International B2B Contact Fair "Brest 2019"

Date: 11-12 April 2019

The 4th International B2B Contact Fair "Brest 2019" was held in Brest, organized by the Brest Regional Executive Committee together with the Brest Branch of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Participating in the event were business people from 20 countries.

Anatoly Lis, the Chairman of Brest Regional Executive Committee, emphasized that the forum had become an effective tool of attracting foreign investment to the economy of the region. He said during the opening of the forum: "The B2B Contact Fair is, first of all, a platform for the presentation of Brest region investment potential. Last year, the contracts worth 30 million rubles were signed and three joint enterprises were created within a forum. I'm sure that this year's forum will be productive as well. It'll help to strengthen interregional cooperation and good neighborly relations."

The two-day programme included a range of activities, among which were presentations, information seminars, auctions. Moreover, there was special professional B2B zone for negotiations between the representatives of Belarusian and foreign business communities. Besides, the forum platform hosted SmartRoboFest festival, a solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the competition for the Executive Committee award for achievements in the field of quality, the winners of the Government Award for achievements in the field of quality in 2018.

During the contact fair, contracts on product deliveries and agreements on a number of projects implementation in Brest region were signed. Thus, mushrooms production will be organized in Baranovichi district with the British capital participation. A Russian investor will participate in the set up of geosynthetic materials production in Pinsk. The Polish partners will invest in a creation of IT cluster in Brest. One more promising project is the cognac production in Stolin district.