The Russian Direct Investment Fund will host Russia’s largest regional investment forum

Press release, 26.09.2018

Moscow, September 26, 2018 − The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Russia, together with the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with support from the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (ASI), will host the ‘Investment in the Regions − Investment in the Future’ Forum on October 9, 2018 in Moscow, at the Four Seasons Hotel (Okhotny Ryad Str., 2).

The Forum will provide a unique platform for cooperation between the authorities, development institutions, businesses, and representatives of the international investment community.

Among the participants in the Forum are Valentina Matviyenko, Chair of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Andrey Belousov, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund; Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects; members of the Federation Council; representatives of relevant ministries; as well as heads of the Russian regions, development institutions, major international companies and other foreign investors.

Strategic and financial foreign investors will tell the Forum about the key factors that influenced their decision to invest in Russian regional projects and share their successful Russian investment experience. The Forum participants will discuss how to make the process of attracting investment more efficient and how to improve the quality of investment applications.

At the Forum, the participants will also discuss the work of the Agency for Attracting Foreign Investments in the Regions of the Russian Federation. The establishment of this new agency was announced by RDIF and ASI during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok in September 2018.

The priority tasks of the new agency will be to improve the regions’ ability to attract investment based on the best Russian and foreign practices, as well as support for investment projects.

The RDIF and ASI initiative also involves pooling the efforts and resources of federal and regional development institutions and the creation of a ‘front office’—a unified structural unit responsible for working with investors.

The partnership between RDIF and ASI will make it possible to share the best practices of the Fund's work with foreign investors among Russian entrepreneurs and representatives of local authorities. Currently, RDIF has experience of the successful joint implementation of more than 70 projects with foreign partners totaling more than 1.3 trillion rubles and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation.

At the Forum, RDIF experts will also talk about the work of Invest in Russia interactive portal—one of the Fund’s key projects for attracting foreign investments to the regions. Strategic investors from the Middle East, Europe and Asia have already used the portal to invest in Russia. The portal is available at

Theme sessions for the Forum:

  • Promoting investment in Regions − how to realize Russia's economic potential
  • Regional investment promotion practices
  • Investment in regions — foreign investors’ experience
  • “One-stop shop” for regional investment projects
  • Regional PPP projects. Priority areas and implementation tools

To participate in the Forum it is necessary to register at or send completed registration forms to

The Forum Program is available at

Participation in the Forum is free of charge.


Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia's sovereign wealth fund established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. Further information can be found at

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