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Doing Business in Russia

Thursday, 12 March 2020, Manchester

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About the event

The Russian market is growing and there are more opportunities becoming available UK companies to export there. The Department for International Trade invites you to join us in Manchester to hear from experts about the benefits of trading with Russia.

The total trade in goods and services between the UK and Russia was £15.4 billion in the year to end of September 2019 making it the UK’s 22nd largest trading partner (ONS Q3 2019). GDP increased in Russia by 2.3% in 2018 and is predicted to grow by 1.1% in 2019, with this positive growth expected to continue for the next 5 years (IMF October 2019). This should increase the spending power of the Russian population, and benefit UK exporters. 

We’ll hear from Trevor Lewis, Counsellor, Director of Trade & Investment Russia. The Counsellor will highlight growing sectors and opportunities in the market for UK businesses. 

Alexander Yarovoy, PhD, of the Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK will join us to speak about some of the cultural differences in business within the Russian market and how best to approach this. 

Global law firm Dentons will join us to provide guidance around Russian market sanctions and how this can impact businesses looking to trade with Russia. We’ll also be joined by David Cant from Albion Overseas to discuss product certification and working with agents and distributors within the region. 


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Thursday, 12 March 2020
9:00 am - 9:30 amRegistration
9:30 am - 10:00 amWelcome and Russian Market Overview with Trevor Lewis, DIT Russia
10:00 am - 10:20 amRussian Business Culture with Alexander Yarovoy, PhD, Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK
10:20 am - 10:30 amDIT NW Services
10:30 am - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am - 11:15 amRussian Market Sanctions with Dentons
11:15 am - 11:30 amProduct Certification and Working with Distributors with David Cant, Albion Overseas
11:30 am - 11:40 amUK Export Finance with UKEF
11:40 am - 12:00 pmCompany Case Studies with Northern Powerhouse Export Champions
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmNetworking Lunch
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Etihad Stadium

Ashton New Road


M11 3FF

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