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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

SPIBA once again provided an opportunity to see live business operating. This time, we could see how Pulkovo Airport operates. It was interesting to see the progress of the infrastructure modernization and development of PPP in our country using Pulkovo Airport’s success story. After all, the Pulkovo-recontruction project is indicative: it received many prizes, e.g., in 2013, International Finance Corporation, a member to the World Bank Group and Infrastructure Journal awarded the silver medal for the region of Asia, Middle East & North Africa to the Pulkovo-reconstruction project under the criteria of high level of innovation and social impact. Also, in March 2011, the project picked up two highest awards of the Infrastructure Investor magazine as the Best Global PPP Transaction of the Year and the Best European PPP Transaction of the Year. In 2012 Pulkovo became the only one Russian project in Top 100 Innovation Projects aimed at improving urban infrastructures all over the world according to the Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition. >>>>

Sergey Fedorov, Counsel, Borenius Attorneys Russia, Look@ Pulkovo



Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

SPIBA announces Executive Committee candidates

Please see profiles for the three candidates who have been nominated for the SPIBA Executive Commit...
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Competition for the award - the badge of honor "Investor of the Year"

The Investment Committee of St. Petersburg holds a competition for the award of the Government of S...
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

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

Please see the attached profile of the candidate who hase been nominated for the elections of Co-Ch...
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

SPIBA Executive Committee election

We would like to announce the upcoming election of three members to the SPIBA Executive Committee d...
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

SPIBA announces elections of a co-chairperson of the HR Committee

Candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by other members. Please send your candidate pro...
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Questions for the meeting with Rosprirodnadzor

SPIBA Industrial Committee is planning a meeting with the management of Rosprirodnadzor devoted to ...

Members' News

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

U.S. University Fair

The U.S. Consulate is inviting parents, potential students and all who are interested in education abroad to attend the...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Alinga Consulting participated in EMEA 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

On September 17-20 Chet Bowling, Managing partner of Alinga Consulting, and Alexsey Spirikhin, Director, participated i...
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

AdVITA Charity concert in tribute to the International Day for the Elderly

October, 1 is International Day for the Elderly. But the paradox is that this age segregation still exists in the Russi...
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Business forum "Top 250"

Business analytical journal "Expert North-West" invites you to take part in a business forum "Top 250". Dates: 14-15 No...
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

New solicitor of new practice department "Private Wealth" in Maxima Legal

English solicitor joined to Maxima Legal team , who will lead the new direction of the practice of Private Wealth We are...
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Spend you time in Angry Birds Park St. Petersburg

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! We are happy to inform that an activity leisure park Angry Birds St. Petersburg is inviting ...
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Training "React the way I want to"

Applied Positive Psychology invites to participate in the one-day training on emotions regulation "React the way I want...

Regional News

Events Calendar

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Venue changed! The speech strategies against “black rhetoric” - 10/5/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The SPIBA Marketing & Communications Committee invites you to the seminar “The speech strategies against “black rhetoric”.

Nowadays there are more and more adepts of “black rhetoric” in Russia and even more belief in its effectiveness. However, this rhetoric, which roughly upsets the communicative norms, can provide only permanent supremacy for the speaker. Moreover, you can easily loose it if knowing all the methods beforehand. Speech strategies could be easily opposed to “Black rhetoric” tacticians. These strategies refer to persuasion and prolonged influence, in other words, to creating reputation.

Date: October 5th 2016

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

(Registration: 09:00-09:30)

Venue changed! Quarenghi Business Centre, Conference Hall of the Institute of the Advocacy, Kazanskaya ul., 7, 2nd floor, Room number 11


Grigorii Khazagerov, journalist, external communicatons conslultant

Questions to discuss:

Instruments of manipulation and persuation

Opposition to the verbal superiority. Disbalance of the active norm.

An attempt to influence subconscious and their crossing

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

Please, confirm your participation by October 4th by registering via email office@spiba.ru, via website registration or by phone +7 (812) 325 90 91

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:30:00 +0300

SPIBA General Meeting - 10/6/2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

We are pleased to invite you to take part in the SPIBA General Meeting on the topic: “Russia in the hope of a better future”

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Time: 18.30 – 21.30

Venue: Ballroom of the Astoria Hotel, 39, Bolshaya Morskaya Street, St. Petersburg (see location)


Alexander B. Idrisov, President of Strategy Partners Group

Event will be held in Russian and English. Translation will be provided.

Participation conditions: only top management representatives of the companies are invited for participation.

The detailed information about the event and registration conditions are in the flyer attached.

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0300

Meeting with the Management of Rosprirodnadzor - 10/12/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SPIBA Industrial Committee is planning a meeting with the Management of the Federal Service for Supervision of Environmental Management and Protection for North-West region (Rosprirodnadzor) devoted to the discussion of the questions concerning waste generation, waste placement etc.

Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Registration, coffee-break: 9:30 – 10:00

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

Questions for discussion:

Categorizing of the objects that negatively impact on the environment. The procedure for category assignment

Changes in environmental legislation in 2016: recycling fee, Declaration on payment for negative impact, etc.

Secondary raw materials and waste

If you have questions please send them to us no later than October 10th, 2016 to our e-mail: office@spiba.ru.

The meeting will be held in Russian.

Please, confirm your participation by October 11th  by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091



Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Stress Management: fight or manage? - 10/13/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

SPIBA Industrial Committee is pleased to invite you to the meeting on the topic «Stress Management: fight or manage?"

Date: Thursday, October 13th 2016

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Venue: Business Center Mertens House, 21 Nevsky pr., office SPIBA #506

More and more employees perceive stress as an integral part of the working week. Stress impact on the workflow is crucial. Sometimes errors in the stress detection and its management lead to the collapse of projects, to the negative environment and even accidents.


Pilz - Ivan Osipov, Senior Safety Expert: Stress as a risk factor. Influence of paralyzing stress on safety and quality of production. Consideration of real cases.

Olga Ponomareva, Applied Positive Psychology Expert, Vice President in Leorsa: What does modern science know about stress on working places and how to manage it.

We are looking for speakers on the theme of the event: Stress management experience, expertise and training activities to stress management in the workplace, stress reduction, and real-life examples of what this problem can cause.

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

Please, confirm your participation by October 12th  by registering via website registration, via email office@spiba.ru, or by phone +7(812)3259091

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0300

The usage of the check-out equipment for cash payments - 10/14/2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The SPIBA Finance Committee invites you to the seminar “The usage of the check-out equipment for cash payments”.

Since September 1st 2016, the transition to the new standards of checkout equipment is taking place on a voluntary basis. Starting from January 1st 2017 all companies except ones with simplified tax system and individual entrepreneurs will be obliged to switch to the new standard. This transition concerns all firms using cash payments. (Commercial networks, hotels, museums, theatre booking offices). Due to this fact, our seminar is oriented on demonstration of all the aspects of the upcoming modification.

Date: Friday October 14th 2016

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

(Registration: 14:30 – 15:00)

Venue: Business Center Mertens House, 21 Nevsky pr.


Andrey V. Budarin, Head of the Operative Control office under The Federal Tax Service

Questions to discuss:

Welcome speech by Popova N. I. Chief Editor of “Tax policy and practice” magazine

Switch to the new order of the check-out equipment:

Particular qualities of the new regulation

Taxpayers responsibilities

Organizational aspects of the transition to the new standards

Innovative decisions and perspectives of the civil control


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

Please, confirm your participation by October 13th by registering via email office@spiba.ru, via website registration or by phone +7 (812) 325 90 91

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:00:00 +0300

Expat life in Russia: guidelines to success - 10/19/2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) is happy to invite you to the "Expat life in Russia: guidelines to success" event that will be held in Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace, Zakharov Room.

The program includes discussion of the most relevant and hot issues that expats face in Russia:

       Andrey Gusev, Managing Partner, Attorneys at law Borenius Russia - "Legal landscape in nowadays Russia - clarification of the order of processing of personal data in information and telecommunications networks"

§     Anna Ustiyants, Operations Director, Kelly Services CIS, Kelly Services - Labor market trends: Does it look like a crisis?

§     Irina Onikienko, Partner, Capital Legal Services - International marriages: Arranged or jump into the deep end. How to protect yourself?
 Igor Janok
, General Director, Neste St.Petersburg - Doing business in Russia: Successful story

 Participation is free for the expat managers. For others participation fee is 3000 rubles.

 Please, RSVP to the following e-mail address: office@spiba.ru



Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Workshop “System approach to strategic planning” - 11/9/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We are happy to invite you to the workshop held by an expert in facilitation Marina Kurdova. The topic is “System approach to strategic planning”.

Date: Wednesday, November 9th 2016

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Venue: 21, Nevsky prospect, Business Center “Mertens House”

Nowadays conducting strategic sessions is quite an established practice in most modern companies. One prefer doing it with help of internal resource, the others invite professional facilitators. However no matter how brilliant the strategy is its efficiency depends on consistency of its implementation. That will be the main focus of the workshop run my Marina Kurdova, a professional facilitator and founder of Facilitation School.

During the workshop:

- participants will get acquainted with a Strategy Support Cycle

- they will learn how to implement the system of regular meetings that help to track down the progress towards strategic goals

- they will become a part of the interactive presentation that will be arranged with help of 4Qs tool.

The meeting will be held in Russian.

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

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