EWBF 2010

When: 13. - 17. Sepetmeber 2010 
Where: Brno, Czech Republic
Our objectives:
  • supporting expansion of international trade in energy, engineering, infrastructure and other sectors of industry
  • creating suitable environment for establishing new favourable business contacts
  • introducing trade and investment opportunities to foreign companies in the Czech Republic and to Czech companies in perspective territories abroad
  • introduction of new project "Export alliances"
Target group:
Businesses, companies, chambers of commerce etc:
  • from Czech Republic and all parts of world (East and West)
  • from energy, engineering, infrastructure and other related industries,
  • interested to enlarge their investment and trade opportunities in different world territories through business matchmaking meetings
More information about East-West Business Forum 2010:
East-West Business Forum 2010: How to succeed in international competition? Given the current level of labour productivity, it is necessary to restrain wage pressures.

Brno, 17th September 2010: More than 70 people from 10 countries attended the second year of East-West Business Forum. It was organized by the International Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (ICC Czech Republic) on Thursday, 16th September 2010 at the Brno Fairs within the 52nd International Engineering Fair. This event focused this year on the potential exporters and investors who plan to enter foreign markets. Export and investment opportunities presented in particular representatives of foreign embassies in the Czech Republic. Partners of East-West Business Forum 2010 were Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, investment and business development agency CzechInvest, Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP), Czech Export Bank and Komerční banka, a.s.

Michal Mejstřík, member of National Economic Council (NERV) and candidate for new chairman of ICC Czech Republic has in his opening speech highlighted new challenges in international trade and competitiveness. Inter alia, he has stressed that the Czech Republic could achieve better results in terms of price competitiveness of exports only if wage growth would be restrained, at first in the public sector, because it is followed by the evolution of wages in the private sector." Lack of labour productivity growth in comparison with our competitors dictates us clearly defined scope and government must respect this limited wage scope," he added.

Zdeněk Vališ, director of Export Promotion Department of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic has acknowledged contribution of ICC Czech Republic for Czech exports and mediation of business opportunities abroad. Director General of CzechInvest, Miroslav Křížek presented the main priorities of the agency, which are primarily based on promoting innovation and he stressed: "Czech Republic should focus on attracting investment with high added value."

Wide range of possibilities, where and under what conditions should companies do business in selected countries, was divided into four sections according to regions (Europe, Asia, Africa and America). Business opportunities were presented in Austria, Estonia, Poland, Serbia, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Canada, USA, Egypt, Libya and Morocco. In the forefront of the interest were fields as energy, engineering, infrastructure and other related industries.

Parallel to the conference were also held seminars on traditional products of the International Chamber of Commerce - particularly news of this year – revision of the delivery clauses Incoterms 2010 and ICC Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG 758).

For more information please visit www.ewbf.cz and www.icc-cr.cz.