Reuters Russia Investment Summit
The risks and the opportunities of investing in Russia today are discussed by leading government and industry officials.
September 24 - 27
Vladimir Putin is back in the Kremlin, the economy is growing at a 4 percent clip and state-owned banks are strong enough to get acquisitive. Russia in 2012 is in the kind of shape that many countries in the West would envy.
Or is it? Opposition protesters have demonstrated in force against Putin’s return this year for a third presidential term, the jailing of members of avant-garde feminist punk group Pussy Riot has generated a slew of negative international headlines, and the new government seems unable to get anything done.
Russia, as always, poses a riddle to investors: Even as high prices for oil – its main export – are keeping the $1.9 trillion economy afloat and the budget in surplus, stocks languish at a 50 percent discount to other emerging markets and capital continues to flee the country, reflecting deep concern about the future of the world’s largest country and oil producer. Although Putin exudes strength as a leader, the lack of political choice suggests that Russia’s veneer of stability is fragile.
How the Russian economy and business will fare as the West grapples with its debt crisis will be among the topics discussed at the Reuters Russia Investment Summit, where our journalists will interview some of the country’s most influential entrepreneurs, executives and policy makers.
The Summit will generate exclusive stories, investable insights, online videos and blog postings, which will be immediately available only to Thomson Reuters clients during the event.
Speakers at the Reuters Russia Investment Summit will include:
- Russia’s Finance Minister, Anton Siluanov
- Russia’s Deputy Prime, Minister Arkady Dvorkovich
- Russia’s Energy Minister, Alexander Novak
- Russia’s Former Finance, Minister and Head of Civic Initiatives Committee, Alexei Kudrin
- Russian tycoon, National Reserve Corporation Chairman, Alexander Lebedev
- Gazprom Deputy CEO, Alexander Medvedev
- Interros Founder and Owner, Vladimir Potanin
- and more…
Some live recordings of this Summit will be available exclusively through Reuters Insider.