Information Seminar: 'Russia Now - 150 Million Sales Prospects!' - Wed, 14th September 2011 - Shannon, Co. Clare PDF Print E-mail

The Ireland Russia Business Association ran an information seminar on the opportunities for business in Russia and how to start the process of engaging with this dynamic market of 150 million consumers (60 million internet users) on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th September 2011. The venue was Westpark Conference Centre, Shannon Free Zone, Shannon (www.westparkshannon.com/contact-us.php) and the event ran from 2pm to 5.15pm.  

Agenda (please click here for PDF of agenda):
2.00pm Arrival, registration & networking
2.15pm Start – Welcome address from Pádraig Cleary, Ireland Representative, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pushkin and Pavlovsk
2.20pm Opening address by Dr. Neil Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Politics at University of Limerick on the topic of “Setting the Context – Russia Today”
2.40pm Topic “Russia- Market Opportunities for Ireland” Kate Kostyunina, Marketing Executive – Russia, Enterprise Ireland, Dublin
3.00pm “Banking in Russia – The Ups and Downs” Ms Elena Mishina, Head of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), St. Petersburg, Russia
3.20pm Break & networking 3.40pm “Case studies on how Pushkin Chamber helped facilitate new Russia market entrants” Dr. Victor Afanssenko, Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pushkin and Pavlovsk
4.10pm Executives from 2 Irish companies currently trading in and with Russia relate their experiences 4.40pm Panel Q&A
4.55pm “Interested? What to do next” Pádraig Cleary, Ireland Representative, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pushkin and Pavlovsk
5.00pm Seminar close / Networking