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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

On September, 25, 2012 the Environment, Health and Safety committee discussed labor safety issues in a production company. Discussion of this quite a technical topic turned to be very dynamic. >>>>

Anna Gavrilova, Associate Baker & McKenzie about the EHS Committee event

News

SPIBA

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Review competition dedicated to the up-coming Year of Ecology in Russia

We invite you to participate in the review competition dedicated to the up-coming Year of Ecology i...
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

SPIBA White Nights Boat Cruise

The St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) will hold its traditional White Night...
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Results of the Executive Committee Elections

The election of the SPIBA Executive Committee members was completed on March 18, 2016. We are pleas...
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0300

SPIBA announces Executive Committee candidates

Please see profiles for the four candidates who have been nominated for the SPIBA Executive Committ...

Members' News

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

AdVita invites you to take part at the "Verbnaya Fair"("Palm Sunday Fair")

April 30 - May 1, the art loft "Legko-legko" (Bolshaya Pushkarskaya, 10) will host the third "Verbnaya Fair"("Palm Sund...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Baker & McKenzie named leading law firm in St. Petersburg

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Internship program for young people with disabilities - Business Council on Disability

Center "Rabota-i" with the support of the business of the Council on Disability in St. Petersburg and the Employment Ser...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

OOO “BSH Bytowije Pribory” invites to SUPPLIER FORUM 2016

OOO “BSH Bytowije Pribory” (BSH Hausgeraete GmbH’s subsidiary manufacturing household refrigerators and washing machine...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

Borenius Russia improves its position in the Russian legal services market

Chambers Europe 2016: Borenius Russia improves its position in the Russian legal services market Read press release
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

AdVita charity foundation is looking for sponsors for the project “Imperial gardens of Russia”

AdVita charity foundation is looking for sponsors for the project “Imperial gardens of Russia” that will help AdVita to...
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0300

HZPC Sadokas chooses to invest in Russia

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Regional News

Events Calendar

Wed, 11 May 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Seminar dedicated to the issues of health and active longevity - 5/11/2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SPIBA Committee on Quality of life is pleased to invite you to the seminar dedicated to the issues of health and active longevity.

Date: Wednesday, May 11th 2016

Time: 9:30 – 11:00

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

We will talk about how long people have to live in the modern world. What can offer medicine today and in the near future. What is our implicit and explicit provisions.

Speaker:

Alexander Strelnikov, MD, a general practitioner (CV in Russian attached).

Questions for discussion:

Healthy longevity strategy

International standards of diagnosis and treatment in a modern hospital

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

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

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Discussion of the problems of goods classification in accordance with the HS of the EEU - 5/13/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

SPIBA Industrial and Legislation and Lobbying Committees hold a meeting aimed at discussion of the problems of goods classification in accordance with the HS of the EEU.

Date: Friday, May 13th, 2016

Time: 9:30 - 11:30

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

Moderators:

Elena Legashova, Partner, Attorney, Iusland Law Offices

Leida Lukianova, Associate, Baker&McKenzie

Topics for discussion:

Whether it is effective the appeal a decision of the customs authority on the classification of goods to the high-tier customs authorities or customs officials?

Judicial appeal of the decision on goods classification: procedures, deadlines, guidelines for choosing the means of proof, the latest trends.

State arbitrazh courts of courts of common jurisdiction? The Code of Administrative Proceedings or the Arbitrazh Procedural Code? What determines jurisdiction? 

We invite SPIBA members to join the discussion of issues relating to the topic of the meeting, to tell us about the interesting cases you're working on now or have worked in the recent past.

The meeting will be held in  Russian. 

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

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Fri, 13 May 2016 19:00:00 +0300

English Speaking Club with Zoran - 5/13/2016 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)

13 May - Emotional intelligence in the work place - Dating back to the Roman Empire, Publilius Syrus said "Rule your feelings, lest your feelings will rule you." The health of an organization depends much on the the degree to which its members can identify and manage the emotions of themselves and of their colleagues. We will explore and discuss the skill of developing emotional intelligence, and the degree to which it is crucial for the success of business development.

20 May - Monopolies - Are monopolies a good thing or a bad thing? How do they affect competition and the development of a given market? How do government monopolies differ from private ones? These questions and others will be explored and discussed.

27 May - Crypto-currency: The future of money? Currencies such as bitcoin and emercoin are rapidly developing in our global financial system, and some may argue are a threat to the banking system as we know it. We will discuss the history of crypto-currency, the degree and manner in which it functions in today's economy, and the potential it has in the near and distant future.

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, 17 May 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Effectiveness of HR function during the crisis times or is there life without a budget?” - 5/17/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

SPIBA HR Committee is pleased to invite you to an event on the topic “The effectiveness of HR function during the crisis times or  is there life without a budget?”

How to retain the high level of HR effectiveness during the crisis times and without a budget? How to continue develop and train staff, develop system of incentives and improve working conditions?

New reality “Everyone can do it with money, try it without money”.

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Time: 09:30-11:30

Venue: Nevsky pr., 21, a business center Mertens House

Speakers:

Evgeniy Kreslavskiy, Director of “New opportunities” Institute, a consultant for organizational and personnel development, a specialist in the field of strategic project management, change management, creating management teams and leadership development: “Effectiveness and motivation management in crisis conditions”

Dmitry Mikhailov, General Director of “Nissan Manufacturing Rus”: topic to be confirmed

Yuriy Romanchev, Head of recruitment and development of the employer brand, and Oleg Nazarov, Head of the department of labor protection, Northern Capital Gateway (Pulkovo): "The cost-effectiveness in the field of labor protection costs. Positive impact on the cost of the employer brand in the field of recruitment"

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

Please, confirm your participation by May 16th by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  


Wed, 18 May 2016 10:00:00 +0300

Look@Hyundai - 5/18/2016 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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@Hyundai.

Date:  Wednesday, May 18th, 2015

Time: 10:00 – 11.45

Venue: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing RUS

Landplot 1, Levashovskoe shosse, Sestroretsk

Program:

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

10.00 - 10.30 – Presentation about the plant

10.30 - 11.15 - Plant tour

11.15 - 11.45 – Questions. Memory photo

11.45 – Departure to Staraya Derevnia metro station

Please, confirm your participation by April 28th via email office@spiba.ru.

In order to register 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, confirmation is needed!  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, 20 May 2016 19:00:00 +0300

English Speaking Club with Zoran - 5/20/2016 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)

13 May - Emotional intelligence in the work place - Dating back to the Roman Empire, Publilius Syrus said "Rule your feelings, lest your feelings will rule you." The health of an organization depends much on the the degree to which its members can identify and manage the emotions of themselves and of their colleagues. We will explore and discuss the skill of developing emotional intelligence, and the degree to which it is crucial for the success of business development.

20 May - Monopolies - Are monopolies a good thing or a bad thing? How do they affect competition and the development of a given market? How do government monopolies differ from private ones? These questions and others will be explored and discussed.

27 May - Crypto-currency: The future of money? Currencies such as bitcoin and emercoin are rapidly developing in our global financial system, and some may argue are a threat to the banking system as we know it. We will discuss the history of crypto-currency, the degree and manner in which it functions in today's economy, and the potential it has in the near and distant future.

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



Wed, 25 May 2016 17:00:00 +0300

“Have time to show…” exhibition at KGallery - 5/25/2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SPIBA Committee on Quality of life continues series of events under the theme SPIBA Cultural Discoveries which are devoted to the cultural heritage of Saint-Petersburg, significant events and outstanding creative personalities, and invites you to visit St. Petersburg art gallery KGallery, get acquainted with its hostess Kristina Berezovskaya and see a unique exhibition - military photos project of 1941-1945 period “Have time to show…”.

Date: Wednesday, May 25th 2016

Time: 5 pm

Venue: KGallery, 24, Fontanka River Embankment (see location)

The exhibition includes about 150 photos from the famous collection of Lev and Alexander Borodulin – the masterpieces of Soviet photography of the Great Patriotic War. The authors of the works – recognized classic of photography art – Evgeny Haldey, Max Alpert, Dmitry Baltermanz, Anatoly Morozov and others.

The numbers of participants is limited.

Please, confirm your participation by April 24th by registering via email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812)3259091

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Verifying compliance with labor legislation and legislation on personal data - 5/26/2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

SPIBA HR Committee is pleased to invite you to take part in a round table on the topic "Verifying compliance with labor legislation and legislation on personal data. Recent trends and training experience, passing and appeal the results of audits".

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Time: 09:30-12:00

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

Speakers:

Alexander Korkin, Head of Employment and Migration Law Practice Group in St. Petersburg, Pepeliaev Group: “Recent trends of State Labor Inspection, prosecutors, employment agencies, Roskomnadzor. Key decisions of the courts”

Anastasia Skoblikova, lawer, Baker & McKenzie: State labor inspection’s audit: the experience of training, support and appeal

Julia Petrova, Head of legal service, Neste St. Petersburg: “A scheduled inspection by Roskomnadzor: experience in training and support”

The representative of State Labor Inspection in St. Petersburg: What to pay attention while preparing for State labor inspection’s audits in 2016. Key violations detected during audits– to be confirmed

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

Please, confirm your participation by May 25th by registering via email office@spiba.ru , via website registration or by phone +7(812)3259091  

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:00:00 +0300

English Speaking Club with Zoran - 5/27/2016 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)

13 May - Emotional intelligence in the work place - Dating back to the Roman Empire, Publilius Syrus said "Rule your feelings, lest your feelings will rule you." The health of an organization depends much on the the degree to which its members can identify and manage the emotions of themselves and of their colleagues. We will explore and discuss the skill of developing emotional intelligence, and the degree to which it is crucial for the success of business development.

20 May - Monopolies - Are monopolies a good thing or a bad thing? How do they affect competition and the development of a given market? How do government monopolies differ from private ones? These questions and others will be explored and discussed.

27 May - Crypto-currency: The future of money? Currencies such as bitcoin and emercoin are rapidly developing in our global financial system, and some may argue are a threat to the banking system as we know it. We will discuss the history of crypto-currency, the degree and manner in which it functions in today's economy, and the potential it has in the near and distant future.

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, 07 Jun 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Social and Emotional Intelligence - 6/7/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We invite you to take part in a workshop on the topic "Social and Emotional Intelligence".

Date: Tuesday, June 7th 2016

Time: 09:30 – 11:30

Venue: SPIBA office, 21, Nevsky prospect, Business Center “Mertens House”, office 506

Speaker: Zoran Panjak, Certified consultant and business trainer, Western Vision Business Trainings

Emotional Intelligence is increasingly relevant to organizational development and to developing people, because the principles provide a new way to understand and assess people's behaviors, management styles, attitudes, interpersonal skills, and potential. By being able to more clearly identify and manage your emotions, you can do the same in others, and find new ways to motivate colleagues and manage relationships.

The training will be led by Zoran Panjak, a certified business consultant and trainer from the United States who has spent eight years on the Russian market, and who specializes in adapting and training best practices from the West for the Russian business environment.

The meeting will be held in English.  

Please confirm your participation by June 6 by registering on the website, by email office@spiba.ru or by phone +7(812)325 9091

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:30:00 +0300

Registration closed! Look@Pulkovo - 6/21/2016 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration closed!

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@Pulkovo.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Time: 09:15 – 13.00

Venue: Business Center of Pulkovo Airport

Program: 

9.15 – Arrival to the business center parking zone

9.20 - 9.30 – Business center, guest registration

9.30 – 10.30 – Introductory part: operational and HR managers of the airport share their experience of Lean production implementation.

10.30-12.00 – Airport tour:

Visit to Airport Operations Control Center

Visit to the terminal baggage handling service

12.00 - 13.00 – Q&A session, Business center, room 1.15

Please, confirm your participation by March 22nd via email office@spiba.ru.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:00:00 +0300

White Nights Boat Cruise - 6/24/2016 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) will hold its traditional White Nights Boat Cruise on June 24, 2016.

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016

Time: 19.00 – 22.30

Venue: Makarova ebm., 20

The White Nights Boat Cruise is an event held every year, which is very popular among members and guests of SPIBA. 

The program includes: cruising the Neva river (Makarova Embankment – Historical St. Petersburg - the Gulf of Finland – Makarova Embankment), fourchette, wine and beer bars, soft drinks, dancing, lottery, and networking.

We are offering member companies an opportunity to provide sponsorship and support in return for advertising and promotion. 

For more information, please see the attached sponsorship packages.

If you would like to apply for sponsorship and/or have any questions, please contact us via e-mail office@spiba.ru or by phone 325-9091 or 312-5307 by May 29, 2016.

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