The 12th annual VTB Capital Investment Forum

Calendar
October 29-30
Online forum

VTB Capital Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" brought together participants and viewers from 103 countries

The 12th VTB Capital Investment Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!", which was for the first time held online, has finished. The Forum’s events were broadcast at leading Russian and international media platforms and were available to viewers across the globe.

The first day of the Forum, themed “Global Challenges, Local Remedies”, was dedicated to discussions of the current status of global and Russian economy in light of the pandemic and instruments for adaptation and transformation of businesses and markets under the crisis.

At the macroeconomic plenary session Russian President Vladimir Putin held a traditional conversation with foreign businessmen and investors. Over two hours the President answered questions of 18 representatives of foreign business community on challenges, faced by the world during the pandemic, on decisions, made by Russia to cushion the effects of the crisis on the economy and the social sphere, on the investment potential of the Russian market.

On the second day, “Post Pandemic Investment Horizons” session of VTB Capital Investments featured Mark Mobius, founder of Mobius Capital Partners LLP, Jim Rogers, international investor and author other leading speakers, who discussed capital market strategies and smart investing in the next year. The participants talked about ruble exchange rate, debated relevance of negative interest rates for Russia and once again underlined their commitment to portfolio diversification.

Participants of “The Pandemic and Technologies for a Safe Future” session, including Ancha Baranova, Professor, School of Systems Biology, George Mason University (Virginia, USA), Mikhail Oseevskiy, President and Management Board Chairman, Rostelecom, Tigran Khudaverdyan, Executive Director, Yandex Group, and experts reviewed efficient practices of digital technology implementation in infrastructure of Moscow and regions, and also discussed the situation in Russian healthcare, battling the virus at the frontlines.

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.

“One of the key advantages of our forum is its continuity, and this year we upheld our reputation despite the challenging pandemic situation. 2020 is a year of unprecedented challenges for each and every one of us, and now it is crucial to support the dialog of business, state, investors and markets. We are all in search of a rational response model to enable development of business community, society, economy. Over the two days at the forum we managed to define a toolset which will maximize efficiency of our efforts to combat the aftermath of the pandemic”.

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

News

30 October 19:00, VTB Press-Office VTB Capital Forum "RUSSIA CALLING!" brought together participants and viewers from 103 countries 30 October 16:15, Banki.ru VTB Capital to develop investment platform abroad 30 October 16:15, TASS Next year invest in gold and silver – experts 30 October 16:14, TASS Snesar: Pandemic influenced Russians’ consumer preferences 30 October 15:12, RIA Novosti/Prime VTB doesn’t extend liquidity loans to subsidiaries abroad 30 October 14:45, TASS VTB to build football academy in 2021 30 October 14:41, RBC Kostin named banks’ main complaint against digital ruble 30 October 14:36, Interfax Dynamo’s last season performance allowed VTB to increase club’s budget by RUB 800 mn, in line with FFP 30 October 14:23, Interfax Petersburg may become VTB partner in company set up to build subway 30 October 14:15, TASS VTB ready to resell AGD Diamonds if asset transferred to bank, interested parties available 30 October 14:06, TASS Schwarz is to keep improving Dynamo’s performance – Solovyov 30 October 14:05, Interfax VTB sold Pekin Hotel, but part of payment from buyer restructured upon request 30 October 14:04, TASS No bubble on Russian bond market – CBR deputy chairman 30 October 13:55, TASS VTB builds partnership-based ecosystem, has no ambition to be another Yandex — Kostin 30 October 13:54, TASS VTB Group to increase FC Dynamo budget by RUB 800 mn 30 October 13:53, TASS Global GDP return to pre-crisis year possible in 2022 - experts 30 October 13:38, Interfax VTB counts on positive ruling to recover money from Mozambique state fund 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, The Kommersant If application fails at 10, you lose a client 30 October 00:00, Vedomosti Economists assessed the prospects for stock investments in 2021 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 18:00, TASS RF may exit Aeroflot shares when situation becomes normal — Siluanov 29 October 17:54, TASS Kostin proposed to increase investment project expenditures with NWF funds at meeting with Putin 29 October 17:44, Inetrfax VTB raised forecast for corporate lending market growth for 2020 by 15% 29 October 17:41, Interfax Siluanov allowed that subsidized mortgage rates may continue past June ‘21: situation to be monitored 29 October 17:31, Interfax VTB to finance Petersburg metro construction 29 October 17:25, TASS Putin hopeful that Yandex competitors won’t use non-market instruments 29 October 17:24, RIA Novosti/Prime During coronavirus pandemic VTB restructured RUB 1,6 tn in corporate loans 29 October 17:23, Interfax Aeroflot shares bought at lowest prices may be profitable investment for NWF - Siluanov 29 October 17:22, TASS Putin considers VTB performance efficient 29 October 17:09, Interfax Putin: Russia considers transfer to Azerbaijan of some regions, controlled by Armenia, possible 29 October 16:52, RIA Novosti Russian authorities to do whatever it takes to protect foreign investor interests - Putin 29 October 13:42, RBC TV Interview with Dmitry Ivanter 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
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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