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12 February 2018

The Congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) in which Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ PTC, Chairman of the Commission on Automotive and Agricultural Machine Manufacturing of the RSPP, took part, was held in Moscow. 

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, ministers of the Russian government, other officials were among the guests of the Congress. Having addressed the plenary meeting, the President highly appreciated the activity of the RSPP and importance of efficient relations between business and the state.

The Congress agenda included issues pertaining to reducing administrative barriers, streamlining state control and promoting competition, stimulating investment activity, boosting labour efficiency and ensuring effective cooperation between businesses and the authorities.

Sergey Kogogin, Director General of KAMAZ PTC, Chairman of the Board of Association of Russian Automakers NP, delivered a speech at the session Cooperation between Business and the Authorities. According to him, it's necessary to focus on two things in order to attract more investments to Russia: to ventilate some legislative points and step up the work of development institutions. Mr. Kogogin believes that these goals can very well be attained in the auto industry. "When the regulatory framework for industrial assembly was created, nevertheless, there were built facilities with a great capacity for market trends in Russia," he noted. "Almost all global players came, everybody got interested in the Russian market, and the rules were clear. This attracted about 250 billion rubles of direct investments in the country, enabled to create enough jobs and bring many technologies to the country."

The business program of the event also included discussion and voting on the documents of the Congress, election of the members of the RSPP Boards and signing of a number of agreements. After discussion of proposals for the RSPP President, Aleksandr Shokhin, acting top manager of the RSPP, was reelected head of the organization. By tradition, the results of the work of the Russian business were summed up, and the key trends for the future were set at the event.