TEAM on the international stage

TEAM on the international stage

In November and December TEAM Group Consultingtook part in traditional events of international cooperation: St. Petersburg Partneriat of small and medium-sized business, which acquired a Russian-Finnish status this year. The event was held in city of Turku and confined to Rubicon Forum.

Evgeny Mironov, Chairman, TEAM Group Consulting:

“It is a key event for small and medium- sized business of Nordic countries. Partneriat is supported by the Saint – Petersburg and Turku’s administrations, Saint – Petersburg Foundation for SME Development, projects MOST and Rubicon. All lead partners and experts in the field of Russian – Finnish business’ development take part in the event. Its aim is to stimulate interregional cooperation, arrange conditions for effective dialogue, information swapping and development of professional contacts, which are very important nowadays, at the time of service of economic conditions and slackening the rate of economic growth in Russia and Finland.”

Main part of the Partneriat’s event was a conference held on 19 November, 2015 with participation of Mr. Aleksi Randell, Mayor of Turku city, Mr. Sergey Movchan Saint – Petersburg’s vice-governor, Mr. Valerij Shlamyn, Russian Federation trade representative in Finland, and also more than 200 businessmen of Russia and Finland. Forum’s visitors had a possibility to visit leading companies such economic sectors in Turku region as metalworking, medical technologies, bioeconomy. As a part of the Partneriat the official receptions of the Consul of the Russian Federation in the city Turku and the Turku Major’s Office were made.

On the 25 of November, 2015 in the Saint – Petersburg Four Seasons Lion Palace hotel the first awards ceremony “Exporter of the year” was held. It was organized by the Saint – Petersburg’s government at the discretion of the Saint - Petersburg Foundation for SME Development and aims to encourage and promote the achievements Russian enterprises in non-primary exports.

Viktor Mironov, Managing Director, TEAM Group Consulting:

“We are glad to take part in the event, aimed to support Russian companies during the international expansion. Especially pleasant moment that the initiators of the award were our long-time business colleagues and partners from Saint – Petersburg Foundation for SME Development. Now TEAM actively focus on searching new possibilities and development of the export potential among our own clients. We hope that in the near future some of them will appear in the ranks of award holders.

Aside from the winners the organizers of the ceremony were honored on the stage. With reference on successful implementation of the city projects on the business support, including organization of the Partneriat and contest “Exporter of the year”, but also in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the Saint – Petersburg Foundation for SME Development the letter of gratitude from the St.-Petersburg’s Governor were given to the Chairman Foundation Mr. Sergey Balanev.

TEAM congratulates colleagues with their professional achievements and the anniversary!


In order to strengthen and develop Russia and Finland international economic cooperation Russian-Finish Partneriat would take place on November 19-20th 2015 in Turku (Finland).

In 2015 for the first time the Partneriat would take place abroad in Turku together with the successfully recommended in Finland Rubicon Forum. Business program of Partneriat would include a wide range of round tables on the most perspective fields of the Russian-Finish cooperation. Moreover, the matchmaking area, presentation area, consultation business center, exhibition, as well as the finish companies visits would be arranged for the event participants.


Annual contest for small and medium-sized business in Saint-Petersburg “Exporter of the Year” is a key regional initiative aimed to identify “regional champions” of export business and promote best experience and practices of internationalization.

Main aim is identify, support and promote key export projects in Saint-Petersburg.

Thanks to this contest you can make a claim about yourself on a regional and national level, organize business ties and come into the community of lead exporters in Saint-Petersburg.

All subjects of small and medium-sized business with confirmed export experience can be invited to the contest, according to the following points:

  • Only non-primary export;
  • Registration in Saint-Petersburg;
  • Number of employees up to 250;
  • Amount of business up to 2 bln.roubles.