07 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Business Dialogue
conference hall (Krasnodar Region stand)

Russian-Indian relations are characterized by intensive economic and political collaboration, with businesses exhibiting growing interest in entering both Russian and Indian markets. Priority areas for Russia–India trade and economic cooperation include energy, metallurgy, car manufacturing, and aircraft construction. In 2018, Russian-Indian trade reached nearly USD 11 billion, an increase of 17.3% over 2017. Bilateral regional cooperation is also gaining momentum and demonstrating great potential for becoming a key factor in strengthening trade and economic ties. “We have every opportunity to move forward consistently, consolidating the economic foundations of our relations. For this purpose, contacts in all areas must be boosted”, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated. The leaders of the two countries have set the goal of expanding bilateral trade from USD 10 billion to USD 30 billion by 2025. Yet there are still a number of restrictions and barriers that have to be overcome in order to achieve these goals. What immediate steps should be taken to take Russian-Indian relations to a new stage and what are the trends for deepening and developing cooperation at all levels?

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

Siddharth Bhatia, Vice President, National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India
Venkatesh Varma Datla Bala, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation
Igor Zelezetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
Vikram Kirloskar, President, Confederation of Indian Industry
Shiv Vikram Khemka, Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Sirodzh Loikov, Deputy General Director for International Projects, Member of the Management Board, PhosAgro
Alexander Misharin, First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
Vikram Singh Punia, President, Pharmasyntez
Aleksandr Sinitsyn, President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation

Front row participants
Mikhail Lifshitz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rotec
Venkata Ramana Motupalli, Chief Executive Officer of Branded Markets for India and Emerging Countries, Dr. Reddys Laboratories
Pavel Rastopshin, Managing Director, Zyfra
Alexey Rakhmanov, President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Vsevolod Rozanov, Managing Partner, Sistema
Jaidev Rajnikant Shroff, Global Chief Executive Officer, UPL Limited
Alexey Yushchuk, General Director, Vireo Energy