Partners 2023

General Sponsor
General Partners
Official Airline of the Forum
Strategic Partner
Official Car of the Forum
VTB Bank
General Sponsor

VTB Bank is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products. In Russia VTB provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer leasing, factoring and other financial services and products.

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares.

Andrey Kostin - President and chairman

About VK
General Partner

VK is one of the largest technology companies in Russia. Its products help millions of people with their day-to-day needs online. More than 90% of the Russian internet audience use VK services, which enable people to keep in touch, play video games, master new skills, listen to music, watch and create video content, buy and offer goods and services and fulfill a wide range of other needs. The company provides a number of solutions for digitizing business processes, from online promotion and predictive analytics to corporate social networks, cloud services and enterprise automation.

General Partner

Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves being the global leader in gas production and supply. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects including the Yamal Peninsula, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as a number of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad.

Gazprom supplies gas to domestic and foreign consumers. Company is among top Russian oil and gas condensate producers and owns large assets for generation of electricity and heat in Russia.

Alexey Miller - Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee

General Partner

Gazprombank is one of the top three banks in Russia and one of the biggest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. The Bank offers an extensive range of services to corporate and private customers, serving the key sectors of the Russian economy, as well as provides modern, high-tech retail products and services. Gazprombank holds Russian leadership in arranging and underwriting corporate bond issues, asset management, private banking, corporate financing, and other areas of investment banking.

Its customers number about 5 mln individuals and 61,400 legal entities.

Gazprom Neft
General Partner

Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company, primarily engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas fields, oil refining, and the production and sale of petroleum products. Gazprom Neft is one of the top-three companies Russia’s oil industry in terms of hydrocarbon production and refining volumes. Gazprom Neft’s corporate structure comprises more than 70 exploration and production, refining and retailing enterprises throughout Russia, the CIS, and the rest of the world. The company operates across 110 countries, worldwide. Gazprom Neft’s filling station network currently totals more than 2,000 outlets throughout Russia, the CIS and Europe. The company’s revenues in 2021 were ₽3 trillion, adjusted EBITDA ₽986.1 billion, and net profit ₽503.4 billion. Gazprom PJSC is the majority shareholder in Gazprom Neft PJSC (95.68%), with the remaining shares in free circulation.

Alexander Dyukov - CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft PJSC

Mir Payment System
General Partner

Mir is a Russian national payment system with over 260 participating banks and over 182 million issued cards as of January 1, 2023.

Mir high-tech solutions lie at the root of successfully developed services for banks, businesses and cardholders: loyalty platform, transport processing platform, MirAccept, etc. Payments with a Mir card added to a smartphone can be made via Mir Pay, a Mir proprietary mobile payment service for Android smartphones, available to customers of over 150 banks.

Mir developed a one-size-fits-all technological platform for state social safety net options (digital certificates, direct payments, etc.).

Over 30 Region’s Card projects have been launched in Russia, and more than 6 million people are now holders of the Mir cards that combine payment features while granting access to various digital public services.

Other Mir projects and payment solutions are blossoming out.

Vladimir Komlev - Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

General Partner

NOVATEK is Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons.

The Company is in the top three in terms of proven reserves and top five in terms of gas production among major public companies globally. The Company’s reserve to production ratio (SEC) as of the end of 2022 is 28 years.

Developing competitive natural gas liquefaction facilities is the Company's key strategic focus.

Yamal LNG, the Company's largest LNG project, is located on the Yamal Peninsula. It is an integrated project for production, liquefaction and export of natural gas. In 2019, an integrated facility for LNG production and transshipment commenced its operation in the port of Vysotsk, Leningrad Region.

For its future LNG projects, the Company built an Offshore Superfacility Construction Center in Murmansk Region, which has a vital role to play for the LNG equipment manufacturing industry emerging in Russia. The Center is currently busy with fabricating the first two GBS LNG Trains for the Arctic LNG 2 project. The Arctic LNG 2 project's three trains are expected to commence operation in 2023, 2024 and 2026, respectively.

The Company engages hundreds of Russian companies to develop its projects. Some of the solutions are tailor-made for the Company's projects, making them truly unique.

Leonid Mikhelson - Chairman of the Management Board and member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, SIBUR.

General Partner

Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Holding almost one-third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, Sberbank is the key lender to the national economy and one of the biggest deposit takers in Russia. The Government of the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is the principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% plus one voting share of the bank’s authorized capital, with the remaining 50% minus one voting share held by domestic and international investors. The bank has a major distribution network in Russia with about 14,000 branches. It holds general banking license No. 1481 dd. August 11, 2015, from the Bank of Russia.

Herman Gref - CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
Official Airline of the Forum

Aeroflot is Russia's largest airline. Having celebrated its 100th anniversary in March 2023, it is one of the world's oldest air carriers and one of Russia's most recognizable brands.

Aeroflot is one of the global industry leaders in terms of passenger service quality. The airline has been repeatedly awarded top marks in the most reputable international ratings.

Aeroflot is the flagship of Aeroflot Group, Russia's largest aviation holding company based on a multi-brand platform. The Group comprises Aeroflot, Rossiya and Pobeda airlines.

The airline makes a large-scale contribution to the support of the Russian aircraft industry, serving as the starting and largest customer for domestic long-haul passenger aircraft. By 2030, the Group intends to acquire 339 Russian-made aircrafts.

Aeroflot is based at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport. Since June 2021, Aeroflot has been developing its hub at Yemelyanovo Airport (Krasnoyarsk).

Director General & CEO of PJSC Aeroflot is Sergey Alexandrovsky.

Rosseti, PJSC
Strategic Partner

Rosseti Group is one of the world's largest power grid holdings and a supplier of electricity to consumers in 78 regions of Russia. Rosseti operates 2.45 mn km of power transmission lines and electrical substations with a total capacity of 826,000 MVA. The grids of Rosseti Group transmit over 77% of all electrical power generated in the country.

The Group has 43 subsidiaries, including 16 distribution network companies. Rosseti headcount is about 230,000 people.

The controlling shareholder of the parent company, Rosseti PJSC, is the Government represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management.

Andrey Ryumin - Director General, Chairman of the Management Board of Rosseti, PJSC