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28 September 2021, 16:45

Call for increased focus on cooperation in light of new challenges

Sergei Kharitonchik
Sergei Kharitonchik

MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – In the light of new challenges, we need to pay more attention to cooperation, Belarusian Deputy Industry Minister Dmitry Kharitonchik said as he opened the Belarusian Industrial and Innovation Forum, BelTA has learned.

"This event is very important. The conditions our enterprises and businesses have to work are becoming more complicated. More new challenges arise, and it is very important to pay more attention to cooperation, search for new partners in order to pool together each other's capabilities and to promote our products in the markets of third countries. These events such like this one give us such opportunities," said Dmitry Kharitonchik.

"The forum is on rebound. We see positive dynamics, new developments and innovative products," said Sergei Shcherbakov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology of Belarus. “For Belarus, innovative development is a priority. Since 2006 the country has been implementing state programs of innovative development. The fourth edition of such program was adopted on 15 September of this year."

According to the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation to Belarus Yuri Zolotarev, Russia and Belarus have been the closest trade and economic partners since the Soviet Union collapse. "Historically close production ties, relatively identical level of scientific and technological development, similar mentalities and regulatory frameworks, the absence of a language barrier in business communication determine a positive picture of our cooperation, including in industry. Our countries are not only the most active members of the Eurasian Economic Union, but have been on track towards industrial integration," he stressed.

"The Belarusian Innovation and Industrial Forum has been held since 1997. At the moment, it is a very attractive platform for Russian exhibits. Of all exhibition events that took place in Belarus this year, this forum has attracted the record high number of Russian participants. About 40 Russian economic entities are featured at the exhibition. There are also regional expositions of the Moscow, Volgograd, Novosibirsk and Orenburg regions and also that of St. Petersburg,” Yuri Zolotarev noted.

The Belarusian Industrial and Innovation Forum 2021 is running in Minsk on 28-30 September. The forum features a collection of international specialized expos such as Techinnoprom, Proweld, Chemistry Oil&Gas that are presenting technologies and innovations used by the production sector in addition to an intensive business program. The forum is traditionally focused on the latest industrial products, new technologies, and the development of international ties. Matters of pressing interest concerning mechanical engineering, petrochemical industry, welding and additive technologies, composites and polymers, industrial safety solutions, and innovative R&D products will be discussed.

Companies from Russia and Iran are presenting extensive expositions in addition to expositions of Belarusian companies. The St Petersburg Export Support Center has arranged a collective stand of eight export-oriented St Petersburg-based organizations, which make innovative equipment and solutions (laser-cutting machine tools, springs, a broad range of radio equipment, water heaters, loud-speaker equipment, visual notification devices, and heat insulation materials) and offer reclamation services and other specialized services for managing environmental pollution. The collective exposition of Russia's Volgograd Oblast is showcasing additive technologies and the production of cutting-edge 3D and 5D printers.

One of the companies from Russia's Moscow Oblast's collective exposition specializes in automating welding processes. The company has brought the most popular welding robot CRP RH14-10-W. The company offers robots for enterprises, which business processes include welding, painting, palletizing, polishing, loading and unloading, transportation, and sorting. The robots are designed to increase productivity and reduce production costs.

A collective exposition of oil and gas organizations from the Russian city of Orenburg has been arranged as part of the Chemistry Oil&Gas expo in addition to expositions of enterprises of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, which are regular participants. Gomel Chemical Plant is the general partner of this expo. The company specializes in making compound phosphorus-containing fertilizers, crop protection agents as well as inorganic synthesis products.

The 17th competition of Belarusian welders will be held within the framework of the Belarusian Industrial and Innovation Forum 2021. It traditionally features representatives of enterprises run by the Industry Ministry, the Architecture and Construction Ministry, the Energy Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Housing and Utilities Ministry, Belneftekhim Concern, and other organizations.

The Belarusian Industrial and Innovation Forum 2021 is running in the Indoor Football Arena at 20/2 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk and will be open from 10:00 till 18:00.

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