About Us

What is ICANN?

International Community Association of Nizhny Novgorod region (ICANN) was established in 1997. ICANN provides international businesses, foreign and Russian businessmen and community leaders the ability to network and lobby their interests in the local government circles. ICANN has streamlined the networking process for those interested in the growing economy of Nizhny Novgorod and the Volga region.

Located in Nizhny Novgorod, ICANN is in the heart of the economic and political hub of the Volga region. Historically, the Volga region was the intellectual center for the nuclear defense industry. The region has turned that same intensity towards technology and business, providing opportunities to those with the right connections.

How can ICANN benefit you and why should you join?

  • We provide business and administrative contacts for your company to network with.
  • We have contacts with local, regional, national, and international communities.
  • We lobby interests of our members on the regional level.
  • We organize monthly and annual meetings that include guest speakers such as the Governor as well as other local officials.
  • During monthly meetings we provide information covering many topics specific to the region.
  • For newcomers to Nizhny Novgorod, we provide recommendations for restaurants, shopping, weekend attractions, and much more.
  • ICANN is an excellent platform to network and make friends.

ICANN Members

ICANN members span all sectors of international business in Nizhny Novgorod. Many influential international corporations are ICANN members, including Intel, KPMG, VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus, BSGV, Liebherr — Nizhny Novgorod and many others. For more information about ICANN members, refer to Members.

Meetings and Events

ICANN’s monthly meetings cover a wide variety of topics and activities related to the region, both formal and informal. ICANN hosts formal meetings with the Governor, Mayor as well as other local officials and arranges less formal activities such as wine tasting events.

The following are some of ICANN’s regularly scheduled events and meetings:

  • Business breakfasts which bring together representatives of the local administration, visa and immigration authorities, customs officers, and other officials. This setting makes it easier for members to voice any concerns and issues particular to each company.
  • Annual Meeting with the Governor is a formal event of high importance. This gives ICANN members a chance to address their questions directly to the head of the region’s government.
  • International Career Day, or ICANN Employment Fair organised by ICANN for ICANN companies in order to promote themselves and to find good candidates for open positions in the company.
  • ICANN MOST project — the MOST program [in Russian MOCT, an acronym for International Education of Students] is conducted by the International Community Association of the Nizhny Novgorod region (ICANN) in cooperation with leading regional universities and multinational industrial companies.
    The objective of this program is to increase the motivation of university students in the Nizhny Novgorod region to start a career in an international company and enhance their knowledge and key skills to do so successfully (http://icann-nn.ru/icann-most-project.html).
  • «Thursdays with Walter» are informal social gatherings that take place at local restaurants. The casual nature of these meetings allows members to discuss the latest news of their company, pick up useful tips, and network. «Thursdays with Walter» are held on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Cultural Events — we organise different kinds of cultural events for our members like excursions and tours to famous and unknown places of the city and the region.
  • ICANN Christmas Evening and many others.

To learn about ICANN meetings and events this month, please, check ICANN Events Calendar.

Is there a specific topic you would like us to cover at future events?
Is there a government body you would like us to organize a meeting with?
Or, is there a place you would like to visit?
We are here for you. 

Become an ICANN Member

Joining is easy:

1) Contact ICANN and fill out an application form.

2) Pay the annual membership fee.

We offer two kinds of membership:

  • Corporate Membership. ICANN’s Corporate Members have full access to all events and activities organized by the ICANN. The membership fee is 35,000 rubles per a year. We recommend this membership type to all organizations and businesses joining the ICANN.
  • Individual Membership. ICANN’s Individual Members (8,000 Rubles per a year) have limited access to ICANN events. This type of membership may suit individuals that are new to Nizhny Novgorod and wish to find their way around the place and build their network.

Contact ICANN today:

Please fill in the feedback form or call +7 960 160 61 46,  +7 987 742 93 44.