Major events of the Roscongress Foundation’s in Russia

The Eastern Economic Forum will take place on 6–7 September, 2017 on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island (Vladivostok).

The Eastern Economic Forum is a unique platform for cooperation between representatives from the worlds of business and politics, as well as members of the expert and media communities from Russia and the Asia-Pacific region. Key areas of focus for the Forum’s 2017 programme will include strengthening business links in the Asia-Pacific region, an in-depth expert appraisal of the Russian Far East’s economic potential, and increasing the region’s competitiveness and financial appeal. The new conditions for investment in the region, where the entire government administrative structure is geared towards meeting the needs of business, will also be presented.

The VI Eurasian Forumin Verona will take place on October 19-20, 2017.

The Forum has brought together more than 600 delegates from Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belgium, Belarus, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Malta, Mongolia, Russia, Slovakia, France and Switzerland. Among the participants there were representatives of the business community, political and public circles, diplomats, experts and journalists.

The delegates have discussed new projects, models of interstate interaction and economic cooperation in the modern context; they deliberated over the development aspects of the innovative infrastructure of the Greater Eurasia, as well as cooperation in energy, industry, technology, transport, agriculture and agroindustry. The participants have also touched upon the development of the geopolitical environment in Eurasia and the prospects of interregional cooperation between different countries.

The ‘Russian Energy Week’ Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum will take place in Moscow from October 4-7, 2017.

The goal of the event is to demonstrate the prospects of the Russian fuel and energy industry and realize the potential of international cooperation. Six main pillars have been identified for the Forum’s business programme: the development of the gas, oil, and coal industries, petrochemicals, and electricity as well as energy conservation and improving energy efficiency. The Forum will be attended by the heads of major global and Russian energy companies.

The XIX World Festival of Youth and Studentswill take place on October 14–22, 2017, the main events taking place at the Sochi Olympic Park.

World Festival of Youth and Students will be the largest event in the field of international youth cooperation and will bring together more than 20,000 of young people from 150 countries around the world. XIX Festival should be a new milestone in international cooperation, to unite the future generations around the ideas of peace and friendship, keeping the history of the festival movement!

This is a platform for dialogue, global form of communication: through discussions, cultural programs, sports, through free communication to find ways to confront the challenges that younger generation is facing today.

World Youth Festival will unite the community of young leaders in various fields – representatives of NGOs, youth, who achieved success in science, art, sports, pedagogy, IT, politics, and best representatives of the student community, compatriots and foreigners who are interested in Russian culture.

The Russian investment forumwill take place in Sochi on February 15-16, 2018

The Russian investment forum is a traditional platform for presenting Russia’s investment and economic potential. The Forum is held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place in St.Petersburg on May 24-26, 2018

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is an efficient platform for discussions and deliberations in search of solutions to global, regional, and national challenges and pressing issues in a large number of areas. SPIEF’2017 brought together a record number of participants – over 14,000 business representatives, heads of international organizations, officials, experts, scientists, and media from more than 143 countries.

Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee – Executive Secretary Anton Kobyakov said: “In 2018, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will once again demonstrate Russia’s readiness to hold a mutually beneficial dialogue with the international community on the key issues of the global agenda concerning the economy and finances”.

Udmurtia Horizons of Cooperation


1200px-Coat_of_arms_of_Udmurtia_svgThe Udmurt Republic is one of the rapidly developing and investment-attractive regions of the Russian Federation with great potential for innovation and big competitive advantage.
The republic’s enterprises, along with military equipment, produce equipment for nuclear power plants, telecommunications systems for space, sporting and hunting weapons, communications equipment, radio electronics, medical equipment, oil and gas equipment, food products and so on. All products manufactured in Udmurtia are known for being high quality, reliable, innovative, environmentally-friendly and much in demand in home and foreign markets.
The Udmurt Republic is always open to new ideas and technologies and committed to boosting foreign economic activity. We support the existing exporters and help new companies to promote their products in the world markets.

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Contact information

Republic of Udmurtia, Izhevsk, Pushkinskaya Street, 214
Phone:+7 (3412) 497-010
Web site:

Republic of Udmurtia, Izhevsk, Pushkinskaya Street, 214
Phone: + 7 (3412) 497-015, 497-441
Web site:

Republic of Udmurtia, Lenin Street, 101
Web site:

Tel. / Fax: + 7 (3412) 733-532, 733-581, 733-585,
733-587, 733-591, 733-624, 733-664
Web Website:
Executive Director – Yevgeniya Vitaliyevna Trofimova

Investment potential of Cherepovets


cherepovetsCherepovets is a city for business

The city of Cherepovets is a large industrial center of the North-West of Russia, which is located at the intersection of all types of transport routes: federal highways, railways, air corridor from Europe to Asia (international airport), the Volga-Baltic waterway. The city is equally located from Moscow and St. Petersburg (about 500 km).
The area of ​​Cherepovets is 122 km2, there are a large number of promising investment sites on the territory.
The population is 319 thousand people, the proportion of able-bodied population is about 60%.
In addition to Severstal, one of the world’s leading iron and steel producers, the city holds the assets of the company PhosAgro-Cherepovets, one of the world’s leading producers of phosphorus fertilizers. There are enterprises of wood and metal working, food, light industry, machine-building complex.
The volume of investments in fixed assets of large and medium-sized enterprises is constantly increasing. There are already more than 20,000 small and medium-sized enterprises, and their number is growing.
The city government is interested in creating a comfortable environment for life and business, for residents and visitors of the city, so investor support is one of the main tasks.
With the purpose of developing and supporting business, the city’s municipality and Severstal PJSC have established specialized institutions – Investment Agency of Cherepovets and Urban Development Agency.
By decision of the Governmental Commission in February 2017, Cherepovets was given the status of a territory for outstripping socio-economic development.

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Investment proposal «Organization of a shipyard in the Sheksna water area»

Contact Information:
210 Stroiteley ave., 6 (courtyard entrance)
Cherepovets, Vologda Region
Phone: +7(8202) 57-02-55
Fax: +7(8202) 57-02-63

Far East Development Fund


fondvostokThe Far East Development Fund was established by the President and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

The Fund is a state finance development institution which warrants a flexible approach to projects’ structuring and financing. The Fund invests in the venturing and infrastructure, which have significant social and financial impact to the economic development of the region.

The Fund as a part of unified system, set up to accelerate the development of the Russian Far East, cooperates with the Embassy of the President of Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District, Ministry of Far East Develpment and its stakeholder Vnesheconombank.

The Fund manages capital at about 36 billion rubles.

The Fund was founded for search, structuring and implementation of projects with a significant multiplier effect, creating new opportunities for investment in the Far East, to assist regional authorities with preparing and structuring of public-private projects, including concession arrangements.

One of the objectives of the Fund is to attract to the Far East international partners for co-investments. The priority for the Fund is working with leading companies and financial institutions from the Asia-Pacific region, especially China, Japan, Republic of Korea.

As a state development institution, the Fund acts as a catalyst for the investment process in the region, contributing to accelerated economic and social development of the Far East.

Based on the results of the economic potential research of the Far East region, the Fund is focused on the following priorities:

Transport and energy infrastructure;
Infrastructure for Territories of accelerated development support for investment projects implemented within the framework established in the Far East Territories of accelerated development;
Agriculture and bio-resources projects;
Tourism and recreational areas projects;
Industry development projects in the Far East;
Development of natural resources projects, including mining and processing of minerals.

The Fund’s investment principles are based on maximum efficiency of the assets and maximum potential for advanced, accelerated development in the Far East

For the investment proposal an Investment application form must be completed and sent to us.

Upon the receipt we revert to you for further negotiation of cooperation.

Criteria for Selecting Investment Projects

Geography: The Far Eastern Federal District of Russia

Size of investment: no less than 500 RUR million per project

Investment Objective: investing in hard assets (infrastructure, manufacturing facilities)

Yield: minimum – last 12 quarters average yield of long-term government bonds multiplied by 1.2

For capital rationing purposes the Fund is especially focused on:

- GDP growth
- Increase of tax proceeds
- Creating new jobs

- Financial and economic
- Infrastructure
- Legal
- Social

- Organizational
- Financial
- Time
- Administrative

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Contact Information:

Moscow Office
address: Capital City, South Tower, 8, bld.1, Presnenskaya nab., Moscow, Russia 123317
phone: +7 (495) 540-47-37

Kemerovo region investment potential


kemerovoKemerovo region is located in the southeast of Western Siberia, occupying ostrogs of Altai — the Sayan highland. The oblast’s extention from the North to the South is nearly 500 km, from the West to the East — 300 km. The big difference between heights’ surface defines a variety of environment. The highest point, Verkhniy Zub, located at the border with the Republic of Khakassia, rises by 2178 m, the lowest point — 78 meters above the sea level, lies in the Tom’ River valley at the border with Tomsk oblast. By relief the territory of the oblast can be devided into flat (northern part), foothill and mountain areas (Kuznetsk Ala Tau, Salair ridge, Mountain Shoriya), intermontane Kuznetsk Depression.
General information


Based on its economic potential Kemerovo Oblast is a large territorial-production complex of the Russian Federation.
Its relatively small territory, a well developed road network and strong diversified economy make Kemerovo Oblast a key player in the economy of Siberia.
Around a third of West Siberia’s main production assets are concentrated here.
Kemerovo Oblast is the country’s biggest industrial region, the base for industrial development of both Siberia and Russia as a whole.
Kuzbass accounts for 56% of all coal produced in Russia, as well as 80% of all coking coal and even 100% of some of valuable high-ranked coking coals.
Furthermore, Kuzbass today represents: 13% of cast iron and steel, 23% of rolled steel, over 11% of aluminium, 19% of coke, 55% of ferrosilicon, over 10% of chemical fibre and yarn, 100% of drag conveyors and 14% of silk fabric.

Kemerovo Oblast exports 1200 industrial products in 80 countries around the world. Some of those products include: coal, coke, rolled metal, cast iron, aluminium, zinc, ferroalloys, slate, cement, glass, nitrogenous fertilizers, plastic, chemical fibre, synthetic resin, electrical products, heavy machinery, etc.
The Trans-Siberian Railway passes through the oblast in the north while the South Siberian Railway crosses it in the south. The oblast has railway connections with all the other regions of the country. Over 18% of Russia’s rail shipments come from Kuzbass, 60% of which are coal.
In 2004 alone the Kuzbass department of the West Siberian Railway shipped over 208 million tonnes of goods. Various airlines operating at Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk airports provide direct flights to cities in Russia and CIS.
Fuel and energy sector plays a major part in the development of the region’s economy.
Coal mining and power industries together make up the backbone of the region’s fuel and energy sector.

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Contact Information:
Kemerovo Region State public institutions “Agency for
Investments Promotion and Protection”
Kemerovo, 1, Sosnoviy Boulevard, office 204
Tel. / fax: 8 (384-2) 77-86-00

Department of Kemerovo Region investments and
strategic development
650064, Kemerovo, 63, Sovetskiy prospect
tel. / fax (3842) 58-72-67

Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange – Timber commodity market

JSC Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) was registered in May
2008. On 23 of September 2008 the first trading session with diesel and jet fuel was done in petroleum products section of the exchange.
The clearing service is provided by SDCO (JSC) and settlements are done through 8 authorized organizations: Sberbank, VTB, GPB, AlfaBank, Russia, VBRR, Rosselkhozbank, and NSD.
Now SPIMEX is the largest Russian commodity exchange, it organizes derivatives and commodities trading (wide geography of delivery bases) and maintains high standards of customer service. The total number of participants is more than 1900 companies.

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Contact Information
JSC Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange
Address: Moscow, Timura Frunze str., 24
Tel.: +7 (495) 380-04-24
Saint Petersburg:
191119, Marata st. 69-71, lit. А
+7 (812) 449-53-83
664011, Gorkogo st., 36 Б, of. III-12
+7 (395) 248-83-20; +7 (395) 248-83-24
Sovetskaya st. 24 (unit б)
+7 (342) 235-78-48

Kaliningrad Region — the territory of opportunities


kaliningrad-reg-logosKaliningrad Region — the territory of opportunities

The presentation below contains general information on the Kaliningrad Region, benefits for investors, as well as informatiion on investment projects that are being implemented by the Kaliningrad Region Development Corporation

JSC Regulations for the support on investment projects carried out in the territory of the Kaliningrad region on the one stop principle (download)

About the Region

  • Testing ground for entering the Russian market
  • Kaliningrad offers good possibilities for adjusting business to Russian conditions and for further entering Russia’s mainland markets.
  • Proximity of European markets
  • Kaliningrad Region has a common border with two EU member states – with Lithuania in the north and east and with Poland in the south.
  • Access to Baltic and Atlantic sea routes

The Kaliningrad Port is Russia’s only ice-free port on the Baltic Sea that has moorings for Ro-Ro vessels, passenger ships, railway ferries, general and containerized cargo vessels, and offers good conditions for completing all the necessary formalities, including customs, border and other mandatory procedures.

Considerable tourist and recreational potential

Kaliningrad is Russia’s only resort on the Baltic Sea. The Baltic coast has a range of favourable factors (such as maritime climate, healing mineral waters, therapeutic peat mud and sandy beaches) for both preventing and treating various diseases, as well as for leisure and entertainment. The tourism potential of the Kaliningrad Region is unique: the sea, two freshwater lagoons, rivers, lakes, sand dunes, and a variety of flora and fauna, beautiful landscape – attracts tourists all year round. Accommodation facilities for tourists are various and include modern hotels, sanatoriums, recreation houses, rural farms, guest houses and youth camps capable of providing good living conditions for their guests.

The development of a tourist and recreation SEZ on the Curonian Spit, a natural phenomenon that has been enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, will increase the region’s attractiveness to tourists.

Growing capacity of the transport system

The Federal Target Programme provides funding for a number of infrastructure projects in the field of air, railway, sea and river transport, aimed at further development of the transit potential of the Kaliningrad Region.

Support for investors by the Regional Government

The regional authorities carry out an open door policy aiming to support and develop business, strengthen interregional and international relations and create a favourable investment climate.

Stable environment for adopting long-term solutions

The Kaliningrad Region’s economic development priorities have been set out in relevant policy documents in order to create good conditions for having stability and certainty necessary for long-term forecasting and justification of investment decisions.

Kaliningrad is a region of opportunity. Investors from over 70 countries have already made their choice in favour of the Kaliningrad Region and are successfully implementing their investment projects there. We will be happy if you decide to join them, and we are ready to give you the necessary assistance.

kaliningrad-dcThe Kaliningrad Region Development Corporation was established as an open joint stock company pursuant to Kaliningrad Region Government’s Decision № 285 of 23 April 2012. 100% of the Corporation’s equity is owned by the Government of the Kaliningrad Region.

The legal form (JSC) was selected for the Corporation with a view of providing maximum transparency of the Corporation’s activities for external partners.

The Corporation’s goals are:
The Corporation’s main goal is to attract industrial investments to the Kaliningrad Region by creating industrial parks, technology parks, business incubators, engineering centres and other industrial and business infrastructure components in the Region.

- Provide information and organisation support for industrial investment projects;
- Set up mechanisms for effective interaction between investors, government agencies and local government;
- Provide favourable conditions for bringing modern knowledge and technology in the Region’s economy;
- Provide information and advisory support for small and medium businesses.

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Contact information:
Krasnaya ul., 63А, Kaliningrad, 236023
Tel: +7 (4012) 53-45-62

Nova Capital – investment compan


nova_enNova Capital is an investment company established in 2011 by a team of like-minded professionals led by Alexander Rudik, the founder of the Region Group.

The company specializes in private equity, financial advisory, and industrial asset management.

Company sets the focus on the forestry sector, agriculture industry, residential and commercial real estate, financial services, education, and the consumer goods sector.

Nova Capital may co-invest in the transactions alongside our clients and/or provide bridge financing to our partners pending the closing of long-term financing deals.

The financial advisory services include:

  • M&A transaction support
  • Business valuations and fairness opinions

As part of these solutions, Nova Capital:

  • Performs a comprehensive review of the client company’s readiness for contemplating a transaction
  • Evaluates the company’s business, its development strategy and corporate governance standards
  • Performs financial and preliminary legal due diligence
  • Designs an optimal financing structure
  • Identifies prospective investors
  • Identifies potential M&A targets
  • Prepares information materials for the transaction
  • Negotiates with prospective investors
  • Structures and closes the deal.

Nova Capital services:

  • Club-type private placements
  • Special situations financing
  • Bridge financing
  • Raising equity, debt, and project finance

Contact Information:
Floor 7, Entrance 6, office 735,
Moscow 123610 Russia, WORLD TRADE CENTER,
12 Krasnopresnenskaya nab.,
Tel: +7 (495) 748 3792

ARCO company: Engineering and Consulting

arkologo_enARCO services are financial-industrial groups and regional enterprises, running its activities as on the territory of Krasnoyarsk region, as in other regions of Russia.

ARCO has a long and rich history of relations with regional authorities since 1995, often acting as the initiator and executor of projects in various areas of economic and political life of the region.

Employees of the company have practical experience of work in large industrial companies, also acting as experts in restructuring of assets, improving efficiency and reducing costs of production activity, designing, construction and others.

To view the list of the successful projects of the company please visit

Contact Information:
Agency for Restructuring of Commercial Organizations, LLS “ARCO”
Address: 660021, Krasnoyarsk, Mira pr, 109
Tel.: +7 (391) 252-93-65, 252-93-85
Fax: 252-93-75

Lipetsk Region`s economic opportunities, investment climate and attractive investment projects

Lipetsk region – one of the most successful and fast growing areas of modern Russia, which occupies a leading position in the Russian Federation for many socio-economic indicators. official website (English)

Small size and population, the region has high scientific, technical, industrial and investment potential, development infrastructure.

For ten years area is included in the group of leaders among the subjects of the Russian Federation by the indicator of investment attractiveness.
Credit ratings assigned by international rating agency the Fitch Ratings, supported by high liquidity indicators of the Lipetsk region and rational finance and debt management.

Improvement of the legal framework, reducing of the investment risks, availability of investment platforms became the basis of constant inflow of investments in the region. The share of investment in gross regional product is more than 30%.

Priority areas for investments are the car production, engineering, food processing, pharmacy, biotechnology.
The region has all advantages – legal and economic – for business success. We guarantee stability of the investors implementing investment projects in the Lipetsk region.

1. Dynamic developing economy
Attracting of the investments – a priority area of the development. Lipetsk region – one of the most favorable areas for business development. During the period 2003-2013 investment volume by constant prices was increased by 4 times.
By the investment volume per capita (2013 – 87 thousand rubles)  Lipetsk region ranks 5th in the CFA and the 23th place among the subjects of the Russian Federation.

2. The largest consumer market
Good geographical location of the region in the center of the European part of the Russia, 370 km south from Moscow (the distance from the capital to the regional center is 450 km). The region borders with the Kursk, Orel, Voronezh, Tambov, Ryazan and Tula regions. International airport “Lipetsk”, main railway junctions in Elec and  Gryazy city, federal highways. Proximity to the capital – the largest market for sell almost any product is great advantage.

3. Investment climate – one of the best in Russia
Stability and predictability of the situation in the region. Leading position of the Lipetsk region among the RF subjects in various rankings: investment attractiveness, the minimum level of investment risk in credit ratings. Stability of the economic and social development indicators.

4. Stable investment philosophy
Transparency of the conditions of the investor entry into the region. 
Support of investors by the head of the region, guarantee of the participation of the administration in business issues.
Politics of the Lipetsk region aimed on reducing of administrative barriers, is guaranteed non-interference in the administrative and business activities of the investor, protection from laws, aimed on the worsening the investor’s position within the competence of the Lipetsk region; minimize of the corruption risks; transformation of public and municipal services into the electronic form.

5. Appropriate products for the investor. 
The area has three-tier system of creation and development of the points of economic growth, which allows investors to find the best opportunities for the business. Special economic zones of federal and regional levels, industrial parks – it is prepared for the production lands or premises with an engineering infrastructure.
1 level. SEZ “Lipetsk” – a platform for big business.
Level 2. Regional SEZ – best business environment for medium-sized enterprises.
Level 3. Private industrial parks in the municipal centers meet the needs of small businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

6. Complex system of developing institutions
Favorable administrative environment is provided by the development institutions.
One of them – the Lipetsk Region Development Corporation, which operates as a single control center, optimizing the process of entry of the investor in the region, prepares and offers to investors a platform with a ready infrastructure for business, allowing to reduce the costs of the investor up to 30% and accelerate the implementation of the project.
7. Modern system of state support
Administration of Lipetsk Region offers an equal opportunity for Russian and foreign investors.
Investors are provided with significant government support.

8. A clear strategy for further development
Priority areas for investment attraction in the Lipetsk region are based on existing competitive advantages of the region, as well as the target program for the modernization of traditional industries and development of new economic activities:

  • engineering,
  • electrical engineering;
  • metal-working;
  • production of construction materials;
  • food and processing industry;
  • alternative energy;
  • logistics infrastructure;
  • tourism and recreation;
  • aviation industry (general aviation);
  • production of agricultural, car equipment and components;
  • pharmacy and biotechnology.

The investment strategy of the Lipetsk region for the period till 2020 is being implemented with providing a systematic method for choosing the areas of dynamic development of the region.
Investment memorandum of the Lipetsk region publicly declares a general principles and procedures for interaction between regional authorities and investors.

Are created special areas with special conditions for economic activities: a special economic zones of federal and regional levels, industrial parks. Projects are actively supported by use of public-private partnerships.

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Contact Information:
Address: 398014, Lipetsk, Lenina-Sobornaya square, 1
Tel.: (4742) 25-08-24
Fax: (4742) 72-24-26
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