Ukrainian SMEs to Belgium September 2016

A roadshow to Belgium was organised for a group of 22 Ukrainian companies from Agrifood and Transport & logistics sectors on 19 - 23 September 2016. They visited Antwerp and Brussels and met with around 30 Belgium companies, establishing business relations for future cooperation.

The Ukrainian vegetable and fruit producers visited a modern Belgium co-operative society, which is Europe's largest co-operative auction of around 2,000 market gardeners. The Ukrainian companies learnt how the auction manages to sell the products supplied by its member shareholders under the very best conditions, as well as to promote sales and how its system helps to guarantee that all the food products that reach the consumer are hygienic and safe.

Likewise the Ukrainian SMEs from the Agrifood sector visited the EMPACK trade fair, while those from the transport and logistics sector visited the Logistics & Distribution systems trade fair. The objectives of the visits were to meet suppliers, check out for new developments and to acquire equipment for operational processes.

The SMEs had an important meeting with the largest supermarket chain in Belgium where they learnt about new approach to the food storage, about the internal logistics, which is mostly atomized by machines and about the recycling of the used materials on site, one part being transformed into biofuel and another part into recycled material used for future operations.

The European East Alliance partners facilitating the visit were the Belgium Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry and Voka - Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Antwerp-Waasland.

We are pleased to present to you the Catalogue of participating Ukrainian SMEs and kindly invite you to share their profiles further with your member companies if you believe this might generate interest among them.

The Ukrainian SMEs gave us their feedback on the roadshow, please see the video.

The partners' websites offer additional information regarding the event: Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Belgium Chambers of Commerce.

For seeing photos 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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