The Forum of Russian and European Businesses Partners in Modernisation: New Opportunities for Doing Business in Russia


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The Forum of Russian and European Businesses
Partners in Modernisation:
New Opportunities for Doing Business in Russia

Saint Petersburg, September 23, 2011

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We are pleased to invite you to our FORUM OF RUSSIAN AND EUROPEAN BUSINESSES 2011, “Partners in Modernisation: New Opportunities for Doing Business in Russia”. This event will take place on SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 at the Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge, Birzhevoi pereulok 2–4, St. Petersburg.

What’s new in 2011?


  • The seminar was prepared by a high profile international expert Bruno Balvanela, Head of Regional Development Russia, EBRD
  • It will cover key developments in different sectors, including Automotive, Food Production, Retail, Banking and Infrastructure, including PPPs in Oil&Gas


  • Networking opportunities with top-level executives from the biggest Russian and European companies.
  • The Forum will provide a professional platform for discussion of the challenges of modernisation in Russia.


Hear from Russian and European companies on their experience, find out what is a key to their success and how can you expand your business.


Meet the key players in your industry and share experiences at our roundtables! Here’re just a few of them:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • HR
  • Manufacturing
  • Customs
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Retail

The working languages of the Forum are English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Here are just a few speakers confirmed to date:

  • Alexey Mordashov, CEO, Severstal, Co-chairman of the Northern Dimension Business Council
  • Tapio Kuula, President and CEO, Fortum, Co-chairman of the Northern Dimension Business Council
  • Fernando Valenzuela, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Oseevsky, Vice-Governor of St Petersburg, Head of Saint Petersburg Governor’s Administration
  • Grigory Dvas, Vice-Governor and Chairman of the Economic Development and Investment Activity Committee, Leningrad Oblast
  • Jeroen Ketting, Маnaging Director, Lighthouse Russia
  • Jean-Luc Duramy, Vice-president, Eastern and Central Europe, DuPont Science and Technologies
  • Antonio Linares, CEO, Roca RUS
  • Erik Helin, CEO, Specta
  • Yuri Livtishchenko, CEO, Chiesi Pharmaceuticals
  • Bruno Balvanera, Head of Regional Development Russia EBRD
  • Igor Koval, Department of the investment policy and development of PPP Ministry of Economic Development
  • Thierry Leconte, CFO, Auchan, Deputy Сhairman of the AEB Retail Trade Committee
  • Milen Gentchev, Chief Financial Officer Metro Cash&Carry
  • Sergey Sinkevich, Vice President Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange


Attendance Fees:

For members of the Association of European Businesses and the Northern Dimension Business Council:

8,250 RUR (+ VAT 18%) per person

For representatives of other companies, institutions and private persons:

9,900 RUR (+ VAT 18%) per person

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us:

Olga Pavlyuk: tel. +7 (495) 234 27 64 (ext. 130)

Julia Bendel: tel. +7 (495) 234 27 64 (ext.126)

Ekaterina Klimanova:

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