Singapore to host its first Days of Moscow event

Singapore hosts its first Days of Moscow event from 23 to 26 November. The Moscow Government delegation will be led by Sergei Cheryomin, Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department for External Economic and International Relations of the Moscow Government, which is organising the friendship-building event.

The highlight of the business programme will be a forum on bilateral cooperation, at which participants will discuss the development of economic and business ties, and the implementation of potential joint projects.

Talks are planned between Mr Cheryomin and Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State in Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of National Development, and with senior executives from leading companies.

On 24 November, a roundtable on urban planning and development, and a conference on conference on developing and deploying information technologies in an urban environment, will take place. Leading experts from the Moscow Government, representatives Singapore’s city administration, and business figures and journalists from both Russia and Singapore have been invited to take part.

The Science Centre Singapore is hosting a photography exhibition entitled “Russian Space”. As well as photographs taken at different times by well-known Russian journalists, the exhibition will also feature work by Anton Shkaplerov, a cosmonaut who has been to space twice. Visitors will be able to watch Flight over Moscow, a unique film shot by young Russian documentary film makers.

The Days of Moscow in Singapore will also include a children’s golf tournament between the golf federations of the two cities. Local music lovers will be able to enjoy a performance by a jazz quintet led by one of Russia’s most popular and best-known jazz musicians, Vadim Eilenkrig.

The hosts have also prepared a real surprise for their visitors: a demonstration of Singapore’s driverless taxi system.

Moscow and Singapore have a history of bilateral trade and economic cooperation dating back over half a century. The Soviet Union was the first country with which Singapore signed a trade agreement, not long after becoming independent in August 1965.

Moscow, as Russia’s main centre of economic, financial and research activity, plays an important part in this relationship. As at the start of 2016, there were 25 Singapore-owned businesses registered in Moscow, double the total in 2014.