Forum program

09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Sustainable Economic Growth: A Model for Russia
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Prospects for economic growth for 2018 - 2024
  • How appropriate is the international experience in macroeconomic regulation for Russia?
  • Global financial system and stability of the Russian financial markets
  • How to prioritize public expenditures based on monitoring the effective use of budget resources? 

Moderator:

Keynote report:

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

Participants:

  • Tatyana Golikova, Chairperson, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Elvira Nabiullina, Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Cyril Muller, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist, Deputy Chairman, Vnesheconombank
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok: Dream or Reality?
Panel Discussion

The contradictions between national interests and globalization have increased at the end of 2016. The TTP and TTIP projects may not be realized. The question of clarification of the growth drivers of national economies (GDP growth) and the adjustment of guidance in the matters of trade and economic integration are particularly pointed. At the same time, the historical trade-economic relations of states in the space from Lisbon to Vladivostok are stable and mutually beneficial. 


Issues for Discussion:

  • Are there any growth prospects to shape the single European/Russian economic space?
  • Are businesses interested in implementing the Greater Eurasia Project?
  • Are integration alliances in the past, or do the EU and EEU have a future, in particular, in regard to the elaboration of an inter-block trade and economic agreement?

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Salamatov, Chairman, Committee, EAEU Business Council; General Director, Research Centre “International Trade and Integration”

Participants:

  • Herman Van Rompuy, President, the European Policy Centre; President Emeritus, the European Council; Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009)
  • Esko Aho, Executive Chairman, Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)
  • Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach; European Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries (1995-2004)
  • Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Experts:

  • Alexey Kvasov, Deputy Head, Experts Department, Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeniy Vinokurov, Director, Centre for Integration Research, Eurasian Development Bank
  • Pavel Shinskiy, Head, Representation Office (CCI France Russie)
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
Healthcare Investment in 2006-2016: Error Analysis
Expert Discussion

Presentation on the launch of a study of the return on investment in the health care sector of the Russian Federation and generation of proposals for development and investment areas in the Russian health care system. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • The definition of investment in the health system of the Russian Federation: what investments yield tangible results and what are the health care areas that will be able to make the best use of investments?
  • How to change the approach to investment in health care: a different perception of investment by health care system participants and legislative changes for better performance and a healthier nation?
  • Private investment for the benefit of the State: how to use private capital for the development of the public health care system. Does a healthier nation mean a better return on the investment?

Participants:

  • Igor Kagramanyan, First Deputy Chairman, Committee on Social Policy, Federation Council of the Russian Federation
  • Yulia Mikheeva, Director, Social Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Adel Vafin, Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Vadim Vlasov, President, Novartis Group
  • Zakhar Golant, Vice-Rector for Innovation Development, St. Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy
  • Gregory Potapov, General Director, Pharmstandart
  • Jane Griffiths, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Johnson & Johnson
  • Timofey Nizhegorodtsev, Head, Department for Control of Social Sphere and Trade, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
  • Elena Razumeeva, Medical Director, A.S. Khlustin Kaluga City Hospital No. 4
  • Iskra Reic, Vice-President, Russia and Eurasia, CEO, AstraZeneca Russia
  • Andrian Ruigis, Vice-President, Head, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and the CIS, MSD
  • Anna Yarvits, Senior Vice-President, General Manager, Teva Russia & CIS
  • Jeffrey Kemprecos, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Public Policy MSD
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
The Infrastructural Framework of Russia in the 21st Century
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How does the development of Russian infrastructure correlate with the deployment of production and population?
  • The role of major infrastructure projects in the economic development and quality of life
  • Road, rail and sea transport: competitors or allies
  • Setting priorities in infrastructure development of urban agglomerations: safety or quality?
  • Russia 2050: infrastructure for future generations

Participants:

  • Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – Head, Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
  • Roman Starovoyt, Head, Federal Road Agency
  • Sergey Kehlbach, Chairman of the Board, State Company “Russian Highways”
  • Salman Babaev, Vice-President, Russian Railways OJSC
  • Dmitry Pankin, Head, Executive Board, Eurasian Development Bank
  • Aleksey Prazdnichnykh, Head, “Spatial Development “ Direction, Center for Strategic Developments
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Business Education in the Digital World: Reducing the Distance
Expert Discussion

Discussions of innovative technologies in management education rarely go beyond remote and e-learning. In fact, the need for digital transformation of business schools and universities is much wider. All processes, from attracting prospective university students to interaction with university graduates, do require the use of appropriate technologies. Business schools face many challenges during the implementation of various technologies. If these challenges remain unresolved, digital technology could threaten the quality of education, instead of improving it. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the comprehensive approach to the digital transformation of business schools?
  • Does aggressive marketing lower the confidence of enrollees in remote learning?
  • When will Big Data benefit education?
  • Is it permissible to conduct examinations remotely?
  • Can we trust digital diplomas?
  • How can business schools remain in touch with their graduates using current technologies?

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Santiago Iniguez de Onzoño, Principal, Instituto de Empresa (IE) (online)
  • Toomas Danneberg, Vice Rector for International Collaboration, Head, Business Innovation MBA Curriculum, Estonian Business School
  • Dmitriy Voloshin, Director, SC Rostech Corporate Networking Academy
  • Vladimir Solovyev, Head, Department of Data Analysis, Decision-Making and Financial Technologies, Financial University
  • Oleg Dukhovnotskiy, Head, Federal Communications Agency
  • Adeniyi Adebayo, Co-Founder, ProctorEdu
  • Maxim Girin, Head, Social Innovations, Association of Social Development; Development Director, My University Project
  • Alexey Filatov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BBCG; Founder, Retail Academy
  • Alexander Molchanov, Deputy Vice-Rector for Marketing and Applicants, Financial University
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
1917-2017: Lessons of the Bygone Century
Expert Discussion

This panel marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution.  Thinking  of this as a long process, centered on 1917, the experts examine the immediate social movements that led up to regime collapse, the role of World War I,  and the longer impact of structural factors and political opposition for the legacies of 1917 and the larger Revolution throughout the twentieth century. Events and their consequences in Russia in February 1917 bear similarities to later color revolutions globally. However, in Russia the struggle for power continued and the new “democratic” power, the Provisional Government, proved vulnerable to ongoing opposition from soldiers returning from their defeat in World War I, peasants who aspired for more land and empowerment in the village, growing demands for autonomy from the borderlands, and an organized revolutionary movement in St Petersburg.  

Issues for Discussion:

  • Did February 1917 provide a model for the color revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe?
  • Were living standards actually rising before the Russian Revolution?  If so, how can discontent be explained?
  • Can it be said that the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its outcomes built on, but also destroyed, 19th century concepts of revolution?
  • To what extent does persistent inequality play a role in 20th century revolutions?
  • What is the role of power in the process of revolution?

Moderators:

  • Yuriy Petrov, Director, Institute of Russian History, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Carol S. Leonard, Professor, Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

Participants:

  • Andrey Artizov, Head, Federal Archival Agency
  • Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor, City University of New York; Lead Economist, World Bank (1991-2013)
  • Leonid Borodkin, Correspondent Member, the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head, History Informatics Chair, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Vladimir Buldakov, Chief Researcher, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Robert Service, Emeritus Professor of Russian History, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • Andrei Markevich, Head, Institutional Economics Chair, NES
  • George Lawson, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, LSE
  • Daniel Orlovsky, Professor, George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University
09:30 – 11:30
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
Business Schools in Dynamically Developing Societies: Identification of Management Models and Challenges of Eurasian Integration
Expert Discussion

The term dynamically evolving society is widely used at conferences on transition economies. In the revised mission of the Association of Business Schools from Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEMAH), the special focus is on the emphasis the Association makes on business schools “functioning in transitional and dynamically evolving societies.”

The majority of deans of business schools in countries with transitional and dynamically evolving societies believe that management models and business specifics in these countries have a lot in common. However, serious and structured studies or attempts to make international expert judgments of these problems have not been made so far, or were limited and not fully representative in nature. This makes essential the discussion of opportunities and areas of collaboration between businesses in dynamically evolving societies.

The problem becomes even more important with the intensification of the development of Eurasian cooperation observed in recent years. The new impetus to Eurasian cooperation was provided with the ‘New Silk Road,’ an integration project proposed by China (international project title: “One Belt - One Road”). The project aims to expand the economic integration of the dynamically evolving Asian countries both among themselves and with countries of the Near and Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. The project provides for mutual research of business cultures and cultural tolerance, and a wide range of mechanisms for mutually beneficial cooperation based on the principles of trust and respect. The project focuses on formation of a new value paradigm, which will form the basis for economic, political, cultural and educational cooperation between a wide range of countries and continents.

In the event of success, the concept may have a strong impact on business schools of dynamically evolving societies, giving rise to new challenges and opportunities. 

Moderators:

  • Danica Purg, Professor of Leadership and Effective Management, President, IEDC - Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
  • Natalya Evtikhieva, General Director, NASDOBR

Participants:

  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA International
  • Alice Guilhon, Dean, SKEMA Business School
  • Justin Yifu Lin , Director, Center for New Structural Economics, Peking University; Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Chief Economist and Sr. Vice President, World Bank (2008-2012)
  • Sam Potolicchio, Director of Global Education, Georgetown University (McCourt); Professor, RANEPA; President, PGLF
  • Krzysztof Rybinski, Principal, University of Narxoz, Kazakhstan
  • Asylbek Kozhakhmetov, President, Almaty Management University
  • Zhao Guocheng, Minister-Counsellor, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Moscow
  • Vesselin Blagoev, Professor, Vice Rector, Varna University of Management
  • Virginijus Kundrotas, Dean, Adizesa Business School, President, Baltic Management Association
  • Sergey Serebryannikov, Dean, Faculty of Engineering Management, RANEPA
11:30 – 12:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515
Project and Investment Management in the Real Estate Market
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Priorities of  state policy in  construction project management
  • Project approaches in  development and construction activities: problems and prospects
  • Best design and investment practices: case studies
  • Approaches and standards at the pre-investment stage of a project in terms of risk and return
  • Professional standards for investment and construction activities

Moderator:

  • Elena Ivankina, Director, Institute of Industry Management, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Maarten Vermeulen, Regional Managing Director for Europe, Russia & CIS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Josep Bertran, Professor, University Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
  • Alexander Kolontay, Deputy Director, Head, General Project Union, Genplan Institute of Moscow
  • Svetlana Bachurina, Executive Secretary, Expert Council on Urban Development Activities in the State Duma Committee for Land Relations and Construction
  • Nail Gabbassov, Managing Director, Development Corporation of Bashkortostan
  • Andrey Lukashev, Managing Partner, Russia and the CIS, ILM
  • Vera Burtseva, General Director, Bureau of Technics, Chairman, Committee for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, the Russian Guild of Property Managers and Developers
  • Vladislav Gordienko, Head, Main Department for Architecture and Urban Development of Moscow Region
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
National Report on Innovations in Russia: How to Awake the Sleeping Giants?
Presentation

It’s impossible to build an innovative economy without corporations since only the effective demand of big business provided by its openness to new technologies is able to launch the “flywheel” of innovation growth. This situation is particularly evident in Russia, where the weight of large companies in the GDP is much higher than in other comparable countries, and therefore the participation of corporations in the innovation process is a critical factor. What barriers do enterprises of major fields face on the way to innovative development? How can the government help to involve big business in the innovation process? What is the reaction of business to the latest regulatory steps in this area? The answers to these and other questions are given in the new issue of the National Report on Innovations, which will be presented at the event.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the main barriers for the innovation development of major industries?
  • What steps should be taken primarily to increase the interest of business in innovation?
  • What other measures can be taken by the government?

Moderator:

Participants:

12:00 – 14:00
Break
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Competition Policy Priorities
Panel Discussion

Competition implies instability. However, to become stable, we need to be competitive. Competitors legally cause harm to each other’s interests, and the scope of this damage often exceeds the damage caused by illicit actions under the Penal Code. Competition can lead to loss of jobs and can ruin politically attractive entrepreneurs, including domestic producers and small businesses. Development of competition means that security will be reduced in some areas. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Ethics and the eternal values of competition
  • In which areas should protection be reduced?
  • Should protection of Russian companies from foreign competition be reduced?
  • Should public procurement be used to support businesses?
  • What should we answer to those who will suffer from the competition?

Moderator:

  • Andrey Makarov, Chairman, Committee on Budget Issues and Taxes, State Duma of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Igor Artemyev, Head, Federal Anti-monopoly Service
  • Anatoliy Aksakov, Chairman, Financial Market Committee, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Likhachev, General Director, the Russian Federation National Nuclear Corporation “Rosatom”
  • Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal PJSC
  • Esko Aho, Executive Chairman, Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)

Experts:

12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Industrial Policy: Investment Attraction under Sanctions
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How can the overcoming of raw material dependence and diversification of the Russian economy affect the place of Russia in the global distribution of production?
  • What practical steps should be taken first to implement the policy of attracting investment into the industry?
  • Which advanced sectoral makeup would be the most beneficial for Russia?
  • What industries can become engines of growth?
  • Have traditional industry development tools reached their limits?

Moderator:

Participants:

12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
The Provision of Medicines in Russia: Budget, Balance and Outcome
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Value-based medicine is a new reality in the world.  What could those values be: health indicators, patient's condition, impact on the health system, economy and society as a whole?
  • Cost management methods - cost containment or optimization?
  • Is it possible and justified to introduce in Russia mechanisms for effective interaction between the State and business within the drug procurement process, where payment is made based on the efficacy of treatment?
  • Conditions required for the introduction of such a system: legislation, regulatory environment in public procurement, monitoring, recording and quality evaluation system

Moderator:

  • Vitaly Omelyanovsky, Director, Center of Healthcare Expert Evaluation and Quality Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
  • Jane Griffiths, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Johnson & Johnson
  • John Ketchum, Senior Vice-President and Region Head, Emerging Growth Markets, Novartis Oncology
  • Frank R. Lichtenberg, Professor of Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Yulia Mikheeva, Director, Social Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Marwan Akar, Vice-President, Managing Director, MSD Russia
  • Tatiana Bykovskaya, Minister of Healthcare of the Rostov region
  • Evgeniy Shlyakhto, General Director, Almazov National Medical Research Centre
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
Is It Possible to Bring Up an Inventor?
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Detection of break points in the chain of the inventor's life cycle
  • Search for effective mechanisms of the system elements break-point elimination that generates thinking of an inventor
  • Competence and value matrix of a modern inventor as the basis for the development of technological entrepreneurship in Russia 

Moderator:

  • Marina Rakova, Director General, Foundation for New Forms of Education Development

Participants:

  • Alexey Komissarov, Vice-Rector, Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Isaak Kalina, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head, Moscow Department of Education
  • Ivan Bortnik, Adviser to the General Director, Innovation Promotion Fund
  • Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector, ITMO University
  • Anna Bukhalo, Head, All-Russian Public Organization Young Innovative Russia; Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
The Financial Infrastructure of Economic Growth
Expert Discussion

It is impossible to solve the immense challenges of development without an adequate financial infrastructure. The Russian financial system is struggling due to the overall economic situation and to structural difficulties. At the same time, long-term requirements and development challenges should be taken into account when solving short-term problems.

Issues for Discussion:

  • International trends in the development of financial institutions
  • The financial system and structural transformation
  • How to change the country's financial infrastructure to implement a long-term economic development program?

Moderator:

  • Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Board of Directors, SAFMAR Financial investments

Participants:

  • Sergey Shvetsov, First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Gorkov, Chairman, Management Board, Vnesheconombank
  • Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Zadornov, Chairman, Thoburns Communications Ltd
  • Ekaterina Trofimova, General Director, Analytical Credit Rating Agency

Experts:

  • Sergei Drobyshevskiy, Director, Research, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Neil Osborn, Chairman, Thoburns Communications Ltd
  • Gabriel Di Bella, Resident Representative in Moscow, The International Monetary Fund
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Where Is the Silk Road Leading?
Panel Discussion

In and around Eurasia, a broad integration outline is forming, i.e. a comprehensive Eurasian partnership involving the Eurasian Economic Union, China with its Silk Road Economic Belt initiative, India, Pakistan, Iran, South Korea and Japan, and other major players. The renovated and expanded Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) may play an important role in the development of a new community. Meanwhile, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTP) was signed, and the discussion on the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (CREP) initiative is going on.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the strategic potential of interfacing the major integration projects in Eurasia?
  • Are separate integration processes competing or complementary?
  • Will they result in the establishment of a free trade area or more in-depth integration forms in Eurasia and Asia Pacific?
  • What global business projects can be implemented within such an outline?
  • How can business development conditions change?
  • What are the advantages the integration can create for companies?

Moderator:

  • Alexander Gabuev, Head, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Region Programme, Carnegie Moscow Center

Participants:

  • Justin Yifu Lin , Director, Center for New Structural Economics, Peking University; Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Chief Economist and Sr. Vice President, World Bank (2008-2012)
  • Stanislav Voskresenskiy, Acting Governor, Ivanovo Region
  • Ho-Fung Hung, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Veronika Nikishina, Member of the Board, Minister for Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Djoomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic (2014-2015)
  • Naoki Tanaka, President, Center for International Public Policy Studies (CIPPS)
  • Kairat Kelimbetov, President, Astana International Financial Center; Chairman, National Bank of Kazakhstan (2013-2015)
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 514
Money or people? Technological Entrepreneurship Frontiers
Expert Discussion

The competitiveness capabilities of Russian technology companies in global markets are among the most reliable criteria to assess the status of the private and public sectors of the national innovation system. The investment and financing efficiency is determined by the competencies and strategic vision of the companies’ owners and management: the ability to quickly enter new niches by outstripping the competitors, taking the most advantageous positions in the added-value chains, earning the technological rent. How can one accelerate the formation of a "critical mass" of quickly growing Russian technological companies to achieve economically meaningful contributions to the gross domestic product?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Role and place of technological entrepreneurship in the modern Russian economy
  • What’s a "bottleneck" now: money or expertise?
  • How harmoniously do the hard and the soft infrastructure sectors blend?
  • Is it time to shift priorities towards business quality development?
  • What can be done?
  • Where is the "golden mean" determining the degree and possibility of the impact on "intangible" factors of human capital development in the technological entrepreneurship environment?

Moderators:

  • Igor Agamirzian, Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Albina Nikkonen, Executive Director, Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA)

Participants:

  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department for Strategic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Knyaginin, Vice-President, Center for Strategic Development
  • Sergey Polyakov, General Director, Innovation Promotion Fund
  • Andrey Svinarenko, CEO, the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, RUSNANO JSC
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Manager, Program Director, RVK JSC
  • Aleksandr Fertman, Research Director, Nuclear Technologies Cluster, Skolkvo Foundation
  • Igor Gladkikh, Executive Director, Regional Fund, St. Petersburg Research and Technology Advancement
  • Ekaterina Shapochka, Member, Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation; Executive Director, FORUM Analytical Center
  • Taliya Minullina, Head, Investment Development Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Ivan Rodionov, Professor, National Research University - Higher School of Economics
12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 138
Project Management at Public Authorities: New Requirements for Civil Servants` Qualifications
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Since the end of the year 2016, the Government of the Russian Federation has been introducing the project principles of work in the federal and regional authorities. What are the new requirements imposed thereby on public servants? 
  • What qualification challenges do the project offices face? 
  • What recommendations for overcoming problems can be offered by the regions and federal agencies where the project management process has been running for some years already?
  • What is the social and economic motivation to launch the projects? 

Moderator:

  • Andrey Badin, Deputy Director, Project Department, Government of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Yuri Yuzhakov, Director, Project Management Department – Deputy Governor, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District - Yugra
  • Dmitry Yalov, Vice Governor for Economy and Finance, Leningrad Region
  • Iliya Vinokurov, Head, Department for Project Management in State Sector, Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Bilev, Head, Project Management Centre, RANEPA
  • Andrey Galkin, Department Deputy Director, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Irina Smirnova, Deputy Chairperson of the Government, Moscow Region
12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 271
The Modern Leader: Facets and Characteristics of the Era
Expert Discussion

The dynamically changing modern world introduces new management trends, adjusts management techniques and technology that involve new formations of the personality of a leader: creative, receptive to innovation, stress-resistant, able to risk, find innovative solutions, and highly professional and responsible. This in turn creates the need to find ways to form such leaders, to develop their leadership skills, their needed and effective personal and career strategies reflecting value orientations aimed at serving society in good faith and achieving socially significant results. This is especially important for effective administration at the top level. Implementation of the ties of blood idea, involvement of the inner circle, as well as forming a management team capable of efficiently implementing it, play a significant role in understanding the organizational behavior of leaders. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Features of the era: new management trends
  • A leader in a changing world
  • The evaluation of modern leaders and executive candidate pools: a view of the problems
  • Context and resource approaches to the evaluation of modern top-level managers
  • Individual life strategies and value orientations of modern leaders
  • The technology of individual support for the personal and professional development of leaders
  • The personality-oriented approach in management

Moderators:

  • Yuriy Sinyagin, Deputy Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Tatiana Podolskaya, Consultant, Center for Advanced Human Resource Technologies, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Ilya Sheburakov, Dean, Faculty of Evaluation and Development of Senior Executives, RANEPA
  • Dmitri Podolski, Director, Center for Contemporary Professional Technologies, RANEPA
  • Elena Chirkovskaya, Director, Center for Career Assistance of Public Servants, RANEPA
  • Takhir Bazarov, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Irina Kondratieva, Manager, National Mentoring Resource Center “Mentori”, Rybakov Foundation
  • Elena Omelchenko, Head, Department of Sociology, St. Petersburg Branch, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Marina Zorina, Deputy Minister for Municipal Development and Internal Politics of the Kaliningrad Region
12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 018
Attaining Strategic Priorities: KPI and/or Personnel?
Expert Discussion

Today, the integration of strategic priorities for the country's development in the daily work of the state and municipal authorities and the transition from administration by orders to administration through strategy is an urgent task of public administration. To that end, it is necessary to optimize the performance of executives, introduce effective administration and HR management technologies, and upd ate the current se t of values by changing the corporate culture.

The Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 261 dated March 10, 2009 “On the Federal Program Public Service Reform and Development in the Russian Federation (2009-2013)” defined, inter alia, the following tasks:  implement effective technologies and modern methods of HR management to improve professional competence, motivation of public servants and to increase efficiency of their official professional performance; establish and implement programs for training for the public service and professional development of public servants; develop a system of additional professional education of public servants.

The discussion suggests considering how this Decree and other documents of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation with a similar focus have been put into practice so far and what tasks are yet to be completed. Discussion will include strategic objectives, current trends of development of an efficient human resources policy, and the best Russian practice to implement modern HR management technologies.

Issues for Discussion:

  • HR management technologies to achieve the strategic goals of the country’s development: is it possible and is it necessary to adapt international experience to the Russian realities or should we find an own unique path? Best practices: experience of implementation and use, assessment of results
  • Maturity of the existing practices of HR management in public administration. Evaluation criteria and motivation system for public servants. How to motivate a public servant to work towards a result?
  • Existing risks: administrative barriers, management systems, or the human factor? What are the key success factors?
  • Which path should be chosen to achieve changes in top-down or bottom-up strategies in public administration? A road map for required changes

Moderators:

  • Mariya Shklyaruk, Vice-President, Head, Institutions and Society, Centre for Strategic Research
  • Alexey Shipov, Director, Center for Change Management, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Savva Shipov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation
  • Leonid Vakhnin, Deputy Director, Department of State Policy in the Sphere of Civil and Municipal Service, Anti-Corruption, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Companeyshchikov, Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Governor, Omsk Region
  • Andrey Murga, Vice Governor, Stavropol Territory – Minister of Economic Development of Stavropol Territory
  • Dmitry Yalov, Vice Governor for Economy and Finance, Leningrad Region
  • Oleg Polumordvinov, Head, Administration, Municipality of Astrakhan
  • Timur Atnashev, Senior Fellow, Center for Public Policy and Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Alexei Potapkin, Advisor to the Rector, Moscow State University of Management under the Government of Moscow
12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 269
Russian Local Self-Government in Focus at the Council of Europe: Conflict or Movement towards Harmonization?
Expert Discussion

 2016 is the year of the 20th anniversary from Russia’s accession to the Council of Europe; mandatory ratification by the Russian Federation of the European Charter of local government, the document that envisages pan-European standards for local authorities, was one of the pre-requisites for accession to the Council of Europe. The Charter played an important part in Russian local government development. However, its importance and role in the modern environment is questionable, just like the more general question of whether or not foreign experience can be applied to Russian conditions of municipal development. The debate about whether or not participation of the Russian Federation in operations of the Council of Europe and its entities, in particular in the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, is appropriate in the existing foreign policy environment, is directly related to these problems.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Mutual influence of Russian, international and European regulations
  • in the field of local self-government
  • Importance of the European Charter of local self-government in modern Russia
  • Features of the Russian delegation work at the Congress of Local
  • and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in the light of the current foreign policy situation;
  • Applicability of foreign European experience of  local self-government organization

Moderators:

  • Elena Gritsenko, Professor, Chair of the State and Administrative Law, St. Petersburg State University
  • Catherine Shugrina, Director, Center for Support and Maintenance of Local Self-Government, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Sergey Glotov, Head, Chair of Constitutional and Municipal Law, International Law Institute
  • Andrey Maximov, Head, the Civil Initiatives Committee’s Project “Municipal Map of Russia: Growth Points”; Chairman, Expert Council, the Union of Russian Cities
  • Vsevolod Belikov, Chairman, Council of Municipalities of St. Petersburg; Head, Finlyandskiy Municipal District of St. Petersburg
  • Klavdiya Borodulina, Deputy Head, Executive Office, Central Electoral Commission of Russia – Head, Department of Regional Legislation on Elections and Referendums
  • Mikhail Galperin, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Vyacheslav Gladkov, Deputy Governor, Deputy Head of Government, Sebastopol
  • Alexey Didenko, Chairman, Committee on Federal Structure and Local Self-Governance Issues, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Ivan Makarov, First Deputy Chairman, Local Self-Governance, Intra-National and Intra-Confessional Relations Committee, Leningrad Region
  • Andrey Korneev, Director, Department of Constitutional Legislation, Federal Relations and Local Self-Governance Development, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
12:00 – 14:00
Building 6, 1st Floor, Small Assembly Hall
Territory Development Management: How to Prepare a Team
Expert Discussion

Development management is a key challenge for today's agenda, as the further development of Russia depends on a positive response to that. People, and the quality of their professional training and teamwork skills, play a crucial role in any management process. Improving the quality of human resources is both an independent challenge and a method of solving most of the problems which our state faces these days. For the purpose hereof, it is suggested to discuss the possibility of development of such directions as strategic planning, municipal development, attraction of investments and development of company towns, through the training of highly qualified personnel and the creation of inter-level management teams. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • New educational technologies in the training of managerial personnel which are necessary for the development of the territory at the regional or municipal level
  • Formal and actual occupational requirements to the managerial staff of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation’s municipalities
  • The gap in results of personal and professional diagnostics of the managerial staff of any state authority and local self-government
  • Mechanisms of attraction and retention of highly qualified personnel in the respective territory as part of its strategic development

Moderator:

  • Andrey Orlov, Deputy Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA

Participants:

12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 019
The Development of the Civil Service: Federal and Regional Government Experience
Expert Discussion

Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated August 11, 2016 No. 403 approved the Main Development Areas of Public Civil Service in the Russian Federation for 2016-2018 and defined the main tasks for their implementation.

Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation dated September 12, 2016 No. 1919-р approved the Action Plan - Road Map to Implement the Main Development Areas of Public Civil Service in the Russian Federation for 2016-2018.

The issues related to improving the system of professional development of civil servants are suggested for consideration within the discussion. During the expert discussion, the development of the public civil service and the approaches to building a coherent system of professional development of civil servants and members of the executive candidates’ pools will be considered.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Improving the HR management in the civil service
  • Improving the system for professional development of civil servants
  • E-learning and the use of distance education technologies
  • Improving the digital literacy of civil servants
  • Improving the prestige of the civil service

Moderators:

  • Aleksey Kolesnikov, Deputy Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Natalia Antoshina, Director, Center for Public Administration and Public Service, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Valeri Ivanov, President, International Academy of Business and New Technologies
  • Valeri Leontiev, General Director, Multimedia Laboratory
  • Tatyana Batueva, Director, Center for Special Programs and Projects, RANEPA
  • Ruslan Korchagin, Deputy Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Ekaterina Belousova, Head, Civil Service Department, Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Lebedinskiy, Vice-Governor, Leningrad Region – Chief of Staff, Executive Office, Governor and Government, Leningrad Region
14:00 – 15:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Ceremony of Awarding the Winners of the Youth Talent Platform “Sustainable Future of Russia”

The Youth Talent Platform “The Sustainable Future of Russia” is a unique structure to develop the human capital in our country through the establishment of a dialogue between the public sector, business community, and youth. The platform helps young Russian talents to develop key competencies to increase their relevance in the labor market and to contribute to their professional success. At the ceremony, the best participants of the Platform 2016 will receive their awards. 


Awarding of the winners in the categories: 

  • Sustainable Commitment to Excellence: Implementing the Lean Production Concept in Russia (ACIG Group);

  • Human Potential as a National Resource and a Factor of Public Policy in Russia (RANEPA);

  • Legislative Regulation as a Factor of Sustainable Business Formation in Russia (Unilever);

  • Digital Transformation: How Will the Economy Change in 2030? (SAP).


Wrap-up - Opening a new year of the Youth Talent Platform work, announcing the subjects for 2017 and presenting partners.

15:00 – 17:00
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
PRME: Do Businesses Require Socially Responsible Managers?
Expert Discussion

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concept emerged in the second half of the 20th century in the USA. In many aspects, the basis for the concept was a business ethic characteristic of Western countries. 

As modern research shows, the Corporate Social Responsibility concept is differently interpreted and perceived in various cultures. In Russia, as in many other Eastern and Central European countries, the Corporate Social Responsibility concept is regarded by business representatives with mixed feelings, yet in business schools the amount of academic hours allocated to the relevant courses is steadily growing. 

However, to what extent the Corporate Social Responsibility concept is valid in the cultural context of the countries of the former socialist camp is still undecided. In addition, scandals of the last few years (e.g. VW) allow one to bring up the question in a more straightforward manner: does business require socially responsible managers?

Issues for Discussion:

  • How do current cultural specifics of Eastern European and Central European countries affect the perception of the CSR concept? 
  • How can the CSR concept be adapted for the cultural context?
  • To what extent can the business school affect the formation of socially responsible managers?
  • How can we bridge the gap between CSR theory and CSR practice?
  • Are socially responsible managers helpful for the business?

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Danica Purg, Professor of Leadership and Effective Management, President, IEDC - Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
  • Joel Bouzou, President, World Olympians Association; President and Founder, "Peace and Sport"; Advisor to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Dusan Kucera, Tutor, International School of Business and Management, University of Economics
  • Gábor Harangozo, Professor of Business School, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Janez Škrabec, Founder, CEO, Riko, d.o.o
  • Alexander Arkhipov, Director, Corporate Philanthropy and Internal Communications, JTI Russia
  • Vadim Kovalyov, First Deputy Executive Director, Association of Managers; Member of the Presidium, NASDOBR
  • Alexandra Boldyreva, Executive Secretary, Donors Forum
  • Julia Bulatova, Lecturer, RISEBA
15:00 – 17:00
Lunch Break
15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Where the Talk Ends and Assistance to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Begins
Panel Discussion

Today, state and society in Russia support expansion of the entrepreneurial class, the further development of which will stimulate economic growth. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • What do small- and medium-sized companies think about their development opportunities? 
  • How do they overcome economic challenges and administrative barriers? 
  • What assistance do they need? 
  • How do small- and medium-sized companies select niches for their businesses? 
  • Do their products meet the needs of the largest customers? 
  • What hinders small- and medium-sized companies? 

Moderator:

  • Alexander Braverman, General Director, Chairman, Board, Federal Corporation for Small- and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship Development

Participant:

  • Dmitriy Tulin, First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Experts:

Representatives of small and medium businesses:

Sergei Yudin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Green Valley Group (Belgorod Region)

Vladimir Bozov, General Director, Furs Plc (Tver Region)

Boris Gorkunov, Founder, Yaroslavskiy Plc

Vladimir Statsenko, General Director, EPIEL Plc (Moscow, Zelenograd)

Anastasia Gotsulyak, General Director, Lightness Plc (Ryazan Region)

Denis Shilihin, General Director, Itgaz Plc (Volgograd Region)

Alexei Mitrofanov, Student, Bauman MSTU; start-up participant

Lev Kiselevskiy, Student, Bauman MSTU; start-up participant

15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Technological Challenges and Economic Dynamics: What is Really Going on? Part 1.
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The technological background of economic growth
  • Typical methods to estimate the economic growth: still contemporaries or already dinosaurs?
  • The great depression gave rise to gross domestic product (GDP) , what will the current global recession generate?
  • Institutional implications of new technologies

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman, Executive Board, Sberbank
  • Anatoliy Chubays, Chairman, Board, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
  • Alexey Komissarov, Vice-Rector, Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Pavel Betsis, President, Microsoft Rus LLC
  • Alexander Surinov, Head, Federal State Statistics Service

Experts:

  • Dmitry Peskov, Director, Direction "Young Professionals", Agency for Strategic Initiatives
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Manager, Program Director, RVK JSC
  • Sergey Morozov, Governor, Ulyanovsk Region
  • Kirill Ignatiev, Chairman, the Board of Directors, “Russian Investments” Group of Companies
15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
A Long-Term Strategy for the Development of Agriculture in Russia and the World
Panel Discussion

Work on a long-term strategy for agricultural development is being carried out in Russia and the issues of technological development and the setting of development priorities are being discussed. Traditionally the question is about the growth of development and the performance rate. What should be the basis for a long-term strategy for the development of agriculture? What should the long-term strategy include? 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Challenges in the strategic development of agriculture
  • What strategic development objectives are seen by the state?
  • What regional strategies are built by the constituent entities of the Russian Federation?
  • What is the contribution of private business in the national strategy for agricultural development?

Moderator:

Participants:

Experts:

15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
The Global Energy Market in New Conditions: What Do the Technology Revolution and Concern about Climate Change Bring to the World Energy Debate?
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • What do the Paris agreements bring to world?
  • Is a world price for CO2 emissions possible?
  • Prospects of renewable energy development in the context of subsidies reduction
  • What will the world fuel and energy balance look like in 20 years?
  • Can one say that a new age in the development of the world oil market is beginning? 
  • The role of OPEC in the context of new competition between manufacturers
  • Prospects of shale oil development inside and outside the United States of America
  • What are the immediate and long-term effects of the reduction of investments in the oil industry? How close is the peak of oil consumption? How significantly can electric cars and methane-powered cars edge out petroleum products in the foreseeable future?
  • The strategy of oil resources development in Russia in the new context
  • Growth in the supply of LNG and the prospects of formation of the global natural gas market. The shale gas revolution in the United States: what is next?
  • The growth of gas supply to the world market by new suppliers: where will the most intense competition get underway?
  • What does the development of the gas market in Europe bring to the Russian gas industry?
  • Russia's gas trade with Europe and Asia: forming new logistical and institutional schemes

Moderator:

Participants:

Experts:

15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
New Approaches to the Assessment of the Quality of Training of National Professional Managers
Open meeting of the Presidium of the National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

NASDOBR’s main activities are aimed at development of the Russian Education Quality System. The tasks facing the Council relate to the creation of a professional environment, providing an independent public assessment of the quality of various levels of management education (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, MBA, advanced training, etc.). Since January 14, 2016 NASDOBR is provided with the powers of an expert organization responsible for conducting a state experts’ review of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in an expanded Economy and Management specialty group.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Topical issues of the development of management education and new lines of activities of NASDOBR
  • Management education: demand and development prospects (results of sociological research)
  • The Russian President’s Programme of training of professional management personnel for Russian enterprises - 20 years’ results and improvement methods
  • A national system of independent accreditation of management programs: the independent professional standard of Bachelor’s programs
  • Accreditation standards and quality of remote and mixed business education programs (for example, MBA programs)

Moderators:

  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Director, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA; President, RABE
  • Natalya Evtikhieva, General Director, NASDOBR

Participants:

  • Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman, State Duma of the Russian Federation; Chairman, Presidium, the National Board of Business and Management Education (NASDOBR)
  • Andrey Soroko, Director, Department of Civil Service and Personnel, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Kravtsov, Head, Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science; Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Nikitin, Governor, Novgorod Region
  • Alexander Murychev, Executive Vice-President, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Member, Presidium, NASDOBR
  • Anatoliy Milukov, Executive Vice-President, Association of the Russian Banks; Member, Presidium, NASDOBR
  • Nikolay Ostarkov, Vice-President, All-Russia Public Organization “Business Russia”, Member, Presidium, NASDOBR
  • Maxim Fateev, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; Member, Presidium, NASDOBR
  • Vadim Kovalyov, First Deputy Executive Director, Association of Managers; Member of the Presidium, NASDOBR
15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
In Search for Future Leaders
Expert Discussion

Nowadays, against the background of the world’s globalization process, the rate of changes is increasing in all areas. In business, the concept of a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) world has become more and more popular, especially in the area of technologies and consumer markets. Just a few years ago, nobody thought that such projects as Facebook could become giants with huge capitalization. We are gradually turning to an era of ideas: these modern times do require the business community to present new approaches to enhancing the effectiveness of the management process and to creating entirely new leaders. 

Based on the results of numerous studies, the companies that pay acute attention to the identification and development of internal leadership demonstrate significantly higher revenue and profit growth figures as compared to competitors that do not use such practices. Thus, there exists a direct causal link between the availability and quality of the “substitutes' bench”, i.e. potential future leaders in the company, and the effectiveness of its activities. These findings encourage investment in programs aimed to identify and develop high-potential employees, also known as HiPo programs. 

Recently, the market has initiated many integrated approaches and solutions in the HiPo selection and employee capacity assessment areas, but the following issues remain key factors for many companies: 

  • How do companies in various industries define the term “potential”? 

  • What “potential models” already exist in the Russian market?

  • What goals and objectives are set in the course of employee potential assessment?

  • What HiPo identification approaches demonstrate the highest accuracy and predictability?

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is “potential”? What is the relation between the potential model, sector profile of a company, management culture, etc.?
  • Potential assessment - myth or reality? Approaches and solutions in employee potential assessment
  • Can one grow a leader? Employee potential development approaches

Moderators:

  • Alexey Shipov, Director, Center for Change Management, RANEPA
  • Nadezhda Ryabova, Vice President, HR, Unilever LLC

Participants:

  • Artem Malgin, Vice-Rector, MGIMO
  • Elena Aksenova, Director, RusHydro Corporate University
  • Tatiana Belyaeva, Director, Center for Universities and Alumni, Rosatom Corporate Academy
  • Anna Butova, Manager, HR Department, Severstal-Management; Head, Leadership Program, Severstal
  • Dmitri Gasten, Director, Personnel Department, Rosatom
  • Marina Karban, Director, Department of Corporate Programs, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Natalia Prakht, Director, the HR Evaluation Center, ANO Corporate Academy of State Corporation Rosatom
  • Nikita Cherkasenko, Director, Department for Staff Evaluation, Training and Development, Rostelecom
15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016
Expert Discussion - presentation

The Russian demographic data sheet is the result of the joint work of RANEPA, Rosstat, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). It contains information about the current demographic situation and projection by regions of Russia until 2035. 

Both traditional demographic indicators and a number of the newest demographic indicators, calculated for Russia for the first time (such as the “old-age threshold", prospective old-age dependency ratio [POADR), etc.) are reflected in this demographic data sheet. 

The demographic sheet allows experts to analyze regional demographic situations in many respects, as well as to take a fresh look at regional demographic processes in Russia. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • The results of the Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016
  • Population projection up to 2035 by regions of Russia
  • Population differentiation of regions of Russia

Moderator:

  • Tatiana Maleva, Director, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Sergei Scherbov, Head, International Laboratory of Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA; Program Deputy Director, World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria); Head, Population Dynamics and Forecasting Group, the Vienna Institute of Demography
  • Wolfgang Lutz , Director, Wittgenstein Center, Director of the World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Svetlana Nikitina, Head, Department for Population and Health Statistics, Federal State Statistics Service
  • Konstantin Laykam, Deputy Head, Federal Service of State Statistics
  • Sergey Shulgin, Deputy Head, the International Laboratory of Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA
  • Valeriy Yelizarov, Head, Centre for Population Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
15:00 – 17:00
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
The Logic of Excess Currency Regulation
Expert Discussion

Existing exchange control requirements create barriers, both for individuals and for businesses, discriminate against national entrepreneurs as compared with foreign partners, and reduce domestic export. In addition, foreign exchange control limits foreign investors from doing business in Russia. The control system is very bulky and heavy administered. The existing foreign exchange restrictions today are no longer justified, because they do not contribute to achieving the macroeconomic objectives to ensure stability of the national currency and stability of the domestic foreign exchange market. 

Russia is a member of many international agreements, which allow today the use of international cooperation mechanisms for raising capital inside Russia, while reducing the administrative burden on business and citizens.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Why is exchange control needed in Russia in the absence of the requirement of the mandatory sale of foreign currency proceeds?
  • Is exchange control a restriction for the entrepreneurial activity of Russian business abroad and a barrier to foreign direct investment in Russia?
  • Directions of improvement of exchange control and introduction of modern international instruments of interaction, including OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Aleksey Overchuk, Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service
  • Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
  • Elena Gushchina, Assistant to Senior Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr. Igor I. Shuvalov
  • Antonina Levashenko, Head, Russia-OECD Centre, RANEPA
  • Vladimir Chikin, Partner, Goltsblat BLP
  • Tatyana Grekova, Economic Adviser to the Department of Financial Monitoring and Currency Control, Bank of Russia
  • Dmitry Volvach, Head, Department for Standards and International Cooperation, Federal Tax Service
  • Pavel Livadniy, State Secretary, Deputy Director, Federal Service for Financial Monitoring
  • William Tompson, Head of Division, Eurasia, Global Relations Secretariat, OECD
  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Anna Zemtsova, Head, Department for Regular Reporting, Operational and Currency Control, Deutsche Bank
17:00 – 17:30
Building 6, 1st Floor, Small Assembly Hall
The Managerial Personnel of Modern Russia in the Field of Public Administration and Public Service
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Improving HR management processes in the modern period of  state HR policy implementation
  • Professional development of managerial human resources: ways to improve the prospects
  • Managerial skills of modern Russia: assessment of the state, forms and ways of optimization
  • Improving the system for professional development of managerial human resources (using the example of a constituent of the Russian Federation)
  • Modern approaches and technologies to form and develop human resources in  public administration in China
  • Expansion and maintenance of a network of international partnerships in the public administration, civil service and HR policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Anton Fedorov, Head, Presidential Civil Service and Personnel Directorate
  • Andrey Soroko, Director, Department of Civil Service and Personnel, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Konstantin Dolgov, Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, Ambassador-at-Large
  • Arto Tenhunen, Chairman and CEO, Soprano Group
  • Vladimir Solovyev, Head, Department of Data Analysis, Decision-Making and Financial Technologies, Financial University
  • Natalia Antoshina, Director, Center for Public Administration and Public Service, RANEPA
17:30 – 19:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515
The Strategy and Tactics of the Monetary Policy of the Central Bank of Russia
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Priorities for monetary policy and optimal reaction to  inflationary shocks
  • Improving the efficiency of the transmission mechanism of  monetary policy
  • Coordination of  monetary and fiscal policy
  • Managing the inflation expectations of economic agents, including the information policy of the Central Bank of Russia
  • Long-term strategy of the monetary policy of the Central Bank of Russia

Moderator:

  • Pavel Trunin, Head, Macroeconomics and Finance, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Participants:

  • Igor Dmitriev, Director, Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Solntsev, Head, Analysis of Monetary and Credit Policy and Banking, Centre for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecast
  • Polina Badasen, Director, Department of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Sergei Drobyshevskiy, Director, Research, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Evsey Gurvich, Head, Economic Expert Group; Member, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
  • Natalya Orlova, Chief Economist, Alfa-Bank JSC
  • Alexander Isakov, Chief Economist, Russia and the CIS, VTB Capital
17:30 – 19:30
Break
17:30 – 19:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Technological Challenges and Economic Dynamics: What is Really Going on? Part 2.
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • What models of long-run economic growth are borne out by historical evidence?
  • How do breakthrough innovations affect productivity growth?  
  • What are the sources of economic growth?  
  • Will firms lead technological breakthroughs in Russia?
  • What role do Institutions play in increasing export complexity?
  • Getting incentives right and becoming competitive:  Europe and Russia
  • What social, political and business choices contribute to technological transformation?
  • How do we foster productivity growth and technological transformation? 
  • What are the impacts of the post-shale revolution and artificial intelligence on energy markets?

Moderators:

  • Mariya Kazakova, Head, Laboratory of Economic Growth Problems Studies, Institute of Applied Economic Research, RANEPA
  • Carol S. Leonard, Professor, Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

Participants:

  • Knick Harley , Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
  • John Zysman, Professor, University of California-Berkeley; Founding Director, Berkeley Roundtable on International Economics (BRIE)
  • Alessandro Nuvolari, Associate Professor of Economic History, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Anna Fedyunina, Director, Analytical Centre, HSE University (Saint Petersburg)
  • Ilya Voskoboynikov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Inflation Problems and Economic Growth Research, HSE University
  • Ivan Lyubimov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Economic Growth Problems, RANEPA
  • Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Chris Papageorgiou, Deputy Division Chief, The International Monetary Fund
  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Peter Kaznacheev, Director, Centre for Resource Economics, RANEPA
17:30 – 19:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
International Agribusiness and Food Security of Russia
Expert Discussion

Russian agribusiness has shown good economic results in the current difficult economic conditions. Further growth of the physical volume of production and the competitiveness of Russian producers in the domestic and world markets depends on the availability of technology, financing, and marketing. Experience in international agribusiness in developed countries can be used to great effect in Russia. What methods can contribute to the consolidation of the forces of science and business development across the agri-food sphere of Russia?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Food security of the Russian Federation: advances and challenges
  • Prospects of cooperation between  agribusiness in the Russian Federation and foreign companies in the innovative development of the agro-industrial complex
  • Import substitution tactics and export opportunities for the Russian agro-industrial complex
  • International Center for Agribusiness and Food Security (ICAFS), Higher School of Corporate Management (HSCM): Development Programme until 2020

Moderators:

  • Anatoliy Tikhonov, Head, International Centre for Agribusiness and Food Security
  • Elmira Krylatykh, Нead, Enterprise Management Chair, RANEPA; Research Consultant, International Centre for Agribusiness and Food Security

Participants:

  • Elena Astrakhanceva, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Alexeenko, Assistant to the Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
  • Ilshat Fazrakhmanov, Deputy Prime-Minister, Republic of Bashkortostan – Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Bashkortostan
  • Ivan Ushachev, Academician, the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head, All-Russian Research Institute of Agricultural Economics

Experts:

  • Alexandr Kostyaev, Director, North-Western Research Institute for Economics and Organization of Agriculture
  • Andrey Romanov, Chairman, Board of Directors, Zalesskoe Milk PLC
  • Oleg Ovchinnikov, Head, Centre for Agrarian Issues, Institute of the USA and Canada, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Daria Snitko, Deputy Head, Center for Economic Forecasting, Gazprombank
  • Nadezhda Pakhomova, Deputy Head, Laboratory, St. Petersburg State University
  • Vladimir Boronin, Director General, Ramenskoe Khleb OJSC
  • Sergey Korolev, Chairman, Public Council, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Nikolay Strekozov, Deputy Director, Federal Science Center for Animal Husbandry named after Academy Member L.K. Ernst
  • Alexei Naumov, Head, Department of Socio-Economic Geography of Foreign Countries, Lomonosov Moscow State University
17:30 – 19:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
The Formation of Independent Evaluation of Qualifications in the Hospitality Industry: Status and Prospects
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Independent evaluation of qualifications. Areas of risk and growth for business. New order of confirmation of  employee compliance with  professional standards and qualification requirements
  • Legal and institutional frameworks and the procedure for an independent evaluation of qualifications
  • Formation of sectoral qualification frameworks in the hospitality industry
  • Application of professional standards in the organization. Transitional period. Formation of plans to introduce professional standards
  • Training of experts of the Russian system of independent qualification evaluation in the hospitality industry
  • Establishment of qualification evaluation centers in the hospitality industry
  • Role of the national system of vocational qualifications in the transformation of the labor market and educational space in the hospitality industry

Moderator:

  • Igor Bukharov, President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia; Dean, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Business, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Yuri Ushanov, Chairman, Central Advisory Board, the Hospitality Professional Qualifications Council
  • Sergey Mironov, Head, RestConsult Restaurant Business Optimization Agency
  • Pavel Chernykh, Director, Skills Center; Member, Council on Professional Qualifications under the President of the Russian Federation
  • Vadim Prasov, Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia
  • Maia Lomidze, Executive Director, ATOR
  • Ildar Mussin, President, Sputnik - Sport & Business Travel LLC
  • Irina Goncharova, Deputy Dean, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Business, RANEPA
  • Ivanna Tabachnikova, General Manager, Sukharevsky Hotel
  • Marianna Korolyova, General Manager, Premier Deal Hospitality
17:30 – 19:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Inter-budgetary Relations and the Delineation of Powers: Medium- Term Challenges
Expert Discussion

Inter-budgetary relations in Russia have been constantly undergoing active transformation for the past two decades. The delineation of authority between the levels of the budget system is changing, both in terms of revenue-sharing and delineation of expenditure commitments. However, according to experts, these processes are far from being over. The existing challenges in the regulation of inter-budgetary relations and the delineation of authority affect both federal and regional state authorities and local self-government bodies, and require in-depth, informed expert examination.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the potential for increasing the tax autonomy of regions and municipalities?
  • What are the directions of optimization of expenditure powers between the federal center, regions and municipalities?
  • How to improve the financial support tools for regions?
  • To what extent is it possible to use extra-budgetary financial tools for regional development?

Moderators:

  • Vladimir Klimanov, Head, State Regulation of Economy Chair, RANEPA
  • Sergey Ryabukhin, Chairman, the Federation Council Budget and Financial Markets Committee

Participants:

  • Larisa Yeroshkina, Director, Inter-Budget Relations Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Elena Perminova, Member, the Federation Council
  • Yuri Roslyak, Auditor, Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor, Perm Territory

Experts:

17:30 – 19:30
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
Best Practices to Train for Public Administration in the SCO and CIS Countries
Expert Discussion

The cooperation of the SCO and CIS member countries in the field of education and science requires effective mechanisms for interaction between leading scientific and educational centers, including training for public administration. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Why is the creation of a unified educational space in the field of training for public administration a prerequisite for the integration processes in the SCO and CIS spaces?
  • What forms of cooperation in the SCO and CIS spaces in the field of training are already well proven?  What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • Can the Public Administration Network Academy become an effective mechanism of cooperation between educational centers in SCO and CIS when implementing joint educational and research projects?
  • What areas of research to improve the efficiency of public administration are a priority?
  • Can an integrated scientific and educational portal of best practices in public administration become an effective platform for the exchange of experience between the leading educational centers in SCO and CIS?

Moderators:

  • Fatima Zhakypova, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Almaz Nasyrov, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Andrey Margolin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Zhao Guocheng, Minister-Counsellor, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Moscow
  • Sergey Kanavsky, Executive Director, SCO Business Council
  • Marat Zhilinskiy, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
  • Lutfiya Abdulkholikzoda, Rector, Institute of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Altair Akhmetov, Vice-Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Khachatur Besirdzhian, Vice-Rector, Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia
  • Valery Makarov, Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Vladimir Shamakhov, Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA
  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
17:30 – 19:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
Religious and Ethnic-Cultural Diversity: Development, Stability, Security
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Ethnic-religious identity: conflicts and ways of solving them in a dialogue of cultures
  • Civil nation and civil identity in the national policy strategy
  • Religious traditions and religious institutions in  contemporary Russian society
  • Monitoring and scientific expert input  on problems of inter-religious and interethnic relations
  • Scope of interreligious and interethnic relations: quality standards and training

Moderators:

  • Sergey Kravets, Executive Editor, Great Russian Encyclopedia; Head, Church-and-Scholarly Center “Orthodox Encyclopedia”
  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman, Department for External Church Relations, Russian Orthodox Church; Member, Interreligious Council of Russia
  • Rushan Abbyasov, Deputy Chairman, Russian Council of Muftis
  • Andrei Mezhenko, Head, Federal Agency for Ethnicity
  • Sergey Gavrilov, Chairman, State Duma Committee on the Affairs of Public Associations and Religious Organizations
  • Alexander Zhuravsky, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • Ildar Gilmutdinov, Chairman, Committee for Nationalities, the State Duma
  • Archpriest Chad Hatfield, President, St. Vladimir Seminary (New York, United States)
  • Christian Vallar, Dean, School of Law and Political Science, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)
  • Joel Bouzou, President, World Olympians Association; President and Founder, "Peace and Sport"; Advisor to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Valery Tishkov, Scientific Director, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, the Russian Academy of Sciences; Vice-President, Presidium, Council for Ethnic Relations at the President of the Russian Federation
  • Vyacheslav Mikhailov, Presidium Member, Council for Ethnic Relations at the President of the Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Shmonin, Vice-Rector, Science, Saints Cyril and Methodius All-Church Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies
  • Emil Pain, Head, Center for Extremism and Xenophobia Studies, Institute of Sociology, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Nikolay Shaburov, Director, Center for the Study of Religion, Russian State University for the Humanities
19:30 – 21:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
The Transformation of Educational Programs for Training of Personnel (Leaders) of the Digital World: Prospects and Challenges
Expert Discussion

The digital transformation of traditional industries, the emergence of new areas of knowledge, and the creation of entirely new markets require radical changes in the educational system. Consolidation efforts of universities, scientific institutions and companies directly participating in the digital and innovative process produce one of the key conditions for the successful and efficient implementation of changes.

The educational programs for personnel of the future are beginning to be developed: the portfolio of subjects and their content is taking shape; studies in promising areas are carried out; approaches to promising areas of expertise are being structured; and the methodology and methods of building new educational courses are being developed.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What shall be done to accelerate development and the effective launch of such educational courses and programs? Who can and should do this? 
  • How can we deepen cooperation and achieve synergies from combining the efforts of universities, business schools, innovative companies and science?
  • What should be expected by the providers of educational programs?
  • How can we use more effectively the potential of Russian expatriates working in the most promising areas of business, science and education abroad? 
  • How can we bring them outside elite educational institutions in order to replicate and upscale?
  • What format can and may be used in these cases?
  • What opportunities can we find in the wide use of digital technologies in education?

Moderators:

  • Anna Morozova, Director, Centre for Corporate Programs, RANEPA
  • Sergey Vorobiev, President, Ward Howell

Participants:

  • Alexei Sitnikov, Vice President, Management and Development, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skolkovo Tech)
  • Roman Sorokin, Deputy Head, National Technology Initiative Support Department
  • Dmitriy Voloshin, Director, SC Rostech Corporate Networking Academy
  • Konstantin Fokin, President Emeritus, National Association of Business Angels (NABA)
  • Sergey Kusch, Director, External Projects and Applied Research, Sberbank Corporate University
  • Valeriya Pavlyukovskaya, Partner, Russia and the CIS, IMD
  • Alexey Gusev, Director, Department for Development of Innovation Ecosystem, RVC JSC
  • Stanislav Nisimov, Head, Department for Educational Programmes, the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programmes, RUSNANO JSC
  • Yevgeniy Plaksenov, Head, Finance, Payments and E-Commerce Chair, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Nina Yanykina, Head, Department for Project and Innovation Activities, ITMO University
  • Vadim Kalukhov, Director, Department for Financial Technologies, Projects and Organization of Processes, Central Bank of Russia
  • Mikhail Erenburg, Senior Vice-President, Director, Digital Business Development Directorate, Sberbank of Russia
Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515
The State in the Middle of the 21st Century : What are the Strengths?
Expert Discussion

The Valdai Club and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center have launched the project entitled “Russia: Readiness for the Future”(Post-Modernity Index). The debate will become the starting point of an expert dialogue aimed at identifying ideas and directions that are likely to lead the country to success with the right policies. 

Today there are a variety of ratings and indicators worldwide: economic development indicators, institutions, democracy, and many other indicators. All of them have one significant limitation:  development understood as merely quantitative growth does not lead to a qualitative shift from one level to another. The image of the future includes technological breakthroughs, cultural transformation, changing social relations, new governance systems and other areas, in which changes in the next 15-20 years may become decisive for our society.

The discussion will focus on possible changes in the public administration system, the strategy-setting basics, and sustainable development prospects for the country.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What should the modern state be like to be efficient and ensure social prosperity?
  • What indicators can measure the features of an efficient state and is such measurement possible at all?
  • What is in the medium- and long-term role of the state in the community, and what models and scenarios are possible?

Moderators:

  • Fedor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Politics Magazine
  • Valeriy Fedorov, General Director, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center

Participants:

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
Meeting of the Public Council of the Basic Organization of the CIS Member States for Training in Public Administration

Issues for Discussion:

  • Discussion on the concept to establish a Network Academy to implement joint programs for master’s degrees, MPAs, and postgraduate education, including distance formats
  • Discussion on the creation and content of an integrated scientific and educational portal, Best Practices in Public Administration in CIS Countries
  • Creating a regular column on public administration in the Public Service magazine (published by RANEPA 6 times per year) and other scientific and practical publications by the CIS member-states
  • Planning of thematic scientific conferences to be held alternately in CIS member-states

Participants:

  • Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA
  • Lutfiya Abdulkholikzoda, Rector, Institute of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Fatima Zhakypova, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Marat Zhilinskiy, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
  • Almaz Nasyrov, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Alexander Ivanovsky, First Vice-Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
  • Tereza Khechoyan, Vice-Rector, the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia
  • Andrey Margolin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA
  • Aliya Mukhamedzhanova, Director, National School of Public Policy, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Yuriy Kosov, Deputy Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA