Russia Singapore Business Forum (RSBF) 2018
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Russia Singapore Business Forum
The RSBF is the premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Russia and Singapore. RSBF 2018 is the first edition organised by Enterprise Singapore.
About RSBF 2018
As global economies continue to face uncertainty, risk and obstacles, Russia and Singapore must mitigate the impact of global volatility and seek out new ways of growth. RSBF 2018 will address these pertinent issues and examine Russian entrepreneurship, factors for successful cross-border collaborations, and new shifts in the consumer retail landscape, and Russia as a potential market for SMEs. The panels will cover a comprehensive range of themes from Russia’s economic fundamentals and potential, to opportunities in consumer goods and technology.
The Forum will also provide opportunities for business partnerships to be forged, through 1-to-1 business matching between Russian and Singaporean companies.
RSBF 2018 coincides with the 50th year of diplomatic relations between Russia and Singapore.
|Time||Programme (Subject to change)|
|8.00am||Registration & Networking|
|9.00am||Welcome Remarks |
Ms Kathy Lai
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore
|9.05am||Dialogue Between DPM Akimov and DPM Tharman|
Mr Maxim Akimov
Deputy Prime Minister, Russia
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore
Christopher Weafer, Senior Partner and Founder at Macro Advisory
|9.40am||Exchange of MoU|
|9.50am||Keynote: Russia - Getting back to Business|
The Russian economy is recovering from recent economic setbacks, sanctions and depressed commodity prices. Government expenditure, lower interest rates and growing consumer confidence are driving growth. Its increasingly market-based economy has been generating opportunities for foreign investors as well as for its tech-savvy, innovation-rich domestic enterprises.
|11.10am||Consumer: Winning over the Russian Consumer|
Consumption in Russia is undergoing a rapid transformation. Domestically produced goods are gaining market share and consumers are increasingly savvy and sensitive to both price and quality. E-commerce is also changing their behaviour and creating new business opportunities.
|11.50am||Technology: Bridging the Ecosystem between Russia & Singapore|
Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality could be part of our normal day to day lives in the very near future. A healthy ecosystem is required to support and guide the development and commercialisation of these technologies. Russia and Singapore tech ecosystems have different strengths; how can we leverage each other’s strengths to benefit start-ups in both regions.
|12.50pm||Spotlight Asia: Defining the Opportunities for Russian Entrepreneurs in Asia|
Asia has been growing at a rate of 5.2% over the last decade and will be the fastest growing region in the next decade. More than 500 Russian companies are based in Singapore, using it as a base for their Asian operations and increasingly we see that more Russian companies are venturing into Asia.
|1.30 pm||Networking Lunch|
|2.30 pm||End of Event|
Deputy Prime Minister, Russia
Deputy Prime Minister and
Coordination Minister for Economic
and Social Policies, Singapore
Speakers at RSBF 2018
Food Empire Holdings
Head of Moscow Office
Uniper Global Commodities SE, Russia
Consumer Practice Leader
Action Community for Entrepreneurship
|Leonid Strakhov |
|Ilya Sachkov |
|Sara Gerdner Kalle |
Head of Group Sales
Chief Commercial Officer
|Kirill Varlamov |
Internet Initiatives Development Fund
|Christopher Weafer |
Senior Partner and Founder
Rajah & Tann Asia
First Deputy of the General Director
Russia Direct Investment Fund
|Oliver Tan |
Atlas Asset Management
|Steve Goh |
Head of APAC
Managing Director for International
Russian Export Center
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