Meeting with a delegation from the French senate
30 May, Andreas Bitzi, managing director of quality partners, took part in a meeting with a delegation from the French senate, who were interested to get to know more on the French-Russian relations in business and other areas.
He gave his view on the current surprisingly positive business sentiment of foreign investors in Russia and particularly in Northwest Russia. He also pointed out the main difficulties that investors struggle with, such as the uncertainty about further sanctions or the ever tightening requirements on localisation in Russia. Other discussions were on the decreasing numbers of expats in Russia and the difficulties to make the French language more popular and be taught more broadly in Russia.
Thanks to Cèrcle Kondratieff and the Consulate General of France in St. Petersburg for the organisation of the event.