Grand opening of the Slovak branch of AfB
On September 25, 2019, the grand opening of AfB Slovakia s.r.o. in Trnava took place. Entering the Slovak market is an important milestone in the strategy of AfB's expansion in Europe. Since the official registration of the company in January 2019, 8 people have found an interesting employment here - 6 of them with disabilities.
Prominent guests at the opening ceremony
In total, about 50 personalities from the fields of politics, economics, non-profit organizations and the media accepted the invitation, this gave them the opportunity to get acquainted with the activities and benefits of the non-profit organization AfB. The initial welcome by AfB Slovakia CEO Marek Antoňák was followed by speeches by prominent guests. Gradually, Branislav Ondruš, State Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family, Eva Nemčovská, First Deputy Mayor of Trnava, Peter Primus, Permanent Representative of the German Embassy in Slovakia, and AfB Founder Paul Cvilak, introduced themselves.
Regional cooperation with the city of Trnava
As part of the grand opening, the city of Trnava signed a memorandum with AfB Slovakia on regional cooperation in areas that support the employment of people with disabilities. At the beginning, AfB Slovakia will donate 6 refurbished notebooks to social daycare centers for elderly citizens in Trnava.
Networking and dialogue
During the subsequent inspection of the operational part of AfB led by the operational director Dávid Mick, the guests got acquainted in more detail with the individual processes and activities in AfB. The rest of the time was spent in the spirit of conversations and making acquaintances with potential partners for future cooperation in the field of IT. Guests from the economy included, for example, Radovan Vaško (T-Systems Slovakia), Pavol Mirossay (Košice IT Valley), Ernest Salzer (CSI Leasing Slovakia), Dalibor Jakuš (Managing Director of Professia.sk), Elena Kopcová (Tenenet), Jozef Ondáš (Empirica), Alexander Leontiev (Ecoplus International Slovakia), Mária Berithová (Slovak-Austrian Chamber of Commerce), Christian Kügerl (Commercial Advisor of the Austrian Embassy) and many others.
FOTO AfB from left to right: Marek Antoňák, Dávid Mick, Permanent Representative of the German Embassy in Slovakia Peter Primus, First Deputy Mayor of Trnava Eva Nemčovská, Paul Cvilak, State Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family Branislav Ondruš, Kurt Essler