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Impressions from them 2011 meeting:
Russia will catch up quickly. Our choice is the continued integration of Russia in the world economy
Igor E. Manylov, State-Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Russia
 
The prospects for Russian-Cypriot relations are very good
Demetris Christofias, President, Republic of Cyprus
 
While Russias economic strength for the last decade has been built on the might of its energy sector, the government is currently attempting to steer the economy to high-value added services and manufacturing of hightech products
Ilya Ponomarev, Chairman, Hi-Tech Subcommittee of the Russian Duma, Russia
 
An important step in reaching trade potential is for Russia to join the WTO
Alexander Downer, United Nations Special Envoy to Cyprus
 
We have to improve the market for initial public offerings if we want to make Moscow a world-class financial center
Hans Jochum Horn, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Renaissance Group, Russia
 
We need to address moral concerns and we need to build trust
His Beatitude Chrysostomos II., Archbishop of New Justiniana and all Cyprus
 
Russian firms are emerging as global corporations, reaching a level playing field with the established Multinationals of the West
Jacques Jean Sarraf, Chairman, Malia Holding, Lebanon
 
 
 
Global Russia Business Meeting
22-23 April 2012, Luxembourg
 
HRH Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg welcoming participants
Horasis held the third Global Russia Business Meeting in Luxembourg on 22-23 April 2012. The meeting was co-hosted by Luxembourg for Business and supported by several Russian business organizations. Over 300 leaders met under the theme 'Globalizing Russian Firms'. The Global Russia Business Meeting is one of the foremost gatherings of leaders in business and government to share visions on opportunities and challenges in Russia and the world at large. Please visit the Photo Gallery and download the Meeting Report.

HRH Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg welcomed participants during the opening reception. `Economic and commercial relations between Russia and Luxembourg have been growing steadily. Igor E. Manylov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Russia, shared a lucid vision for the future of the Russia economy. He stressed that the government of the Russian Federation will adopt transparency and good governance as its defining hallmarks to address the country´s challenges effectively. Etienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade, Luxembourg, concluded: `It is in the best interest of Russia and Europe to grow together, to grow our businesses sustainably, and to grow together as true partners.´

The meeting put particular importance to possible trajectories of the Russian economy. `Russia might need a new economic model if it is going to continue to grow,´ as Igor Agamirzyan, General Director, Russian Venture Company, Russia, stated. Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Senior Vice President, Nokia, Finland, said that `Russia needs to grow at least 6 percent a year to become one of the world´s five largest economies.´ John M Neill, Chairman, Unipart Group, United Kingdom, believed that Russian firms have completed only one phase of the transformation necessary to thrive on a global level playing field. `Russian business leaders need to re-orient from a traditional domestic strategy,´ Dennis Gillings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Quintiles USA, explained. 'The Russian government,´ said Maxim Kiselev, Chief Development Officer, Technopark Skolkovo, Russia,´ is committed to spending billions of dollars and changing the way it does business to embrace the most successful models of innovation.´

Announcing the 2012 Russian Business Leaders of the Year, Horasis - together with our strategic partner PwC - celebrated three outstanding entrepreneurs who have been building and leading successful Russian firms: The award winners ere: Dmitry Repin, General Director, Digital October Center, Russia; Salavat Rezbaev, Chairman, New Age Capital Partners, Russia; Anastasia Vysotkina, General Director, Regent Holding Company, Russia.

Mikhail Shamolin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sistema, Russia, addressing participants Igor E. Manylov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Russia - Harnessing Russia's Transformation
   
Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland, Member of the Executive Board, Nokia Group photo with the award winners

The co-chairs were:

Igor Agamirzyan, General Director, Russian Venture Company, Russia
Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Senior Vice President, Nokia, Finland
Bo Inge Andersson, Chief Executive Officer, Gaz Group, Russia
Christodoulos Angastiniotis, Chairman, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency, Cyprus
Timothy Beardson, Chairman, Albert Place Holdings, Hong Kong SAR
Edouard Cukierman, Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Fund, Israel
Dennis Gillings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Quintiles, USA
Dmitri A. Gromov, Managing Director, RTS Telecom, Russia
Ibrahim Naeem, Founding Chairman, Housing Development Finance Corporation, Maldives
John M Neill, Chairman, Unipart Group, United Kingdom
Ilya Ponomarev, Co-founder, Manitou Capital; Chairman, Hi-Tech Development Subcommittee of the Russian Duma, Russia
George Piskov, Chairman, Uniastrum Bank, Russia
Salavat Rezbaev, Chairman, New Age Capital Partners, Russia
Lidya Tsarenko, Chief Executive Officer, Premium Telecom, Russia
Anastasia Vysotkina, General Director, Regent Holding Company, Russia

 


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