Fact-Finding Mission

Fact Finding Mission: ICT in Russia

Business trip to Russia

How can Swiss companies establish a successful cooperation with Russian partners? What concrete business opportunities exist for Swiss companies?

FFM: ICT in Russia

IT is very well developed in Russia, and the country has an advanced user and developer community.

Meet at our Fact Finding Mission to Russia, key industry players in Moscow and join the Ambassador of Switzerland in the Russian Federation Mr. Yves Rossier on his trip to Novosibirsk in order to get an on-sight view of the sector, establish new business relations and strengthen existing ones.

Overview and information:

Market size

According to the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the size of the IT market in 2015 was about 11.4 blnUSD. During that year the market diminished in USD equivalent but in rubles the market dynamics were positive, growing slightly by 4.7%.

Market structure

The general structure of the Russian IT market is similar to the global market. According to IDC, the largest segment is IT services (20%). Personal Computers and Mobile phones are 18% each, Software -15% and Telecom equipment –10%. Other IT related equipment is about 19%. The market niches that showed positive growth were convergent solutions, flash technologies for data storage systems and cloud data centers solutions.

Key market tendencies

According to the leaders of the IT industry, the main market tendencies will include IT outsourcing, cloud technologies, data protection, virtual and augmented reality, internet of things and Big Data.


Moscow, the capital of the Russian Federation, has approx. 11.5 million inhabitants and is the vibrant heart of this large country and its economy. It has one of the largest municipal economies in Europe and it accounts more than 1/5 of Russian GDP. Moscow and the Moscow region have been among the most dynamically growing regions of the Russian Federation for the last few years.

The capital and its agglomeration serve as a hub for importers and wholesalers but is also itself an enormous interior market. Although the Moscow area is already very well-developed, there is still potential for newcomers.

Moscow is the financial center of Russia and home to the country's largest banks and many of its largest companies, such as natural gas giant Gazprom. Moscow accounts for 17% of retail sales in Russia and for 13% of all construction activity in the country.


The Novosibirsk Region is situated in the south-east part of West Siberian Plain, in-between the rivers Ob and Irtysh and has a population of about 2.8 million people.

The total gross regional product of the Novosibirsk Region was about ₽957 bln in 2015. Economic growth is achieved by business facilitation, increase in business activity, social, transport and engineering infrastructure development.

Large and medium-sized enterprises form the basis of the industrial complex of the Novosibirsk Region, on which over 80% of industrial output is realized. In the structure of the Novosibirsk region industry the biggest relative share is accounted for the food production including beverages; production and distribution of electricity, gas and water; production of electrical appliances, electronic and optical equipment; metallurgical production and production of hardware; production of other non-metallic mineral commodities.

The Novosibirsk Region is one of the largest centers of the Russian Federation, it has been maintaining leadership in the field of science and technology for more than 50 years.

Are you interested in our Fact Finding Mission to Russia? Then make sure to grab the chance and register for this Business Delegation to Russia. We're looking forward to take you with us on this exciting and valuable trip!


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Cost of participating Non members CHF 3'400.- / **S-GE + JCC members CHF 2'900.- **by becoming a Switzerland Global Enterprise member, you can profit from a CHF 200.- (silver member) and CHF 500.- (gold members) discount for this mission (s-ge.com/member)
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Michael Kühn, Switzerland Global Enterprise, Senior Consultant Russia, CIS and Nordic Countries

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ǀ Monday, September 18, 2017

Flight from Zurich to Moscow
Briefing and networking cocktail at the Residence of the Head of the SBH Russia
Overnight stay at the hotel Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya

ǀ Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Visit of the Russian Innovation Center Skolkovo
Round table and B2B with Russian IT specialist and IT Company representatives
Visit of an IT-department of the biggest Russian bank Sberbank
Facultative walk on the Red Squere
Overnight stay at the hotel Ibis Moscow Paveletskaya

ǀ Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Flight from Moscow to Novosibirsk  (Aeroflot SU 1460)
Dinner with representatives of local Swiss companies
Overnight stay at the Novosibirsk Marriott hotel

ǀ Thursday, September 21, 2017

Meeting with the governor
Company visit
Visit of the technopark including round table and B2B
Swiss reception for businessmen and cultural representatives
Overnight stay at the Novosibirsk Marriott hotel

ǀ Friday, September 22, 2017

Flight from Novosibirsk to Moscow (Aeroflot SU 1307)
Flight from Moscow to Zurich

Participation cost:

Included in the price:

  • All transfers in Moscow
  • 4 nights in 4 star hotels
  • Sigle room, with bath or shower, WC
  • Breakfast in the Hotel, lunch and dinner exept of travel days
  • Interpreters: Russian - English
  • Travel documentation

Not included:

  • Insurance for cancellation costs
  • Flight Zurich-Moscow-Zurich
  • Visa expenses: mandatory for Swiss participants

The Price may vary if the costs for the flight Moscow - Novosibirsk - Moscow will change significantly.

Swiss and EU citizens need a visa for travelling to Russia. Please make sure to apply for the visa well in advance. The Swiss Business Hub Russia can support you if required.



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