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Roscongress to Support Cooperation between Russian and British Companies

8 August 2018
Росконгресс поддержит развитие сотрудничества российских и британских компаний

On 26–27 November 2018 London will host the 4th Russian—British Business Forum (RBBF) with support from the Roscongress Foundation. This year the RBBF will become the platform for dialogue under the slogan ‘Partnership in Innovation’. The Roscongress Foundation supports this event aiming to develop the RBBF as a venue for a dialogue between business and expert communities of both countries. Over 800 delegates representing authorities, business communities, non-profit organizations and development institutes from both countries are expected to attend the event. The purpose of the annual Russian—British Business Forum is the development of trade and investment relations between Russia and the UK and international business communities.

According to the Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov, the development of ties between businesses entities will contribute to the improvement of bilateral Russian—British relations. «Exploring Russian market options will facilitate tapping into considerable networking potential. Despite the sensitive geopolitical situation and imposed sanctions, cooperation with Russia continues to appeal to business,» he noted.

Series of panel sessions, reports of international experts, presentations of new developments and an exhibition on cooperation with Russian regions and companies are on the agenda of the 26 November 2018, the main day of RBBF. The talks will be on the promotion of high-tech exports, the digitalization of the economy, the services and other trade expansion.

Business negotiations, signing of agreements and visits to production sites and headquarters of international companies are scheduled for 27 November.

The RBBF is organized by the Russian Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom with the support of Russian agencies involved in foreign trade, the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom, the Roscongress Foundation, and over 30 Russian and international partners. The Forum takes place annually as part of the Eastern Seasons Week of business and cultural events organized with the participation of the BSI Global Group.

The event will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.