The first Moscow Financial Forum (MFF) organized with participation by Proxy Centre was held on 23 September at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall. The Forum is Russia’s biggest business event in finance; more than 1,300 financial sector professionals attended, including members of federal and regional authorities, specialized government bodies, heads of Russia’s major companies, leading economists and experts.
Proxy Centre’s responsibilities in preparing and holding the MFF included several key areas, such as selecting and training temporary staff, working with delegations, handling accreditation, and developing, maintaining and updating the event’s official website. Proxy Centre’s professionals developed the mechanism for online participant registration on the Forum website, held training sessions for accreditation operators, and prepared and published the Participant’s Handbook with exhaustive information about the Forum. Proxy Centre provided uniforms for temporary staff designed in the MFF signature style, furniture for accreditation points, and the requisite software and equipment, including printers for badges. The company performed its task fully and met every deadline, thereby ensuring the Forum’s high-standard organization, glitch and incident free.
The MFF’s discussions demonstrated the professional community’s intense interest in the topical issues of development of Russia’s financial and economic situation. The Forum’s key theme “Russia’s Financial Strategy: A Course for Growth” was covered at two plenary sessions and 14 thematic discussions spanning a series of crucial areas ranging from the overall economic situation and global risks to inter-budgetary relations and taxation in individual economic sectors.
The “Economic Policy: Mid-Term Outlook” plenary session discussed creating the optimal macroeconomic policy given the persistent global economic challenges, as well as specific issues in Russia’s budgetary policy in the coming three years. Discussion participants included Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia; Anton Siluanov, Russia’s Minister of Finance; Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of the Bank of Russia; Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow; Aleksey Kudrin, Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Economic Council. Mikhail Mishustin, Head of the Federal Taxation Service; German Gref, Chairman of the Sberbank Executive Board; Giancarlo Bruno, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum LLC, attended the Forum as speakers. The biggest federal and international media outlets covered the Forum. Russia 24, TASS, Kommersant, Kommersant FM, CNBC, RBC, Interfax, PRIME, RNS, Echo of Moscow, Moscow 24, Banki.ru were the MFF’s information partners.