The Russian Venture Fair is a meeting point for investment professionals. As Russia’s premier annual event for the participants of venture capital and private equity market, it brings together leading local and international investors and innovative high-tech business leaders.

Annually the Fair brings together about 700 delegates – managers of major investment institutions, representatives of venture capital and private equity funds, banks, consulting firms, business-angels, owners and managers of innovative high-tech small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), journalists, politicians, and other key participants of this business’ segment of Russia, Europe, United States and other countries.

The membership of active participants of the Russian Venture Fair testifies its high importance and reputation. Every autumn the venture business leaders from Russia and abroad, key experts of private equity funds, bankers, managers of major Russian financial corporations and industrial companies, heads of regions of Russia, ministries and departments concerned, come to Saint Petersburg. The list of the the Fair participants usually included: Jeff Milanette (Innovative Partners Inc, USA), Harry Fitzgibbons (The Russian Technology Fund), Barbara James (African Venture Capital Association), Maaret Heiskari (Sitra), David Giebink (U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation), Volker Neuschuetz (German Investment and Development Bank), Lawrence Wright (Cole Management Inc.), Akram Chowdry (Hi-Tech Venture Capital Fund, LLP), Jon Edwards (London Stock Exchange), Joerg Kreisel (JKIC, Germany), Anna Trifonova (RTS), Gennady Margolit (Moskow Interbank Currency Exchange), Vladimir Burenkov (GOTEK-Invest), Dmitry Kulish (Intel Capital), Mikhail Shkrumelyak (International Bridge Investments), Anton Danilov-Danilyan (Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), and many other representatives of leading local and international private equity and venture capital organizations.

Development of private equity investments industry in Russia, fundraising in Russia and abroad, state-private partnership, searching of promising companies and triggering deals in high-tech area, exit strategies, risks’ optimization, international co-operation in high-tech sphere – these are some of the primary topics to be discussed at the Russian Venture Fair.