2018 Gaidar Forum program available online

The preliminary program of the Ninth Gaidar Forum, which will be held from January 16 – 18, 2018, is available on the forum website. International experts taking part in the forum events are listed as well.

The discussions of the annual Gaidar Forum focus on the most pressing issues of the social and economic sphere. The participants will discuss modern challenges for public administration, the introduction of project work in government, innovation drivers, new challenges for central banks, digital society, sanctions, the centenary of the Russian revolution, confidence, the barriers and factors of successful entrepreneurship in Russia, and cluster approach in the era of digital production.

This year’s highlight will be the Values and Virtues plenary discussion conducted by Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Rector Vladimir Mau. The participants will include Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva; Chairman of JP Morgan Chase International, former Governor of the Bank of Israel (1991-2000) Jacob Frenkel; political analyst Ivan Krastev; President of the European Policy Center, former President of the European Council (2009-2014), former Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009) Herman Van Rompuy; and Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland Kai Mykkanen. 

Overall, the Gaidar Forum will offer more than 60 discussion platforms, including panel and expert discussions, open dialogues, presentations and meetings. More information about the events is on the official forum website.


The organizers include the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

The program outline is available at the forum website.

Participation is free; preliminary registration is required.

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The general partners of the Gaidar Forum are Gazprom and Gazprombank; strategic partners include AstraZeneca, Novartis, RZD, Russian Agricultural Bank, MSD, the ACIG Group of Companies, Microsoft, Mastercard, and Johnson&Johnson; Unilever, EY, Russian Brewers’ Union, RVC and Russian Direct Investment Fund are partners.

The general information partners include the Rossiya 24 TV channel, RBC and TASS news agencies. The official information agency is Rossiya Segodnya. The general online media partner is Gazeta.RU. The general radio partner is Business FM. The strategic information partners are Kommersant Publishers, the RT TV channel and Interfax. The main information partners are Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Federalpress news agency. Other media partners include, PRIME news agency, EFE, Polit.ru, Expert RA, Radio Ekho Moskvy, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, BRICS, National Banking Journal, Banking Review, Financial One, Standards and Quality news agency, AK&M, Ekonomika i Zhizn weekly, Invest Foresight online magazine, Strategia magazine, Naans Media, the Public Administration scientific political journal, the PRO BUSINESS TV channel, the Indicator online science journal, the Bankovskoye Delo (Banking Business) magazine, RNS news agency, Business Excellence magazine, Cision, and the Budget magazine, Information platform “Russian planet – Smart Russia”.