05 September 2015

    More than 80 large investment contracts worth over 1.3 trillion rubles were finalized at the first Eastern Economic Forum, which took place September 3-5 in Vladivostok. Yuri Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District announced this, summing up the results of the forum. “This is a good result,” Trutnev noted.

    Among the largest projects signed at the forum were the following: an agreement for construction of the Amur gas processing plant (GPP) between Gazprom PJSC and the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East, an agreement between RusHydro JSC and VTB Bank PJSC for refinancing of the debt of “Energy Systems of the East” RSJC, a power engineering development cooperation agreement between Rosatom Group and the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, an investment agreement between the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East and Kolmar Trust Company to finance construction of the Inaglinski ore mining and processing complex, among other agreements.

    2520 participants were registered at the Forum (they received accreditation certificates); among them, 1824 took part in the Forum as delegates and guests. Among the delegates, 305 were from Russian and international companies, which were represented by shareholders, founders, directors general, and other top managers.

    267 representatives of ministries and departments of various countries, and political parties, including 6 representatives of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, took part in the Forum among the delegates.

    550 representatives from Russian and foreign mass media organizations covered the forum.

    32 official foreign delegations arrived for the forum. The largest of these were groups of official representatives from China, South Korea, and Japan. Moreover, deputy prime ministers of the governments headed the delegations of China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Representatives of the US, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, South Africa, the Philippines, Argentina, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Azerbaijan, India, Taiwan, Norway, Ireland, Israel, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, the UAE, and of other countries were present for the EEF as well.

    More than half of the delegates of the forum were representatives of a large foreign business: the leaders were from some of the largest transnational corporations, including KOGAS, Nord StreamAG, JBIC, Mazda Motor, ICBC, Noble Group, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Samsung, and many others.