On March 17, 2020, the grand opening of the exhibition and conference of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs took place in Ashgabat.

 The inauguration of the forum, organized by SPTT together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was attended by members of the government, leaders and deputies of the Mejlis, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Turkmenistan, ministries and departments, public organizations, universities and the media.

More than 200 exhibitors presented their stands in the exhibition hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Among them are structural subdivisions and regional branches of SPPT, individual enterprises and business companies specializing in all areas of the economy.

A significant part of the exposition is dedicated to one of the priority areas for the development of domestic business - the creation of import-substituting industrial enterprises based on local raw materials.

In the afternoon, a conference was held in the building of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, during which they discussed the challenges facing the business community in line with key state programs and, above all, those identified in the country's Socio-Economic Development Program for 2020-2025.

Within the framework of the forum, its participants heard reports on the work of SPPT and its regional branches, exchanged views on pressing issues of doing business, including identifying the most promising areas for increasing investment and innovation processes, manufacturing import-substituting products and increasing volumes of domestic goods exported.

Within the framework of the forum, the results of the competition SPTT "Best Entrepreneur of the Year" in 13 directions were summarized.

On March 18, the exhibition and conference will complete their work.