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13th AEB Flagship Conference “Russian Regions and Foreign Investors”


On 25 May, 2016 the Association of European businesses held its 13th Flagship Conference "Russian regions and foreign investors".

During the Conference the participants discussed the current state and prospects of the Russian economy and the role the Russian regions in this process. The first session was moderated by Natalia Zubarevich, Director of Regional Program, Independent Institute of Social Policy.

Dr. Thomas Staertzel, Chairman of the AEB Board, made the opening remarks. 

Among keynote speakers of the first panel discussion were: Maksim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Policy and Development, Moscow City Government; Vera Adaeva, Head of Department for Investment Climate Development, Agency of Strategic Initiatives; Vladimir Andrienko, Managing Partner, Russia Partners; Antonio Linares, General Director, ROCA CIS; and Stuart Lawson, Executive Director, EY.

The second session was devoted to special economic zones and territories of accelerated development. AEB CEO Frank Schauff moderated the panel discussion. Igor Marchev, JSC “Special Economic Zones”; Sergey Vologodsky, Deputy Director, Industrial Development Fund; Ekaterina Evdokimova, Managing Partner, GDP Quadrat, SEZ Stupino Quadrat; Alexey Cherkasov, SEZ "Lipetsk"; Alexander Potapenko, General Director, Bekaert Wire; Aydar Murtazin, Head of investor relations devision, SEZ “Alabuga”; Timur Andreev, CEO Moscow Region Development Corporation; Denis Tikhonov, General Director, Far East Development Corporation, were among the speakers.

The panelists of the third session discussed the integration of Russian production into the international supply chain. Michael Akim, Vice-president, ABB, moderated the event. Marcus Osegowitsch, General Director, Volkswagen Group Rus; Ivan Bortnik, Advisor to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology; Alexander Filatov, Advisor to the President, Strategy Partners Group; Marina Lipetskaya, Director, Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation, participated in the panel.

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The photoreport is available on the facebook page.

For more information please read the press-release in ENG and RUS.

The presentations are available in the event's archive.

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