International Business Forum Odessa 5T Summer Business Days
International Business Forum Odessa 5T Summer Business Days was successfully completed at the 1st July, 2016 in Odessa.
Forum was organized by the Odessa Development Fund NGO and the Odessa Tourism Association, under the initiatives of the Department of Tourism & Resorts, MEDT and Odessa City Council Department of Economic Development.
During the forum was presented a new investment program Odessa 5T.
5T is main directions for development of economy of the city of Odessa. Introduced strategy of development will help to implement plans to raise investment into the city, as well as new approaches, which required by a municipal community and that business expects. As noted by the participants – this is a completely new vision for interaction with investors.
Odessa 5T is a new Investment Brand of the City, which combine 5 key areas: Transport, Technology, Tourism, Trade and Trust.
The forum was attended by over 300 participants from 10 countries, including World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), as well as partners from China, Korea and the United States.
«Money is loves silence and confidence of tomorrow. Need deregulation of business and to fight against corruption, while on the national level – overcoming of military aggression and widespread of the implementation of reforms. Without carrying out of decentralization of authority is difficult to fight for the investment attractiveness. We are getting many of the rights and credentials, and we are obliged take them and effectively use. Today, business necessary to interaction with the authorities», – said a Mayor of Odessa city Mr. Gennadiy Trukhanov during the opening of the forum.
Mayor also said that the Odessa’s IT-marketplace acknowledged as the best in the Ukraine, and one of the Odessa Company has already sold its products for more than 150 mln US dollars.
Those present at the opening of the forum, representatives of the Odessa City Council Department of Economic Development were assured also that strategy 5T is strategy by which city would be go and grow. Odessa meet to many international standards today already – here doing business is safe and promising, and the city authority is interested in creating more comfortable conditions for investment.
It should be noted, that in Odessa city on the 1st October 2016 is scheduled another event – «5T-EXPO», which will be presenting all the achievements of Odessa citizens in the areas of production, technology and transport, which in future will be presented on the international arena.
Odessa is one of the city-applicant on the right to conduct Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and the city authorities present the solutions to improve the municipal infrastructure and the general attractiveness of the Southern Capital of Ukraine.