Forum program

09:00 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
THE STATE AND THE BUSINESS ON THE WAY TO AGRO-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Business breakfast

With the support of CHERKIZOVO GROUP

Adopting new technologies is the only alternative for developing the agro-industrial sector, which makes it possible to successfully compete both in the Russian and international markets, enhances biosafety, quality and, by all means, the attractiveness of employment in the agricultural sector. These factors are crucial for the regions’ development. What does the alliance between business and the state on the way to digital transformation consist of? Is this a fleeting trend, or is it a serious step towards Russia’s global technological leadership in the agro-industrial complex?


Issues for Discussion:

  • The demands of business that integrate technological innovation into the agro-industrial complex
  • Innovative development of the agricultural sector - what is the role of the state?
  • The agro-industrial complex’s digital transformation as a food supply security guarantee
  • Digitization of the agro-industrial complex - new opportunities for export and its scaling
  • “Industry 4.0” - new technologies for business scaling

Moderator:

  • Andrei Zyuzin, Chairman, Board of Directors, Biryuch-New Technologies Innovation Center

Participants:

  • Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
  • Alexander Braverman, General Director – Chairman of the Board, MSP Corporation
  • Elena Fastova, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Alexei Gordeyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • Andrei Klychkov, Governor of Orel Region
  • Ivan Lebedev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Mikhailov, Director General, Cherkizovo Group PJSC
  • Alexander Nikitin, Head of the Tambov Region Administration
  • Raisa Polyakova, Director General, KFC Russia
  • Andrey Slepnev, Director General, Russian Export Center JSC
  • Alexei Sokolov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
  • Victor Tomenko, Governor of Altai Territory
  • Igor Vasilyev, Governor of Kirov Region
  • Vladimir Zotov, General Manager, Agro-Belogorye Group of Companies
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS: STRATEGY OF RUSSIA FOR 2018-2024
Open Dialogue

Ambitious goals have been set to implement a breakthrough in the scientific, technological, and socio-economic development of the Russian Federation, increase the country’s population, improve citizens’ living standards, create comfortable life conditions, as well as conditions and opportunities for everyone’s self-fulfillment and unveiling their talent. The tools for implementing national goals are the twelve national projects and a comprehensive plan for modernizing and expanding mainline infrastructure. Russia is entering into a new developmental period, a very ambitious and extremely important one.

Issues for Discussion:

  • To what extent will national projects help to achieve the national goals?
  • What should be changed in the public administration system of governance in order to meet the targets?
  • How can performance monitoring be organized?
  • What is the price of achieving the national goals?
  • What risks for performing the Executive Order appear to be serious in the short and medium term?

Moderator:

  • Sergey Brilev, Deputy Director for Special Information Projects, Russia TV Channel

Participants:

  • Alexey Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Anton Siluanov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, Chairman of the State Council working group for May’s Presidential Executive Order implementation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
THE STATE AS A PLATFORM: PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGIES
Panel Discussion

2018 became the year for defining the agenda of digital development. The national program “Digital Economy” confirmed the priorities of transforming public administration and developing cross-cutting technologies. Businesses and state corporations adopt strategies of digital transformation, leaders of digital transformation become new players, artificial intelligence is no longer a novelty and is being integrated in all sectors. But issues related to data management and its regulating policies remain unresolved. Regulatory conditions are hostile to experiments with digital technologies. 

2019 may become decisive for reaching the trajectory of rapid digital development. What are the plans of business and the state?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Digital transition in sectors - goals and objectives
  • Flexible development methods, data lake, teams of data analysts - Is public administration ready for digital transformation?
  • CDTO in public administration, state corporations - Is there a common agenda?
  • How can we become truly “digital” - counterparts and profiles, solutions by data
  • Regulatory sandboxes: what will the Russian version be?

Moderator:

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

Keynote report:

  • Maria Shklyaruk, Scientific Director, Chief Digital Transformation Officer program, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • Amr Salem, VP, Global Public Sector Segment, Cisco
  • Alexey Malinovsky, Head, MasterCard in Russia
  • Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
  • Savva Shipov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
SANCTIONS AND TRADE WARS. A NEW REALITY
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Sanctions: war of extermination or total restructuring of economic relations and alliances? Sanctions: an instrument of specific pressure on business, politicians, and oligarchs or an impact on the economy and society?
  • The prospects of developing harmonious relations with all Russian partners on equal terms
  • Can Europe become a center of technology transfer and development for Russian non-resource companies? 
  • The East is still not that close to the mentality of Russian business. Can the existent “soft power” allow the West to overcome the emerging barriers? 
  • Are there any winners from sanctions? Who are they?

Moderator:

  • Alexander Ivlev, CIS Management Partner, EY; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

Participants:

  • Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)
  • Vladimir Kolychev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Alexei Repik, President, Business Russia All Russia Public Organization, Chairman, Board of Directors, R-Pharm Group of Companies
  • Alexis Rodzyanko, President, AmCham
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Conference Hall
CONSTITUTION OF 1993: WAS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?
Expert Discussion

The Constitution is a universal legal act that creates the basis for the activities and interaction of the state, society, and private individuals. In this respect, the Constitution of the Russian Federation executed an important historical mission, as it ensured Russia’s transition to a new type of legal framework and state structure, based on the civilizational humanistic values of a state of law. At the current moment, the essence of the Russian Constitution and its potential are being unleashed as a regulator of dynamically changing social relations.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Historical lessons from developing and adopting the Constitution of the Russian Federation in December 1993
  • The significance and role of the Constitution of the Russian Federation in global constitutional development
  • Prospects for fundamental Russian state law evolution: legislative initiatives and doctrinal positions

Moderator:

  • Talia Khabrieva, Director, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Mikhail Krotov, Presidential Envoy to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
  • Rovshan Ismayilov, Judge, Constitutional Court of the Azerbaijan Republic
  • Vladimir Pligin, Adviser to the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Ramazan Sarpekov, Director, Institute of Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Statesman of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Sergey Shakhray, Professor, co-author of the Constitution of the Russian Federation
  • Grigory Vasilevich, Chair, Constitutional Law Department, Belarusian State University
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How does the institutional nature of the education system affect human capital formation?
  • Investments in which educational level produce the maximum effect on economic growth?
  • What do human capital indexes show? 
  • Russia is highly ranked by all human capital indexes. Does this mean that economic growth in Russia will be high in the coming years?
  • What kind of human capital can accelerate economic growth? 

Moderator:

Keynote report:

  • Tatyana Klyachko, Director, Centre of Continuous Education Economics, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Marina Borovskaya, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Sergei Kravtsov, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education (Rosobrnadzor)
  • Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Victor Sadovnichy, Rector, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Alexander Brychkin, CEO, Russian Textbook Corporation
  • Harry Patrinos, Practice Manager for the Europe and Central Asia region, Education, World Bank
  • Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector, ITMO
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
RUSSIAN REGIONS ON THE DEMOGRAPHIC WORLD MAP
Expert Discussion

Russian regions differ in particular demographic indicators so much, that the differences between several of them are comparable with differences between the least and most developed countries in the world.  

The Human Life Indicator (HLI) will be presented in Russian regions for the first time. HLI serves as an alternative to the Human Development Index, but does not have many of its disadvantages and problems in comparison and evaluation. HLI takes into account differences in life expectancy. 

The report compares regional demographic indicators with those of other countries. The report is based on the data of the Russian Demographic Data Sheet of 2019. The Russian Demographic Data Sheet is the result of joint work from RANEPA, the Federal State Statistics Service, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). It contains information about the current demographic situation as well as demographic forecasts for Russian regions up to 2050. Both traditional demographic indicators and a number of new demographic indicators, calculated for Russia (such as “old-age threshold", prospective demographic burden, etc.), are reflected in this sheet. The demographic data sheet makes it possible to analyze the regional demographic situation and take a comprehensive look at regional demographic processes in Russia. It also forecasts the difference in the number of pension-age persons after the retirement age change.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Results of the Russian demographic sheet 2019
  • Comparison of regional demographic data with other countries
  • The possibility of using the Human Life Indicator
  • Evaluation of regional demographic development
  • Russian regions’ population projection till 2050
  • Population differentiation of Russian regions

Moderator:

  • Valery Elizarov, Head, Center for Population Studies, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Keynote report:

  • Sergei Scherbov, Head, International Laboratory of Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA; Deputy Director, World Population Program, International Institute for Applied System Analysis

Participants:

  • Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area - Yugra
  • Andrey Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
  • Alexander Nikitin, Head of the Tambov Region Administration
  • Georgy Oksenoyt, Deputy Head of the Federal Service of State Statistics
  • Svetlana Petrova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Social Development, Government of Moscow
  • Sergey Shulgin, Deputy Head, International Laboratory of Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA
  • Artem Zdunov, Head of the Government, Republic of Dagestan
  • Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 277
DIGITIZATION OF FINANCIAL SERVICES: A NEW PHASE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FINTECH
Expert Discussion

Fintech remains among top media topics for the fifth year in a row. It is sufficient for a well-founded judgment on which technologies and business models are efficient and which turned out to be just bright PR stunts. How does adopting technologies to improve financial services change relations with customers? Digital twins, neurointerfaces: where is the line between deepening information about clients and social responsibility?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Shift in the role of banks and adopting new technologies: which forecasts from 2014-2015 have come true? What has happened with crowdlending, blokchain, and other fintech innovations?
  • Open banking and open innovations: which opportunities for new business models in fintech are created by the Bank of Russia’s innovations? Interoperability of ecosystems. Horizons for RegTech and SupTech
  • Human capital in the financial sector. What do the Central Bank’s and Sberbank’s plans for large-scale staffing cuts implicate?
  • How can the following technologies help in specific areas: artificial intellect in corporate management, eye trackers in risk management, neurointerfaces in team decision making?
  • Socio-humanistic risks of adopting new technologies in the financial sector

Moderators:

  • Ruslan Vesterovsky, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia
  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Alexey Minin, Director, Institute for Applied Data Analysis, Deloitte CIS
  • Anna Morozova, Director, Centre for Corporate Programs, Academic Director, FinTech Master’s degree program, RANEPA
  • Alexei Shevtsov, Managing Director, Head Of Blockchain Operations Department, Vnesheconombank
  • Denis Sotin, Member of the Board, CIO, Rosbank
  • Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank PJSC
  • Tatiana Zharkova, Managing Director, FinTech Association
  • Aleksey Zhdanov, Member of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rosselkhozbank
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Lecture Room 507
SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF DIGITIZATION
Round Table

Issues for Discussion:

  • Social aspects of digital technologies’ large-scale adoption
  • The impact of digitization on the mental health of a particular human being and society as a whole
  • Legal aspects of introducing new technologies, their social impact and the relevance of laws
  • Education as a way to reduce social tension in society caused by adopting digitization technologies

Moderators:

  • Dmitry Butashin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA
  • Wilfried Bergmann, Deputy Chairman of the Board, German-Russian Forum

Participants:

  • Alexander Asmolov, Director for Humanitarian Policy, RANEPA
  • Grigory Asmolov, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King’s College London
  • Eduard Galazhinsky, Rector, Tomsk State University
  • Ardin Jalali, Director of International Programs and MBA, Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (Germany)
  • Emil Markvart, Professor, RANEPA
  • Harald Pechlaner, Head, Center for Advanced Studies, European Academy of Bolzano (EURAC) (Italy)
  • Oleg Protsenko, Adviser to the Rector of RANEPA
  • Wolf Stelzner, Professor of Psychology, University of Potsdam (Germany)
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMS OF MODERN COMPANIES: THE ROLE OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Expert Discussion

HR management is a strategic task for business. In a situation of changes, this task is complicated by the need to engage staff in the process of corporate transformation. This session will debate issues of training and development in companies in transformation.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is happening now, when transformation processes have already gained maximal momentum, the business is noticeably changing, and tomorrow is quickly coming today or even yesterday? How do companies’ top managers participate in training and development processes?
  • How do top managers assess the contribution of education in transformation processes?
  • How must modern programs be developed?
  • What should be the level of skill for business trainers who lead transformation programs?
  • The acceleration and change of useful education formats: do education providers manage to keep up with the business development pace?
  • What approaches to HR-management are currently used by major companies for implementing transformation processes?
  • How are transformation programs designed and implemented?
  • The role of the top team in implementing transformation programs
  • Case studies, lessons, errors of system programs
  • Business coaches in the process of transformation: training and certification

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Soloviev, Founder and Managing Partner, EVERYCO; business coach

Participants:

  • Andrey Afonin, Director, Bank of Russia University
  • Madeleine Baturina, Head, Project office for GR and large-scale projects, EVERYCO
  • Rostislav Benák, Founder and Partner, Assessment Systems Russia
  • Natalia Ionova, Vice-President, Human Resources, Evraz Group
  • Mark Kukushkin, Senior Partner, Training Boutique; Partner, Best T&D Group and Assessment Systems Russia, Assessment Systems Russia
  • Marina Petrova, Founder, LBG; business coach
  • Marina Pochinok, Expert in Transformation Management
  • Tatyana Terentyeva, HR Director, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom
  • Natalya Tolstaya, Director General, Amplua
  • Ruslan Vesterovsky, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia
  • Natalya Yamshchikova, Director, SIBUR Corporate University
11:00 – 11:30
BREAK
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
THEATER OF THE FUTURE
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The most vital problems of the relationship between the theater and the audience
  • Do theaters keep up with society’s demands?
  • What kind of a theater does the modern audience want? Evolution of theater: how do we see the future?
  • Can ratings ruin the performing art?
  • Is theater a zone of freedom?

Moderator:

  • Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation

Participants:

  • Irina Apeksimova, Director, Taganka Theater
  • Dmitry Bertman, Artistic Director, Helikon-Opera
  • Marina Brusnikina, Artistic Director, Praktika Theater
  • Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeny Mironov, Artistic Director, Theatre of Nations
  • Pavel Stepanov, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • Grigory Zaslavsky, Rector, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS)
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
THE WORLD AND RUSSIA IN THE MEDIUM TERM: GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRENDS
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Balance of growth conditions and the emergence of a new crisis in the global economy
  • Major scenarios of economic development for leading global centers (USA, EC, China)
  • What may be the conditions for the rise of a new global crisis?
  • Developing countries: a risk envelope or a growth point?
  • Scenarios of development for the Russian economy in the medium term
  • Assessment of Russian macroeconomic policy’s adequacy to the challenges of the times

Moderator:

  • Nikolay Korzhenevsky, Author and Presenter, “Economy. Daily rate” Analytical newscast on Russia 24 Channel

Participants:

  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)
  • Jacob Frenkel, Chairman, JP Morgan Chase International; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty; Governor, Bank of Israel (1991–2000)
  • Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University, a specialist in German economic history and author of multiple research papers on the political, intellectual, economic and military history of the 20th century.
  • Kseniya Yudaeva, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia

Experts:

  • Franziska Liselotte Ansorge, Head, World Bank Development Outlook Group
  • Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
11:30 – 13:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Expert Discussion

Improving management training programs for civil and municipal servants is one of the priorities of Russian educational development. Master of Public Administration programs (MPA) are attracting interest in Russia. Such programs have been recognized abroad for a long period and are compulsory in order to gain positions in the civil service sector at a certain point. These programs are becoming increasingly popular in Russia. A system of public and international accreditation for professional civil servants’ training programs, including MPAs, is being developed. 

The EAPAA, European Association for Public Administration (Netherlands) and NASPAA, Network of Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (USA) are remarkable representatives of such international organizations. In terms of globalizing the world educational services markets and educational internationalization, Russian higher education institutions started demonstrating interest towards international accreditation for educational programs that will make it possible to compete with foreign institutions.

In 2018, Russian criteria and demands for implementing MPA programs set by The National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR) were aligned with international standards and recognized and supported by the EAPAA international accreditation association.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Transforming management educational programs for public servants: traditions or new technology?
  • How do we motivate the faculty of management training programs to conduct research and publish internationally?
  • Network projects in secondary vocational education
  • Strategies for promoting Russian MRA/DPA programs in domestic and foreign markets

Moderators:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Taco Brandsen, Secretary General, ЕАРАА

Participants:

  • Alexey Gorshkov, First Deputy Director General, Interfax Information Services Group
  • Gyorgy Hajnal, President, Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)
  • Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbaev University (Kazakhstan)
  • Andrey Klimenko, Director, Insitute of Public Administration and Governance, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Alexey Komissarov, Vice-Rector, Director of Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA; Director General, Russia - The Country of Opportunities
  • Juraj Nemec, Representative, Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) in EAPAA
  • Jeffery Osgoode, Chairman, COPRA, NASPAA
  • Alexei Shaposhnikov, Chairman of the Moscow City Duma
  • Andrei Soroko, Director, Department of Civil Service and Personnel, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Fatima Zhakypova, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
HOW TO TRANSFORM THE NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION CALENDAR INTO AN ADVANCED ONE?
Expert Discussion

Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Six million children’s lives are saved, 750,000 children avoid physical disabilities every year thanks to worldwide vaccination programs. In total, vaccination annually gives 400 million extra years of life to mankind. Every 10 years of saved life provides 1% of economic growth. Vaccination is recognized as the most effective medical intervention invented by man. 

Vaccination strategies in different countries are similar, but there are differences between foreign vaccination calendars and Russian ones in terms of vaccination and revaccination tactics. How can we make an advanced national vaccination schedule for Russia?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Who, how, and when? Procedure and decision-making rules for changing the vaccination calendar
  • Buy, create, or localize: “pros” and “cons” of various options for providing vaccines, and the balance of state and business interests
  • Last, but not least: long-term contracts and pricing

Moderator:

  • Alexander Plakida, Executive Director, the Effective Healthcare Platform; Managing Partner, Alliance Consulting; Chair of the Steering Committee, UN Global Compact Russia

Participants:

  • Ayrat Farrakhov, Deputy, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Guillaume Haushalter, General Manager Sanofi Pasteur, Russia & Belarus
  • Anton Katlinskiy, Adviser to the General Manager, Nacimbio
  • Vladimir Khristenko, President, Nanolek LLC
  • Sergei Kraevoi, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Murashko, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare
  • Andrey Tsarikovskiy, State Secretary, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service
  • Sergey Tsyb, First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Zverev, Director of the Department for Market Access, External Communications and Vaccines business unit
11:30 – 13:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 277
THREE L EDUCATIONAL CONCEPT OR LIFE-LONG LEARNING
Expert Discussion

The new era of the industrial revolution implies major changes in our lives. The usual professions will quickly fade, they will be replaced by new ones, which are so far unknown to us. Technology will   unleash an enormous mass of the working-age population, which will have to be engaged in some different activities, which might require new knowledge. Training these people implies major changes in educational programs and developing new ones. 

Moderator:

  • Timothy Mescon, Executive Vice President, Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, AACSB International

Participants:

  • Mikhail Andronov, President, RUSENERGOSBYT LLC
  • Steve Harvey, Dean, School of Business, American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Andrei Sharonov, Rector, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
  • Ekaterina Shulman, Political analyst, Associate Professor, RANEPA
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
THE INCREASE IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AS A PRIORITY OF THE RUSSIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Expert Discussion

On April 19, 2018, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted a new comprehensive action plan for increasing the economy’s energy efficiency that takes into account all current trends in social development, including adopting digital indicators recording technologies, automation, and digitization related to energy use. This is not a coincidence – all spheres have undergone digital transformation.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The role of increasing energy efficiency in Russia’s economic policy
  • Where is there room for compromise between natural energy monopolies and consumers of energy resources?
  • What impedes attracting investments in energy efficiency projects?
  • Energy efficiency and the digital economy: new energy-saving digital technologies
  • Can an apartment building become an object of increasing energy efficiency?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Igor Bashmakov, Executive Director, Russian Centre for Energy Efficiency
  • Anatoly Chubais, Chairman, Executive Board, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
  • Alexander Chuvaev, Director General, Fortum LLC
  • Andrey Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
  • Aysen Nikolaev, Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Vladimir Yakushev, Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
PRIVATIZATION IN RUSSIA: 30 YEARS LATER. THE SCALE AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Expert Discussion

A new global long-term “privatization wave” started in 2012. Financial changes due to privatization in the period of 2013–2016 alone amounted to nearly 1 billion US dollars. Russia has a privatization record of 30 years; nevertheless, in comparison with OECD countries and leading developing economies, the country holds one of the leading positions in terms of public sector scale (capitalization, employment, etc.).

Russia is experiencing a steady growth of the public sector in GDP. The public sector grew in the 2000s mainly due to companies with state participation and the public administration sector. 

There is a contradiction of formal progress (the number of objects owned by the state is steadily declining) and the real contribution of the public sector to the economy. A dualism is becoming more and more apparent: a de facto state capitalism and a de jure denationalization strategy. 

The main evaluation criteria in terms of the necessity for accelerated denationalization today, in contrast to the first stages of privatization in the 1990s and 2000s, are not political, social, and fiscal motives, but issues of optimizing the public sector in general and economic effectiveness. Privatization is an important tool for creating a competitive environment, improving the efficiency of corporate activities, and reducing the involvement of the state as a direct participant in market relations. The effect of external sanctions that complicate privatization in Russia does not eliminate this issue from the agenda for 2019-2024, but makes it in fact ever more relevant.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Sustainable growth of the public sector in 2000-2017: uncertainty of expert opinions, measurement, assumptions, and costs for economic policy 
  • Are state companies inferior to their industry analogues in Russia and in the world in terms of efficiency?  
  • Is there a duality in public policy: state capitalism de facto and denationalization strategy de jure? 
  • The objectives and criteria of Russian privatization for 30 years: political, social, fiscal, economic efficiency - what next? 
  • Sanctions and privatization: strengthening state capitalism or a new “window of opportunity” for accelerated denationalization? Does privatization make sense under sanctions? 

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Ivan Aksyonov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Post
  • Roman Bogdanov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management
  • Oleg Buklemishev, Director, Center for Economic Policy Research, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Revold Entov, Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Evsey Gurvich, Head of the Economic Expert Group, Head of the Center for Budget Analysis and Forecasting at the Financial Research Institute, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Petr Lanskov, Chairman, Professional Association of Registrars, Transfer Agents and Depositories
  • Dmitry Pristanskov, Member, Directors Board, Sheremetyevo International Airport; Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management (2016-2018)
  • Boris Rubtsov, Deputy Chairman ,Department of financial markets and banks, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Yury Simachev, Director for Economic Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
INTERNATIONAL COMPANY IN RUSSIA: CEO’S VIEW
Expert Discussion

The history of many international companies in Russia is a success story. Has the Russian market saved its appeal? 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Corporate development strategies in Russia in an era of economic and political instability
  • Russian legislation, corporate governance
  • Russia’s labor legislation and attracting investments in the economy: investors’ expectations and surprises for them
  • HR brand and business’ social responsibility
  • Modern challenges for a company’s CEO

Moderator:

  • Olga Bantsekina, Head, Representation Office, Coleman Services UK; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses

Participants:

  • Cesare Biggiogera, CEO, Prysmian Group in Russia
  • Albert Grigoryan, General Representative, ENGIE in Russia, Head of Representative Office in Moscow
  • Juergen Koenig, President, CEO of Merck in Russia
  • Antonio Linares, Director General, Roca Group in Russia and the CIS
  • Dushan Stoyankich, Director General, Coca-Cola in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia
  • Johan Vanderplaetse, Senior Vice-President, President for Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Lecture Room 507
VITO TANZI’S BOOKS PRESENTATION
Presentation of the book

GOVERNMENT VERSUS MARKETS: THE CHANGING ECONOMIC ROLE OF THE STATE

Vito Tanzi offers a truly comprehensive treatment of the economic role of the state in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a historical and world perspective. This book addresses the fundamental question of what governments should do, or have attempted to do, in economic activities in past and recent periods. It also speculates on what they are likely or may be forced to do in future years. The investigation assembles a large set of statistical information that should prove useful to policy-makers and scholars in the perennial discussion of government's optimal economic roles. It will become an essential reference work on the analytical borders between the market and the state, and on what a reasonable 'exit strategy' from the current fiscal crises should be.

TERMITES OF THE STATE: WHY COMPLEXITY LEADS TO INEQUALITY

In Termites of the State, renowned public economist Vito Tanzi presents a sweeping account of the industrialized world's economic development during the twentieth century to today. In the tradition of grand economic histories, Tanzi connects the biggest issues of the modern world, including extreme gaps in income distribution, increasing complexity of government actions and regulations, and asymmetry of access to information and to political influence between the elite and the rest of society. He covers the growth of state intervention since the early twentieth century - a time before income taxes, central banks, or social welfare programs. He investigates how and why laws and regulations have expanded in industrialized economies, and, building from this foundation, explains the forces behind the precipitous rise in global inequality.

  • Vito Tanzi, Vito Tanzi, Economist, Director of Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (1981–2000) Dr. Tanzi is also known for the Tanzi effect, or Olivera Tanzi effect, which refers to the diminished real value of tax revenues in periods of high inflation due to collection lags.
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
MODERNIZATION OF RUSSIAN ENERGY AND NEW GLOBAL ENERGY ORDER
Expert Discussion

Modernizing the Russian economy was certainly among the key topics of discussion in terms of the future of the Russian energy market in 2018. The Ministry of Energy developed a draft Resolution “On implementing competitive power take-off for reconstruction (technical re-equipping, modernization) of thermal electric stations,” according to which investments in reconstructing TPP will occur in Russia in 2021-2030. A micro-generation bill has been developed and supported by the government. Support for renewable energy sources (RES) for the period of 2025-2035 was started. This session is devoted to discussing topical issues relevant to the Russian energy sector’s development in Russia.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the role of innovations in the upcoming modernization of Russian TPP?
  • What kind of equipment is planned to be localized in Russia?
  • What are the priorities of the new investment cycle in the Russian power industry?
  • When will there be a million of solar roofs in Russia?
  • Should we wait for the energy transition in Russia?
  • How do other countries solve the problem of energy modernization?
  • What are the priorities of electric power energy development worldwide?

Moderator:

  • Andrey Kulakov, Head, Renewable Energy Projects, Inter RAO-Engineering

Participants:

  • Oleg Barkin, Deputy Chairman of the Board, NP Market Council association
  • Olga Chvanova, junior consultant, Dr. Langniß – Energie & Analyse
  • Stanislas Henrion, Head, Unit of Infrastructures, Energy, Transport and Industry, Embassy of France in Russia
  • Valdur Lahtvee, Coordinator, Climate program in the EU strategy for the Baltic region
  • Tatyana Lanshina, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Economic Modeling of Energy and Environment, RANEPA
  • Yury Melnikov, Senior Analyst on Electric Power, SKOLKOVO Energy Center, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
  • Vladimir Potashnikov, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Economic Modeling of Energy and Environment, RANEPA
  • Vladimir Sidorovich, Director, New Energy LLC
  • Dmitry Vakhrukov, Director, Department of State Tariffs Regulation and Infrastructural Reforms, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
13:00 – 14:00
LUNCH BREAK
13:00 – 14:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
ADAM TOOZE’S BOOK PRESENTATION
Presentation of the book

THE DELUGE: THE GREAT WAR, AMERICA AND THE REMAKING OF THE GLOBAL ORDER, 1916-1931

In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no end to the conflict in sight, societies around the world began to buckle. The strain of total war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, shattering old empires and redrawing maps across Europe and the Middle East.

A century after the outbreak of fighting, Yale historian Adam Tooze takes an entirely new perspective on “the war to end all wars,” focusing on the closing years of the conflict and its aftermath up to the Great Depression. This tumultuous period saw hopes for lasting peace and liberal internationalism collide with violent upheavals and the ultimate rise of totalitarian regimes. And it saw the emergence of a new global order in which all the major powers—the war’s winners and losers alike—saw their fates bound up with those of the United States, now the world’s dominant economic force. All-embracing, powerfully argued, and deeply instructive, The Deluge is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the roots of America’s fraught relationship with the world.

THE WAGES OF DESTRUCTION. THE MAKING AND BREAKING OF THE NAZI ECONOMY

An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze’s controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler’s surprisingly prescient vision- ultimately hindered by Germany’s limited resources and his own racial ideology- was to create a German super-state to dominate Europe and compete with what he saw as America’s overwhelming power in a soon-to-be globalized world. The Wages of Destruction is a chilling work of originality and tremendous scholarship that is already setting off debate in Germany and will fundamentally change the way in which history views the Second World War.

CRASHED: HOW A DECADE OF FINANCIANIAL CRISES CHANGED THE WORLD

In September 2008, President George Bush could still describe the financial crisis as an incident local to Wall Street. In fact, it was a dramatic caesura of global significance that spiraled around the world, from the financial markets of the UK and Europe to the factories and dockyards of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, forcing a rearrangement of global governance. In the United States and Europe, it caused a fundamental reconsideration of capitalist democracy, eventually leading to the war in the Ukraine, the chaos of Greece, Brexit, and Trump. Finally, Tooze asks, given this history, what now are the prospects for a liberal, stable, and coherent world order?

  • Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University, a specialist in German economic history and author of multiple research papers on the political, intellectual, economic and military history of the 20th century.
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
MANAGEMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIA
Panel Discussion

The main factor for ensuring the national economy’s competitiveness is scientific and technological progress. The Russian President identified accelerating the country’s technological development as one of the national objectives for the country’s development. The main challenge for achieving this goal is forming mechanisms for transforming existing and developing scientific and technological capacities into sustainable business models and practices that will increase the availability of new products and services in Russia and abroad.

The Expert Discussion will focus on such models and practices for creating high-tech businesses based on national R&D. The participants will also touch upon the issues of integrating existing mechanisms and tools of support for scientific and technological development in various areas into a common efficient management system promoting the acceleration of such development.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What steps from the state and development institutions of can help accelerate national scientific and technological development? What could be the role of digital transformation in accelerating national scientific and technological development?
  • What global challenges to the Russian economy today can and must be resolved by science? How is it possible to improve the effectiveness of science for the national economy without additional state expenses?
  • Does today’s Russian business need fundamental and applied science? What does it consist of?
  • Ways of overcoming key gaps that impede realizing the strategy of Russian scientific and technological development. Effective tools to stimulate breakthroughs in technology to meet global technological challenges

Moderator:

  • Alexander Povalko, Director General, RVC JSC

Participants:

  • Anatoly Chubais, Chairman, Executive Board, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
  • Sergey Gorkov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Kovalchuk, President, Kurchatov Institute
  • Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank PJSC
  • Alexey Likhachev, Director General of The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom
  • Alexander Sergeev, President, Russian Academy of Sciences

Experts:

  • Alexander Auzan, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Sergey Polyakov, Director General of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science
  • Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector, ITMO
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
STRATEGIC AUDIT: HOW THE SUPREME AUDIT INSTITUTIONS ASSESS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF NATIONAL GOALS?
Panel Discussion

Achieving national goals is an important task for the state. Its effective implementation requires a new integrated approach to public audit; one should not only focus on identifying any violations, but, above all, on assisting the government in overcoming the problems arising in the process achieving national goals.

Today, we need independent expert advice based on an in-depth analysis of audit results. This approach requires changes in the role of supreme audit institutions, and it is time-consuming to develop special skills.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How should supreme audit institutions and their functions be transformed to meet today’s challenges and objectives, keep their relevance, and increase their value to society and to the authorities?
  • What do we need to do to make the public authorities consider supreme audit institutions as partners that contribute to achieving national goals, providing advice and recommendations based on independent, institutional position, powers and accumulated experience?

Moderator:

  • Evgenia Pismennaya, Special correspondent, Bloomberg

Participants:

  • Natalya Godunova, Chairman of the Accounts Committee of Kazakhstan
  • Monika Gonzalez Garcia-Koss, Director, INTOSAI General Secretariat
  • Alexey Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Marko Mannikko, Deputy Auditor General of the National Audit Office of Finland
  • Cristopher Joseph Mihm, Managing Director for Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Moermahadi Soerja Djanegara, Chairman of the Audit Board of Indonesia
  • Cui Zhenlong, Director General, Department of Education, Science, Culture and Health Audit, National Audit Office of China
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION IN RUSSIA: WHAT SHOULD BE THE MODERN PROCEDURES?
Panel Discussion

On January 1, 2018, the EAEU Customs Code went into effect. It specifies the new dimensions of customs administration for member countries of the Union. Therefore, the policy documents of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation aimed at enhancing the efficiency of customs administration show that their implementation will gradually contribute to improvements, primarily due to introducing information technologies. At the same time, none of the policy documents involve changes to the underlying technologies and business processes for implementing customs administration, which imposes limits on the changes that need to be made to overcome Russia’s backlog in organizing customs procedures, improving the business climate, further developing foreign trade and transit, which is one of the objectives set out in the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation dated 07.05.2018 No. 204..

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the reasons for Russia’s low position in international ratings of customs administration efficiency? What priority measures should be taken to improve the situation?
  • Customs administration as an instrument for promoting external trade in goods: is it all possible in Russia and EAEU?
  • How do we optimize customs and border formalities in order to reduce the cost of business by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of control?
  • Do modern digital technologies make it possible to levy customs duties after releasing goods into circulation as internal indirect taxes?
  • How is introducing unified customs and tax administration in Russia progressing?
  • Will the labelling of goods help to “whitewash” the import?
  • What are the risks and opportunities for developing electronic commerce in Russia?
  • How do we make the EAEU territory attractive for transporting goods?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Galina Balandina, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Macroeconomic research, RANEPA
  • Vladimir Bulavin, Head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia
  • Dmitry Egorov, Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia
  • Timur Maximov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Vitaliy Survillo, Vice President, Business Russia All Russia Public Organization
  • Ilya Trunin , Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
RUSSIAN ECONOMY IN THE MEDIUM TERM: MODELS AND RISKS
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The goal of socio-economic development of the Russian Federation in the medium term (up to 2024)
  • The main characteristics of the economic development model for the Russian Federation
  • Baseline scenarios of economic development for the Russian Federation, their key characteristics
  • Key risks of implementing baseline scenarios

Moderator:

  • Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Keynote report:

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

Participants:

  • Natalia Akindinova, Director of the Development Center of National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Gabriel di Bella, IMF Resident Representative in the Russian Federation 
  • Dmitry Belousov, Deputy Director General, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
  • Alexey Devyatov, Chief Economist, Uralsib Capital
  • Andrei Klepach, Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist)
  • Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist, Head of MacroInsights, Alfa-Bank JSC
  • Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board
14:00 – 15:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FACE OF ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONSTRAINTS
Expert Discussion

The field of international educational cooperation plays a key role in the process of modernizing international relations in the context of the current political and economic situation. Due to active globalization processes, the field of educational cooperation is becoming cross-border. Due to the increasing problems of a global nature, there is an urgent need to create a single platform of highly qualified international personnel to counter new threats. Therefore, creating educational programs and training the modern generation of professionals is an urgently needed cooperative task for each state. Russia, following the global development vector in this area, is actively integrating into the context of global trends in the field of educational cooperation.

At the section, experts from different countries will discuss pressing issues in the field of international educational cooperation, consider the experience of international cooperation, as well as major world development trends in the fields of science, culture, and education.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Joint educational programs as a basis for international cooperation between universities
  • Experience and implementation prospects for humanitarian cooperation programs
  • Intergovernmental cooperation in preparing high-skilled specialists
  • Political influence on promoting international cooperation in education
  • “Educational” diplomacy and its role in addressing international conflicts

Moderator:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Grigory Trubnikov, First Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation
  • Vladimir Uzun, President, Management Company Prosveshcheniye JSC

Experts:

  • Janusz Adamowski, Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book studies, Warsaw University
  • Pauline Döll, Head, Department for Economy, Agriculture and Innovations, Attache for Innovation, Technology and Science, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Russian Federation
  • Franco Frattini, President, Institute for Eurasian Studies
  • Ignacio García-Valdecasas, Chargé d'affaires, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in the Russian Federation
  • Andrea Gianotti, Director, Institute for Eurasian Studies
  • Andreas Hoeschen, Director, Moscow Office of the German Academic Exchange Service
  • Aurelio Llanes Villanueva, Education Attache, Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Moscow
  • Artem Malgin, Vice-Rector, MGIMO-University
  • Maxim Nazarov, Vice-Rector, RANEPA
  • Marina Perekrestova, Deputy Director, Directorate of Sputnik Multimedia Centers in CIS and Baltic States, Rossiya Segodnya Information Agency
  • Andrea Prencipe, Rector, Guido Carli University of Social Studies (LUISS)
  • Matilde Pilar Sánchez Fernández, Vice-President for International Relations and Cooperation, Carlos III University of Madrid
  • Vanessa Scherrer, Vice President for International Relations, Science Po
  • Pavel Shevtsov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)
  • Igor Sinyatkin, Director, CampusFrance Office in Moscow
  • Pasquale Terracciano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Italy to the Russian Federation
  • Giulio Tremonti, President, The Aspen Institute; former Minister of Economy and Finance of the Italian Republic
  • Emmanuel Tric, President, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Regina Veronica Maria “Renée” Jones-Bos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Russian Federation
  • Jerke Verschoor, Director, Netherlands Education Support Office in Moscow
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
PEOPLE IN THE DATA ECONOMICS
Expert Discussion

The success of the digital transformation, as well as any other deep and systemic change, is ensured not so much by perfecting technologies as by individuals’ competences, their optimal concentration in “break points.” The participants of this discussion will discuss the following issues: what competences are important for Russia’s digital transformation, how the trajectory of personnel training and development is changing, what the values of personnel are, and market demands.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Competition for human resources to implement the changes: corporations versus institutions
  • What approach to training is required for successfully implementing digital transformation
  • Civil servants in the era of digital transformation: the necessary competences
  • Digital inequality at the regional level and at the international level - how do we win the competition for human capital?

Moderator:

  • Yevgeny Kovnir, Director General, ANO Digital Economy

Participants:

  • Marina Borovskaya, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Nikolay Dolgov, Head, Personnel Developemnt and Training Office, HR Directorate, Gazpromneft
  • Vladimir Gabrielyan, Vice-President, CTO, Mail Group
  • Svetlana Infimovskaya, Head, School 21 (Sberbank)
  • Konstantin Polunin, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Moscow
  • Maria Shklyaruk, Scientific Director, Chief Digital Transformation Officer program, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Ekaterina Solntseva, Director, Digital Rosatom, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom
  • Ilya Zalessky, Head, Educational Services, Yandex
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
TODAY’S MIGRATION TO RUSSIA: THE RESOURCE AND THE CHALLENGE
Expert Discussion

From 1992-2012, the influx of migrants allowed us to compensate the loss from depopulation by more than 60%. From 2013-2015, migration provided 90% of the total population growth in Russia (the natural increase accounted for only 10%). In present-day conditions, with the resumption of depopulation, migration will become the sole source of maintaining the current population, to say nothing of its growth. At the same time, the reduction of the Russian working-age population actualizes the problem of attracting labor migrants of various qualification levels to Russia. Thus, Russia needs migrants, both coming for temporary employment and those coming for permanent residence, but it has almost no programs for integrating and adapting various categories of migrants. Will migration policy and Russian society be able to cope with the challenges that migration presents?

Issues for Discussion:

  • The current migration situation in Russia and forecasts for the decade: who, how many and where from? Will the set of migration donors for Russia change and what problems does it entail?
  • Long-term statuses for migrants and/or citizenship granting – what is the focus of attention?
  • Is the Russian population ready to accept migrants of various categories? What scares people and can their fears be affected?
  • The second generation of migrants in Russia: what is the problem and is there any progress?
  • Experience accepting immigrants in Europe: how do we measure the success of integration processes?
  • Migrants’ educational potential - low level or inefficient use?

Moderator:

  • Yulia Florinskaya, Senior Research Fellow, Social Analysis and Forecasting Institute, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Olga Chudinovskikh, Head, Laboratory of Economics of Population and Demography, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Nikita Mkrtchyan, Senior Research Fellow, Social Analysis and Forecasting Institute, RANEPA
  • Joomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (2014-2015)
  • Karina Pipia, Senior Research Fellow, Levada-Center
  • Ilya Torosov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Haci-Halil Uslucan, Deputy Chairman, Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, Professor of Modern Turkish Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Yevgeny Varshaver, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Regional Studies and Urbanism, RANEPA
14:00 – 15:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 277
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: CONTRIBUTION OF THE BUSINESS AND THE STATE
Expert Discussion

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are today the broadest and the most structured international agenda in the field of sustainable development not only for national governments, the non-profit sector, academic institutions, and civil society, but also for business, which the UN has officially included in the main drivers for achieving global goals by the year 2030. Over the past few years, Russian business has demonstrated unconditional and significant progress in understanding the peculiarities of its involvement in sustainable development processes in various aspects - thematic (priorities in implementing the SDG, areas of focus, motivation, expectations, etc.), structural and managerial (transformation of sustainable development management systems, transfer of responsibility in this area to a higher level of management, etc.), and financial and investment (awareness of involvement in the global agenda is not only as a factor of cost reduction due to risks occurrence, but also as a factor for investment attractiveness, obtaining financial preferences, etc.). For the purpose of a further qualitative step forward, considerable efforts and collective actions are needed to clarify this understanding and to move from discussing priorities to introducing a methodology to achieve them, to transforming business strategies and business models in the interests of the SDG, as well as to measuring specific practical results both in terms of socio-environmental effects, and in terms of growth and development of the business itself in a global economy.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Russia and the World: progress achieved in implementing sustainable development goals
  • Business and government: how do we move from mutual expectations to interaction?
  • Lessons and practice of implementing sustainable development goals in Russia

Moderators:

  • Vyacheslav Fedorischev, First Deputy Governor of Tula Region
  • Alexander Plakida, Executive Director, the Effective Healthcare Platform; Managing Partner, Alliance Consulting; Chair of the Steering Committee, UN Global Compact Russia

Participants:

  • Andrei Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
  • Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer, Polymetal
  • Elena Feoktistova, Managing Director for Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Vladimir Kuznetsov, Director, United Nations Information Centre in Moscow
  • Vakhtang Partsvania, Director for Sustainability and Government Relations, Scania Rus
  • Natalia Poppel, , Director of Corporate Responsibility and Brand Department, Severstal
  • Ekaterina Rybakova, President, Board Member, Co-Founder, Rybakov Foundation
  • Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
  • Alexei Shavenzov, Director for Government Relations, Johnson & Johnson Russia
  • Marina Slutskaya, Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
DOES RUSSIA NEED A SPECIAL WAY IN CRYPTOECONOMICS?
Expert Discussion

Regulation of cryptocurrency and token release has been developing worldwide for more than five years. During this time, many OECD countries have formed a basic legal framework for companies working with cryptoassets. International organizations and countries outline four public risks of the digital financial assets turnover and close the door for them: money laundering and financing terrorism, base erosion, consumer protection, and violating securities laws. Russia is also developing regulation regarding the use of crypto assets. EAEU countries, in turn, demonstrate different approaches on the issue. However, there is a strong need to harmonize principles of crypto economy regulation in Russia and other EAEU countries in accordance with international approaches.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Cryptocurrency and ICO in Russia: legislative initiatives
  • Cryptoeconomics in the world: first results and the logic of regulation
  • Proposals for Russian and the EAEU

Moderator:

  • Antonina Levashenko, Head, Russian Center For Competences and Analysis of OECD Standards, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman, State Duma Committee on Financial Market
  • Ivan Ermokhin, Expert, Russia-OECD Center, RANEPA
  • Iota Nassr, Expert on regulatory issues of cryptoeconomics, OECD
  • Alexei Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Nazarov, Director, Financial Research Institute the Ministry of Finance of Russia
  • Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service
  • Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
14:00 – 15:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Lecture Room 137
NEW PROGRAM OF MONOCITIES SUPPORT: KEY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS
Expert Discussion

Promoting monocities’ sustainable development is one of the tasks set by Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.
To achieve this goal, several issues must be resolved: how to coordinate efforts from monocities’ administrations and local economic mainstays, the maximal use of federal and regional support measures, and an active involvement of civil society in the transformation processes.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The promotion of monocities’ sustainable development
  • The outlook for implementing the program “Complex Development of Monocities”
  • Possible measures to support monocities in order to create new permanent work places, attract investments, develop the urban area, and ameliorate the economic situation
  • The increase of interaction efficiency between local executive bodies, mainstays, and civil society to resolve monocities’ socio-economic issues

Moderator:

  • Irina Makieva, Vnesheconombamk Deputy Chairman; CEO, Monocities Development Fund

Participants:

  • Vladimir Chernov, Head of Mezhdurechensk
  • Alexander Essen, Mayor of Sarapul
  • Dmitry Golovanov , Deputy Director for External Communications, SUEK JSC
  • Dmitry Islamov, Deputy Chairman, State Duma Committee on Energy
  • Sergey Kuznetsov, Mayor of Novokuznetsk
  • Julia Mazanova, Social Policy and Corporate Communications Director, Management Company Metalloinvest
  • Stanislav Naumov, Director for Government Relations, X5 Retail Group
  • Alexey Plakhotnikov, Mayor of Kotovsk
  • Andrei Sharonov, Rector, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
  • Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
15:30 – 16:00
LUNCH BREAK
16:00 – 18:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
EXPORT OF RUSSIAN REGIONS: FROM PLAN TO ACTION
Expert Discussion

In accordance with an Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation, it is necessary to double Russian non-energy exports up to 250 billion USD by 2024. This is a complicated task, but we can already see that it is achievable. It requires detailed implementation of targets at the level of macro-branches, but also clear guidance for each region of Russia.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Who shares the biggest burden in the task of increasing export volumes: governors, ministers, or business “captains”?
  • What quantitative changes in the work of developing and exporting support institutions will make it possible to complete the task in such short terms?
  • Who will explain to the local business: where, to whom, how much, how to deliver to the consumers, who will provide loans, who will help with documentation for the product? Or will there just be an abstract answer on “Export Support Measures”?

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Salamatov, Chairman, EAEU Business Committee; Director General; CEO, International Trade and Integration

Participants:

  • Natalia Goludina, Director, Department for external economic activities, Sberbank PJSC
  • Sergei Mayorov, Chairman of the Board, Machine-Building Cluster, Republic of Tatarstan
  • Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory
  • Andrey Slepnev, Director General, Russian Export Center JSC
  • Andrey Spartak, Director, All-Russian Science and Research Market Institute OJSC; Correspondent Member, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Oleg Teplov, Director General, VEB Innovation LLC
  • Andrei Tsemakhovich, Director of the Department for foreign trade regulation and export promotion of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
16:00 – 18:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
TAXATION POLICY AS A FACTOR OF RUSSIAN BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS
Expert Discussion

Over the past six years, the basic principle of tax policy has been to maintain unchanged fiscal conditions (basic tax rates), as well as to improve the structure and administration of particular taxes, and to computerize tax administration as a whole. In the rating of the World Bank Doing Business, Russia has risen from 134 to 53 place for 10 years since 2009 with relation to the “taxes” component. The Russian tax system largely meets the criteria of an “optimal tax system”, but there is a sustained set of myths that cause heated discussions both in the business community and in the development and discussion of budget laws

Issues for Discussion:

  • How close is the Russian tax system to the ideal tax system?
  • How can we assess the economic and fiscal consequences of the tax maneuver in the oil and gas sector?
  • How reasonably can we discuss the possibility of progressive taxation in the Russian Federation from an economic and fiscal point of view?
  • Is it possible to increase the attractiveness of Russian tax jurisdiction for wealthy citizens?
  • Is a self-employed tax an incentive to withdraw a part of the economy from the “shadow economy” or is it an additional administrative burden?
  • Is it possible to move to a vertically balanced tax system with regard to the budget level?

Moderator:

Keynote report:

  • Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Participants:

  • Dmitry Satin, Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia
  • Sergei Shatalov, Adviser to the Director, Financial Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights
  • Ilya Trunin , Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
16:00 – 18:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE STATE
Expert Discussion

A new wave of interest in artificial intelligence and the success in this area associated with the use of machine learning technologies raise considerable interest on the part of business and are the source of many widely-discussed opportunities and threats. Many states are seriously thinking about it. Some have developed or are developing their own strategies in the field of artificial intelligence covering various areas - from development and application to use within the system of public administration. What should Russia’s position in this process be?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Should the Russian state remain an observer of this development or should it be actively included in this process?
  • How do we shape regulations in the field of artificial intelligence?
  • What are the scenarios for the development and use of the A.I.?
  • How can artificial intelligence be used in public administration?

Moderator:

  • Vasily Burov, Director, Laboratory for Digital Transformation of Society and State Studies, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Igor Agamirzian, Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Grigory Asmolov, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King’s College London
  • Maxim Eremenko, Senior Managing Director for competencies in Data Research and Artificial Intelligence Technology, Sberbank PJSC
  • Oleg Fomichev, Director for Strategic Planning and Development, Renova-Holding Rus
  • Alexey Ivanov, Director, Institute of Law and Development, Higher School of Economics - Skolkovo
  • Alexander Krainov, Head of Yandex Laboratory of Machine Intelligence
  • Anton Lebedev, Deputy Director, Department of Public Administration, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Nakvasin, Director, Formation of Research Competences and Technological Capacities, Digital Economy
  • Nikita Utkin, Program Management, RVC; Chairman of the Technical Committee, Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Andrey Zotov, Managing Partner, ADJ Consulting
16:00 – 18:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION OF REGIONS IN ACHIEVING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Expert Discussion

Improving inter-budgetary relations in the Russian Federation is one of the main directions of the country’s fiscal policy. Numerous reforms have failed to completely solve the problems of delimitation of expenditure powers between the center and regions, the financial autonomy of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and municipal entities, and the creation of a stable system of inter-budgetary transfers. Implementing national projects under the provisions of the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation dated May 7, 2018 No. 204 will require direct financial participation by the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, which can cause further imbalances in regional budgets due to the emergence of new “unfunded” mandates. The mechanism for inter-budgetary fiscal transfers for funding national projects at the regional level seems to be underdeveloped due to the fact that subsidies in the current version are too specific. In this regard, the task of further improving inter-budgetary fiscal transfers remains relevant.

Issues for Discussion:

  • 20 years of the concept of inter-budgetary relations reformation
  • Implementing national priorities: new “unfunded” mandates
  • Stimulation or alignment: the current agenda
  • Targeted inter-budgetary transfers: minimization of the multitude
  • Model budget: from alignment by revenues to alignment by expenditures.

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Klimanov, Head, Department for State Economic Regulation, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Igor Orlov, Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
  • Yuri Roslyak, Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Ryabukhin, Chairman, Federation Council Committee on the Budget and Financial Markets
  • Dmitri Svatkovskiy, Member, State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes
  • Larisa Yeroshkina, Director, Inter-Budget Relations Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Artem Barakhovsky, Director, Center for Budget Relations Research
  • Alexander Deriugin, Senior Research Fellow, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Lyudmila Pronina, Professor, RANEPA
16:00 – 18:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 269
CRYPTOCURRENCIES: WHAT DOES ECONOMIC THEORY SAY?
Expert Discussion

Alongside the active development of the cryptocurrency markets in the modern economy, this new kind of currency draws the attention of the scientific community. The main issues discussed in scientific publications are the problem of identifying the essence of cryptocurrencies and their legal regulation, the competition between state-issued currencies and cryptocurrencies, the possibilities of using traditional monetary and fiscal theoretic models to define the cryptocurrency exchange rates, and the prospects and consequences of using digital currencies by monetary authorities. Besides that, many central banks have started considering the prospects and consequences of issuing their own cryptocurrencies.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Essence and role of cryptocurrencies in the modern economy
  • Prospects for developing cryptocurrencies of central banks
  • Influence of cryptocurrency markets’ development on monetary policy
  • Crypto currencies and monetary theory
  • Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency emission

Moderator:

  • Pavel Trunin, Senior Research Fellow, Center of Macroeconomic Research, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Andrey Belykh, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Research of Central Banks, RANEPA
  • Artem Genkin, President, Center for Protection of Depositors and Investors
  • Reimo Juks, Adviser, Swedish National Bank
  • Alexei Kiselev, Head of Division, Research and Forecasting Department, Bank of Russia
  • Konstantin Kurbatov, Managing Director, BankEx
  • Alexei Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
16:00 – 18:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
MODERN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: CHANGING FOR YOU
Expert Discussion

In 2018, the Voronezh, Ryazan, and Kaliningrad regions joined the project “Modern Public Administration”, which is implemented with the support of RANEPA. The aim of the project is large-scale reorganization of the regional system of public authorities with a view of improving citizens’ quality of life. The priorities selected include “Strategic management of a region”, “Organizational development of public authorities”, and “Staffing of public authorities”. By now, each region has implemented a number of actions, which have already yielded positive results. While implementing the project, other structures that are willing to change joined the process.

Current achievements, challenges, and future plans for implementing the project will be the subject of debate.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Working for the strategy - managing the region together: the role of the center of efficiency, top teams, and the governor in the region’s strategic management
  • The culture of result - Forming teams for changes: mechanisms to attract and motivate leaders of changes, the strategic role of HR departments in change management

Moderators:

  • Dmitry Butashin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA
  • Alexey Shipov, Director, Center for Change Management, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA

Keynote reports:

  • Alexander Gusev, Governor of Voronezh Region
  • Nikolai Lyubimov, Governor of Ryazan Region

Experts:

  • Svetlana Chupsheva, Director General, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
  • Andrei Klychkov, Governor of Orel Region
  • Igor Rudenya, Governor of Tver Region
  • Andrei Soroko, Director, Department of Civil Service and Personnel, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
16:00 – 18:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 277
TRANSFORMATION OF MBA PROGRAMS: OVERCOMING THE SYNDROME OF TRADITION’S “VIRGINITY”
Expert Discussion

All existing MBA programs are largely based on the old principles established many decades ago (basic management knowledge, availability of professors with scientific publications, etc.), and absolutely do not take into account modern requirements of the digital economy. Thus, they cease to be indicators for business in terms of determining the quality of educational programs and become a hindrance in the way of all innovations. What transformation of MBA programs are needed and in what direction will management education go?

Moderators:

  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA & GBA
  • Ashot Seferyan, Director, Executive MBA, IBS, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Victor Hedenberg, Head, BGA Division, AMBA
  • Sergey Kalendzhyan, Dean, Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA
  • Andrey Kolyada, Dean, EMAS Business School
  • Jean Philippe Muller, Dean, Monaco Business School
  • Koen Vandenbempt, Academic Director for Executive MBA, Antwerp School of Management
16:00 – 18:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Expert Discussion

The objectives of the healthcare system today go far beyond the actual treatment of diseases. In addition, the modern system of public health addresses the issues of precaution and disease prevention, introducing innovative technologies for personalized medicine. There has been a change in the model of interaction between patients and health care professionals: from a passive subject of medical assistance, the patient is becoming an active participant in the process. Countries that can effectively solve tasks will not only significantly improve the health of their citizens, but also will create a new source of growth for the national economy. Within this session, issues associated with building this model of health care in Russia will be discussed.

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Nazarov, Director, Financial Research Institute the Ministry of Finance of Russia

Participants:

  • Joao Breda, Head, WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Leonid Pechatnikov, Dean, Faculty of Management in Medicine and Healthcare, RANEPA
  • Alexei Repik, President, Business Russia All Russia Public Organization, Chairman, Board of Directors, R-Pharm Group of Companies
  • Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Anna Federmesser, Founder, VERA Hospice Charity Fund
  • Alexei Kulikov, Specialist for External Communications, UN Interagency Task Force of NCDs (UNIATF)
  • Vitaly Omelyanovsky, General Director, Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development; Vice-President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
16:00 – 18:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
NETWORKING CIS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ACADEMY: FROM IDEA TO JOINT PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION
Expert Discussion

Pilot projects of the Academy of Public Administration in CIS countries and educational training programs in priority areas of economic and socio-cultural integration implemented by partner universities will promote forming an atmosphere of confidence, common understanding of values, and perspectives of developing long-term cooperation between the participating countries. Based on the results of the expert round table, a plan for developing cooperation in 2019 is expected to be approved at a meeting of the Public Council of the Base Organization of the CIS countries for training in public administration. In addition, publishing a thematic issue of the magazine “Public Service” devoted to the analysis of best practices in public administration in CIS countries will be discussed. Agreements will be signed on implementing joint educational programs between partner universities.

Moderators:

  • Alikhan Baymenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee, Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana
  • Andrey Margolin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Lutfiya Abdulkholiqzoda, Rector, Institute of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Lemka Izmailova, Director, National Accreditation Agency
  • Rustam Kasimov, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Gor Chatinyan, Vice-Rector, Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia
  • Gennady Palchik, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus
  • Alexey Sazonov, Director, Department of Humanitarian Cooperation, General Political and Social Problems, CIS Executive Committee
  • Vladimir Shamakhov, Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA
  • Vardan Toganyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Russian Federation
  • Fatima Zhakypova, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
16:00 – 18:00
Building 2, Floor 1, Lecture Room 137
ACCELERATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: NEW REGIONAL AGENDA
Round Table

Currently, the number of innovation centers in the world’s overall technological infrastructure is growing. One of the trends in developing the global economy is an increasing rate of change, including new types of products and services entering the market. The key trigger of these changes are the “disruptive” innovations that are characteristic of the fourth technological revolution currently underway. The cluster support program, which has been implemented since 2013 by the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, has recieved its logical continuation, including in innovative science and technology centers (ISTC).

Moderator:

  • Sergey Gorkov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Mariya Alekseeva, Deputy Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
  • Andrey Antonov, Deputy Governor for Economics, Tomsk Region
  • Vyacheslav Fedorischev, First Deputy Governor of Tula Region
  • Vadim Khromov, Deputy Chairman, Moscow Region Government
  • Tatyana Leonova, Vice-Rector, National Research Nuclear University MEPhi
  • Vadim Medvedev, Director, Department of Special Programs, State Research Centers and Science Cities Development , Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Lev Reshetnikov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Novosibirsk Region
  • Dmitry Sharonov, Director, Institute of Petroleum Refining and Petrochemistry JSC
  • Natalya Shilova, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Arkhangelsk Region
  • Egor Vasilyev, Minister of Economy and Regional Development of Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • Anton Vinogradov, Minister for Investment of the Republic of Buryatia
  • Dmitry Yalov, Deputy Chairman – Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Investment Activity, Government of Leningrad Region