To promote export activities, the Export Support Center of the Udmurt Republic arranged meetings with foreign delegations from China, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Hungary and other countries.
Particularly, the Minister of Industry of the Republic of Belarus Vitaly Vovk visited the "Made in Udmurtia" stand and discussed further steps for cooperation in the field of industry. The exposition of the solar panels made by Elecond OJSC attracted special attention of the Embassy of Eritrea, which was the first step for the possible opening of a new market.
Following the meetings, an agreement was reached on the possibility of conducting a business mission of the Udmurt Republic representatives to Hungary and the Czech Republic in 2018–2019. In order to demonstrate the export potential of the Udmurt Republic, they agreed to hold online conferences with the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Spain and the Italian Trade Agency (ICE).
The public officials of the region took the floor as speakers in all two sessions of the Industrial Export Forum. During the session named "Ways to Support Exports — Roadmap for Industrial Exporters" the Head of the Udmurt Republic Alexander Brechalov presented the experience of successful exporters and the forms of export support provided by the Republic. The Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic Mikhail Khomich took part in the session "Export in the Era of Digital Economy", where he spoke about a new project of placing exporters of Udmurtia on the Alibaba site.
"INNOPROM features a very large percentage of international participants. For this very reason and also considering the competences of Udmurt companies in mechanical engineering, this show is of special purpose for us. Currently, we are able to offer the products that will satisfy the demand of foreign partners. We expect to continue negotiations and sign export contracts after the INNOPROM show," – said the Head of the Export Support Center of the Udmurt Republic Valeria Antonenko.