I have no doubt that your diplomatic missions will be paying great attention to the Russia-ASEAN anniversary summit that will take place in Sochi on May 19–20. We are preparing actively for this big international event, which will give us the opportunity to look back over 20 years of productive cooperation between Russia and the countries of Southeast Asia, and to outline promising new projects. We also intend discuss the prospects for developing cooperation between the ASEAN countries and the Eurasian Economic Union. I am sure that this summit will help to generally bolster the spirit of trust and cooperation throughout the whole Eurasian area.


Vladimir Putin
President of Russia


Source: kremlin.ru

We hope in particular that the establishment of the National Coordination Centre for Developing Economic Relations with the Asia-Pacific Region Countries will make it possible to launch new projects with Russia’s involvement.

Vladimir Putin
President of Russia

Source: kremlin.ru

«Our main task here is to use every opportunity to diversify Russian-Indian relations and to actively promote projects in such areas as high technologies, aviation and machine building, medicine and the diamond industry»

Vladimir Putin
President of Russia


Eurasian Economic Union has started its work on January 1, 2015.This marks our transition to a new and higher integration stage that will make us more effective in modernising our countries’ economies and making them competitive. We will carry out a coordinated policy in the key industrial sectors, energy, and agriculture. We will remove the barriers in the way of free movement of goods, services, capital and labour. The common Eurasian market will start to operate according to universal, transparent and clear rules based on the World Trade Organisation’s regulations and principles.

Vladimir Putin
President of Russia

Source: kremlin.ru

«The launch of the Eurasian Economic Union offers new opportunities for expanding business ties. Indian companies can operate on this market with millions of consumers using common, more liberal terms»

Vladimir Putin
President of Russia


Our goal is to have as many equal partners as possible, both in the West and in the East. We will expand our presence in those regions where integration is on the rise, where politics is not mixed with economy, and where obstacles to trade, to exchange of technology and investment and to the free movement of people are lifted. We see how quickly Asia Pacific has been developing over the past few decades. As a Pacific power, Russia will use this huge potential comprehensively.

Vladimir Putin
President of Russia

Source: kremlin.ru



Internet platform eSilkroad http://www.esilkroad.com/en 
The platform is jointly established by the Silk Road International Chamber of Commerce (SRCIC) and Silkroad Network Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
The online Silk Road platform integrates chambers of commerce communication, investment and financing, consulting, international trade, information exchange, intermediary services, expert consultation and other commercial and service functions with the aim to make more efficient and convenient communication in terms of information, capital, trade and goods among countries along “the Belt and Road”, to create more economic and trade cooperation and investment opportunities, and to promote communication, exchange and development among different chambers of commerce, institutions and enterprises.
In the future, eSilkroad platform will continue to uphold the innovative concept of “Internet + International Chambers of Commerce + Silk Road” while increasing cross-border logistics platform, cross-border trade platform, national cloud computing platform and other functional modules.


Far East Investment and Export Agency presents Investment Opportunities and State Support Measures in Russia’s Far East (in Russian, in English). The Agency official web-site: http://www.investvostok.ru/en/

2017 APEC CEO Summit

Under the Vietnamese presidency the APEC CEO Summit on the topic “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future” will be held on November 8-10, 2017 in Da Nang (fifth major city in Viet Nam).
The two-day program will include interactive discussions, presentations and dialogues on a wide range of issues that will impact the future development of the region, including innovation & entrepreneurship, healthy workforces, sustainability, inclusive growth, and entrepreneurship.
In 2017 Viet Nam hosts APEC for a second time since acceding to the group in 1998. The first presidency took place in 2006. Given the APEC’s strategic importance to Vietnam Vietnamese officials consider Vietnam’s APEC chairmanship to be its most important diplomatic event of the decade. Viet Nam signed free trade agreements with nineteen APEC economies; and its trade with APEC economies represents 79 percent of the country’s total trade. APEC economies are key investors in the Vietnamese economy, representing nearly 80 percent of total foreign direct investment.

What advantages does the APEC CEO Summit offer to business leaders?
• Engagement in dialogue with APEC Economy Leaders, Ministers, and high-level government officials;
• Expanding relationships with hundreds of top Asia-Pacific companies;
• Boosting contacts with leading media and experts of the region and the world.
Each representative interested in attending the APEC CEO Summit will need to be registered and pay a fee in a timely manner.
The APEC CEO Summit official web-site: www.apecceosummit2017.com.vn 

Astana EXPO-2017 World Specialized Exhibition will be held from June 10 to September 10, 2017

The theme of the Exhibition will be “Energy of the Future”. The Exhibition is aimed at promoting solutions and ways to ensure sustainable energy management.
The thematic pavilions will be organized within the Exhibition: “World of Energy” (to demonstrate possible solutions for more sustainable development of energy in future), “Energy for the Future” (to explore energy saving and energy efficiency concepts), “Energy for All” (to demonstrate mechanisms of energy access for people and research studies on energy markets globalization) and “My energy of the Future” (to focus on individual responsibilities for effective and cost efficient energy use). A zone of best practices will be created where the best technologies, projects and strategies in various spheres of sustainable energy will be presented, in particular in production, saving and use of energy, addressing climate change and providing access to energy in developing countries.
One of the key EXPO-2017 events will be the Forum “Energy of the Future”. The Forum programme will include panel sessions, conferences, symposiums, discussions, thematic weeks, roundtables and workshops. The discussion of the Forum will focus on prospects and modern technologies of the future energy, including such strategic areas as carbon reduction, promoting energy efficient technologies and providing a universal access to sustainable energy. The Forum will be attended by business leaders, representatives of the speciliazed international organizations, non-governmental organizations and expert community.
To subscribe to the Exhibition Newsletter please visit: https://expo2017astana.com/newsletter
Official web-site of the Exhibition


XIV Gomel Economic Forum will be held on 19 May 2017
XVIII International Universal Fair “Spring in Gomel” will be also organized on the sidelines of the Forum on 17-20 May 2017.
For the years of existence the events have become an important platform for developing trade and economic and investment cooperation, exploring the Gomel region economic potential, finding partners and signing mutually beneficial contracts.
For more information about the event please visit the web-sites: http://gomel-forum.by/en/; http://gomel-region.by/en/.
Contacts of the organizers: +375 (232) 754720, 754721, 703490, 754723; email: ves@gomel-region.by, ec-ved@oblispolkom-gomel.by.



3rd Edition of Global Exhibition on Services (GES): The India Opportunity will be held on 17 – 20 April 2017
The center of gravity of global growth has moved to Asia and India being the greatest and the fastest player, the economy is now on the fulcrum of high growth trajectory. The landscape of the services sector in India is also going through significant transformation heralding a new paradigm of growth and development.
India with a favorable demographic profile and growing education & skill attainments offers a huge potential in the global services market.
In this context, with a view to promote and enhance India’s global trade in services, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC), and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has institutionalized Global Exhibition on Services (GES) a platform for both domestic and global business to come together to explore and build opportunities available in the sector.
The first and second editions of the Global Exhibition on Services, (GES) held in April 2015 & April 2016, at Pragati Maidan New Delhi and India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, respectively were highly successful.
GES – 2017 will continue to focus on a wide array of sectors like Information Technology and Telecom, Tourism & Hospitality, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Logistics, Environmental Services, Facility Management, Education, Banking & Financial Services, R&D, Next Gen Cities, Wellness and Start Ups/SME in Services. In addition, we are also exploring new and emerging services in sports, railways and retail & e commerce to be part of GES 2017.
With over 40,000 sqm of Exhibition Space, dedicated areas for Knowledge Session, Business to Business and Business to Government meetings and Roundtables, GES 2017 will be a great opportunity to show case our strength in services and build meaningful partnership with countries across the world.
For more information on registration please visit the official web-site: http://www.gesdelhi.in/
GES presentation 2017


6th Global Economic Summit Women’s Empowerment: “Through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Capacity Building” will be held in Mumbai, India on March 27-29, 2017

The Summit`s theme are “Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Capacity Building”.
The event will be organized by the All India Association of Industries (AIAI) and World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai. The initiative is in keeping with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The earlier editions of the Global Economic Summit addressed topics such as ‘Trade and Investment Opportunities’, ‘Small and Medium Enterprises’, ‘Clusters in One World: Perspectives from Many Nations’, ‘Asia: Powering Global Markets and Enabling Food for All’, all of which witnessed participation from over 500 delegates across 30 countries including India. We expect a similar number of participants in this edition as well.
The 6th edition of the Global Economic Summit focuses on analyzing the challenges, present opportunities and provide a platform to empower women.
The highlights of the three-day summit are conference, Exhibition, B2B meetings, Awards, Handbook and Visit to Women operated and Managed SME units.
Registration form along with a detailed brochure will follow shortly. Should you desire anymore information regarding the Summit, please feel free to contact us on info@aiaiindia.com.



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Open Data in Russia

Russia fully supports the Open Data Initiative. Russian Open Data portal data.gov.ru contains 2425 datasets on a wide number of topics such as economics, trade, construction, government, cartography, security, transport, tourism, culture, education, sport, ecology etc.

“Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region are developing very fast. They already account for 60% of the Gross World Product and almost 45% of all direct foreign investment. This giant market opens up tremendous opportunities, and we should make the most of them.”

Dmitry Medvedev

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation


Eurasian Economic Union
Russia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The EEU is an international organization for regional economic integration. It has international legal personality and is established by the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union. The Union was created to comprehensively upgrade, raise the competitiveness of and cooperation between the national economies, and to promote stable development in order to raise the living standards of the nations of the Member-States: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan


Eurasian Economic Union official web-site
Eurasian Economic Union documents
Eurasian Economic Commission official web-site