Leaders and experts across finance and economics set to come together at the VTB Capital Investment Forum "Russia Calling!"


The 12th VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!”, which will be held on October 29 and 30 in an online format, will bring together leaders of the country’s financial and economic bloc, as well as leading international and Russian experts to discuss the biggest issues impacting the global economy.

The theme of the event is “Global challenges, local solutions” and will open on October 29, at 11:30 (MSK time)/ 8:30 (UK time), with a speech from Yuri Solovyov, first Deputy President and Chairman of the VTB Management Board. Day one will also include a session on macroeconomics involving Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina, Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov, Russian Presidential Aide Maxim Oreshkin and Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin. The session will focus on macroeconomic policy issues in the current landscape, the impact of the pandemic on the world economy, the situation with financial markets and the labor market, and the varying measures to support the economy by governments of different countries.

During the session, at 13:00 (MSK time)/ 10:00 (UK time), President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putinis scheduled to speak, after which he will traditionally answer questions from business representatives and investors from different countries. The session will be moderated by VTB President and Chairman of the Management Board Andrey Kostin.

On day two (October 30), the VTB Capital Investments panel session “Investment horizons in the post-pandemic period” will take place, moderated by Vladimir Potapov, Chief Executive Officer of VTB Capital Investments. The main topics of discussion will be the state of capital markets in 2020 and investment strategies moving into 2021. The next session of the forum is titled “The pandemic and safe future technologies”, dedicated to the digital transformation of businesses and the new practices that have emerged during the pandemic. Heads of leading Russian companies from the IT, retail, and healthcare industries will take part in this discussion on the changes brought to the business environment by the pandemic. The session will be moderated by Dmitry Snesar, Head of Client coverage at VTB Bank.

“All sessions of the forum will be held online and will be available to everyone on any device anywhere in the world. Our new reality has shown that we must adapt how we communicate with people. It has resulted in a level of openness making this year’s event more accessible and broader reaching than ever before. The topics and issues that will be discussed at the forum concern not only representatives of the business community, but everyone of us. Maintaining a dialogue between all players on the international and Russian markets remains an important priority for the forum. Today we want to emphasize once again: only by reaching a consensus and mutual understanding within the business community we will be able to adequately respond to modern challenges and find new points for growth and development.” commented Yuri Soloviev.