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BUSINESS BREAKFAST 01/02/2019 - 8.30 15.1.2019

We would like to invite you to the Business Breakfast organized in co-operation with the Italian-Slovak Chamber of commerce under the aegis of the Italian Embassy in Slovak republic on the topic: Important changes in legislation from the point of view of the entrepreneur Location and time: Falkensteiner Hotel, Pilárikova 5, 811 03 Bratislava, Friday 1st February 2019 at 9:00 AM, registration and coffee break at 8.30 AM Themes of the lectures: Significant changes in labour law; Debt recovery - European Account Preservation Order within cross-border debt recovery; Duty of identification of the final beneficiaries of every society incorporated in the Commercial register. R.S.V.P.  30th January 2019  contact e- mail: s.krutakova@studiomorandini.net

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K + K TOGETHER IN BRATISLAVA 21.12.2018

In its another exhibition, SMA brought closer photographs of two extraordinary photographers, Karol Kállay and Pavel Kopp. By linking selected works an exhibition emerged which captured lively streets of Bratislava and Prague in comparison with Italian cities. For this event, Karol Kállay’s photographs depicting historical downtown of Bratislava within 600 meters from our office were chosen. Pavel Kopp illustrated the parallels between Prague and Italian cities in his works.    Karol Kállay was born on April 26, 1926 in Čadca. He dedicated his whole life to photographs. He died aged 86 on August 4, 2012 in Bratislava. Mr. Kállay is considered one of the best Slovak photographers. His works combine concept of contemporary aesthetic movements and humanistic orientation into unity of personal concept. This way he created a work which is putting him to the forefront in our photography scene and that means a contribution even to the world art production. Pavel Kopp was born on November 23, 1940 in Pilsen. His original profession was an electrical engineer, later he was a businessman and diplomat. In the 70’s, he had worked in Milan, and after returning to the homeland in 1976 he started to systematically capture the Prague streets. In his photographs, he was looking for reference points with the Italian environment which is depicted in cycle „Parallels“. Pavel Kopp takes pictures with Leica M5 camera, namely continuously since 1973. His photographs are black and white, because if „the photographs were coloured, we would focus on outer details like clothes, items and places, but only black and white allows the lens to capture the soul.“ You can learn more about the exhibition in the article from Italian newspaper Buongiorno Slovacchia.

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VISEGRAD REPORT 7.11.2018

SMA responds to the clients’ needs related to their business activities in the V4 countries and extends its portfolio of consulting and advisory services to the markets of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Major investment projects of our clients in the V4 countries inspire and stimulate our interest in the economic development of these economies and professional growth. In this regard, we bring to your attention the report on V4 countries economic development, published under the title VISEGRAD REPORT in the economic journal Tribuna Economica.

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To Protect and to Help 8.3.2018

SMA continues in its initiative to support Slovak artists performing in Italy as well Italian artists performing in Slovakia through another photography vernissage held in our office premises in Bratislava. Under the vernissage title “To Protect and to Serve”, we have displied selected photographs of Mr. Guido Andrea Longhitano which demonstrate praiseworthy work of the Slovak firefighters and policemen captured in various situations. The event was held under aegis of the Italian Embassy in Bratislava and the opening ceremony was carried out by the President of Fire and Emergency Department and the First Vice-President of Police Department. Guido Andrea Longhitano (born in city Rapallo, Italy) studied at the Genoa University, Faculty of Law and subsequently worked at legal offices in Italy, England and USA. He has lived in Slovakia since 2002 and works as director in a manufacturing company in Poprad. In his effort to contribute to the society he was volunteer of the Emergency Medical Service in Italy (he was awarded golden medal for his services) and volunteer firefighter in California (USA). He is author of several exhibitions and three books: “Incredible Slovakia - Folklórny festival Slovakia” (2012), “Hasiči - Firefighters” (2013) and “Polícia na Slovensku - Slovak Police Forces” (2016). He displayed his photographs in Ostrava during the NATO Days (2017), in Tatranská Gallery, Poprad (May 2017), on the western terrace of Bratislava Castle (May - June 2014) or in the Fiľakovo City Library (November 2015 - January 2016).

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Exhibition of Lucia Gardin’s Photographs 31.5.2017

SMA has promoted the photography work of the Slovak artist Lucia Gardin living in Italy by vernissage of her selected photographs titled “EMPATHY - Work in Progress” which captures famous movie celebrities. The event took place under aegis of the Italian Embassy in Bratislava and the opening ceremony was carried out by the new Italian ambassador to Slovakia Mr. Gabrielle Meucci. Lucia Gardin is originally from Bratislava. After her studies at Rome Conservatory, she has been dedicated to photographs since 1989. In 2006, she introduced portrait exhibition titled “Preludio” in premises of the Slovak Embassy in Rome and she subsequently presented these works at Art Film Festival in Trenčianske Teplice. Her photographs have been published in the most important Italian and foreign daily newspapers and weekly newspapers such as Venerdì di Repubblica, Io Donna and Sette del Corriere della Sera, Vanity Fair, Time, Marie Claire, Playboy, Grazia, Vogue and more. She has received many awards in Italy and abroad, among them let’s mention at least 1st prize for best portrait at Venice Movie Stars-Jaeger - Le Coultre Award (film festival in Venice) in 2009. In 2011, she belonged to the artists representing Italy at the 54th Venice Biennale, among personalities portrayed by Lucia Gardin we can find for example Ennio Morricone, Gianfranco Rosi, Alba Rohrwacher, Barbara Bobulová or Yoko Ono. On the vernissage occasion, the artist gave an interview to Italian daily newspaper Buongiorno Slovacchia.

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SMA supports arts 5.12.2016

Exhibition of selected works from artists Ingrid Zámečníková and Achilleas Sdoukos took place in our Slovak office premises. The event was held under aegis of the Italian Embassy in Bratislava and we were honored by the visit of H.E. Italian Ambassador Mr. Roberto Martini. Of course, the artists were present as well. Invited guests from Slovakia and Italy were from various business or state fields. Ingrid Zámečníková is originally from Bratislava but after finishing her study at Accademia di Belle Arti she lived for long time in Greece. The artist is dedicated to poetical painting with realistic elements. Even her son Achilleas is devoted to art. Base material of his work is glass. He gets inspiration from nature, he likes to connect glass with rocks, wood and other materials. Antic mythology is his endless source of inspiration. Ingrid Zámečníková and Achilleas Sdoukos displayed their works at various exhibitions around the world, for example in Prague, Athens, Wien and Bratislava. At the moment, you can see their works in the atelier Fenix Glass in Bratislava, Zimná Street no. 3 and of course in our office in the historical center of Bratislava. You can find more information about this exhibition in article from newspapers Buongiorno Slovacchia.

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