26 JUNE 2013: THE COMPANY IS A SPONSOR AND PARTICIPANT IN THE 9TH BET ON COMPETITION! ANNUAL BUSINESS FORUM OF BUSINESS RUSSIA.
The 9th Annual Business Forum of Business Russia, an all-Russia NGO, focused on mechanisms of interaction between key members of the Russian Government, regional and municipal authorities and the business community in implementing the roadmap for Promoting Competition and Improving the Anti-Trust Policy to drive breakthroughs in the country’s economic and social development.
Apart from businessmen and representatives of regional executive authorities, the plenary session was attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the Premier’s First Deputy Igor Shuvalov. Representatives of Russian ministries and agencies, the World Bank and public associations, as well as Deputies of the Russian State Duma, governors of Russian regions, and mayors of Russian cities took part in thematic sessions of the Forum.
A particular focus was given to the need to establish the minimal conditions necessary for the development of competition promotion standard in a regional market, reduce administrative barriers for procurement by state-run companies, and identify regional markets to pitch to foreign investors.
In addition, the event’s participants highlighted the need for special measures to create an environment conducive to small businesses, do away with the apparent monopoly in the public utility market and involve business people in setting limits on regional electricity prices. And finally, the indispensable role of information transparency in promoting competition was emphasised.