1 Feb

We inform you about the events that took place in the business life of the FBA EAC

In the near future, the following events will take place in the life of the FBA EAC:

The year 2023 will be held under the auspices of the FBA EAC’s 10th anniversary.
The business program for 2023 includes business, representational and anniversary events.

In 2023 the FBA EAC will hold monthly industry roundtables on topical issues within the framework of its program «Business Dialogues».We will send you the topics and dates of meetings additionally.

On February 8, 2023 a meeting of the Executive Board of the Association will be held at 12:00 p.m. Moscow time in online/offline format.

On the agenda: discussion of the strategic directions of the FBA EAC in the current year, approval of candidates – members of the Association for the rotation, and approval of the Regulation on the FBA EAC regional offices.

On February 8-28, 2023 Russian Business Weeks 2023 (NRB 2023) will take place. NRB is an annual event consisting of a series of forums in which representatives of business and the government discuss issues of importance to the Russian business community.

We inform you about the following forums of NRB 2023, which will take place in February:
February 8, 2023  at 11:00 a.m. – RSPP forum on creative, high-tech industries and intellectual property;
February 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. – Forum «Protecting businesses from criminal and administrative pressure: status and challenges»;
February 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. – Forum «Climate Policy in Russia in a Changing Environment: New Priorities and Opportunities»;
February 28, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. – Forum «Industrial and Fire Safety: Tasks of Business and Regulator»;
February 28, 2023 at 15:00 – Forum «The financial system of Russia: tools for  sustainable economic development».
We invite you to participate in these events. The forums will be held in a combined format with the possibility of connecting participants via videoconferencing.
For participation in the forums please register at the following link: https://nrb-rspp.ru/calendar.html.
For more information, please visit the website of NRB 2023: https://nrb-rspp.ru/

On March 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. a meeting of the Bureau of the Association’s Board will be held. The participants will discuss the annual reports of the governing bodies of the FBA EAC, including the Report of the Audit Commission, the accounting report, and approve the Budget of the Association for 2023.

On March 6, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. a General Meeting of the FBA EAC members will take place. The participants will summarize the results of the work of the Association during 2022, discuss and approve the strategic priorities of the FBA EAC in 2023, and rotate in the governing bodies of the Association.

Starting from January 2023, in order to increase informational content of the FBA EAC website it is please provide submit information about events, participation in events, and publications to the FBA EAC office at least once a month.

In January 2023 the preparation of a new issue of the Eurasian Financial and Economic Herald has begun. Sections of the journal: Personality, EAEU: today and tomorrow, RSPP news, Financial System of the countries of Eurasia, Bank.Bank.Bank,  Analytics, Projects, Technologies, Practice, Innovations, Expert opinion, Hot topic, Global trends, Business in the countries, History with geography, Guest of the Editorial Board, Such a big Eurasia, etc. Authors and advertisers are invited to submit materials for issue #17 of the magazine. The deadline for submitting materials is 5.02.2023. The terms of placement are posted on the website:  https://www.herald.media/en/magazine#collab-home

In January 2023, the Photo Contest «The World through the Eyes of a Photographer – 2023» has started again. We invite non-professional photographers from the FBA EAC countries to participate in the photo contest. Read the terms of the contest on the magazine’s website: https://www.herald.media/en/photo-contest#photo-contest-home.

Starting from February 2023 FBA EAC accepts applications for the International Public Award «Business Elite of Eurasia». Details of participation in the Contest and the 2023 nomination are available on the FBA EAC website: https://www.fbacs.com/en/articles/the-provision.html

In September 2023, the Association’s anniversary booklet will be published. Vice-presidents, chairmen of committees, heads of representative offices are invited to join the preparation of this edition by working on the issue of preparing congratulations for FBA EAC from significant international, state and public organizations, which will be included in the booklet.

From November 8 to 14, 2023 the FBA EAC International Business Week will take place. The event will include a number of roundtables on industry-specific topics.

On November 16, 2023 the 10th Moscow International Financial and Economic Forum «Building Bridges, Not Barriers. Business Eurasia in a New Reality» will take place. We invite to cooperation media partners of the Forum, sponsors and speakers. We look forward to suggestions of the topics of panel discussions.

In November 2023, festive events dedicated to the 10-year anniversary of FBA EAC will be held. The events include an evening reception from the FBA EAC and an official awards ceremony for the winners of the «Business Elite of Eurasia» Contest. We are waiting for proposals from members and partners, chairmen of committees, heads of representative offices on the organization of cultural and excursion programs for the guests of the events.

We inform you about the events that took place in the business life of the FBA EAC in January 2023:

On January 10, 2023 a working meeting of the FBA EAC leadership was held at the headquarters of FBA EAC. The meeting was attended by Li Shuobing, President of FBA EAC; A.Murychev, Chairman of the Executive Board; O.Berezovoy, General Director, and S.Orlova, Executive Director. Among the invited participants were T.Guseva, Special Representative of the Shareholder for the Strategic Development of the Corporation, Director of Strategic Projects at SLC-Rus; and M.Berberikh, Head of the Department for Government Relation and External Communications at SLC-Rus. The participants outlined the main directions of the Association’s work for 2023. For more information, please follow this link: https://www.fbacs.com/en/articles/working-meeting-of-the-fba-eac-leadership.html

On January 18, 2023 a working meeting was held at the headquarters of the Eurasian Economic Commission between the Minister for Economics and Financial Policy of the EEC, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the FBA EAC B.Sagintayev, FBA EAC General Director O.Berezovoy and Chairman of the FBA EAC Committee on Personnel Technologies and Qualifications A.Bespalov. The Head of the secretariat of the member of the Board (Minister) for Economy and Financial Policy K.Rymzhanov, Director of the Department of Labor Migration and Social Protection A.Omurbekova and Head of the Department of Labor Resources of the Department of Labor Migration and Social Protection Ch.Sarybayev took part in the discussion. The participants discussed the issues of further development of the single labor market, reduction of barriers to the movement of skilled labor. Read the details on the website: https://www.fbacs.com/en/articles/working-meeting-in-the-eec.html

On January 20, 2023 E.Bazhov, representative of FBA EAC in the People’s Republic of China, met with business representatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. The meetings were attended by the President of the Association of Banks of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Member of the FBA EAC Executive Board B.Baiseitov and President of the Union of Banks of Kyrgyzstan, Member of the FBA EAC Executive Board A.Abdraev. During the meetings, the participants discussed the issues of strengthening and developing the potential of cooperation with the FBA EAC in the coming year. Read the details on the website: https://www.fbacs.com/articles/razvitie-delovykh-svyazey.html

At the beginning of 2023 a meeting was held between «RUSTITAN» Group and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on the platform of the Russian Union of Industrialist and Entrepreneurs, where the implementation of a mining project to develop the Pizhemskoe deposit in the Komi Republic was discussed. From the Russian side the meeting was attended by A.Tkachuk, President of «RUSTITAN» Group, Member of the FBA EAC Executive Board; A.Novikov, General Director of «RUSTITAN» Group; V.Ivanov, Member of the Board of «RUSTITAN» Group, and A.Melnikov, Technical Director of «RUSTITAN» Group. The Chinese side at the meeting was represented by Ma Jinyang, General Director of the Moscow branch of CCCC, and Cui Jiapeng, Deputy General Director of the Moscow branch of CCCC. During the meeting, the parties discussed the participation of the Chinese company CCCC in the Megaproject to create a national mining cluster with the construction of the Indiga deep-water seaport and the Sosnogorsk – Indiga railway in the Arctic zone of Russia. Detailed information about the meeting is available on the website: https://www.fbacs.com/en/articles/company-group-rustitanium-negotiated-with-the-chinese-company-cccc-the-implementation-of-a-megaproje.html

On January 22-24, 2023 in India the opening meetings of the Business Twenty (B20) took place under the chairmanship of India. The Russian delegation to Gandhinagar was headed by plenipotentiary representatives of the RSPP, which traditionally coordinates the participation of Russian business in the B20. Our delegation included representatives of the Association of Russian Banks, companies of PAO GMK Norilsk Nickel, AO Complexprom, MSC Boos Lighting Group and other enterprises and organizations.  The event, organized by the Indian side, was attended by heads of government bodies and international organizations, companies and organizations from the member countries of the Group of Twenty (G20). Among them are Indian Minister of Trade and Industry Piyush Goyal, Indian sherpa in G20 Amitabh Kant, Chairman of B20 India and CEO of Tata Sons N. Chandrasekaran, Head of Bajaj Finserv Ltd. and President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Sanjiv Bajaj, Vice Chairman and President for Strategic Development of Mastercard Michael Froman, Charles Rick Johnston, Chairman of “Business in OECD (BIAC)”, Managing Director of Citi Group, Senior Advisor to the Chairman of HSBC Group Lord Undy-Lister of Wandsworth, etc.
FBA EAC was represented at the event by O.Preksin, Member of the Executive Board and Chairman of the FBA EAC International Banking Committee, who made a report at a meeting of the Task Force on Financing for Global Economic Recovery. During the business trip, he held talks with local businessmen, who took interest in the implementation of commercial projects, supervised by the FBA EAC. Separately, O.Preksin held a working meeting at the headquarters of the National Payment Corporation of India in Mumbai, where the issues of promoting the BRICS Pay project were discussed. Detailed information is available on the website: https://www.fbacs.com/en/articles/india-has-launched-a-three-year-relay-of-the-brics-presidency-in-the-group-of-twenty.html

On January 24, 2023 the EEC, with the participation of B.Sagintayev, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the FBA EAC and Minister for Economics and Financial Policy of the EEC, has clarified the procedure for taking into account transportation expenses to determine the customs value of goods imported into the EEC by rail. It has been determined that for such goods the customs value should include transportation expenses calculated to the customs border of the Union. Read more at the link: https://eec.eaeunion.org/news/eek-utochnila-poryadok-ucheta-zheleznodorozhnykh-transportnykh-raskhodov/

On January 25, 2023 a meeting of the EEC Council was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister A.Overchuk with the participation of members of the EEC Council and Chairman of the EEC Board M.Myasnikovich. The meeting was also attended by B.Sagintaev, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the FBA EAC and member of the EEC Board (Minister) for Economics and Financial Policy. Participants of the meeting of the EEC Council approved joint forecasts of development of the agro-industrial complex and joint indicative balances of demand and offer on certain agricultural commodities for 2023. More information is available at the link: https://eec.eaeunion.org/news/itogi-zasedaniya-soveta-eek-25-yanvarya-2023-g/

On January 27, 2023 I.Gorbulina, Head of the FBA EAC Representative Office in the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand, participated in the workshop «Facilitating Cross-Border Digital Trade Financing» organized by the APEC Business Advisory Council. The workshop was prepared by the initiative group of three economies: Thailand’s National Digital Trade Platform (NDTP) (Thailand), Singapore’s Networked Trade Platform (NTP) (Singapore) and Japan’s TradeWaltz (Japan). The workshop reviewed the outcomes of a series of pilot project activities that included the implementation of standards for electronic commercial documents, electronic purchase order, electronic invoices and electronic packing lists and the process of authentication of master documents for financing by banks. The end-to-end digitalization of trade finance is particularly important for micro, small and medium-sized companies, as most MSMEs still depend on traditional paper-based trade documentation, which ultimately makes timely access to working capital difficult. A pilot project to connect Thailand’s National Digital Trading Platform (NDTP) with Singapore’s Network Trading Platform (NTP) and Japan’s TradeWaltz was initiated in 2022, with concept validation activities successfully implemented in autumn 2022. Read more at the link: https://www.fbacs.com/articles/27-yanvarya-irina-gorbulina-prinyala-uchastie-v-seminare-ates.html