Forum program

09:00 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION: MOTIVES, PRIORITIES, PROBLEMS
Business Breakfast Forbes

With the support of Prosveshcheniye Publishing House JSC

Issues for Discussion:

  • Why do we need private educational institutions?
  • Where does private money feel more comfortable: secondary school, special education, high school, business education? 
  • State versus private individuals’ motivation: what is the difference and where are their common points?
  • Higher education in Russia is traditionally public. What is most effective for cooperation between high schools and philanthropists?
  • Why doesn’t endowment work in Russia?
  • What impedes the flow of private money into the education system?

Moderator:

  • Nikolay Uskov, Editorial Director, Forbes Russia

Participants:

  • Alexander Asmolov, Director for Humanitarian Policy, RANEPA
  • Petr Aven, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alfa-Bank JSC
  • Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank PJSC
  • Viktor Kharitonin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pharmstandard Holding
  • Nikita Mishin, Founder, Dar Foundation
  • Anton Molev, Deputy of the Moscow City Duma; Scientific Director, RANEPA Lyceum
  • Vadim Moshkovich, Founder, Letovo School
  • Ekaterina Rybakova, President, Board Member, Co-Founder, Rybakov Foundation
  • Yuliana Slascheva, Chairman of the Management Board, Soyuzmultfilm
  • Mikhail Sluch, Director, School №57
  • Andrey Svinarenko, CEO, Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs
  • Vladimir Uzun, President, Management Company Prosveshcheniye JSC
  • Ruben Vardanyan, Social Entrepreneur
  • Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
  • Irina Viner-Usmanova, President, Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation
  • David Yakobashvili, Entrepreneur, President, Russian-American Council for Business Cooperation
  • Yuriy Zinchenko, President, Russian Academy of Education
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
RUSSIA – FRANCE: NEW EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
Expert Discussion

Trianon dialogue expert discussion

Russian-French cooperation in education and science is characterized by a large number of joint educational programs, student and academic exchanges, and joint research projects. Both countries are implementing multistage projects to strengthen positions of universities in the international educational space, including projects aimed at development of education export. A promising format of international educational cooperation are network projects, as exemplified by the Russian-French University founded in 2016.

The initiative of the Presidents of Russia and France at their meeting on May 29, 2017 ushered in a new stage of cooperative development between the two countries in the form of the Civil Society Forum Trianon Dialogue. Science and education will be one of the key elements of this format, creating momentum to develop new projects.


Issues for Discussion:

  • Roadmap for bilateral cooperation in higher education and research: intermediate results
  • Developing scientific and technological cooperation between Russia and France
  • Academic and students’ mobility: forms and mechanisms
  • Developing cooperation between universities and strengthening of institutional interconnection between education and science in Russia and France

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Jean Chambaz, President, Sorbonne University
  • Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA
  • Pierre Morel, Co-Chairman, Trianon Dialogue
  • Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector, Russian Foreign Trade Academy
  • Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO-University
  • Emmanuel Tric, President, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Frédérique Vidal, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
SOCIAL TRIAD: DEMOGRAPHY - EMPLOYMENT - INCOME
Panel Discussion

In any economy, demography influences the country’s economic potential and social institutions. Modern demographic trends are reducing the number of economically active people and, thereby, the employment potential of the Russian economy. At the same time, the non-working age population - children and the elderly - is increasing. In these circumstances, the dynamics and structure of household income inevitably change. Thus, modern Russia faces the challenge of maintaining and increasing demographic potential, optimizing the structure of the labor market and creating the conditions for sustainable growth of household income and its various groups, and, most importantly, reducing the extent and risks of poverty. And in turn, the welfare of the population has an impact on its demographic behavior and labor market activity. How can we find the social balance and achieve sustainable social dynamics in these basic social spheres?

Issues for Discussion:

  • New stage of demographic policy: strengthening pronatalism and/or combating high mortality?
  • Demography and the labor market: projections, risks, opportunities for regulation
  • Can the projected growth of the economy and wages automatically ensure a sustainable rise in household income?
  • Is it possible to halve poverty? Challenges for the system of social protection

Moderator:

  • Oleg Fomichev, Director for Strategic Planning and Development, Renova-Holding Rus

Keynote reports:

Experts:

  • Andrei Klychkov, Governor of Orel Region
  • Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory
  • Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Tsydenov, Head of the Republic of Buryatia
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
NGV FUEL: PRESENT AND FUTURE IN RUSSIA
Expert Discussion

The issue of the gas engine fuel market’s development is still relevant for Russia as one of the world’s leaders in gas production. In recent years, the discussion on finding a possible vector of market development has continued. In particular, on April 18, 2018, the President challenged the Government to elaborate and implement a development program for the gas engine fuel market.

The gas engine fuel market’s development is a key element of the internal gas market’s competitiveness, as well as that of the economy as a whole, due to: a) diversifying products and markets for the gas industry; b) the breakthrough nature of technologies; c) the significant socio-economic impact of developing the gas engine fuel production and distribution segment, and d) the environmental contribution in improving the quality of life in Russia, particularly in larger cities. Properly selecting the direction of the gas engine fuel market’s development in Russia can help achieve the national objectives of development for the Russian Federation contained in the President of Russia’s Executive Order No. 204 dated May 7, 2018.


Issues for Discussion:

  • Gas engine fuel usages that are expedient to develop in Russia
  • Analyze the current state of the Russian gas engine fuel market
  • Dynamics of energy prices in the market development phase
  • Effectiveness of developing the gas engine fuel market from social, economic and investment perspectives
  • Evaluate the contribution to improving the ecological situation in large industrial centers
  • Risks of switching to gas engine fuel
  • Contribution of the gas motor fuel market to the growth of the Russian economy

Moderator:

  • Vyacheslav Lashchevsky, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AGT Communication Group 

Participants:

  • Sergei Frank, Director General, Sovkomflot PJSC
  • Georgy Idrisov, Vice-Rector, Director of the Institute of Industry Markets and Infrastructure, RANEPA
  • Aleksandr Morozov, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Viktor Zubkov, Special Presidential Representative for cooperation with Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom PJSC

Experts:

  • Sergei Arzumanov, Executive Vice President, Russian Machines Corporation
  • Albina Dudareva, Chairman, Commission on Ecology and Environmental Protection, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Likhachev, Director General, Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo (Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel LLC)
  • Vyacheslav Mikhailenko, Member of the Management Committee, Director of Department, Gazprom PJSC
  • Mikhail Tikhonov, Deputy Governor of Rostov Region
  • Vasily Zinin, Executive Director, National Gas Vehicle Association
09:30 – 11:00
Building 6, Floor 1, Small Assembly Hall
INCOME INEQUALITY IN A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Expert Discussion

This discussion is dedicated to Russian and US income inequality two papers presented: one by Filip Novokmet, Thomas Piketty, and Gabriel Zucman (July 2017), “From Soviets to Oligarchs: Inequality and Property in Russia 1905-2016;” and the other, “American Exceptionalism in Market Income Inequality: An Analysis Based on Microdata from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Database,” by Janet C. Gornick, Branko Milanovic, and Nathaniel Johnson (March 2017). One looks at inequality over a very long period, while the other looks at the roots of US "exceptionalism" through the prism of high inequality in the past 30 years.


Issues for Discussion:

  • Are both the US and Russia basically high inequality countries?
  • Do the presented papers provide a credible understanding of income inequality in Russia in the past and at the current moment?
  • How well do the authors’ data on Russia reflect real living conditions in the regions?
  • Why did a higher level of social inequality, in comparison with OECD countries, develop in the US?
  • How well do historical data for Russia compare with historical data for European countries?

Moderators:

Keynote reports:

  • Janet Gornick, Professor, City University of New York; Director, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality; Director, US Office, Luxembourg Income Study
  • Filip Novokmet, Research Fellow, World Inequality Lab, Paris School of Economics

Experts:

  • Leonid Borodkin, Head of the Center for Economic History, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Kristina Butaeva, Research Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Ruben Enikolopov, Rector, NES
  • Avner Offer, Chichele Professor of Economic History, All Souls College, University of Oxford
  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Natalia Zubarevich, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
11:00 – 12:00
BREAK
12:00 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND GLOBAL TRENDS
Plenary Discussion

Moderator:

Keynote report:

Participants:

  • Lucas Papademos, Honorary Governor of the Bank of Greece, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (2011-2012)
  • Paula Risikko, Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore
  • Giovanni Tria, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Italian Republic
  • Frédérique Vidal, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
13:30 – 15:00
LUNCH BREAK
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
NATIONAL GOALS AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES: REGIONAL ASPECT
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Ensuring achieving national goals at the regional level
  • Relevance of the social and economic development strategy at the regional level
  • Social policy: synchronizing powers and sources of finance

Moderator:

  • Andrei Makarov, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes

Participants:

  • Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA
  • Anton Siluanov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
  • Dmitry Azarov, Governor of Samara Region
  • Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra
  • Alexander Kozlov, Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
  • Nikolai Lyubimov, Governor of Ryazan Region
  • Gleb Nikitin, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region
  • Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory
  • Roman Starovoit, Acting Governor of Kursk Region
  • Alexander Tsybulsky, Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
RUSSIAN JURISDICTION: ATTRACTIVENESS AND COMPETITIVENESS FACTORS
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The quality of legal regulation and enforcement in Russia
  • Prospects, potential, and possible promotion paths for Russian national jurisdiction competitiveness
  • Instruments for developing legal framework

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Gruzdev, Chairman of the Executive Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia

Participants:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Konstantin Chuychenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Government Staff
  • Anatoly Kapustin, President, Russian Association for International Law; First Deputy Director, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
SPORTS IN THE SYSTEM OF MODERN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: CONVERGENCE OR PRESSURE?
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Major sporting events and their impact on international cooperation
  • Sport as a tool for solving social problems
  • Doping issues and their impact on international relations
  • Export of sports services

Moderator:

  • Vasily Konov, Managing Director, Rossiya Segodnya Information Agency

Participants:

  • Alexander Ivlev, CIS Management Partner, EY; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)
  • Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports
  • Irina Rodnina, 3-time Olympic champion, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Irina Viner-Usmanova, President, Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation
  • Irek Zinnurov, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Maria Kiseleva, Synchronized Swimmer, 3-time Olympic Champion, TV Presenter
  • Khristofor Konstantinidi, Minister of Resorts, Tourism and Olympic Heritage of Krasnodar Region
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
DIGITAL HEALTHCARE: THE FUTURE IS NOW
Expert Discussion

The healthcare sector is one of the most capacious in terms of the possibilities of using digital technologies: from the electronic medical appointment booking, which has already become standard, to the application of a complex of artificial intelligence capabilities in the development of drugs and VR technologies in education.

These technologies improve the availability and quality of health services and help to manage healthcare more effectively?


Issues for Discussion:

  • Single system and single platform: how do we move from multiple systems to a single one?
  • The best is the enemy of the good: where won’t digitalization improve results?
  • The economics of digital healthcare: what are the sources of investment and the expected return?

Moderator:

  • Vitaly Omelyanovsky, General Director, Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Patrick Bergstedt, Vice President for Global Marketing, MSD
  • Elena Boyko, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Luis Diaz-Rubio, Managing Director, Emerging Markets EMEA, Janssen, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • Maxim Kuznetsov, CEO, Philips Russia, Belarus, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General, Almazov National Medical Research Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Shannon Thyme Klinger, Group General Counsel, Novartis
  • Vladimir Zelensky, Director, Moscow State Health Insurance Fund
15:00 – 16:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 237
NEW FORMATS OF CIVIL SERVANTS PROFESSIONAL GROWTH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS
Expert Discussion

Continuing professional growth is one of the basic principles of training for civil servants in most countries. In the context of constant changes in economic, technological, and social spheres, society is increasingly more demanding with regard to officials’ level of training and professional skills. What should be the new formats for training and retraining civil servants, so that their skills and competencies meet the requirements and challenges of tomorrow in a situation where the traditional educational path (education that was received once and done) no longer works?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Civil service: development vector
  • What key skills for civil servants should be formed by new training programs: “hard” vs “soft” skills vs “corporate spirit formation?”
  • Optimal training and retraining format for civil servants. What should the balance be between online and full-time education, short-term modular programs and “classic” off job ones?
  • Who should be in charge of civil servant training: the educational community, “public administration practitioners,” corporate “talent foundries” for civil servants, or public administration faculties in wide profile universities?
  • Who should evaluate the training programs’ effectiveness: the role of government agencies, universities, and international educational accrediting organizations in program evaluation
  • Forming officials’ national competencies models and international cooperation. Should international modules be included in national civil servant training programs? How can an effective training program for civil servants from other countries be created?

Moderator:

  • Alexey Komissarov, Vice-Rector, Director of Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA; Director General, Russia - The Country of Opportunities

Participants:

  • Igor Baranov, Vice Rector, Sberbank Corporate University
  • Dmitry Basnak, Director of the Department of Public Service Development, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Andrei Betin, Deputy Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region
  • Hunhueon Cho, President of the National Human Resources Development Institute, Ministry of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea
  • Anton Fedorov, Chief of the Presidential Civil Service and Personnel Directorate
  • Natalya Garkusha, Director, Project Management Agency, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; Associate Professor, RANEPA
  • Sergey Gradirovsky, Academic Director, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo Educational Programs
  • Irina Makieva, Vnesheconombamk Deputy Chairman; CEO, Monocities Development Fund
  • Andrei Soroko, Director, Department of Civil Service and Personnel, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Artem Zdunov, Head of the Government, Republic of Dagestan
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
WHY DOES THE STATE NEED THE SCHOOL AND VICE VERSA?
Expert Discussion

Russia achieving the global top-10 list in general education quality requires the involvement of all the stakeholders of the educational process. This means a clear understanding of the prospects and logic of the decisions made by the government. The gap in such understanding may be bridged by the “Education” National Project. The participants of this session will try to find answers to the key questions of the Russian school.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What does the state get from the school’s activities?
  • Do the state and parents share their expectations of the school?
  • Who and how shall regulate the contents of school education?
  • How can digitization help the school?
  • Is there room for business in the school?

Moderators:

  • Maxim Dulinov, Director, Federal Institute of Education Development, RANEPA
  • Andrey Galiev, Vice-President, Russian Textbook Corporation

Participants:

  • Alexander Brychkin, CEO, Russian Textbook Corporation
  • Isak Froumin, Director, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Alexandra Levitskaya, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
  • Efim Rachevsky, Director, Tsaritsyno School №548
  • Marina Rakova, Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
  • Andrei Sharonov, Rector, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
  • Yuriy Zinchenko, President, Russian Academy of Education
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEMORY: GENERATIONS AND RUSSIA’S PAST AND PRESENT
Expert Discussion

This discussion considers different generations’ points of view on Russian society and the economy. Experts take notice of the impact that various generations can have on creating Russian history and elaborating specific research papers. The participants of this discussion will comment on generations that shaped the architectural design of cities, such as Moscow, that led the revival of social memories from World War II, inspired Russia’s youth to study that war closely, and judged economic and social outcomes of various periods of history in very different ways.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How did liberal perestroika ideas transform or remain unchanged in conditions of the higher education system’s fundamental restructuring?
  • Did the youth movements contribute to the understanding of various values from different generations?
  • Have the memories that are important to Russians changed since the transition started in the mid-1980s?
  • How did generational changes transform the way that Russian history in the period of market-economy transition is viewed?
  • How did the lack of generational rotation in the 1970-s (“zastoi”) in the Party hierarchies affect the crisis within the Communist Party and the USSR as a whole?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Michael Anipkin, Director, Alexander Consultancy Limited
  • Thomas Remington, Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science, Emory University
  • Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nina Tumarkin, Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies, Professor of History, Director of the Russian Area Studies Program, Wellesley College
  • Greg Yudin, Academic Director, Political Philosophy Program, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
  • Sergey Zuev, Dean, School of Public Policy, RANEPA
  • Daniela Zupan, Research Fellow, Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning, National Research University Higher School of Economics
15:00 – 16:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 277
THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS. AGILE TRANSFORMATION PART 1
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How must leading business schools elaborate their strategies in the new digital world, in the conditions of permanent transformations in the external environment and increased requirements for the business community in terms of education’s practical orientation?
  • Is a synergy between business schools, corporate universities, and training centers in the educational market possible?
  • Why does the business community increasingly criticize business education for excessive commitment to theory and how do business schools react in the face of these challenges?
  • What is the vision for an ideal business school model in 20 years? How will the influence of increasing technological innovations influence this model?

Moderator:

  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA & GBA
  • Thomas Robinson, President, CEO, AACSB International
  • Pierre Tapie, President, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
  • Ruben Vardanyan, Social Entrepreneur
16:30 – 17:00
BREAK
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
85 PROJECTIONS OF THE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROJECT
Panel Discussion

The National Project “Healthcare” was developed in accordance with the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation on National Goals and Strategic Objectives of the Russian Federation to 2024.

As part of the new practice of implementing national projects, the regions themselves will have to develop their own programs and performance targets.

Issues for Discussion:

  • First steps and priorities, challenges and opportunities
  • How can we use the potential, experience and specific features of regions to achieve the Executive Order’s National Goals and performance targets?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Dmitry Azarov, Governor of Samara Region
  • Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra
  • Gleb Nikitin, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region
  • Igor Vasilyev, Governor of Kirov Region
  • Sergey Zhvachkin, Governor of Tomsk Region

Experts:

  • Marwan Akar, Managing Director, MSD in Russia and EEU
  • Andrey Kaprin, Director General, National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Oxana Monge, General Manager Sanofi Eurasia
  • Ekaterina Pogodina, Managing Director Russia and CIS, Janssen, Pharma Division of Johnson & Johnson
  • Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General, Almazov National Medical Research Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Vadim Vlasov, President of Novartis Group Russia, Regional Director of Novartis for Eastern and Central Europe and the CIS
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
G20 AT TEN. ACCOMPLISHMENTS, CHALLENGES, NEW RISKS, FUTURE PRIORITIES
Expert Discussion

The G20, created in 2008 to overcome the economic and financial crisis, has turned from a crisis management institution into the premier forum for international economic cooperation. Should the G20 assume responsibility for strengthening multilateralism in resolving global problems and developing new rules for the international economic relations system in the context of rising geopolitical tension, increasing multipolarity, digital transformation, and structural shifts in global economy? What should the priorities be for cooperation on key areas of the institution’s agenda?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Problems and opportunities for creating the global financial regulation system
  • Pathways for transforming the international monetary system
  • Increasing the effectiveness of multilateral development banks, investment growth drivers and infrastructure financing mechanisms
  • Digitalization and new industrial revolution ramifications for employment
  • The risks of rising protectionism and multilateral trading system fragmentation for global economic growth prospects
  • Energy and climate: the challenges of transitioning to sustainable growth models 

Moderator:

  • Marina Larionova, Head, Center for International Institutions Research, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Gabriel di Bella, IMF Resident Representative in the Russian Federation 
  • Andras Horvai, Country Director and Resident Representative of the World Bank for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia
  • Svetlana Lukash, Representative of the President of the Russian Federation (Sherpa) in G20, Deputy Head of the Presidential Experts’ Directorate of the Russian Federation
  • Zia Qureshi, Visiting Research Fellow, the Brookings Institution
  • Natalia Stapran, Director of the Department for Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Marat Berdyev, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation (DEC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Sous-Sherpa of Russia in the G20
  • Martin Gilman, Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Denis Shulakov, First Vice-President, Gazprombank
  • Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director of Russian National Committee on BRICS Research, Director of Regional Programs Department at “Russkiy Mir” Foundation; East Asia Section Director at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Natalia Volchkova, Professor, New Economic School (NES) 
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPECTS OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN RUSSIA
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The objectives of developing Russia’s financial sector in Russia, their coordination with the objectives of socio-economic development
  • The perspective model of the Russian financial sector: saving banking sector domination or stimulating priority development of other segments of the financial market?
  •  How do we combine the financial sector’s growth, inclusion, and efficiency with its stability?
  • Privatization of state banks and competition in the financial sector: the availability of potential strategic investments outside the range of public corporations
  • Improving the quality of supervision over financial institutions: is there a need to reform the mega-regulator?
  • Are the problems of global discourse (the relationship between financial development and economic growth; financial inclusion; sustainable finance; the search of financial strategic planning best practices) relevant for us?

Moderator:

  • Alexey Vedev, Head, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA

Keynote report:

  • Yury Danilov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman, State Duma Committee on Financial Market
  • Michael Khromov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA
  • Maxim Osadchy, Member of the Board, BKF Bank LLC
  • Ekaterina Trofimova, CEO, Analytical Credit Rating Agency
  • Nikolai Zhuravlev, First Deputy Chair, Federation Council Committee on the Budget and Financial Markets
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
TRENDS IN THE RUSSIAN HOSPITALITY BUSINESS: CHALLENGES, EXPECTATIONS, REALITY
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The influence of global events on the hospitality industry’s development: the cultural and business image of Russia
  • Hospitality business activity index
  • The touristic attractiveness of Russia after the FIFA World Cup-2018: how do we stay out of the “off-side” position?
  • “How do we cater 1 million guests?”: the experience of providing catering services at mass events
  • Gastronomical brands of Russian regions

Moderator:

  • Igor Bukharov, President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia; Dean, Department of Hospitality, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Grant Babasyan, Chairman, Association of Hoteliers of Crimea; CEO, Mriya Resort & SPA
  • Vladimir Bakanov, Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia
  • Marala Charyeva, Managing Partner, OPEN MIND Business Bureau; Vice-President, Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee
  • Vyacheslav Fedorischev, First Deputy Governor of Tula Region
  • Vadim Prasov, Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management; Member of the Coordinating Council for Tourism Development, Association for Interregional Social and Economic Cooperation “ Central Federal District”
  • Boris Zarkov, Restaurateur, Owner of White Rabbit Family
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A NEW SOCIAL ELEVATOR FOR THE YOUTH?
Expert Discussion

The active development of volunteering and social entrepreneurship has made a serious contribution to the formation of civil society in our country in recent years. In particular, the Volunteer’s Year, which substantially increased the number of civil initiatives in our country, was conducted. A specific law to regulate such relatively new types of activities for our country, such as social entrepreneurship, is being discussed.

The further implementation of sustainable social initiatives in the form of social entrepreneurial projects will contribute to identifying and developing potential among socially responsible leaders. Such potential exists, specifically, among the youth that is becoming more and more prepared to implement significant social projects. As practice suggests, the experience gained from participating in social projects may be useful for further youth professional activities, not only in socially-oriented small business as such, but also in NGOs. Working on social projects also develops specific applied skills for effective recruitment in any commercial organization or public administration body.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Can social entrepreneurship become an effective social elevator for youth? Can this social elevator work for target audiences - beneficiaries of social projects?
  • Implementing social projects - temporary employment or vocation?
  • What support measures for social entrepreneurship, including among youth, already exist and what new measures are required?
  • Can participation in implementing social initiatives become a tool for building career trajectories in business and public administration?

Moderator:

  • Vyacheslav Shoptenko, Director, Institute of Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives, RANEPA; Project Leader, “Manage!” student project

Participants:

  • Milena Arslanova, Director, Investment policy Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Bugayev, Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
  • Alexey Komissarov, Vice-Rector, Director of Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA; Director General, Russia - The Country of Opportunities
  • Sergei Novikov, Chief, Presedential Directorate for Social Projects
  • Natalya Pochinok, Rector, Russian State Social University
  • Evgeniya Shokhina, Director, Social Projects Support Fund

Experts:

  • Oksana Borisova, Social Entrepreneur, Founder, CandleBar
  • Anna Kurbanova, Captain, South Capital Team , RAISE Accelerator of Social Initiatives
  • Anna Lukinykh, Captain, Atmosphere Team, RAISE Accelerator of Social Initiatives
  • Anna Yanchevskaya, President, Sistema Charitable Foundation
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
DOES EUROPE STILL STRETCH FROM LISBON TO VLADIVOSTOK?
Expert Discussion

The discussion focuses on issues of developing cooperation between Russia and the EU, such as searching for new approaches to the dialogue and constructing long-term, prospective relations, without which a mutually beneficial neighborhood is impossible. Many problems of the modern world affect both Europe and Russia, and this requires a joint search for ways to solve them. The issues related to demography and population aging, migration problems, and security and cyber security are all relevant for many countries’ development. But at the center of the discussion is the main question: is Europe limited to the European Union, or does it stretch politically, culturally, and economically from Lisbon to Vladivostok?

Issues for Discussion:

  • How can we meet the mutual challenge, i.e. the continent’s aging from Lisbon to Vladivostok?
  • Restoring trust by restarting an effective security dialogue
  • Strengthening information security and cyber security in the Internet age

Moderators:

  • Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development; Vice-President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Giles Merritt, Founder, Chairman, Friends of Europe; Director, Security and Defence Agenda

Experts:

  • Ivan Begtin, Director, NGO "Informational Culture"
  • Pavel Demidov, Director, Press and Information Service, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to Russia
  • Ernesto Ferlenghi, President, Confindustria Russia; Executive Vice President for Market Development in Russia and Central Asia, ENI S.p.A
  • Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Valentina Komleva, Dean, Faculty of International Regional Studies and Regional Administration RANEPA
  • Alexei Portansky, Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Yauheni Preiherman, Chairman of the Board, Liberal Club
  • Shlomo Weber, President, New Economic School
17:00 – 17:45
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
RANKING OF INNOVATIVE REGIONS OF RUSSIA
Presentation of Rating Results

The Ranking of Innovative Regions of Russia was developed by the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia in 2012 together with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation with the aim of monitoring and governance. Since 2016, the ranking has included 29 indicators; six qualitatively new indicators have been combined into a single semantic unit (“Innovative Activity in the Region”), considerably differentiate it from previous years’ rankings. However, the three basic units’ indicators of the ranking remain unchanged in order to monitor long-term dynamics in key development areas.

The ranking was based not on expert assessments, but on quantitative indicators, which makes it unbiased and well-founded. The ranking makes it possible to identify leaders in each component, and to show strengths and weaknesses in each region’s development.

Keynote report:

  • Roza Semenova, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
17:45 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
HIGH-TECH BUSINESS IN RUSSIAN REGIONS
Presentation of the National Report

RANEPA and AIRR, together with Interfax Group, present the up-to-date annual national report on the development of high-tech business in Russian regions, prepared based on SPARK and SPARK-Marketing systems data.

The research uses a system of indicators that take into account the conditions for developing technological entrepreneurship and high-tech development results in Russian regions. The system of indicators gives insight into profitable and successful regions in terms of doing business; indicators that were evaluated include: capital and labor resources, institutional environment, infrastructural security, and scientific potential of regions, as key conditions for developing high-tech businesses. The study also assessed the contribution of technological entrepreneurship in the GRP, creation of jobs, and budget formation. Comparing average regional values makes it possible to identify opportunities in each region’s development.

The report enables monitoring the annual dynamics of high-tech economic sector development in the regions, which is important for well-thought-out political decisions.

The national report presentation will include: a showcase of major research results with explanations and comments, a consideration of alternatives for applying these results in regional development and planning, and an announcement on the future directions for the monitoring system’s development.

Keynote reports:

  • Vera Barinova, Head, Center for Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior, RANEPA
  • Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA
17:00 – 18:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 277
THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS. AGILE TRANSFORMATION PART 2
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How must leading business schools elaborate their strategies in the new digital world, under conditions of permanent transformations in the external environment and increased requirements for the business community  in terms of education’s practical orientation?
  • Is a synergy between business schools, corporate universities and training centers in the educational market possible?
  • Why does the business community increasingly criticize business education for excessive commitment to theory and how do business schools react in the face of these challenges?
  • What is the vision for an ideal business school model in 20 years? How will the influence of increasing technological innovations influence this model?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Charles Iacovou, Dean, School of Business, Wake Forest University (USA)
  • Maxim Kuznetsov, CEO, Philips Russia, Belarus, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Jean Philippe Muller, Dean, Monaco Business School
  • Vyacheslav Romanov, President, Wharton Alumni Association in Russia
17:00 – 18:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 137
YEAR 2018 IN REVIEW, NEW TASKS ON QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF BUSINESS AND MANAGERIAL EDUCATION
Open meeting of the Presidium of the National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

The National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR) is engaged in many tasks, but its main activities are aimed at developing a quality system for Russian educational programs. The tasks faced by the Board deal with forming a professional environment and providing independent public assessment on the quality of various programs for managerial education (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, MBA, further training, etc.). Since January 14, 2016, NASDOBR has been empowered to act as an expert organization responsible for state accrediting of expert evaluation of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the expanded discipline “Economy and Management.”

Moderators:

  • Natalya Evtikhieva, Director General, Russian Association for Business Education (RABE), National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)
  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Keynote reports:

  • Sergei Kravtsov, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education (Rosobrnadzor)
  • Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation; Chairman of the Presidium, National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)