The 4th Project Partner Meeting of the CB2East project has taken place on 21 February 2017. The partners have discussed the challenges related to reporting and agreed on the next steps. During the meeting it was announced that this year two representative offices would be opened: Uzbekistan Representative office in Tashkent already in 29.3.2017 and Kazakhstan Representative office in the beginning of June 2017. The most important upcoming events will be “Baltic Sea Day” –Forum in Saint Petersburg on 22-23.3.2017, International Green Bridge Forum in Astana on 12 – 13.7.2017 as well as participation as a Clean Water Cluster in Astana Expo 2017.
The partners have also emphasized the importance of communication platform and CMS system in the project. Website and social media profiles as Facebook are providing good umbrella for simplifying what Finnish and Latvian partners have been achieved together. The project brand is already getting acknowledged, and now is good time to start to utilize is outside consortium as well as expanding geography of use.
The partners have informed about several initiatives for real business leads in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, as well as on-going clustering process in Russia that could give new opportunities for Finnish and Latvian companies. The business leads in Russia are mainly achieved through demonstration environment.