On June 20, 2019, SCHNEIDER GROUP held an event with BlaBlaCar focusing on the business opportunities in the Eurasian region. The speakers covered a range of specific topics relevant to French-Eurasian economic relations.
Ulf Schneider, Managing Partner and Founder of SCHNEIDER GROUP, introduced the ease of doing business in countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus , Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Armenia and emphasized their improvements and developments that have made them attractive to foreign businesses.
His Excellency Sardor Rustambaev, Ambassador of Uzbekistan in France, said a few words to regarding the important reforms implemented by Tashkent to improve the business climate in Uzbekistan.
Bekhzod Paygamov, Trade Counsellor of the Uzbekistan Embassy in France, presented a general overview of the Uzbek market before moving to The Development Strategy for 2017–2021. The efforts to attract international businesses, such as creation of free economic zones or liberalizing customs regulations, are significant.
Sylvain Montoro, Head of Tax and Finance of BlaBlaCar, presented the success story of his company. He showed the fast development and expansion of BlaBlaCar, including in Russia, Poland, and Ukraine. Russia is now the largest market in terms of passengers for BlaBlaCar. He concluded by presenting the scope of services provided by SCHNEIDER GROUP in these 3 countries and insisted on the importance of having a quality provider for tax, finance, and legal matters in the Eurasian region.
At the end, the speakers enjoyed cocktails together with the guests and discussed their projects in Eurasian region. The questions reflected that it was a useful and informative event for all and is in keeping with our corporate mission to build business relationships between east and west.