Proxy Centre started working on its part of the preparations for the Russian Investment Forum (RIF) to be held in Sochi on 15–16 February. The company’s employees began accrediting technical personnel working on preparing and holding the Forum; an accreditation point has been opened at the Tulip Inn hotel. Proxy Centre is training temporary workers to accredit Forum participants. Before the Forum opens, specialized briefings and training sessions are held for the temporary personnel.
The requisite equipment and supplies for the accreditation points for participants have already been delivered to the RIF venue. Principal accreditation points will be set up at Sochi’s Main Media Centre and the Radisson Congress Centre. Another point will be open in Moscow in the World Trade Centre.
“Shaping the Future” is the key topic of RIF 2018. The “Investing in the Regions, Investing in the Future” plenary session will be held on 15 February, attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The Forum will feature an exhibition of investment projects from 41 Russian regions.
As of 1 February, more than 2,000 members of the business community, heads of 77 Russian regions, heads of federal executive bodies, including 15 ministers and 10 heads of federal agencies, State Duma deputies and members of the Federation Council had confirmed that they would be attending.
As of today, 718 heads of major Russian companies and 163 representatives of foreign companies from Austria, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, the US, Canada, France, Turkey, Japan and other countries have confirmed their participation in the Russian Investment Forum.
The organizers say that heads of such big companies as Mercedes-Benz, McDonald’s and Renault Russia will attend the Forum.
In 2017, the Russian Investment Forum had approximately 4,800 participants from 37 countries; agreements and contracts worth over RUB 490 billon roubles were signed on the Forum sidelines.