4thRussian-British Business Forum 2018

In 2018, the Forum is dedicated to promoting high-tech exports, the digital economy and expansion of trade in services

Event programme

Monday, 26 November
Queen Elizabeth II Centre,
Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE
08:00-09:00
08:00-09:00
Registration of participants, coffee-break
His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent
Patron of the Russian-British chamber of Commerce
09:00-09:30
09:00-09:30
Opening of the Forum / Welcome speeches
Honorary speakers:

  • Аlexander Yakovenko, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Great Britain;
  • Аrkadiy Dvorkovich, Chairman of Skolkovo Foundation, President of "FIDE";
  • Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation;
  • Rustam Мinnikhanov, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan;
  • Boris Abramov, Trade representative of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom;
09:30-10:45
09:30-10:45
Plenary session of the Forum
"Development of Russian economy and cooperation with Great Britain"
Moderator:
Bloomberg
Russia is able to demonstrate considerable progress in economic development. GDP is rising, industrial production is increasing and by 2019, it is estimated that Russia's credit rating will reach investment grade. In 2017, positive dynamics in overseas sales of Russian non-energy goods and services was restored, and in 2018, for the first time since 2012, Russian non-energy exports reached another record-high. This progress is the result of our geographical and commodity diversification in exports.

The UK, as a global leader in many industrial and financial sectors, is a high priority for Russia. Despite sanctions, British companies continue to cooperate with Russian businesses and recognize the importance of Russia as a bilateral trading partner. At the end of 2016, primarily due to the Russian commodity and non-energy exports to the UK, the trade volume between Russia and the UK has significantly increased.

Russia became the 10thmajor partner of the United Kingdom in 2018, notably in Russian non-energy exports, however, taking into account the significant untapped potential of economic cooperation between the two countries, opportunity abounds. So, what are the prospects of further economic interaction between Russia and Great Britain? What are the conditions required to promote new Russian-British cooperation? What role can the UK play in assisting in the economic modernization of the Russian Federation, and conversely, what contribution can Russia play in the developing the British economy after Brexit? These questions will be discussed during the plenary session "Development of Russian economy and cooperation with the United Kingdom"

Speakers and participants:

Boris Titov, The President's Commissioner on the rights of entrepreneurs in the Russian Federation, co-Chairman of the all-Russian public organization "Business Russia";

  • Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation;
  • Sergey Morozov, Governor of the Ulyanovsk region;
  • C. Hendry, President of the RBCC Advisory Council;
  • Representative of the UK Department for international trade;
  • R. Munnings, member of LUKOIL Board of Directors, AFK Sistema, PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel;
  • Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director of the Autonomous non-profit organization "Agency for strategic initiatives" for new projects promotion;
  • Аndrey Slepnev, General Director, JSC "Russian export center";
10:45-11:00
10:45-11:00
Coffee-break / Press conference
11:00-11:15
11:00-11:15
European launch. Motorica Co. innovative VR/IoT rehabilitation platform
11:15-12:30
11:15-12:30
1 panel session:
"Innovations in digital and banking services"
Moderator/speaker:
V. Demin, Chairman of the Board, VEB Innovation Fund
The use of innovative technologies, robotics or artificial intelligence, is considered to be the overriding factor of interstate competition and service sector development. Each year innovations in both the digital and financial sectors are becoming more important for resolving problems and improving efficiency across many industries. It is universally acknowledged that the UK is one of the world's digital leaders. To match this in recent years Russia has also developed considerable footing in this space as well.

The panel session 'Innovations in digital and banking services', will outline the Russian and British experience of innovative technologies. There will be discussion then around the main trends of digital services development and to identify avenues of cooperation in the field of technology transfer.

Speakers and participants:

  • Vasil Latsanich, the General Director, JSC "VimpelCom";
  • Andrey Sharov, Vice-President, JSC "Sberbank of Russia";
  • R.Barnes, Chartered FCSI, Global Head of Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group;
  • Iliia Dimitrov, Russian Ombudsman for E-Commerce, Executive Director, Association of Electronic Trading Platforms ("AETP");
  • M. Button, CFO, City&Finance Global;
  • Viktor Dostov, President of the Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association;
  • A. Houmann, Head of EMEA Government Affairs, Citigroup;

«Q&A» session
1 round table on
"Cooperation between creative industries of Russia and the UK"
Moderator:
Juliana Slashchjova, Chairman of the Board, the film Studio "Soyuzmultfilm"
The development, promotion and export of the creative industries is a national priority for Russia. The creativity of a person can significantly contribute to economic growth and development of international relations. — But how?

This question will be discussed by the participants of this round table on 'Cooperation between creative industries of Russia and the UK'. Panelists will discuss the present and future of the creative industries, sharing experience of their work and analyzing future opportunities for animation in the format of international projects.

Speakers and participants:

  • Irina Mastusova, Executive Director, "The Russian animation";
  • The representative of JSC "Russian export center";
  • Juliann Scott, Consulting Executive Producer of Animation & Kid's TV;
  • Representatives of UK cartoon&animation industry;

«Q&A» session
12:30-12:45
12:30-12:45
European launch. "Machine vision" of Center2M based on IBM innovative technology (together with IBM)
12:45-13:30
12:45-13:30
Lunch / Press conference
13:30-14:00
13:30-14:00
European launch. New territory of innovations "Farmapolis" of Tatarstan Republic
Presentation of FIFA2018 Charity project by Street Child United and Russian National Tourist Office
14:00-15:15
14:00-15:15
2 panel session:
"Innovations and technologies as a factor of export development"
Moderator:
Bloomberg
In the age of digital economy, empowerment of non-energy export and international cooperation in differing industries, encourages the use of innovative technologies. In 2018, Russian non-energy export levels reached another record-high. However, European Union members still perceive Russia as primarily an energy supplier. Russia can however offer European consumers so much more. From fertilizers and pharmaceuticals, to computer technology and our growing creative industries. These present huge opportunities for export development.

The panel session 'Innovations and technologies as a factor of export development' is designed to identify the most competitive sectors of the national economy in the global market.

Speakers, including Russian and British business leaders, will discuss their achievements and consider the prospects for partnership in these innovative spheres.

Speakers and participants:

  • Alexey Guriev, Chairman of the Board, General Director, JSC "PhosAgro";
  • G. O'Grady, CEO, BlackThorne International Transport;
  • Juliana Slashchjova, Chairman of the Board, the film Studio "Soyuzmultfilm";
  • P. Hambro, president, senior advisor to the board, Petropavlovsk plc;
  • Lev Gorilovskiy, Member of the Board, Polyplasctic;

"Q&A" session
2 round table on
«Future Technologies for rehabilitation and disabilities»
Moderator:
Martin Shiderov, senior sector manager: life sciences & healthcare, Department for international trade;
Innovative technologies in medicine are very fast growing today. It is vital that these innovations are transformed into commercial products so that they can be introduced into health-care, to become of use to consumers. For example, in the field of prosthetics and rehabilitation, technology transfer and the promotion of innovative products on the global market improves the lives of patients and give new impulse to the growth of investments and industrial development.

How is it possible to support innovative technologies in medicine? How can we build relations between those in the rehabilitation field, and bring them together? What can be done to provide patients with access to these new medical technologies? The speakers of the round table will discuss these questions.

Speakers and participants:



  • Andrei Davidiuk, Commercial Director, Motorica;
  • Christophe Mallet, Commercial Director, Somewhere Else;
  • Julien Denoel, Managing Director, Somewhere Else;
  • Naveed Parvez and Ross Tierney, Andiamo;
  • Stepan Galaev, Investment Director, Galaev & Co., Angel Investor at Dragons' Den;
  • The representative of UKIHMA

«Q&A» session
15:15-16:30
15:15-16:30
3 panel session:
"IT-technologies in business, industry and daily life"
Moderator:
M. Scott, CEO, TheCityUK
Over the past decades, IT technologies have radically changed the landscape of the world and offered new opportunities for both work and recreation. Advances in IT not only determine the essence of a new society, but also play a role in the competitiveness of a nation's economic output.

Cloud computing, social networks, search engines, technologies for increased interconnectivity and other innovations — all optimize production processes and enhance the quality of human life. It is understood universally that this digital revolution is the key to driving the global economy. Our speakers on this panel session 'IT-technologies in business, industry and daily life' will expand on this.

Speakers and participants:



  • Konstantin Parshin, Vice President, Executive Director of IT Cluster, Skolkovo Fund;
  • G. Willner, the chief executive officer, IXCellerate;
  • Sergey Matrosov, Leader, Cloud service providers, IBM;
  • Аri Kravchin, the chief financial officer, GetTransfer;
  • Tatiana Kalinina, director for international business development, Yandex;
  • Аlexander Pinchuk, the chief executive officer, VidiGuide;
  • Member of Executive board of SkyScanner;

«Q&A» session
Prize draw from Aeroflot - Russian Airlines
16:30
16:30
Closing speeches
Boris Abramov
Trade representative of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom