• Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation
    «As usual the Forum brings together Russian and foreign entrepreneurs, investors and experts of the highest level and range in order to have an open and professional discussion of the current issues on the business agenda to consider the main trends in the economy of Russia, primarily, and also of the economy of the entire world»
  • Andrey Kostin, President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank

    We are happy to welcome you at the 11th Annual Investment Forum RUSSIA CALLING! The advantage of our forum is that it is very stable. We have a growing number of participants and we thank you for coming over. I hope that we are going to end up with interesting investment projects that will be mutually beneficial.

  • Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank, Chairman of VTB holding companies Board of Directors
    «The primary purpose of VTB Capital’s «RUSSIA CALLING!» Forum is to show the whole spectrum of investment possibilities in Russia, provide ground for the contacts between foreign investors and executive authorities. We believe that we have managed to draw the top-persons of the Russian government and leaders of Russian business, and we hope that we will be able to raise questions that are really interesting for the investors.»
  • Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
    «“RUSSIA CALLING!” is a unique platform. It is excellently organized, as always. It’s also very impressive that it’s attended by representatives of numerous media outlets. So even if you are not able to personally take part in the event you can watch a live broadcast of the Forum. Furthermore, the Forum is an excellent communications platform and provides unrivalled access to people who are interesting to talk to. From my point of view, everything went well. And what is more, I have heard in the so-called lobby that today Plenary Session was the best in all the history of “RUSSIA CALLING!” Forum. The topics are quite actual, everyone saw how the discussion was flaring – even when the sun sank over the horizon both the panel’s participants and audience had desire to continue the discussion on the announced topics»
  • Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital
    «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»
  • Ksenia Yudaeva, Bank of Russia First Deputy Governor
    «It is evident that ”RUSSIA CALLING!” has become a significant event for the Russian economy. The sessions I took part in were very formidable in terms of the audiences and speakers, and especially the discussion topics where the key issues of Russia’s economic policy were addressed. …I hope that the Forum was just as interesting and useful for its main target audience, so that investors know that Russia is calling!»
  • Ken Moelis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Moelis & Company
    «It is an honor to be here.
    …we are blaming the trade war and politics for nationalization and de-globalization. In essence, I think, it was inevitable and it began to happen probably 10 years ago. The world went global but started to emphasize local. »
  • Yanzhi Wang, Executive Director of the Board of Directors, President, Silk Road Fund
    «This is my great pleasure to attend this Forum. …For us there is a great potential so we are willing to work with our Russian counterparts to explore this potential.»
  • Emma Marcegaglia, Chairman, Eni, Chairman, Marcegaglia Holding
    «Thank you for inviting me, for me it is a great honor to be here. As for my assessment of the economy and scenario – I would say that the situation is challenging. Even though our link with Russia is very strong, we are good friends and we would like to continue working with our friends in Russia.»
  • Lazarus Zim, Managing Director CEO, Atisa Group
    «RUSSIA CALLING! is phenomenal! I am honored to be a part of this very successful investment forum. VTB Capital has put together a very insightful conference and to have the President on stage answering questions. It is a great experience!»