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Russian Post

Russian Post is a federal post operator, is included in the Russian Federation strategic companies list. It includes 42,000 offices across the country and has one of the biggest staff – about 350,000 post workers.
Every year, Russian Post delivers over 2.5 billion letters and bills (of them 1 billion letters are from state authorities) and 365 million parcels. Russian Post services about 20 million subscribers in Russia by delivering 1 billion copies of print publications per year. The annual volume of transactions processed by Russian Post is 3.2 trillion rubles (pensions, payments and transfers).
Operational revenue of Russian Post in 2017 grew by 8,1% (13,3 bln rubles) up to 178,1 bln rubles (164,8 bln rubles in 2016). Russian Post showed profits in all areas of its business activities.
Actual net profit of Russian Post exceeded the planned indicators by 28% up to 758 mln rubles.


Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 180,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. The company's total annual revenue in 2017 was US$92.5 billion, an increase of 15.7% over 2016. The company's total R&D spend over the past decade has exceeded US$60.4 billion.

General partner


EdCrunch is one of the largest conferences in Europe in the field of new educational technologies.
The EdCrunch 2018 mailn topic is data which transforms teaching, learning and educational systems, but also unites people. It unites those who study and create new technologies, generating opportunities for collaboration, data exchange and accelerating development. Those, who study and save their digital footprints, helping themselves and others to make the development trajectories more effective. Those, who perform data-based management, creating technologies and datasets for quick and correct decision-making.
EdCrunch Conference 2018 brought together 4 000 educators and decision makers and 10 000 online viewers.
EdCrunch 2018 tracks:
-Children and technologies
-Digital school
-Digital university
-New technologies and analytics in corporate training
-Education of future – technologies and business

Official partner

Federal centre for regulation, standardization and technical assessment in construction

Federal centre for regulation, standardization and technical assessment in construction is a federal autonomous institution of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
The centre cooperates with research public unions and associations, leading fundamental research institutes and leading educational institutions in the field of construction.
In the framework of the main activities of FAU FCC curates work of the Secretariat of the technical committee for standardization TC 465 "Construction". The committee is in charge of developing and exanimating of national and interstate standards for construction materials and whole construction industry and preparating reports.
FAU FCC curates work of the basic organization of the CIS members on problems of technical regulation in the construction complex
FAU FCC makes confirmation for using new products in construction industry
Also, the centre is a developer and executor of programs of the Ministry on implementation of BIM technologies and “Digital construction”.

«Corporation A.N.D.»

Russian development and property management company. Design, Construction of commercial real estate. Member of the «Skolkovo» project. 1 million existing property and more than 500k in the pipeline under development.


Joint Stock Company Russian Railways is one of the largest rail companies in the world, transporting huge volumes of passengers and freight.
The company has high financial ratings, qualified specialists in all parts of the rail business, an extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, and experience in international cooperation.
Russian Railways operates a 85.4 thousand kilometre long railway network. 100% of its stock belongs to the Russian Federation.
Every year, Russian Railways carries more than 1 billion passengers and ships up to 45% of the country's cargo turnover (including pipelines).
Russian Railways is among the top 3 global rail industry leaders.
The company’s mission is to meet market demand for transportation services and to increase efficiency, quality of services, and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.

OFFICIAL BLOCKCHAIN PARTNER: IPChain Association (National Coordination Center for Procession of Transactions with Intellectual Property Rights and Objects)

IPChain Association was created in 2017. The founders of the Association are: Skolkovo Foundation, Russian Organization for Intellectual Property, the Higher School of Economics, the Russian Union of Rightholders, St. Petersburg National University of information technologies, mechanics and optics, Russian Authors Society; Partnership on protection and management of rights in the sphere of arts,“New century” bank.
The main task of IPChain Association is the implementation of the IPChain project, aimed to form a international network of IP rights & objects transactions.
Leading representatives of the sphere of intellectual property take an active part in the development of the "trust infrastructure" network.
Among the partners of the Association and direct participants of IPChain project are: the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Kyrgyzpatentand others.
The IPChain project has already consolidated twenty largest Russian and foreign organizations which accumulate and produce IP objects.

Special Partners


The World Bank is like a cooperative, made up of 189 member-countries, and a “knowledge bank” at the same time. Collaboration between the Russian Federation and the World Bank reached an important 25-year milestone in 2017. The relationship began with comprehensive assistance from the Bank in the form of investment financing, technical assistance, and support for the design and implementation of key structural reforms in major sectors of the Russian economy. It continues today as a mutually beneficial partnership characterized by new programs and modes of cooperation. With unmatched global experience, the World Bank offers customized technical assistance and knowledge services to clients in Russia—government entities, regions and municipalities, state owned enterprises, educational institutions, civil society organizations, and others. Among these, reimbursable advisory services (RAS) play an important role in the ongoing partnership.


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, or our clients and for our communities.
EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 4,500 professionals work at 19 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan and Minsk).

SPECIAL PARTNER: EXPO 2025 Ekaterinburg

EXPO Universal Exhibition is the largest international event, a platform for demonstration of technological, cultural and social achievements of participating countries. EXPOs have been held on a competitive basis since the middle of the 19th century. Holding the Exhibitions is regulated by the Bureau International des Expositions, which has 169 member-countries.
Russia has participated in EXPO since the first Exhibition in 1851 and repeatedly became the holder of the highest awards. However, Russia has never hosted the Exhibition.
Today Ekaterinburg is a candidate city for the right to host EXPO in 2025, a city with a rich history, culture and traditions, the largest financial, commercial and scientific metropolis of the region. The area of the future Exhibition is a record-breaking 555 hectares making it the largest EXPO in history. Pavilions, entertainment venues and residential areas for visitors and participants will be located there.
The theme of the EXPO 2025 Ekaterinburg “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations” calls the international community to realize the importance of innovations and control over them, as well as the need for a reasonable and ethical approach to their implementation.
If the Russian bid is successful, a Smart City will be the legacy of the Exhibition. This new district of Ekaterinburg will include educational centers, business quarters, and high-tech infrastructure for its residents.

ACADEMIC PARTNER: The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

The Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO is the leading private business school in Russia and the CIS. Elite members of the local and international business community in Russia established the School in 2006. The Top 10 Russian and international companies and 11 individuals, Russian business leaders are among the founding partners of the School. Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO offers programmes for students seeking to excel in businesses of any type and size – from startups to multinational corporations. All programmes are designed with a “learning by doing” principle and include theoretical segments, practical tasks, project work and international modules.


X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE and MOEX: FIVE, Fitch – ‘BB+’, Moody's – ‘Ba2’, S&P – ‘BB’, RAEX - ‘ruAA’) is a leading Russian food retailer. The Company operates several retail formats: the chain of proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand and Express convenience stores under various brands.
As of 30 June 2018, X5 had 13,178 Company-operated stores. It has the leading market position in both Moscow and St Petersburg and a significant presence in the European part of Russia. Its store base includes 12,314 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 691 Perekrestok supermarkets, 93 Karusel hypermarkets and 80 convenience stores. The Company operates 40 DCs and 2,983 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.
For the full year 2017, revenue totalled RUB 1,295,008 mln (USD 22,193 mln), Adjusted EBITDA reached RUB 99,131 mln (USD 1,699 mln), and adjusted net profit for the period amounted to RUB 33,768 mln (USD 579 mln). In H1 2018, revenue totalled RUB 734,077 mln (USD 12,368 mln), adjusted EBITDA reached RUB 51,697 mln (USD 871 mln), and net profit amounted to RUB 14,313 mln (USD 241 mln).
X5’s Shareholder structure is as follows: CTF Holdings S.A. – 47.86%, Intertrust Trustees Ltd (Axon Trust) – 11.43%, X5 Directors – 0.06%, treasury shares – 0.01%, Shareholders with less than 3% – 40.64%.


PORSCHE RUSSLAND is a 100% affiliate of Porsche AG and an exclusive importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sportscars, Macan and Cayenne sport SUVs, as well as Porsche Panamera. Its main activity includes import of Porsche vehicles, spare parts, accessories and their further distribution among official dealerships in the Russian Federation. From November 2004 and up to this day (September 2018) PORSCHE RUSSLAND dealer network comprises 21 full-scale dealerships and 1 service station.



Russia’s largest airline and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Its hub is based at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Aeroflot Group ranks among the top 20 global airlines by passenger traffic.
Aeroflot has a reputation for industry leading customer service. It has been certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating by Skytrax and named a Five Star Global Airline in APEX’s Official Airline Rating. Aeroflot is the World’s Strongest Airline Brand according to Brand Finance. In 2017 Aeroflot was recognized as World’s Leading Airline Brand at the World Travel Awards.
Aeroflot’s fleet is one of the world’s youngest – its average age is 4 years.
Aeroflot is committed to deploying the most effective technologies to increase service quality and economic efficiency. According to a rating compiled by Bain & Co., Aeroflot is the fourth most digital airline anywhere in the world.


MegaFon is a company of digital solutions that occupies leading positions on the Russian telecommunications market. The company and its subsidiaries operate across Russia and in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. The total subscriber base as of 2017 was more than 77 million people, which is more than half the country’s population.
MegaFon is one of the innovation leaders with the most saturated infrastructure of any Russian operator – more than 205,000 radio-electronic facilities as of the end of 2017, according to Roskomnadzor – which is the foundation for development of digital solutions and for meeting the requirements of subscribers today. MegaFon was the first in Russia to roll out 3G, 4G, LTE and LTE Advanced and is leading development of the 5G standard. In 2017, MegaFon set an absolute mobile internet speed record in Russia, demonstrating operation of a 5G network at speeds of 35 GB/s. The company was also granted permission for frequencies from the state commission for the creation of 5G test zones at the 2018 World Cup.
MegaFon is actively involved in implementation of the Digital Economy state program: it creates integrated solutions for state and business and is rolling out new technologies in Russia’s regions.

IIDF (Internet Initiatives Development Fund)

IIDF (Internet Initiatives Development Fund) is a Russian venture capital fund established by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. According to the VentureSource statistics by Dow Jones, IIDF has been the most active venture capital fund in Europe for several years in a row, determined by the number of deals. There are approximately 400 companies in the Fund’s portfolio.
The fund invests in technological companies at the early stages of development, provides startups with consulting and educational support, assistance for integration into global markets and also participates in the development of regulatory environment for internet business and the venture capital industry in Russia.

Bitfury Group

Bitfury Group founded in 2011, the Bitfury Group is the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company and one of the largest infrastructure providers in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The Bitfury Group delivers the software and the hardware solutions necessary for businesses, governments, organizations and individuals to securely move assets across the blockchain. It designs and develops industry-leading full custom ASIC​ silicon chips, printed circuit boards (PCB), servers, and data centers and runs one of the largest operations in the world in data centers in Iceland​ and the Republic of Georgia​. Bitfury currently has more than 500 employees working in 16 countries around the world, including the USA, Russia, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Japan, Norway, Georgia, Canada and the UK.

Microsoft Inc.

Microsoft Inc. is the world leader in information technology, software, devices and IT services. It is one of the largest corporations in the world with representatives in more than 190 countries. At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft is doing this by building an intelligent cloud, reinventing productivity and business processes, and making computing more personal. In all of this, we will maintain the timeless value of privacy and preserve the ability for customers to control their data.


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in therapy areas - Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For the last 5 years (2013-2017) AstraZeneca has invested $194 mln in the Russian economy.

The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation

The Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation provides information, analytical and expert support to the Government on key socio-economic development issues.
The competencies of Analytical Center experts include industrial policy, finance, energy, agriculture, transport, innovations, information technologies, strategic planning, project management, regional development, labor relations, education, healthcare, energy efficiency and many others.
In 2017 the Analytical Center became the project management office for the Reform of monitoring and supervision and the Digital economy of Russia program.

Autonomous non-profit organization Data-Economy

The autonomous non-profit organization Data-Economy was established on August 28, 2017 as a platform for dialogue between the state and business with the aim of developing action plans for the directions of the Digital-Economy of the Russian Federation program and their further implementation. The founders of this non-profit organization are the leaders of the Russian digital economy: Rostelecom, Megafon, Rosatom, Sberbank, ASI, Rostech, Yandex, Open mobile platform, 1С,, MTS, Skolkovo Foundation, VEB Innovations, Rambler, Russian Post and VimpelCom. On March 14, 2018 the government of the Russian Federation became one of the founders of the organization.
ANO Data-Economy with the participation of business promoted 18 draft laws and dozens of system-forming documents aimed at eliminating barriers and accelerating the development of the digital economy in Russia. Among the draft laws approved at the working groups are legalization of the cloud electronic signature, removal of obstacles to the development of financial technologies, electronic notary and electronic digital signature, tax incentives for investment.

Moscow Urban Forum

Moscow Urban Forum is the largest international congress on the development challenges of global megacities. The Forum has been held annually since 2011.
MUF brings together representatives of city administrations of Russia and the world, architects, urban planners, developers, heads of financial companies, investors, technological startups, media representatives and average citizens.

Skolkovo Technopark

A key element of the Skolkovo Innovation Ecosystem, a home for more than 200 residents. Technopark provides all opportunities for the growth and development of Skolkovo startups: demanded services and centers for common use, accredited service companies and more than 95,000 square meters. m for offices and laboratories.
Skolkovo Technopark was the first among the technoparks in Russia to receive the international certificate ISO9001 - "Oscar" of service companies.

CEBIT Russia

CEBIT comes to Russia! Deutsche Messe RUS and Technopark Skolkovo jointly present the world’s most successful business festival for innovation and digitization - CEBIT Russia.
A bright, new, interesting event for all those who wish to actively influence the future of digital innovation.

3 days, 3,500 participants, 150 exhibitors
March 19-21, 2019, Skolkovo Technopark