The Fourth Northern Dimension Forum, Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden on April 4th, 2013

19. märts, 2013

image003Fourth Northern Dimension Forum is organized by the Northern Dimension Business Council and the Association of European Businesses. The Forum will take place at the Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden on April 4th, 2013 (Bataisky pereulok, 3A, 190013 St. Petersburg).


This year’s Forum will be devoted to important issues associated with deepening trade and economic cooperation and moving from predominantly trade activity to investment in various sectors of the national economies within the Northern Dimension. Special attention will be paid to the regions of the North-Western Federal District of the Russian Federation and neighbouring European regions.

The Forum is expected to attract more than 250 participants representing Russian and European key actors in the Northern Dimension area.

Key topics for the plenary sessions and round-table discussions will include:

·           Electric power and energy saving;

·           Ecology and environmental protection;

·           Vocational education and training;

·           Transport, logistics and customs policy;

·           Health and pharmaceuticals;

·           Wood processing industry;

·           Creative industries.

 We would be very grateful if you would inform interested representatives of the business community about the forthcoming Forum and let us know of your suggestions for the program of the “Creative Industries ” Round table.

Representatives from Russian and European ministries, agencies, and regional administrations as well as national and foreign business circles have been invited to participate in the Forum. Among them are:

·           Andrey Slepnev, Minister for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission

·           Alexey Likhachev, Deputy Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation

·           Fernando Valenzuela, Head of EU Delegation to Russia 

·           Jukka Ruusunen, President and CEO, Fingrid

For more information please kindly see the attached Forum programme.

The working languages of the Forum are English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Attendance Fees:

AEB and Northern Dimension Business Council members’ participation for one company representative is free of charge;

Fee for other guests is 7,000 RUR (+ VAT 18%);

All payments are to be made by bank transfer. Once registration is closed the fee is non-refundable.

For the participants of the Forum special accomodation rates at the Sokos Hotel Olympia Garden are available.

Please register for the event online:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.


Registration on-line: 

Ekaterina Ostrikova, / Tel. +7 (495) 234 27 64 (ext. 127)