Strategic partners

RAIF (Russian Artificial Intelligence Forum)

RAIF (The Russian Artificial Intelligence Forum) is the first major business event focused on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which gaining tangible outcomes across industries. Organized by the Russian IT-company “Jet Infosystems”.
The main idea — inevitable performance of AI for companies’ boost. RAIF attracted more than 600 VPs and C-Suite executives, as well as IT-elite from Europe, Russia, and CIS.
RAIF brings in light thousands of technological leaders, entrepreneurs, start-up teams, scientists, and government officials to connect digital innovators with problem owners.
Our speakers already using AI: Accenture, Huawei, IBM, NLMK, Rosatom, Sberbank, Yandex, Gazprom Neft, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Wildberries, Raiffeisenbank, etc.
In this year:
• 50+ data expert talks, more than 16 hours of insightful presentations and reports.
• Actionable knowledge delivered by real practitioners
• Fail Stories: how to overcome Epic Fail, learn from it and deliver AI and ML business success.

Russian Post

Russian Post is a federal post operator, is included in the Russian Federation strategic companies list. It includes 42,000 offices across the country and has one of the biggest staff – about 335,000 post workers.

Operational revenue of Russian Post in 2018 grew by 7% up to 190.4 bln rubles (178.1 bln rubles in 2017).

Actual net profit of Russian Post was 3.5 times higher than in 2017 and amounted to 2.7 billion rubles.
In 2018, Russian Post processed 433.3 million parcels. Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters and bills (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities). Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.2 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers).

General partner

Japan Association for Trade with Russia & NIS (ROTOBO)

ROTOBO was founded on January 16, 1967. ROTOBO is the unique organization in Japan engaged in trade promotion and business cooperation between Japanese enterprises and countries of Eurasia (Russia and other former soviet countries). We have nearly 120 member companies including trading firms, manufacturers, banks, securities companies, industrial associations, transportation and shipping companies, local governments and so on. ROTOBO’s trade & investment promotion activities are highly appreciated among business circles and government institutions in Japan as well as in the above-mentioned countries. Its main activities are as follows:
-Collecting and analyzing information related to business with these countries and distributing periodicals and special reports among member companies of ROTOBO;
-Providing member companies with such services as consultations, business matchings and dispute solutions.
-Organizing and sponsoring business forums, seminars, presentations and lectures.
-Sending and receiving business experts and delegations to and from these countries.
-Assisting the countries in transition to market economies in reforming their economies including training of personnel.


Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is one of the global technological leaders and has the resources and expertise needed to succeed in all the steps of the nuclear energy production chain.
The State Corporation produces equipment and isotopes for nuclear medicine, supercomputers and software, innovative nuclear and non-nuclear products, holds scientific and material engineering research.
Rosatom also develops new areas, such as nuclear medicine projects, wind power, composite materials, additive technologies, lasers, robotics, supercomputers and many more.
In November 2018, the corporation approved a Uniform Digital Strategy (UDS) until 2030. This is a comprehensive document incorporating global expertise, current trends in the sphere of technology, Rosatom’s competitive advantages and growth potential. The UDS gives priority to developing digital products and launching them into the market.

Official Partners

Official Intellectual property partner: IPChain Association

The IPChain Association, established in 2017, was co-founded by the Skolkovo Foundation, All-Russian Organization of Intellectual Property, National Research University Higher School of Economics, The Russian Union of Rights Holders (RURH), St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Russian Authors' Society (RAS), the Partnership for the Protection and Management of Rights in the Sphere of Art (UPRAVIS), Novy Vek Bank.

The Association is focused on implementing the IPChain project, designed to conduct transactions in rights and intellectual property assets.

TThe IPChain project already brings together over two dozen largest Russian and international companies, integrating and producing intellectual property assets.


SberCloud is a cloud platform of Sberbank Group that provides services based on the it architecture of the largest Bank in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. Infrastructure, information technology platforms and services of SberCloud are the basis of the digital ecosystem of Sberbank Group, and are also provided to external clients – companies and government organizations.

JSC “Russian Railways”

Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation.
The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all the rail business spheres, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, experience in international cooperation.
100% of the stock of the company operating the railways network as long as 85,5 thousand kilometers belongs to the Russian Federation.
Every year Russian Railways carries more than 1 billion passengers and ships up to 45% of the country's cargo turnover (including pipelines).
Russian Railways belongs to the top 3 of the world rail industry leaders.
The company’s mission is to meet the market demand for transportation services, increase efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.

Special partners

Intellectual Partner: World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, consisting of five institutions with a common commitment to end extreme poverty, increase shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in nearly 130 locations, The World Bank Group is the largest and most well-known development bank in the world, provided over $66 billion in loans and assistance to developing and transition countries in 2018.

Business Networking Platform Partner: EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, or our clients and for our communities.
EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 4,500 professionals work at 19 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan and Minsk).

Academic Partner: The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is one of the leading private business schools in Russia and the CIS. It was founded in 2006 by members of the business community. The school’s founding partners are 8 Russian and multinational firms and 11 individuals, each a leader of Russian business. Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO offers programmes for businesses of any type and size – from startups to large multinational corporations.
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO ranks among the three youngest business schools to have successfully completed the complex accreditation process and has become Russia’s first private business school to receive EQUIS accreditation, one of the most prestigious international accreditations for premier international business schools.

FoodTech Partner: EFKO Group

EFKO Group – a vertically integrated holding, one of the Top-3 largest agro-industrial companies of the Eurasian Economic Union. The company is one of the Top-3 enterprises of the food industry that ensure food safety of the RF. EFKO is a leader of the market of food ingredients that are used in confectionary, bread-baking and other sectors.

EFKO Group is one of the leading producers of vegetable oil, mayonnaise, ketchup and dairy products. The company produces consumer goods under Sloboda and Altero brands that have got the State Quality Marks several times.

Production assets of the Group are located in Belgorod, Voronezh, Sverdlovsk, Moscow regions, Krasnodar Krai, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The company is one of the largest exporters of sunflower oil. The products are exported to over 50 countries of the world. By the end of 2018 company’s revenues amounted to 114 bln rub.

Marine Information Technology Partner: Marine Innovation LLC

Marine Innovation LLC is dynamically developing research and development company specializing in the development of new technologies in the field of fiber-optic, sensory, seismic acoustic and information technologies with the main use in civil marine engineering.

The company is a partner of the Skolkovo Foundation.

Marine Innovation implements the project «The development and pilot project for the 3D high resolution geophysical seabed mapping» within roadmap MARINET (direction «technologies of ocean resources development»). In this projects created and launched a multi-purpose software and hardware complex (MPAC-3D) for areal (3D) high-resolution and super-high-resolution studies which also includes a new system for processing and interpreting 3D high-resolution and super-high-resolution seismic data, as well as electrical survey data with software modules for evaluating petrophysical properties sediments and solving wave simulation problems for the conditions of bottom marine sediments to justify the search and exploration of various types of mineral resources, as well as conducting engineering and geophysical surveys.

Digital&Transformation Partner: KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 153 countries and have 207,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
KPMG has been working in Russia and the CIS since 1990, and is the fastest growing Big Four firm with 23 offices, employing together more than 5,500 people. KPMG has been rated the No. 1 Audit firm in Russia since 2009*.
Our purpose and aspiration is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the world’s capital markets.
(RAEX (Expert Rating Agency), Largest Audit Organizations, 2009–2018)

Official Forum Car: Porsche

PORSCHE RUSSLAND is a 100% affiliate of Porsche AG and an exclusive importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sportscars, Macan and Cayenne sport SUVs, as well as Porsche Panamera. Its main activity includes import of Porsche vehicles, spare parts, accessories and their further distribution among official dealerships in the Russian Federation. From November 2004 and up to this day (September 2018) PORSCHE RUSSLAND dealer network comprises 21 full-scale dealerships and 1 service station.



Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot ranks among the world’s top 20 airlines by passenger traffic.

Aeroflot’s fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the eighth time at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.

Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.

Gazprombank (Joint-Stock Company)

Gazprombank (Joint-Stock Company) is one of three largest banks in the Russian Federation in terms of total assets and equity. Our principal business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. Our banking activities also include securities trading, foreign exchange operations, precious metals operations, clearing operations and settlement services.

We provide a broad array of commercial banking services to a variety of our corporate customers, including lending in various currencies, trade finance, settlement and cash management services. One other very important sphere of our relationship with our corporate customers is funding we receive in the form of customer current accounts and term deposits.

Our investment banking activities include capital markets, brokerage, corporate finance and project finance services, asset management and private equity investments. In the course of our investment banking activities we conduct private equity investments in companies from different industries not connected with banking.


PJSC “Rostelecom” is Russia’s largest provider of digital services and solutions with presence in all market segments, and passing through millions of Russian households, governmental and private organizations.
The company is an unrivalled leader in the Russian broadband Internet access and PayTV markets with over 13 million of broadband Internet users and 10.2 million PayTV users of which over 5.4 million are using Interactive TV service.
The Group revenue for 1H2019 totaled RUB158.8 billion with OIBDA reaching some RUB53.5 billion (or 33.7% of the revenue), and net income totaling RUB10.0 billion.
Rostelecom is an unquestionable leader on the market of telecommunications services provided to the Russian governmental and corporate customers of all levels.
Rostelecom is a widely recognized technology leader offering innovative solutions in e-government, cybersecurity, DC and cloud computing services, healthcare, education, housing and utilities services.
The company stable financial position is confirmed by the following credit ratings: “BBB-” from Fitch Ratings, “BB+” from Standard&Poor’s, as well as “AA(RU)” assigned by Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA).


The Russian Highways State Company (Avtodor) was established according to the Federal Law No 145-FZ dated 17 July 2009. It is a global infrastructure investment holding that actively develops and operates motorways, highways and roadside infrastructure by applying a wide range of public-private partnership mechanisms, improves the road quality and comfort for users, and makes road construction and operation less expensive. Avtodor is also the largest toll road operator in Russia.
The roads that are in the trust management of the State Company include:
M-1 Belarus, M-3 Ukraine, M-4 Don, M-11 Moscow – St. Petersburg Highway, and
Central Ring Road of Moscow Region.
The total length is 3351,7 km. The Russian tollway network is 1425,2 km long.
The Russian Highways State Company is a founder of ITSONROAD International Conference.

The Federal Center of Competences (FCC)

The Federal Center of Competences (FCC) autonomous non-commercial organization (FCC) was founded on December 18, 2017, by the resolution of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects of the Russian Federation.

FCC – is the operator of the national Productivity and Employment Support project for targeted enterprise support.

FCC objectives are:

  • Increase of productivity at the enterprises participating in the national project;
  • Increase of the competitiveness of Russian goods and services;
  • Entrenchment of a professional culture of high productivity and efficiency across all Russian regions.

The targeted enterprise support encompasses five focus areas:

  • Target breakdown;
  • Optimize production and office-related processes;
  • Project and methodology management;
  • Training;
  • Motivation and change management.

FCC 2019 goals:

  • 20+ new federal subjects of Russia join the project;
  • 350+ enterprises start working with FCC;
  • 10% growth of productivity in enterprises in the first year of project participation;
  • 20% growth of productivity in enterprises in the second year of project participation;
  • 6,500+ enterprise employees receive training from FCC experts;
  • 700+ internal trainers are certified by FCC experts;
  • 30% growth of productivity in enterprises in the third year of project participation.

CityLife Group

CITYLIFE - international corporation with focus on creation smart ecosystem for people and business.
Ecosystem by CITYLIFE join people and business by providing lucrative shopping, marketing programs and BigData complex analytics.
The company's services operate in 506 cities in 8 countries: Russia, Germany, Turkey, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The staff of the Central office in St. Petersburg has 200 employees.
The list of CITYLIFE partners includes such large companies as Yandex, Beeline, Tele2, Aviasales, Booking, Aliexpress, M.Video.
The mission of CITYLIFE is to improve the quality of life through the implementation of modern IT-technologies in the urban environment.

MTS StartUp Hub

MTS Startup Hub is a newly established platform, and is fully committed to cooperating with startups and the venture capital ecosystem. We assess the viability of integrating startups into MTS through a fast track pilot program, leveraging MTS resources. Best teams are able to partner with MTS, as beneficial to both parties. For international partners we offer a gateway into the Russian market with the power of our brand and established regional marketing channels.


PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $64 billion in net revenue in 2018, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
PepsiCo is the largest food and beverage company in Russia. More than 19 000 employees work at central and regional offices, as well as at numerous production sites of the company.
*According to the RAEX-600-2018 ranking of the largest companies by sales volume by the ranking agency “Expert RA”


RED SOFT is a Russian provider of IT solutions. The company carries out complex projects in the field of data management and storage based on its own technological stack of software products.
RED SOFT is an effective team with over 15 years of development experience in Russian government and commercial sectors.
RED SOFT has its own product line:
RED OS – Linux-compatible distribution of operating system for servers and workstations;
Red Database DBMS - a modern industrial open-source DBMS;
Red Platform - a unique development platform for information systems.
All products are registered in the Unified Register of Russian software and databases. RED OS and Red Database DBMS are certified by the Federal Service for Technical and Export Control of the Russian Federation.
Among the RED SOFT clients are more than 20 government bodies, including the Federal Bailiff Service, the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. RED SOFT is currently successfully implementing projects in several regions of Russia.

Hyundai Motor CIS

Hyundai Motor CIS was established in 2007 and became the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Russian Federation. It has one of the largest dealer networks in Russia with 187 dealerships all over the country.
Since its establishment Hyundai Motor CIS has increased its sales from 80,000 to almost 180,000 vehicles annually. In 2018 new it sold 178,269 cars. The company's model range includes eight models.
In August 2019 Hyundai Motor CIS introduced its Hyundai Mobility online application for car subscription. This easy-to-use service will redefine the idea of using a car. The mobile app allows to get a car subscription for Creta, Tucson, Santa Fe and H-1.
After a simple registration a customer gets an access to online reservation and online payment for the subscribed car.

Jet Infosystems

“Jet Infosystems” is one of the largest Russian IT-companies, was founded in 1991. Major business directions of the company are business solutions and program development, IT and telecommunication infrastructure, information security, IT outsourcing and technical support, complex projects management and others. There are 13 regional offices in Russia and CIS at the disposal of the company, number of projects are taken on in other countries.

JSC A.N.D. Corporation

JSC A.N.D. Corporation (JSC ‘Group ‘SAFMAR’) is one of the largest Russian development companies. The company provides almost complete cycle of services in the commercial real estate market -from investment consulting, concept development and pre-project work on new facilities to engineering and technical operation management, commercial management and marketing support of existing facilities. A.N.D. Corporation manages the existing trading and shopping and recreation center, street retail spaces, hotel and multifunctional complexes in the Moscow region with a total area of more than 1.5 million square meters. In 2019, A.N.D. Corporation has won two prestigious awards: award "The Best Implemented Construction Project" with the project of the Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel and Amalthea multifunctional complex and CRE Awards in nomination of "Developer of the Year" in Hotel Real Estate category with the project of Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel.

The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation

The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation is engaged in operational information and analytical support and expert support for the activities of the Government of the Russian Federation on the main issues of socio-economic development of the country. Since 2013, the activities of the Analytical Center are noted in the annual Global Go To Think Tank rating (compiled by - University of Pennsylvania in the USA) among the best in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as among the best global “thought factories” dealing with Top Social Policy Think Tanks, promising (Think Tanks to Watch) and state “thought factories” ( Best Government Affiliated Think Tanks). According to the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation is entrusted with the functions of a project office for the implementation of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation program.

Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation was established on May 15, 2018. In accordance with Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 682, the Ministry exercises functions of state policy development and implementation and legal regulation in the fields of:

  • higher education and corresponding further vocational education;
  • scientific, scientific-technical and innovation activities, nanotechnologies;
  • federal centers of science and high technologies, state scientific centers and science cities development;
  • social support and social protection of students, youth policy, etc.

Ministry of Education and Science of Russia administers state-owned property in the field of higher education and corresponding further vocational education, scientific, scientific-technical and innovation activities. The Ministry also exercises functions of statutory regulation and state services provision in the field of organization of activities carried out by subordinate organizations, including in the fields of science, education, healthcare and agro-industrial complex.

Digital Economy

The Digital Economy, an autonomous non-profit organization (ANPO), was founded by leading Russian high-tech companies to ensure a comprehensive and beneficial dialogue between business and the state in implementing the national program of the same name.
The organization is supported by the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation and the Russian Government.

By 2024, the state intends to carry out an extensive digital transformation of the Russian economy and the social sphere. A new legislation system on digital technologies is planned to be developed, social and business infrastructure will be upgraded, recent digital practices are to be introduced in all key areas of the Russian economy, including a governmental sphere, and retraining of people will be organized for the transition period.

Our organization helps to ensure a daily dialogue on initiatives, plans, ways and hundreds of activities to be enforced in each of these areas between more than 1,500 experts from business, government, industry and research organizations. All these people are united by their willingness to make a personal contribution to the large-scale project, which should help Russia to become one of the global leaders in the field of technological development.

Moscow Urban Forum

MOSCOW URBAN FORUM is the largest international congress on the development challenges of global megacities.
Over nine years of its operation, Forum has become a leading global platform, one of ten most important events in the world where issues related to megacities development, improvement of urban environment and comfort of residents are discussed. Mayors of cities across Russia and from all over the world, expert community representatives and leaders of the companies that implement large-scale projects take part in the event every year.
The 10th anniversary MUF will be held at the Zaryadye Multifunctional Concert Hall in 2020. The theme is “Superstar Cities. Transforming for success”. The business program is scheduled for July 2 and 3.


IPQuorum is an international communication brand, created to manage the ongoing international communication platforms to establish a dialogue with the global community on issues contributing to the promotion of intellectual property sphere in the digital economy.

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