"RUSSIA CALLING!" Investment Forum to be held online at the end of October

8 October 2020

The 12th VTB Capital Investment Forum “RUSSIA CALLING!” will take place on October 29-30, 2020. The main theme of the event will be “Global Challenges, Local Remedies”. Participants and guests of the forum, which will be held online for the first time this year, will be approximately a million representatives of business and political circles from around the world.

Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB, noted: “The new reality that the world is facing in 2020 has significantly transformed traditional business methods, radically affected the economy and markets, and accelerated the transformation and digitalization of many processes. The new online format of the forum will attract authoritative expert speakers from various sectors of the economy to discuss these topics and gather an audience from all over the world. By holding the forum, we want to once again emphasize the importance of dialogue between representatives of different countries, the need to act together to cope with the unprecedented challenges facing the global economy, the financial market, the health care system and society generally. I am confident that the forum will be an important event on the international business agenda”.

In the online format, the forum will retain its traditional format. Three sessions will be held, the topics of which will be macroeconomics and the impact of the pandemic on global markets, monetary policy of central banks, labor productivity and employment, financial instruments in a changed reality, transformation and adaptation of business processes in new conditions and technologies for a secure future.

For the first time, the Forum will be broadcast to a wide audience, any viewer from anywhere in the world with access to the internet will be able to join the broadcast and hear the speakers’ speeches. Experts will take part in discussions from studios around the world, including Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East.


The VTB Capital Investment Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" has been held annually since 2009. Every year the event attracts an authoritative audience, including representatives of government agencies, heads of Russian and international companies and investors. The agenda of the forum covers the most pressing issues of the global economy, finance and business sectors. The forum's influence and credibility among the business community has been repeatedly recognized by a number of international awards, including the IPRA Golden World Awards, Extel Survey, Communicate Magazine’s Corporate and Financial Awards.

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