IMG_2164

What Is SPIBA

The St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) is an international, non-profit, independent organization which unites international and Russian companies that share SPIBA's mission and principles.

SPIBA's mission is to facilitate business development for its members in Northwest Russia, providing

  • A platform for open dialog, lobbying and collaboration with the government
  • Networking opportunities and the exchange of information with other organizations
  • Promotion and public relations for our members and partners

Our members about us

I would like to thank SPIBA and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Information office in St.Petersburg for organizing the final conference of this remarkable cooperation project. The project as such helped to create a platform for discussion for various Nordic-Russian organizations as well as Russian and Nordic companies from different industries about the practical implementation of CSR and transfer of the Nordic experience. >>>>

Nataliya Gololobova, Team Leader, CSR, Statoil ASA in Russia about the conference on CSR

News

SPIBA

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces election results

On 3 April 2014 SPIBA completed voting on the election of three members for the SPIBA Executive Com...
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces candidates for SPIBA elections

Please see profiles for the four candidates who have been nominated for the SPIBA Executive Committ...

Members' News

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Seminar "Building business models’’

Stockholm School of Economics with informational support of Saint-Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA)...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Happy Easter Days from Domina Prestige Hotel

Dear SPIBA members, The bright and joyful Easter Holiday is coming! Domina Prestige Hotel and restaurant Arcobaleno are...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

CFO Club

Newspaper “Vedomosti” in association with SPIBA invites you to the spring session of "CFO Club". Date: Tuesday, April 22...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

News from Maxima Legal

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 recognizes PPP practice of Maxima Legal law firm among the leading ones in Russia International...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University is inviting for Executive MBA Program

Executive MBA program is aimed for the company owners, actively developing their businesses in Russia and covers all as...
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Conference "Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe"

PwC invites you to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe conference. The event will take place on 14 April at PwC of...
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0400

BDpro - Your Journey to Innovation and Growth

The Stockholm School of Economics in collaboration with a consortium of five European universities: School of Economics...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0400

Breakfast with the Director: Andrey Barannikov - 4/22/2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The SPIBA Marketing Committee continues a new series of events “Breakfast with the Director”. 

We will invite business leaders, top managers and directors to share their interesting experiences, tell about innovative approaches to business, non-standard solutions and everything that leads to the breakthroughs and new peaks of success.

Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

(09:00 – 09:30 – coffee break)

Venue:  Anna Pavlova Hall, Angleterre Hotel, 24, Malaya Morskaya Ul

Speaker of the next meeting will be 
  • Andrey Barannikov, General Director, SPN Communications, AKOS Chairman, vice president of RASO

Topic: Sports Marketing. Experience "Sochi - 2014"

Brief resume in Russian is attached.

The meeting will be held in Russian. Please, let us know if you need a translation into English.

Please, confirm your participation by April 21st by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0400

English Speaking Club - 4/23/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a cup of tea and speak English in an informal relaxed environment.

The goal of the English Club is to give you an opportunity to practice your English skills and help you feel comfortable with the language.  We discuss current interesting topics and use relevant business language and idioms. 

One or two native English speakers facilitate the conversation for an authentic experience.  If you need more regular opportunities to strengthen your professional English for your job - the SPIBA English Club is for you!  We look forward to seeing you there.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0400

Visit of the Danish business delegation in Saint Petersburg - 4/24/2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Saint Petersburg International Business association (SPIBA) and Royal Danish General Consulate in Saint Petersburg organize the networking reception in connection with the visit of the Danish business delegation in Saint Petersburg. The delegation consists of CEOs of Danish companies from different sectors. The aim of the visit is acquaintance with the business environment, political and investment climate in Russia. As the companies are not familiar to the Russian market yet, possibility of networking with you is of great value for them.

The reception will take place at Danish Culture Institute on 24th April, from 17.30 till 19.30.

Program

17.40 Official welcome speech by Consul general Mr. Klaus Sørensen. Presentation of the delegation.

17.50 Welcome speech by Director of Danish Culture Institute Mr. Finn Anderson.

18.00 Short presentation by Stefan Van Doorslaer, Chairperson of the SPIBA Executive Committee.

18.15 Buffet, networking

If you are interested in participating, please, inform us by email office@spiba.ru, tel. 325-9091

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0400

Expat life in Russia: guidelines to success - 4/25/2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) is pleased to invite you to its event "Expat life in Russia: guidelines to success".

Date and time: April 25, 2014, 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

The program includes discussion on the most relevant and hot issues that expats face in Russia, such as visa and migration issues, medical services, business etiquette and others. After the formal part of the event participants are invited for a networking. The event is aimed at foreign managers and executives of international companies.

More detailed program

Sponsor of the event - Alinga Consulting Group

The meeting will be held in English.

For foreign managers participation is free of charge, for others - 3000 RUR

RSVP office@spiba.ru or contact us by phone +7 (812) 325 9091.

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0400

Master Class "Acting skills for HR and other managers" by Mikhail Chernyak - 4/28/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The SPIBA Marketing & Communications and HR Committees are pleased to invite you to take part in a Master Class "Acting skills for HR and other managers" by Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Chernyak.

Date: Monday, April 28th, 2014
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Venue: Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg-Tchaikovskogo, 17 Tchaikovskogo street

Program:

09.00 - 09.30 Registration and coffee break

09.30 - 11.00 Master Class "Acting skills for HR and other managers" by Mikhail Chernyak

11.00 - 12.00 Excursion to a boutique hotel Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg-Tchaikovsky

For more information about this event please see the attached file in Russian.

The meeting will be held in Russian. 

Please, confirm your participation by April 24th by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Tue, 20 May 2014 09:30:00 +0400

New trends and relevant issues of Tax Practice - 5/20/2014 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

SPIBA Finance Committee and Legislation and Lobbying Committee are pleased to invite you to take part in the Conference "New trends and relevant issues of Tax Practice".

Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Time: 09.30 – 13.00

Venue: conference hall Paris – St. Petersburg, Novotel, 3A Mayakovskogo ul.

Topics to be discussed:

  • A review of recent jurisprudence on tax issues, Leida Lukyanova, associate, Andrey Serov, associate, Baker & McKenzie
  • Changes in taxation of foreign-owned companies, Sergey Sosnovsky, Head of Tax Practice Group, Pepeliaev Group
  • Is it needed to recover VAT deductions on receipt of bonuses from the suppliers? Litigation and changes in legislation, speaker tbc 
  • Application of thin capitalization rules: the recent trends in judicial practice, Denis Khramkin, associate, DLA  Piper
  • The property tax on owners of commercial and office real estate, Anastasia Kuzmina, associate, CLS
  • Highlights and new changes in tax administration, Elena Barvitskaya, Director, Taxcom
  • Transfer pricing (topic to be confirmed), Lyubov Stavrova, Director, Ecovis Audit-Advance

We invite speakers! Would you like to make a presentation on this subject? Please, send a name and description of your presentation to office@spiba.ru

The meeting will be held in Russian. Please, let us know if you need a translation into English.

Please confirm your attendance via e-mail office@spiba.ru, via website registration or by phone 325-9091 by May, 15th 2014.

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0400

Master class “Yandex services” - 6/26/2014 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The SPIBA Marketing Committee is pleased to invite you to take part in a master class “Yandex services”.

Date: Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Time: 09:30 – 12:00

Venue: Business center Mertens House at 21 Nevsky Prospect, office 506

Leaders of the master class:

·        Anastasia Avgustovskaya, Head of sales department in North-West region, Yandex

·        Anastasia Moschuk, Yandex

·        Андрей Колпаков, Yandex

Topics for master class:

1. Dynamics of the Internet audience, dynamics of online advertising market, Yandex: technology, search, services

2. Yandex services to solve business tasks

3. Opportunities of context advertising on the example of the Yandex.Direct, examples of successful case studies of clients

4. Measuring the effectiveness of online advertising, web analytics on the example of Yandex.Metrika

The meeting will be held in Russian. Please, let us know if you need a translation into English.

Please, confirm your participation by June 24th by registering via email office@spiba.ru, via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091