List of participants
|Romanyuk Liudmila, PhD
Company: Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety Russian Academy of Science
Position: General Secretary for International affairs
PRIZE-WINNER of the ALAND BALTIC SEA FOUNDATION 1999.
Environmental Industry Association member
Strategies of sustainable regional development
International Environmental management
Environmental friendly energy policy development
INTERREG IIC Baltic Clearing House and Information Network ( BALTIC CHAIN) Project,
Member of Steering Committee
LIFE-TCY 99/ROS/022 Project «Systems for establishing effluent limits based on best available technology as a basis for improved environmental conditions», Local Expert
TACIS Project “Integration of Strategic Policies for St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast in the cortex of North-West Region”, Local Expert
|Vostokov Evgeny, PhD
Employer - St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after M.A. Bonch-Bruevich
Positions held - Associate professor of the Economics & management Department
Researching and lecturing on micro- and macroeconomic issues, including territorial development and economic forecasts; accounting and financial analyses of municipal services companies.
Employer -Energy Saving Project Centre (ESPC)
Positions held - Project Manager
Designing and managing projects on municipal/territorial energy efficient development (institutional, financial and energy aspects). Auditing and financial analysis of municipal
Employer - Consulting firm “Inok-Finance”
Positions held - Director General
Marketing research, financial consulting, business-plans design & appraising
Experience in project design (financial and investment projects), management and co-ordination, team building and management, planning, reporting; working with local and regional authorities. Working out development strategies and forecasts for regions and territories (also in different branches). Developing programmes for municipal services systems reconstruction. Modeling and analysis of economic development processes for industries and territories. Business planning and financial analysis of municipal services structures. Tariff analysis. Accounting system analysis for municipal services suppliers. Market researches. Arrangement of workshops, seminars and trainings. Can act as a trainer/ lecturer
Ms Vladlena Eliseeva gained MBA from the Lovanium International School of Management and MSc in Engineering from St Petersburg State Electrotechnical University.
She worked for 5 years at the St Petersburg City Government being responsible for international projects aimed at SME Development where she gained experience in developing policies and administering programs to promote development of SME. She is experienced in Cross-Border Co-operation and familiar with EU funding instruments (Tacis, Phare, INTERREG, Neighbourhood Programmes). Ms. Eliseeva is large experienced in capacity building in preparation and implementation of projects within different funding instruments. She has experience in providing Technical Assistance to European Commission under Phare/Tacis CBC Small Project Facility, IBPP, Tempus, Neighbourhood Programmes.
Ms Eliseeva is experienced Project Manager, Project Co-ordinator and Member of Steering Committee for a number of international cooperation projects in environmental field. Currently Ms. Eliseeva represents the North-West Funding Service Centre - an NGO working with SMEs which will be networked into a “Platform for Collaboration on Sustainability for SMEs and Communities” within the current project. Being an expert on project preparation and implementation, she will play an active role in elaboration of two pilot sustainability projects which are collaboration between NGOs, SMEs and Local authority.
| Dombrovskaya Irina
Experience: Manager of hotel “Izhora”
Hotel Izhora - one of the best places for accommodation in Saint Petersburg. It is the first private hotel of Petersburg with an operational experience more than 20 years that is a guarantee of high quality service. The hotel has the certificate of conformity of the services of a category three stars and is a member of the Russian Hotel association and a member of Association of small hotels of Saint Petersburg.
The Association of small hotels Saint Petersburg is the noncommercial organization for professional support and protection of interests of small hotels Saint Petersburg. Its purpose is joint promotion in the market of services of small hotels.
The Russian hotel association - the noncommercial organization uniting the hotel enterprises and other collective means of accommodation, and also manufacturers of the goods and services for them.
The Russian hotel association is created in 1997.
The Russian hotel association a member of the international association of hotels and restaurants since December 2003.
The Russian hotel association is the cooperation directed on assistance to development of the Russian hotel industry, expansion and improvement of quality of hotel services and to their promotion on in-Russian and the international markets.
The Russian hotel association is participation in development and realization of national and international programs in hotel industry.
The Russian hotel association is ready to cooperation with all organizations and the enterprises working in tourist and hotel industry.
Present position: International Centre for Social and Economic Research the «Leontief Centre»: Secretary General, Head of the Development Department (years within the firm – 16)
Long-term experience in management of international projects under Tacis CBC, Interreg Programmes, World Bank, USAID, Soros, Eurasia Foundation, International Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, Global Opportunity Found with key expertise in regional analysis and policy development with specific focus on SME capacity building and strategic territorial planning on the principles of wide public involvement.
Actual expertise and long term experience in programming and promoting transnational and cross border neighborhood programmes acting as a member of the RU Task force of the Russian National Sub-Committee of the Baltic Sea Interreg IIIB Programme. Experience in management and consultancy particularly for North West regional and local stakeholders in developing transnational and CBC projects, organizing informational seminars and conferences in all eligible NW regions of Russia working as a key senior expert of St Petersburg Info point BSR Interreg IIIB Neighborhood Programme.
Conference management, practical mastering of dissemination and PR technologies in the NW Russia for 15years and highest level in Web site development.
Membership of professional bodies:
Member of Steering Committee of the North-West Centre for SME Support;
Member of Russian Economic Developers Association ASSET
Member of the Russian Geographic Society.
Degrees and Diplomas obtained
- Manchester Business School, 1997-1998: Certificate of the St. Petersburg Enterprise Education Programme (STEEP)
- National Training Foundation, 1996: Certificate of the Result Focused Management Development Workshops
- University of California, 1994: Certificate of the USAID Educational Program «SME Policy and Regulations»
- Stockholm Institute of East European Economics, 1993: Internship Program
|Lebedeva Natalia, PhD
Present position: Executive director of Russian Economic Developers Association (years within the firm: 6 years)
Present position: Senior researcher of Institute of Regional Economy Problems run by Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg (years within the firm: 25 years)/
Certificate of East-West Bayer Management training Centre (Munich).
- a consultant with 20 years post-graduate experience in sustainable development; strategic regional and local economic development;
- an experienced communicator, facilitator and trainer and publisher of seminar texts on Russian and European good practices in regional development;
- waste experience of researches and consultancy in area of regional and local economic development in Russian regions and cities. Professional expertise in area of SME support, municipal housing and communal services.
Russian Economic Developers Association (ASSET) incorporates individual practitioners, scientific workers, experts and consultants, engaged in fostering economic development of towns and regions.
The Association was founded in 2003 under the auspices of the Eurasia Foundation, the University of Calgary – Gorbachev Foundation, the ICSER “Leontief Centre”.
Today the number of the ASSET members accounts for 136 experts – specialists on economic development of territories from 62 cities and regions of Russia, Italy, Canada, and Finland.
The principal goal of the Association is to foster socio-economic development of Russian regions through formation of the community of high professional territorial development experts.
• formation of professional standards in the area of fostering economic development of territories;
• introduction of strategic planning practices in regions and local self-government bodies;
• advanced training and enhancing skills of economic developers;
• certification of territorial economic development experts;
• exchange of professional experiences among the territorial economic development experts