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Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax and legal, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 144,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young has expanded its services and resources in accordance with our clients' needs throughout the CIS. 3,400 professionals currently work at 16 offices throughout the CIS in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Togliatti, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Baku, Kyiv, Donetsk, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan and Minsk.

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or contact Petr Yudin, PR manager.

Ernst & Young (CIS) B.V. branch in Moscow
Sadovnicheskaya Nab. 77, bld. 1, Moscow, 115035, Russia, CIS
Office: +7 (495) 755 97 00 |

SGS Group

"The Official Food Safety Company for Food Business Russia 2011"

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

In 1981, SGS established own representation in Russia, and today SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, operates 48 offices and 28 laboratories covering all regions of the country.

SGS Consumer Testing Services cover the total supply chain from raw materials to finished products. For food market players SGS offers laboratory testing, process assessment and retail audits, inspection and training services across the whole range of consumer goods. A special service package has been developed to assure quality and safety of Private Labels. SGS services aim to minimize risks and protect the reputation of manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

For more information, please refer to
or contact Victoria Trushina

SGS Vostok Limited,
4th floor, Letnikovskaya str. 10/1, 115114, Moscow
Office: + 7 495 775 446 21 ext.221# |

BMW Group Russia

Business activity: Since June 1999 is a subsidiary enterprise of BMW Group in Russia; a general product importer of BMW and MINI in Russia. The company has 56 BMW dealerships in the largest cities of Russia. BMW Group Russia continues to occupy the number one position in sales in the premium segment. In 2008, the Company opened in Russia the BMW Bank, which has a flexible price policy and responds to the market changes The company shows active involvement in the cultural and social life of Russia: it is an official sponsor of the Bolshoy Theater, an official partner of the Moscow Regional Governor's Cup Show, for nine years the Company annually holds one of the phases of the BMW Golf Cup International etc.

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Russian Federation,
141 407 Moscow Region, Khimki, Panfilova str. 19,Building 1
4th floor, Letnikovskaya str. 10/1, 115114, Moscow
Office: +7-495-795-29-00 |

bmi, British Midland International

"The Official Airline for Food Business Russia 2011"

Business activity: bmi, British Midland International is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world's busiest and best-connected international airports. bmi is a member of Star Alliance and is currently operating flights to over 30 destinations across the UK, Europe, Asia and Middles East.

bmi is offering 4 daily flights from Moscow, Domodedovo to London Heathrow (in partnership with Transaero), and convenient connections onto destinations across the UK, Ireland and North America.

Business Class passengers between Moscow and London can enjoy a market leading s127cm seat pitch, a personal chauffeur for airport transfers and access to business lounges including the flagship international lounge The Great British Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 1.

bmi frequent flyer programme Diamond Club is the most generous in the UK. You can spend miles on flights with bmi and Star Alliance as well as hotel accommodation and lots more.

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or contact Ekaterina Baybus

Office: +7 909 154 66 05 |

UNITED CARD SERVICE, a Global Payments Inc. Company

"The Official Card Services Company for Food Business Russia 2011"

Business activity: United Card Service, a Global Payments Inc. Company since April 2009, is a leading payment processing company in Russia, which services about 32 per cent of international and local bank card merchant acquiring volume in the Russian Federation. The company, which has over 40 years of experience in the industry, provides payment processing services for major international payment schemes: Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Diners Club International, JCB International and China UnionPay. UCS also processes proprietary cards for merchants, such as gift cards, loyalty cards, and fleet cards.

United Card Service's headquarters is located in Moscow. At present, the company has branch offices in 16 major cities.

As a fully certified card issuing service provider (TPP & MSP) for Visa and MasterCard, UCS provides many banks with card issuing and payment processing services that include support of ATM and POS-terminal networks as well as design of host-to-host interfaces of various complexity.

For more information, please refer to

10, Novocheryomushkinskaya str.,
Moscow 117449, Russia
Office: +7 (495) 956 4806

FM Logistic

Business activity: FM Logistic started its activity in Russia in 1994. For the present day the company is one of the leaders on the Russian logistic market and provides the whole range of services on supply chain management: warehousing, transportation by all kinds of transport, packing and copacking, customs clearance. FM Logistic Russia has three own warehouse complexes of A class built using own resources in Moscow region: in town of Dolgoprudny, in Chekhov district and Sidorovo of Stupinsky district. The company has regional warehouses in five biggest cities of Russia: Saint-Petersburg, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk and Ekaterinburg. Total area of warehouse complexes in Russia - 330 000 m2, number of employees - 3000 people. All warehouses have convenient locations, all necessary facilities for auto and railway transport (ramps, railway approach), strict control of cleanness and hygiene, daily security, optimal organization of warehouse areas and provide services for a number of customers.

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141720, Moscow region,
Dolgoprudny, Paveltsevo district, Novoe shosse 34, bld.4
Office: +7 (495) 737 39 55, +7 (495) 737 39 75 | |


Business activity: The "Respek-Konsalt" company renders information and consulting, dispatcher and brokerage services, including accounting & bookkeeping and legal outsourcing, in the context of fresh perishable goods import to the Russian market. A number of foreign-trade companies became well-known all over the world and got good results due to the cooperation with "Respek-Konsalt". They are "MegaLink", "Plodimport", "Damiana" and others. "Respek-Konsalt" is a member of the National Agricultural Union.

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Shcherbakovskaya 3,
bld. 1, Moscow, 105318 Russia
Office: +7 (495) 580-64-86, +7 (903) 799-87-65 |


Business activity: Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products to deliver added value to customers. In Russia Fujitsu has over 1,200 employees providing high quality services and solutions to the Russian market and for export.

In the retail sector, Fujitsu works with more than 500 retailers across 82,000 stores globally. Fujitsu's self-service retail technology provides reliable, efficient and low costs retail solutions which improve customer experience and retailer's profitability.

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34, Sibirsky Trakt,
Kazan 420029 Russia
Office: +7 (843) 567 1133 | |

Russia Partners

Business activity: Russia Partners is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siguler Guff & Company, LP, a multi-strategy private equity investment firm serving corporate and public employee benefit plans, endowments, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals. Siguler Guff has over $9 billion in assets under management.

The Russia Partners fund is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in Russia and the CIS, it has more than $1 billion of assets under management. Russia Partners has become the leader in attracting and managing long-term private equity investments from foreign institutional investors into the region, it has managed investments in over 50 companies since its inception in 1994, the most notable of which include MTV Russia, EPAM Systems, Syktyvkar Pulp & Paper, MDM Bank and Parallels.

For more information, please refer to

Stoleshnikov per. 14,
2nd Floor, Moscow, 107031 Russia
Office: (+7 495) 234-3095 | |


Business activity: NORBIT Company specializes in the field of informational technologies and is a LANIT Group company, the largest system integrator in Russia. Being a Gold Partner of SAP and Microsoft Gold Partner, NORBIT is one of the leading Russian IT- consulting companies in the field of development and implementation of ERP-, CRM- and BI-systems and develops its own solutions for business management. As a separate business direction of the company, the design of electronic business solutions and automation of trade in state bodies ("GosZakaz" system) and private companies (NORBIT Business Trade) have been launched.

For more information, please refer to

Unnatov st., 18, Moscow, Russia
Office: +7 (495) 787-2992 |

Columbus IT

Business activity: Columbus IT is an international consulting company with representative offices in 30 countries worldwide, providing a wide range of business consulting and implementation services. Columbus IT has a strong partnership with the leaders of IT market: Microsoft Dynamics, Cognos, an IBM company, Automaster, Informatica. Columbus IT has the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" status. Russia & CIS branch is one of the biggest and most profitable in Columbus IT group. Founded in 1997, Columbus IT Russia has successfully implemented solutions for over 250 Russian companies in many different trades. Among company's clients are such companies as Deloitte & Touche, OBI, "Savage", DB AO "Sberbank", "Totota Motor", "Unimilk", TD "Perekrestok", "L'Etoile", "SSM-Tyazhmash", "Parket-Hall" and many others.

For more information, please refer to

Bld. 8, 4, Kozhevnichesky passage,
Moscow, 115114, Russia
Office: +7 (495) 363-55-80 |

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Industry support

The Ministry of Industry and Trade

The Ministry of Industry
and Trade

The  Association of Large Retail Chains of Russia

The Association of Large Retail Chains of Russia

The Association of Food Manufacturers of Russia

The Association of Food Manufacturers of Russia

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