Between 13–14 October 2015, VTB Capital will host its seventh annual “Russia Calling!” Investment Forum in Moscow. The event will be attended by leading representatives from the business and policy community from more than 60 countries. They will discuss the issues of protecting macro sustainability, promoting durable cooperation, identifying competitive advantages and boosting investment into Russia.
VTB Capital’s Forum is a unique platform, designed to enable dialogue between Russian business and international investors. Traditionally the Plenary session of the Forum is attended by Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.
Other notable high-profile policy makers and business leaders at the Forum include Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board; Anton Siluanov, Finance Minister of the Russian Federation; Alexey Ulyukaev, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of the Bank of Russia; Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation; Igor Sechin, President of Rosneft; Oleg Deripaska, President of RUSAL; Sergey Galitsky Founder and CEO of Magnit; Vadim Shvetsov, General Director, SOLLERS OJSC and UAZ OJSC; Natalya Kaspersky, CEO of InfoWatch and Kaspersky Lab co-founder; Ekaterina Trofimova, Future head of the new national rating agency in the process of creation; Stefan Schulte, Chairman of the Executive Board of Fraport; Dietrich Möller, President & CEO of Siemens Russia; Idan Ofer, Principal of Quantum Pacific International Limited.
The first day of the Forum will be open by Macroeconomic panel “Protecting macro sustainability, facilitating economic expansion”, which will be attended by the heads of key Russian economic ministries. The participants will discuss the prospects for economic growth in the face of sluggish global growth and the role of fiscal policy in supporting macroeconomic stability and stimulate growth.
On the same day, a key session "Promoting durable cooperation, unlocking growth opportunities" will be held. Speakers at the session will be the heads of global businesses, as well as experts from Europe, Asia and Africa. During the session participants will discuss the shift in macro conditions which have opened up new development avenues for the strengthening and development of the Eurasian Economic Union and the creation of strategic integration projects in the framework of the New Silk Road. One of the topics will also be a reinvigoration of EU-Russia economic dialogue.
The second day of the Forum will open with a session hosted by CNN anchor Richard Quest. The discussion will be attended by the heads of European, Asian and African businesses. Participants will discuss the results of the past six months and give their forecasts for the global economy. This format of the event has been developed for VTB Capital of the World Economic Forum 2015 in Davos.
In the second day of the Forum will also be held the Session on import substitution and newly competitive exports. Among the participants are the government representatives, heads of the largest Russian companies in engineering, agriculture, tourism, IT, automotive.
All the sessions will be broadcast online on VTB Capital’s website: http://www.vtbcapital.com/events/2015/moscow/broadcasting/VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB Group, is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses. Since its foundation in 2008, VTB Capital has taken part in more than 530 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 230bn worth of investments to Russia and CIS.
VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to Russian and international clients, focusing on arranging operations in the debt, equity, global commodities markets, developing investment and asset management, advising clients on M&A and ECM deals in Russia and abroad. VTB Capital operates in London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.
VTB Capital holds top positions in debt and equity capital markets, as well as M&A, in Russia, CIS and CEE according to the 2011-2014 league tables by Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. In 2015 VTB Capital was named Best Investment Bank in Russia by Euromoney Awards for Excellence and International Finance Magazine (UK).
VTB Capital’s research team was ranked #1 in the Extel Survey in 2015. VTB Capital has been named Best Equities Sales and Trading firm in Russia by the annual Extel Survey and Institutional Investor All-Russia Survey since 2011.
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