Business and Investment Opportunities for Dutch companies in Belarus

The key speakers of this evening will be Mrs. Elena Gritsenko, Ambassador of Belarus in The Netherlands, Mr. Dmitry Klevzhits, Director of the Belarusian Investment and Privatization Agency, and Mr. Cornelis Smaal, Partner within the Dutch “PricewaterhouseCoopers” firm and leader of the Corporate Finance practice in The Netherlands.

Mrs. Elena Gritsenko, Ambassador of Belarus in the Netherlands from September 2008.
Mr. Dmitry Klevzhits, Director of the Belarusian National Investment and Privatization Agency since June 2011. The National Investment and Privatization Agency focuses on attracting investments to Belarus, including during the privatization of state property. The agency is tasked with monitoring the implementation of investment projects, arranging events to shape Belarus’ investment outlook, keeping a single database on investment activities as well as organizing the interaction between government agencies in matters concerning privatization and attraction of investments.
Mr. Cornelis Smaal, Partner within the Dutch PwC firm and leader of the Corporate Finance practice in The Netherlands. Cornelis has been with PwC since 1992 and has advised numerous clients on their (cross border) transactions. Initially started at PwC as a Chartered Accountant and worked in Transactions since 1998. He worked for many large corporate clients in various sectors, as well as for many (international) Private Equity funds. Cornelis was also responsible for the Private Equity client segment in PwC for many years. Advisor to companies on strategic positioning including advising on acquisitions and sales processes (1999-2011).

Before dinner the speakers will inform you about the most recent developments related to the business and investment climate in the Republic of Belarus.

During this evening you will be informed on the present economic and financial situation in Belarus, investment opportunities, ongoing privatization process and potential projects for Dutch investors, developments in the Customs Union of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan as well as on the bilateral cooperation between the Netherlands and Belarus.