Russian bid for the 25th World Energy Congress – St.Petersburg-2022

Russia is a global leader of every segment of the energy industry, which has a significant influence on the development of the global energy space. Our country has a vast scientific and technological potential, it is the world’s biggest producer and exporter of energy resources, and a principal guarantor of global energy security. The future architecture of the world energy sector and the condition of main energy markets of the planet depend on the stance of Russia and the condition of its fuel-and-energy sector.

Bidding Document Congress 2022 St.Petersburg

Sberbank to hold International Cybersecurity Congress

2018, Moscow – Sberbank, with support from Digital Economy ANO and the Russia Association of Banks, will hold the International Cybersecurity Congress (ICC). The event will take place on 6 July 2018 at the World Trade Centre in Moscow.
The congress will serve as an international and interindustry platform for global dialogue on pertinent issues of cybersecurity between representatives of government bodies, global business leaders and high-profile experts in a globalised and digitised world.
The congress agenda will feature panel discussions, roundtables, and speeches by key international cybersecurity experts.
On 5 July, an interactive training session on managing cybersecurity risks will be held as part of the ICC. The training session will let representatives of government agencies, security services, telecoms operators, the financial and banking sector, global vendors of cybersecurity products and solutions, and major cybersecurity professionals check how prepared Sberbank is to tackle critical situations in the cybersphere. It will take place at Sberbank’s Yuzhny Port Data Processing Centre.
“In recent years the growth of cybercrime has become one of the biggest global risks,” commented Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of Sberbank’s Executive Board. “We are certain that it will only be possible to successfully combat cybercrime if effective cooperation is established internationally at both public and private level and law enforcement is involved. Sberbank has initiated the creation of a platform that will help us join forces to counteract cybercrime and boost global cooperation in this area.”
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Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank’s authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 145 million customers in 20 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 15,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, Turkey and other countries.
The Bank holds the general banking license No. 1481 issued by the Bank of Russia. Official websites of the Bank: (Sberbank Group website),

Press-release Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Representatives of the Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK visited The Automechanica Birmingham 2018 which took place on the 5-7 June at the National Exhibition Center. Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s leading automotive trade exhibition is the ideal place to bring together leading automotive businesses and professionals to network and discuss the future of the industry.
With around 500 exhibitors from over 26 countries, parts distributors, garages, tyre fitters, retailers, dealerships and vehicle manufacturers were given the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and product launches taking place throughout the aftermarket and vehicle production industry.
This year leading exhibitors including HELLA, Delphi, MANN + HUMMEL, Bosch, TEXA, Liqui Moly, Total, Michelin Lifestyle, Draper Tools, GroupAuto, Euro Repar Service, Dura, Ravaglioli, J & S Products, Snap-on, Milwaukee, SATA, Ecobat Battery Technologies as well as TR Fastenings, Magal/Arlington and others presented their solutions to more than 12000 visitors during three days of the show.
Automechanika Birmingham also played host Meet the Buyer event in which around 400 one-to-one meetings between component manufacturing, and other, companies, and OEM and Tier 1 manufacturer purchasing representatives, took place to explore possible partnerships. The Meet the Buyer was organized in the partnership with The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK, and is always one of the most popular and, for participants, commercially successful part of the show.
In 2018 Automechanika Birmingham hosted a dedicated area sponsored by Innovate UK showcasing the UK’s capabilities with the latest technologies in connected and autonomous vehicles, electrification, ultra-low emissions and battery technology.
Alongside the exhibition industry experts presented a comprehensive programme of more than 70 hours of seminar sessions, technical talks, live demonstrations, and topical discussions on current industry issues and pioneering technology.

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.


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.

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Russian high-tech companies at London Tech Week 2018

12-14 June 2018 London Tech Week will host 9 high-technological companies from Russia. Joined together for anchor event in technologies they will showcase their best innovative products at TechXLR8.

The Russian participants are from Skolkovo Community: Anetika, Texel, Motorica, Ecolight Ltd., Oz Forensics, 3D-TEK, ASKM Progress LTD, TryFit, ThermoElectrica. The companies are engaged 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 Russian business-mission is organised by the Russian Export Center in cooperation with the Skolkovo Foundation and the Russian Trade Delegation in the UK.

TechXLR8 is London Tech Week’s headline exhibition. This event combines 8 conferences, 300 exhibitors, dozen of live demonstrations and networking opportunities. Promoting future tech, realigning business strategy and forging collaboration, TechXLR8 explores how digital transformation is changing and how business gets done. London Tech Week’s mainstream exhibition and conference is elevating the transformational impact of technology on industry, lives and society.

TechXLR8 will take place at ExCeL in London on 12-14 June 2018. For more information on this event please visit the website: .
In case of your interest to get in touch with the Russian companies please send us an e-mail: .

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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.


Turnover between Russia and the UK rose by 21,9%

According to the Russian customs statistics, from January to March 2018 the turnover between Russia and the UK rose by 21,9% in comparison to the same period last year and reached $3,4 bn. The Russian export expanded by 26,2% and import increased by 12,5%. Growth of Russia’s non-resource export showed sustainable improvements – it rose twice (+145,0%).
The Russian export structure evidenced strong growth in [28-40] chemicals and rubber (+93,0%); [71] natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals (6 times); [72-83] metals and articles thereof (+47,4%).

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.


Moscow Exchange Trading Volumes in April 2018

Total trading volume across Moscow Exchange’s markets rose by 9.1% in April 2018 to RUB 77.4 trln.

All main markets showed turnover growth: the Equity Market by 83.5%, the Bond Market by 33.2%, the Derivatives Market by 24.7%, the Money Market by 7.6% and the FX Market by 6.3%.

The number of trading days in April 2018 was 22 (versus 20 trading days in April 2017).

Equity and Bond Market

Total trading volumes on the Equity and Bond Market rose by 50.6% to RUB 3,135.4 bln (April 2017: RUB 2,082.4 bln), hereinafter exclusive of short-term bonds.

Turnover in shares, RDRs and investment fund units increased by 83.5% to RUB 1,317.8 bln (April 2017: RUB 718.2 bln). The average daily turnover was RUB 59.9 bln (April 2017: RUB 35.9 bln).

Turnover in corporate, regional and sovereign bonds increased by 33.2% to RUB 1,817.7 bln (April 2017: RUB 1,364.2 bln). The average daily trading volume (ADTV) was RUB 82.6 bln (April 2017: RUB 68.2 bln).

58 new bond issues with a combined value of RUB 1,554.6 bln (of which overnight bonds accounted for RUB 994.4 bln) were placed in April.

Derivatives Market

Derivatives Market volumes grew by 24.7% to RUB 8.2 trln (April 2017: RUB 6.6 trln) or 139.5 mln contracts (April 2017: 120.3 mln), of which 132.5 mln contracts were futures and 7.0 mln contracts were options.

Open interest at the end of the month reached RUB 663.6 bln (April 2017: RUB 699.6 bln).

FX Market

FX Market turnover increased by 6.3% to RUB 31.8 trln (April 2017: RUB 29.9 trln). The volume of spot trades totalled RUB 9.0 trln (up 56.9%) and swap trades and forwards together totalled RUB 22.8 trln (down 5.8%).

The FX Market’s average daily turnover was RUB 1,446.2 bln (USD 23.9 bln) compared to RUB 1,496.9 bln (USD 26.5 bln) in April 2017.

Money Market

Money Market turnover increased by 7.6% to RUB 31.7 trln (April 2017: RUB 29.5 trln). ADTV was RUB 1,441.6 bln (April 2017: RUB 1,473.9 bln).

The share of CCP-cleared GCC repo, the rapidly developing market segment, increased to 19.8% (RUB 4.2 trln in absolute values) of the total CCP repo turnover.

Commodities Market

Total turnover in precious metals (spot trades and swaps) amounted to RUB 7.3 bln (April 2017: RUB 10.2 bln), of which RUB 7.3 bln (2.7 t) was gold and RUB 29.9 mln (904.8 kg) was silver. The gold spot turnover was RUB 1.0 bln (April 2017: RUB 0.2 bln).

The total trading volume of agricultural products (grain and sugar) was RUB 3.1 bln in April.

Resource: Moscow Exchange

About All-Energy exhibition and conference 2018 (2-3 May, SEC Glasgow)

On May 2-3 The Russian Trade Delegation team participated in the UK flagship renewable energy exhibition “All-Energy 2018” in Glasgow, Scotland.
This year more than 200 companies participated in “All-Energy” from all over the world, mostly Europe. There were more than 15 spheres of the energy sector covered during the conference and exhibition including HR-agencies and investors in energy efficient projects.
Programme of the conference included a huge number of panel discussions on a dozen of various topics.
N.Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland and number of Scottish and the UK ministers participated in conference discussions and visited exhibition stands.
December, 2017 Scotland implemented a new renewable energy target, demonstrating a great ambition which will see half of all energy – for heat, transport and electricity – coming from renewable sources by 2030.
The Russian Trade Delegation held talks with Scottish development international (SDI) team, met UK and European champions of the renewable sector, low carbon heat, energy efficiency and low carbon transport.