Key issues to be covered at InvestRus 2017

  • Legislative support for investments attraction
  • Search of new sources and forms of financing investment projects
  • Investment climate environment in the Russian Federation
  • Investment attractiveness of the Eurasian Union
  • External conditions necessary for investment attraction
  • Regional and sectoral aspects of investment attraction
  • Investments for small business

Sergey Naryshkin
Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (2011-2016)

It is not a secret that government decisions are sometimes both objectively and subjectively severely criticized in the business environment. Parliament is responsible for compromises and interest balance, social well-being of the country, security and budgetary sustainability affairs as well as for economic development.

Excerpt of speech at InvestRus 2016

Invited speakers


Chairperson of the Council of the Federation


Aide to the President of the Russian Federation


President, Chairman of the Management Board, UFC Bank


First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Council of Federation


Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Financial Market


First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia


Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation


General Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)


Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights


Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY


Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship


Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation


Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) - Member of the Board, Vnesheconombank


Governor of the Perm Region


Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group


President of the Russian Union of Insurers


Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank


Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses


Head of the Moscow Office, Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry


General Director, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)


Chairman of the Management Board, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation




Governor of the Novgorod Region


General Director – Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation


President, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus Business Unit, Coca-Cola


Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (2011-2016)


  • Session 1.1. Budget investments. Choosing priorities

  • Session 2.1. Private investment - where and how

  • Session 3.1. Eurasia investment card. From the particular to the general

  • Session 1.2. Investment policy of state corporations

  • Session 2.2. Foreign investments. New vectors: from Lisbon to Vladivostok

  • Session 3.2. Regional investment policy. New faces

  • PLENARY SESSION Laws for investments and their implementation

  • Session 1.3. Development institutions to attract investments and improve competitiveness

  • Session 3.3. Investments for macroregions: the Arctic and the Far East

Session 1.1. Budget investments. Choosing priorities

The Strategy for the Social and Economic Development of the Russian Federation until 2030 is based on such main country development tasks as business climate improving, growth of competitiveness of the Russian economy, increase of labor productivity and efficiency of large investment projects, development of small and medium-sized enterprises, enlargement of non-primary export volumes, organization of new growth points in regions.

We can currently observe a revival of investment demand in the Russian economy.

The Government provides a number of measures to stimulate private investment activity: soft loans for small and medium-sized businesses, renewal of the public-private partnership mechanisms (“infrastructure mortgage”), priority projects support, implementation of digital technologies.

Key issues:

  • investment ensuring for the Social and Economic Development Strategy of the Russian Federation;

  • investments in the budget for 2018-2020;

  • investment support for priority projects.

Session 2.1. Private investment - where and how

National savings exceed several times the government budget. And they are many times higher in comparison with state and companies investments in economically developed countries where special mechanisms were implemented to attract savings into investments and protect deposits for investment properties.

To create such reliable and effective mechanisms in Russia is the main issue to be solved in this direction.

It is also especially important to increase the national confidence level in state financial institutions.

Key issues:

  • stimulation and protection of private investments;

  • attractive projects for private investors;

  • pension funds, insurance companies;

  • public-private partnership;

  • stock market;

  • investment management.

Session 3.1. Eurasia investment card. From the particular to the general

Despite current measures, the rate and quality of economic growth in the EAEU member states are not sufficient to ensure their advanced development in comparison with the countries-leaders of the world economy, in particular to reduce the existing gap in competitiveness and investment attractiveness levels, as well as the quality of development institutions.

The most important direction of economic development of the EAEU is to create conditions for business activity and investment attractiveness growth. One of the main questions to be solved is a consistent elimination of obstacles to the free movement of goods, labor force, services and capitals.

Key issues:

  • flows and the structure of mutual direct investment;

  • attraction of external investments to projects on the EAEU territory;

  • necessary measures to reduce administrative barriers.

Session 1.2. Investment policy of state corporations

Following the worldwide trend of digital economy development and first of all to improve work effectiveness, state corporations have to look for new investment directions. Large business should support small and medium-sized innovative enterprises, purposefully work with start-ups, finance such projects.

The issues of investment activity of state corporations should be considered in accordance with the types of funding sources and ways to use them.

Key issues:

  • investment directions of state corporations;

  • investment policy priorities;

  • investment examples, interaction with the small and medium-sized enterprises.

Session 2.2. Foreign investments. New vectors: from Lisbon to Vladivostok

To implement large projects it is necessary to look for new sources and financial ways. Russian economy needs radical changes to provide new opportunities, according to current situation on the geopolitical arena. Creation of a harmonious community of economies from Lisbon to Vladivostok and even perhaps a free trade zone in the future, provides a unique chance for investment activity improvement in the whole space.

Key issues:

  • the impact of the current geopolitical situation on foreign investment;

  • participation of foreign capital in the privatization of state companies;

  • the influence of the political processes in America and Europe on the investors intentions;

  • the largest international projects.

Session 3.2. Regional investment policy. New faces

Currently, regions use various ways to attract investors and get more authority to provide tax allowance and preferences (particularly tax benefits for the period of two years and more). Investors are granted with lowered rates or remission of income, property, land and transport taxes.

New documents are worked out to intensify investment activity in regions, particularly, the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation “On the Approval of the Fundamentals of the State Policy of Regional Development of the Russian Federation until 2025”.

Key issues:

  • investment climate environment in regions of the Russian Federation;

  • national rating of the investment climate;

  • state of the legislative base in regions.

PLENARY SESSION Laws for investments and their implementation

Plenary session thematically connects sessions.

Key issues:

  • budget investments;

  • private investments;

  • regional investment policy.

Session 1.3. Development institutions to attract investments and improve competitiveness

There is a significant tie between competitiveness, investment and economic growth. Investments as one of the main factors of economic growth, competitiveness improvement and country development, are also a factor, that can cause structural changes in the components of the macroeconomic system. In this context the most important role belongs to public and private institutions supporting the growth of investment.

Key issues:

  • investment activity of development institutions;

  • investment activity of funds;

  • supporting programs for small and medium-sized businesses.

Session 3.3. Investments for macroregions: the Arctic and the Far East

Development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and the Far East is the priority direction of both domestic and foreign policy of the Russian Federation. Its specifics needs a special approach in economic sectors. Implementation of large projects entails special categories of risks, related to the geographical location and climate.

The economic program for the Arctic is worked out for many years ahead. It includes more than 150 projects with investments estimated to cost at trillions of rubles. The Far East for the third consecutive year is one of the leading regions in Russia in foreign direct investment attraction. Due to recent development tools, new investors were attracted from those countries that had not previously considered the Far East for doing business.

Key issues:

  • the most important infrastructure projects for megaregions;

  • investments for the Arctic technologies;

  • investment risks, their features;

  • development of special support measures for investment activity;

  • interests of investors from the countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

Conditions of participation

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Gallery of InvestRus 2016

  • Session 1.1. Investment Sources and Mechanisms
  • Session 2.1. Investing in the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Session 3.1. Investing in Small and Medium Business
  • Session 1.2. Improving Russia’s economic model
  • Session 2.2. The present and future of foreign business in Russia’s regions
  • Session 1.3. Reforming the Ratings Industry: Optimizing the Investment Market in Russia
  • Session 2.3. The Investment Climate in Russia’s Regions
  • Extended meeting of the Coordinating Council for Waste Management Development
  • Extended meeting of the Coordinating Council for Agribusiness Development

Media coverage of the event

Press release 2016

Contact info

Participation conditions
in the 4th International Conference on Ensuring Investments Growth in Russia InvestRus 2017

Participation in the Conference is fee-based.
Registration fees per participant are as follows:
upon payment before 15th November, 2017 – RUB 35,000 (excluding VAT)
upon payment after 15th November, 2017 – RUB 40,000 (excluding VAT)

We invite to participate in the Conference free of charge:

  1. Heads of member companies of the Russian Foreign Investment Advisory Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.

  2. Heads of official state bodies and heads of subjects of the Russian Federation.

  3. Heads of chambers of commerce and industry, professional unions and associations.

  4. Heads of official foreign trade and business missions.

Registration Procedure

  1. To apply for participation in the Conference InvestRus 2017 (hereafter, the Conference), complete please the electronic registration form on the official Conference website (Registration) until 6th December, 2017.
    All fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  2. Your application will be reviewed by the Conference Organizing Committee within three working days.
    Please pay attention that due to restrictions on the venue's infrastructure capacity, the number of participants is limited, and the organizers reserve the right to reject your application without explanation.

  3. When your application is accepted, you will be sent a letter of confirmation to the stated e-mail address providing your login and password for access to your Personal Web Office on the official Conference website.

  4. As participation in the Conference is fee-based, a contract will be made between the organizers and successful applicants, guaranteeing entry to the Conference.
    For the purposes of the contract, please fill in the bank details of your organization in the Participant payment section of your Personal Web Office.
    Applicants who have not paid their registration fees by 8th December, 2017 will be unable to attend the Conference and their applications will be cancelled.

To get more detailed information contact please the Conference Informational Centre:
tel.: +7 (812) 622 18 25, e-mail: info@russia-invest.ru.

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