On Monday, 2th of April, the press conference was held in the Federation Council announcing the First Russian-Asian Forum – rASiA.com which is going to become one of the largest business and culture events of international importance held in Moscow. The Forum Supervisory Board was joined by state institutions and largest public and business organizations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federation Council, Association of Russian Banks, Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Moscow government.
On Monday, 2th of April, the press conference was held in the Federation Council announcing the First Russian-Asian Forum – rASiA.com which is going to become one of the largest business and culture events of international importance held in Moscow. The Forum Supervisory Board was joined by state institutions and largest public and business organizations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federation Council, Association of Russian Banks, Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Moscow government.
Thursday 17 May 14:00

Session: “New media. Actual advertisement and marketing solutions”

place:Digital October

The advertisement is the mover of commerce and for all digital sphere. The advertisement advances together with media. New media advance in many sectors and countries getting ahead traditional media. The quantity of the advertisement in Internet and mobile sphere is often bigger than traditional sectors of advertisement but there are new opportunities and new instruments for marketing and for advertisement campaigns. New media and advertisement synergism gives great forecasts for the future and some of them have already given record results. The speakers from Asia will share their experience in new media.

Wednesday 16 May 10:00

Session: “Entertainment indusrty and the content”

place:Digital October

It is not a secret that content of big size such as audio, music videos, animation, films, games are the main driving force in the digital space. Every day hundreds of millions of people look for such content in the Internet, listen to it, watch, load, share and also create it. For many sectors of big and serious business which is growing in the digital sphere the user's acting with entertainment models, models of preference, recommendations are the base for analytics researches and serious questions decisions making.

Alexander Olkhovsky
Projects lead, Sberbank of Russia

Over 9 years of experience in telecommunication, e-commerce and digital media.

First business registered in the age of 17 – regional content provider “Mobikon” grown from one-man company to market leader to be later integrated in A1 Group. Founder of Softbox.ru – legal software catalog, sold to RBC holding in 2005. Opened first legal Russian distributor of digital music in 2006 – “Music Online”.From 2007 – R&D chief in Next Media holding (Promo.ru, now part of Ogilvy Group). Founder of UniBill– payment service provider with innovative risk management solution that guaranteefraud protection.

Graduated Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Financial Management Faculty, Moscow. Diploma topic – “Investment projects efficiency estimation”.

Bill Yanbin Zang
Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group

Vice President of Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group, Chairman of China Recording Industry Committee, Vice President of China Audio-Video Association

Ed Yen
a-Peer Culture & Technology Co.

Ed Yen is Co-Founder and Creative Executive Officer of a-Peer Culture & Technology Co., a music/technology company which developed an innovative business model using leading-edge information technologies to serve the music and entertainment industries. a-Peer has offices located in Shanghai,Wisconsin, Taipei and Stockholm. Ed Yen also serves the head of Pop Music Project Office (PMPO) of the Taiwan Government Information Office. PMPO is advising Taiwan government in developing pop music strategies and executing promotion activities for the pop music industry.


Alexander Shulgin
Author and Composer, Founder of Gruppa Kompaniy Familia, Founder of rASiA.com

Alexander Shulgin is a famous Russian composer and businessman.

As a composer Shulgin has had more than 400 published writings: 250 songs (52 of which were Number 1 in music charts and 7 were awarded for “Song of the Year”) and about 200 instrumental pieces, 20 hit albums, 5 of which were Number 1. He has also had 10 Number 1 albums as co-producer. Shulgin also has worked with a lot of Russian and foreign artists.

Shulgin also was the producer and judge of such popular TV music contests as "Star Factory" (the Russian version of American "Star Academy") on the first national TV-channel and "Become a Star" (the Russian version of "Pop Idol") on the second national TV-channel.
The first international large-scale event rASiA.com was held in May 2012 in Moscow. There were no events of such a level in Moscow before. rASiA.com 2012 consisted of two parts - Forum and Festival. 
The second day of rASiA.com Forum was more lively. While Sessions were continuing in main conference hall there were also seminars and lectures in additional rooms. 
About the first day read here.

Friday, September 28, - Reception in honour of Ambassador of Indonesia to the Russian Federation - Djauhari Oratmangun. rASiA.com was among the guests. The reception was devoted to the Trade Expo Indonesia 2012 taking place in October 17-21 in Jakarta.

Great attention was given to APEC 2013 in Indonesia. APEC 2012 in Vladivostok was high estimated by Indonesian Government, and Indonesia would like to follow Russian example. 

Indonesian delegates will come to meet Russian biggest private businessmen as a part of business partnership development. rASiA.com will inform you about all the news!

For taking part in the events send your request at info@rasia.com.

Djauhari Oratmangun, Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, and Alexander Shulgin, rASiA.com Founder

The reception was opened by His Highness Ambassador Oratmangun speaking about strengthening relations between Russia and Indonesia, and also about the forthcoming ASEAN summit. Having presented short movies about Indonesia and its amazing nature and unique culture, His Highness Ambassador Oratmangun invited the guests to taste traditional Indonesian food. "You should miss it", - reminds Mr. Oratmangun.

In addition to cordial greeting by the Embassy administration, rASiA.com met there a member of the Supervisory board of rASiA.com Forum, Chairman of Russia-Indonesia Business Council Mikhail Kuritsyn, and also one of the members of Indonesian quartet "SLOVA" and other guests of rASiA.com Forum & Festival, and also our good friends Singapore Airlines represented by its new General Manager in Russia Melvin Ng and Director of Sales and Marketing Lubov Trofimova.

The reception was held in a warm atmosphere.

Anna Avstriyskaya, Head of rASiA.com, and Mikhail Kuritsyn, member of Supervisory board of rASiA.com, Chairman of Russia-Indonesia Business Council

Moscow, October 31 –  November 2, - Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development "Open Innovations". More than 10 thousands people, including about 4 thousands foreigners, visited Moscow Expocenter.

More than 600 media were accredited at the Forum. Among guests and speakers: Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia, Vladislav Surkov, Deputy Chairman of Government of Russian Federation, Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation, Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister and Chairman of Program Committee of the Forum, Anatoly Chubais, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Viktor Vekselberg, Andrey Sharonov, Alexey Komissarov and many others high-ranking persons, businessmen, governors and mayors. A lot of world leading companies, founds, universities and social organizations wew represented at the Forum. 

The first day started with key-note speech of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia. He mentioned priorities of development of Russia, its place in the world economics and role of innovations in its development.

Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia

Interview with Sir Richard Branson was held by Alexandra Johnson, Managing Director of DFJ VTB Aurora

Interview with Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson promised to collaborate with Russian businessmen and governmental structures and informed about opening of Virgin Green Found together with Rusnano. He also said that he is working on opening of virtual operator Virgin Mobile and и opening flights to Russia for his company Virgin Airlines. He also met younf innovators and told him about his succees, how he begun, and answered to their questions. 

After interview with Sie Richard Branson

There were a lot of interesting sessions about innovations in every sphere during the Forum. One ot the sessions was dedicated to outer industry. Mikhail Kokorich, Founder and head of Dauria - the first biggest project in outer space - presented his speech. 

There was also 3D guitar presented during the Forum. In the nearest future we will print a lot of useful things with 3D printer. Music specialist high appreciated sound of the 3D guitar and its ergonomic design. 

Ralph Simon and Alexander Shulgin with 3D guitar

There are also business breakfast during the Forum. The most interesting of them was business breakfast orginized by Moscow Government. A range of world leading specialists were invited to the breakfast to find solutions for reforming of Moscow ecosystem. 

rASiA.com supported the Forum and co-orginized a range of round tables and sessions. rASiA.com invited world-wide speakers, a good friend of rASiA.com, and helped with the Forum programming. 

Working moments - Ralph Simon discusses a necesity of creative unit

One of the most interesting sessions was “Innovations in media”. Media development and its transfer to digital were discussed. Speakers considered that media is changing its system of managment and now it bacames more emotional. 

Session "Innovations in Media". Among speakers:
Vasiliy Gatov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, RIA Novosti,
Alexander Shulgin, Founder, President, rASiA.com (Familia),
Ralph Simon, Chairman Emeritus & Founder, Mobile Entertainment Forum; CEO, Mobilium Global Group companies,
Annelies Van Den Belt, Chief Executive Officer , SUP Media,
Maxim Kashulinskiy, Chief Executive Officer, Slon.ru,
Demyan Kudryavtsev, Former Chief Executive Officer, Kommersant,
Givi Topchishvili, Chief Executive Officer, Global Advertising Strategies,
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Director of the Innovation Support and Social Programs, RVC;
Kathleen Kennedy, Chief Strategy Officer, Technology Review, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moscow, Swissotel Krasnye Kholmy, 18 October, - Discussion "Results of develpoment of friendly ties and strategic partnership between Indonesia and Russia in 2012 and prospects for 2013". The meeting was organized by the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia in Moscow. rASiA.com was among the guests who took active part in development of bilateral relations in 2012. His Highness Djauhari Oratmangun, Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, highly appreciated contribution of rASiA.com to progress of cultural relations between Indonesia and Russia. 

History of friend and business relations between Indonesia and Russia extend back over 60 years. The leaders of both countries highly emphasized the point of great potential for collaboration which could be realized with the support of governments of both countries, business and academic society, journalists and public figures. 

His Highness Ambassador Oratmangun highly appreciated the role of economic, trade, social and cultural, educative and touristic relations between our countries and presented growing numbers, which defined the relations. For example, 100 000 - number of Russian tourists who will visit Indonesia to the end of 2012. 

His Highness Ambassador Oratmangun underlined that there will be new page of Indonesian-Russian relationships in 2013. "There is a great potential in developing of relations between Indonesia and Russia, but its strengthening is what we make", - summarized his speech His Highness Ambassador Oratmangun. 

Andrey Tatarinov, Director of the 3rd Department of Asia of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told about prospects of bilateral relations in the field of politics, security, economics, commerce, investments, tourism, education, and in social and cultural sphere. 

Igor Syrtsov, Senior vice-president of CJSC "Sukhoi Civil Aircraft" told about sucsessful collaboration with Indonesia, plans for the future and prospects of supplies of new superjets for Indonesian flight connections. 

Alexander Ivanov, Russian Ambassador to Republic of Indonesia and Ambassador of Russian Federation to ASEAN, told that Russia is a full participant of dialogue between countries of South-East Asia with their partners even though Russia is not a member of ASEAN. Mr.Ivanov expressed his hope that an agreement for strategic partnership between our countries will be signed during the summit of ASEAN. 

Ngurah Swajaya, Indonesian Ambassador to ASEAN, told about priority projects of ASEAN. After his speech the participants shared their views for relations between Indonesia and Russia. 

Mikhail Kouritsyn, member of supervisory board of rASiA.com and Chairman of Russian-Indonesian Business Counsil, told about business relations between the countries, after that the results of discussion was summarized and the participants wished each other to strengthen the relations between Indonesia and Russia in 2013. 

His Highness Ambassador Oratmangun highly underlined significancy of cultural relarions and the role of rASiA.com in 2012. The floor was given to Alexander Shulgin, Founder of rASiA.com. Mr.Shulgin told that culture is the main component of dialogue between countries, and the language of culture is universal. That's why the easiest way to strengthen of diplomatic relations is to speak cultural language. 

rASiA.com and the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia in Russiacame to agreement for stronger collaboration in 2013. And where will be a range of cultural events between Indonesia and Russia in 2013.