Russian Economic
and Financial Forum
in the UAE

First Session
29 November 2015
Dubai, UAE

Registration of delegates
Exhibitions and presentations


- Program
- Administrative information
Provisional program in .pdf format



Registration of delegates


Opening session. Economic session.


Welcome messages. International and regional cooperation: security concerns and new challenges. Multifaceted Russia-UAE bilateral relations. Role of different branches of power in the promotion of stable social and economic development of the country. Perspectives of the Russian economy to overcome the impact of the world economic and financial crisis. Influence of decreasing energy prices on national economies, diversification of the national economy and investment policies. Distribution of powers and tasks between state institutions and business community in the modernization of national economy and promotion of the economic growth. New markets and opportunities.


Consul General of Russia in Dubai


Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation (Russian Parliament)

 Svetlana ZHUROVA

First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma (Russian Parliament) on Foreign Affairs


Representative of the Ministry of Economy of the UAE


Representative of the Dubai Department of the Economic Development


Secretary of State – Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of Russia

 Mohammed Al ZAROONI

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

 Vladimir MAU

Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration


Director of the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences

 Alexander AUZAN

Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University


Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economy and Economic Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

 Mohammad Saeed Al-SHEHHI

Chief Operating Officer of d3 (Dubai Design District)


Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource Zone

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch

Financial and banking session.


Road map for reforming the international financial sector. Improvement of the monetary and credit policy, optimization of taxes, regulation of financial markets. Success story – establishment of favorable investment climate and improvement of business environment in the UAE. Facilitation of the access to the capital markets for Russian entrepreneurs and the role of the UAE financial place. Influence of the foreign and internal policy on the international financial cooperation. Long-term strategy of the Central Bank to ensure the stability of the national banking system, its regulation and supervision. Russian-UAE banking cooperation – problems and solutions. The UAE banking system and the role of foreign banks.


Representative of the UAE Central Bank

 Mikhail SUKHOV

Member of the Board and Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of Russia


Representative of the UAE Banks Federation


President of the Association of Russian Banks


Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia


Representative of the Dubai Department of Finance


Deputy Director General of the State Corporation Deposit Insurance Agency


Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma on the Financial Market


President of the All-Russian Union of Insurers

 Daniil EGOROV

Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia


Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the at Dubai Financial Market

 Arif Mohamed AMIRI

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai International Financial Centre


Financial Ombudsman

18.00 – 20.00 Evening reception sponsored by Vnesheconombank

(*) All Russian speakers provisionally confirmed their participation; confirmations from the invited UAE speakers are pending.


Golf tournament at the Montgomery Golf Club


Monday, 30 November

12.00 – 17.00 First round of the golf tournament.
18.00 – 20.00 Dinner at the Montgomery Golf Club.

Tuesday, 1 December

12.00 – 17.00 Second round of the golf tournament.
18.00 – 20.00 Distribution of prizes and cocktail reception at the Montgomery Golf Club.

Administrative information

Date and place of the Forum: Sunday, 29 November 2015 at the Ballroom of The Address Palace Downtown Hotel, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, P.O. Box 9770, Dubai.

Date and place of the Golf Tournament: Monday, 30 November 2015 and Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at The Address Montgomery Golf Club, Dubai.

Working language: English will be the working language of the Forum.

Please note: For reasons beyond the control of organizers, it may be necessary to alter partially the content and/or the timing of the program or its speakers.

Time limit for the registration: Completed registration forms to attend the Forum and payments must arrive no later than on Monday, 16 November 2015. Registration at the golf tournament should be done at the latest on Monday, 9 November 2015. Please register online at the Forum’s web site

Registration fee of the Forum is € 990 per delegate from the United Arab Emirates (nationals and permanent residents of the UAE) and includes attendance at all plenary sessions, coffee breaks, one lunch, one reception and simultaneous Russian-English interpretation.

Registration fee of the Golf Tournament is € 1390 per participant from the United Arab Emirates (nationals and permanent residents of the UAE) and includes green fees on two days, shared golf cart on two days, use of the practice range on two days, one dinner and one reception. If you want to attend the golf tournament, please make a corresponding remark when registering online.

Cancellations: We do not make any refunds of the registration fees. Substitutes are accepted at any time with a written notice received in advance.

Sponsorship and advertising: Exhibition and distribution of any information and advertising materials are strictly reserved to the sponsors and partners of the Forum. To inquire about the sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact FINAS (Route des Arsenaux 41, C.P. 217, 1705 Fribourg, Switzerland; tel.: ++41 26 422-36-22, fax: ++41 26 422-36-24, e-mail:



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