General sponsor

General partners

Official airline of the forum

Strategic partner

Official car of the forum


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 2018, the Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 14.760 trillion) and by customer accounts (RUB 10.403 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

Andrey Kostin — President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee


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 authorised capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has customers in 18 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with about 14,000 branches, and its international operations include the UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, and other countries.

The bank holds general banking licence No. 1481 issued by the Bank of Russia. 

Herman Gref — CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank


VEB.RF is a state development corporation. VEB.RF’s primary objective is to facilitate the long-term socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation.

VEB.RF’s focus areas include strategically important projects designed to support high value-added manufacturing, non-commodity exports, urban agglomeration and infrastructure development.

VEB.RF coordinates activities of the largest national development institutions: Russian Export Center JSC, DOM.RF, RSMB Corporation, the Far East Development Fund, Monotowns Development Fund.

VEB.RF’s supreme governing body is the supervisory board chaired by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

In accordance with the Memorandum on Financial Policies, VEB.RF participates in national projects aimed at implementing of May presidential decree. VEB.RF’s operating principles include absence of competition with commercial banks, transparency and break-even performance in project funding.

Igor Shuvalov — VEB.RF Chairman


DOM.RF was founded in 1997 and transformed in 2015 into an Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation. It is wholly owned by the Russian Government through the Federal Agency for State Property Management. DOM.RF focuses on national initiatives that aim to improve housing quality and affordability, including by promoting mortgages, developing a mature rental housing market and creating a comfortable urban environment. Its 2018 IFRS net profit was RUB 19.3 bn.

DOM.RF’s priorities:

  • Developing the mortgage and mortgage-backed securities market
  • Promoting housing construction by bringing federal land plots into development under Federal Law No.
  • 161-FZ
  • Transforming DOM.RF Bank into an authorised housing construction bank
  • Fostering the growth of the rental housing market
  • Creating a comfortable urban environment and contributing to integrated territorial development
  • Monitoring the housing construction market

DOM.RF includes DOM.RF Bank and the Integrated Housing Development Institution Fund. It also includes the Fund for the Protection of Rights of Citizens Participating in Shared-Equity Construction established by the Russian Government.

Alexander Plutnik — CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of DOM.RF, Member of the Supervisory Board of DOM.RF, Member of Board of Directors of DOM.RF Bank

PJSC Gazprom

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, 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, Eastern Siberia, and the Russian Far East, as well as a number of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad.

Gazprom sells gas to Russian consumers and exports gas to more than 30 countries within and beyond the former Soviet Union being the largest gas exporter to Europe. Company is successfully expanding its LNG sales, is among three top oil and gas condensate producers in Russia. Gazprom owns country’s major power generating assets.

Alexey Miller — Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

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 and plans to carry 90 – 100 million passengers by its centennial in 2023.

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 named the World’s Strongest Airline Brand by Brand Finance. Aeroflot has also been recognized as World’s Leading Airline Brand at the World Travel Awards. It has been named Best China – Europe Transit Airline at the Star Awards from Travelling Scope Magazine.

Aeroflot’s fleet is the world’s youngest among airline companies with active passenger aircraft fleet of more than 100 units. As of the end of October 2019, it consisted of 249 aircraft: Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi 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.

Vitaly Saveliev — Chairman of the Management Board, CEO, member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)

PJSC Rosseti

Rosseti is a Russian public holding company, manages 1 power transmission and 14 power distribution subsidiaries (all together form Rosseti Group), operates one of the World’s largest grid.

Rosseti is a systemically important company responsible for safe, high-grade and available power supply to the Russian consumers of all classes.

Rosseti Group presents in 77 regions of the Russian Federation transmitting and distributing 80% of total volume of electricity generated in the country.

Rosseti Group number of employees exceeds 220 thousand.

Rosseti has become the national grid’s driver in innovation technologies and domestically produced stateof-the-art electrical equipment implementation. The company adheres to energy saving, power efficient, environment protective and aimed at professional safety policy.

Pavel Livinsky — Rosseti Management Board Chairman, CEO


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

Official partners

Telecommunication partner

Gazprmbank JSC

Gazprmbank (Joint-Stock Company) is one of three largest banks in the Russian Federation in terms of total assets and equity. Our principal business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. Our banking activities also include securities trading, foreign exchange operations, precious metals operations, clearing operations and settlement services.

We provide a broad array of commercial banking services to a variety of our corporate customers, including lending in various currencies, trade finance, settlement and cash management services. One other very important sphere of our relationship with our corporate customers is funding we receive in the form of customer current accounts and term deposits.

Our investment banking activities include capital markets, brokerage, corporate finance and project finance services, asset management and private equity investments. In the course of our investment banking activities we conduct private equity investments in companies from different industries not connected with banking.

Andrey Akimov — Chairman of the Management Board

Russian Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises Support

Russian Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises Support (JSC SME Bank) was established in 1999. In 2016 the Federal Corporation for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises became the bank’s sole shareholder.

SME Bank is the only Russian bank that provides financial support exclusively to small and medium-sized enterprises.

Dmitry Golovanov — SME Bank’s CEO

Pochta Bank

Pochta Bank is a universal consumer bank that was created by VTB Group and Russian Post in 2016. VTB Bank and Russian Post each own 49.999988% of the bank’s shares, while another two shares belong to President and Chairman of the Board at Post Bank Dmitry Rudenko. The bank is developing a regional network based on Russian Post office locations. Over 9 months in 2019, the bank opened over 19 thousand service locations in 83 Russian regions, increasing its client base to 12.5 million people.

In post offices, the bank’s presence takes the form of sales windows manned by bank or Russian Post employees. Pochta Bank does not have physical offices, clients perform all operations through cash-recycling ATMs. Pochta Bank is the only bank in Russia whose ATM network (of over 4,800 machines) consists entirely of such devices. 

Dmitry Rudenko — President - Chairman of the Management Board of Post Bank

PJSC “Promsvyazbank”

Promsvyazbank is among top-10 largest banks in Russia and is a universal bank with over 20 years of history.

The Bank is designated as one of 11 systemically important financial institutions by the Central Bank of Russia. PSB is an anchor bank for state-guaranteed orders in defense industry and large state contracts, renders a full range of services to retail and corporate clients, small and medium business.

More than 200,000 corporate clients (including 11,000 large corporate clients) and 2.5 million retail customers use the services and products of the Bank.

PSB regional network comprises approximately 300 offices, more than 10,000 ATMs (including partner bank ATMs) and more than 200 self-service terminals across Russia Products and services are presented in the majority of the regions covering over 88% of the Russian population.

Petr Fradkov — Chairman of Promsvyazbank PJSC


RNCB operates in Central, Northwestern and Southern Federal Districts of Russia, full banking licence #1354 issued by Central Bank of Russian Federation in 1991. RNCB offers full service banking to companies: all kinds of lending, leasing, factoring, depositing of temporary free funds, banking guarantees, investment banking and project financing, and full financial customer support.

The Bank strives to attract attention of the qualified investors to the opportunity of building a successful business in the Crimea and the Krasnodar Territory. The Southern Federal District of Russia bears a unique investment potential, as it possesses a free-trade zone, ample opportunities for agricultural and industrial activities, preferable climatic conditions and geographical location, experienced labour force and low-cost manufacturing with high profitability. RNCB possesses competence, expertise and funds to become a partner for companies executing or planning to execute large-scale investment projects.

JSC Russian Agricultural Bank

Joint stock company Russian Agricultural Bank is one of the largest banks in Russia, established in 2000 to facilitate the development of the national credit and financial system for agribusiness and rural areas. Today, the Bank is the leader in domestic agribusiness financing and a universal commercial bank offering a full range of banking services.

Russian Agricultural Bank is among top financial institutions by capital and assets and one of the most reliable banks in Russia. The Bank’s regional network is the second largest with 66 branches operating countrywide. Russian Agricultural Bank has representative offices in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and China.

Boris Listov — Chairman of the Board and CEO of Russian Agricultural Bank

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia's sovereign wealth fund established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. The RDIF acts as a catalyst to direct investment in the Russian economy. The RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. The RDIF already has experience of successful joint implementation of more than 70 projects with foreign partners worth a total of over RUB 1.5 trn and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation. The RDIF portfolio companies employ more than 800,000 people. Portfolio companies generate revenues that account for more than 6% of Russia’s GDP. The RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 15 countries totalling more than USD 40 bn.

Kirill Dmitriev — CEO of the RDIF

TMH (Transmashholding)

TMH (Transmashholding) is the largest manufacturer of rail rolling stock and urban rail vehicles in Russia. The Company ranks among the world largest rolling stock manufacturers. Transmashholding is the core of the group that produces a present-day integrated transport product, which includes the rolling stock design and manufacture; its maintenance, repair and refurbishment; digital technologies used during production and operation; motion control systems. TMH is a Russian company with its office in Moscow and international branch offices in Switzerland, Hungary, South Africa, Egypt, Argentina, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The Holding has 15 manufacturing and assembly sites in Russia and other countries worldwide, and its business footprint embraces over 30 countries.

Andrey Bokarev — President of JSC Transmashholding

PJSC Rostelecom

PJSC “Rostelecom” is Russia’s largest provider of digital services and solutions with presence in all market segments, and passing through millions of Russian households, governmental and private organizations.

The company is an unrivalled leader in the Russian broadband Internet access and PayTV markets with over 13 million of broadband Internet users and 10.2 million PayTV users of which over 5.4 million are using Interactive TV service.

Rostelecom is an unquestionable leader on the market of telecommunications services provided to the Russian governmental and corporate customers of all levels.

Rostelecom is a widely recognized technology leader offering innovative solutions in e-government, cybersecurity, DC and cloud computing services, healthcare, education, housing and utilities services.

Mikhail Oseevskiy — President of Rostelecom, Chairman of the Management Board

Networking area partner

Roscongress Club Partners

Russian Export Center JSC

Russian Export Center JSC (REC) is a state institute for non-resource, non-energy exports assistance.

The REC Group offers a wide range of financial and non-financial support tools to benefit foreign purchasers of Russian products. The REC Group incorporates the Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR JSC) and Eximbank of Russia. Customers may benefit from the services at any phase of an export transaction from the commencement of the supply to the post-contractual service.

The Group’s activity is underpinned by the special-purpose customer service and full service and product range. The support tools include searching for the partners abroad, support within the exhibition activities, arrangement of b2b meetings, workshops, and business missions, product promotion abroad, analytics and studies for exporters, assistance in certification, patenting, and licensing, consulting with regard to customs administration, participation in international projects and tender procedures.

REC’s customer base includes the developers of innovative security systems and commercial IT solutions, manufacturers of toys, baby food, cosmetics, food, major industrial enterprises that deliver aircraft, helicopters, wagons, harvesters, motor vehicles, and trucks.

Andrey Slepnev — General Director, Russian Export Center JSC


ROSGEO is a Russian geological holding company which operates in many areas and provides a full range of geological exploration services from regional surveys to parametric drilling and subsoil monitoring. The holding company has unique expertise, including spheres such as marine geology and shelf operations. The holding company's enterprises have discovered more than 1,000 fields and deposits, including the largest hydrocarbon and solid mineral deposits and fields. The Russian government owns 100% of ROSGEO ’s shares.

Sergey Gorkov — CEO and Chairman of the Board of Rusgeology, JSC


ChelPipe Group is one of the leading industrial groups in the Russian metallurgical industry. At the end of 2018, the company accounted for 16.5 % of the country's total pipe shipments. ChelPipe Group brings together enterprises and companies involved in ferrous metallurgy: Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant; Pervouralsk Pipe Plant; a warehouse complex that sells the group's pipe products in the regions; scrap-metal collection and recycling company META; enterprises producing trunk pipeline equipment: Pipeline Bends, ETERNO, MSA (Czech Republic); and Rimera Group, which provides oilfield services.

Boris Kovalenkov — CEO of PJSC Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant

Business programme partners

The State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency

The State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) was established in January 2004 in accordance with the Federal law dated 23 December 2003 # 177-ФЗ “On insurance of households’ deposits in banks of the Russian Federation”.

Chairman of DIA’s Board of Directors is Governor of the Bank of Russia Elvira S. Nabiullina. DIA’s General

Director is Yury O. Isaev.

Major DIA functions:

• Deposit insurance, the coverage limit is 1.4 million rubles

• Guaranteeing pension savings

• Bankruptcy/liquidation proceedings in banks, non-government pension funds and insurance companies declared insolvent (in case of an insured event occurrence)

• Realization of assets of financial organizations in the course of bankruptcy/liquidation proceedings or financial rehabilitation thereof

• Financial rehabilitation (resolution) and increasing capitalization of depository institutions

Yury Isaev — General Director of the State Corporation “Deposit Insurance Agency”

Gazprom Neft, PJSC

Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, refi ning, and the production and sale of petroleum products. Gazprom Neft’s corporate structure encompasses more than 70 exploration and production, refi ning, and retailing enterprises in Russia, the CIS and worldwide.

Gazprom Neft is one of the world’s Top-10 public companies by proven liquid hydrocarbon reserves, and a global leader in its rapidity in reserves replacement. The company’s production and refi ning volumes – which in 2018 reached 92.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) and 42.9 million tonnes of oil, respectively – place it among the Top-3 most important companies in Russia.

Gazprom Neft’s products are sold throughout Russia and exported to over 50 countries worldwide. The company’s fi lling station network has more than 1,830 stations throughout Russia, the CIS and Europe.

Net profi t at Gazprom Neft reached RUB376.7 billion in 2018, a 49-percent increase on 2017. The company is a market leader in terms of both fi nancial growth and various effi ciency metrics, including its internal rate of return (IRR).

The company’s majority shareholder is Gazprom PJSC (95.68 percent), with the remaining shares in free circulation.

Alexander Dyukov — CEO and Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft PJSC

Inter RAO

Inter RAO is a diversified energy holding working in various segments of Russian and international electric power industry. Inter RAO is a leading exporter and importer of electric energy in Russia actively increasing electricity generation and sales, and developing new lines of business.

The corporate strategy of Inter RAO is focused on making Inter RAO a global energy enterprise, a key player in the global energy market, and the leading Russian energy company by energy efficiency. Inter RAO Group owns and operates approximately 31,9 GW of installed power generating capacity.

Boris Kovalchuk — CEO PJSC Inter RAO, Chairman of the Management Board


«Nornickel» is the world’s largest producer of high-grade nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.

«Nornickel» 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 «Nornickel» are vertically integrated and include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel, Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company and Bystrinsky mining and processing plant, located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.

«Nornickel» has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.

Vladimir Potanin — President and Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel

Governors’ сlub general partner

Governors’ сlub partners

Russian Highways

Russian Highways State Company was founded in 2009 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.

Highways and motorways under management: M-1 “Belarus”, M-4 “Don”, M-3 “Ukraine”, M-11 “Moscow – St. Petersburg”, Central Ring Road in Moscow region.

Vyacheslav Petushenko — Chairman of the Board of the State Company Russian Highways


"Almaz-Antey" Corp. consolidates more than 60 hi-tech companies specialized in development and production of air defense and anti-missile systems, radars and control systems, providing operation, modernization and repair of products supplied to the customers.

Products manufactured by "Almaz-Antey" Corp. ensure protection against air and space attack means as well as air and ground surveillance and control.

"Almaz-Antey" Corp. has proved itself to be a reliable partner accurately fulfilling the assumed obligations. It has been holding one of the leading positions in the World Arms Market for AD means supplies.

Jan Novikov — Director General, Almaz – Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation


LUKOIL is one of the largest international private vertically-integrated oil and gas companies, accounting for over 2% of global oil production and about 1% of proved hydrocarbon reserves.

With exploration, production and marketing of oil, gas, petroleum and petrochemical products being LUKOIL Group’s core businesses, the company plays a key role on Russia’s fuel and energy market. One of the largest taxpayers in this country, LUKOIL produces and refines 15% of oil in Russia.

Operating in six federal districts (65 regions) of the Russian Federation and over thirty countries worldwide, LUKOIL is continuously expanding its geographic presence.

The company makes significant investments in environmental protection every year. LUKOIL has always been an active sponsor and donator, supporting various socially significant projects and initiatives in the regions where it operates.

Vagit Alekperov — PJSC LUKOIL President and CEO, Executive member of PJSC LUKOIL’s Board of Directors, Chairman of PJSC LUKOIL Management Committee


TMK is one of the world’s leading producers of tubular products for the oil and gas industry. Since 2009, it has been ranked first in the world by volume of pipes shipped. In 2018, TMK’s pipe shipments totaled 4 million tonnes.

The Company currently operates more than 20 production sites in Russia, the U.S., Canada, Romania and Kazakhstan.

TMK’s clients include leading oil and gas companies worldwide, such as Shell, ENI, Total, ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum, ONGC, Saudi Aramco, Anadarko, Marathon, Rosneft, Gazprom, Transneft, Lukoil and others.

The Company’s major presence in the global market is secured by an extensive sales network that covers virtually all main global oil and gas production regions: the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Russia and the CIS, Europe, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. TMK supplies products to more than 80 countries worldwide.

The Company's shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange and Moscow Exchange.

Dmitry Pumpyanskiy — Chairman of the Board of Directors of TMK, President of Sinara Group

Organization partners

Special Organization Partner

Busines networking platform partner

Logistics partner

Official water of the forum

Volunteer Programme Partner

Mobile programme partner

General partner of ceremonial reception on behalf of the Organizing Committee

Partners of ceremonial reception on behalf of the Organizing Committee

Strategic partner for sports projects


Rosoboronexport is the only state-owned arms trade company in the Russian Federation authorized to export the full range of military and dual-purpose products, technologies and services. It is a subsidiary of the Rostec Corporation. Founded on 4 November, 2000, now Rosoboronexport is one of the leading world arms exporters to the international market. Its share in Russia's military exports exceeds 85 percent. Rosoboronexport cooperates with more than 700 enterprises and organizations in the Russian defence industrial complex. Russia maintains military technical cooperation with more than 100 countries around the world.

VSK Insurance Company

VSK Insurance Company has been operating since 1992. It is a multi-line carrier providing services to natural persons and legal entities Russia-wide. The company constantly ranks TOP-10 insurers of the country by premiums in main segments of the insurance market such as motor, personal accidents & diseases, voluntary medical insurance.

As of today more than 33 million individuals and 500 thousand organizations have made use of VSK’s products and services. The distribution network includes more than 500 offices in all Russian administrative regions which enables effective support to insurance contracts throughout the country.

Annually VSK confirms the highest credit rating ruAA confirmed by Expert Ra for 18 years. Based the achievements of the company in 2015 Fitch Ratings assigned VSK with International Financial Stability rating at “BB” with the outlooks being stable.

The company’s outstanding performance was acknowledged by the President of Russia for a major contribution to the development of the insurance industry three times (2002, 2007 and 2017). VSK is the winner of the National Award “Company of the Year” (2013, 2015, 2018) presented to the best Russian enterprises.

The Company won 2018 Russian Financial Elite Award in “Reliability” category, and had its Quality Mark title confirmed. VSK Insurance app was acknowledged to be the best service solution by the Time for Innovation Award.

Oleg Ovsyanitskiy — CEO SAO VSK

Abrau-Durso Group of Companies

PJSC "Abrau-Durso" is a group of companies operating in the wine production and sales industry, as well as in viticulture and wine tourism. The Abrau-Durso Group of Companies holds a leading position in the Russian market for sparkling and still wines. The Abrau-Durso estate was established by a Decree of Russian Emperor Alexander II, on November 25, 1870. Sparkling wine is produced by the classical method and the Charmat method. The Group's brands 'Imperial', 'Abrau-Durso Victor Dravigny' and 'Abrau Light' are distributed throughout most regions of Russia. In 2018 "Abrau-Durso" sold 37.5 million bottles of wine, and also took the lead among the producers of sparkling wines. The wines are exported to more than 19 countries. The wine tourism center in Abrau-Durso - which is a part of the largest tourism cluster of Krasnodar Region annually visited by more than 250 000 guests.

Pavel Titov — The President of All-Russia Public Organization “Business Russia”, the President of Abrau-Durso PJSC

CJSC “Korenovskiy Milk Processing Factory”

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 600 tons of raw milk and delivers over 500 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 2,500 people.

Igor Moskovtsev — General Director of CJSC “Korenovskiy milk processing factory”

Orimi Group of Companies

Orimi Group of Companies is the largest producer of tea and roasted coffee in Russia. Orimi Group of Companies is rated in 400 largest Russian companies list published by “Expert” magazine.

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, coffees Jardin – are among most well-known and popular in Russia. The major asset of Orimi 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 products are sold in the EU, the USA, Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the CIS countries.

Alexander Evnevich — Board of Directors Chairman , Sergey Kasyanenko — Executive Board Chairman


PepsiCo is the largest food and beverage company in Russia*.

PepsiCo is one of the leaders in the segments of beverages with such brands as Pepsi®, 7UP®, Mirinda®, Adrenaline Rush®, Russky Dar®, etc., the chips and snacks market with Lay's®, Cheetos®, HrusTeam®, the segment of juices with such brands as Ya®, Fruktovy Sad®, J7®, Lyubimy®, etc., the dairy market with Domik v derevne®, Vesely Molochnik®, Chudo®, BioMax®, Imunele®, and the baby food market with Agusha® and Chudo detki®, as well as the segment of bottled water with Aqua Minerale®, Rodniki Rossii®.

PepsiCo is also Russia's largest industrial processor of potatoes and raw milk. The company invests heavily in the implementation of programs aimed at boosting the performance of potatoes and raw milk suppliers, improving the quality and volume of raw materials supplied.

*According to the RAEX-600-2018 ranking of the largest companies by sales volume by the ranking agency “Expert RA”

Neil Sturrock — President

Moёt Hennessy

Moёt Hennessy is a part of LVMH group – a world leader at the luxury goods market – possessing a unique portfolio of 60 upscale brands.

Moёt Hennessy comprises such outstanding Houses as Hennessy, Dom Perignon, Krug, Moёt&Chandon, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Chandon, Estates&Wines.

Each House creates products that embody unique savoir-faire, integrating a carefully preserved heritage and modern trends.

These exquisite creations make the Houses ambassadors of a distinctively refined art de vivre.

Sebastien Vilmot — Managing Director Moёt Hennessy Russia


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.

EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 5,500 professionals work at 19 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk).

EY Russia works to the highest international standards. The company is owned by Russian citizens and in total 96% of employees hold Russian citizenship. The corporate governance bodies responsible for key decisions in respect of the company’s development and operating activities also mainly consist of Russian citizens.

EY Russia ranked first by RAEX (Expert RA) among the top Russian audit groups and networks over the past five years.

Alexander Ivlev — CIS Managing Partner, Deputy Regional Accounts Leader for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY

Russian Post

Russian Post is a federal postal operator, which is included into the list of the strategic enterprises of the Russian Federation. It embraces 42 000 post offices throughout the country and has one of the country’s largest staff – 350 000 postal employees. Annually Russian Post processes more than 450 000 parcels, accepts 2 billion letters and invoices. Russian Post provides its services to 20 million subscribers, to whom it delivers 1 billion copies of periodicals per year. Annual volume of transactions, which are performed via Russian Post, is about 3 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and money transfers).

Nikolay Podguzov — Director General


Natural water BAIKAL PEARL comes from an artesian subsurface source at depth of more than 60 meters, in close proximity to Lake Baikal. Water from the aquifer flows into Baikal and is virtually identical to deep water, however there is a very important distinction – it contains useful minerals. Age of the water is approximately 20 million years, which is the age of Lake Baikal itself. Natural water BAIKAL PEARL is securely concealed in the formations and protected against any external impact, which guarantees its supreme quality. The bottle’s design and logo are created to enable each buyer to see his/her own Baikal in it. The key elements are petroglyphs from a cliff on the shore of Lake Baikal named Sagan Zaba, and a water line shown in a wave shape.

Sochi State University

Sochi State University was established in 1989 and in 2017 was awarded the status of Krasnodar region Flagship University.

SSU played a key role in the volunteer training and support of the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Games in 2014 in Sochi, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2017 Sochi World Festival of Youth and Students, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and others.

Since 2015 SSU runs the Federal Education and Methodical Association in the higher education for 43.00.00 “Service and Tourism”.

The WorldSkills Center, accredited in accordance with the WorldSkills Russia standards, was established at SSU in 2017.

Since 2018 Sochi State University implements the double degree Bachelor program together - Vatel Hotel & Tourism Business School.

In 2019 University was awarded the prize of the Regional Social Programs Foundation “Our Future” by V.Alekperov for the best Russian social entrepreneurship educational program.

In 2019 the Volunteering Center “FORWARD” was announced “The Best Volunteering Center” at the all-Russian competition “Volunteer of Russia 2019”.

Galina Romanova — Rector of Sochi State University, Doctor of Economics, Professor; Honorary title of RF Higher Professional Education

Association of Volunteer Centers

The Association of Volunteer Centers is the largest volunteer organization in Russia. It was created in 2014 at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the goals of preserving the heritage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games volunteer programme and developing volunteerism and public involvement in Russia.

The Association unites 125 organizations, including: philanthropic foundations, non-profit organizations, university and college volunteer centres, resource centres, and government institutions from 58 Russian regions. By participating in the Association of Volunteer Centers, organizations have the opportunity to serve as the co-organizers of major national volunteer programmes, participate in significant events, and shape the federal agenda on developing volunteerism in Russia. The Association provides organizational, methodological, and informational support, involves volunteer centres in organizing projects, and facilitates the exchange of best practices.

Artem Metelev — Chairman of a Council of Association of volunteer centers

E-apteka is a modern chain of pharmacies built on the principle of fast delivery of goods from the warehouse to the pharmacy on orders from private customers and medical companies. Every day, over 500 thousand people visit the company’s website, where they find more than 60 thousand health and beauty products for on time delivery. The company’s customers include the biggest private clinics and charitable foundations. is developing by opening its own warehouses and pharmacies, including regional franchises. By using modern technologies, its wide assortment and direct deliveries from the manufacturer, is able to provide medicines at below market prices.


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.

JSC “ER-Telecom Holding”

JSC “ER-Telecom Holding” is the national information and communication services provider in Russia, founded in 2001. The holding owns such brands as, InterZet, Business, WestCall and Enforta.

ER-Telecom provides Quadro Play services: broadband internet, analog and digital TV, fixed-line and mobile telephony. The following services are available to corporate customers: cloud ATS, Wi-Fi Hot Spot installation, IIoT, lease of telecom channels and video surveillance.

The company works in 567 Russian towns via the company’s own FTTH telecom network built from scratch and via radio-access technology. One of the TOP-2 largest internet providers and cable TV operators in Russia.

The company holds many national awards, including “Runet Award” (2014) and Big Digit (2016). According to RBC magazine’s rating of 500 Biggest Companies 2015, ER-Telecom has shown the fastest profit growth rate among Russian telecom operators.

Andrey Kuzyaev — ER-Telecom Holding, President

Telesport Media

Telesport Media has been the largest operator on the Russian sports marketing market since 1994. The company is an expert in media rights licensing, attracting sponsors for leading sports events, leagues, and federations, holding major international sports events, and implementing hospitality programs. Telesport Media is an active participant in national sports promotion and development and advises on investments in Russian and foreign sports projects.

Telesport Media has successfully acquired media rights for the Winter Olympic Games 2018, UFC tournaments, La Liga (Spanish Football Championship), World and European figure skating and wrestling championships, Hockey World Cup 2016, and many other sports events. In 2017, the company launched the channel ‘Sila TV’ to expand their audience coverage. Telesport Media uses its digital media rights in cooperation with the largest Internet platforms in Russia, such as VK, Odnoklassniki,, and Yandex.

Petr Makarenko — Chairman of the Board of Telesport Media

Social track partners

Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With more than $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES® and UNCLE BEN’S®. Mars Associates proudly take care of half of the world’s pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses such as Banfield™, BluePearl™, Pet Partners™, VCA™, AniCura and Linnaeus.

Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 70 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our more than 100,000 Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive. Mars started business in Russia in 1991 and has invested over $2 billion in the Russian market. Currently, Mars has 10 factories and the Center for Pet Nutrition.

Valery Schapov — President Mars Russia , Maher Batrouny — President Mars Russia


PepsiCo is the largest food and beverage company in Russia*.

PepsiCo is one of the leaders in the segments of beverages with such brands as Pepsi®, 7UP®, Mirinda®, Adrenaline Rush®, Russky Dar®, etc., the chips and snacks market with Lay's®, Cheetos®, HrusTeam®, the segment of juices with such brands as Ya®, Fruktovy Sad®, J7®, Lyubimy®, etc., the dairy market with Domik v derevne®, Vesely Molochnik®, Chudo®, BioMax®, Imunele®, and the baby food market with Agusha® and Chudo detki®, as well as the segment of bottled water with Aqua Minerale®, Rodniki Rossii®.

PepsiCo is also Russia's largest industrial processor of potatoes and raw milk. The company invests heavily in the implementation of programs aimed at boosting the performance of potatoes and raw milk suppliers, improving the quality and volume of raw materials supplied.

*According to the RAEX-600-2018 ranking of the largest companies by sales volume by the ranking agency “Expert RA”

Neil Sturrock — President

Philip Morris International Inc.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the world’s leading international tobacco company. Its products are sold in more than 180 markets. PMI is represented in Russia with two state-of-the-art factories and the sales and marketing company with offices in approximately 100 cities. PMI affiliates in Russia employ about 4,000 professionals.

The company affirms its commitment to designing a smoke-free future and invests significant financial resources in development of the innovative products, which are aimed to significantly reduce risks of deceases, associated with smoking, and in 2015, one of them was introduced to the Russian market under the IQOS brand.

To date, the company's overall investments in Russia amount to about USD 2 bln. Reaffirming confidence in the potential of the Russia’s economy, the company is implementing the extensive long-term investment program.

In 2017-2019, over RUB 14 bln have already been invested in localization of production of heated tobacco sticks for IQOS in Leningrad region. The second round of investments is to be implemented in 2020.

Ashok Rammohan — President, Philip Morris International (PMI) affiliates in Russia and Belarus

JSC «Russian copper company»

The Russian Copper Company (RCC) was founded in 2004 and is now one of the biggest copper producers in Russia.

The Russian Copper Company is a vertically integrated holding with operational assets in Chelyabinsk Region, Sverdlovsk Region, Orenburg Region, Novgorod Region, Khabarovsk Region and Kazakhstan.

RCC manages eight mining enterprises, a hydrometallurgical plant, three metallurgical plants, and a trading company. Together, they cover the complete production cycle, from mining and processing to production and sales.

RCC produces copper concentrate, copper cathodes and copper rods, as well as zinc concentrate, refined gold, and refined silver.

RCC's production facilities are able to produce more than 220,000 tons of copper cathodes and 235,000 tons of copper rods per year.

The goal of the Russian Copper Company is to become one of the most successful and technologically sophisticated copper producers in the world.

Vsevolod Levin — President of RCC

Innovation partner

Innovation Space partners

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 of VEB Ventures

The Skolkovo Foundation

The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with the objective of accelerating Russia’s transformation from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. To achieve this objective, the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, composed of more than 1,900 high-tech startups, Skolkovo Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech) - a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together, these entities establish a vibrant ecosystem of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. The cumulative revenue of Skolkovo’s startups reached $2,5 billion. They brought in more than $186 million in investment, creating 27,000 jobs and filing over 1,300 patent applications along the way.

Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board of Skolkovo Foundation

Tinkoff Business

Tinkoff Business is Tinkoff’s corporate service launched in 2015 and turning a profit in June 2017. It offers a full range of cash management services for small and medium-sized businesses.

Tinkoff Business’s current product range covers cash management for rouble and foreign currency accounts, loans and overdrafts, accounting functionality, website and document builder, payroll project, merchant acquiring, internet acquiring, POS lending, bank guarantees for government procurement parties, and CRM system for sales management.

Tinkoff Business customers are provided with personal managers, 24-hour access to services and free payroll cards for employees.

Fedor Bukharov — Vice President, Head of Tinkoff Business

Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises

Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE) is a state non-profit organization established in accordance with Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation. The key objectives of the Foundation are fulfillment of intellectual potential of the country, support of young scientists and assistance in implementation of research findings. Over the 25 years of the Foundation's work, more than 32,000 projects have been financed, of which more than half are the developments of young innovators. Representatives of the Foundation work in 74 regions of Russia.

Sergey Polyakov — General Director

JSC “ER-Telecom Holding”

JSC “ER-Telecom Holding” is the national information and communication services provider in Russia, founded in 2001. The holding owns such brands as, InterZet, Business, WestCall and Enforta.

ER-Telecom provides Quadro Play services: broadband internet, analog and digital TV, fixed-line and mobile telephony. The following services are available to corporate customers: cloud ATS, Wi-Fi Hot Spot installation, lease of telecom channels and video surveillance.

The company works in 566 Russian towns via the company’s own FTTH telecom network built from scratch and via radio-access technology. One of the TOP-2 largest internet providers and cable TV operators in Russia.

The company holds many national awards, including “Runet Award” (2014) and Big Digit (2016). According to RBC magazine’s rating of 500 Biggest Companies 2015, ER-Telecom has shown the fastest profit growth rate among Russian telecom operators.

Andrey Kuzyaev — ER-Telecom Holding, President


Skyeng is an e-learning leader in Russia and Europe.

Founded in 2012, the company became the most expensive EdTech project in Russia in 2017, and in 2019 became №14 of Russian most expensive IT companies according to

Skyeng Is a Skolkovo resident since 2018.

The language learning process is conducted on the Vimbox digital platform, an in-house development that combines modern teaching methods and AI technologies.

That combination helps to build an individual educational trajectory for each student and to track more than 20 progress indicators – attendance, test exercises and exams, interaction with a teacher during the lesson, etc.

George Soloviev — Skyeng founder and CEO

Case zone partners

Intelligent Case Zone Partner

Media Case zone partners


AO (Joint Stock Company) "DSK" AVTOBAN" is an infrastructure construction and investment holding, and one of the five largest road construction companies in Russian Federation. The company provides a full range of services in the spheres of road, industrial, and civil construction, engineering, design, and survey services. The holding is actively involved in the PPP market development at the federal and regional levels as an investor and an operator in the segments of construction and maintenance of toll roads. The holding's headquarters is in Moscow, representative branch offices and main assets are located in 13 regions of the Russian Federation. Geography of presence includes 5 federal districts of Russian Federation. Among the key customers there are regions’ administrations, the Federal Road Agency, and the state corporations. Among the holding’s key projects there are federal highways M-4 “Don”, M-3 “Ukraina”, M-7 “Volga”, M-8 “Kholmogory”, M-1 “Belarus”, M-5 “ Ural ", M-2" Crym", and multiple roads in Western Siberia. The gross volume of the contracts for the oncoming years is estimated at 335 billion rubles. Nowdays, the holding is implementing some high budget projects with gross volume estimated at 190 billion rubles on the terms of concession. Those include but are not limited to: the construction Central Ring Road-3 and Central Ring Road-4 in the Moscow Region, and a road in the Republic of Komi.

Alexey Andreev — President of the Group of companies “Avtoban”

Technopolis Moscow

Special economic zone Technopolis Moscow is a key driver of new industrial Moscow. Today there are more than 140 hi-tech companies located within the five sites of SEZ Technopolis Moscow (Zelenograd and Pechatniki district of Moscow), out of which 67 have acquired the tenant status.

SEZ tenant companies have access to a number of tax incentives and free customs zone, which allows for decrease of the tax burden by up to 47%. SEZ infrastructure includes greenfield and brownfield areas, clean rooms, office spaces, congress-center, customs post and logistics center.

As of today, SEZ tenants have invested over 25 billion rubles into production development, and have created over 6,000 jobs.

SEZ Technopolis Moscow was put under the jurisdiction of Moscow Government on 7 September 2016. It is currently supervised by the Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of Moscow.

Expert RA

Established in 1997, Expert RA is Russia’s oldest credit rating agency and also the largest one in terms of both customers and headcount. Expert RA has been assigning credit ratings for 22 years already.

Expert RA is on the list of credit rating agencies accredited by the Central Bank of Russia, meaning that its credit ratings are applicable for regulatory purposes to banks, insurers, pension funds, and debt issuers. They are also used by the Central Bank of Russia, Russia’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economic Development, Moscow Stock Exchange, as well as hundreds of companies and government agencies in their tendering and bidding activities.

The unrivaled market leader for credit ratings, Expert RA is also a major analytical center in Russia.

Sergei Tishchenko — Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Expert RA

Business daily VEDOMOSTI

Vedomosti Business daily is the source of business and economics information for 20 years.

The professionalism of the editorial team, independence, honesty and tolerance to the audience and newsmakers ensure strong confidence among the readers.

Vedomosti Business daily includes newspaper, web-site, mobile version and mobile app for all platforms.

Gleb Prozorov — CEO Vedomosti Business daily

Business & Fashion Lounge Parnters

Media Business & Fashion Lounge Parnters


The DIALOGUES International Center was founded in September, 2017. The center implements social, cultural, humanitarian, educational and charitable projects that facilitate international and intercultural cooperation.

Since the end of 2017, the company has founded, developed and held the First, Second, and Third annual Global Dialogue international forums, the First and Second Eastern Dialogue Forum of Asian and Rare Languages, Languages of Russia and CIS countries, the First Inclusive Dialogue forum, and other events. 

The DIALOGUES International Center engages key opinion leaders to develop and introduce various programs for humanitarian and charitable projects.

The company is based in Moscow, however partnerships with Russian and foreign associations and organizations enable its projects to cover Russia, communities of CIS and other countries.

Elena Stupnikova — Managing partner of DIALOGUES International Center


Lamoda was established in 2011 as an online store. Now it is the leading online sale platform for fashion and lifestyle products in Russia and the CIS. More than 6 million products from 3 thousand international and local brands are represented on the platform. 7K+ employees work across the organisation, including central Lamoda Home Moscow office, Minsk, Kyiv and Almaty offices, cutting-edge automated fulfilment center in Bykovo, large-scale last mile delivery network, technology hub and 3 call-centers in Volgograd, Zhytomyr and Chernigiv. The mission of the company is to develop convenient, technological services, provide users with good-looking, high-quality products, explain fashion trends, and demonstrate manifestation of the trends in real-life situations. A part of stock-listed Global Fashion Group since 2014.

Florian Jansen  — The co-founder & CEO at Lamoda Group


Snob is a media project that includes the website, the quarterly print magazine Snob, the private club with its own blog platform, the annual award "Made in Russia" and the content bureau Snob.

The mission of the project is to expand ideas about how our country lives, what it really interests and who its true heroes are. To unite and direct their own media opportunities and intellectual resources to form the image of New Russia - a talented, beautiful, powerful country of incredible opportunities, capable of following its own independent path, adamant in protecting state interests and national values.

Among our columnists are Viktor Yerofeyev, Andrey Pertsev, Alexander Nevzorov, Konstantin Simonov, Stanislav Belkovsky, Andrey Kurpatov, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Yuri Bogomolov and many others.

More than 5 million people read online monthly, and more than 15 million people read our publications in social networks.

 “Snob” is monthly included in the TOP 10 of the most cited journal media.

Marina Gevorkyan — Owner and CEO of the Snob media project

General media partners

Media Partners

Sport programme media partner

Informational support

Business daily VEDOMOSTI

Vedomosti Business daily is the source of business and economics information for 20 years.

The professionalism of the editorial team, independence, honesty and tolerance to the audience and newsmakers ensure strong confidence among the readers.

Vedomosti Business daily includes newspaper, web-site, mobile version and mobile app for all platforms.

Gleb Prozorov — CEO Vedomosti Business daily

Interfax International Information Group

Interfax is the largest information group in the former Soviet Union and the recognized leader in the B2B Russian information market.

The history of Interfax Group begins in 1989, when it was established as the first non-state news agency in the USSR.

Interfax is the most frequently cited source in global media and provides objective, comprehensive and reliable information from Russia and the CIS as well as the most popular newswire service in the Russian financial market.

After building reputation as a provider of trustworthy breaking news reports from Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union, Interfax spent the subsequent decades growing into a comprehensive information provider, creating professional IT solutions to assist with risk assessment, due diligence and KYC procedures, market analysis and business development.

Today Interfax offers both high-quality news content and innovative professional IT solutions such as: SPARK (KYC&AML procedures), SCAN (reputational risks analysis, media monitoring), ASTRA (analytical tool for minimizing tax risks and intragroup price regulations), X-Compliance (compliance risks assessment), Marker (tenders, market data and suppliers analysis), Interfax E-disclosure center (licensed source of corporate information disclosure) and RU DATA (complete trading solution for working with Russian securities).

Our reputation as a credible source of information has allowed us to enter into joint ventures with major international companies such as Experian and Dun & Bradstreet. Having partnership with Sberbank of Russia and Experian, Interfax created the United Credit Bureau – the recognised leader in the Russian credit bureau market. Interfax's joint venture with the global leader in information services Dun & Bradstreet, provides comprehensive information about foreign business.

Mikhail Komissar — Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Interfax International Information Group


“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 “Ogonyok”, 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.

“Kommersant” apps are available for mobile devices operating on Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Android and iOS platforms.

Vladimir Zhelonkin — CEO of publishing house “Kommersant”

«Komsomolskaya Pravda»

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. The newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda» is distributed in more than 450 cities in 85 regions of Russia. Our digests come out in 47 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 3 300 000 people visit the website KP.RU Radio «Komsomolskaya Pravda» is broadcasting in 400 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.

Sungorkin Vladimir — General Director, Chief Editor

Rossiya Segodnya

Rossiya Segodnya is an international media group with a mission to provide prompt and balanced coverage of international events, and to inform its audience about different perspectives on key events.

Rossiya Segodnya provides a range of information resources, including RIA Novosti, Sport RIA Novosti, Real Estate RIA Novosti, Prime, Rating RIA Novosti, InoSMI and the Social Navigator.

Sputnik international news agency and radio represents the media group outside Russia.

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

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.  

According to the information and analytics system Medialogiya, “Russia 24” holds the highest citation index among Russian TV channels in 2018.

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


TASS is Russia’s leading state news agency established in 1904.

Almost 2,000 employees worldwide ensure the agency’s operation in real time. Tree regional information centers in addition to dozens of offices in Russia’s regions and 63 global branches in 60 countries enable TASS to quickly receive information from any corner of the globe.

TASS publishes about 1,500 news items and more than 500 photographs and videos from correspondents in Russia and across the world daily.

TASS’ Photo Bank has the largest collection of news snapshots among CIS news services, containing more than 28 million images.

TASS annually organizes more than a thousand press conferences, educational and business events. Russian and foreign politicians, representatives of largest corporations, cultural, scientific and sports elites take part in these events.

TASS is the general information partner of events hosted by Roscongress, which organizes Russia’s biggest international forums: SPIEF, the EEF and others.

Sergey Mikhaylov — TASS Director General

Business FM

Business FM – Russia’s first business radio station.

Broadcasting in Moscow at the frequency 87.5 FM

St. 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
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


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.

Nikolay Uskov — Editorial director of Forbes Russia

AO “GAZETA.RU” is the first socio-political online media in RuNet. It was established in September 1999. The publishing house is among five largest online media in RuNet in terms of the number of unique visitors according to LiveInternet and is included in top three quoting outlets according to Medialogy. Everyday publishes news, exclusive materials and interviews with leading public and political figures, as well as photo reports and online event broadcasting. In addition, the publishing house produces special projects, video galleries, own video programs and mobile applications.

Sergey Rybka — Editor-in-chief of “”

Lenta.Ru is one of the oldest and most respected online media in Russia. It covers a wide variety of topics including Politics, Economy, Science, Internet, Culture and Sports. Lenta.Ru is the only Russian title within Top-5 Europe’s Most Visited Websites. It has 4.5 million unique visitors daily and about 46 million unique visitors monthly.

Vladimir Todorov — Editor in Chief


Rambler News Service (RNS) is a rapidly growing agency, specializing in providing in-depth and engaging analysis of current affairs in Russia and beyond, exclusive economic news and related multimedia content.

By focusing on the major events, decisions, appointments and resignations within the intricate framework of big corporations, we are able to bring you content featuring topical commentary from leading business, economic and political experts.

Forming part of the Rambler Group digital group, our team of seasoned specialists report on the economy, policies and everything in between, delivering content for ten different topic-specific news feeds: Economy, Finances, Energy sector, Internet, Industry, Consumer markets, IT and Media, Transport, Sports economics, Regional economics.

Alexander Malahov — Editor-in-chief

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” is ranked in the top-10 Russian media reports, according to Liveinternet and Mediascope. Monthly site visits about 28 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



• To act as a forum for the Business and Government, a ground for entrepre­neurial insight exchange, promotion of effective business methods and latest management and financial solutions.

• Nationwide – more than 42, 000 copies

• Regional – more than 2, 000 copies


• Targeted delivery to owners and top management of big and medium-sized businesses

• Public authorities and municipal governments

• Russian and International (forums, conferences, “SPIEF-2019”, “WEF-2019”)

• Subscription

• Business and public activity centers

• On board S7 Airlines aircrafts departing from Moscow

• VIP-lounge S7 Airlines at airport (Domodedovo, Moscow)

• VIP-lounge at Vnukovo-3 airport (Moscow) and on board business jets

Kristina Frolova — Publisher of Business-magazine. Kuzbass

MIR 24

MIR 24 is the first Eurasian news channel that shapes up Eurasia’s new elite. Live news segments are broadcast from the CIS countries and the world every 30 minutes. The channel is available in 19 countries; its audience exceeds 65 million people. MIR 24 presents only up-to-date and verified information. News and programmes are created by journalists from the CIS countries and Georgia who live in these countries and know all about them. MIR 24 TV channel broadcasts 100% original programming and unique content. MIR 24 is part of the Mir International Television and Radio Company.

Radik Batyrshin — Chairman of Mir International Television and Radio Company, Ph.D. in Philology, Professor at the Higher School of Economics

The New Kuban

The New Kuban is a modern independent social-political publication that delivers timely and reliable information about the most important international, federal and regional events. News, reports, exclusive interviews and commentaries from influential representatives of business, political and cultural life of Kuban.

Palenkov Sergei — Chief editor

Prime Business News Agency JSC

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 to Medialogia’s.

Alexei Meleshko — JSC “PRIME” director


PRO BUSINESS (Moscow, Russia) is completely about entrepreneurship, interaction between business and government, development of economic and investment potential of the country.

More than two hundred names of professional and industrial TV programs, as well as business and economic programs.

The authors and TV hosts of the channel are general directors of real sector companies, famous entrepreneurs and public figures.

The heroes and participants of the programs are heads of the largest Russian and international companies, governors of regions and heads of republics, persons of Federal ministries and departments, leaders of business public organizations, associations and unions, heads of committees and commissions of the state Duma and the Federation Council, the largest entrepreneurs and businessmen, famous scientists and experts.

The channel broadcasts in cable networks of all Russian regions and of all the main Internet (online) television platforms.

Vasily Bogdanov — General producer of TV channel PRO BUSINESS


RBC 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).

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.

In 2013, RBC’s brand was valued at RUB 10.6bn by Interbrand, an international branding agency, making it 24th out of 40 most valuable Russian brands.

Nikolay Molibog — CEO of RBC Holding


Snob is a media project that includes the website, the quarterly print magazine Snob, the private club with its own blog platform, the annual award "Made in Russia" and the content bureau Snob.

The mission of the project is to expand ideas about how our country lives, what it really interests and who its true heroes are. To unite and direct their own media opportunities and intellectual resources to form the image of New Russia - a talented, beautiful, powerful country of incredible opportunities, capable of following its own independent path, adamant in protecting state interests and national values.

Among our columnists are Viktor Yerofeyev, Andrey Pertsev, Alexander Nevzorov, Konstantin Simonov, Stanislav Belkovsky, Andrey Kurpatov, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Yuri Bogomolov and many others.

More than 5 million people read online monthly, and more than 15 million people read our publications in social networks.

 “Snob” is monthly included in the TOP 10 of the most cited journal media.

Marina Gevorkyan — Owner and CEO of the Snob media project

RIA FederalPress

The Russian news and information agency FederalPress is Russia’s largest multiregional media holding, which provides timely information, analytics, and research on political and economic issues to public authorities, as well as to the political and business establishments of Russia’s regions and its capital, Moscow.

In its 14 years of working in Russian regions, FederalPress has gained a reputation as an authoritative and influential information resource among the Russian political and business elite.

FederalPress focuses on a target audience that may be characterized as “influence groups”. These include: federal and regional structures of public and municipal government agencies; experts in various areas of economics and finance; and federal and regional mass media.

Currently, FederalPress is a mass media outlet that largely influences the agenda, such as the latest news, key political and economic topics within Russian regions, Internet TV, expert opinions and blogs, news coverage, journalist research, analytical articles, and ratings.

Its monthly traffic exceeds 6 million visitors.

Ivan Eremin — Chief Executive Officer оf FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency


“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.

Tatyana Gurova — Chief editor “Expert” magazine

BRICS Business Magazine

The international business publication BRICS Business Magazine is dedicated to emerging markets and Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in particular. The magazine was launched to broadcast the opinions of people who represent emerging markets including prominent investors, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists that have never been brought together within the framework of a holistic media platform.The purpose of the project is to tell the BRICS story to the rest of the world and the emerging markets in particular. The magazine's main protagonists and contributors include Viktor Vekselberg, Jim O'Neal, Mark Mobius, S. D. Shibulal and other most prominent luminaries.

Ruben Vardanyan — Chairman of the Editorial Board

The federal news portal is a dynamically developing multimedia web site. It was established in November, 2017 by ANO "Information and Analysis Center "MediaNews". covers events in Russia and abroad 24/7. The main areas are internal and external policy, economy and finance, society, culture, sport, technology and show business.

The monthly audience is more than 20 million views, including more than 10 million unique visitors. is in the top 30 most readable Russian media and in the top 10 most quoted online resources.

Museyib Alekperov — Editor-in-chief of


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. In Moscow, RT Studios broadcast 24/7 in English, Spanish, Arabic, while RT America broadcasts from its own Washington, DC studios, RT UK airs from London, and RT France broadcasts 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. 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. RT is the most watched TV news network on YouTube with more than 9 billion views. It is also the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for best 24-hour newscast and a six-time Emmy finalist.

Margarita Simonyan — Editor-in-Chief RT and Rossiya Segodnya

Russian Business Guide

Russian Business Guide is the only business guide of Russia abroad, the magazine is published by Business-Dialog Media with the support of the CCI of Russia.

The magazine is published in two languages – Russian and English. It is distributed through the CCI system and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including embassies, trade missions of Russia abroad, foreign trade missions in Russia. The magazine is also addressed to subscribers, enterprises, federal agencies, governors of Russian regions, public business associations, business councils and other bodies.

The magazine is published in accordance with the plan of major economic, sectoral international and interregional forums, having a corresponding scale distribution within them.

Since 2017 the magazine has expanded the distribution map and has gained a new, up-to-date format.

A professional editorial board and an expert community are involved in the work on the publication.

The goal of the magazine is to build up promising business cooperation between Russia and foreign countries, support exporting enterprises, present Russia's investment potential at the international level, and enable foreign companies to assert themselves on the Russian market.

Maria Suvorovskaya  — CEO of the publishing and communication group BUSINESS-DIALOG MEDIA, Editor-in-chief of the Russian Business Guide magazine, Editor-in-chief of the magazine and communication project “World Business Guide. Azerbaijan”


TV BRICS is an international media network of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with a potential audience of 3.5 billion people. The mission of TV BRICS is to form a united information space of BRICS countries in order to accelerate the process of economic development and increase the quality of life of the peoples of BRICS, while also showing the BRICS countries to the world by immersing the audience in their traditions, history, culture, sport, economics and modern traditions.

TV BRICS currently broadcasts in four languages (Russian, English, Chinese and Portuguese) via the technological base of the TV BRICS international multimedia platform (

  • China Media Group (including China Radio International, leading information agencies Xinhua and Renmin Ribao);
  • South African News Agency;
  • Brazilian public television network “TV Cultura”.

In July 2018 a strategic agreement was signed on exchanging information materials between TV BRICS and the United Nations Department of Public Information. TV BRICS will be the official information partner of the SOC and BRICS summit in Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2020, where the grand official launch of TV BRICS 24-hour broadcasting by the leaders of the member countries is planned to take place.

Ilya Bachurin — General Director of TV BRICS international media network

“Sovetsky sport”

Today “Sovetsky Sport” is, first of all, the website which is visited by more than 4 million people every single month.

The flagship of “Sovetsky Sport” Publishing House is a weekly magazine “Sovetsky Sport – Football”. This magazine is a leader among sports-oriented press in Russia and its readership amount is about 958 700 people all over the country. Daily newspaper “Sovetsky Sport” was released in 1924 and since then it has been published without any breaks in 55 cities and its circulation amount reached 180 700 copies.

“Sovetsky Sport” is represented on a lot of media platforms, such as: Facebook, YouTube, VKontakte, Twitter, Odnoklassniki, Instagram, Telegram, mobile apps for Android and IOs. The amount of subscribers is about 1 million people.

The press-center of “Sovetsky Sport” is a unique sports news specialized communication platform in Russia by now.

“Sovetsky Sport” has created the national sports award, which is called “Itogi Goda”. This year the awarding of best of the best in the world of sport coincides with the celebration of a special date for “Sovetsky Sport” – 95 years anniversary of our Publishing House, which was the first one in writing sports news.

Molodtsov Igor — CEO of “Sovetsky sport” Publishing House

«Publishing house «Premium»

«Publishing house «Premium» publishes «Business square» – a monthly magazine for leaders. This is a «business-to-business» edition that highlights the most important political, economic and social aspects of life in the Udmurt Republic. The magazine's partners are the largest companies in the region. «Business square» is an information partner of such events as military-technical forum «Army», international aviation and space salon «MAKS», Russian investment forum. All materials of the magazine are published on its own website that specializes in business news from Udmurtia and Russia. Its news feed is daily updated.

Natalia Kondrateva — Director of the Ltd «Publishing house «Premium», publisher of the magazine «Business square»

“Russian Business Guide” magazine

The official printed edition of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI RF).

Publisher – “The international Institute of management of business associations” (IIMBA).

The Institute provides services in the field of business education for managers and specialists of CCI RF, business associations, authorities, entrepreneurs.

The main objectives of the journal is to promote the formation of positive business image of Russia and Russian business structures, showing the role played by the  CCI RF in support of small and medium business in the country, promotion of the interests of Russian entrepreneurs abroad.

The journal is published with the support of the CCI RF, Central exhibition complex Expocenter, World Trade Center of Moscow.

The publication actively cooperates with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Russian Export Center, the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Russian Federation, leading law firms, financial organizations, business support institutions, etc.

The magazine organizes business events on topics of investment, tourism protection and support of export business, etc.

Published since 2006, circulation of 20,000 copies.
Maria Egorova — Chief editor of the magazine “Russian Business Guide” of the CCI RF