SPIEF panel sessions in India: prospects for bilateral cooperation

January 30

On January 30, two sessions of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, jointly organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Times of India media group, will take place in New Delhi, India.

As part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum’s programme of events abroad, a regional session of SPIEF in India, jointly organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Times of India media group, will take place in New Delhi, India, on January 30, 2016, at the Economic Times Global Business Summit. 

The SPIEF panel session, entitled “Fulfilling the Indian-Russian economic promise”, will focus on aspects of the development of bilateral relations between Russia and India. With a strong and growing foundation built around cooperation in energy, defence, chemicals and mining, there is an opportunity to expand Indian-Russian economic ties further in various sectors. What steps should policymakers, business executives and entrepreneurs take to foster deeper bilateral trade and investment? 

Speakers (invited):

A representative of the government of the Russian Federation 
A representative of the government of the Republic of India 
P.M.S. Prasad, Executive Director, Reliance Industries 
Lalit Kumar Gupta, Managing Director & CEO, Essar
Motupalli Venkata Ramana, Executive Vice-President, Head of Emerging Markets, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.
Andrey Nikitin, CEO, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Sergey Chemezov, CEO, Rostec State Corporation
Sergey Kirienko, CEO, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation 

The business programme will continue with a second panel session, “BRICS growth programme: attractive regions for investment in Russia”, which is being run jointly by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and SPIEF. The event coincides with a business mission with the participation of the governors of various Russian regions, aimed at presenting the regions and their investment projects. 

Session speakers:

Alexander Kadakin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India
Yaroslav Tarasyuk, Russian Trade Representative in India
Andrey Nikitin, CEO, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

Presentation of the investment potential of Russia's regions: 

Sergey Morozov, Governor of Ulyanovsk Region 
Ivan Belozertsev, Governor of Penza Region 
Dmitry Sharonov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bashkortostan 
Vladimir Mazov, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister of the Republic of Mordovia

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