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17.07.2018

The EAEU business community to meet in Yerevan at the Eurasian Week Forum

The third Eurasian Week international exhibition forum will assemble over 2,000 attendees from the EAEU member states and third countries in Yerevan, Armenia, on 24-26 October 2018.

Moscow, Russia, 19 June 2018 – The international exhibition forum Eurasian Week is arranged annually by the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU, the Union) and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) with the support from the heads of governments. In 2018 this major business event will be held in the capital of Armenia on 24-26 October, and will aim at developing cooperation links, economic, investment and export capacity of the EAEU. The Forum will gather over 2000 participants representing governments, businesses, development institutions and financial regulators and experts from the EAEU member states and third countries.

Three tracks of the business agenda

The industry track sessions are dedicated to development of cooperation and export capacity in the priority industries: agriculture and food industry, IT technologies and precision engineering, pharmaceuticals and medical products, light industry, jewelry and construction materials.

The business track features industry subcontractor exchanges aimed at stimulating contacts between large, medium-sized and small businesses in the EAEU and third countries.

Finally, the strategic track will become a venue for direct dialogue between business and regulators at the national and international level, informing investors about the rules of running business in the EAEU space.

This year the Forum features an extensive exhibition of the EAEU export and cooperation capacity, with over 120 exhibitors.

“Eurasian Week is becoming one of the largest events in the Eurasian Economic Union space. Last year we were able to achieve the forum’s main goal – businesses displayed active interest in the processes taking place in the Union, with more than 60% of the attendees coming from the business community in the EAEU and partner states. I am confident this year’s event will become even more massive and interesting,” says Veronika Nikishina, the Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade.

In 2017, the forum was held at the Astana EXPO-2017 venue, becoming one of the top-18 most important activities of the business part of the global exhibition. Over 2000 visitors attended the Forum from 46 countries, including China, Egypt, the EU, India, Iran, Turkey, the USA and Vietnam.

For your reference.

The Eurasian Week Forum is an annual event arranged by the EAEU and the Eurasian Economic Commission. The initiative to conduct the international exhibition forum Eurasian Week was approved by resolution of prime ministers of the five EAEU member states in May 2015. The Forum includes a business and exhibition agenda promoting the establishment of B2B and B2G contacts.

The first Forum was held in October 2016 at the venue of Open Innovations Moscow International Forum. The second Forum was held at the Astana EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan, in August 2017. The event annually assembles over 2,000 attendees from EAEU member states and third countries.

Media contacts:
Nikolay Evdokimov, +7 903 660 43 14

Kristina Semenova, +7 925 724 49 29

press@eurasianweek.com


17.07.2018

Program Architecture of the Eurasian Week International Forum Became Available

The Organization Committee of the III International Forum “Eurasian Week” has published the program architecture, which is now available on the official website. The event will take place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 22-24 October 2018. Over 2.5 thousand participants will attend the Eurasian Week including governmental bodies, businesses, development institutions and financial regulators, as well as experts from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states and partner countries.

Moscow, Russia, 17 July 2018 – The program of the III International Forum Eurasian Week features three major sessions, which are Strategic, Industrial and Business tracks.

The Strategic track aims at stimulating a direct dialogue between business and regulatory bodies, both national and international.

The Plenary session will focus on cooperation in industry – participants will discuss how to learn to trust each other and benefit from it.

The Strategic track also includes panel discussions on the following issues: competition in the EAEU territory; the future of the Union in the face of global challenges; the Greater Eurasian Partnership; a business dialogue on taxation without disaffecting the cooperation; a debate on prospects of cryptocurrency and other aspects of digital economy, as well as a brainstorming session “The EAEU future in the eyes of the youth”.

The EAEU Regions Summit will feature a discussion on how to remove barriers and strengthen the processes of interregional cooperation in the sphere of industry.

Traditionally, the Eurasian Week will include discussions on cooperation with the Union’s partner countries, including China that had signed an Agreement on trade and economic cooperation in May 2018, and Iran, which at the same time had conducted a Temporary Agreement leading to a formation of a free trading zone.

A key part of the Strategic track is the Meeting of the EAEU Business Council, where business representatives will determine priorities of the Union’s economy development and discuss how to raise competitiveness through cooperation. Delegates will also coordinate a joint promotion of their products in the third countries. The program also includes a Meeting of the Consultancy Board on Interaction of the Eurasian Economic Commission and the EAEU Business Council.

The Industrial track includes discussions on development of cooperation and expansion of export capabilities in the areas like IT and precision engineering, agriculture, light industry, pharmaceutical and medical products, jewelry and lighting industries, as well as in creating smart cities. Particular attention will be paid to creating a joint infrastructure, developing common standards and harmonizing the legislation.

One of the most anticipated events of the Eurasian Week is the Final of the innovation projects contest “Eurasian Digital Platforms” and its award ceremony.

The Business track of the program will provide an opportunity to solve practical issues faced by entrepreneurs, as well as to establish business contacts within the EAEU and the third countries. The track features a discussion of manufacturers and transporters on the issues of transport and logistics complex. Two more topics are development of new digital products for the EAEU market and production of "smart" construction materials. Forum attendees can also take part in workshops on how to establish business for entering EAEU market and to access retail networks.

“The forum program contributes to finding common practical solutions and to developing business. It is important for us to help producers and suppliers from various countries receive useful information and strengthen business ties for successful business in the EAEU market. The forum provides entrepreneurs with an opportunity to get answers to their questions directly from representatives of government authorities and development institutions, financial regulators, as well as experts from the EAEU and third countries,” – commented Veronika Nikishina, Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade​ of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

This year the Eurasian Week will host a large-scale exhibition of the EAEU export and cooperation potential that will attract over 120 companies from the following sectors: agriculture, light industry, precision engineering and IT, innovative construction materials, jewelry and pharmaceuticals industry.

Participation in the Eurasian Week Forum is free. To register please visit the official website www.eurasianweek.com.

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Reference

The Eurasian Week Forum is an annual event arranged by the EAEU and the Eurasian Economic Commission. The initiative to conduct the international exhibition forum Eurasian Week was approved by resolution of prime ministers of the five EAEU member states in May 2015. The Forum includes a business and exhibition agenda promoting the establishment of B2B and B2G contacts.

The first Forum was held in October 2016 at the venue of Open Innovations Moscow International Forum. The second Forum was held at the Astana EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan, in August 2017. The event annually assembles over 2,000 attendees from EAEU member states and third countries.

Contacts for media:
Nikolay Evdokimov +7 903 660 43 14

Kristina Semenova +7 925 724 49 29

press@eurasianweek.com