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Annual Report 2015

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Congress and Exhibition Activities

Congress and Exhibition Activities of PJSC IDGC of the North-West has evolved as one of the key forms of business communication of the Company and an important tool for strengthening inter-regional cooperation, keeping the appeal for investors high, and studying the industry-specific experience. Company's employees participate in major exhibitions of the fuel and energy sector, and economic and investment forums at the national and international levels. Participation of representatives of PJSC IDGC of the North-West in the congress and exhibition activities is carried out in coordination with the unified plan of PJSC Russian Grids.

In 2015, employees of PJSC IDGC of the North-West attended more than 30 conferences and exhibitions. Those included such important events as the 15th International Energy Forum, the 18th International Specialised Exhibition 'Electric Grids of Russia 2015', the 3rd Russian International Energy Forum, the 22th International Specialised Exhibition 'Energy Industry and Electrical Equipment'.

For the key congress of the Russian electric power industry, the International Forum 'Rugrids-Electro. Russian grids. New Opportunities', the Company presented the results of the R&D project on the exhibition site 'Innovation ecosystem'.

In 2015, top managers and specialists of the Company made presentations at Russian and international conferences, including the 19th International Forum 'Russian Industrialist', the 19th Annual Conference 'Corporate Budgeting', the 4th Conference 'Corporate Treasury' and others. As part of the presentations, the experience of the Company in the technical sphere, economics and finance was presented. At the 15th St. Petersburg International Energy Forum, representatives of the Company initiated changes in the area of energy efficiency laws. A significant coverage was provided for the coordination of strategies of macro-regions and development vectors for strategic companies. General Director of the Company made analytical reports on the synchronization of territorial development plans at the 3rd Russian International Energy Forum and the 14th All-Russian Forum 'Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia'.

PJSC IDGC of the North-West is a traditional participant of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is one of the main venues for meetings between representatives of Russian and foreign political and business communities. Following the results of the Forum, the foundation for cooperation between PJSC IDGC of the North-West and the Government of the Republic of Karelia was laid in terms of measures taken to ensure reliable power supply and consolidation of the electric grid complex of the region.

In 2015, the programme of Company's employees participation in the youth congress and exhibition activities aimed at developing creative solutions for topical problems of the electric grid complex was updated. Representatives of the young candidate pool of PJSC IDGC of the North-West took part in the International Youth Energy Forum. The key event in the Forum was the presentation of future power utility system projects developed by the teams. Company specialists have become participants to the International Forum of Young Power Engineers and Industrialists 'Forsage-2015' — the business community for employees of major Russian and international energy companies. For the efforts in the congress activities of the ENES 2015, the 4th International Forum on Energy Efficiency and Energy Development, the Company's specialists were awarded the diploma of the Youth Summit 'Energy is in your hands'.

To explore the latest trends and achievements, our experts in occupational health and safety, IR, internal audit, and PR annually attend professional conferences, exhibitions and workshops. In 2015, the list of such events included the First All-Russian Occupational Safety Week in 2015 and the exhibition SAPE 2015, the 19th International specialised exhibition 'Safety and Labour Protection' BIOT 2015, the Forum of Compliance Managers and Internal Auditors 'The First Meeting on Neva', the Communication Forum 'ConTEKst is the key!, the National Conference of Corporate Media Silver Niti 2015, and the 15th International Forum Baltic Weekend.

PJSC IDGC of the North-West is developing its own system of forums and workshops involving representatives of the government and business community, partners, experts, and equipment suppliers. In 2015, through the cooperation with the Administrative Office of Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District, the first Regional Investment Energy Fair was held in Pskov. The new format event caused the direct communication of investors and energy professionals in the field of effective and mutually beneficial grid connection and energy infrastructure optimization. Following the results of the Investment Fair, the Company signed eight letters of intent for cooperation with investors who plan implementing industrial projects in the Region.

The tradition of Corporate Presentation Day of PJSC IDGC of the North-West was resumed. For many years, it has been a platform for dialogue between the power grid company and the leading manufacturers of electrical equipment. In 2015, the Company's Corporate Presentation Days received more than 150 participants from 17 regions of Russia.

Representatives of the branches attend events at the regional level, in which energy issues have held a dominant position. In 2015, the branches Arkhenergo and Vologdaenergo represented the Company at the career fairs. The Kolenergo branch became a member of the 4th Murmansk International Business Week dedicated to the prospects for social and economic development of the region and the 2nd Days of Innovation of the Murmansk Region.