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Connect Club Conference Moscow Logistics


(London times)

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome from the organisers

  • Natalia Shadricheva, Managing Director, Connect Real Estate Club

  • Oleg B.Prozorov, CEO, Member of the Board, Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia

  • Karina Habacheva, Executive Director, SPIBA

10:10 – 10:45 Panel discussion: Developers’ Outlook, followed by Q&A

Covid-19 has accelerated the shift to e-commerce by 5 years, expediting the digitalisation of the supply chain. What impact has the pandemic had on other market trends? What impact it has on industry and occupiers? What are the opportunities to challenge the norm and find new winning ways of working in the marketplace?
Where is the short term and long term value with e-commerce booming: centralised vs regional warehouses expansion?

Moderator: Stanislav Alexeenko, Construction supervision and project management department, Knight Frank


  • Stefan Van Doorslaer, CEO, Ahlers, Belguim

  • Aleksandr Shevelev, Associate Director, Industrial & Logistics Agency, Maris part of CBRE

  • Heywood Gaspar, Regional Logistics Manager, Danone, Russia

10:45 – 11:30 Panel discussion: Evolving institutional specifications: no one size fits all?

With automation, green technologies and last-mile logistics, innovations in the sector are bottomless. What are the requirements for future-fit warehouses? How much power and energy could be required to enable upgrades into proptech and electrification? 

Moderator: Evgeniy Bumagin, Head of Industrial & Warehouse Department, JLL 


  • Zakhar Valkov, Executive Director, Radius Group, Russia

  • Heywood Gaspar, Regional Logistics Manager, Danone, Russia

  • Dmitri Maslov, Head of Cargo Insurance Department, Zurich, Russia

  • Mikhail Kuvshinov, Chief Visionary Officer, NISSA Engineering, Russia

11:30 – 12:00 Networking Meet & Connect Tables

12:00 – 12:20 Fireside Chat

How Russian recipients of the capital could work with American investors within the frames of Russian-American sanctions? What are the limitations and possible risks?

With: Denis Sokolov, FRICS, Partner, Head of Research and Insight for Central and Eastern Europe, Cushman & Wakefield, Russia

And: James Berger, Counsel, Zuber Lawler LLP, USA

12:20 – 13:00 Panel discussion: ESG, followed by Q&A

ESG is currently the fastest growing trend in FinTech and reporting to investors, employers and other stakeholders becomes the norm in the West.

Looking at the developing markets and taking Russia's example, what should Russian companies know about ESG and how should they start preparing for the integration into the global markets? How a company’s position on ESG could affect its attractiveness to foreign investors?

Moderator: Nicole Holden, CPA, Senior Director, Client Advisory, Alliance, USA


  • Tammy Wu, Director of Financial Risk Management, CoStar, US

  •  Lolla Stovall, Counsel, Zuber Lawler LLP, USA

  • Nataliya Ponomaryova, ESG and Green Financing, Head of expert counsel, Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Russia

13:00 – 13:30 Networking Meet & Connect Tables

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