Press-release – International Festival for Business 2018

26-27 June 2018 The Russian Trade Delegation together with the Russian company from Skolkovo – “Motorica/Attilan” attended two important days covering Health & Lifescience and the Creative Industries of the biggest business event in the UK – International Business Festival hosted by Liverpool every two years since 2014.
International Business Festival was structured around 9 high-growth industries along 9 days in a period of 12-28 June 2018 and was designed to boost knowledge, help to make people new connections and give fresh ideas to grow businesses. The Festival was organised under support of the British Government including Department for the International Trade, Innovate UK, Mayor of Liverpool, Invest Liverpool, UK Business Angels Association and other important contributors.
Almost 30 000 buyers, innovators and investors from around the globe attended this year’s event to arm themselves with the insight and knowledge to help their business thrive and meet their next client.
“Motorica/Attilan” as one of the Russian fast growing companies from innovation incubator Skolkovo showed at the Festival their new technologies in prosthetics and new approaches in rehabilitation process. As potentially looking for the expansion to the European market they have also explore new opportunities on the British market in order to find new partners and investors in the UK to develop their project to help injured and disabled people around the world feel much confident. For more information about “Motorica/Attilan” projects please visit following links – http://en.motorica.org/ and also http://attilan.space/.

Press-release TechXLR8 2018

12-14 June 2018 a number of Russian high-tech companies from Skolkovo under support of the Russian Trade Delegation in the UK and the Russian Export Centre took part in TechXLR8 the anchor technological event of the London Tech Week. The event brought together 8 conferences (5G World, Internet of Things World Europe, Cloud & DevOps World, AR & VR World, Digital CX World, Blockchain 360 and others), 300 exhibitors, live demonstrations and numerous networking opportunities and services to 15,000 visitors.
The Russian companies Anetika, Motorica, ASKM Progress LTD, Sarafan Tech, Oz Forensics and 3D-TEK under one roof of Skolkovo showed their new high-tech achievements in software and enterprise systems, myoelectric and body-powered upper limb functional prostheses, innovative electrical products, platform for digital documents and images authenticity recognition, biometric identification and protection against digital fraud, innovative technologies of optical interpolation and counterapeture sound, space and aviation radioelectronic equipment, 3D biometrical foot-footwear interaction.
The main purpose of that first made experience was to show Russian innovation products in different high-technological areas to the UK and international participants and also to attract foreign investments and to find new partners in order to develop their promising projects.

Press-release IFSEC International 2018

The Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK took part in the IFSEC International 2018 which was held on the 19-21 June at the London’s ExCel exhibition center.
IFSEC International is Europe’s leading security event and the only global stage committed to co-creating the future of integrated security. It is the critical, measured response to a world of ever-evolving threats, inviting every vertical of the security industry to forge the global agenda.
With over 550 exhibitors and more than 27000 visitors from around the world under one roof, the three-day event was a great opportunity to learn about new products and equipment, hear from inspirational speakers and meet with like-minded professionals from across the world.
Alongside the exhibition on several stages including Keynote Arena industry experts presented a comprehensive programme of seminar sessions, technical talks, live demonstrations, and topical discussions on current industry issues and pioneering technology.
A dedicated area for Borders & Infrastructure Expo including the Attack Testing Zone, the Drone Zone and the Government Pavilion focused on products, solutions and learnings for large scale security issues faced by border control, critical national infrastructure, transport, healthcare and key strategic assets.
This year 10 Russian companies under support of the Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK and the Russian Export Center presented their products and solutions under one roof. Those include Gefest Group, Innovative Fire Safety Systems, AxxonSoft, KeyGuard, NSGate, Rielta, SaveTool, SPECTRON, StilSoft and Trassir. A series of seminars about opportunities, problems and solutions of entering the UK market were arranged by the Russian Trade Delegation and the Russian Export Center for the Russian companies with representatives of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and UK’s Department for International Trade.

About russian company «Eastwind»

«Eastwind» is a dynamically growing company, one of the Russian’s biggest developers and suppliers of software solutions for the telecoms market. Company history began back in 1997 when cellular telecommunications in Russia were making their first steps, and the demand for dedicated software solutions was great. Billing System was the first key product which «Eastwind» launched in Russia.
Today, «Eastwind» continue creating new products and working with operators from many countries to improve the experience of their subscribers amid the violent competition and shrinking revenues from the traditional voice services.
«Eastwind» are focused on innovative projects in Big Data and Targeted Marketing. That is why the company included in their product portfolio platforms to improve marketing efficiency, mobile apps and experience improving services, along with the classical products to support a Telco and traditional VAS solutions business.

Eastwind’s product portfolio includes the following product lines:

Marketing Lab solutions
MMP_Expanding borders of marketing
Smart Retail_Mobile app

Big Data Planet solutions
SA_banks_email

Digital Future solutions

Message Toolkit solutions
Chatter_Telecom
SMS Center Product Description
SMS Firewall
USSDN_Level

Smart Experience solutions
Phantom Call
Polyphone_
Freedom of communication

OSS/BSS Kaleidoscope solutions
BiS_Phoenix_Convergence

Special economic zone “TITANIUM VALLEY”

“TITANIUM VALLEY” – is a special economic zone (SEZ) of industrial / production type in Sverdlovsk region with special legal status and preferential economic conditions for national and international enterpreneurs.

Presentation http://titanium-valley.com/files/SEZ%20Titanium%20Valley.pdf

SEZ “Titanium Valley” has entered class “A” group of industrial parks with a total score of 22.86 points. Leaders of the rating – technopolis “Himgrad” and SEZ “Alabuga”, both located in Tatarstan, were scored at 28.71 points and 27.60 points respectively. 85 major sites were evaluated in 2018: greenfield projects with a total area of minimum 40 hectares, brownfield projects with a total area of minimum 5 hectares.

This is a second rating of investment attractiveness of parks and SEZ compiled by analytical center “Expert”. Methodologically, projects were evaluated on 28 parameters. Parameters were divided into 6 large groups: “Services and management”, “Location”, “Cost of resources”, “Benefits”, “Working with residents” and “Region of location”.

SEZ “Titanium Valley” entered the TOP-10 sites in category “Working with residents”, receiving the same score as SEZ “Alabuga” and private SEZ “Stupino Quadrat”. “Titanium Valley” also entered the TOP-10 parks and SEZs with cheap resources.

In 2017, “Titanium Valley” was included in the annual rating of world’s free economic zones “Global Free Zones of the Year” by Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence (FDI) magazine (division of Financial Times). In total, the magazine distinguished 57 free zones worldwide.

The Ural SEZ got recognition in two categories. It is recognized as the only free zone in the world specializing in metallurgy. In addition to that, “Titanium Valley” is recognized among the zones, which managed to attract largest investors.

Oficial website: http://titanium-valley.com/eng/

Manufacturing of Tivicay® in Moscow will be launched no later than May 2019

On May 24, 2018, GSK and Servier signed an agreement to launch the manufacturing of innovative HIV drug Tivicay® (INN: dolutegravir) in the production facility of Servier Rus pharmaceutical plant in Moscow.

Under the terms of agreement, the full-cycle manufacturing of finished dosage form will be launched no later than May 2019.

Dolutegravir is designed to treat HIV infection in combination with other antiretroviral drugs. It was approved for use in Russia in 2014 and, since 2018, was included in the list of vital and essential drugs.

The parties have already implemented the technology transfer, transfer of analytical methods, manufactured pilot batches, and conducted the required testing and relevant registration procedures. Regulatory approval of Servier Rus as a Russian production site for manufacturing the drug is expected to be completed in 2018.

The agreement is signed for 5 years, starting from the production of first commercial batches. The basic manufacturing plan established by the agreement provides for the output of one million packages with possibility of further increase, which will fully meet a demand for this drug in Russia.

SOURCE: https://gmpnews.net

Moscow gets into Europe’s top 5 most attractive cities for investors

The Russian capital has climbed above Helsinki, Warsaw, Berlin and Stockholm to rank fifth among Europe’s most attractive cities for foreign investment.
The 2018/2019 ranking was compiled by Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence (a division of the Financial Times). It assessed 301 European cities and 150 regions.

London has maintained its leading position in the rating, but experts said that could soon change because of Brexit. Dublin has taken second place, and was followed by Paris, Amsterdam and Munich. The top 10 business-friendly cities also included Frankfurt, Zurich, Cambridge and Helsinki.

“Russia’s capital has improved its performance in the prestigious rating of attractive cities for investment in Europe. This year Moscow is among top five most interesting cities of the continent for making investments, and it has taken the first spot in the rating of Eastern European cities,” said the head of Moscow’s Department for Economic Policy and Development Vladimir Yefimov.

He explained that the Russian capital had attracted foreign investors due to benefits and preferences it provides. “Moscow has successfully joined the list of Europe’s leading megacities in terms of simplicity and convenience for doing business as a result of its comprehensive program on investment support.”

The city annually attracts around 50 percent of all foreign investment coming to Russia, the official said. Among the Eastern European cities, Moscow ranked first as the most attractive for doing business. It was followed by Warsaw and Bucharest.

The Financial Times’ service publishes the ranking of the ‘European Cities and Regions of the Future’ twice a year. It examines five main areas – economic potential, world of work, expenses of doing business, infrastructure, and environment for doing business. Every category is scored between 0 and 10 points. The total score determines a city’s final place in the ranking.

Moscow was seventh and 10th in the 2016/2017 and 2014/2015 ratings, respectively.

Resource: www.rt.com

Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, 12-14 April 2018, Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum (12-14 April 2018, Krasnoyarsk) is one of the most significant and anticipated economic events of the year not only in the Krasnoyarsk region, but also in Russia. The uniqueness of the Forum is in the creation of platform for discussion and constructive dialogue between business, government and society. The Forum is famous for the intensity of occurring discussions. It is here, where the bank of anti-crisis ideas was created during the financial crisis.
To see business programme press here.
To register press here.

Welcome words of Acting Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai Mr. A.V.Uss:

“Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum has always been a place for substantive, in-depth discussions on Russia’s economic development strategies. The Forum has been successfully introducing new ideas on how to boost electric power industry, metallurgical industry, oil production and wood processing along with space industry, scientific research and technology. The Forum has made a valuable contribution to creating and maintaining public private partnership, discussing the region’s development trends and moving forward new concepts of Russia’s economy growth.

A number of landmark decisions on launching large scale investment projects have been made at the venues of the Forum. Now we are witnessing the results such as Lower Angara project execution, oil and gas fields development in the northern territories, renovation of city infrastructure in the capital of Winter Universiade-2019 and construction of the largest Siberian airport.

The 15th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum “Russia 2018-2024: Implementing the Potential” will again address federal agenda issues. The 2018 is the year of upcoming presidential election, the year when the country’s development priorities must be defined. National prosperity can only be reached by boosting investment projects as well as making efficient use of human, scientific and economic resources of Russia. Thus, we can shape a future worth living for us and our descendants.

Siberia and Krasnoyarsk Krai in particular are notable for their unique competitive strengths that have already helped to put into practice lots of strategically significant concepts of the country’s development framework. Today, Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum is expected to come up with new breakthrough initiatives that will determine future development of the region on the federal scale. Being a moving force of the Yenisei Economic Zone it is able to become the core of the Eastern vector of Russia.

Economic issues relevant to Siberian macroregion are surely considered to be the matters of particular importance for the whole country. Leading experts, businessmen and government officials will gather to exchange views on such significant projects as the regional scientific and technological roadmap, formation of new economic growth areas in Siberia and sustainable transport systems of the future.

The attendees will also discuss how the government can support business community, how to introduce advanced technologies into metropolitan areas and use the experience of leading manufacturing enterprises in protecting environment.

Great attention is to be focused on economic cooperation with Southeast Asia and Euro-Asian Partnership members.

I wish all the participants and guests of the Forum to obtain great results at the discussion venues. I hope the decisions taken during the talks will pave the way for a breakthrough in the economy of Siberia and the entire country.”

Contacts:
General questions:
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Questions related to the business program:
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Questions about involvement in the forum:
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Questions related to involvement in the exhibition:
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Questions about partnering opportunities:
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Media, advertising and PR inquiries:
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Accommodation and transportation matters:
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Participation in the youth program:
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RUSSIAN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES BUSINESS NAVIGATOR

The Association of clusters and technology parks with support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation published an English version of its SEZ Business Navigator, which analyses the investment attractiveness of the Russian Special economic zones and ranks them.

According to Elmira Akhmeeva, Deputy Director of the Department for Regional Development of the Ministry, an English version of the Business Navigator lets not only Russian, but also foreign investors choose the most investment attractive areas for business development.

You can download it here
You can also see the SEZ production.

The Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF), April 19-21, 2018

The Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) is an annual business event held in the Crimea (Yalta). Along with the Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum and the Sochi Investment Forum it is one of the four biggest economic forum held in Russia. The forum is sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Crimea and the Yalta International Economic Forum Fund with the support of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.
The YIEF has established itself as an effective international venue for discussing socio-economic development issues with a topical agenda that addresses the modern challenges facing the world economy.
Main theme of the forthcoming Yalta International Economic Forum will be “Global Future. Future of Russia”. Meaningful dialogue on global economic affairs, adjusted for modern geopolitical, social and cultural environment provides the Forum to be inclusively diversified and comprehensible, transforming the collective intelligence into dynamic, contextualized knowledge. As foreign honour guests of the event will be invited representatives of Austria and Germany. Forum’s debates will focus on such issues as mastering tools of digital economy, international cooperation for territorial development, investments in high-tech industries, future power economy, preservation of cultural heritage, human well-being, ecology and many others.
Each year the Forum is attended by high-level Russian government officials, international experts, influential international and Russian businesspeople and economists, representatives of major business organisations and other opinion leaders. An important YIEF focus is the search for ground-breaking approaches and instruments to solve the tasks of social and economic development and discussion of the best world business practices. The discussions are built around the search for answers to modern challenges spanning a wide range of topics: the creation of a competitive, diversified modern market economy that does not depend on the export of natural resources, effective interaction between business and government, the development of competitive innovative production and modern technologies, tapping the human potential, and support of small and medium-sized businesses. International and inter-regional cooperation also looms large on the agenda.
The YIEF is the main showcase of investment opportunities and the investment potential of the Crimea. An important feature of the region is that it is the only Free Economic Zone on the territory of the Crimean Federal District. An exhibition of the CFD investment projects is a permanent feature of the YIEF. Would-be investors have a chance to talk with officials, including the head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, who chairs the YIEF Organising Committee. By tradition, the third day of the Forum is devoted to meetings between the regional government representatives and the business community.

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History Facts

More than 2200 people took part in the YIEF-2017, including 200 foreign participants from 46 countries. The biggest delegation of the Forum was from Italy – more than 50 people represented it.
The Programme of the YIEF-2017 featured 35 business events: 25 topical discussions, grand session on construction development and key event of the Forum – the Plenary Session, divided into 3 blocks: “World”, “Country” and “Human”. The part “World” was devoted to analyzing economic environment in Russia through the eyes of international businesspersons. Participants of the Plenary session considered the place of Russia in the world economy, collaboration experience with the RF as business partners and discussed opportunities for foreign investors in Russia.
Block “Country” featured outlook of an innovative economy formation in Russia, complying with demands of future. “Human” part disclosed social and environmental issues.
Agreement and memorandums on the total sum of 100 billion rubles were concluded within the YIEF-2017.
YIEF-2017, which took place on April 14-16, 2016 was attended by 1100 people: politicians, business community and economic experts. Among them, there were 70 foreign participants from 26 countries.
II YIEF resulted in 12 investment agreements for the total of 70 billion rubles and a new security mechanism for foreign investors, willing to work in Crimea. The biggest investment agreement in the newest history of Crimea was concluded on the sidelines of the Forum – on construction of a new airport terminal building in Simferopol international airport. The sum of investments is about 32 billion rubles.

600 people attended YIEF-2016 from 13 countries of the world. 5 new residents of free trade area of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol were declared within the Forum. The participants of the Forum also reached the agreements on receiving residential status for 33 subjects. The number of a free trade area reached 850.

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