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AEB working meetings in St. Petersburg


In July–August 2016, Frank Schauff, AEB CEO, and Andreas Bitzi, Chairman of the AEB North-Western Regional Committee, held several working meetings in St. Petersburg with officials from the North-Western region, in particular, with the Committee of External Relations. During the meeting possible cooperation opportunities were outlined. Frank Schauff stressed the importance of extensive information exchange between the city authorities and European business in the region.

During the visit in August, Frank Schauff and Andreas Bitzi met Sergey Zimin, Deputy Plenipotentiary of the RF President in the North-Western Federal District. During the meeting Mr. Zimin gave a presentation on recent investment activities in the region and the main focus of the strategic initiatives for regional economic development under the Strategic Partnership project (such as the development of natural resources, the development of scientific-industrial opportunities, the development of geopolitical resources, and the development of socio-cultural opportunities). The prospects for cooperation with European businesses present in the region were outlined.

Later that day Frank Schauff and Andreas Bitzi also met Dmitry Mereshkin, Deputy Head of the Committee for Economic Development and Investment Activities of the Leningrad region. Frank Schauff mentioned that the Leningrad region is one of the most attractive regions in Russia for foreign investors due to its proactive investment strategies, good geographic location and developed infrastructure. During the meeting several future measures to enhance cooperation between AEB members in the region and the administration of the Leningrad region were discussed.

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