Bilateral Relations Between Russia and Sweden Are Gaining Momentum on the Forum Track

Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Peter Ericson, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden, met in Moscow. During the meeting they discussed the participation of the Swedish delegation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on 24–26 May 2018, including a detailed discussion of the Russian-Swedish panel as part of the Business Programme of the Forum. Heads of the largest Swedish companies will join the delegation from Sweden.

Anton Kobyakov emphasized a positive trend in the development of the bilateral trade, which in January-February 2018 grew by 75% compared to the same period in 2017 and amounted to about $1 billion.

“This dynamic goes a long way. About 350 Swedish companies have their representative offices in Russia. Their direct investment in the Russian economy over the nine months of 2017 went up 1.5 times, making Sweden the ninth biggest investor in the Russian economy,” – he said.

During the meeting, Swedish Ambassador to Russia Peter Ericson stated “Swedish companies take a keen interest in Russia and investing in the Russian market. For the first time in three years, the Swedish business heavy hitters will be a part of the delegation. CEOs of AstraZeneca, Volvo Group, Stena, Oriflame will come with long-term plans for co-operation with Russian partners.”

Russia-Sweden round table Digital Business Transformation And Investment Potential will take place on 24 May 2018. The discussion participants will take a look at the major challenges of digitalization and the issues of large companies business processes adaptation to new digital economy requirements, will share best practices on the transition to an innovative business model, and discuss options for co-operation in the matter.

Anton Kobyakov noted the relevance of the digitalization discussion. He conveyed that the topic of Digital Business Transformation And Investment Potential coincides with one of the key lines of the Russian economy development, stated by the President of the Russian Federation in the State of the Federation speech, namely – ensuring state-of-the-art technological development, which is impossible without digital technologies best practices exchange. This becomes especially relevant intersectorally and the round table participants will certainly illustrate this.

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IV EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM, 11–13 SEPTEMBER 2018

The Eastern Economic Forum will take place on 11–13 September, 2018 on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island (Vladivostok).
The Eastern Economic Forum is a unique platform for cooperation between representatives from the worlds of business and politics, as well as members of the expert and media communities from Russia and the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of the exhibitions at EEF 2018 is to attract investors to the Russian Far East, by:

  • providing a visual representation of the Forum programme, showcasing investment opportunities in the Russian Far East;
  • creating a space for direct dialogue between investors, company heads, representatives of government agencies, and the media;
  • giving potential Russian and international investors an idea of the progress being made on work to support the investment process;
  • offering clear confirmation of the region’s investment appeal;
  • working directly with investors along industry-based and regional lines;
  • providing a complete picture of the regions of the Russian Far East and their investment attractiveness;
  • establishing a comprehensive overview of the Russian Far East’s development institutions;
  • showcasing all the countries taking part in the Forum.

The EEF 2018 exhibition space will include presentations about specific advanced special socioeconomic zones, investment projects, and measures being undertaken by federal and regional authorities to develop the socioeconomic, demographic, and investment potential of the Far Eastern Federal District.
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The Russian investment forum will take place in Sochi on February 15-16, 2018

The Russian investment forum will take place in Sochi on February 15-16, 2018
The Russian investment forum is a traditional platform for presenting Russia’s investment and economic potential. The Forum is held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

The Russian Investment Forum is being operated by the Roscongress Foundation.

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Reception on the Occasion of 90-th Anniversary

Trade representation of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Sweden April 12, 2017 held a reception on the occasion of 90-th anniversary. The number of participants was more than 120 guests.

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