Business Opportunities in Russia Discussed with Chinese Executives at SKOLKOVO

On 22 September, an expert discussion on the topic, ‘How to grasp new business opportunities in Russia’ was set up in front of an audience of one hundred Chinese executives at Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO.
The discussion was part of a fully-fledged programme, ‘Understanding Russia’, which intends to help Chinese executives gain an in-depth understanding of Russia and learn from local best business practice. The programme was specially designed for the Future Leaders Programme of Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF).
Russian and Chinese business speakers with a well-known background in finance and productive sectors shared their views on how to maximise business opportunities and collect the knowledge required to launch and intensify business in Russia. Potential opportunities within the framework of the One Belt, One Road initiative and infrastructure projects were the focus of the event.
Grigory Levchenko, member of the DOC Research Institute executive board, took part in the expert discussion, presenting the Institute’s expertise, cooperation with Chinese institutions, and multinational projects. The DOC has many years of experience in collaborating with China, and has different forms of partnerships with leading universities: Peking University; Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS); the Institute of World Economics and Politics; Soong Ching Ling Foundation; and several others.
Grigory Levchenko mentioned that the DOC was established fifteen years ago as an independent international forum to develop practical solutions to ease conflicts, and that it now combines research expertise with business advisory services, based on its successful expert methodology. “Both business and governments seek to understand

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