Business breakfast with the Russian Ambassador to Australia, HE Dr Alexey Pavlovsky, took place on 16th June 2021 with support from the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) during the APPEA 2021 Conference and Exhibition in Perth.

Image courtesy of Trevor Collens.

Around 50 guests representing Australian petroleum and mining companies, APPEA, WA Government, universities, business consultants, and media attended the event and engaged in a frank discussion with the Ambassador.

In his address to the participants Dr Pavlovsky commented on the status and prospects of Australia – Russia bilateral relations with particular emphasis on trade, investment, opportunities in the sphere of petroleum and energy.

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Dr Pavlovsky also shared his views on what business and cooperation opportunities exist in the environment when various economic sanctions and countermeasures have been imposed by Australian and Russian governments because of disagreements on certain political issues.

Skolkovo Energy Centre and Severstal provided video addresses to the breakfast participants:

Dr Pavlovsky’s address was followed by a Q&A session.

After the event Dr Pavlovsky was interviewed by AFR.

On October 24–27, 2022, the 25th World Energy Congress will be held in St. Petersburg under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. This global event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the World Energy Council, will bring together professionals from all over the world who will gather to shape the future of energy.

ARD is seeking expressions of interest to participate in this event.

To participate in the event, one should register:

For more information see the WEC2022 Booklet:

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Updated: May 9

ARD Committee is seeking expressions of interest from the Australian companies and organisations interested to participate in the major Russian economic event - St-Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF):

SPIEF-2021 will take place on June 2-5, 2021.

The Forum will be held in the traditional offline format, using modern technologies and ensuring all necessary security measures. Participation in SPIEF-2021 has already been confirmed by the representatives of the World Health Organization senior management:

We will be grateful for your suggestions on the content of the SPIEF-2021 business programme. We would also like to discuss forming of a business delegation from Australia to the Forum.

The terms of participation in the Forum will be published on the website in the near future. Traditionally, we will be happy to provide complimentary participation in the event to the senior management of ARD. This year, due to some restrictions, the quotas for badges may change, so we ask you to inform about your readiness to participate in the Forum and register on the website no later than April 1, 2021:

For further information on opportunities for participation please contact Alexey Goncharov, ARD Executive Secretary at