An executive meeting of the Association of Managers committee was dedicated to the discussion of current trends in the industry and the committees plans for 2013. It was held in the Association of Managers’ conference room.
Leading experts and consultants in the professional services industry, as well as representatives of contracting companies, procurement departments, and tender committees, took part in the event. The following members participated as speakers: Elena Fadeeva, General Director of Fleishman-Hillard Vanguardand newly appointed head of the committee, Mikhail Freedman, the head of corporate communication in BDO Russia, Vladimir Tutkevich, General Director of CFA Russia, Andrey Voronin, CEO, ATH American Express and Maria Kotova, partner and executive director of Knight Frank Russia and CIS.
The meeting’s participants assessed the current situation of the industry, identified problems which affect companies operating in the sector of professional services and formulated opportunities and future prospects for developing various sectors of the industry. A panel discussion and a discussion on the possibility oforganizing the study of the professional services sector in Russia and its role in country’s economy took place during the meeting.
As the result of this discussion the committee members made suggestions for the committee working agenda for 2013.