RBCC Business Forum 2019: Russo-British Cooperation for Growth

London | 18th June 2019 | 9AM GMT

Our Global Business Development Manager, Maria Kotova, will be speaking at RBCC Business Forum 2019 to give personal insight on the challenges and opportunities on the topic of Russo-British cooperation for growth.

This year's event, will focus on the contemporary business environment, the development of technology and the move towards clean energy. The event will feature panel discussions and presentations with a number of high-profile speakers who will give a fascinating personal insight into some of the challenges and opportunities they have encountered in their particular industry. Additionally, the Ambassador of Russia to the United Kingdom will host a reception at his Residence for Business Forum delegates in the evening.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Lord Barker of Battle, Chairman, En+

Tatiana Kalinina, Business Development Director, Yandex

Ari Ratnakamur, Chief Financial Officer, Wiser

Maria Kotova, Global Business Development Manager and Senior Advisor, Dezan Shira & Associates

Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor and former Foreign Correspondent in Russia, Financial Times

Agenda (to be confirmed):

9.00 – Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 – Welcome speech HRH Prince Michael of Kent

9.40 - Keynote speeches

10.10 - Lightning Talk and Q&A

10.30 - Panel Discussion 1, Q&A: The Future Russo-British Landscape for Energy

One of the major challenges confronting both Russian and UK businesses is sustainability. To many, Russia is a country synonymous with gas, oil and coal - fossil fuels which are some of Russia’s most valuable exports. The increasing demand for a cleaner energy sector presents enormous opportunities for renewable energy and technology companies alike. Cooperation in these areas is rich in potential and is the focus of this panel.

11.30 – Coffee Break

11.50 – Lightning Talk and Q&A

12.10 – Panel Discussion 2, Q&A: Russo-British Technological Development: Opportunities for Cooperation

Although Russia’s energy sector has long anchored its economy, Russia’s development goals show an increasing emphasis on its tech and digital industries. Russia has the largest number of internet users in Europe and Russia is set to become a “fast follower” 5G nation on the global stage, with 5G networks forecast to provide coverage to more than 80 per cent of the country’s population by 2025. With investment from government into programmes to promote university research and development and increased funding for Russian tech start-ups, the opportunities this presents will be the focus of this second panel.

13.10 – Closing Address

13.20 – Networking Lunch

15.00 – Business Forum closes

19.00 – 21.00 - Reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation at his Residence for Business Forum delegates (Kensington Palace Gardens)


RBCC Member Ticket: £95.00 + VAT&FEE *
Non-member Ticket: £145.00 + VAT&FEE **

* Non-members who purchase RBCC Member tickets will be asked to pay the difference in ticket price to attend.

**Fee: Payments are subject to a service fee levied by eventbrite


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