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PwC and Universiade 2013

PwC Russia is proud to be a Partner and the Official Professional Services Provider to the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan.

In its exclusive role, PwC provides business consulting and financial advisory services to help the Executive Committee of the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan become even more effective in its planning and preparations.

PwC works alongside the Executive Committee of Universiade 2013 to carry out projects in the following areas:

  • Tactical and operational planning
  • Budgeting and financial planning
  • Taxation and customs

Rustam N. Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan:

“PwC opened its Kazan Office in 2007. In the years since we have formed an outstanding relationship. PwC has experience in consulting on large-scale sporting events, and our agreement with them is related to the organization of one more. For us it is important to make proper use of the sports infrastructure we build and to carry out the Universiade in 2013 at a very high level – and that is why it is critical for us to receive consultation from the experts“.

PwC in Tatarstan

We’ve been committed to Tatarstan for many years, having opened an office in Kazan in 2007. At present there are over 90 people working in our Kazan office, providing audit, consulting and tax services to companies in a range of industries.

We’re proud to serve several of the Republic of Tatarstan’s leading companies.

Experience in serving sports mega-events

PwC experts have advised on a long line of global sporting events, including:

  • World Cup, Germany 2006

  • World Cup, South Africa 2010

  • Olympics, Sydney 2000

  • Olympics, Beijing 2008

  • Olympics, Vancouver 2010

  • Universiade, Shenzhen 2011

PwC Russia is a Partner and the Official Professional Services Provider to the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games to be held in Sochi in 2014.

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On our role in Universiade 2013

Vladimir A. Leonov, Director General, Executive Committee of Universiade 2013:

“The Universiade in 2013 is an important project that will launch the beginning of a new era of sport in Russia. For Tatarstan, it is an event that promises to advance local athletic culture, establish a sports infrastructure legacy and serve as a catalyst for the socioeconomic development of the republic and of the country as a whole.

Careful planning and preparation are critical to the success of such a large-scale event. PwC has been helping clients to achieve success here in Kazan for many years and has a proven track record as a professional services provider on sports mega-events in Russia and around the world. I am confident that working with PwC will help us organize this important project better. Together we’ll carry out a successful Universiade in 2013”.

Robert Gruman, PwC Russia Advisory Leader:

“Universiade 2013 is the first in a long list of sports mega-events that will be carried out in Russia in the coming years. As the first, it is a major opportunity to demonstrate to the world the achievements and the huge potential of Tatarstan and of modern Russia as a whole. PwC Russia is honoured to have been entrusted with helping Kazan make good on this opportunity”.

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Robert Gruman

Russia Advisory Leader
Global Relationship Partner for the Olympic Movement
Tel: +7 (495) 287-1166

Evgeny Otnelchenko

Advisory Consulting Partner
PwC's Universiade 2013 Program Leader
Tel: +7 (495) 223-5038

Denis Derevyankin

Managing Director, PwC Kazan
Tel: +7 (843) 233-0707, ext. 4314

Jeffery McMillan

Marketing and Communications Senior Manager
Tel: +7 (495) 967-6276

Anna Gorbacheva

PR Manager
Tel: +7 (495) 967-6000 ext. 2931