27 November 2019, the V Russian-British Business Forum will be held in London
as part of the Eastern Seasons week of Russian business events. The Forum will take
place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster. The main themes of the business
programme include innovative technologies, industrial cooperation, digitalization
of the economy and cooperation in the services sector. Over 1,000 British and Russian
business leaders, officials, as well as representatives of development
institutions and international organizations are expected to take part in the
Forum. RBBF 2019 is organized by the Trade delegation of Russia in the UK and
the Roscongress Foundation.
The theme of RBBF 2019 is Digital
Industries and Infrastructure. The Forum will feature panel sessions, thematic
roundtables, signing of agreements, presentations of Russian export goods and
services, as well as a conference on supporting Russian citizens abroad. The topics
of RBBF sessions and roundtables reflect the development of new promising areas
of cooperation between Russian and British businesses.
business programme of the V Russian-British Business Forum will open with the
plenary session Foreign Trade Priorities of Russia and the UK in the New Economic
Environment. The session will discuss what new global economic realities and challenges
mean for business in Russian and the UK and how they are going to form their
foreign trade priorities.
the session Financial Infrastructure and Digital Trends in International Business
its participants will share their experience of implementing innovations and discuss
the latest digitalization trends, as well as development of fintech and online banking
in Russia and the UK.
session Industrial Cooperation and Development of Global Production will be dedicated
to increasing the efficiency of production processes, development of
international production lines, implementation of sustainable development
practices and issues of division of labour in the global economy.
dialogue between Russian regions and the UK will be the topic of the session
Interregional Cooperation and Development of Export Potential: British
production companies are successfully localizing their production and creating
joint enterprises in Russia, so the participants will discuss the business
opportunities that British businesses can find outside Moscow and St.
of the key RBBF 2019 roundtables will be dedicated to green construction and smart
city technologies. Leaders of Russian and British construction sectors will discuss
trends and innovations in construction methods and materials, IT solutions, as
well as energy saving and environmental protection technologies.
«Despite some artificial difficulties, Russian-British trade and
economic relations are developing. We can see positive trends in the bilateral commodity
turnover, and, first of all, we register the growth of Russian non-resource
export to the UK. Today it is of special importance to build up direct contacts
between representatives of business communities of our countries and support
joint foreign economic projects. We regularly receive signals from British companies
that look to strengthen their positions on the Russian market, localize their production
on our territory or expand the existing capacities. It means that we efficiently
work on creating favourable conditions for those who invest in the Russian
said Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov.
V Russian-British Business Forum will be attended by His Royal Highness Prince
Michael of Kent; Svetlana Chupsheva, Chief Executive Officer, Agency for
Strategic Initiatives; Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman, Skolkovo Foundation; Maksim
Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media
of the Russian Federation; Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic
Development of the Russian Federation; Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health
of the Russian Federation; Nikita Stasishin, Deputy Minister of Construction,
Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation; Boris Titov, Presidential
Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs
Rights; Vasyl Latsanych, Chief Executive Officer, VimpelCom; Vadim Lobov,
Executive Director, Synergy University; Dmitry Sergeyev, CEO, United Grain
Company; Igor Zelezetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating
Agency (ACRA); as well as top managers of Sberbank, Otkritie Bank, BP
companies, British American Tobacco Plc, JCB, Hydro Industries, Albert Bartlett
and other companies.
the last five years the Forum has become the key platform for interaction between
Russian officials, business representatives, public organizations and
development institutions, and British and international organizations. The Forum
is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian
Federation, with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and over
30 Russian and international organizations.
The programme of the V
Russian-British Business Forum is available on the
official Forum website: rbbf2019.com.
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