SeeMeet Slovenia 2023


The 9th SEEMEET,
a 2-day meeting event for companies, will be held from
25th to 26th October, LIVE.

Wednesday, 25th October



Parallel Activity

09.00 - 9.15

Welcome speech 
- Rok Capl, acting director of SPIRIT,
- Saša Arsenovič, Mayor of City of Maribor

09.15 - 9.45

Keynote Speaker
- Matej Kupljenik, Head of Digital Industries Siemens Operating Company, Siemens Slovenia, TBA

9.15 - 9.30 Press Conference

9.45 - 10.30

Refreshment brake and informal networking

(Tri Babe)

10.30 - 12.00

B2B Meetings

10.00 - 10.30 Thematic Lecture I (Mala dvorana)

Digitalization of production in practice – deployment of core modules and advanced technologies,
- Vanja Tomažič,  Director of Automation and Digitalization for Industry and Infrastructure, Metronik ltd

10.30 - 11.00 Thematic Lecture II (Mala dvorana)

With e-signatures, your business will truly become paperless
- Nina Božjak Lipovšek, IT consultant for business solutions, Mikrografija ltd

11.00 - 11.45 Round Table I (Mala dvorana)

Key factors for successful digital transformation – use cases from EDIHs (European Digital Innovation Hubs);
- Tatjana Koleša, SRC-EDIH project coordinator (Development Centre Novo mesto ltd),
- Janez Stupan, CEO (CADCAM Lab ltd),
- Ivett Angyal, Operations Lead for EDIHs (EIT Digital Hungary)

12:00 – 13:00


13.00 - 13.30

SEEMEET Business Gladiator Pitches

13.30 - 17.30  

B2B Meetings

14.30 - 15.30 Refreshment brake and informal networking

18.30 - 19.30 

Maribor Oldtown Sightseeing: Explore the Historic Charms of Maribor (Walking tour starts at Minoriti)


Dinner (Minoriti)


Thursday, 26th October



Parallel Activity

09.00 - 12.00

B2B Meetings

10.00 - 10.30 Thematic Lecture III – Insights from a Real-world Circular Economy Practice, Miha Kožuh, Business Change Manager, DSV Transport ltd

10.30 - 11.00 - Refreshment brake and informal networking

11.00 - 11.30 Thematic Lecture IV - Cybersecurity Among The Top 3 Risks to Businesses, Jelena Vidović, Head of Smart communities department, Gorenjska, BSC, d.o.o., Kranj

11.30 - 12.15 Round Table II

Building excellence in production: Concurrence of high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and innovative DIGI-SI services
- Assoc. prof. dr. Muhamed Turkanović, University of Maribor,
EDIH DIGI-SI project manager
- Tomi Ilijaš, CEO of Arctur d.o.o.,
EDIH DIGI-SI project partner

Sašo Knez, director of AFormX, specialist in advanced simulations

12.00 - 13.00


13.00 - 15.00

B2B Meetings

15.00 - 15.10

Farewell and Reflection


SIEMENS XCELERATOR: Shaping the Metaverse from Simulation to Reality

Matej Kupljenik, Head of Digital Industries Siemens Operating Company at SIEMENS ltd, Slovenia.

With a strong focus on process automation and digitalization, Matej Kupljenik brings a profound understanding of the intricacies involved in driving successful digital transformations for companies. As a highly skilled and accomplished sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in the dynamic field of digital industries, Mr. Kupljenik has consistently excelled in diverse leadership roles at Siemens. His expertise lies in effectively leveraging these technologies to propel sales growth and cultivate valuable partnerships. With a proven track record of success, Matej is adept at guiding businesses towards achieving their digital goals and maximizing their potential in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

SIEMENS XCELERATORThe Industrial Metaverse is a virtual world where an infinite number of people can meet, work, shop, or socialize. It is nothing less than a new plane of existence, one that will change the way we live forever. The industrial metaverse offers the possibility to optimize our constructions, production systems, and innovations using simulation, detect any mistakes, and make the decisions that will eventually have an impact on reality. All of this is also beneficial to sustainability because it has long been a goal to convince mankind to consume less.

Thematic Lectures

Understanding the fundamental principles for the digitalization of modern manufacturing plants is crucial as you embark on your digitalization journey. It is imperative to be mindful of the key factors that require attention to ensure a successful transformation in the realm of digital manufacturing. Vanja will precisely explain these essential factors for you.

With e-signatures, your business will truly become paperless. Even the optimum paperless operations can be brought to a sudden halt if a document needs signing. The process of signing usually means that a document needs to be printed out, signed and then scanned in order to be put in the mSef e-storage or stored in the archive cabinet. In the lecture we will show you, how can you achieve tremendous savings in operating costs, while also complying with statutory requirements regarding security, and preventing any subsequent denial of credibility as well as any unauthorised interference in the already notarised documents.

DSV Global Transport and Logistics, and Reusable Technologies, cooperate on bringing circular economy from office schematics into real life on field. With the first reusable powerbank in the world being manufactured as we read these lines, they pioneer this kind of new approach, to prove the feasibility of such an approach.

Digital Transformation (DX) is a must for growth and expansion of any business. But with the expansion of the technology footprint it also dramatically increases the risk of a cyberattack. When you consider the increase in risk, there is a need for specialized IT professionals that can manage the complexities of keeping organizations secure. That widening skill gap has put a big strain on a business’s cybersecurity posture and budget to manage the risk of a cyber attack. According to a study done by the Allianz Group Cybersecurity is one of the top 3 business risks in 2019; understanding how to approach and mitigate the risk will be a top priority for executives over the next three years. A part of the presentation will be a good practice example from Gorenjska region (Slovenia).

xChange: European Manufacturing SMEs, start your digital transformation with ADMA TranS4MErs!

The ADMA TranS4MErs Exchange Event is set to unfold at the University of Maribor’s booth on the second day of the festivities, October 26, 2023. This is a golden opportunity for businesses to connect directly with a TranS4MEr representative, who will offer an in-depth presentation on the project. Attendees will gain insights into how they can participate and kickstart their digital transformation journey. Designed for anyone interested in forging new partnerships within the advanced manufacturing sector, the event provides a platform to explore joining a global network of innovation-driven industrial stakeholders. Together, this community aims to revolutionize European SMEs into eco-friendly, competitive, and thriving factories for the future.

SEEMEET 2023 Organizers




T: +386 (0)31 648 099