15-17 january 2019

Russia and the world

National Development Goals and Global Trends
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Forum history


The Forum annually brings together thinkers and practitioners, leading international academics and politicians, representatives of global financial and business elites – those whose advanced achievements influence the socio-economic development of regions and states.

Forum Experts

  • Dmitry Medvedev
  • Ivan Krastev
  • Kristalina Georgieva
  • Vladimir Mau
  • Herman Van Rompuy
  • Jacob Frenkel
  • Kai Mykkänen
  • Tatyana Golikova
  • Luis María Linde de Castro
  • Esko Aho
  • Giuliano Amato
  • Dmitriy Kozak
  • Alexey Kudrin
  • Elvira Nabiullina
  • Denis Manturov
  • Prokopis Pavlopoulos
  • Sergey Gorkov
  • Anton Siluanov
  • Maxim Oreshkin
  • Tarja Halonen
  • Veronika Skvortsova
  • Herman Gref
  • Vaclav Klaus
  • Sheila Fitzpatrick
  • José Antonio Vera
  • Marek Belka
  • Anne Krueger
  • Kevin Michael Rudd
  • Alexander Sergeev
  • Tatyana Chernigovskaya
  • Alexander Shokhin
  • Rustam Minnikhanov
  • Maxim Akimov
  • Jean-Claude Trichet
  • Oleg Belozerov
For the last three years, the Gaidar Forum has been among the top three most quoted economic conferences in Russia.
7 000
journalists from around the world
>70 000
reports in various languages
43 000
In 2018, Gaidar Forum reports were published by the media of 33 countries as well as news outlets in 85 regions of the Russian Federation.

Key events at 2018 Gaidar Forum

The discussions at the Forum traditionally focus on the most acute problems of our time. Particular importance is given to interpretations of the current situation and Russia’s strategic role in the world.

Gaidar Forum goals

Attracting the world's leading experts, academics and practitioners to a discussion of socio-economic policy issues
Reflection of the main trends and key events of the national and global economy and politics
Working out strategic proposals and recommendations for the national economic development
Maintaining a continuous expert dialogue on key political and economic issues
Securing Russia a foothold on the global intellectual economic map and the status of an important platform for global economic discussion at the highest level

Gaidar forum archive

History of Russia’s largest business event

The ninth Gaidar Forum was the first major economic discussion event in Russia in 2018