09/05/2019 | Press release | Archived content

Digital transformation of global trade addressed at Eastern Economic Forum

  • Future image of international trade key item on agenda

September 5, 2019, Vladivostok - Sberbank has participated in the discussion during a session called 'The Digital Transformation of International Trade: E-commerce and Beyond' at the Eastern Economic Forum. Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate and Investment Business of Sberbank, delivered a speech at the session.

Andrey Slepnev, CEO of Russian Export Centre, moderated the discussion.

Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia; Ekaterina Grishkovets, Vice President of Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO); Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia; Paul Kadochnikov, Vice Rector for Research with Russian Foreign Trade Academy under the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia; Boris Kim, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Qiwi; Dmitry Maksimenko, Executive Director of Innosoft; Veronika Nikishina, Member of the Board (Minister in charge of Trade) of the Eurasian Economic Commission; and Tao Sha, Chief Executive Officer of Epinduo, were among the session speakers.

The key items on the agenda included the future image of the international trade and key trends for digital transformation, the place of Russia in the global digital transformation of international trade, and the steps that governments and institutions need to make to promote next generation services and enable Russian producers to join the global digital economy.

Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank,

'For Sberbank, digital reality is already here. Having looked into exportation issues, international experience and that of startups 18 months back, we created a digital platform for exporters and importers using Bank of Business Partners, which is available as an app and on the Web.

The venue offers multiple options, like a background check on a counterparty across 47 countries, analysis of a product's exportation potential, access to global auctions venues, exportation acceleration, etc. Our venue currently has 32,000 registered clients and over 500 companies using exportation acceleration.'