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AEB representatives participated in the International Forum “Regulatory system and investment environment in Russia under new conditions: meeting strategic objectives and managing COVID-19 pandemic impact”

29.05.2020

On May 29, 2020, the AEB representatives spoke at the International Forum “Regulatory system and investment environment in Russia under new conditions: meeting strategic objectives and managing COVID-19 pandemic impact” in the frame of Russian Business Week – 2020 organised by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. 


Representatives of leading business associations, foreign and national companies, government bodies and expert community discussed key topical issues of creating a favorable environment for doing business in Russia, proposed approaches to the development of the regulatory system for particular sectors and the economy as a whole, and exchanged views on the priorities and prospects for the development of international business cooperation.

The moderator of the discussion was Philippe Pegorier, President, Alstom Transport Rus, Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses.

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Dr. Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP); Chair, International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI), Mr. Viktor Vekselberg, Member of the Board, Bureau of RSPP; Chairman of the Committee on International Cooperation, RSPP; Chairman, Board of Directors, Foundation for Development of the Center for the Development and Commercialization of New Technologies (Skolkovo Foundation); Co-Chairman of the International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) and Johan Vanderplaetse, Chairman of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB); President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric; Co-Chairman of the International Council for Cooperation and Investment (ICCI) addressed the participants with welcoming speeches.

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On the AEB side, Tadzio Schilling, CEO, Association of European Businesses (AEB) made a presentation at the Forum on the European business prospects during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. He separately emphasized the need to support European business in Russia, which for many years has been a responsible employer and taxpayer.

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Mr. Dias Asanov, Chairman of the Legal Committee, Association of European Businesses (AEB); Director of Legal Affairs at Siemens in Russia, Belarus and Central Asia spoke about the overcoming the COVID-19 crisis: sustainability of investors’ regulation; the role of information technology in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis was covered by Edgars Puzo, Chairman, the AEB IT and Telecom Committee; CEO, Atos; member of the Committee on communications and information and communication technologies, RSPP.
Ernesto Ferlenghi, President, Confindustria Russia; Chairman, Energy Committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) told about a new model of cooperation between Russian and foreign companies and ways to increase demand in the Russian market.
Mr. Alexey Grigoriev, Head, METRO AG Representative Office in Russia, informed about measures to support the HORECA sector under and after the limitations of the pandemic.

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