Moscow — London, 16 November 2017.
On 28−29 November 2017, the Russian-British Business Forum Synergy for Growth returns to the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, London for the third year, with the aim of strengthening bilateral economic relations and trade and investment cooperation between Russia and international economic circles. The RBBF is organised by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Embassy and the Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom, with support from Russian and international partners.
As a result of this ongoing dialogue and growing business activity, 2017 actually saw an increase in trade turnover between Russia and Britain for the first time in the last three years. In fact, turnover grew by more than 20% in the first half of this year, with the UK remaining Russia's number one partner in service trade.
The forum will bring together representatives of the political and economic establishment of Russia and the UK, including members of the British Parliament, the heads of a number of Russian regions, leaders of trade organisations and unions, representatives from public and private companies as well as young business leaders developing innovative projects in the financial services, information technology and retail sectors of both countries.
During the forum, the following topics will be addressed on the main day — 29 November — in a series of panel sessions:
- Brexit as a source for transforming economic dialogue between Russia and Great Britain
- Tomorrow through the eyes of the financial sector: trust, FinTech, multilateral projects
- Key challenges and opportunities for developing cooperation in Russia with international business circles in various industries
- Investment and business climate in Russia. New opportunities in the regions of the Russian Federation