Eurasian Economic Forum 2022
May 26, 2022
On May 26, the Eurasian Economic Forum 2022 was held in Bishkek. The main topic of the Forum was „Eurasian Economic Integration in the Era of Global Changes. New Opportunities for Investment Activity“.
The Forum was intended to promote economic cooperation and investment, innovation and export potential of the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union.
As part of the business program of the Forum, a Plenary session was held with the participation of the heads of states — members of the Eurasian Economic Union and panel discussions on financial markets, industrial cooperation and the agro-industrial complex.
Representatives of the UNIDO CIIC Russia took part in the Forum. Sergey Korotkov, Director of the CIIC, spoke at the Panel Discussion dedicated to the main areas of industrial cooperation: key trends, implementation tools, as well as challenges and risks.
According to experts, in 2021, despite the negative impact of the pandemic, industrial production in the EAEU as a whole increased by 5.3%, while the manufacturing industry increased by 5%. Similarly, other indicators characterizing the development of industrial cooperation in the EAEU also increased. However, in the context of recent political and economic constraints, including disruption of traditional production chains, blocking of logistics corridors, disruption of the investment climate, the EAEU countries are facing risks for industrial development and cooperation of its member states. In this regard, the participants discussed ways to overcome these negative factors.
The Forum also hosted an exhibition with an exposition of agro-industrial products from the EAEU countries and partner countries.