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INNOPROM Business Program - Discussions for Effective Cooperation

On April 5-7, 2021, the INNOPROM International Industrial Exhibition was held at the site of the National Exhibition Company Uzexpocentre in Tashkent for the first time. BIG INDUSTRIAL WEEK IN UZBEKISTAN
Industrial companies and business delegations from Russia, Uzbekistan, France, Germany, Japan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan took part in the business program of the exhibition.  

The exhibition program began with the Main Strategic Session: The "World Industrial Production in Search of Growth Drivers" was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations - Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan S. Umurzakov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia D. Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar, Minister of Industry of the Republic of Belarus Petr Parhomchik, Minister of Energy and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Kubanychbek Turdubayev, Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan Sherali Kabir, member of the Board (Minister) for Industry and Agricultural Complex of the Eurasian Economic Commission Artak Kamalyan, as well as Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation, Veronika Nikishina, CEO, Russian Export Center, Alexander Kalinin, President, "Opora Russia", Johan Vanderplaetse, President of Schneider Electric in Russia and CIS, and Vikram Syngh Punia, President of Farmsyntez JSC.
After that, the work of the industrial exhibition continued with the next plenary session of the Interregional Forum "Russia - Uzbekistan: Industrial Dialogue", during which the participants discussed some topical issues of interregional cooperation, presented their regional investment projects and shared their experience in working with international investors.

April 6 was the busiest day of the INNOPROM business program in Tashkent.

The morning session “Digital Manufacturing”, which was organized in partnership with Schneider Electric, the Skolkovo Foundation and Kaspersky, brought together the leading Russian and Uzbek experts in industrial IT. The Uzbekistan's industry is currently experiencing a rapid growth. Its key factor is pervasive automation. The heads of partner companies, and also of KUKA, IT Park and KPMG discussed how industrial IT and robots solve business tasks.

Funding of international projects is the basis: attracting international capital, assessing the investment attractiveness of projects, the role of "green production" in attracting loans – these topics were a priority for the audience of the session "Funding of International Projects", the partner of which was SAP CIS.

"Uzbekistan today is a developing economy that is becoming more and more attractive to the world market every year. The country is among the top 20 countries that have made the best progress in improving their business climate. SAP opened its representative office in Uzbekistan in 2013. Since then, we have implemented dozens of innovative projects with companies from different industries, and today we can see the high digital development level of the country. At INNOPROM, we held a session "International Production Projects Funding in Uzbekistan", with representatives of the state and banking sector from Russia and Uzbekistan as its participants. We discussed the criteria for assessing the investment attractiveness of production projects, ensuring transparency of the organization’s activities for investors, social responsibility, principles of sustainable development and their impact on financing and many other things. The key goal of INNOPROM is a dialogue, an opportunity to discuss development vectors within one industry or an entire country and find common grounds for business cooperation. And we are happy to be participants in this large-scale business event year after year."

Andrey Filatov, CEO, SAP CIS

In partnership with DMG MORI and Fingo Complex, a session "Joint Projects in Mechanical Engineering" was organized. Mechanical engineering in Uzbekistan is developing rapidly: the news about new facilities and new plants appear every week. This development is impossible without effective international cooperation. The partner companies leaders, as well as leading experts from Russia and Uzbekistan discussed the most disruptive technologies in the industry, and told about the achievements of bilateral projects.

One of the business program central events was the topic of cooperation between the industry and the health care system. The speakers from the Ministries of Health of Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, and researchers from scientific centers of EAEU member states in the field of drugs and medical technology expert evaluation took part in the sessions on this topic. The purpose of the discussion was to work out joint actions of the EAEU member states for the development of the Pharmaceutical Market of the Union in the near future. 
Also, a session "Industry for the Health Care System in the Era of Fighting Pandemic” partnered by BIOCAD took place on April 6.

The government and manufacturing companies representatives shared their practical experience in addressing regulatory issues, responding to health needs, developing and implementing innovative products and services.  

"One of the effective measures taken by the Russian government over the past year was introduction of the procedure for accelerated registration of medicines and medical products. As a result, the domestic manufacturers had quickly registered and marketed medicines and medical products aimed at combating the coronavirus infection. Similar steps on accelerated examination were made by regulatory authorities of other countries, including the EAEU. It is obvious that some of the innovations can be preserved in the future, which was another subject of discussion by the participants from different countries at the forum. Special attention was paid to the issues of mutual registration, production localization and import substitution, construction of new logistics and establishing effective models of international cooperation. #nbsp In July 2021, we plan to develop the pharmaceutical and medical segment at INNOPROM, which will be held in Ekaterinburg," said Olga Sobchenko, managing partner of the Center for Corporate Communications S-GROUP.   

April 7 became a day of "INNOPROM University" which was held in cooperation with HSE University.
As part of the program, leading HSE University experts and researchers held a series of events for the exhibitors, as well as for students and young professionals, during which they told about the development of digital products and services, as well as about green technologies and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
in industry, energy and agriculture, about competitiveness, operational efficiency and industrial labor productivity in the new post-pandemic reality.