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  • The Russian Convention Bureau

    The Russian Convention Bureau was established in November 2017 with support of the Government of the Russian Federation to shape and promote a positive image of Russia as a country with a favourable business and investment climate through the development and support of the national meetings industry.

    The founders of the Association are: the Roscongress Foundation, major organizer of conventions, exhibitions, and public events in Russia; AO Russian Export Center, a state-owned institute to support the non-commodity exports industry; the International Foundation of Technology and Investment and R&C Market Research Company, the only Russian company that provides a full range of marketing and consulting services specializing in the event industry.

    All the efforts and activities of the Russian Convention Bureau are aimed at promoting Russia as an attractive destination for investments, international congress and exhibition events and business development and develop national events industry.

  • En+ Group

    En+ Group is a leading vertically integrated aluminium and power producer.

    The Company combines 3.9 million tonnes of annual aluminium production (En+ Group is the largest aluminium producer outside of China) with power plants with a total installed capacity of 19.7 GW (over 75% of which are hydropower assets).

    The composition of the Group’s assets allows us to achieve outstanding efficiency of operations (consolidated revenue of the Group for 2017 totalled USD 12.094 bln). The geographic location of operations gives the Company unparalleled competitive advantages: access to cheap and low-carbon hydropower and proximity to perspective regions of global consumption – the Asia Pacific.


  • Rusagro Group of Companies LLC.

    Rusagro Group is the largest vertically integrated agriculture industry holding company in Russia. It occupies the leading positions in sugar, pork, crop, oil and fats production.

    The main assets of Rusagro Group are located in Belgorod region, Tambov region, Sverdlovsk region, Voronezh region, Samara region, Kursk region and Orlov region, as well as in Primorskiy region, which allows to diversify business regionally. Headquarters of the holding are located in Moscow.

    Modern world technologies are integrated in all business divisions of the Group in terms of equipment as well as in terms of management practices.

    In 2017 the Company invested a record RUB 17.5 billion in business development. The Company ranked as the country’s No.1 margarine producer, No.2 sugar producer and No.3 pork producer. Rusagro is the third largest landowner Russian. Land bank of the Group consists of more than 675 thousand ha.

  • Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

    Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) is the operator of Sakhalin-2, one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas projects, which has developed major infrastructure for hydrocarbon production, transportation and processing. The company exports crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

    The project’s infrastructure created by the company includes, among other things, three offshore ice resistant platforms, the trans-Sakhalin pipeline system, which comprises around 300 km long offshore pipelines, an onshore gas pipeline and an onshore oil pipeline, 800 km long each, the onshore processing facility, the oil export terminal, and Russia’s first LNG plant which accounts for around 4 percent of the world’s LNG.

    The key buyers of Sakhalin Energy’s crude oil and LNG are the power generating companies in Japan, South Korea, China. 

    Sakhalin Energy shareholders are Gazprom (50% plus 1 share), Royal Dutch Shell (27.5% minus one share), Mitsui and Co, Ltd (12.5%) and Mitsubishi Corporation (10%).

  • Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System, Public Joint-Stock Company (FGC UES, PJSC)

    FGC UES, PJSC (a member of Rosseti Group) is one of the world’s largest public electric grid companies by the length of power lines and transformer capacity. It was established in 2002 as part of restructuring of the electric power industry as monopoly operator of the Unified National Electric Grid. FGC’s area of responsibility covers 143.2 thousand km of high-voltage trunk transmission lines and 946 substations with the total installed capacity of more than 347.3 thousand MVA. The company ensures reliable energy supply to consumers in 77 regions of Russia, serving the area of about 15.1 million square km. In the Far East, it is present in the Amur, Primorye and Khabarovsk Regions, as well as the Sakha Republic and the Jewish Autonomous District. PJSC Rosseti owns 80.13% of shares in the company. FGC’s headcount is 22 thousand people.

    Chairman of the Management Board – Andrey Murov.


  • “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.

  • 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.

  • JSC Rosgeo

    ROSGEO is a Russian multi-industry geological holding company, which offers a full range of geological exploration services from regional surveys to stratigraphic drilling and subsoil monitoring. It boasts unique expertise, particularly in marine geology and shelf operations.

    ROSGEO was established by Decree No. 957 of the President of the Russian Federation dated 15 July 2011. It is a fully state-owned company.

    The enterprises within the holding company operate in all eight federal districts of Russia. A total of more than 1,000 fields and deposits have been discovered by ROSGEO, including Astrakhan field (2.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Tengiz field (3.1 billion tonnes of oil), the Kovykta field (1.9 trillion cubic meters of natural gas), the Sukhoi Log deposit (about 2,000 tonnes of gold), the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, and many others.

    ROSGEO’s subsidiaries have rich experience in implementing projects abroad: in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.


    NOVATEK is Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer and the second-largest gas producer in Russia. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, and processing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. NOVATEK carries out commercial hydrocarbons production at 16 fields.

    The Company has put in place highly efficient producing and processing facilities. In 2017, the Company's marketable hydrocarbons production totaled 513.3 mln barrels of oil equivalent.

    NOVATEK is one the world's Top 5 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 that provides for the construction of a 16.5 mtpa natural gas liquefaction plant on the Yamal Peninsula (Russia). The plant's first train was successfully launched in December 2017. In early August, the second train was started up well ahead of schedule.

    By mid-August 2018, the volume of LNG shipped from Yamal LNG's plant exceeded 3,5 mln t.

  • United Grain Company

    SC “United grain company” was established by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation №290 dated March 20th, 2009 “On the JSC “United grain company” in order to develop elevator capacities, transport and port infrastructure of the domestic grain market as well as to increase the grain export potential of the Russian Federation.

    JSC “United grain company” is a state agent for conducting state procurement and commodity interventions aimed to regulate the market of agricultural products, raw materials and food.

    According to the results of the 2017/18 agricultural year, the volume of grain export transshipment by the JSC “United grain company” Group exceeded 1.3 million tons. It is envisaged to increase this figure up to 2 million tons in the 2018/19 grain season.

    The long-term development program of the JSC “United grain company” reflects the Company's strategy to become the largest vertically integrated parent company focused on development of trade operations, providing services to ensure the development of the domestic market and support export of agricultural products.

  • MegaFon (PJSC)

    MegaFon is a company of digital solutions that occupies leading positions on the Russian telecommunications market. The company and its subsidiaries operate across Russia and in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. The total subscriber base as of 2017 was more than 77 million people, which is more than half the country’s population.

    MegaFon is one of the innovation leaders with the most saturated infrastructure of any Russian operator – more than 205,000 radio-electronic facilities as of the end of 2017, according to Roskomnadzor – which is the foundation for development of digital solutions and for meeting the requirements of subscribers today. MegaFon was the first in Russia to roll out 3G, 4G, LTE and LTE Advanced and is leading development of the 5G standard. In 2017, MegaFon set an absolute mobile internet speed record in Russia, demonstrating operation of a 5G network at speeds of 35 GB/s. The company was also granted permission for frequencies from the state commission for the creation of 5G test zones at the 2018 World Cup. The company also provides access to the fastest mobile internet in Russia, according to Speedtest by Ookla testing conducted in 2017.

    MegaFon is actively involved in implementation of the Digital Economy state program: it creates integrated solutions for state and business and is rolling out new technologies in Russia’s regions. Agreements have already been reached with the administrations of the Ulyanovsk, Pskov and Saratov regions and with the Udmurt Republic. Development priorities include big data and the Internet of Things. MegaFon also won a tender to provide telecom infrastructure to ensure mobile and fixed line services at 2017 Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup venues.

  • 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 19 offices of 11 countries across the region. Today Deloitte has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Novosibirsk, 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.