17  June  2010
IFC METROPOL joins European Business Congress

IFC METROPOL has become a member of the European Business Congress (EBC). Mikhail Slipenchuk, CEO of IFC METROPOL, attended the XIII annual general meeting of EBC and XXII meeting of the congress panel in Cannes on June 10-11, 2011. The meeting was attended by 250 representatives of companies and organizations from 23 OSCE member countries. Within the framework of the EBC general meeting, the “Natural Gas – the Energy of the 21st Century” conference took place.


The European Business Congress is an international non-governmental and non-profit organisation, founded in December 1997 in Bonn, Germany. The president of the EBC is Dr. Alexey Miller, Gazprom JSC. The vice-president is Dr. Tessen von Heydebreck, Deutsche Bank AG.
The EBC has 117 members from 23 OSCE countries, including such major corporations and banks, as Gazprom, ExxonMobil, Daimler Chrysler, Siemens, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Total, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, Alcatel, Wintershall, E.ON Ruhrgas and GDF Suez. The Secretariat of the EBC is located in Berlin.

The EBC objectives are:

  • To support development of economic cooperation among OSCE countries;
  • To promote economic development in OSCE countries;
  • To ensure sustainable dialogue between political and business communities.
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