The second edition of the Industrial Suppliers & Engineering Forum, an event dedicated exclusively to industry and engineering, took place on May 25, 2022.

The Industrial Suppliers & Engineering Forum is a connection platform for the business community, which facilitates public-private dialogue and ensures continuous interaction between representatives of industrial companies.

Industrial Suppliers & Engineering Forum is dedicated to the development of SMEs in the Republic of Moldova and to facilitate the creation of links between local companies with global value chains, thus forming industrial and engineering skills in the country, bringing added value to international participants. The event aims to raise awareness of the topics of electronics, engineering, research and development among the business community and young people.

Dumitru Pîntea, Interim Director, Organization for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (ODIMM) “ODIMM provides support to local companies in creating partnerships and supports the expansion of businesses in other markets. The institution has in its portfolio several support tools, meant to support the companies from the Republic of Moldova in the process of internationalization, greening, digitalization and encouragement of participation in local and international exhibitions/fairs”. During the forum, the online business connection platform BusinessLink.MD was launched – a platform that was conceived as a key government tool for developing contacts between local suppliers and international companies. “The matchmaking platform will increase the visibility of local companies and make the products and services of domestic companies more accessible to potential international buyers.”

Dumitru Pîntea, Interim Director, Organization for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (ODIMM)

Radu Melnic, Director, Career Counseling and Guidance Center, Technical University of Moldova: “We are pleased to be the organizers of an event dedicated to both SMEs seeking specialists and students interested in their professional development here, at home, in Moldova. The mission of the Technical University of Moldova is to train today’s students in tomorrow’s specialists “.

Radu Melnic, Director, Career Counseling and Guidance Center, Technical University of Moldova

Sebastian Metz, General Manager, AHK Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry spoke about managing blockages in the supply chain and ensuring business continuity in the region. “The crisis in Ukraine has a direct impact on supply chains and outsourcing markets. The Republic of Moldova can capitalize on these circumstances by providing an investment platform for companies in Ukraine and Russia. “

Also during the forum was the Career Fair in Engineering and Technology, where national and international companies promoted vacancies and job offers for graduates and professionals. For the first time, a manual PCB soldering contest was organized during the event. In parallel, tours were organized at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transportation with visiting laboratories, the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics, the Department of Biomedical and Microelectronics Engineering, as well as the design office Draexlmaier DSM, a company that aims to organize with on this occasion the Open Day.

The initiative to organize a specialized Career Fair started in 2017 during the Moldova Automotive Days event, hosted by the Technical University of Moldova. The purpose of the career fair is to promote local engineering skills and highlight the actors in the local industry, who need such skills.

The Industrial Suppliers & Engineering Forum was developed by the Organization for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises Sector (ODIMM), the Association of Electronics Companies in Moldova (ACEM) and the Investment Agency “Invest Moldova”, with the support of the Project “Economic policy advice to the Moldovan government”. implemented by GIZ Moldova with the financial support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Event partners: Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, Technical University of Moldova, IPC Global Association for Electronics Industry, AHK Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, German Business Association for Eastern Europe (OstAuschus der Deutschen Wirtschaft), in4ma Market Research and Analyzes, Tekwill.

Event sponsors: ACI Partners, HR-Consulting; Informbusiness; Magnetec Components; MOD Engineering; OrangeSystems; Safe Logic; Sandra; Steinel Electronic; Purcari.

The event can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tuf-D8e4zo&ab_channel=ODIMM