The 14th Russia & CIS HR Directors Summit

26-27 september 2013 | Conference & Exhibition | Lotte Hotel Moscow, Russia

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XIV Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit and HR-EXPO-2013 will be held on 26 and 27 September 2013 at the Lotte Hotel in Moscow. Conferences. The Summit is organized by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and LBS International Conferences. The General Partner is EF Education First. The Official Partners - TOPS Consulting and Microsoft. General Sponsor – IBS.

The Advisory Board  of the Summit comprises CEOs and HR Executives of major Russian and international organizations and recognized experts in the field of HR management. The Advisory Board takes part in the development of the concept and programme of the Summit.

The Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit is the largest professional event in Eastern and Central Europe. It enables participants to gain an understanding of the main processes in the field of Human Resource management and exchange ideas with colleagues. Participants can also learn about the latest developments, products, and services in HRM and make valuable business contacts.

Major events and trends in the field of Human Resources development over the past year will be reviewed within the Summit; companies and organizations will present their practical case studies. Technology companies and service providers will demonstrate their innovative products and solutions at the HR EXPO-2013.

The Summit will also host the Annual HR Management Excellence Award Ceremony. The awards are given for the HR Executive of the Year, the HR Project of the Year, the HR Consultant of the Year and the Corporate Learning and the Training Provider of the Year and for the best HR Technology solution of the Year.


  • Fyodor Prokopov, Board Member and VP, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs & Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration, Higher School of Economics.
  • Anatoly Moskalenko, Member of the Board, VP HR and OD, LUKOIL.
  • Elena Vitchak, Member of the Board, EVP HR, Sistema Holding.
  • Alla Vuchkovich, Member of the Board, VP HR, United Aircraft Corporation.
  • Mikhail Arkhipov, Member of the Board, VP HR, MTS.
  • Nadya Minde, VP HR, Baltika Breweries.
  • Valentin Timakov, Deputy General Director, Post of Russia.
  • Anton Nagralyan, Head of HR Department, Russian Railways.
  • Vladimir Khimanych, Head of HR Department, Gazprom Neft.
  • Ekaterina Uspenskaya, Member of the Board, Deputy General Director HR, URALSIB Financial Corporation.
  • Edward Baldakov, Country Manager Russia and CIS, EF Education First.
  • Nikolay Steblyankiy, Director, Russian Railways Corporate University.
  • Olesya Senchenya, Partner, AVECO Career Partners.
  • Don Prince, CEO, Center for Creative Leadership.
  • Guillaume Le Berre, General Manager, Qoveo.
  • Tatiana Khvatinina, CEO, SHL Russia&CIS.
  • Igor Novikov, Member of the Board, Executive Director, NOVIT.


  • Key trends of HR Management in Russia and the CIS in the context of global trends.
  • Modern technologies in people management: the latest developments and best balance of technology and traditional practices.
  • Social Media and new communication tools.
  • Involvement of the employees and the efficiency of HC.
  • Development of Employer Brand.
  • Leadership.
  • Talent Management.
  • Recruitment and education.



The annual event is attended by about 400 senior executives  of Russian and International companies, 17% of which are Heads of the organizations, and 53% hold positions of HR-Directors and Heads of HR-management Departments.

Vice-Presidents and Board members (20%), CEO (34%) and HR-Directors (20%) of leading Russian and foreign companies speak about the main trends in the human resource management in Russia and worldwide, as well as share cases and best HR-practices at the Summit.

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Alexey Leonov, Member of the first Soviet Cosmonaut team, pilot of the first Soviet space ships

Leonov was one of the 20 Soviet Air Force pilots selected to be part of the first cosmonaut group in 1960. During space mission In common with Pavel Belyaev he was the second pilot  went outside the spacecraft «Voskhod 2» for 12 minutes and nine seconds on 18 March 1965. Alexey Leonov was the first man in open space. He also wrote a book about cosmonauts' psychology.


Melvyn Bragg, British broadcaster, presenter, interviewer, commentator, novelist, scriptwriter
The Lord Bragg, UK Parliament Member

Melvyn Bragg is an English broadcaster and author, best known for his work with ITV as editor and presenter of the The South Bank Show (1978–2010). Earlier in his career, Bragg worked for the BBC in various roles including presenter, a connection which resumed in 1988 when he began to host Start the Week on Radio 4. After his ennoblement in 1998, he switched to presenting the new In Our Time, a discussion radio programme which has run to over 550 editions. In his 1998 series On Giant's Shoulders he interviewed scientists about their eminent predecessors, and from 1999 to 2001 he presented The Routes of English, a series celebrating 1,000 years of the spoken language.  He has written 20 novels, the latest of which is Remember Me.

Annual meetings with special guests – well-known businessmen, politicians, film directors, athletes, outstanding cultural and public figures of our time have become one of the most prominent traditions of the Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit. Over the years: Fyodor Bondarchuk, famous film director and producer, Mikhail Barshchevsky, well-known lawer and Ilya Averbukh, ice-show producer and World champion in figure skating have been  among the guests of the Summit. The actor, producer and scriptwriter Nikita Vysotsky was the special guest of the XIII Summit; he spoke about his journey through life, the features of creative teams and managing and motivating extraordinary personalities.

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HR EXPO 2013


During the XIV Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit participants have an opportunity not only listen to the reports and participated in the discussions, they also can familiarise themselves with a number of innovative products and solutions for the HC management and development. They are also able to receive personal consultations within the HR-EXPO 2013 exhibition.

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The HR Expo is the heart of the annual conference, and provides a focal point for networking, information-gathering, and excitement. Here, you will find leader companies who are eager to provide you with the solutions to your challenges. You can meet with your fellow peers over one of the provided lunches, talk to vendors, make contacts and connections that will boost your career and your company.



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Alexander Karpov, HR Director, LG ELECTRONICS RUS:

«HR-Director Summit is one of the traditional and significant HR-events of a year.  At the Summit practitioners have an opportunity to share new experience, establish new professional contacts, take experts' advice».


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Vladimir Khimanych, HR Director, Microsoft Russia:

«HR-Director Summit provides a unique platform to exchange valuable experience and knowledge in the area of human resources management. Summit participants have the opportunity to share the latest best practices, discuss the HR area's prospects as well as understand potential ways of enhancing quality and level of HR management both in an organization and in the market on the whole. Trends and learnings highlighted in the Summit undoubtedly will be useful and of immediate interest to heads of HR-departments».



Since 2011 you can join the HR-DIRECTOR SUMMIT COMMUNITY which members receive access to the topical professional information and analytics. You can share experience with colleagues as well as take part in the Summit activities, webinars, and informal meetings on special terms and free of charge in some cases. You can pass their opinions on the event agenda and speakers, take part in contests, lotteries and vote for award winners in HR area.     



The Summit will also host the Annual HR Management Excellence Award Ceremony. The awards are given for the HR Executive of the Year, the HR Project of the Year, the HR Consultant of the Year and the Corporate Learning and the Training Provider of the Year and for the best HR Technology solution of the Year.


ICE 2015  (International Collaboration Excellence) 



On September 26 after finishing the Summit and Expo programme the participants are invited to attend the evening party.



Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit 2010 - Meeting with special guest –
 Michael Barshchevsky 


Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit 2010 - News block on RBC TV


Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit 2008 - A conversation on leadership, management, and talent with special guest of the Summit Fyodor Bondarchuk, producer, director and actor



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