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Business leaders Investment Forum
17 December 2009
Rostov-on-Don, ROSTOV HOTEL, 59, Budionnovsky av., Conference-Hall “Lazurniy”
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09:30 – 10:00   Registration, Welcoming Coffee

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

  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia www.marchmontnews.ru  www.marchmontnews.com (confirmed)
  • Lyubov Zhadan, the Head of the Economics Department, Ministry of Economics, Trade, International and External Economic Relations of the Rostov Region (confirmed);
  • Victor Sedov, Executive Director The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, Moscow (confirmed)
  • Gennady Ferenchuk, Chairman, Delovaya Rossia, Rostov Regional Branch, Rostov-on-Don (invited);
  • Aleksander Poteryakhin, Deputy Head of Coordinational Counsil of Entrepreneurs and manufacturers of the Southern Federal District (Confirmed);

 10:30 – 12:00   Session 1: Round Table Discussion “Innovation as the Driver for Russia in the 21st Century”
Moderator:  Evgeny Savin, Founder, General Director, UNOVA.ru, Moscow, www.unova.ru

  • Re-Branding Russia – Solving Global Problems Together: Kendrick White, Marchmont Media
  • Advice on how to make company presentation for investors: Victor Sedov, Executive Director, The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, Moscow (confirmed)
  • EBRD Regional Investment Strategy: Dmitry Larionov, Head of the Southern Federal District, European  bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Rostov-on-Don, (invited)
  • Panel Discussion - Questions & Answers

12:00 – 12:30  Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00   Session 2: Source of Investment - Where & How to Raise Funds For Business Development
Moderator: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru;

  • Long Term Growth Strategies for Russian Companies - AIM: Myths & Realities: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru;
  • Building a Diversified Economy Through Innovation:  Marina Shichkina, Director, Russian Association of Innovation Development, Moscow (confirmed)
  • Maximizing Enterprise Value in Turbulent Times: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners
  • Presentation of Case Study Examples:
    • NizhpharmPharmaceutical Production & Marketing
    • Multiflex - Flexible Packaging Materials Production
    • Bridgetown FoodsFMCG Sales & Distribution
  • Questions & Answers

14:00 – 15:00    Coffee Break

 15:00 – 16:30   Session 3: Forming a Long Term Commercialization Strategy for Your Company
Moderator: Marina Shichkina, Director, Russian Association of Innovation Development

  • Building Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills: Evgeny Savin, UNOVA.RU, iCamp, BIT Russia, Moscow;
  • Evolution, Revolution or Disruptive? Searching for the Smart Money! Kendrick White, Marchmont;
  • The call of proprietary system. The function of copywriting in case of building the development and image strategies: Igor Rotkin, General Director of NewSujet com Co.LTD, Astrakhan city;
  • Innovation Management: Myth and Reality. Successful examples of innovation projects realization: Guryanova Nadezhda, Specialist on change management, coach-consultant, Novaya Glava, Rostov-on-Don
  • Questions & Answers

16:30 – 16:45  Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:00   Session 4: Round Table “Making the Investment Pitch to VC & PE Investors”
Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners,

  • Project Presentation www.UNOVA.ru Evgeny Savin, Founder & General Director UNOVA, Moscow;
  • Project Questions & Assessments by Investment Committee Members:
    • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners;
    • Marina Shichkina, Director, Russian Association of Innovation Development, Moscow;
    • Dmitry Larionov, Head of the Southern Federal District, EBRD;
    • Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, East Kommerts, Moscow;
  • Lessons Learned/Do’s & Don’ts in Making your Investment Pitch: Kendrick White, Marchmont Capital Partners
  • Questions & Answers
  • Final Comments

 18:30 - 21.00 Reception  "Cossack’s" cafe

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