The International Forum of the Small and Middle Enterprises


In the period of April 23-26, 2008, in the International Exhibition Center “Moldexpo” S.A. there will take place the VIII International Exhibition of the enterprises of small and middle business and rendering services, which will be carried out in the frame of the International Forum of the Small- and Middle-scaled Enterprises.

The event will take place under the patronage of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, the organizers being Ministry of Economy and Commerce and International Exhibition Center “Moldexpo” S.A., the co-organizers – Ministry of Local Public Administration, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Primary of Chisinau, Organization on Development of the small- and middle-scaled enterprises.

The organizers of the Forum have the aim to familiarize the public with the realizations of the enterprises of small and middle business and contribution thereof to the development of the economy of the country, as well as creation of the conditions favourable for the development of the small- and middle-scaled enterprises. Among the objectives it shall be mentioned: evidence of the potential of this economical sector; facilitation of concluding the agreements on collaboration; identification of matters and trends in the development of the small and middle business; promotion of the representatives of the private sector.

During the last 7 years in the work of the exhibition took part 1436 enterprises, the last year there took part 210 economical agents from Chisinau and 18 regions of the republic, a great part of the participants concluded contracts or agreements on cooperation. In order to study the market and promote the autochthonous products, on the stands it is organized commercialization of the different products.

Sections of the exhibition:

  • consumer goods: confections, knitted wear, footwear, fur articles, leather articles, hygienic objects, vessels, household chemistry products, electric household articles, alternative furniture, carpets;
  • food and beverages;
  • technologies, equipment and material for any field of economy;
  • handicraft articles;
  • NGO;
  • international programs and projects for sustaining the small and middle business;
  • business for business: consulting, audit, legal services, financial, transport, publicity, insurance, staff training;
  • business-souvenirs and presents, publicity-souvenir products, prizes and diploma, new concepts and elaborations;
  • services rendered and articles produced by the Invalids Societies.

Among the participants of this year there are: National Institute of Standardization and Metrology, Voxtel Company, Banc of Economy, Unity of the popular skilled craftsmen, Popular craftsmen of UTA Gagauzia, National Agency of Job Placement, Center of training the specialists for the National Army etc. In the agenda of the Forum there are included seminars and round tables on which there will be also represented the communications of the specialists of AGEPI on realization of the intellectual property rights in the small and middle business. On April 23 in the conference hall of the IEC “Moldexpo” will take place the round table organized by AGEPI “The actual aspects of protection and realization of the intellectual property rights”, and in the frame of the exhibition AGEPI take part with a promotional stand.

At the closing of the Forum there will be made the totals of the competition “The best entrepreneur of the year from the sector of small- and middle-scaled enterprises”.