back 03.07.2015

Presidium of the Council in Baku

July 3, 2015 took place the extended session of the Presidium of the Council of International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in Baku, the capital of Republic of Azerbaijan.

The National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic, headed by it’s President, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Congress, Mammad Musayev, was a coorganizer.

The day before Presidium session, ICIE representatives held official meetings with the  Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Republic Artur Rasizade, the Minister of economy and industry of the country Shahin Mustafayev and with the Central Bank Board Chairman Elman Rustamov. During these meetings state economic policy was discussed both as a whole and concretes measures in order to support and develop the enterprise of Azerbaijan. Meeting’s participants noted huge attention of Government representatives and Central Bank direction to the international business cooperation and problems of public business associations’ activities.
More than 50 delegates of national unions and invited guests participated in the session of the ICIE Presidium of the Council, which was conducted by Vasile Tarlev, the ICIE Chairman of the Council and the President of the National Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Moldova. Nine questions of ICIE work were considered and appropriate decisions on each of these issues were made.

Members of the Presidium approved and supported active work on development and assistance to enterprise led in Azerbaijan. Deputy Minister of economy and industry Sahib Mamedov and President of the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs Mammad Musaev made statements about organization and maintenance this important direction of state economic policy.

Proposals for interaction between ICIE with Business Union and executive structures of Eurasian Economic Union brought in by ICIE Vice-President Vladimir Kolmogorov were considered. The Presidium heard the information of the Chairman of  the ICIE Coordinating Council Ahad Ghazaee and of ICIE Vice-president Elchin Seidov about suggestions for the future interaction with business unions’ cooperation of the Middle East countries, and also it was heard an issue about participation of ICIE in single projects and programs, which was proposed by Coordination Council for Cooperation with Business associations of Asia (the Chairman Vladimir Remyga). In particular, a focus fell on participation of ICIE in realization of the project “Silk road Economic zone”.

During the session the emphasis was on further collaborative work of ICIE with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and on support of the project of innovative cooperation of small and medium enterprises. Sergey Korotkov, director of UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation, made the presentation of this project.

Ilya Shpurov, ICIE Vice-President, suggested to the Presidium a new perspective direction of ICIE activities – participation in elaboration and realization of programs of intellectual reorganization of industrial production and use new informational possibilities in economy.

ICIE Presidium, realizing it’s monitoring functions, analyzed the state of affairs inside the organization and outlined ways of activation ICIE working. The number of managerial and personnel issues were also considered. Particularly, it was decided to conduct next session of the ICIE Council in October 2015.

In debates at the meeting of the Presidium statements were made by: ICIE President Victor Glukhikh,  President of Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Kinakh Anatoli, Deputy ICIE Council Chairman and chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan Said Sharif, ICIE Vice-President Viacheslav Pshenichnikov, President of Union of Industrialists, Businessmen and Entrepreneurs of Macedonia Staninov Sashko, member of direction of Society for economic cooperation development with the East “Eastern Club” (Poland) Henrik Zuga, ICIE Vice-President Valeriy Kazyulin, Deputy Chairman of Republican Association of Industrial Enterprises “BelAPP” Valeriy Shashkov, Vice-President of Georgian Employers’ Association Zura Agladze.
Members of the meeting were interested in information of the director of International ecological fund “Clean seas” Vasiliy Bogoslovsky about activity of this organization and supported the idea of establishment of mutual business relations with this structure. The proposal for cooperation of the RWFK director Sam Solovey also gained support.

During the session were approved proposals for cooperation of ICIE with Azerbaijan Turkey Business Association “ATIB” and Azerbaijan International society of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen. Leaders of these organizations and the ICIE President Victor Glukhikh signed an official agreement about cooperation.

Participants particularly marked the speech of eminent scientist-economist, academic of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of International Union of economists, Chairman of Committee of economic policy of Milli Majlis, Chairman of Azerbaijan Union of Economists Ziyad Samedzade, who celebrated his 75th anniversary at the time of the session. Members of this meeting congratulated him and wished further success in his scientific and political labor.

During the session were defined main vectors of ICIE development in the short term, and also problems and issues, demanding consideration and solution on the regular session of ICIE Council in October of current year were determined.

Members of the Presidium and invited participants expressed appreciation to organizers of the meeting, noted traditional hospitality and informal interest of Azerbaijan colleagues in international business cooperation.