The Forum aims to provide a unique platform uniting business people and high-ranking representatives of economic and political institutions from Germany and the Eastern Partnership countries of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine.
The SME Development Forum on ‘Diversification and Innovation in Eastern Partnership Countries’ will take place on March 4-5, organized by the German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce (AHK Azerbaijan), the Representative Office of the German Economy in Belarus, the Information Center of German Economy (AHK Belarus), the German Business Association Georgia (DWV Georgia) and the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Ukraine), supported by USAID Economic Development, Governance and Enterprise Growth (EDGE).
The Forum aims to provide a unique platform uniting business people, including CEOs, high-ranked representatives of economic and political institutions from Germany and the Eastern Partnership countries of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine. Moreover, through panel discussions, keynote speeches and workshops, the event offers exclusive public-private dialogue opportunities.
The SME Development Forum aims to connect SMEs and high-ranking representatives of economic and political institutions. The forum targets to unite more than 50 SMEs and 25 institutions from Germany and the partner countries.
The following sectors are going to be the major discussion topics of the Forum:
Keynote Speeches on the Latest Economic and SME Development and Reforms in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine (March 4)
Panel 1 – Agriculture: Exporting to Germany and the EU – the Opportunities and Challenges of Agricultural Enterprises in Eastern Partnership Countries (March 4)
Panel 2 – Tourism: Trends and Best Practices of Eco and Agro Tourism in Germany and the Eastern Partnership Countries (March 4)
Panel 3 – Female Entrepreneurship: Building Bridges between Female Leaders from Germany and the Eastern Partnership Countries (March 5)
Workshop for Female Entrepreneurs: Courageous Leadership – Networking for Empowerment (March 5)
A detailed draft agenda is available here. The working language of the event is English. The keynotes and discussions will be translated into Azerbaijani, German, Georgian and Russian.
Participation is free of charge.
To participate, register for the event by filling in the online registration form by February 25. Registration for participation is mandatory.
All project information and the success stories of promising companies from the Eastern Partnership in the fields of Agriculture and Tourism is available on digital platform: https://www.smedevelopment-project.de/