Today, 12 April, Sberbank CIB1 will hold its third annual conference on the situation in the metals and mining sectors and their potential development in Russia and the world.
The event will feature four panel sessions involving the participation of top managers from leading Russian commodities, extraction and tech companies, including Norilsk Nickel, Severstal, Metalloinvest, PhosAgro, EuroChem, and Acron, and Russian and international sector experts.
The conference agenda will kick off with a panel on government regulation of the metallurgical industry in China. Speakers will discuss how this impacts the metals markets, look at the Chinese government’s policy, in particular with regard to environmental reforms and the ‘supply reform’, and talk about what role the One Belt One Road Initiative plays in this.
This will be followed by three parallel panel discussions on the nonferrous metals market, new economy, and fertiliser production. Each panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities for businesses in the sector.
The speakers of the nonferrous metals panel will look at the link between electric vehicles and renewable energy and the pricing situation on the nonferrous metals market. Participants of the new economy panel session will discuss the opportunities for using cutting-edge technologies now and in the future. The fertilisers panel will cover the medium and long-term impact of technological progress on the fertiliser market.
Igor Bulantsev, Senior Vice President and Head of Sberbank CIB, commented: “Sberbank CIB possesses deep expertise in the industrial sector and actively cooperates with metals and mining companies and fertiliser producers, placing significant focus on building sustainable relations. We are providing market players with this unique discussion forum for the third year in a row. The conference is a leading platform for experts, clients, and representatives of the banking sector and government agencies as it allows them to discuss the problems and prospects of the sector, assess trends and the market situation, and talk about how modern technology impacts the sector.”
Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 145 million customers in 21 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 15,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, Turkey and other countries.
Sberbank CIB is the corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank. Its key areas of activity are corporate finance (including trade finance), the documentary business2, investment banking services, trade operations with securities, and private equity. Sberbank’s corporate and investment banking business provides integrated financial solutions and investment advisory services to its clients, which include major corporations, financial institutions, sovereign states and federal and sub-federal government bodies and organisations.