Business programme

Russia’s Golden Era for E-Commerce

04 Jun , 10:00–11:15
New Technology Frontiers
Passage in zone G, Passage Hall
In partnership with Russian Post

The pandemic and lockdown have created the conditions for growth in e-commerce, with even the most conservative consumers beginning to master online shopping services. By the end of 2020, 40% of Russians were going online to purchase items they had previously only bought in stores. Will the boom in e-commerce in Russia prove to be a pandemic-era phenomenon, or could it reach new levels of growth after the removal of COVID restrictions? Can Russia establish a leading global position? Are Russia’s infrastructure and regulatory framework capable of supporting the development of the e-commerce market nationwide? Will logistics experts and marketplaces provide a breeding ground for new players in the SME sector?

Irina Parfentieva, Deputy Chief Editor, RBC

Maxim Akimov, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Post
Tatyana Bakalchuk, General Director, Wildberries
Anton Buzdalin, General Director, eApteka
Oliver Kraftsik, Supply Chain Director Europe, ASOS (online)
Ilya Kretov, General Manager Global Emerging Markets, eBay
Veronika Nikishina, General Director, Russian Export Center
Maxim Oreshkin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Dmitriy Sergeev, Chief Executive Officer, AliExpress Russia
Daniil Shuleyko, Head of E-сom and Ridetech, Yandex

Front row participants
Sergey Belyakov, Managing Director, Ozon
Alexander Brechalov, Head of the Udmurt Republic
Mikhail Kuchment, Co-owner, Hoff