MOSCOW, may 19 /Recongress/. The Russian division of Mars, Incorporated and the Foundation “Recongress” signed a partnership agreement at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF-2017). The key point of cooperation is the support of volunteers.

Senior leaders of the company and representatives of the Mars corporate University, Mars read for the young participants of the SPIEF-2017 lectures on leadership development and skills building a career. Just in the event you plan to attend the 1000 best students of St. Petersburg universities. The preparatory program will start from may 22, 2017

“As a family company, Mars is famous for its special attitude to the development of employees. We know how to cultivate true leaders, and are willing to share their experience with partners. I hope that the skills volunteers SPIEF-2017 will be able to apply after the end of the forum,” – said Valery Shchapov, President of Mars Russia .

“The cooperation with the company Mars is one of the most important areas for the Fund “Recongress” as it provides support to volunteers as part of the main economic forum of the country – SPIEF-2017. In the future we plan to scale this experience and other events, the operator of which we are,” – said the Director of Fund “Recongress” Alexander Stuglev.

Traditionally, the volunteers will become the face of the Forum, supporting delegates and guests all the way from the airport and station to the halls of the Congress and exhibition center “Expoforum”. Their support is not accidental for the company Mars, which has its own rich traditions in this field of social activity.

“We have chosen three areas – helping local communities, creating favorable conditions for domestic animals and raising awareness about maintaining dental health. About 100,000 hours annually dedicate our employees around the world volunteer work,” said Valery Shchapov.

In addition to the volunteer program and Mars will present at the forum products manufactured in the Russian factories of the company. For a healthy and confident smile on the Forum will reply Orbit, which together with three-time Olympic medallist Yulia Efimova will hold a contest for the most beautiful and confident smile of the forum after the event.

“For many years we successfully implement investment agreements, including those signed in the framework of SPIEF. This is one of the key platforms for the disclosure of the investment potential of our country. So this year we decided on a new and denser form of interaction with the organizers of the forum”, – said Valery Schapov the decision about partnership with the Foundation “Recongress”.

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About the company Mars, Incorporated

Mars, Incorporated is a private, family-owned company with more than a century of history and such world-famous brands as M&M’S®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ORBIT®, SKITTLES® and UNCLE BEN’S®.

The headquarters is located in McLean, Virginia, USA. The company has six business segments: Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks and Symbioscience science division, which has sales in excess of $35 billion.

More than 80 000 employees in 78 countries every day embody the five principles of Mars: quality, efficiency, responsibility, mutuality and freedom to create business growth, to be proud of.

In Russia and the CIS Mars is one of the largest manufacturers in the field of food and feed for Pets. Since 1991, the company invested in the Russian economy over $2 billion In particular, was built and upgraded nine factories producing pet food, chocolate, chewing gum and confectionery products; opening the 10th factory in Rostov-on-don is scheduled for 2017. The company in Russia and the CIS employs more than 7 thousand people.

Mars brands in Russia: Petcare – WHISKAS®, PEDIGREE®, SHEBA®, CESAR®, PERFECT FIT®, CHAPPI®, KITEKAT®, CATSAN®, DREAMIES®, EUKANUBA®; Chocolate – SNICKERS®, M&M’S®, DOVE®, MARS®, MILKY WAY®, MALTESERS®, BOUNTY®, TWIX®, A. KORKUNOV®; Wrigley – ORBIT®, ECLIPSE®, 5®, DOUBLEMINT®, WRIGLEY’S SPEARMINT®, RONDO®, SKITTLES®, JUICY FRUIT®; Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, Royal Canin.

More information can be found on our official website www.mars.com.

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