24.10.2016 Россия, Москва. Международный инвестиционный форум по недвижимости ProEstate 2016. Второй первый.


12-13 November 2018


Historical Park
"Russia is My Story",
Basseynaya street 32, building 1



12-13 November 2018


Historical Park
"Russia is My Story",
Basseynaya street 32, building 1

 24.10.2016 Россия, Москва. Международный инвестиционный форум по недвижимости ProEstate 2016. Второй первый.

Forum outline

Forum outline

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Investment climate in Saint-Petersburg: how to create favorable conditions for business?

Import substitution as a method for stimulating investment activity

Implementation experience and prospects of private and public partnership projects

New spheres for investments: does future belong to the creative cluster?




high-level discussions of most relevant issues of investment activity in St. Petersburg 

identification of necessary qualitative changes for improving the investment attractiveness of the city 

development of effective mechanisms for attracting investments into different sectors of the city economy  

offering relevant measures for supporting investors and protecting their rights 

presentation of your own investment projects and taking part in successful St. Petersburg projects competition  



Solutions developed at the Forum will become strategic guidelines for further work on developing favourable investment climate in Saint-Petersburg; they will also give an impulse to creation of modern enterprises and urban infrastructure that will improve the quality of life for people living in the city. 


Forum program

Forum program

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Forum program


(renewed 06.11.2018)

November 12th

Plenary Session

Investment Challenges of Megalopolises - the Potential of St. Petersburg

Investment message of the acting Governor of St. Petersburg

In 2017, foreign investors placed their funds in 238 projects - this is a record figure for Russia. The manifestations of globalization processes in the world are growing. Distances between raw materials, production and consumers are not so significant, and economic factors are becoming more important than geographical ones. The high level of freedom of movement of capital and goods does not coincide with the freedom of movement of labor from country to country. Competitiveness of territories in the capital market is determined by the ability to provide conditions for maximizing profitability. Resources with limited mobility, and most importantly, human capital, become major factors in the competition for investment between big cities. As a result, the global competitiveness of megalopolises is determined by those factors that shape the quality of the urban environment and infrastructure.

  • Tools for attracting new investment flows

    What major areas will attract investments to St. Petersburg

    Ways of using the city's competitive advantages, such as labor resources, well-developed infrastructure, scientific and educational potential, more successfully.

    Possibilities for winning the global competition through the city's identity

    The city through the investors’ eyes. Criteria for making investment decisions: opportunities, expenses, risks, cost of infrastructure

    Factors of the "city's jurisdiction" that determine the investment attractiveness


Frank Schauff, CEO Association of European Businesses


Alexander Beglov, Acting Governor of St. Petersburg

Zakhar Smushkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, MC "Start Development"

Maxim Sokolov, General Director of PJSC "LSR Group"

Andrey Kuzyaev, President of CJSC ER-Telecom Holding

Dmitry Morozov, CEO, BIOCAD

Franz Jurkowitsch, CEO, Warimpex Finanz-Und Beteiligungs AG

Mark Kurtser, PhD, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of the MD Medical Group



Project Financing of Investment Projects. Urban Infrastructure and PPPs

The total volume of investments in PPP projects at the beginning of 2018 is about 2.7 trillion rubles, 1.8 of which are private investors' funds. While in a number of developing countries the total volume of investments contracted in existing PPP agreements can reach 10-18% of the current size of the economy, in Russia this figure does not exceed 3%.

  • Principles for prioritizing projects, the introduction of new financing mechanisms

  • Support measures for infrastructure investors. How to support the infrastructure exports? What are the barriers faced by foreign players at the entrance to the Russian market?

  • How to balance the interests of payers, financing organizations and beneficiaries in PPP projects

  • Infrastructure mortgage

  • Unification and typology of PPP projects. How to choose projects with the greatest social and economic effect

  • How to stimulate non-bank investments - non-state pension funds, insurance companies, private investors


Denis Kachkin, Managing Partner at Kachkin & Partners


Igor Snegurov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, VIS Group

Sergey Belyakov, Managing Director, InfraONE

Ivan Potekhin, Deputy Head of Department of Infrastructure and PPP - Executive Director, Gazprombank

Vitaly Maximov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of TRANSPROEKT Group

Andrei Kiselev, Deputy Head of Infrastructure Capital and Project Finance at VTB Capital

Alexander Volkov, Authorized representative for investment projects , Eurasian Development Bank (St. Petersburg)



North-West Export: Problems and Solutions

The development of the export opportunities of St. Petersburg enterprises is one of the priorities that the government of St. Petersburg is addressing. Record export indicators in 2017 at the level of $ 21.8 billion became an important sign of improving the competitiveness of the city. The growth will be able to continue both due to the emergence of new exporters and due to an increase in supplies of already exporting enterprises.

  • Governmental programs and export support mechanisms

  • Regional and international export support infrastructure

  • Barriers arising in export activities and measures to overcome them

  • Trends of the Foreign Economic Activity of the Corporate Sector

  • Financial and non-financial services for exporters: practical tools for achieving tangible results


Maxim Balanev, Executive Director, Regional Integrated Center- St. Petersburg


Dmitry Krasilnikov, President, GK Baltika Trans

Roman Kozlov, Director, Hermes FEA Guild

Elena Semykina, Director, North-West Branch of PAO Moscow Exchange

Alexander Khenkin, Head of corporate clients department at BCS Bank

Yuri Dokukin, Head of a separate division of the Russian Export Center in St. Petersburg

Dmitry Panov, Chairman of the SPB All-Russia Public Organization "Business Russia", General Director of Doverie Group


Conference Hall 1

Driving forces in the development of creative industries

In developed countries, the share of the creative sector in GDP is already between 5 and 9%. The formation of the creative sector is closely interrelated with urbanization and the development of "smart cities" which attract highly qualified specialists from the sphere of culture and high technologies. According to EY, the share of creative industries in the city's GDP in London and Berlin, is 6% and 8% respectively, while in St. Petersburg this figure is still 1%.

  • Is it possible to consider creative industries as a growth model that involves relatively little investment in a "soft infrastructure"?

  • The experience of interaction between business and the state in the development of creative objects

  • How to create an infrastructure that ensures the sustainability and consistency of the creative sector and to secure the vitality of creative start-ups?

  • Can the city contribute to the growth of intangible assets in the market value of companies?

  • Do the generation and use of intellectual property influence the development of a comfortable urban environment?


Natalya Trunova, Vice President, Head of Division "Spatial Development", Center for Strategic Research


Alexey Fedorov, Head of Capital Markets and Investments at Maris in association with CB Richard Ellis.

Evgeny Goudov, Founder, Lumiere Hall Project

Daniel Lurie, Editor-in-Chief, DataArt

Dmitry Gavra, Head of the Business Public Relations Department, St. Petersburg State University

Alexei Onatski, partner, Miles & Yards

Dmitry Timurshin, CEO, Freedom Team,

Dmitry Zaitsev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Laminated Plastics factory, Chairman of the Museum's Advisory Board of the Museum of Street Art


Conference Hall 2

Factors of Investment Attractiveness of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Import of pharmaceuticals in Russia is 14 times higher than export. 86% of the Russian export market is the post-Soviet space. The most stringent registration procedures are in Europe and the US, so Russian companies enter the CIS market, which is facilitated by the customs union and historically adjusted supply cycle. Russian companies are also interested in the markets of Asia and Africa, which are much easier to access than in America and the EU. The entire volume of exports has not yet exceeded 1% of the domestic market. Unfortunately, the level of export didn't rise in 2017; the demand for traditional pharmaceuticals is weakening, while new ones have to fight for a marketing niche in international markets. However, according to experts in the pharmaceutical market, an increase in the volume of exports can contribute up to 20% to the overall impact of factors that stimulate the development of the industry.

Since 2017, for many pharmaceutical companies in the Russian Federation, the effectiveness of public authorities has become a more significant factor in business development than the impact of macroeconomic factors. A change in the regulatory and legal framework requires market participants to react as quickly as possible in order to maintain their market positions; it is a key risk for the development of the industry.

  • Mechanisms of state control over pricing as tools for the development of a competitive system. Marking of pharmaceuticals, risks of the increase in the cost of medicines

  • What measures can stimulate the development of innovative products and the release of pharmaceuticals to international clinical trials

  • How to find competitive export niches for domestic pharmaceutical industry and develop product portfolios

  • Integrated plants as a priority for the development of the domestic pharmaceutical industry

  • Ways to overcome the investment drought and the limited resource base in the pharmaceutical market

  • Ensuring adequate protection of intellectual property rights

  • Search for a balance between stimulating innovation and containing costs in the pharmaceuticals industry


Dmitry Chagin, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of Eurasian Economic Union


Maxim Meixin,  Chairman of the city's Municipal Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovation

Dmitry Borisov, Commercial Director, POLYSAN Scientific  Technological Pharmaceutical Company

Alexander Semenov, President at Active Component, JSC

Peter Rodionov, General Manager, Geropharm

Zakhar Golant, General Manager, Baltpharma


Lecture Hall

St. Petersburg as a Transport and Logistics Hub of the Russian Federation

•           How the transport system affects the competitiveness of the region's economy? Does the region have sufficient infrastructure for international transport corridors?

•           Interconnectivity of international transport corridors and various modes of transport. Interoperability. Integration of the best international practices

•           Mechanisms for reducing the share of transport costs in the price of transported goods

•           Positive dynamics of export and import traffic. How to achieve sustainable recovery of traffic volume and use the growth potential in exports, retail, and investment demand

•           Accommodation and activities of large logistics complexes, international logistics operators and developers of logistics facilities on the territory of St. Petersburg.

•           Digital development of transport infrastructure. Modern systems of management of transport networks. Digital sealing of cargoes


Alexander Goloviznin, Director, Logistics and Analytical Research, Morstroytechnology


Dmitry Vasiliev, Head of the Hamburg Information and Business Center; Managing Director, GRIMEX

Valentin Enokayev, Deputy General Director - Head of the Department for the Development of Transport Infrastructure and ITS, ANO Directorate for the Development of the Transport System of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region

Irina Kapitanova, Deputy Director General, "Baltika-Trans" Group

Alexey Bnatov, CEO at Northern Capital Highway 

Ruben Terterian*, General manager of Saint Petersburg state budgetary institution “Centre of transport planning of Saint Petersburg”

Igor Albin*, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg

Sergey Okutin,  Executive Director at Limited Liability Company Transport Concession Company

Igor Zubkov, Advisor to the first Deputy President - Chairman of the Board, senior Vice President, VTB Bank



Investment in Industrial Production. Localization. Industrial parks.

 Production became the leader among the sectors of the Russian economy in terms of the number of projects involving foreign direct investment in 2017. Industrial enterprises create almost 25% of high-quality jobs, and each of them initiates the emergence of one or two new jobs in other sectors of the economy. According to the government strategy of social and economic development of St. Petersburg until 2035, the industrial production is expected to double and the share of innovative products in the volume of production should grow up to 45%.

  • Principles of forming priorities for investment policy in the industrial sector. State support measures in the new conditions. Competition between regions.

  • How to ensure sustainable growth in exports of Russian products in various industries, agriculture, auto industry, and others?

  • Localization and import substitution - success stories. Resolving the problems of local raw material base development

  • Industrial parks: production with minimal risks. A step towards the investor

  • What measures can promote the introduction of in-house innovations into national production

  • Who is ready to invest in Russian production - investor profile


Maria Chernobrovkina , Executive Director at American Chamber of Commerce in Russia.

Alisa Melkonyan , Partner, Head of Tax Regional Development. KPMG in Russia and the CIS


 Roman Gan, General Manager Peterform LLC.

Dmitry Lazarchuk, General Director, Petersburg Products International

Blaisey Bernard Reiss , General Manager, TPV CIS Ltd.

Maxim Meixin,  Chairman of the city's Municipal Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovation

Tamara Rondaleva,  General Director of JSC "SEZ" St. Petersburg"

Alexander Parshukov , Head of investment department for VTB Development, CJSC.

Irina Snegova , General Director, Confectionery Association “Lyubimyy Kray”

Alexander Maximov, Director of Government Relations, Mars LLС


Conference Hall 1

Private Investments in Real Estate

Amid macroeconomic changes, basic strategies of investors are revised, portfolios are diversified, investors are focusing on high rates of return and potential growth in asset values. The activity of foreign investors has significantly decreased, but domestic capital is returning to the country. Russian non-chain investors prefer considering assets with minimal developer risks and a stable level of income.

 •           The dynamics of investment transactions in the real estate market, possibilities of assets’ value recovery. Will the threshold for entering high-quality assets be reduced?

•           Key factors for investing in the real estate market, features of the local real estate market

•           Future-oriented segments for private investment in real estate:

- Apartment Hotels: sales records 2018, demand for service apartments, low entry point for investors

- Hotel Real Estate: growth in demand for hotel services in the city, the introduction of a mandatory classification, long payback periods for projects

-Residential real estate: influence of legislative changes, decrease in the volume of investment transactions, savings investments

- Retail spaces of the "street retail" format: resistance to external economic factors and the risks of illiquid offers

-Office real estate: new type of investors


Konstantin Storozhev, General Director of OOO Valo Service

Evgenia Ivanova *, editor, LLC IIT “Real Estate Petersburg”


Andrei Tetysh, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Real Estate Development and Research Agency (ARIN)

Alexey Fedorov, Head of Capital Markets and Investments at Maris in association with CB Richard Ellis.

Alexey Musakin, Managing Partner, Cronwell Hotels & Resorts, Director General Cronwell Management

Nana Gvichiya*, Deputy Chair of St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development 


Conference Hall 2

Legal aspects of PPP

 Although the public-private partnership mechanisms have been used in Russian legislation for over 10 years now, the problem of harmonization of legal regulation is still causing heated debates in the professional community. PPP in Russia is at the crossroads of public and private law, and taking into account the high degree of conflict of laws in force, it repeatedly challenges all members of project teams. 

During the session, representatives of the city will discuss the most pressing legal problems with key participants of the PPP market - financiers, investors, and legal consultants.

Examples of topical issues include, for example, the absence of the definition of the grantor’s fee in the law, as well as uniformity in regulating the procedure for the financial participation of the grantor in concession and budget legislation. The consequences of that were illustrated in the well-known “Bashkir case”. The agenda also includes a number of problems of conflicting legal regulation, for example, shortcomings in transport legislation that oblige to hold a tender for the choice of a carrier who is a concessionaire, which, in fact, leads to a double tender and the possibility of terminating the project due to "unsuccessful" tender ;

•           The ambivalent nature of PPP agreements - a private law contract with public obligations?

•           The ratio of public procedures and private legal obligations of the concession grantor  / public partner. Public obligations in the contract: the provision of land, the issuance of permits, control by the executive body of state authority.

•           Actions of a public-law entity. Authorized body concessor / state authority. Terminological subtlety?

•           Payment mechanism for PPP. Civil liability vs budgetary procedures. Risks of a public / private partnership.

•           Risk-sharing mechanisms associated with the interaction of the investor with government agencies. Coordination of decisions on the project, public control.

•            Confidentiality of agreements VS publicity of PPP 


Danil Podshivalov,  Head of St.Petersburg Investment Committee Sector of Legal Support for PPP projects 


Konstantin Popov *, General Director, AO "ZSD" 

Rostislav Chernyshev*, General Director of Pulkovo Airport

Igor Gusika, Director of Legal Affairs, OAO "ABZ-1"

Vladimir Romanovsky*,  Deputy CEO, Northern Capital Highway, LLC

Denis Kachkin, Managing Partner at Kachkin & Partners

Vladimir Kilinkarov, Head of Russian PPP Practice, Dentons

 Alexey Chichkanov*, First Vice President, Gazprombank

 Yuriy Halimovskiy, Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Arthur Shcheglov, managing partner of the Strategic group “Hyperion”, the coordinator of the “Infrastructure club”

Alexander Chizhov, Director of tax and legal services Group for infrastructure and PPP projects of EY




On the Way to SMART CITY

According to a study by McKinsey, by 2020 the number of smart cities on the planet will increase to 600. In the international SmartCitiesIndex rating from EasyPark for 2017, St. Petersburg ranks 88th. Indicators of smart cities adopted by the Economic Commission for Europe include quality and availability of public resources, innovative infrastructure, safe and comfortable environment. Development of the infrastructure will allow integrating digital technologies into the urban economy.

•           Best regional practices. How to achieve synchronization in the modernization of communal infrastructure, urban improvement and the increase in the efficiency of the entire urban economy

•           The importance of infrastructure in integrating digital technologies into the urban economy

•           What will accelerate the path from point-wise digitalization and the intellectualization of individual services and infrastructure elements to a fully-fledged SMARTCITY

•           How to extend the experience of already operating systems (a safe city, e-health, Building Information Modeling, management of transport systems) to the whole system of the city's functioning - from the arrangement of housing and communal services to the spatial organization of urban areas.

•           Sources of financing for smart urban projects


Daniyar Yusupov, Architect, Urbanist, Founder of the Architectural Group u: lab.spb, Lecturer, Assistant professor of urban planning and urban design at SPSUACE


Vladimir Grigoriev, Chief Architect of St. Petersburg and a Chairman of the Committee for City Planning and Architecture

Marco Casagrande, Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, bio urbanist, social theorist, writer and professor of architecture

Sergey Voronkov, General Director of ExpoForum International

Natalya Trunova, President, NP "National Urban Planners' Guild "; Chairman, Expert Council for the development of public spaces, NP "Russian Guild of Managers and Developers"

Vladimir Schetinin, Head of sales IoT, ER-Telecom Holding 

Evgeny Baranovsky*, Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Committee for construction of St. Petersburg



Investments in Healthcare and Social Capital

In the 21st century, when human capital has become one of the drivers of the world economy, the importance of healthcare is growing. Given such Russian features as critical depreciation of fixed assets, low life expectancy, high mortality among men of working age - the need for a breakthrough development of the medical and social sphere is beyond doubt. Health financing per capita is 3.2 times lower than in developed countries. The situation of budgetary restrictions reduces the level of accessibility and quality of medical care, which may lead to a social explosion and makes special demands on the economic efficiency and productivity of medical services.

Expenditures of the federal budget on health in 2019-2024 should double, up to 4-5% of GDP. Increase the efficiency of the use of these funds can be achieved by attracting private investors to the industry. In 2017, private investment in healthcare amounted to 50 billion rubles.

•          State policy in the sphere of optimization of public health care and social security

•          Scaling and interregional transfer of best practices and technologies

•          Realization of investment projects and development of mechanisms of public-private partnership, support of attraction of private capital in the medical and social sphere of the country

•          Development of the "Medicine 4P" concept: prediction (identification of predisposition to the development of disease), prevention, personalization, participatory principle

•          Potential of telemedicine, medical tourism and export medicine


Alexander Solonin, General Director of the SRO Association of Private Clinics of St. Petersburg 


Alexey Mavrin, CEO and Founder, State Company “Opeka”.

Sergey Furmanchuk, General Director, Hosser Group

Arkady Stolpner, Chairman of the Board, Medical Institute named after Berezin Sergey (MIBS)

Kirill Kaem, Vice President; Executive Director of BioMedical Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation.

Vladislav Baranov, General Director, SOGAZ JSC

Marina Kasumova, Managing Director, MEDI Group of Companies

Lev Averbakh, General Director, Chief Physician in ООО "CORIS Assistance"

Yury Andreychuk, General Director, Helix Laboratory Service


Conference Hall 1

Sport Tourism as one of the Drivers of Investment Growth of St. Petersburg

Due to the development of sports infrastructure, St. Petersburg is becoming one of the largest sports centers in the country and a popular venue for international competitions. Organization of sports events in St. Petersburg attracts additional investments to the region, stimulates the infrastructure development, increases the influx of both domestic and foreign tourists, and also contributes to the formation of a positive image of the Russian Federation abroad.

The presence of large infrastructural sports facilities, on the one hand, allows to hold competitions of international level and smooth out the seasonality in tourist flows. On the other hand, it requires competent management of sports facilities, which allows them to generate rental income.

•           Legislative initiatives and state policy to stimulate investments in sport

•           Sport as a national idea. Should we expect support from the business? How to support the interest of private investors in financing the infrastructure of their favorite sports?

•           How to ensure the synergy of the investment development of the industries that accompany significant sporting events?

•           International competitions: problems of management, development and monetization

•           Management of sports facilities. How to manage a sports facility so that it operates round the clock?


Igor Shcherbakov, Coordinator of St. Petersburg Harley® Days Festival


Vadim Vladimirov, Head of St Petersburg OFAS 

Eduard Latypov,  President of the Club of Russian football fans, Russia Unites

Sergey Fursenko*, President of FC Zenit

Roman Rotenberg , Vice President, Member of the Board of Directors, SKA Hockey Club

Vladimir Kirillov, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg

Waldemar Weiss, Head of the Russian Unit Munitor Gruppe

Gayk Papoyan, Managing Partner, Head of Brokerage, PFM Solutions

Alexander Shestakov, General Director of First Furniture Factory CJSC

Konstantin Blokhin, Chairman of the All-Russian sports movement Strong Russia


Conference Hall 2

Best Practices of Business and Government Interaction: Focus on Investment Climate

The exchange of best management practices is an essential condition for the development of Russian regions. Each region is unique and represents a complex system of interrelations that influence each other, problems and opportunities, new approaches and management principles. Certainly, each region can independently identify its trouble spots and take all the necessary measures, but in the face of increased economic and political uncertainty, we need an interregional dialogue and dissemination of best practices in order to ensure a stable inflow of investment and address systematic issues aimed at improving the investment climate.


Vyacheslav Traktovenko, investor, entrepreneur, regional coordinator of the Leaders Club in St. Petersburg the Leningrad Region


Boris Nesterov, Chairman of the Board, Civic Assembly “LEADER”, Head of the Megion Group of Companies, Voronezh Region

Alexander Parkhomenko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Alekseevsky Chemical Engineering Plant; Coordinator of the regional branch of the NP "Leaders Club" in the Voronezh Region

Ruslan Gainetdinov, Chairman of the Board  of the Foundation “Corporation for the Development of Entrepreneurship of the Ulyanovsk Region”

Renat Valiullin, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tatarstan in the city of St.Petersburg and the Leningrad Region

Renat Kashaev, coordinator of the regional unit of NP "Leaders' Club in Tatarstan"

Anton Finogenov*, First Deputy Chairman The Committee for Economic Development and Investment Activity of Leningrad region

Dmitry Gachko, General Director of IT Grad and founder of IT Krim




November 13th

Investment Potential of Cultural Projects. New Museums in the Historic Part of the City

Cultural projects in modern cities can be the driving force of social and economic development, create prerequisites for the development of related industries - tourism, hotel, transport. New museums are able to increase the event and communication density of urban spaces, expand the effective time of interaction with objects of attraction. Can cities contribute to private investment flows in cultural projects? Are there any effective schemes for the successful monetization of museum projects, or the contribution of patrons is the only option?

•           Can non-governmental museums and cultural projects be attractive objects for investment?

•           Monetization of cultural projects - utopia or reality?

•           How do new museum projects affect tourist flows and tourist attraction?

•           How to preserve architectural identity and historical heritage, creating and developing new public spaces in historic cities?


Vladimir Frolov, architectural critic, editor-in-chief of Project Baltia magazine


Konstantin Likholat, Founder and Director of the OOO Pallada

Alisa Prudnikova, Director of regional development of ROSIZO-NCCA (National Centre of Contemporary Arts),

Commissioner and ArtisticDirector of the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art.

Andrey Yakunin, Founder and Partner of Venture Investments & Yield Management

Alexandra Selivanova *, curator, gallery "Na Shabolovke" creator of  the Avant-Garde Center

Sergey Khromov, General Director, MC "Start Development"

Samppa Lappalainen, CEO, JKMM Architects

Sergey Vazhenin, General Director, Center for Exhibition and Museum Projects JSC

Sergey Mishin, Head, Architectural Bureau STUDIO-MISHIN



Life after Sanctions: Why St. Petersburg is Worth Investing

The autumn wave of Western anti-Russian sanctions noticeably shook the stability of the Russian national currency. The flow of foreign investment from the USA and Europe is decreasing every month. They are being replaced by Eastern investors, who have taken advantage of the opened “window of opportunity” on the Russian market. However, changes occur in the Russian Federation as well. A class of private investors has started to develop in Russia. Unfortunately, despite the outlined positive dynamics, the amount of foreign direct investment in Russia in 2017 decreased by 32% to $ 25 billion. The country has developed a situation in which an active struggle for investors occurs not only among private companies but also among regions. Can St. Petersburg win this difficult fight? What difficulties do investors face when investing money in St. Petersburg? Why is Northern Capital so attractive for investors?


Vyacheslav Traktovenko, investor, entrepreneur, regional coordinator of the Leaders Club in St. Petersburg the Leningrad Region


Irina Babiuk*, Head of the Committee for Investment, St. Petersburg

Alexander Lyuboserdov, OOO ALIR, Professional Legal Center

Artem Moshkov, Co-founder of Netrika

Tatiana Loginova, Deputy Director of the St. Petersburg branch of AO Alfa Strakhovanie 

Arkady Stolpner, Chairman of the Board, Medical Institute named after Berezin Sergey (MIBS)

Alexey Makarov, Chairman of the Commission on industry, economy and entrepreneurship of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg

Anton Kabakov, partner, Forte Tax & Law

Vyacheslav Ermolin, Vice-President of PJSC "Bank" Saint-Petersburg»

Pavel Shelekhov, Senior Manager of the finance group, PwC

Andrei Bondarchuk, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Engineering Maintenance of St. Petersburg 



Green Investment – Myth or Reality

In St. Petersburg, typical large-panel construction constitutes about 53% of the whole housing stock. The predicted value of reducing carbon dioxide emissions as a result of the implementation of a set of energy-saving measures is expected to be 65%. According to the German KfW bank, the annual economic effect of reducing heating costs after energy-efficient reconstruction will be about 4 billion euros per year. The presented economic effect is the theoretical potential to reduce heating costs and reconstruct panel buildings.

As part of the city project "Effective Light" 4250 Home Unit Companies and housing associations of St. Petersburg conducted energy saving measures in public spaces, while another 576 apartment buildings purchased LED energy saving lamps under a regional overhaul program. Together, this represents 20% of the housing stock of the city.  At the same time, the monthly energy savings amount to 50% savings. The total amount of extra-budgetary investments amounted to 500 million rubles.

●     Financial instruments offered for implementation in the urban environment of St. Petersburg:

- factoring and securitization, financial instruments of the actively growing market of energy services;

- a decentralized crowding platform for financing energy service contracts;

- “Green Energy Investment Platform”, international crowdfunding Internet platform, as a tool for financing renewable energy sources and ESCO projects;

●     Conditions for the transition to replication of financial instruments for investment in projects of resource conservation and energy efficiency in the urban environment;

●     Administrative barriers in the field of resource saving and energy efficiency projects in the urban environment;

●     Organizational and financial opportunities to attract a strategic and investment partner of St. Petersburg in the field of financing of resource saving and energy efficiency projects in the urban environment


Nikolay Pitirimov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "Saint-Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for the urban environment" international consortium; Chairman of the Council of NP Urban Home Owners Association - the Cluster Management Company.


Yuri Golovin, Ph.D., General Director, OOO VITRINA-FINANCE

Vyacheslav Ermolin, Vice President, Bank of Saint Petersburg

Ragnar Ottosen*, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Consortium St Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "Saint-Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for the urban environment", Chairman of the Board of Directors of GREEN ENERGY ONE AS, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of First St. Petersburg Energy Service Company

Sergey Koronatov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, PAO RMP Bank

Denis Borisov *, Director of the Department for the Organization of Sales to the Regional Public Sector, North-West Bank PAO Sberbank of Russia

Svyatoslav Kuzmenko, Executive Director, International Consortium St Chairman of the Board of Directors of the "Saint-Petersburg Cleantech Cluster for the urban environment",


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Conference Hall 2

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