Power Retail & Investment Forum

Unique investment opportunities in Belarus

The Republic of Belarus is a developing European country with an open economy and a lot to offer international businesses. According to the National Agency of Investment and Privatisation, over the last five years foreign direct investment flows into Belarus have increased five-fold.

“Belarus acts as a kind of bridge between the huge market of the European Union with the 450 million population and the 170-million-strong market of the Eurasian Economic Union,” the Belarus Ambassador.

In 2017 foreign investors injected $9.7 billion into Belarus' economy, according to the National Statistics Committee of Belarus. The primary investors were economic operators from Russia, the United Kingdom and Cyprus. Today Belarus is a country open to foreign investment and offers favourable business conditions.

Some of the many benefits for foreign investors include: its strategic geographical location, its direct access to ЕЕU markets (Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan); well-developed infrastructure; progressive investment legislation; an attractive investment climate and favourable taxation policies; government support for investors; privatisation opportunities; six free economic zones; and a highly skilled workforce.

In the international ratings on the ease of doing business Belarus is ahead of its main economic partners like Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. The country's strategic geographical position in Europe is also of great importance for investors.

Minsk, for example, has all the essential ingredients to become a major European business centre, opening up great opportunities for investment in real estate. The capital's vigorous development in the last few years is a vivid testimony to this.

The country has additional instruments to attract foreign investors: individual investment agreements concluded with the country's government, preferences for investment in small towns, six free economic zones, the Great Stone Industrial Park, and the Hi-Tech Park.        

 

Program

12:30 - 13:00

Registrastion, Networking, Coffee

13:00 – 13:30

The forum starts after lunch with opening remarks “Deal Making & Speed Dating” – where retailers meet developers and specialized CRE professionals through an organized process everyone is able to make a short presentation about themselves  

13:30 – 14:30

Investment Panel: Why should you invest in Belarus? What sectors of the Belarus economy are open to foreign investors? Investment opportunities in Belarus? Examples of successful investment projects in Belarus? Are banks in Belarus reliable?

14:30 – 15:00

Networking break

15:00 – 16:00

Retail Panel: Where are the tenant opportunities and locations? What new retailers are coming to Belarus? Which ones are actively seeking to expand?How attractive is the current retail development stock? What is in the pipeline, and are there enough prime locations for retailers to enter the market? Are we going to see an increase in development?

16:00

Q&A final networking and cocktail 

Attending – ticket prices 295 USD

Retailers that are part of the BCSC have complimentary entrance (non-members 150 USD)

Partnerships and Sponsorships

For more information please contact:

Zlatina Mikolajczyk / support@europaproperty.com / tel: +48 509 267 665

For further information contact:

Craig Smith / +48 604 144 769 / craig@EuropaProperty.com 
Zlatina Mikołajczyk / + 48 509 267 665 / support@europaproperty.com
Yulia Kosuha /  +375 29 200 25 18 / yk@swanlake-capital.com 
Alexander Kershteyn / +375 29 653 43 18 / ak@swanlake-capital.com 

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