September 26-28, 2018, Minsk
The first Canadian Trade Mission to Belarus took place on September 26-28, 2018 in Minsk organized by CERBA (Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association) with the support of Global Affairs of Canada and Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Belarus. SCHNEIDER GROUP Minsk office had honor to support the visit of the delegation to Belarus as a Partner.
The briefing by SCHNEIDER GROUP covered the topics of business environment, information how to enter and be successful when doing business on the Belarusian market.
During the Canadian-Belarusian Business Forum held on September 27, 2018 in the National Library of Belarus as a symbol of knowledge, the Assistant Deputy Minister at Global Affairs Canada, Stefanie Beck commented this historical visit: “as a response to the progress of business and investment environment in Belarus. The mission is to deepen and strengthen bilateral economic relations between Canada and Belarus, to get the common understanding of trade opportunities between the countries. Canada may definitely take the advantage of the network of existing relations of Belarus with neighboring countries, skilled labor force in Belarus”. In the interview to the national Belarusian TV channel ONT Sebastian Dakin, Regional Director Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association – CERBA – commented that Belarus is the country of the developed manufacturing industry, but has to promote its potential more actively abroad.
“Belarus in its turn could use the technologies in forestry, ICT, agro-food industries, industrial machinery as well as in mining certainly, as Canada is globally recognized as one of the world’s leading mining nations. Canadian mining companies operate in more than 100 countries.” – commented Francis Dorsemaine, Senior Trade Commissioner Embassy of Canada in Poland during his presentation about Canada as a perspective trade partner for Belarus.
During the business forum around 50 Belarusian companies listened to presentations of such companies as Bombardier, BlackBerry, Positron, CanRos, Delcreda, Valmetal as well as conducted b2b talks afterwards.
The delegation program included the visit to BELAZ, The Belarusian-Chinese Industrial Park “Great Stone”, Swiss-Belarusian Joint Venture “Stadler” as well as High Tech Park.