The XIII International Forum

December 7-8, 2023, St.Petersburg

Arctic: today and the future


Official Support


MMC «Norilsk Nickel»

«Nornickel» is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.

The main Russian production units of «Nornickel» are vertically integrated and include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel and Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.

«Nornickel» also includes Gipronickel Institute, a research and development facility located in Saint Petersburg (Russia), with branches in the cities of Norilsk and Monchegorsk.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, «Nornickel» is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, which is essential for ensuring sustainable and efficient business development.



VTB Bank is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products. In Russia VTB provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer leasing, factoring and other financial services and products.

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB’s main shareholder and owns 61.8% of the voting shares.

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NOVATEK is Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons.

Yamal LNG, the Company's largest LNG project, is located on the Yamal Peninsula. It is an integrated project for production, liquefaction and export of natural gas.

For its future LNG projects, the Company built an Offshore Superfacility Construction Center in Murmansk Region, which has a vital role to play for the LNG equipment manufacturing industry emerging in Russia. The Center is currently busy with fabricating the first two GBS LNG Trains for the Arctic LNG 2 project. The Arctic LNG 2 project's three trains are expected to commence operation in 2023, 2024 and 2026, respectively.


Non-profit organisation Polar Foundation

Non-profit organisation Polar Foundation was established in 2000 by a group of scientists, polar researchers and the Association of Polar Explorers, an Interregional Public Organisation. The main purpose of the Foundation is joining and coordinating resources for solving scientific problems of exploration and development of polar, circumpolar and northern regions. Arthur Chilingarov, an outstanding polar explorer, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Russia, acts as the President of the Foundation from the very beginning.


State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (ROSATOM)

State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (ROSATOM) is one of global technological leaders, with capacities in the nuclear sector and beyond, and business partners in 50 countries. As one of the pioneers of the nuclear industry, ROSATOM has traditionally been at the forefront of the international nuclear market, including nuclear power plant construction, uranium mining and enrichment, and nuclear fuel fabrication and supply. Today, thanks to the unique expertise accumulated over 75 years, the company is conquering the markets of new promising high-tech products. Hydrogen energy, energy storage, nuclear medicine, wind energy, composite materials, logistics business, environmental solutions - in total, more than a hundred new businesses, which cement ROSATOM’s standing among the leading tech giants. The corporation includes about 400 enterprises and organizations employing a total of more than 330,000 people.



Public Joint Stock Company Mobile TeleSystems is the leading company in Russia in the provision of mobile and fixed telecommunications services, data transmission and Internet access, cable and satellite TV broadcasting; a provider of digital services, including fintech and media within ecosystems and mobile applications; a provider of IT solutions in the field of unified communications, Internet of Things, monitoring, data processing, cloud computing, cybersecurity. In Russia, Belarus and Armenia, MTS Group mobile communication services are used by about 88 million subscribers. In the Russian market of mobile business MTS holds leading positions, serving the largest 80-million subscriber base. MTS fixed services - telephony, Internet access and TV - cover more than 10 million subscribers, OTT and pay TV services in various environments - more than 11.7 million users, the total number of MTS ecosystem customers exceeds 14 million. The company has a retail network of more than 4,700 stores in Russia. MTS shares are listed on the Moscow Exchange under the code MTSS.


JSC Research Center of Construction

JSC Research Center of Construction is more than 95 years of experience of research and achievements in the field of construction science.

Our mission: To lead in invention, development and implementation of construction materials and technologies to make urban living environment safe and comfortable.

Main task: to assist executive authorities in the implementation of scientific and technical policy in the field of construction.

Competitive Advantages: :

  1. Design and scientific and technical support of especially dangerous, technically complex and unique buildings, structures and objects of cultural heritage, including in territories with complex geological and climatic conditions
  2. Unique material and technical base for research and development activities
  3. Large archive of theoretical and technological developments
  4. The main developer of norms, standards and rules, participates in solving issues of scientific and technical regulation of the construction industry. It has significant advantages in auditing projects for compliance with GOST and SP requirements, as well as in the certification process
  5. Engineering-geological surveys
  6. Research on properties of building materials
  7. Design and engineering works
  8. Ensuring fire safety


ITAR-TASS News Agency

TASS is Russia’s leading state news agency, and on September 1, 2023, the agency celebrated its 119th anniversary.

TASS is one of the most cited Russian news agencies, publishing nearly 3,000 news items in six languages and about 700 photographs and videos from correspondents in Russia and across the world daily, forming a complete and objective picture of events. In 2022, more than 2.9 mln items of content in various formats were released across all TASS platforms, and more than 1.5 mln items were published in January-July 2023.

Three regional information centers, dozens of offices in Russia’s regions, along with 57 global branches in 52 countries enable TASS to quickly receive and disseminate unbiased information about events in Russia and the world to the widest possible audience.

TASS is the only mass media outlet in the world that has its own news office at the International Space Station.

TASS subscribers have access to a wide range of topic-oriented services across 70 news feeds.

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