Was created in 1995 by a number of companies operating on the Russian market, Ambassadors of EU member countries and the Head of the European Commission’s Representative Office in the Russian Federation.
Is the main representative body on of foreign investors in Russia (from small-size newcomers to major multinational corporations). The Association also includes a number of key Russian, American, Japanese and other companies.
Is a unique organisation developing cooperation between Russian and European business circles. The AEB mission is to improve the investment climate in Russia in the interests of its member companies, and to promote a favourable image of Russia abroad to improve business development conditions inside the country and attract foreign investors.
Annually organises 100+ conferences, seminars, briefings and roundtable discussions dedicated to vital aspects of running a business in Russia. Regular speakers at the Association’s dialogue with European business include Ministers of the Russian Government, Heads of Administrations of the Russian regions, official representatives of international financial organisations, key economic agencies and organisations, independent experts as well as leading European and Russian businessmen.
Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups. Committees and Working Groups are the backbone of the AEB. Currently, there are over 60 Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups representing companies from various industries.
Lobbying. The Association promotes its members’ interests by closely cooperating with Russian, EU and EAEU authorities, and holding regular consultations with relevant officials. The European Commission and the Eurasian Economic Commission have regularly consulted with the Association regarding financial and commercial relations with the Russian Federation. The multi-level structure of the bilateral relations strengthens the role of the European business community. The AEB lobbying is based on the maximum transparency, high professionalism and a mechanism of reacting to new challenges which has been adjusted for many years.
Consulting. The Association engages European and Russian experts to provide consulting services to Russian, European and Eurasian officials and member companies on legal, financial and economic matters. In particular, practical support is offered in safe and transparent investment, issues of human resources and corporate management.
The AEB has two regional branches – in St. Petersburg and Krasnodar.