June 6, 2014, Moscow hosted the Russian-Emirati Business Forum. The forum was organized by the Russian-Arab Business Council and the UAE Ministry of Economy with the support of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation.
The event was held during the visit of the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri to the Russian Federation. From the Russian side, the forum was attended by the Minister of Regional Development of Russia Igor Slyunyaev, Deputy Minister of Regional Development Mikhail Kruk, Director of Non-budgetary Investment Project Department Shilkina Marina, Executive Director of the Russian Investment Agency «Invest in Russia» Yuri Voytsekhovsky, Co-chairman of the Russian-Arab Business Council, Senator Arsen Kanokov, Acting Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev.
The highly topical forum program included reports by the representatives of the governments of the Arab and Russian sides, signing of memoranda of cooperation, and discussions.
Leonid Tikhomirov, Head of ITPS Group, participated in a panel discussion titled «UAE-Russia: Business and Investment Projects». According to L. Tikhomirov, ITPS Group’s expertise, technology and experience in the megaproject West Qurna-2 in Iraq will be in demand in major projects in the UAE oil and gas industry as well as in a large-scale project by EXPO2020.