About the Belarusian delegation visit to the International conference “Business Day of the Republic of Belarus” at MSV-2017 in Brno on 9-13 October, 2017.

The Minsk branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the CIS countries organized a business visit of Belarusian enterprises to Brno from 9 to 13 October 2017.

The main purpose of the visit is familiarization with new technologies and equipment, expansion of trade and economic relations, direct negotiations at the stands of foreign exhibitors, participation in the conference "Business Day of the Republic of Belarus" in Brno, a business meetings with business circles.

In correspondence with the business visit to the Czech Republic program the following events were held:

Visiting and working at the International Machine Building Exhibition "MSV-2017"

From 9 to 13 October 2017, the 59th International Machine Building Exhibition MSV-2017 was held in the Exhibition Center of Brno, which again became the largest event of the industry in Central Europe. This year, MSV was attended by 1708 exhibitors from 32 countries and more than 84 210 visitors. Among the visitors of the exhibition there is a high percentage of industry experts: 70% of them decide on investments, the third part of visitors is the top management.

The participants of the delegation appreciated the high level of the organization of the exhibition and its great potential, they had an opportunity to get acquainted with the demonstration of new achievements, with the innovations of the industry, to communicate with potential foreign partners and exchange experience with them.

Participants of the delegation visited and held familiarization meetings at the stands of exhibitors from Czech Republic, the Russian Federation, China, Germany; studied the market of machine-tool and machine building and noted a good level of development of the Czech industry; got acquainted with the manufacture of lithium castings from steel, aluminum, measuring equipment for mechanized production, analyzed the possibilities of supplying modern processing equipment.

The Participation of the Republic of Belarus in the Business Day

On October 11, the Business Day of the Republic of Belarus, where representatives of our delegation participated, was held in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Czech Republic and with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, the Exhibition Company JSC “Veletrhy Brno”, JSC “ČSOB”, JSC “ČEB”, JSC “EGAP” and the “Pyaterka & Partners Ltd” law bureau, and within the MSV-2017 Engineering Exhibition.

The event was attended by over 40 representatives of business world of Belarus and the Czech Republic.

The following business people had a speech and reported:

· Evgeny Shestakov, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, co-representative of the Belarusian-Czech mixed commission

· Jiri Koliba, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, co-chairman of the Czech-Belarusian Mixed Commission

· Miroslev Staszek, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

· Valery Kurdyukov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Czech Republic

· Milan Eckert, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Belarus

· Evgeny Kovalenko, the Director of the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus

· Michal Sedmer,the Loan Manager of JSC “Czech Export Bank” – the presentation of products for Czech exporters to the Republic of Belarus

· Dmitry Pechko, the Deputy Head of Foreign Economic Relations Department, the Brest Department of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – the presentation of the conditions and opportunities for the entrepreneurial activity of Czech companies in the Brest Region

· Marek Dougie, the Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Export Guarantee and Insurance Company" – the presentation of export financing services for transactions in Belarus

· Alexander Akhremchik, the Head of the administration of the Free Economic Zone "Minsk" – the presentation of the FEZ

· Monica Shimunkova Goshkova, the Partner in LLC “PETERKA&PATNERS” law office – putting into the effect foreign and arbitration court decisions on Belarus.

· Ales Makhaty, Specialized Trade Finance Specialist of JSC "Czechoslovak Trade Bank" – the presentation of services for Czech exporters to the Republic of Belarus

· Alexey Zaitsev, The Director of the CIS region, LLC "Genty-Spedition" – the presentation of transport services

· Natalia Astapovich, The Head of the Representative Office “Balavia” – cargo and passengers transportation service presentation

Business meetings and the intercommunication were held as the forum finished.

The Corporation of Export Guarantees and Insurance declared the amount of export insurance in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan increase. The Belarusian industry companies participation has traditionally attracted Czech and European business society and was quite productive and perspective for the Belarusian export.

According to the results of individual negotiations and meetings between Czech and Belarusian companies representatives the participants appeared to be interested in the following contacts’ establishment with the Belarusian enterprises in order to have mutually beneficial collaboration and possible investments in the enterprise development.

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