Workshop on Attracting Investors
The workshop titled “Attracting Investors and Increasing Investment Attractiveness of the Regions” offered answers to the questions such as how to establish investment attractiveness of the territory, what an investor needs and how to evaluate the feasibility of investment projects.
In the course of two days Petrozavodsk State University, the Flagship University of the Republic of Karelia, has been holding the workshop.
The workshop convened visiting experts: Vice-President of the public organization Investment Russia Dmitry Veselov and David Rtveladze, a specialist in the evaluation of investment projects, Associate Professor of Saint Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. Over two days they told about what matters to investors and which tools can facilitate cooperation with them.
“Dialogue between investor, project initiator and the state is often complicated. Each party has a difficulty understanding each other, each party speaks its own language. Our task is to translate from one language into another, establish efficient communication with domestic and foreign investors,” said Dmitry.
The focus is also on the issues of interaction with foreign companies in the context of sanctions.
According to Mr. Veselov only comprehensive approach, competent, education team, a package of measures and tools will be the formula for successful development of the territory, its investment attractiveness and will facilitate entrepreneurship.
The workshop is organized by the Karelian Regional Institute of Continuing Professional Education of PetrSU in the framework of the Flagship University Development Program in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development of Karelia and the Corporation of Development of Karelia, as well as with the financial support of the “Cross-border Investment Navigator for Monocities” KA4032 of Karelia CBC Program.
The project aims to enhance the possibilities of cross-border investments to diversify monocities and establish cross-border tools to help entrepreneurs to open business in monocities, including advanced development zones. The project will last until September 2021.