Partners 2017


JSC VTB Bank General Sponsor

JSC VTB Bank is the primary bank of VTB Group – a global provider of financial services, comprised of over 20 credit institutions and financial companies operating across all key areas of the financial markets.
VTB’s global network is unique to the Russian banking industry. It enables the group to facilitate international partnerships and promote Russian companies aiming to engage with global markets. VTB operates a large international network across CIS countries; Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. VTB also has banks in Austria, Germany and France which are part of a European sub-holding with VTB Bank (Austria) acting as the parent bank for Germany and France. The Group also has subsidiary and affiliated banks in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Serbia, Georgia and Angola and branches in China and India and VTB Capital has branches in Singapore and Dubai.
The majority shareholder of the VTB Bank is the Russian Government, which owns 60.9 percent of the voting shares.

H.M. Sovmen Social Fund General Partner

H.M. Sovmen Social Fund

General Partner

Genesis Official Car of the Forum

Genesis – luxury brand introduced in the world in November 2015. Genesis vehicles feature the highest standards of automotive industry boast leading engineering solutions, elegant design, and outstanding driving dynamics.
The Genesis brand seeks to create a new definition of luxury, one that will provide a new platform for future mobility-centered on people.
By 2020 the company will launch six new Genesis models in several segments. In September 2016 Genesis brand is presented in Russia with the first model – brand flagship premium sedan G90 and limousine G90L.

PJSC Aeroflot Official Airline of the Forum

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and heads one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 189 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners (as of 01.01.2017).
Aeroflot has been certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating by Skytrax, the leading independent authority on airline quality. It has also five times been named Best Airline in Eastern Europe at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline has been ranked among TOP-10 airlines with Best Airline Cuisine according to Global Traveler.
Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. Aeroflot is the first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register and to pass the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO). Those registrations have continuously been renewed by the airline company. Aeroflot is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.

JSC Rosseti Strategic Partner

Rosseti, Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC ROSSETI) – an operator of energy grids in Russia, is one of the largest electric companies in the world. The company maintains 2.30 million km of power transmission lines, 490,000 substations with transformer capacity of more than 761 GW. In 2015, net power supply to consumers amounted to 720,5 billion kWh. The number of employees of the Rosseti Group of Companies is 216,000 people.
The asset portfolio of PJSC ROSSETI includes 37 subsidiaries and affiliates, including 14 interregional and a main network company. The controlling shareholder of the company is the state represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation, which owns 87.9% of the share capital.
PJSC ROSSETI is a leading company in the Russian market in introducing innovative technologies to the main and distribution grid complex. The company pays great attention to such issues as energy conservation, energy efficiency, international cooperation, environmental protection and occupational safety.

Mercedes-Benz Russia AO Transport Partner

Russian company, a subsidiary of Daimler AG concern. Mercedes-Benz Vans is responsible for the import of small, mid- and large-size vans – Citan, Vito and Sprinter. In partnership with the «GAZ Group», Sprinter Classic is produced in Nizhny Novgorod; starting from 2013 there were sold more than 17,600 units. In addition to local sales, Sprinter Classic is exported to Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia.
Since 2013 engines for Sprinter Classic have been produced at the facilities of Yaroslavl Motor Plant (YMZ). Yaroslavl is the world’s sole supplier of certain parts for these engines.
Thanks to cooperation with certified Russian bodybuilders, minibuses, all-metal vans, refrigerated van, ambulances, as well as special laboratories, mobile shops, vehicles with special protection, on-board platforms with various add-ons and many other modifications based on Sprinter Classic are manufactured locally.

Sberbank The Partner Bank

Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank’s authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 135 million individual customers and more than 4 million corporate clients in 20 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, Turkey and other countries.
The Bank holds the general banking license No.1481 issued by the Bank of Russia.

Gazprom Official Partner

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.
Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves and is the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, the Arctic shelf, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad.
Gazprom supplies gas to consumers in Russia and over 30 foreign countries. The Company is among Russia’s top oil and power producers and ranks number one in the world in terms of thermal energy generation.

Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC) Official Partner

Ural Mining Metallurgical Company (UMMC) – one of the top Russian producers of major commodities including copper, zinc, coal, gold and silver. Additionally UMMC produces lead, selenium, tellurium, cadmium and indium.

Metals production operations located primarily in Urals (Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg regions and Bashkortostan Republic). Coal assets mainly located in Siberia (Kemerovo region). UMMC operates 40 companies situated in Russia and other countries and has more than 80 000 employees.

headquarters are situated in Verknaya Pyshma (Russia, Sverdlovsk region). Revenues
in 2015 totaled $5.1 bln. Capital expenditures up to 60 bln. RUB a year.
Environmental and community development investments are about 10 bln. RUB a
year. High grades of operating deposits and low mine costs make UMMC
competitive market player, while its strong metallurgical base ensures
sustainable development. 

Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) Official Partner

Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) is a subsidiary of the state corporation Rostec. Presently, KRET unites more than 76 enterprises and organizations engaged in the development and production of military and civil radio-electronic products.
The enterprises of the Concern are located across Russia, from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok, and the total number of employees exceeds 50,000 people.
Currently, KRET produces a wide range of products, which may be classified as follows:
- avionics, operational and tactical systems;
- electronic warfare and intelligence equipment (EW and ELINT);
- friend-or- foe identification systems and equipment (IFF);
- special measuring instrumentation (MI);
- plugs, electric connectors, and cable products.
The Concern is developing avionics for the leading Russian aircraft, including Su-35S, Ka-52 Alligator, Mi-171A2, Yak-130, Il-476, and Tu-204SM, the most modern Russian line aircraft. KRET is a supplier for the major Russian aircraft producers, such as United Aircraft Corporation and Russian Helicopters.
Currently, the enterprises of the Concern are among the world leaders and the top Russian designers and producers in the field of electronic warfare equipment and suites, as well as IFF systems, which have no foreign equivalents. KRET is the designer of one of two IFF radar systems that exist in the world, Parol, which is used by Russia and the CIS countries (the second MK-12 radar IFF system is used by the USA and NATO members).

Rostec State Corporation With support from

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian industrial corporation established in 2007 to support the design, manufacture, and export of high-tech industrial products for civilian and military purposes.
Today Rostec includes about 700 entities currently organized into 11 holding companies in the defense industry and 3 – in civilian industries. The corporation’s portfolio includes such famous brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA and others. Rostec's enterprises are located across 60 constituent members of the Russian Federation marketing their products to more than 70 countries.<br>

PJSC Rostelecom Telecommunications Partner

PJSC Rostelecom is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all segments of the telecommunications market and covers millions of households in Russia.
Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 12.2 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9.2 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4.0 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom’s IPTV services.
In the 9 months of 2016 the Group generated RUB 217.0 billion of consolidated revenues, RUB 72.4 billion of OIBDA (33.4% of revenue) and RUB 8.7 billion of net income.
The Group is a market leader in providing telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels. It is also an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing, education, security and housing & utility services.
Rostelecom was assigned ‘BBB-’ and ‘BB+’ international credit ratings by Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s respectively

State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs Business Programme Partner

State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” was established in 2007 in conformity with Federal Law On Bank for Development” through a transformation of Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the USSR.
Bank for Development is one of the key instruments for implementing the state economic policy aimed at removing infrastructure restrictions that impede economic growth, enhancing efficient utilization of natural resources, developing high-tech industries, unleashing innovative and industrial potential of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and ensuring support for exports of industrial goods and services.
Vnesheconombank participates in implementing projects that are of priority importance for the development of Russia’s economy, but which, for a number of reasons (huge volumes of investment resources required, complexity, long payback periods) experience resource shortage. Vnesheconombank delivers support for projects both through directly extended loans and credits, including project co-financing with other financial institutions, and by issuing guarantees and sureties.
Legal and Postal Address: Vnesheconombank, Akademika Sakharova Prospekt, 9, Moscow, 107996, Russian Federation
Telephone: +7 (495) 721-18-63
Fax: +7 (499) 975-21-43
Bank questions:

All-Russian Public Organization Business Russia (Delovaya Rossiya) Business Programme Partner

The beginnings of All-Russian Public Organization Business Russia go back to 2001. It brings together over 4,000 entrepreneurs engaged in non-resource sectors of the economy. The organization, comprised of 23 expert committees and 82 industry departments, is represented in 78 entities of the Russian Federation. Since 2014 it has been headed by Alexey Repik.

Business Russia has been actively advancing the interests of the business community and collaborating with the authorities. The association encompasses members of over 160 expert, public and consultative boards, commissions and working groups under the President of the Russian Federation, the Russian Government, federal ministries and agencies. Approximately 60 instructions of the President and more than 100 instructions of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation that have been issued since 2016 were informed by the proposals of Business Russia.

The organization has greatly contributed to the improvement of the investment climate and the enhancement of the regulatory environment. It has also been instrumental in creating the support framework for Russian manufacturers in external markets and attracting foreign investment.

MMC Norilsk Nickel Business Programme Partner

Nornickel Group is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper.
The Group is involved in:
- prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals
- production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.
The main Russian production units of the Group are vertically integrated and include:
- the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel
- Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company
The Group also includes:
- Gipronickel Institute, a research and development facility located in Saint Petersburg (Russia), with branches in the cities of - Norilsk and Monchegorsk;
- Norilsk Process Technology, a research and development facility in Australia.
- Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.
MMC Norilsk Nickel’s securities:
In Russia MMC Norilsk Nickel’s shares are admitted to trading on the Moscow and on the Saint-Petersburg Exchanges
When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, Nornickel is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles.

Eurasian Development Bank Organization Partner

EDB is an international financial organization established to promote economic growth in its member states, extend trade and economic ties between them and to support integration in Eurasia.

EDB’s priorities are:

attracting new member states;
financing investment projects that promote integration;
helping to implement projects that support integration;
research relating to economic integration;
diversifying its investment portfolio across the regions of its member states.
The Bank was conceived by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan and established in 2006, following the signing of an international agreement by the Presidents of those two countries on 12 January that year. EDB’s members are The Republic of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgys Reupblic, Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan.

The Bank’s charter capital totals US $7 billion.

Russia’s main news channel General Media Partner

More than 10 years, news channel Russia 24 has been leading Russia’s television news broadcast.
75% of Russians regard the channel as their main news source, while more than half of the interviewed state that they watch Russia 24 on a regular basis.
Our channel’s audience has been constantly growing throughout its history: since the first broadcast year, when it reached 0.3%, the share has now increased to 2.4%. The most loyal segment of the audience is comprised of men from 25 to 39 years old.
News channel Russia 24 has created a unified and united information space, giving simultaneous news access to the entire Russian population: from Kamchatka to Kaliningrad.
According to the data of the Analytical Information System “Medialogia”, “Russia 24” is a leader in quoting among the Russian TV channels.

Russian News Agency TASS General Media Partner

TASS – Russia’s government-run news agency and an integral part of the world media system – has been in the media business since 1904
A staff of more than 1,000 and more than 60 foreign bureaus and 70 regional centers in Russia maintain a steady news flow on line round the clock.
TASS generates a diversified line of news and audio-visual products and services in Russian and English, encompassing practically all aspects of society’s life: politics, the economy, business, international relations, science, culture and sports.
The richest reference fund and a unique photo archive are capable of providing illustrations and reference information to accompany any news item within seconds.
Every year TASS holds hundreds of promotion events featuring Russian and foreign political leaders, representatives of the biggest Russian and foreign companies, culture workers, scientists and athletes.
On the list of its subscribers TASS has both Russian and foreign mass media, federal and regional bodies of state power, diplomatic missions, representatives of business and financial circles, non-governmental organizations and many others.
TASS is the most pro-active and authoritative member of world and regional media organizations, which maintain relations of partnership with more than 60 news agencies around the world.
TASS: We know!

CJSC Business News Agency PRIME General Media Partner

Prime Business News Agency CJSC
Prime is the leading business news agency in Russia and a subsidiary of Rossiya Segodnya media company. It ranks 1st among the most-cited financial news agencies in the country.*
An outstanding team of journalists and analysts works day and night so that subscribers will be the first to know the key Russian and global economic news and events.
PRIME provides data to the Russia’s Presidential Executive Office, Russian Government, Bank of Russia and other public agencies as well as to major Russian banks and companies. PRIME subscribers include news aggregators and leading business media.
PRIME has an exclusive cooperation agreement with Dow Jones Newswires in Russia, publishing news items on the global foreign exchange, commodity and stock markets.
PRIME is also accredited by the Bank of Russia to disclose securities information. The agency acts as a publisher and distributor of the Bank of Russia Bulletin.
Besides, PRIME is an official partner of major trading platforms and rating agencies. Through PRIME Inforterminal the agency can broadcast a wide range of data feeds, news and analytic items and macroeconomic data.
The agency’s portfolio comprises over 40 corporate products and services, such as BIR-Analitik system – a tool for comprehensive corporate analysis and evaluation of business landscape, credibility assessment, identification of customers and market research. Another system – Prime Trading Terminal – is used to manage liquidity, conversion, deposit and credit transactions with bank subsidiaries and customers.

*According for 2016 by Medialogia

FSВI «Editorial «Rossiyskaya gazeta» General Media Partner

«Rossiyskaya Gazeta» is a modern multimedia group that provides readers daily with up-to-date, reliable and relevant information about Russian regional and federal affairs and worldwide events.
The newspaper and its electronic platforms publish news, features, exclusive interviews and comments from public officials and the most powerful representatives of business, politics and culture.
Today “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” is the leader in terms of audience size in the segment of daily sociopolitical and business newspapers. It is also among the leaders of the media citation rating.
Media holding of «Rossiyskaya gazeta» include:
- «Rossiyskaya gazeta» – daily nationwide newspaper
- «Rossiyskaya gazeta – Nedelya» – weekly nationwide social and political newspaper
- «Rodina» – monthly historical magazine

RG.RU – news social and political web site

Business FM General Media Partner

Business FM – Russia’s first business radio station.
- Broadcasting in Moscow at the frequency 87.5 FM,
- Saint-Petersburg – 107,4 FM,
- Ufa – 107,5 FM,
- Kaliningrad – 101,8 FM,
- Ekaterinburg – 99,4 FM,
- Krasnoyarsk – 104,2 FM,
- Сhelyabinsk – 100,8 FM.
- Nignii Novgorod–  107,8 FM,
- Novosibirsk –  105,7 FM.
- Samara – 90,6 FM.
- Rostov- on Don – 106,6 FM
Business FM provides an exclusive product for a small segment of the general public but the most active and influential one, which in minutes must have the full spectrum of information about money. Business FM is a member company of the RUMEDIA group of companies.

Rambler News Service General Internet Partner

Rambler News Service
General Internet Partner
Rambler News Service
General Internet Partner General Internet Partner, an electronic media outlet, is registered by the Ministry for Press, Broadcasting and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. Registration certificate # 77-2061, dated November 11, 1999. is a popular internet media outlet providing both global and national news. Up to 20 mln users visit web site monthly, with more than 200 million page views per month (based on Liveinternet assessment). In 2016, became the second online resource in Russia in regard of quotation, according to the information analysys system Medialogia. includes the project House (real estate, architecture, design and urban environment), as well as the auto project named Motor.
We report the major and the most interesting news in the and around the globe on 24/7 basis. is active in the most popular social networks, including Facebook, VKontakte, Twitter, and Classmates. The total number of subscribers for accounts exceeds 2.3 million and counting. General Internet Partner

Gazeta.RU is the first socio-political online newspaper was launched in September 1999. It’s one of the 5 biggest Russian on-line newspapers according to the LiveInternet.RU audience rating and one of the 3 leading Russian on-line newspaper according to the citation rating. Gazeta.RU daily publishes news, exclusive materials and interviews of leading public and political figures, as well as picture stories and events online broadcasting. In addition, it provides special projects, video galleries, video programs and mobile applications.

Thomson Reuters Media Partner

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit

RT channel Media Partner

RT is a global television news network, broadcasting around-the-clock from Moscow to more than 700 million people in over 100 countries in English, Arabic and Spanish. The RT network also includes RT America channel airing in the US, RT UK broadcasting in Britain, documentary channel RTDoc in English and Russian, online news platforms in French and German and a global video news agency, RUPTLY.  RT covers the major issues of our time for viewers wishing to «Question More» and delivers stories overlooked by the mainstream media to create news with an edge. RT provides an alternative perspective on major global events, and acquaints an international audience with the Russian viewpoint.  RT has a weekly TV audience of 70 million people in 38 countries (Ipsos), of which 35 million watch RT daily. It is also the most watched TV news network on YouTube with more than 4 billion views. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to receive four nominations for the International Emmy Awards for News.

Interfax Information Services Group Media Partner

Interfax is the leading information group in the CIS and the recognized leader in the B2B segment of Russia’s information market. Interfax was founded in 1989, when a group of journalists formed an information agency that became the first nongovernmental outlet for the political and economic news about the Soviet Union. Interfax is the most frequently cited source for information on Russia and the CIS in the world media and the most popular newswire service on the Russian financial market.
Interfax develops professional information solutions that help companies operate in the financial and commodity markets, enabling them to make investment decisions, manage risk, organize external communications and fulfill regulatory requirements.
Interfax’s best-known services include SPARK (counterparty risk management), EFiR (market data and analytics), SPARK-Marketing (analysis of commodity markets), E-DISCLOSURE.RU (regulatory news disclosure center), SCAN (media analysis and monitoring), ASTRA (analytical solution for compliance with Russian law on transfer pricing), X-Compliance (Know Your Customer solution to comply with anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing legislation).
Under the Interfax Global Energy brand the Interfax group provides English language information services on the global natural gas market.
Working with Sberbank of Russia and Experian, Interfax created the United Credit Bureau, Russia’s market leader for consumer credit information. Interfax’s joint venture with Dun & Bradstreet, another international information market leader, provides business information.

TV channel “Strana” Media Partner

The “Strana” is a channel for those who create. It is a Russian national educational channel and a part of the channel group named “Digital TV” of VGTRK and “Rostelecom”. The “Strana” channel is aimed at telling about regions of Russia and their points of growth and ways of development, huge enterprises and private companies, big businesses and effective startups, people who gained success. “Creating the Country Ourselves” is not only a motto of the channel, but also a demonstration of the real life examples of the possibility for every Russian citizen to achieve success and invest into the country’s future.
The channel is the platform where representatives of the whole sectors of the country’s economy, the regions and also business representatives can tell about their achievements, innovations and key projects.
The logo of the channel is the quality mark with which we emphasize all the best that is produced in Russia today.
The “Strana” channel is available via “Rostelecom”, “Tricolor”, “NTV+”, “AKADO” and “Telekarta” the biggest satellite and cable networks in Russia and etc.

FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency Media Partner

FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency is the largest multiregional media that has a 14 years’ history worth providing timely information, analytics, and research in politics and economy to the establishment of Russian regions and the official Moscow.
FederalPress is a trademark of Russian regions.

Ekonomika I Zhizn’ All-Russia Newspaper Media Partner

Founded on 6 November 1918, Ekonomika I Zhizn is the oldest high-volume economic weekly in Russia, as well as the most reputable B2B edition. The newspaper is distributed by subscription in all regions of the Russian Federation, its audience of one number — about 296 200 people.
The audience of the newspaper for six months — 1 468 700 people (TNS Russia. According to NRS Russia).
The mission of the newspaper is to support business management and services with the economical and financial expertise.
The weekly advises on corporate governance, business and financial management, as well as taxation, accounting, legislation in different fields of law, legal defence of the business interests in the arbitration court. It analyzes and predicts the economy developments in Russia and globally.

Izvestia newspaper JSC Media Partner

The newspaper “Izvestia»,
Russian national television. Published since March 13, 1917.
Over 100 years of “Izvestiya” are leaders in the field of media, providing an unprecedented impact on the public and political life of the country, asking the most important social trends, contributing to the humanization of society, transparency, dialogue between the citizen and the government.
“Izvestia”, lived 100 years together with the country today – a multimedia edition, innovative and at the same time faithful to the best traditions of domestic press.
Exclusive information on the leading Russian and foreign events, copyrighted material, analytics, which gives the key to understanding the events, new forms and channels of information flow – these are real “News” magazine for those who want to live in Russia, and to be a part of the modern world.

The publishing house «Komsomolskaya Pravda» Media Partner

The publishing house «Komsomolskaya Pravda» is the largest Russian media holding. It consists of the daily and weekly newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda», the magazine «TV Program» and the weekly newspaper «Express-gazeta». Group’s portfolio also includes: websites KP.RU,,, radio «Komsomolskaya Pravda» with the Federal broadcasting as well as printing locations in the largest cities of the Russian Federation.
The newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda» is distributed in more than 450 cities in 85 regions of Russia. Our digests come out in 11 CIS countries and in 37 countries around the world – from Australia to Canada.
Website KP.RU is included in the first Russian «The Three» in terms of coverage in a «media and news» category. Every day 1 700 000 people visit the website KP.RU
Radio «Komsomolskaya Pravda» is broadcasting in 40 cities of Russia. Twice the winner of the «The best news radio station» Radio Station Awards (2014, 2015) and the Radio Station Awards (2016) winner in the «The best business radio station» nomination.

Sovetsky Sport Media Partner

Sovetsky Sport is Russia’s leading sports publishing group, established in 1924. Today, Sovetsky Sport comprises a multimedia online portal, internet TV and mobile apps, a daily newspaper, and weekly supplements Sovetsky Sport Football, Sovetsky Sport Hockey and Sovetsky Sport Weekend. It has a distribution network across 35 cities throughout Russia and a circulation of more than 5 million unique users.

Live Planet Media Partner

Living Planet is the nation's main TV nature channel.
Viewers are able to observe Russian nature in all its different forms through the expeditions of the channel's crew and the best Russian and foreign documentaries.
Living Planet talks about the life of the Far Eastern leopard, the Amur tiger and the fish owl. We show the real work of vets, teach how to survive in the wild whilst treating it with care and actively involve ourselves in public life, compiling annual environmental ratings of domestic businesses.
Living Planet's mission is to make Russians proud of their country's nature and to teach them how to better understand its language.
The channel is part of the DTR (VGTRK / Rostelecom) digital package's informative range. Living Planet boasts an audience of over 14 million viewers.

NTV Broadcasting Company Media Partner

NTV has ranked among the top three television channels in Russia for more than 20 years. Oriented at a diverse audience over the age of 18. NTV’s broadcast reaches 99.2 percent of the country's population and is a top choice for Russian viewers who have a strong interest in domestic and global current events.

PRO Business Media Partner

PRO Business – a magazine of business people who value their time and money. The most important news. The most up to date information. The most effective techniques.
"PRO Business" – it (R) professional (R) authoritative and (O) an objective view of the business. Economics, politics, money, technology, style – we'll tell PRO all care about Krasnodar entrepreneurs.
What makes us different from others?
PRO is a new approach to presenting business news and materials. Infographic, smart texts, visualization of information.
PRO is a modern technology and business tools, as well as their efficiency analysis on real examples.
PRO is a quality and competent analyst: materials prepared not only journalists, but also opinion leaders – the most authoritative experts in the market.
PRO is a community of professionals: we conduct round tables, regularly organized thematic conferences and large scale events business oriented.
The journal audience are active, successful and bright people. The magazine is read by top managers and business owners, middle management, and ambitious young people who want to build their own business or targeting a high career growth.

"Kuban 24" Media Partner

"Kuban 24" - the only television station in the Krasnodar region, which carries out its own broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has the largest broadcast coverage - more than 94% of the population of Kuban. It is included in the network of the majority of cable operators of the Krasnodar Territory.
Broadcasting company "NTK" forms the perspective of TV channels broadcasting network "Kuban 24" and "Kuban 24 ORBIT" independently and fills the broadcasting with their own content. The broadcasting schedule includes programs that help cover events and facts of the Kuban, main social problems and projects which reflect the local colour, provide unique information:
At the heart of the broadcast channels "Kuban 24" and "Kuban 24 OBRIT" – issue of information program "Facts".
Technological power of the media holding, an extensive network of own correspondent offices and professional mobile television equipment and modern organization of preparation process of news releases – all this allows "TV and Radio Company NTK" to create quality content, differing from local TV channels. Information messages and videos, produced by media holding of state unitary enterprise of Krasnodar Territory "TV and Radio Company NTK ", are used by leading media, including news agencies and the federal TV channels to form an agenda.
A variety of broadcasting and projects, broad advertising tool of the channel "Kuban 24" allows to choose individual media solution and find an approach to the desired target audience.

Business daily VEDOMOSTI Media Partner

Business daily Vedomosti is the authoritative source of business information for 15 years, effective tool for important strategic decisions. There is latest news, expert analytic, infographic, market review and exclusive interviews to primary sources. This project is created in conjunction with the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal for people who has their own opinion. Vedomosti includes web-site, mobile version and free mobile apps for all platforms.

3, Polkovaya str., bld. 1, Moscow, 127018, Russian Federation
Tel: +7 495 232 3200
Fax: +7 495 2321784

RBC PJSC Media Partner

RBC (RBC PJSC) is a leading Russian media holding, with leadership positions in news and business media, as well as in domain name registration and hosting. The company’s history counts more than 20 years. RBC employs key media platforms such as the Internet, TV, and press, develops B2B media services, and provides domain registration and hosting services (RU-CENTER Group).
Statistics shows that practically every other economically active Russian citizen is RBC’s business project reader or viewer. RBC’s aggregate monthly business audience exceeds 34m people (source: TNS data, including overlapping audience). At the same time, has continually been ranked among top online media in the citation ranking (source: Medialogia data for 2014).
RU-CENTER Group provides services to more than 1 million users, with major Russian companies and leading players on the Internet market among them.

Strategy Journal Media Partner

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The National Banking Journal Information Support

The National Banking Journal is the national scale business edition, devoted to the problems of the banking community. It was established by Association of Russian Banks in November, 2003.
The magazine covers a state of the domestic banking market, its part in the development of national economy and society, its place in the world financial system.
Three topical sections “Banks & World”, “Banks & Business”, “Banks & Society” disclose peculiarities of the bank community’s life and its activity in Russia and abroad. Every issue has a key topic, and basic articles refer to it.

127473, Russia, Moscow, Suvorovskaya pl., 1/52, 3
Tel.: +7(495)221-88-15

BRICS Business Magazine Information Support

BRICS Business Magazine is a bookazine – a book-like magazine – addressed to global investors, business executives, politicians, and experts. A business and humanitarian publication on rapid-growth markets, it is issued four times a year and explains how to understand others. The goal of the project is to organize a direct information exchange between the BRICS countries and other emerging markets, to help bridge communities, guide investors and lead nations. The magazine is published in two language versions – English and Russian.
The Chairman of the Editorial Board is Ruben Vardanyan, entrepreneur and philanthropist, cofounder of the RVVZ Foundation, cofounder of Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Member of the Boards of KAMAZ, SIBUR Holding, United Grain Company and other corporations.

Krasnodar Region Magazine Information Support

Krasnodar Region bilingual magazine is a social and economic, public and cultural periodical.
The magazine places high emphasis on international links of the Kuban region and investment projects that are implemented in the territory of the region with the participation of an international business. The periodical also monitors the social, economic and political development of Krasnodar Region, contains the analysis of the investment activity of the region, and reports about the internal and external policy of the region, its leaders and outstanding citizens, businessmen, sportsmen.
Key topics in the focus of attention of the magazine:
- innovation industry;
- study of business attractiveness in various market segments;
- diagnostics of markets, industry sectors, individual companies;
- legislation and taxes;
- economic technologies;
- methods and technics of effective business practices;
Krasnodar Region magazine has been an official publication of the Sochi International Investment Forum over a period of 9 years.  
The magazine is not limited to just numbers and facts but provides its readers with comprehensive and reliable information, presents trends, analytics, forecasts, ratings, describing the state of production branches and publishing interviews with key persons of the region.  
The magazine holds an open and independent position, and carries out an active public activity, earning increasingly greater reputation from year to year.  

Stroitelnaya Gazeta Information Support

Stroitelnaya Gazeta is one of Russia’s oldest trade publications, which first came out in 1923. Since June 2015, after rebranding, SG has been coming out in an essentially new graphic and information format. The public editorial board of the publication is headed by Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation Mikhail Men. The newspaper positions itself as a B2B publication covering a wide range of subjects connected with construction, production of building materials, housing and utilities, development and architecture. Each SG issue includes federal and regional news, interviews and analytical articles. In close cooperation with the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, the newspaper regularly publishes official information with comments by specialists of the department and experts of the construction market.      

Address: Russia, 123100, Moscow, 1905 Goda St., 7, bldg. 1  
Phone: +7 (495) 357 2010

EXPERT Information Support

«EXPERT» is the exclusive business weekly that works at economics, business, social and political processes deeply and professionally.
Over the years, «EXPERT» has become not just a magazine, but business partner to hundreds of business owners, topmanagers, executives, and managers at various levels all over the country. «EXPERT» is a desk edition of the decision makers.
«EXPERT» is not limited to facts and figures, but gives readers the volume and reliable information, representing the trends, analysis, forecasts, ratings, characterizing the state of industries, publishing interviews with key figures in business.
The magazine holds an open and independent position, leads an active social life, gaining more and more great reputation each year. Information Support

The information and analysis agency was formed out of the information divisions of its holding company in June 2000. is one of Russia’s most popular and indispensable online financial information resources. With the very latest stock market data, news and analysis, is a leading Russian website for information on financial transactions, currency circulation, business, and economics.’s popularity and status is reflected in rankings and market research. The resource has taken first place in’s “Business News” rating and in’s “Business and Economics, Finance, and Securities” top-100 ranking. was also one of the top five most-cited financial media resources in 2015, according to media analysis firm Medialogia. In addition, according to market research agency TNS, more than half of the site’s users are managers and professionals at various levels. Accordingly, it is popular with advertisers wishing to target an economically active and financially savvy audience.

R-Spor Sporting Programme Media Partner

R-Sport is the leading Sports news agency in Russia. The Agency is part of Rossiya Segodnya media group. R-Sport is a leader in coverage of sports events in football, hockey, basketball, tennis, motorsports, and other sports. The Agency's key superiority is the production of exclusive information (news, interviews, analytical materials) and multimedia content (pictures, infographics).
R-Sport was the Host agency of the XXVII World summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan, the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and the World Championships in water sports in Kazan. The Agency has won many prestigious Russian awards in journalism, including the Runet Award 2012, Sports Parnassus 2013 and many others.
Rossiya Segodnya is an international media group whose mission is to provide prompt, balanced and objective coverage of international events, and to inform its readers about different perspectives on key events, including stories that other media outlets keep silent about.
Rossiya Segodnya media group alongside R-Sport also includes such resources as RIA Novosti, Prime, RIA Real Estate, RIA Rating, InoSmi.
Rossiya Segodnya is the most cited outlet in Russian media, and citation of its international brands is on the rise.

LUKOIL oil company Organization Partner

LUKOIL is one of the largest international vertically-integrated private oil and gas companies which accounts for over 2% of global oil production and about 1% of proved hydrocarbon reserves.
LUKOIL is engaged in the following major activities: exploration and development of oil and gas fields, production and distribution of oil products, petrochemicals and electrical power.
The Company plays a key role in the fuel and energy complex of Russia having a 15% share in oil production and refining sectors in Russia. LUKOIL is one of the largest taxpayers in the country.
LUKOIL works in more than 40  countries of the world continuously expanding the geography of its operations.
Refineries of the Company are located in Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, close to its major markets. Owed to the recently completed refinery upgrade program LUKOIL now has one of the most modern refining capacities in Russia.  All LUKOIL refineries produce Euro-5 gasoline and diesel fuel. The Company was the first in Russia to shift completely to Euro-5 gasoline production in 2012 and began production of fuel of higher environmental classes.
The Company has a wide distribution network of  5,000 gas stations in world wide to sell its products in proximity to the regions where its refineries are located.  Today LUKOIL sells its branded fuel, EKTO, in 14 countries of the world.

“Russian Railways” JSC Organization Partner

“Russian Railways” JSC

Organization Partner
Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation. The company has high ratings, qualified specialists in all the spheres of the rail business, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, experience in international cooperation. 100% of the stock of the company operating the railways network as long as 85,3 thousand kilometers belongs to the Russian Federation. Every year Russian Railways carries more than 1 billion passengers and ships up to 45,3% of the country’s cargo turnover (including pipelines). Russian Railways belongs to the top 3 of the leaders of the rail industry of the world. The major objectives of the company – to ensure the demand off the state, legal units and the people in rail transportation, work and services rendered by the rail transport, as well as bringing profit. The company’s mission is to meet the market demand for transportation services, increase efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.


Coca-Cola Russia Organization Partner

The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands.  Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands.

Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.9 billion servings a day.  

Coca-Cola Russia, consisting of the Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partner, Coca-Cola Hellenic comprises 12 manufacturing modern facilities, directly employs more than 10,000 highly-qualified individuals and generates about 60,000 additional jobs in related industries.  

Coca-Cola Russia is a leader on soft-drink market and one of the country’s largest foreign investors, having invested more than $4 billion in the Russian economy. We use up to 80% of local ingredients and materials for soft drinks production.

The Coca-Cola system is proud to be an integral part of Russia, and an active participant in the continuing development of the country’s economy.  

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CJSC "Korenovskiy Milk Processing Factory" Organization Partner

CJSC “Korenovskiy Milk Processing Factory” is one of the oldest milk processing plants in Krasnodar region. From year to year the factory products wins a gold medals in the nomination “For the best dairy products”, takes top places and has numerous diplomas. Consumers know a trademark “Cow from Korenovka” not only in Russia, but also in the CIS countries and the European Union countries.

The main products of CJSC “Korenovskiy Milk Processing Factory” are:

– Canned milk
– Dairy butter
– Whole – milk products
– Ice cream

Factory policy aims to produce environmentally friendly products because we using only natural raw materials in our production process. Daily plant receives more than 550 tons of raw milk and delivers over 400 tons of end products.

For all the time of activities of CJSC “Korenovskiy Milk Processing Factory”, the top management implements effectively the measures which are aimed at preserving jobs, modernization and diversification of production, the expansion of jobs due to the construction of new work sections and the expansion of production – today the average number of manpower is more than 2020 people.

Limited liability company "The Matsesta tea factory of Konstantin Turshu" Organization Partner

The location is the city of Sochi. Nowadays the company represents a unique phenomenon in the field of the organic tea production in Russia and Europe. The full cycle of tea production is organized at the factory. The product passes all stages of production: agrotechnical works with tea culture – tea plantation care works, collecting, processing of tea leaves, sorting and packing of finished goods. There is no need in chemical fertilizers and toxic chemicals because of high content of minerals in the soil and low temperature in winter. They don’t allow tea pest to survive. As a result we receive absolutely pure, organic tea.
There are two lines of tea production: the unique Japanese "green line", which allows us to produce high-quality "eco-tea", and the modernized line of black tea. The latest packing equipment from Germany and the Czech Republic allows to produce up to 20 tons of a ready-made product during a shift. The modern laboratory controls quality of the produced tea every day.
The company cares for the environmental protection and its own production. That can be confirmed  by the european certificate of Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute ICEA. It gives a permission to enter the European market of organic products. Moreover the company is a member of the British guild of global manufacturers of high-quality food, number of membership is AC1826.

EY Organization Partner

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 4,800 professionals work at 20 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk).
EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.
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Renova Group of companies Organization Partner

Renova Group of companies  is a major private Russian business group which owns and manages assets in metallurgy, mining, chemical, construction, transport, energy, telecommunications, high-tech engineering, public utilities, medical, and financial sectors in Russia and abroad (CIS, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa, and the United States of America). The Group is a strategic investor, which acquires assets in industries with significant growth and consolidation potential. Renova participates is research and development of high-end technologies, which could be implemented is different business.

Renova’s largest assets include interests in UC RUSAL, T Plus, OCTO Telematics, and Swiss-based high-tech engineering groups Schmolz+Bickenbach, OC Oerlikon, and Sulzer.

The Group operates in 38 regions of Russia and has around 134 thousand employees.

KAMAZ PTC Organization Partner

KAMAZ PTC is the largest trucks and diesel engines manufacturer in Russia. The company is among  top 20 world manufactures of trucks.

KAMAZ trucks are operating in more than 80 countries worldwide. Many times KAMAZ PTC has been recognized to be the Best Exporter of the Russian Federation in the automobile manufacturing industry.

The model range deals with the whole gamut of respective vehicles with GVW from 8 to 97 tons. KAMAZ chassis of more than 40 basic models are widely used to produce special purpose vehicles for many sectors of the economy. The company cooperates with more than 130 special purpose vehicle manufacturers.

Four joint venture companies established by KAMAZ in partnership with leading international truck and components manufacturers: ZF-KAMA, CUMMINS KAMA, KNORR-BREMSE KAMA, Federal Mogul Naberezhnye Chelny.

KAMAZ has an extensive network of sales and service, which covers all regions of the Russian Federation and many CIS countries.

KAMAZ Master team is fourteen-time winner of the Dakar motor rally.

PJSC Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System Organization Partner

Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System, Public Joint-Stock Company (FGC UES, PJSC)

FGC UES, PJSC (a member of Rosseti Group) is one of the world’s largest public electric grid companies in the length of power lines and transformer capacity. It was established in 2002 as part of restructuring of the electric power industry as monopoly operator of the Unified National Electric Grid. FGC’s area of responsibility covers 140 thousand km of high-voltage trunk transmission lines and 933 substations with the total installed capacity of more than 334.5 thousand MVA. The company ensures reliable energy supply to consumers in 77 regions of Russia, serving the area of about 15.1 million square km. PJSC Rosseti owns 80.13% of shares in the company. FGC’s headcount is 22,1 thousand people.

Chairman of the Management Board – Andrei Murov.


PJSC ROSSIYSKY CAPITAL is a universal commercial bank with countrywide branch network. The sole shareholder of the bank is Deposit Insurance Agency of the Russian Federation. The bank ranks 21st in the annual bank reliability rating published by Forbes business magazine which measures reliability of 100 top Russian banks.

As of January 1, 2017 the bank ranks 25th by assets (Interfax–100 Ranking) and entered Top-30 of by key performance indicators. The bank capital on January 1, 2017 reached 37.27 billion rubles.

«Krasnodar Tea Union» Organization Partner

Krasnodar’s tea is common name of tea grown in different areas of Greater Sochi. Only our company grows native tea in its historic homeland – on the very plantations in the village Solokh-Aul, where more than a hundred years ago the first tea bush in Russia has been grown.

Solokh-Aul is a small village 30 km from the sea, which is divided into Upper and Lower. It is here, among the beautiful green slopes, near the cool waters of mountain river Shahe our gardens are stretched.

The assortment of our tea consist of 14 types, including “Krasnopolyanskiy” and “Dombayskiy” tea. Teas contain natural herbs: melissa, mint, chamomile, thyme, sage and others. Their recipe was developed by best teataster of the company.

Every year our company participates in “Prodexpo” – the largest international food exhibition in Moscow. Krasnodar Tea Union is the winner of the competition – “Best Product 2016” and “Innovative product”. Large leaf black tea of “Krasnodar tea VEKA” became the best product and brought us gold in the competition. Black tea with thyme and oregano, became the winner in two categories at the same time – “Product innovations” and ” Packaging Innovations “. Black tea with bergamot flavor got gold at the exhibition “Golden Autumn 2016”.

This year we developed new blends of tea from Sochi plantations. Our product line can easily compete with foreign analogues. Only the taste of Krasnodar tea differs moderate astringency and diverse aftertaste.

We plan to invest in the tea industry of Krasnodar region, to build a modern factory and provide plentiful jobs.

Our company is working to restore the former glory of the beloved Krasnodar tea. We don’t invent the taste, we keep it!

PepsiCo Organization Partner

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $63 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.  
PepsiCo is the largest food and beverage company in Russia*. More than 20 000 employees work at central and regional offices in Russia, as well as at numerous production sites of the company. The leader of dairy and beverage market in Russia and the CIS the Wimm-Bill-Dann company joined PepsiCo family in 2011.
PepsiCo is also Russia's largest industrial processor of potatoes and one of the largest processors of raw milk. The company invests heavily in the implementation of programs aimed at boosting the performance of potatoes and raw milk suppliers.

*According to the “Expert 600”-2015 ranking of the largest companies by sales volume by the ranking agency “Expert RA”

Magnit Organization Partner

Magnit retail chain is one of the largest food retailers in Russia. It is the leader by the number of food stores and their geographical coverage. Today the company's chain includes over 14 000 stores that operate in 2500 locations in Russia.
The company operates in four formats.
It has 10 521 convenience stores, 237 hypermarkets, 194 "Magnit Family" stores and 3 107 "Magnit" Cosmetic stores (аs of 31/12/16). It’s one of the few retail chains that open their stores not only in big cities, but in small localities with population less than 10 000 people.
The company has developed its own distribution network of 35 distribution centers, automated stock management system and a fleet of 6000 vehicles.
The company is also a major employer in Russia. The total number of "Magnit" employees is over 270 000 people.

Management Company LLC METALLOINVEST Organization Partner

Metalloinvest is a global leader in merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI) production, a major producer and supplier of iron ore and steel products and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel.
Metalloinvest owns some of Russia’s leading metals and mining enterprises: Lebedinsky GOK and Mikhailovsky GOK, OEMK, Ural Steel and Ural Scrap Company, as well as businesses providing services and supplies of raw materials to mining and steel enterprises.
The Company has the world’s second-largest measured iron ore reserve base in the world with approximately 14.2 billion tonnes on a JORC-equivalent basis. This equates to a mine life of around 150 years at current mining levels. Metalloinvest is the world’s third-largest pellet producer and a regional leader in production of niche grades of high-quality rolled steel. OEMK and Ural Steel together produce more than 2,000 grades of steel.

Public Joint Stock Company TATNEFT Organization Partner

TATNEFT is one of the largest Russian oil companies, being an internationally recognized vertically integrated holding. The production complex of the Company includes steadily developing enterprises of oil and gas production, petroleum refining, petrochemicals production, the tire manufacturing complex, network of filling stations and services. TATNEFT has also a stake in the financial (banking and insurance) sector companies.
In order to ensure further strengthening of the status and competitive growth there was a Strategy of the TATNEFT Group/s development till 2025 worked out aimed at doubling the Company's value and providing for implementation of a set of large-scale activities in all the production areas including crude oil production,  refining and petroleum products sales. The Strategy envisages establishment of a more balanced portfolio of production assets, decrease of specific operating costs minimum by 10% and ensuring investment efficiency growth.  
The achievements in production, environmental and social activities, as well as a high level of the corporate management, openness and transparency of the Company have been highly commended  by the Company's shareholders, business partners and the investment community as a whole.

Nestlé in Russia&Eurasia region Organization Partner

Nestlé, the world’s leading Health, Nutrition and Wellness Company, is committed to bringing good food and good life to consumers everywhere. In 2016, Nestlé celebrates 150-year anniversary since company foundation in Switzerland.
Today, Nestlé is the Russian market leader in most of its categories like soluble coffee, coffee systems and coffee capsules, culinary, breakfast cereals and instant porridge, ice cream, infant nutrition and holds strong positions in confectionery and pet food.
In 2015 Nestlé reached 18.3% sales growth vs 2014 with 102.2 bln Rub total sales in Russia and Eurasia region. For the period of 1996-2015 Nestlé cumulative investment into Russian economy exceeded $1.85 billion.
Geographically, Nestlé Eurasia region includes countries such as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. Across Russia and Eurasia region Nestlé employs about 10 thousand people. The company operates 12 factories, of which 9 are located in Russia allowing Nestlé to locally produce more than 90% of what is being sold on the regional market.

Abrau-Durso Russian Wine House Organization partner

Abrau-Durso Russian Wine House is a leading company on the Russian market of sparkling wines. The Imperial Domain of Abrau-Durso was established in 1870 under a decree of Emperor Alexander II. As of the end of 2015, the Company sold 25.4 million bottles of sparkling wine. Since 2006, Abrau-Durso invested over 100 million USD in the modernization of production. Its sparking wine is produced using traditional and Charmat methods. The Company’s products are available in most Russian regions. The Company produces champagne under brands Imperial, Abrau-Durso Victor Dravigny, Abrau-Durso Udelnoye Vedomstvo, Russian Champagne, and Abrau Light. The Company’s products are exported to 15 countries, including the United States, China, Israel, Hungary, Finland and Germany are widely available in duty free shops. The Company Group comprises: Champagne factory at Abrau-Durso, Lazurnaya Yagoda winery (Gelendzhik, Usadba Divnomorskoe and Abrau brands), Chateau d’Avize Сhampagne House (Champagne, France, Foliage brand), and the Vedernikov Company Group based in Rostov Region. As of the end of 2015, 25.4 million bottles of champagne were sold. Abrau-Durso Wine Tourism Centre is the most visited free-standing winery in the world. As of the end of 2015, 180,000 people had taken tours of centuries old tunnels hewn in the mountain accompanied with a tasting of sparkling wine.

EVRAZ Organization Partner

EVRAZ is a vertically integrated steel, mining and vanadium business with operations in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan and South Africa. EVRAZ is among the top steel producers in the world based on crude steel production of 13.5 million tonnes in 2016. A significant portion of the company's internal consumption of iron ore and coking coal is covered by its mining operations. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250. EVRAZ employs approximately 90 000 people.
Trading Company EvrazHolding, subdivision of EVRAZ, is the largest Russian supplier of steel products for construction industry and railway transport, as well as of coal and coke products.

Siberian Coal Energy Company Organization Partner

Siberian Coal Energy Company is Russia's largest coal producer and one of the largest coal mining companies in the world. SUEK operates in eight Russian regions. SUEK employs approximately 33,500 people.
SUEK today - 14 opencast and 12 underground mines, 10 washing plants, Vanino Bulk Terminal, Murmansk Sea Commercial port and other industrial transportation, maintenance and engineering facilities.
SUEK is the world's fifth-largest coal company in terms of reserves, with 5.5 billion tonnes, and one of the world's top ten producers by volume.
In 2016, the production volume was 105.4 million tons. SUEK accounts more than 27% of Russia's total coal production.
SUEK is the leading exporter of Russian coal and maintains status as one of the world’s largest coal companies and coal exporters.

JSC Mineral and Chemical Company EuroChem Organization Partner

Our vertically integrated business and access to lower cost raw materials and energy provides distinct cost advantages over many of our competitors. Our investments in major potash reserves will place us at the forefront of global fertilizer production when they come on stream.
EuroChem is a vertically integrated agrochemical company, combining low-cost natural resources and production bases supported by wholly-owned logistics assets and a global advisory and distribution platform.
We currently manufacture nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers and will soon launch potash operations to further enhance our product mix. Our range is of high-quality and includes standard and commodity products as well as a growing slow release and specialty fertilizer product offering, on which there is greater emphasis.
Our production base is becoming more international, with assets in Russia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and Belgium, plus a joint venture in China. These assets have ready access to key markets through our logistics and distribution network that currently covers more than 25 countries.

The Russian Brewers' Union Organization Partner

The Russian Brewers' Union is a nonprofit organization uniting producers of beer and related products and representing the interests of the brewing industry in the Russian Federation.
The Union was founded on September 15, 1999 by a resolution passed at the All-Russian (Constituent) Conference of alcohol-free beer producers which took place in Moscow.
The Union is the largest Russian association of brewers. The Union members come from both the Russian brewing industry and the alcohol-free beer market. The Union is comprised of 90 companies with a total of approximately 100 plants throughout the Russian Federation producing around 85% of beer in the country.
More than 17 years of active work have earned the Union its well-deserved reputation among brewers, related businesses, and government agencies, who recognize it for its unfailing integrity, irreproachable business standing and consistent protection of brewers' interests at the highest professional level.

Orimi Trade Group of Companies Organization Partner

Orimi Trade Group of Companies is the largest producer of tea and roasted coffee in Russia.  Orimi Trade Group of Companies is rated in 400 largest Russian companies list published by “Expert” magazine. Orimi Trade Group of Companies is one of the Top-5 buyers on the world market of bulk tea and coffee.
The Group integrates all functions for creating and promoting its consumer products including import of bulk tea and coffee from the major origin countries, development of unique proprietary tea and coffee blends, production of all types of tea and coffee consumer products, multi-level production and management control systems, logistics, sales, marketing, advertising support, customs clearance and export.
The company brands – Greenfield and TESS teas, popular teas “The princesses”; coffees Jardin and Jockey – are among most well-known and popular in Russia. The major asset of Orimi Trade Group of Companies is Orimi LLC tea and coffee producing factory. Orimi LLC factory is the key production facility of Russia’s tea and coffee industry. It is included in the List of Strategic Enterprises of Russia approved by the country’s cabinet of ministers.
Orimi Trade products are sold in the EU, the USA, Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the CIS countries.

Russian Post Logistics Partner

Russian Post is a federal post operator, is included in the Russian Federation strategic companies list. It includes 42,000 offices across the country and has one of the biggest staff – about 350,000 post workers.

Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities) and some 140 million parcels. Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.5 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers).

BTK Group of companies Official Uniform Supplier

Russia’s largest light-industry holding.
The company specializes in making of high tech textiles, development and manufacturing of clothing, including uniforms, professional and special clothing for business, casual wear and clothing for outdoor activities.
BTK’s own production base includes 13 individual enterprises, located in Russia, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of South Ossetia.
The holding’s workforce exceeds 7.300 employees.
The holding’s production capacity allows for the output of 17 mln pieces of knitwear, up to 5 mln sewn garments and 1 mln pairs of footwear every year. The BTK textile cluster enables annual production of 25 mln meters of synthetic and blended fabrics as well as jersey cloth.
BTK is an innovator in the area of design and development of products, as well as in adoption of cutting-edge approaches to the organizing business processes and production technologies.

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PUBLIC JOINT-STOCK COMPANY BANK YUGRA General partner of economic forum sporting programmes. General partner of the Global Sports Forum magazine

PJSC BANK YUGRA was founded on 22 November 1990 in the Tyumen Region city of Megion. The Bank has been working on the Russian banking services market for more than 26 years, providing its clients with reliable, affordable and high-quality service along with a wide range of high-quality banking products and services for business and savings. The Bank focuses on enterprises and organizations with various forms of incorporation working in different sectors of the economy as well as the public for which the Bank offers modern services and the latest service technologies. Our clients are our primary asset. The Bank has created all the conditions needed for long-term productive cooperation and high-quality services for its clients. The Bank’s use and continuous introduction of advanced technologies and its highly skilled professionals all combine to ensure the Bank is accessible to clients, satisfies their needs and effectively attracts and invests funds in the interests of its clients and shareholders.

PJSC ROSSIYSKY CAPITAL Partner for the gala hockey match between the Russian Investment Forum select team and the Night Hockey League select team and partner of the Global Sports Forum magazine

PJSC ROSSIYSKY CAPITAL is a universal commercial bank with countrywide branch network. The sole shareholder of the bank is Deposit Insurance Agency of the Russian Federation. The bank ranks 21st in the annual bank reliability rating published by Forbes business magazine which measures reliability of 100 top Russian banks.
As of January 1, 2017 the bank ranks 25th by assets (Interfax-100 Ranking) and entered Top-30 of by key performance indicators. The bank capital on January 1, 2017 reached 37.27 billion rubles.

Gorky Gorod Resort General partner of the Russian Investment Forum sporting programme

Year-round ski resort “Gorky Gorod” is located on the territory of Krasnaya Polyana, Esto-Sadok settlement.  The resort heart is Sport and Tourism Center “Gornaya Karusel”.  While being surrounded by great Caucasus Mountains, away from noisy civilization, it can offer to the guests both lots of unforgettable emotions as well as the highest service level.
Just a few years ago there was untouched area here. On several dozens of hectare on mountain landscape in just a few years, actually from the ground up, there was created the city. And today, on the background of breathtaking landscape scenes of Sochi National Park and Caucasus Mountains peaks, the tourists can see the amazing result – the city for real which is actually competitive to the leading European resorts.  
Today Gorky Gorod is not just a ski resort. It’s a city with complete infrastructure, where hundreds of thousands tourists from all Russia and all round the world rest throughout the year. For this reason our full name sounds like the year-round mountain resort Gorky Gorod.
In general infrastructure of Gorki Gorod is located on four levels: +540 m – Lower Town, + 960m – Upper Town, + 1500 m and +2200 m – cable lifts, ski slopes, excursion objects and routes. The highest slope is Chyornaya Piramida on the top of +2340 m above sea level.
Lower Town and Upper Town are connected by auto-road and cable lift.
The resort affords to provide services to 10 thousand people simultaneously. We offer restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs, shops, shopping and leisure centre, indoor water park with sandy beach, cinema, bowling, billiards, sports schools, children's clubs and gardens. We also have SPA-centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gyms, beauty salons and a medical center.
We provide accommodation in 11 hotels and apartments with the total capacity of 3070 rooms. The bedspace of our hotels and apartments is 6,5 thousand people on the assumption of simultaneous accommodation. Except for apartments and our own chain Gorki we are working with such famous brands as Rixos and Marriott.
- Altitude: +540 m, + 960 m, +1500 m and +2200 m above sea level
- Tourist capacity: 10 000 people per day
- Catering & Leisure Section: 16 restaurants, 26 cafes и bars, 2 nightclubs
- Shopping: shopping center Gorki Gorod Mall, outlets
- Entertainment: indoor water park with sandy beach, cinema, bowling, billiards
- Wellness: SPA centers, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centers, health care center
- Child facilities: mini clubs and kindergartens