Export Markets Workshop "Russia - Opportunities and Challenges" was held yesterday on October 9 in Lisbon in the AIP with an objective to provide an efficient platform to foster insights into the business opportunities between Russia and Portuguese-speaking countries.
The seminar began with a welcoming speech by the Vice President of AIP Mr. Jorge Pais. Then Mr. Mikhail L. Kamynin, the Russian Federation Ambassador in Portugal, welcomed the participants and spoke about the results of 240 years of bilateral relations between Russia and Portugal. The trade results between Russia and Portugal were presented by the Economic Counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Mr. Sergey Baldin. Furthermore, the President of CCILR Chamber of Commerce and Industry Luso-Russian Mr. Bruno Valverde Cota gave an overview on Russian market features and opportunities. Also Vice-President of CCILR Mr. Luis Dias shared his experience in approaching the market of Russia.
The formal culmination of the workshop was the signature of cooperation protocol between AIP and CCILR.
The informal ending included a shot of vodka and business dialogue among participants.