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Association of European Businesses (AEB) held its 15th Jubilee Flagship Conference – “Priorities for the Russian economy & the European businesses”

20.06.2018

On June 20th, 2018, the Association of European Businesses (AEB) held its 15th Jubilee Flagship Conference – “Priorities for the Russian economy & the European businesses” in AZIMUT Hotel Smolenskaya.


Philippe Pegorier, Deputy Chairman of the AEB Board, opened the conference with a welcome speech.

The first session was devoted to the role of Russia in the new geopolitical context. Alexey Rybnikov, Director, CIS EY Knowledge Leader, moderated the session. The participants discussed the current international environment, the Russian economy and its current challenges.

The second session was devoted to the Russian energy sector and the prospects for its development, as well as the role of foreign investors. The session was moderated Ernesto Ferlenghi, Executive Vice-President Market Development for Russia & Central Asia, Eni S.p.A, Chairman of the AEB Energy Committee.

The third session, moderated by Frank Schauff, AEB CEO, was focused on the technological development of Russia.

Summarizing the conference, foreign investors stressed that they still believe in Russia's economic potential and are hopeful about the creation of appropriate conditions for doing business.

For more information, please, see the post-release

Photo (L-R): Philippe Pegorier, Deputy Chairman, AEB Board, President, Alstom Russia;
Alexey Rybnikov, Director, CIS EY Knowledge Leader;
Alexander Grushko, RF Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs;
Fyodor Lukyanov,  Editor-in-Chief, “Russia in Global Affairs”, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy; 
Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist, Alfa Bank;
Natalia Porokhova, Head of Research & Forecasting Group, Analytical Credit Rating Agency


 

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