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A business meeting with Latvian entrepreneurs

22.04.2014 A business meeting with Latvian entrepreneurs

Russian-Latvian business meetings are scheduled on April 22, 2014.

The main goal of the «business mission» is to establish personal contact, discuss opportunities for cooperation with Russian business and authorities, define the perspective of trade and economic cooperation with partners.

The participants of the event received an opportunity to communicate personally with each trade representative.

On April 22, 2014 there was a meeting of the representatives of Latvian business circles with the representatives of OJSC “Sberbank”, Department of Economic Development of the Smolensk Region, Smolensk European Information Consulting Centre, Department of Culture and Sport of the Smolensk Region, the students' union of the “Smolensk College of cooperation”, deputies of the Smolensk Regional Duma.

The meeting was devoted to the cultural exchange opportunities between the Smolensk Region and the Republic of Latvia, similarities and differences in political systems of the two countries, presentation of the investment potential of the Smolensk Region and European Information and Consulting Centre.

The participants also discussed possible cooperation between Russian and Latvian universities training engineers. The Russian universities were represented by the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, the University of Finances, the Smolensk College of Industry and Economics.

The meeting was followed by the workshop of Sergey Shchebetkov “Business secrets. How to start a successful company” held at the conference hall of the Bank “Uralsib”. Sergey Shchebetkov, the deputy of the Smolensk Regional Duma, the president of SBK club, shared his experience of creating a large IT company without primary capital investment.

On April 23 the Latvian delegation is going to visit the “Kozinsky greenhouses”, a wood processing plant “Baraban Komplekt”, a farm “Agrofirm-Katyn”. Latvian guests will also have a meeting with representatives of regional IT companies.

R.L. Rovbel, the first deputy head of the Department of Economic Development of the Smolensk Region took part in the meeting.