Russia in the Spotlight

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce is running the following event:

Russia in The Spotlight


Alf Torrents, Executive Director, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce
David Cant, Managing Director, Albion Overseas Ltd

Russia has 13th largest GDFP in the world according the IMP estimates for 2019. It has recovered from the 2015 slowdown and 2018 saw growth of 2.3%. However due to sanctions and structural restraints the outlook remains subdued.

The governments new $400bn government spending programme, “National Projects” should push growth higher and present opportunities for businesses in sectors as infrastructure, financial services, healthcare and education.

It improved to 31st in the World Banks “Ease of Doing Business” ranking in 2018 after reaching 62nd in 2018 and from a starting position of 122nd.

Despite heightened political tensions and the Russian Government’s focus on import substitution making some companies wary of purchasing goods and services from overseas, Russia understands British exports provide some of the highest quality and most innovative goods and services available. With significant opportunities remaining in commuter goods, luxury items, educations and machine tools.

Benefits of attending include:

• An update on the latest economic situation
• A briefing on the opportunities and challenges for UK companies doing business in Russia
• Expert advice on doing business with Russia, including sourcing opportunities, cultural difference, routes to market, product compliance.
• An opportunity over a lunch to meet with the experts.


9.30 – Arrival & Registration
10.00 – Welcome and Introduction
10.10 – Presentations
12.30 – Q&A Panel Session
12.50 – Lunch & Networking


Chamber of Commerce Member: Free of Charge

Non-Chamber of commerce member: £25.00 + £5.00 VAT = £30.00 

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