Slovenia House
Slovenian Gostilna
Slovenia at the Olympic Games
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Slovenians decided to take the opportunity of this year's Olympic Games in Sydney for a broader presentation of their country, which is all but unknown to Australians. The "Slovenia in Sydney 2000" project combines sports, cultural and tourist presentations of our country. Most events will take place between 10 and 31 September at the presentation's main location - Slovenia House on York Street.

Slovenia House will be located on the 13th floor at 99 York Street and will be visually marked on the building's facades on York and Clarence streets with the "Slovenia in Sydney 2000" logo. Slovenia House will primarily be intended for presenting national sportsmen and their achievements and sponsors of the Slovenian Olympic Committee, while part of the premises will be dedicated to Olympian Leon Stukelj and an exhibition of his accomplishments in sport. For the duration of the Olympic Games, the presentation will be combined with an exhibition on various segments of the Slovenian economy, culture, ethnology, ethnography and tourism, set up in the eastern entrance hall of Sydney Mutual House.

Nevertheless, the focus of the presentation will undoubtedly be the Slovenian restaurant in the Serigo bar in the vicinity of Slovenia House, where exquisite Slovenian cuisine and wines will be served with the aim of capturing the attention of the broader Australian and international public.

The presentation will particularly serve the interests of the Slovenian economy and tourism. In co- operation with Australian partners, the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce will attempt to bring together the respective economies of the two countries, while the Slovenian Tourist Board will prepare a number of events for representatives of Australian tourism. One of them is a business conference about the Slovenian economy, organised by the Slovenian Tourist Board, the Ministry of Tourism and Small Business of New South Wales and the New South Wales Chamber of Commerce. The conference will take place on 14 September, one day before the official opening of the Olympic Games.

Embassy of the
Republic of Slovenia
in Canberra
Tel: +61 2 6243 4830
Fax: +61 2 6243 4827
Slovenian Olympic attaché in Australia, Alfred Breznik
Tel: +61 2 9517 1591
Fax: +61 2 9550 1378