February 16, 2011
METROPOL GROUP Director General Mr Mikhail Slipenchuk took part in the international conference “Development of Economic Relations in Northeast Asia” and met his business partners in Japan.
During his trip to Japan Director General of METROPOL GROUP Mr
Mikhail Slipenchuk participated in the international annual
conference “Development of Economic Relations in Northeast Asia”
that took place in Neegata February 15–16th, 2010. The event was
attended by scientists, politicians, economists and businessmen
from Japan, China, Mongolia and Russia. The conference has been
held since 2000 under guidance of Japanese Institute of Economic
Research in Northeast Asia (ERINA) and is aimed at developing
multilateral mutually beneficial cooperation in the region.
This year the conference centered on prospects for ecologically
pure energy sources as well as the developmental trends in industry
and transport infrastructure and importance of financial
co-operation in these spheres. Mr Mikhail Slipenchuk spoke at the
conference round-table session named “The Improvement of Business
Environment in Russia and the Russian Far East”. Until recently no
huge business projects between Russia and Japan in the Russian Far
East have been underway. The aim of the session was to reveal major
obstacles that impede the development of bilateral relations.
Session participants voiced concrete plans and suggestions that can
help solve these problems and favour business relations
“While Russia is very rich in natural resources, Japan, due to
absence of such resources, has accumulated huge potential in the
sphere of their processing technologies. So, interaction of Russian
natural resources and Japanese technologies is likely to produce
good synergetic effect. It’s the case when one plus one equals not
two but eleven”, - Mikhail Slipenchuk pointed out at the
During his visit Mr Mikhail Slipenchuk also had a number of
meetings with his Japanese partners, in particular SBI Holdings
President Mr Kitao Esitaka.
A new agreement was signed with SBI Holdings in terms of
completing the deal, according to which SBI Holdings purchases 50%
shares of the United Investment Bank (OBIBANK, a METROPOL Group
company) authorized capital.
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