On April 26th will be held a seminar: “HTP 2.0: New conditions for innovation companies in Belarus”

Such headlines in presses we could see yesteryear:

  • “Company from Belarus EPAM again entered the list of the fastest growing companies in the world according to Forbes”
  • “Google has acquired AIMATTER”
  • “Facebook has acquired MSQRD”
  • “In Belarus appeared a new dollar billionaire he is a founder famous computer game – World of Tanks”
Another one a loud information occasion has happened in the end of 2017 year. Belarus has adopted the innovation decree “On the development of the digital economy” which greatly expands possible areas of activity within the Belarusian IT cluster, hi-tech Park, extends preferences (including tax), and regulates the activities of crypto exchanges, ICO and mining process. Largest and most influence media from Bloomberg to Reuters have written about it. We want to tell you more about these news. Namely, than today Belarusian jurisdiction for the Latvian IT business can be interesting.

On April 26, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Riga and the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, we are holding a seminar on "HTP 2.0: New Conditions for Innovative Companies in Belarus".

Speakers: experts from Arzinger & Partners, representatives of the HTP and the investment company Capital Times.

We will be happy to see you, your customers and partners interested in the appearance of the R&D center or the expansion of the presence on the Belarusian market at the event.

We are confident that the Latvian and Belarusian businesses are connected not only by a common history, but also by a common future.

Venue: Latvian Investment and Development Agency, Riga, Latvia, Perses 2.
The beginning: 10:00.
Registration of participants, coffee: from 09:30 to 10:00.
Duration: 3 hours.

Participation in the event is free.

Preliminary registration is required, the number of seats is limited.

Please confirm your participation and register on the website of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency  not later than April 16, 2018.
The contact person is Agnija Trachuma, project manager of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, e-mail address agnija.tracuma@liaa.gov.lv, phone number +371 67039409.

Program of the seminar

Welcome speech of the leadership of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Latvia.
Welcoming speech by the representative of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency.
Speeches Speeches.

Block I. Topic: Belarus: Innovations are welcome.

Speaker: Arzinger & Partners experts Veronika Pavlovskaya, Alexander Korsak.

1. New activities envisaged in HTP 2.0

  • What opportunities does OEM for OEMs offer?
  • Comparison of tax benefits of HTP and the Great Stone
  • Institutes of English Law in Belarus
  • Smart contract
  • Attraction of foreign labor
2. Crypto-currency
  • Who can mine, give and inherit?
  • Where can it be mined?
  • Tax holidays
  • Peculiarities of currency legislation, privileges for import of equipment
  • ICO
  • Questions and answers to questions.
  • Coffee pause.
Block II. Topic: Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe (economic aspects).
Speaker: Ilya Soloduho, Director of the Minsk office of Capital Times Investment Company
1. General description of the economic and business environment of Belarus
2. Current state of IT industry in Belarus
  • HTP overview: dynamics of growth, exports, participants of the Park
  • Terms of joining the HTP
  • Comparative characteristics of the rates in Belarus and other regions, the ratio of cost and quality
  • Which companies are already working with Belarusian IT
3. Overview of high-profile transactions in the Belarusian M & A market.

Questions and answers to questions.