The conference season in Russia has taken a great leap forward today with the announcement of a new summit targeted at RuNet e-commerce. The conference has been organised by the leading lights of Russian internet – including the search engines Yandex, Rambler and Mail.ru.
The agenda for the conference is copied below, some very interesting topics have made it onto the list.
- Russian Internet user: dynamics and prospects
- Business models for internet companies
- Legislation on conducting internet business in Russia
- Current state and future prospects for internet advertising
- Telecommunication services (VoIP, ISP, ASP etc.)
- Information safety
- The internet and traditional media
- Innovation technologies and the Web 2.0. Business model
- Communication services and social networks
- Online payments and electronic trade
- E-recruitment and tele-work
- The mobile internet
The event is to be held on the 20th – 21st of April 2006, at the picturesque Bohr hotel-complex on the outskirts of Moscow (close to Domodedovo airport). The conference is completely free for attendees, tickets and more information can be found on the c-ib.ru web site (Russian Only).
Surprisingly there is no mention of Google either supporting or attending the event. As the third most popular search engine in Russia they hold 13% market share, MSN and Yahoo! follows them with 2.0% and Yahoo! trails in at 0.6%.
This promises to be a great event and a unique opportunity to talk with the companies shaping internet marketing in Russia. I have my ticket so you can expect some on-site interviews and coverage from the conference.