Agenda still in development. Some presentations and sections pending
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Plenary round-table "Russia: its e-commerce pulse" Join top-managers of most successfull Russian and International e-commerce companies for a dynamic discussion on the possibilities and trends of this emerging market. Dive right away into the peculiarities, unique features and best-practices. Ask, share and get your replies - directly from the top-strategists of the e-commerce market! The section is also THE place for important announcements - you'll be the first to know! Participating:
Maelle Gavet, OZON CEO
Joze Metz, La Redoute Rus CEO
Oleg Ryazhenov-Sims, Svyaznoy, Head of direct sales
Vladimir Samarov, Utkonos, Strategic development vice-CEO
Kamil Kurmakaev, Wikimart.ru, CEO, co-owner
Sergey Zhirikhin, ASSIST Marketing director
Market overview: statistics and top-trends Get a more "formal" picture, exploring latest market research results, getting friendly with digits and receiving insight from top-analysts. This will help you get the quantative image of the Russian market and build the basics for outlining your plans.
"E-commerce personnel: our precious staff" round-table The basis for your e-commerce initiatives. What are the salaries in Russia, what are the employees' requirements and expectations? What skills are common and what scarce? We'll also discuss motivation systems that work, free-lancers and try to find the optimal balance between qualification and budget. The second part of the event is dedicated to actually working in Russia. Foreign top-managers of prominent companies will share their experience of working in Russia and working with Russians.
New regulations - new responsibilities As the market grows, the government gradually increases its attention to e-commerce. Two new laws - "On Personal Data" and "On the National Payment System" - have been recently introduced. Their effects on the market, potential risks for market players, new regulations projects - are the highlights of the section.
Innovations and services: online-payments The payments picture in Russia differs a lot from the one in Europe and the US. Get the idea of what it looks like on that section, where major local payment providers will be presenting their new services and technologies.
Market reshaping: large, or mid-sized, or small - who's the one to get the prize? For many years, the Russian e-commerce market has been highly fragmented. Is it changing now? Does it make sense starting a large e-commerce project, or, perhaps, it would be better to invest in one of the mid-sized business? Or, perhaps, the smaller shops will continue to run the game? Not theory at all, but a good sense of various e-commerce business types in Russia.
Innovations and services Any innovations on the Russian e-commerce market? "Perhaps" is the right answer. Most are just remakes of successful Western business models, but there still are some original sparks. By joining that section, you'll be able to learn what effective technologies are already on the market and what are still waiting for someone to bring them in.