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Third Annual Business Leaders Investment Forum
"INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS"

22 - 23 September 2010
Kazan
Press release

Place: Conference-hall of Technopark "Idea" (50, Peterburgskaya Str.)

«Suleiman Palace Hotel»

Location of the Venue and Hotel

About Kazan.

Day One – September 22, 2010
Applying Innovative Thinking to Improving Company Efficiency & Market Competitiveness

09:00 – 10:00 Registration, Welcoming Coffee

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

  • Ravil Muratov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, http://prav.tatar.ru;
  • Albert Karimov, Chief Executive Officer, Technopolis “Himgrad”, Kazan, www.himgrad.ru;
  • Oleg Ibragimov, Director of Innovation, Deputy Chairman, Innovative Industrial Technopark Idea, Kazan, www.tpidea.ru;
  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Roman Tsykun, A Member of Tatarstan Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, Director “Arctic, Kazan;
  • Ondrej Susoliak, Chief Advisor, Desk Russian Federation, UBS AG, Zurich, www.ubs.com.

10:30 – 12:00 Session 1: Preparing the Foundation for Russia’s 21st Century Innovation Economy
Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmont.ru

  • 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;
  • Initiatives to support Entrepreneurship Education in Russian Universities: Eric Hansen, Vice President, The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, Moscow, www.cfe.ru/eng/welcome;
  • Tax Incentives to Invest into Innovation. International Experience: Vasily Golovanov, Tax Manager, PwC, Moscow www.pwc.com;
  • Long-term Growth Strategies for Russian Companies. AIM: Myths & Realities and Specific Examples: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, Partner East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru;
  • Modern Innovation Corporate Culture: Jon Hellevig, Co-Founder Partner-in-charge, Hellevig, Klein & Usov, Moscow, www.awara-accounting.com;
  • Management Training Features for realization of Innovation Corporate Development Program: Vladimir Zinov, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Professor, Innovation-Technological Business Department, The Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Eric Hansen Eric Hansen
Vasily Golovanov Vasily Golovanov
Oleg Elshin Oleg Elshin
Jon Hellevig Jon Hellevig
Vladimir Zinov Vladimir Zinov

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee-break / Press-briefing

12:30 – 14.00 Session 2: The Role of Innovation in Industrial Modernization
Moderator: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com

  • IP protection: Daniel Klein, Partner, Hellevig, Klein & Usov and Avenir Group Company, www.awara-accounting.com, www.hkupartners.com;
  • Technological Forecast of Technologies & Innovations Center PwC: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • Innovation Infrastructure Development in Nano Industry Applications: Anatoly Zaikin, Senior Expert, Infrastructure Programs, the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • Innovation Ecosystem: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Contest; Founder, UNOVA Media, Moscow, www.unova.ru

Questions & Answers

Äýíèýë Êëÿéí Daniel Klein
Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Anatoly Zaikin Anatoly Zaikin
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin

14:00 – 15:00 Networking Lunch (“Shafran” Restaurant, Suleiman Palace Hotel, Kazan, Peterburgskaya str., # 55). Lunch will be paid by participants

15:00 – 16.30 Session 3: Innovation as a Driver for Improving Company Value & Attractiveness
Moderator: Tatiana Komissarova, Cand. Sc., Head of "Marketing Innovation" HSE, Moscow

  • Maximizing Enterprise Value by Investing into Production Modernization: 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, Director, Asian Branch International Factors Group (Brussels), President, East European Factoring Association, www.omnigrade.com;
  • Innovation Marketing: New Russian Realty: Tatiana Komissarova, Cand. Sc., Head of "Marketing Innovation" HSE, Moscow, www.hse.ru/lingua/en;
  • Innovation Managers on the Labour Market: Nadezhda Borisova, Director, Kazan Branch HeadHunter, http://kazan.hh.ru;
  • Innovative Firms require real-time and correct financial Information: Alexander Ermakov, Director, IT Decisions Implementation, Avenir Group of Companies, Saint-Petersburg, www.awara-accounting.com

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Mikhail Treyvish Mikhail Treyvish
Tatiana Komissarova Tatiana Komissarova
Nadezhda Borisova Nadezhda Borisova
Alexander Ermakov Alexander Ermakov

16.30 – 16.45 Coffee-break

16.45 – 18.00 Session 4: Alternative Investment Sources – Using Innovation to Attract Strategic Partners
Moderator: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow

  • Innovation Projects Financing on Early Development Stages: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru;
  • Modern Opportunities of the RTS in Attracting Investment Capital to Finance Enterprise Innovation: Alexey Eliseev, Director, Development and Marketing, "Russian Trading System" Stock Exchange, Moscow, www.rts.ru/en;
  • Private Equity Investment Funds as a Source of Finance: Daniel Radchenko, Head of Regional Projects, Russia Partners, Moscow, www.russiapartners.com;
  • IPO of companies with a small and middle capitalization. Key questions on the way to listing: Mikhail Subbotin, Director, Assurance CMG , PricewaterhouseCoopers, Moscow, www.pwc.com

Questions & Answers

Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Alexey Eliseev Alexey Eliseev
Daniel Radchenko Daniel Radchenko
Mikhail Subbotin Mikhail Subbotin

18.00 – 19.30 Networking Reception (Technopark “Idea”)

 

Day Two – September 23th, 2010
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 the Republic of Tatarstan – Elements for Success
Moderator: Oleg Ibragimov, Director of Innovation, Deputy Chairman, Innovative Industrial Technopark Idea, Kazan, www.tpidea.ru

  • Technopark “Idea” - Infrastructure Complex for Innovation Development: Oleg Ibragimov, Director of Innovation, Deputy Chairman, Innovative Industrial Technopark Idea, Kazan, www.tpidea.ru;
  • Technopolis “Himgrad” – Site for Business in the Field of Chemistry and Polymers Conversion: Albert Karimov, Chief Executive Officer, Technopolis “Himgrad” – General Director MC “Idea Capital”, Kazan, www.himgrad.ru;
  • Government Support of Innovation Business in 2010 in the Republic of Tatarstan: Renat Dusaev, Director Broker-Finance, www.brokerf.ru;
  • Andrey Artushin, Head of Entrepreneurship Development Department, Ministery of Economic Development of Kaluga Region;
  • Anatoly Bogomolov, Executive Director, Fund of support of venture investments development in Kaluga Region
  • Investment Potential of the Southeast Republic of Tatarstan: Mnziya Zagidullina, General Director, Science-Innovation Company “New Technologies”, Almetyevsk

Questions & Answers

Oleg Ibragimov Oleg Ibragimov
Albert Karimov Albert Karimov
Renat Dusaev Renat Dusaev
Andrey Artushin Andrey Artushin
Anatoly Bogomolov Anatoly Bogomolov
Mnziya Zagidullina Mnziya Zagidullina

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30 Session 2: Round Table: Case Studies – Modernization through Innovations
Moderator: Aleksey Ivchenko, Area Manager, Russia and CIS, Moscow Representative Office, Merloni Progetti S.p.A., Moscow, www.merloniprogetti.ru

Opening Remarks

  • Case study 1: Aleksey Ivchenko, Area Manager, Russia and CIS, Moscow Representative Office, Merloni Progetti S.p.A., Moscow, www.merloniprogetti.ru;
  • Case Study 2: Anastasia Gavryushkina, Deputy Director of Strategic Development, CJSC Optogan, Saint-Petersburg, www.optogan.ru;
  • Case study 3: Mikhail Denisov, Marketing and Promotion Specialist, Doroga.tv, www.doroga.tv, Founder of Alloka, http://alloka.ru, Nizhny Novgorod;
  • Case study 4: Igor Zilberg, General Director, Smarthead, Kazan, www.smarthead.ru

Questions & Answers

Aleksey Ivchenko Aleksey Ivchenko
Anastasia Gavryushkina Anastasia Gavryushkina
Mikhail Denisov Mikhail Denisov
Igor Zilberg Igor Zilberg

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch (“Shafran” Restaurant, Suleiman Palace Hotel, Kazan, Peterburgskaya str., # 55). Lunch will be paid by participants

14:30 – 16:30 Session 3: Round Table: Practical Local Experience in Developing Innovation Projects
Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmontnews.com

  • How to Commercialize Transformational Technologies from Russia: Valilla Martti, Founder Fuzzy Chip LLC., HeywusUSA, Buddha Biopharma OY Ltd., Finland;
  • Effective methods of Students Entrepreneurship Incentives: Maria Adamian, Director of the Students' Business Incubator at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, www.hse-inc.ru;
  • BIT Best Projects Presentation (Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk): Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, UNOVA Media, Moscow, www.unova.ru;
  • Business Angels Experience – from Silicon Valley to Present Times. New Business Angels Club Development in Russia – Practical Experience: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmontnews.com

Questions & Answers

Valilla Martti Vallila Martti
Maria Adamian Maria Adamian
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin
Kendrick White Kendrick White

Closing Remarks 

17.00 – 19.00 Networking, Closing Cocktail Reception (2nd Floor Foyer, Suleiman Palace Hotel, Kazan, Peterburgskaya str., # 55)

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

Registration:
- Tel.: +7 831 419 45 65
- Fax: +7 831 419 50 11
- e-mail: conference@marchmont.ru
- HERE

National co-organizer(s)
Unova Media
Local co-organizer(s)
«Idea»

Technopolis Himgrad
Official sponsor(s)
RUSNANO

UBS

The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship

Awara Group

Hellevig, Klein & Usov
Investment Partner
OJSC Innovation Management Company (IMC) “FiBr”
Regional partner(s)
Suleiman Palace Hotel
General informational partner
Tatarstansky Regional Branch Delovaya Rossiya
Regional Informational partners
Opora-Credit



ANCOR

RVCA

TheAngelInvestor

GreenfieldProject

KZN.RU

Institute for the Development of Financial Markets

Tatcenter.ru

Venture Business News

Business Incubator Higher School of Economics

Investments. Innovations. Business

HeadHunter

Kazan 24



Internet-project Corporate  management

Web Ready

Ingria Business Incubator

ARIP



ALTHAUS Consulting

Tisbi

The Kazan Herald

Russian Science,  Technology and Education Consortia of RUSTEC

BIT

OmniGrade

iCamp
Informational partners
Business Incubator Higher School of Economics
Media partner(s)
PREQVECA
Marchmont Capital Partners, LLC
23/8, Gagarin Avenue, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 603000
Tel/Fax: +7 (831) 434-59-11
info@marchmont.ru