In 2014 Switzerland and Russia celebrated 200 years of diplomatic relations, and since then, changes in the exchange rate and regulatory incentives for domestic production and exports have created a favourable business climate in Russia. What is the potential for Russian production to be more deeply integrated in global supply chains and what are the limits? How might the new economic environment lead to a strengthening of Swiss and Russian business ties? What steps can private sector players and state actors take to bring bilateral economic and trade relations to their full potential?

Andrei Sharonov , Dean, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Anatoly Artamonov , Governor of Kaluga Region
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestle SA
Peter Voser , Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Ltd
Marco Mariotti , Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, PMI
Vadim Makhov , President, OMZ OJSC
Stefan Fluckiger , Ambassador Head of Sectorial Foreign Policies Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
Sergey Tsyb , Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

Eric Cornut , Chief Ethics, Compliance and Policy Officer, Novartis AG
Nicolas Maguin , CEO Russia & Central Asia, Louis Dreyfus Company
Frederik Paulsen , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Ralph Rutte , General Director, Regional President, Clariant for Russia and CIS


Key moments

This should not be direct import substitution; there should be technological platforms that will subsequently help create export-orientated products in demand on international markets.
Sergey Tsyb