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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 am fully satisfied that I took part in the event. Middle and senior managers of logistics are taking part as from customer as from 3PL sides with similar objectives and interests. The meeting gave a great opportunity for those who wanted to promote their product and to get ideas for future business. Facilitators are aware of a subject and keep the audience to follow an agenda. >>>>

Nikolay Dymsha, Head of Warehousing, BAT Russia, about the logistics breakfast

News

SPIBA

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

“Expert North-West”: “Expert of the year in industrial innovations area”

“Expert North-West”: “Expert of the year in industrial innovations area” – apply before 15 th of Sep...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0400

The answer to the SPIBA letter to the Acting Gorvernor of SPB Poltavchenko G.S. has been received

On the 15th of July the Environment Committee working group held a meeting in order to discuss quest...

Members' News

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Vlerick Business School Webinars - September 22-23

Webinar by Dirk Buyens on ‘Human Resources management’ Helicopter Parents hover over the workplace of their kids. Date:...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Forum "Tochky Rosta" by "Expert North-West" journal

September 30, 2014 "Tochky Rosta of Saint-Petersburg and Leningradskaya oblast" forum will be held by "Expert North-Wes...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce: call for applications for study courses

Courses of Hamburg Chamber of Commerce in Saint-Petersburg that start soon. Application is open now: Study Program "Inte...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

20/09/14 - PETMOL 80 Anniversary

September 20th Dairy plant PETMOL opens its doors for you! You will have an opportunity to find out how your favorite d...
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

News from CEB SHL (in Russian)

Forbes has published the top-100 of the The World's Most Innovative Growth Companies 2014: CEB SHL company was ranked t...
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Press-release from Dentons: Law360 ranks Dentons no. 10 in 2014 Global 20 survey

August 27, 2014, Moscow – Dentons joined the ranks of Law360's 2014 Global 20 list in the number 10 spot, marking the F...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0400

04/09/14 - Technological modernization and development of industrial human resources of SPB

04/09/14 - Union of Industrials and Entrepreneurs of St-Petersburg invites to the Conference “Technological modernizati...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:30:00 +0400

Interaction with Trade Unions - 9/23/2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We are pleased to invite you to a round table organized by SPIBA HR Committee on the topic “Interaction with Trade Unions”

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Venue: Business center Mertens House at 21 Nevsky Prospect

Moderator: Anna Gavrilova, Associate, Baker&McKenzie

Participants of discussion:
  • Irina Tambovskaya, Deputy Director of the “North-West” macroregional branch, Organization Development and Management Director
  • Marina Suhih, Director of the External Communications Department “Rostelecom North-West”: “Methods of effective collaboration of the Trade Unions and External Communication Department of “Rostelecom North-West”
  • Yana Donskaya, HR Director, Northern Capital Gateway:"Interaction with Trade Unions in the process of implementing the changes.  Northern Capital Gateway (Airport Pulkovo) experience"

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

Please, confirm your participation by September 22nd by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091

HR COMMITTEE SPONSOR

 SHL Talent Management

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0400

Osaka Promotion Seminar - 9/26/2014 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Consulate General of Japan in St.Petersburg and SPIBA would like to invite you to participate in the <Osaka Promotion Seminar>.

Date: Friday, September 26th, 2014

Time: 10.00 – 16.30

Venue: Vodokanal St.Petersburg, Shpalernaya ul., 56, Big Conference hall Congress, Ecological center for Children

During the period from 24 to 27 of September, a delegation from Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, is going to visit St. Petersburg. The Vice-Mayor of Osaka, Mr. Murakami will lead the delegation. Along with the visit of the delegation  the event <Osaka Promotion Seminar> will be held on September 26th. The seminar is intended to present the economics of the city and to promote the urban infrastructure and water supply drainage system.

For more information about seminar please see the attached file in English.

Please, confirm your participation by September 23rd  by registering via email: akira.osawa@mofa.go.jp

In your e-mail please include the following information: 

Full name

Position / Company

Phone # / E-mail

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0400

Round table: "Amendments in personal data legislation" - 10/2/2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

SPIBA Legislation & Lobbying Committee is pleased to invite you to take part in the round table on the topic “Amendments in personal data legislation: how to store and process data of Russians, what to undertake in order to comply with the requirements of legislation”. 

Date: Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Time: 9:30 -11:30

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

Questions for discussion:

Participants of the discussion:

1.    Alexander Tarasenko, lawyer, Baker&McKenzie: “Federal law №242-FL and trends in development of personal data legislation”

We invite speakers! If you would like to participate as a speaker please send the topic and theses to e-mail: office@spiba.ru. The deadline for application is September 24th 2014 inclusive in order of receipt.

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

Please, confirm your participation by October 1st by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0400

Modern IT solutions for HR: internal communications, HR management, processes automation - 10/9/2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The SPIBA HR Committee and Xylos, a Gold Microsoft partner, invite you to a seminar “Modern IT solutions for HR: internal communications, HR management, processes automation”.

Date: Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Time: 16:00 – 19:00

Venue: Domina Prestige hotel, Atelier 99 Hall, St. Petersburg, Moyka River Emb., 99


Agenda of the seminar:

16:00 – 16:15 Guests registration, welcom coffee

16:15 – 17:00 Developing internal communications by using an enterprise portal and an enterprise social network - Evgeny Stakhanov, Business Development Director, Xylos

17:00 – 17:45 HR management and HR services. Demonstration of a specialized HR solution Employee 360⁰ - Pavel Gyandzhuntsev, Senior Technical Consultant, Xylos

17:45 – 18:15 Open discussion, questions and answers, brief speeches of customers representatives

18:15 – 19:00 Fourchette, informal communication.

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

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

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Conference - 10/16/2014 - 10/17/2014

We invite you to participate in the International Research Conference “GSOM Emerging Markets Conference: Business and Government Perspectives”.

International Research Conference “GSOM Emerging Markets Conference: Business and Government Perspectives” will be held on October 16-17, 2014 at St. Petersburg University Graduate School of Management, at the address: Volkhovsky per., 3.

The key conference topics include as well the following:

  • Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies: from Theory to Practice
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
  • Human Resource Management in Emerging Market Firms
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • International Business and Emerging Multinational Enterprises
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies: Challenges, Opportunities and New Theory Development. Globalization and World Production
  • Marketing in Emerging Economies
  • Public administration
  • Strategic Finance in Emerging Economies, Venture Funds and Private Equity

Sessions of XVI of International Conferences “Public Sector Transition”, devoted to the issues of economic policy in emerging market economies and public economics, public management, public procurement and anti-corruption policy, will be held as a sub-conference.

If you are interested in participation in the conference, please, fill in the registration form of the participant at the web-site of Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University (including the abstract of the paper (up to 2500 words) including the main issues, goals, methodology and results of the research) by June 10, 2014

Please, inform us if you have an opportunity to receive travel grant for the conference at your home university, and you will be informed of the acceptance of your paper by June 20, 2014.

The Organizing Committee has the opportunity to provide a limited number of grants for travel and accommodation to nonresident participants in case of the abstract acceptance and paper submission of the full text by the deadline.