Program of the 10th Gaidar Forum presented at TASS
On January 14, the TASS Press Center hosted a press conference dedicated to the 10th Gaidar Forum Russia and the World: National Ideas of Development and Global Trends. Rector of RANEPA Vladimir Mau, Director of the Forum Ivan Fedotov and Professor of History of the Columbia University (USA) Adam Tooze told on the topics to be discussed at the Forum.
Vladimir Mau noted that the Forum shall focus on discussing the goals urgent for Russia for the next 5-6 years and related to development of human capital and infrastructure.
‘This year, a score of reports will be presented at the Gaidar Forum. To some extent, topics of the reports were triggered by our press conference following the last-year Forum, when I was asked, which ideas would be discussed in a year,’ Rector of RANEPA said. He clarified that the major topics of this Forum are mostly not about the economy, as the major global problems are much wider.
Director of the Forum Ivan Fedotov told that the anniversary Gaidar Forum is unrivaled both in terms of number of participants and number of speakers. He noted that more than 16 thousand people were registered to take part in the event, that is much more than the largest Forum 2017 when more than 12 thousand participants were registered. Speakers of the official program include 860 persons, we expect 876 foreign participants, more than hundred of them will speak at the Forum, that, according to Ivan Fedotov, is indicative of great interest for the program of the Gaidar Forum.
According to him, great attention shall be paid to national projects, especially, health, education and their influence on a wide variety of fields, and development of human capital.
Professor of the Columbia University Adam Tooze told that he accepted the invitation to take part in the Forum, as ‘it is a critical event, from the point of view that it is time far from simple, when there is high tension between Russia and the West.’ At the moment, it would be absurd to deny the importance of discussing national goals.
When answering the questions asked by journalists, Vladimir Mau noted that, although no special recommendations are prepared for representatives of authorities following the Gaidar Forum, experience shows that the issues raised at the Forum reflect in the work of authorities.
10th Gaidar Forum Organizers:
The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA);
The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute);
The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).
The general partners of the Gaidar Forum are Gazprom and Gazprombank; strategic partners include Prosveshcheniye publishing house, Coca-Cola, Pharmstandard group, the Russian Textbook Corporation, SANOFI, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Russian Railways, MSD, and Mastercard; EY, Cisco and Russian Direct Investment Fund are partners. This discussion’s partners are Philips, Cherkizovo and RVC.
The general information partners of the Gaidar Forum include the Rossiya 24 TV channel, Forbes global media company, RBC and TASS news agencies. The official information agency is Rossiya Segodnya. The general radio partner is Business FM. The strategic information partners are Kommersant Publishers, the RT TV channel, Interfax and Gazeta.RU. The main information partners are Profil weekly, FederalPress news agency, and Invest Foresight online magazine. The international information partners are Sputnik and Cision. Other media partners include PRIME news agency, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, RNS news agency, Radio Ekho Moskvy, News.Ru, Polit.ru, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, the PRO BUSINESS TV channel, Strategia magazine, AK&M, BRICS, Ekonomika i Zhizn weekly, National Banking Journal, Expert Tatarstan magazine, the Smart Country information platform, Financial One, Naans Media, and the Public Administration scientific political journal.