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Third Annual Business Leaders Investment Forum
"INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS"

30 June - 1 July 2010
Saint-Petersburg
Press release
Business Leaders Investment Forum
"INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS"

On June 30 - July 1, 2010 the two-day Annual Business Leaders Investment Forum "Innovation for Business" took place in "Petrocongress" Congress Business Centre in Saint Petersburg. The Forum was held for business leaders and entrepreneurs, innovators and angel investors aimed at improving the competitiveness and efficiency of their enterprises via innovation and new technologies investment. The Forum is targeted at demonstration of innovation based business possibilities to representatives of Saint Petersburg business community.

Co-organizers: Investment Consulting Company "MARCHMONT Capital Partners" and Saint Petersburg Business-Angels Organization.

General Partner: "Russian Venture Company" JSC.

Official Sponsors: ROSNANO State Corporation, "Group Finance", The U.S.-Russia Centre for Entrepreneurship (Saint Petersburg), Alkor Bio (Saint Petersburg).

National Co-organizer: UNOVA Media (Moscow) supported by BIT (Business, innovation, technologies) and iCamp.

Regional Partners: High School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, "Petrocongress" Congress Business Centre, RESTEC Events.

General Information Partner: "Delovaya Rossiya" LLC.

Information Partners: Finance and Investments Market Players Club "KIFIR" (Moscow), Greenfield Project (Moscow), Eastworld Consulting LTD (Moscow), Russian Association of Venture Financing (Saint Petersburg), AngelInvestor (Moscow), Internet-project «Corporate Management» (cfin.ru), the Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education (Saint Petersburg), Venture Business News (Moscow), HSE Business Incubator (Moscow), Institute for the Development of Financial Markets (Moscow), Recruitment Consultants Association (Moscow), International Business Portal «Investments. Innovations. Business.» (Saint Petersburg), the OmniGrade Rating Monitoring Agency (Moscow ~ Vienna), "Human Resource Management" Magazine (Moscow).

Media Partner: PREQVECA.ru Internet Portal (Moscow).

Official HR-partner: "Imperia Kadrov" (Moscow).

Congress Business-Center "Petrocongress"
(5, Lodeynopolskaya Str.).

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Day One - June 30, 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

  • Evgeny Elin, Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade Committee Chairman, Saint Petersburg Administration, www.cedipt.spb.ru;
  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Kirill Bulatov, Head of Project Analysis Department, OJSC “Russian Venture Company”, Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Elena Churina, Expert Council Chairman on economics in Permanent Commission on Property, Economics & Legislature of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Helsinki, www.assembly.spb.ru;
  • Louisa Aleksandrova, CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business-Angels Organization, www.soba.spb.ru;
  • Vadim Nekrasov, Head of Leningrad Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, Saint-Petersburg, www. deloros.ru;
  • Andrey Goryunov, Deputy Head of Saint-Petersburg Branch “OPORA ROSSII”, “OPORA ROSSII” Management Board Member, Head of Retail Market Commission, Saint-Petersburg, www.spbopora.ru;

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.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;
  • Finance Raising Infrastructure Development within the framework of the Project "Innovation & Investment Market" MICEX: Elina Yurina, Head of Project Office "Innovation & Investment Market", Senior Investment Manager, Investment Activity Department, the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, Project Director, The Independent Directors Association (IDA), Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • Innovation Infrastructure Development in Nano Industry Applications: Anatoly Zaikin, Senior Expert, Infrastructure Programs, the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • From Technological to Business Thinking: Louisa Aleksandrova, CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business-Angels Organization, www.soba.spb.ru;
  • Long term growth strategies for Russian companies. AIM: Myths & Realities and Specific Examples: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, Partner East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru;
  • Preparing Enterprises for Outside Finance Raising to Introduce Technological Improvements: Polina Novikova, Head of Corporate Finance Department, Group Finance, Candidate of Economic Science, St. Petersburg, www.gf8.ru;
  • Social Aspects when Shifting to the Innovation Economy. Competent Personnel as a Competitive Advantage when fighting for the Resources: Julia Sakharova, General Director, Imperia Kadrov, President of Personnel Association, (APSC) Moscow, www.imperia.ru

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Natalia Korenko Natalia Korenko
Anatoly Zaikin Anatoly Zaikin
Louisa Aleksandrova Louisa Aleksandrova
Oleg Elshin Oleg Elshin
Polina Novikova Polina Novikova
Julia Sakharova Julia Sakharova

 12.00 – 12.15 Coffee-break / Press-briefing

12:15 – 13.45 Session 2: The Role of Innovation in Industrial Modernization
Moderator: Polina Novikova, Head of Conference Finance Department, Group Finance, Candidate of Economic Science, St. Petersburg, www.gf8.ru

  • From Laggard to Leader – How the UK Transformed into an Innovation Economy Entrepreneurship in UK over the Course of History: Traditional English Vision: Patrick Fullick, Founder & President, Science Connections, Moscow ~London, www.scienceconnections.ru;
  • Innovation Ecosystem: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru
  • Tax Incentives to Invest into Innovation: Natalia Vozianova, Partner, Tax Services Technology, PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B.V. Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • World Business-Angels Clubs Experience - Key to Start-up Projects Success: Nikolay Badulin, Chairman of the Board, FIBR Group, Tomsk , www.fibr.ru;
  • Innovation clusters. Strategy of creating and Development: Evgenya Shamis, General Director, Training and Consulting Bureau “PersonnelTouch”, www.personnelt.ru

Questions & Answers

Patrick Fullick Patrick Fullick
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin
Natalia Vozianova Natalia Vozianova
Nikolay Badulin Nikolay Badulin
Evgenya Shamis Evgenya Shamis

13:45 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

14:30 – 16.00 Session 3: Innovation as a Driver for Improving Company Value & Attractiveness
Moderator: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, President, PFO Business Angel Association “Start-Invest”

  • Russian Venture Company Initiatives: Kirill Bulatov, Head of Project Analysis Department, OJSC “Russian Venture Company”, Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Maximizing Enterprise Value by Investing into Production Modernization: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Venture Entrepreneur: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, President, PFO Business Angel Association “Start-Invest”, www.start-invest.ru (Confirmed);
  • Tax Factors influencing on Russian Innovation Business Competitiveness: Nina Goulis, Tax Manager, North West Regional Centre KPMG, Saint-Petersburg, www.kpmg.ru;
  • Law Security of Innovation technologies: Ekaterina Vasiltseva, Senior Lawyer, Head of Incor Alliance Law Office in Saint-Pete, www.incoralliance.com;
  • The Role of Innovation in Revamping Industry: Elena Tkachenko, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Prof. Department of Industrial Economics and Production Management, St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance

 Questions & Answers

Kirill Bulatov Kirill Bulatov
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Nina Goulis Nina Goulis
Ekaterina Vasiltseva Ekaterina Vasiltseva
Elena Tkachenko Elena Tkachenko

 16.00 – 16.30 CoffeeBreak

16.30 – 18.00 Session 4: Alternative Investment Sources – Using Innovation to Attract Strategic Partners
Moderator: Mikhail Treyvish, President, OmniGrade, (Moscow, Vienne), CEO, Director, Asian Branch International Factors Group, President, East European Factoring Association, www.omnigrade.com

  • Innovation Projects Financing on Early Development Stages: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • Private Equity Investment Funds as a Source of Finance: Daniel Radchenko, Head of Regional Projects, Russia Partners, Moscow, www.russiapartners.com;
  • Forming an Efficient Marketing Strategy: Mikhail Treyvish, President, OmniGrade, (Moscow, Vienne), CEO, Director, Asian Branch International Factors Group, President, East European Factoring Association, www.omnigrade.com;
  • Capital Formation through publicly traded securities: Alexander Mansir, Institutional Sales, Troika Dialog, Saint-Petersburg, www.troika.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;
  • Innovation Projects Selection for Venture Fund Investments: Alexey Tolmachev, Director, Venture Fund “VTB Asset Management”, Saint-Petersburg, www.venture-spb.ru

 Questions & Answers

Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Daniel Radchenko Daniel Radchenko
Mikhail Treyvish Mikhail Treyvish
Alexander Mansir Alexander Mansir
Alexey Eliseev Alexey Eliseev
Alexey Tolmachev Alexey Tolmachev

18.00 – 21.00 Cheese & Wine Reception for all guests and participants

 

 

Day Two – July 01
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 Saint-Petersburg – Elements for Success
Moderator: Michael Podgayets, Chairman, Saint-Pete Business Angels Organization, Director, SMTK, (offshore IT projects), www.soba.spb.ru

  • Saint-Petersburg Innovation Potential: Evgeniya Delnova, Deputy Chairman of Investment and Innovation Development Committee, Leningrad region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, www.lotpp.ru, Director, Kelly Engineering & Kelly IT Resources, personnel recruitment company Kelly Services, www.kellyservices.com;
  • Competition in the Region in Innovation Development Environment in RF: Alexander Khodachek, Dr. of Science, Economics, Prof., Director, HSE St. Pete, www.hse.spb.ru;
  • Principles of Work in Regional Innovation Cluster: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Prof., Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, www.start-invest.ru
  • Innovation from the Banker’s Point of View: Boris Dorin, Partner, BRANAN, Moscow www.branan.ru.
  • Commercialization Strategies for Scientific and Technical Inventions: Igor Egorov, Office Director in St. Petersburg, The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship, , www.cfe.ru
  • Technological Competences Centers – Strategic Line of Regional Development: Nataliya Andrianova, Nort-West Engineering Union, www.energnw.ru, Inter-Regional Innovation Energy-efficient Technologies Agency, http://maieet.ru, Saint-Pete
  • Conditions of Attracting Investment Capital to Develop Innovation Projects of President Program Graduates: Evgenya Romanovskaya, Deputy Director, Saint-Petersburg Inter-Regional Resources Center, www.spbmrc.ru/mrc/about.php
Evgeniya Delnova Evgeniya Delnova
Alexander Khodachek Alexander Khodachek
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Boris Dorin Boris Dorin
Igor Egorov Igor Egorov
Nataliya Andrianova Nataliya Andrianova
Evgenya Romanovskaya Evgenya Romanovskaya

 11:30 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:30 Session 2: Round Table: Practical Local Experience in Developing Innovation Projects
Moderator: Alexey Kovsh, Candidate of Science, Business Development Director, Optogan, Founder of Optogan Oy, www.optogan.ru
Opening Remarks

  • Case Study 1: Alexey Kovsh, Candidate of Science, Business Development Director, Optogan, Founder of Optogan Oy, www.optogan.ru
  • Case Study 2: Ilya Tolstov, Director, Business-Incubator “Ingriya”, Saint-Petersburg, www.ingria-startup.ru
  • Case Study 3: From Science to Business – Success story of Alkor Bio on biotechnologies market: Dmitry Polyntsev, President Group of Companies Alkor Bio, Saint-Petersburg, www.alkorbio.ru;
  • Case Study 4: Ivan Nechaev, Executive Director, Russian Navigation Technologies, Moscow, www.autotracker.ru;
  • Case Study 5: Polina Novikova, Head of Conference Finance Department, Group Finance – Listing Agent of "DIOD", St. Petersburg, www.gf8.ru;
  • Case Study 6: Peter Nemoy, General Director, Trend Laboratory Teatrika, Saint-Petersburg, www.teatrika.ru

 Conclusions & Remarks

Questions & Answers

Alexey Kovsh Alexey Kovsh
Ilya Tolstov Ilya Tolstov
Dmitry Polyntsev Dmitry Polyntsev
Ivan Nechaev Ivan Nechaev
Polina Novikova Polina Novikova
Peter Nemoy Peter Nemoy

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

 14:30 – 16:00 Session 3: Round Table: Investments into Technologies & Innovation – Barriers & Solutions

Moderator: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, President, PFO Business Angel Association “Start-Invest”, www.start-invest.ru

  • Business Angels Experience – from Silicon Valley to Present Times: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod,www.marchmontnews.com
  • Best Russian-German practices: Bernd Meyer, Consultant, EastWorld Consulting Ltd, www.eastworldconsultingltd.com
  • Regional innovation Clusters – Key Role of Higher Educational Establishments: Vladimir Vasiliev, Prof., D.Sc. in engineering, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Education, Rector SPb University ITMO, http://en.ifmo.ru;
  • Innovation Marketing: Need for New Tools for Promotion and Market Research: Tatiana Komissarova, Cand. Sc., Dean, Higher School of Marketing and Business Development, HSE Moscow, www.hse.ru;
  • Cadres are all-important. Problems of Innovation Projects Realization: Evgenya Gromova, President, Group of Companies WorkLine, Acedemician, International Academy of Social Sciences, www.workline.ru;
  • New Business Angels Club Development in Russia – Practical Experience: Eduard Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, President, PFO Business Angel Association “Start-Invest”, www.start-invest.ru
  • Forming an Expert Community: Elena Churina, Expert Council Chairman on economics in Permanent Commission on Property, Economics & Legislature of St. Petersburg, www.assembly.spb.ru

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Bernd Meyer Bernd Meyer
Vladimir Vasiliev Vladimir Vasiliev
Tatiana Komissarova Tatiana Komissarova
Evgenya Gromova Evgenya Gromova
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Elena Churina Elena Churina

16:00 – 16:30CoffeeBreak

16:30 - 18:00Session 4: Saint-Petersburg Business-Angels Organization Open Meeting

16:30 – 16:35 About BAO activities and plans for 2010
16:35 – 17:50 Presentation of innovation projects
16:35 – 16:50 «Mobile video»
16:50 – 17:05 «Angel sphere» (Angelic S).
17:05 – 17.20 «Livestock Sector Waste Processing æèâîòíîâîäñòâà»
17:20 – 17:35 «Landscape Gardening. Grin Kis»
17:35 – 17:50 «Optilight»

17:50 – 18:00 Discussion

Closing Remarks

19.00 – 21.00 Networking, Closing Cocktail Reception on a Boat, Neva River Trip (by invitations only)

18:15 – The bus is to take you from "Petrocongress"
18:30 - 18:45 – Embarkation at the Berth of Aptekarskaya Naberezhnaya
close to TV Tower on Petrogradskaya side
21:00 - Landing on Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya # 39, Moorage “Vodokhod”

Reception sponsor - Alkor Bio

Vine sponsor – Vine Bar “Grand Cru”

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.


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)
SOBA
Official sponsor(s)
«Finances» Group

RUSNANO

The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship
Regional partner(s)
The Higher School of Economics - Saint-Petersburg

PETROCONGRESS CBC

RESTEC
Regional Informational partners
Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Opora Rossii

TheAngelInvestor

Institute for the Development of Financial Markets

RVCA

Expert Northwest

Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education

Business Incubator Higher School of Economics

Internet-project Corporate  management

Venture Business News

Mergers & Acquisitions in Russia

Ingria Business Incubator

Association of Personnel Search Consultants

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