Case Zone Programme

February 15
08:00–09:00
Severny restaurant
RVC business breakfast: An effective venture capital market ecosystem: how to accelerate the commercialization of innovation The key functions of the venture capital market ecosystem are an innovative infrastructure and support for technological entrepreneurship and accel...
The key functions of the venture capital market ecosystem are an innovative infrastructure and support for technological entrepreneurship and acceleration. Participants in this innovative ecosystem take a positive view of the government’s efforts in recent years to increase access to grants and innovative infrastructure for startups. The perception that investors have is that the number of startups that are attractive investment prospects is growing, while the support they receive from the state is seen, in some cases, as excessive. At the same time, no significant improvement in the results of commercializing innovations has been noted in a long time.
Speakers:
Vasiliy
Burov
Co-Founder, Informational Culture
Co-Founder, Informational Culture
Alexander
Galitsky
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Alexander Galitsky is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners. Almaz Capital Partners has offices in Moscow, Russia and Menlo Park, CA, and is backed by Cisco Systems, EBRD and IFC. He is a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor in Russia/CIS, Europe and the USA. Prior to Almaz, Alexander formed the ICT investment practice at Russian Technologies, one of the first venture capital funds in Russia, and made a several private successful investments. His past and current investments include: Parallels, Yandex, QIK (sold to Skype), Vyatta (sold to Brocade), Acumatica, Jelastic, NavMaps (sold to TeleAtlas), 2Can, Alawar, AlterGeo, SJLabs (sold to VocalTec), EverNote, GridGain, WikiMart, etc.Prior to his investment career, he founded and headed five successful high-tech companies as CEO, including ELVIS+, TrustWorks Systems (sold to Hamsard), EzWIM (sold to TMT Ventures), ELVIS Telecom (sold to Telenor), NPC ELVIS. He specialized in WiFi, Virtual Private Network technology and product development on the Global market in partnership with Sun Microsystems and was a pioneer of the Russian Internet industry in 90s.
Alexander
Idrisov
President, Founder, Strategy Partners Group
President, Founder, Strategy Partners Group
The founder and President of Strategy Partners Group – the leading Russian strategy advisory firm, founded in1994. He was a pioneer of innovation and venture capital activity in Russia.

Project experience:
• Strategy and competitiveness:
o Managed the strategy development for dozens of leading Russian corporations
o Led the strategy advisory team for several regions in Russia and CIS
o Led a group of international experts on the strategy development for Kazakhstan

• Operations management:
o Developed and successfully launched dozens of the sales stimulation and cost reduction programs
o Developed and successfully implemented several Business restructuring program

• Startups and Innovation:
o Successfully launched and funded a number of startups
o Developed the portfolio growth strategy for venture capital fund

• Corporate Finance:
o Led development of investment proposals for a number of corporations and support them during the capital raising process
o Developed a number of pre-IPO strategies
o One of the leading expert on financial modeling in Russia. Designed the Project expert - one of the most popular software product.

Led the development of number the state programs for different industries (Forestry, Retail, Chemical industry, Aerospace, Energy, Railway, Electronics, etc.)
Member of "Open Government" of Russia (Independent Advisory Board)
Alexey
Konov
Managing Partner, RBV Capital
Managing Partner, RBV Capital
Alexander
Morozov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Sergey
Nedoroslev
President, STAN LLC
President, STAN LLC
Born 1963 in Barnaul, Altai Region.
1985: graduated from Altai State University in Radio Physics and Electronics. He then pursued post-graduate studies at the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, where he focused his research on semi-conductor production and semi-conductor based devices.
2007: Candidate of Economics, thesis on “Corporate governance in state-controlled joint stock companies”.
Since 1987: has worked in various companies he set up. He established the Kaskol Group, which became one of the biggest industrial holding groups.
2012: one of the founders of STAN, a leading heavy machinery manufacturer in the country.
Member of the Coordinating and General Councils of the All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia), member of the Administrative Office of the Board of the All-Russia Sector Association of Employers Union of Russian Engineering Union and board member of a number of companies, including RZD JSCo and others.
Victor
Orlovsky
‎Managing Partner, MoneyTime Ventures
‎Managing Partner, MoneyTime Ventures
Born 1974, in Tashkent.
1996 - Graduate from the Tashkent Electrotechnical Institute of Communications.
2001 - Graduate from the Moscow State University of Economy, Statistics and Informatics, majoring in Finance and Credit.
MBA degree from the University of Warwick.
From 1995 work in various structures of ABN AMRO in Uzbekistan, Netherlands and Russia, supervising over programs of bank transformation in IT, corporate, retail and investment business.
2001 to 2006 work in Alfa Bank as IT Deputy Director, Senior Vice-President, Director on development and support of products and operations of Retail Block.
2006 to 2008 a partner of IBM Russia/CIS consultancy for financial and insurance companies.
From January 2008 to now: Sberbank's Senior Vice-President, Member of the Board, CIO.
From January 2014 to now: Sberbank's Senior Vice-President, Digital Bank.
Member of the Supervisory Boards of JSC Subsidiary bank of “Sberbank of Russia", Ukraine and OAO "Belpromstroyank", Belarus, Chairman of the Board of Directors in OAO "Universal Electronic Card" and ZAO "Sberbank-Technologies" companies, Member of the Board of Directors of "Sberbank AST" company.
From July 2015 till now Managing Partner of Sberbank Venture Fund.
Oleg
Fomichev
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on February 7, 1977.
In 1998 graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University. Bachelor of Management (diploma with honours).
1998—2000: State University — Higher School of Economics. Master of Economics (diploma with honours).
1999—2000 — Leading Specialist of the General Analytical Division of the Department for Enterprise Reforming of the Ministry of Economy of the Russian Federation.
2000—2003: postgraduate studies, State University — Higher School of Economics.
2000 — Expert of the Centre of Strategic Development (CSD).
2002—2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Programs of Economy Development and Cooperation with International Financial Organizations of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Research Assistant of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Director for Development of the Centre of Strategic Development Foundation.
2006—2008: Head of the Department for Economic Policy and Competitive Ability of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
January—July 2008: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
July 2008—November 2010: Director of the Strategic Program Management and Budgeting Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
November 2010 – July 2012 — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since July 2012 – State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Ekaterina
Shapochka
Managing Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Managing Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Moderator:
Alexander
Povalko
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Mr. Aleksandr B. Povalko was born in Lyubertsy, Moscow Region, on May 16, 1970.
He graduated from Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute majoring in Radio Engineering (1992) and Maymonid State University majoring in Applied Mathematics (1996).
From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Aleksandr B. Povalko worked as Senior Consultant of Valuation Department, Project Director, and Director of Business Development of PACC.
From 2007 to 2008 — Director of Strategic Planning, RENOVA Stroy Group CJSC.
From 2008 to 2012 — Deputy Head of the State Committee for Youth Affairs of the Russian Federation and Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
From 2012 to 2016 — Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
2016 — CEO of RVC.
Information on membership and participation in commissions, committees, advisory councils, and other public agencies:
— Member of the Working Group of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation for monitoring achievement of targets of social and economic development of the Russian Federation;
— Member of the interdepartmental commission for monitoring efficiency of educational institutions of higher education;
— Member of the interdepartmental working group on implementation of pilot projects at leading engineering and technical universities to build engineering centers and companies;
— Member of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Fund for Social and Economic Support of Russian Cinematography;
— Member of the interdepartmental working group for development of the National Technology Initiative.
09:30–10:30
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Pitch session for regional investment projects The most interesting investment projects from Russian regions participating in the exhibition will be presented in the Case Zone in the form of a p...
The most interesting investment projects from Russian regions participating in the exhibition will be presented in the Case Zone in the form of a pitch session. A pitch session is a series of short, structured presentations. The aim of a pitch is to get information about the project across as effectively as possible, receive feedback and advice from experts, and attract the interest of potential investors.

Projects:
• Bryansk Region: JС “Metaclay” project “Polymer composite materials”;
• Vladimir Region: Project "Dobrograd";
• Gagauzi: "Invest Gagauzia - investment opportunities".
Moderator:
Zaven
Ayvazyan
Director, Centre for Regional Studies, RANEPA
Director, Centre for Regional Studies, RANEPA
Experts:
Marina
Epifantseva
Head of Information and Analytics, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
Head of Information and Analytics, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
Alexey
Kolesnikov
Deputy Director, Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), RANEPA
Deputy Director, Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), RANEPA
Alexander
Pakhalov
Head of the Russian Regional Rating project, the National Rating Agency; Research Fellow, Moscow State University Faculty of Economics
Head of the Russian Regional Rating project, the National Rating Agency; Research Fellow, Moscow State University Faculty of Economics
Pavel
Stroev
Director, Center of the regional economy and inter-budgetary relations, The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation"
Director, Center of the regional economy and inter-budgetary relations, The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation"
Born on May 25, 1988 in Lipetsk.
Higher education. PhD in Economics.
2010 – graduated from MIRBIS International Higher School of Business in Moscow majoring in Credit and Finance.
In 2015 – got a PhD in Economics and Public Administration at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Authored and co-authored over 35 research papers on regional economics, spatial development, as well as state and municipal administration that were published both in Russia and overseas.
Editor-in-Chief for Scientific Notes of Young Scholars Journal.
Career:
2008-2001 – specialist, Marketing Department, Center for Economic Development.
2011-2015 – junior fellow, Institute of Regional Studies and Spatial Development Problems, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
November 2015 – presently – Director, Center for Regional Economics and Interbudgetary Relations, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
September 2013 – presently – Associate Professor, Department of Macroeconomic Regulation, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Married, with a daughter.
10:30–11:00
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Open dialogue with the Head of the Republic of Udmurtia The open dialogue format is an informal discussion between a regional head and a moderator about business development opportunities in the region, ...
The open dialogue format is an informal discussion between a regional head and a moderator about business development opportunities in the region, its investment ecosystem, and future plans.
The meeting will involve all visitors to the Case Zone, which will include business people, government officials, investment companies, and the media.
Speaker:
Alexander
Brechalov
Head of the Udmurt Republic
Head of the Udmurt Republic
In 1994, he graduated with academic distinction from the Krasnodar Highest Military School (Military Institute) named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko. In 1999, he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law named after O.E. Kutafin. In 1994-1996 he was a deputy chief of the custodial service at the Chkalovskiy garrison (special air division). In 1996-1999 – lawyer at TV-6 Media.In 1999-2000 – lawyer at the Alfa Bank.In 2001-2002 – head of the legal division at the Uniastrum Bank.In 2002-2003 – director of the legal department at the Uniastrum Bank. In 2003-2006 – Director General at the LLC “Uniastrum Consulting”. In 2006-2011 – President of the Executive office at the LLC “VBO Consulting”.In 2011-2013 – President of the LLC “VBO Consult”.In 2013-2014 – President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. Since 2014 until 2017 – First Vice-President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. According to the Fund “Institute of Economic, Social and Political Studies”, he is at the top of the ISEPI-2016 List of the Most Promising Politicians and Public Figures in Russia. On 10 September 2017 Alexander Brechalov was elected head of the Udmurt Republic
Moderator:
Ilya
Kopelevich
Editor-in-Chief, Business FM
Editor-in-Chief, Business FM
He was born in January 1, 1970.
Graduated with honours from the Philological Department of the Moscow Pedagogical Institute.
In news making since 1991. Reporter, anchor, political contributor of Radio “Russia”.
1996–2000 – reporter, Chief Editor of the Vesti programme.
2001–2005 – Head of journalists in Information and Press Department of Channel 1 (Vremya programme).
In 2006 he worked on the TV channel Russia Today.
Fluent English.
One of key experts who developed broadcasting concept of Business FM.
In 2013 and 2015 he won National Media business award Media Manager of Russia.

State owned company RUMEDIA is a holding company that includes:
• Radio station Business FM (broadcasting in: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Kazan)
• Business portal BFM.ru
• Radio station Chocolate 98FM (Moscow)
• Portal Gorod48.ru (the most visited Internet resource of Lipetsk)
Two own advertising agencies Advertising Agency ‘United Media’ and Pride Media (Lipetsk) handle all RUMEDIA advertisement sales.
11:15–11:45
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Open dialogue with the Governor of Kaluga Region The open dialogue format is an informal discussion between a regional head and a moderator about business development opportunities in the region, ...
The open dialogue format is an informal discussion between a regional head and a moderator about business development opportunities in the region, its investment ecosystem, and future plans.
The meeting will involve all visitors to the Case Zone, which will include business people, government officials, investment companies, and the media.
Speaker:
Anatoly
Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 in Kaluga Region.
After graduating from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute, worked in agricultural and construction sectors of Kaluga Region economy.
In November 1996, he was elected Vice Governor of Kaluga Region.
Since 2000 – Governor of Kaluga Region.
Anatoly Artamonov is one of the most efficient Russian governors, which is proved by Kaluga Region dynamic development. For a number of years it has been holding leading positions among Russian regions according to various ratings.
Anatoly Artamonov holds many awards, including the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Republic of Korea; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; the Commander of the Legion of Honour, France, and others.
Doctor, Economics.
Moderator:
Ekaterina
Derbilova
Editorial Director, Vedomosti
Editorial Director, Vedomosti
12:00–13:45
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Practical session: Implement that investment project! A view from an entrepreneur, a lawyer, and an investor Even investment projects with the greatest chance of success require confirmation of their reliability and profitability. When initiating a project...
Even investment projects with the greatest chance of success require confirmation of their reliability and profitability. When initiating a project, it is always important to gather as many expert assessments and opinions as possible.
During this practical session in the Case Zone, the practical implementation of two investment projects will be analysed. Experts will comment on legal aspects, discuss typical difficulties and potential problems, determine the key success factors, and suggest the best path for further development.

Projects:
● The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra: “The Development of the Subpolar Urals”;
● Irkutsk Region: “Project of creation of a joint venture for manufacturing silicon carbide and micropowders on its base”
Speakers:
Alexey
Goryachev
Entrepreneur, Investment Banker and Investor; Managing Partner, RMG Partners; Head, YPO Moscow; Ambassador, Skolkovo Business School
Entrepreneur, Investment Banker and Investor; Managing Partner, RMG Partners; Head, YPO Moscow; Ambassador, Skolkovo Business School
Vladimir
Gruzdev
Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Gruzdev Vladimir Sergeyevich – Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of lawyers of Russia (ALRF).
Born February 6, 1967 in Bolshevo, Moscow region.
Education:
1984: graduated from the Moscow Suvorov military school.
1991: graduated from the Krasnoznamenny Military institute.
2000: graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Law Faculty).
2003: defended his PhD thesis.
Foreign languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English.
Career:
1991-1993 served in the Foreign Intelligence Service of the RF.
1993: founded the trading company “The Seventh Continent”, where he held management positions.
2001: was elected as a deputy of the Moscow city Duma.
2003: was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of the fourth convocation.
2007: was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of the fifth convocation.
2011-2016: governor of the Tula region.
2009-2016: member of the Presidium of the ALRF.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Executive Board of the ALRF.
Awards:
- Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 2nd Class;
- Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 3rd Class and 4th Class;
- Russian Federation Presidential and Governmental Certificates of Honour;
- Gratitudes of the President and the Government of the RF;
- Medal “For Battle Merit”;
- Honourary Title “Soldier-internationalist”;
- Honourary badges of the State Duma and the Federation Council.
Anna
Ermakova
Managing Director, Da Vinci Capital
Managing Director, Da Vinci Capital
Aleksey
Kozhevnikov
General Director, GoToRus
General Director, GoToRus
Born on January 18, 1974 in Novomoskovsk, Tula Region of Russia. 1997: graduated from the Moscow Technological University (MIREA), international department of computer science. From 1997: executive PR positions in big Russian and overseas companies. From 2001: Vice-President of Titan Group, Deputy General Director of Arkhangelsk Paper and Pulp Mill (PPM). 2004 to 2008: Vice-President for Development of VMP Corp. Group. September 2008 to January 2011:s Assistant Director of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, member of the government working group for optimizing the functions and powers of federal authorities (Administrative Reform). Member of the working group for lifting administrative barriers in the construction industry. January 2011 to May 2011: Aide to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. June 2011 to May 2012: Deputy General Director, ETC Moscow City Architecture Committee, advisor to Deputy Moscow Mayor for Urban Development and Construction. May 2012 to August 2014: Chairman of the Board, Private Technologies.September 2014 to May 2016: advisor to the General Director of Oboronstroy, JSC (Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation), Deputy Director of the Property Administration Directorate. Since June 2016: CEO of Konstruktor Puteshestviy, LLC (partner of the OPORA Rossii project), and Biblio Globus.
Alexander
Pakhomov
Managing Director, Head of Regional Network Management Unit, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Managing Director, Head of Regional Network Management Unit, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Vitaly
Polekhin
Investor; President, The National Business Angels Association; Director, SKOLKOVO Investors’ Club
Investor; President, The National Business Angels Association; Director, SKOLKOVO Investors’ Club
Pavel
Stroev
Director, Center of the regional economy and inter-budgetary relations, The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation"
Director, Center of the regional economy and inter-budgetary relations, The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation"
Born on May 25, 1988 in Lipetsk.
Higher education. PhD in Economics.
2010 – graduated from MIRBIS International Higher School of Business in Moscow majoring in Credit and Finance.
In 2015 – got a PhD in Economics and Public Administration at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Authored and co-authored over 35 research papers on regional economics, spatial development, as well as state and municipal administration that were published both in Russia and overseas.
Editor-in-Chief for Scientific Notes of Young Scholars Journal.
Career:
2008-2001 – specialist, Marketing Department, Center for Economic Development.
2011-2015 – junior fellow, Institute of Regional Studies and Spatial Development Problems, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
November 2015 – presently – Director, Center for Regional Economics and Interbudgetary Relations, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
September 2013 – presently – Associate Professor, Department of Macroeconomic Regulation, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Married, with a daughter.
Moderator:
Mikhail
Khomich
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic
Mikhail Khomich
PhD in Economics, Deputy Head of the Udmurtiya Republican Government
Prior to that:
- head of the Mentor Association in SKOLKOVO
- professor at the Department of Economics at MSUIR and Munich Business School
- host of Zaimemsya Delom on VestiFM
Graduated Economics Department of MSU and SKOLKOVO MBA Executive Program
Member of the Edinaya Rossiya Higher Council
14:00–15:30
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Russian Investment Forum 2018 plenary session broadcast
16:00–17:00
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Novotrans session with presentation of Lugaport investment project • A presentation of the Lugaport all-purpose port investment project by the Novotrans Group.
• Presentation of the first joint project in the ...
• A presentation of the Lugaport all-purpose port investment project by the Novotrans Group.
• Presentation of the first joint project in the Russian railway industry with the Russian blockchain protocol Universa.
• Agreement signing.
• Press conference with Governor of Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko, Head of the Republic of Buryatia Alexei Tsydenov, President of Novotrans Konstantin Goncharov, Founder of the Universa Blockchain Protocol Alexander Borodich, and Head of Infranews Alexey Bezborodov.
Speakers:
Alexei
Bezborodov
General Director, Research agency InfraNews
General Director, Research agency InfraNews
Alexander
Borodich
Founder, Universa Blockchain Platform
Founder, Universa Blockchain Platform
Alexander Borodich is a founder of Universa Blockchain for businesses and VentureClub, Russia’s number one crowd investment platform and investor club, a business angel, with a track record of over 70 investment projects. Key areas of investment: internet of things, cloud computing, smart cities and SaaS at the seed and idea stages.
He is a managing partner of Future Action, a digital marketing agency, and founder of FutureLabs, a laboratory of the future engaged in the development of technology complex systems. For four years, Alexander Borodich was in charge of online marketing at Acronis, a US-based major global IT company specializing in data protection solutions. He started numerous successful digital companies and developed Affiliate marketing, Google AdWords, SEO, and SMO.
As the head of marketing at Mail.Ru Group, he oversaw marketing projects, negotiations with key partners, company’s product line promotion, SEO/SEM strategy, and event management. Since 2010, an entrepreneur. He is the Head of the Economic Council of Liberland.
Alexander has often been a speaker at industry conferences. He is a mentor and lecturer at the marketing department of the Higher School of Economics. He was the head of the Moscow State University School of Economics and Mathematics from 2010 till 2013, where he has been teaching New Economics for over 13 years.
Alexander Borodich received MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) in 2007, graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, and got a degree in marketing at the Higher School of Economics National Research University.
Konstantin
Goncharov
CEO, Novotrans Group
CEO, Novotrans Group
Born in 1971.
Graduated from the Magnitogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute (MGMI) in 1994.
From 2003 to 2011 - General Director, PRIMA LUX.
From 2013 to 2015 - the founder, General Director, ARGO
Since 2015 – Shareholder, President, Group of companies "Novotrans".
Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Alexander
Drozdenko
Governor of Leningrad Region
Governor of Leningrad Region
Born on November 1, 1964 in the Dzhambul Region, Kazakhstan, Alexander Drozdenko graduated from Leningrad Agriculture Institute in 1986 with a degree in the economics and organization of agriculture. He obtained a PhD in Economics in 2007. Between 1988 and 2002, he worked in various positions in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region. In November 2002, Alexander Drozdenko was invited to join the Government of the Leningrad Region and appointed as the Region’s Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Leningrad Region Committee on State Property Management. In May 2012, the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region, on the recommendation of the President of the Russian Federation, elected Drozdenko as Governor of the Leningrad Region. He was inaugurated on May 28, 2012. On May 12, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the Early Termination of the Powers of the Governor of the Leningrad Region.” Alexander Drozdenko has been appointed acting Governor of the Leningrad Region.
Alexey
Tsedenov
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Year of birth: 1976.
1998: Graduated from the Far Eastern State Transport University.
1998 – 2002: Held managerial positions at railway transport enterprises.
2002 – 2004: CEO of LLC Dalneftetrans.
2004 – 2006: CEO of JSC "Far Eastern Transport Group".
2006 – 2009: Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy in the field of railway transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
2009 – 2011: Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
January 2012 - June 2012: Head of the Federal Agency of Railway Transport.
June 2012 - February 2017 he worked as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
February 2017 – September 2017: Acting head of the Republic of Buryatia.
Since September 2017: Head of the Republic of Buryatia.
17:00–18:00
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Pitch session for regional investment projects The most interesting investment projects from Russian regions participating in the exhibition will be presented in the Case Zone in the form of a p...
The most interesting investment projects from Russian regions participating in the exhibition will be presented in the Case Zone in the form of a pitch session. A pitch session is a series of short, structured presentations. The aim of a pitch is to get information about the project across as effectively as possible, receive feedback and advice from experts, and attract the interest of potential investors.

Projects:
• Novosibirsk Region: "Creation of industrial production of nanostructured ceramic products"
• Novosibirsk Region: "Сreation of a vertically integrated poultry complex for the industrial production and processing of 15,000 tons of turkey meat per year in the Novosibirsk Region";
• Pskov Region: Engineering and manufacturing development of electrotechnical SF6 products for 110-500 KV and GIS;
• Sevastopol: "The Sevastopol priority project of Balaklava bay development as the international tourism and yachting center".
Moderator:
Zaven
Ayvazyan
Director, Centre for Regional Studies, RANEPA
Director, Centre for Regional Studies, RANEPA
Experts:
Vladimir
Gruzdev
Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Gruzdev Vladimir Sergeyevich – Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of lawyers of Russia (ALRF).
Born February 6, 1967 in Bolshevo, Moscow region.
Education:
1984: graduated from the Moscow Suvorov military school.
1991: graduated from the Krasnoznamenny Military institute.
2000: graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Law Faculty).
2003: defended his PhD thesis.
Foreign languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English.
Career:
1991-1993 served in the Foreign Intelligence Service of the RF.
1993: founded the trading company “The Seventh Continent”, where he held management positions.
2001: was elected as a deputy of the Moscow city Duma.
2003: was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of the fourth convocation.
2007: was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of the fifth convocation.
2011-2016: governor of the Tula region.
2009-2016: member of the Presidium of the ALRF.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Executive Board of the ALRF.
Awards:
- Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 2nd Class;
- Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 3rd Class and 4th Class;
- Russian Federation Presidential and Governmental Certificates of Honour;
- Gratitudes of the President and the Government of the RF;
- Medal “For Battle Merit”;
- Honourary Title “Soldier-internationalist”;
- Honourary badges of the State Duma and the Federation Council.
Svetlana
Kadyrova
Chief executive of theTOSER committee
Chief executive of theTOSER committee
Alexander
Pakhomov
Managing Director, Head of Regional Network Management Unit, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Managing Director, Head of Regional Network Management Unit, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Vyacheslav
Traktovenko
Member of the Board of Directors, Bankers House St. Petersburg
Member of the Board of Directors, Bankers House St. Petersburg
February 16
09:00–11:00
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Presentation of the REGIONSIM: the regional development management simulator for participants in the 2018 RUSSIAN INVESTMENT FORUM – A unique development of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and Moscow State University, as p...
– A unique development of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and Moscow State University, as part of the efforts to create new generation educational simulators.
– Education via the most effective method – gaming – with an opportunity to play part of the game right at the exhibition stand.
– Gaming simulation based on actual cases helps to both comprehend theoretical knowledge better and apply it in practice.

During the business simulation demo, the participants will go through the main stages of shaping a region’s budget policy, estimate the investment appeal of projects and solve several practice cases. Moderators will support the participants throughout the game process and will provide feedback at its conclusion.
11:15–14:00
Case Zone, exhibition pavilion 2
Pitch session for regional investment projects The most interesting investment projects from Russian regions participating in the exhibition will be presented in the Case Zone in the form of a p...
The most interesting investment projects from Russian regions participating in the exhibition will be presented in the Case Zone in the form of a pitch session. A pitch session is a series of short, structured presentations. The aim of a pitch is to get information about the project across as effectively as possible, receive feedback and advice from experts, and attract the interest of potential investors.

Projects:
• Republica of Crimea «Сulture, historical and touristic center Koktebel park»;
• Pskov Region: Moglino Industrial Production Special Economic Zone project;
• St. Peterburg: East-West Highway including Bridge over the Neva river in the range of Fayansovaya and Zolnaya streets in Saint-Petersburg;
• Tula region: Special economic zone "Uzlovaya";
• Udmurt Republic: Privatization project of two main players of Udmurt Republic road industry: JSC Road Company "Izhevskoye" and State Unitary Enterprise "Udmurtavtodor";
• Udmurt Republic: Construction of toll road section of M-7 "Alnashi - Malaya Purga" highway;
• Udmurt Republic: Construction of Transport and logistics hub based at Kambarka port.
Moderator:
Zaven
Ayvazyan
Director, Centre for Regional Studies, RANEPA
Director, Centre for Regional Studies, RANEPA
Experts:
Yulia
Alferova
Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Radmir
Belyaev
Deputy Chief of the Executive Committee of Nizhnekamsk Municipal District for Economic and Investment Development of NMR
Deputy Chief of the Executive Committee of Nizhnekamsk Municipal District for Economic and Investment Development of NMR
Pavel
Stroev
Director, Center of the regional economy and inter-budgetary relations, The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation"
Director, Center of the regional economy and inter-budgetary relations, The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation"
Born on May 25, 1988 in Lipetsk.
Higher education. PhD in Economics.
2010 – graduated from MIRBIS International Higher School of Business in Moscow majoring in Credit and Finance.
In 2015 – got a PhD in Economics and Public Administration at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Authored and co-authored over 35 research papers on regional economics, spatial development, as well as state and municipal administration that were published both in Russia and overseas.
Editor-in-Chief for Scientific Notes of Young Scholars Journal.
Career:
2008-2001 – specialist, Marketing Department, Center for Economic Development.
2011-2015 – junior fellow, Institute of Regional Studies and Spatial Development Problems, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
November 2015 – presently – Director, Center for Regional Economics and Interbudgetary Relations, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
September 2013 – presently – Associate Professor, Department of Macroeconomic Regulation, University of Finance under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Married, with a daughter.
Dmitry Fedorishchev
Fedorishchev
Deputy Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
Deputy Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
Andrey
Shpilenko
Director, Technopark and Cluster Development Association; Member of the Strategic Council on Investment in New Industries, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Director, Technopark and Cluster Development Association; Member of the Strategic Council on Investment in New Industries, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Andrei Shpilenko was born on July 27, 1975.
2005: graduated with distinction from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Public Service HR Management.
2012: completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) course at the same Academy, specialising in Economics and Finance.
2013: completed the postgraduate course at the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Computer Science and IT Support, specialising in Economics and Management of the National Economy (business administration, managing sectors of the national economy, IT and communication clusters); he is CSc (Econ.).
2005 to 2007: Deputy Head of Staff in the group of MPs from the United Russia faction at the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
2008 to 2009: Principal of the State Educational Institution of Higher Vocational Training, Moscow State University of Technologies and Management.
2009 to 2012: Chairman of the Management Board, Technopark Sarov, c.
Since 2011: Director of the Clusters and Technoparks Association.
Since 2012: Member of the council of the Military Industrial Committee on developing human relations potential of the military industry at the Government of the Russian Federation
Since 2012: Member of the council of the Military Industrial Committee on developing PPPs for creating new generations of weaponry and military equipment, head of the pilot projects group at the Government of the Russian Federation