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10:00 – 12:00

The New Tax Policy in Russia: What Changes May Lie Ahead After 2018?

Panel Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall

In his annual message to the Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin said: ‘Today, the increasing demand of people for expanding economic freedoms (we have talked about this many times), for stable, steady, predictable rules of business, including the taxation system, is obvious. Let me remind you that in 2014, we decided to fix the existing tax conditions for business for four years. We did not review them, despite the changes in the economic situation, and this definitely had a positive impact on the operation of enterprises.

However, we must focus our tax system to make it work for the main objective: to stimulate business activity, economic growth and investment, creating a competitive environment for the development of our enterprises. The existing fiscal benefits shall be streamlined to make them more targeted and to abandon ineffective instruments.

I suggest considering the proposals for setting up the tax system thoroughly during the next year, to do this certainly with the participation of business associations. Despite the domestic political calendar, we still will have to prepare and adopt all appropriate amendments to the legislation, the Tax Code in 2018, and after January 1, 2019 to put them into effect, fixing the new stable long-term rules.’

Issues for Discussion:

  • What changes in the tax system in Russia are in store in the near future?
  • How do we envisage the further adjustment of the domestic tax system?
  • Where and with whom will the new tax policy be discussed?
  • How will decisions about changes in the taxation system be made?

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

Participants:
Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Maksim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Tatyana Golikova, Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Sergey Katyrin, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector, Russian Foreign Trade Academy
Natalia Komarova, Governor, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra

Experts:
Mikhail Orlov, Head, Tax Committee, “Support of Russia“
Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

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10:00 – 12:00

Smart Cities Technologies: Opportunities to Improve the Quality of Life of the Population and to Solve the Infrastructural Problems of Russian Cities

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room

The expert panel will discuss global and domestic best practices in the field of Smart City technologies introduction, as well as tools that will address the challenges and remove barriers to the introduction of Smart City technologies in Russia.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Are Russian cities ready for the introduction of Smart City technology? Is it necessary for future urban development?
  • What is the impact of Smart City technologies on the quality of life of the urban population? Is it possible to monetize this influence in the form of increasing the competitiveness and investment attractiveness of Russian cities?
  • Misplaced priorities: how to combine reasonable investment in the obsolete infrastructure with the intellectualization of urban systems?
  • Who is the customer of the Smart City technology introduction? What is needed to promote such projects? What areas are the most attractive for introduction of this technology, taking into account the impact on the social-economic indicators of a city?
  • How to overcome the barriers and move towards a broad launch of real Smart City projects in the cities of Russia?

Moderators:
Maxim Ageev, Director, Global Directorate for Services in Energy and Sustainable Development, Schneider Electric
Anna Makarova, Director, Management Consulting Department, Management Practice for Changes, Alliance Consulting JSC as part of ACIG

Participants:
Andrei Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation
Svetlana Openysheva, Advisor to the Governor of Ulyanovsk Region; Director, Corporation of IT Development
Oleg Polumordvinov, Head, Administration of Municipal Entity “The City of Astrakhan”
Elena Ivankina, Head, Institute of Industry Management, RANEPA
Farook Mahmood, Chairman, Managing Director, Silverline Group
Vitaliy Bogachenko, Director for Corporate Relations, Saint Gobain in the CIS
Galina Ganeeva, Vice-President, MasterCard Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia
Alexander Danilin, Business Development Manager, ISV Cloud Solutions Government & CityNext, Microsoft
Vladimir Korovkin, Head, Innovation Digital Technologies, SKOLKOVO IEMS
Artak Makaryan, Development Director for Business and Investment, Segment Housing Russia, YIT Group
Nikolay Marin, Technical Leader, Smarter Cities Business in Central and Eastern Europe, IBM
Kseniya Mokrushina, Head, Center for Urban Studies, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Andrey Suvorov, Head, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Global Markets, Kaspersky Lab
Dmitri Shepelyaviy, Deputy General Director, SAP in the CIS

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10:00 – 12:00

Global Transformation in the Mirror of Historical Sociology

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222

The majority of the future forecasts of the 20th century were based on growth prospects, whether of the economy, science and engineering, or population, or recovery of specific countries and regions. The first decades of the new 21st century brought considerable disillusion verging on disappointment in the modernistic pattern of steady progress. From everywhere, one can hear some doubts not only about the usefulness, but already about the inconvertibility of globalization. What is journalistic noise and what is really captured by the methods of modern science? This session offers a kind of stress test for the world powers. Leading academic experts analyze the prospects of traditional centers of capitalism and newly emerging market regions.

Moderator:
Georgi Derlugian , Professor of Sociology, New York University, Abu Dhabi

Participants:
Monica Prasad, Professor, Northwestern University (USA)
Ho-Fung Hung, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Wolfgang Streeck, Emeritus Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Mishaal Al Gergawi, Founder and Managing Director, Delma Institute

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10:00 – 12:00

Islamic Finance: Experience and Prospects

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall

An active discussion on the establishment of the Islamic financial sector in the current financial system has been taking place in the past two years in the Russian Federation. Until recently, the main subject of discussions was what benefits these new types of financial relations could bring to the Russian economy. In general, all discussions agree that the development of Islamic finance will make it possible to attract into the economy, first of all, the savings of a part of the population which currently do not use the services of banks for religious reasons, and secondly, foreign investments by means of the issuance of Islamic securities by Russian companies. In this regard, the main task today is to establish standards governing the activities of Islamic financial institutions, and to introduce amendments into the existing legislation sufficient for the successful functioning of the sector.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Development of Islamic finance in the regions: the experience of companies and government agencies
  • In what direction is the process of amending the legislation moving, towards a separate law or towards multiple legislative amendments?
  • The role of the Central Bank in regulating Islamic finance
  • Demand, supply, regulation: which one of these factors in the development of Islamic financial services lags in Russia?
  • International experience of state regulation of the sector

Moderators:
Bekkhan Chokaev, Deputy Head, International Investment and Financial Market Research Laboratory, RANEPA; Senior Research Fellow, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
Magomet Yandiev, Associate Professor, Economics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Participants:
Murat Aliskerov, General Director, Islamic Financial Company “LyaRiba-Finance”
Erlan Baydaulet, Advisor for Islamic Finance to the Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Behnam Gurbanzade, Adviser to the Deputy Chairman of the Board, Sberbank of Russia
Ilias Zaripov, Advisor to the Executive Board, Bank Group ZENIT
Renat Edikhanov, Chairman, the Branch Office of Islamic Finance, the All-Russian Public Organization Business Russia
Edil Islamov, Director General, Investment and Innovation Development Agency of the Republic of Chechnya
Linar Yakupov, Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan on Islamic Finance; President, the Islamic Business and Finance Development Fund

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10:00 – 12:00

The Mysterious World of Public Procurement

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall

According to the World Bank, the Russian public procurement legislation is recognized as one of the best in the world and is more comprehensive than the oldest in the world contract system in force in the United States and in the system formed in Germany, the EU's largest economy.

It is the current procurement system of the Russian Federation that is an effective mechanism to support small- and medium-sized businesses.

In addition, the integration of the Electronic Budget and Unified Information system in the field of procurement provides openness of budget and procurement processes from the initiation of needs, planning, and implementation of procurement, all the way to the conclusion of a contract in electronic form, work acceptance, and evaluation of the contract fulfilment in accordance with the principles stipulated in the procurement legislation.

The completion of the transfer of bidding to an electronic form and of total document circulation from paper to digital form will significantly reduce the procurement costs, eliminate corruption elements, and improve access for new companies.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Procurement management strategy: new opportunities for business?
  • Competition for efficient suppliers
  • Contract system functionality
  • E-budget -- a new mechanism of the effective spending of budgetary funds
  • Practice of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia based on the procurement audit findings
  • Unified information system: digital transformation
  • Procurement professionals - who are they?

Moderator:
Elena Agapova, Director, Center of Competition Policy and Public Contracts, RANEPA

Participants:
Tatiana Demidova, Head, Department for State Order Placement Monitoring, Federal Anti-Monopoly Service
Ilia Dimitrov, Member, Presidium of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, “Support of Russia“; Public Ombudsman for E-commerce and Electronic Public and Municipal Services
Natalia Bocharova, Director, the Department for Expert-Analytical and Control Activities in the Sphere of Turnover of Federal Property, Resources of Contingency Funds of the Federal Budget and Comprehensive Analysis of the Performance of the Federal Contract System, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Christina Kryuchkova, Head, Legal Department, Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences
Anna Davydova, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia

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10:00 – 12:00

Business Education as a Development Driver for Russian Business: Business Schools, Corporate Institutions and Training Centers – Competitors or Partners?

Expert Discussion

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237

The training and development of employees of contemporary Russian companies is one of the keys to success in improving the efficiency of business and in its successful transformation. The leading business schools in Russia and all over the world are looking for ways to enhance cooperation with the business community, in parallel trying to retain the fundamental nature of educational programs and dramatically increase their relevance to business needs. In contrast, the importance of corporate universities and training and consulting centers capable of flexibly and quickly reacting to business needs is growing rapidly.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Where does the future lie -- in-house corporate training or outsourcing educational services?
  • Who will shape training programs for business education?
  • Forms of interaction between business schools, corporate universities and training centers -- competition or integration?
  • How to ensure the integration of management and business science, and what is the role of corporate interests?

Moderators:
Mark Kukushkin, Managing Partner, BEST T&D Group
Sergey Kalendzhyan, Dean, Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA

Participants:
Oleg Zamyshlyaev, Founder, Oleg Zamyshlyaev Workshop Consulting Company
Sergey Zhukovsky, Director, Gazprom Corporate Institute Branch, Moscow Region
Olga Molchanova, Deputy Dean for Complementary Education, Faculty of Economy, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Marina Petrova, CEO, Leader Business Group
Yevgeny Politov, Director, Corporate Institute of Gazprom
Vladimir Solovyov, Managing Partner, Consultant, EVERYCO Group
Natalia Tolstaya, Managing Partner, Amplua
Alexander Chekanskiy, Dean, Faculty of Strategic Management, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
Yulia Uzhakina, CEO, ANO Rosatom Corporate Academy

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10:00 – 12:00

The Estimation of Economic Indicators in Russian Statistics: Problems and Solutions

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515

Over the past 25 years, great work has been done in Russian statistics to introduce modern approaches to the measurement of economic indicators and to raise the level of its conformity to international standards. There are more data and tools for economic analysis in the hands of researchers on the Russian economy today than ever before.

However, the current resources are not enough for working out economic policy methods in the modern world, due to the remaining traditional problems of Russian statistics and because of global changes in the world economy and, as a result, in the statistical standards. The current state of statistics in the developed countries suggests that cross-country compatability of these indicators should be ensured at a detailed level.
The discussion is to be devoted to a rethinking of these issues and to the search for ways to strengthen cooperation between the Russian research and analytical community and Russian statistics.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the priorities for the development of Russian statistics in the field of economic growth measurement?
  • To what extent do the tasks addressed today by Russian statistical studies correspond to today’s requirements?
  • What impact do measurement problems have on the elaboration of economic policy measures?
  • Structure of the Russian economy and its reflection in Russian statistics
  • Possible approaches aimed at improving Russian statistics of industrial production
  • Industry accounts of economic growth of Russia KLEMS as a prototype of production factors and output statistics: what will the researcher get upon development of an official statistical methodology towards 2008 SNA?
  • Scientific and technological progress in Russian statistics: what do we see and what can we see?

Moderator:
Marina Turuntseva, Director, Center for Macroeconomic Forecasting, RANEPA

Participants:
Andrey Tatarinov, Head, Department for National Accounts, Rosstat
Alexander Shirov, Deputy Director, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vladimir Salnikov, Deputy Director General, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
Ilya Voskoboynikov, Senior Research Fellow, the Research Laboratory for Inflation and Economic Growth Problems, the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Vladimir Bessonov, Head, Research Laboratory for Inflation and Economic Growth Problems, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Alina Sanakoeva, Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IAER), RANEPA
Roza Semenova, Project Supervisor, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
Polina Kryuchkova, Deputy Head, Department of Economic Policy and Development of Moscow

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10:00 – 12:00

Improving the Financial Literacy of the Population in the Russian Federation

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 308

The orientation of the Russian economy towards an intensive development scenario requires a financially literate and economically active population. This activity should show itself, inter alia, through broad participation of different categories of citizens in the long-term pension, insurance and mortgage programs designed to address the issues of pension savings, social and medical insurance, housing, and education.

Along with an increase in the well-being of Russian citizens, their active savings behavior based on the use of savings and insurance instruments must be formed as well. This process requires a sufficiently high level of financial literacy, which should serve as the basis for the interaction of citizens with different financial institutions, informed use of products of the banking and insurance sector by them, and forming a pension savings strategy. To achieve these goals, since 2011, a joint project of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the World Bank Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project has been implemented in Russia.

Issues for Discussion:

  • State policy to improve the financial literacy of the population
  • Encouraging reasonable financial conduct and responsible attitudes to personal finance among Russian citizens through the development of a system of financial education for the population
  • Public awareness in the field of financial literacy
  • Protection of the rights of financial services consumers

Moderator:
Anna Zelentsova, Strategic Coordinator, Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project; Co-Chairperson, Financial Literacy and Consumer Rights Protection Subdivision, Group of Twenty

Participants:
Andrey Bokarev, Director, Department of International Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Berzon, Director, Federal Methodology Center for Financial Literacy in the System of General and Secondary Professional Education
Larisa Savina, Chairman, the Board of Education and Science, Volgograd Region
Sergey Trukhachev, Deputy Dean, Economics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Anna Chaplygina, Coordinator for the Protection of Rights of Financial Services Consumers, Project "Promotion of the Level of Financial Literacy and Financial Education in the Russian Federation"
Oleg Kuznetsov, Vice President for Projects, Finance University
Guzelia Imaeva, Director General, National Agency for Financial Studies

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10:00 – 17:30

The Management of Tourism Clusters

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall

Issues for Discussion:

  • Peculiarities of cluster management and the role of clusters in regional economic development
  • What are the conditions required to form a recreational tourism cluster?
  • Regional peculiarities of the development of various recreational tourism types
  • New personnel training programs for recreational tourism clusters

Moderator:
Vladimir Sharov, President, Association of Domestic and Inbound Tourism in Russia

Participants:
Oleg Safonov, Head, Federal Agency for Tourism
Alla Manilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Aleksandr Sobolev, Director, Department for State Politics in the Sphere of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Sergey Strelbitsky, Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea
Sergey Shpilko, President, Russian Union of Tourism Industry
Pavel Seleznev, Chairman, Executive Board, PPP Development Center; Member, Supervisory Board, Federal Center of Project Financing
Andrey Shubin, Executive Director, All-Russian Organization of Small- and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship “Opora Rossii”
Tatiyana Veller, Head, Hotel Department, JLL Russia and the CIS
Gennadiy Lamshin, President, the Russian Hospitality Association
Evgeniy Ugrumov, Chairman, 43.00.00 “Services and Tourism”, the Federal Education and Methodology Union in the Sphere of Higher Education

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10:00 – 17:30

The Modern Economy: Theory, Policy, Innovation

Young Scientists’ Roundtable

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Rooms 269 and 271

Moderators:
Alexander Radygin, Dean, Economics Faculty, RANEPA
Sergey Maruev, Head, Chair of System Analysis and Computer Science; Deputy Dean, EconomicsFaculty, RANEPA

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10:00 – 12:00

Open Scientific Infrastructure: in Search of a Development Model

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223

Annually, the international scientific community produces a great volume of open data about the processes and results of their research. The task, not less important than the production of these data, is to provide global access to them. The answer to this challenge is the Open Scientific Infrastructure, which enables scientists to monitor the quality of scientific research better and faster and to influence its results.

The social institutions for research quality self-control and self-regulation mechanisms in science, emerging based on the Open Infrastructure, will be able to build a more effective system of science organization, while significantly reducing the level of participation of commercial and governmental structures.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Open Scientific Infrastructure as a successor to the Open Access Movement. What is in store for the scientific community: gradual movement towards greater transparency and openness of research results, or quick and radical change of the current paradigm of science organization?
  • Technologies and innovation in support of research with a higher level of openness
  • Why do higher educational institutions, science, and the state need the Open Scientific Infrastructure? Current tools and prospects

Moderators:
Sergey Parinov, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Thomas Krichel, Founder, RePEc (electronic library on Economics)

Participants:
Daniel O'Donnell, Professor of English, University of Lethbridge; Chief Handbook Negotiator, University of Lethbridge Faculty Association
Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communication, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University; President, FORCE11
Lynn Woolfrey, Manager, DataFirst Data Service University of Cape Town
Oksana Medvedeva, Head, Department of Scientific and Informational Development, RANEPA
José Manuel Barrueco, Founder, CitEc; Open Access Projects Manager, University of Valencia
Natalia Manola, Project Manager, OpenAIRE, University of Athens
Vanderlei Perez Canhos, President and Director, Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA)
Mark Akoev, Head, Scientometrics Laboratory, Ural Federal University
Denis Kosyakov, Deputy Director, Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics
Alexey Skalaban, Director, Scientific Library, Belarusian National Technical University
Dmitry Semyachkin, Founder and Head, Open Electronic Library “CiberLeninka”
Aleksey Shapligin, Head, National University Rating Project, Interfax
Mikhail Sergeev, Development Director, “CiberLeninka”

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10:00 – 12:00

10 Years of the Endowment Market: Results and Development Trends

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 307

Over ten years after the inception of the endowment capital market in Russia, we have gained extensive experience and practice in applying this tool to support the nonprofit sector. Experts estimate that the aggregate assets involved in endowment capital amount to approximately RUB 20 bln, and the annual proceeds from endowment capital are estimated at over RUB 1.5 bln. According to market practitioners, endowment capital is an efficient tool for long-term financing and ensuring financial sustainability, allowing you to complement (and in some cases, substitute for) the existing funding. However, the available practical knowledge suggests there are a number of challenges in the applicability of the existing laws and also there is a need for further improvement of the legal framework and for consolidation of efforts of public authorities and the non-profit sector to create favorable conditions for the most efficient endowment capital development.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Summing up the results of activities of endowment markets -- the market and its players ten years later
  • Evaluation of applicable laws and application practices
  • Difficulties in the development of endowment capital
  • New prospects: What support can funds count on?

Moderator:
Irina Tolmacheva, Head, Research Projects and Intellectual Property Division, RANEPA

Participants:
Artem Shadrin, Director, Department for Strategic Development and Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Irina Vdovenko, Head, Endowment Capitals Program, Donors Forum
Daria Miloslavskaya, Branch Director, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law in Russia; Chairman, Association of Lawyers for Civil Society
Alla Samoletova, Chief of Staff, Rector’s Office, European University at St. Petersburg
Lyudmila Panteleeva, Head, Art Banking Center, Gazprombank JSC
Elsa Dyachkova, Chief Specialist, National Personnel Training Foundation
Evgeny Balatsky, Director, Center for Macroeconomic Research, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; Head, the Science and Technology Sector, Russian Institute of Economics, Politics and Law
Maxim Yurevich, Senior Researcher, Science and Technology, Russian Institute of Economics, Politics and Law
Elvira Aleynichenko, Head, Project Grant Competitions, Gazpromneft

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10:00 – 12:00

Ecological and Economic Approaches to the Development of Territories

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 306

Issues for Discussion:

  • Ecological and economic approaches to territorial development
  • A social and economic development strategy for Greater Yalta
  • A project for the creation of a federal resort at the Crimea Southern Coast Center
  • A social and economic development strategy for Sevastopol
  • Ecological economics and the external effects of economic growth
  • Indicators of social and economic progress and sustainable development

Moderator:
Vladimir Komarov, Head, Knowledge Economics Laboratory, Institute of Applied Economic Research, RANEPA

Participants:
Irina Khovavko, Senior Researcher, Chair of Environmental Economics, Economic Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Christina Opritova, Director, Department for Economic Development, the Yalta Urban District, Republic of Crimea
Vladimir Kotsyubynsky, Senior Researcher, Knowledge Economics Laboratory, RANEPA
Vera Barinova, Head, Center for Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior, RANEPA
Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA
Peter Kiryushin, Head, Master's Program "Management of Biotechnology," Economics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Sergey Nikonorov, Leading Research Fellow, Economics of Nature Use Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University

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12:00 – 12:30

Break

12:30 – 14:30

University 3.0: The Future is Coming

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall

The discussion on the role and place of entrepreneurship within universities has been going on for more than 100 years already. In recent years, it was given renewed momentum: University 3.0 must not only deal with education, but also rapidly develop technological and business competences and be engrained in the entrepreneurial culture.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Revision of the education paradigm or a way to ensure the employment of graduates in overheated market conditions?
  • Can a university become a center of change and development in regions, sectors, and the country?
  • How versatile is this model?
  • How should the structure of Russian higher education be envisioned?
  • How reasonable is the retention of the departmental and sectoral structure of higher education?
  • How to promote education and universities?

Moderator:
Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Participants:
Ludmila Ogorodova, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Andrey Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Oleg Kharkhordin, Rector, European University at St. Petersburg
Frédérique Vidal, President, University Nice Sophia Antipolis

Experts:
Tatiana Klyachko, Director, the Center of Economy of Continuing Education, RANEPA
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Manager, Program Director, RVK JSC

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12:30 – 14:30

Contours of the New Global Economy and Russia’s Challenge to Respond

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall

Technology and control of resources both drive economic strength. Digital technology in the platform economy is sweeping through economic life, upending work relationships, corporate hierarchies, control firms, and employment structures. New winners and losers are emerging everywhere. Countries and firms, managers and workers, researchers and investors – people around the world face strategic choices on how to cope with rapidly evolving changes that disrupt the structures that have governed economic life in the advanced economies and the developing ones, in the old capitalist economies and in the formerly planned ones.

Moderator:
Robin Lewis, Professor, Director, Master of Global Public Policy Program (MGPP), RANEPA

Keynote report:
John Zysman, Professor, University of California-Berkeley; Founding Director, Berkeley Roundtable on International Economics (BRIE)
Peter Gourevitch, Professor, Former Dean, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California - San Diego
Yermolai Solzhenitsyn, Managing Partner, Moscow Office of McKinsey & Company
Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Deputy Director, Analytical Center of the Government of the Russian Federation

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12:30 – 14:30

Options for the Regulation of the Market for Alcoholic Beverages and their Social and Economic Effects

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room

Presentation and discussion of the report on the assessment of social and economic and fiscal findings of different scenarios of regulation of the market for alcohol products in Russia until 2020.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Beer production trends and consumption factors in the Russian Federation
  • Current global trends of  alcoholic beverages market regulation
  • Selection of the best possible strategy for excise taxes in the alcohol market in the Russian Federation
  • Separate regulation of alcohol products in the Russian Federation

Moderator:
Sergey Prikhodko, Executive Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Participants:
Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
Anna Dupan, Director, Institute for Problems of Legal Regulation, Faculty of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Alexey Sazanov, Director, Tax and Customs Policy Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Vadim Zhivulin, Director, Regulatory Impact Assessment Department, Russian Ministry for Economic Development
Kirill Bolmatov, Director, Corporate Relations, United Breweries Heineken
Aleksey Kedrin, Vice-President, Public Authorities and Corporate Relations, Eastern Europe, Baltika Brewery Company

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12:30 – 14:30

Political Trends – Assessment, Analysis, Forecast

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall

Issues for Discussion:

  • Changing authorities and changing opposition: how do the authorities and their opponents respond to the changing world?
  • Russia and the world: how and with whom will this country be engaged in the foreseeable future?
  • What is happening in the world: adjustment of institutions or a tectonic shift?
  • What is in store for us in 2017: attempted forecasts

Moderator:
Leonid Gozman, President, Perspektiva Fund

Participants:
Tatyana Vorozheykina, Political Scientist
Vladimir Gelman, Political Scientist
Georgy Satarovo, Professor, RANEPA
Andrey Kolesnikov, Member of the Board of Directors, Yegor Gaidar Foundation
Dmitry Oreshkin, Member, the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights
Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Denis Dragunsky, Journalist, Writer
Nikolay Petrov, Head, Laboratory for Regional Development Assessment Methods, National Research University Higher School of Economics

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12:30 – 14:30

Banking Sector Sustainability

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 308

The banking sector has traditionally been the core of the Russian financial system, accumulating the bulk of financial assets in both households and the corporate sector and providing a significant portion of debt financing in the Russian financial system. Without a stable and well-balanced development of the banking sector, the stability of the entire financial system or the rapid development of the Russian economy are unimaginable.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Overall results of the development of banking sector in 2016.
  • Systemic risks in the banking sector
  • Possible approaches to reform regulation and supervision in the banking sector 

Moderator:
Michael Khromov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Structural Studies, RANEPA

Participants:
Maxim Bogdashkin, Principal, Oliver Wyman Financial Services
Alina Vetrova, Vice President, Rossiya Association of Regional Banks
Mikhail Mamonov, Leading Expert, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
Dmitry Miroshnichenko, Leading Expert, Development Center Institute, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director, the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IASA)
Elman Mehdiyev, Executive Vice-President, Association of Russian Banks (ARB)
Mikhail Matovnikov, Senior Managing Director, Chief Analist, Sberbank of Russia

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12:30 – 14:30

Agricultural Development in Post-Socialist Countries: Similarities and Differences

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 306

Presentation and discussion on reports on agricultural development in the post-socialist countries, illustrated by examples from Eastern Europe and Russia.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the key characteristics of successful/unsuccessful agricultural development in the post-socialist countries?
  • What is peculiar about post-socialist rural regional differentiation?
  • What is relationship between trends for large and small agricultural production facilities in the post-socialist countries?
  • What are the characteristics of the development of the social sphere in a post-socialist village?
  • Land in the post-socialist countries: who controls it and how, and in whose interests?

Moderators:
Alexander Nikulin, Director, Agricultural Research Center, RANEPA
Kerstin Kaiser, Head, Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Russia

Participants:
Anna Hajdu, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus Univesity, Rotterdam
Sebastian Lentz, Director, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Stephan Merl, Professor, Bielefeld University
Judith Pallot, Emeritus Professor, Oxford University
Tatyana Nefedova, Leading Researcher, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
Nikita Mkrtchyan, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting, RANEPA
Natalia Shagayda, Director, Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, RANEPA
Vasilii Uzun, Chief Researcher, Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, RANEPA
Elmira Krylatykh, Head, Chair of Management, RANEPA; Scientific Adviser, International Center for Agribusiness and Commodity Security
Liubov Ovchintseva, Leading Researcher, All-Russian Institute of Agrarian Problems and Informatics named after A.A. Nikonov (VIAPI)

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12:30 – 14:30

Change Management: Global Supply Chains and Industry 4.0

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 505

Change management in the technological chain of value creation, distributed production and the relationship of the value-adding processes from start to finish of the product development/supply chain provide a new dimension to the problem of forming a common platform for the interaction of industrial, commercial and transport-and-logistics companies and for networking security. In the digital economy (Industry 4.0), IT is already changing the structure of companies, sectoral borders, business models and business strategies, the set of core competencies, and management technologies. The discussion aims to uncover new trends in the management of global supply chains, to develop strategic proposals and recommendations on the integration of the national economy into global value chains, and to continue and strengthen the expert dialogue on key issues on arranging networking cooperation.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Global supply chains and digital transformation processes: challenges for Russia in industry and business object deployment, international trade and economic cooperation, transport and logistics interaction
  • Digital ecosystems and business transformation strategies, networking cooperation models, opportunities of translogistic platforms for cooperation and collaboration
  • Sources/factors of change in Industry 4.0, new trends in the management of global supply chains under the influence of digital transformation
  • Directions and opportunities of technology innovation in supply chain management; company personnel as the most important asset in the implementation of new changes

Moderator:
Oleg Dunaev, Deputy Chairman, International Cooperation Committee, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Participants:
Nikolay Vasiliev, CEO, Progresstech Group of Companies
Fedor Pekhterev, Director General, Institute of Transport Economics and Transport Development OJSC
Roman Veselov, Director for Informatization, TransContainer
Sergey Nikitin, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian National Commercial Bank

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12:30 – 14:30

Trade and Economic Development Strategy for Russia and EAEU in the Current Context

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223

The major breakthroughs in the global trading system triggered by regionalization, deepening Eurasian integration, wider global interests of domestic businesses as the Russian economy opens up to internationalization and transnationalization, and the changing nature of economic integration all necessitate the shaping of new approaches to the Russian integration strategy. The active integration agenda should be built so that it fosters higher growth rates of the Russian economy.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How can Russia advance its interests in the WTO?
  • What strategy of cooperation with the new-generation trade agreements should it follow?
  • Results of the EAEU Treaty two-year application
  • What export potential development methods does EAEU offer?
  • Can trade policy be used as an economic growth tool?

Moderator:
Alexander Knobel, Director, Center for International Trade Studied

Participants:
Natalia Volchkova, Director, Applied Studies, CEFIR
Andrey Lipin, Deputy Director, Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
David Tarr, Former Lead Economist, World Bank
Evgeny Vinokurov, Director, EDB Center for Integration Studies
William Tompson, Head of Division, Eurasia, Global Relations Secretariat, OECD
Andrey Portansky, Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics, OECD

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12:30 – 14:30

Taxation of Electronic Commerce: Setting Priorities, World Experience

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th floor, Room 514

The current system of international taxation established in the 1950s is based on the tax competition which took place in the postwar years to attract investors whatever it took, and on the industrial nature of the economy. The wide-spread dominance of computers and of Internet and digital technologies has led to significant changes in many markets: business models were changed, new kinds of goods and services and whole markets appeared, and the mobility of business and citizens has improved significantly. In these circumstances, the international tax system no longer corresponds to the realities of the modern economy.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The international experience of the taxation of electronic commerce, the position of OECD and the EU
  • To what extent do the tax systems in Russia and EAEU countries correspond to the realities of the digital economy?
  • Reasonable approaches to the taxation of e-commerce

Moderator:
Natalia Kornienko, Head, Tax System Development Laboratory, RANEPA

Participants:
Daniel Witt, President, International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)
Nurmatbek Mambetaliev, Head, Tax Policy Division, Eurasian Economic Commission
Alexey Petrovsky, Analyst, Rambler & Co Holding
Mark Zawadzki, Development Director, Russia and the CIS, AliExpress; Director General, Alibaba.com (RU)
Alexander Ivanov, President, National Association of Distance Selling NPO
Artem Sokolov, Executive Director, Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC) NPO
Anna Nazarian, Head, Legal Department, eBay RU LLC
Elena Minina, Senior Research Fellow, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
Nikolay Milogolov, Research Fellow, Federal State Budgetary Institution “Financial Research Institute”
Dmitry Vishnyakov, Director, Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, NIKE LLC

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12:30 – 14:30

A Strategy for the Future of Russia – Youth Outlook

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th floor, Lecture Room 515

Currently, the world is experiencing global processes that modify the role of the state in the management of society. Taking into account national circumstances, the state is increasingly ceasing to be an immediate economic agent, and is moving towards the application of so-called transformative abilities, i.e. abilities to assist while coordinating the relations between the state, business and society, thereby increasing the competitiveness of the state.

In these circumstances, an important factor in the successful modernization of the state is to attract to it proactive and talented young people actively participating in the development of their territories and the state as a whole.

In order to engage young citizens of the Russian Federation in the process of social and economic development of the country and the formation of proposals of young citizens of Russia into a concept of social and economic development for Russia, since 2015, the Federation Council has been implementing the all-Russian project Strategy for the Future.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Which model of the future of the country does modern youth envisage? What are the qualitative and quantitative characteristics to describe this model of the future?
  • What strategic tasks, or mega-projects, are to be decided on the way to the implementation of this future model?
  • What is the mission of the young generation at this stage and in the process of implementing this project of the future of the country?
  • What would be the mechanism of participation of the young generation in the discussion on the project of the future of the country, and in forming proposals for the Social and Economic Development Strategy of the Russian Federation and in its implementation?
  • What are the suggestions from young people who are graduates of the program Strategy for the Future in different areas of public life: political, social, religious, economic, informational, national security?
  • What conditions shall the state, business and society create to attract Russian youth to the development and implementation of projects aimed at achieving the model for the future of the country?
  • What are the sectors of the economy that are most attractive for young people and why? How to make important but less attractive sectors more attractive?
  • What mechanisms for attracting foreign young professionals could be offered to implement Russian projects aimed at achieving the model for the future of the country?
  • What unites and separates modern youth in Russia?

Moderators:
Vyacheslav Timchenko, Member, Federation Council; Chairman, Organizing Committee, Strategy for the Future Project
Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Participants:
Oleg Kazakovtsev, Member, the Federation Council - Deputy Chairman, Science, Education and Culture Committee
Ludmila Bokova, Member, the Federation Council – Deputy Chairperson, Constitutional, Legislative and Statecraft Committee
Dmitri Shtykhno, Vice-Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Lyudmila Ilicheva, Head, International Project “Russia – 21st Century: Politics. Economics. Culture”
Aleksey Shaposhnikov, Chairman, Moscow City Duma
Marina Filaretova, Programme Officer, Youth Department, Council of Europe
Aleksandr Lokshin, First Deputy General Director, the Russian Federation National Nuclear Corporation “Rosatom”

Experts:
Evgeniy Lukanin, General Director, Vologodchina A.I.C.
Grigori Petushkov, Chairman, National Preparatory Committee, World Festival of Youth and Students-2017
Victor Konopatskiy, Chairman, Chamber of Young Legislators under the Federation Council
Vladlen Safiulin, Department Director, Moscow Direction of Cultural Centers
Natalia Kuvshinova, Deputy, State Duma
Sergei Kochnev, Initiator, My Country – My Russia Project
Rufat Guseinov, President, International Trade Development Fund; Head, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Research-and-Innovation Park Project

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12:30 – 14:30

Social and Cultural Factors in the Innovative Development of Russian Regions

Expert Discussion

Building 5, 5th floor, Room 506

Technology policy has been implemented in Russia for a long period of time, but it has rarely taken into account peculiarities of the social base. In 2016, MER initiated a large-scale case study of innovative behavior and the attitude towards technological innovations in the population of different regions of Russia. The results of this study will be presented for the first time at the Gaidar Forum.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Is the Russian Federation “techno-optimisitic or techno-pessimistic”?
  • What is the actual level of support for innovation policy on the part of the population in Russia?
  • How does socio-cultural specificity determine the differences in the innovative development of regions?

Moderator:
Alexander Auzan, Dean, Economics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Participants:
Alexey Gusev, Director, Innovation Ecosystem Development Department, RVC JSC
Victor Vakhshtain, Dean, Social Sciences Faculty, the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES); Dean, Department of Philosophy and Sociology, School of Public Policy, RANEPA; Editor-in-Chief, Sociology of Power Magazine
Aleksandr Oslon, President, Public Opinion Foundation
Pavel Luksha, Professor of Practice, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Boris Ryabov, Managing Partner, Bright Capital LLC
Oleg Kharkhordin, Rector, European University at St. Petersburg
Larisa Pautova, Managing Director, Public Opinion Fund
Vladimir Spiridonov, Head, Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, RANEPA

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14:30 – 15:00

Break

15:00 – 17:00

Business Education: the Role of Emotional Intelligence and Adaptability to Changes

Expert discussion dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the AMBA International

Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237

The AMBA International Association is the world leader in the evaluation of the quality of Master of Business Administration programs and in the evaluation of quality management training. The Association has been in the Russian market for almost 15 years, and during this time, it has seriously altered the entire landscape of management education in the country, as well as greatly raising the quality of MBA programs.

In addition to its accreditation activities, AMBA International is the popularizer of the achievements of management and business education, and a platform for exchange of the best world experiences. The latest trends in business education, and its achievements and problems, are discussed through conferences and roundtables carried out by AMBA.

In 2017, AMBA celebrates its 50th anniversary. Its celebration is opened by a plenary section in the Gaidar Forum dedicated to the most topical problems of business education.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How will a new information age, the fourth industrial revolution, and breakthrough technology affect business education?
  • What qualities should modern manager-leaders have?
  • What should a modern leader do for the development of emotional intelligence and adaptability to changes?
  • How will the role of business schools and MBA programs structure change under the influence of breakthrough technological factors?
  • How to achieve synergy through business schools and real business development?
  • What qualities should a successful manager have in the digital age?

Moderators:
Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA
Ashot Seferyan, Director, Executive MBA Program, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Keynote report:
Sir Paul Judge, President, AMBA

Participants:
Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA
Laurie Bristow, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Russian Federation
Veniamin Kaganov, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector and Director, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA; President, Russian Association of Business Education
Sergey Kalendzhyan, Dean, Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA
Boris Shcherbakov, General Manager, Dell Russia
Konstantin Krotov, First Deputy Director, Higher School of Management, St. Petersburg State University
Maxim Kuznetsov, Vice President, Sector Market Leader, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Russia and CIS
Alsu Akhmetshina, Director, Higher Business School, Kazan Federal University

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