ФОТО: Hardware Congress 2.0
17 November 2018 MINSK

Hardware Congress 2.0

Platform for beneficial communication of innovative manufacturing businesses


On November 17, Probusiness together with the Advanced Instrument Manufactures Association arranges a large–scale event for high-tech companies and startups – Hardware Congress 2.0. The General Partner of the event is Alfa-Bank (Belarus).

The hardware sector has a huge potential for development in Belarus. There are talented entrepreneurs and managers – the creators of successful companies in the world market. Strong engineering staff. There are interesting startups and spin-offs. Investors' interest in hardware projects is growing. 

Hardware Congress 2.0 aims to catalyze the success of the high-tech sector, to become a strong impetus for further development.

The most interesting things in our hardware start right now!

Short-term objectives of the event:

  • Replication of useful experience of the most successful innovative companies – this year practical cases will be shared by the founders of Yukon, Regula, NTLab, heads of EPAM Garage subdivisions and other interesting speakers.
  • Creating opportunities to find and attract customers, partners, investors, personnel. We will promote successful networking of participants and speakers as much as possible.
  • Discussion of the most pressing issues of the hardware industry and ways to solve them. This year we have invited to the discussion entrepreneurs and experts from abroad. We believe that a fresh opinion, experience, ideas will be useful for all participants.

The long-term goal is to create a full-fledged, developed hardware ecosystem in Belarus. 

This, in its turn, will increase the number of successful companies and startups in the world market. It will promote the development of high technologies and innovations in the country.






9.00 am — 10.00 am

Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 am — 10.10 am

Opening of the Congress. Greeting of Vitali Valianiuk, Probusiness and the General Partner – Alfa-Bank (Belarus)

10.10 am — 10.20 am

Welcome address 
Lyudmila Antonovskaya, the Advanced Instrument Manufactures Association

10.20 am — 10.40 am

Vitali Khomich, the Advanced Instrument Manufactures Association

"Hardware-sector as another point of growth of the new economy – growth rates, trends, new directions"

10.40 am — 11.10 am

Roman Pakholkov, Promwad

"How to achieve multiple growth in the hardware sector"

11.10 am — 11.40 am

Jonathan Levin, KolGene, Android Academy (Israel) 

"Israeli experience in creating a successful ecosystem for technology startups and companies. Practical recommendations for Belarus"

11.40 am — 12.10 pm

Discussion on the development of the HARDWARE-ECOSYSTEM in Belarus

Participants: Lyudmila Antonovskaya, Roman Pakholkov, Jonathan Levin, etc. 

12.10 pm — 1.00 pm Coffee-break. Networking
1.00 pm — 1.20 pm

Sergey Boyko and Pavel Liber, ЕPAМ Garage

"Garage hardware stories. End-to-end delivery"

1.20 pm — 1.40 pm

Oleg Kondrashov, EnCata

"Educating future engineers with manual work. Make it centre case"

1.40 pm — 2.00 pm

Mikhail Doroshevich, Izovac

Spinoff case "Izovac. Augmented reality"

2.00 pm — 2.30 pm

Dmitry Chernyakovsky, NTLab

"Time to market. How to bring complex products to market as quickly as possible due to parallel-conveyor design"

2.30 pm — 3.30 pm Coffee-break. Networking

3.30 pm — 4.15 pm

Alexander Olshevsky, Yukon

"Product and its lifecycle management at Yukon"

4.15 pm — 4.45 pm

Ivan Shumsky, Regula

"How Regula company started and how to start the hardware business now"

4.45 pm — 5.15 pm

Rustem Akishbekov, Arkley Venture Capital, Robo Wunderkind

"How international investors evaluate hardware projects and how to attract smart money"

5.15 pm — 5.30 pm Summarizing. Closing of the Congress
5.30 pm — 10.00 pm

After-party (for speakers and participants who have purchased Business tickets) 


A promotional price is provided for partners, clients and members of Advanced Instrument Manufactures Association

Past events

A year ago, Probusiness for the first time gathered on one platform managers and owners of all high-tech hardware companies, hardware startups, companies that provide outsourcing services for the hardware sector, as well as investors, representatives of the banking sector, science and education.



The Advanced Instrument Manufactures Association is an association of manufacturers of high-tech innovative products in Belarus.

The main ideas and goals of the Association are to represent and protect the interests of the instrument manufacturing industry in the state, on the one hand, and to achieve a synergetic effect from the development of internal interaction between companies at all levels, on the other hand. 

The companies – initiators and members of the Association – are niche leaders supplying their high-tech hardware products to the international market. 

Today the Association is represented by such brands as Polimaster, Regula, Izovac, Solar LS, Technoton, Promwad, etc.

Probusiness is the largest online portal on business and entrepreneurship in Belarus. Probusiness also acts as an organizer of significant business events in the country: international forums, specialized conferences, meetings with well-known entrepreneurs and experts. Promotes the development of contacts within the business community (in the autumn of 2018 Pro business Club was launched).

The mission of Probusiness is to promote the development of entrepreneurship, to serve as a platform for useful communication of businessmen and experience exchange.



Law firm / the law office "Sysuev, Bondar, Khraputsky" (SBH Law Office) is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced firms in Belarus whose story starts in 1991. Offices in Minsk and Kiev specialize in the provision of legal services in various areas of commercial activity with a focus on such areas as M&A, foreign investment, insurance, banking and finance, IT, as well as intellectual property and construction. Among SBH's clients are both large Belarusian and foreign companies with a worldwide reputation.


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