Many important guests accompanied the two presidents, among others:
Mr, David Gill, the Secretary of State and head of the Bundespräsidialamt, the Office of the Federal President
Mr. Stephan Steinlein, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office
Mrs. Marie-Luise Dött, member of parliament and president of Slovene-German Friendship group
Mrs. Stephanie Spinner-Konig, deputy Head of German Chamber of Commerce,
dr. Christian Thomsen, president of the Technische Universität Berlin
dr. Anna Elisabeth Prinz, German ambassador in Slovenia
Mrs. Marta Kos Marko, the Slovene Ambassador to Germany
dr. Heinz Peter Behr, German ambassador, chamber of the President of Republic of Germany
The Pipistrel team is very proud that the German and the Slovene presidents decided to honor our production facility with their visit, especially since Pipistrel just celebrated the 25th anniversary. The visit was a clear message to not just Pipistrel, but the whole of Slovenia, that the size is not important for success – with the correct vision and diligent work, with respectful attitude towards the employees and protecting the environment one can become successful on global scale.
Pipistrel has proven that when it comes to innovation and high technology, a small company can be equivalent to technology giants. One of them, the German Siemens, chose Pipistrel as their key partner to enter the aviation market and develop electric propulsion for aircraft.