RUSummit 2018 Digital Conference Recap

  • RUSummit 2018 Conference on Digital Business in Russia took place in Berlin on September 21.
  • More than 150 guests and 30 speakers from companies and organizations such as Yandex, Mail.Ru Group, German Railways, Skolkovo Foundation and Otto Group.
  • RUSummit will be continued in 2019.

Leading visionaries and businessmen from Germany, Russia and other countries met at RUSummit Conference on Digital Business on September 21. The event in Berlin was aimed at connecting and inspiring trendsetting companies in east and west. Among the participants were companies such as Yandex, Mail.Ru Group,, Stanton Chase, German Railways, Swiss Re, LAToken, ID Finance, POSSIBLE and many others. We were also proud to welcome the state-funded organizations Skolkovo Foundation, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) and members of the German Russian Initiative for Digitalization (GRID).

„RUSummit 2018 wants to open new perspectives for digital natives, startups and traditional companies working on the Russian market“, explained the co-founder Marcel Schrepel who is also the CEO of the Berlin-based online marketing agency Trust in Time . „With our conference, we want to renew the biased view on Russia. Instead of talking about sanctions and difficulties, we focus on prospective collaborations in the digital sector“, said the co-founder Thorsten Gutmann who works in Moscow as the editor-in-chief of the German news site „The feedback for our new approach has been very positive“, he added.

The conference has been sponsored by Artax Rufil Consulting, UAS Frankfurt, Bayer and Russian Standard. We would also like to thank our cooperation partners East-West Digital News, Wirtschaftsclub Russland, the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, the blog Berlinograd and everyone else who made this event possible. Our team has already began to plan RUSummit 2019. For inquiries and offers, please leave a message via We would be very glad to assist you with all questions.