MINSK, 21 August (BelTA) – A business forum dedicated to the Belarusian woodworking and furniture industries will take place in Minsk on 13 September, BelTA learned from Ruzhena Novitskaya, Press Secretary of the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom.
Executives and specialists of Belarusian furniture and woodworking companies, representatives of marketing, consulting, and financial organizations will take part in the forum. Delegations are also expected to arrive from Germany, Austria, Turkey, Croatia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, and Baltic states. The purpose of the forum is to help Belarusian furniture producers and producers of other woodworking goods to penetrate new target markets, in particular, the markets of Germany, Austria, and their neighboring countries.
Belarusian participants will present up-to-date reviews of the forest harvesting industry, woodworking and furniture-making industries of the countries, drawing attention to resources, manufacturing facilities, demand on and structure of the home market, the structure of export and its prospects.
Representatives of German and Austrian business associations will present up-to-date reviews of Western Europe markets of woodworking and furniture products, focusing on trends, the structure of the market, the role of international trade shows, problems and opportunities in export, import, manufacturing cooperation schemes for Belarusian companies, quality standards, European regulations on manufacturing and trade. They will also tell participants of the forum about German laws on trading in woodworking products, about the legal framework for deals, the insurance of legal risks in Belarusian-German business. The certification of products for selling on the German market will be mentioned as well as investments and the financing of foreign trade operations. Apart from that, a business matchmaking session will be arranged, during which representatives of the Belarusian and German private sectors will be able to exchange views and discuss cooperation options.
The business forum is organized by the Business Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers named after Professor M.S. Kunyavsky, the Association of Furniture and Woodworking Industry Enterprises of Belarus, and the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom. The forum will be the key event of the business program of the 25th international trade show Furniture 2018. The trade show is expected to gather over 100 producers of furniture, furniture materials, components, as well as architects and industrial designers.More about Economy