Partners


General sponsor
General Partners
Official car of the Forum
Strategic Partner
Official Airline of the Forum
VTB Bank (PJSC)
General sponsor

JSC VTB Bank, its subsidiary banks and financial organisations (VTB Group) is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products in Russia, the CIS, and select countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

VTB Bank provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services.

VTB Group has the most extensive international network of any Russian bank, with more than 20 banks and financial companies in more than 20 countries.

As of 31 December 2018, the Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets (RUB 14.760 trillion) and by customer accounts (RUB 10.403 trillion).

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB Group’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares through the Federal Property Management Agency.

OJSC Oil Company Rosneft
General Partner

Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and the world’s largest public oil and gas company by liquid hydrocarbon production and reserves. The Company’s core operations are in hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal, production of oil, gas and gas condensate, offshore developments, refining, marketing of oil, gas and oil products inside and outside Russia. Hydrocarbon production of Rosneft in 2016 amounted to 265 mtoe.

Rosneft’s exploration and production geography spans across all key oil and gas provinces of Russia located in Western Siberia, Southern and Central Russia, Timano-Pechora, Eastern Siberia and the Far East. The Company also implements projects in India, Venezuela, Brazil, Vietnam, Norway, Canada, Mozambique, Indonesia.

Rosneft is one of the major investors in Russia’s economy and the country’s biggest taxpayer. Working environmentally responsible is the cornerstone of Rosneft’s operations.

Tinkoff Bank
General Partner

Tinkoff is Russia’s first and only direct bank with nearly 8 mln customers. The bank was founded in 2006 by the Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov.

In October 2013, the IPO of TCS Group Holding PLC, which includes Tinkoff Bank, on the London Stock Exchange raised a total of USD 1.09 bn. In addition to the bank the Group includes mobile virtual operator Tinkoff Mobile, Tinkoff Insurance, and Tinkoff Software DC, a network of development hubs across Russia.

With no retail branches, the bank serves its customers remotely via online channels and its call centre, and operates a network of over 2,500 representatives to ensure smooth delivery of its products. The network covers all of Russia and allows next day delivery to most customers.

The bank offers both own brand and partner retail financial services via its Tinkoff.ru platform. The product range includes daily banking (credit and debit cards, payments, money transfers), savings, investments, loyalty programmes, travel services, SME services, mortgage platform, insurance and mobile operator. With its special focus on mobile business, the bank offers mobile applications both for its customer base and beyond it.


Sberbank
General Partner

Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 135 million individual customers and more than 4 million corporate clients in 20 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, Turkey and other countries.

The Bank holds the general banking license No.1481 issued by the Bank of Russia.

Mir Payment System
General Partner

Since its initial launch in December 2015, more than 55 million Mir cards have been issued. 315 banks are involved in the system, with over 160 of them issuing cards.

Mir is accepted throughout Russia.

As well as issuing Mir contactless cards, a number of banks already offer the option to add Mir cards to Mir Pay (Mir mobile service for Mir cardholders). Mir is also rapidly expanding its range of non-financial services, from offering residents’ cards to access local social services, to student campus cards.

Work is under way to increase international acceptance of Mir cards. This is being done by issuing co‑badged cards which integrate international payment systems, and through the direct acquiring of Mir cards in other countries. In Russia, banks issue three types of Mir cards: Mir-Maestro, Mir-JCB, and Mir‑UnionPay. These are also accepted abroad across the entire network of a corresponding payment system. In 2017, Mir cards began to be accepted in Armenia, with similar plans in place for other EAEU countries. Russian cards are also accepted in the ATM networks of Kazakhstan and Belarus, and steps are being taken to get Mir cards accepted in countries which are popular tourist destinations for Russians.

Gazprom
General Partner

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves and is the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, the Arctic shelf, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad.

Gazprom supplies gas to consumers in Russia and over 30 foreign countries. The Company is among Russia’s top oil and power producers and ranks number one in the world in terms of thermal energy generation.

DOM.RF
General Partner

DOM.RF was founded in 1997 and transformed in 2015 into an Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation. It is wholly owned by the Russian Government through the Federal Agency for State Property Management. DOM.RF focuses on national initiatives that aim to improve housing quality and affordability, including by promoting mortgages, developing a mature rental housing market and creating a comfortable urban environment. Its 2018 IFRS net profit was RUB 19.3 bn.

DOM.RF’s priorities:

Developing the mortgage and mortgage-backed securities market

Promoting housing construction by bringing federal land plots into development under Federal Law No. 161-FZ

Transforming DOM.RF Bank into an authorised housing construction bank

Fostering the growth of the rental housing market

Creating a comfortable urban environment and contributing to integrated territorial development

Monitoring the housing construction market

DOM.RF includes DOM.RF Bank and the Integrated Housing Development Institution Fund. It also includes the Fund for the Protection of Rights of Citizens Participating in Shared-Equity Construction established by the Russian Government.

Saudi Aramco
General Partner

Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global petroleum enterprise, and a world leader in exploration and producing, refining, distribution, marketing and petrochemicals manufacturing. The company manages reserves of 332.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent. In addition to its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco has affiliates, joint ventures and subsidiary offices in China, Japan, India, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

SABIC
General Partner

SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. The company has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries, with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North East Asia.

Mercedes-Benz Russia AO
Official car of the Forum

Mercedes-Benz Russia AO is a Russian company, a subsidiary of Daimler Group. Daimler AG (Daimler-Benz AG in 1994) was the first foreign automotive company to establish a subsidiary AOZT Mercedes-Benz Avtomobili in the territory of the Russian Federation on December 8, 1994.

Mercedes-Benz Russia AO is the only official importer of Mercedes-Benz cars and vans, as well as smart cars in Russia.

In 2013 the company launched production of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic vans at the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod, as well as diesel engines for them in Yaroslavl. 2016 the company has become the leader in the automotive premium segment in Russia for the fourth time running. Today it is listed among the top 100 largest companies in Russia in terms of turnover. In February 2017 the plans to build up the production plant for Mercedes Benz cars in Moscow region were announced.

JSC Rosseti
Strategic Partner

Rosseti, Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC ROSSETI) – an operator of energy grids in Russia, is one of the largest electric companies in the world. The company maintains 2.30 million km of power transmission lines, 490,000 substations with transformer capacity of more than 761 GW. In 2015, net power supply to consumers amounted to 720.5 billion kWh. The number of employees of the Rosseti Group of Companies is 216,000 people.

The asset portfolio of PJSC ROSSETI includes 37 subsidiaries and affiliates, including 14 interregional and a main network company. The controlling shareholder of the company is the state represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation, which owns 87.9% of the share capital.

PJSC ROSSETI is a leading company in the Russian market in introducing innovative technologies to the main and distribution grid complex. The company pays great attention to such issues as energy conservation, energy efficiency, international cooperation, environmental protection and occupational safety.

PJSC “Aeroflot”
Official Airline of the Forum

Aeroflot is Russia’s largest airline and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Its hub is based at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Aeroflot Group ranks among the top 20 global airline carriers by passenger traffic and plans to carry 90 – 100 million passengers by its centennial in 2023.

Aeroflot has a reputation for industry leading customer service. It has been certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating by Skytrax and named a Five Star Global Airline in APEX’s Official Airline Rating. Aeroflot has been named the World’s Strongest Airline Brand for the third year in a row by Brand Finance. Aeroflot has also been recognized as World’s Leading Airline Brand at the World Travel Awards. It has been named Best China – Europe Transit Airline at the Star Awards 2019 from Travelling Scope Magazine.

Aeroflot’s fleet is the world’s youngest among airline companies with active passenger aircraft fleet of more than 100 units. As of the end of March 2019, it consisted of 255 aircraft: Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners.

Aeroflot commits to the highest international standards for flight safety. It was the first Russian carrier to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry and has been successfully recertified to this standard. The company has also obtained the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification. Aeroflot’s integrated management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004.