Business networking area partners

  • India Lounge

    The India Lounge will present the strengths of bilateral cooperation through significant economic and strategic initiatives. India is the world's fastest growing economy. Forecasts suggest that it will become the fifth largest economy in the world in 2019, reaching a GDP of over USD 3 trillion. Thanks to the government initiatives to facilitate business activity, India is the only country in the world to have made it into the top 10 of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking two years in a row. Identifying new opportunities for increasing mutual trade, economic and investment cooperation is key to achieving a USD 30 billion trade turnover between India and Russia. The India Lounge will present priority investment projects and showcase the country’s enormous economic, industrial, tourism, and cultural potential, helping take Russia–India trade and investment cooperation in the Far Eastern region to a whole new level.

    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. NOVATEK carries out commercial hydrocarbons production at 18 fields. The Company has put in place highly efficient producing and processing facilities. In 2018, the Company produced a total of 549.1 mln boe of marketable hydrocarbons. NOVATEK ranks among the world's Top 5 companies in terms of proved natural gas reserves. As of the end of 2018, the Company’s reserve to production ratio was 29 years. Yamal LNG being implemented in the Yamal Peninsula, Russia, is the Company's largest project. It is an integrated natural gas production, liquefaction and sales project with a capacity of 17.4 mtpa. In December 2018, the LNG plant reached the capacity of 16.5 mtpa more than one year ahead of the initial schedule. Further reinforcing its position in the global LNG market, in the spring of 2019, the Company commissioned a 660,000 tpa LNG production and transshipment complex in the port of Vysotsk (Leningrad Region, Russia).

    Leonid Mikhelson — Chairman of the Management Board and member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, SIBUR
  • Commercial bank «Orient Express Bank»

    CB «Orient Express Bank» is a universal bank of federal significance, founded in 1991 in Blagoveshchensk, Amur Region. Today it has one of the largest branch networks among Russian banks. Being a key bank for the development of the entire Far Eastern region, Orient Express Bank supports entrepreneurs and residents with convenient and demanded banking products, as well as with social projects supporting innovative business in the region. Today every third family in the Far East is a client of Orient Express Bank. The Bank participates in government business development programs with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the SMB Corporation, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Leaders' Club; develops its own programs for the development of entrepreneurship. The Bank is a strategic partner of a number of regions of the Far East as well as at the European part of Russia, where citizens and entrepreneurs can obtain services from state and municipal authorities on the basis of bank branches. Orient Express Bank is a member of the Deposit Insurance System and recognized by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation as significant credit institution in the payment services market. General Banking Licence of the Central Bank of Russia №1460.

    Vyacheslav Arutyunyan — Acting Chairman of the Executive Board of CB «Orient Express Bank».
  • VEB.RF

    VEB.RF is a state development corporation. VEB.RF’s primary objective is to facilitate the long-term socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation. VEB.RF’s focus areas include strategically important projects designed to support high value-added manufacturing, non-commodity exports, urban agglomeration and infrastructure development. VEB.RF coordinates activities of the largest national development institutions: Russian Export Center JSC, DOM.RF, RSMB Corporation, the Far East Development Fund, Monotowns Development Fund. VEB.RF’s supreme governing body is the supervisory board chaired by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the Memorandum on Financial Policies, VEB.RF participates in national projects aimed at implementing of May presidential decree. VEB.RF’s operating principles include absence of competition with commercial banks, transparency and break-even performance in project funding.

    Igor Shuvalov — VEB.RF Chairman
  • GDK Baimskaya LLC

    GDK Baimskaya LLC is engaged in development of one of the world’s largest copper-porphyry deposits in the Baimskaya licence area in Chukotka region, with JORC copper resources of 9.5 Mt and 500 t of gold. The total resource potential is 23 Mt of copper and 2,000 t of gold. The project implementation includes construction of a production facility with 60 Mtpa of ore processing capacity and associated infrastructure. Total project investment exceeds RUB 350 BN. Copper produced by the mine will be shipped to Asia-Pacific markets via the Northern Sea Route.

    Oleg Novachuk — Chairman of Board, GDK Baimskaya LLC

    INSYSTEMS’ business activities cover the whole range of services in designing, construction of industrial, civil and special purpose facilities and their provision with engineering and IT systems. The company’s projects include Vostochny Cosmodrome, Amursky Gas Processing Plant, Yakutskaya GRES-2, Rusagro-Primorye Animal-Breeding Complexes, Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center – «Zvezda» Plant, Sberbank and many others throughout Russia. In 2017, INSYSTEMS and Legrand Group launched a common project in the sphere of engineering equipment production – DV-ENGINEERING, a resident of the Free Port of Vladivostok. The enterprise assembles, calibrates, installs and updates software for the uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and produces power, automation and management cabinets. Legrand Group is the global specialist in complete solutions for electrical and digital building infrastructures.

    Evgeny Virtser — General manager