Foreign Investor Road Map
for Doing Business in Russia

Unleashing Investment Potential of Russian Regions

Start Date: 13 June 2018

Project Background

Foreign Investor Road Map for Doing Business in Russia is a set of business breakfasts aimed at increasing foreign entrepreneurs’ awareness on the investment opportunities of Russian regions and on developing business collaboration between entrepreneurs of the whole world and Russia.

Is it worth investing in Russia? This question won't bother any longer should you have a look at the latest statistics. It's obvious that many international investors have already made up their mind on the issue. As of the last year’s end (2017), Russia received a record inflow of foreign direct investment from developed countries in the amount of $23 billion, which is the best result for the recent four years. In addition, an influx of private investors is also seen as the record for the last 10 years.

According to one of the world's most reputable audit and consulting companies Ernst & Young, the largest number of foreign direct investment projects is implemented in the field of production. According to 2016 data, the food industry had the top position, followed by the production of machinery and equipment, chemical products, electrical equipment. There is growing interest in investing in Russian software production. Trade industry and the Russian agro-industrial complex are also appealing to foreign investors.

The fact that foreign investors set their sights on the Russian market is easy to understand. On the one hand, we’ve evidenced active improvement of business climate in Russia recently. In 2017, Russia climbed to the 35th position in the Doing Business report measuring business regulations, which is compiled by the World Bank Group. To put that into perspective, Russia ranked 120th in the rating five years ago (2012). On the other hand, Russia still remains one of the most undervalued emerging markets. Taking into account the GDP growth above the forecast and a stable inflation rate, today a number of large foreign companies believe in the future growth of our economy and think it’s high time they invested in Russia. Private foreign investors show their interest in our country as well.

The Russian government actively encourages foreign business to invest in the Russian economy. Due to the import substitution program there is a stable growth of joint ventures producing domestic products. Since 2014, Russia approved a simplified procedure for granting citizenship to investors. The President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin offered to simplify the acquisition of Russian citizenship for investors in the Far East speaking up at the Eastern Economic Forum in 2017.

So today there is no doubt whether to invest in Russia. The question is how to do that? The most serious predicament might be not objective economic factors, but a credibility gap and weak understanding of the Russian business environment. If you have made up your mind to invest in Russia and would like to develop a road map for successfully doing so, your possible first step could be to take part in one of the business breakfasts Foreign Investor Road Map for Doing Business in Russia.

Our Objectives

  • Develop entrepreneurs’ networks and communities around the world to share experiences, trends and approaches.
  • Create a deeper understanding of Russian operating environment, opportunities, developments and threats.
  • Ensure collaboration between Russian and foreign small and medium-sized enterprises to succeed at the global level.

Why to Participate:

  • Russian national breakfast with the gastronomic traditions of Russia
  • Key business consultants coaching on special aspects of collaboration with Russian business
  • Personal acquaintance with representatives of regional authorities responsible for investments in given regions
  • Networking and access to the valuable databases.

Practical Value

The events will be held in 11 Russian cities. The main purpose of business breakfasts is to attract foreign entrepreneurs and promote the platform for collaboration with Russian business. The participation of Russian regional leaders, industry specific ministers and vice-governors ensures that you will have a unique chance to learn on the investment opportunities of Russian regions from people who shape the regional economic agenda, directly ask them questions and get acquainted personally.


To do business in any country you should possess deep understanding of cultural and mental background of this community. Key business consultants will offer the learning, experiences and coaching on how to bridge a gap with Russian partners. They’ll also provide insights on legal issues of doing business in Russia.


A reliable partner network is key to success. You might take the opportunity to join the largest business community in Russia - OPORA ROSSII. It will empower you to access the right people and assemble high-performing teams to deliver exceptional outcomes and compete worldwide.


You will gain access to information necessary for successful networking. Upon request, you could be provided with:


  • database of investment opportunities of the Russian regions;
  • database of Russian entrepreneurs interested in collaboration;
  • database of Russian manufacturers “Made in Russia”.

If you are interested in a particular region or industry field a business tour to investment sites / facilities in that region could be organized upon your request.

The working language of the events is English.

11 cities, 40 meetings with experienced business coaches

Moscow
13 June
25 June
30 June
2 July
10 July
14 July
Saint Petersburg
18 June
25 June
25 June
1 July
9 July
14 July
Kazan
15 June
23 June
29 June
5 July
Yekaterinburg
14 June
20 June
23 June
2 July
Samara
20 June
29 June
2 July
6 July
Sochi
14 June
25 June
29 June
6 July
Rostov-on-Don
16 June
19 June
22 June
1 July
Kaliningrad
15 June
21 June
24 June
Nizhny Novgorod
17 June
26 June
30 June
5 July
Volgograd
17 June
21 June
24 June

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Have questions about the project or terms of participation? Whatever your inquiry, we’ll help direct you to the right place! Connect with us via email info@businessrussia2018.com or call
8 (800) 775-74-58

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