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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
SPIBA Half-Year Report

Our members about us

First of all, I want to express my appreciation to SPIBA for the interesting from all aspects meeting with Mr. Romuald Rytwinski, General Director, GM Auto, which was held in the format of "Breakfast with the Director” on November 12 in hotel “Angleterre”. It was not so much the presentation of the top manager but mostly a story of a man with great experience in management from different positions about his vision on the modern world and business and their problems at "macro" and "micro" levels, about his personal challenges at his job, views on the "work-life-family" balance, and etc. This story, where individual views, experienced impression and established personal principles were dominating on "company performance results for the past period”, transformed "Breakfast with the Director " in a warm and very useful conversation, the impressions of which immediately wanted to be shared with my colleagues and students. >>>>

Pavel Novikov, Director of Executive MBA Programs, SSE, about the "Breakfast with the Director"

News

SPIBA

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces candidates for SPIBA elections

Please see profiles for the two candidates who have been nominated for the SPIBA Executive Committe...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA sponsorship opportunities 2015

SPIBA Executive Committee is pleased to introduce an opportunity for SPIBA members to become SPIBA ...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces election of 2 Executive Committee members!

We would like to announce the upcoming election of two SPIBA Executive Committee members due to the...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Сall for contributions to improve the provisions of the law No. 242-FZ

The SPIBA Legislation and Lobbying Committee held a roundtable on the topic “Amendments to personal...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces elections of 2 co-chairpersons of the Finance Committee!

At the moment co-chairpersons of the Committee are: Elena Zyryanova, Credit Agricole and Elena Barv...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA HALF-YEAR REPORT

We are pleased to provide you with an overview of the work of SPIBA during the last half year perio...
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, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Finance Directors Club

The Vedomosti business daily with the support of the St.Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) invites y...
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

News from Morgan Hunt

17/09/2014 Morgan Hunt company has become the first official partner of Harvard Club in Russia. Read more here . 18/09/...
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Seminar «An Independent Anti-Corruption Expertise as a Tool of Public Scrutiny»

The seminar is a part of the project «The Anti-Corruption Training for Leaders of St. Petersburg NGOs by Civil Society»...
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...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0400

Breakfast with the Director: Tomas Hajek, Managing Director of North West Division at Danone Russia - 10/24/2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Saint-Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) 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:
Friday, October 24th, 2014

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

(09:00 – 09:30 – coffee break)

Venue:  Hotel Domina Prestige St. Petersburg, Conference Hall Atelier99, Moika Embankment, 99


Speaker of the next meeting will be 
Tomas Hajek, Managing Director of North West Division at Danone Russia

Topic: Lessons learnt from merge - merge of two cultures and businesses

Brief resume in Russian is here.

 

The meeting will be held in English and Russian. 

Please, confirm your participation by October 23rd   by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +0400

Seminar "The prospects of Russian financial market" - 10/27/2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Moscow Exchange and SPIBA Finance Committee are pleased to invite you to take part in the seminar “The prospects of Russian financial market”.

Date: Monday, October 27th, 2014

Time: 15.00 – 17.00

Venue: 4A, pereulok Grivtsova, Business center “Bolloev Center”, 2nd floor, office 201

Speakers of the event:
  • Semykina Elena, Moscow Exchange, Director of the North-West Branch: “Investment accounts of 2015”
  • Baharev Stanislav, Moscow Exchange, Head of cooperation with registrars and corporate actions procuring, Depository Department of North-West Branch: “Repository. Functioning in the conditions of changing legislation”

The meeting will be held in Russian.

Please see detailed information in Russian in the program attached.

Please confirm your attendance via website registration, e-mail office@spiba.ru or by phone 325-9091 by October, 24th 2014.  

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:30:00 +0400

“Government Relations Practice in Russia: current state and perspectives” - 10/28/2014 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The SPIBA Marketing & Communications Committee is pleased to invite you to take part in a round table discussion: “Government Relations Practices in Russia: current state and perspectives”.

Date: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Time: 09:30 – 12:30

Venue: Domina Prestige hotel, Atelier99 Hall, St. Petersburg, Moyka River Emb., 99

During the meeting, public officers, GR managers and leading specialists of the largest companies of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, legal experts will discuss the following topics:

  • Cooperation of businesses and authorities in decision-making: legal frames and practical aspects
  • Efficiency assessment of interaction with stakeholders
  • GR as a crisis management tool
  • Effective cooperation with business associations to establish a dialogue between businesses and authorities
  • Company leader’s role in GR. Are there any GRs in SMEs?
  • Institutionalization of lobbying: pro’s and contra’s. Experience of Western companies and current lobbying situation in Russia
  • Assessment of regulatory impact: first successes and how-to’s
  • Do’s and don’t’s in interaction with public authorities: an insider’s point of view.

Confirmed participation:
o   Andrei Gusev, Managing Partner, Russia, Attorneys at law Borenius Russia

o   Elena Zhuk, Government Relations Manager, General Motors Auto

o   Alexey Kedrin, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Director, Baltika Breweries 

o   Svetlana Kogan, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Investment of St. Petersburg 

o   Leida Lukianova, Associate, Baker&McKenzie

o   Maria Mikhlina, Head of HR, Legal and External affairs, MAN Truck & Bus Production

o   Alexander Matrosov, Government Relations Manager North-West Region, JTI

o   Anton Rassadin, Manager, Public & Government Relations, OOO "BSH Bytowije Pribory" (subsidiary of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group)

o   Igor Sopov, Executive Director, GR-Club Northwest * (tbc)

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  

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:30:00 +0400

SPIBA General Meeting - 10/29/2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

We are pleased to invite you to the SPIBA General Meeting with participation of Professor Koen Schoors, Director of CERISE – Centre for Russian International Socio-Political and Economic Studies as a guest speaker.

Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Registration starts at 6 p.m.

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace, Monferran Hall, Voznesensky pr., 1

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

Event will be held in Russian and English. Translation will be provided.

If you would like to register for the meeting, please fill in the registration form in the flyer and send it to the SPIBA office via e-mail office@spiba.ru, or by fax 325-9092 not later than October 27th, 2014.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0400

Seminar of Prof. Koen Schoors - 10/30/2014 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Consulate General of Belgium in St.-Petersburg, Vlerick Business School, and St. Petersburg International

Business Association (SPIBA) have the honor to invite you to the seminar of Prof. Koen Schoors.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time: 14.00 - 17.00

Venue: Residence of the Consul General of Belgium in St. Petersburg at 11 Sapyorny pereulok

Amidst economic and political turmoil, Professor Koen Schoors (as a director of CERISE - Centre for Russian International Socio-Political and Economic Studies), is well placed to voice his opinion and views on the determinant factors in the Russian economy. He will address these elements in a presentation on the expected evolution of the Russian economy.

Program is here.

The event will be held in English language.

The number of participants is limited. Please, send confirmation of your attendance before October 28th to elena.kuzmina@vlerick.com  

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0400

Labor market trends in 2014 - 11/6/2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We are pleased to invite you to a round table organized by SPIBA HR Committee on the topic “Labor market trends in 2014”

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Time: 09:30 – 11:30
Venue: Business center Mertens House at 21 Nevsky Prospect

Special guest, Julia Gorohova, Director of the Employment Center of St. Petersburg confirmed participation in the event.

Confirmed participation:

  • Maria Kupriyanova, Case, “Salary level analytics”
  • Alexander Egorov, ANCOR Professional, “Main trends of Saint-Petersburg labor market in the current economic sutiation”

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

Please, confirm your participation by November 5th by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0400

"Discussion of the situation in the field of waste disposal". - 11/7/2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Venue: Business center Mertens House at 21 Nevsky Prospect

Purpose of meeting:

·        to analyse the situation and develop a guide decisions on issues of waste management,

·        to share the experience of waste management,

·        to discuss alternatives for placement or disposal of hazardous waste

Please send your questions, issues and proposals no later than  October 27, 2014, to the email address office@spiba.ru.

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

Please, confirm your participation by November 6th by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:30:00 +0400

Optimization of the company's expenses for international air transportation - 11/18/2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

We are pleased to invite you to a seminar  "Optimization of the company's expenses for international air transportation. Opportunities for small, medium and large companies”.

Date: Tuesday, November, 18, 2014

Time: 09.30 – 11.00

Venue: SPIBA office at Nevsky Prospect, 21, a business center Mertens House, 5th Floor, office 506

Speakers:

- Ekaterina Ignatova, Marketing Manager at Air France KLM in St. Petersburg

- Vadim Mazin, Head of Air France KLM in St. Petersburg

Topics for discussion:

1. B2B products
2. Opportunities for enterprises with different budgets for air travel
3. Benefits for corporate customers

Special gifts for all participants!

The meeting will be held in Russian. 

Please, let us know if you need a translation into English.

Please, confirm your participation by November, 14th by registering via email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0400

Look@Scania - 11/19/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

SPIBA continues a series of Look@It tours which focus on success stories of major brands in the market of St. Petersburg. We invite you to participate in Look@Scania.

Date: Wednesday, November, 19th, 2014

Time: 10.00 – 11.30

Venue: Scania-Peter, 177a Moscovskoye shosse, Shushary, St. Petersburg

Program:

09.15 -  Departure of the bus from parking lot near the station Metro Kupchino

09.45 - 10.00 – Participants arrival

10.00 - 10.45 – Presentation about the plant by Ino Moberg, Scania Peter Managing Director

10.45 - 11.30 - Plant tour, questions and aswers, conclusions
11.30 – Departure to the metro station Kupchino

Please note that the invitation is valid for 1 person from the company.

The number of participants is limited, confirmations is needed!

Please, confirm your participation by November 17 via email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812)3259091. In your e-mail please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Position / Company
  • Mobile phone #
  • E-mail
  • Passport number
  • Shuttle bus                 Yes/No 
  • Personal transport      Yes/No 
  • If yes, please indicate the type and plate of the car.

Participants are required to have an identity card!

The meeting will be held in English and Russian.