Ladies and Gentlemen!
On May 19, 2017, the 14th Gomel Economic Forum was held. The format of the Forum envisaged the holding of a plenary session and the work of six sections: “Agro-industrial complex”, “Construction. Housing and Communal services”, “Logistics and Trade”, “Tourism of the Gomel region. Prospects of development”, “Small and medium business. Conditions for the development of entrepreneurial initiatives”, “Initiative – Innovations – Investments”.
176 foreign representatives of business circles, official delegations, enterprises and organizations, financial and consulting companies from 15 countries took part in the Forum. In addition, the Forum was attended by representatives of the Belarusian business, heads of domestic banks and financial organizations, enterprises, higher educational institutions and scientific institutions of the Gomel region. In total, more than 650 people registered for the Forum. 310 people took part in the plenary session of the Forum.
15 agreements on the implementation of investment projects for a total of about 70 million US dollars, as a result of which it is planned to create more than 1,000 new workplaces, was signed within the forum.
In addition, the following agreements were signed within the framework of the Forum:
Agreement on cooperation between the Gomel region of the Republic of Belarus and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina of the Republic of Serbia;
Agreement on cooperation between JSC “Gomel Technopark” and the Regional Center for Technology and Knowledge “Interior” (Poland);
3 agreements on cooperation in the field of sports and tourism with organizations from Azerbaijan, the Russian Federation and Ukraine;
2 agreements on scientific and technical cooperation with organizations from the Russian Federation;
2 contracts for the performance of scientific research with organizations from the Russian Federation;
1 contract for the performance of scientific and technical work.