The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia discussed new challenges for economic cooperation between Russia and Europe
February 19, 2021
On 19 February 2021 the 2nd joint seminar of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Banca Intesa was held at the Russian CCI in Moscow on the topic Russia and Europe: new challenges for economic cooperation and overcoming the pandemic.
The event was supported by the Roscongress Foundation, the Discover Eurasia Association, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Italian Entrepreneurs in Russia.
By videoconferencing, the President of the CCI of Russia Sergei Katyrin addressed the participants of the seminar with a welcoming speech. He noted that in the current context, the debating on economic issues is invariably associated with the discussion of the consequences of the pandemic. He expressed gratitude to Banca Intesa and personally to the Chairman of the Board of Directors Antonio Fallico for his hard work on the development and consolidation of economic ties between two countries.
The seminar consisted of three business sessions. The topics discussed were Industrial cooperation and ways to restore economic growth, Changing the role of financial institutions in the context of sanitary and administrative restrictions and the development of new technologies and Development of trade and economic cooperation in the sphere of medicine and pharmacology. Representatives of a number of major Russian and European companies and business organizations spoke at the sessions.
A research on the topic The impact of the pandemic on the activities of foreign enterprises in Russia prepared by Banca Intesa was presented to the participants of the seminar. Antonio Fallico, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Intesa, President of the Discover Eurasia Association, noted that in comparison with today's seminar, when most of the speakers are present in the hall, public events and negotiations in Europe had to be carried out using screens and digital systems, which cannot be fully to replace personal contacts, which are so important for a successful business.