Mikhailov & Partners Support 3rd Annual Russian Energy Forum in London
Mikhailov & Partners acted as the official communications partner of the 3rd Annual Russian Energy Forum, held in London, UK, on 22nd and 23rd June, 2016.
The Forum is a major industry event in Europe and a unique platform for dialogue between energy companies from Russia and other countries. It is run by Eurasian Dynamics Ltd. with support from the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association and the European Business Association.
“I am delighted that the 3rd Russian Energy Forum passed off in a constructive and welcoming atmosphere of open dialogue, aimed at reinforcing trust between the Russian and global business community. Thanks to Mikhailov & Partners’ support as Exclusive Communications Partner, the event received wide coverage and its participants were provided with unique communications opportunities. I hope we can continue to work together on the Forum next year”, said Dmitriy Elizarov, organizer of the Forum and managing director of Eurasian Dynamics Ltd.
During the Forum, Mikhailov & Partners Deputy CEO Ellen Pinchuk acted as moderator of the Finance and Investment section, in which heads of major Russian and foreign banks and financial organizations participated.
“We are grateful to the organizers of the 3rd Russian Energy Forum for their cooperation. As specialists in strategic communications, we always try to keep up with business development trends at both the local and international levels, and to provide our clients with unique expertise and new opportunities. We believe that our collaboration on the 3rd Russian Energy Forum was successful and are interested in continuing it next year”, said Ellen Pinchuk, Deputy CEO of Mikhailov & Partners.
Taking part in the Forum were approximately 180 senior executives from energy, oil & gas, financial and technology companies, government officials and numerous invited guests from 30 countries, as well as roughly 30 journalists from than 15 Russian and foreign media outlets.
The Forum demonstrated the commitment and readiness of Russian business to cooperate with global companies in various sectors of the economy at a qualitatively new level. Representatives of the business community not only presented their results, strategies, plans, ideas and projects, but also became actively involved in debates on developments in the global and Russian economy.
Ministerial delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan and China took part in the business programme events, together with representatives of companies including Shell, BP, Vitol, Nord Stream 2, Inter RAO, Novatek, Siemens, Renaissance Capital, VTB Capital, Gazprombank and GEFCO.
The Forum began with welcoming addresses by Charles Hendry, President of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and former UK Energy Minister, for the British side, and by Boris Abramov, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the UK, for the Russian side. The business programme of the 3rd Russian Energy Forum consisted of seven sessions devoted to:
· Russian energy sector development strategy
· Russian gas deliveries to Europe and major new projects in the energy sector
· Prospective demand for energy resources in the Asia Pacific Region
· The latest technological achievements in the energy sector and infrastructure development
· The current situation on the global LNG market and key growth trends
· The impact of the macroeconomic situation on the energy sector in Russia and the CIS
· The attractiveness of the Russian energy sector for global investors and medium- and long-term funding opportunities
as well as a special session on Sustainability and Energy of the Future, in which the Astana EXPO-2017 International Exhibition was presented.