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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

I would like to thank SPIBA executives for organizing very interesting meeting with the HR director of NISSAN Company - Yaroslava Vasilieva, which took place on the 27th of February 2014. >>>>

Elena Boiko, General Director, Subway Russia, about "Breakfast with the Director"



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 ...
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SPIBA announces candidates for the co-chairs positions of Legislation and Lobbying Committee

Dear SPIBA Members! Please see the attached profile of the candidate who has been nominated for the...

Members' News

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...
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0400

"Effective Business Communication" Workshop

The Vedomosti newspaper and SPIBA would like to invite you to participate in workshop « Effective Business Communicatio...
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0400

Forenom Special Summer Offer

Forenom company will be happy to make a special summer offer for their corporate clients and friends: 15% for all studi...
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0400

SWISSAM Charity Pop-up Restaurants Day

Swissam Business School is happy to invite you to Swissam Charity Pop-up Restaurants Day – a graduation project of Swis...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:30:00 +0400

Paintball game - 8/30/2014 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

SPIBA Committee on Quality of life invites you to play paintball!

Date: Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Time: 11:30 – 16:00

Venue: Paintball club “Hedgehogs in the fog”, 9th km of Novopriozerskoe schosse – turn to “Medovoe”, Paintball center “Severnaya Tsitadel” 

Cost of participation – 2000 rubles (for those who takes part in the game), including:

1.    Paintball game
2.    Instructors assistance and technical provision
3.    500 balls
4.    Rent of the equipment:

                -paintball marker;
               - mask with double lens;
               - camouflage and gloves;

5.    Transfer from “Prospect Prosvescheniya” subway station and back

Hurry up! Number of participants is limited.

Please, confirm your participation by August 26th by registering via email office@spiba.ru  or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Paintball club “Hedgehogs in the fog”, 9 kilometers from KAD and “MEGA-Parnas” shopping mall along Novopriozerskoe schosse, then – take turn to “Medovoe”, after driving 400 meters take left and drive 400 meters more before you reach the parking lot of Paintball center (4-5 minutes away from KAD).

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

Venue: Vlerick Business School campus, 17 Italyanskaya

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  

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

Look@Danone - 9/12/2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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: 10.00 – 12.30

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


10.00 - 10.15 - Gathering of the participants
10:15 - Bus leaving 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 bring your kids!

Please, confirm your participation by September 10th via email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812)3259091  

The number of participants is limited, confirmations is needed!

In your e-mail please include the following information:
Full name
Position / Company
Mobile phone #

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.

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.