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Annual Caspian Business Leaders Innovation Forum “Innovation For Business”
22 - 23 April 2010
Astrakhan
Press release
Annual Caspian Innovation Business Leaders Forum “Innovation for Business”, Astrakhan
A two-days Annual Caspian Innovation Business Leaders Forum “Innovation for Business” was held on the April 22-23, 2010 in Astrakhan State Technical University. The Forum audience included local business & community leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and Business Angel investors, who were seeking to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of their enterprises via the use of innovation and new technologies.

Annual Caspian Innovation Business Leaders Forum “Innovation for Business” was a part of “Innovation Days”. “Innovation Days” event was held on the April 08-23, 2010 in Astrakhan Region. These “Innovation Days” have become one of the main annual regional events. Its aim is to activate formation of a new progressive economy. Representatives of the leading IT and nanotechnological companies participated in “Innovation Days”. They have shared their experience in the sphere of innovation business development.

«I wish we could position our region as the Innovation one, - said the Governor of the Astrakhan region Alexander Zhilkin. – We are ready to carry on talks with our partners, such corporations as “Intel”, “Siemens”, “RUSNANO” and other Forum participants to realize our plans”.

Forum co-organisers were: investment and consulting company MARCHMONT Capital Partners and Astrakhan State Technical University.
The General Partner of the Forum was OJSC “Russian Venture Company”.
National Co-Organizer of the Forum was UNOVA Media, Moscow, in partnership with iCamp and BIT.
General Informational Partner – Astrakhan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Information Partners – Institute for the Development of Financial Markets, Moscow; Russian Association of Venture Financing, Moscow; the Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education (RAEE), Saint Petersburg; “The Angel Investor”, Moscow; ANCOR, Astrakhan Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, Astrakhan regional Branch “OPORA Rossii”, Coordination Council of Entrepreneurs in the South Federal region, magazine “Business in Astrakhan”.

Astrakhan State Technical University 16, Tatischeva St.

The information on the hotels located in a business and historical part of a city can be looked here.

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Day One - April 22, 2010
Applying Innovative Thinking to Improving Company Efficiency & Market Competitiveness

09:00 – 10:00   Registration, Welcoming Coffee

10:00 – 11:30   Opening Welcome & Program Introduction 

  • Alexander Zhilkin, Governor, Astrakhan Region;
  • Askar Kabikeev, Deputy Chief of the Government staff of the Astrakhan Region, Minister of economic Development;
  • Vitaly Goutman, Minister of Education and Science of the Astrakhan Region;
  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Yuri Pimenov, Rector, Astrakhan State Technical University, Astrakhan, www.astu.org;
  • Nailya Nikitina, Chairman of Astrakhan Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, Astrakhan

 Ceremony of signing a Partnership Agreement between Astrakhan State Technical University and National BIT Contest

  • Yuri Pimenov, Rector, Astrakhan State Technical University, Astrakhan, www.astu.org;
  • Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru  

Session 1: Preparing the Foundation for Russia’s 21st Century Innovation Economy
Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com

  • Assessing Russia’s Competitive Advantages in a Globally Integrated Economy – Leading Examples to Follow: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Innovation Infrastructure Development in Nano Industry Applications: Oleg Lysak, Senior Expert, Infrastructure Programs, the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • Microsoft & Innovation Entrepreneurship in Russia: Dmitry Andreev, Expert, Information Systems Development, Microsoft;
  • Innovation Ecosystem: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru  

 Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Oleg Lysak Oleg Lysak
Dmitry Andreev Dmitry Andreev
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin

11.30 – 12.00   Coffe-break / Press-briefing

12:00 – 13.30 Session 2:  Innovation as a Driver for Improving Company Value & Attractiveness

  • From Laggard to Leader – How the UK Transformed into an Innovation Economy: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Participation of Education & Science System of Astrakhan Region in Anti-Crises Activities Realization: Arthur Khacheniyan, Deputy Minister, Science & Education Ministry of Astrakhan Region;
  • PwC Technologies & Innovation Center Technological Forecast: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • Russian People Financial Culture Formation as a Basis of Country Innovation Development: Ignaty Vavrinchuk, Director, Financial Company “Caspian Capital Yug”, cc-s.ru

 Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Arthur Khacheniyan Arthur Khacheniyan
Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Ignaty Vavrinchuk Ignaty Vavrinchuk

 13.30 – 15.00   Networking Lunch

 15.00 – 17.00  Session 3: Alternative Finance Sources – Using Innovation to Attract Strategic Partners
Moderator: Mikhail Treyvish, President, OmniGrade, (Moscow, Vienne), CEO, National Factoring Company, Moscow, Director, International Factors Group (Brussels, Belgium), www.omnigrade.com

  • Russian Venture Company Initiatives: Oleg Utkin, Head, State Authorities’ Interaction Department, Russian Venture Company, (RVC), Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Innovation Projects Financing on Early Development Stage: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • Maximizing Enterprise Value in Turbulent Times – Risk Management Strategies: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Forming an Efficient Marketing Strategy: Mikhail Treyvish, President, OmniGrade, (Moscow, Vienne), CEO, National Factoring Company, Moscow, Director, International Factors Group (Brussels), www.omnigrade.com

 Questions & Answers

Oleg Utkin Oleg Utkin
Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Mikhail Treyvish Mikhail Treyvish

 17.00 – 19.00 Cocktail Reception

Day Two - April 23
Attracting Investment Capital to Innovation Projects & Enterprise Modernization

09:00 – 10.00     Registration, Welcoming Coffee

10:00 – 11:30   Session 1: Round Table: Regional investment Climate in Astrakhan Region – Elements for Success
Moderators: Vadim Man’kov, Head, Science Department, Astrakhan State Technical University, www.astu.org (Confirmed);

  • Astrakhan Region Innovation Potential: Askar Kabikeev, Deputy Chief of the Government staff of the Astrakhan Region, Minister of Economic Development;
  • Leonid Gusev, Deputy Minister, Economic Development Ministry of Astrakhan Region;
  • Foundation of Small Innovation Companies by Universities and Science Research Institutes: Vadim Man’kov, Head, Science Department, Astrakhan State Technical University, www.astu.org;
  • Nailya Nikitina, Chairman of Astrakhan Regional Branch ObOO “Delovaya Rossiya”, Astrakhan;
  • Alexander Bocharnikov, BoD Charman, OAO “Volga-Delta”, www.volga-delta.com, Member of Astrakhan Regional Branch ObOO “Delovaya Rossiya”, Astrakhan;
  • Pavel Arslanov, General Director, OOO  UF “Tinstroy”, Astrakhan, www.tinstroy.com;
  • Role of Scientific Research Work Express-Analysis Method at Primary Assessment Procedures of the Business Plan Investment Attractiveness and at the Project Presentation Stages: Igor Rotkin, General Director, “Method Management Group” (MMG), Astrakhan, http://method-mg.com 
Askar Kabikeev Askar Kabikeev
Leonid Gusev Leonid Gusev
Vadim Mankov Vadim Mankov
Nailya Nikitina Nailya Nikitina
Alexander Bocharnikov Alexander Bocharnikov
Pavel Arslanov Pavel Arslanov
Igor Rotkin Igor Rotkin

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30 Round Table: Practical Local Experience in Developing Innovation Projects
Moderators: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmontnews.com;

Introductory Remarks

  • Case Study 1: LLC Agent Plus, From Idea to International Company: Grigory Izmailov, General Director, Agent Plus, www.agentplus.ru;
  • Case Study 2: "IT Communication Role in Production Process: from Idea to Implementation", Vladimir Bobrov, general director, LLC Yuzhny Svet;
  • Case Study 3: Alexander Nevredinov, Chairman, Regional Branch “OPORA”, www.opora.ru/regions/astrahan;
  • Case Study 4: Alexey Bulychev, Founder, LLC “Souvenirs of Astrakhan”;

 Closing Remarks
Questions & Answers

Grigory Izmailov Grigory Izmailov
Vladimir Bobrov Vladimir Bobrov
Alexander Nevredinov Alexander Nevredinov
Alexey Bulychev Alexey Bulychev

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 Session 3: Round Table - Success Story Examples – Modernization through Innovation

Ìîäåðàòîð:  Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru  (Confirmed) 
  • Business Game “How to earn Money using the Talent”: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru (Confirmed)
  • BIT Best Projects Presentation (Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk): Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.MARCHMONTnews.com; (Confirmed)

Participants:

  • Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru
  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.MARCHMONTnews.com
  • Vadim Man’kov, Head, Science Department, Astrakhan State Technical University, www.astu.org

 Questions & Answers

16:00 – 16:30CoffeeBreak

 16:30 - 18:00Session 4: Investments into Technologies & Innovation – Barriers & Solutions
Moderators: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod,www.marchmontnews.com;

  • Business Angels Experience – from Silicon Valley to present times;
  • Taxes, Taxation and Tax Incentives to Invest into Innovation;
  • Regional innovation Clusters – Key Role of Higher Educational Establishments;
  • Concept Proof and Business Incubators – Barriers Overcoming;
  • New Business Angels Club Development in Russia – Practical Experience.

 Questions & Answers

Closing Remarks

18.00 – 20.00 Networking, Closing Cocktail Reception for all Guests and Participants


Registration fee: 5000 rubles
Corporate Discount: 5-10% for two and more participants from the same company

In case “Participant” is late for the Forum, not available to participate for any reason the payment for Forum participation is not reimbursed. In case registered “Participant” is not able to participate in the Forum, substitution of the Participant with another person is permitted.

Registration:
- tel. in N.Novgorod: (831) 419 45 65 (ext.120)
- conference@marchmont.ru

For more information: conference@marchmont.ru
Sponsorship: Svetlana Golubeva, s.golubeva@marchmont.ru
Media-partnership, information partnership and advertising: Irina Zakharova, i.zakharova@marchmont.ru

National co-organizer(s)
Unova Media
Local co-organizer(s)
Astrakhan State Technical University

Ministry of Economic Development of the Astrakhan Region
General informational partner
Astrakhan Chamber and Commerce and Industry
Regional Informational partners
Astrakhan Regional Branch Delovaya Rossiya

ANCOR

TheAngelInvestor

Institute for the Development of Financial Markets

RVCA

Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education





BIT

iCamp
Marchmont Capital Partners, LLC
23/8, Gagarin Avenue, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 603000
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info@marchmont.ru