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VTB Capital to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum


VTB Capital will be participating in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum taking place from 22nd to 24th May 2014.

VTB Capital has been a partner of the Forum since 2009 and regularly plays an active role in the Forum programme. This year, speakers from VTB Group will participate in several headline sessions, including a panel discussion on ‘Establishing the incentives to reverse Russian capital flight’, which will be hosted in cooperation with VTB Capital.

The panel will be held on 23rd May and will bring together leading international and Russian experts, including: Alexei Ulyukayev, Minister of Economic Development of Russian Federation; Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital; Alexander Afanasiev, Chairman of the Executive Board at Moscow Exchange; Oleg Viyugin, Chairman of the Board of Directors at MDM Bank; Irackly Mtibelishvily, Managing Director and Chairman of Banking at Citi Russia & CIS; Walid Chammah, Partner at Chammah & Partners; Denis Shulakov, First Vice-President at Gazprombank; Viatcheslav Pivovarov, CEO at Altera Capital. The session will be moderated by the CNBC anchor, Steve Sedgwick.

Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank, Chairman of VTB Capital holding companies Board of Directors, will also be speaking on a panel on 23rd May. The discussion, which is entitled "Public-private partnerships: the imperative to execute” will feature the views of a range of industry experts who will share their experiences and consider the role and future of public-private partnerships in exploring new economic opportunities.

The Forum programme will also include a seminar on "Putting private sector infrastructure money to work – what models to build upon?". Oleg Pankratov, Head of Infrastructure Capital and Project Finance at VTB Capital will be attending the event, which will bring together participants to discuss the role of public and private financing for infrastructure projects in Russia and abroad.

VTB Capital’s participation in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is an opportunity for the bank to promote Russian assets, engage with international investors, and further develop Russia’s reputation as an attractive investment destination. It is also an opportunity for VTB Group’s investors, clients and partners to meet with senior business and political leaders.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is a key platform for bringing together industry experts from Russia and beyond to discuss the most pressing business issues facing us today. VTB Capital is an active and long-term participant in the Forum and we expect this year’s event to be as productive and insightful as ever."

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 470 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 194bn 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 Moscow, London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.

VTB Capital holds top positions in the debt and equity capital markets, as well as M&A, in Russia, CIS and CEE according to the league tables for 2011-2013 by Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

This press-release does not constitute an offer to the public or an advertisement of securities in the Russian Federation, is not an offer or an invitation to make offers, to purchase securities in the Russian Federation and must not be passed on to third parties or otherwise made publicly available in the Russian Federation.

Press Office

Vadim Bely 

Julia Govorun