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Russia – Sweden

24 May, 19:00–20:00
Business Dialogue
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G5

Around 400 Swedish companies have representative offices and branches in Russia. Volvo, Scania, Oriflame, ABB, and Tetra Pak are some of the brands that are developing their own production networks, while IKEA is the largest private investor in Russia. The presence of Swedish businesses in Russia continues to expand. At the end of 2017, AstraZeneca, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Kaluga Region signed an investment agreement, providing for AstraZeneca investment of a further RUB 1 billion in upgrading its Russian facility and technology transfer to manufacture drugs to treat diseases that have a high impact on society. Advancing dialogue at the intergovernmental level and removing obstacles to regular contacts is strategically important for the growth of economic links between the two countries. What measures are necessary to support and accelerate the development of collaboration between Russia and Sweden? What more can the national government and regional authorities do to encourage Swedish companies to continue to invest in Russia? How can the digital transformation of business improve efficiency?

Moderator
Andreas Giallourakis, Market Area Director Eurasia, Swedish Trade and Invest Council

Panellists
Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
Magnus Brannstrom, President, Chief Executive Officer, Oriflame
Carl-Johan Westring, President, EF Custom Solutions
Vladimir Dmitriev, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; Co-Chairman, Russian-Sweden Business Council (RSBC)
Jan Olof Jacke, President, AstraZeneca AB
Lars Corneliusson, President, General Director, Ferronordic Machines AB
Vitaly Korolev, Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Martin Lundstedt, President, Chief Executive Officer, Volvo AB; Co-Chairman, Russian-Sweden Business Council (RSBC)
Alexander Morozov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Dan Sten Olsson, Chief Executive Officer, Stena AB
Alexey Repik, President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Oscar Stenstrom, State Secretary to the Minister for European Union Affairs and Trade of the Kingdom of Sweden
Sebastian Tolstoy, President, Ericsson Russia
Anatoliy Usov, Regional Director, Russia & CIS, SKF
Magnus Scholdtz, Senior Advisor on International and Governmental Affairs, Wallenberg Foundations; Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Investor AB

Front row participants
Juvencio Maeztu Herrera, Chief Financial Officer, IKEA
Irina Panarina, General Manager, Russia and Eurasia, AstraZeneca
Stefano Fedel, Senior Vice President, Scania CV AB
Dmitry Yalov, Deputy Chairman on Economics and Investment of the Government of Leningrad Region

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