First Investment Forum: Promoting EU Investments in Belarus May 2016

The first Investment forum: Promoting the European Investments in Belarus took place in Vienna, Austria on 24 May 2016. The event was organised by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber with the support of EUROCHAMBRES and the European Union in the frame of the East Invest project. More than 120 companies participated in the Investment forum, 90 of which were European companies  from Austria, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Latvia, Hungary and Slovakia . The Belarus delegation comprised 37 companies and representatives of the National Bank, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Finance Ministry, the Construction and Architecture Ministry, the National Investment and Privatization Agency and the Belarus Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The primary goal of the Forum was to raise awareness of European investors about the opportunities and advantages of cooperation with Belarus. The investment forum aimed to connect businesses from both sides, which in turn would foster the European investments in Belarus.

The programme included panel discussions on Banking, ICT and Sustainable construction sectors in Belarus, which were mainly focused on Investment opportunities in Belarus, as well as the prospects of economic cooperation with the European companies, success stories of European companies in Belarus, followed by B2B meetings between European and Belarus companies and discussions with governmental authorities from Belarus.

Dirk Vantyghem, director of Operation Department at EUROCHAMBRES, underlined that "Belarus is not on top of investors' list and investment in Belarus has a great untapped potential. There is a need to raise awareness in this direction."

To see photos from the conference please click here

This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of EUROCHAMBRES and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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