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24 March 2010

Over 80 foreign investors to be invited to Gomel Economic Forum 2010

GOMEL, 24 March (BelTA) – An invitation to attend the Gomel Economic Forum slated for 20 May 2010 will be sent to more than 80 potential investors from the CIS and non-CIS countries, BelTA learnt from the department of the scientific and investment activity of the oblast executive committee. This year’s forum which major goals are to inform the business circles on the oblast investment potential and attract foreign investors may become the biggest in its history. The forum will present more than 100 oblast investment projects. Minerals mining in the region will be among them. The format of special-purpose sections will be expanded as well. Businessmen will be able to participate in the sessions of five sections: “Tourism, Services and Trade”, “Construction and Energy”, “Processing Industry and Agriculture”, “Foreign Trade Cooperation”, “Scientific and Innovation Potential”. The previous forum included three sections. The Gomel Economic Forum will be held for the seventh time. In 2009 partaking in the forum were businessmen, official delegations, representatives of the financial and consulting companies, companies and organizations from 22 countries. Documents on over $250 million worth of projects were signed with foreign investors last time.