The delegation of Gazprom International, headed by Managing Director and CEO Andrey Fick, took part in the 21st Annual General Meeting of the International Business Congress (IBC), held on 26-27 April in the Indian capital of New Delhi. The Indian company Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd hosted the event.
During the IBC, a number of business meetings were held with the company's colleagues and partners from different countries.
On 26 April, negotiations were held with the delegation of Mitsui, a Japanese financial and industrial group. The parties discussed prospects for cooperation in the electric power industry, as well as the possibility of exchanging assets.
In particular, issues of interaction between the companies on construction of a power plant in Vietnam, namely the supply of equipment and joint financing of the project, were discussed.
On 27 April, a meeting was held with the management of the Indian oil and gas company GAIL, during which the participants discussed the construction of an Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, as well as possible prospects for Gazprom's participation in developing fields in northeast India.
Heads of Gazprom International departments actively participated in the work of the IBC's dedicated committees.
In particular, Alexander Nikiforov, Deputy Managing Director (Legal & HR), spoke on the topic "The future of labour" at the meeting of the Human Resources, Education and Science Committee. He spoke about the latest trends in the development of the international labor market, noting that "in the next decade, today's skills and competencies will become obsolete, and rapid changes in high tech will lead to widespread demand for reeducation and retraining of personnel."
In addition to this, Gazprom International Training, Gazprom International's training and certification center, released a new edition of the international HR bulletin dedicated to issues of managing changes in the labor market.
"The IBC creates additional opportunities for dialogue with partners and opens new prospects for our activities. I'm confident that the meetings and negotiations we held at the Congress will contribute to the implementation of our current and future projects," said Andrey Fick at the conclusion of the IBC.
International Business Congress (IBC) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization. The Congress includes 122 members from 28 countries.
The Congress engages in practical issues of economic cooperation and the development of proposals to remove obstacles and create favourable conditions for the successful and safe performance of business activities. The IBC's practical work is carried out within the framework of eight working committees: "Energy", "Industry, Innovations, and Propsective Development", "Legislation, Banks, Finance", "Information and Communication", "Ecology and Healthcare", "Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects", "Human Resources, Education and Science", and "Business Security".
Gazprom International is a specialized company of PJSC Gazprom for the implementation of projects in prospecting, exploration and development of hydrocarbon fields outside the Russian Federation. Today, the company participates in the implementation of about 40 projects in two dozen countries on three continents.
The company is involved in a number of projects in Vietnam: geological exploration in blocks No.111 and 112-132 of the continental shelf, development of two gas fields (Moc Tinh and Hai Thach)
within blocks No. 05-2 and No. 05-3, and organization of the production of eco-friendly, natural gas-based motor fuel.
Since 2000, Gazprom International has worked jointly with GAIL in India for 10 years to develop block No. 26 on the shelf of the Bay of Bengal.
In late 2017, Gazprom and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the implementation of the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project. As a foreign operator of Gazprom, Gazprom International is participating in the preparation of a feasibility study of the project.