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Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company)

Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company) is one of the largest multi-faceted financial institutions in Russia, providing a wide range of banking, financial, investment products and services to corporate and private customers, financial institutions, institutional and private investors.  The Bank is one of the three largest banks in Russia by all major indicators and ranks third in the list of banks in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of equity.

The bank provides services to key sectors of the Russian economy – gas, oil, nuclear, chemical and petrochemical, ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, electric power industry, engineering and metalworking, transport, construction, communications, agriculture, trade and other industries.

Retail business is also a strategically important activity of the Bank, and its scale is consistently increasing. Private customers are offered a full range of services: credit programs, deposits, payment transactions, electronic bank cards, etc.

Gazprombank has a strong position on national and global financial markets, holding Russian leadership in arranging and underwriting corporate bond issues, asset management, private banking, corporate financing, and other areas of investment banking.

The Bank’s customers number about 5 mln individuals and about 61,400 legal entities.

Russian Agricultural Bank (RusAg)

Russian Agricultural Bank (RusAg) is a 100% state-owned bank regulated by the Bank of Russia. RusAg is one of the leading financial institutions providing lending support to Russian agribusiness.
Russian Agricultural Bank has a unique mandate to act as the State agent to implement the Government’s financial policy in the domestic agribusiness sector. RusAg plays a key role in the implementation of the State Program on Agribusiness Development. The Bank’s development role is based on its good knowledge of the Russian agribusiness sector. RusAg offers a diversified product range designed to satisfy the demand of the target market segment and to match its wide regional coverage. The Bank also engages in other Government sustainability programs focused on social aspects.
Today, RusAg’s network of 66 branches and over 13 thousand access points covers over 80% of the territory of the Russian Federation and ca. 100% of country’s rural areas.

The Mosprom Center

The Mosprom Center was established by the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy to support exports of industrial and agro-industrial products of Moscow. The center plays a leading role in the development of Moscow’s foreign economic activity. Specialists render support to Moscow manufacturers and foreign buyers in building stable cooperation and trade relationships.

The growth of Moscow companies’ operations abroad is the main priority. The center offers various levels of export support, depending on needs, maturity, scale and capacities of Moscow manufacturers. As a result of this approach, support is given wherever it is essential.


State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom or ROSATOM is one the global technological leaders. It is a multi-industry holding comprising assets in power engineering, machine engineering and construction, among others. Having competencies across the entire nuclear fuel cycle, the corporation boasts the largest foreign project portfolio in the world with 35 power units at different stages of implementation in 12 countries. ROSATOM is the largest producer of electricity in Russia, ensuring over 20% of the country’s energy needs. ROSATOM also ventures into manufacturing equipment and isotopes for nuclear medicine, does research, materials studies, digital products, manufactures various innovative nuclear and non-nuclear products. ROSATOM is engaged into low-carbon generation, including wind energy. The corporation includes about 300 enterprises and organizations employing a total of more than 275,000 people. Since October 2020, ROSATOM has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative for businesses across the world.


Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation.

The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all the rail business spheres, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, experience in international cooperation.

100% of the stock of the company operating the railways network as long as 85,6 thousand kilometers belongs to the Russian Federation.

Russian Railways performs a quarter of the passenger turnover of the entire transport system of Russia and more than 46% of the cargo turnover (including pipeline transport).

Russian Railways belongs to the top 3 of the world rail industry leaders.

The company’s mission is to meet the market demand for transportation services, increase efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.

Promsvyazbank PJSC (PSB)

Promsvyazbank PJSC (PSB) is a full-service bank established in 1995. It is among top 10 largest Russian banks and it is included in the list of systemically important credit institutions approved by the Central Bank of Russia. Promsvyazbank has been designated as the base bank for implementing the state defence order and servicing large government contracts. PSB provides a wide range of services for retail and corporate customers, including defence industry enterprises, small and medium enterprises. The Bank provides cash and settlement services, various lending and savings programs, brokerage and investment services at financial markets, leasing and factoring transactions, payroll projects and remote banking.

As a full-service lending institution, PSB also actively develops a range of products and services for individuals, paying specific attention to serving the military personnel and civil personnel of the defence industry and law enforcement agencies, as well as military pensioners and war veterans.

PSB’s regional network has more than 300 offices and over 9 thousand ATMs, which allows to provide the highest-level service to any customers and effectively support projects throughout Russia.

Huawei Corporate

Huawei is a leading global provider of infocommunication and infrastructure solutions and smart devices. Telecommunications networks, information technology, smart devices and cloud services are main areas of its work. Huawei strives to make digital technologies available to both business and end consumers, thereby bringing closer the creation of an intelligent, perfect communication world.

Huawei's products, solutions and services are highly reliable and competitive. Company creates commercial potential for its customers by expanding their range of opportunities and openly working with ecosystem partners.

Huawei is also investing heavily in basic research to drive global progress. The company employs over 180 thousand people in more than 170 countries around the world. Huawei is a privately held company founded in 1987. It is wholly owned by employees.


VTB Bank (PJSC), its subsidiaries and financial institutions (VTB Group) is an international financial group providing a wide range of financial and banking services in Russia, the CIS countries, Western Europe, Asia and Africa.

VTB Bank provides a full range of banking services through an extensive regional network. Subsidiaries of the Group provide leasing, factoring and other financial services. VTB Group's international network includes more than 20 banks and financial companies in more than 20 countries.

By 31 of December 2020, VTB Group was the second largest financial group in Russia in terms of assets (RUB 18.1 trillion) and customer accounts (RUB 12.8 trillion).

The main shareholder of VTB is the Russian Government, which owns 60.9% of the voting shares. 


ARSENAL INSURANCE COMPANY LLC is a universal insurance company founded in 1997.

The main areas of activity are insurance of foreign trade participants using unique online technologies, liability insurance, property and personnel insurance of organizations. Impeccable quality of reinsurance coverage in the domestic and western reinsurance markets.


“Common customs guarantor” Joint Stock Company (“CCG” JSC) provides financial services for the importers.

The main “CCG” JSC’s operation are to guarantee payment of customs duties, taxes and penalties to the customs authorities of the Customs Union’s member states and to implement and use relevant IT systems.

“CCG” JSC provides custom-tailored services aimed at the optimisation of the import procedures of our customers enabling them to reduce their operational expenses.

JSC "CCG" is the founder of The GARANT Eurasian Association of Guarantors (EAG).

Customs card

«Customs Card» is a technology company, which has become the first operator of customs payments in Russia. She develops and implements solutions to optimize the processes of foreign economic activity in companies. The main idea is to digitize cross-border trade services and combine them into a single platform, which simplifies foreign economic activity and the customs clearance procedure.

Electronic services of the "Customs Card" company:

  • Payment of customs duties 24/7
  • Submitting customs declaration online
  • Guarantee for additional verification
  • Expert advice
  • Legal support of foreign economic activity
  • Information courses

In 2021, Tamo OS was launched - a single digital space for international trade. Now you can draw up declarations and submit them to any customs authorities of Russia on your own. Entrepreneurs can save on third-party services. The system has tips and advice that will help you easily draw up documents according to the standards of the customs authorities. Thanks to integration with the Federal Customs Service of Russia, all payments can be made 24/7 in a few clicks. Also, "Customs Card" launched an information course for new participants in international trade. It includes the necessary materials for starting work in foreign economic activity and takes place online.

Otkritie Bank

Otkritie Bank is one of the top 10 largest banks in Russia and is systemically important. The main areas of business: corporate, investment, retail, small and medium-sized, as well as Private banking.

The sole shareholder of Otkritie Bank is the Bank of Russia with a 100% share.

The bank's regional network includes 518 client offices in 227 cities in 73 regions of the country.

The bank's reliability is confirmed by the ratings of international agencies Fitch Ratings (BB +) and Moody’s (Ba2).

One of the key areas of Otkritie Bank's business is comprehensive financial services for small and medium-sized businesses, including foreign trade participants, based on the most modern digital technologies. 99% of the bank's clients from the SME segment use the Internet and mobile banking. 98% of deposits of private companies are placed through the Bizgees-Portal internet bank for business. Two thirds of the bank's SME clients' accounts are opened online.

Otkritie today is a large-scale diversified financial group that has great potential for further business growth. The companies of the group hold leading positions in key segments of the financial market: insurance companies Rosgosstrakh and Rosgosstrakh Life, Otkritie Non-State Pension Fund, Otkritie Management Company, Otkritie Broker, Baltic Leasing JSC, Tochka JSC (bank for entrepreneurs and enterprises).

The Otkritie Bank Group also includes Customs Card JSC, the first operator of customs payments in Russia, operating on the domestic market for 20 years.


Metalloinvest is a leading global producer and supplier of merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI) and a leading producer of iron ore and steel products.

The Company has the world’s second-largest measured iron ore reserve base. Metalloinvest is the world’s second-largest pellet producer, the largest producer of iron ore products in Russia and a regional leader in the production of niche grades of high-quality rolled steel.

Metalloinvest comprises some of Russia’s leading metals and mining enterprises, including Lebedinsky GOK, Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK, Alexey Ugarov OEMK, Ural Steel and the Ural Scrap Company, as well as companies providing maintenance services and supplying raw materials to mining and steel enterprises.

The Company provides stable employment for more than 42,000 employees and strives to maintain a favourable social environment in the regions where it is present and at each of its enterprises.

Global Ports

Global Ports is the leading operator of container terminals in the Russian market by capacity and container throughput.
Global Ports’ terminals are located in the Baltic and Far East Basins, key regions for foreign trade cargo flows. Global Ports operates five container terminals in Russia (Petrolesport, First Container Terminal, Ust-Luga Container Terminal and Moby Dik in the Russian Baltics, and Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in the Russian Far East) and two container terminals in Finland (Multi-Link Terminals in Helsinki and Kotka). Global Ports also owns an inland container terminal Yanino Logistics Park located in the vicinity of St Petersburg.
Global Ports’ major shareholders are Delo Group, one of the largest private transportation and logistics holding companies in Russia (30.75%), and APM Terminals B.V. (30.75%), whose core expertise is the design, construction, management and operation of ports, terminals, and inland services. APM Terminals operates a global network of 75 terminals. 

Delo Group

Delo Group is the largest transport and logistics holding in Russia. since its foundation in 1993, the holding has earned reliable reputation among Russian and foreign partners.

Now the Group is one of the most technologically advanced and actively developing business structures. The amount of its investments in the transport infrastructure of Russia is USD 874 million. Over the past three years, Delo Group has implemented a number of major investment projects in the South of Russia, having built two deep-water berths, the only one in the region for container and grain to receive ocean-class vessels.

The stevedore business of the Group includes DeloPorts holding and the leading operator of container terminals Global Ports. Transport and logistics sphere includes the multimodal transport operator Ruscon and the largest Russian intermodal container operator TransContainer. The core of the Group's assets in these market segments are 9 sea and 47 rail container terminals and one sea grain terminal.

Mars LLC

Mars LLC is a Russian division of Mars, Incorporated.

Mars, Incorporated is a privately held, family-owned company with over a century of history with world renowned brands such as M & M’S®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES® and UNCLE BEN'S®. The company has six business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience, with sales in excess of US $ 35 billion.

More than 130,000 employees in 80 countries around the world every day bring to life the Five Mars Principles: Quality, Efficiency, Responsibility, Mutual Benefit and Freedom to create business growth to be proud of.

In Russia and the CIS countries, Mars is one of the largest manufacturers of food and pet food. Since 1991, the company has invested over USD 2 billion in the Russian economy. In particular, 9 factories for the production of pet food, chocolate, chewing gum and confectionery were built and modernized. More than a third of all chocolate products produced in Russia are exported to more than 35 countries. The company employs over 7 thousand people in Russia and the CIS.


Maersk (A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S) is a Danish integrated shipping and logistics company, active in ocean and inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation. Founded in Svendborg (Denmark) in 1904 as a steamship company, Maersk now is the world-largest logistics integrator in container transportation. The company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with subsidiaries and offices across 130 countries and around 80,000 employees worldwide.

Maersk operates over 700 container ships, annually carrying over 25 million TEU containers.  

In Russia Maersk is active in all the main seaports and inland locations, offering integrated logistics solutions both for domestic exporters and importers, as well as providing intercontinental transit via sea and land-based gateways.

KGH - A Maersk Company

Established in 1963, KGH has grown to become one of the largest European providers of international trade and customs solutions and services.

 Today, KGH offer a comprehensive range of innovative solutions and services to over 28,000 customers in all industries across Europe.  With more than 1200 colleagues operating in 23 countries our business model and customer offering addresses customs strategy, customs compliance, operational declaration solutions and digitalisation opportunities.

KGH is since September 2020 a part of the Maersk family.

            Official sponsor

Multiservice Payment System

Multiservice Payment System (MPS) is a Russian nationally significant payment system, an operator of customs duties, which provides service for individual and companies involved in International Economic Activity. The company provides advanced services for the payment and administration of customs duties. Long experience in the field of financial and IT technologies allows to implement integration solutions with state authorities (including the Federal Customs Service of Russia), banks, companies. MPS provides modern remote access systems with a high level of customization and manages your own processing center. The Multiservice Payment System has developed a service for Authorized Economic. This is specialized software, which is integrated with the ERP system of companies for converting information into the formats of the Federal Customs Service of Russia.

Specialists of the Multiservice payment system are experts on customs issues. They take an active part in the work of the Public Council under the FCS of Russia and consult on issues related to customs clearance and control.

UTLC Eurasian Rail Alliance

Joint Stock Company "United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Railway Alliance" – the most important and unique integration project in the field of railway transportation in the EAEU; provides a service in the field of organizing transit transportation of containers as part of regular container trains on the China-Europe route through the territories of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.

  • The volume of traffic in 2020 - 547 thousand TEU (+ 64%). This is 2.4% of the total container traffic between Europe and China.
  • The value of transported goods exceeded $ 31.5 billion (5.5% of the total trade turnover between Europe and China).
  • The volume of traffic for the first half of 2021 - 336.5 thousand TEU (an increase of 1.5 times). In May, an absolute monthly record was set - 61.4 thousand TEU.
  • Plan for 2021 - 670 thousand TEU.
  • The strategic goal is to reach 1 million TEU.
  • The geography of routes using of the company services unites 21 countries and more than 100 cargo-forming locations in China and Europe.
  • The time it takes for a container train to cross the transit section from the Chinese border to the borders of European states with a total length of 5430 km is five days.
  • The range of goods from China to Europe is expanding and today it is already nearly 100 items.

The traditional advantages of railway transport are speed, stability, reliability, competitiveness of technologies and tariff policy. The work in the "pandemic" 2020 most clearly revealed these qualities, when even in the most difficult times the railway worked without interruptions and ensured the transportation of goods, including anti-epidemic protection equipment.

The environmental advantage over sea and aviation also plays an important role in making rail transit more attractive. The environmental value of rail transport is becoming a true philosophy of building a socially responsible business in Eurasia. For customers who are responsible for environmental protection, the sustainability of the railway is one of the primary reasons when choosing a transport for sending goods.

We would like to thank our current partners and clients for the excellent results of their activities and the opportunity to enjoy such cooperation! We continue to implement a number of projects, including those aimed at creating a positive image and increasing the loyalty of cargo owners to rail transportation. Together with you, we are writing the newest history of the development of railway transportation, based on mutually beneficial partnership and common strategic goals, ”comments Alexey Grom, Director General of JSC "United Transport and Logistics Company – Eurasian Railway Alliance".

PJSC Severstal

PJSC Severstal is a vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining company with major assets in Russia, Latvia and Poland. The Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant is a key asset of Severstal. The company's shares are listed on the Russian trading floor MICEX-RTS, global depositary receipts are listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 2020, the company's revenue was amounted to $ 6.870 million, EBITDA reached $ 2.422 million. In 2020, 11.3 million tons of steel were produced. About 51 thousand people work at the enterprises of the company.


MIC Izvestia is the first multimedia information center in Russia.  MIC Izvestia includes Internet news portal, 24/7 news channel Izvestia (IZ.RU), Izvestia newspaper, Delovoy Peterburg newspaper, the news services of REN TV channel and Channel Five, and regional TV Channel 78. MIC Izvestia is a multi-purpose platform for generating multi-format information content (TV, print, online). Monthly online audience of MIC Izvestia is about 60 mln people, TV audience – 80 mln people. MIC Izvestia is constantly getting into the top 5 news online sources according to LiveInternet.

FSВI «Editorial «Rossiyskaya gazeta»

«Rossiyskaya Gazeta» is a modern multimedia group that provides readers daily with up-to-date, reliable and relevant information about Russian regional and federal affairs and worldwide events.

The newspaper and its electronic platforms publish news, features, exclusive interviews and comments from public officials and the most powerful representatives of business, politics and culture.

Today "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" is the leader in terms of audience size in the segment of daily sociopolitical and business newspapers. It is also among the leaders of the media citation rating.

RIA Novosti

RIA News is the flagship information resource of the «Russia Today» media group. The agency is the most cited media outlet among the Russian media and on social networks. The website is read by about four and a half million users daily, which makes the resource one of the leaders among all Russian Internet news portals. The agency's correspondent network covers more than 100 cities around the world. The total audience of RIA News on social networks Facebook, Twitter, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Instagram, G + and Youtube is about nine million subscribers.


Mir is an inter-state television and radio company that brings together media resources including MIR and MIR 24 TV channels, MIR radio station, MIR24.TV information portal, and the MIR-Teleport multifunctional satellite system. ITRC Mir has its own accounts on all major social networks and a YouTube-channel.

The company was founded in 1992 with the purpose of maintaining a common information space and promoting international information exchange in the CIS.

The total audience of ITRC Mir is over 186 million people.

We are on social networks: @MIRTV24


Interfax is the largest information group in the former Soviet Union and the recognized leader in the B2B Russian information market.

The history of Interfax Group begins in 1989, when it was established as the first non-state news agency in the USSR.

Interfax is the most frequently cited source in global media and provides objective, comprehensive and reliable information from Russia and the CIS as well as the most popular newswire service in the Russian financial market.

After building reputation as a provider of trustworthy breaking news reports from Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union, Interfax spent the subsequent decades growing into a comprehensive information provider, creating professional IT solutions to assist with risk assessment, due diligence and KYC procedures, market analysis and business development.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda media group

The Komsomolskaya Pravda media group is one of the largest multimedia holdings with a 96-year history, producing its own unique content for a multi-million audience.

The total weekly audience of the Group's media projects is 55.9 million people around the world. has 229.6 million page views per month and 70.7 million unique users. Coverage of all resources under the KP brand –  45 countries of the world, 85 regions of Russia.


Finam is a leading Russian investment and financial group. Founded in 1994, the group currently provides services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Its regional network in Russia numbers more than 90 offices. The Finam group of companies includes a brokerage company of the same name, an investment bank that renders a wide spectrum of investment banking services, a management company that provides trust capital management services, the information analysis agency with a focus on financial and economic topics, a licensed forex dealer and Russia’s largest training center for stock market education.

Business journal «Banking Review»

"Banking Review" is an overview of key events in the banking market, information on the intentions and actions of regulators, opinions of professional participants, business process practices, industry ratings and research, description of new products and services.

Currently, the Banking Review project includes:

  • Monthly business magazine "Banking Review" (with attachments Best Practice and FinLegal)
  • Banking portal
  • FINAWARD Annual Award
  • Industry conferences
Moscow News Agency

The Moscow City News Agency is a news project launched within the Moscow Media holding, whose task is to provide prompt and objective coverage of city events. The Moscow News Agency is the main source of information for the media, press services, government agencies and the business community. The agency has a wide range of content formats: news feed, video and photo materials, infographics.

Strategy jornal
  • provides exclusive and up-to-date information on the implementation of Russia's economic strategy;
  • conducts discussion of reforms and bills necessary for a sustainable future of Russia;
  • analyzes federal and regional programs and projects;
  • assesses the possible prospects for the development of science and technology, affecting both business and social life;
  • talks about decisions aimed at improving the efficiency of state and municipal authorities.

The publication is filled with articles, comments and opinions of government officials, top managers of the largest Russian and international business structures, well-known scientists, representatives of educational structures and public organizations, leading experts and practicing consultants in the field of sustainable development.

About Business

A specialized TV channel for state, industry, corporate and copyright programs.

More than two hundred titles of professional and industry TV programs, as well as business and economic programs.

The authors and broadcasters of the TV-channel are CEOs of real sector companies, large businessmen and public figures.

The TV-channel has been broadcasting since 2012 throughout the Russian Federation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The channel's broadcasts are carried out in the networks of cable operators: AKADO, Beeline, Megafon, MGTS, MTS, NETBYNET, TTK, etc. The channel's broadcasts are available to viewers in: Yandex TV, OK.КГ, SPB TV, MEGOGO, Tvigle, Facebook, YouTube and many other resources.


Information and analytical journal «Seaports» covers the activities of the Russian port complex and all processes associated with international transportation of foreign trade and transit cargo through the seaports of Russia. The first issue of the journal was published in 1997.

Published by the Association of Commercial Seaports. The magazine is published 10 times a year under the auspices of the Marine Collegium under the Government of the Russian Federation and with the support of the Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) of the Ministry of Transport of Russia. The declared circulation is 7.5 thousand copies. Volume up to 80 pages.

Journal "Economic Strategies"

The journal "Economic Strategies" has been published by the Institute for Economic Strategies since 1999. The authors set themselves the goal of illuminating the topical problems of the economy of Russia and the world.

Special issues of the journal are devoted to the consideration of current trends, first of all, of modern socio-economic life.

The journal is included in the Higher Attestation Commission List of peer-reviewed scientific publications, in the Russian Science Citation Index, as well as in the Ulrich’s Periodical Directory International Abstract and Bibliographic Database.

The current circulation is 10,000 copies. The frequency of publication in 2021 is 6 issues per year.


Business journal of the Russian Railways. 

The purpose of the journal is to meet the information needs of users of transport services and representatives of transport companies, providing an analysis of events and trends in the transport market. The magazine covers a wide range of problems in the functioning of the transport industry in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic states, one of the main priorities of the Russian Railways is freight rail transportation.


The TKS.RU is the largest Russian-language customs web-site, dating back to 1999.

Daily publication of materials on customs topics: news of legislation and logistics, press reviews, expert opinions, workshop, press releases. The largest community of foreign economic activity specialists. Exchange of views, answers to questions, company reviews, classified ads.

TKS.RU is developed by the leading IT-company of the North-West region of the Russian Federation in the field of foreign economic activity from St. Petersburg.

Areas of activity of TKS SOFT, LLC:

  • software development for foreign trade participants and customs authorities
  • creation of new information technologies for customs interaction
  • training of specialists in the field of foreign economic activity

Covers actual problems and experience of the optimum organization, management of material, information and financial streams. Designed for entrepreneurs, heads and experts of services of logistics, for supply, sale, transport of manufacturing enterprises, for the administrative personnel of warehouses of wholesale and retail trade, for cargo terminals, forwarding and transport companies, and also for scientists, teachers and the students who are engaged in logistics. Higher Certifying Commission of the Russian Ministry of Education includes it in the list of reviewed aditions in which are published main results of dissertations. The magazine is issued monthly since 1997.


The portal, provides information on news in the sphere of foreign trade activities and logistics, about the existing customs legislation both Russia, and the Customs union. The portal provides online services according to various sections of the customs right. Also on the website you will find information on an electronic document management system in the field of foreign trade activities, opinions of experts, data on conferences and seminars and training of foreign trade activities.