Forum program

08:30 – 10:30
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237, Invitation-only
25 Years: Foreign Investments in Russia's Social and Economic Development
Business breakfast for the Russian Foreign Investment Advisory Council (with the support of UNILEVER)

Issues for Discussion:

  • How have realities of work for investors in Russia changed over 25 years? What is the secret formula for growth and sustainability of business: localization and strategic partnerships, investments or cost reduction? What are best practices?
  • How far did global companies become Russian companies, did they provide the Russian market with high-quality goods, and did they start exporting products manufactured in Russia abroad?
  • The world has changed: supply chains, regional needs, labor costs are changing -- to what extent does the Russian market continue to be attractive for foreign investors in the current environment?
  • Interaction of business and authorities: how does the level of dialogue of the Russian authorities and investors meet the expectations of investors and what has to be done to bring the dialogue to a new level?
  • Growth points: infrastructure, entrepreneurship and regions -- how can foreign companies contribute to further development of the Russian economy? 

Moderator:

  • Maxim Akimov, First Deputy Chief, Government Staff of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Lev Kuznetsov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus Affairs
  • Andrey Nikitin, Governor, Novgorod Region
  • Rustam Minnikhanov, President, Republic of Tatarstan
  • Sergey Morozov, Governor, Ulyanovsk Region
  • Andrey Vorobyov, Governor, Moscow Region
  • Svetlana Orlova, Governor, Vladimir Region
  • Anatoly Artamonov, Governor, Kaluga Region
  • Victor Tolokonsky, Governor, Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • Anton Alikhanov, Governor, Kaliningrad Region
  • Alexander Braverman, General Director, Chairman, Board, Federal Corporation for Small- and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship Development
  • Ljubo Grujic, General Director, Coca-Cola Company, Russia
  • Aleksey Grigoriev, Head, Moscow Representative Office, METRO AG
  • Vadim Vlasov, President, Novartis Group
  • Valery Schapov, President, Mars Incorporated Russia
  • JV Raman, President, Unilever in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
  • Elena Zosimova, Head, Cargill Office, Russia
  • Elena Kartasheva, General Director, Abbott Laboratories
  • Johan Vanderplaetse, President for Russia and the CIS, Schneider Electric
  • Christoph Roehrig, Vice President, Head of HR Russia & CIS, BASF SE
  • Marwan Akar, Vice-President, Managing Director, MSD Russia
  • Martial Rolland, Deputy Executive Vice President, Nestlé S.A.; CEO, Nestlé Professional
  • Ivette Salib, General Manager, Russia & CIS, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies
  • Konstantin Tserazov, Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President, Head of Investment Business, Otkritie Holding JSC
  • Mikhail Alekseev, Board Chairman, UniCredit Bank
  • Mumin Azamhuzhaev, President, Russia and CIS, Caterpillar
  • Naira Adamian, General Director, Sanofi Russia
  • Niels Hessmann, General Representative, Russia and CIS, Bayer
  • Robert Nichols, General Director, 3M Russia
  • Erwan Dupuy, Director General, Saint-Gobain CIS
  • Aleksey Malinovskiy, Head, MasterCard Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia
  • Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Russian Federation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 6, 1st Floor, Small Assembly Hall
Report of the World Bank

The Comprehensive Diagnostic Study identifies the greatest challenges facing Russia and available opportunities within the framework of efforts taken in this country to develop a new development path and to secure sustained economic growth. The report analyses the key factors limiting productivity growth, such as continuing problems in investment environment, lack of competition, physical and non-physical barriers to the development of infrastructural links, a relatively low potential for corporate innovations, and the gap between the available skilled workforce and labor market needs. In addition, the report dwells on the opportunities to further strengthen Russia's human capital through improvements in health indicators, as well as the quality and relevance of education. Finally, it identifies three key preconditions for achieving a higher economic growth trajectory, such as improving public administration, reform of the budget system, and improving management of Russia’s vast natural resources. Though the report focuses on the diagnosis, it also contains a set of recommendations that can help remove the above obstacles.

A comprehensive diagnostic study prepared by the World Bank Group in broad consultation with numerous partners, including federal and regional authorities, educational and research institutions, the business community, civil society organizations and other stakeholders. 

Moderator:

  • Sergei Drobyshevskiy, Director, Research, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Keynote reports:

  • Cyril Muller, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • Ana Revenga, Deputy Chief Economist, the World Bank

Participants:

  • Kseniya Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Vedev, Head, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA
  • Vladimir Kolychev, Director, Budgetary Policy and Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Dynkin, Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Dmitry Pankin, Head, Executive Board, Eurasian Development Bank
10:00 – 11:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Patterns of Sustainable Development as Defined Today
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Challenges to long-term development -- why should development be sustainable?
  • Long-term goals of sustainable development
  • Paris climate change agreement -- seriousness of voluntary goals and initiatives
  • Low emission development strategies -- additional load on the economy or growth driver?
  • Technological challenges and demand for innovation
  • The role of business in achieving sustainable development

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Tarja Halonen, President, Republic of Finland (2000-2012); Co-chair, UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the UN; Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University (2002-2016)
  • Guido Schmidt-Traub , Executive Director, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Clyde Tuggle, Senior Vice-President, Coca-Cola Company

Experts:

  • Svetlana Lukash, Russian Sherpa in the G20
  • Marina Larionova, Vice-President, Committee on International Cooperation, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Oleg Lugovoy, Research Advisor, Center for Economic Modeling of Energy and Environment, RANEPA
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Social Development: Historical Lessons and Future Challenges
Panel Discussion

In today's world, there is a general understanding that the quality of human capital has a decisive impact on the competitiveness of the national economy. Social institutions for forming human capital (education, health) and institutions of human capital use (labor market) are distinguished by their functions and efficiency. Historical traditions of social development have a great impact on the functioning of these institutions. This fully applies to modern Russia. Social development has changed dramatically over the past century since the Russian revolutions. No less significant challenges are facing the country at present and even more in the long-term outlook.

Issues for Discussion:

  • With what traditions, achievements and problems in the social sphere did Russia enter the market era?
  • Which ones have become drivers of economic development and which are the brake?
  • What are the requirements of the human capital and social institutions imposed by a post-industrial society?
  • How is the vector of social development seen in the world and in Russia in the mid-term and long-term outlook?
  • What tasks have to be solved in the social sphere today to ensure sustainable social development tomorrow?

Moderator:

Participants:

Experts:

  • Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor, City University of New York; Lead Economist, World Bank (1991-2013)
  • Olga Bantsekina, Head, Representation Office, Coleman Services UK
10:00 – 11:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
Priority Projects as a Factor of Economic Growth
Panel Discussion

Since the end of 2016, the Government of the Russian Federation has launched a number of priority projects which are intended to give tangible social and economic benefits within limited managerial, human and financial resources; the tangible effects  for citizens must be manifested in the first two years of the priority projects’ implementation.


Issues for Discussion:

  • How can the project management system help to overcome the limitations of economic growth in the Russian economy?
  • What is the social and economic motivation to launch the projects?
  • In what directions should new priority projects be launched, and what are they?
  • How do approved priority projects implement Russia's development strategy?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Slepnev, Deputy Chief, Government Staff of the Russian Federation – Director, Department of Project Activities, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Gleb Nikitin, Acting Governor, Nizhegorod Region
  • Stanislav Voskresenskiy, Acting Governor, Ivanovo Region

Experts:

09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
The Role of the Legal System in Sustainable Social and Economic Development
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The concept of effective legal regulation as a source of economic development
  • In what areas of economic and financial activity could law foster the movement to modern markets the most?
  • Cost-effectiveness or legality? What can economic policy do to limit non-legal actions of social development actors?
  • What economic conditions enable non-legal actions and where do these economic conditions stem from?
  • What economic institutions restrict non-legal actions and what is the optimum structure of these institutions?
  • Ownership in the Russian economy: challenges and specifics
  • Knowledge management and intellectual property rights

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Revold Entov, Chief Research Fellow, Research Area “Macroeconomics and Finance,” Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Dmitry Dedov, Judge for the Russian Federation, European Court of Human Rights
  • Yuri Tikhomirov, Deputy Director, Center for Public Studies, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law

Experts:

11:30 – 12:00
Building 6, 3rd Floor, Hall 3
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
Presentation of the book

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right expert solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with benevolent autocrats, leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor.

 In The Tyranny of Experts, the  bestselling author of The White Man’s Burden traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. Presenting a wealth of cutting-edge economic research, Easterly argues that only a new model of development -- one predicated on respect for the individual rights of people in developing countries, one that understands that unchecked state power is the problem and not the solution -- will be capable of ending global poverty once and for all.

William Easterly, Director, Development Research Institute, New York University

12:00 – 14:00
Building 6, 1st Floor, Bookstore
Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society
Presentation of the book

This book was first published in 1999 and quickly became a basic review of governmentality research. However, it is not only an introduction to the thematic field, but also a development of a special control analytics -- an independent development of Michel Foucault’s  approach to historical and social-political analysis. Due to the attention to the relationship between  governmentality and other key concepts of Foucault such as biopolitics and sovereignty, the first edition anticipated and partly defined the dictionary of modern discussions and studies in this field.

In the second edition (2010) Mitchell Dean works with the full text shell of Foucault's lectures and provides invaluable insights into the traditions, methods, and theories of political power, identifying the authoritarian as well as the liberal side of governmentality.
For the second edition, each chapter was completely revised and updated, taking in the latest theoretical, social and political developments of this field. A new introduction with an overview of the governmentality state today was added, as well as an entirely new chapter on international governmentality.
 
Mitchell Dean, Professor, Copenhagen Business School and Macquarie University


14:00 – 15:30
Building 6, 3rd Floor, Hall 7
Audit and Control in Russia and the World: Expectations and Realities
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The effectiveness of public audit as a tool for ensuring transition to innovative economy
  • Institutional features of public audit
  • The role of external audit in maintaining efficiency and improving the system of company management
  • Operational effectiveness of external audit
  • Conflict of expectations in the interaction of an internal audit service and management team
  • The problem of positioning of internal auditors: independence, ethics, company management vision of the goals and objectives of internal audit
  • Increasing requirements for professionalism and competence of internal auditors. The need for a national system of internal audit standards and national certification for internal auditors
  • Audit theory development directions in Russia and in the world
  • Strategic state audit and objectives of social and economic development for Russia
  • Internal audit as a tool to enhance the efficiency of a company: samples of best practices
  • Staffing the audit services: new requirements and technologies

Moderators:

  • Valeriy Goreglyad, Chief Auditor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation; Professor, RANEPA
  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Tatyana Blinova, Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn, Head, Control and Analytical Service of the President, Russian Railways OJSC
  • Maksim Skorokhodov, Director of Audit and IFRS, ACIG Group of Companies
  • Ivan Ryutov, First Vice-President, Gazprombank
  • Elizaveta Filippova, General Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Victor Dvurechenskikh, Chairman, Chamber of Control and Accounts, Moscow
  • Evgeniy Danchikov, Head, Chief Accountability Office, Moscow
  • Mikhail Terentiev, Managing Director, Head, Analytical Division, Otkritie Holding JSC
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis
Presentation of the book

There are two tremendous forces to reshape the global economy: the rapid shift in economic power fr om the declining West to the growing East, and shocks caused by the waves of financial crises that gripped the countries with high incomes. These are deep, long and interrelated changes that have been defining the shape of the world for decades. The shift reflects a complete change in the sesquicentennial trend towards economic divergence that resulted in a situation wh ere the citizens of countries with high incomes almost held a monopoly on the results of the industrialization process.

Yesterday's differences in growth between economies with high incomes and new market economies resulted in a rapid convergence in terms of revenue today. Although this convergence is desirable in itself, it also poses serious challenges to the global economy. Financial shocks significantly increase these challenges. They resulted in the long reduction of credit leverage and slowing the growth in high-income countries and an especially strong crisis in the fragile Eurozone. Moreover, the global economic shift created certain conditions for these shocks, particularly global macroeconomic imbalances and the downward trend in wages.

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times 

15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Rating Results of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia: Innovative Business in the Regions of Russia and Rating of Innovation Development of the Regions of Russia
Expert Discussion - presentation

The ratings of conditions and results of development of high-technology businesses show in which Russian regions it is profitable to run an innovative business, and reflect the actual situation following the innovative activities in the constituents of the Russian Federation.

To make them objective and well-founded, the ratings are not based on expert assessments, but on quantitative indicators. The ratings involve evaluation of regions by individual components of the condition block and result block. This makes it possible to identify leaders in each component, and to show strengths and weaknesses in the development of each region.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Presentation and explanation of the results of the ratings
  • Application of the ratings for planning and regional development
  • Further improvement of the ratings

Moderator:

  • Ivan Bortnik, Adviser to the General Director, Innovation Promotion Fund

Participants:

  • Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Oksana Kozlovskaya, Chairperson, Legislative Duma, Tomsk Region
  • Roza Semenova, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
  • Vera Barinova, Head, Laboratory of Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior Research, RANEPA
  • Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA
15:30 – 17:30
Break
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Russia and the World: Setting Priorities
Plenary Discussion

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Marek Belka, Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005); President, the National Bank of Poland (2010-2016)
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Kevin Michael Rudd, President, the Asia Society Policy Institute (New York); Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010, 2013)
15:30 – 17:30
Lunch Break
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
New Regional Policy
Expert Discussion

Regions and cities are becoming centers of economic growth and social development for many countries, but the differences between developed and lagging regions are only increasing. In this situation, many countries re-define the goals and priorities of their regional policy and increasingly focus on support for competitiveness and economic growth, as regions and cities are becoming more and more independent in determining development strategy. Russia has not yet managed to align regions. In recent years, regional policy has become more fragmented, and the efficiency of many of its tools is highly questionable. At present, regional policy is at a crossroads once again: do we need to concentrate management in the hands of the Federal Center, or to provide more independence to the leading regions and cities?

Issues for Discussion:

  • How have Russian regions and cities developed in recent years; are we in the "trend" of global development?
  • What objectives should be set for the new regional policy? Can we find the balance between putting the brakeson strong regions and support to the lagging ones?
  • Does the current power distribution system provide the incentives and resources for development of regions and cities? 
  • How can we accelerate the development of urban agglomerations, and how can we focus and coordinate the efforts of the Federal Government, regions, and municipalities? 

Moderator:

  • Alexey Kudrin, Chairman, Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation

Participants:

Experts:

  • Aleksey Prazdnichnykh, Head, “Spatial Development “ Direction, Center for Strategic Developments
  • Alexander Tsybulsky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor, Perm Territory
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Banking Services without Banks
Panel Discussion

The main themes shall be development bifurcation points: banks and banking, government-owned and private banks, federal and regional banks, offline and online banks (do we need branch networks?). Due to the emergence of payment services such as PayPal, Bitcoin cryptocurrency, Blockchain, P2P lending, the global financial system is being transformed. Large IT companies have already turned their attention to the development of financial and technological platforms. This work resulted in their own developments in this field. All this inevitably leads to competition with classic commercial and investment banks.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What will the emergence of new players in the world of finance lead to in the future?
  • How is the global financial landscape being transformed?
  • When will financial and technological platforms replace classic banks?
  • Development bifurcation points: public and private banks, federal and regional banks, offline and online banks
  • Do the modern banks need branch networks?

Moderator:

  • Ruben Aganbegyan, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, Otkritie Holding JSC

Participants:

Expert:

  • Andrey Belykh, Researcher, RANEPA; Director, Economics Directorate, St. Petersburg Bank Branch Network
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
Europe after BREXIT
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The future of integration processes in the EU
  • Changing the balance of power within the EU
  • EU trade policy without the United Kingdom
  • General foreign and security policy of the EU after Brexit
  • The new model of the relationship between the EU and the UK. What will it look like?
  • The place of the United Kingdom in Europe and in the world 
  • The EU in global governance processes after the United Kingdom leaves

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice-President, European Parliament
  • Vaclav Klaus, President, Václav Klaus Institute; President, Czech Republic (2003-2013)
  • Jorge Braga de Macedo, Director, Centre for Globalization and Governance, NOVA School of Business and Economics
  • Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach; European Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries (1995-2004)
  • Daniel Gros, Director, the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
15:30 – 16:50
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Global Crises and the Challenges for Central Banking
Expert Discussion

Moderator:

  • Kseniya Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Keynote report:

  • Jacob Frenkel, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase International; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty (G-30); Chairman, Bank of Israel (1991-2000)

Participants:

  • Marek Belka, Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005); President, the National Bank of Poland (2010-2016)
  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Kairat Kelimbetov, President, Astana International Financial Center; Chairman, National Bank of Kazakhstan (2013-2015)
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
The Fortieth Anniversary of the Restoration of Diplomatic Relations between Spain and Russia (1977-2017)
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Relations between the EU and Russia
  • Russia and Spain: a history of dialogue
  • Intercultural interaction between Russia and Spain: development prospects

Moderators:

  • Igor Ivanov, President, Russian International Affairs Council
  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Keynote report:

  • Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Chairman, Executive Committee, Elcano Royal Institute; Member, Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, Kingdom of Spain; Member, European Academy of Arts

Participants:

Experts:

  • Ignacio García-Valdecasas, Charge d'Affaires ad Interim of the Kingdom of Spain in the Russian Federation
  • Álvaro De La Riva, Counsellor, Embassy of Spain in Moscow
  • José Aurelio Llaneza Villanueva, Education Attaché, Embassy of Spain in Russia
  • Veniamin Kaganov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Guzhelya, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and for International Humanitarian Cooperation
  • Alexander Orlov, Director, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO
  • Elena Panina, MP, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Olga Pirozhenko, Director, Centre for Russia-Spain Cooperation, IPACS, RANEPA
  • Irina Prokhorenko, Head, International Organizations and Global Political Regulation, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, the Russian Academy of Sciences
18:00 – 18:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
Best Innovation Cluster Management Practices
Expert Discussion

In October 2016, according to the results of a competitive selection, a list was issued of 11 innovative clusters, of participants in the priority project of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development “Development of Innovative Clusters - the Leaders of Investment Attractiveness at the World Level.” Cluster-winners are based on the recognized innovation-driven growth points, and in recent years they have made real progress in building innovative business models oriented to foreign markets and embedding in global research-and-production chains. Herewith, communication with overseas cluster and territories-leaders was subsequently developed to adapt the most effective management practices. Success stories appeared - the creation of innovative, world-class infrastructure, exits to highly competitive foreign markets, etc.

As a result, despite the unstable economic situation and sanctions, cluster leaders on many crucial indicators managed to keep positive dynamics, advancing over other Russian regions. However, the management structures and methods largely do not meet the very ambitious goals that clusters set themselves in the mid-term, as well as new challenges to their development, including resource constraints. In particular, non-market management models focused on budget funding have become consolidated in recent years. Management teams do not have sufficient experience and qualifications for competition at the international level. Traditionally, insufficient attention has been given to important initiatives such as promotion in foreign markets and brand development in the region.

Thus, in the short term it is necessary to take the next step in improving the quality of management of cluster development, including on the basis of inter-cluster dialogue.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How one can grow several cluster global champions for the next 3-5 years? What are the ingredients of success?
  • Which Russian clusters are better ready to move internationally and have succeeded in this lately?
  • How to attract to clusters the most qualified and highly motivated staff who are able to compete internationally?
  • How to involve the maximum number of stakeholders in the development of clusters (both within clusters and beyond)?
  • How can the state effectively support cluster development in view of the extremely ambitious goals and hard budget constraints? 

Moderator:

  • Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Participants and experts:

  • Andrey Antonov, Deputy Governor for Economics, Tomsk Region
  • Alexey Shchedrov, Head, Department of Innovation and Industry Policy of Lipetsk Region
  • Alexander Smekalin, Chairman, the Government of Ulyanovsk region
  • Artem Zdunov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Nataliya Ryazantseva, Deputy Chairman of the Government, Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • Vladimir Popov, Deputy Governor, Kaluga Region
  • Alexander Sedov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry, Science and New Technologies of the Republic of Mordovia
  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department for Strategic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Igor Agamirzian, Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Vadim Kulikov, Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
  • Sergey Polyakov, General Director, Innovation Promotion Fund
  • Ivan Fedotov, Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia; Vice-Rector, RANEPA
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Russia’s Financial Institutions: Quality and Quiddity
Expert Discussion

Russia's financial markets have strengthened considerably over the past twenty-five years, with lessons learned and institutions emerging to regulate and stabilize during crises and create positive conditions for investment during good times. The work of these experts on Russia's financial institutions shows their influence on corporate development and regulations.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How strong are Russia’s financial institutions?
  • How do financial regulations affect institutional development?
  • How does corporate finance contribute to national financial institutions?
  • What is the role of financial institutions in current economic growth?
  • Is the financial system a public good?

Moderator:

  • Carol S. Leonard, Professor, Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

Participants:

  • Maxim Bouev, Professor, European University at St Petersburg; Vice-Rector, Strategic Development, New Economic School
  • Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor, Boston University
  • Mikhail Khromov, Head, Laboratory of Financial Research, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Dmitry Makarov, Associate Professor, International Institute of Economics and Finance, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia University; Director, Center on Global Legal Transformation
  • Sergey Romanchuk, Head of Operations, Foreign Exchange and Money Market, Metallinvestbank JSCB; President, ACI Russia
  • Oleg Shibanov, Professor, the Russian Economic School
  • Koen Schoors, Professor, University of Ghent
  • Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Professor, Kozminski University; Director, Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research (TIGER); Finance Minister of Poland (1994-1997, 2002-2003)
  • Marina Rudneva, General Director, FUTURE Financial Group
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 308
Immigration vs. Emigration
Expert Discussion

The perceptions of migration processes occurring today in Russia and in the world are often based not on verifiable facts, but on unverified information and explicit myths. If at the level of everyday consciousness this situation is quite typical, at the expert community level, for obvious reasons, it is unacceptable. The objective of this section is to clarify the situation in global mobility, with a particular focus on Russia.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Is it true that the immigration inflow to Russia consistsmainly of badly- educated and low-skilled people?
  • To what extent do the most common judgements appearing in the press about emigration from Russia (both in quantitative and qualitative terms) correspond to the reality?
  • What do the migration processes - immigration and emigration - look like in the most developed countries of the world?

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Malakhov, Director, Center for Theoretical and Applied Political Science, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Mikhail Denisenko, Head, Demography Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Yuliya Florinskaya, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast, RANEPA
  • Mark Tolts, Senior Researcher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Nikita Mkrtchan, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast, RANEPA
  • Irina Tsapenko, Head, Social-and-Economic Development and Migration Processes Sector, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
How to Become Uniting Leaders within the Business-State-Society Cooperation?
Expert Discussion

The formation of modern innovative management knowledge is where leading business schools have achieved success. Meanwhile, they learn to channel their knowledge and skills to improve business practices; to develop legislation; to support social initiatives useful and applicable for business, public administration and society.

The future success of business schools in the modern world largely depends on how effectively they can act as unifying leaders.

There are numerous examples of how the unifying efforts of the business schools form the ground for positive changes, initiate a transformation of the university management system, improve the regional and national educational environment, introduce new quality standards, and set examples of social responsibility and multifunctional management approaches. All this brings tangible results, contributing to the development of business, state and society.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What approaches and methods do the leading business schools use to increase the positive impact at the university, regional and national levels?
  • What are the examples of successful “uniting leadership” in the practice of business schools?
  • How do the “unifying efforts” affect the development of the business school, the quality and content of the program portfolio, improving the qualifications of faculty, and enhancing the possibility of the practical implementation of research results?
  • How does it help business schools meet the challenges of the digital revolution?
  • What directions are considered the most important for the development of “unifying leadership” in the future?

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Tim Mescon, Vice President, Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, AACSB International
  • Olivier Oger, Emeritus Dean, EDHEC Business School
  • Michael John Page, Provost, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Bentley University
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, EFMD
  • Andrey Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Yulia Chupina, Deputy Chairperson, Sberbank of Russia
  • Danica Purg, Professor of Leadership and Effective Management, President, IEDC - Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
The Changing Landscape of the Management Education Market and the Role of Business Schools and Corporate Universities Today and in Ten Years: Positive Cooperation Experiences
Expert Discussion

The business environment is rapidly changing. This results in dramatic changes of the whole management education market landscape. There is growing dissatisfaction on the side of the business community with the level of provision of educational services. The business community criticizes universities and business schools for education that is overly academic, distant from practice and present day needs.

In contrast, the importance of corporate universities that flexibly and quickly react to business needs is growing. The leading business schools in Russia and all over the world are looking for ways to enhance cooperation with the business community, in parallel trying to retain the fundamental nature of educational programs and dramatically increase their relation to business needs.

The roles of players in the management education market are strongly influenced by breakthrough technologies; besides, the trend for education virtualization is accelerating.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How will the role of business schools and corporate universities change in the management education market in 10 years?
  • What market niches will they try secure for themselves? How will the academic program portfolio be distributed between them in a decade?
  • What are the ways and opportunities available for development of mutually beneficial cooperation between major players in the management education market, and for the creation of a synergistic effect from combining their knowledge and skills?
  • What joint projects could be used as examples to follow?
  • How do business schools and corporate universities respond to the threats and use opportunities of “breakthrough technologies” and education virtualization?

Moderators:

  • Sir Paul Judge, President, AMBA
  • Ashot Seferyan, Director, Executive MBA Program, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Stuart Lawson, Head, UK Business Centre, EY
  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA International
  • Charles Iacovou, Dean, Wake Forest University School of Business (USA)
  • Céline Davesne, Dean Associate, Neoma Business School
  • Vitaliy Podolskiy, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, HoReCa Band Group Ltd.
  • Andrey Afonin, CEO, Sectoral Advanced Training Institute; Head, Roscosmos Corporate Academy
  • Boris Shcherbakov, Vice-President, General Director, Dell EMC in Russia, Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Resettlement of Peoples LLC: A Brief Guide to Understanding Contemporary Migration Crisis
Presentation of the book

The wave of illegal mass immigration in the European Union affects the lives of hundreds of millions of Europeans. As we take it extremely seriously, we will consider this explosive topic with full attention in this brief and clear book. Its main purpose is to challenge the pervasive propaganda for refugees and to show that the current mass migration is a phenomenon that is distinctly negative, fraught with huge risks for some European countries, for the situation in the EU and for the migrants themselves.

Václav Klaus, President, Václav Klaus Institute; President, Czech Republic (2003-2013)