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An introduction to doing business in Russia

About this event

Experience UK welcomes British companies to discover the wealth of opportunities in Russia’s arts, culture and wider entertainment sector, as we commence with our inaugural country-specific webinar as part of the Focus on Eastern Europe series.

Hosted by Emily Smith, who authored the Eastern Europe report, the session will provide a market overview for UK museum and attraction suppliers keen to expand their footprint to Russia. Joining Emily will be Trevor Lewis, Counsellor, Director of Trade & Investment Russia, British Embassy Moscow and Ludmila Stepnova from the Department for International Trade (DIT). Ludmila’s pivotal role is to support UK creative industries in professional, financial and legal services to open up new opportunities and maximise their potential in the Russian market. A spokesperson from UK Export Finance (UKEF) will also join the webinar, to share how UK companies can access export finance to support project wins and trading within Russia.

The first Focus on Russia webinar will take place November 11, 2021 at 14:00hrs. Following the session, Emily will host two additional webinars, which delve into Russia’s arts & culture and wider entertainment sector. Dates will be revealed in due course.

Hosted by

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    Mike Chaplin Managing Director @ Click Netherfield

    Mike Chaplin is Managing Director for Click Netherfield, a company headquartered in Scotland. Click Netherfield are museum showcase experts with over 50 years' experience working for Royal Families, World Leaders, National Institutions, Artists and Private Collectors.

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    Ludmila Stepnova Principal Trade Adviser, Team Leader @ Department for International Trade, British Embassy

    Ludmila Stepnova, Team Leader and Principle Trade Adviser on Financial, Professional. Legal Services, Education and Creative Industries. Ludmila has 15+ years’ experience with the DIT, where she has been helping UK exporter to unlock opportunities in Russia.

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    Julia Gurieva Senior Associate @ Hogan Lovells CIS

    Senior associate Julia Gurieva focuses her practice at Hogan Lovells on various Regulatory and IPMT matters, including patent strategy, copyright advice, anti-counterfeit and IP protection advice, advertising regulations, know-how protection issues.

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    Trevor Lewis Director of Trade & Investment Russia @ British Embassy Moscow.

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    Emily Smith Director @ Emily Smith Associates

    Emily Smith specialises in cultural, creative and digital partnerships and communications to achieve market growth and audience engagement. Her 25-year career spans museum, cultural and creative sectors in leading organisations including the Natural History Museum, and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Experience UK

Experience UK is the trade body for Great British companies that design, create and deliver world class visitor destinations, from museums to theme parks and everything in between.