VTB sponsors and organises business events both in Russia and internationally. VTB Group companies take part in hosting major industry events relevant to VTB Bank’s strategically important lines of business. We support projects aiming to develop modern technology in Russia’s banking and other economic sectors, including projects that help achieve the strategic objectives for 2024 envisaged by a national project called Digital Economy.
To strengthen its business reputation and develop the business community in 2019, the Bank supported more than 40 events, including 9 major international forums (Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, Eastern Economic Forum, Russian Investment Forum, Russia Calling Forum, etc.) and several industry conferences. The forums drew more than 60,000 attendees. The events discussed economic growth, monetary policy, and steps to strengthen Russia’s economic competitiveness and enhance resource mobility, as well as key factors for economic growth and the risks faced by investors, companies, and the public.
In 2019, VTB Capital hosted a business breakfast at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The event dealt with maintaining Russia’s competitiveness. Participants looked into supporting talent; industry diversification; opportunities that cities have as platforms for global cooperation; Middle East military and political interactions; and the Eurasian economic and political agenda.
Positioning itself as a leader in innovative financial technology, VTB Bank takes an active part in discussions and events relating to this topic. Examples include three high-tech conferences supported by the Bank: Joker, a JAVA developer and team leader conference; the SQA (Software Quality Assurance) Days International Conference; and Mobius, a mobile-developer conference.
Key events supported by VTB Bank in 2019
Russian Investment Forum (Sochi)
1,501 media stories, including TV coverage
Moscow Financial Forum
Address by President and Chairman of the Management Board Andrey Kostin as a key note speaker at the forum plenary attended by Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev and Sergei Sobyanin, mayor of Moscow
About 10 products featured on the Bank’s stand
866 media stories
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
25 agreements in place
80+ talks and meetings
30+ media scrums
8,408 media stories, including TV coverage
Joker 2019: International Java Conference
500+ potential candidates
International Financial Congress (Saint Petersburg)
26 VTB delegates
5 VTB speakers
196 media stories
FINOPOLIS: Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies (Sochi)
10 VTB technology products and services
442 purchases via the VTB app
176 media mentions
10+ hours of public presentations
Moscow Urban Forum
88 VTB delegates
7 VTB Bank speakers
Address by President and Chairman of the Management Board Andrey Kostin as a key note speaker at the plenary
Panel discussion called Smart City Today: How Is Digitalisation Changing the Quality of Life in Russian Cities?
10 products featured on the Bank’s stand
129 media stories
26th International Conference Software Quality Assurance Days