Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge
Business Breakfast
Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.4

Economic cooperation between Russia and Italy has shown strong performance of the past decade, with Italy ranking among Russia's top European trading partners. Some 500 Italian companies operate in Russia and represent a whole sectoral range of Italian business. What are the long-term prospects for the bilateral economic cooperation between Russia and Italy? What are the next steps in further promoting closer ties with Italian business? What specific projects have a largest potential for strengthening this important commercial partnership in the current economic and political situation?

Vladimir Dmitriev , Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Luisa Todini , President, Todini

Mikhail Alekseev , Chairman of the Management Board, UniCredit Bank Russia
Federica Barbaro , Chief Executive Officer, Prime Shipping Pietro Barbaro Group
Fabrizio Di Amato , Chairman, Maire Tecnimont SpA
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Vitaly Keondjian , President, Alliance Group
Aleksey Meshkov , Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Vincenzo Petrone , President, Fincantieri
Vladimir Potemkin , Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region
Cesare Ragaglini , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Italian Republic in the Russian Federation
Pietro Salini , Chief Executive Officer, Salini Impregilo
Gerardo Stigliani , General director, CO.MO.I. SIM
Dmitry Strashnov , General Director, Russian Post
Vincenzo Trani , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Concern General Invest
Sergei Cheryomin , Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India


Key moments

“Our focus is on the future – this is the constant in our relationship. Our hope of setting up a common space from Lisbon to Vladivostok requires us to work in both the economic as well as the political sphere”.
Cesare Ragaglini
“To build means to forge relationships between countries. We are building roads in both the literal and the figurative sense; we are investing; and we are working together with our Russian friends to build a better future”.
Pietro Salini