The Exchange Forum was held in Moscow on April 5-7. The event was organised by Moscow Exchange in partnership with Sberbank CIB. As part of the event, Sberbank CIB held almost 400 one-on-one meetings between senior managers of over 50 Russian issuers and representatives of international and Russian investment funds. More than one hundred investment companies from sixteen countries participated in the meetings.
The audience of the Exchange Forum included more than one thousand delegates representing organisations and companies operating on Russian and international markets.
The Forum kicked off with a plenary session featuring the participation of CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Herman Gref. The plenary session was titled “Paving the Way to Growth”, its participants discussed the current economic situation and growth factors of the Russian economy.
The special session “Digital Challenges in the New Economy” was held during the first day of the Forum. The session was organised by Sberbank CIB and focused on challenges and opportunities in the new economy brought about by the digital era. Vadim Kalukhov, Director of the Financial Technologies, Projects and Process Organisation Department of the Bank of Russia, Alexander Bazarov, Member of the Board, Senior Vice President of Sberbank, Co-Head of Sberbank CIB, Sergei Polyakov, Member of the Board of Moscow Exchange, Andrei Romanenko, CEO of Evotor, and Alexander Shulgin, CEO of Yandex, spoke at the session. Lev Khasis, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank, moderated the session.
Igor Bulantsev, Senior Vice President of Sberbank, Head of Sberbank CIB, said, “This year the Exchange Forum demonstrated a boom of attention of the financial community to the relevant issues included in the agenda of the event against the backdrop of the economic revival. We have seen growth of investment activities of our clients since the end of 2016, and a rising demand for securities of high-quality Russian issuers from Russian and international investors. For this reason, the event and one-on-one meetings generated interest among corporate clients and investors as early as the preparation stage. We are pleased that our expectations were fulfilled, and we participated in the direct dialogue on the most relevant issues related to the stock market and the entire Russian economy.”
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