MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in the 8th "Russia Calling!" VTB Capital annual investment forum opening in Moscow on Wednesday, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.
He noted that the Russian president will address the participants in and guests of the forum and answer some questions.
Taking part in the event will be head of Russia’s Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, senior executive officers of major Russian companies and corporations. Foreign speakers have been invited to take part in the discussions as well.
The 8th "Russia Calling!" VTB Capital annual investment forum will be held on October 12-14 under the motto "Maintaining Responsibility. Expanding Opportunities".
Representatives of the Russian government, heads of major international corporations and leading Russian companies have been invited to take part in the plenary session. Over 2,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, including 550 investors from Russia, Europe, the US, Asia, the Middle East and Africa are expected to take part in the forum.
The forum was first held in 2009. Its participants discuss the priorities for the development of Russia’s economy, efforts to promote regional growth and major trends in the debt and joint stock capital markets, along with other issues in the area of investment and business. The plenary session is traditionally opened by the Russian president’s address. The event’s agenda also includes a series of panel discussions bringing together representatives of the Russian government, the heads of major international corporations and leading domestic companies.