Lansky, Ganzger + partner Attorneys at Law (LGP) hosted the Business Breakfast Belarus on Tuesday, October 15th.
More than 40 Austrian companies, embassy representatives and representatives of chambers of commerce and industry associations accepted the invitation to learn more about the outstanding potential for Austrian investors of the "Great Stone Industrial Park" special economic zone.
As official representatives of the Republic of Belarus, Her Excellency Ambassador Alena Kupchyna and Deputy Minister of Economy Elena Perminova explained the geographical, legal, administrative and financial advantages of the country as an investment destination. Sergey Vaytekhovsky, Deputy Director General of the Great Stone Industrial Park, explained in more detail the specific advantages and investment incentives in the newest Special Economic Zone of Belarus.
Andreas Kettlgruber (Head of International Desk, Raiffeisen Bank International) and Vadim Matyushkin (Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, Priorbank) as well as Holger Muent (Head of Corporate Debt, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) reported on their positive experiences in supporting numerous investments in Belarus.
These experiences were confirmed by the representatives of two major Austrian companies which have been operating successfully in the country for many years: KRONOSPAN, represented by David Brenner, Managing Director of the Lampertswalde plant, and Bertsch Holding, whose President Hubert Bertsch is also Chairman of the Austrian-Belarusian Business Council.
The event was moderated by Dietmar Fellner, LGP Of Counsel and responsible for Belarus for many years as Austrian trade delegate in Moscow. Introductory remarks were delivered by Gabriel Lansky, founder and Managing Partner of LGP.