Our partners 2023

Strategic partner

Kavkaz.RF is a company that manages the special economic zones of the North Caucasus. The main goals of the Kavkaz.RF  are the promotion of the SEZ in the domestic and world markets and profit generation, the formation of an investment-attractive environment in the North Caucasus together with government authorities and the business community, and the promotion of the socio-economic development of the macroregion.

The company creates infrastructure for the functioning of special economic zones, manages and operates the facilities built there, attracts investments and provides services to residents.

In addition, it participates in achieving national goals and solving strategic tasks for the development of the North Caucasus until 2030 and in implementing projects for the economic development of the region, creates conditions for attracting investments, developing tourism, protecting nature and the environment.

General partner

PJSC Promsvyazbank (PSB) is a universal bank founded in 1995.

PSB is included in the TOP-5 Russian largest banks and in the list of systemically important credit institutions, approved by the Central Bank, legally defined as a pivotal bank for carrying out operations under the state defense order and large state contracts.

PSB offers a wide range of services for retail and corporate clients, including defense industry enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, including settlement and cash services, various lending and savings programs, brokerage and investment services in the financial markets, leasing and factoring operations, payroll projects and remote services.

Official sponsor

VTB Bank is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products. In Russia VTB provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services and products.

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares.

For more information please visit www.vtb.com

Official sponsor

LLC Gazprom Mezhregiongaz is a 100% subsidiary of Gazprom. Its main activity is the sale of natural gas on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Gazprom Mezhregiongaz's priority areas of activity include ensuring reliable and uninterrupted natural gas supplies to all categories of consumers in the Russian Federation, participating in the gasification of regions, developing and improving the efficiency of gas distribution systems, and introducing energy saving and energy security technologies.
Through 53 regional gas distribution companies and their branches, Gazprom Mezhregiongaz provides gas supplies to all categories of consumers and records gas consumption in 70 regions of the Russian Federation. In total, over 250 subsidiaries and affiliates are under the Group's corporate control.

The mission of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz as a specialized company of Gazprom is to ensure the most efficient and balanced gas supply to consumers in the Russian Federation, ensure the reliability and security of gas supplies, and consistently develop activities directly related to the sale and use of gas.

Website: mrg.gazprom.ru

Telegram: https://t.me/news_mrg

Official partner

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves and is the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East.

Gazprom is a reliable supplier of gas to Russian and foreign consumers. The Company owns the world’s largest gas transmission system. Gazprom sells gas to Russian consumers and exports gas to countries near and far abroad.

Company is among three top oil and gas condensate producers in Russia. Gazprom ranks number one in electric energy generation among Russian thermal generation companies and is a leader of the country’s thermal energy generation. 

Official partner

Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Holding almost one-third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, Sberbank is the key lender to the national economy and one of the biggest deposit takers in Russia. The Government of the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation is the principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% plus one voting share of the bank’s authorized capital, with the remaining 50% minus one voting share held by domestic and international investors. The bank has a major distribution network in Russia with about 14,000 branches. It holds general banking license No. 1481 dd. August 11, 2015, from the Bank of Russia.

Official partner

Rostec is the largest State Corporation covering up to 800 industrial, scientific and manufacturing organizations in 60 regions of Russia.

The key operational areas are aircraft engineering, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc.

The Corporation is the supplier to more than 100 countries of the world, with almost one third of the revenue driven by its high-tech products’ export.

Official partner

RusHydro is Russia’s largest electric power generation company, ranking first in Russia and third world-wide in hydro generation, the leader in production of renewable energy in Russia.

RusHydro Group unites over 400 generation facilities with an installed capacity of 38.4 GW, R&D, engineering, and electricity retail companies.

Mailing address: 7 Malaya Dmitrovka Street, Moscow, Russia, 127006

Telephone: +7 800 333-80-00

E-mail: office@rushydro.ru



Russian Agricultural Bank is the core bank of the national credit and financial system for servicing agribusiness in Russia. Established in 2000, the Bank today is the leader in domestic agribusiness financing. It is among the top-tier and most stable financial institutions in the country in terms of assets and capital, as well as one of the leaders in the reliability rating of the largest Russian banks.


JSC “Russian Small & Medium Business Corporation” (RSMB Corporation) was established by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated June 5, 2015 No. 287 "On measures for the further development of small and medium-sized enterprises."

The RSMB Corporation operates as a development institution in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in order to coordinate the provision of support to SMEs under the Federal Law No. 209-FZ of July 24, 2007 “On the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in the Russian Federation”.

The main objectives are:

  • providing support to SMEs and organizations that form the infrastructure for supporting SMEs;
  • fund raising from Russian and international organizations in order to support SMEs;
  • organization of marketing, financial and legal support for investment projects implemented by SMEs;
  • organization of measures aimed at increasing the share of purchases of goods, works, services by customers, which are determined by the Government of the Russian Federation, from SMEs;
  • ensuring information interaction with state authorities, local authorities, other bodies and organizations in order to provide support to SMEs;
  • preparation of proposals for improving measures to support SMEs, including proposals for improving legal regulation in this area.


JSC «SME Bank» is the specialized state bank. The key areas of activity are lending to small and medium–sized enterprises, including within the framework of state financial support programs. The main sources of funding are NWF funds, funds raised from development institutions and other credit organizations, in particular, loans from VEB.RF and the Bank of Russia, deposits of legal entities.


Damate Group is a Russian agricultural holding, a category expert on the niche meat market. The company's portfolio includes projects for the production of turkey, duck, and lamb. In addition, Damate develops dairy farming, milk processing, and genetics.

The geography of Damate's activities covers several regions: Penza, Tyumen, Rostov regions and the North Caucasian Federal District. The company's products are sold throughout the country from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok and exported abroad. Most of the company's production facilities have no analogues in Russia in terms of technological equipment and the number of implemented innovative solutions. The company pays special attention to the issues of biological and sanitary production safety and product quality.

At the end of 2018, Damate started a new business – lamb production in North Caucasian Federal District. The company plans to produce up to 25 thousand tons of products per year. The project includes a service company for farmers, breeding farms and feedlots, a meat processing plant. The development of genetics is an important part of the mutton production project. The company is actively engaged in breeding aimed at improving the number of sheep and creating highly efficient cattle.

Damate produces meat with Halal certificates from ICSC Halal, GulfTIC-ICSC and SFDA Halal Center that complies with modern safety and quality standards.


«Sady Stavropol’ya» LLC is the largest Russian modern full-cycle fruit nursery for growing high-quality planting material according to international standards.

The production volume is more than 3.5 million healthy seedlings per year for intensive and traditional gardening adapted to the Russian climate.

«Sady Stavropol’ya» is based in the Stavropol Territory and has subsidiaries in the North Caucasus Federal District:

- in the Stavropol Territory - Stavropol Fruit Valley LLC, more than 330 hectares of stone and seed crops have been laid, it is planned to increase to 700 hectares and the construction of a modern fruit storage facility for 30 thousand tons.

- in the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic - LLC "Gardens of Karachay-Cherkesia", a garden has been laid on an area of 203.7 hectares, the largest modern intensive pear garden in Russia.

LLC "Arkhyz Fruit Logistics" is an intensive type garden on an area of more than 1000 hectares, of which more than 300 hectares have already been laid and the construction of a fruit storage facility for 60 thousand tons.

All gardens are laid exclusively from domestic planting material.

- in the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic - LLC "Kurortny Sad" Cool, reconstruction of a wholesale distribution center, a seedling storage facility for 5 million seedlings and a fruit storage facility with a capacity of 20 thousand tons.

LLC "Trading House "Sady Stavropol’ya" is the only trading company for the sale of products grown in the gardens of LLC "Gardens of Karachay-Cherkesia", LLC "Stavropol Fruit Valley" and LLC "Arkhyz Fruit Logistics". To date, contracts have been signed with all the leading retailers of the country. Also, the first deliveries to Belarus and Kazakhstan were made in 2022.


LUKOIL is one of the largest international private vertically-integrated energy companies, accounting for over 2% of global oil production and about 1% of proved hydrocarbon reserves.

With exploration, production and marketing of oil, gas, petroleum and petrochemical products being LUKOIL Group’s core businesses, the company plays a key role on Russia’s fuel and energy market. One of the largest taxpayers in this country, LUKOIL produces 15% and refines about 17% of oil in Russia. 

Operating in six federal districts (64 regions) of the Russian Federation and over thirty countries worldwide, LUKOIL provides jobs for more than 105 thousand employees.

Since its foundation, LUKOIL has been conducting its business in a sustainable way, seeking to strike a balance between environmental sustainability and social and economic development.


Arnest is the largest manufacturer of perfume, cosmetic and household products in aerosol package in Russia and CIS countries with more than 51 years of history. Modern technologies, materials and equipment from world leading manufacturers are used for production at two sites: Arnest AO (Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol territory) and Aerosol Novomoskovsk OOO (Novomoskovsk, Tula region). The company is certified in accordance with international quality management standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22716.

Arnest has been performing contract manufacturing of perfumes, cosmetics and household chemicals since 2000 and is now the largest manufacturer of aerosol products in Western Europe. Contract manufacturing product range has more than 1000 items and is constantly added with new types.

We managed to establish unique vertically-integrated system, which allows to concentrate all important development and mass production processes from formulation development to package and product manufacturing in the hands of a single manufacturer. Thus we have ensured maximum control of the process with minimum lead time and client’s expenses for project management.


Sistema PJSFC is a publicly traded diversified Russian holding company in the sectors of telecommunications and digital services, IT and high technologies, e-commerce, paper and packaging, agriculture, real estate, medical and pharmacy services, hospitality and others. The corporation was founded in 1993. Revenue in 2022 was RUB 912,7  billion; total assets equaled RUB 2,1 trillion as of 31 December 2022. Sistema's ordinary shares are listed under the "AFKS" ticker on the Moscow Exchange. 

Organizational partner

The North-Caucasus Federal University is the largest higher education institution in the North Caucasus Federal District, it has been a participant in the “Priority 2030” strategic academic leadership programme since 2021, and initiated the creation of the Consortium of the North-Caucasus higher education institutions “Human capital and new economy for multi-ethnic regions”, which brought together 21 universities from across the macro-region.

NCFU currently has over 24000 students majoring in 160 training areas; it has 16 institutes and faculties, two branches in Pyatigorsk and Nevinnomyssk, a college and a Specialized Training and Research Centre (STRC). The university provides opportunities for continuing education and implements a wide range of professional retraining and professional development programmes.

The university is developing research areas relevant to the socio-economic development of the North Caucasus: new methodologies for organic synthesis to produce new biologically active compounds for medicinal chemistry, luminescent materials; developing new plant and animal protection products; plant and cattle genetics; biodiversity; food biotechnology for healthy longevity; physics and technology of nanosystems and nanomaterials; neuromathematics and information technologies (including robotic technologies); ethno-political and ethno-cultural processes of the modern world; urbanisation and spatial planning; intelligent systems in traditional and alternative power production; sustainable development of the tourism and hospitality industry, rehabilitology, etc.

More than 100 research projects are carried out each year in 59 research laboratories.

NCFU is among the top 30 Russian universities; it ranks in the top positions in 12 areas of Russian universities subject ranking “The Three Missions”, best in the country in the area of “Food Technologies”.

The university has created conditions for students’ project activities and the implementation of technological start-ups, social and innovative initiatives.

NCFU is the leading university in the systematic promotion of the Russian language abroad in the countries of the South Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Dmitry Bespalov is the Rector of NCFU.

Organizational partner

MAYRVEDA is Russia’s only MediSpa hotel which combines the Austrian Modern Mayr Medicine, the Indian Ayrveda and healing features of natural recourses of Caucasian Mineral Waters. The pillars of the resort’s programme are subtle detox with Dr Mayr’s medical therapy, obtaining physical and spiritual balance with the help of Ayrveda, natural rejuvenation and lifestyle customization using mineral waters and Tambukan mud, all in Kislovodsk’s unique climate. 3 to 28 day Classic, Advanced and Discovery medical programmes can be complemented with 4 modules and 3 check-up programmes depending on client’s individual goals. The programmes include laboratory, instrumental, genetic and ayurvedic diagnostics, a unique diet system as the base of detox, learning healthy food patterns and more than 1000 medical and innovatively equipped SPA-treatments and rituals.

“Aqua Holding” is the largest producer of mineral waters in the South of Russia, and the leading exporter in the country. It holds 1/3 of the total production of mineral waters at Caucasus Mineral Waters area. The company is the exclusive producer of legendary mineral water brands “Essentuki 4” and “Essentuki 17”

“Aqua Holding” includes 6 production sites, 30 bore wells, branded wholesale and retail stores in resort cities and more than 600 employees.

The company is in top-3 producers of mineral waters in Russia and is the largest private subsoil user in the North Caucasus Federal District, besides it is one of the main taxpayers in the region.

“Aqua Holding” was rated among the best employers in the country according to Forbes in 2022.

Today, the products of “Aqua Holding” can be purchased not only throughout Russia, but also in more than twenty countries from Canada to China, and its quality remains impeccable!