Forum Partner status is prestigious and is granted to successful companies and recognized members of the business community. Partner status opens up the most effective opportunities for business promotion at the Russia–Africa Economic Forum.

Benefits of becoming a partner

Unique business programme participation packages, including the option to hold a business event, presentation, or press conference

An audience of participants made up of heads of state, members of government, regional leaders from across Russia, and top executives from major companies

Media support to help maximize your company’s visibility at the Forum

The ability to invite business partners to the Forum and the company’s business events held as part of the Forum

Your own personal manager at the Roscongress Foundation

Partnership offers

General Partner

The prestigious status of General Partner is assigned to major companies which are recognized leaders in the commercial sector.

These partners receive priority access to all events on the business programme, as well as publicity from leading Russian and international media. They also have the option to set up their own networking areas; plan and hold events as part of the Forum’s business and cultural programmes; and present new projects and services to an exclusive audience.


Partner is a key participant of the event and has a wide range of tools to promote their business.

Among them, unequipped area for construction to present investment projects, an opportunity to organize an event, a presentation or a press conference, a chance for senior executives to participate in the business programme discussions, and have their logos appear on print materials and advertising spaces at the Forum venue.

Business Programme Partner

A Business Programme Partner, in addition to sharing the Forum’s values, is able to offer its own original and deep insights on topics included in the business programme.

Speakers from the partner company have the opportunity to participate in events on the Forum business programme on a priority basis.

Organizing Partner

Collaborating in the organization of the Forum provides a company with excellent promotion opportunities through product placements, presentations, tasting events, and providing services to participants.

Additional options include the allocation of a space to construct a branded stand with networking area and catering services.

Official Car of the Forum

For a few days the participants will get around using Forum’s official car and will get to appreciate the vehicle’s design, dynamic characteristics and comfort.

The status provides an opportunity to organize an outside exhibition or a car podium in the entrance area to demonstrate the


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To participants in the Russia–Africa Economic Forum

Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you at the opening of the Russia–Africa Economic Forum.

The rich history of relations between Africa and Russia has never seen an event of a similar scale. Members of government agencies and business community, and experts are meeting at this Forum to substantively discuss the current status and prospects of cooperation and a wide range of topical issues of the world economy.

Today, the countries of Africa are well on their way towards social, economic, scientific and technological development, and are playing a significant role in international affairs. They are strengthening mutually beneficial integration processes within the African Union and other regional and sub regional organizations across the continent.

In recent years, the traditionally friendly ties of partnership between Russia and Africa have gained new momentum, both at a bilateral level and in various multilateral formats. In addition to preserving our past experience of successful cooperation, we have also managed to make significant new steps forward. Trade and investment are growing dynamically, and new joint projects are under way in extractive industries, agriculture, healthcare, and education. Russian companies are ready to offer their scientific and technological developments to their African partners, and share their experience of upgrading energy, transport and communications infrastructures.

I hope that the Forum will help identify new areas and forms of cooperation, put forward promising joint initiatives that will bring the collaboration between Russia and Africa to a qualitatively new level and contribute to the development of our economies and the prosperity of our peoples.

I wish the Forum’s participants fruitful work and all the best.

Vladimir Putin

The Russia–Africa Summit, which is taking place in Sochi on 23–24 October 2019, encapsulates the historically friendly relations between the African continent and the Russian Federation. This Summit carries great significance as it is the first of its kind to emerge during a period of major global and international transformations. In response to the aspirations of the people it is representing, the Summit intends to build a comprehensive framework for expanding Russian–African relations into broader horizons of joint cooperation across different fields.

The African nations and Russia share a common understanding of international relations, based on the principles of respect for the rule of international law, equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Both sides affirm their commitment to support multilateral actions to oppose new international threats, be they terrorism and extremism in all their forms, or declining growth rates. The two sides share a firm conviction regarding the importance of developing trade flows and supporting mutual investment in such a way as to ensure security, peace and development for the African and Russian people.

African countries have huge potential and opportunities that will allow them, once efforts to streamline their economies have been achieved, to emerge as real global players. In recent years, the nations of this continent have achieved major successes spanning the political, economic, social and administrative spheres. Africa has flourished in terms of growth over the past decade, reaching a continent-wide growth rate of 3.55% in 2018.

The African Union Summit, which was held in Niger in July 2019, continued the efforts of the African countries and saw the African Continental Free Trade Agreement come into force, along with its operational instruments. The agreement is one of the key objectives of Agenda 2063, an African development strategy that has been created to address the African people’s desire for prosperity and decent living standards.

These successes are opening up wide-ranging prospects for cooperation between African countries and the Russian Federation, and confirm the determination of African governments and their people to cooperate with multiple partners in order to establish mutually beneficial relations.

With this in mind, we express our hopes that the Russia–Africa Summit will help in the establishment of constructive strategic relations, based on partnership between two sides across various fields, and in the service of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the African people and their friends in Russia.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Abdelfattah ALSISI