The same year he joined the Italian Trade Commission office in Ljubljana, Trade Promotion Section of the Italian Embassy in Slovenia, in the position of Trade Analyst. He was responsible for bilateral collaboration between Italian and Slovenian companies, organization of events and public relations.
In September 2007 he obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in International Economics in Ljubljana, researching Italian direct investment in Slovenia. He is at present a PhD student at the Ljubljana University Faculty of Economics, preparing a thesis on cross-cultural management.
He is an external teaching collaborator at the Ljubljana Faculty of Economics, part of the team teaching a Business Communication course and Management of Non-profit Organizations course.
From February 2010 to October 2014 he was President of the Supervision board of the Municipality of Logatec. In February 2015 the City Council of the Municipality of Logatec appointed Mr. Žigon for a four year term as a member of the Supervision board at the Community Health Centre of Logatec and in June 2017 he was elected president of this Supervision board.
Besides Slovenian, Matjaž Žigon is fluent in English, Italian, German, Croatian and Serbian language.