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1st Internet and Business Conference held in Russia

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

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 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.

Source: Yandex News |

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  3. AvatarNick Wilsdon says:

    Welcome back from China David! I look forward to catching up on news from the China SES.

    Yes I would have thought Google would play a part in this conference – it really seems a ground breaking event and is being widely advertised here. I’ll be meeting up with the Yandex team there and looking to see what’s on the horizon in 06/07 here in Russia.

    I’m surprised that Baidu was absent from the SES there in China, Yandex is very keen to play the lead here but this is very much a Russian affair – none of the talks will be in English AFAIK (certainly the web site isn’t even translated).

    It would be great to get the ball rolling on a Russian SES to encourage more interaction between Western and Russian companies with a multilingual conference for all parties.

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