WorldFood Moscow 2019 Business Programme News

All key speakers at the WorldFood Moscow 2019 International Cooperation and Export Plenary Session have confirmed their participation.

This includes the keynote speakers, as well participating representatives of large businesses and state organisations.

By 2024, Russia’s food & drink exports are on course to reach $45bn, according to a recent presidential decree. To achieve this lofty goal, the national “Export of Agricultural Products” project has been launched. From now until 2024, 406.8bn roubles ($6.2bn), has been allocated to the project.

Additionally, a number of Corporate Competitiveness programmes (KPMK) are under development in key food & drink sectors. 16 planned programmes are in the pipeline for grains and cereals, 14 for food processing equipment, 10 for oil & fat products, and 10 for fish.

These efforts are already paying off. In 2018, Russia’s food & drink exports agricultural products had already grown 20% to a reach a total of $25bn.

What will be discussed at the session?

A wide variety of important topics aimed at expanding Russian foodstuff exports, such as:
  • What tools the Russian government uses to reach export targets under the “International Cooperation and Export” national project?
  • Where will export-orientated wholesale distribution centres be built in the near future? How will Russian agricultural and food & drink companies use them?
  • Which product groups will enjoy development of umbrella brands, and which agribusinesses and food retail firms will be able to take part in this project?
  • What does Russia’s new Regional Export Standard 2.0 include? How do Russian suppliers work directly with foreign retail chains, in particular in China?

Who will speak at the session?

Leading experts from Russian and foreign organisations are taking part in the International Cooperation and Export Plenary Session, such as:
  • David Oganezov -  Vice President, Russian Export Centre
  • Aina Kusainova - Deputy Director, Department of Agro-Industrial Policy of the EEC
  • Victor Kambolov - Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Business Union
  • Wang Sheng - Director of Procurement Cooperation, China Retail Association
  • Nurlan Borambaev - Trade Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Terekhin - Export Director, Cherkizovo Group of Companies
  • Alexander Kovalenko - Director of Customer Relations, Mondelez Europe
  • Nikolay Matveev - Director for Procurement and Development Projects, Lenta
  • Igor Kosarev - Vice President, Russian Standard Holding, President of the Union of Alcohol Producers
  • Oksana Gulyaeva - Executive Director, Financial Markets Operations Support Department, Russian Agricultural Bank

Ivan Fedyakov, General Director of INFOLine, will be the session’s moderator.

International Cooperation and Export takes place on September 25 at 12:15 in WorldFood Moscow’s Great Hall (Pavilion 3, Hall 15).

For more information on sessions and speakers at WorldFood Moscow, view the Business Programme.