Partners 2018

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Networking Area Partners
Logistics Partner
MCC EuroChem, JSC
Networking Area Partner

EuroChem is a leading global fertilizer company, producing primarily nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, as well as certain organic synthesis products and iron ore. The Group is vertically integrated with activities spanning from mining and hydrocarbon extraction to fertilizer production, logistics, and distribution. EuroChem is currently developing two sizeable potash deposits with its VolgaKaliy and Usolskiy greenfield projects. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the Group operates production facilities in Belgium, Lithuania, China, Kazakhstan and Russia and employs more than 25,000 people globally.

KAMAZ PTC
Networking Area Partner

KAMAZ Publicly Traded Company is a major manufacturer of trucks and diesel engines in Russia; it ranks among the top 20 global heavy duty truck OEMs and is in the 16-th ranking in terms of heavy duty truck production volumes, with gross vehicle weight over 16 tons. KAMAZ is currently holding approximately 45% of Russia’s heavy duty truck market. KAMAZ trucks are in operation in more than 80 countries. 14 times КАМАZ has been voted Russia’s Best Exporter.

Production capacity is 71 trucks a year. The model line encompasses the whole spectrum of vehicles with GVW from 8 to 97 tons. KAMAZ cab-and-chassis units of more than 40 basic models are widely used to produce special purpose vehicles for many industries and sectors. KAMAZ operates a ramified sales and service network which covers all the regions of the Russian Federation and many CIS countries.

KAMAZ PTC Group of Organizations comprises 84 companies in the territory of Russia, CIS and the far abroad. KAMAZ companies involved directly in the business of making trucks have a headcount of approximately 36 000 employees.

PJSC Rostelecom
Networking Area Partner

PJSC Rostelecom is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all segments of the telecommunications market and covers millions of households in Russia.

Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 12.3 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9.3 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4.2 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom’s IPTV services.

The Group is a market leader in providing telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels. It is also an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing, education, security and housing & utility services.

Rostelecom was assigned ‘BBB-’ and ‘BB+’ international credit ratings by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s respectively.


PhosAgro
Networking Area Partner

PhosAgro is one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers in terms of production volumes of phosphate-based fertilizers and high-grade phosphate rock with a P2O5 content of not less than 39% (according to IFA, Fertecon and CRU).

The Company is the largest phosphate-based fertilizer producer in Europe, the largest producer of high-grade phosphate rock worldwide, and one of the top-three MAP/DAP producers in the world (by production volumes, according to IFA). PhosAgro is also one of the leading producers of feed phosphates (MCP) in Europe, and the only producer in Russia (according to CRU and RAFP). PhosAgro is Russia’s only producer of nepheline concentrate (according to RAFP).

PhosAgro’s main products include phosphate rock, 39 grades of fertilizers, feed phosphates, ammonia, and sodium tripolyphosphate, which are used by customers in 100 countries. The Company’s priority markets outside of Russia and the CIS are Latin America, Europe and Asia.

JSC SME Bank
Networking Area Partner

Russian Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises Support (JSC SME Bank) was established in 1999. In 2016 the Federal Corporation for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises became the bank’s sole shareholder.

SME Bank is the only Russian bank that provides financial support exclusively to small and medium-sized enterprises. The bank's mandate is based on the actual goals and priorities of state policy in this area. The bank pays special attention to the support of agricultural cooperatives, suppliers under public procurement system and high-tech industries.

Russian Direct Investment Fund
Networking Area Partner

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia's sovereign wealth fund established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. For this purpose RDIF has invested and committed 1.2 trillion rubles (circa $20 billion), of which RDIF alone invested over 100 billion rubles and 1.1 trillion rubles came from co-investors, partners and banks. RDIF also attracted over $30 billion of foreign capital into the Russian economy through long-term strategic partnerships. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow.

Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
Networking Area Partner

Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects” has been established under the order of the Russian Government dated August 11, 2011.

The agency is supporting the commercial, social and educational projects concerning overcoming administrative and regulatory barriers, carrying out a comprehensive examination and raising funds (through financial and development institutions).

A separate line involves system projects to improve the investment climate, ensure the industrial growth staffing, further children's education and ensure new quality of life of people with disabilities.

According to the instructions of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ASI, and the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, the Agency also implements the National Technological Initiative and non-oil and gas export support system “Investment Lift for Middle-Size Companies”.

NRU HSE
Networking Area Partner

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is one of the largest and most popular institutions of higher education in Russia, as well as the CIS and Eastern Europe. It offers high quality education at all levels (from a lyceum for school students to post-graduate and MBA programmes) in a wide range of fields, including the social sciences, economics, the humanities, law, engineering, computer science, physics and mathematics, as well as creative specializations. The scientific institutes, centres and laboratories at HSE University are headed by leading Russian and globally renowned experts, who engage in fundamental and applied research on key issues identified by Russia’s federal and regional authorities, as well as local and global companies. Moreover, HSE is a leading centre for expertise and analysis and participates in the development of legislation and state programmes, as well as strategies to be implemented at the federal and regional levels (as per the instructions of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation).

Philip Morris International affiliates in Russia
Networking Area Partner

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the world’s leading international tobacco company. Its products are sold in more than 180 markets. PMI is represented in Russia with two state-of-the-art factories and the sales and marketing company with offices in approximately 100 cities. PMI affiliates in Russia employ about 4,000 professionals.

The company affirms its commitment to designing a smoke-free future and invests significant financial resources in development of the innovative products, which are aimed to significantly reduce risks of deceases, associated with smoking, and in 2015, one of them was introduced to the Russian market under the IQOS brand.

To date, the company's overall investments in Russia amount to about USD 2 bln. Reaffirming confidence in the potential of the Russia’s economy, the new investment memorandum in the amount of RUB 2,49 bln was signed in the frame of SPIEF’17 intended for localization of production of heated tobacco sticks for IQOS in Leningrad region.


The State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency”
Networking Area Partner

The State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency” (DIA) was established in January 2004.

Chairman of DIA’s Board of Directors is Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira S. Nabiullina.

DIA’s General Director is Yury O. Isaev.

DIA’s Major functions:

  • Ensuring operation of the Deposit Insurance System 

  • Ensuring operation of the Pension Savings Guarantee System 

  • Managing bankruptcy/liquidation proceedings in failed banks, non-government pension funds and insurance companies

  • Realization of assets of financial organizations in the course of bankruptcy/liquidation proceedings or financial rehabilitation thereof

  • Financial rehabilitation (resolution) and increasing capitalization of systemic depository institutions

Sistema PJSFC
Networking Area Partner

Sistema PJSFC is a publicly traded diversified Russian holding company serving over 150 million customers in such sectors as telecommunications, retail, paper and packaging, agriculture, high technology, banking, real estate, pharmaceuticals, tourism and healthcare services. The company was founded in 1993. Sistema’s revenues for 9M 2017 reached RUB 509.6 billion and its total assets amounted to RUB 1.1 trillion as of 30 September 2017. Sistema's global depositary receipts are listed under the “SSA” ticker on the London Stock Exchange. Sistema’s ordinary shares are listed under the “AFKS” ticker on the Moscow Exchange. 

EDF
Networking Area Partner

Key player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply, trading and energy services. Global leader in low carbon energies, the Group has a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, renewable energies and thermal energy. The Group supplies energy and services to 35.1 million customers. The Group generated consolidated sales of €70 billion in 2017. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

In Russia, the EDF Group provides smart solutions in energy efficiency and environmental services, urban planning, smart grids, street lighting and district heating networks.

Dalkia, a subsidiary of the EDF Group is one of the leading providers of energy services in Russia. Dalkia offers its clients tailor-made solutions to both industrial and public sectors. Specific competences (technical, financial and legal engineering, operations and maintenance) allows to deploy a large offer of performance contracts for all kind of projects.

PJSC “Sovcombankˮ
Networking Area Partner

PJSC “Sovcombank” – Russian fast growing universal bank with total assets more than 689 bln rubles – #4 privately-owned bank in Russia by total assets. With more than 2,400 offices, Sovcombank operates one of the largest (#3) retail distribution networks in Russia. Bank has vast experience and expertise in corporate and investment banking and long track-record of successful M&A deals on Russian financial market. Over the past 10 years Sovcombank has been successfully finished more than 10 M&A deals with commercial banks, financial and fintech companies. Also Bank is the issuer of “Halva” card that is the first installment card on Russian credit card market with more than 120 000 accredited merchants in partnership network. Sovcombank maintains the credit rankings according to 5 rating agencies, international scale: S&P – “BB-”, outlook “stable”, Moody’s – “Вa3”, “stable”, Fitch – “ВB-”, “positive”. Credit ratings by national scale ACRA – “A”, “stable”, “RAEX” – “ruА-”, “stable”.

BUD and AB InBev Efes (SUN InBev)
Networking Area Partner

BUD is a leading beer brand, which tops the list of global alcohol brands according to the Interbrand ranking.

Due to a unique combination of pure taste and freshness, BUD is known as the ‘King of Beers‘.

BUD has been an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ since 1986.

In Russia, BUD is produced by AB InBev Efes.

AB InBev Efes is a group of companies established following the merger of AB InBev and Anadolu Efes in Russia and Ukraine. AB InBev Efes is one of the largest players in the Russian brewing market.

The key beer brands produced in Russia are BUD, BUD Alcohol Free, Spaten, Corona Extra, Velkopopovický Kozel, Miller Genuine Draft, Hoegaarden and others.

AB InBev Efes owns 11 operating breweries located in the following regions of the Russian Federation: Volgograd, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Moscow, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Ulyanovsk, Primorsky Territory, and the republics of Tatarstan, Mordovia, and Bashkortostan.

The group has a total of around 7,000 employees.

ICA Construction
Networking Area Partner

ICA Construction was founded in 2011 and is a joint venture of two major international companies: the Turkish IC Ictas Insaat A.S. and the Italian Astaldi S.p.A.

These companies are multidiscipline construction holdings that have been implementing large investment projects for more than 90 years in such sectors as transport infrastructure, energy, water supply and renewable energy, civil and industrial construction.

The activities are carried out in 6 macro-regions: Italy, Central Europe (Poland and Romania), Russia and Turkey, the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar), Africa (Algeria), Latin America (Venezuela, Peru, Chile) and North America (Canada, USA).

Currently, ICA Construction has successfully implemented 2 projects in Russia (construction of Pulkovo Airport, construction of the central section of the highway “Western High-Speed Diameter”) and 1 project in Turkey (combined railroad and North Marmara highway and the 3rd bridge across the Bosporus). The project of the construction 7 and 8 sections of the high-speed M-11 Moscow-Saint Petersburg highway is in progress.

Russian Space Systems, JSC
Networking Area Partner

Russian Space Systems, JSC, (RSS) is one of the global leaders in space systems & equipment industry. For more than 70 years we have designed, developed, tested, supplied and operated space-related on-board and ground equipment and information systems.

RSS products and services for governmental and commercial customers in Russia and throughout the world set new standards in global satellite navigation, security, telecommunications, meteorology, Earth observation and remote space research projects. We have created and keep developing the global navigational satellite system GLONASS. The unrivaled RSS expertise is implemented in the state-of-the-art satellite ground control systems. Our latest technologies ensure the highest level safety for cargo and manned spacecraft launches and flights. Due to our highly-skilled team, exceptional experience and advanced manufacturing capabilities we are one of the leading on-board equipment and intelligent systems suppliers for ISS and the majority of national space programs.

Russian Post

Russian Post is a federal post operator, is included in the Russian Federation strategic companies list. It includes 42,000 offices across the country and has one of the biggest staff – about 350,000 post workers.

Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters and bills (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities) and 365 million parcels. Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.2 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers).

Operational revenue of Russian Post in 2017 grew by 8,1% (13,3 bln rubles) up to 178,1 bln rubles (164,8 bln rubles in 2016). Russian Post showed profits in all areas of its business activities.

Actual net profit of Russian Post exceeded the planned indicators by 28% up to 758 mln rubles.