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            [post_content] => On November 10, Eduard Voytenko, PhD candidate in political science, professional lobbyist, CEO of Baikal Communications Group and Edward's East Strategies, scientific supervisor of the MGIMO training course "GR and Lobbying in Business and Non-profit Sector", co-author of the book "Lobbying and GR. Concepts, functions, tools" delivered a lecture on "Lobbying: Features in Russia and Abroad" as part of the educational block for MGIMO Parliamentary Model 2022 participants.

During the lecture, the following topics were touched upon:

The event was attended by 190 listeners and another 3200 students from different universities of the country were able to watch the lecture online.
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            [post_content] => On October 29, MGIMO completed the ninth round of the advanced training program "GR and lobbying in Business and Nonprofit Sector", implemented by Baikal Communications Group in cooperation with the School of Business and International Proficiency. 32 students received certificates of advanced training.

As part of the course, students studied lobbying principles and functions, methods and ways of lobbying, lobbying tools, GR-technologies for building business-government communications on the example of companies from various economy sectors. A special feature of this season program was a workshop on legal expertise of regulatory legal acts draft.

Anti-crisis GR, GR department functioning amid the crisis, corporate GR tools, GR role in global food security, GR department budget formation, GR-support of companies in business owners changing conditions and GR and lobbying specifics in China and Kazakhstan are only part of a rich course program.

26 experts spoke to the audience, including Eduard Voytenko, CEO of Baikal Communications Group, Andrey Lian, Acting President of AB InBev Efes Oraz Durdiyev, Head of the GR-Department of PJSC Cherkizovo Group Natalia Klepikova, Director of Public Relations and Government Relations at Cargill in Russia, Artem Belov, CEO of Soyuzmoloko, Director for Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Committee (of the Board) RUSAL Irina Bakhtina, Director of Government Relations, Olam International in Russia and the CIS Anton Eropkin, Director of Development of Relations with Government Authorities of X5 Group Stanislav Bogdanov, General Director of the Research Center for Legal Expertise Anastasia Parfenchikova, Deputy Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Dmitry Polikanov, President of NAPCA and Chairman of the Board of SRO "MiR" Elman Mekhtiev, Senior Director for Government Relations at "Vkusno i tochka" in Russia Andrey Zyryanov, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications at BIOCAD Alexey Torgov, Executive Director of the Association of International Manufacturers of Medical Devices (IMEDA) Sergey Vanin, Irina Fedorova, Senior Director for Government Relations in the Eastern Europe Region of the Baltika Brewing Company, Yana Arzhanova, Director for Government Relations at BAT (Russia, Central Asia, Belarus); Communications Director of PJSC LUKOIL Lyudmila Zimina, Director for Government Relations of PJSC Fortum Alexander Pavlenko, Director for Government Relations of Novostal-M Nikita Ryblenkov, Oleg Kalinsky, Director for Government Relations at PJSC Uralkali; Nikita Pichugin, Director for Relations with Government Authorities and Public Organizations at USC JSC; Alibaba.com (ru) Sergey Lebedev, Vice President of Baring Vostok Capital Partners in Russia and the CIS Marina Amelina, Roman Kletskikh, GR Director of NAUMEN, Denis Stepantsev, Council Chairman of the First SRO of Russian Bookmakers Nikolay Oganezov,founder of the Corphacker project Sergey Chernenko, Managing Director of the Digital Kazakhstan Association, Artem Yulegin, Head of the Entrepreneurship Advocacy Department of the Business Development Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), and Ekaterina Terentyeva, Project Manager of the Lake Baikal Foundation.

The participants represented the following commercial and non-profit organizations, as well as supranational governing bodies: Roche, Ascensia Diabetes Care LLC, Geropharm LLC, British American Tobacco, EVRAZ LLC, NLMK PJSC, UC RUSAL, Stentex LLC, Apatit JSC, SPHERE JSC, CCI of the Republic Tatarstan, PPK "Russian Environmental Operator", ANO "Dialog", the Eurasian Economic Commission and other organizations.

Registration for the tenth course of training is open. The course duration is 60 academic hours.
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            [post_content] => Alpina PRO Publishing company has released the book called "Lobbying and GR: concepts, functions, tools" which is dedicated to the business-state interaction issues.

In modern Russia ideas about lobbying are often reduced to stereotypes, and the profession of a lobbyist is covered with myths, even though lobbying is designed to guarantee the representation and protection of the interests of numerous social groups and the business community at various levels of government.

The book offers a practical look at the lobbying technologies use in government decision-making. From the book, the reader will learn:

Eduard Voytenko, CEO of Baikal Communications Group, and Anastasia Parfenchikova, Director of Legislation and Legal Studies’ Practice at Baikal Communications Group, are the authors of the book.

You have the opportunity to read more and pre-order the book on the publishing company website.
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            [post_content] => The Foundation established by the company took part in the meeting on Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Economic Development Expert Council.

The meeting was held on August 1 on the eve of the Annual Conference of the Parties on Climate (COP27). The participants of the event are the leading resource extraction, financial, manufacturing, and consulting companies of Russia. The Foundation became the only representative of the non-profit sector.

At the meeting, the Foundation, represented by Senior manager Evgenia Yelkina, spoke about technological ways to preserve forests on Lake Baikal. Such solutions include the new generation quadcopter for fire monitoring and the network of camera traps to prevent illegal logging in protected areas. These measures are aimed at protecting forests of high conservation value, which are especially important for combating climate change and adapting to its consequences.

Since 2022, the Foundation has been implementing climate adaptation projects. The projects are based on the Russian Federation Climate Doctrine priorities, as well as the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Natural Resources working documents in the field of climate change. The Foundation's projects are of an applied nature and are aimed at direct assistance to the Baikal Natural Territory, while the team's expertise is aimed at facilitating the climate risks consideration in management plans and development strategies at the local and regional levels.
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Baikal Communications Group has announced the “International GR” event, which will be held in Georgia from April 25 to 28, 2023.

The event is designed to unite lobbying and GR community of different countries and, above all, the countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East.

The search for ways to develop GR market and lobbying services in the current conditions requires the new experience exchange between colleagues and the contacts expansion. The knowledge gained at the event will help to build the work processes in today’s reality. The meeting of like-minded people is also designed to popularize the profession and contribute to the unification of the professional community that develops civilized interaction with public authorities. The combination of business and cultural programs will allow to find a common language between the participants quickly.

International GR is planned to be made annual. The partner of the event is the Schuchmann Group holding. The event will take place in Kakheti, the wine region of Georgia, on the territory of Chateau Schuchmann. In this unique place there is a winery, where premium wines are created in accordance with European and traditional technologies, as well as a modern hotel complex with all the infrastructure for holding business events and organizing high-quality recreation.

You can apply for participation and get more information on the event website.

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Establishment of Baikal Communications Group

Former director of GR at Mikhailov & Partners Eduard Voytenko announced the launch of a private integrated communications enterprise Baikal Communications Group, which is going to deal with a wide variety of issues, ranging from GR, Strategic and Political Communications to Business Consulting and Legal Expertise.

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