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24 September 2020, 15:54

BelCCI launches Academy of Export project

MINSK, 24 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) has launched its project Academy of Export, BelTA has learned.

BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich said at the opening of the business course that more than 100 workers of domestic companies, directors, heads of commercial agencies, export promotion departments, and specialists would take part in it. “The Academy of Export is a free of charge service. Last year more than 50% of participants of the business course were representatives of private companies. This proves that such courses are important for them as an additional driver of the foreign economic sector, export. This year this figure is even higher – about 70% of attendees are heads of private companies,” he said.

Vladimir Ulakhovich
Vladimir Ulakhovich

The head of the chamber said that this year the business course has been transformed into the Academy of Export. The number of educational programs has been expanded. “Earlier, it was the School of Export, but at the request of participants we renamed it into the academy. Similar projects are implemented in other partner chambers, for example, in Germany. It will be a so-called express course covering such parts of the export process as logistics, customs, legal sphere, communication, manufacturing management, and others,” Vladimir Ulakhovich said.

The lecturers of the course will be well-known business coaches, professors of the leading universities, Belarusian experts in foreign economic activity.

As part of the project, in October 2020 the BelCCI will start the organization of courses for raising qualifications with the issuance of state diplomas for employees working in the foreign economic sector. There will also be held traditional themed and country seminars, for example, on how to enter the markets of Africa and Latin America with their products, what tools exist to support exports, how to develop innovative exports, how to obtain various certificates, etc. “Another important element is work in the regions. Last year we opened the School of Export in 11 industrial centers - where there is a great industrial potential,” the BelCCI chairman said.

Photos by Pavel Orlovsky

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