RBCC Webinar: Video Bridge Between Sheffield - London - Vologda

Join the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the opportunities available in trading with Russia.

Date & Time: 12pm - 1pm, on 21st April 2021
Venue: Online Event

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In the year to June 2019, total UK exports to Russia amounted to £5.3 billion, making it the UK’s 25th largest export partner (ONS, 2019). A number of opportunities are available to UK companies in the life sciences, oil and gas, agri-technology, education and fintech sectors.

GDP has been increasing in Russia since 2016. It rose by 2.3% in 2018 and is predicted to grow by 1.1% in 2019, with this upward trend continuing for at least the next 5 years (IMF, 2019). This should increase the spending power of the Russian population, and benefit UK exporters.

The Sheffield Chamber International Trade Centre and the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce have been working together for a number of years to help British SME’s develop this large but demanding market which has huge potential for British SME’s.

The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce has promoted, facilitated and supported business between Russia and the UK since 1916, helping companies in both countries to find trading partners and representing the interests of its member companies of all sizes. With offices in London and Moscow, the Chamber provides support and information on entering the Russian and UK markets. The RBCC is not for profit and entirely apolitical.

The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Global Business Network where we have people on the ground in over 70 high growth markets.


12.00 - 12.05: Opening remarks and greetings by Alf Torrents, executive director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (in English and Russian)

12.05 - 12.15: Greetings and Presentation of the region by Galina Telegina, president of the Vologodskaya CCI (English);

12.15 - 12.25: Greetings and Presentation of the region by Nick Patrick, head of the Sheffield International Trade Centre

12.25 - 12.30: Brief information about the current trend in mutual trade relations between the UK and Russia by Sergei Averin, the UK representative of RF CCI in RBCC (Russian)

12.30 - 12.35: Presentation of the Russian exporter (English)

12.35 - 12.40: Presentation of a Sheffield exporter (Russian)

12.40 -12.55: Q&A, final remarks by Alf Torrents (in English and Russian)

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