></ul>
The oldest wine <ul><li>In Maribor is the oldest wine in the world and it still bears grapes. With its 400 years it is registered in the Guinness Book of Records . </li></ul>
Mineral water <ul><li>Radenska is a natural mineral water from Radenci sold all over the world. </li></ul>
Beer <ul><li>Hops is cultivated in the Panonian valley. </li></ul>Dragon and ibex are symbols of two Slovenian most popular beers, Union and Laško.
Of course we do have: Mc Donald`s Pizzerias Chinese restaurants
Lipizzaner <ul><li>Lipica – the home of white autochthon horses, raised for more than 400 years, </li></ul><ul><li>a mixture of Slovenian, Spanish, Napolitanian and Arabic horses . </li></ul>Born brown or grey, became white at their sixth year .
Proteus – human fish <ul><li>“ Človeška ribica”, as we call it, was discovered in Postojnska jama. It stays all life as larva. </li></ul>
Stork – “štorklja” <ul><li>Rare bird, typical for Prekmurje. </li></ul>To avoid to explain the mystery of birth: “Stork has brought you”.
Carniolan bee - “Kranjska sivka” <ul><li>The worldwide known hardworking bee is “Kranjska sivka”. It is an authochthon Slovenian bee and second most broadened in the world. </li></ul>“ Kranjska sivka” is peaceful bee with good orientation, it collects honey mostly in forests and does not eat a lot in winter.
Brown bear <ul><li>In “Kočevski rog”, a big forest in Slovenia, and near by one can find the brown bear. </li></ul>Brown bear is our most disputable “export article”.
Of course we do have: Cats, dogs … and other domestic animals
Forests <ul><li>60% of Slovenian surface is covered with forests. </li></ul>Slovenia has 3400 different plant spieces (Great B. has 1800).
Linden tree <ul><li>Linden tree (“lipa”) is a traditional symbolic tree for Slovenia. </li></ul>For shadow, village gathering, honey, tea, furniture, also as symbol of nation, state formation and tradition.
Narcissus <ul><li>Golica, a mountain in Slovenia, is covered with narcissi in spring. </li></ul>Legend says that god punished bees picking honey on Sunday by locking the flowers of narcissus.
Carnation <ul><li>Carnation or “nagelj” was a wide spread decorative flower on windows and balconies in the past. Today it`s a symbolic Slovene flower. </li></ul>
Potato <ul><li>Potatoes are a popular Slovene dish. We have 30 different names for “krompir”. Slovene species of potato have human names: igor, vesna, jana … </li></ul>
Of course we do have: Ordinary grass Weed Lots of forests
Skiing <ul><li>Skiing is a Slovenian national sport. 40% of Slovene population skies. World cup races are organized in Slovenia for decades. </li></ul>Skies from Bloke were one of the first in the world.
Football <ul><li>Football is also a popular sport in Slovenia. </li></ul>
Ski jumping <ul><li>Planica is hosting of world cup of ski jumping. </li></ul>The world record of ski jumping is 231 m and it was reached in Planica.
Mountaineering <ul><li>Beautiful mountains are great destinations for a weekend trip. </li></ul>
Thermal springs <ul><li>Slovenia is known for hot springs where thermal spas were developed. The springs are remains of the Panonian sea which was here millenniums ago. </li></ul>
Of course we do have … a lot more to tell, but we think it is enough for the first glance. We hope we were able to wake your feelings and arise your interest to experience Slovenia.
SMC Agenda Wednesday 27th August 8.30 – 9.30 Welcome & registration All Plenary Sessions (Hall Tacit) 9.30 – 10.00 Introduction Robert F, Jana M 10.00 – 12.00 Business review updates Martina B, Tone S, Marjeta U, Matej M, Maja SC 12.00 – 13.15 Profit or loss? Danilo Z 13.15 – 14.15 Lunch 14.15 – 15.00 APS: worlds high standard Robert A. Davies colostrum production 15.00 – 15.45 Colostrum: nature knows best 1 dr. Andrew Keech 15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break 16.00 – 16.45 Colostrum: nature knows best 2 dr. Andrew Keech 16.45 – 17.30 Ekolostrum Marketing campaign Katja Ž, Vanja V in Slovenia Social activitiy 18.00 Competition “Medis opens the market in Ptuj” All 20.30 Evening ceremony with dinner at Ptuj Castle All
SMC Agenda Thursday 28th August 7.00 – 7.45 Morning “run away sleepiness” Peter N 8.15 – 8.45 Breakfast Plenary Sessions (Hall Tacit) 9.00 – 10.30 Tenders make more than 90% of sales All 10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break 10.45 – 13.00 Tenders make more than 90% of sales All 13.00 – 14.30 Lunch 14.30 – 15.45 Challenge the specialties from Pharma All 15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break 16.00 – 17.30 Challenge the specialties from Pharma All Social activity (Club Gemina) 20.00 Champion’s get together: All stay dry/get sweatened/feed yourself
SMC Agenda Friday 29th August 7.00 – 7.45 Morning “run away sleepiness” Peter N 8.15 – 8.45 Breakfast Plenary Sessions (Hall Tacit) 9.00 – 10.30 What about EQ? Ćurić Ž 10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break Workshops 10.45 - 11.30 (each repeat at 11.30 and 12.15 in SLO, CRO, ENG languages) - Emotional intelligence (Hall Tacit) Ć uri ć Ž - Art of rhetoric (Hall Sejna soba 1) Robert F - Creating internet web page (Hall Sejna soba 2) Igor M, Urban P 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 14.00 – 14.30 Conference wrap up and closure Martina B