Dmitry Taschev, one of the longest serving ARD Committee Members, died in Moscow on November, 17, 2021, because of COVID.

Dmitry was a retired professional diplomat with Ambassadorial rank. He worked in the Kremlin for a decade from 1990 for Soviet and later Russian Presidents and Prime Ministers and at the turn of the XXI century decided to become a businessman by joining British Petroleum Russia as its VP for GR (until 2006). 

Since that time Dmitry was an independent expert specializing in and advising on facilitation of trade, investment, economic cooperation between Russia and its major partners. Dmitry concentrated on energy-related projects in the first place, searching for mutually beneficial solutions and projects in “green energy”, hydrogen, natural gas, LNG, new ecology-friendly technologies and materials.

Dmitry was elected as ARD Committee member in early 2016 to promote ARD activities in Russia and to attract new members to ARD and to proliferate dialogue between businesses of the two countries.

Without Dmitry ARD would not be what it is today.

ARD Committee expresses its deepest condolences to Dmitry's family, his colleagues and friends.

Memorial service is on November, 22, 12 pm Moscow time, at Grand Hall of the Troyekurov Cemetery in Moscow.

Updated: Sep 25

ARD is inviting you to Australia-Russia bilateral event at SPIGF

During the St-Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF) Australia-Russia Dialogue organisation (ARD) will host «Australia – Russia LNG/Hydrogen Dialogue» online/offline event in conjunction with the round-table discussion “Key Trends In LNG Market Development”.

SPIGF Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry. During the Forum industry leaders make their decisions that provide direct impact on formation of the global gas market.

Among Forum participants – top managers of large world leaders on the oil and gas market, representatives of the innovation centres and design institutes, industry experts, academicians, heads of specialised universities and research institutions.

The Forum is supported by federal and regional authorities: Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation, Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, Administration of St. Petersburg, and Russian and foreign industry associations

One site taking together representatives of state authority bodies, key international and Russian business communities and representatives of the R&D communities and design institutes can discuss global tendencies and state policy in the gas sector and many other actual problems.

The St. Petersburg International Gas Forum dates back from 2011. The principal objective of the Forum is to provide a platform for substantive dialogue between leaders of gas industry. The Forum is by rights a unique gas industry event in Russia: besides an extensive exhibition program, every year the Forum provides a convention program that ensures substantive discussion of the most acute and pressing issues.

SPIGF’s unique benefits

1. Subject consolidation of the exhibition and the convention programs

  • Dialogue between global gas companies and key partners

  • Elaboration of strategic solutions

  • Demonstration of up-to-date technologies and intellectual potential of the sector

2. Platform for interaction between gas industry leaders

  • Among Forum participants – top managers and decision-makers of major industrial companies

  • 99% of visitors are industry experts

3. Forum will take place in Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre – a modern venue for the international dialogue, cooperation and exchange of best practices

Program of the Forum:

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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.