Events of 2017

1 January 2018
In 2017, a large-scale federal project has been presented in a number of significant Russian and international exhibitions.

Russian Investment Forum

On February 27-28, 2017 in Sochi, special economic zones took part in the Russian Investment Forum. At the forum, the resident of the SEZ "St. Petersburg" BIOCAD was awarded the nomination "The Best Project in the Field of Innovations and High Technologies" for organizing the high-tech production of biological substances and ready-made medications for the treatment of oncological and autoimmune diseases. The award was presented by the Chairman of the Government of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

Forum of Development Institutes

On March 15, 2017, representatives of JSC "SEZ" took part in the first forum of Russian development institute, organized by the RUIE. The key topics for discussion were: the effectiveness of development institute, the change in the paradigm of development institute in the medium term, as well as the experience of passing the necessary expertises, scientific and expert-analytical support of projects, their support and promotion. Opening the event, the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin noted that his main goal is to form a unified view of the development institute for their successful work in the medium term.

International exhibition IPhEB and CPhl Russia

On March 29, 2017, special economic zones took part in the largest international exhibition of pharmaceutical industry in Russia IPhEB & CPhI Russia. As part of the business program of the exhibition there was held the session "Domestic - means privileged". During the session there were presented opportunities of special economic zones of Russia and success stories of pharmaceuticals and biotechnologies projects in SEZ.

Moscow economic days in Hong Kong

On March 28-30, 2017, the Moscow Government organized the days of Moscow's economy in Hong Kong. During this event, the general director of JSC "SEZ" Vitaly Milyavsky presented SEZ To Hong Kong business society.

Session of the Russian - German Chamber

On April 19, 2017, the meeting of the Committee of localization and industrial production of the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber took place, Representatives of JSC "SEZ" made presentation on "Effective production in Russia: new opportunities of special economic zones". Representatives of the special economic zones "Alabuga", "Lipetsk", "Moglino", "Stupino" and "Dubna" also took part in the meeting.

Investment Forum in Italy

On April 27-28, 2017 in Milan, the investment forum «New model of industrial cooperation» was held, which was dedicated to business and localization of production in Russia. JSC "Special Economic Zones" took part in the forum with a presentation and in meetings and negotiations with potential residents of the Russian SEZ.

French-Russian Conference of economic cooperation

On May 16 and 17, an official visit of the Moscow city delegation to France (Lyon and Marseilles) took place, led by the Minister of the Moscow Government, the head of the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations of Moscow, Sergei Cheryomin. Within the framework of the event, several conferences took place and were devoted to the development of Franco-Russian economic cooperation. At the conferences in Lyon and Marseilles, representatives of JSC "Special Economic Zones" presented the investment potential of the Russian SEZ to the French business.

WorldSkills Russia

On May 17, 2017, representatives of JSC "Special Economic Zones" took part in the business program of the V National Championship "Young Professionals" (WorldSkills Russia) 2017, held in Krasnodar. The plenary meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Russia Lyudmila Ogorodova, Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev and General Director of the Union of «Young Professionals» (Worldskills Russia) Robert Urazov.

During the business program, representatives of business and education discussed issues of professional and additional education, growth of human resources through a partnership between employers and educational institutions, employment issues and support for highly qualified participants in the WorldSkills movement. Companies 3M and INTERSKOL, residents of SEZ “Alabuga”, were official partners of the «Young Professionals» (Worldskills Russia) movement.

Forum of Cross-Border Regions

Representatives of the Russian special economic zones took part in the round table "Tools for Territory Development - the basis of competitiveness of the Russian Economy", which was held on May 18, 2017 as part of the business program of the III Forum of Cross-Border Regions in Pskov. The event was held with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexander Tsybulsky.

Presentation of the report of Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency(KOTRA)

On May 29, 2017, the final session on the program of cooperation between JSC "SEZ" and the South Korea (Knowledge Sharing Program) has been held.

The South Korean delegation, led by the senior adviser Shin Dong-Kyu, presented the results of almost a year's work on the program, including the adaptation of the South Korean experience for the Russian SEZ. The delegation included representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Russia, representatives of KOTRA, as well as a group of researchers from South Korean universities. The meeting discussed the best practices of SEZ management and reached agreements on the localization of Korean companies in Russia.

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

From June 1 to June 3, 2017 in St. Petersburg, special economic zones took part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Within the framework of the business program of the forum, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexander Tsybulsky and General Director of JSC "SEZ" St. Petersburg" Tamara Rondaleva in presence of St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko signed an agreement on the management of a special economic zone established on the territory of St. Petersburg.

Russian- Chinese EXPO

During the period from 15 to 19 June 2017, the delegation of JSC "SEZ" took part in the IV Russian-Chinese Expo "Russia and China: New Points of Growth in Trade and Economic Cooperation, Innovation Development" in Harbin, China.

The Russian delegation at the Expo was led by the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Oreshkin.

IV Russian-Chinese EXPO (EXPO) is a large-scale international exhibition approved by the Governments of Russia and China (formerly the Harbin International Trade and Economic Fair of the PRC), organized by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Commerce of China and the People's Government of Heilongjiang Province of China. The SEZ project was presented at the EXPO in the form of a single exposition in the pavilion of the Harbin International Exhibition Center. The stand presented special economic zones as an ideal tool for business development in Russia. Exposition of special economic zones of Russia was recognized as the best one at the EXPO (received a diploma). Within the framework of the business program, a presentation was made of the potential of Russian SEZ for potential investors from China. Employees of JSC "SEZ" prepared and successfully held meetings with potential investors.

Strong Russia 2017

On July 4, 2017, the Business Summit "Strong Russia - 2017" was held at the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation. The Summit participants were offered the opportunity to “learn firsthand” about the real methods of supporting and developing entrepreneurship offered by the Development Institute, State Corporation, largest Funds, regional Administrations. Within the framework of the central section of the Summit "Investment Potential of the Russian Economy", a representative of JSC "SEZ" presented the opportunities and advantages of implementing investment projects on the territories of Russian special economic zones.

Moscow Urban Forum

In Moscow, the VDNH hosted the 7th International Urban Forum - an international conference in the field of urban planning, architecture, economy and strategic planning of cities. Within the framework of the business program July 6-7 "AGE OF AGGLOMERATIONS. NEW MAP OF THE WORLD "the participants discussed the agglomeration processes in the world and Russian economy, the best urban solutions and effective models for managing the changes in the largest cities, approaches to strategic planning and the establishment of special territories. Director of the Department for Project Management and Investor Relations of JSC "SEZ" Evgeny Avtushenko acted as moderator of the panel discussion "Duty free in a national scale. Special Economic Zones ", during which representatives of Russian SEZ and invited experts from China and Japan discussed the prerequisites for the establishment of different types of special economic zones, their operational experience and impact on the growth of national economy, as well as the set of preferences and mechanisms which are necessary to attract global investors. Invited experts from China and Japan agreed with their Russian counterparts on the paramount importance of human capital in the development of the SEZ.

International industrial exhibition INNOPROM

In the period from July 10 to July 13, 2017, special economic zones took part in the International Industrial Exhibition INNOPROM in Ekaterinburg.

During the exhibition, SEZ «Titanium Valley» signed agreements of intent with the Russian woodworking company Modern Lumber Technologies: (MLT Ltd.), which plans to build a plant for the production of OSB plates, and the Italian company CMS, a manufacturer of machine tools and processing centers with a computer numerical control. (CNC).

International air show MAKS - 2017

On July 18-23, 2017 in the city of Zhukovsky - Moscow region, special economic zones took part in the International Aerospace Show MAKS-2017. At a solemn ceremony, within the framework of the business program, the certificate of the resident of the SEZ "Titanium Valley" was presented to the company Ural Boeing Manufacturing, a joint venture of Boeing and VSMPO-AVISMA.

The governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov and the president of the Corporation “Irkut” Oleg Demchenko signed an agreement on intentions to create a customization center for Russian airliners in the SEZ “Ulyanovsk” .

86th Izmir International Fair

The delegation of the Russian special economic zones took part in the 86th Izmir International Fair, held August 17-22, 2017 in Turkey.

Within the framework of the business program, the presentation of Russian special economic zones was held for the Turkish business. During the program, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Gruzdev and Deputy Minister of Economy of Turkey Taryk Sønmez made their speeches. Osman Aksoy, General Secretary of Kastamonu Entegre, and Emin Atach, general director of the Coşkunöz Holding the existing residents of the SEZ who shared their experience with the Turkish business in localizing production in Russia. The project of the Special Economic Zones of Russia was presented by Dmitry Golosov, Deputy General Director of Special Economic Zones. He told about the opportunities for Turkish investors and about the already implemented projects of Turkish companies in the Russian SEZ. Izmir International Fair is one of the largest exhibition events in the business life of Turkey aimed at developing the country's foreign economic activity, establishing new business contacts, developing investment and innovation activities.

Import substitution – 2017

From September 12 to September 14, 2017, the first national exhibition "Import substitution-2017" was held in Moscow in the international exhibition center "Crocus Expo".

The event was held on behalf of the Russian Government, as well as with the assistance of other federal executive bodies and government organizations. JSC "SEZ" organized an exposition of special economic zones with an area of 400 square meters, thereby presenting the residents’ products. The products of 30 SEZ residents, including the newest innovative developments in various industries, were presented to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev.

The event was also attended by the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, M.S. Oreshkin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation D.O. Rogozin and other representatives of the Russian Government.

St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum

On September 20-22, 2017, special economic zones took part in the St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum. The agenda of the forums was aimed at practical results in the field of innovation and support of technological entrepreneurship, scaling best practices, interaction of state authorities, business and development institutions.

Russian-Croatian economic forum

On October 19, 2017 the Russian-Croatian Economic Forum in Moscow was held. Within the business program of the forum, JSC "Special Economic Zones" took part in a number of meetings and negotiations with potential investors from Croatia.

The presentation of SEZ resident’s products catalog

On November 7, 2017, Deputy General Director of JSC "Special Economic Zones" Dmitry Golosov presented the product catalog of the SEZ residents in the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. The catalog presents more than 200 items of products from a wide range of industrieswhich are produced on the territory of Russian SEZs a sectoral basis and on a regional basis - with the indication of the SEZ. The catalog contains product description, technical specifications, used raw materials, components and a list of countries to which exports are made. The catalog has been created, in particular, so that potential investors and residents understand what is being produced in the SEZ territories, could use the catalog for the needs of cooperation, product promotionand search for new suppliers and partners.

Business-forum «Growth strategy: Tendencies, Opportunities, Challenges»

On November 15, JSC "Special Economic Zones" took part in the 3rd International Business Forum "Growth Strategy: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges". The event was organized by the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, JSC "Special Economic Zones" (JSC "SEZ") and companies "Lukoil", SOLVAY, "Khleb Nasushchny", PURATOS, Grand Laitier and "Birmarket ". On three panel discussion platforms, the practice of attracting investments and localizing production was presented. During B2B meeting participants shared their experience in implementing projects and talked about promising areas of mutually beneficial cooperation with Russian business. Dmitry Golosov, Deputy General Director of JSC “Special Economic Zones”, in his speech focused on the advantages of special economic zones for the organization of new industries with a further prospect of entering the market of the Eurasian Economic Union. According to him, currently the SEZ project is gaining momentum and acquires a special status of a powerful tool in the field of import substitution and localization of production.

JSC «Special Economic Zones» has presented the opportunities of the special economic zones at the Russian Austrian economic forum.

On November 22, 2017 at the Russian-Austrian Economic Forum, JSC "Special Economic Zones" presented to participants the possibility of Russian SEZ for Austrian business. The forum was organized by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Austrian delegation included the heads of companies in the field of engineering, energy and the environment, municipal services and nuclear medicine. In his speech, Bekhan Malikov, the head of sector Investors’ Relations Department of JSC "Special Economic Zones" spoke about the prospects for cooperation between the SEZ and the Austrian business community. The Austrian business expressed its readiness for further interaction and negotiations. The first Austrian resident in the Russian SEZ was Backaldrin Russia, a global producer of raw materials and ingredients for the bakery and confectionery industry.

Forum «Industrial projects» (InRussia 2017)

On November 23, the international conference InRussia 2017 was held at the Lotte Plaza Hotel, in which Dmitry Golosov, Deputy General Director of JSC “Special Economic Zones”, and Denis Zhuravsky, Executive Director of Association of Industrial Parks of Russia, signed an agreement on cooperation between the organizations. The organizers of the event were the Association of Industrial Parks and the Russian-German Chamber of Foreign Trade. The conference was held with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia and the Industrial Development Fund. The main theme of the conference was the localization of production and cooperation in the industrial sector. Particular attention was paid to the creation of a platform for involving Russian suppliers of components in the procurement system of German manufacturing companies.

Export forum «Made in Russia»

On November 24, the jubilee export forum "Made in Russia" was held in the Congress Center. More than 3000 people became its participants, among them exporters, representatives of government, media, Russian and foreign expert community. Representatives of JSC "Special Economic Zones" took part in the forum, exchanged experience with colleagues, held a number of meetings with partners and companies - potential residents of Russian SEZs.

Regional Investment Congress

On December 15, 2017, Deputy General Director of JSC "SEZ" Dmitry Golosov took part in the XV Regional Investment Congress "Best Practices for Attracting Investments in the Regions", organized by the Rating Agency "Expert" (Rating Agency "Expert RA"). Dmitry Golosov in his speech at the panel discussion noted that special economic zones as an instrument of state support are in demand by investors and have already proved their effectiveness in practice.

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