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Online conference on the development of the woodworking and furniture industry was held

On December 1st, the online conference "Development of the woodworking and furniture industry in Belarus during COVID-19" was held. Experts from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine spoke about the development of the industry in a pandemic. Companies from different regions of the country participated in the online event. FEZ Grodnoinvest was the organizer.

The event was opened by Dmitry Rozhkov, Deputy Head of the administration of FEZ Grodnoinvest ( He noted that the topic and industry were not chosen by chance. Woodworking and furniture production is one of the key industry areas both in Grodno region and Republic of Belarus in general. In FEZ Grodnoinvest 24 residents with capital from Belarus, Russia, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, etc. represent this industry. They produce various types of products of the entire production chain, form over 80 percent of industrial production and woodworking export of Grodno region.

Therefore, we consider it important to talk about the industry, its problems, prospects and development tools, especially given the large export potential.
Dmitry Rozhkov | administration of FEZ Grodnoinvest


Managing partner of UNITER investment company Roman Osipov ( presented the analysis of the current situation of the woodworking industry, spoke about the potential export directions of Belarusian products. The expert also noted the importance of developing cluster initiatives based on the leading raw material production in Belarus.

The head of the sales department of the Polish furniture company LICON Marek Ptasiński ( spoke about the challenges for Polish furniture companies in the global pandemic, quality of Belarusian board products and the prospects for cooperation between companies of both countries.

Natalya Sklyarova (, head of new IKEA business projects in Belarus, made a presentation of Go Belarus program and its development during the pandemic. The expert spoke about successful examples of cooperation between Belarusian companies and an international concern, IKEA business development tools in Belarus.

The representative of the international company IMAC in Ukraine Alexander Letichevsky ( spoke about the automation of technological processes in woodworking industry, the principles of work and advantages of IMAC as one of the leading suppliers of technological lines for furniture and other industries.

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