The delegation of Leningrad region participated in the inter-regional conference dedicated to strategic cooperation between Russia and Germany “Innovations are the driver of economic growth” which took place in Berlin.
The conference was organized by the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK Russland) together with the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).
Participants of the event were welcomed by CEO of DIHK Martin Wansleben, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov, Chairman of the Board at the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce Matthias Schepp.
“We’ve been developing an innovative vector for several years. We have quite a large portfolio of successful cases in many hi-tech industries. Along with that, we should search for new promising niches for our partnership in current conditions of economic slowdown and demand stagnation in traditional industries,” noted Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov during the opening ceremony.
He paid special attention to SPIC 2.0 mechanism which is mainly focused on attraction of technologies and hi-tech projects. And cancellation of requirements to the minimum volume of investments within SPIC 2.0 provides access to active use of this mechanism by German small and medium-sized enterprises.
“Economy is a reliable bridge between our countries,” commented Matthias Schepp. He said that 80% of German companies working in Russia consider investment climate of the country as positive.
During his report on Russian-German cooperation in energy Minister of Economy, Infrastructure and Digitalization of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Christian Pegel noted successful cooperation with Leningrad region.
The head of the economic sector of the Government of Leningrad region Dmitry Yalov participated in the practical seminar “Regional export: advantages for German business”.