Ljubljana, 28th October 2019 - At the end of last week – from 23rd to 25th October 2019 – SIJ Group have organized already the fifth SIJ Group Partners Summit. 106 key business partners – predominantly buyers and sales agents – from as many as 24 countries from all over the world attended a working as well as socializing event.
The participants were welcomed by the Member of the SIJ Group Management Board, Tibor Šimonka, who pointed out that since he entered the steel business 20 years ago, the industry has faced many overturning changes: "However, our commitment to providing quality and innovative products and services remains unchanged and solid, upgraded by joint efforts of finding customized solutions to suit each and every partner specific demands.” Aleš Falatov, Head of Marketing at the SIJ Group, outlined the main economic indicators and trends that continue to be affected by trade wars and Brexit, and emphasized: “In these unpredictable circumstances we need to be extremely alert, responsive and focused on the Group's ongoing development and constant search for opportunities in mature as well as new markets.” The steel market is characterized by low prices of steel products due to overcapacity of the world economy and dumping prices, especially from manufacturers in the Far East. “This is why, in addition to upgrading technological capabilities and finding innovative solutions for success, it is all the more decisive that we form close bonds with our business partners and resolve any dilemmas or challenges as quickly as possible. Besides offering innovative and quality steel products, reliable sales support and responsive approach are crucial for the continuous stable operation and development of the SIJ Group,” concluded Mag. Dušica Radjenovič, Sales Director of the SIJ Group. To understand our customers’ needs even better, we organized work meetings and presentations of individual companies of the SIJ Group. All the observations and commitments for even closer cooperation in the future were summed up at a roundtable opened by the President of the Management Board of the SIJ Group, Andrey Zubitskiy. The participants of the roundtable, directors of the companies, Directors of Sales, Marketing and Technology of the SIJ Group, managed to entice also other attendees of the 5th SIJ Partners Summit to take an active part in the discussion.