London | RBCC Business Forum: Russo-British Cooperation for Growth

Tuesday 18 Jun 2019. 09:00am-15:00pm

The RBCC Business Forum is hosted annually in London, and brings together leading figures in the Russo-British business community. Attended by senior representatives of governmental bodies, trade associations and both British and Russian companies, and with speakers from a variety of sectors, the Forum aims to lead the conversation on business and trade between the UK and the Russian Federation.

This year we will be examining some of the trends and challenges in the energy and extractive industries and looking at where Russian and UK expertise can collaborate to mutual benefit and profitability. We will also be tackling topics such as digitalisation, sustainability and innovation; with one of the panels dedicated to looking at where UK technological expertise can complement Russian development in a number of sectors such as education. There will be a number of high-profile speakers who will give a fascinating personal insight into some of the challenges and opportunities they have encountered in their particular industry.



Welcome Address

  • HRH Prince Michael of Kent, RBCC Patron

Keynote Speeches

  • HE Dr. Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the UK
  • Roger Munnings CBE, Chairman of the RBCC Board of Directors

Keynote Speech with Q&A

  • Trevor Lewis, Counsellor and Director Trade and Investment, Russia, DIT

Panel Sessions

Panel 1: The Future Russo-British Landscape for Energy

Topics: Green energy, sustainability, disruptive technology and sharing experiences

  • Lord Barker of Battle, Chairman, En+
  • Igor Zelezetskii, CEO, ACRA
  • Emily Olson, Vice President & Chief of Staff to Deputy CEO, BP
  • Pavel Yakushev, Head of Strategy, Marketing, Business Development & Communications, Aggreko

Moderated by The Rt Hon Charles Hendry, President, RBCC Advisory Council

Panel 2: Russo-British Technological Development: Opportunities for Cooperation

Topics: Business education, emerging trends, digital strategy, the Russian market

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Tatiana Kalinina, Business Development Director, Yandex
  • Fabian Braesemann, Data Scientist, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Eugene Kadushin, Senior Partner, Trout & Partners
  • Rupert Gather, Chief Executive, InvestUK

Moderated by Andrew Jack, global education editor for the Financial Times and former Foreign Correspondent in Russia

Lightning Talk and Q&A

‘The Silk Road Initiative’ presented by Maria Kotova, Global Business Development Manager and Senior Advisor, Dezan Shira & Associates

Event Programme:

09.00 - Registration, Tea and Coffee

09.30 - Welcome Speech by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, RBCC Patron

09.40 - Keynote speeches by HE Dr. Alexander Yakovenko and Roger Munnings CBE

10.10 - Keynote speech with Q&A by Trevor Lewis

10.30 - Panel Discussion 1 and Q&A

11.30 - Coffee Break

11.50 - Lightning Talk and Q&A

12.10 - Panel Discussion 2 and Q&A

13.10 - Closing Address (Alf Torrents, RBCC Executive Director)

13.20 - Networking Lunch

14.30 - RBCC EGM (Details HERE) [RBCC Members only]

15.00 - Business Forum Concludes

19.00 - 21.00 - Reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation at his Residence for Business Forum delegates (Kensington Palace Gardens)


From 10 May

- RBCC Member Ticket: £95.00 + VAT&FEE *

- Non-member Ticket: £145.00 + VAT&FEE **


* These tickets are available to RBCC members only. If you purchase a member ticket by mistake, we will ask you to please pay the difference of the tickets.

**Fee: Payments are subject to a service fee levied by eventbrite


Please do not hesitate to contact the RBCC office on +44 (0)207 931 64 55 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you on Tues 18 June!


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When & Where

18 Jun 2019


BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9JP