ФОТО: HI-TECH NATION forum in Belarus
20-21 April 2018 MINSK

HI-TECH NATION forum in Belarus

one of the world’s best countries
for hi-tech business


Meet the HI-TECH NATION Speakers who have already confirmed their participation. The list of Speakers is being updated


  • 3 000+ attendees from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, EU, Israel and USA
  • 2 days of top-notch content and networking 

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Venue Plan


9.00 am – 11.00 am Registration and Welcome coffee 
11.00 am – 11.30 am

Opening Ceremony 

Vitali Valianiuk, – moderator
Pavel Golenchenko,  EPAM Systems – moderator
Valery Smolyak, Alfa-Bank (Belarus)

11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Saul Singer (Israel)

How to turn problems into opportunities. Israel’s economic miracle lessons for Belarus and the world 

12.30 pm – 1.00 pm    

Yury Melnichek (Belarus)

What opportunities open today in Belarus for projects at the junction of artificial intelligence and traditional industries. Q&A

1.00 pm – 1.45 pm Coffee Break. Networking Sessions for Business
1.45 pm — 2.20 pm

Viktor Prokopenya (Belarus)

Why we have to think different in the new economy 

2.20 pm — 2.50 pm

Joe Seunghyun Cho (Singapore)

Developing start-up culture in companies. Singapore’s experience

2.50 pm – 3.30 pm

Denis Aleinikov (Belarus)

Opportunities for businesses on blockchain in Belarus. Q&A

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Pavel Muntyan (Cyprus)

Decentralization of the society and business: Future or Eutopia? 

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Coffee Break. Networking Sessions for Business
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Nouriel Roubini (USA) 

How new technologies change the economy, industries and life. Q&A

6.30 pm  Concluding Remarks
9.00 am – 11.00 am Registration and Welcome coffee
11.00 am – 11.40 am

Marvin Liao (USA)

Wide opportunities that new technologies open for small business. The View From the Valley

11.40 am – 12.20 pm

Oleg Khusaenov (Belarus)

Investments in IT and traditional sector – conclusions and recommendations from the Investor 

12.20 pm – 1.00 pm

Andrii Stetsovskyi (Ukraine, USA)

How 3D-printing will change the construction industry. Ambitions of PassivDom

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Coffee Break. Networking Sessions for Business
2.00 pm — 2.40 pm

Eugene Borukhovich (Germany)

How AI challenges and evolves traditional industries. Experience of Bayer

2.40 pm – 3.20 pm

Janeen Uzzell (USA)

How to meet the inevitable of industrial transformation. Integrating innovations with the development of employees’ potential 

3.20 pm – 4.00 pm

Arkadii Tsuker (Russia)

Human in the new business reality 

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Coffee Break. Networking Sessions for Business
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Ray Kurzweil (USA)
3D-hologram speaking engagement (live)

On the way to tech singularity – future that already exists. Q&A (3D hologram speaking engagement)

6.30 pm Concluding Remarks


Technologies are rapidly developing. They open up new opportunities for some businesses and ruin others. On which side is your business?

We will address opportunities that occur at the junction of IT and traditional industries with world renowned futurists and entrepreneurs at the major HI-TECH NATION Pro Business forum at Minsk-Arena. Shortly before the event, the revolutionary Decree “On Digital Economy Development” will come into effect in Belarus to make the country one of the world’s most convenient jurisdictions for the development of hi-tech business*.  

Among the Speakers are the world famous economist Nouriel Roubini, legendary futurist, inventor, Google executive Ray Kurzweil, co-author of the global business best-seller Start-up Nation Saul Singer and a number of notable entrepreneurs, top-managers, and investors.


  • under the Decree "On Digital Economy Development" blockchain businesses acquire a regulatory framework and the right to use smart contracts in transactions
  • Belarus High Tech Park (HTP) – one of the leading IT-clusters in Eastern Europe and the CIS – extends tax benefits available to its corporate residents until 2049 
  • non-residents that have work contracts with the HTP resident-companies are granted visa-free stay in Belarus for up to 180 days per year

Title Partner – Alfa-Bank (Belarus).

Venue Plan

Past events

On April 13, 2017, the Business Forum "Under the Sign of Unpredictability" was held at Falcon Club Arena. It brought together more than 1,500 participants from different countries. The headliner of the forum was Nassim Nicholas Taleb, one of the most brilliant contemporary thinkers, the author of the world best-selling books Black Swan and Antifragile.



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Minsk-Arena - the largest venue in the country
Minsk, praspiekt Pieramožcaŭ, 111