Partners


General sponsor
General Partners
Official Airline of the Forum
VTB Bank (PJSC)
General sponsor

JSC VTB Bank, its subsidiary banks and financial organisations (VTB Group) is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products in Russia, the CIS, and select countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

VTB Bank provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services.

VTB Group has the most extensive international network of any Russian bank, with more than 20 banks and financial companies in more than 20 countries.

As of 31 December 2020, the Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 18.1 trillion) and by customer accounts (RUB 12.8 trillion).

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB Group’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares through the Federal Property Management Agency.

For more information please visit www.vtb.com


Andrey Kostin - President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Governance

VEB.RF
General Partner

VEB.RF is a Russia’s national economic development institution. It is a state corporation established by Russian federal law exclusively for the public good. It is a non-commercial, non-profit organization with no shareholders. VEB.RF’s charter capital comprises funds and other property contributed by the Russian Federation; it also receives direct contributions from the Federal Budget. However, it is not a ministry or a state agency, but a special entity, tasked with facilitating a wide range of socio-economic development activities. 

In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. In mid-2018 VEB.RF was has embarked on a new business model with focus on the following areas: infrastructure, high value-added industry, urban development.


Igor Shuvalov - VEB.RF Chairman

Gazprom
General Partner
Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological 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 and is the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, Eastern Siberia, and the Russian Far East, as well as a number of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad. Gazprom sells gas to Russian consumers and exports gas to more than 30 countries within and beyond the former Soviet Union being the largest gas exporter to Europe. Company is successfully expanding its LNG sales, is among three top oil and gas condensate producers in Russia. Gazprom owns country’s major power generating assets.

Alexey Miller - Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

MIR Payment System
General Partner

Mir is a Russian National Payment System. December 2015 saw the launch of first Mir cards, with over 95 million issued by early 2021.

As of March 1, 2021, 158 participating banks issue Mir cards and 275 accept and service them in their device network.

Mir is accepted throughout Russia, as well as in ten foreign countries (including Turkey, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus and others). Pilot Mir card transactions were performed in another four. Moreover, the option of cross-border transfers from Mir cards to cards of national payment systems in two CIS states is now available.

Mir has grown to become more than a payment instrument: it afforded a basis for creation of residents’ cards for different regions, and is rapidly expanding its range of non-financial services. 

Mir cards can be added to mobile payment services for Android devices: Mir Pay (Mir proprietary product) and Samsung Pay.


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

JSC NOVATEK
General Partner

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

The Company ranks among the top three public companies globally in terms of proved natural gas reserves and is a Top 10 global company in terms of natural gas production. As of the end of 2019, the Company’s reserve to production ratio was 28 years.

In 2019, the Company produced hydrocarbons at 22 fields. The total production amounted to 589.9 mmboe.

Developing competitive LNG producing facilities is the key strategic focus of the Company.

Yamal LNG being implemented in the Yamal Peninsula (Russia) is the Company's largest project. It is an integrated project for the production, liquefaction and sales of natural gas.

In 2019, a natural gas liquefaction and transshipment complex was commissioned in Vysotsk (Leningrad Region, Russia), and the investment decision was made to implement the Arctic LNG 2 Project. In the Murmansk Region, the Company is establishing a gravity-based structures construction center for its future LNG projects. 


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

Tinkoff ecosystem
General Partner

Tinkoff is an online financial ecosystem centred around the needs of its customers.

The Tinkoff ecosystem offers a full range of financial services for individuals and businesses.

With a focus on lifestyle banking, the Tinkoff ecosystem enables customers to assess and plan personal spending, invest their savings, earn loyalty programme bonuses, book trips, buy movie tickets, make restaurant reservations and much more.

All Tinkoff services are accessible via our mobile applications and on the Tinkoff.ru website.

The Tinkoff ecosystem is branchless: its proprietary network of smart couriers can deliver the Company’s products anywhere in Russia in the shortest time span possible, and customer service is handled online and by call centres (both office and cloud-based). Tinkoff makes active use of AI and machine learning technologies to streamline communications: over 30% of customers' chat queries are resolved with no employee involvement.

All Tinkoff products and most of its IT systems have been developed in-house. Some 70% of the bank’s HQ staff are IT specialists.



Oliver Hughes - Chief Executive Officer

Yandex
General Partner
Yandex is Russia’s leading technology company that creates innovative products and services based on machine learning and neural networks. The company provides more than 85 user-oriented products and services across its core business areas, which include search and portal, e-commerce, classifieds, media services, ride-hailing and food delivery, as well as self-driving cars. Yandex also offers solutions for business and advertising.

Tigran Khudaverdyan - Deputy CEO of Yandex N.V.

1C LLC
General Partner

1C Company specializes in software development, distribution, publishing, and support. 1C Company serves customers through an extensive partnership network in 30 countries, including over 8 000 1C:Franchisee partners. These partners are certified by 1C to provide integration services for business automation. Among the software developed by 1C Company, the best known is 1C:Enterprise, a system of business automation products. It includes ERP-class business solutions, which improve the efficiency of enterprises and organizations and are built based on an innovative technological platform. Famous with outstanding flexibility, using onpremise, cloud and mobile environment, 1C:Enterprise  successfully  automates enterprise resource planning, operations, accounting, finance, HR and management activities in more than 1 500 000 companies, including major corporations and government institutions. The system holds a leading position on the Russian ERP market by the number of automated workplaces and have high export potential.



Boris Nuraliev - CEO

PJSC “Aeroflot”
Official Airline of the Forum

Aeroflot is Russia’s largest airline and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Its hub is based at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Aeroflot Group ranks among the top 20 global airline carriers by passenger traffic. Under its 2028 Business Strategy, the Group sets the goal to carry 130 million passengers per year through developing its multi-brand structure.

Aeroflot has a reputation for industry leading customer service. It has been certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating by Skytrax and named a Five Star Global Airline in APEX’s Official Airline Rating. Aeroflot has been recognized as Russia’s strongest brand and the world’s strongest airline brand by Brand Finance, the world's leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Aeroflot also won at the Grand Final of the prestigious World Travel Awards 2020. The company retained its titles as World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline - Business Class.

Aeroflot’s fleet is the one of world’s youngest and most advanced. As of February 28, 2021, it consisted of 230 aircraft: Airbus, Boeing and Superjet 100 airliners.

Aeroflot commits to the highest international standards for flight safety. It was the first Russian carrier to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry and has been successfully recertified to this standard. The company has also obtained the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification. Aeroflot’s integrated management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004.

Aeroflot is presently focused on measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a safe and healthy environment for its passengers and employees.


Mikhail Poluboyarinov - Chairman of the Management Board, CEO of PJSC Aeroflot