Partners

OF THE RUSSIAN INVESTMENT FORUM

General Sponsor

Strategic Partner

Official Car of the Forum

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, North America, 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 30 June 2018, the Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 13.7 trillion) and by customer accounts (RUB 9.9 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.


Public Joint Stock Company Rossiyskie Seti

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 state-of-the-art electrical equipment implementation. The company adheres to energy saving, power efficient, environment protective and aimed at professional safety policy.


Genesis

Genesis is the premium automotive brand released around the world in 2015. These cars meet a highest standards of automobile manufacturing and stands out due to 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.

On Russian market Genesis represented starting from September of 2016.

First model – the G90 flagman sedan. Second one – the G80 business sedan, starting from March of 2017. And from April of 2018 – the G70 sport sedan.

Before the fall of 2021 model range of Genesis is going to be a total of 6 models, which will help to strengthen brand position on global market.


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.

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 is the World’s Strongest Airline Brand according to Brand Finance. Aeroflot was 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 2019 from Travelling Scope Magazine.

As of the end 2018 Aeroflot’s fleet, one of the world’s youngest, consisted of 253 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.


Banking Partner

Official Partners

Telecommunication Partner

Sberbank

Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 145 million customers in 20 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 15,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, Turkey and other countries.


The Russian export center

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, 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.

 


State Development Corporation VEB.RF

State Development Corporation VEB.RF operates under the federal law on the development bank.

The primary objective of the national development institution is to contribute to long-term economic growth. 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 the quality of life.

The highest governing body of VEB.RF is the Supervisory Board chaired by the Russian Prime Minister.

In accordance with the Memorandum on Financial Policies, VEB.RF is involved in national projects aimed at implementing the May presidential decree. The operating principles include activities without competition with commercial banks, transparency and break-even performance in project financing.

As resolved by the Russian Government, VEB.RF coordinates development institutions’ activities ensuring the country’s long-term socio-economic development.


Join-stock company DOM.RF

Join-stock company DOM.RF Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation focused on:
- developing the mortgage and mortgage-backed securities markets;
- developing the rental housing market through the use of collective investments;
- bringing idle and inefficiently used land plots owned by the federal government into development;
- creating a comfortable urban environment in Russia;
- building a universal mortgage and construction bank under the DOM.RF brand.
It is wholly owned by the Russian government through the Federal Agency for State Property Management. DOM.RF was established in 1997 with a remit to implement the national housing policy.


JSC SME Bank

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.


“Gazprombank” (Joint-Stock Company)

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.


Gazprom

PJSC 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 leader in its production. The Company is actively implementing large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, the Arctic shelf, 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, is the largest gas exporter to Europe. The Company is successfully expanding its LNG sales, is among top oil and energy producers in Russia, ranks number one in the world in terms of thermal energy generation.


The Russian National Commercial Bank (RNCB)

RNCB Banking Group offers full service banking to corporations and legal entities: all kinds of lending, leasing, factoring, depositing of temporary free funds, banking guarantees, investment banking and project financing, and full customer support.

RNCB strives to implement federal and local strategic projects on the territory of of Crimea to carry out social and economic programs aimed at the stable functioning of the regional banking system.

Banking Group takes part in the forum in order to attract attention of the qualified investors to the opportunity of building a successful business in the Southern Federal District of Russia and attracting additional financing into the Crimean economy.

The Southern Federal District bears a unique investment potential, as it possesses a free-trade zone, ample opportunities for agricultural and industrial activities, advantageous geographical location and preferable climatic conditions, experienced labour force and low-cost manufacturing with high profitability.

RNCB Banking Group possesses competence, expertise and funds to become a strategic partner for companies running business in the Southern Federal District and executing or planning to execute large-scale investment projects in various spheres of business activities.


The Russian Direct Investment Fund

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia’s sovereign wealth fund with reserved capital of $10 billion under management. Working alongside the world’s foremost investors, we make direct investments in leading, as well as promising, Russian companies.

RDIF was created in 2011 under the leadership of the President and Prime Minister of Russia to co-invest alongside top global investors, acting as a catalyst for direct investment in Russia.

RDIF has invested over 1.4 trillion rubles, of which RDIF alone invested  over 100 billion rubles and over 1.3 trillion rubles came from partners.

RDIF has successfully invested with foreign partners in more than 70 projects and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation. RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 15 countries totaling more than $40 billion.


PJSC Rostelecom

Rostelecom is Russia’s largest provider of digital services and solutions. It operates across all market segments to serve millions of Russian households.

The company is an unrivalled leader in the Russian broadband access and PayTV service market with broadband subscriber base exceeding 13 million and a PayTV subscriber base of more than 10.1 million, 5.1 million of whom are also subscribed to our IPTV services. Rostelecom has a mobile subscriber number of more than 1 million.

During the nine months of 2018, the Group generated RUB 233.0 billion in revenue, RUB 74.9 billion of OIBDA (32.1% of revenue) and RUB 12.7 billion of net income.

A reliable partner to the Russian State and Business, Rostelecom is an important innovator in E-Government, cloud computing, healthcare, education, security and housing & utility services.

In the mass market the Company develops a wide line of services designed for families, including basic telecommunications services and Smart Home digital solutions, on-line education, gaming, etc.


Networking Area Partners

Roscongress Club Partners

JSC Transmashholding

Transmashholding (TMH) is Russian largest manufacturer of rail vehicles of urban, mainline applications. The Company ranks among world largest rail rolling stock producers. Transmashholding is a core company of the Group that creates state-of-the-at integrated transport solutions, including rolling stock development and manufacturing; its maintenance, repair and upgrading; digital technologies in both production and operation; and traffic control systems. TMH creates safe and comfortable environment for passengers, and efficient and profit-generation freight traffic system. Company’s market presence strategy relies on its Russian experience and proprietary technologies, which are used to develop national transport vehicle building in external locations.


Russian Agricultural Bank

Joint stock company Russian Agricultural Bank (RusAg, the Bank) is one of the leading Russian banks, 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. Every third loan outstanding to agribusiness is issued by RusAg.

RusAg is involved in a number of key government programmes for the development of the national economy (the State programme for agribusiness development through 2020 that stipulates soft lending for agribusiness, soft lending support programme for SMEs, etc.). As a leader in mortgage lending, the Bank also supports the retail sector.

RusAg is one of the most reliable Russian banks. It ranks among top national banking sector players by capital and assets size. With 66 branches, its regional network is the second largest in Russia. RusAg operates representative offices in Belarus, Kazakhstan and China.

100% of the Bank’s voting shares are owned by the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management.


Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI)

Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects” has been established under the order of the Russian Government dated August 11, 2011.

The agency is supporting the commercial, social and educational projects concerning overcoming administrative and regulatory barriers, carrying out a comprehensive examination and raising funds (through financial and development institutions).

A separate line involves system projects to improve the investment climate, ensure the industrial growth staffing, further children's education and ensure new quality of life of people with disabilities.

According to the instructions of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ASI, and the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, the Agency also implements the National Technological Initiative and non-oil and gas export support system “Investment Lift for Middle-Size Companies”.


Philip Morris International affiliates in Russia

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 2017–2018, RUB 7,6 bln have already been invested in localization of production of heated tobacco sticks for IQOS in Leningrad region. The second round of investments to be implemented in 2019–2020.


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 Dom.ru, Dom.ru InterZet, Dom.ru 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. Сompany develops the direction of the Internet of things as one of the key areas of growth strategy.

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.


MOSCONGRESS/CONVENTION and EXHIBITION COMPANY

MOSCONGRESS is professional organizer of conventions and exhibitions, sports, MICE-events in Russia and abroad since 2008.

The company has more than 200 successfully implemented projects with the number of participants from 50 to 10 thousand people.

For more than 10 years, MOSCONGRESS has been a partner in organizing business communication zones at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and the Russian Investment Forum (RIF).

The company's goal is to create effective marketing and communication business platforms based on advanced technologies and assist in advancing the products and services of customers, as well as their market launch abroad.


Rosenergoatom JSC

Rosenergoatom, the largest Russia generating company, along with the traditional business (electricity generation), is developing a number of new areas of activities. The company is implementing the project “Mendeleev” to establish a network of highly protected and reliable data centers on the nuclear industry sites in Russia and abroad.

The project “Mendeleev” envisages:

- Kalinin data center in commercial operation;

- five sites in Russia with total capacity of 210 MW;

- high physical and information security of critical customer data;

- secure and uninterruptible power supply directly from the NPP;

- own power supply system of the data center;

- a distributed network of high-speed cloud services in Russia and abroad.


AT Consulting

The company was founded in 2001.

Today, AT Consulting is one of the market leaders in IT services in Russia and CIS. The company’s main lines of business are implementation and service support of complex information systems, management and operational business consulting, software development and IT outsourcing.

AT Consulting completed many large-scale projects that helped boost the development of IT services industry for Russian as well as foreign businesses. VTB Group, VimpelCom, Sberbank, Rostelecom, Yandex, Alfa-Bank, Rosneft, Rosseti, Inter RAO, Norilsk Nickel, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation , Ministry of Communications of the Russian Federation, Avtodor GC, Azbuka Vkusa, OTP Bank, Yota, MTS, etc. are among our customers.

Our partners are leaders of the global IT industry, such as Oracle, SAP, 1C, SAS, IBM, Microsoft, Informatica, MicroStrategy, Avaya, EMC, etc.


Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways”

Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation.

The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all the rail business spheres, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, experience in international cooperation.

100% of the stock of the company operating the railways network as long as 85,5 thousand kilometers belongs to the Russian Federation.

Every year Russian Railways carries more than 1 billion passengers and ships up to 45% of the country's cargo turnover (including pipelines).

Russian Railways belongs to the top 3 of the world rail industry leaders.

The company’s mission is to meet the market demand for transportation services, increase efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.


Business Programme Partners

Strategic Analysis Partner

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


SKB Kontur

SKB Kontur develops smart services for accounting and business. They contribute in easy cooperation with Government and contractors, simplification of internal processes, and facilitate management of daily tasks.

These are solutions for Internet–reporting, EDI, doing business, automation of sales, as well as services for operation with e-signature and tendering. Certification Authority of SKB Kontur is one of the largest commercial CA in the country. For 15 years of operation it generated 7 million certificates. 1.87 million subscribers all over the country – from entrepreneurs to industrial holdings – use SKB Kontur services.

SKB Kontur is one of the first software developers in Russia. The company is on the market since 1988. At present SKB Kontur is a group of companies. Totally SKB Kontur team includes over 7000 employees.

SKB Kontur is leader among SaaS suppliers of Russian by total revenue (since 2011, CNews) and No.7 among software developers in Russiaи (CNews, 2017).


“Nornickel”

“Nornickel” is the world’s largest producer of 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 include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel, Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company and Bystrinsky GOK (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.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, “Nornickel” is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, which is essential for ensuring sustainable and efficient business development.


Russian Venture Company

Russian Venture Company (RVC JSC) is a government fund of funds and a development institution for the Russian venture capital market. The main goals of RVC include stimulating the creation of a private venture capital industry in Russia and acting as the Project Office for the National Technology Initiative (NTI). The authorized capital of RVC exceeds 30 billion roubles. RVC is 100% owned by the Russian Federation through the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo). The total volume of 25 funds formed by RVC is 42.6 billion roubles, with 25.2 billion roubles representing the share of RVC. The number of portfolio companies of RVC funds currently stands at 217. The total amount approved for investment is 18.1 billion roubles.


NOVATEK

NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons.

The Company has put in place highly efficient producing and processing facilities. According to preliminary data, in 2018 the Company produced a total of 548.4 mmboe, including 68.8 bcm of natural gas.

NOVATEK is one the world's Top 3 companies in terms of proved natural gas reserves. As of the end of 2017, the Company’s reserve to production ratio was 29 years.

Yamal LNG is the Company's biggest project for the construction of a 16.5 mtpa natural gas liquefaction plant on the Yamal Peninsula (Russia). In December 2018, more than a year ahead of the initial schedule, the plant was commissioned at its full designed capacity.

In 2018, Russian LNG was for the first time in history shipped along the Northern Sea Route without ice breaker support – Arc7 ice class LNG carriers passed the Northern Sea Route eastbound and delivered cargoes to China.


JSC “Russian copper company”

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

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


Deloitte CIS

With over 263,900 employees, Deloitte has grown to be one of the largest professional services firms worldwide with a presence in over 150 countries. Deloitte offers unrivalled depth, breadth and quality of professional expertise to serve the needs of clients across various industry sectors.

Deloitte CIS is one of the leading international professional services firms that offers audit, consulting, corporate finance, risk advisory, and tax and legal services leveraging professional experience of more than 3,700 employees in 20 offices of 11 countries across the region. Deloitte has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Kyiv, Minsk, Tbilisi, Baku, Aktau, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Tashkent, Dushanbe, Ashgabat and Yerevan.

Deloitte has been operating in the region for more than 25 years. Reflecting back, and looking forward to the future, we maintain a long-term perspective and seek to make an impact that matters for our people, clients and society.


Governors’ Сlub General Partner

Governors’ Сlub Partners

“Russian Highways”

“Russian Highways” State Company (“RHW” SC) 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.

Long-term Performance Program of “RHW” SC (2010 – 2021) stipulates 1 421,6 billion roubles of investments of which 492,5 billion roubles is private funding.



JSC Transmashholding

Transmashholding (TMH) is Russian largest manufacturer of rail vehicles of urban, mainline applications. The Company ranks among world largest rail rolling stock producers. Transmashholding is a core company of the Group that creates state-of-the-at integrated transport solutions, including rolling stock development and manufacturing; its maintenance, repair and upgrading; digital technologies in both production and operation; and traffic control systems. TMH creates safe and comfortable environment for passengers, and efficient and profit-generation freight traffic system. Company’s market presence strategy relies on its Russian experience and proprietary technologies, which are used to develop national transport vehicle building in external locations.


PJSC “Cherkizovo Group”

Cherkizovo Group is Russia’s largest manufacturer of meat products. The Company dates back to 1974, but its modern history began in 2005, when two major facilities established by Igor Babayev merged into Cherkizovo Group. Today, Cherkizovo ranks first in Russia by aggregate poultry production and second by pork production. The Group also leads the meat processing market. A fully automated plant launched in Kashira in summer 2018 will drive Cherkizovo’s share in the smoked sausage market beyond 30%. The Group’s production assets are based in 15 regions stretching from Kaliningrad to Barnaul. Cherkizovo leverages a vertically integrated business model to guarantee the quality of its products from field to fork. Its portfolio of brands includes such popular names as Petelinka, Cherkizovo, Pava-Pava and Kurinoe Tsarstvo. In 2018, Cherkizovo Group’s production exceeded 1 million tonnes. 


LUKOIL

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.


KR Properties

KR Properties is one of the largest property development companies in Moscow implementing projects in residential and commercial real estate. KR Properties portfolio includes 10 office building and 11 de luxe and premium residential complexes; each of them became a landmark. Among them are the service apartment complex Roza Rossa in Khamovniki, serviced by the Metropol hotel, club houses Kuznetsky Most 12 and Depre, located in 19th century historic buildings, famous business districts Krasnaya Roza and Danilovskaya Manufacture, Class A business centre DM Tower with panoramic views of the Moskva River embankment and the first light industrial Pererva technopark.


Organization Partners

Logistics Partner

Busines Networking Platform Partner

Official water of the Forum

Social Track Partner

Cultural Programme Event Organization Partner

Floral Partner

Volunteer programme operator

General partner of the Forum Gala Opening Reception on behalf of the Organizing Committee

Partners of  the Forum Gala Opening Reception on behalf of the Organizing Committee

VSK Joint-Stock Insurance Company

VSK Joint-Stock 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.

VSK covers over 30 M of Russians and over 300 k of businesses. 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 16 years. Based the achievements of the company in 2015 Fitch Ratings assigned VSK with International Finantial 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 double winner of the National Award “Company of the Year” (2013, 2015) presented to the best Russian enterprises.


PHILIPS

Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 74,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. 


PepsiCo

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $63 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. 

PepsiCo is the largest food and beverage company in Russia*. Around 19 000 employees work at central and regional offices in Russia, as well as at numerous production sites of the company.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders.

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


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.


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 2500 people.


Orimi Trade Group of Companies

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

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 Trade Group of Companies is Orimi LLC tea and coffee producing factory. Orimi LLC factory is the key production facility of Russia’s tea and coffee industry. It is included in the List of Strategic Enterprises of Russia approved by the country’s cabinet of ministers.

Orimi Trade products are sold in the EU, the USA, Canada, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the CIS countries.


Russian Post

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

In 2018 Russian Post processed 433.4 million parcels (preliminary data). Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters and bills (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities). Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.2 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers).

Operational revenue of Russian Post in 2017 grew by 8.1% (13,3 bln rubles) up to 178.1 bln rubles (164.8 bln rubles in 2016). Russian Post showed profits in all areas of its business activities.

Actual net profit of Russian Post exceeded the planned indicators by 28% up to 758 mln rubles.


EY

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. 4,500 professionals work at 19 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Almaty, Astana, 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 for year 2017.


BAIKAL PEARL

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.


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 almost $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 also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day. 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.


PAO “TMK”

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.


Sochi State University

Sochi State University was founded in 1989, in 2017 it gained status of a key university of Krasnodar region.

University is combined of 5 faculties (tourism and service, economics and managements processes, engineering and ecological, social studies, law) and University economic and technological college. There are 22 departments, including 5 specialized departments, 19 educational and scientific laboratories, students’ business-incubator, training centers etc. Overall quantity of students is approximately 7 thousand. In 30 years SSU has prepared more than 36 thousand specialists.

Since 2015 SSU has procured work of national academic union in system of higher education in “Service and Tourism” (group of specialties 43.00.00).

In 2017-2018 a specialized center of competences that was accredited by WorldSkills Russia standards was opened in SSU.

In 2018 university has opened a new elite Bachelor’s program joint with one of world leaders in hospitality industry – French business institute Vatel. Program graduates receive two diplomas of higher education.

Active scientific and international work, practical approach to education are major features of university’s work. It allows SSU to prepare high-class experts that can compete on the job market – in a large part in touristic industry.

SSU has played a key role in preparing personnel and volunteer accompaniment during XXII Olympic and Paralympic games 2014 in Sochi, FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 in Sochi, FIFA World Cup etc. 


Association of Lawyers of Russia

The Association of Lawyers of Russia was founded on 22 December 2005 and reunites 35 000 lawyers, has 84 regional departments, 550 local departments, 750 free legal assistance centres in all the subjects of the Russian Federation, 76 young lawyers councils attached to the regional departments.

The Association accredits legal higher education institutions and faculties, carries out expertise of regulatory acts and drafts hereof, implements educational set of measures aimed to develop an intolerant attitude towards the corruption in the society.

The Association has established and holds the following awarding ceremonies: Highest Legal Award “Lawyer of the Year”, V.A. Tumanov Award, O.E. Kutafin Medal, M.M. Speranskiy All-Russian Legal Award, S.S. Alexeyev Award “For Merit in Jurisprudence”, All-Russian Award in Law among Mass Media and others.

The Association has developed cooperation and maintains contacts with more than 50 foreign and international organisations.


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.


Case Zone Partner

Case Zone Knowledge Partner

VTOBAN Road-Building Company JSC

АО «ДСК «АВТОБАН» выполняет:

- Полный комплекс работ по строительству, реконструкции и капремонту автодорог, в том числе I технической категории;

- Строительство мостовых сооружений;             

- Промышленно-гражданское строительство, в т. ч. в форме ГЧП;

- Проектно-изыскательские работы;

- Комплексный инжиниринг.

Численный состав компании – 6400 сотрудников, парк техники составляет 1400 ед.

Один из крупнейших генподрядчиков госкомпании «Автодор» и ФДА Минтранса РФ, выполняет работы в 5-ти федеральных округах РФ. В их числе десятки реализованных проектов на автодорогах М-4 «Дон», М-3 «Украина», М-7 «Волга», М-8 «Холмогоры», М-1 «Беларусь», М-5 «Урал», М-2 «Крым», объекты в Западной Сибири.

АО «ДСК «АВТОБАН» участвует в развитии рынка ГЧП на федеральном и региональном уровнях в качестве инвестора и генподрядчика.

АО «ДСК «АВТОБАН» неоднократно признавалось лауреатом отраслевых премий и конкурсов. По версии РА «Эксперт» входит в число 400-хсот крупнейших компаний РФ.


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.


Sporting programme partner

The group of companies “Novotrans”

The group of companies “Novotrans” was founded in 2004.

The base workings of the Group are handling, forwarding, repair of rolling stock, rent of freight cars and warehousing services.

At present, Novotrans is one of the largest railway rolling stock operators in Russia and the CIS. The total fleet of freight cars exceeds 28 thousand units. The average age of wagons is less than 8 years.

Own repair production renders a full complex of services on technical and service maintenance of freight cars, uniting 4 high-tech enterprises in different regions of the country.


General Media Partners

Media Partners

Sporting Programme Media Partners

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 2017.

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. 


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.


Russian News Agency TASS

Established in 1904, TASS is Russia’s state-run news agency.

TASS offers its subscribers a wide range of news services in both Russian and English. The news agency generates more than 1,500 news items and 500 photographs a day, thus producing an integral and unbiased picture of events from around the globe. TASS Photo Archive contains two million photographs and its database has more than 10 million documents.

TASS’ special projects and infographics have repeatedly earned national and international awards.

The news agency’s press-centers operate in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, and Pyatigorsk. Every year, TASS holds more than 1,000 various events on its own platforms and within the framework of major forums in Russia and around the globe.

TASS is a member of international and regional mass media organizations and maintains partnerships with more than 100 news agencies throughout the world.

TASS’ 1,800 employees in Russia and abroad keep the agency going in real time.


Rossiya Segodnya International Media Group

Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is an international media group which aims to provide prompt and balanced coverage of international events and to inform its audience about different perspectives on key events including stories that the other media outlets keep silent about.

Rossiya Segodnya is Russia’s largest producer of information products designed for a worldwide audience and provides radio broadcasting and newswires 24/7 in Russian, English, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. It also has websites in 32 languages, international multimedia press centres, production and distribution of photo content and infographics, information products on social media, mobile apps.

Outside of Russia, the International Information Agency is represented by the Sputnik news agency and radio network. Sputnik websites get more than 50 million visitors. Twenty-two bureaus around the world, from Tokyo to Montevideo, employ more than 1,000 people from dozens of countries.

Margarita Simonyan is the editor-in-chief of Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and Dmitry Kiselev is its Director General.


Interfax Information Services Group

Interfax is the biggest information group in the former Soviet Union and the recognized leader in the B2B segment of Russia’s information market.

Interfax dates back to 1989, when the country's first independent news agency was founded.

Interfax is the most frequently cited source for up-to-the-minute information about Russia and the CIS in the world media and the most popular newswire service on the Russian financial market.

Interfax develops professional information systems that help companies operate in the financial and commodity markets, enabling them to make investment decisions, manage risk, organize external communications and fulfill regulatory requirements.

Interfax's best-known IT services include SPARK (counterparty risk management), SCAN (media analysis and monitoring), ASTRA (analytical solution for compliance with Russian law on transfer pricing), X-Compliance (Know Your Customer solution to comply with anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing legislation), SPARK-Marketing (commodity markets analysis), Regulatory news disclosure center (e-DISCLOSURE.RU) and RU DATA (reference data and analytics).

Interfax actively develops partnerships with the leading world brands.

Working with Sberbank of Russia and Experian, Interfax created the United Credit Bureau, Russia’s market leader for consumer credit information. Interfax's joint venture with Dun & Bradstreet, another international information market leader, provides data about companies abroad.


PH “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 “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.


Business daily VEDOMOSTI

Vedomosti Business daily is the authoritative source of business and economics information for 18 years. Vedomosti is a part of The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. The publication earned readers' trust due to high-quality journalism, their impartiality and independence.

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


RNS

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


Lenta.Ru

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 2.5 million unique visitors daily and about 30 million unique visitors monthly.


Gazeta.ru

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 Gazeta.ru 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.


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.


The publishing house “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, eg.ru, teleprogramma.pro, radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda” with the Federal broadcasting as well as printing locations in the largest cities of the Russian Federation.

The newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” is distributed in more than 450 cities in 85 regions of Russia. Our digests come out in 11 CIS countries and in 37 countries around the world – from Australia to Canada.

Website KP.RU is included in the first Russian “The Three” in terms of coverage in a “media and news” category. Every day 2 500 000 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.



Forbes

Forbes is a symbol of success. In Business. In Career. In Life. 

It’s a multimedia platform where 7,5 million audience meets 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.


RT 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. 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 7,5 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.


NTV Broadcasting Company JSC

NTV is the largest private broadcasting company in Russia, working nationwide. It was founded in 1993. The company owns 7 brands: NTV – one of the largest generally available channels in Russia; “NTV-Series”, “NTV-Style”, “NTV-Law”, NTV-HIT” – themed channels; “NTV-World” and “NTV-America” – international versions of main NTV channel. The channel is traditionally one of the top three broadcasters in the country. It presents a wide range of content: news, social and political talk shows, series and films, entertaining and educational programs, documentaries and social projects. NTV is the largest action-packed drama producer in Russia; channel’s series have no peers on other channels of the country. NTV is the first Russian channel developing socially significant projects on and off air. The channel is a pioneer of new television ideas, formats and genre development. In early 2000, NTV started to develop life-style television. Social and political talk shows of NTV became a trademark for a whole generation of viewers.


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 information in 2018.


Ekonomika I Zhizn’ Russian Nationwide Newspaper

Founded on 6 November 1918, Ekonomika I Zhizn is the oldest high-volume economic weekly in Russia, as well as the most reputable B2B edition. The newspaper is distributed by subscription in all regions of the Russian Federation, and its one issue’s audience is about 296 200 people. Also the weekly has its web-site eg-online.ru, audience of which is approximately 500 000 people.

The mission of the newspaper is to support business management and services with the economical and financial expertise.

The weekly advises on corporate governance, business and financial management, as well as taxation, accounting, legislation in different fields of law, legal defence of the business interests in the arbitration court. It analyzes and predicts the economy developments in Russia and globally.


RBC PJSC

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, Rbc.ru 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.



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 more than 23 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.


“EXPERT”

“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.


Living Planet

Living Planet is the nation's main TV nature channel.

Viewers are able to observe Russian nature in all its different forms through the expeditions of the channel's crew and the best Russian and foreign documentaries.

Living Planet talks about the life of the Far Eastern leopard, the Amur tiger and the fish owl. We show the real work of vets, teach how to survive in the wild whilst treating it with care and actively involve ourselves in public life, compiling annual environmental ratings of domestic businesses.

Living Planet's mission is to make Russians proud of their country's nature and to teach them how to better understand its language.

The channel is part of the DTR (VGTRK / Rostelecom) digital package's informative range. Living Planet boasts an audience of over 14 million viewers.


BUSINESS CRIMEA

BUSINESS CRIMEA established in 2015 is a magazine about investment opportunities, business climate and development perspectives of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.

The edition is addressed to international and Russian investors, businessmen, politicians and the expert community. The mission of the project is to show the potential of Crimea, to present existing business opportunities, development plans, as well as to help the Crimean business to enter the Federal and international markets.

The printed edition of the magazine is published every two months with circulation of 7 thousand copies and distributed in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. Magazine is available free of charge at Russia’s major business events, including St. Petersburg International economic forum and Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.

BUSINESS CRIMEA website business-crimea.com launched in 2018 is updated daily with news, in-depth economic reviews, photoblog and business-videos.


SPEAR’S Russia

The Private Banking & Wealth Management Media (PBWM Media) Publishing House in partnership with MEDIACRAT presents the Russian version of the most trustworthy and influential magazine for the world's richest audience – SPEAR’S Russia.

The publication's leitmotif can be summarised in a single phrase: “Bull's Eye” – a perfect match to convey the “thrust” of the magazine's name.

Much like the original British version SPEAR'S Russia targets two key audiences – the wealthy and mega wealthy people and professionals offering private banking and wealth management services.

The publication's priority topics include successful investment ideas, tips on family wealth management, big fortune tax issues as well as interviews with Russian billionaires and millionaires and representatives of the private banking and wealth management industry.


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.


FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency

FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency is the largest multiregional media holding that provides timely information, analytics, and research in politics and economy to public authorities and the political and business establishment of Russian regions and the official Moscow.

In the 15 years of work in Russian regions, FederalPress has acquired a reputation of an authoritative and influential information resource among the Russian political and business elite.

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

Currently, FederalPress Russian News & Information Agency is a mass media outlet that largely influences the agenda: the latest news, key topics in politics and economy of Russian regions, Internet TV, expert opinions and blogs, news coverage, journalist research, analytical articles, and ratings.

Monthly traffic numbers over 6,000,000 visitors.


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.


TV channel 360

From 2017 `till now I t continuous the explosive growth of the digital platforms 360.

Naturally, the audience of 360tv.ru has increased repeatedly. The number of readers of the site amounted to 6.7 million users for the past month. It is three times more than a year earlier. In

On 2018, monthly, the audience 360 has made 16 million views.

According to the service of editorial analytics “Mediator” 360tv.ru is one of the three most readable federal news resources. Also 360 was recognized as the most audience-engaging news media and has got the prestigious Prize of Runet in “Media” nomination. 360 became and remains the most quoted media in the Moscow region.

During the year, the number of subscribers 360 in Facebook, Vkontakte, Instagram and Odnoklassniki increased 6 times – from 184 thousand followers up to 1.2 million.

And we promise this is just the beginning. Stay with 360!


Financial One

Financial One is Russia’s first and to date only professional publication focusing on financial market investment in Russia and abroad, and the stock market. Fomag.ru is a news portal covering the financial markets and featuring high-quality analytical content. It provides an opportunity for readers to learn how to profit from trade in financial assets. Fomag.ru includes a rating of Russian brokerage firms, coverage of the most important events in investment, fresh insights in commerce, stories, and interviews with leading traders and professionals in the field. In addition, there are detailed descriptions of financial instruments and fascinating lifestyle features on financiers.


LLC Neftegaz.RU Intl

LLC Neftegaz.RU Intl – since 2000 the leader in the information market of the fuel and energy complex.

The site www.neftegaz.ru is a business publication for representatives of oil and gas and petrochemistry in Russia and abroad. 0.5 million people / month; 1st line of independent ratings.

Contains operational information, news, analytics. The database contains more than 31,000 enterprises, 152,000 units of products, a technical library, a photo bank, biographies. Russian and English version.

Business Magazine Neftegaz.RU is a monthly print publication of the Fuel and Energy Complex. Circulation 8000 copies.


TV BRICS

TV BRICS is the international network of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, the Republic of South Africa) with a potential audience of 3.5 billion people. TV BRICS` mission is to develop a common information space for the BRICS countries, in order to accelerate the processes of economic development and improve the welfare of the peoples of the member states.

Joint editorial board of TV BRICS international media network consolidates the leading media of all the BRICS countries. Its mission is to create an integrated interactive international media platform and to develop a common information space of the BRICS countries in the economy, culture, and strengthening of social bonds.

TV BRICS editorial board implemented several significant projects to create unique content for the leading media of the BRICS countries in 2018.

By the beginning of 2019 it is planned to complete the consolidation of all international editorial boards on TV BRICS social networks, the information will be available in all the languages ​​of the BRICS countries.


“BUSINESS-MAGAZINE. KUZBASS”

“BUSINESS-MAGAZINE. KUZBASS” – A MONTHLY EDITION COVERING BUSINESS ISSUES, IT IS A PART OF NATIONAL NETWORK AND ONE OF THE MAINSTREAM BUSINESS PUBLISHING FORUMS IN RUSSIA.

• 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 40, 000 copies

• Regional – more than 2, 000 copies

• National content – more than 60 printed pages

• Regional content – more than 40 printed pages

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PRINTED ISSUES

• Targeted delivery to VIP-clients, i.e. owners and top management of big and medium-sized businesses

• Public authorities and municipal governments

• Russian and International (forums, conferences, seminars: “SPIEF-2018”, “WEF-2018”, “ATLANTA 2018”)

• Subscription

• Business and public activity centers

• On board S7 Airlines aircrafts departing from Moscow• VIP-lounge at Vnukovo-3 airport (Moscow) and on board business jets

DIGITAL ISSUES

kuzbass.bizmag.online – digital version of all content is published online


The magazine “Russian Business Guide”

Launched in 2006, is 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 project partners are the Corporation for the development of small and medium business, the School of education of the Russian export center.

It is published in two languages – Russian and English, with a circulation of 3000 copies.


TV channel PRO BUSINESS

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.


NEWS.ru

News.ru – dynamically developing multimedia. Federal news portal was based by ANO “Information and Analysis Center “MediaNews” in November, 2017.

Every day 24 hours a day edition covers events in Russia and a pattern. In an area of interest – the Russian and world politics, macroeconomic and finance, culture and art, sport and technologies, health and the society column. The facts, investigations, comments, judgements – content of News.ru will leave nobody indifferent.

Traffic of News.ru is more than 10,000,000 viewings monthly and more than 5,000,000 unique visitors a month.

News.ru enters in top-30 the most readable Russian media and in top-15 the most quoted Internet resources, continuing to grow in geometrical progression.


Sovetsky Sport

“Sovetsky sport” is the eldest sport-related publishing house that since long ago has earned its popularity in the nation as a trustworthy source of information for sport-lovers.

The flagship of “Sovetsky sport” Publishing House is a weekly magazine “Sovetsky sport. Football”, the leader of sports-oriented press in the country with readership over 958 700 people.

Everyday newspaper “Sovetsky sport” have been released without breaks since 1924 in 55 Russian cities and has a circulation of 182 059 copies.

Now “Sovetsky sport” is, first of all, a web-site www.sovsport.ru, that is regularly visited by approximately 3 500 000 readers every month. We communicate with our readers using any platforms they might find convenient: Facebook, VKontakte, Twitter, Odniklassniki, Instagram, Telegram, via mobile apps on Android and iOS.

The number of our subscribers in the social network service is estimated to be around 500 000 people.

The press-center of “Sovetsky sport” Publishing House is the first and, to this day, the only information platform in Russia which specializes on delivering the news from the world of sporting achievements.