The 12th annual VTB Capital Investment Forum

Calendar
October 29-30
Online forum

The 12th VTB Capital Investment Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" will take place on October 29-30, 2020. The main theme of the event will be “Global Challenges, Local Remedies”. Participants and guests of the forum, which will be held online for the first time this year, will be approximately a million representatives of business and political circles from around the world.

“The new reality that the world is facing in 2020 has significantly transformed traditional business methods, radically affected the economy and markets, and accelerated the transformation and digitalization of many processes. The new online format of the forum will attract authoritative expert speakers from various sectors of the economy to discuss these topics and gather an audience from all over the world. By holding the forum, we want to once again emphasize the importance of dialogue between representatives of different countries, the need to act together to cope with the unprecedented challenges facing the global economy, the financial market, the health care system and society generally. I am confident that the forum will be an important event on the international business agenda”

Yuri Soloviev First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB

The VTB Capital Investment Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" has been held annually since 2009. Every year the event attracts an authoritative audience, including representatives of government agencies, heads of Russian and international companies and investors. The agenda of the forum covers the most pressing issues of the global economy, finance and business sectors. The forum's influence and credibility among the business community has been repeatedly recognized by a number of international awards, including the IPRA Golden World Awards, Extel Survey, Communicate Magazine’s Corporate and Financial Awards.

In the online format, the forum will retain its traditional format. Three sessions will be held, the topics of which will be macroeconomics and the impact of the pandemic on global markets, monetary policy of central banks, labor productivity and employment, financial instruments in a changed reality, transformation and adaptation of business processes in new conditions and technologies for a secure future.

For the first time, the Forum will be broadcast to a wide audience, any viewer from anywhere in the world with access to the internet will be able to join the broadcast and hear the speakers’ speeches. Experts will take part in discussions from studios around the world, including Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East.

News

30 October 14:41, RBC Kostin named banks’ main complaint against digital ruble 30 October 14:05, Interfax VTB sold Pekin Hotel, but part of payment from buyer restructured upon request 30 October 13:32, RIA Novosti/Prime VTB may augment its bond portfolio to Rbl. 750 bn from current 400-500 bn 30 October 13:30, RBC Rogers described COVID aftermath as “response worse than pandemic” 30 October 13:21, RBC Kostin reported plans to transfer bad debt of Uralvagonzavod 30 October 13:20, Interfax Rosimushestvo not buying VTB shares from "Otkritie", market sale of stake to major investors preferable for VTB - Kostin 30 October 13:13, Interfax Kostin: VTB concerned over FESCO conflict, but not involved or willing to take over 30 October 12:52, Interfax VTB still in early phases of its privileged share discussions with FinMin - Kostin 30 October 12:44, Interfax VTB never seriously considered buying Tinkoff. Some time ago there was speculation the deal was possible 30 October 12:35, TASS Price growth in housing market to stop in Russia, says the head of VTB 30 October 11:59, Interfax Ukrainian subsidiary debacle made VTB review approaches to banks in CIS countries, no more lending plans 30 October 11:43, RIA Novosti/Prime Belorussian VTB subsidiary operational, sustainable - Kostin 30 October 11:11, TASS Kostin admitted a number of companies unable to pay back restructured loans 30 October 08:00, TASS INTERVIEW – VTB sees no problems with NPL growth, expects more Central Bank breaks 30 October 00:00, Vedomosti Ruble is 10% undervalued – Amundi’s top-manager 30 October 00:00, Vedomosti Economists assessed the prospects for stock investments in 2021 29 October 18:12, Reuters Russia's potential Eurobond to depend on U.S. vote, Nov looks more favourable - VTB Capital 29 October 12:55, Interfax Siluanov: privatization of state companies possible for investment purposes, not to top up budget 29 October 12:39, TASS Digital ruble introduction may affect bank business models — Nabiullina 29 October 12:37, TASS Cheap loans no remedy for consumer demand - Nabiullina 29 October 12:32, Interfax Nabiullina: better policy coordination in crisis good, no mingle 29 October 12:22, TASS Finance Ministry accommodated banks and provided OFZ premium to increase borrowings, but extended term – Siluanov 29 October 12:09, TASS Bank of Russia sees no need for extraordinary action. 29 October 11:56, RIA Novosti/Prime Only 6% of Russians signed up for mortgages - Nabiullina 29 October 11:37, TASS CBR plans to update forecast format in first half of 2021 — Nabiullina 29 October 11:23, RIA Novosti/Prime Russian banking sector now stable and healthy - Nabiullina 29 October 11:17, INTERFAX Russian Central Bank close to regular rates of banking license revocation - Nabiullina 29 October 11:14, Interfax Inflation in Russia close to 4% target - Nabiullina 29 October 00:01, RIA Nososti Putin to speak at Russia Calling! Forum 28 October 12:00, Reuters EXCLUSIVE-Russia's VTB to stay in grain business for next 3-5 years 28 October 12:00, Reuters EXCLUSIVE-Russia needs to boost its debt, VTB CEO says, bank ready to co-finance budget 28 October 12:00, Reuters DIRECT SPEECH – VTB President Andrei Kostin on pandemic, Yandex, economy and reappraisal of values 22 October 13:43, RIA Novosti Putin to take part in VTB’s Russia Calling forum by video link, may talk to Kostin
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation

“As usual the Forum brings together Russian and foreign entrepreneurs, investors and experts of the highest level and range in order to have an open and professional discussion of the current issues on the business agenda to consider the main trends in the economy of Russia, primarily, and also of the economy of the entire world”

Moscow, 2019
Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation
Moscow, 2019
Vladimir Putin
Andrey Kostin
Andrey Kostin
President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank

“We are happy to welcome you at the 11th Annual Investment Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" The advantage of our forum is that it is very stable. We have a growing number of participants and we thank you for coming over. I hope that we are going to end up with interesting investment projects that will be mutually beneficial”

Moscow, 2019
Andrey Kostin
President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank
Moscow, 2019
Andrey Kostin
Yuri Soloviev
Yuri Soloviev
First Deputy President and Chairman
of the Management Board of VTB Bank,
Chairman of VTB holding companies Board of Directors

“The primary purpose of VTB Capital’s "RUSSIA CALLING!" Forum is to show the whole spectrum of investment possibilities in Russia, provide ground for the contacts between foreign investors and executive authorities. We believe that we have managed to draw the top-persons of the Russian government and leaders of Russian business, and we hope that we will be able to raise questions that are really interesting for the investors”

Moscow, 2019
Yuri Soloviev
First Deputy President and Chairman
of the Management Board of VTB Bank,
Chairman of VTB holding companies Board of Directors
Moscow, 2019
Yuri Soloviev

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