Ahlers participated in EU-Russia Industrialist Round Table in Brussels /10 Dec 2010/
On December 7 a business round table with Russian President Medvedev, Economics Minister Elvira Nabiullina, EU President Herman Van Rompuy and Commission President Barroso was held during the EU Russia Summit.
The Industrialist Round Table brings on a regular basis some 30 major industrial companies of Russia and the EU together, ranging from Gazprom over Bekaert and Solvay to Siemens.
An action agenda worked out by the EU-Russia Industralist Round Table was discussed including Russia’s accession to the WTO and specific initiatives to deliver the Partnership for Modernisation (common standards, intellectual property rights enforcement and a modern travel regime). The challenge of less burdensome administrative obligations to allow more efficiency in operations was addressed.
Ahlers joined the meeting of the IRT invited as major Belgian investor in St. Petersburg with its Logistic Center.