Russia Trade & Export Finance Conference 2017

Being the only annual conference for Russia’s trade and export finance community, the Russia Trade & Export Finance Conference provides a perfect opportunity to meet, network and learn from a great number of like-minded organisations currently doing business with Russia and its key trade partners.



“Great panels, best speakers and very informative. Speakers offered valuable solutions and audience feedback was very interesting.”N Lugina, OMK Group

“The best conference for the export finance industry in Russia.”A Filippov, Commerzbank


No need to plan dozens of meetings over the course of a week – meet all stakeholders involved in regional trade here, in the same place, on the same day.

Kicking off proceedings will be conference chairman Igor Emelyanov, Managing Director, Trade & Export Finance at VTB, followed by a keynote address from Anton Stroutchenevski, Chief Economist from Sberbank CIB, who will identify the interplay of key factors shaping future economic growth prospects in Russia and share perspectives on their impact on international trade, investment and financial markets.

Also on stage will be high level representatives from the likes of Gazprom-Neft, Exiar, Acron Group, Mechel, United Wagon Company and many more, providing you with unrivalled insight into the opportunities and challenges available in this exciting market.


Topics to be discussed include

  • The Russian economy: Expectations for 2017
  • The impact of shifting economic fundamentals on corporate investment
  • In search of a deal: Assessing appetite for trade and export finance
  • The ECA outlook: Export and project finance in Russia
  • Interview: Maximising working capital throughout the value chain
  • Case study: Utilising blockchain technology for letter of credit settlements
  • Exiar update: Setting strategic objectives for Russian exports
  • The foreign investor’s perspective: Opportunities in Russia and Central Asia




As well as on-stage discussion and debate, plenty of networking breaks will feature throughout the day, including an evening drinks reception allowing delegates to continue discussions in a more informal setting.

In addition to the networking opportunities on the day, registered delegates can connect with fellow attendees via the GTR Members Area networking site before, during and after the conference, meaning those all important meetings can be planned prior to the event, and discussions continued in the days and weeks following the conference.


Additional information

  • Join the discussion on social media with the official event hashtag #GTRRUS
  • Check out the photo gallery from last year’s event on GTR’s Facebook page
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