The exhibition-fair “Northern vector of Grodno region”, the international economic forum “New opportunities and prospects for cooperation”, as well as the festival-fair “Smorgon bagels” were held on May 25 in the town of Smorgon.
       About 12 thousand people took part in the events. Of course, among them are manufacturing enterprises of the Oshmyany, Smorgon, Ostrovetsky districts, representatives of state administrations, banking and business structures, diplomatic corps from Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, as well as residents of Smorgon and numerous regional centers.
        Each time the exhibition-fair and the international economic forum become a good platform for establishing contacts, concluding contracts and intentions for joint implementation of projects, and presentation of the economic potential of the region.
         And if the business community was traditionally attracted by the Northern Vector of Grodno Exhibition and the International Economic Forum, ordinary citizens are a bright holiday. This year the festival Smorgon bagels - a kind of brand - is held for the second time.
       Smorgon Aggregate Works OJSC presented at the festival a demonstration vehicle run, designed in the traditional style of bagels, under the flag of the representatives of the participating countries: the Republic of Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine. After the mini-tractor race, they made an exposition near the stage, where the concert of the Khoroshki ensemble took place.
       The festival-fair "Smorgon Bagels" will undoubtedly serve to preserve the traditions and development of the tourist potential of the region. After Smorgon bagels are known from the XVII century. They were baked for the pupils of the Smorgon Bear Academy, and over time, everyone could appreciate the unique taste of the delicacy.
        However, guests of the holiday could appreciate the taste of bagels and other bakery products. Not only smorgonians presented their products, but also manufacturers from other regions and regions of the country: a branch of Beresteysky Baker OJSC, Baranovichi Hlaboplant, Vitebskhlebprom OJSC, Niva-AIA RUE. Not only the sale, but also the tasting of products was offered to the visitors of the fair by the Oshmyan enterprises: IOOO Unison-group, the Oshmyany branch of the regional consumer society, the Oshmyany meat-processing plant.