20-22 September 2017

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20.09.2017, wednesday

Industry and Innovations – Drivers of Economic Development

Export: growth zones, Hall 7

Strategic session



Organizers: Saint-Petersburg regional branch "Business Russia"; Committee on development of export and import, "ABK Direct" Ltd; Fund for international trade development

The key issues: The strategic session accumulates information on the key factors constraining the development of trade and production potential of Russia.

Questions for discussion:

  • business socialization - club of exporters;
  • innovation sector as an export priority;
  • state support of export-oriented companies at various project stages;
  • competent management in industries;
  • logistics development: projects and solutions
  • innovative solutions in international trade;
  • financial instruments for exporters (factoring, lending, insurance, and others).


  • Natalia Podgoretskaya, Vice-President of the Development Fund of international trade, Director General of the export Agency "ABK Direct";
  • Ekaterina Mironenkova, Development Director at Export Agency "ABK Direct".


  • Elgiz Kachaev, Chairman of the Committee for development of the entrepreneurship and consumer market of St. Petersburg;
  • Rauza Medansky, Director of "Expert centre for legal support" Ltd, consultant of the export support center of the Republic of Udmurtia;
  • Alexander Shchelkanov, head of the unit at the insurance company "Coface" (COFACE) in the northwestern Federal district;
  • Yuri Dokukin, head of a separate division of the Russian Export Center in Saint-Petersburg;
  • Irina Kapitanova, Deputy General Director of the group of companies "Baltic-Trans";
  • Roman Vladimirovich Kozlov, Director of the craft union of Foreign Trade Activities "HERMES";
  • Yuri Fedorov, Director of Russia's first export coworking at the Russian University of Economics named after G. Plekhanov
  • Vadim Orlov, head of the production and logistics Narva Park;
  • Alexander Kondakov, chief specialist of the container transportation Department of JSC "Russian Railways logistics".

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