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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

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

SPIBA White Nights Boat Cruise sponsorship opportunities

The White Nights Boat Cruise is an annual SPIBA event. It is very popular among members and guests ...
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

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  

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0400

Practical Issues of land due diligence within accommodation of industrial and warehouse facilities - 4/28/2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

YIT Lentek and Guild of Managers and Developers together with St. Petersburg International Business Association invite you to the panel discussion on "Practical Issues of land due diligence within accommodation of industrial and warehouse facilities".

Date: Monday, April 28th, 2014

Time: 16.30 – 18:00

Venue: Hotel Park Inn Pribaltijskaya, Korablestroiteley street 14

Moderators: Maxim Sobolev, Commercial Estate Director, YIT Lentek, Head of “Greenstate” project

Maya Petrova, Partner, Head of Real Estate, Construction and Development practice, Attorneys at law Borenius

Preliminary plan for the discussion:

1. The structure of technical land due diligence when selecting a land plot for accommodation of investment project

2. Features of technical DD

You can see more detailed information in the attached program.

The panel discussion will be held in Russian.

Attendance is free of charge. Registration is needed.

You can register following the link:

http://www.proestate.ru/index-2-248-2635.html

For a free participation please mention “YIT” as a source of information about this event.

Contacts:

Department of real estate development, YIT Lentek:  (812) 448 98 55; (812) 336 3757 (ext. 1086)

E-mail: greenstate@yit.ru

Thu, 15 May 2014 09:30:00 +0400

Legal Debating Club: Criminal Due Diligence - 5/15/2014 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SPIBA Legislation & Lobbying Committee continues a new series of events 

“Legal Debating Club”. 

Date: Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Time: 9:30 -11:00

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

The topic of the meeting is «Criminal Due Diligence».

The following cases will be discussed:

1.    Aleksey Dobrynin, Head of corporate crime practice, Pen & Paper: «Criminal Due Diligence»

2.    We invite speakers! If you would like to participate as a speaker please send the topic and theses to e-mail: office@spbia.ru

3.    Discussion, Q&A. Comments of participants of the meeting.

We invite you to join the club, to tell us about the interesting cases you're working on now or have worked in the recent past, about your non-standard solutions, your experience, even if it was a failure.

We look forward to your active participation!

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

Please, confirm your participation by May 14th  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  

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0400

SPIBA White Nights Boat Cruise - 6/27/2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The White Nights Boat Cruise is an annual SPIBA event. It is very popular among members and guests of the St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA).

This year’s boat cruise is scheduled for Friday June 27, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

The maximum number of participants is 100 people. The program includes: cruising the Neva River; Pier Makarova embankment 20 – Historical St. Petersburg - the Gulf of Finland. The cruise offers a buffet, wine and beer bars, soft drinks, music, dancing, lottery, and networking.

We are offering member companies an opportunity to provide sponsorship and support 
in return for advertising and promotion.

Please consider the following sponsorship opportunities.