24 December 2008
Russians in Paris:
STEP Consulting participated in The 1st European Consulting Summit
Evgeny Emelyanov President of STEP Consulting and Svetlana Emalyanova Chief Executive Officer - STEP Consulting took part in The 1st European Consulting Summit: Meeting European and Global Challenges Towards a New Business Leadership Model? in Paris 15 and 16 December.
The consultants gathered from different countries and their European clients discussed problems of the financial crisis and impacts for all businesses. The Summit was divided into 5 meetings:
- Optimal management in the crisis;
- Will the companies that faced the crisis be the clients of consulting?
- Consulting values.
- Will the global companies develop similar everywhere?
- Will the financial crisis consolidate globalization in consulting business?
"We got very impressive and cubical picture of the present situation and the tendencies in modern consulting from our partners from the major European companies - says Evgeny. - It was important to meet our colleagues from different countries and to discuss specific crisis developing and to share strategies to stay-off the circumstances".
"We totally agree with Thierry Peugeot the Chairman of the Supervisory board of PSA Citroën, - Svetlana added, - He said that the main factor of successful start of working with a client for consulting company is not the management skills and technologies but the ability to communicate with people. Not to criticize the management problems - we can always find who and what to criticize - but collaboration with the managers. That is what Mr.Peugeot considers to be the way for successful client - consultant communication in difficult times".
STEP Consulting was one of the first in Russia who started to work in the field of supporting organizational development of Russian businesses and is applying the most advanced and effective tools in its work with the clients.
During 13 years we have accomplished over 500 consulting projects for more than 200 clients. Growing, developing and meeting challenges together with our clients - leaders in different markets, we have worked out a wide range of organizational procedures, successfully proved in practice. Our experience allows our clients to look a step forward, successfully overcome situations faced in business and achieve operational excellence and the highest possible profits.
The list of our clients includes the leaders of Russian retail market. Among them are: Sportmaster, Avtomir, M.Video, as well as the leaders of telecommunication market: Vympelkom, Sovam Teleport, GTS Cellular; financial services market's leaders: MFD, Petrokommerz bank, Gazprombank; cinema network Karo-film and many others.
STEP Consulting is a full member of MSPA (Mystery Shopping Providers Association), one of the founders of Association of Russian consulting companies ASCONCO.