The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Council meeting
22 April 2021

Heads and representatives of 70 enterprises and organizations – members of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry took part in the BelCCI Council meeting. The event was for the first time held in a unique, hybrid format: the Council members could choose the participation format – offline or online.

The Chairman of the BelCCI Vladimir Ulakhovich made a report on the results of the work of the Presidium of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2020. He stressed that the difficult year was defined by the Chamber not as a year of restrictions and conservation, but as a year of challenges and new opportunities. "We did not only continue working steadily but also ensured sustainable development in almost all areas. This was largely achieved thanks to the well-coordinated and efficient work of the BelCCI Presidium, prompt and constructive decisions on issues important for the Chamber and for the business community," the BelCCI Chairman said.

Vladimir Ulakhovich focused on each area of ​​the Chamber's system – international events holding, including online, expanding the partner network and the institution of BelCCI representatives abroad, interaction with the diplomatic corps, the Eurasian Economic Commission and EUROCHAMBRES, the work of specialized committees, expert examination and certification, information support, exhibition activities, services in the field of business education, protection of intellectual property, international arbitration. Particular emphasis was placed on new avenues and projects of the BelCCI, which are in demand by businesses during the pandemic.

"As the response to new types of assistance to the Chamber members and business, a record number of enterprises have become the BelCCI members in recent years. This is a very good signal, confirmation of the special role of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the current conditions. Our enterprises are highly interested in our full returning to active business life and count on us. And against all the odds, we will be faithful to the motto: "Successful business. Strong country"," Vladimir Ulakhovich emphasized.

The Chair of the Audit Commission of the BelCCI Svetlana Grebentsova reported on the results of the last year's financial activities of the Chamber.

When discussing the activities of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2020, Director of Game Stream JLLC Viktor Novochadov, Head of the Mogilev FEZ Administration Andrey Yartsev, General Director of Lidakhleboprodukt OJSC Alexander Ostrovsky, Director of the Belinterexpo Exhibition Company of the BelCCI Eugeniy Vvedenskiy, Deputy Chairman – Director of the Executive Directorate of the Gomel Regional Union of Employers Galina Kasoverskaya noted the effectiveness of the new formats of work with the Chamber members, the prompt introduction of online events, the expansion and improvement of services to support enterprises, the relevance of the BelCCI projects.