Official sponsor

Official partners


  • JSC VTB Bank

    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, 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 31 December 2018, the Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 14.760 trillion) and by customer accounts (RUB 10.403 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.

    Andrey Kostin — President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Chairman of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee
  • The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM

    The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is a global technological leader. The company has the assets and expertise to work at all stages of the nuclear production chain from uranium mining to the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and spent nuclear fuel management. ROSATOM brings together about 400 enterprises and organizations with around 250,000 employees. ROSATOM is the largest electricity producer in Russia, providing over 18% of the country's energy needs. The Corporation is third in the world in terms of nuclear power generation, and a global leader in the simultaneous implementation of NPP power units, with the largest portfolio of foreign construction projects (36 NPP units in 12 countries). ROSATOM manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, and conducts research and material studies. It also assembles supercomputers and designs software and different nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. The Corporation has business ventures covering various clean energy projects. ROSATOM has the second largest uranium reserves and 17% of the global nuclear fuel market. ROSATOM’s strategy is to develop green energy projects, including wind power.

    Alexey Likhachev — Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom
  • Gazprmbank (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.

    Andrey Akimov — Chairman of the Management Board
  • Joint stock company Russian Agricultural Bank

    Joint stock company Russian Agricultural Bank is one of the largest banks in Russia, 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. Russian Agricultural Bank is among top financial institutions by capital and assets and one of the most reliable banks in Russia. The Bank’s regional network is the second largest with 66 branches operating countrywide. Russian Agricultural Bank has representative offices in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and China.

    Boris Listov — Chairman of the Board and CEO of Russian Agricultural Bank
  • VostokCoal Management Company

    VostokCoal Management Company administers the most extensive railway infrastructure project in Russia – the construction of the Severomuysky Tunnel-2 for the Baikal–Amur Mainline. Since 2018, VostokCoal Management Company has managed two other large projects in the Far Eastern District, the construction of the Port Vera coal terminal and the development of the Sugodinsko-Ogodginskoye field. In the Arctic, VostokCoal is developing Taimyr coalfield. The total resource base of Far Eastern and Arctic coal projects exceeds 2.5 billion tonnes. Their implementation will create new industrial centres and jobs, and increase the investment attractiveness of strategic regions for the country. At the moment, the company’s assets include the successful launch of Kiyzassky and Vostochny coal open-pit mines. They were commissioned within a short time and immediately hit high production rates and took a leading regional position.

    Alexander Isaev — Chairman of the Management Board of VostokCoal
  • FESCO Transportation Group

    FESCO Transportation Group is one of the leading public transportation and logistics companies in Russia with operations in ports, rail, integrated logistics and shipping business. FESCO plc, which is the parent company of the Group, was founded in 1880. The majority of FESCO’s operations are located in the Russian Far East. FESCO is one of the leaders of container transportation through the Russian Far East via international sea container lines to/from Asian countries, domestic sea lines and by rail. FESCO is one the leading port container operators in the Far East. FESCO controls Commercial Port of Vladivostok and provides rail transportation services under “Transgarant” brand, the Group also controls 75% minus one share interest in a rail operator “Russkaya Troyka” (joint venture with JSC Russian Railways). FESCO operates 36 thousand containers and 5 thousand container platforms. FESCO also owns fleet of 20 vessels, mostly deployed through own sea service lines.

    Alexander Isurin — Chairman of the Executive Board, President at FESCO Transportation Group

    PJSC ALROSA is a Russian partially government-owned diamond miner. ALROSA was established in 1992 and today it is the largest diamond miner by volume worldwide: the Company produces 95% of all rough diamonds in Russia and almost a third of rough diamonds globally. In 2017, ALROSA produced 39.6 million carats of rough diamonds. The sales revenue amounted to $4.3 billion. ALROSA produces diamonds in Russia (Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Arkhangelsk Region), and in Africa. ALROSA’s trading offices are located in the world’s major diamond trading centers in Antwerp, Ramat Gan, Dubai, Hong Kong, and New York. The Company’s total headcount is about 37,000.

    Sergey Ivanov — CEO – Chairman of the Executive Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, ALROSA
  • Polyus

    Polyus is the largest gold producer in Russia and one of the top 10 gold miners globally with the lowest cost position. Polyus ranks third by attributable gold reserves among the world’s largest gold mining companies. Polyus’ principal operations are located in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

    Pavel Grachev — Chief Executive Officer of PJSC Polyus
  • Russian Bank for Small and Medium Enterprises Support

    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.

    Dmitry Golovanov — SME Bank’s CEO
  • 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.

    Oleg Belozerov — General Director – Chairman of the Board of JSCo Russian Railways
  • Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

    Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) was established by merging four leading universities of the Far East, the oldest of which is Oriental Institute inaugurated in 1899. Today FEFU is the main center for science and technologies development in the Russian Far East. The modern campus of FEFU is settled upon Russky Island, Ajax Bay, and has no analogs in Russia. Since 2016, the new managing team led by President Nikita Yu. Anisimov encourages broad communication of Russian and international expert societies with research, educational and innovation institutes of Asian-Pacific region (APR). The partnership network includes research centers in Japan, South Korea, China, and other APR countries. FEFU takes part in the Russian academic excellence Project 5-100 run to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market. In 2019, the university was allocated 3926 budget study places; more than 200 educational programs are available to applicants. Anniversary 120th admission enrollment campaign has started on June 20, 2019. FEFU has also initiated construction of Scientific and Technology valley and IT-cluster on Russky Island, engaging professionals and intellectuals from all over Russia. University perceives the federal agenda and aims to unfold its potential with a concern of national interests throughout the country. FEFU scientific and research projects run on the grounds of 9 Schools with modern well-equipped laboratories. Building up a strong link between science and real economy is one of the priorities of the university. FEFU endorses the National Technology Initiative (NTI). In December 2017, FEFU NTI center for virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality was open. The center joins up the majority of the key developers who maintain hi-tech projects within VR/AR Consortium and keeps up communication with industry community. The FEFU NTI Center's activities are focused on cross-platform development and researching the outcomes of VR technologies application in various industries.

    Nikita Anisimov — FEFU President