06 Jun , 16:45–18:00
Business Dialogue
Congress Centre, conference hall D3

Cooperation between Russia and France is developing in different ways, while active dialogue across all platforms is giving it an extra boost. The Trianon Dialogue was established by civil societies, under the patronage of the presidents of Russia and France. Business associations from both countries are now engaging with one another, while digital collaboration is gaining momentum. As part of the France–Russia business dialogue at SPIEF 2018, a Memorandum of Cooperation on future industry was signed. It posed the following questions: Which courses of economic and investment cooperation are most promising? What could give a boost to the implementation joint projects in new industries? Similarly, what could boost the development of partnerships with the aim of mastering new revolutionary forms of technology? How can we work together to ensure that these new forms of technology work for society and therefore help businesses to increase efficiencies and remain competitive in changing conditions?

Philippe Pegorier, President for Russia and CIS, Alstom; Vice Chairman, Association of European Businesses (AEB)

Sylvie-Agnes Bermann, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Russian Federation
Igor Bogachev, Chief Executive Officer, Zyfra
Bertrand Camus, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ
Sergey Katasonov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Budget and Taxes
Emmanuel Quidet, President, French-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Pierre Morel, Co-Chairman, Trianon Dialogue Forum; Ambassador of the French Republic to the Russian Federation (1992-1996)
Patrick Pouyanne, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Total
Frederic Daniel Sanchez, Chairman of the Executive Board, Fives SA
Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Front row participants
Andrey Laptev, Director for Business Development and Corporate Venture Projects, Severstal Management
Luc Nadal, Chairman of the Management Board, GEFCO Group
Gervais Pellissier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Orange Group
Alexey Ryzhov, General Director, Russia and CIS, Dassault Systemes
Olivier Charmeil, Executive Vice President, General Manager, General Medicines and Emerging Markets, Sanofi