The fifth annual 'Russian metallurgy and the oil and gas industry' forum is to take place on September 2-4 in Moscow. According to the event's organising committee, the forum and accompanying exhibition are being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Science and Industry, the Energy Ministry, the Atomic Energy Ministry and the Russian Standards Agency.
The main purpose of the event is to promote the use of Russian metallurgical products in the oil and gas industry. The forum will allow the two sectors of the economy to build closer ties and will try to attract investment into production facilities oriented towards the oil and gas industry.
The forum will include a business programme consisting of conferences, seminars and round-table discussions on improving technical know-how, developing exports and other pressing issues. The business programme is being organised by the country's leading producers of metallurgical goods and both domestic and foreign consumers of these products in the oil and gas industry.
On January 15, it was reported that the Russian government began to develop sanctions against several officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)