Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) is a multinational business event held annually since 2015 in Yalta, Crimea.

Yalta International Economic Forum Foundation acts as the forum operator.

About YIEF Foundation

YIEF Foundation was established in August 2015 as per the resolution of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Crimea under the auspices of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea. The foundation is supported of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation. Based on success of YIEF 2015 and the knowledge and experience base obtained, it was decided to establish YIEF Foundation to coordinate programme activities, liaise with participants and partners and to hold the Forum at the top quality level.

YIEF Foundation mission: 1) to develop a manageable framework of sustained systematic interaction between business and government in the most vital areas of integration of the Republic of Crimea into the economy of the Russian Federation; 2) to choose priority areas for the development of the region; 3) to promote thought leadership and advanced technologies for the successful implementation of investment projects in Crimea. Thus, the Fund is there to administer to full-fledged integration of Crimea into the Russian Federation, to strengthen and further develop the investment and innovation potential of the republic.

YIEF Foundation intends to actively support implementation of state-run programs in the Republic of Crimea. The implementation of a large-scale federal special-purpose programme for the social and economic development of the Republic of Crimea and the federal level city of Sevastopol is of particular significance. The patronage includes consulting, legal and financial aid. In particular, Moscow acts as the patron of the city of Sevastopol. This allows the two cities to develop joint programs in such important areas as health care, education, transport and public utilities. Besides, the patronage of the Russian capital over Sevastopol is to raise more confidence among potential investors. Among other things, YIEF Foundation holds regular round tables bringing together representatives of the patron regions and supervised areas to establish a sustainable dialogue and strengthen cooperation.

YIEF Foundation closely cooperates with the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea.

About the forum

  • A decision was made to postpone the VI Yalta International Economic Forum to the second quarter of 2023. The exact dates of the forum will be announced later.

    The Decree of the Head of the Republic of Crimea dated September 22, 2022 No. 1263-rg was published on the portal of the Government of the Republic of Crimea."
    Sergey Aksenov
    Head of the Republic of Crimea
  • YIEF proved to be a successful framework for the presentation of the investment potential of Crimea, as well as investment proposals and opportunities for Russian and foreign companies. Traditionally, the forum has comfortable and friendly environment for an open and meaningful dialogue..."
    Dmitry Kozak
    Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
  • YIEF is an ideal space for the discussion of current global issues and for a meaningful dialogue between countries."
    Andrey Nazarov
    Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of YIEF Foundation
  • YIEF, along with the State Development Corporation and the Free Economic Zone, has become one of the most effective tools for attracting investors to the region. In 4 years, it brought to Crimea more than a hundred agreements in various sectors of economy. Traditional - agriculture, viticulture and tourism. And new ones - construction and light industry. Each of them allowed not only to implement best practices, to adopt experience and human capital, but also have an impulse to the development of related industries"
    Rustam Muratov
    First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Minister of Economic Development and Investment Policy of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Executive Secretary of the Board of Trustees of YIEF Foundation
  • No doubt, there are prospects for investment projects in the Crimea and for contracts to ship Crimean products to other republics and regions. The name of the forum itself brings prospects already. Each of us strives for a bright future for our countries, bright future for Russia and the whole world"
    Anatoly Bibilov
    President of South Ossetia
  • For us, YIEF is an excellent opportunity to establish efficient contacts helping to take economic and trade relations between Russia and Syria to the new governmental level, to increase bilateral trade and investment volume."
    Samer Al-Khalil
    Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade of Syria
  • YIEF has become a space for discussion, which is vital in the current global situation. It is a very difficult time now – there are many conflicts, and it is very important to exchange opinions and views here and now."
    Markus Fronmayer
    Bundestag Deputy
  • YIEF, held on an annual basis, serves as a clear evidence of gradual progress in foreign economic relations. A diverse landscape of attendees shows that any attempt to politicize international economic relations is pointless. The isolation of Crimea is a myth!"
    Maria Zakharova
    Official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation