Several city companies were successfully represented at the St. Petersburg exposition as part of last week’s international exhibition “Innoprom”, which was held for the first time in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. Among them are the Obukhov Plant, NPO TsKTI, IKAPLAST LLC Plant, RIVS Research and Production Association JSC, KO-Neva CJSC, Mekhanobr-Tekhnika Research and Production Corporation, Aquatoria LLC (Geyser Group of Companies) , STC LLC, Alpha Horizon company.
They had the opportunity to take part in a collective stand for free, organized by the Committee on Industrial Policy, Innovation and Trade of St. Petersburg (KPPIiT). During the exhibition, St. Petersburg participants held more than 70 substantive meetings, treaties and agreements were signed.
Representatives of Kazakhstan, having familiarized themselves with the St. Petersburg stand, expressed interest in water treatment technologies, digital services for the mining and processing industry and other projects. It was also stated that Kazakhstan is ready to provide full support for the localization of St. Petersburg enterprises in the republic. In particular, we are talking about mechanisms for preferential financing and the provision of land plots for priority projects.
Particular attention during the meetings was paid to the development of international trade. “We discussed building up further interaction between St. Petersburg and Kazakhstan in the area of export and import of goods. I would like to note that bilateral economic relations between our regions have significant growth potential. Today Kazakhstan ranks 8th in the list of the main trading partners of St. Petersburg, and the share of trade turnover only in the past year amounted to $1.528 billion,” Kirill Soloveichik, Chairman of the KPPIiT, said in his telegram channel.
Also, according to the committee, over the past 6 years, trade turnover between St. Petersburg and Kazakhstan has increased by 80%. And in January–April 2023 it grew by 9.3% compared to the same period in 2022. Since 2020, the St. Petersburg Export Support Center has provided more than 440 services for St. Petersburg entrepreneurs looking for partners in Kazakhstan – participation in business missions and congress and exhibition events, preparation of foreign trade contracts, simple consultations, etc.
The St. Petersburg Export Support Center is part of the infrastructure of the “My Business” center, created within the framework of the national project “Small and Medium Enterprises and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives.”
Source: DP News