About SABA

SABA is the only Slovenian organization that is exclusively a trade and business association in the USA! Its leadership is headed by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Team.

The Slovenian-American Business Association (SABA) is an expanding business trade development organization based in Cleveland, Ohio. It is focused on building relationships, increasing sales, and promoting member businesses in the global markets with a particular emphasis on Slovenian and American bilateral trade. Using a variety of activities that will include hosting targeted business events, facilitating business introductions, and providing educational opportunities, the objective is to strengthen global business growth for SABA members.

SABA is the succeeding organization to the Cleveland Slovenian Business and Professionals Association (CSBPA) which began in 2007 and which, in a period of three years, attracted a membership of 200.  The CSBPA succeeded in providing excellent social and networking opportunities for Cleveland-area individual professionals.  SABA advanced this idea to a bilateral level through the use of a unique set of tools and continuous support of its members across multiple states in the U.S. With anticipated support from the Republic of Slovenia SABA is working to establish itself as the recognized global business association leading in facilitating bilateral trade between America and Slovenia

SABA is working with Slovenian diplomatic representatives in the USA as with American diplomats in Slovenia, relevant Ministries of Slovenia and USA, various U.S. federal, state, county and city autorities as with different organisations in EU.

With all of these organizations along with SABA members we are trying to establish and deliver a variety of business programs, presentations with business information, contatcts and support tools to achieve the SABA mission of increasing bilateral trade.

The SABA leadership will support SABA’s Vision and Mission through the recruitment of additional SABA members and assist in the content development and program delivery of information aligned with its Vison and Mission.

Main Objectives

Our renowned coaching programs will allow you to:

  • Support business cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and the United States of America.
  • Stimulate trade, cooperation in development, investments and other economic relations between Slovenia and the USA.
  • Stimulate science research connections and cooperations between education institutions for business development support.
  • Initiate and maintain information ties between economy and the state and organize education seminars for representatives of Slovenian and USA companies.

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As a president of Global Cleveland, I fully support the Slovenian-American Business Association and I look forward to working with them on their future projects to improve business relations between the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Cleveland.

Joe Cimperman
President, Global Cleveland

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