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NEW VISION, NEW FOCUS

Published: April 8, 2014 (Issue # 1804)




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Developing economies demand developing business strategies. New on the market in Russia is Western Vision Business Trainings, a company that has introduced a unique approach toward training and developing businesses in Russia.

Founded by an American who has been doing business in Russia since 2006, Western Vision has experienced first hand how miscommunication and misunderstandings due to differences in business culture and national mentality have caused missed opportunities in the development of successful business ventures and relationships.

We provide trainings in Western business practices for your team in the Russian context that are proven to show results. Along with effectively enhancing your communication skills among your staff and with potential and existing Western partners, we offer training in an entire array of business skills and methodologies that have been directly adapted from Western standards. Whether you're an ex-pat having difficulty adapting to business in Russia, or a Russian intent on breaking into the international market, we can equip you with the necessary skills to achieve success.

To kick things off, we are pleased to announce our first open seminar, to be held at 19:30 on 23 April, 2014 at the Hotel Oktyabrskaya located at Ligovsky Prospekt 10: Psychology, History and Business: Russia and America at the Crossroads of Evolution. The seminar is a study on the historical and psychological factors that have delegated the means in which business has developed in Russia and in the West, and offers strategies on how to effectively bridge the gap there in. More details at westernvision, or westernvision.timepad.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Wednesday, Sept. 17


AmChams Investment and Legal Committee Meeting convenes this morning in their office in the New St. Isaac Office Center at 9 a.m.


Learn more about the science of teaching English at todays EFL Seminar hosted by the British Book Center. Revolving around the topic of learning styles, the workshop will help attendees better understand the different effective learning methods that can be implemented to learn English more effectively.



Thursday, Sept. 18


Get your nerd on at Boomfest, St. Petersburgs answer to the United States popular ComicCon. Starting today, this international festival of comics will take over venues throughout the city center and includes exhibitions of comics and illustrations, film screenings, competitions and the chance to meet the genres authors, artists and experts.



Friday, Sept. 19


SPIBAs newest addition to their Cultural Discoveries events is Handmade in Germany, an exhibition featuring unique handmade objects of a significantly higher quality than mass-produced items. The work of over 100 German manufacturers will be displayed during the event, which opens today in the Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Paul on Nevsky Prospekt and runs through Sept. 28.



Saturday, Sept. 20


Starting on Sept. 18 and ending tomorrow is the Extreme Fantasy Wakeboarding Festival in Sunpark by Sredny Suzdalskoye lake in the Ozerki region of the city.


Those after something more laid back can instead head to Jazz and Wine night at TerraVino with legendary jazz guitarist Ildar Kazahanov. 12/14 Admiralteyskaya Emb.



Sunday, Sept. 21


Learn more about African culture and get some exercise during todays Djembe and Vuvuzela, a bike ride starting in Palace Square that includes several stops where riders can listen to the music of Africa or watch short films about the continent. The riders plan to set off at 4 p.m. and all you need to join is a set of wheels.



Monday, Sept. 22


Do you love puppetry? If so, then be sure to go to BTK-Fest, a five-day festival that starts on Sept. 19 celebrating the art. Contemporaries from France, Belgium, the U.K. and other countries will join Russian artists to put on theatrical performances involving a variety of themes, materials and eras. Workshops and meetings are also scheduled for a chance to discuss the artistic medium in further depth.



Tuesday, Sept. 23


Marina Suhih, Director of the External Communications Department at Rostelecom North-West, and Yana Donskaya, HR Director for Northern Capital Gateway are just some of the confirmed participants of todays round table discussion on Interaction with Trade Unions being hosted by SPIBA. Confirm your attendance with SPIBA by Sept. 22.


Kino Expo 2014, an international film industry convention, will be at LenExpo from today until Sept. 26. The third largest exhibition of film equipment in the world, the expo focuses on not only Russia but former Soviet republics as well.



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