The Russian Investment Forum (RIF 2022) will take place in Sochi on 17–19 February 2022, as announced by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Mishustin, in a government meeting on 7 October.
«We are planning to discuss the implementation of strategic initiatives at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi on 17–19 February 2022», said Mikhail Mishustin, referring to a list of 42 initiatives devised by the President of the Russian Federation which are aimed at facilitating the attainment of national development goals.
As confirmed by the Vice President and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, RIF will take place in Sochi at the Sirius Park of Science and Art.
«Over three days, forum participants will discuss socio-economic issues, innovation and scientific and technological development. We are planning an action-packed cultural and sports programme. The closing day of the forum will be dedicated to youth-related issues, which will include informal networking with talented young people,» said Dmitry Chernyshenko.
The organizing committee’s first meeting is set to be convened by Mikhail Mishustin in due course.
The Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Roscongress Foundation and Russian regions have already presented their proposals for the programme.
«For us as a non-financial development institute, the run-up to the Russian Investment Forum is above all an opportunity for regions to showcase their attractiveness to investors. This year, the main focus will be not only developing regions but implementing national projects within those regions. The forum is a major business event which offers a platform for dialogue between businesses and local government agencies, with the participation of globally recognized international experts. I’m sure that RIF 2022 will help interested parties to find optimal paths for cooperation,» said Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation.
Following the 2019 forum, the total amount of contracts concluded at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi rose to almost a trillion roubles. The number of participants also rose significantly in 2018, with more than 8,000 delegates attending the forum — an increase of over 30% on 2018. Moreover, 2019 saw 79 heads of regions attending the event in Sochi, along with a record number of foreign participants. The main topic of the forum was the ‘smart regulation’ of business and investment, primarily in digitalization and high-profile initiatives.
«In the run-up to the event, we’ll be placing a strong emphasis on compliance with public health measures, given the ongoing pandemic. As it stands, regions and other participants are starting to put together their exhibition displays and engage in partnerships,» added Dmitry Chernyshenko.
For the official site of the Russian Investment Forum, please visit rusinvestforum.org.