Business – Tass, October 5, 2012
Kaliningrad, October 5. /Business – Tass/. The International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs is going to foster the Kaliningrad Region in order to bring in investments and up-to-date technologies. ICIE President Victor Glukhikh made a statement on this issue in Kaliningrad today.
As ITAR TASS told the press office of the regional government it was the first time Kaliningrad hosted the Council session of that international non-governmental organization. The Congress incorporates national unions of industrials and entrepreneurs from 27 states as well as India and China as associate members. More than hundred enterprises and organizations are the business partners of ICIE.
“We have chosen Kaliningrad for the ICIE session as we believe it may help the city to change and bring in investments and new technologies. We want ICIE participants to acknowledge more about the Kaliningrad Region and take more active part in regional business projects” – said Mr. Glukhikh. ICIE President presumes that resources and influence of the Congress may be useful for Kaliningrad, in particular for the preparatory work of FIFA World Cup 2018 where the capital of the Amber region is to be one of the host cities. “ICIE members are ready to propose the building projects of certain sites” pointed out Mr. Glukhikh and highlighted that some of the ICIE participants are large-scale companies that specialize in the construction of sport infrastructure.
According to the esteem of Governor Nikolay Tsukanov carrying in Kaliningrad the 20th anniversary session of the ICIE Council “will also be an effective measure to promote investment opportunities of the Kaliningrad Region”. Head of the region reminded that the day before the session its participants were told about the business environment in the region and priority growth areas of local economy. “I hope that in result of the meeting we’ll get new business contacts and new investors in the region” underscored Nicolay Tsukanov.
Within the limits of the congress in Kaliningrad an exhibition of innovations “ICIE: the cooperation territory” was organized. Apart from that round tables were set up concerning the issues of innovative business form development, labor markets and migration policy, customs tariff regulation and implementation of IT-technologies in business projects.
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