Skip to the content

About the Roadshow

Are you interested in the continuously growing Russian market? Then don’t miss out this valuable opportunity to learn all the essentials about how to do business in Russia.

The roadshow is organised by Growth Co International Trade Team as Department for International Trade North West. The roadshow will take place in Manchester over the course of 2 days. Day 1 will consist of an introduction to the market as well as speeches and lessons from respected guests from Department for International Trade UK and Russia. Day 2 will be focusing on the Russian Waste Management Industry – one of the Russian government’s focuses with huge business potential for foreign businesses.

12/02/2020: Doing Business in Russia

Book Now

Why should you do business in Russia?

Russia is one of the biggest markets in the world with rapidly increasing GDP of 2.3% and projected 1.1% in 2018 and 2019 respectively. This promises a constant rising in consumerism and demand for quality, innovative and even luxurious goods and services. Being the 22nd largest trading partner of the UK, Russia holds endless opportunities for UK companies. With IMF predicting the positive growth for Russia in the next 5 years, now is the time for UK companies to look at making an entrance and expanding your international growth to this promising market.

What’s on at Doing Business in Russia?

We will be welcoming Counsellor, Director of Trade and Investment Russia, Trevor Lewis to speak about trending sectors and opportunities in Russia.

Alexander Yarovoy, PhD, of the Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK will also be at the event to emphasize the differences in culture and customs which can impact UK companies doing business in/with Rusia. He will also tell you the best tips to overcome the barriers.

You will also be learning about the Russian legal systems and the best approach for UK companies looking to trade with Russia from the global law firm Dentons and David Cant from Albion Overseas.

Full Agenda

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration

9:30 am - 10:00 am Welcome and Russian Market Overview with Trevor Lewis, DIT Russia

10:00 am - 10:20 am Russian Business Culture with Alexander Yarovoy, PhD, Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK

10:20 am - 10:30 am DIT NW Services

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break

10:45 am - 11:15 am Russian Market Sanctions with Dentons

11:15 am - 11:30 am Product Certification and Working with Distributors with David Cant, Albion Overseas

11:30 am - 11:40 am UK Export Finance with UKEF

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Company Case Studies with Northern Powerhouse Export Champions

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Networking Lunch


Etihad Stadium

Ashton New Road

Manchester M11 3FF

Book Now

13/02/2020: Russia Waste Management

Book Now

Russia Waste Management is open for UK companies

Russia government has set new targets for the waste management sector which comes with new policies and investment influxes for businesses. The country is aimed at building 50 more waste management plants and currently there are only 4 active plants across the country. Therefore, they are welcoming foreign businesses to supply, invest and do business with them. This shows promising environment for innovative waste management businesses in the UK.

What’s on at Russia Waste Management event?

So if you are a business in the sector, don’t miss out the opportunity to take your products to this hungry market. You will find out how the waste management sector in Russia works. You will be able to identify business opportunities in partnering with national and regional waste management businesses in Russia as well as governmental departments. Place your business and brand right in front of a market demanding international expertise in the waste management sector.


11:30am – 1:30pm


University of Salford

Maxwell Building

43 Crescent Road Salford

M5 4WT

Book Now