The sixth annual VTB Capital “Russia Calling!” Investment Forum starts on 1st October in Moscow
Between 1st – 2nd October, VTB Capital will host its sixth annual “Russia Calling!” Investment Forum in Moscow. The event will be attended by leading representatives from the business and policy community from more than 60 countries. They will discuss the priorities for the Russian economy, including regional growth, key objectives of the Russian Government and the investment climate.
VTB Capital’s “Russia Calling!” Investment Forum is a unique platform, designed to enable dialogue between Russian and international investors. It is anticipated that the Forum will be attended by Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.
Distinguished experts and business leaders set to address the Forum include Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board; Alexey Ulyukaev, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of the Bank of Russia; Maxim Sokolov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Herman Gref, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Sberbank of Russia; Olivier Charmeil, CEO and President at Sanofi Pasteur; Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman at Pirelli & C S.p.A; Wanzhou Meng, Executive Board Director at Huawei; Ravi Ruia, Vice-Chairman at Essar Group and other influential experts.
A panel session “Upstreaming regional growth – leveraging stories of success” will be held on the opening day of the Forum. During the session, participants will discuss the development of the Russian economy and the country’s transport infrastructure, as well as the investment potential of Russian regions and examples of successful business projects.
The second day of the Forum will hold the panel session “Macroeconomic policy – crucial choices”. The participants will discuss issues of fiscal and monetary policy, and the prospects for the banking sector.
The Plenary session “Russia’s development agenda – exploring new opportunities” will also be held on the second day of the Forum. The discussion will focus on the issues of the global economy, the priorities for domestic economic growth, broadening international economic ties and economic security.
All the sessions will be broadcast online on VTB Capital’s website: http://www.vtbcapital.ru/events/2014/moscow/broadcasting/.
Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: “Given today’s challenging external environment, it is essential for market participants and policy makers to continue their constructive business dialogue and promote mutually beneficial cooperation. VTB Capital’s “Russia Calling!” Investment Forum is now in its sixth year and has become a unique platform for direct interaction between participants from around the world. The Forum is a significant event on the global investment market, ideally suited for promoting investment opportunities in Russia.”
VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB Group, is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses. Since its foundation in 2008, VTB Capital has taken part in more than 490 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 200bn worth of investments to Russia and CIS.
VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to Russian and international clients, focusing on arranging operations in the debt, equity, global commodities markets, developing investment and asset management, advising clients on M&A and ECM deals in Russia and abroad. VTB Capital operates in London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.
VTB Capital holds top positions in debt and equity capital markets, as well as M&A, in Russia, CIS and CEE according to the 2011-2013 league tables by Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
VTB Capital’s research team was ranked #1 in the Institutional Investor All-Russia Investor Survey in 2014 and Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011 and 2012. VTB Capital has been named Best Equities Sales and Trading firm in Russia by the annual Thomson Reuters Extel Survey and Institutional Investor All-Russia Survey since 2011.