About KazanSummit 2018

KazanSummit is one of the leading international economic events of the Russian Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). From the first day of its existence, the Summit has been held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan – Rustam Minnikhanov. Since 2009, KazanSummit is held annually and strongly supported by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Top international investment conference remains the main and unique platform for cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states.

KazanSummit 2017 brought together 2641 participants from international organizations, federal and local authorities, financial institutions, embassies of 15 states, members of parliament, investors and businessmen, representing 53 country, and 250 journalists.

The aim of the KazanSummit is to strengthen trade and economic, scientific-technical, social and cultural ties between Russia and of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member countries. The key topic of KazanSummit 2018 will be islamic investments in the context of international economic relations. The Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan find new ways of unlocking cooperation capacities with the Islamic world countries. An international platform for collaboration and joint project realization has been created, as well as the economics and investment climate presentation opportunities of our country.

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Testimonials
«We are intending to work actively with authorities of the Arabic countries, in order to restore our economic positions... I see real premises for keeping by Russia its leading positions in Middle East arena, where we always had many friends.»
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
President of the Russian Federation
«Our new strategy in Asia is a natural development of events and thoughtful response to the changing conditions of economic development.»
Dmitry Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev
Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation
«International economic summit of Russia and OIC countries aims to show openness and readiness of Russia to dialogue within the development of cooperation in the spheres of trade, foreign direct investment and discussion of Islamic financial system functioning issues.»
Rustam Minnikhanov
Rustam Minnikhanov
President of Tatarstan
«For the ninth time there was a success of the KazanSummit, caused considerable interest of the business community and investors from Islamic states. Intensified parliamentary component of our contacts with Islamic world.»
H.E. Sergey Lavrov
H.E. Sergey Lavrov
Foreign Minister of Russia
«The summit testifies a determination to create a strong platform for economic cooperation between Russia and the Muslim world.»
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu
Ex-Secretary General of the OIC
«Tatarstan shows high investment opportunities due to political stability and respect for the equal rights of all ethnic groups.»
H.E. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
H.E. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Ex-prime minister of Malaysia
«Thanks to the summit, new relations develop between businessmen of Tatarstan and our countries.»
H.E. Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali
H.E. Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali
Ex-president of the Islamic Development Bank
«It is significant that the active participation of Parliamentarians of OIC countries contributes to the development of legal mechanisms for Islamic finance.»
Hameed A.Opeloyeru
Hameed A.Opeloyeru
OIC General Secretary's Assistant on Economic Matters
«We have all opportunities to attract investment. Russia is comprised of 140 million people with high levels of consumption and education, and rich in natural resources.»
Elvira Nabiullina
Elvira Nabiullina
Head of Central Bank of Russia
«I am confident that the work of this summit aims to benefit all mankind and especially the Republic of Tatarstan. I wish success to this summit!»
H.E. Sheikh Saleh Kamel
H.E. Sheikh Saleh Kamel
Chairman, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
«KazanSummit is distinguished from other international forums by its purposeful look for the models of productive cooperation between Russia and the Islamic world.»
Ilyas Umakhanov
Ilyas Umakhanov
Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russia
«Islamic banks coming to Russia can benefit from our banking system. There are more than 20 million Muslims in Russia, and it is a significant factor in the development of the banking system in this direction.»
Alexander Torshin
Alexander Torshin
Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Russia
«KazanSummit is an important venue which allows to create business, to interact with prospective investors, to give a new opportunity either for yourself or for your organization. »
 Mishal Hamid Kanoo
Mishal Hamid Kanoo
the Chairman of The Kanoo Group
«We need to enhance understanding the features of the Islamic industry and awareness for the regulators to help us have the right framework that will enable the development and starting business of Islamic banks. If we want a successful and sustainable growing industry we need to invest on human capital.»
Abdelilah Belatik
Abdelilah Belatik
Secretary General of CIBAFI
«Kazan Summit is a big step in seeking cooperation between major players in the world economy. It will create an ideal space for business relations. We must take advantage of this event and help promote cooperation to tackle the turbulent international economic relations.»
Bostian Skalar
Bostian Skalar
CEO of World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies