12 november 2018 | MOSCOW

Date of the forum: 12 November 2018

Organizers and Partners

Ministry of Industry and Trade (Russian Federation)

Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Türkiye İhracatçılar Meclisi (TİM)

Group of companies RE GROUP

Russian-Turkish Working Group (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs)

Russian News Agency TASS

Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Republic of Turkey

Business relations in figures

300 Turkish companies successfully develop business in Russia

The turnover target by 2020 is 100 billion dollars

The growth of trade turnover between the two countries during the last year is 35%

Mutual investment of 10 billion dollars

More than 2,000 projects implemented in Russia by Turkish construction companies

The volume of construction contracts of Turkish companies in Russia is about 65 billion US dollars

Speakers of Plenary Session

Gruzdev Aleksey

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation


Deputy Minister of Trade of Turkey

Alexander Shohin

President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Hüseyin Diriöz

Ambassador of Turkey in Russia

Yuri Babin

Director of investor relations Department RDIF

İsmail GÜLLE

President of TIM (The Assembly of Turkish Exporters)

Arsen Ayupov

Chairman of the Russian-Turkish Working Group (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs)(RTWG)

Plenary Session moderator

Speakers of Round Tables

Mr. Mustafa Senocak

The President of the Istanbul Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association (IDMIB)
The pember of the Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul
Speaker of the round table “Textile Industry”

Mr. Mustafa Satici

The Member of Turkish Exporters Association Board and Council of sectors
The Member of Turkish Citrus Promotion group
Speaker of the round table “Food and agro-industrial complexes”

Mr. Hikmet Tanrıverdi

President of IHKIB (Istanbul Ready-Made Garment Exporters’ Association)
Speaker of the round table “Textile Industry”

Mr. Başaran Bayrak

The Chairman of Turkish Ship and Yacht Exporters' Associations
Chairman of executive board and general manager of Çeksan Shipyard and Baytaş Tanker, councillor of Shipping Chamber in Turkey  
Speaker of the round table “Automotive Industry and Shipping Industry”

Mr. Orhan Sabuncu

General Manager of Technical Materials Company in Bursa
The chairman of the automotive seat group
The member of the board of directors of the Holding companies
The Chairman of OIB Board (Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association)
Speaker of the round table “Automotive Industry and Shipping Industry”

Mr. Serdar Urfalılar

The Parliament Member and Parliament Speaker of ISO (Istanbul Chamber of Industry)
The Member of the Board of Directors of the Istanbul Iron and Non-Ferrous Exporters Association
The Chairman of the Committee on Construction materials
General Manager of the company Urtim Mold and Scaffolding Systems
Speaker of the round table "Innovations in construction technologies, building materials and industry"

A.V. Razbrodin

Speaker of the round table “Textile Industry”

A.V. Shpilenko

Speaker of the round table “Automotive Industry and Shipping Industry”

B. Shakirov

Speaker of the round table “Textile Industry”

A. Kylych

Speaker of the round table “Innovations in construction technologies, building materials and industry”

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About the forum

  • More than 80 Turkish companies representing areas such as: automotive, shipbuilding, construction, industry, infrastructure, textiles, agro-industrial complex;   

  • 30 representatives of Turkish big business;  

  • about 20 business associations representing the main sectors of the Turkish economy;   

  • 300 participants of the forum - representatives of government authorities, heads of the largest banks and investment companies, trade, industrial and construction organizations;

  • 4 profile round tables;

  • B2B meetings. 

   12 November 2018

Business breakfast | about 70 attendees

Location: Hotel «Radisson Royal, Moscow» («the Ukraine Hotel»)
RSPP and TIM (Turkish Exporters Assembly) will approve the attendee list (about 70 attendees)
By invitation

Business forum 

Location: Hotel «Radisson Royal, Moscow» («the Ukraine Hotel»)

In Program

    • Plenary session 
    • В2В meetings (B2B List)
    • Roundtable discussions

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location: Residence of the Ambassador of the Turkish Republic
By invitation

        Dinner program



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Organizers' official appeal

İsmail GÜLLE

President of TIM (The Assembly of Turkish Exporters)

Looking at the volume of bilateral trade between Russia and Turkey, we see that its highest level was reached in 2008 and hit the level of USD 38 billion. At the same time, Turkey’s export to Russia reached USD 6.5 billion, while Russia’s export to Turkey amounted to USD 31.3 billion. After that period, because of the global crisis in 2009, oil prices fall, Russian economic contraction, and the unfortunate event of 2015 between our countries, our bilateral trade faced a great fall. Our volume of bilateral trade reduced by USD 16.9 billion in 2016, and due to improvements of political relations between our countries and Russian economic recovery, our bilateral trade increased in 2017 up to USD 22.2 billion and returned to the level of 2009. In the years to come, we would like to reach a rapid recovery of the said losses and to achieve the level of USD 100 billion expected by our President Mr. Erdogan and President of Russia Mr. Putin.

To achieve these goals, it is necessary to abolish restrictions imposed after 2015 between two countries. Also, our companies, especially those from textile and other industries, which have suffered great losses need to be united again and continue working from where they stopped. As to the textile industry, we are still far from the levels of many other industries, such as automotive industry, engineering, fresh vegetables, plastic, iron and steel. We are confident that we will be able to achieve our future goals much more easily if our bilateral trade in these industries reaches the previous level again.

When we consider the number of our companies exporting to Russia, we can see that their number increased by more than 50% in 2009–2014 and reached the number of 6,900 companies. However, due to the difficulties arisen during the following period, reduction in our export efforts affected the number of such companies which reduced down to 3,600 companies in 2016. But this number increased up to 5,100 in 2017. If the trade volume reaches USD100 billion, which is our goal, we expect that the number of our exporters will exceed 10,000.

Shohin A.N.
President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Dear colleagues!

We are happy to welcome in Moscow the representative delegation of the Turkish Exporters' Assembly headed by Mr. Mehmet Büyükekshi and introduce our colleagues to the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs has become a basic platform for dialogue between business and government in our country and which successfully defends the interests of its associations and organizations, and the Russian business community in general. The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) consists of 148 branch and regional associations of employers, whose members work in all regions of Russia.

Many members of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) express themselves actively in the Turkish market: Lukoil, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, Mechel, Inter RAO and others. The work is planned to be started in Turkey to build the first nuclear power plant Akkuyu, which is a strategic object of Russian-Turkish business interaction. According to the schedule, the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline is underway, which has also been declared as a priority area for our cooperation. Turkey continues to stay an important Russian partner in the field of trade in agricultural products.

I believe that the events planned within the framework of the Russian-Turkish business forum will allow us to formulate new approaches and practical proposals that will be used to further enhance bilateral Russian-Turkish cooperation in various fields.

I wish you all prosperous work and nice impressions during the visit to our capital!

Ayupov A.Z.
The Head of the Russian-Turkish Group under the RSPP (RTWG)

Dear colleagues!

I am glad to welcome you at the Russian-Turkish Business Forum “New Era of Russian-Turkish Business Relations”.

It is a great privilege for the Russian-Turkish working group under the RSPP (Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs) to participate in organization of the event which will be visited by honored guests of two countries. We managed to draw up an eventful programme of the forum by combined efforts of our team and partners. We invited leading experts, representatives of large business, business associations, specialized ministries of both countries, as well as heads of regional governments.

The name of our forum was chosen not without reason. As we see large potential in development of business relations between the two countries, the significant increase in turnover planned by the presidents of our countries (namely, achievement of 100 billion dollars in bilateral trade in the coming years) testifies start of new era of Russian-Turkish business relations.

As part of the forum, four roundtable discussions will be conducted: “Motor-Car Construction and Shipbuilding”, “Innovations in Construction Technologies, Construction Materials and Industry”, “Textile Industry” and “Food Products and Agroindustrial Complex”, participants of which will present their projects, share best practices, discuss existing hindrances for development of business and ways to overcome them.

As well, B2B-meetings oriented to business dialogue between the participants will be held during the forum. We will try to make this event not only a place for acquaintance with potential investors, but also a launch site for new joint projects.

We are sure that the forum will give a boost to investment activities and trade of both countries.

We invite you to take part in the forum and wish successful meetings and profitable contracts!


Business breakfast (9:00-11:00)
Hotel «Radisson Royal, Moscow» (hotel «Ukraine»)
Russia, Moscow, Kutuzovsky prospect, 2 / 1c1 

Business Forum (11:00-19:00)
Hotel «Radisson Royal, Moscow» (hotel «Ukraine»)
Russia, Moscow, Kutuzovsky prospect, 2 / 1c1

Dinner (19:00)
Russia, Moscow, Bolshaya Nikitskaya, 43, а

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