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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 views 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
     •      The exchange of information and knowledge
     •      Open dialogue and collaboration with the authorities
     •      Networking

All in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

The film SPIBA "20 years of success"  is here.
The short version of the film is here

Our members about us

Many thanks to SPIBA for the perfect organization of Art-Breakfast in the contemporary art museum Erarta. >>>>

Alla Sagaidakova, Business Development Director of Zgroup, about Art-Breakfast in Erarta Museum

News

SPIBA

Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 +0300

SPIBA announces elections results of the candidates for the co-chairs of SPIBA Finance Committee

Dear SPIBA Members! Please see the attached profile of the candidates who have been elected for SPI...
Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0300

SPIBA announces candidates for the co-chair positions of the Finance Committee

Please see the attached profile of the candidates who have been nominated for the elections of Co-Ch...
Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 +0300

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

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by other members. Please send your candidate prof...

Members' News

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Borenius Russia highly ranked in Best Lawyers® 2017

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0300

AdVita days at Mikhailovsky garden “Imperial gardens of Russia”

We invite you to visit “Imperial gardens of Russia” the festival holding by the Russian Museum in the Mikhalovsky garde...
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0300

16/6/16 and 17/6/16 - visit to the Industrial park Greenstate

The Government of Leningrad Region and YIT Saint Petersburg Invite the guests of International Petersburg Economic Foru...
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Breakfast with PwC Director

Breakfast with the Director: "Happy People lead to Higher Profits. Non-financial incentives for employees" Date: June 2...
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Master programs presentation of Vlerick Business School

June 16th 2016 Vlerick Business School holds information session about its Master programs. You have a great opportunit...
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Why it is so important to help in summer?

For many residents of Saint-Petersburg summer is a vacation time, not only from the dirty weather of the winter city bu...
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 +0300

The Ice Hockey Canada Team players took part in the event of the charitable fund ‘AdVita’

During the Ice Hockey World Championship that was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from 6 till 22 of May the Canada Team...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:30:00 +0300

Meeting with Anatoly В. Arbuzov, Notary Public of St. Petersburg. - 6/28/2016 9:30 PM

SPIBA Legislation & Lobbying Committee is pleased a meeting with Anatoly В. Arbuzov, Notary Public of St. Petersburg.

Topical issues of notarial actions execution will be discussed, including those caused by the recent changes in the legislation.

Date: Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Time: 9:30 -11:30

Venue: Business Center Mertens House, 21 Nevsky pr. (see location)

To improve the efficiency of the upcoming meeting with Anatoly V. Arbuzov we ask you to send questions in advance, no later than 18:00 on Thursday, June 23 by email office@spiba.ru.

Please, confirm your participation by the 27th of June by registering via email  office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0300

The award ceremony for the results of the competition dedicated to the year of Ecology in Russia - 6/29/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

We are glad to announce that we summed up the results of the review competition “A responsible attitude to the environment in 2015-2016 by enterprises and organizations in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region” and invite you to participate in the Award Ceremony.

Date: Wednesday, June 29th 2016

Time: 9.30 – 11.30

(Registration, coffee-break: 9.30 – 10.00)

Venue: Nevsky pr., 21, a business center Mertens House, conference room on the 6th floor

Igor A. Grigoriev, The Chairman of the Committee on the Environment, Protection Environment and Ecological Safety of St. Petersburg, will present award during the Ceremony.

The representatives of companies – SPIBA members will take part in the Award Ceremony.

Please, confirm your participation by June 28th via email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812) 325 9091.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0300

Registration closed! Look@IKEA - 7/1/2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Date:  Friday, 1 July, 2016

Time: 10:00 – 12.30

Venue: IKEA Parnas, Leningrad Region, Vsevolozhsky district, to the west of Bugry, at the intersection of major thoroughfares: Circular Motor Road (KAD) and Highway Saint-Petersburg – Skotnoe (see map)

Program:

09.30 -  Departure of the bus from the parking lot near Parnas metro station

09.50 - 10.10 – Registration of participants

10.10 - 11.00 – Presentation about the company:

Great Place to work

Sustainable Business

11.00 - 12.00 – Leader in Life@Home – tour to the store

12.00 - 12.30 – Questions. Memory photo

12.30 – Departure to Parnas metro station

Please, confirm your participation by 24 June via email office@spiba.ru.

In order to register please include the following information:

Full name

Position / Company

Mobile phone #

E-mail

Transport: car/bus

Participants are required to have an ID.

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

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0300

English Speaking Club with Zoran - 7/1/2016 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)

Registration for SPIBA members 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, 12 Jul 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Breakfast with the Director: Patrik Ström, General Director, Smurfit Kappa St. Petersburg - 7/12/2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Saint-Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) continues a series of events “Breakfast with the Director”. 

Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Time: 09:30 – 11:00

(09:00 – 09:30 – coffee break)

Venue: Domina Hotel, Atelier Hall, 99 Moika River Emb.(see map)

Speaker of the next meeting will be 

Patrik Ström, General Director, Smurfit Kappa St. Petersburg

Details are coming soon

The meeting will be held in English. 

Please, confirm your participation by July 11th  by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812) 325 90 91  

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0300

English Speaking Club with Zoran - 7/15/2016 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)

Registration for SPIBA members 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

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Customs value and customs charges: current practice - 7/21/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

SPIBA Finance Committee is pleased to invite you to take part in an event on the topic “Customs value and the recovery of customs charges: current practice”

Companies engaged in foreign economic activities in the current economic crisis and the failure of planned budget indicators, are forced to spend considerable effort to prove the correctness of determining the customs value of imported goods. The issues of enforced of customs charges are becoming more vital.

Therefore, at the event there will highlight the issues of the practice of customs authorities on the adoption of the customs value, the news of  judicial practice of dispute resolution on the adjustment of the customs value, the companies will be provided recommendations with regard to the interaction with the customs authorities on customs value, as well as customs charges recovery.

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 9.30 – 11.30

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

Venue: Business center Mertens House at 21 Nevsky Prospect, office#506 (see location)

Speakers:

Anna Sakharilenko, Head of debt recovery unit of Northwestern Customs Administration: Recovery of customs charges: current practice and problems”

Wilhelmina Shavshina, Legal Director, and Ksenia Sizova, Associate, DLA Piper, “Adjustment of the customs value: recent trends of law enforcement and judicial practice”

The event will be held in Russian.

Please confirm your attendance by July 18, 2016 by phone 325-9091, by website registration or by e-mail office@spiba  

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0300

English Speaking Club with Zoran - 7/22/2016 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)

Registration for SPIBA members 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

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