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Business leaders Investment Forum "INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS"
19 - 20 February 2010
Novosibirsk
Press release
Business leaders Investment Forum in Novosibirsk
An exclusive two-day Business Leaders Investment Forum “Innovation for Business” was held at the House of Scientists, Small Hall, of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science. The Forum program was created for local business & community leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and Business Angel investors, who are seeking to improve the competitiveness and efficiency of their enterprises via the use of innovation and new technologies.

The event organizers are investment and consulting company MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, and national media-partner UNOVA Media. The general partner of the Forum is the Russian Venture Company. Among the co-organizers are Administration of Novosibirsk region, and OAO “Technopark of Novosibirsk “Akadem Gorodok” in partnership with BIT contest and iCamp project and avia-taxi “DEXTER”.

The Forum partners are Novosibirsk Branch of All-Russian non-governmental organization “Delovaya Rossia”, Interregional Association of economic impact “Sibirskoe Soglashenie”, Institute of Financial Markets Development (IFMD), “Superkadry” Center, Novosibirsk Chamber of Commerce, Novosibirsk open business school, Expert magazine (Siberia), “FiBr”, group of Kuzbass media "Avant".

Accommodation
Delegates are responsible for the arrangement and payment of their own travel and accommodation. You may book accommodation at the Hotel of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciencs «Zolotaya dolina» Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, ul. Iliicha, d. 10 (http://www.gold-valley.ru/?lang=en)

February 19th, 2010 – Day One

Applying Innovative Thinking to Improving Company Efficiency & Market Competitiveness

09:00 – 10:00   Participants’ registration, welcoming coffee 

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

  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.MARCHMONTnews.com
  • Yan Ryazantsev, Director, Investments Department, Russian Venture Company, (RVC), Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Boris Ivlev, Director, Venture Investment Support Fund, Novosibirsk Region

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

  • Assessing Russia’s Competitive Advantages in a Globally Integrated Economy – Leading Examples to Follow: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners;
  • International Connections for Innovation – Can they help? Are they feasible?: Daniel Satinsky, Founder B.E.A. Associates, USA, Boston, www.bea-associates.com;
  • Innovation Chains: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru; 
  • Long Term Growth Strategies for Russian Companies - AIM: Myths & Realities: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, Partner, East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Daniel Satinsky Daniel Satinsky
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin
Oleg Elshin Oleg Elshin

12.00 – 12.30 Coffee Break

12.30 – 13.00   Session 2:  From Laggard to Leader – how the UK transformed into an Innovation Leader

Presenter: Patrick Fullick, Founder & President, Science Connections, Moscow ~ London, www.scienceconnections.ru

  • British Entrepreneurship Through the Ages: A traditional English definition;
  • The Traditional Education System: Adapting the culture and re-shaping it to the 21st century;
  • 1970’s Stagnation:  Where do we go from here?
  • Case Study Examples of Innovation Applications in Business: The UK’s brightest innovation star;
  • What the UK Government Policies did right & what went wrong: Success stories and lessons learned;
  • The Price the UK paid to be Innovative;
  • Promoting Russian Science & Innovation Capabilities Internationally: The upcoming exhibition “Celebrating Gagarin” to be held in London, in 2011

Questions & Answers

Patrick Fullick Patrick Fullick

13:00 – 14.00 Session 3:  Using Technology to Expand your Market Position – Global Trends

Moderator:  Evgeny Savin, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru           

  • International Technology Trends Use of Simulation Modeling in Management Decisions: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru Expert of the Russian Center for Technology and Innovation PWC
  • Information Technology & New Generation Social Networks; iCamp, BIT (Business, Innovation, Technology) Competition and UNOVA Media – Innovation Portal: Bringing Investors & Innovators together; Evgeny Savin, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru
  • How Innovation Can Help to Grow the Economy – Using, evolutionary, revolutionary and disruptive technologies to win new markets; Kendrick White, Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

Questions & Answers

Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin
Kendrick White Kendrick White

14.00 – 15:00 Networking Lunch. House of Scientists’ Restaurant

15:00 – 16.30 Session 4:  Innovation as a Driver for Improving Company Value & Attractiveness

Moderator: Kirill Bulatov, Head, Project Analysis Department, Russian Venture Company,  (RVC), Moscow www.rusventure.ru

  • Tax Incentives to Invest into Innovation: Natalia Milchakova, Partner, Tax Services Technology, PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B.V., Moscow;
  • Improving Company Efficiency Through Modern Management Techniques: Marina Gulyayeva, Director, Intalev – Siberia, Novosobirsk, www.intalev-siberia.ru;
  • Manpower development in Innovation and the High-Tech Industry – Intel’s Corporate Experience: Vitaly Sayapin, Branch Manager, Alexander Avdeev, Operations Manager, Intel Corporation - SSG, EMEA, Novosibirsk, www.intel.com;
  • Technopark of Novosibirsk “Academgorodok” - Infrastructure Complex for Innovation Development: Dmitry Verkhovod, Head of Novosibirsk Techno Park, www.int-park.com;
  • How to build a team of employees which can achieve the results: Svetlana Signevich, Director of SuperKadry, Novosibirsk,  www.superc.ru

Questions & Answers

Natalia Milchakova Natalia Milchakova
Marina Gulyavea Marina Gulyayeva
Vitaly Sayapin Vitaly Sayapin
Alexander Avdeev Alexander Avdeev
Dmitry Verkhovod Dmitry Verkhovod
Svetlana Signevich Svetlana Signevich

16.30 – 17:00   Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30   Session 5:  Alternative Investment Sources – Using Innovation to Attract Strategic Partners

Moderator: Mikhail Treyvish, Chairman, National Factoring Company, Moscow, Director, Int’l Factors Group, Brussels; President, OmniGrade, Moscow ~ Vienna

  • Russian Venture Company Initiatives: Yan Ryazantsev, Director, Investments Department, Russian Venture Company, (RVC), Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Maximizing Enterprise Value in Turbulent Times – Risk Management Strategies: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru;
  • Practical Experience of Innovations Implementation. Andrey Andrusov, Partner, Branan, Moscow www.branan.ru.;
  • Forming an Efficient Marketing Strategy: Mikhail Treyvish, Chairman, National Factoring Company, Moscow, Director, Int’l Factors Group, Brussels; President, OmniGrade, Moscow ~ Vienna;
  • Regional Venture Fund Experience in Novosibirsk: Boris Ivlev, Director, Venture Investment Support Fund, Novosibirsk Regional Fund of Science and Higher Education Support, Novosibirsk 

Questions & Answers

Yan Ryazantsev Yan Ryazantsev
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Andrey Andrusov Andrey Andrusov
Mikhail Treyvish Mikhail Treyvish
Boris Ivlev Boris Ivlev

18.30 – 20:30 Networking Reception – House of Scientists Winter Garden Hall

 

February 20 - Day Two

Attracting Investment Capital to Innovation Projects & Enterprise Modernization

  

09.00 – 10.00     Welcoming Coffee

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

  • Novosibirsk Regional Innovation Potential: Gennady Sapozhnikov, Vice Governor, Novosibirsk Regional Administration, Head of Science Department;
  • Yan Ryazantsev, Director, Investments Department, Russian Venture Company, (RVC), Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Investing Into Infrastructure – RUSNANO’s Nanotechnological Centers: Evgeny Evdokimov, Managing Director, Infrastructure development, The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Moscow, www.rusnano.com  
Evgeny Evdokimov Evgeny Evdokimov

10:30 – 12.30 Session 1:  Siberian Investment Climate

Moderator: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT (Business-Innovation-Technology); Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru 

  • Experience in Establishing Business & Technological Partnerships between Russian and International companies: Andrey Linyushin, Director, the Koltsovo Innovation Center, Novosibirsk, www.ick-rttn.ru;
  • BIT-Competition in Siberia: Nikolay Badulin, General Director, FiBr, Tomsk, www.fibr.ru;
  • “Aeroservice" – A Case Study in Preparing for a MICEX IPO: Dmitry Trubitsin, Director, “Aeroservice" Novosibirsk, www.sibairservice.ru;
  • “SUN” – A Case Study in Securing Development Financing: Natalia Stasyuk, General Director, SUN Group of companies, Novosibirsk, www.sun-nsk.ru 

Questions & Answers

Andrey Linyushin Andrey Linyushin
Nikolay Badulin Nikolay Badulin
Dmitry Trubitsin Dmitry Trubitsin
Natalia Stasyuk Natalia Stasyuk

12.30 – 13:30   Networking Lunch, House of Scientists Main Restaurant

13.30 – 15:00   Session 2:  Round Table Discussion – Innovations in Siberia: Dreams & Realities

Moderator:  Dmitry Kukelko, Director, Institute of Regional Strategy of Siberia and the Far East, Founder & Representative, Association of Business Angels of Siberia

Panelists:

  • Vladimir Vesnin, Deputy Head of SEZ residents’ work department Tomsk Region, Tomsk;
  • Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition (Business-Innovation-Technology); Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru;
  • Kendrick White, Founder, General Director, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmont.ru

Questions & Answers

Vladimir Vesnin Vladimir Vesnin
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin
Kendrick White Kendrick White

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:30 Session 3:  Business Angle Clubs: Practical Experience

Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder, General Director, MARCHMONT Capital Partners

  • Business Angels Experience in the US – From Silicon Valley to Today;
  • Tax, Accounting and Legal Developments Encouraging Investment Into Innovation;
  • Regional Innovation Clusters – Key Role to be played by Higher Education Institutions;
  • Proof of Concept and Business Incubation Centers – Overcoming the barriers;
  • Developing a New Business Angel Club in Russia – Practical Experience

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White

Closing Remarks

18:00 – 21:00 Closing Reception for all program participants & guests – House of Scientists Winter Garden Hall

 NOTE: The visiting US Technology Delegation is specifically invited to participate in the Closing Reception discussion.

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

For more information: conference@marchmont.ru
Sponsorship, media-partnership, information partnership and advertising: Svetlana Golubeva s.golubeva@marchmont.ru

National co-organizer(s)
Unova Media
Regional partner(s)
Novosibirsk Technopark

OJSC Innovation Management Company (IMC) “FiBr”

Regional Informational partners
Delovaya Rossiya

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