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DISTREE Russia 2018 confirms keynote line-up

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 28 May 2018

Frederic Simard, Event Director for DISTREE Russia
Frederic Simard, Event Director for DISTREE Russia

DISTREE Russia has finalised the line-up of keynote speeches that will take place at this year’s 15th anniversary event, which takes place in Moscow from May 30th to June 1st 2018. DISTREE Russia, the country’s leading annual tech channel hosted buyer event, offers technology brands, service providers and distributors access to executives from more than 280 of Russia’s leading retailer, e-tailer and reseller buyers and executives in one place at one time.

The hosted buyer event covers both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business channels (B2B). This year’s keynote programme will provide a range of perspectives on development trends in the Russian tech channel ecosystem, with content from research house GfK, vendors Intel, Keenetic and Lenovo, retailer DNS, plus marketplaces Yandex.Market and The full line-up of plenary presentations is as follows:

Wednesday 30th May

18:30-19:00 GfK: Step into a Future of Infinite Opportunities

Presented by Mikhail Kulakov, Commercial Director and Technology Industry Lead Digital, GfK Retail & Technology Russia

19:00-19:15 Keenetic: The Future of the Connected Home

Presented by Maxim Medvedev, CEO, Keenetic

19:15-19:35 Lenovo: Market Growth Drivers for PCs & Laptops

Presented by Alexander Kataev, General Manager, Lenovo Russia

19:35-19:55 Intel: A Data Company in a Data-Driven World

Presented by Valery Bochkaryov, Billings Accounts Director, Intel

Thursday 31st May

10:00-10:20 Yandex.Market: How E-commerce of the Future will Change Habits

Presented by Evgeniy Schepelin, Business Development Director, Yandex.Market and Dmitry Bykov, Design Director of Yandex.Market

10:20-10:40 DNS: Does the Digital Channel have a Future?

Presented by Dmitry Alexeev, President, DNS Group of Companies

10:40-11:00 The Future of Marketplaces

Presented by Solomon Kunin, General Director,

GameChangers format

The presentations from Lenovo, Intel, Yandex.Market, DNS and are part of the new ‘Gamechangers’ conference programme designed to update delegates on the major technology trends and new business models that will drive the evolution of channel ecosystems within Russia.

Frederic Simard, Event Director for DISTREE Russia, said: “We wanted to ensure our channel audience from across Russia gets access to the latest and freshest thinking on the major techology and business trends. Their time is highly valuable and they deserve much more than a standard pitch or product roadmap presentation. We want to inspire them.”

“At this year’s DISTREE Russia, we’re launching ‘Gamechangers’, an exclusive invite-only plenary session at DISTREE Russia. Each speaker has been allocated 20 minutes on stage to present on a topic related to major new technology trends and the evolution of channel and go-to-market structures in Russia,” he added.

DISTREE Russia 2018 will take place in the luxurious surroundings of the Areal Congress Hotel. Surrounded by green parkland, this conveniently located hotel is situated just 10 miles from Moscow’s ring road.

Delegates attending DISTREE Russia create a personal agenda of pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings tailored to their precise business needs. As a premium hosted buyer event, DISTREE Russia offers a wide range of support services and assistance to participating international brands, designed to deliver clear business benefits and a compelling return on investment (ROI) for all exhibitors.

Vendors, technology suppliers, distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers that require more details on DISTREE Russia 2018 can find full event details and contacts at or follow @DISTREE_Russia for event updates.

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