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What Is SPIBA

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

The St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) is here to be a strong voice of business in the North-West region of Russia and to facilitate business development for its members. SPIBA's strategy is to provide a platform for
     •      Exchange of information and knowledge
     •      Open dialog and collaboration with the authorities
     •      Networking

All in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Our members about us

The meeting on the theme «CRM as a foundation for client-oriented technology» was useful for me for several reasons. First of all, I found out that my understanding of the functions of CRM- systems coincided with the vision of the professionals in this field. Secondly, I discovered additional business opportunities emerging from the gradual development of the company’s CRM- system. Moreover, I became convinced that the CRM- system of the consulting company provides special and important contribution to value-added services for the customer. I consider this meeting very informative and look forward to further workshops of the same level.>>>>

Mikhail Grushko, Business Development Manager, Tebodin, adbout the meeting on CRM technology

News

SPIBA

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces the results of the elections of 2 co-chairs of SPIBA HR Committee!

On April 24th 2015 SPIBA concluded the results on the election of 2 members for the SPIBA HR Commit...
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces candidates for the co-chairs positions of HR Committee

Please see the attached profile of the candidates who have been nominated for the elections of one C...
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA White Nights Boat Cruise sponsorship opportunities

The St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) will hold its traditional White Night...
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces the results of the elections of 3 co-chairs of Legislation and Lobbying Committee!

On April 3rd 2015 SPIBA concluded the results on the election of three members for the SPIBA Legisl...

Members' News

Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 +0400

Alinga Consulting Group: new consulting project “Effective Accounting”

Alinga Consulting Group announced a new consulting project “Effective Accounting”. For those companies that are thinkin...
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0400

Conference "Personal data – the new realities"

Saint-Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA), The Moscow Times newspaper and IBM invites you to attend t...
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0400

DLA Piper recognised as a top legal practice of Russia and St Petersburg

In the past weeks a number of international rating agencies and directories (Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyer...
Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 +0400

Cross Border Business & Golf event

Hultin Partners Ltd and Saint-Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) invite you to participate in the fi...
Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 +0400

19/05/15 - Bankruptcy: the New Rules and the Old Problems

Maxima Legal holds a seminar: “Bankruptcy: the New Rules and the Old Problems” Date: 19 May 2015 Time: 10:00 – 13:00 Pl...
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0400

Baker & McKenzie named leading law firm in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, 28 April 2015 – Global law firm Baker & McKenzie was again recognized as a leading player on the St. Pet...
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0400

Denis Sosedkin assumes the role of Office Managing Partner at DLA Piper in St Petersburg

DLA Piper, a global law firm, is pleased to announce that effective 1 May 2015 Denis Sosedkin assumes the role of Offic...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:00 +0400

Saint Petersburg Business Climate and Recent Changes in the Legal Landscape - 5/29/2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Coffee Discussion "Saint Petersburg Business Climate and Recent Changes in the Legal Landscape"

Date: Friday, May 29th 2015

Time: 09:00-11:00

Venue: Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg, Preobrazhenskaya pl. 4.

Program:

09.00 – 09.30     Registration and coffee break

 

09.30 – 10.00      Stefan Van Doorslaer, General Director of the Ahlers company, Chair of the SPIBA Executive Committee: The special features of Saint Petersburg as a business environment

10.00 – 10.30      Andrei Gusev, Managing Partner, Attorneys at law Borenius Russia: Legal landscape in nowadays Russia - matters relevant to foreign investors

10.30 – 11.00     Questions and answers. Networking


The working language of the event is English. Translation into Russian will not be provided.

 

Fri, 29 May 2015 19:00:00 +0400

English Speaking Club with Zoran - 5/29/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Saint-Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) is pleased to announce the continuation of its weekly English Speaking Club.

Date: Every Friday, from 19:00 to 20:30 

Venue: 21 Nevsky Prospekt, Mertens House, Office 506 

Leader: Zoran Panjak (please see attached)

15/05 - Technology as social development: Which countries have best used developments in technological innovations within social infrastructure? To which degree has green energy been developed and most effectively used in different parts of the world? These as well as other questions will be discussed.

29/05 - Women in the work force: In which ways do women in different cultures contribute to their organizations? In which ways do different cultures treat women in terms of salary, promotion, and levels of responsibility? We will discuss these and other questions.

 Join us for a cup of tea and speak English in an informal and 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.  One or two native English speakers facilitate the conversation for an authentic experience. 

Registration is not needed.

Participation for SPIBA members is free of charge.

If you have any questions, please, contact SPIBA office by email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7 (812) 3259091

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0400

Changes to the Civil Code - 6/2/2015 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 “Changes to the Civil Code”.

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Time: 9:30 -11:30

Venue: 21 Nevsky  Prospect, Mertens House, SPIBA office #506

Participants of the discussion:

Vsevolod Baibak, Iusland:  New measures of contract violation protection

Ilya Kotov, Borenius: Practicalities of contract execution, performance and termination in light of changes to the RF Civil Code

Olga Mazur, Baker&McKenzie: Novelties in regulation of security obligations

Olga Uryupinskaya, Dentons: Civil Code novels and new opportunities for structuring transactions

Darya Prokhorova, Hellevig, Klein & Usov: Practical application of option to sign agreements and option agreements to structure put & call options in transactions with shares in a limited liability company.

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

Please confirm your participation by June 1st by registering on the website, by email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812)325 9091

LEGISLATION & LOBBYING COMMITTEE SPONSOR
Attorneys at law Borenius

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 09:30:00 +0400

Information security of business: topical issues - 6/3/2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We would like to invite you to take part in the seminar on the topic  “The burning issues of information security in business”.

Date: Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Venue: Nevsky pr., 21, a business center Mertens House, SPIBA office # 506

Program:

Vladimir Knyazhitsky, General Director “Fast Lane”: Telecommuting – the modern method of business costs reduction. Technical aspects of the data security in telecommuting

Daniil Kirillov, Technical Director “Competence Center”: Data security. Why is your data in danger and how to lower the information security risks

Saenko Oleg, Engineer “Cisco”: Physical security of the objects. When video surveillance actually provides for security.

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

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

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0400

Master class “Risk assessment for ISO 12100 for indusrial equipment” - 6/5/2015 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

SPIBA Industrial Committee is pleased to invite specialists of industrial enterprises responsible for labour and equipment  safety to take part in a master class “Risk assessment for ISO 12100 for indusrial equipment” using the example of Smurfit Kappa equipment.

Date: Friday, June 5th, 2015

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Venue: Smurfit Kappa,  7, Gogolya st., Vsevolozhsk, (map attached)

Program:

13.30 – Departure of the bus from the Ladozhskaya metro station

14.00 – 14.15 – Participants arrival, coffee break

14.15 - 15.15 – Plant tour

15.15 - 16.00 – Master class “Risk assessment for ISO 12100 for indusrial equipment”, Ivan Osipov, Senior Risk Assessment Expert, Pilz Russia

16.00 - 16.30 – Summing-up, questions and answers

16.30 - Departure to the Ladozhskaya metro station

Please, confirm your participation by June 2nd  via email office@spiba.ru.

In your e-mail please include the following information:

Full name

Position / Company

Mobile phone #

E-mail

Transport: car/bus

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.

 INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE SPONSOR
Ahlers Russia

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0400

SPIBA General Meeting - 6/9/2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the SPIBA General Meeting with participation of Elena V. Ulianova, Chairman of the Committee for Economic Policy and Strategic Planning of St.Petersburg.

Date: Tuesday June 9, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Time: 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Registration starts at 6 p.m.

Venue: Rossi Hall, The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St Petersburg, ul. Pravdy, 10

The theme of the meeting: “How to maintain sustainable economy development and social stability in Saint-Petersburg”.

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 June 4th, 2015.

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:00:00 +0400

How "The challenge of Great people" makes Human Capital managers take place in the leading group - 6/10/2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SPIBA with support of SLG Thomas International is pleased to invite you to a seminar on the topic “How "The challenge of Great people" makes Human Capital managers take place in the leading group as ”most important” .

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Venue: 21 Nevsky  Prospect, Mertens House, SPIBA office #506

Speaker:

Håkan Fritz, Country Manager Russia

SLG Thomas International AB (resume in the attachment)

A seminar is about the change of working behaviour from an International perspective.

The seminar will give you the answer why the HR department will be the most important department in the company, also giving you case-studies from international companies GAP and Harrods. How they work with identifying Great people. What is Great people?

Human Capital can and will increase profitability and productivity far more than most of us could imagine! If you let them!

The meeting will be held in English. 

Please, confirm your participation by June 9th by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:00:00 +0400

Strategic Talent Management - an important issue on management’s agenda - 6/17/2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Aalto University Executive Education and SPIBA invite you to take part in the business breakfast on the topic  “Strategic Talent Management - an important issue on management’s agenda”.

Date: Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Registration, coffee-break: 09:00-09:30

Venue: Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg, Preobrazhenskaya pl. 4.

Talent Management is one of the top issues on the organizations’ agenda. It is crucial to see the link between the strategy of the company, its corporate governance and Talent Management. What are the critical success factors and key challenges that organizations are facing in this field?

Speakers:

Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Director, Russia and Talent Management, Aalto University Executive Education: Strategic Talent Management

Hanna-Riikka Myllymäki, Business Area Director, Degree Programs: Executive Education in Finland – How does Aalto University Executive Education play a role in it?

www.aaltoee.ru

The meeting will be held in English. 

Please confirm your participation by June 15th by registering on the website, by email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812)325 9091

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:30:00 +0400

Registration closed! Look@Nissan - 6/19/2015 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration 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@Nissan.

Date: Friday, June 19th, 2015

Time: 11.00 – 14.30

Venue: 140, Komendantsky pr., Pargolovo, St.Petersburg

Program:

11.00 -  Departure of the bus from the “Komendantsky prospect” metro station (BC “Orion”, Utochkina str.)

11.30 – Participants’ registration

11.30 - 12.00 - Presentation about the plant

12.00 - 13.30 – Plant tour
13.30 - 14.00 –Questions and Answers, conclusions

14.00 – Departure to the “Komendantsky prospect” metro station

The meeting will be held in Russian. 

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

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0400

SPIBA Boat Cruise - 6/26/2015 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0400

Look@ Hyundai - 7/9/2015 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@ Hyundai.

Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Time: 10:00 – 11.30

Venue: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing RUS

Landplot 1, Levashovskoe shosse, Sestroretsk

 Program:

09.20 -  Departure of the bus from parking lot near the station Metro Staraya Derevnia (map is attached)

10.00 - 10.30 – Presentation about the plant

10.30 - 11.15 - Plant tour

11.15 - 11.30 – Questions. Memory photo

11.30 – Departure to the metro station Staraya Derevnia

 

Please, confirm your participation by July 7 via email office@spiba.ru.

 

In your e-mail please include the following information:

Full name,

Position / Company

Passport  number

Mobile phone #

E-mail

Transport: car/bus

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

The number of participants is limited, confirmations is needed!  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.

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