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23 March '17

Women Leaders of Russia and Foreign Countries to Meet at a Business Breakfast at the YIEF

Business breakfast “Women Leadership: Stereotypes and Reality”, in which women leaders of Russia and foreign countries will participate, is to be held at the 3rd Yalta International Economic Forum.

Tatyana Mineeva, CSc (Econ.), Vice-President of All-Russia Public Organisation “Delovaya Rossiya”,  V and radio presenter, will moderate the meeting organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in cooperation with “Delovaya Rossiya”, with Vladimir Dmitriev, Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, to be the meeting’s co-moderator. The invited participants include business community women leaders: Evgenia Shokhina, President of the Business School of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Natalya Kasperskaya, Presidnet of the InfoWatch Group of Companies and Co-Founder of Kaspersky Lab, and Natalia Bykovskaya, Member of the Board of Directors of the Rusagro Group of Companies.

Invitations to be business event speakers have already been sent to women whose names are known all over the world: Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman cosmonaut and currently a politician, tennis player Maria Sharapova, and Alina Kabaeva, Olympic champion, politician, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Media Group. Irina Slutskaya, Olympic champion in figure skating, TV presenter and actress, has confirmed she will be participating in the event.

“A woman’s professional and personal self-realisation can be in different spheres and areas”, says Irina Slutskaya. “Besides sports, I am now actively engaged in public and political activities, and I take part in educational programmes and projects to promote a healthy lifestyle. All women need the right conditions to develop; they need an opportunity to combine being a mother, having a career and engaging in public activities. I plan to discuss these issues at the 3rd Yalta International Economic Forum, during the business breakfast “Women Leadership: Stereotypes and Reality.”

“Natalia Pochinok, Rector of the Russian State Social University, Inga Legasova, Co-Chairperson of the Strategic Committee “Union of Women’s Forces”, Anna Akparova, Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Maria Tretyakova, art critic and TV presenter, and Svetlana Gagarina, winner of the Grand Prix "Mrs Russia 2015,” said Tatiana Mineeva, the event’s moderator. “In addition, among the invited and active participants in the discussion are women leaders representing foreign countries. We aim to find common ground with regard to the phenomenon of women’s leadership and its role in shaping state policy in developed countries.”

On the basis of their actual experience, the participants in the business breakfast will discuss the available opportunities and conditions for developing the image of the modern woman leader participating in resolving national issues. It is also planned to consider women’s leadership as a tool for advancing from a consumer society to a spiritually developed society.


Contact information for media accreditation and arranging interviews with YIEF participants:

Tel: +7 (812) 645 5551, +7 (365) 423 0690, +7 (978) 900 2808,

Email: media@forumyalta.com, www.forumyalta.com



The Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) is an annual international business event concerning economics held in the Crimea. Sergei Aksyonov, Head of the Republic of Crimea, and Andrei Nazarov, Co-Chairman of All Russia Public Organisation “Delovaya Rossiya”, chair the Organizing Committee of YIEF 2016. The Forum is organized by the Government of the Republic of Crimea and the Yalta International Economic Forum Fund with the support of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.

YIEF 2016, which was held on 14–16 April 2016, was attended by more than 1,100 people, including government officials, members of the business community and economics experts. Among them were more than 70 international representatives from 26 countries – politicians, businessmen and other opinion leaders. This is the largest group of foreign guests to come to Crimea on a business visit since the reunification of Crimea with Russia.

During the second YIEF in 2016, 12 investment agreements to the tune of more than 70 billion roubles were signed, and a mechanism was developed to protect foreign investors wishing to work in the Crimea against the negative impact of Western sanctions. The Forum saw the signing of a 32-billion-rouble contract to build a terminal at Simferopol airport, the most ambitious investment project in the recent history of the Republic of Crimea.

YIEF 2017 will run for three days from 20–22 April. Panel sessions will take place on the first day of the Forum with more than 10 thematic discussions planned in three areas. A number of YIEF participants will be interested in sessions devoted to exports from Crimea, the work of the Crimean Special Economic Zone and free customs zone as well as the registration of ownership rights. As in previous years, the main venue for YIEF will be the MRIYA RESORT & SPA, although a number of discussions on the Forum’s first day will take place at different locations, including the White Hall of the Livadia Palace where the 1945 Yalta Conference took place.

The central discussion of the Forum – a major plenary session – will take place on the second day of the event. The main discussion is divided into three thematic blocks: “World”, “Country” and “People”. The “World” block will be devoted to a discussion of the economic situation in Russia from the perspective of international business. In the “Country” block discussion participants will focus on the prospects for the establishment of an innovative economy in Russia that meets the demands of tomorrow. The “People” block will address social issues and nature conservation.

For the first time, the Forum programme will also include cultural events that can be attended not only by Forum participants, but all Crimean residents. An essential component of YIEF 2017 will be sporting events for business meeting participants.

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