Programme with Russia and Belarus Suspended

The cooperation with Russia in the Manager Training Programme was suspended in March 2022 due to the Russian attack on Ukraine. The suspension also applies to Belarus as that country is supporting Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

Thinking in new dimensions

The 5DOBT method is one way to ensure a company makes the best possible business decisions. At an online seminar in March, MP alumni from Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine learned about this methodology and received valuable impulses for their own work. Continue reading

“There’s Never the Right Time”

How can I increase my turnover in times of crisis, improve customer satisfaction and advance my business? These were just some of the questions MP alumni from Eastern Europe discussed within the scope of the Business Hacks Festival. The exchange of experiences provided the participants with numerous new insights. Continue reading

From zero to 300,000

VRP Consulting is a global IT firm that counts global players like Facebook, Burberry and Rolls-Royce among its clients. From its office in Belarus it directs its activities in Europe, the second most important market after the United States. Nastassia Shabasovich supports the team in Minsk and is responsible for expanding business in Germany. Continue reading

On the Path to Success with Artificial Fibres

Chemical firm expands its customer base and develops new materials

Iryna Smartselava works for Europe’s largest producer of artificial fibres, SvetlogorskKhimvolokno AG in Belarus. The state enterprise set up a new product line two years ago to produce multilayer non-woven fabrics. These so-called laminates are breathable and are popularly used in hygiene products. Continue reading

Belarus extends cooperation

Germany and Belarus agreed to extend the partnership in the framework of the Manager Training Programme until 2021. Dr. Heinz Hetmeier, Deputy-Director General for European Policy at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and Dmitry Matusevich, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Minsk on 21 February 2019. Continue reading

Learning from the best

The German dual vocational training system in theory and practice: This was the focus of the visit to the Vocational School for Wood, Textiles and Colour (G6) and the furniture manufacturer likoo / Möbel in Form GmbH. Continue reading

German Measuring Technology for the Belarusian Market

Kirill Filippenko’s family are among the pioneers in the private sector in Belarus. Immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, his father established one of the first private companies in the former Soviet Union. And this “entrepreneurial gene” has been passed on to his son. Upon completing his degree in systems engineering and an MBA, he began working at his parents’ company. Continue reading