On June 26-28, 2019, the SEZ “Pavlodar” took part in the fifth annual international conference and exhibition “AICE 2019”, organized by the World Free Zone Organization, as the World FZO Regional Office for Central Asia.
The event was attended by over 1000 representatives and experts from more than 70 countries. “AICE 2019” discussed the topics of development, economic prosperity and socio-economic sustainability of free economic zones, as well as attracting investment and strategic partners around the world.
World FZO expressed the initiative of participating in the development of a strategy for the Pavlodar SEZ within the framework of the instructions given by Prime Minister Askar Mamin in May 2019 to develop a development strategy for each special economic zone of Kazakhstan within three months.
Also, the SEZ “Pavlodar” took part in the SIL Barcelona exhibition dedicated to logistics, transport and supply chains in Europe – the organizers of this exhibition are the state organization El Consorci de la Zona Franca, which contributes to the international presentation of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain in the sectors of the exhibition of logistics and real estate, stimulating business development and providing a platform for economic activity.
SIL Barcelona presents various tools for communication with the most prominent companies and professionals: during the events, the FEZ Pavlodar presented the advantages of cooperation to such international companies as Aceteck (Taiwan), Linde (Spain), Xilin (China), Forankra (Sweden), Dalmec (Italy), BYD Europe BV (Netherlands), Crank (Portugal).
As a result of negotiations, Linde Material Handling and LEX Equipment have shown interest in cooperation with the Pavlodar SEZ. Linde Material Handling is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of forklifts and indoor vehicles and has been setting standards for vehicle maintenance for over 50 years.
Representatives of multinational companies were attracted by the preferences and special legal regime represented by the SEZ “Pavlodar”, which can later become the main tools for successful cooperation.