All posts by Jerry Cameron

Sirin Software — A Ukrainian Firm Conquering Global Markets

Sirin Software started in March 2014, and has grown quickly. The company now employs 30 IT specialists. In 2016, it merged with another firm in order to expand its service portfolio.

Alexander Nikitenko, CEO of Sirin Software, spoke to Jerry Cameron about how the company was started, the firm’s presence in the US as well as its future expansion plans. Continue reading Sirin Software — A Ukrainian Firm Conquering Global Markets

An Opportunity for CEE Realtors to Send a Positive Message to Investors

Over 5,000 international investors and 60 institutional investors, representing $600 billion of combined allocation to real estate, are coming to the resort town of Cannes on the French Riviera in search of investment opportunities.

Filippo Rean, director of the Real Estate Division at Reed MIDEM, and the organiser of MIPIM, the world’s largest real estate event, in Cannes, spoke to Jerry Cameron, about the 2017 edition pf the real estate fair and the role Central and Eastern Europe plays at MIPIM. Continue reading An Opportunity for CEE Realtors to Send a Positive Message to Investors

SMEs Should Play an Important Role in the Economy and Export Development

Although in Ukraine SMEs make up 99.9 per cent of all registered enterprises in the country, there are limited possibilities for their growth and competitiveness.

Dr Gennadiy Chyzhykov, president of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI), spoke to Jerry Cameron about the role Ukrainian SMEs play in the economy and the challenges they have been facing since the Maidan. Continue reading SMEs Should Play an Important Role in the Economy and Export Development

Young Well-Paid IT Specialists Are Making Belarus Known Internationally

Increasingly, more young Belarusians are choosing a career in the IT sector. In 2010, some 20,000 people had a job in the industry and that number grew to 36,000 in 2015, according to the Belarusian National Statistical Committee. Out of those, 25,000 software engineers work in companies that are residents of High Tech Park Belarus (HTP). Continue reading Young Well-Paid IT Specialists Are Making Belarus Known Internationally

CEE Countries Expect Brexit to Result in More Opportunities for the Region

It is now over two months since the EU referendum in the UK and the post-Brexit future looks more optimistic for Central and Eastern Europe. The CEE region is already preparing to accommodate foreign businesses, whichever they are, that are currently based in the UK.

During the 26th Economic Forum in Krynica, Emerging Europe organised a panel discussion about the post-Brexit future of FDI in the CEE region. We invited experts from across the region and the UK to discuss the topic: Kerry Hallard, CEO of the National Outsourcing Association, UK, Goran Mickovski, Minister for FDI, Macedonia, Natallia Nikandrava, CEO, National Agency of Investment and Privatisation, Belarus, Katharina Arnold, Senior Manager Foreign Direct Investment, Conway Advisory, Germany, Przemysław Kamil Rosiak, Partner Associate, KPMG, Poland, and Robert Juodka, Managing Partner, Attorney at Law, PRIMUS Attorneys at Law, Lithuania.

The Czech Republic Is On the Way To Become a Fully Developed Economy

In 2015, the Czech GDP per capita amounted to over $17,000 and was the third highest in emerging Europe, after Slovenia and Estonia. Now the country has the second lowest unemployment rate in the European Union, with 4.2 per cent in July 2016, but the economy faces its own challenges. 

Jan Mládek, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, spoke to Emerging Europe, about the advances the country has to make to become a fully developed economy.

CEE Competing to Pick Up the Brexit Fall-Out

Brexit isn’t expected to have a short term impact on Central and Eastern Europe but long term consequences are already on the horizon.

At the Economic Forum in Krynica, Emerging Europe spoke to Jan Mládek, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic, and Mateusz Morawiecki, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Poland, about how they see the post-Brexit landspe develop in Central and Eastern Europe.

Governments Across CEE Introduce New Regulations to Unleash the Region’s Full Potential

Innovation in Central and Eastern Europe needs a more commercial edge and governments across the region are trying to improve that. 

Emerging Europe spoke to Dragoş Pîslaru, Minister of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly People, Romania, Jadwiga Emilewicz, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Poland, Peter Stracar, CEO, GE Central and Eastern Europe, and Rafał Plutecki Head of Campus Warsaw, Poland, how to increase innovation in the CEE region.

CEE Countries Are on Their Way to Create Their Own ‘Silicon Valleys’

Silicon Valley is the symbol of a location the world’s largest high-tech corporations and thousands of start-up companies and also a goal of visionary politicians and businesses across Central and Eastern Europe. That doesn’t mean that the CEE region is not capable of creating its own high-tech and startup clusters. On the contrary, the process is already taking place.

Emerging Europe spoke to Peter Stracar CEO, GE Central and Eastern Europe, Rafał Plutecki, Head of Campus Warsaw, Poland, and Dragoş Pîslaru, Minister of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly People, Romania, about how a Central and Eastern European Silicon Valley is being developed.

The Great Stone Industrial Park — Making Doing Business Easy in Minsk

In Minsk, construction on the new Great Stone Industrial Park, which will eventually exceed 91 sq. km, is well underway. The Park already has 13 km of internal streets, electricity, water supply, sewerage and gas and telecommunication services. On completion at the beginning of 2017, 20,000 sq. m of industrial and commercial space will be available for rent.