For thirteen years, the International Economic Summit « Russia – the Islamic World: KazanSummit » has brought together representatives of international organizations, public authorities, financial institutions, embassies, parliamentarians, leading investors and businessmen, top managers of Russian and foreign companies. The summit has proven to be a successful business platform for establishing new contacts, as well as an aid for presenting the economic opportunities and investment potential of our country. The event is held within the framework of the activities of the Russia-Islamic World Strategic Vision Group, chaired by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
On the agenda of the business program of the XIII International Economic Summit « Russia – Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022 » will be the sharing economy and the common good of Halal, and the key topics of the upcoming summit are Islamic finance and partner banking, the Halal industry, youth diplomacy, export development, entrepreneurship and investment. The event will also include the Russia Halal Expo 2022 exhibition, World Halal Day and events dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria.
“Russia, where more than 20 million Muslims live, has a strong potential in terms of the development of the Islamic economy: trade turnover for 9 months of 2021 with the OIC countries amounted to 1.47 billion US dollars, exports with the OIC countries – 1.07 billion USD for 9 months of 2021, imports – 407.7 million USD. Main exporters: Kazakhstan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkey. Main importers: Turkey, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan. In the field of trade, Tajikistan actively cooperates with 24 OIC countries. A special role in strengthening the dialogue between Russia and the OIC countries is played by the Kazan platform – the International Economic Summit « Russia – the Islamic World: KazanSummit ». This event is the main Russian platform for discussing cooperation and implementation of joint projects, presenting economic opportunities and investment potential, as well as establishing business contacts, – Head of the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina.
Taliya Minullina invites you to join a constructive dialogue at KazanSummit 2022:
We highly value the relations of friendship, respect and all-round mutually beneficial partnership with the OIC countries. Our efforts are aimed at strengthening cooperation between Russia and the Muslim world. We see the OIC countries as like-minded people on the path to common prosperity and the continuation of an open dialogue between countries. The Russia-Islamic World Summit is just such a platform for the synergy of the economic, scientific, technical, cultural, informational agenda through various OIC structures. The number of guests participating in KazanSummit has been growing for 13 years, which confirms the effectiveness and efficiency of this format. See you at Russia’s largest platform for cooperation with the Islamic world!”
In 2021, the Summit brought together 5,000 representatives of international organizations, government authorities, financial institutions, top managers of Russian and foreign companies from 64 countries of the world and 41 regions of Russia, as well as 24 ambassadors and 5 consuls of foreign states on one platform. In addition, the leadership of more than 10 ministries of foreign states participated in the Summit.
Among the traditional events of the summit are the Forum of Young Entrepreneurs of the OIC Countries, the Forum of Young Diplomats of the OIC Countries, SberTalk – a multimodal offline discussion platform with representatives of government and business, where real problems of the financial sector are discussed. From 2021, at the Summit site, the BEAC has been expanding the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) agenda.
The event site will also traditionally host the Russia Halal Expo exhibition and the Machine Building Cluster Forum.
Russia Halal Expo 2022 will last 3 days. Its total area will double compared to 2021 and will amount to 10,000 sq.m. In 2021, 113 exhibitors were presented at the exhibition, including the stands of Indonesia, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and others. This year, the zone of the Republic of Tatarstan will be located on the first line of the exhibition this year, where the investment, tourism and industrial potential of the republic, the zones of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria, Kazan – the Youth Capital of the OIC – 2022 and Tatarstan – the republic of sports will be presented. A distinctive feature of this year’s exhibition is free access to the program of business sessions of the Summit dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ecology, global trends in the Halal industry, the future of « decent fashion », tourism and medicine, the basics of partnership finance, as well as the Engineering Cluster Forum.
The event has expanded over the past year, we are ready to share changes and innovations.
Kazan has won the right to host World Halal Day, one of the events of the World Halal Summit Council, which has been held annually since 2014 in different parts of the world. WHD is the largest forum in the field of Islamic business and an international exhibition that brings together many companies that supply goods and services in the Halal standard. It will be held in the capital of Tatarstan as part of the Russia Halal Expo exhibition for the first time.
Responsible behavior and creativity make it possible to build a stable future in a transforming world. Halal today is not only food, but also a full–fledged ecosystem of services and communications. Halal 2 Government = H2G communications, Halal 2 Business = H2B transactions and Halal 2 Consumer = H2C products are designed to help adapt to new economic realities.
Kazan has received the status of « OIC Youth Capital – 2022 », Tatarstan has been hosting major international youth events on its territory for many years. “This event is especially symbolic on the eve of the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria,” – said the President of the Republic of Tatarstan. In this status, a number of international events are planned to be held in Kazan in 2022.
The program also included a significant investment block with 50 innovative start-ups from Russian regions and OIC countries. Experts, investors, representatives of business and government agencies will discuss on one platform which investment projects are necessary and beneficial for implementation in the current conditions, which correspond to the international agenda and trends in economic flows around the world.
Islamic financial services are presented annually at the International Economic Summit « Russia-Islamic World: KazanSummit ». Some of them are presented in a purely digital format, which indicates the need to stimulate the implementation of projects in the field of Islamic financial technologies in Russia. In this regard, it became necessary to hold the first All-Russian Case Championship “Islamic Fintech Solutions for Russia and the Republic of Tatarstan”.
The pearl of the cultural program will be the Modest Fashion Day festival of decent fashion, the event will be held on May 19th. Modest Fashion Day will begin with two thematic sessions, where well-known Russian and foreign experts will discuss the prospects for decent fashion and measures to support talented designers. In the evening of the same day, summit participants and residents of the city will be able to attend a decent fashion show.
“KazanSummit 2022 will expand the economic opportunities and business potential of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region and OIC countries and increase the recognition of Muslim startups in the global market!” – Head of the Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina.
Earlier, the Summit was attended by Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Usaymin, President of the Islamic Development Bank Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al Madani, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia Dato Seri Mustafa Mohamed, Minister of Enterprise Development of Malaysia Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Bin Yusof, member of the Chamber Lords of Great Britain Lord Nazir Ahmed, former President of the Senate of Pakistan Syed Nayar Hussein Bohari, President of the Union of Chambers and Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Rifat Hisarciklioglu, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization D-8 H.E. Dato Ku Jafar Ku Shaari, President of the Supreme Council of the Kingdom of Bahrain for Islamic Affairs H.P. Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Director General of the Islamic Center for Trade Development at the OIC Allal Rashdi, Head of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies WAIPA Bostyan Skalar, Founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Aga Khan University, Global Center for Pluralism, University of Central Asia Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, heads of federal structures and heads of subjects of Russia.
Among the guests of honor of the Summit are: leaders of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, ministers of Islamic countries, ambassadors and consuls of more than 15 states, international delegations and foreign experts, as well as heads of Russian regions, leadership of federal authorities, chambers of commerce and industry of the OIC countries and regions of Russia, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Sergey Katyrin, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Minister of Economy UAE H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs H.E. Rashid Abdulrahman Mohammed Al
Khalifa, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic Marat Sharshekeyev, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Abkhazia Kristina Ozgan, General Director of Russian Export Center JSC Veronika Nikishina, Head of Rosstandart Anton Shalaev, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ramazan Abdulatipov, Secretary General of the Institute of Standards and Metrology OIS SMIIC Ihsan Ovut, President of the Council of the World Halal Summit Yunus Ete, Director General of IRCICA (Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture) Mahmud Erol Kilic, President of Halal Accreditation Authority Zafer Soylu, Minister of Economy Mauritania Mamadou Usman Kane, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Sberbank Olga Golodets, Director general, Chairman of the Board of Rosgeo JSC Sergey Gorkov, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Maizvandari Said Najibullah, President of the International Association of Islamic Business Marat Kabaev, Director of UNIDO Centre for international Industrial Cooperation (ITPO Russia) Sergey Korotkov, Chairman of the World Halal Day World Halal Day Mohamed Jinnah, representatives of the Bank of Russia and state corporations, the international business and political community.
Registration for the event is available on the official website kazansummit.ru to 12/05/2022!
See you at the “Russia-Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022”!