Date: 11 July 2013
Location: Zurich See the map
Russia is one of the few countries which offers substantial growth and returns for investors. The Forum brought together Russian companies, offering substantial growth potential and looking for capital to develop their market presence. Participants are VC/PE firms, investment banks, asset managers as well as government officials from Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Benelux. Focus will be the growth financing of Russian firms and the opportunities to invest in Russian companies.
Russian Investment Forum was organized by Hansa Fincon in co-operation with SIX Group, which was also the main sponsor of the event. More than 100 investors and company representatives from Switzerland, Russia, Germany, UK, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Malta and Italy participated at the event. Forum was opened by Konstantin Dombrowski, who presented opportunities and advantages for listing at the Swiss Exchange. Russian Consul in Zurich, Prof. Dr. Karl Eckstein, explained the extensive framework of the Russian legal system and its protection of foreign investors. Aidar Kaliev, Head of VTB Capital Venture business, presented Russian Internet growth opportunities. Ilya Ponomarev, MP, gave a profound view on Russia's economy policies and legislation.
Among other speakers were Iosif Itkin (Exactpro Systems), Tim McCarthy,(Valartis Asset Management), Pavel Bilenko (Eastland Capital, Roman Artemjev (NEVZ Ceramics) Rustam Vakhitov (ITA),Yaroslav Vakhitov (MELTOR) and Nadya Nesterova (VIYM). Exactpro and Valartis also acted as co-sponsors of the RIF.