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Annual Business Leaders Investment Forum
«INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS»

30 - 31 March 2011
Saint-Petersburg
Press release

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

Guest Accommodation of the Forum in St. Petersburg is provided by Congress Hall.
Contact person: Elena, +7 923 1212 111, bron@chsib.ru
Information about Hotel: PDF. Look at the Map.

March 30, 2011 
DAY ONE
INVESTING IN INNOVATION TO ACHIEVE MARKET LEADERSHIP

09.30 – 10.00 Registration, Morning Coffee

10.00 – 10.30 Opening Plenary Session

  • Elgis Idrisovich Kachaev, Chairman, Saint-Petersburg Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, www.deloros.spb.ru, President, Association “Saint-Petersburg Inter-Regional Informational Business Center”, www.spbmidc.ru;
  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Louisa Leonidovna Aleksandrova, CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business-Angels Organization, St. Petersburg, www.soba.spb.ru
Elgis Kachaev Elgis Kachaev
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Louisa Aleksandrova Louisa Aleksandrova

10.30 – 12.00 Session 1: Round Table: Government Support of Innovation Development
Moderator: Ilya Vladimirovich Ponomarev, State Duma Deputy, Moscow

Topics for discussion:

  • Government Support of Innovation Development
  • Innovation Policy in the RF: Ways of Innovation Stimulation, Tax Policy Instruments, Normative-Legal Regulations
  • Russian Venture Company Initiatives in a sphere of Innovation-Venture Ecosystem
  • RUSNANO Initiatives in building Innovation Infrastructure
  • “Skolkovo” Project as a Legal and Law Instrument for Business in Science
  • Communication Platform as a Governmental Programme of Innovation Support in Saint-Petersburg
  • The UK. 40 Years of Economic Modernization

Invited VIP-experts:

  • Kirill Aleksandrovich Bulatov, Head, Project Analysis Department, OJSC "Russian Venture Company", Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Oleg Aleksandrovich Lysak, Investment Manager, Infrastructure Programs, OJSC "RUSNANO", Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • Kirill Aleksandrovich Solovejchik, Deputy Cahirman, Committee of Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade, Saint-Petersburg, www.cedipt.spb.ru;
  • Eric Maire, Senior Project Director, the Development Economic State of Vaud agency in Switzerland (DEV), www.vaud.ch;
  • Natalia Milchakova, Partner, Tax Services Technology, PwC, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • Maksim Sergeevich Balanev, Executive Director, Euro Info Center – Saint-Petersburg, www.euro-info-center.ru;
  • Elgis Idrisovich Kachaev, Chairman, Saint-Petersburg Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, www.deloros.spb.ru, President, Association “Saint-Petersburg Inter-Regional Informational Business Center”, www.spbmidc.ru;
  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Sergey Voronkov, Head of Event Holding "RESTEC® Events”, Saint-Petersburg, www.restec-events.ru
Ilya Ponomarev Ilya Ponomarev
Kirill Bulatov Kirill Bulatov
Oleg Lysak Oleg Lysak
Kirill Solovejchik Kirill Solovejchik
Eric Maire Eric Maire
Natalia Milchakova Natalia Milchakova
Maksim Balanev Maksim Balanev
Elgis Kachaev Elgis Kachaev
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Sergey Voronkov Sergey Voronkov

12.00 – 12.30 Networking Coffee and Tea
     Press-conference

12.30 – 14.30 Session 2: Round Table: Attraction of Investments for Technological Projects: Finance Sources, Funding Methodologies
Moderator: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com

Topics for discussion:

  • Finance Sources for Innovation Projects Overview
  • Early Stage Financing: Investments Attraction in Innovation Projects
  • Problems concerned with the Investments into Small Innovation Companies – Practical Experience
  • European Grants for the Russian Innovations and Promotion on the European market
  • Private Equity Investment Funds as a Source of Finance
  • IPO of companies with a small, middle and large capitalization. Key questions on the way to listing
  • Investments Attraction Using MICEX Mechanisms
  • Risk Seed-Fund

Invited experts:

  • Andrey Kessel, Managing Director, ATZ Management Ltd., Great Britain;
  • Eduard Arkadyevich Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Professor, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University - Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management Department; President, "Start Invest" Business Angels Association, Nizhny Novgorod, www.start-invest.ru;
  • Natalya Starodubtseva, Senior Manager, Capital Markets Group, PwC, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • Yuri Melnikov, Senior Consultant, Oxford Progress Ltd, Brussels, Belgium, www.oxford-progress.com;
  • Sergei Gutnikov, Director, Oxford Progress Ltd, Great Britain, www.oxford-progress.com;
  • Daniel Radchenko, Head of Regional Projects, Russia Partners, Moscow, www.russiapartners.com;
  • Elena Anatolyevna Semykina, Deputy General Director, «MICEX – Nort-West», Saint-Petersburg, www.micex.ru
  • Margarita Vitalyena Borodatova, General Director, MC “Dokhod”, Saint-Petersburg, http://uk.dohod.ru
Andrey Kessel Andrey Kessel
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Natalya Starodubtseva Natalya Starodubtseva
Yuri Melnikov Yuri Melnikov
Sergei Gutnikov Sergei Gutnikov
Daniel Radchenko Daniel Radchenko
Elena Semykina Elena Semykina
Margarita Borodatova Margarita Borodatova

14.30-15.30 Networking Lunch

15.30 - 17.30 Session 3: R&D practices in Corporations
Moderator: Eduard Arkadyevich Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Professor, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University - Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management Department; President, "Start Invest" Business Angels Association, Nizhny Novgorod, www.start-invest.ru

Topics for discussion:

  • Large-Scale Enterprise Modernization – using R&D Innovation to raise Company Valuation and attract Investment Capital: Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Why is it profitable to create innovation systems in corporations? Eduard Arkadyevich Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Professor, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University - Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management Department; President, "Start Invest" Business Angels Association, Nizhny Novgorod, www.start-invest.ru;
  • How to build Innovation Management System in Corporations: Andrey Andrusov, Partner, BRANAN, Moscow, www.branan.ru
  • Powering your R&D program with cloud technologies: Vitaly Lazorin, CEO, Novstream Constructive Solutions, www.novstream.ru; Expert, Russian PwC Technology & Innovation Center, Moscow, www.pwc.com;
  • Transnational corporations and Russian Companies Collaboration in a sphere of R&D: Pekka Koponen, M.Sc., MBA, Managing Director, Spinverse Ltd., Finland, www.spinverse.com;
  • Management Training Features for realization of Innovation Corporate Development Program: Vladimir Glebovich Zinov, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Professor, Innovation-Technological Business Department, The Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, www.fitb.ane.ru;
  • Why is the Russian scientific and technical Potential is interesting in the world? Valeria Terentieva, Partner, ITMO Consulting, Managing partner, WorklineGroup, Saint-Petersburg
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Andrey Andrusov Andrey Andrusov
Vitaly Lazorin Vitaly Lazorin
Pekka Koponen Pekka Koponen
Vladimir Zinov Vladimir Zinov
Valeriya Terentieva Valeriya Terentieva

17.30 - 19.00 Wine & Cheese Reception for all Participants

 

MARCH 31, 2011
DAY TWO
COMMERCIALIZATION OF ENTREPRENEURAL INNOVATION

09.30 – 10.00 Registration, Morning Coffee

10.00 – 11.30 Workshop: Commercialization of Entrepreneurial Innovation. Market Driven Science
Moderator: Mikhail Podgayets, Expert Council Chairman, Saint-Pete Business Angels Organization, St. Petersburg, www.soba.spb.ru

Topics for discussion:

  • The role of the Modern Universities. Success stories in commercialization of innovation projects from regional Universities
  • High-tech Companies’ and Universities’ Cooperation in the area of Creating Innovative Production
  • Commercialization of entrepreneurial innovation. Bridging the gap between innovator and managers
  • IP Protection: Global Best Practices Applied in Russia. Ways of IP protection. Patent protection strategies
  • Entrepreneurship Center HSE as a bridge between Science and Business Community. Master’s Programs HSE

Invited speakers and experts:

  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Denis Aleksandrovich Gorbatyuk, Founder of Optogan, Saint-Petersburg, www.optogan.ru;
  • Eduard Arkadyevich Fiyaksel, PhD in Economics, Professor, Nizhny Novgorod Branch of the State University - Higher School of Economics, Head of Venture Management Department; President, "Start Invest" Business Angels Association, Nizhny Novgorod, www.start-invest.ru;
  • Andrey Kessel, Managing Director, ATZ Management Ltd., Great Britain;
  • Vladimir Glebovich Zinov, Doctor of Sc., Economics, Professor, Innovation-Technological Business Department, The Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, www.fitb.ane.ru;
  • Natalia Borisovna Petrova, General Director, “Neva Patent”, The patent and law firm, St. Petersburg, www.nevapatent.ru;
  • Leonid Sergeevich Chechurin, Head of  "Theoretical foundations of Innovations", Faculty of Innovation, St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University, http://www.ii.spb.ru;
  • Tamila Chingizovna Zheleznyak, Business-Coach, Organizational Consultant, Strategic Development Director, Consulting Group “Gorod Masterov”, Saint-Petersburg 
  • Natalia Erukhimovich, Partner, WorkLine Group, Saint-Petersburg    
Mikhail Podgayets Mikhail Podgayets
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Denis Gorbatyuk Denis Gorbatyuk
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Andrey Kessel Andrey Kessel
Vladimir Zinov Vladimir Zinov
Natalia Petrova Natalia Petrova
Leonid-Chechurin Leonid Chechurin
Tamila Zheleznyak Tamila Zheleznyak
Nataliya Erukhimovich Nataliya Erukhimovich

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee and Tea

12.00 – 14.00 Workshop: Best Practices in Innovation Cluster Development

Moderator: Konstantin Petrovich Fokin, President, National Business Angels Association, Moscow

Topics for discussion:

  • Best Practices in Innovation Cluster Development
  • Russian Venture Company Infrastructure Investment Fund (RVC InfraFund)
  • Yaroslavl Roadmap 10-15-20: 10 years on way, 15 steps, 20 cautions
  • Regional Innovation Systems Development
  • Special Economic Zone – Infrastructure Government Project on Innovation Support and Capitalization of Effective Management Competencies and New Technologies
  • Successful Practical Experience in Innovation

Invited speakers and experts:

  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Kirill Aleksandrovich Bulatov, Head, Project Analysis Department, OJSC "Russian Venture Company", Moscow, www.rusventure.ru;
  • Rakhimdzhan Akhmetzhanovich Roziev, Director, Innovation Company “Medbiopharm”, Obninsk, www.medbiopharm.ru;
  • Yuliya Vadimovna Aseikina, PR-manager, “REO  “Sevice” – Managing Company of the First City Business-Incubator in Saint-Petersburg, http://en.start-business.ru;
  • Aleksander Temkin, Deputy general director, Joint-Stock Company “Special Economic Zone” in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, http://spb.oao-oez.ru;
  • Louisa Leonidovna Aleksandrova, CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business-Angels Organization, St. Petersburg, www.soba.spb.ru
Konstantin Fokin Konstantin Fokin
Kendrick White Kendrick White
Kirill Bulatov Kirill Bulatov
Rakhimdzhan Roziev Rakhimdzhan Roziev
Yuliya Aseikina Yuliya Aseikina
Aleksander Temkin Aleksander Temkin
Louisa Aleksandrova Louisa Aleksandrova

14.00 – 15.00 Networking Lunch

15.00 – 17.30 Workshops: Innovators Support Programs
Moderator: Igor Vsevolodovich Rozhdestvensky, Director, Business-Incubator of the Technoopark “Ingrya”, Saint-Petersburg, www.ingria-park.ru/incubator

  • Futurussia Programs
  • Zvorykinsky Project
  • Innovation Project: how can the tender for European grant help the investor 
  • SOBA Business Angels
  • Proof of Concept Centers Operations. How can they work in Russia?

Invited experts:

  • Sergei Gutnikov, Director, Oxford Progress Ltd, Great Britain; 
  • Yuri Melnikov, Senior Consultant, Oxford Progress Ltd, Brussels, Belgium, www.oxford-progress.com;
  • Oleg Davidov, Managing Partner, Business Park "ARTISHKINO", St. Petersburg, www.bpm.linstek.ru;
  • Louisa Leonidovna Aleksandrova, CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business-Angels Organization, St. Petersburg, www.soba.spb.ru;
  • Elgis Idrisovich Kachaev, Chairman, Saint-Petersburg Regional Branch “Delovaya Rossiya”, www.deloros.spb.ru, President, Association “Saint-Petersburg Inter-Regional Informational Business Center”, www.spbmidc.ru;
  • Kendrick Davis White, Founder & Managing Principal, MARCHMONT Capital Partners, www.marchmontnews.com
Closing remarks
Igor Rozhdestvensky Igor Rozhdestvensky
Sergei Gutnikov Sergei Gutnikov
Yuri Melnikov Yuri Melnikov
Oleg Davidov Oleg Davidov
Louisa Aleksandrova Louisa Aleksandrova
Elgis Kachaev Elgis Kachaev
Kendrick White Kendrick White

An exhibition of innovation projects was organized during two days of a Forum

(For more information, please contact Medvedeva M.G., tel./fax + 7 (812) 712 51 34, mob. + 7 (921) 933 44 52)

Contacts:

Golubeva Svetlana, Events and PR Director, +7 831 419-45-65 (120), s.golubeva@marchmont.ru

Zakharova Irina, Senior Communications Manager, +7 831 419-45-65 (125), i.zakharova@marchmont.ru

Local co-organizer(s)
SOBA

Saint-Petersburg Regional Branch Delovaya Rossiya
Official sponsor(s)
UBS

PwC
Regional sponsor(s)
The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship



Official Venue
PETROCONGRESS CBC
Regional Informational partners
The St.Petersburg Times

Kommersant - Saint-Petersburg

Informational partners
U.S.-Russia Business Council

RVCA

Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

The Higher School of Economics - Saint-Petersburg

Unova Media

Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development

Opora Rossii



Innovational and Technological Center of Fund TVN







Ingria Business Incubator

Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education

Opora-Credit



Web-portal “Expomap.Ru”

TheAngelInvestor

PREQVECA

GreenfieldProject

Business Incubator Higher School of Economics

BIT

StartupPoint

Futurussia

Innovaterussia.ru

Venture Business News

Internet-project Corporate  management

Institute for the Development of Financial Markets

Investments. Innovations. Business





Web Ready

Association of Personnel Search Consultants

Web-portal “Expomap.Ru”

ARIP



OmniGrade

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