The Company "Business Union" was established in 2009.
The purpose of establishing the Company — is to promote the establishment of business contacts, organization of negotiation processes and implementation of joint projects with foreign business community. St. Petersburg government has supported this goal and provided the Company with a grant for its implementation.
"Business Union" carried out the project of international business cooperation, named "St. Petersburg — is the territory of success" in cooperation with the St. Petersburg Association of Radioelectronics Enterprises and Association of Medical Industry Enterprises of the "North-West". The project involved the promotion of products of St. Petersburg enterprises in foreign markets and organization of visits to St. Petersburg by foreign entrepreneurs interested in cooperation with the St. Petersburg colleagues.
During the project execution phase, Business Union has established business contacts with business community representatives of a number of foreign countries, including the Confederation of Entrepreneurs and Industrialists of Turkey, the Australian-Russian Business Council, businessmen from Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Austria, Latvia, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries. This work was supported by the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade of the St. Petersburg Government.
In 2014, the "Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Modernization of the Russian Economy at Foreign Trade Activity" was concluded with the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia. Under this Agreement, Business Union assisted the St. Petersburg enterprises in the promotion of innovative projects in foreign markets.
Both mechanism of trade missions of the Russian Federation in foreign countries and attracting resources from foreign trade missions in Russia, foreign business associations and other foreign organizations were used to identify foreign companies interested in products of the customer enterprise.
In 2016, the "Agreement on cooperation in the field of supporting of foreign economic activity of small and medium-sized businesses in St. Petersburg" was concluded with the State Budget Institution "Center for entrepreneurship development and support" of St. Petersburg, which included work, aimed at introducing the business community of St. Petersburg with the federal system for support of the export activities of enterprises.