Informal Davos: the Russian direct investment FUND organized an evening for investors

What do the participants of the world economic forum in Davos, when the official agenda for the day ends?

the Business Breakfast at 7am. Then the panel session. And in the evening — continuation of work in a less formal situation, when in Moscow it’s night.

This is the rhythm for the forum in Davos. And a change of scenery — from the halls of the Congress centre to the elegant Chalet — does not fundamentally change the discussion topics. On the sidelines of the reception of the remains, the climate, the environment and the new composition of the Russian government.

“In the current study a combination of two things, in principle, sequence. That is, if you look at the Ministers that you worked with our industry, they have retained their position, remained in the new Cabinet and there is a definite focus on further growth”, — says Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Board of PJSC “SIBUR holding”.

In 2020, the night life in Davos is unusually quiet. A big reception was organized only Russian direct investment Fund. But the guests imprinted — the heads of major companies from Russia, investors from all over the world — more than 400 people. It is hard to imagine a platform where you can sign a book of an American billionaire of the hundreds of the richest people in the world and discuss the hydrocarbon market with the Minister of energy of Saudi Arabia.

“What’s good for Russia and Saudi Arabia — most likely, we will be the ones to produce the world’s last barrel of oil. Our reserves of oil and gas allow you to focus on the long term,” — said Abdel Aziz bin Salman, Minister of energy of Saudi Arabia.

“We think the market will be stable because there are a number of issues — Iran, Venezuela, Libya, so we have to cover that deficit, which may occur this year in the market of hydrocarbons”, — said Vagit Alekperov, President of the Board of PJSC “LUKOIL”.

Discussion the serious speech is interrupted by a pianist from Novosibirsk Roman Borisov. At 16, he gathered more than one prestigious award. And this concert Russian virtuoso in the Swiss Alps — a kind of cultural bridge between the two countries, which strengthens the bridge investment.

“In 2017, when the first time I was in Davos, it is more reserved attitude, even at the level of provocation, tried to limit the participation of some Russian businessmen, now I from our partners nothing bad or incriminating not heard,” said Sergey Ivanov, General Director — Chairman of the management Board of OJSC ALROSA.

“It’s a platform for communication of investors not only from Russia, but also among themselves. And for us a very important role — it is the only such event for investors, which is taking place in Davos, and we are pleased that it is RDIF will organize it,” — said Kirill Dmitriev, General Director – Chairman of the Board of the FUND.

there are three days of the forum. When informal communication of the Russian participants of foreign partners will continue, including on the sidelines of the Russian house, which only came year was visited by fifteen thousand people.