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London | RBCC Business Forum | Forging the Future: Opportunities for Innovation in Russo-British Business, BMA House, Tuesday 5 June 2018

05 Jun 18
from 08:15 to 14:30
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP

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The RBCC Business Forum is hosted annually in London, and brings together leading figures in the Russo-British business community. Attended by senior representatives of governmental bodies, trade associations and both British and Russian companies, and with speakers from a variety of sectors, the Forum aims to lead the conversation on business and trade between the UK and the Russian Federation.

The 2018 Forum will focus on the contemporary business environment and how best to utilise the opportunities afforded to us by new innovations. Panel sessions will tackle questions regarding new technologies, sustainability, digitalisation and startup culture. Speakers will include leaders in their fields and representatives of both well-established companies and young businesses alike, as well as educators and investors that teach and encourage the new entrepreneurs that are going to shape our economies in the future.

Tuesday 5 June 2018
BMA House, London

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW - see below for details!

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Adam Maskatiya
General Manager, Kaspersky Lab UK & Ireland

Alex Barnes
Government Relations Advisor, Nord Stream 2 AG

Leonid Zubarev
Senior Partner - Head of Commercial - Head of Insurance & Funds, CMS

Liam Halligan
Economics Commentator, Telegraph Media Group

Yulia Druzhnikova
Director of International Projects, RVC

Maxim Romanov
Head of International Development, Skolkovo Foundation

Bob Murphy
Powertrain Operations Manager for Russia, Ford Motor Company

Professor Christopher Gerry
Associate Professor of Russian & Eurasian Political Economy, University of Oxford


Sponsored by:

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Provisional Agenda

08:15  Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:00  Welcome Address from HRH Prince Michael of Kent, RBCC Patron

09:10  Keynote speeches
HE Dr Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UK
Dr Boris Abramov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the UK

09:40  Panel Discussion: Focus on the Future
  • The importance of cybersecurity for your international business.
  • Russian energy in the age of sustainability: what does a move to greener energy mean for Russia’s oil and gas industries?
  • Hi-tech Russia: what can the UK offer the innovators of the New East?
  • How SMEs contribute to the Russian and British economies.

10:40  Coffee Break 

11:00  One-on-one conversation

11:40  Panel Discussion: Advise, Support, Engage: Examples from Russia & the UK
  • The importance of sharing our business experiences internationally.
  • Invest in the future: funding for SMEs and startups today.
  • Support for startups in Russia and the UK.
  • Engaging with future economists: collaboration between education and enterprise.

12:40  Closing Address

12:50  Networking Lunch


Tickets
RBCC Member: £100+VAT
Non-Member: £150+VAT

To register for your place, please email Ellie at ellie.davis@rbcc.com or call the RBCC London Office on +44 (0)20 7931 6455.


If you would like to know more about speaking and promotional opportunities, please contact Ellie Davis (ellie.davis@rbcc.com, 020 7931 6455)