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  • 05 Apr 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LOINS Room (28th floor, 1055 Dunsmuir Street)


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On behalf of the CERBA-Vancouver Board of Directors we are pleased to announce a Round table with the General Director of Technopark of the High Technologies of KHMAO-Ugra, Prof. Yury Reutov.

The Seminar is devoted to the facts of the oil and gas heart of Russia, the Khanty Mansijsk Autonomous District (UGRA), highlighting its natural resources, industrial infrastructure and market needs. It will also provide information about one of the most remarkable Technoparks of Russia - serving as a business gateway and a polygon for research, development and adaptation of the advanced international technologies at the industrial enterprises of the region.

We invite to the seminar all companies, organizations and individuals, interested in promoting of their technologies and products and keen to learn more about the opportunities in the Russian North.

WHEN: April 5th, 2016, from 9.00 am to 11.00 am

WHERE: the LIONS Room, 28th Floor, 1055 Dunsmuir S (Deloitte)

ADMISSION FEES: Regular Price - $25.-; Member Price - $15.-


09.00 am - 09.10 am - Welcome remarks (CERBA-Vancouver Chairof the Board, Erin Chutter)

09.10 am - 10.00 am - Presentation of KHMAO Regiona and the Terchnopark of Ugra (General Director, Prof. Yury Reutov)

10.00 am - 10.45 am- Round table discussion

10.45 am - 11.00 am - Closing remarks (Deniel Kiselbach, Partner, Deloitte Tax Law LLP)



Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug, Russia (Yugra)
The capital city of Khanty-Mansi okrug: Khanty-Mansiysk.

Khanty-Mansi region population is about 1,584,000 (2012) on the territory of 534,801 sq. km.

Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug (region) - Yugra (historical name of the region is Yugra) is a part of Ural federal district of the Russian Federation with the administrative center located in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Khanty-Mansi region history
Khanty-Mansi region was formed on December 10, 1930, as Ostyako-Vogul national region with the center in the settlement Samarovo. In December 1930, the construction of a new region center began 5 km away from the settlement. In February 1932, it was named Ostyako-Vogulsk.

On January 17, 1934, the region became a part of Ob-Irtysh oblast. On December 7, 1934, it became a part of Omsk oblast. On October 23, 1940, Ostyko-Vogul national okrug was renamed Khanty-Mansi and the settlement Ostyko-Vogulsk was renamed Khanty-Mansiysk.

On August 14, 1944, it became a part of Tyumen oblast. On January 27, 1950, the settlement of Khanty-Mansiysk became a city. On July 25, 2003, Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug was renamed Khanty-Mansi autonomous okrug - Yugra.

Khanty-Mansi region features
Khanty-Mansi region is located in the middle of Russia and occupies the central part of West-Siberian plain. The climate is of sharp continental type and is characterized by rapid change of weather especially in autumn and spring.

Some factors influence the climate formation such as: from the west the territory is protected by the Urals, from the north it's open to cold arctic air. Besides on the plain territory there are a lot of rivers, lakes and marshlands. Main rivers of the region are the Ob and Irtysh.

Main deposits of natural resources are oil and natural gas. The largest oil- and gas-fields are Samotlorskoye, Fedorovskoye, Mamontovskoye, Priobskoye. Gold is mined in the region. Coal-fields are found as well as deposits of iron-ore, copper, zinc, lead and others.

Khanty-Mansi region economics

The economics of Khanty-Mansi region is specified by the richest oil- and gas-fields. In industrial output oil- and gas-processing industry makes 89,4%, power engineering - 5,5%, machine-building and metal-working - 2,4%, gas-processing - 1,6%, timber and wood-processing - 0,24%, production of goods for construction - 0,24%, food-processing - 0,17%, oils-processing - 0,1%.

The climate is not favorable for agriculture development. Hence most of the agricultural products and food is brought from the other regions of Russia.

In the region waterways and railways are the main ways of freight, 29% of freight is made by automobile transport and 2% - by air. The total length of oil pipelines on the territory of the region is 6,283 km, of gas pipelines - 19,500 km.

The main export products are oil and its processing products, fuel, timber and so on. Khanty-Mansi region imports high-tech equipment, goods of ferrous metals, telecommunication and computer equipment, automobiles etc. It is the main oil-producing region in Russia and one of the largest oil-producing regions in the world, it is the donor-region of Russia and is the leading in a number of economic indices.

The region is the first in Russia in oil-producing, power production, the second place in gas-producing, investments and tax payment.