RAISING CAPITAL FOR RUSSIA’S GROWTH
Whether funding international expansion or restructuring a business, access to capital finance is a primary driving factor for R&D and innovative economic modernization, as well as a driving factor in building a competitive economy.
1) How are Russian corporations adjusting their approach to financing growth and expansion? What are the particular challenges to raising capital in Russia?
2) What industrial sectors are potentially the most attractive for international investors? What impact might enhanced foreign direct investment have on governance and the long-term competitiveness of Russian firms?
3) How might recent innovations, such as the creation of the Russian direct investment fund, impact the investment environment? What more needs to be done?
Ryan Chilcote , Reporter, CBS News
Peter Derby , Managing Partner, The Concinnity Group
Kirill Dmitriev , Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Carsten Kengeter , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UBS Investment Bank
Roman Trotsenko , Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation
Shiv Vikram Khemka , Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Viatcheslav Pivovarov , Chief Executive Officer, Altera Capital
Lars H. Thunell , Executive Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)