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About Exhibition

SPIEF Investment & Business Expo

June 16—18 2016, St.Petersburg, ExpoForum

In 2016, to mark the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, two exhibitions – SPIEF Investment Projects and SPIEF Business Expo – will be held for the first time.

SPIEF Investment & Business Expo is:

  • A special communications platform, where more than 100 promising Russian and foreign investment projects will be presented by heads of companies and Russia’s regions.
  • An opportunity for Russian and foreign companies to showcase business solutions at various levels.
  • A space for direct dialogue between investors, company heads, representatives of government agencies, and the media.

LOCATION AND DATE

The SPIEF Investment & Business Expo is situated in Pavilion H (3) and is open to all Forum participants from 09:00 to 19:00 on June 16–18.

 
 
 
 

This development will provide unique new PR opportunities for presenting the economic and investment potential of your projects, goods, and services at the Forum

SPIEF Investment Projects
an exhibition of the best Russian and international investment projects
SPIEF Business Expo
an exhibition of products and services facilitating business operations
Aims and objectives:

— Inform potential Russian and international investors of the
    investment opportunities offered by exhibitors at the event
— Facilitate the establishment of a competitive investment
    climate
— Strengthen major Russian and international investors’
    confidence in business projects, persuade them of the
    prospects for effective partnership
— Increase the investment appeal of Russia’s regions

— Create an area for Russian and international
    companies to demonstrate their solutions to various
    business objectives
— Foster the development of partner relations between
    Russian and international companies
— Present the potential of Russia’s regional companies
    with a view to increasing the export of goods and
    services for the international market
Opportunities for exhibitors:
— Presentation of investment projects
— Business meetings
— Presentation of Russian and international investment
    project success stories
— Gain access to SPIEF’s unique audience
— Publication in the project proposal catalogue
— Project promotion service
— Presentation of goods and services to the market, as
    well as technology-led business solutions
— Cement an organization’s status and strengthen its
    image on the business goods and services market
— Widen the end user audience of company goods and
    services portfolios

 

For more information, please contact Exhibition Marketing and Sales Department:

Tel.: +7 (495) 640 9291

Fax: +7 (495) 640 7844

Email: expo@forumspb.com

 

Ekaterina Yakobchak

Deputy Head of Exhibition Marketing and Sales

Tel.:+7 (495) 640 9291 ext. 747

Моb.: +7 (921) 437 8437

Email: ekaterina.yakobchak@forumspb.com

 

Victoria Mayorova

Senior Exhibition Specialist

Tel.: +7 (495) 640 9291 ext. 745

Моb.: +7 (921) 347 3109

Email: victoria.mayorova@forumspb.com

 

We welcome new partners and projects!

 

Programme

PROGRAMME FOR THE SPIEF PRESENTATION AREA WITH SUPPORT FROM EY AND THE FOREIGN INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

The programme of events in the Presentation Area will showcase:

  • The investment potential of Russia’s regions and a number of projects by major companies.
  • Prospects for the development of projects of regional and federal significance over the next few years.
  • The needs of Russia today.

SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council will provide SPIEF participants with the opportunity to engage in dialogue with potential investors and government officials.

The Russian news agency TASS will act as moderator of the Presentation Area at the exhibition, partners are Abbot, Unilever, Novartis Group, AstraZeneka.


16 June 17 June 18 June
09:00-09:00
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

09:30-09:45
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speakers:
Nina Abulova, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Heliports of Russia
Alexander Khrustalev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Heliports of Russia
09:55-10:10
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

10:20-10:35
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

10:45-12:00
Discussion
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

• Will companies adhere to CSR principles in the current economic climate?
• What CSR trends can be seen in international companies? Will they scale down their programmes in Russia?
• How can levels of responsibility be maintained while cutting costs?
• When will CSR be properly represented in the media?

Moderator:
Vadim Kovalev, First Deputy Executive Director, Association of Managers; member of the Moscow Civic Chamber
Speakers:
Dimitri Agishev, Head of PR, Communications, and Marketing, Deutsche Bank
Irina Bakhtina, Vice President, Unilever
Andrey Pavlov, President and founder, Zenden
Alexei Venediktov, Editor-in-Chief, Echo of Moscow
Irina Zhukova, Communications and PR Director, "Phillip Morris International" affiliated companies in Russia
12:00-13:30

13:30-13:45
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

With the participation of Denis Butsayev, Deputy Chairman, Minister of Investments and Innovations, Moscow Region Government

Speaker:
Timur Andreev, CEO, Moscow Region Development Corporation
With the participation of:
Denis Butsayev, Minister of Investments and Innovations, Moscow Region Government
13:55-15:10
Discussion
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

• Possibility of implementation of large modern international development projects in Russia
• Investment strategies in Russian real estate market
• Features of regional preferences for investors
• Cutting-edge architectural and technological solutions

Moderator:
Irina Afonichkina, TASS
Speakers:
Alberto Conte, Vice - President, Codest International S.r.L
Gregory Lavrukhin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Tula region - Minister of Economic Development of the Tula region
Valeri Leonov, Chairman of the Moscow Committee on pricing in construction and public examination of projects
Andrey Peregudov, Senior Vice-President, Head of VTB Arena Park, VTB Bank
Maxim Reshetnikov, Moscow Government Minister, Head of Economic Policy and Development, Moscow City Government
14:30-16:30
Discussion
Pavilion H, Governors’ Club

Join us for a stimulating discussion featuring members of the Government, heads of major Russian companies and development institutions, devoted to the role of the manufacturing industry in modernising the economy. The speakers will also talk about the opportunities presented by the aluminium industry for developing the high level processing sector, implementing the country’s import substitution programme and expanding the export of Russian products with high added value.

Speakers:
Oleg Deripaska, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Basic Element
Eibek Manfred, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Machines Corporation
Denis Manturov, Minister for Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Men, Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Maxim Smirnov, President, Alcoa Russia
Viktor Tolokonsky, Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
15:10-15:25
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Signatories:
Alexei Dyumin, Acting Governor of Tula Region
Natalia Nachaeva, CEO, Patriot
15:35-16:50
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Moderator:
Olga Arkhangelskaya, Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government & Public Group in the CIS, EY
Speaker:
Natalya Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations, Government of Moscow
17:00-17:35
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Moderator:
Irina Afonichkina, TASS
Speakers:
Irina Kazovskaya, Co-Chairperman, Aluminium Association
Igor Marchev, Director of the Department for Project management and work with investors, JSC SEZ
Vladislav Soloviev, CEO, UC RUSAL
Viktor Tolokonsky, Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
17:45-18:00

Speaker:
Sergey Kharitonov, General Director, North Caucasus Development Corporation
With the participation of:
Odes Baisultanov, Chairman of the Board of the North Caucasus Development Corporation; First Deputy Minister of North Caucasus Affairs of Russia
09:30-10:35
Discussion
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

• Difficulties of Lifecycle Management in Russia
• Problems and Prospects of Development of Technological Sustainability of Russian Machine-building Sector
• Foreign Practice of Implementation of Lifecycle Contracts
• New Industry Opportunities for Investors

Moderator:
Nikolay Yakovlev, TASS
Speakers:
Alexey Belinskiy, CEO, Locomotive Technologies
Alexei Bezborodov, General Director, Research agency InfraNews
Sergey Kravchenko, President, Boeing Russia and CIS
Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alexander Ovanesov, Managing partner, Strategy Partners Group
Philippe Pegorier, President, Alstom Russia
10:45-11:00
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Alexei Bakulin, CEO, BMG
11:10-11:30


Speakers:
Nikita Mikhalkov, People's Artist of the RSFSR, Director, President of the Culture Foundation of Russia
Valery Shantsev, Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region
11:40-11:55
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Signatories:
Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Region
Anna Sokolova, Director, XXI Century Medical Centre
12:05-12:20
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Veniamin Kondratyev, Governor of Krasnodar Territory
12:30-12:45
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Valentin Demidov, Minister of Economic Development, the Republic of Crimea
With the participation of:
Vitaly Nakhlupin, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea
12:55-13:10
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Talia Minullina, Chief Executive, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
13:20-13:40
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

With the participation of heads of federal development institutes and corporations, and companies investing in the region.

Speaker:
Alexei Dyumin, Acting Governor of Tula Region
13:40-13:50
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Signatories:
Alexei Dyumin, Acting Governor of Tula Region
Boris Sokol, Director General, Shchekinoazot
14:00-16:35
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

16:40-17:50
Discussion
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Discussion questions:
• Experience of implementation of large projects of integrated urban development
• Interaction between authorities and investors in construction of large social facilities. What kind of regulatory framework is necessary?
• Can the “comfortable environment” be built as “affordable housing”? Social infrastructure of residential compounds – burden or income? Where lies the balance between cost and selling price of the future housing?
• Provision of workplaces in integrated urban development projects
• Financing of construction of large social facilities

Moderator:
Bela Lyauv, Special Correspondent, Vedomosti
Speakers:
Denis Butsayev, Minister of Investments and Innovations, Moscow Region Government
Veniamin Golubitsky, President, Kortros
Leonid Kazinets, Chairman of the Board, Barkli
Mikhail Men, Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Alexander Plutnik, Chairman of the Board, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending
Sergey Ryabokobylko, CEO, member of the board of directors, Cushman & Wakefield
18:10-18:30
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
George Tziallas, Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Greece
18:30-18:50
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Hilda Alisandratou, Investment Officer, Enterprise Greece
09:30-09:45
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Sergey Borodin, General Director, Vladimir Region Development Corporation
10:00-10:15
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Natalia Nikandrova, Director, National Agency of Investment and Privatization, Republic of Belarus
10:25-10:40
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Vladimir Komlev, General Director, National Payment Card System
10:50-11:05
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Dmitry Dyrmovsky, CEO, Speech Technology Center
11:15-11:30
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Vyacheslav Dolgikh, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Systems and Technologies Group
11:40-11:55
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Yury Mishin, CEO, Cyber-Contact
12:05-17:00
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Moderators:
Dionis Gordin, Investment Director, NISA Capital
Irina Pivinskaya, CEO, NISA Capital
12:15-12:25
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Signatories:
Ivan Belozertsev, Governor of Penza Region
Evgeniy Litvin, Deputy General Director, REGION Investment Company
12:35-13:05
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Signatories:
Andrey Guryanov, CEO, League of Waste Paper Processors
Denis Kondratyev, CEO, SOEMZ
Irina Pivinskaya, CEO, NISA Capital
With the participation of:
Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
13:10-13:25
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Vitaly Tuchkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Novocherkassk Fish Factory
13:30-13:45
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Grigoriy Primak, General Director, Non-Ferrous Metal Works
13:50-14:05
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Alexey Savraskin, General Director, Magnat
14:10-14:25
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Denis Makhov, Finance Director, Region-Trans
14:30-14:45
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Valeriy Konyavsky, Scientific Director, TCC-M
14:50-15:05
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Anna Dronov, Finance Director, Orskmelprom
15:10-15:25
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Sergey Kornilov, Development Director, Aviatechnokon
15:30-15:45
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Igor Dikunets, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kommunar Paper Mill
15:50-16:05
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Stanislav Tuchkov, Representative in St. Petersburg, Orsk Pasta Factory
16:10-16:25
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Vladimir Zhuravlev, Advisor to the CEO, Khrom Ore Mining Plant
16:30-16:40
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Igor Zimin, Technical Director, Kuzbass Construction Company
16:45-17:00
Pavilion H, SPIEF Presentation Area with support from EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council

Speaker:
Grigoriy Primak, General Director, Non-Ferrous Metal Works

Exhibitors 2016

ASSISTANCE FUND FOR HOUSING AND MUNICIPAL SERVICE REFORM

State Corporation – Housing Assistance Fund was established in accordance with Federal Law No. 185-FZ ‘On the Housing Assistance Fund and Municipal Services Reform’, dated July 21, 2007.

The Housing Assistance Fund’s activities aim to create safe and favourable living conditions for citizens and effective mechanisms for managing housing facilities, and to introduce resource-saving technologies. The Housing Assistance Fund provides financial support to Russia’s regions and municipalities for capital repairs to apartment buildings, the resettlement of citizens from unfit housing facilities, and the modernization of utility infrastructure systems.

LAKHTA CENTER MIXED-USE COMPLEX

Lakhta Center is a large-scale community and business complex in the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg, with the Gazprom company headquarters located at its core.

Construction is scheduled to be finished in 2018.

The concept for the project foresees the construction of the largest business centre in St. Petersburg, a science and education complex, sports and leisure facilities, and a whole array of publicly accessible services and service sector outlets. Expansive public spaces will be built here, including a unique open-air amphitheatre with a view of the water, to host large-scale citywide events.

The job of the project initiators is to build, outside the limits of the historical city centre, a new focal point for business, relieving historical St. Petersburg from fulfilling the business centre role it is not naturally suited to play and the traffic burden that comes with it.

This city planning approach complies with St. Petersburg’s strategy of transitioning to a polycentric model of development. It will address the pressing problems St. Petersburg must face as a large city: how to create the necessary conditions for business development, attract large companies to the city, and create high-paying jobs.

BELARUS

Drew Guff, Managing Director and Founder of Siguler Guff, once said: “If you have a mission impossible project in software development, send it to Belarus.” He was not wrong.

Belarus receives the highest per capita income from IT services of any country in the region. The country’s IT sector is growing ten times faster than the global average. Belarusian developers are responsible for such projects as MSQRD, Viber, and World of Tanks. Minsk itself, according to a rating from fDi Magazine (which is owned by the Financial Times), is one of the top ten European cities of the future in the fDi Strategy category. It also took second place in the Cost Effectiveness category. All of this is thanks to the country’s continuously improving business environment.

At SPIEF 2016 Belarus is represented by the National Agency of Investment and Privatization, the National Centre for Marketing and Price Study, and the residents of the Hi-Tech Park, which have a lot of success stories to share as well as proposals, opportunities, and ideas for cooperation.

VLADIMIR REGION

In terms of the scale of its industrial production, Vladimir Region occupies seventh place among the federal subjects of the central part of Russia. The region leads in Russian production for many types of product.

Key industries include metal processing, machine tool manufacture, electronics and machine building, glass and chemical production, pharmaceuticals, advanced insulation and construction materials, food production, and agriculture. 

Vladimir Region is a developed industrial region that is open to business cooperation. More than 40 foreign companies with global brands from the Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, and other European countries have opened and are actively developing production in the region. These include: Mondelēz, Ferrero, Nestlé, Wienerberger, Marcegaglia, Hama for Food, Dow Chemical, Abbott, and many others.

Over the past three years, 43 new production facilities have been commissioned through investment totalling more than RUB 30 billion. 

The following will be present at the stand representing Vladimir Region:

Bakulin Motors Group

Bakulin Motors Group is one of the leading Russian transport engineering companies.

The holding manufactures various classes of bus, including a full range of natural gas powered vehicles.

The company is invested in cutting-edge technology, and it has developed its own scientific innovations. It has attracted partners from among leading parts manufacturers. 

Volgabus is implementing large-scale projects to upgrade public transport in Russia’s regions, and actively carries out scientific research. Its research centre is responsible for engineering and design work, producing and certifying new equipment models. Currently the holding is preparing to release a prototype self-driving bus with an electric motor.

In 2016 the company entered overseas markets. It has already signed preliminary agreements to supply chassis, vehicle assembly kits, and buses to a number of companies in Africa and the Middle East.

Cable Alliance Holding

This company unites the cable assets of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company.

Cable Alliance Holding is one of the leading enterprises in the electrical engineering

industry. The holding includes Sibkabel in Tomsk, the Electrocable Works

in Kolchugino, Ural-Cable in Yekaterinburg, and NIKI in Tomsk.

Its product catalogue includes more than 150,000 different label sizes (40 groups)

for cables and wires, and also includes custom products that are manufactured to

individual customer requirements. Its quality management system has been certified.

All products are manufactured in accordance with Russian and international

standards.

The holding supplies cables and wires that meet the needs of different industries:

• Oil and gas

• Mining and metallurgy

• Railway transport and rapid mass transit systems

• Energy production and the nuclear industry

• Road transport

• Military and defence production

• Construction and repair

• Telecommunications

One of the company’s priorities is the implementation of the import substitution programme.

Dobrograd – Russia’s first private city

Ascona Group, a cross-sector, vertically integrated holding company, is Russia’s largest producer of furniture and other products associated with sleep.

Dobrograd is a new city that seeks to create a new type of urban lifestyle, which combines the advantages of country living, modern urban infrastructure, the beauty of nature, environmental friendliness, and accessible jobs.

The city’s economy is based on the creation of 10,000 highly productive jobs in high-tech industries, including IT, medicine, agriculture, and tourism.

One of the project’s main objectives is the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The city has seen the creation of the only sports resort in Central Russia, where more than 40 popular types of sport can be enjoyed.

City area: 1,000 ha

Private investments: over RUB 20 billion

Project timeline: 2012–2022

Estimated population: 30,000

More than 1 million m2 of comfortable housing

Kovrov Electromechanical Plant

The plant is a modern, high-tech enterprise that specializes in hydraulic equipment. Electro-hydraulic control systems, valves, distributor modules, pumps, and hydraulic motors are used in machine tool engineering and metallurgy.

The company is currently carrying out a project to produce mobile equipment under the Ant brand: mini-loaders, Ant-3000 front loaders, and Ant 14-7 hydraulic lifts. The company has begun to develop the first Russian backhoe loader, the Ant-2321.

Since 2013 the company has licensed the manufacture of the following next generation CNC machining centres at its facility: Takisawa TS-4000YS (Japan), Quaser MV-184/MV-154, and the Akira SeikiV4 (Taiwan). As part of its localization and import substitution programme, the company has started to produce a Russian machine tool: the KVS MV 184.

The Kovrov Electromechanical Plant is a unique company that produces a wide range of competitive, high-tech products.

Systems and Technologies Group

Founded in 1992, the Systems and Technologies Group is a recognized expert in the development, production, implementation, and maintenance of automated systems for energy, production, and housing and utilities.

Systems and Technologies Group has successfully completed projects to construct automated information and commercial metering systems for electricity and power, integrated energy metering, and process control, telecommunications, and remote monitoring systems.

Some of the well-known brands produced by the Systems and Technologies Group include KVANT meters, SIKON intelligent controllers, and Piramida software packages.

The Group’s highly qualified engineering staff, modern production facilities, inhouse testing, training and service centre, and its developed partner network in Russia and the CIS all allow the Systems and Technologies Group to efficiently implement projects of any complexity to a high level.

VIRTUAL REALITY

Virtual reality (VR) is a new phase in the expansion of the boundaries of conventional perception through unique content spanning widely different fields of human activity.

A person’s immersion in VR takes place with the use of a virtual reality headset, a set of sensors, and a tracking system, allowing for the exact positioning of the body and the user reaction to be registered.

A number of scenarios are offered on the stand, demonstrating the possibilities of the system:

• The Snow Queen: A Battle with Snow Monsters. A virtual reality game from Wizart studio, based on The Snow Queen cartoon series. The scenario demonstrates technology employed for precision tracking of human movement, and new marketing opportunities for animated content promotion.

• Contingency training simulator: VR technology employed to develop complex emergency response scenarios.

• Virtual engine mapping: assembly demonstration of multi-component, high-tech objects.

 
RUSSIAN EXPORT CENTER

The Russian Export Center is a state institution for supporting exports, created with the backing of the Government of the Russian Federation. It acts as a ‘single window’ for work with exporters, providing both financial and non-financial support, including cooperation with relevant government ministries and agencies. To complete the ‘single window’ concept, the Russian Export Center group has integrated the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR) and Eximbank of Russia. For more information, please visit the Russian Export Center website: http://exportcenter.ru.

HELIPORTS OF RUSSIA

The Heliports of Russia national helicopter network is a unique and unparalleled nationwide project to create a major network of mixed-use helicopter facilities. The project is being implemented with active support from national authorities and sector-specific institutions. The main objective is to develop a fundamentally new business model for the creation of a transport network designed to connect Russian cities and offer ample opportunities for the small aircraft sector and a variety of other sectors of the economy.

The network already comprises more than ten modern helicopter facilities. Located throughout the country, including the Ulyanovsk Heliport, the Krasnodar Heliport, the Tyumen Heliport, the Kaluga Heliport, and the Novosibirsk Heliport. In future, such facilities will be established in Russia’s key regions.

The flagship center is the Moscow Heliport, located on Novorizhskoye Shosse, a prestigious thoroughfare just 500 meters away from the Moscow Ring Road, designed to accommodate more than 200 helicopter units. The heliport has a large private fleet of aircraft, including the latest and most popular helicopter models from European and American manufacturers such as: Robinson, Airbus Helicopters, Bell, and AgustaWestland. It has an aerotechnical base, a spare parts warehouse, and hangars for storing aircraft.

A further helicopter facility, Istra Heliport, is located outside Moscow. The heliport is the largest authorized dealer for the Robinson brand in Russia, an authorized Airbus Helicopters service centre, and an authorized Rolls-Royce service centre. Participation in social projects is one of the most important areas of activity for the

Heliports of Russia network. In early 2014, a private search-and-rescue helicopter detachment was established at Moscow Heliport with support from AOPA Russia and the Red Cross. In 2015, the volunteer search-and-rescue detachment ANGEL won a region-wide competition initiated by the Governor of Moscow Region and received an award ‘For invaluable help and assistance in rescue operations in Moscow Region’.

NPCS

National Payment Card System (NPCS) is the operator of the Mir national payment system.

NPCS’s job is to ensure cards using international payment systems work flawlessly in the Russian Federation, and to build and develop a Russian system for payment cards. Domestic Russian transactions using cards from all payment systems, including international systems, are processed through NPCS’s operational payment and clearing centre.

In December 2015, the first Mir cards were issued.

As of today, there are over 90 participating banks in the Mir payment system, some of which issue Mir cards themselves and have set up their devices (automatic teller machines and cash terminals) to accept them.

NPCS was founded on July 23, 2014. The company is fully owned by the Central Bank of Russia.

The activities of NPCS are regulated by Federal Law No. 161 ‘On the National Payment System’, ‘Strategies for the Development of a National Payment System’, and ‘Concepts for the Creation of a National Payment Card System’.

MOSCOW REGION

The Moscow Region Government is the supreme executive body in Moscow Region.

Moscow Region is one of the leading regions in the Russian Federation, enjoying a high level of economic development. Moscow Region is one of Russia’s top three regions in terms of the volume of investments in fixed capital for 2015.

There are three special economic zones outside Moscow: Dubna, Stupino Kvadrat, and Istok. Residents of these areas receive additional regional tax benefits. There is a programme underway in the region to build 64 industrial parks, of which 30 are currently operational. Every sector of industry in Russia except for the oil and gas sector is represented in Moscow Region. The Moscow suburbs have made notable progress in developing the agro-industrial sector thanks to the commissioning and development of previously unused agricultural land, as well as a new set of measures introduced to support investors.

YALTA INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM

The Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) Foundation was established in 2015 in the Republic of Crimea.

The main goals of the YIEF Foundation are to promote the integration business and government interaction model, to promote the integration of the Republic of Crimea into the economy of the Russian Federation in the most relevant areas, to encourage sustainable growth development implementation of best practices and high-tech solutions within the Republic of Crimea. The Foundation also aims to provide strong support for the implementation of government-aided programmes in Crimea. Consequently, the Foundation’s fundamental mission is to consolidate and develop the Republic of Crimea’s investment potential and innovative capacity.

The YIEF Foundation works in close cooperation with the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea and the Government of Sevastopol, with support from the Presidential Executive Office.

Astana EXPO 2017 International Specialized Exhibition

The Astana EXPO 2017 international industry exhibition will be held in Kazakhstan’s capital from June 10, 2017 until September 10, 2017, under the theme ‘Energy of the Future’.

The exhibition is expected to draw over two million people, with participation from over 100 countries and 15 international organizations. Ninety countries and 15 international organizations have already confirmed their participation.

EXPO 2017 will provide a platform for the presentation of innovations in alternative energy.
Themed conferences and over 3,000 cultural and entertainment events are set to take place during the exhibition.

Official exhibition website: www.expo2017astana.com
 

SuperOx

Andrey Vavilov founded SuperOx in 2006 with the goal of establishing production of second generation high temperature superconducting tapes. Equipment built with these materials changes the image of today’s energy and transport industry. 2G HTS tapes also allow far more efficient magnetic equipment for research and medicine to be produced. Owing to the unique electric and physical properties of high temperature superconductors, use of 2G HTS tapes results in unique and superior qualities of power cables, fault current limiters, transformers, motors, generators, energy storage systems and magnets.

Innovative equipment for the energy industry made using the key SuperOx material provides protection against overloading of the power system and:

  • reduces electrical short circuit damage
  • reduces the need for network equipment, thus cutting the cost of the power system
  • increases the service life of equipment
  • ensures a low level of losses in the power network
  • improves the quality of the power supply
REPUBLIC OF CRIMEA

Today the Republic of Crimea is a region with unique potential for conducting business and making efficient use of investor capital.

Crimea is open for cooperation, actively promoting transparent relationships between the government and the business community, and creating a comfortable working environment for investors.

On January 1, 2015, a special economic zone (SEZ) was established in various regions of the Republic of Crimea and in Sevastopol, a city of federal significance, set to last for 25 years. The SEZ provides tax breaks for entrepreneurial and other activities, and acts as a duty-free zone in terms of customs procedures.

The Crimea Development Corporation has been created, with its chief goal to provide comprehensive support for investment-led development in the region, and to assist investors in line with the ‘single window’ principle.

The Republic of Crimea also has a new investment portal, www.investin-crimea.ru, which accepts electronic applications and documents for the implementation of investment projects and the receipt of SEZ participant status.

The investment map shows investment sites and proposals for investment projects.

NORTHWEST CLUSTER FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL, AND RADIATION TECHNOLOGY

The cluster is located in two of Russia’s federal subjects, St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, and is a historically established and locally confined group of more than 200 organizations, of which 40 are involved in research and development and 120 in manufacturing. The total number of staff employed in the cluster is more than 59,000.

Competitive advantages of the cluster:

• A strong, innovative scientific and technological research capacity

• Modern infrastructure

• Highly skilled personnel

• An advantageous economic and geographical location

• More than 4,500 ha of land ready for production, separated into parcels and connected to utilities

The cluster comprises the following research and development and educational institutions: The Kurchatov Institute national research and development centre, the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, the St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology, and the St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD REGION

Nizhny Novgorod Region is attractive to investors thanks to several competitive advantages. Industry is developing quickly here, represented in the following sectors: chemicals and petrochemicals, metallurgy, automobile assembly, and machine building. The region is fortunate in its location, at the intersection of two international transport corridors: the Pan-European Corridor II and the North–South Transport Corridor. The region is one of the largest transport and logistics hubs in Russia. Investors are able to find support here at every stage of project implementation. Investment infrastructure is in place and operational, and local government works alongside investors according to the ‘single window’ principle. 

In Nizhny Novgorod Region, any project can be assigned priority status, meaning both financial and non-financial support will be provided. An industrial innovation cluster has already been created here for automobile assembly and petrochemicals, helping to strengthen industrial cooperation in the region.

The Nizhny Novgorod Region stand will be represented by the Citadel project.

During SPIEF, the Government of Nizhny Novgorod Region, together with Nikita Mikhalkov, President of the Russian Culture Fund, will present an investment project to create Citadel, a centre for recreation, health, and culture. The project is slated for implementation in the Pavlovsk District of Nizhny Novgorod Region. The project’s name comes from Mikhalkov’s Burnt by the Sun 2, filmed mostly in Pavlovsk District.

Implementation of the Citadel project will include construction of the following facilities: a student village, the N.S. Mikhalkov Academy for Cinematography and Theatre Arts, a hotel, a ski resort, a theme park, restaurants, an equestrian complex, an athletic centre, and a spa centre. Investors will be brought in to help build these facilities.

The Citadel project is certainly important for the region, as it will facilitate the development of tourist and investment potential in promote infrastructure development Nizhny Novgorod Region and boost the its image. It will also promote infrastructure development in Pavlovsk District.

KRASNODAR TERRITORY

Krasnodar Territory is one of the largest federal subjects in the Southern Federal District, and is home to more than 5.5 million people. The sustainable development of the territory’s agroindustrial complex has historically proven to be the key to ensuring Russia’s food security. The territory ranks first among the federal subjects of the Russian Federation in terms of its production of grain, sugar beets, fruits, and berries, and it ranks second in the production of sunflower seeds and honey.

The territory’s tourist and recreational sector has undergone significant development: in 2015 more than 14 million tourists visited the area.

Transport represents another key sector of the local economy. Major road and rail routes of federal significance run through the region, and it is also home to international sea ports.

Certain promising areas of Krasnodar Territory’s economy include the creation of industrial parks and processing enterprises, the rapidly growing construction industry, and the implementation of investment projects.

ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATIVE REGIONS OF RUSSIA

The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR) coordinates the work of innovators and organizes interregional cooperation, providing a platform to foster effective cooperation between both regions and individual participants in the innovation-led development of the Russian Federation. 

Today the Association incorporates 14 regions, each of which has its own model for

innovative development. Regions that are part of the AIRR help to draft the agenda for the development of innovations at the national level.

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the AIRR is Sergey Naryshkin, and the Chairman of the Association’s Board is President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. The Acting Executive Director of the AIRR is Vice Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Ivan Fedotov.

NORTH CAUCUSES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (VNESHECONOMBANK GROUP)

The North Caucasus Development Corporation (Vnesheconombank Group) joint stock company was founded in 2010 as a tool for implementing government social and economic policy in the North Caucasus Federal District. The corporation works to develop the investment environment in the North Caucasus Federal Region by attracting investors and participating in industrial and infrastructure projects.

The NCDC has helped finance seven investment projects with a total budget from all financing sources of over RUB 30 billion.

The NCDC is acting as the customer for a concept being prepared to create an innovative medical cluster in the Caucasian Mineral Waters region. This is the first attempt in Russia to bring together in one territory balneotherapy and natural, climate-based resources with medical treatment, science, medical education, and pharmaceuticals.

The main goals of the cluster are to create a serious alternative to foreign resorts for Russians, and to establish a nationwide system of medical tourism.

 
KNORR-BREMSE Group

Founded in 1905, today the Knorr-Bremse Group has become a global market leader in braking and on-board systems for rail transport and lorries.

Every day over a billion people depend on the Group’s products, which gives the company a special responsibility extending to all areas of its activities. This applies both to the provision of safe, reliable, and efficient products and technologies to consumers as well as to Knorr-Bremse’s manufacturing processes, which must also meet the highest safety, quality, and environmental compatibility standards.

Responsible business practices that are firmly grounded in the principles of sustainable development form an integral part of the Knorr-Bremse Group’s strategy.