November, 18, in Moscow , the last in this year meeting of the Association of Consulting Companies ASCONCO took place.

During the meeting the participants discussed the possibility of further reducing the payroll tax for consulting companies. They also debate available ways of promotion of the ASCONCO’s brand. With lively interest the participants acquainted with the presentation of a candidate for membership in ASCONCO "Excit group".
most important agreement between the professional consulting magazine "Management Consultant" and ASCONCO was reached at the meeting. The magazine will provide a platform for organizing a public discussion of consultants professional standard, developed and promoted by ASCONCO on the basis of European standard CEN / TC 381 ( The European Committee for Standardization Technical Committee 381), recommended for distribution in the EU member states.
The participants also shared news of the Russian markets,
heard the news of  consulting companies, discussed the financial statement for 2011 and other important issues.
"Overall, I am satisfied with the previous year - says Evgeny Emelianov, president of ASCONCO. - Our structure continues to grow; ASCONCO became a regular participant of international and European meetings. ASCONCO has already its own tradition – it’s the third year when we held an annual conference in St. Petersburg. We regularly provide information on the activities of the Russian consulting community in a special information column of the European consulting portal, giving interviews to foreign journalists.
Although not all the goals set in the beginning of the year have been achieved, the general feeling from the work of colleagues remains very positive. "

September, 16, in St. Petersburg, annual ASCONCO conference was held. Traditionally it was combined with a cruise along the rivers and channels of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and in the world.
The conference participants discussed news of their companies, as well as the situation at the customers markets and at the Russian consulting market.
Then ASCONCO’s Presidium members presented the draft of professional standards for management consultants, based on the example developed by the EU Committee for Standardization and gave their comments. After lively discussion the participants took decision to accept the principles enunciated in the EU Committee’s document and to accede to them, but noted that the necessity
in refining the project and adapting it to Russian realities is also obvious.
A. Pechersky, CEO of ALT, conducted a round table "Selling experiments", dedicated to the techniques of selling consulting projects. All the parties involved in a
sprightly discussion of so exciting theme, everybody recalled his own cases and shared his experience with the others.
In conclusion, V. Sokratilin, Executive Director of the "Reshenie", made a report "Social situation in Russia", based on public opinion research conducted in several regions.
The conference ended with a fourchette, during which participants had the opportunity to exchange views and discuss particular issues in an informal atmosphere.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of all members of the Association of Consulting Companies ASCONCO we congratulate you on the day of Russian Entrepreneur!

Although the proportion of businessmen in Russia has been always difficult, we sincerely hope for further growth and development of private business in Russia. We believe that all the difficulties that stand in the way of daily business owners only make them stronger and more confident in their abilities.