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Zoran Janković

Mayor of the City of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Zoran Janković

About Zoran

Zoran Janković started his career in the investment division of Pošta Slovenije (the Slovenian post office) before the end of his studies. He continued his career as a representative and sales specialist for Grič Zagreb, and was later appointed Acting Director of Mercator Investa. He subsequently became Vice President of Emona SOZD and Acting General Manager of Emona-VPS. In 1990, he founded Electa, where he was the Director until 1997. In the autumn of that year, he was appointed CEO of Mercator d.d., which he successfully managed until November 2005. Almost exactly a year later, after receiving an overwhelming majority of the votes cast by the citizens of Ljubljana in the first round, he was elected Mayor of the capital of the Republic of Slovenia. He went on to win in the first round five more times in a row, and continues to lead the city successfully to this day. He has received 33 international awards and recognitions, 13 in the field of business and 20 as Mayor. Always ready to listen to the people, he holds an Open Day for citizens once a month, where he is personally available to talk to everyone. So far, he has met with over 32,000 citizens.

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Dvorana Europa, 19.10.2023 at 11:15-12:00

How we built the brand of the “most beautiful city in the world”

In a conversation with Petra Kovič, he will discuss how, as Mayor of the capital of Slovenia, he has built new foundations in terms of communication with citizens, internal communication with employees, as well as relations with the media and other publics. After all, it is thanks to him that the slogan lauding Ljubljana as the most beautiful city in the world has become deeply rooted in the hearts of not only the people of Ljubljana, but of Slovenians in general. The fact that more than 32,000 citizens have met with him so far at the Open Days, which are held on the first Tuesday of the month, serves as further proof that communication is the cornerstone of success. SEMPL participants will have the opportunity to increase this figure even further since the talk about his contribution to the strong brand of Ljubljana will be followed by a short Q&A, where the audience will have the chance to ask him a few questions.

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