The Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) is an annual business event held in the Crimea (Yalta). The YIEF is the main showcase of investment opportunities and the investment potential of the Crimea. Main theme of the Yalta International Economic Forum 2018 has become “Global Future. Future of Russia”.

Each year the Forum is attended by high-level Russian government officials, international experts, influential international and Russian businesspeople and economists, representatives of major business organizations and other opinion leaders.

Several international delegations took part in the forum, among them United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, Czech Republic and several countries from the Middle East. In total more than 3.000 people including 300 journalists visited the event. One of the major topics discussed was also establishment of long-term cooperation and promotion of socially significant business projects between the Republic of Crimea and the Syrian Arab Republic.

Representatives of eastconsult® lead by the Head of Crimean office, Dmitry Kudryavtsev, have also participated in the YIEF, took part in conferences and negotiations.

We see the development on Crimea very positive, plenty of projects are upcoming and notwithstanding the sanctions many European companies are very interested in investing in the Region. Certainly the completion of the Crimean Bridge (Kerch Strait Bridge) will boost the projects as well (it is expected to be partly opened still in May 2018).