Moscow companies presented their products in more than 30 countries around the world
In 2021, the Moscow Export Center (MEC) realized 40 business missions with foreign partners for the capital's entrepreneurs. At such meetings, they present their products and services directly to buyers and subsequently enter new markets using their promotion. Moscow covers expenses for negotiations, translation services and other organizational costs.
“In 2021, MEC organized 40 business events for enterprises of various industries: manufacturers of consumer goods, equipment and electronics, medical and IT companies, projects from the construction and chemical sectors. This supporting measure was launched in 2019, and since then the number of business missions increased eightfold. Due to the epidemiological situation across the world, nearly all events were held online, but in December of the expiring year, 15 Moscow companies were able to present products and services physically at a business mission in Dubai as part of Expo 2020,” said Alexey Fursin, Head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.
Last year, business missions were conducted in Europe and Asia, including the CIS countries and the Persian Gulf region. Over 700 companies took part in negotiations with partners from 30 countries. In the meantime, the Moscow Export Center organized business missions to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy, Greece, Israel, Malaysia and a number of other countries for the first time ever.
Besides, entrepreneurs from the Russian capital present their products at major international exhibitions. Among them are Jewelry & Gem World Hong Kong Virtual event (the jewelry industry), Intercharm Korea (cosmetic products), as well as Africa Health (the medical industry).
During the year, Moscow companies held more than 2.6 thousand meetings with foreign buyers and concluded export contracts. For instance, a developer of virtual platforms and robotic systems for logistics of medicines organized exports to Tanzania, and another company concluded a contract for supplying infrared heaters to Kazakhstan.