MINSK, 14 September (BelTA) – The 9th edition of the Belarusian-Pomeranian economic forum kicks off in Minsk on 14 September, BelTA learned from the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee.
The event will be held as part of the visit of a delegation of Pomorskie Province of Poland to Minsk Oblast. The forum will be preceded by a meeting of the Polish delegation with representatives of the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee.
The program of the plenary session will include a presentation of the economic, investment, industrial, transport and logistics, sport, and tourism potential of Minsk Oblast. The parties will also touch upon the cooperation between companies and organizations of the two regions, including interaction on foreign markets, cooperation in the development and implementation of new IT technologies and other issues. B2B talks will be held to expand business contacts.
The visit of the Polish delegation to Minsk Oblast will last through 16 September. The Polish delegation is expected to visit a number of companies: including Henkel Bautechnik, Farmland, Nesvizh Baby Food Factory, and Agrokombinat Snov. The Polish guests will be taken on a tour of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone.
The Belarusian-Pomeranian regional economic forum is an initiative of the General Consulate of Belarus in Gdansk and the Pomorskie Province authorities. The major goal of the event is to promote economic ties between the regions of Belarus and Poland. The first forum was held in Wejherowo, Poland in 2007. Taking part in the forum was a delegation of Belarus’ Vitebsk Oblast. A partner cooperation agreement between Poland’s Wejherowo and Postavy District of Vitebsk Oblast was signed during the forum.
Gdansk hosted the forum in 2016. Belarus was represented at the event by delegations of Grodno Oblast, Novopolotsk, representatives of the free economic zones Vitebsk and Brest.
Businessmen of Belarus and Poland use the forum to establish contacts and develop cooperation in trade and investment.