Partners

OF THE RUSSIAN INVESTMENT FORUM

General Sponsor

General Partners

Official Car of the Forum

Strategic Partner

Official Airline of the Forum

VTB Bank (PJSC)

JSC VTB Bank, its subsidiary banks and financial organisations (VTB Group) is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products in Russia, the CIS, and select countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa. VTB Bank provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services. VTB Group has the most extensive international network of any Russian bank, with more than 20 banks and financial companies in more than 20 countries. As of 31 December 2020, the Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 18.1 trillion) and by customer accounts (RUB 12.8 trillion). The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB Group’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares through the Federal Property Management Agency. For more information please visit www.vtb.com
Andrey Kostin — President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Governance


VEB.RF

VEB.RF is a Russia’s national economic development institution. It is a state corporation established by Russian federal law exclusively for the public good. It is a non-commercial, non-profit organization with no shareholders. VEB.RF’s charter capital comprises funds and other property contributed by the Russian Federation; it also receives direct contributions from the Federal Budget. However, it is not a ministry or a state agency, but a special entity, tasked with facilitating a wide range of socio-economic development activities. In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. In mid-2018 VEB.RF was has embarked on a new business model with focus on the following areas: infrastructure, high value-added industry, urban development.
Igor Shuvalov — VEB.RF Chairman


PJSC Sberbank

PJSC Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Holding almost one-third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, Sberbank is the key lender to the national economy and one of the biggest deposit takers in Russia. The Government of the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is the principal shareholder of PJSC Sberbank owning 50% plus one voting share of the bank’s authorized capital, with the remaining 50% minus one voting share held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has customers in 18 countries. The bank has a major distribution network in Russia with about 14,000 branches, while its international operations – subsidiary banks, branches, and chapters – include the UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, and other countries. It holds general banking license No. 1481 dd. August 11, 2015, from the Bank of Russia. Official websites of the bank: www.sberbank.com (Sberbank Group website), www.sberbank.ru. In 2020 Sberbank underwent a rebranding, offering financial and non-financial services of the bank and Sberbank Group to individual and corporate customers. Today, the Sber ecosystem is a raft of services for life and daily assistance in handling pressing everyday issues for individual customers and businesses. The Sber ecosystem website: www.sber.ru.


Genesis

Genesis is the premium automotive brand released at the global market in 2015. These cars meet the highest standards of automobile manufacturing and are distinguished by their progressive engineering solutions, elegant design and excellent dynamics. Genesis is aspired to provide customer with a new meaning of luxury concept, that forms the very basis of brand itself. Genesis came to the Russian market with the flagman sedan G90 in September, 2016. The second model - business sedan G80 – was presented in March, 2017, the sports sedan G70 – in April, 2018. In June, 2019, the brand shown its new sedan G90. Up to the end of 2021 Genesis is going to possess 6 models, that will help to strengthen the brand position at the global market.
Alexey Kalitsev — Managing Director Hyundai Motor CIS


PJSC “Aeroflot”

Aeroflot is Russia’s largest airline and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Its hub is based at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Aeroflot Group ranks among the top 20 global airline carriers by passenger traffic. Under its 2028 Business Strategy, the Group sets the goal to carry 130 million passengers per year through developing its multi-brand structure. Aeroflot has a reputation for industry leading customer service. It has been certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating by Skytrax and named a Five Star Global Airline in APEX’s Official Airline Rating. Aeroflot has been recognized as Russia’s strongest brand and the world’s strongest airline brand by Brand Finance, the world's leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Aeroflot also won at the Grand Final of the prestigious World Travel Awards 2020. The company retained its titles as World’s Leading Airline Brand and World’s Leading Airline - Business Class. Aeroflot’s fleet is the one of world’s youngest and most advanced. As of February 28, 2021, it consisted of 230 aircraft: Airbus, Boeing and Superjet 100 airliners. Aeroflot commits to the highest international standards for flight safety. It was the first Russian carrier to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry and has been successfully recertified to this standard. The company has also obtained the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification. Aeroflot’s integrated management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004. Aeroflot is presently focused on measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a safe and healthy environment for its passengers and employees.
Mikhail Poluboyarinov — Chairman of the Management Board, CEO of PJSC Aeroflot


Official Partners

Gazprombank

Gazprombank is multi-faceted financial institution, ranks 3-rd among the largest banks in Russia. Its core business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. The Bank provides services to 61,400 corporate clients, including companies from gas, oil, nuclear, chemical, petrochemical, metallurgy, electric power industry and other sectors. Gazprombank has representative offices in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and India; currently participates in the equity of banks in Russia, Belarus, Switzerland, Luxembourg, runs financial companies in Cyprus and Hong Kong.
Andrey Akimov — Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank


Promsvyazbank PJSC (PSB)

Promsvyazbank PJSC (PSB) is a full-service bank established in 1995. It is among top 10 largest Russian banks and it is included in the list of systemically important credit institutions approved by the Central Bank of Russia. It was designated as the base bank for implementing the state defense order and servicing major government contracts. PSB provides a wide range of services for retail and corporate customers, including defense industry enterprises, small and medium enterprises. The bank offers cash and settlement services, various lending and savings programs, brokerage and investment services at financial markets, leasing and factoring, payroll programs and remote banking. The bank’s regional network has more than 300 offices and more than 9 thousand ATMs (including ATMs of partner banks) throughout Russia.
Petr Fradkov — Chairman of Promsvyazbank PJSC


Philip Morris International (PMI)

Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products with reduced risk potential meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. The company invests significant financial resources in development of the reduced risk product innovations. Since 2008, PMI has invested more than USD 8.1 bln into the science and research of developing smoke-free products, and the company employs more than 930 world-class scientists, engineers and technicians in its 2 research centres.


1C LLC

1C Company specializes in software development, distribution, publishing, and support. 1C Company serves customers through an extensive partnership network in 30 countries, including over 8 000 1C:Franchisee partners. These partners are certified by 1C to provide integration services for business automation. Among the software developed by 1C Company, the best known is 1C:Enterprise, a system of business automation products. It includes ERP-class business solutions, which improve the efficiency of enterprises and organizations and are built based on an innovative technological platform. Famous with outstanding flexibility, using onpremise, cloud and mobile environment, 1C:Enterprise successfully automates enterprise resource planning, operations, accounting, finance, HR and management activities in more than 1 500 000 companies, including major corporations and government institutions. The system holds a leading position on the Russian ERP market by the number of automated workplaces and have high export potential.
Boris Nuraliev — CEO


Logistics Partner

Telecommunications Partner

Russian Post

Russian Post JSC is the largest federal postal and logistics operator in the country. It is part of the list of strategic enterprises and organizations of the Russian Federation. Russian Post is the seventh largest company in the world in terms of the number of customer service outlets (over 42 thousand outlets in total, about 70% of which are located in small villages). It is one of the biggest employers in the country: about 330 thousand people work here. Russian Post is going through digital transformation from a traditional postal operator to a modern postal and logistics company. In 2020 its revenue from digital services increased by 76% to 37 billion rubles. The mission of Russian Post is to improve people’s lives by providing high-quality and affordable postal, logistics, social and financial services throughout the country. 2,6 million clients visit Russian Post offices every day.
Maxim Akimov — General Director, chairman of the board, member of the board of directors of Russian Post JSC


PJSC “Rostelecom”

PJSC “Rostelecom” is Russia’s largest integrated provider of digital services and solutions, with presence in all market segments and covering millions of households, governmental and private organizations. The Company maintains leading positions in the market of high-speed Internet access and PayTV services with over 13.5 million broadband Internet subscribers and some 10.9 million Rostelecom PayTV subscribers of which over 6.3 million subscribers are connected to the Interactive TV services. Rostelecom’s wholly owned subsidiary Tele2 Russia is now a major player on the mobile communications market with over 46.6 million subscribers, and the leader in terms of NPS (Net Promoter Score) index reflecting willingness of users to recommend company’s services to others. Rostelecom is an unquestionable leader on the market of telecommunications services for Russian public authorities and corporate users of all levels. The Company is a widely recognized technology leader in offering innovative solutions for electronic government, cybersecurity, data center and cloud-based services, biometrics, healthcare, education, house maintenance and utility services. The Company stable financial position is confirmed by credit ratings assigned by leading rating agencies: BBB- from Fitch Ratings, BB+ from Standard&Poor’s, and AA(RU) from ACRA.
Mikhail Oseevskiy — President of Rostelecom, Chairman of the Management Board


Business Programme Partners

Metalloinvest

Metalloinvest is a leading global iron ore and merchant HBI producer and supplier, and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel. The Company has the world's second-largest measured iron ore reserve base and is one of the lowest-cost iron ore producers. Metalloinvest processes most of its iron ore into high value-added products, such as pellets and HBI. Metalloinvest comprises of leading iron ore production facilities in Russia – Lebedinsky GOK and Mikhailovsky GOK; steel mills – Oskol Elektrometallurgical Plant and Ural Steel; a ferrous scrap enterprise – Ural Scrap Company and assets providing service and supply of raw materials to mining and metallurgical facilities.
Nazim Efendiev — Chief Executive Officer of Management Company METALLOINVEST LLC


Business Partner

PJSC Tatneft named after V.D.Shashin

TATNEFT is one of the largest oil companies in Russia that is steadily developing upstream and downstream operations, petrochemicals, tire manufacturing, and a network of fuel and service stations and service companies. TATNEFT also has a stake in the financial banking and insurance sector. In order to gain a competitive edge and keep its leadership position in the industry including sustainable growth, the TATNEFT Group Strategy up to year 2030 has been developed. This Strategy is focused on creating high shareholder value of the Company. The revised Strategy calls for increased oil production up to 38.4 million tonnes of crude oil with 100 percent reserve replacement rate, continued diversification of business, further investment efficiency growth, minimized environmental footprint, and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. The accomplishments attained in production operations, environmental compliance, and social activities as well as high level of corporate governance, openness and transparency of the Company are highly valued by its shareholders, business partners and the investment community in general.
Nail Maganov — General Director (CEO) of PJSC TATNEFT


Official Supplier of the Forum

Governors' Club General Partner

Governors' Club Partners

"Russian Highways" State Company

Russian Highways State Company was established with the purpose to form and develop the national network of highways and motorways, attract private funding to road infrastructure projects, establish new markets and forms of economic activity in Russia. Russian Highways State Company performs concession agreements and other PPP projects in the road sector, provides design, construction and operation of highways and motorways, development of roadside facilities including service areas as well as implements innovative programs in the road industry. There are over 3,700 km of highways in trust management: M-1 "Belarus", M-3 "Ukraine", M-4 "Don", M-11 "Neva", Central Ring Road in Moscow region, A-105 access road from Moscow to Domodedovo airport. The construction project for the M-12 Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod-Kazan highway is underway. The length of toll sections is more than 1,700 kilometers.
Vyacheslav Petushenko — Chairman of the Board of “Russian Highways” State Company


Almaz – Antey Corp.

Almaz-Antey Corp. is one of the largest integrated associations of the Russian defense industry, which unites more than 70 research institutes, design bureaus, research and development enterprises, industrial and service companies. The Corporation’s products are exported to more than 50 countries. The Corporation seeks cooperation with participants of B2B and B2G markets as a reliable industrial and financial partner with large scientific and production potential, capable of implementing projects for the development and manufacture of civilian high-tech products within partnerships, and introducing the most successful methods for promoting and marketing products.
Jan Novikov — General Director


PJSC “MegaFon”

MegaFon is a provider of digital opportunities that occupies leading positions in all telecommunication market segments. The Company and its subsidiaries provide their services throughout all Russian regions, in the republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and in Tajikistan. MegaFon brings together IT and telecommunications, offering digital TV, mobile and fixed-line telephony and Internet access services, including building of corporate Private LTE networks. Industry majors use MegaFon's digital products and services in the areas of IoT, big data analytics and processing, cloud solutions, and cybersecurity. Besides providing digital services to 70.4 million subscribers and corporate customers, MegaFon engages in projects of global scale. These include development of a low-orbit satellite system for high-speed data transmission, the Arctic Connect project – laying of a telecommunication line across the Arctic Ocean seabed, to transmit signal with minimum latency between Europe and Asia.
Gevork Vermishyan — Chief Executive Officer, Management Board member of MegaFon


Innovation Space General Partner

Innovation Space Partners

ER-Telecom Holding

ER-Telecom Holding JSC provides services of broadband Internet access, telephony, digital TV, access to Wi-Fi, VPN, LoRaWAN networks, video surveillance and integrated solutions based on technologies of the industrial Internet of things (IoT).
Andrey Kuzyaev — President, General Director of «ER-Telecom Holding» JSC Member of the Board of Directors


VEB Ventures

VEB Ventures is a company of the VEB.RF group, created to support high-tech projects through direct transactions and venture capital fund management. Among the priorities of VEB Ventures are financing promising companies using their own funds, private and public funds, as well as assisting Russian startups in entering international markets. The company offers projects not only venture capital investments, but also operational management support tools, as well as access to financial products of VEB.RF Group companies. This allows us to formulate support schemes for Russian innovative companies taking into account their individual needs, including to facilitate access to international markets.
Oleg Teplov — CEO, VEB Ventures


SME Territory Co-Host

SME Territory Partner

VEB.RF

VEB.RF is a Russia’s national economic development institution. It is a state corporation established by Russian federal law exclusively for the public good. It is a non-commercial, non-profit organization with no shareholders. VEB.RF’s charter capital comprises funds and other property contributed by the Russian Federation; it also receives direct contributions from the Federal Budget. However, it is not a ministry or a state agency, but a special entity, tasked with facilitating a wide range of socio-economic development activities. In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. In mid-2018 VEB.RF was has embarked on a new business model with focus on the following areas: infrastructure, high value-added industry, urban development.
Igor Shuvalov — VEB.RF Chairman


Megaline

Megaline LLC is a full-cycle developer company operating from design to exploitation of real estate objects. For 10 years of work in the real estate and construction market, the Company has participated in the implementation of a significant number of successfully completed construction projects in different regions of Russia, including the reconstruction of historical buildings. In St. Petersburg, the company implemented large investment projects to create the hotel and business infrastructure of the city.


VinoGrad Space Tasting Partner

VinoGrad Space Media Partners

Simple Group

Simple Group is one of the largest importers and national distributors of high-quality wine and spirits in the Russian market, with its own actively-developing retail network The group of companies includes SimpleWine retail brand (wine stores, online-store and mobile app), Grand Cru wine restaurant (marked with a MICHELIN star in the MICHELIN 2022 guide) and Simple Bar, the Simple Media house and the Enotria Wine school. The company's portfolio includes more than 5,000 wines from 45 countries, a unique collection of brands of spirits, mineral water, natural juices and tonics, professional glass and accessories. For more than 26 years, Simple has been introducing Russian residents to the world enogastronomical culture and developing its own educational projects. The ultimate range of categories and styles fitting any taste and budget, as well as high level services refined through the long history of Simple Group in Russia — that is our key offer to our business partners, consumers and the broad range of wine enthusiasts.
Maxim Kashirin — Founder and President of Simple Group


Hockey Gala Match General Partner

Russian information channel “Russia 24”

Russian information channel “Russia 24” is the undisputed leader of fieldwork with the most important events – maximum live broadcasts, crews in the very action, access to true-to-fact information. Three quarters of Russians note that “Russia 24” is the main source of information for them and more than half of the respondents states that they watch the TV channel regularly. At the end of 2020 "Russia 24" took the first place in citation rating among Russian TV channels (according to the analytical research "Medialogia" ) TV channel “Russia 24” has created a single information space in the country, providing one-time access to the news to everyone from Kamchatka to Kaliningrad.
Evgeny Bekasov — Russia 24 Senior Editor


RIA Novosti (part of the Russia Today media group)

RIA Novosti is the flagship website of the Rossiya Segodnya media group. The agency’s correspondent network covers over 100 cities in the world. The agency is the most quoted Russian media outlet, including on social media. Ria.ru gets around 6 million readers daily, which makes it the leading website among all news portals in the Runet. RIA Novosti’s total audience on social media (Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Instagram and Youtube) is around 9,5 million subscribers.
Dmitry Kiselev — Director General of the Rossiya Segodnya International Media Group


FSВI «Editorial «Rossiyskaya gazeta»

«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 social and political newspaper. «Rossiyskaya gazeta - Nedelya» - Weekly issue. «Rodina» - Monthly historical magazine. RG.RU - Web portal. «Rossiyskaya gazeta» supplements - Special color thematic supplements.
Pavel Negoitsa — General Director of FSBI Editorial Office of Rossiyskaya Gazeta


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. Kazan – 93,5 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.
Mikhail Berger — Director general of RUMEDIA group of companies


Komsomolskaya Pravda Media Group

Komsomolskaya Pravda Media Group is the largest Russian multimedia holding. It comprises the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily and weekly newspapers, the online portals KP.RU, radiokp.ru and teleprogramma.pro, the Komsomolskaya Pravda federal radio station and the Teleprogramma magazine. The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper is available in over 450 cities across 85 Russian regions. Komsomolskaya Pravda digests are published in 45 countries worldwide. The KP.RU news portal is one of the Top 3 Russian businesses by audience reach in the Media and News category. KP.RU gets over 4.5 million unique visitors daily. It is a 3-time Runet Prize winner, including the 2020 Runet Prize in the Culture, Media and Mass Communications category. The Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station covers over 400 Russian cities. It won the Best News Radio Station Award twice, as well as the Best Business Radio Station Award.


Lenta.ru

Lenta.ru is one of the most influential and cited internet media in Russia. Established in September 1999, Lenta.ru has consistently held a leading position in terms of audience indicators: more than 66 million visitors per month (more than 600 million views of materials). Every day, Lenta.ru presents news and materials in various formats on a wide range of topics: from economics and science to cinema and memes. The total number of subscribers of Lenta.ru communities on social networks Facebook, VKontakte, Twitter, Odnoklassniki, as well as Telegram and TikTok exceeds 3 million people and is constantly growing.


Gazeta.ru

Gazeta.Ru is the first socio-political online media outlet in Runet, founded in September 1999. Monthly audience of 40.6 million unique users. The publication occupies a leading position among the media in terms of audience engagement in social networks. The number of subscribers on Twitter - 1,884,000, Facebook - 615,000, VKontakte - 147,000. We are one of the five leaders in terms of citation among online media according to Medialogia. Gazeta.Ru uses all existing modern information formats - news, articles, interviews, author columns. News, in addition to the text form, is also presented in video selections and podcasts.


The Secret of the Firm

"The Secret of the Firm" is a publication about economics, finance and high technologies that ensure business development in Russia and in the world. 3 million monthly readers. Founded in 2001.


RT TV channel

RT is a global, round-the-clock news network that includes eight TV channels broadcasting news, current affairs, and documentary content, digital platforms in six languages, and a global multimedia news agency Ruptly. Round-the-clock news channels in English, Arabic, Spanish, and documentary channel RT Doc, in English and Russian, broadcast from Moscow, while RT America airs from Washington, RT UK from London, and RT France from Paris. Today, RT has a global TV audience of 100 million viewers weekly in the 47 of the more than 100+ countries where RT is available (Ipsos). RT covers stories overlooked by the mainstream media, provides alternative perspectives on current affairs, and acquaints international audiences with a Russian viewpoint on relevant events. In 2020, RT became the first TV news network in the world to hit ten billion views across its channels on YouTube. Online, RT is the top non-Anglo-Saxon TV news network in terms of traffic: as of January 2021, RT websites, collectively, had more than 150 million monthly visits (SimilarWeb). RT is also the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for best 24-hour newscast and a nine-time Emmy finalist.
Margarita Simonyan — Editor-in-chief RT and Rossiya Segodnya


PJSC RBC

RBC is a leading business media, that has been helping to find important information for the last 25 years. Established in 1993, it began with the distribution of printouts of stock quotes and exchange rates. In 1995, the website was created, in 2003 the first business TV channel in Russian was launched, in 2006 the RBC Daily newspaper and RBC Magazine appeared, in the same year RBC began to hold business events. In 2010, thematic projects appeared - Autonews, Real Estate, Style and RBC Market Research (marketplace research and research agency). In 2014, all platforms were united under a single RBC brand: digital, TV channel, press. In 2019, new projects were launched - RBC Pro (professional information for business) and RBC Trends. Our audience is professionals, business owners and government officials. These are economically active people who value their time, so we distribute content wherever it is convenient to consume it: on the website, in mobile, on social networks, TV channel, daily newspaper and magazine. RBC's ecosystem is now digital (website: mobile applications, social networks), video (TV channel, YouTube, alternative distribution in business centers, hotels and restaurants), press (subscription and alternative distribution, including Aeroflot and S7) and business - conferences. The total audience coverage of RBC on its own platforms, according to MediaScope, is 24 million people (8,6 million people on the Internet, 2,1 million in the press, 16,6 million on the TV channel). We are also developing our YouTube channel which contains already 9,8K videos and 930K subscribers.
Nikolay Molibog — CEO of RBC Holding


«Kommersant»

«Kommersant» is one of the first independent media companies founded in Russia. For almost 30 years, impartiality, accurateness and speed guided the authors of “Kommersant”, the first business daily in the country. These principles helped “Kommersant” to remain among the most reliable and influential media. Apart from the broadsheet daily, the company also publishes a weekly magazine “Kommersant WEEKEND”, monthly automobile magazine “Kommersant AUTOPILOT”, supplements “Kommersant DENGI” and “Kommersant KIDS”, monthly color supplement “Kommersant STYLE” about lifestyle and actual fashion trends. “Kommersant” has been online since 1995, and opened “Kommersant FM” radio in 2010.
Vladimir Zhelonkin — CEO of publishing house «Kommersant»


Business publication "VEDOMOSTI"

The business publication Vedomosti is a project that has been one of the most authoritative sources of information about business and economy in Russia for 20 years. The professionalism of the editorial team, independence, honesty and correctness in relation to the audience and newsmakers ensure high confidence of its readers. Vedomosti includes: newspaper, Vedomosti.ru website, mobile version and application for all platforms.
Ivan Eremin — Chairman of the Board of Directors and Shareholder of Business News Media JSC (publisher of the business newspaper Vedomosti). General Director of the FederalPress Information Holding. Founder of the ANO Institute for Strategic Communications and Social Projects. Member of the Union of Journalists of Russia.


JSC “Argumenty i fakty”, Publishing house

Publishing house “Argumenty i fakty” publishes same-titled and the largest weekly edition in Russia, as well as regional and topical applications. “Argumenty i fakty” is the federal weekly newspaper number 1, a leader among of the social-political weekly in audience, sales, subscription and federal quality of edition (according to Mediascope and the Bureau of edition audit). Web-site of the Publishing House “Argumenty i facty” AiF.ru is ranked in the top-10 Russian media reports, according to Liveinternet and Mediascope. Monthly site visits about 30 million people. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Publishing house “Argumenty i fakty” Ruslan Novikov. Editor in chief of the newspaper “Argumenty i fakty” Igor Chernyak.
Ruslan Novikov — Chief executive officer of "Argumenty i Fakty" joint stock company Vice president of the Union of printing industry enterprises Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Charitable Foundation “AiF. Kind heart” Associate Professor, Faculty of journalism of Lomonosov State University


International Information Group "Interfax"

Interfax is the largest information group in the post-Soviet space, a recognized leader of the Russian information market in the B2B segment. It has been leading its history since 1989, when the country's first non-state news agency "Interfax" was founded. Interfax news is the world's most cited source of operational information about Russia and other countries located on the territory of the former USSR, the most popular news feed on the Russian financial market. Interfax creates professional information systems that help companies operate in the financial and commodity markets, make investment decisions, manage risks, organize external communications, and comply with regulatory requirements. Interfax is actively developing partnerships with leading global brands. Jointly with the international company Experian and Sberbank of Russia, Interfax, the United Credit Bureau was created - the leader of the Russian market of credit information. Data on foreign companies is provided by the Interfax - Dun & Bradstreet JV, established by Interfax in partnership with the leader of the international information market - Dun & Bradstreet.


JSC "TV company NTV"

NTV is the largest non-state television company in Russia that provides federal broadcasting. Founded in 1993. The television company operates seven brands: one of the largest federal public channels NTV, thematic ones: NTV Serial, NTV Style, NTV Pravo, NTV Hit, international versions of NTV: NTV-Mir and NTV-America. NTV is broadcasted in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation and is consistently among the top three TV market leaders. The channel broadcasts a wide range of content: news and socio-political talk shows, series and films, entertainment and educational programs, documentary and social projects. The NTV news service operates as a round-the-clock information channel. The professionalism of the NTV team is recognized in Russia and worldwide. The TV company was repeatedly awarded with industry awards, and NTV reporters and presenters received government and journalistic awards. 39.1 million Russians watch the channel weekly. 54.1 million Russians watch NTV every month. 97% of the population - coverage of NTV.


Forbes

Forbes is the most influential business magazine in the world. Is a symbol of success. In Business. In Career. In Life. It’s a multimedia platform that unites the richest and most powerful people in Russia: Forbes list members, current and former leaders of state companies and banks, CEOs of private companies, politicians, opinion leaders. We tell the stories of success. We write about finances, career, world economy and investments, breakthrough ideas and technologies that are changing the world now. Forbes is a reliable tool for a modern entrepreneur. Forbes is famous for its list of the 200 richest businessmen in Russia. The audience of Forbes is 1 095 100 readers. Print circulation is 90 000.


MIC Izvestia

The first private multimedia information center in Russia. The Izvestia MIC includes the news Internet portal IZ.RU, the Izvestia TV channel (IZ.RU), the Izvestia newspaper, the news services of the REN TV and Channel 5 TV channels, and the 78 TV channel. MIC Izvestia is a producer and distributor of news content in any format for TV, print, Internet, radio. The monthly audience of news Internet resources of the Izvestia MIC is over 45 million people, the TV audience is over 60 million people. MIC "Izvestia" is consistently included in the TOP 3 online news resources according to Liveinternet. The flagship resource - the Internet portal IZ.ru - combines the capabilities of a round-the-clock news TV channel and a socio-political publication. The editorial staff of the portal works in an innovative format and simultaneously broadcasts information in several formats at once: news, video, photos, analytics. In addition, the portal visitor gets the opportunity to find out the latest news from the creeping line, evaluate modern visualization tools - 3D infographics using geolocation maps, photos and video elements. The effect of being present on the scene is provided by a 360 camera. The portal provides advanced interactive features - an auto attendant and audio accompaniment of text materials.


Партнеры Социальной платформы

Mars, Incorporated

Mars, Incorporated is a family-owned company with a rich history that spans over a century of creating various products and services for people and their pets with more than 133,000 Associates being part of it. A global business with sales of $40 billion, Mars manufactures such world-renowned brands as M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, and BEN’S ORIGINALТМ. In Russia and CIS countries, Mars is one of the leading manufacturers of food products and pet foods. The company has invested over $2 billion in the Russian economy since 1991. In particular, it has built and renovated 10 factories producing pet foods, confectionary, chewing gum, and sauces. In 2018, the company opened the Pet Nutrition Center in Ulyanovsk Region. In 2020, Mars entered the Russian veterinary services market with a pet clinic network AniCura. Over 7,000 Mars Associates work in Russia and the CIS.


Партнеры Форума Креативного Бизнеса

Alfa-Bank

Alfa-Bank is the largest universal private bank in Russia. For 30 years, it has been a leader in all segments of the banking business. Its clientele includes some 850,000 corporate clients and 18.7 million individuals. Alfa-Bank is developing using the phygital model, combining digital innovation with an efficient physical presence network, which boasts 486 offices in Moscow and the Russian regions, 900 cities with courier delivery, and 27,900 of its own and partner ATMs. As of the end of 2020, per its IFRS financial statements, the Alfa-Bank Banking Group, including ABH Financial, Alfa-Bank JSC, and subsidiary financial companies, had total assets of USD 61.9 billion, a loan portfolio of USD 42.7 billion, share capital of USD 8.7 billion, and net profit of USD 1.347 billion.


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1C LLC

1C Company specializes in software development, distribution, publishing, and support. 1C Company serves customers through an extensive partnership network in 30 countries, including over 8 000 1C:Franchisee partners. These partners are certified by 1C to provide integration services for business automation. Among the software developed by 1C Company, the best known is 1C:Enterprise, a system of business automation products. It includes ERP-class business solutions, which improve the efficiency of enterprises and organizations and are built based on an innovative technological platform. Famous with outstanding flexibility, using onpremise, cloud and mobile environment, 1C:Enterprise successfully automates enterprise resource planning, operations, accounting, finance, HR and management activities in more than 1 500 000 companies, including major corporations and government institutions. The system holds a leading position on the Russian ERP market by the number of automated workplaces and have high export potential.
Boris Nuraliev — CEO


Skyeng

Skyeng is the No.1 EdTech company in Russia according to RBC, a new generation online school. It is included in the TOP-30 of the most expensive companies on the Runet according to Forbes. Lessons take place on Skyeng’s own educational platform Vimbox using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies. Skyeng teaches people of all ages, starting from 4 years old. In 2019, the company created the Skysmart online school for children from 4 to 17 years old, where more than 270 thousand lessons are held monthly: individual, group and parallel lessons. The platform teaches various school subjects, skills and future professions. In 2020, the Skysmart interactive workbook was launched - it helps teachers and students from all over Russia. Today it is used by more than 183 thousand teachers and 5 million students who have completed more than 26 million homework assignments. Skyeng online English school employs about 15,000 highly qualified teachers and has more than 150,000 students. In 2021, a new direction was launched - the Skypro online university of modern professions.
George Soloviev — CEO, Skyeng


Innopraktika

Innopraktika is a nongovernmental development institute specializing in projects aimed to encourage the growth of national human capital through the development of structures and mechanisms of an innovation-based economy. Innopraktika was established in 2012 and brings together MSU’s Center of National Intellectual Reserve and the Foundation “National Intellectual Resource”, which provides undergraduates, post-graduates and young researchers with support for their scientific and project endeavors. The Foundation was established by Lomonosov Moscow State University. Innopraktika’s key objectives are to foster close collaboration between science and industry, increase the competitive advantages of Russian innovations and promote Russian education and science.