About Forum

The 9th annual VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum in Moscow has reached a successful conclusion. The Forum was attended by over 2500 guests, including over 500 investors from 60 countries, government officials and the heads of leading global corporations.

During the Forum, a macroeconomic panel discussion was held with the participation of  Anton Siluanov, Finance Minister of the Russian Federation; Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, as well as representatives of Russian businesses. The panel discussed economic growth, monetary policy, improving the competitiveness of the Russian economy, and increasing the mobility of resources. 

On the first day of the forum The President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, addressed the plenary session, which was moderated by Andrey Kostin, President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board. Panellists included Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, Finance Minister of State of Qatar, Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group, Chan Chauto, President of CEFC China, and Nassef Sawiris, CEO of OCI N.V. The theme of the plenary session was "Harnessing complexities, controlling risks", and the participants discussed the key factors of economic growth and risks faced by investors and companies in the environment in which they operate.

During the Forum, over 1000 business meetings between Russian companies and investors were organised.  

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: “Over the past nine years “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum has become one of the main events in the Russian investment banking landscape. Its main objective is demonstrating to internantional partners the full range of investment opportunities which exist in Russia today, as well as establishing a direct dialogue between representatives of government, businesses and international investment community. The Forum is instrumental in encouraging capital attraction into Russian economy, improving investment climate and strengthening economic relations between countries”.