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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

We have received not only a great pleasure of communicating with a true expert in the art of photography Yury Molodkovets, but also discovered a new effective tool for business development. In addition to creative aspects of the work of art in general and Yuris’ photos in particular, the potential point of contact and interaction between business and art photography was discussed. Catalogs with his original works, designed in the most diverse way, can be a wonderful gift for partners, customers and clients in any business field. More than that, Yuri is always open for informal communication and for various proposals and projects. >>>>

Evelyn Ametova, Marketing and PR manager, Maxima Legal, about Art-Breakfast with Jury Molodkovets



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...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Results of SPIBA Legislation and Lobbying Committee elections!

Results of the Legislation and Lobbying Commitee election! Dear SPIBA members! The election of the ...

Members' News

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...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Pepeliaev Group announces election of the Head of Employment and Migration practice group in SPb

Alexander Korkin is appointed as the Head of Employment and Migration practice group of the Pepeliaev Group’s St. Peter...
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0400

STAF-ALLIANCE Security Service Group news

On July 3, 2014 STAF-ALLIANCE Security Service Group celebrated the 22nd anniversary. How has a small security company ...
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Pepeliaev Group announces that new partners have been elected

Pepeliaev Group announces that three new partners of the firm have been elected. In August 2014 heads of the Employment ...
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Dentons hires new COO for Europe

On 31 of July 2014 Dentons announces the appointment of Richard Singer as its new European Chief Operating Officer. Rich...
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Intercomp Group successfully passes its certification of compliance with ISO 27001:2005

In May 2014, Intercomp Group underwent a certification audit of its information security management system (ISMS) for c...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0400

New from BIOCAD company

Dmitry Medvedev presented BIOCAD the first national "Industry" award On July 9 Prime Minister of the Russian Federation...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0400

"Building the Resilient Supply Chain" - 9/4/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SPIBA Industrial Committee is pleased to invite you to the meeting on the topic:

"Building the Resilient Supply Chain".

Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Business center Mertens House at 21 Nevsky Prospect, 6th floor

Natural disasters and intentional threats pose a serious risk on the survival of companies, especially the ones with a global outreach.

In this talk, some of the recent global supply chain disruptions will be analyzed as well as speaker will show how companies can prepare themselves to respond to such disruptions in the future. If the avoidance is impossible, companies should brace themselves to be as resilient as possible to bounce back to their original operations as soon as possible. Guests of the event will be provided with numerous industry examples to justify the catalogue of solutions a company can choose from.

Speaker of the event:

  • Behzad Samii, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management Department, Vlerick Business School 

The meeting will be held in English. 

Please, confirm your participation by September 2nd by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

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

Round table on the topic "Contemporary Petersburg style: what is it?” - 9/9/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The SPIBA Real Estate & Construction Committee and RBI Holding are pleased to invite you to take part in a round table on the topic "Contemporary Petersburg style: what is it?”.

The venue of the event is a multifunctional complex on Novgorodskaya Street, 23, the example of new construction in the historical center, the first building in in our city created by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofille, world-wide known classic of postmodernism. Information about the architect and the venue in Russian is here.

Date: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Time: 9:00 – 12:30

Venue: Business center “Bazel”, Novgorodskaya Street, 23, number of the entrance door – 27 (from Novgorodskaya Street).

The program of the event:

9.00 – 9.30 – Participants gathering

9.30 – 10.15 – Building complex tour, Irina Petrova, Head of the Investments and Work with Agencies Department, RBI Holding

10.15 – 11.30 – Discussion on the topic of “Contemporary Petersburg style: what is it?”

11.30 – 12.00 – Fourchette


-  Vera Serezhina, Director of Strategic Marketing and Market Research, RBI

-  Lubava Pryanikova, Senior consultant of the Consulting Department of Colliers International

Topics for the discussion:
  • The state of the business/elite-class residential market
  • What is the Petersburg architecture for you?
  • Is the experiment possible in contemporary Petersburg architecture?
  • Is it in demanded by the buyers and profitable for developers?

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

Please, confirm your participation by September 8th by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091


Law offices «Semenyako, Golubok and partners»

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0400

Registration is closed! - Look@Danone - 9/12/2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Registration is closed!

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@Danone.

Nowadays Petmol is one of the largest dairy industry companies that are present in Russia and that meet the international quality and food safety standards. Such products of the company that go under “Prostokvashino”, “Tyoma”, “Petmol”, “Biobalance”, “Smeshariki” and other brands are well-known both in and outside the country.

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014

Time: 10.15 – 12.30

Venue: “Petmol” Dairy Plant, 1A, 6th Verkhny pereulok, Saint-Petersburg


10.15 – Departure of the bus from Parnas subway station

10.30 - 10.45 – Participants arrival

10.45 – 11.00 – Presentation about Group of companies Danone in Russia and plant Petmol, Questions and Answers

11.00 – 12.00 - Plant tour
12.00 - 12.30 – Meeting with management of NW Division of Danone in Russia, degustation, summing up.

We will be happy if you could bring your kids over the age of 9!

Participants are required to have an identity card!

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

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

Round table “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

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.