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OF THE RUSSIAN INVESTMENT FORUM

Meeting of Sochi Russian Investment Forum Organizing Committee

20 March 2017

Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Deputy Chair and Executive Secretary of the Russian Investment Forum Organizing Committee, gave a detailed report on the main outcomes of the Sochi Russian Investment Forum held on February 27–28, during a meeting of the Committee in Moscow.

The Russian Investment Forum, attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, is an established platform for showcasing all aspects of Russia’s investment and economic potential and discussing how to diversify the country’s economy.

Kobyakov emphasized that this year’s Forum was in many ways unique, with the decision having been made to alter the format, and to focus on the domestic agenda.

“Despite the time constraints under which preparations took place, the Forum was well organized”, he said. “It was attended by more than 4,700 Russian and foreign participants from 36 countries, including 900 media representatives. The number of participants was 16% higher than in 2016, despite the fact that just four months had passed since the previous event. Around 380 agreements with a total value of almost RUB 500 billion were signed in the margins of the Forum.”

The Organizing Committee’s agenda also covered items relating to the organization of the Russian Investment Forum in 2018, including designing the business, cultural, and sporting programmes.

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