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09:30 – 11:30

Sustainable Economic Growth: A Model for Russia

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall

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:
Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector, Russian Foreign Trade Academy

Keynote report:
Alexey Kudrin, Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation (CSR)

Participants:
Tatyana Golikova, Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Elvira Nabiullina , Governor, Central Bank of Russia
Maksim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Cyril Muller, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
Andrei Klepach, Deputy Chairman, Vnesheconombank (Chief Economist)

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09:30 – 11:30

Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok: Dream or Reality?

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall

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, Director General, Research Center “International Trade and Integration”

Participants:
Herman Van Rompuy, President, European Policy Centre; President Emeritus, European Council; Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009)
Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Senior Fellow, Harvard University; 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
Evgeny Vinokurov, Director, EDB Center for Integration Studies
Pavel Shinskiy, General Director, the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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09:30 – 11:30

Healthcare Investment in 2006-2016: Error Analysis

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room

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?

Keynote speaker/moderator:
Dmitry Khalilov, Partner, Life Sciences Leader in Russia and the CIS, EY

Participants:
Igor Kagramanyan, First Deputy Minister of Healthcare 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 Russia
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 over Social Sphere and Commerce, Federal Anti-Monopoly Service
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

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09:30 – 11:30

The Infrastructural Framework of Russia in the 21st Century

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall

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

Moderator:
Albert Eganyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, InfraONE

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
Pavel Brusser, Managing Director, Head, Infrastructure, Project & Structured Finance, Gazprombank

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09:30 – 11:30

Business Education in the Digital World: Reducing the Distance

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223

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:
Olga Veligurska, Director, CEEMAN
Yaroslav Pavlov, Director of iMBA Program, Institute of Business and Business Administration, RANEPA

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

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09:30 – 11:30

1917-2017: Lessons of the Bygone Century

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall

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:
Yury Petrov, Professor, Director, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences
Carol Leonard, Professor and Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA

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, Head, Center for Economic History of the Historical Department, 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; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Andrei Markevich, Head, Institutional Economics Chair, NES
George Lawson, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, LSE
Daniel Orlovsky, Professor and George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, William P. Clements Department of History, Southern Methodist University

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09:30 – 11:30

Business Schools in Dynamically Developing Societies: Identification of Management Models and Challenges of Eurasian Integration

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237

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, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
Natalia Evtikhieva, Director General, National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

Participants:
Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA
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, Professor, RANEPA; Founder and President, Preparing Global Leaders Foundation
Krzysztof Rybinski, Principal, University of Narxoz, Kazakhstan
Assylbek Kozhakhmetov, President, Almaty Management University
Zhao Guocheng, Minister-Counsellor, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Moscow
Veselin Blagoev, Vice Rector, Head, MBA Program, International University College of Bulgaria
Virginijus Kundrotas, Dean, Adizesa Business School, President, Baltic Management Association
Sergey Serebryannikov, Dean, Faculty of Engineering Management, RANEPA

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09:30 – 11:30

Project and Investment Management in the Real Estate Market

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515

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, Head, Institute of Industry Management, RANEPA

Participants:
Maarten Vermeulen, Managing Director for Europe, Russia & CIS, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Josep Bertran, Professor, University Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Alexander Kolontay, Deputy Director, Head, General Design Association State Unitary Enterprise Research and Development Institute for the Master Plan 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
Andrew Lukashev, Managing Partner, ILM, Russia & CIS
Vera Burtseva, General Director, Bureau of Technics, Chairman, Committee for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, the Russian Guild of Property Managers and Developers
Alexander Boytsov, Deputy Development Director, BONAVA
Vladislav Gordienko, Head, Main Department for Architecture and Urban Development of Moscow Region

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09:30 – 11:30

National Report on Innovations in Russia: How to Awake the Sleeping Giants?

Presentation

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222

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:
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Manager, Program Director, RVK JSC

Participants:
Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vasily Osmakov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alexey Basov, Vice President, Rostelecom PJSC
Konstantin Polunin, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Moscow Office
Vladimir Kosteev, Executive Director, Innovation and R&D Directors Club
Olga Turzhanskaya, Head, QIWI Venture
Alexey Katkov, President, Sistema Venture Capital
Vadim Makhov, Founder, Bard Worldwide
Ekaterina Shapochka, Member, Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation; Executive Director, FORUM Analytical Center
Andrey Zyuzin, Managing Director, VEB Innovation Fund
Dmitri Ivanov, Innovation Development Director, Saturn
Andrey Bezrukov, Strategic Marketing Director, GS Group

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11:30 – 12:00

Break

12:00 – 14:00

Competition Policy Priorities

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall

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:
Andrei Makarov, Chairman, State Duma Committee for Budget Issues and Taxes

Participants:
Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Igor Artemyev, Head, Federal Anti-monopoly Service
Anatoly Aksakov, Head, State Duma Financial Market Committee
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 of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Senior Fellow, Harvard University; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)

Experts:
Vadim Novikov, Senior Researcher, RANEPA
Andrey Shastitko, Director, Centre for Research on Competition and Economic Regulations, RANEPA
Svetlana Avdasheva, National Research University Higher School of Economics

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12:00 – 14:00

Industrial Policy: Investment Attraction under Sanctions

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall

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:
Yermolai Solzhenitsyn, Managing Partner, Moscow Office of McKinsey & Company

Participants:
Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Valentin Gapanovich, Senior Vice-President, Russian Railways OJSC
Petr Fradkov, Director General, Russian Export Center JSC
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund
Dmitry Zauers, Deputy Chairman, Management Board, Gazprombank
Alexey Rakhmanov, President, United Shipbuilding Corporation

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12:00 – 14:00

The Provision of Medicines in Russia: Budget, Balance and Outcome

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room

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
Marvan Akar, Vice-President, MSD
Tatiana Bykovskaya, Minister of Healthcare of the Rostov region
Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General, Federal Almazov North-West Medical Research Center

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12:00 – 14:00

Is It Possible to Bring Up an Inventor?

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall

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:
Aleksey Komissarov, Director, Industry Development Fund
Isaak Kalina, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head, Moscow Department of Education
Ivan Bortnik, Adviser to the Director General, Innovation Promotion Fund
Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
Anna Bukhalo, Head, All-Russian Public Organization Young Innovative Russia; Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia

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12:00 – 14:00

The Financial Infrastructure of Economic Growth

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall

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, B&NBANK; Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Participants:
Sergey Shvetsov, First Deputy Chairman, Bank of Russia
Sergey Gorkov, Chairman, Executive Board, Vnesheconombank
Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Zadornov, Chairman, Thoburns Communications Ltd
Ekaterina Trofimova, CEO, Analytical Credit Rating Agency

Experts:
Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
Neil Osborn, Chairman, Thoburns Communications Ltd
Gabriel Di Bella, Resident Representative in Moscow, International Monetary Fund

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12:00 – 14:00

Where Is the Silk Road Leading?

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223

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 Voskresensky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ho-Fung Hung, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Veronika Nikishina, Member of the Board, Minister for Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Djoomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (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)

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12:00 – 14:00

Money or people? Technological Entrepreneurship Frontiers

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 514

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 Innovations, 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

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12:00 – 14:00

Project Management at Public Authorities: New Requirements for Civil Servants` Qualifications

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 138

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, Director, Project Management Center, RANEPA
Andrey Galkin, Department Deputy Director, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Irina Smirnova, Deputy Chairperson of the Government, Moscow Region

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12:00 – 14:00

The Modern Leader: Facets and Characteristics of the Era

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 271

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:
Yuri 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, Faculty of Psychology, 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

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12:00 – 14:00

Attaining Strategic Priorities: KPI and/or Personnel?

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 018

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:
Maria Shklyaruk, Head of the Institutions and Society, Centre for Social Research Foundation
Alexey Shipov, Member, ACIG SC; Partner, Alliance Consulting JSC

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
Andrei 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 of Municipal Entity “The City 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

To learn more

12:00 – 14:00

Russian Local Self-Government in Focus at the Council of Europe: Conflict or Movement towards Harmonization?

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 269

 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
Alexei Didenko, Head, State Duma Committee for Federal Organization and Local Self-Governance
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

To learn more

12:00 – 14:00

Territory Development Management: How to Prepare a Team

Expert Discussion

Building 6, 1st Floor, Small Assembly Hall

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:
Dmitri Butashin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA; Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
Ilya Krivogov, General Manager, Foundation for the Development of Single-Industry Towns
Andrey Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Sergey Vorobiev, President, Ward Howell
Svetlana Chupsheva, Director, Social Projects, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Irina Makieva, Deputy Chairperson, Vnesheconombank
Oleg Kondratenko, Director, Center for Regional Development, RANEPA
Aleksandr Ganov, First Deputy Head, Administration of Tambov Region
Aleksandr Svistunov, Director, Department for Economic Development, Kostroma Region
Larisa Karanatova, Dean, Higher School of Civil Service, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA St. Petersburg
Andrei Kovalev, Head of Administration, Donetsk, Rostov Region
Evgeniya Korotkova, Officer, Department for Studying of Politics and Consultancy, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD

To learn more

12:00 – 14:00

The Development of the Civil Service: Federal and Regional Government Experience

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 019

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

To learn more

12:00 – 14:00

Ceremony of Awarding the Winners of the Youth Talent Platform “Sustainable Future of Russia”

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222

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.

To learn more

12:00 – 14:00

PRME: Do Businesses Require Socially Responsible Managers?

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237

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:
Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA
Yaroslav Pavlov, Director of iMBA Program, Institute of Business and Business Administration, RANEPA

Participants:
Danica Purg, President, IEDC-Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
Jean-Philippe Muller, General Manager, International University of Monaco
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, CEO, Riko
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

To learn more

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break

15:00 – 17:00

Where the Talk Ends and Assistance to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Begins

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall

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, Head, Executive Board, Member, Board of Directors, Federal Corporation for Small- and Middle-Sized Entrepreneurship Development

Participants:
Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Dmitriy Tulin, First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Experts:
Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexei Abramov, Head, Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology
Mikhail Oseevsky, Deputy President, Board Chairman, VTB Bank (PJSC)
Dmitry Ananiev, Board Chairman, Promsvyazbank
Anatoli Popov, Senior Vice-President, Sberbank of Russia
Anatoliy Chabunin, Vice President for Procurements, Internal Control and Audit, State Company Russian Railways
Yuriy Zafesov, Director, Procurement Department, Rosseti PJSC
Petr Fradkov, Director General, Russian Export Center JSC
Marina Bludyan, Vice President, “Opora Rossii”
Anatoly Artamonov, Governor, Kaluga Region
Yevgeny Savchenko, Governor, Belgorod Region
Svetlana Orlova, Governor, Vladimir Region

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

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

Technological Challenges and Economic Dynamics: What is Really Going on? Part 1.

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall

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:
Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA

Participants:
Herman Gref, CEO and Chairman, Executive Board, Sberbank of Russia
Anatoly Chubais, Chairman, Executive Board, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
Aleksey Komissarov, Director, Industry Development Fund
Pavel Betsis, President, Microsoft Rus LLC
Alexander Surinov, Head, Federal Service for State Statistics

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

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

A Long-Term Strategy for the Development of Agriculture in Russia and the World

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall

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:
Natalia Shagayda, Director, Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, RANEPA

Participants:
Elena Astrakhanceva, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Evgenia Serova, Head, Moscow Office, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the Russian Federation
Yevgeny Savchenko, Governor, Belgorod Region
Andrey Fursenko, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation
Alexander Karlin, Governor, Altay Territory

Experts:
Sergey Filippov, CEO, Dmitrov Vegetables Group
Vladislav Shershulsky, Director, Technology Cooperation, Microsoft

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

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

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall

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:
Vladimir Drebentsov, Chief Economist for Russia and CIS, BP plc; Vice President, BP Russia

Participants:
Kirill Molodtsov, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Valery Golubev, Deputy Management Board Chairman, Gazprom

Experts:
Igor Bashmakov, Executive Director, Russian Centre for Energy Efficiency
Vladimir Feigin, President, Institute for Energy and Finance
Sergey Vakulenko, Head, Strategic Planning Department, Gazpromneft
Grigory Vygon, Managing Director, VYGON Consulting LLC
Leonid Grigoriev, Chief Adviser to the Head, Analytical Center of Government of the Russian Federation

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

New Approaches to the Assessment of the Quality of Training of National Professional Managers

The public meeting of the National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room

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 and Director, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA; President, Russian Association of Business Education
Natalia Evtikhieva, Director General, National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

Participants:
Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman, State Duma; Chairman of the Presidium, National Board of Business and Management Education (NASDOBR)
Andrei Soroko, Director, Department of Public Administration and Personnel, the Government of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kravtsov, Head, Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science
Andrey Nikitin, General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Alexander Murychev, Executive Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Member of the Presidium, NASDOBR
Anatoliy Milyukov, Executive Vice President, Association of Russian Banks; Member of the Presidium, NASDOBR
Nikolay Ostarkov, Vice-President, the All-Russian Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya; Member of the Presidium, NASDOBR
Maxim Fateev, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; Member of the Presidium, NASDOBR
Vadim Kovalyov, First Deputy Executive Director, Association of Managers; Member of the Presidium, NASDOBR

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

In Search for Future Leaders

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222

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, Member, ACIG SC; Partner, Alliance Consulting JSC
Nadezhda Ryabova, Vice President, HR, Unilever LLC

Participants:
Artem Malgin, Vice-Rector, MGIMO-University
Elena Aksenova, Director, Rushydro PJSC Branch - Corporate Hydropower 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 Programmes, 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

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016

Expert Discussion - presentation

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223

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:
Tatyana Maleva, Director, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasts, RANEPA

Participants:
Serghei Scherbov, Head, International Laboratory for Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA; Deputy Director, World Population Program, IIASA
Pavel Kabat, Director General and CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
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
Valery Yelizarov, Head, Center for Population Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

The Logic of Excess Currency Regulation

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237

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:
Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector, Russian Foreign Trade Academy

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, Center of Competence and Analysis of OECD standards, 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

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

The Managerial Personnel of Modern Russia in the Field of Public Administration and Public Service

Panel Discussion

Building 6, 1st Floor, Small Assembly Hall

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:
Dmitri Butashin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA; Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA

Participants:
Anton Fedorov, Head, Presidential Civil Service and Personnel Directorate of the Russian Federation
Andrei Soroko, Director, Department of Public Administration and Personnel, the 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

To learn more

15:00 – 17:00

The Strategy and Tactics of the Monetary Policy of the Central Bank of Russia

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515

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, the Research Area “Macroeconomics and Finance”, Gaidar Institute of Economic Policy

Participants:
Igor Dmitriev, Director, Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of Russia
Alexander Morozov, Director, Research and Forecasting Department, Central Bank of Russia
Oleg Solntsev, Head, Monetary Policy and Banking Sector Analysis, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
Polina Badasen, Deputy Director, Budgetary Policy and Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
Evsey Gurvich, Head, Economic Expert Group
Nataliya Orlova, Chief Economist, Alfa-Bank JSC
Aleksandr Isakov, Lead Economist for Russia and CIS, VTB Capital

To learn more

17:00 – 17:30

Break

17:30 – 19:30

Technological Challenges and Economic Dynamics: What is Really Going on? Part 2.

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall

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:
Maria Kazakova, Head, Department for Economic Growth Studies, RANEPA
Carol Leonard, Professor and Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA

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 Center, Campus in St. Petersburg, the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Ilya Voskoboynikov, Senior Research Fellow, the Research Laboratory for Inflation and Economic Growth Problems, the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Ivan Lyubimov, Senior Researcher, the Research Laboratory for 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

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17:30 – 19:30

International Agribusiness and Food Security of Russia

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall

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, Centre for International Agribusiness and Food Security
Elmira Krylatykh, Head, Chair of Management, RANEPA; Scientific Adviser, International Center for Agribusiness and Commodity Security

Participants:
Elena Astrakhanceva, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Alexey Alexeenko, Head, Press Service, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) of the Russian Federation
Ilshat Fazrakhmanov, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Ivan Ushachev, Head, All-Russian Institute of Economics of Agriculture, the Russian Academy of Sciences

Experts:
Alexandr Kostyaev, Director, North-Western Research Institute for Economics and Organization of Agriculture
Andrey Romanov, Chairman, the Board of Directors, Zalesskoe Milk PLC
Oleg Ovchinnikov, Head, Centre for Agricultural Problems of the USA and Canada, Institute of the USA and Canada, 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, All-Russia Research Institute 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

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17:30 – 19:30

The Formation of Independent Evaluation of Qualifications in the Hospitality Industry: Status and Prospects

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall

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, the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers; Dean, Hotel and Restaurant Business Department, RANEPA

Participants:
Yuri Ushanov, Chairman, Central Advisory Board, the Hospitality Professional Qualifications Council
Sergey Mironov, Head, Agency for Restaurant Business Optimization RestKonsalt
Pavel Chernykh, Member, National Professional Qualifications Council at the President of the Russian Federation; Member of the Hospitality Professional Qualifications Council
Vadim Prasov, Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia; General Manager, Alliance Hotel Management
Maia Lomidze, Executive Director, ATOR
Ildar Mussin, President, Sputnik - Sport & Business Travel LLC
Irina Goncharova, Deputy Dean, Hotel and Restaurant Business Department, RANEPA
Ivanna Tabachnikova, Expert, Hospitality Professional Qualifications Council
Marianna Korolyova, General Manager, Premier Deal Hospitality

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17:30 – 19:30

Inter-budgetary Relations and the Delineation of Powers: Medium- Term Challenges

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222

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, Chair for State Economic Regulation, School of Public Policy, 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
Alexander Karlin, Governor, Altay Territory
Elena Perminova, Member, the Federation Council
Yuri Roslyak, Auditor, Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation
Maxim Reshetnikov, Moscow Government Minister – Head, Department of Economic Policy and Development

Experts:
Aleksei Grishkov, Vice Governor, Arkhangelsk Region
Artem Barakhovsky, Director,  Center of Budget Relations Research
Natalia Golovanova, Senior Research Fellow, Financial Research Institute
Aleksandr Deryugin, Senior Research Fellow, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
Aleksandr Kovalevskiy, General Director, Institute of Budgetary Solutions

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17:30 – 19:30

Best Practices to Train for Public Administration in the SCO and CIS Countries

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237

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, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Almaz Nasyrov, Rector-President, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Andrew 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 Zhilinsky, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
Lutfiya Abdulkholiqzoda, 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

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17:30 – 19:30

Religious and Ethnic-Cultural Diversity: Development, Stability, Security

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room

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

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17:30 – 19:30

The Transformation of Educational Programs for Training of Personnel (Leaders) of the Digital World: Prospects and Challenges

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223

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, FinTech Master Programme; Head, Center for corporate programs at IBDA, 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, Innovation Ecosystem Development Department, 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

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17:30 – 19:30

The State in the Middle of the 21st Century : What are the Strengths?

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515

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
Valery Fedorov, General Manager, Russian Public Opinion Research Center

Participants:
Andrey Fursenko, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation
Andrey Frolov, Editor-in-Chief, Arms Export Magazine
Alexander Filippov, Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Andrey Bezrukov, Associate Professor, MGIMO

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19:30 – 21:00

Meeting of the Public Council of the Basic Organization of the CIS Member States for Training in Public Administration

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237

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 Abdulkholiqzoda, Rector, Institute of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
Fatima Zhakypova, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Marat Zhilinsky, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
Almaz Nasyrov, Rector-President, 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
Andrew 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
Yury Kosov, Deputy Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA (St. Petersburg)

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