19th Annual General Meeting


19th Annual General Meeting

May 26-27, 2016 | St. Petersburg, Russia

The 19th Annual General Meeting of the International Business Congress e.V. will be held on 26-27 May, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The conference venue on 26 and 27 May will be the Tavricheskiy Palace. For accommodation we recommend Astoria hotel. A transfer between the hotel and the conference venue will be organised. The hosting party is Gazprom.

Accommodation can be booked using the booking form.
Here you can find the program.

Welcome to the 19th IBC Annual General Meeting!



Dear participants in the 19th Annual General Meeting of the International Business Congress,

Due to certain security regulations in the Tavrichesky Palace in St. Petersburg, the registration for the event has been closed. Please contact the IBC Secretariat +49 30 206 72 703 or agm2016@ibc-secretariat.org for further information!



  • Tavritshesky Palace
  • Local Information

    Here you can find the Power of Attorney for the voting procedure at the Plenary Session of the 19th Annual General Meeting. Only IBC member companies are welcome to fill in the form accordingly and send it back to the IBC Secretariat, per e-mail: info@ibc-secretariat.org or per fax +49 30 206 72 704 at your earliest convenience.

    The Original has to be brought to the AGM and in course of the registration has to be handed in at the registration desk in exchange for the voting card.

    We would also like to remind you that an IBC Sponsoring Senior Member has 20 votes, the Senior Member 5 votes and the Ordinary Member 1 vote. Please note that only one representative from your company/ bank can be entitled to vote.

    Attention participants in the 19th IBC Annual General Meeting

    In line with security regulations, to get access to the Tavrichesky Palace all the participants have to present their passports and badges. The badges can be obtained at the registration desk in front of the Palace. Without passport and a badge access will be denied.

    Plan Tavrichesky Palace

    To accelerate access to the Palace, please come without your baggage and (or) hand luggage.


International Business Congress (IBC) e. V.


The 18th Annual General Meeting held in Belgrade on 28 May, 2015, marked the beginning of a new era in the work of our organization – a new turn of the spiral – a truly historic moment.

The majority of the General Assembly voted in favour of decisions for expanding this organization’s geographic reach.
As a result, required adjustments and modifications in the charter have been approved. In addition to it, our members took decisions on the new name and the new logo for our association.

We have a pleasure to confirm that we have received the official legal approval from the authorities at local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg. With effect from 28th August 2015 our association is officially registered under the name:

International Business Congress (IBC) e. V.

With the same date our new charter entered into force.

The secretariat is available per E-Mail under: info@ibc-secretariat.org
The telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.



The IBC International Business Congress e.V. (former European Business Congress e. V.) is an international non-governmental- non-profit Organisation (NGO) founded in December 1997 in Bonn, Germany. As of September 2015, the IBC has 127 members from 26 countries worldwide. Statutory bodies of the IBC are the General Assembly, the Presiding Committee and the Board of Directors.

The President of the IBC is Dr. Alexey Miller, PJSC Gazprom. Vice-president is Jürgen Fitschen, Deutsche Bank AG.

    The IBC objectives are:
  • Supporting the development of economic co-operation between and in OSCE-countries
  • Promoting economic development in OSCE countries
  • Promoting a sustainable dialogue between politics and private business

These objectives will be achieved and especially implemented by open and trustful discussion of actual challenges and problems of common interest in the various Working Committees and subsequent formulation of practical solutions

  • passing such results as recommendations on to governments and authorities in OSCE countries as well as to other NGOs
  • promoting an efficient exchange of information between IBC and international organisations and fostering contacts inside
    the IBC and externally
  • promoting co-operation between companies and international organisations
  • organising and supporting conferences and seminars on actual entrepreneurial topics

The core activity of the IBC, which creates its high attractiveness for the members and which distinguishes the IBC as something unique, is to offer a platform for open discussion in the various Working Committees and Sub-Working Groups which convene approx. four times a year. To date seven Working Committees have been formed.

Presiding Committee

The Presiding Committee takes resolutions in meetings convened by the President or Vice-President. The Presiding Committee should meet at least once a year.

Meetings of the Presiding Committee are chaired by the President. They may also be chaired by the Vice-President or another person nominated by the Presiding Committee members in attendance, especially in the absence of the President.

The Presiding Committee is quorate, if at least one-half of its members, including the President or Vice-President, are present. Resolutions are taken by majority of valid votes cast. The Presiding Committee can take resolutions in writing if no member objects to this form of resolution. Minutes must be taken of resolutions and signed by the Presiding Committee member designated to keep the minutes.

Resolutions of the Presiding Committee are announced in public by the President or Vice-President. The members of the Presiding Committee act in an honorary capacity.