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On behalf of organizers and partners, we are glad to welcome the participants of the Global Innovation Partnership Asia-Pacific 2012 Forum.

Russian economy is going through a very interesting and, in many respects, a symbolic period. We have to reconsider our main areas of development, find new approaches and solutions, and set new priorities. Now more than ever, Russian economy needs modernization, and this challenge is at the top of the agenda of Russian leadership.

Today we put the establishment of mutually beneficial relationships with the representatives of the Asia-Pacific among our priorities. Thus far, many of these countries have become market leaders in the field of innovations and hi-tech.

We are aware that, in today’s world, leadership is impossible without an innovation-oriented approach to economy. The driving force of this process in Russia must be private initiative backed by government support in priority industries. That is why such state development institutions as RUSNANO, RVC, and the Skolkovo Foundation have organized Global Innovation Partnerships Forum. And Moscow City Government and Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA) became the partners of GIP.

Asia-Pacific-2012 is the third Forum in succession of Global Innovation Partnerships. The previous two Forums were held in 2010 and 2011 with the participation of investors from the USA and Europe respectively.

We are sure that vast Russian domestic market, highly skilled human resources, significant scientific and engineering potential, state support programs of innovative development and other factors have made Russia attractive for foreign investments in technological businesses.

Organizers and partners of the Global Innovation Partnerships Asia-Pacific 2012 Forum attach great importance to the participation of investment business representatives from the Asia-Pacific. We want to thank you for your visit to Russia. We believe that the participants will find the program of our Forum interesting and informative as it provides a series of various events, from meetings with Russian officials and representatives of state development institutions to informal contacts with representatives of investment-seeking companies.

We are sure that the professional dialogue will give an opportunity to the Forum participants to establish the necessary contacts and will provide them all necessary information about doing technological businesses in Russia and making investments in them, as well as will give an opportunity to make acquaintance with particular investments companies.
We are confident that a professional dialogue between the Forum’s participants and guests will streamline a faster search for new win-win solutions..

We wish all the participants every success and fruitful cooperation.

Organizers and partners
of the Global Innovation Partnerships Asia-Pacific 2012 Forum