Eastern Economic Forum 2017

EEF2017The second Eastern Economic Forum is set to take place on September 6–7, 2017 in Vladivostok, with the participation of high-level Russian government officials. The event provides a showcase for Russia’s new economic policy in the Far East.

The Forum will be attended by business leaders from Russia, the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, with presentations of new investment opportunities and proposals for specific investment projects. Participation in the Eastern Economic Forum can help open up a short route to business success.

More information about Forum at www.forumvostok.ru

Russian-British Business Forum «Partnerships for growth. New strategies»



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30 November – The Russian-British Business Forum
Venue: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

The Russian Trade Delegation together with partners in the UK and Russia organizes the second Russian-British Business Forum 2016 «Partnerships for growth. New Strategies». The Forum will be held on November 29-30 in London to discuss challenges and opportunities for bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

The Forum 2016 brings together key segments of the UK and Russia economy for productive dialogue on future growth. The co-organizers are the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the partners: The Embassy of Russia in the UK, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, Agency for Strategic Initiatives (Russia), Skolkovo Foundation (Russia).

200 attendees and 50 spokespeople from the UK and Russia will attend, representing a wide range of industries and interests at governmental and corporate level. The participants are organizations from the financial services, IT Sector, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, Professional Services, Energy, Oil and Gas, Mining and Natural Resources, Life Sciences and the Health Sector, Food and FMCG, Retail.

The Forum is focused on prospects for cooperation between Russian and British companies and trends in support of businesses and provides the following benefits for attendees:

  • Opportunity to hear about the latest business opportunities in Russia, challenges and success stories;
  • Meeting high level government officials and representatives of financial institutions, Russian regions and companies from Russia and the UK;
  • Networking opportunity – including pre-arranged Government-to-Business and Business-to-Business meetings during a dedicated One-on-one networking event;
  • Advice from UK International Trade Advisers and Business Specialists on export-import operations and doing business with Russia.

29 November – Evening reception at the Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom (Russian Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom, 32-33 Highgate West Hill, London, N6 6NL);

30 November – The Russian-British Business Forum, Panel Discussions and B2B/B2G session meetings (Business meetings and negotiations between Russian and British companies for discussion of business opportunities, deals and projects (booked in advance)) (The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE)


Download Russian-British Business Forum programme.

Download Russian-British Business Forum presentation.




London, 7 November 2016
The InterContinental London Park Lane The Ballroom

banner-tanker-980-300-1As the leading hydrocarbons exporter the Russian oil and gas industry has been a key player in the international market. Understanding the current specifics and trends of Russian crude exports is essential to assessing and forecasting the global market.
As the organiser of this event, St Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX), Russia’s leading commodity exchange, seeks to assist international partners in developing efficient engagement with Russian exporters, understanding trends in Russian production, trading Russian crude, logistical and risk management tools available. Partnered with Russian majors, government regulators, the leading industry information agencies, SPIMEX will be providing an intensive, information packed conference day culminating in a cocktail reception.
The industry’s benchmarking and derivative contract base develops to reflect the changing commercial, geological and production environment. Exchanges and pricing agencies seek to provide up to date sophisticated tools for hedging, pricing, benchmarking, market transparency. St Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange and its clearing partner SDCO seek to provide a dedicated risk management and security of supply tool for exporters and buyers of Russian export crude.
One of the key elements on the agenda is the Urals based deliverable futures contract with FOB Primorsk delivery point which is being launched by SPIMEX later this year.

  • Urals Day is an event for oil industry and professional trading community.
  • Free access for pre-registered guests – please contact the event Operator for registration.
  • Limited spaces – please register early to guarantee availability.
  • English as the main conference language, simultaneous interpretation into Russian provided for Russianspeaking guests.
  • For advertising and sponsorship opportunities please contact the Operator

Download event Agenda.

For registration please visit organisers website.

Contact Information:

For registrations:
Ekaterina Poluyanova
+44 20 8349 1999 ext. 306

For programme queries:
Pavel Strokov
+7 (495) 380-04-24 ext. 2107
George Pirchalaishvili
+44 208349 1999 ext. 301

For sponsorship opportunities:
George Pirchalaishvili +44 208349 1999 ext. 301
email: georgep@ccapital.co.uk

Website:  www.spimex.com

RBCC Centenary Business Forum


enterprise_and_regulatory_reform_bill-600x300Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Centenary Business Forum will take place on Tuesday 27 September at the British Medical Association in Tavistock Square.
The Business Forum, held annually in London, brings together Russia-facing business communities and Russian companies in the UK to discuss issues affecting business between the UK and Russia.
The Forum will comprise panel discussions and interviews of senior representatives of RBCC member companies who will consider the challenges of business during the current political climate, as well as sharing insight on prospects for further economic growth in a variety of industries.
The Forum also provides great networking opportunities for those involved or interested in Russo-British business relations.

Since its foundation in 1916, the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce has worked to promote trade and cooperation between the UK and Russia, helping companies in both countries to find trading partners and representing the interests of its member companies of all sizes.
With offices in London, Moscow and St Petersburg, the modern-day Chamber provides up-to-date advice and market-entry support to both Russian and international companies, along with regular information through our website, monthly e-mail newsletter, and quarterly members’ magazine, the RBCC Bulletin.
Today the RBCC has a membership base, representing Russian, UK and international companies interested in strengthening their existing ties with Russia/UK or expanding into a new market. Continuous programmes of high-quality conferences, trade missions and seminars offer our members valuable opportunities for learning, networking and business development, while our long-standing contacts with government and business circles in both countries mean that we are strongly placed to assist our members.

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More information at: www.rbcc.com

Westminster Russia Forum and Shepherd & Wedderburn – «Post-Brexit Trade Opportunities»


GB-Russia-Flag-LogoWestminster Russia Forum and Shepherd & Wedderburn provide a unique and timely assessment of the opportunities for UK-Russia trade post Brexit. With an opening discussion of 5 minutes per panellist and followed by a networking drinks reception the panel will assess the opportunities, sectors and challenges facing UK and Russian businesses.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Daniel Kawczynski MP, Deputy Chairman of the APPG Russia & Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury & Atcham
  • Sergei Averin, Head of London Office, Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Anna Jenner, Head of Business Development, Visit Russia
  • Nic Cobb, Chairman, Westminster Russia Forum (Chair)
  • Ben Wells, Solicitor, Shepherd & Wedderburn
  • Steven MacVicar, Editor, Eurasian Business Briefing

Westminster Russia Forum events will be live broadcasted on the WRF website (http://westminster-russia.org.uk/live-stream/) and facebook. The feature is still in test phase, feedback is welcome.
Next broadcast is scheduled for 8 September 2016 at 19:00 GMT – «Post-Brexit Trade Opportunities» event.

The Westminster Russia Forum (WRF) is a London based members not-for profit members’ forum that was founded in 2012 to promote a greater cultural, commercial and political understanding between the UK and Russian Federation. The WRF’s membership is drawn from both the UK and Russia as well as the Former Soviet Union and we regularly organise networking events with a wide range of high level speakers from across the cultural, political and commercial fields.

The aim of the Westminster Russia Forum is to allow for a free and open forum for discussion, with speakers ranging from serving UK Government Ministers, senior Russian diplomats, and leading UK & Russian business/cultural leaders.

The WRF also provides a unique networking platform for all those with a keen interest in Russian history, politics, business and the arts as well as maintaining and promoting healthy relations between the United Kingdom & Russian Federation.

More Information at: www.westminster-russia.org.uk

The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016


SochiForum2016We are pleased to invite you to the The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016, which will take place from September 29 to October 2 in the Olympic Park’s Main Media Centre (1 Olympic Prospekt, Adler, Sochi, Krasnodar Territory)

The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016 is a traditional platform for discussing global economic development and contemporary trends in the world economy, showcasing Russia’s investment and economical potential, building cooperation, and strengthening ties between the Russian and international business, political, media, and expert communities.
The business programme together with the exhibitions afford the opportunity to discuss business matters and how to attract investment to the regions; find effective economic solutions for individual industries, companies, and projects; and establish mutually beneficial commercial and scientific contacts.

img-1The Forum is held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016 is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

Conditions for participation
To participate in the Forum, you must be in receipt of a written invitation issued by the Organizing Committee. If you would like to participate in the Forum, please complete the registration form in the Registration section of the website.
All participation requests will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee and, if approved, a written invitation will be sent to the applicant. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse an invitation to an applicant without explanation.
Participants who receive invitations should confirm or decline their participation in the Personal Web Office section of the Forum website.
Each Forum participant shall sign an agreement, which confirms and guarantees their participation.
The participation fee depends on the package selected. The date of payment shall be considered to be the date on which the funds reach the contractor’s account.

Download programme of the Sochi International Investment Forum 2016.

Contact information
For further information, please contact the Sochi International Investment Forum 2016 Delegate Management Office on:
Tel.: +7 (495) 640 6547
Email: info@forumkuban.org
Website: www.forumkuban.org

«IASP Annual World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation»


technoparksconfWe are pleased to invite you to the, which will be held on 19-22 September 2016 «IASP Annual World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation».
Skolkovo Innovation Center in partnership with MSU Science Park and Technopark Strogino and with strong support of the Moscow City Government will host the 33rd IASP Annual World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation in September 2016.
The conference will bring together experts from science and technology parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation (AIs), technology-based incubators, academia, the public sector and business to discuss and debate in depth the trends in STPs and other areas of innovation as increasingly complex structures for professional innovation support.
International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation connects the professionals managing science, technology and research parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation and provides services that further promote the growth and effectiveness for all members. IASP members enhance the competitiveness of companies and entrepreneurs of their cities and regions, and contribute to global economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of knowledge and technology.
IASP is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
The IASP World Conference is held annually. It is the main networking event of Association, gathering an ever increasing number of delegates and speakers from all over the world.
To serve their companies and communities, science and technology parks and other areas of innovation often collaborate and coordinate activities with different institutions and organisations, such as chambers of commerce, development and funding agencies, industry associations, networks, venture capital, etc. All of these institutions are welcome to make contributions to this conference.
The programme will be divided into a variety of sessions – retaining both the traditional plenary and parallel sessions on specific topics, as well as more innovative formats – to encourage a more dynamic knowledge exchange. All conference sessions will be related to the overall theme for the 2016 IASP World Conference, which has been set as: “The Global Mind – linking innovation communities for internationalization, sustainability and growth.”

To register for the the conference please visit organizers website.

Please, take into account that the registration process for IASP 2016 will have strict requirements as we have the honour of a visit by the Government Management which requires an official data check by Federal Services of Security. It is highly recommended to provide all your personal info no later than 10th of September 2016. This is the only way to guarantee your access to the conference venue on the day of the Opening Ceremony, as delegates who do not provide their personal information by 10th September unfortunately will not be allowed access on 20th September 2016.

Contact Information
Skolkovo Innovation Center, 5 Nobel Street, Moscow, Russia 143026
Tel: +7 495 956 00 33
Email: iasp2016moscow@sk.ru
Website: www.iasp2016moscow.com

Startup Village – the largest startup conference for technology entrepreneurs in Russia and the CIS


startupvillageStartup Village, the largest conference for startup entrepreneurs in Russia, will take place at Skolkovo Innovations Center on June 2 – 3, 2016.

Startup Village – is a platform for communication of startup founders with successful entrepreneurs, large industrialists, investors, government officials, business angels and industry experts from around the world.

Participants will be able to explore product prototypes at the concurrent trade show and also get to the next step in their careers through hands-on education at round tables, lectures, workshops and other events. Speakers include founders of Rovio Mobile, Almaz Capital Partners, and other top experts in the field.

Download event programme.

To register please visit organizers website.

Contact Information.
General questions:startupvillage@sk.ru
Media Contact:press@startupvillage.ru
+7 (495) 956-00-33
8 (800) 250 09 21

Business seminar: How to successfully export to the Eurasian Economic Union

April 28, 2016
10:30 (Registration) – 13:00
Jurys Inn Nottingham, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3BJ

The Eurasian Economic Union is an international organization for regional economic integration, aiming at the free movement of goods, services, capital and labor, as well as the raising of competitiveness of and cooperation between the member states (the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation). The EEU represents one of the most promising markets. This seminar is designed to give an overview of what is needed to export to the Eurasian Economic Union.

Event Program:

  • Registration and coffee
  • Welcome speech
  • Update on the scope of Russian and UK Bilateral Trade Relations
  • Current Opportunities for Cooperation
  • Overview of the Eurasian Economic Union member states – Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Customs & Technical Regulations
  • Currency Exchange Fluctuations
  • Options for Market Entry FAST TRACK

The event will be held in English.
Attendance is free of charge. Please register by April 25, 2016.

For more information and registration please visit website of Schneider Group http://www.schneider-group.com
Or send email to events@schneider-group.com
Tel. +44 / 207 / 637 5666


St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (June 16–18, 2016)


1G_Logo_engThe Organizing Committee has approved the keynote topic and highlights of the business programme for the 20th anniversary St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The motto for SPIEF 2016, which will take place on June 16–18, is “Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality”. The discussion will cover five main topics:
•    Stimulating Demand, Seeking Growth
•    Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
•    The New Geo-economic Dynamics
•    Navigating Revolutions in Technology
•    The Human Dimension

The SPIEF programme includes a SCO Business Forum and a G20 Business Forum. Within the scope of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the tradition will continue of holding the Global Energy Awards Ceremony and the Energy Summit, in which heads of global fuel and energy majors will take part. In addition, there are plans for a special session of the Valdai Club and events of the Conversations with the Extraordinary cycle. For the first time, on the sidelines of the Forum, the first Conference for the Sustainable Development of the Arctic will be held. The discussions will be held in traditional forum formats such as workshops, roundtables, business breakfasts and TV debates.

Day zero of the SPIEF will feature the second Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum. The first Conference for the Sustainable Development of the Arctic is scheduled to take place on the Forum’s sidelines.

More than 200 leading experts from Russia, Europe, the US, Asia and Australia participated in developing the Forum programme. As Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov notes in this connection, “the Forum platform is open to all participants without exception. As in previous years, we intend to have a constructive dialogue with all interested parties. I am convinced that the Forum programme will fully demonstrate this”.

Please visit www.forumspb.com for more details about the SPIEF programme.


Russia’s premier economic forum, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum first took place in 1997 and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation. Over the past decade, SPIEF has become a leading international venue for interaction among representatives of the business community. SPIEF attracts over 10,000 participants from the world’s major economies annually, including heads of state, political leaders, executives of major corporations, and leading global experts from academia and the media.