25 Years: Foreign Investments in Russia's Social and Economic Development

January 12, 2017, 08:30 – 10:30, Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237, Invitation-only

Issues for Discussion

  • How have realities of work for investors in Russia changed over 25 years? What is the secret formula for growth and sustainability of business: localization and strategic partnerships, investments or cost reduction? What are best practices?
  • How far did global companies become Russian companies, did they provide the Russian market with high-quality goods, and did they start exporting products manufactured in Russia abroad?
  • The world has changed: supply chains, regional needs, labor costs are changing -- to what extent does the Russian market continue to be attractive for foreign investors in the current environment?
  • Interaction of business and authorities: how does the level of dialogue of the Russian authorities and investors meet the expectations of investors and what has to be done to bring the dialogue to a new level?
  • Growth points: infrastructure, entrepreneurship and regions -- how can foreign companies contribute to further development of the Russian economy? 


  • Maxim Akimov
    Maxim Akimov

    First Deputy Chief, Government Staff of the Russian Federation