Specialized exhibitions, congresses, and forums / October-December 2019
MTT Forum 2019
WTC Congress Center Moscow, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya 12, 4th entrance
A program of superstar experts in the fields of behavioral economics, the experience economy, and negotiation techniques. Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist and Nobel Prize laureate in economics, the authors of “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” and the founder of behavioral economics – the science of how people make decisions. Joseph Pine, a business strategy guru, author of the best-seller “The Experience Economy,” and consultant who helps companies transform sales of goods and services into a source of unforgettable experiences for clients. Mark Goulston, a negotiations expert who trains FBI and police agents, along with top managers of Fortune-500 companies.
19th All-Russian Hospitality Summit гостеприимства
Crocus Expo, 65-66 km Moscow City Ring (MKAD), pavilion 3
The largest professional event in Russia for the HoReCa industry that brings together the best experts and specialists, setting new trends in the hospitality industry. participants share professional insights, sum up results from the past year, and set the industry’s course of development for the near future. Here you can learn about new trends and interesting ideas, get training, and find inspiration for professional improvement and business development. 25,158 visitors, 200 speakers, 167 events, 505 companies.
4 exhibitions will take place within the scope of the summit. PIR-restaurant is the main restaurant industry exhibition and a major education platform that brings together all market players – restaurateurs and managers, chefs and pastry chefs, the best Russian and international experts, as well as manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services for restaurants. PIR-Hotel is the leading exhibition of goods and services for hotels – the largest exhibition of new hotel products and innovations. Here, you can find all industry leaders: developers, management companies, hoteliers, designers, architects, designers, and service providers. PIR-coffee is the key exhibition for the coffee industry. PIR-franchising – You can become part of the HoReCA market or expand your business at the Franchise Exchange! Franchises of any level and type: restaurants, coffee shops or hotels.
Blockchain Life 2019
4th International Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Mining Forum
Expocentre, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya 14
Each year, this forum is the largest and most important industry event in Russia and Europe. Last year, the forum brought together 4,500 participants. In 2019, 6,000 participants from 70 countries of the world are expected in Moscow. The forum brings together world industry leaders and those who are just starting to become interested in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Over the 3 years of its existence, the forum has become an international platform for the development of hundreds of industry companies, a meeting place for market leaders and representatives of government agencies, and a place for the conclusion of thousands of contracts that have influenced the global development of technology.
2nd International Conference
Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel, Samarskaya Street 1
The conference will be held at the initiative of the organizers of Russian Hospitality Awards – an annual award ceremony for top representatives of the hotel industry in Russia. This is an open platform where hotel business owners can discuss relevant issues, learn about global industry trends, and hear unique reports by speakers, many of which are presenting in Russia for the first time. Among the speakers and experts of the conference are representatives of the oldest school of hotel management in Lausanne – EHL, Regional Director of the leading Swiss Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) Magdy Attalla, sales expert Said Chaarawi, general managers of hotels, and other hospitality industry professionals. The program includes presentations by headliners with international experience, people who have achieved a lot in the hotel business and are ready to tell their success stories, share knowledge, answer questions, and discuss different topics, applied thematic sessions, live Q&A sessions, networking and the opportunity to establish new business contacts.
Open Innovations 2019
Skolkovo Innovation Center, Nobel Street 5
A key international platform for discussing global technology trends, sharing experience, and presenting the latest solutions. The annual forum has been held in Moscow since 2012 under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation, and is considered to be a unique discussion platform by market participants. The main goal of the forum is the development and commercialization of the latest technologies, the promotion of global technology brands, and the creation of new tools for international cooperation in the field of innovation. The program includes plenary sessions and thematic sessions, an exhibition, educational events, seminars and master classes, innovative shows, business meetings and, of course, informal networking. There is a system for setting appointments to help participants plan their time and find the right people at the forum. High concentrations of tech solutions, effective interactions between participants, and interactive expositions are the main organizational principles of the forum.
Day 1 – Digital Human: numbers and people. Changes to quality of life and people themselves under the influence of technology. Day 2 – Intelligent Economy: the development of a smart economy that is based on data, involvement in global economic processes, and the emergence of new export-import relations. Day 3 – Futuretech: new technologies and R&D, the global transfer of technology, corporate innovation, and key digital transformation technologies.
Antitrust regulation in Russia
11th Annual Conference
Lotte Hotel Moscow, Novinskiy Blvd 8, bld. 2
Organized by the Vedomosti newspaper and the Association of Antitrust Experts with the support of the Federal Antitrust Service, this is a key event in the field of antitrust regulation in Russia and the CIS. Participants include representatives of legislative, executive and judicial authorities, as well as leading lawyers, economists and representatives of corporations. The focus is on the main events that took place in 2019 in the field of antitrust regulation, which had a significant impact on competition. Prospects for the development of antitrust regulation for 2020. Relevant issues related to antitrust department regulations aimed at ensuring the effective functioning of commodity markets, the prevention, limitation and suppression of monopolistic activities and unfair competition.
The conference program is divided into two parts: October 25, 2019 (Moscow) – discussion of antitrust laws and their application to protect and develop competition in Russia; October 27 – 28, 2019 (Brussels) – an international visiting session to discuss issues of changing antitrust laws and antitrust practices in the jurisdictions of the EU countries and their impact on Russian corporations and the legal service business.
Summit on the Points of Growth in Business, Marketing, and Technologies Today and Tomorrow
CrocusExpo, 65-66 kmMoscowCityRing (MKAD), pavilions 1, 2
The founders of successful companies and start-ups, along with Russian and international top managers have been invited to give speeches at the summit. They know how to make a breakthrough, change the world, make their customers better, to grow and create a new future. Speakers include: Paul Fabretti – Executive Communications Director and former Global Social Media Director at Microsoft; Sam Conniff – author of the best-seller “Be More Pirate” and independent strategic management consultant for Facebook, Google, BBC, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, PlayStation, RedBull, Dyson and other major global brands; Danny Perekalsky – CEO of Utkonos who turned the online bookstore OZON into the largest multi-category e-commerce store with a customer-first approach; Lars Silberbauer – Vice President of VIACOM and Head of MTV DigitalStudios, former global director of LEGO.
China Machinery Fair 2019
National Chinese Exhibition of Industrial Equipment and Innovations
Expocentre, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya 14, pavilion Forum
This is a platform for developing Russian-Chinese cooperation in manufacturing, expanding investment opportunities, and concluding mutually beneficial agreements, including joint production and localization. Every year, representatives of Russian business negotiate with suppliers of industrial equipment from China at the exhibition venue, participate in round tables and sessions of the forum, and seek professional help from logistics, consulting and engineering companies. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, and the administrator is the Trade Development Department of the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC.
The 3rd Russian-Chinese Forum of Engineering and Innovation will be held as part of the business program of the exhibition. It brings together representatives of government agencies and large businesses of Russia and China, along with experts from various manufacturing industries. Forum participants will discuss problems and prospects for the development of economic, trade and industrial cooperation between the two countries during special sessions and round tables. A consulting center for visitors and participants will be open during the exhibition. It’s purpose is to help visitors and participants understand issues of logistics and customs clearance, financing of foreign trade operations, and other aspects of cooperation with foreign partners.
International Forum & Exhibition
Expocentre, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya 14, pavilion 3
The Forum is a unique platform for presenting the investment and economic potential of Russia, aimed at developing a system of inland waterways, creating a single economic space, forming and developing a port network, and accelerating the introduction of modern technologies in Russian river port operations. The program includes plenary sessions, panel discussions, and round tables. The international forum will bring together leaders and top managers of leading industry corporations, trade unions of manufacturers and associations, investment funds and leading banks of the country, entrepreneurs and businessmen from Russia, the Eurasian Economic Union and other foreign countries that have access to modern technologies and business solutions for the development of river ports and waterways in Russia. An international exhibition of technological solutions, with participation from the biggest foreign corporations and Russian companies, will take place within the scope of the forum.
International Specialized Exhibition on the Preservation, Restoration, Use, and Promotion of Cultural Heritage Sites and Museum Technology
Gostiny Dvor, Ilyinka Street 4
denkmal Russia-Moscow is a Russian-German project of the Russian public organization “Union of Russian Restorers” and LMI – Leipziger Messe International. The concept of denkmal Russia – Moscow is based on the experience of holding the denkmal exhibition in Leipzig, which, since 1994, has successfully developed and become the leading European exhibition in the field of restoration and conservation of monuments.
The exhibition features a rich business program on the preservation of historical and cultural monuments. Russian and foreign experts and experts in the field of preservation and protection of historical and cultural monuments, representatives of state and public organizations in the field of cultural preservation, representatives of art and craft workshops, heads and instructors of specialized educational institutions, and investors are invited to participate in various events of the business program of the exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by seminars and a congress with the participation of Russian and foreign experts, which draws the attention of visitors to the ongoing activities and experience of foreign countries in the field of monument conservation, as well as to the goods and services of Russian and foreign exhibitors. In addition, an international competition of young restorers will be held as part of the business program.
Hotel Business Forum 2019
Russian Forum of Hoteliers
Radisson Collection Hotel Moscow, Kutuzovsky Prospect, 2/11
The largest platform in Russia for leading industry experts and proactive hoteliers to exchange best practices and management technologies, as well as find ways to solve the most pressing management problems. A two-day marathon of the most advanced know-how and solutions on hotel management from experts and business owners. Networking with colleagues and new meetings with those who are building the hotel industry of the future. Speakers include only the best hotel industry experts, the most interesting practitioners, and people who have made their business successful.
5 blocks of intensive events: “Watching the Hotels” – interviews with top managers from leading hotel companies in Russia & CIS, bright and extraordinary people who have made it to the top; “Digital-living room” – interactive sessions and workshops on digital technologies in the hotel business; “Operating room” – master classes and turnkey solutions for key business areas and business processes in the hotel business, room management, organization of cleaning, restaurant and bar management, cuisine, reception and accommodation of guests, SPA and recreation; “Investment Lounge” – interactive sessions and master classes on hotel development and new projects, design, technical audit, development of hotel concepts, investments and cost recovery; and “HR Lounge” – interactive sessions and master classes on human resource management in the hotel industry, forming a team of like-minded people.
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO: Novaya Ulitsa 100, No.2, Moscow Oblast
Atlanty is a community of entrepreneurs and top managers who are changing the business climate in Russia and the world. Atlanty all come together only once a year and organize a unique platform for business interaction, sharing their experiences, technologies and opinions, giving us a complete picture of what is happening in business right now and what awaits us in the future.
The Atlanty business community is presenting a new product – Atlanty City for Entrepreneurs – a miniature ecosystem of Russian business on the territory of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Small, medium and large businesses are all represented in Atlanty City, which has a complete city infrastructure with banks, service companies, government services, educational institutions, spaces for leisure, restaurants, and a food court. The City’s avenues will be populated with Forbes list members, top-level civil servants, investors, mentors, experts, partners and clients. The City has a mayor, a constitution and a code. Each participant contributes to business development. The city lives in real time.
SMART CITY FORUM 2019
Urban Digitalization Forum
SAP Digital Leadership Center, Kosmodamianskaya Embankment, 52/7, 2nd floor
Presentes the best innovations and solutions for the digitalization of the urban environment and utilities. Overview of the main trends and practices of urban digitalization, as well as the digitalization of housing and communal services. Leading Russian and foreign experts in the integration of digital technologies and solutions. Effective networking, panel discussions and round tables with developers, as well as business and state representatives. The forum will bring together more than 1,000 delegates, including governors and mayors of cities, as well as heads of ministries of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation interested in viewing the best digital projects. The forum will become a platform for presenting the best solutions for creating a digital urban environment, and will also bring together leaders of global companies who need to know the Russian Smart City market. Partners, exhibitors and speakers of the forum include key players in the IT market, integrators, and innovative projects whose presentations and reports based on real cases will make up the business program of the forum.
PHARMTECH & INGREDIENTS
21st International Exhibition of Equipment, Raw Materials, and Technology for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
CrocusExpo, 65-66 kmMoscowCityRing (MKAD), pavilion 2
The largest international exhibition of equipment, raw materials and technologies for pharmaceutical production in Russia and neighboring countries. This event brings together all the technological leaders of the industry and visitors interested in choosing equipment, raw materials and technology for the production of pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, veterinary drugs, blood products, and cosmetics. It covers the entire production process, from project development and the purchase of raw materials to packaging and transportation of the finished product. Over 430 leading domestic and foreign companies will present the largest exposition of modern equipment and technologies for pharmaceutical manufacturing in Russia. Manufacturers and suppliers from 32 countries will present a wide range of products.
Russian Financial Forum
21st Annual Business Forum
Moscow Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel, Petrovka St-Bld 11
The key event of the financial year, this forum is a comprehensive discussion of financial issues, industry topics and specific problems concerning cooperation between various financial market participants. The discussion focuses on an overview of the past year, forecasts for the financial sector in the near future, identifying general and industry trends that may affect the country’s financial system, proposals for new legislative initiatives to regulate the financial sector, and best practices from top Russian and international financiers. The forum is a space for discussing problems facing various segments of Russia’s financial market and proposing solutions to these problems. The objective of the Forum is to contribute to the coordinated development of the Russian financial system as a whole and its individual segments: banking and insurance sectors, pension and mutual funds, management companies, and corporate financing.
Expocentre, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya 14, pavilion 7, exhibition halls 1, 2
This exhibition focuses on resorts, medical centers and clinics, spa & wellness hotels, aesthetic medicine centers, medical tourism agencies, and business services. It’s a unique platform for networking and cooperation, the presentation of services, and the establishment of partnerships between representatives of the spa complex, the medical community, and business. The exhibition will present both innovative services offered at resorts, as well as the latest technologies in the field of medicine. It will be a full reflection of this field of medicine and its prospects, helping to unlock the industry’s potential and promote health resort therapy. Along with the “MedTravelExpo. Sanatoriums. Resorts. Medical Centers” exhibition, the “Healthcare” and “Healthy Lifestyle” exhibitions will also take place.
Day of Innovations in Architecture and Construction 2019.
5th International Forum
WTC Congress Center Moscow, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya 12
One of the key business events of the industry, the goal of which is the exchange of best practices across a wide range of issues related to the design, construction, and operation of buildings, along with modern approaches to urban management. The forum hosts over 3,000 industry professions, over 50 conferences and round tables with leading experts, and around 90 top Russian and international in the sphere of innovative construction materials and technologies. Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the famous French architect who designed the Russian Spiritual and Cultural Center, will be a special guest at the event. His speech will be the opening of the forum’s business program, which will cover a broader range of issues this year. Along with the usual sections dedicated to architecture and the urban sphere, digital technologies, interior design, and facade innovations, the forum will have a new section on environmentally sustainable solutions. Moreover, sessions for the Retail Strategy Forum will take place for the first time at the event. Participants will discuss best practices in the sphere of construction and finishing materials.
Macroeconomic Forecast for 2020. The Best Investment Strategies
11th Annual Business Breakfast
InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya, Tverskaya Street 22
2019 has dealt some serious blows to the global and Russian economies. Russia has managed to maintain economic growth largely due to oil prices and growth in consumer lending. Inflation was not as significant as the authorities had feared: after taking off at the beginning of the year due to an increase in VAT, the consumer price index has returned to its target value. The ruble is gradually strengthening, but real household incomes are declining. The recession of the global economy and the collapse of stock markets, which analysts feared, did not happen. Moreover, the Russian market has reached a historic high. Nevertheless, the risks of a slowdown in economic growth are increasing. To support national economies, leading central banks refused to raise interest rates and began the transition to a softer monetary policy this year. The Bank of Russia returned to lower its key rate in the middle of the year. At the same time, regulators have been forced to take measures to put a cap on credit, which may slow down economic growth.
The agenda once again includes the issue of expanding international sanctions against Russia, primarily in relation to sovereign debt. Trade wars have not ceased. Can monetary authorities prevent a new global crisis? What will happen to the global economy in 2020? What will inflation, GDP growth, interest rates and the exchange rate look like in 2020? How will the stock and commodity markets behave?
In line with the market trends, events that take place within the scope of the “Investor Academy” are held in the format of a business breakfast that consists of 2 parts. The first is an expert roundtable to discuss the current state of the market and macroeconomic processes. The second is an investor workshop in which experts interact with participants in a Q&A session called “How to choose the best investment solutions in the current macroeconomic climate.”