PAO Sberbank of Russia is the largest Russian bank and one of the leading global financial institutions. Sberbank accounts for about one third of Russian banking sector's assets. Sberbank is a key creditor for the national economy and has the largest deposit market share. The founder and the majority shareholder of PAO Sberbank of Russia is the Central Bank of Russia. Sberbank's customers include over 135 million individuals and about one million entities in 22 countries globally. The bank has the largest branch network in Russia.
GENERAL MEDIA PARTNER
Media holding RBC
RBC (OAO RBC) is a leading Russian media holding among news and business media, as well as in the market for domain registration and hosting services. The company's history goes back over 20 years. RBC is represented on several platforms including Internet, TV, and print media. It develops media services for business and provides domain registration and hosting services (RU-CENTER Group companies).
Statistics show that almost every second economically active Russian citizen reads or views RBC's business projects. RBC's total business audience exceeds 34 million people per month (TNS data, adjusted for overlap).
RU-CENTER Group provides services to 1 million users including major Russian companies and leading players on the Internet market.
Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive ICT solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world's population.
By leveraging our strong R&D capabilities and comprehensive technical expertise, Huawei's strategy in the enterprise domain focuses on close cooperation and integration with partners to deliver a wide range of highly efficient customer-centric ICT solutions and services that are based on a deep understanding of customer needs. In line with our strategy, we offer a broad portfolio of innovative ICT solutions that cater to global vertical industry and enterprise customers across government and public sector, finance, transportation, energy, large enterprises and small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). Our portfolio covers enterprise networking, unified communications & collaboration (UC&C), cloud computing & data center, enterprise wireless, network energy and infrastructure services.
Microsoft Inc. is the world leader in information technology, software, devices and IT services. It is one of the largest corporations in the world with representatives in more than 190 countries and staff, amounting to 90 thousand employees. According to Millward Brown annual research in 2013, Microsoft is one of the ten most expensive brands in the world ($69 billion). “Microsoft Rus” Ltd operates in Russia since 1992. Nowadays Microsoft is represented in 70 Russian cities, and its branches are opened in 34 of them. The company has its headquarter in Moscow, and regional centers are located in St. Petersburg, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, and Novosibirsk. Over the country, about 1000 employees including full time employees and contingent stuff work for Microsoft.
JSC Rostelecom (www.rostelecom.ru) is one of the biggest national telecommunications companies in Russia Europe, with a presence in every segment of the telecommunications services market and coverage of millions households in Russia.
The Company holds a leading position on the Russian broadband and pay TV markets, with over 11.2 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and more than 8.2 million pay TV customers, of which more than 3 million use the unique nationwide “Interactive TV” product.
The Group generated RUB 143.8 billion of consolidated revenues, RUB 49.8 billion of OIBDA (34.7% of revenue) and RUB 8.2 billion of net income in the first half of 2015.
Rostelecom is an absolute market leader in providing the telecommunications services to Russian government departments and corporate users at every level.
It is also a recognized technological leader in innovative solutions in the fields of E-government, cloud computing, healthcare, education, security and housing & utility services.
Its stable financial status is confirmed by credit ratings of BBB- from Fitch Ratings and BB+ from Standard & Poor’s.
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have 162,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG has been working in Russia and the CIS for more than twenty years and now has 18 offices, employing together over 4,000 people.
KPMG is rated the No. 1 Audit firm in Russia*.
Our purpose and aspiration is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the world’s capital markets.
* По итогам 2014 года по версии рейтингового агентства «Эксперт РА»
Группа компаний ЛАНИТ
ЛАНИТ – 25 лет на рынке! Созданная в 1989 году «ЛАборатория Новых Информационных Технологий» за четверть века стала ведущей в России и СНГ многопрофильной группой ИТ-компаний. Компании группы предоставляют полный комплекс ИТ-услуг, число которых неуклонно увеличивается за счет освоения передовых и наиболее востребованных технологий и решений.
ЛАНИТ является крупнейшим российским системным интегратором и ведущим партнером более 250 основных мировых производителей оборудования и программных решений в области высоких технологий. На предприятиях ЛАНИТ работает стабильная и высокопрофессиональная команда общей численностью 8000 человек. Более 1600 специалистов сертифицированы ведущими мировыми вендорами высокотехнологичного оборудования и ПО.
PwC Russia provides industry-focused assurance, tax, legal and advisory services. Over 2,500 professionals working in PwC offices in Moscow, St Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Vladikavkaz share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice for our clients.
PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Together, these firms form over 195,000 employees in 157 countries.
Deloitte, CIS has been operating for more than 25 years in Russia and is one of the leading international professional services firms, offering audit, consulting, corporate finance, enterprise risk, and tax and legal services and leveraging the professional experience of approximately 2,500 employees in 18 offices located in 11 countries across the region.
Today, Deloitte, CIS has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kyiv, Minsk, Almaty, Astana, Aktau, Atyrau, Ashgabat,Bishkek, Dushanbe, and Tashkent.
IBS is a major Russian developer of complex IT solutions. It was founded in 1992. The solutions developed by IBS support businesses of major companies, internet-services and governmental agencies; this is how we contribute to better life of millions of people. IBS offers services in system integration, business application implementation, IT infrastructure design and installation, software development, creating systems for Big Data gathering and analysis, outsourcing. The Company specializes in IT projects for oil and gas industry, mechanical engineering, finances, utilities, retail, federal and local governments and other sectors. Twenty eight of TOP-50 Russian companies are IBS’
IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.
Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services.
Today, IBM is focused on four growth initiatives - business analytics, cloud computing, growth markets and Smarter Planet. IBMers are working with customers around the world to apply the company's business consulting, technology and R&D expertise to build systems that enable dynamic and efficient organizations, better transportation, safer food, cleaner water and healthier populations.
Mind is a Russian manufacturer of video-conferencing communications systems. The company was established in 2010. Its clientele includes more than 400 companies and organisations, among which are mobile providers MTS and MegaFon, as well as Moscow State University, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations and others. The company has been listed in Guinness World Records (formerly The Guinness Book of World Records) for conducting the world’s largest-ever business webinar in 2012, in which 12,012 people participated. In 2014, Mind first brought to market the commercial version of 4К Ultra HD, its ultrahigh resolution solution, with full customer support. The company ranks among Russia’s top three suppliers of video-conferencing communications solutions.
SECTION/ROUND TABLE PARTNER
Internet Initiatives Development Fund
Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) is a Russian venture investment fund that was founded in March 2013 by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) at the suggestion of Vladimir Putin. The Fund provides investments to technology companies at early stages of their development, lends consulting and educational support, participates in the development of the methods of legal regulation of internet business and venture industry. The mission of IIDF is to make the Russian market clear and easy to understand for any entrepreneur willing to start or expand internet business. The amount of funds under IIDF management is RUB 6 billion. The Fund's portfolio includes over 170 projects. In 2014, the accelerator developed by IIDF was rated by Dow Jones as the most efficient in Europe.
1C Company (www.1c.ru) specializes in development, distribution, publishing and support of software for business and home use. 1C Company works with clients through more than 10,000 partners in 600 cities of 25 countries, including over 6700 certified 1C:Franchising companies to provide integration services for the automation of businesses. The best-known software produced by 1C company are 1C:Enterprise business applications based on an innovative technological platform. They are used daily by millions users in business and government to automate resource planning, operations, accounting, finance, HR and management activities. In terms of installed base 1C Company is a leader at the Russian ERP market.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our communities.
EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 4,800 professionals work at 21 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Donetsk, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk).
OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER
PRIME is a leading economic information agency.
PRIME's newsfeeds issue 1,500 messages a day. The agency's journalists work directly with the Russian Presidential Administration, the Russian Government, the Bank of Russia, and other state bodies, as well as PR offices of leading companies in order to ensure the reliability and promptness of information.
The agency's portfolio includes over 40 information products and services for business, including:
PRIME-Banks informational newsfeed - information and news on the financial industry;
Various periodicals of the Bank of Russia - the Statistics Bulletin and Vestnik of the Bank of Russia;
BIR-Analyst - an instrument for assessing the business environment;
PRIME-Terminal - an automated system for providing services to bank clients;
PRIME-Stock Exchanges - information on stock exchanges.
OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER
Banki.ru is the largest financial portal on the Russian segment of the Internet
- over 400,000 individual visitors every day;
- features the most complete and detailed database of all banks, leading global financial organisations, and Russian insurance companies;
- provides daily banking and financial news, interviews, videos, surveys, and analytical reports;
- features a convenient search engine for deposits, credit and debit cards, mortgages, micro loans, consumer and car loans. The database comprises about 8,500 bank offers;
- features a functional platform for selecting services from leading insurance companies;
- provides "public ratings" of banks and insurance companies, as well as feedback on the level of service at Russian companies.
Banking Review covers key events in the banking market, including information on the plans and actions of regulators, opinions of professional players, business practices, industrial ratings and research, and descriptions of new products and services.Currently, the Banking Review project comprises the following:
- A monthly business magazine - Banking Review (with appendices and supplements);
- Bosfera.ru banking portal;
- The Bank Sphere annual award;
- Industry-focused conferences.
National Banking Journal
National Banking Journal (NBJ) is a leading publication on the Russian banking industry. NBJ has been published since 2003. It covers the most important issues in the financial market, banking system, and the general economy.
NBJ provides expert assessments and forecasts, exclusive interviews with famous people, competent analyses, and articles on IT technologies used in the routine activities of banks. It also publishes materials on bankers' hobbies and aspirations, as well as reports on the successes and failures of well-known banks.
NBJ comes out every month. Its circulation comes to around 35,000 copies.
PLAS is the most reputable periodical in Russia and the former Soviet republics. It has been published since 1994.
Its average issue readership comes to 21,500. The number of readers per copy is 4.3 people on average. The periodical's circulation is 5,000 copies. PLAS is sold by subscription and during events in Russia and abroad. PLAS publishes 12 issues per year.
The target audience of PLAS includes top managers such as directors, vice presidents and deputy chairmen of credit and financial institutions, and manufacturing and technology companies, as well as middle managers.
Topics covered by PLAS include retail banking, security, no touch technologies (NFC, RFID etc.), civil services, remote banking, money transfers, payment systems, processing, risk management, insurance, CRM, and IT solutions.
Financial One magazine is the only Russian periodical on financial markets and stock exchange trading. Financial One covers the most important events in the investment world. The magazine tells its readers how to make money in financial assets. It offers fresh trading ideas, stories, and interviews from renowned traders and investment professionals, as well as provides detailed descriptions of financial instruments. The magazine has been published since August 2007.
Garant is one of the leading Russian information companies. It has developed the GARANT legal system, as well as a set of informational and legal support tools. Millions of citizens have access to public information and legal resources thanks to the company's support.
Микроfinance+ magazine is a serious methodical and practical guide, which provides in-depth analysis of the microfinance services market and its development trends, various supply and demand issues. It also offers high quality assessments of microfinancing processes. The magazine's founders are the National Partnership of Microfinance Market Participants (NAUMIR), the Russian Microfinance Centre (RMC), and the Centre for Payment Systems and Settlements Research (CIPSiR). The special status of the founders, which work closely with the Bank of Russia, the Russian Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development, and other government bodies and dedicated associations, allows the magazine to cover regulators' positions, legislative initiatives, and development trends in the microfinance industry in Russia on a reliable and timely basis.
Infocommunications Online is an online publication that covers the IT and communications market. The key focus of the portal is providing complex coverage of events and trends in the IT market. The website publishes daily news about telecommunications, system integration, and the computer market, as well as interviews, analytical reports, project descriptions, and event announcements. ICT-Online.ru covers news from the ICT markets of Moscow and St Petersburg with a separate newsfeed and other columns for each of these cities.