Photo: ARD Business Breakfast participants with the Russian Ambassador to Australia HE Mr Grigory Logvinov
The April, 3 event was attended by representatives of companies who are doing business in Russia or are intending to expand their business connections with Russia. Representatives of Curtin University, Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), Orica Limited, Moly-Cop Australasia were among the participants. The meeting from their perspective was very informative, intimate and relaxed. A lot of insight was gained from the Ambassador’s speech and informal dialogues. Topics discussed included continuity of Russia’s ‘rebalance’ towards Asia- Pacific, formation of the new Russian government that will take place soon after the inauguration of the President on May, 7, and new Russian Government tax and foreign investment initiatives that may be announced afterwards.
Practicalities of the ARD business breakfast on the sidelines of the St-Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on May,23, 2018 were also discussed, including visas for Australian participants and registration costs. Planning for this event is coordinated with ARD Partner, Roscongress Foundation, who is the organizer of SPIEF. This business breakfast will be a ‘by invitation only’ event. The title of the event is “Australia-Russia business re-connection: how and why?”
According to one of the participants, it was a very interesting and enjoyable event all round.
ARD would like to make business breakfasts with the Russian Ambassador in Russia, and with Australian Ambassador in Moscow regular events for its members and guests.
Companies and organizations interested in hosting such an event in the future are invited to contact ARD at firstname.lastname@example.org.