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Presentation AEB-Gfk Rus research in St. Petersburg


On 31 May 2017, the AEB North-Western Regional Committee and the International Institute of Marketing and Social Research GfK Rus announced in St. Petersburg the results of the tenth AEB Annual Survey “Strategies and Prospects for European companies in Russia”.

The Survey analyses the comfort level for European business in Russia and evaluates the country’s investment climate. 

The opening remarks were delivered by Stefan Kordasch, Deputy Consul General / Head of Economic Affairs, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg and Stuart Lawson, AEB Finance & Investments Committee Chairman / Senior Advisor, EY. 

The event was moderated by Andreas Bitzi, AEB North-Western Regional Committee Chair. 

Alexander Demidov, Managing Director, GfK-Rus, presented the results of this year's survey. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.

On the background of the current improvement of the economic situation and higher expectations about business performance, the comprehensive AEB-GfK index rose 21 points from 2016 and stands at 141 points out of a possible 200 (in 2016 it stood at 120 points, and in 2015 at 106). The index shows positive expectations and has now approached the level it was at in 2013 (144).

The event was kindly hosted and supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in St. Petersburg.

For further details, please refer to the results of the AEB Survey in English and Russian and to the press-release in English and Russian.

We would like to thank the companies, especially those from the North-Western region, who contributed to the survey and hope that more of our members will be interested in participating in this project in the future.