CONOSCERE EURASIA ASSOCIATION
“Conoscere Eurasia” is a nonprofit organization which was founded in the year 2007.
The aim of the Association is to develop and intensify relations between Italy, the Russian Federation and the Eurasian Economic Community, realizing economic, educational, cultural and scientific projects.
Association headquarter is situated on the territory of the Russian House in Verona (Italy), which contains also Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Verona, Linguist Centre “The Russian World” and Visa Centre.
Government structures, private persons private and public companies, which are registered in Italy and Russia are all members of the Association.
In 2012 the Association founded Eurasian Forum “Innovation and internationalization” (Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona), the two days event, focused on development of many-sides cooperation on international and regional levels, and relations between private companies and financial institutes in the fields of energy, environment, agriculture, infrastructure, innovative business, start-up, economics and finance.
The V Eurasian Forum in Verona will be held in October 20–21, 2016.
COMMITTEE ON EASTERN EUROPEAN ECONOMIC RELATIONS
The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations is a joint organisation of the leading associations representing Germany business. It is an intermediary between business and policy-makers in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe. Membership of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations is open to companies with interests in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe, the Caucasian Republics and Central Asia.
The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations represents and pools the interests of German business in Germany and in the above countries. It promotes German companies’ involvement in trade, industry, investment and the services sector in the target countries. The Committee supports and strengthens the growing economic ties with these countries and regions.
The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations provides the following services:
- A network of contacts to the governments and business representations both in Germany and in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia
- Coordination of the institutionalized dialogue between the governments
- Current information on economic developments in the target countries
- Business delegations, conferences and seminars with high-ranking government representatives and entrepreneurs.
Working groups of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations are Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Republics of Central Asia, Caucasian Republics, Romania, Bulgaria, South-East Europe, Agriculture, issues relating to financing, consulting and contracts, information technology and telecommunications.
IHS CAMBRIDGE ENERGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES®, INC. (IHS CERA®)
IHS is a leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs nearly 9,000 people in 33 countries around the world.
IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.© 2016 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.
THE CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRY (CII)
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, founded over 116 years ago. It is India’s premier business association, with a direct membership of over 8100 organisations, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 400 national and regional sectoral associations.
CII catalyses change by working closely with government on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for industry through a range of specialised services and global linkages. It also provides a platform for sectoral consensus building and networking. Major emphasis is laid on projecting a positive image of business, assisting industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with over 120 NGOs across the country carry forward our initiatives in integrated and inclusive development, which include health, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development and environment, to name a few. CII has taken up the agenda of “Business for Livelihood” for the year 2010-12.
With 64 offices and 7 Centres of Excellence in India, and 7 overseas in Australia, China, France, Singapore, South Africa, UK, and USA, and institutional partnerships with 223 counterpart organisations in 90 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
THE U.S.-RUSSIA BUSINESS COUNCIL (USRBC)
The U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC),a premier trade association based in Washington, DC with an office in Moscow, represents the trade and investment interests of its U.S. and Russian member companies. The USRBC seeks to expand and enhance the U.S.-Russian commercial relationship by engaging in advocacy efforts with both the U.S. and Russian governments on behalf of its members; assisting member companies with troubleshooting and new business development; providing information and analyses to support business decisions; and facilitating access and networking opportunities, including briefings with government officials and private-sector leaders.
THE FRANCO-RUSSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (CCIFR)
The Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR) is an independent lobbying body that represents and promotes the economic interests of its Franco-Russian member companies.
The CCIFR has been operating in Moscow since 1997, when the Le Club France was created. The business club developed naturally, becoming the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2006 after becoming a member of the Union of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry abroad (UCCIFE), the first private network of French companies in the world, represented in 78 countries and incorporating over 25,000 companies.
Led by a team of permanent professionals under the authority of 18 volunteer administrators, the CCIFR is a nonprofit association financed mainly by contributions from its 300 members. Receiving no public subsidies, and not being under any kind of governmental supervision, the CCIFR is the legitimate, objective and independent voice of the Franco-Russian business community.
Its work is concentrated in 3 main areas of activity:
- Building the business community: organization and staging of sectoral committees (Customs/Logistics/Certification, Tax & Accounting, Marketing & PR, HR), business presentations and B2B meetings, cultural events, and delegations from regional companies;
- Lobbying: consultations and dialogues with French and Russian private and public policy makers, with support of its numerous partners (business communities, governments, politicians and regional organizations). The CCIFR has signed cooperation agreements with more than fifteen governments and Chambers of Commerce and Industry in various Russian regions;
- Support for companies: support for establishing and developing French businesses in Russia, and Russian investment in France.
THE BELGIAN–LUXEMBOURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Belgian–Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia promotes economic and trade relations between the Russian Federation and the Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union (BLEU).
The purview of the Belgian–Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia is very wide in scope, and encompasses trade-missions, international networking, conferences, roundtables, and other events highlighting business opportunities.
THE GERMAN–RUSSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The German–Russian Chamber of Commerce (COC) represents the interests of German businesses in Russia, and those of the Russian economy in Germany. The COC currently has approximately 800 members, largely medium-sized enterprises. Being a member of the COC means being a member of a strong community.
What you can expect
- The COC represents, advises, and supports German and Russian companies all the way from market entry to establishment of their day-to-day business.
- The COC is in close contact with Russian and German trade associations and ministries, representing the interests of the German economy to Russian and German economic and political bodies.
- The COC attends over 200 conferences and social events annually.
- The COC stays informed about all the latest developments and possible courses of action through committees and working groups made up of industry experts.
- The COC website provides information about the latest developments and breaking news in politics, economics, and public life in Russia: www.russland.ahk.de. Via our web portals focusing on Russian regions and professional education you can find specific information about doing business in Russia.
THE HELLENIC−RUSSIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Hellenic−Russian Chamber of Commerce (HRCC), founded in Athens in 1995 by Hellenic and Russian business leaders, has been functioning as an independent, non–profit organization for more than 20 years, promoting mutual economic and trade relations between the two countries.
HRCC services focus on offering practical tools to enhance members’ export activities and competitiveness:
- Promoting members’ interests to government authorities in both countries
- Organizing business missions, trade fairs, and seminars, and supporting the participation of Hellenic and Russian companies in such events
- Organizing bespoke business missions with a targeted programme of meetings
- Providing information about the credibility of companies in Greece and Russia
- Translation and interpreting
- Forwarding promotional materials to partner organizations in Greece and Russia
- Making lists of potential partners in both Greece and Russia
To conduct its activities successfully, the HRCC established strategic and business councils in Russia. It regularly cooperates with all state institutions and public services in both countries and has developed a powerful network with reliable chambers and business associations in Greece and Russia, thereby earning international recognition.
The American Chamber of Commerce
The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham) is the leading international business organization in Russia. Founded in 1994, AmCham advocates the trade and investment interests of its member companies. The reach and scope of AmCham’s advocacy continues to expand to reflect the increasing diversity of its membership. AmCham’s mission is to enhance commercial relations between the Russian Federation and the international business community by promoting an investment-friendly environment. It seeks to achieve this goal by serving as an indispensable forum for discussion and problem solving between the business community and policymakers, while maintaining a constant dialogue with the US and Russian governments. AmCham is headquartered in Moscow, has a regional office in St. Petersburg, and makes regular visits to regional cities in Russia.
TradeMalta is a public−private partnership formed between the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise, and Industry. The organization is an executive agency dedicated to supporting Malta-based businesses to reach international markets with their products and services.
Incorporated in 2014, TradeMalta has been tasked with marketing and coordinating both incoming and outgoing trade missions, promoting participation in international trade fairs, facilitating bilateral trade meetings, and researching new market opportunities.
TradeMalta also provides specialized training programmes in international business development and marketing. The organization administers a number of incentive schemes and internationalization programmes aimed at novice and experienced exporters.
Promotion of franchising, joint ventures, and other forms of international business opportunities between Malta-based businesses and foreign companies is also actively supported.
Founded in February 2009 with the aim of becoming a Japanese version of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, G1 became a general incorporated association in April 2013. The G1 Institute provides a platform for learning, discussion, and action by leaders from various industries. With the goal to re-vitalize Japan, it holds seven large events each year (the G1 Summit, G1 Global Conference, G1 Executive Conference, G1 New Leaders’ Summit, G1 Regional Meetings, G1 Venture, and G1 College). Ten members have become ministers in the Japanese Cabinet. Its recent activities include forums, committees, and initiatives to put new ideas into action, including its own think tanks focused on culture and technology. G1 also published this year’s English translation of the 100 Actions project, a “quiet revolution” to re-energize Japan.
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
JETRO is a state institution established on the basis of a specific law to expand trade and investment between Japan and other countries. Since it was established more than 20 years ago – in February 1993 – the JETRO representative office in Moscow has been actively working to develop foreign economic ties and investment cooperation between Japan and Russia, in close cooperation with Russia’s federal and regional authorities as well as public organizations.
JETRO is a non-profit organization. Its goal is the harmonious development of Japan’s external trade and capital investments.
The main functions of JETRO are to provide information services, consulting services, and business development programmes (seminars, exhibitions, training programmes, etc.).
JETRO is the largest and most effective business information centre in Japan for foreign businesses wishing to develop ties with Japan.
The official JETRO website features the Trade Tie-up Promotion Program (TTPP), which was developed by JETRO and enables organizations to present proposals online and find business partners in Japan. The TTPP system is free, open to all, and contains an extensive databank on cooperation in the following areas: import/export, technology transfer, mutual investment, trade relations, office services (including translation and legal services), and market research.
Mangold Consulting GmbH
Mangold Consulting is a German management consultancy that offers a complete range of strategic consulting services for Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS. Furthermore, Mangold Consulting offers its clients a vast experience of doing business and cooperating with Russia, Eastern Europe and the CIS, provides a comprehensive overview of the existing industry and local business landscape, analyzes potential markets and locations, offering its clients a customized entry strategy on target markets.
One of the main points that differentiates Mangold Consulting from other consultancy companies is its high-level networking and existing cooperation with governments and administrative bodies. Hence, it identifies the best potential business partners for its clients as well as potential distributors and customers.
Mangold Consulting also supports its clients in the clarification of logistics and customs issues, develops customized, creative strategies with its clients and helps them to construct successful business processes, guides them through the planning, implementation and realization of economic activities and projects, and provides business and personnel planning, using its experience and expertise to meet client’s needs and helps them to meet their goals.