Suffolk Chamber International to host ‘Doing Business in Russia’ event in Ipswich

Jim Fanshawe of Suffolk Chamber International.
Picture: David Garrad

Jim Fanshawe of Suffolk Chamber International. Picture: David Garrad - Credit: David Garrad

Suffolk Chamber International is to host an event offering local companies an opportunity to learn more about how to break in to the increasingly open market in Russia.

The event, at the Ipswich Novotel on December 1, will provide an insight into the scale and nature of the opportunities beginning to unfold in Russia, where growth areas including mining, renewables, automotive, construction, power, consumer goods, food and drink, packaging, chemicals, aerospace, communications, oil and gas, engineering and leisure.

Jim Fanshawe, manager at Suffolk Chamber International, which is part of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, said: “One of Suffolk Chamber’s four key business themes is promoting international trade.

“This Doing Business in Russia event is yet another example as to how we can bring together specific country experts with businesses in the county who are looking to enter into new markets so that they are primed and ready to succeed.”

“Suffolk Chamber International has used its influence to bring together in one place key specialists from a number of different disciplines to offer a comprehensive overview of what it takes to make it in Russia.

“Delegates will have the opportunity to have one-to-one meetings with these experts and discuss how they can reach their export potential in the Russian market.”

As well as presentations by a team of invited specialists, delegates will have the chance to take part in a Q&A session and to network with other businesses.

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Among those speaking at the event will be David Cant of Albion Overseas who has worked with Russia since the 1980s and is fluent in the language as well as being an accredited Adventace sales trainer and a highly experienced Russia cultural trainer.

He will be joined by other specialists from companies such as Blackthorne International Transport, RBCC and CTMS Travel as well as Suffolk Chamber International,

Doing Business in Russia will be held on December 1, between 9am and 1pm at the Novotel in Grey Friars Road, Ipswich IP1 1UP. Places at the event must be pre-booked. For details, visit, events/.