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Business leaders Investment Forum
“INNOVATION FOR BUSINESS”

27 - 28 January 2010
Samara
Press release
Business leaders Investment Forum in Samara
An exclusive two-day Business Leaders Investment Forum “Innovation for Business” was held at the Reional Center for Innovations and Transfer of Technologies, Samara, on January 27-28, 2010. 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.

Marchmont Investment Forum is the first in the forum series 2010. 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. The Forum’s official sponsor is Finance Group.

Among the co-organizers are Technopark in Samara, and the Regional Center for Innovations and Transfer of Technologies, in partnership with BIT contest and iCamp project.

The Forum partners are Samara regional office of an all-Russia NGO “Delovaya Rossiya”, Mediaholding Expert, Volga Media, Daily Business Media and Samara Region Innovation and Investment Fund.

Regional Center of innovations and transfer of technologies, Samara, 34a Moskovskoye shaussee, bldg. 3b

January 27, 2010 - Day One
Applying Innovative Thinking to Improving Company Efficiency & Market Competitiveness

9:00 – 9:30 Registration, welcoming coffee

9:30 – 10:00 Opening Welcome & Program Introduction

  • Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod www.marchmontnews.com;
  • Valentin Filatov, Director, Regional Center of innovations and technologies transfer, Samara, www.rcitt.ru;
  • Gennady Kiryushin, Chairman, Delovaya Russia, Samara Region;
  • Gerhard Markov, vice-president on international relations and VIP-clients connections, Group Finance.

10:00 – 11:25 Session 1: Preparing the Foundation Now for Russia’s 21st Century Innovation Economy
Moderator: Eduard Fiyaksel, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, PhD in economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, President of the business-angels Association of the Volga Federal District “Start invest”, www.start-invest.ru

  • Assessing Russia’s Competitive Advantages in a Globally Integrated Economy – Leading Examples to Follow: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners;
  • Innovation Infrastructure Development in Nanoindustry: Anatoly Zaikin, Senior Expert, Infrastructure Programs, The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
  • Innovation ecosystem: Evgeny Savin, Organizer: iCamp & BIT Competition; Founder, General Director, UNOVA Media, www.unova.ru;
  • Contribution to small innovation enterprises in a sphere of technologies transfer, Samara region: Valentin Filatov, Director, Regional Center of innovations and technologies transfer, Samara, www.rcitt.ru;
  • Regional Innovation Clusters – The Foundation of Russia’s New Competitive Economy: Eduard Fiyaksel, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, PhD in economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, President of the business-angels Association of the Volga Federal District “Start invest”, www.start-invest.ru

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Anatoly Zaikin Anatoly Zaikin
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin
Valentin Filatov Valentin Filatov
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel

11.25 – 11.45 Coffee-break with snacks

11.45 – 12.30 Session 2: From Laggard to Leader – how the UK transformed into an Innovation Economy
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;
  • UK Government Policies: What went right & what went wrong?
  • The price the UK paid to become an innovation Leader: Social costs and mistakes to avoid in Russia;
  • Promoting Russian Science & Innovation Capabilities Internationally: The upcoming exhibitionCelebrating Gagarin” to be held in London, in 2011.

Questions & Answers

Patrick Fullick Patrick Fullick

12:30 – 14.00 Session 3: Innovation as a Driver for Improving Company Value & Attractiveness
Moderator: Eduard Fiyaksel, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, PhD in economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, President of the business-angels association of the Volga Federal District “Start invest”, www.start-invest.ru;

  • How Innovation can Help to Grow the Economy: Kendrick White, Marchmont Capital Partners;
  • Practical Experience in the Implementation of new Innovations into Business: Andrey Andrusov, Partner, Branan, Moscow www.branan.ru. (Confirmed)
  • Venture Capital Entrepreneurs: Eduard Fiyaksel, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, PhD in economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, President of the business-angels Association of the Volga Federal District “Start invest”, www.start-invest.ru (Confirmed);
  • Preparing Companies to Attract External Financing to Implement Technology Improvements: Polina Novikova, Head of Corporate financing Department, Finances Groupe, www.gf8.ru;

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Andrey Andrusov Andrey Andrusov
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Valentin Filatov Polina Novikova

14.00 – 15:00 Coffee-break with snacks

15.00 – 17.00 Session 4: Round Table - Practical Experience in Developing Innovation Projects
Moderator: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners,

  • Participants:

    Fourth Generation Techno Parks in Russia – What can they offer? Marina Shichkina, Director, Russian Association of Innovation Development (RAID), Head of Innovation Management Subcommittee, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI RF), Moscow;
    Eduard Fiyaksel, Head of Venture Management and Marketing Departments, PhD in economics, Nizhny Novgorod branch of the State University – Higher School of Economics, President of the business-angels Association of the Volga Federal District “Start invest”, www.start-invest.ru
    Patrick Fullick, Founder & President, Science Connections, Moscow ~London, www.sci-journal.org
    Anatoly Zaikin, Senior expert of infrastructure Programs, RUSNANO, Moscow, www.rusnano.com;
    Valentin Filatov, Director, Regional Center of Innovations & Technologies Transfer, Samara;
    Evgeny Savin, Founder, General Director, www.unova.ru

Questions & Answers

Marina Shichkina Marina Shichkina
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel
Patrick Fullick Patrick Fullick
Anatoly Zaikin Anatoly Zaikin
Valentin Filatov Valentin Filatov
Evgeny Savin Evgeny Savin

17.00 – 17:30 Transfer to Entertainment Center “Polyet” Lukacheva Street # 44

17.30 – 19:30 Wine & Cheese Networking Reception


January 28, 2010 - Day Two
Attracting Investment Capital to Innovation Projects & Enterprise Modernization

09.30 – 10.00 Welcoming coffee

10.00 – 11.30 Session 1: Success Story Examples
Moderators: Kendrick White, Founder, Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners,
Evgeny Savin, Founder, General Director, www.Unova.ru
Eduard Fiyaxel, President of the business-angels Association of the Volga Federal District “Start invest”, www.start-invest.ru

Opening Statements

  • Case Study 1: Yuri Mikheev, general director, Russian Engineering Academy, Volga brunch: Innovation Implementation experience (Russian railway, Gasprom, automobile production), Samara;
  • Case Study 2: Elena Masolova, CIO, www.addventure.ru, Business Angels Fund. Moscow;
  • Case Study 3: Yury Myasnikov, Technical Director, “Aviaagregat”, Samara.
  • Case Study 4: Andrey Yevsigneyev, Director, Astron, Samara: Production of rope vibrator isolators, www.dempfer.ru;
  • Case Study 5: Larisa Volova, Doctor of medical sciences, Academician, Head of biotechnologies department, State Medical University, Samara: Industrial Production of LioplastR Bio Implants;
  • Case Study 6: Stanislav Fokeyev, Director, “Dental implants”, Samara: Production & practical implementation of spiral dental implants;
  • Case Study 7: Roman Skidanov, Samara: Design & Production of Multifunctional laser forceps to be applied in biomedicine and technology.
  • Assessment & Conclusions

Questions & Answers

Yuri Mikheev Yuri Mikheev
Elena Masolova Elena Masolova
Yury Myasnikov Yury Myasnikov
Andrey Yevsigneyev Andrey Yevsigneyev
Larisa Volova Larisa Volova
Stanislav Fokeyev Stanislav Fokeyev
Roman Skidanov Roman Skidanov

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee-break

12.00 – 14.00 Session 2: Alternative Investment Sources – Using Innovation to Attract Strategic Partners
Moderator: Mikhail Treyvish, Chairman of the Board, National Factoring Company, Moscow, Director, International Factors Group, Brussels; President, OmniGrade, Moscow ~ Vienna

  • Maximizing Enterprise Value in Turbulent Times – risk management strategies: Kendrick White, Founder & Managing Principal, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhny Novgorod, www.marchmont.ru;
  • Long Term Growth Strategies for Russian Companies - AIM: Myths, Realities & Concrete Exampless: Oleg Elshin, Executive Director, East Kommerts, Moscow, www.eastkom.ru;
  • Post-crisis approach to an Efficient Marketing Strategy: Mikhail Treyvish, Chairman of the Board, International Factors Group; President, OmniGrade, Moscow;

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Oleg Elshin Oleg Elshin
Mikhail Treyvish Mikhail Treyvish

14:00 – 15:00 Transfer to Entertainment Center “Polyet” - Networking lunch

15:00 – 17:30 Session 3: Business Angel Club – Practical Experience
Moderator: Eduard Fiyaksel, Founder, President, www.start-invest.ru

  • Business Angels Experience in the US – Silicon Valley to Today: Kendrick White, Marchmont;
  • The Role of UK Business Angels in Promoting Innovation: Patrick Fullick, Science Connections, UK;
  • Developing a new Business Angel Club in Russia – Practical Experience; Eduard Fiyaksel, Start-Invest;
  • Panel Discussion - Modeling of Business Angel Club Activities;

Questions & Answers

Kendrick White Kendrick White
Patrick Fullick Patrick Fullick
Eduard Fiyaksel Eduard Fiyaksel

Closing Remarks

17:30 – 21:00 Closing Reception


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

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

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
Local co-organizer(s)
BIT



Samara technopark
Official sponsor(s)
«Finances» Group
General informational partner
Delovaya Rossiya
Regional Informational partners
Expert Volga







iCamp
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