Working Meeting with representatives of business circles of Latvia
On March 10, 2016, Unitary Enterprise “Vitebsk branch of the BelCCI” organized a reception of the Latvian delegation headed by the President of Vidzemsk Branch of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce Juris Slengis (www.chamber.lv/ru) and the board member of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce Andris Vanags – Chairman of the Board of the JSC “Sacred Holding” (www.sakret.by).
During the reception, Vitebsk branch of the BelCCI and CCI of Latvia discussed inter-chamber interaction and cooperation, trade and economic cooperation of organizations of Vitebsk region and the Republic of Latvia.
As part of the reception on March 10, 2016, Unitary Enterprise “Vitebsk branch of the BelCCI” in conjunction with the Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Vitebsk organized a working meeting of the representatives of business circles of Vitebsk region with the Latvian delegation. The place of the meeting was the Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Vitebsk.
Working meeting was headed by the CEO of the Unitary Enterprise “Vitebsk branch of the BelCCI” Natallia Varabyova and the Head of the Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Vitebsk Ugis Skuja
The meeting was attended by representatives of major organizations and enterprises of Vitebsk region (FEZ “Vitebsk”, Vitebsk Oblast Union of Employers, the NGO “Association of Employers and Entrepreneurs”; IOOO “SOYUZ-CABLE”, OJSC (OOO) “PA “Energocomplekt“,PLC “Znamya Industrializatsii”; PUE “Vitebskaya Lesopilka”, JSC “VitebskDrev”, “Aliansplast” Ltd.; PE “Machine Building Company “Vitebsk Aerial Platforms”, CJSC “Belpromautomatika”; RPC UPE “Sptssistema” (Special System) and others), as well as representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises of Vitebsk region (private unitary advertising and information enterprise “Castus’-media”; PUTE “Yastkom” and others).
At the working meeting, the parties discussed cooperation, existing between enterprises and organizations of regions, and as well identified new opportunities for development and expansion of trade and economic relations between Vitebsk region and the Republic of Latvia.
Business Meeting with Representatives of Business Circles of Latvia
On March 22, 2016 in the conference hall of tourist and hotel complex "Luchesa" in Vitebsk there was a business meeting with representatives of business circles of Latvia, organized by the Unitary Enterprise "Vitebsk branch of the BelCCI."
The business meeting was attended by more than 20 leading companies of Vitebsk region. Among them there are: members of the BelCCI, residents of the FEZ "Vitebsk", members of the NGO "Association of Employers and Entrepreneurs", members of the Vitebsk Regional Union of Employers and other businesses.
The event was attended by the Head of the Consulate of the Republic of Latvia in Vitebsk Mr. Ugis Skuja and representatives of the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee.
The main themes of the negotiations are: certification of products of own production and services, productions according to EU standards; transportation and storage services; exhibition services; cooperation with the forest processing enterprises.
During the meeting, the delegation visited JSC "Vitebskdrev" and the Unitary Enterprise "Vitebsk branch of the BelCCI".
The Latvian delegation was headed by LCCI Management Adviser Girts Kronbergs (www.chamberexpertise.lv).
The delegation presented:
Girts Grejshkalns – Executive Director of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (www.ficil.lv);
Andris Ivanovs – Director of the Terminal Ltd. "Terrabalt" (www.terrabalt.lv);
Reinis Kalkis - Executive Director of Ltd. "Unitsentrs" (www.unicentrs.lv);
Andris Pentsis - Director of the Project Group "BT1" (www.bt1.lv);
Mareks Shtorhs - Head of Logistics of Ltd. "Unitsentrs" (www.unicentrs.lv);
Ainars Bondars – Development Director of LLC "Vollers" (www.vollers.com);
Andris Spulis - Chairman of the Board of Ltd. "Business support services" (www.bizservices.lv).
“Vidzeme 2016” Entrepreneurs Days in Valmiera, Latvia
On May 20-21, the Valmiera Culture Centre hosted the exhibition "Vidzeme 2016 Entrepreneurs Days" and a traditional annual business forum.
Within the framework of the Forum, issues of establishing a favourable environment for enterprise development and support, tendencies, prospects and opportunities of business with neighbouring countries were considered and the “Entrepreneur 2016” solemn awarding ceremony was held.
The forum participants were representatives of governments, entrepreneurs (more than 60 businesses) and regional offices of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI).
Among the guests of honour, there were the Minister of Economics of Latvia, A. Ašeradens, President of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, A. Rostovskis, and Chairman of Valmiera City Council, J. Baiks.
The event was attended by the President of Vidzeme Department of Latvian CCI, J. Slengis, CEO of Vitebsk Branch of Belarusian СCI, N. Vorobyova, President of the Pskov Region CCI, V. Zubov, President of the Arkhangelsk CCI, V. Sidorovsky, Head of Estonian CCI in Tartu, T. Hanson, and Advisor to the administration of the Nizhni Novgorod Region CCI, I. Gadalov.
According to the forum results, a number of agreements has been reached and future trends of cooperation between chambers of commerce have been discussed.
The event was organised by the Vidzeme Department of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Business Meeting of Representatives of Belarusian Companies with the enterprise SIA V.L.T., Republic of Latvia
On June 8-9, within the framework of the inter-chamber cooperation, a business visit of representatives of the company SIA V.L.T. - a member of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce - was paid to Vitebsk Region. The visit was organised by the Unitary Enterprise "Vitebsk Branch of Belarusian CCI."
The company SIA V.L.T. was founded in 1992. Since 1998, production of packaging for eggs has been started. Currently SIA V.L.T. is the largest producer of egg boxes and keys trays in the Baltic countries, releasing over 70 million pieces of products per year. 95% of products are exported. The company’s main markets are Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Russia and Latvia. The products are in demand of major retailers: Rimi, Maxima, Selver, SuperNeto, Biedronka, Lidl and others.
Chairman of the Board of SIA VLT, Pavils Mežals and Sales Manager, Jānis Lapsa, visited the Vitebsk FEZ administration and JSC Orsha Poultry, holding talks with the Head of the Free Economic Zone Administration and the poultry farm management.