UK companies are invited to “Life Sciences Invest 2016” - a business partnering forum in St Petersburg, Russia on 9 - 10 November. The annual forum attracts over 2,000 attendees including major pharmaceutical and medical companies, international trade associations and key market experts, representatives of federal and regional authorities, developers and distributors of medicinal products will be in attendance. Courtesy of the Department of International Trade (DIT) UK companies can attend for free.

The Russian pharmaceutical market is growing by 8% year on year and is expected to reach US$27 bn by 2018. Global pharma companies including AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Abbot Labs and Novartis have invested heavily in local production in Russia.

Find out what Russia’s fast growing pharmaceutical market has to offer your business and join the trade delegation to St Petersburg on 9-10 November. To view the programme please click here (translate to English) and to book your free ticket and discuss travel information and visa tips, please contact Ekaterina Zhuravleva at the British Embassy, Moscow, on 007 495 956 7462 or Ekaterina.Zhuravleva@fco.gov.uk