International Practical Conference
“SMALL & MEDIUM BUSINESSES’ FINANCIAL SERVICES”
October 31 and November 1, 2005
Conference-Hall of Pavilion ¹7, Expocenter, Moscow.
International Practical Conference “SMALL & MEDIUM BUSINESSES’ FINANCIAL SERVICES” took place on October 31 and November 1, 2005 in the Congress-Hall of Pavilion ¹7, Expocenter, Moscow. It opened an event that was devoted to crediting & financial services to SME. CreditEXPO.Business 2005 Exhibition being an integral part of this project followed, opening the day after.
Conference and Exhibition were organized by the International Fairs Agency IFA and Association of Russian Banks; All-Russian Insurance Association acted as official partner of these projects. Both Conference and Exhibition were supported and assisted by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, State Duma of the RF, Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the RF, OPORA RUSSIA, Moscow International Business Association (MIBA) and Association of European Businesses in the RF. Conference was sponsored by Legal Bureau 92 & Partners.
Keynote speeches at the Plenary Session were made by: Anatoly Aksakov, Deputy Chairman of State Duma of the RF Committee for Credit Institutions and financial markets; Andrei Emelin, Executive Vice-President of Association of Russian Banks; Andrei Sharov, Director of Department of State Regulation in Economics, Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the RF; Victor Ermakov, General Director of Russian Agency for Small and Medium Business Support; Sergey Suchkov, Member of the Board of Vneshtorgbank Retail Financial Services; Pavel Sigal, Member of Presidium of “OPORA RUSSIA”; Maxim Elik, Head of Corporate Sales Department of Rosgosstrakh; Tatiana Ryskina, CEO of Russian Bank for Development. Among the speakers also: chief executives from the major Russian and international banks and credit bureaus, representatives of insurance and juridical companies, leasing and factoring companies, collecting agencies and bureaus of credit histories, regional SME development agencies.
Totally, more than 210 delegates representing 137 companies from Russia, Germany and Great Britain participated in the Conference. The significant share of participants were regional companies from 18 largest cities of Russia. Perfect conditions for getting actual information as well for communication, meetings and negotiations provided high efficiency of the forum.
Among the key Conference participants there were: Alfa-Bank; Association “Alligator”; ARB; Association of Regional Banks of Russia; Credit-Moscow Bank; Bank Zenit; B.I.N. Bank; British Insurance Company; Vneshtorgbank Retail Financial Services; Military Insurance Company; Gazbank; Gazprombank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Investsberbank; Ingosstrakh; KMB-Bank; KfW; International Moscow Bank; Moscomprivatbank; NFC “Uralsib-NIKoil”; Neftianoy Bank; Nizhnekamskneftekhim; Unified Bureau of Credit Histories; OPORA RUSSIA; Pari Insurance Company; Raiffeisenbank Austria; ROSBANK; Russian Bank for Development; Rosgosstrakh; Russ-Bank; Sequoia Credit Consolidation; Slaviansky Bank; Standard-Reserve; Surgutneftegazbank; Tatfondbank; URALSIB; Federal Financial Markets Service; Bank of Russia; Energogarant; Ugoriya, etc.
High professionalism of Organizers’ team and their solid experience in realization of higher-level exhibitions and conferences was a cornerstone for Conference success, and its topics made it the unique event in the finance&crediting market.