Timber Trade: Doing Business in Belarus (webinar)24.04.2020
Timber Trade: Doing Business in Belarus (webinar)
A joint initiative
By the CERBA, the Embassies of the Republic of Belarus in UK and in Canada
With support of: UK Timber Trade Federation, British Expertise International
Date: Tuesday, 20th May 2020
Time: 16:00-18:00 (London)
20 CAD for non-CERBA and non-TTF, non British Expertise, members
Webinar platform – Zoom, 2 hours, up to 500 connections, sponsored by CERBA
It is our pleasure to invite you to join the webinar “Timber Trade: Doing Business in Belarus”. The event is co-hosted by the Canadian Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), the Embassies of The Republic of Belarus in the United Kingdom and Canada. UK Timber Trade Federation and British Expertise International are the supporters of the event.
The webinar aims are to bring CERBA, TTF Members and Belarusian Companies together to further understand the market and to facilitate trade.
Currently, the supply chain is affected by the COVID-19, which stimulate exploring new trading relationships with the countries, non-traditional suppliers to the UK and Canadian markets. Belarus, as well as the United Kingdom and Canada, are among the limited number of countries that continue business during this uncertain time and worldwide lockdown.
Belarus is looking forward to developing sustainable timber business in the UK and Canada. CERBA, UK Timber Trade Federation is taking a leading role to offer the businesses an opportunity to get acquainted with the potential of the Belarusian timber sector. Subscribers will be introduced to the Belarusian timber industry decision-makers, Belarusian manufacturers and market experts.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about Belarusian timber market, establish new contacts and learn about Belarus, one that remains a blank spot on the map for the many UK and Canadian businesses.
As a country that manufactures and exports timber products across Europe, this Webinar will be focusing on:
· Introduction to the timber trends industry within Belarus, production and supply of a wide range of timber products, export flows;
· establishing of direct contacts with representatives of timber manufacturing/supply industry of the Republic of Belarus;
· Introduction to panel production (chipboards, particle boards, plywood, fiberboards MDF, floor covering: laminated floor panels, solid wood flooring, parquet, etc.)
· introduction to e-trading platform, quality and terms of supply control;
· success story of foreign timber business in Belarus
Marina Belskikh, Regional Director of CERBA in Montreal and Ottawa CERBA
HE Mr Oleg Kravchenko, Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus for Europe and Americas
Business development opportunities in Belarus
Belarusian timber resources: structure, renovation of forests, FSC PEFS certification, state policy against illegal harvesting
Mikhail Kasko, Chairman, State Authority of Timber “Bellesbumprom” (tbc)
Belarus timber sector trends
Dmitry Sudas, Senior Counsellor of the Embassy of Belarus in the UK
Timber export products from Belarus
Sergei Matsiulin, Deputy CEO of Bellesexport (export trading company, subordinate to the Ministry of Forestry of Belarus)
E-Trading Solutions for Export of Timber Products from Belarus
Aleksandy Bashly, Head of Foreign Department of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange
Quality and Shipment Control Services
Evgeny Lipen, CEO BelForestSurveys LLC
Panel Products Line of the Borwood Holding
Pavel Shestakov, head of the marketing department of the Belarusian Forestry Company
Success story of Doing Business in Belarus
Coswiсk – Canadian investment in Belarus,
Katya Gris, Director of Coswick Canada Inc (tbc) engineered wooden floors
Q&A, Closing Remarks
The webinar will be moderated by Evgeny Russak, Charge d’Affaires of Belarus to Canada, and Marina Belskikh, Regional Director of CERBA in Montreal and Ottawa.
Business to Business networking and follow up
By registering for the webinar, participants give a consent to provide organizers with their contact details for the possible future business development.
CERBA will gather all the questions from the participants and Belarusian organizers will provide answers on later stage.
Thank you for your cooperation!