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London | RBCC Business Forum: Russo-British Cooperation for Growth

Posted on 23 May 2019

London | RBCC Business Forum: Russo-British Cooperation for Growth

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019. 09:00am-15:00pm

The RBCC Business Forum is hosted annually in London, and brings together leading figures in the Russo-British business community. Attended by senior representatives of governmental bodies, trade associations and both British and Russian companies, and with speakers from a variety of sectors, the Forum aims to lead the conversation on business and trade between the UK and the Russian Federation.This year we will be examining some of the trends and challenges in the energy and extractive industries and looking at where Russian and UK expertise can collaborate to mutual benefit and profitability. We will also be tackling topics such as digitalisation, sustainability and innovation; with one of the panels dedicated to looking at where UK technological expertise can complement Russian development in a number of sectors such as education. There will be a number of high-profile speakers who will give a fascinating personal insight into some of the challenges and opportunities they have encountered in their particular industry.

Provisional Panel Sessions

Panel 1: The Future Russo-British Landscape for Energy

Topics: Green energy, sustainability, disruptive technology and sharing experiences

  • Lord Barker of Battle, Chairman, En+
  • Nicholas Pomeroy, Director of Business Development, Wood PLC

Moderated by The Rt Hon Charles Hendry, President, RBCC Advisory Council

Panel 2: Russo-British Technological Development: Opportunities for Cooperation

Topics: Business education, emerging trends, digital strategy, the Russian market

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Tatiana Kalinina, Business Development Director, Yandex
  • Fabian Braesemann, Data Scientist, Oxford Internet Institute

Moderated by Andrew Jack, global education editor for the Financial Times and former Foreign Correspondent in Russia

Lightning Talk and Q&A

‘The Silk Road Initiative’ presented by Maria Kotova, Global Business Development Manager and Senior Advisor, Dezan Shira & Associates

Provisional Event Programme:

09.00 - Registration, Tea and Coffee

09.30 - Welcome Speech by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, RBCC Patron

09.40 - Keynote speeches

10.10 - Lightning Talk and Q&A

10.30 - Panel Discussion 1 and Q&A

11.30 - Coffee Break

11.50 - Lightning Talk and Q&A

12.10 - Panel Discussion 2 and Q&A

13.10 - Closing Address (Alf Torrents, RBCC Executive Director

13.20 - Networking Lunch

14.30 - RBCC EGM (Details HERE)

15.00 - Business Forum Concludes

19.00 - 21.00 - Reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation at his Residence for Business Forum delegates (Kensington Palace Gardens)


From 10 May

- RBCC Member Ticket: £95.00 + VAT&FEE *

- Non-member Ticket: £145.00 + VAT&FEE **


* These tickets are available to RBCC members only. If you purchase a member ticket by mistake, we will ask you to please pay the difference of the tickets.

**Fee: Payments are subject to a service fee levied by eventbrite


Please do not hesitate to contact the RBCC office on +44 (0)207 931 64 55 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Tues 18 June!