Russia and France to Build Business
Bilateral discussions within business dialogue between Russia and other key economies from different regions are traditionally given a important role in the Business Programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The Russia–France Business Dialogue will take place on 25 May and is expected to draw much attention.
Confirmed speakers include Oleg Belozerov, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Russian Railways; Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of Sanofi; Viktor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Board of Renova Group; Andrey Guryev, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of PhosAgro; Gennady Timchenko, Founder and Main Shareholder of Volga Group; Wilhelm Hubner, Chairman of the Management Board of Auchan Holding SA, and Emmanuel Faber, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Danone SA.
A number of topics are expected to be addressed during the Russia – France Dialogue: Will the changes in the geopolitical situation and relations between Russia and the European Union affect business contacts? Are mutual trade barriers and sanctions likely to be removed in the near future? What economy sectors can be of mutual interest for French and Russian investors? The Business Dialogue participants will cover these topics, as well as other relevant issues. They will also discuss new areas of mutually beneficial cooperation: digital economy, IT technology transfer, urban development and modern infrastructure.
France is a key European partner for Russia. The countries have established a successful bilateral cooperation in politics, economy, culture and humanitarian exchange. Last year the trade volume went up by 16.5% and reached $15.5 billion. (więcej…)