Business programme


15 Jun , 15:00–16:15
Business Dialogue
Congress Centre, zone D, conference hall D1

The partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Russia is developing steadily. This positive dynamic is reflected in the statistics of Russian-Emirati trade. Over the past five years the trade turnover between the countries has increased almost 6 times and last year reached historical figures of $9 billion. At the moment the UAE confidently holds the position of Russia's largest business partner among the countries of the Arab world. Russian companies consider the country as a key production and logistics hub. The interest of Emirati investors in the Russian economy also continues to grow. Experts note a whole range of potential opportunities that are opening up in the changing economic order. What steps should be taken today to strengthen the internal and external conditions for the development of trade and investment contacts between the UAE and Russia? What opportunities does the business of the two countries offer today? How to promote more extensive, multi-sectoral and deep cooperation between countries?

Leonid Slutskiy, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on International Affairs

Abdullah Mohammed Al Mazrui,
Abdullah Bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates
Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates
Kirill Varlamov, Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Sergey Gorkov, General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, RosGeo
Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Veronika Nikishina, General Director, Russian Export Center
Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Nazim Efendiev, Chief Executive Officer, Management Company METALLOINVEST

Front row participant
Azer Mamedov, Director of the Investment Department, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)