Emerging Europe Outlook on Belarus 2016

July 25, 2016 22:28

Emerging Europe, a London-based online publication, discussing business in 23 countries across Central and Eastern Europe, has launched the Emerging Europe Outlook on Belarus 2016 special report. 

“The ultimate goal, of all our special reports, is to stimulate discussion about business opportunities in a certain country or about an important issue related to a specific topic.  We try to engage key institutions, organisations and businesses at the national, European and global level. Once these stakeholders join us, we are able to reach an even broader audience,” says Andrew Wrobel, Head of Editorial at Emerging Europe

So far, this particular special report has been joined by: the European Commission, the International Financial Corporation (IFC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA), the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE), the Association of European Business in Belarus (AEB), the National Agency of Investment and Privatisation (NAIP), the Great Stone Industrial Park as well as: government representatives, associations, bilateral chambers, consulates and embassies. New partners are constantly being added . 

The report will be expanded regularly, until the end of the year and will thus become one of the leading sources of information for investors and companies looking into doing business in, or with Belarus. 

Belarus is known for its high-quality IT sector. That is why we will shine a special light on IT companies operating in Belarus and those offering outsourcing services. Partners such as the High-Tech Park, Infopark, Dev.by and other leading IT companies, are a part of the report. 

The discussion is going to continue until November, when we are planning to organise a business forum, with the partners, to be held in London. 

“The past two years have been relatively good for Belarus, at least as far as awareness of the country is concerned. In 2014, Belarus hosted the successful World Men’s Ice Hockey Championships. It has been involved in the peace negotiations between Ukraine and the Russian Federation since the beginning of last year. Belarus has resumed its negotiations about its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In February 2016, the European Union lifted most of the sanctions that had been imposed more than a decade ago, citing “improving EU-Belarus relations." Now is the best time to discuss business opportunities in Belarus,” said Andrew Wrobel. 

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