“Russia in the 21st Century: New Investment Openings” conference, which was arranged for by IFC METROPOL with participation of the Russian Chamber of Commerce (RCC) and the Russian/Japanese Business Council (RJBC) was a great success in Tokyo.
CEO’s of leading corporations and companies of the two countries
took part in the conference that targeted Japanese major portfolio
and strategic investors. Russia was represented by such economic
giants as Gazprom and Lukoil. Participants in the conference were
welcomed by Mikhail Slipenchuk, IFC METROPOL Director General. A
speech by Academician Evgeny Primakov, President of the Russian
Chamber of Commerce, became one of the high points of the
All speakers in the conference called upon the Japanese business
elite to make large-scale investments into the Russian economy.
Let’s remind that the Japanese financial market is currently second
biggest market worldwide, with the scope of financial assets of
some $ 37 trillion. Japanese market players have been aggressively
investing into assets on the emerging markets recently.
This international forum became a landmark event in Russo-Japanese
economic relations. These conferences on Russia’s investment
openings, arranged for by private companies, are unprecedented for
Japan. At the same time, similar events that target Western
investors and businessmen, are regularly held in London and New
York, and often several times a year. Similar conferences can be
expected to become traditional for Japan.