10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
BUSINESS AND STATE: MODELS OF PARTNERSHIP IN A DIGITAL AGE
Panel Discussion

Digital technologies have long outgrown the realm of the technology itself and have become the basis for a profound transformation of all aspects of life in the society: the economic system, public policy, social relations and interpersonal communications. The world community now embraces this new reality, comprehends its manifestations and challenges, adapts social institutions, while looking further ahead – not just to tomorrow, but also to the day after tomorrow.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the depth of the today's transformation through digital technologies? How fast will it grow?
  • What is the role of the state in the age of the digital economy, and where should the changes be expected?
  • How and how quickly will states cope with today's challenges?
  • New models of partnership between business and the state: what should we be guided by?

Moderator:

  • Maxim Akimov, First Deputy Chief, Government Staff of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Oleg Belozerov, General Director – Chairman, Board, Russian Railways OJSC
  • Guy Dietrich, Vice-President, Global Innovations, Cisco
  • Sergey Gorkov, Chairman, Management Board, Vnesheconombank
  • Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman, Executive Board, Sberbank
  • Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Olga Skorobogatova, Deputy Chairperson, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Solonin, General Director, Fintech Association
10:00 – 12:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 237
RUSSIAN TAX SYSTEM: VISION OF THE FUTURE
Expert Discussion

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Russian tax system. There were no tax legislation, tax authorities and taxpayers, when we started to create it. We have gone a long way and accumulated unique experience of creating a tax system from scratch within the shortest period of time. We have achieved a lot, but there are still a lot of mistakes and problems. And we have to determine the direction for further development.

Issues for Discussion:

  • New technologies and tax policy. Can tax policy be modified to stimulate economic growth without losses to the budget?
  • Globalization and competition of jurisdictions. What should be the response to globalization: building sophisticated mechanisms to counteract tax minimization or reducing the tax burden as a way to increase the attractiveness of jurisdiction?
  • Integration of administration and regulation mechanisms of the different fiscal charges. Do we need a Single Code and a Single Administrator? How can a mechanism be created that would minimize administrative costs for payers?
  • The tax system for a federation: how can the optimal balance be found between efficiency for businesses and efficiency for budgets? What shall we do with federal tax benefits, which form the regional budgets – is it necessary to help businesses or regions? Formation of regional budgets by income tax leads to rising inequality and it is extremely burdensome to taxpayers, but what can we replace it with and is it even possible?
  • Judicial practice and tax policy. What direction will tax legislation development take: the establishment of principles or detailed regulation of various situations?

Moderator:

Keynote report:

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

Speakers:

  • Tatyana Golikova, Chairperson, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Mishustin, Head, Federal Tax Service
  • Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Public Organization of Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses “Support of Russia“
  • Nikolay Lyubimov, Governor, Ryazan Region
  • Alexey Repik, President, All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”; Chairman, Board of Directors, R-Farm Group
  • Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor, Perm Territory
  • Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Stanislav Voskresenskiy, Acting Governor, Ivanovo Region
  • Mikhail Orlov, Head, Department for Tax and Legal Consulting, KPMG (Russia and the CIS); Public Ombudsman for Taxes under Business Rights Commissioner under the President of the Russian Federation
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
LASTING LEGACY OF THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: ECONOMIC AND HUMAN FACTORS
Expert Discussion

Issues related to the economic development of Russia through the prism of the 2018 World Cup shall be discussed. What legacy, economic and social, will Mundial leave behind? The session will concentrate on both the tangible ‘heritage’, including infrastructure development, and human capital, with a view to the development of football and mass sports, and a healthy lifestyle.

Moderator:

  • Mikhail Kusnirovich, Founder, Chairman, Supervisory Council, Bosco di Ciliegi

Speakers:

  • Laurent Blanc, French Football Manager, Football Player
  • Alexander Ivlev, Managing Partner, EY Russia
  • Pavel Kolobkov, Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Nemov, Editor-in-Chief, Bolshoi Sport, Four-Time Olympic Champion
  • Gleb Nikitin, Acting Governor, Nizhegorod Region
  • Svetlana Orlova, Governor, Vladimir Region
  • Alexey Sorokin, General Director, Russia 2018 Organizing Committee
  • Mickael Vinet, General Manager, 2018 FIFA World Cup, Coca-Cola Russia
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
REFLECTIONS ON CENTRAL BANKING, PROTECTIONISM AND GLOBALIZATION
Open Dialogue

Moderator:

  • Kseniya Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
TRIANON DIALOGUE: DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIAN-FRENCH EDUCATION COOPERATION
Expert Discussion

The 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 the positions of universities in the international educational space, including projects aimed at the 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 development of cooperation 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 giving momentum to develop new projects.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Strategies to strengthen positions of Russian and French universities in the international market.
  • Civil society and development of civil freedoms. The role of universities in the cooperation of civil societies of Russia and France
  • New formats of cooperation in a globalizing education: network projects in higher education
  • Experience of the Russian-French cooperation in education and science
  • Russian-French University as a means for training personnel for the French companies in Russia
  • Presentation of the analytical report Russia and France in the Global Educational Space

Introduction:

  • Olivier Guillaume, Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Action, Embassy of France in Russia; Director, French Institute of Russia
  • Valentina Pereverzeva, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Moderators:

Keynote reports:

  • Pascal Cauchy, Attaché for University Cooperation, Embassy of France in Russia
  • Emmanuel Tric, President, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Igor Ganshin, Director, International Department, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Strikhanov, Rector, MEPhI
  • Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector, ITMO University
  • Nikita Anisimov, Rector, Far Eastern Federal University
  • Nur Kyrabayev, Vice-Rector, RUDN
  • Andrey Baykov, Vice-Rector, MGIMO
  • Vladislav Grib, Chairman, Russian Professors Assembly
  • Oleg Curbatov, Associate Professor, Member, CEPN, Paris University 13
  • Irina Dezhina, Head, Scientific and Industrial Policy Group, SkolTech; Leading Researcher, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Hervé Remaud, Director, Global MBA program, KEDGE Business School
  • Dmitriy Grishankov, General Director, ASR
  • Larisa Efremova, Vice-Rector, RUDN
  • Artem Malgin, Vice-Rector, MGIMO
  • Oleg Zaitsev, Head, School of Law, RANEPA
  • Céline Davesne, Dean Associate, Neoma Business School
  • Patrice Houdayer, Vice-Dean, SKEMA Business School
  • Alexander Bedniy, Vice-Rector, Lobachevskiy Nizhegorod University
  • Alexander Stefanesco, General Director, ATSAL HR Solutions
  • Grégoire Chesnot, Marketing Manager, CCI France Russie
  • Guillame Alix, Managing Director, ETAM Group
  • Yannick Tranchier, Founder, Maison des Entrepreneurs Français
  • Tom Grimbert, Business Developer, Maison des Entrepreneurs Français
  • Maria Bernstein, Director of Master's programs, IBS, RANEPA
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
HOW TO TRAIN BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY. PART 1
Expert Discussion

It has been generally accepted for some time now that the best indicator of the future success of managers is their ability to stay flexible and be lifelong learners. Therefore, organizations invest considerable time, money and effort in supporting its leaders throughout their lives. The good news is that modern leaders are very well informed and often know what is expected of them. But unfortunately, implementation of the new knowledge may often seem problematic, so they continuously operate using the usual (not always the most effective) management models.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Business leaders of digital economy – who are they?
  • What are the differences between the new generation of leaders and the previous ones?
  • Should business schools change their approach to preparing leaders of tomorrow in order to meet the expectations of the business community?

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

  • Sergey Cheremin, Minister, the Moscow City Government; Head, External-Economic and International Relations Department, Moscow City Administration
  • Santiago Garcia, Dean, Director, Grenoble Graduate School of Business
  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Director, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA; President, RABE
  • Olivier Oger, Emeritus Dean, EDHEC Business School
  • Tom Robinson, President, Chief Executive Officer, AACSB International
  • Ruslan Vesterovskiy, Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
MACROECONOMIC REVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT FOR RUSSIA: INTERIM RESULTS OF THE STUDY
Presentation of Study Results

Issues for Discussion:

  • Regional development – what are the possible points of growth for the Russian economy?
  • What are the possible recommendations to Russia for economic development?

Moderator:

  • Polina Badasen, Director, Department of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Hansjörg Blöchliger, Senior Economist, Economics Department, OECD
  • Gabriel Di Bella, Resident Representative in Moscow, The International Monetary Fund
  • Olivier Durand-Lasserve, Economist, Russia Country Desk, Economics Department, OECD
  • Mikhail Goldberg, Head, Analytical Centre Unified Development Institution in the Housing Sector
  • Evsey Gurvich, Head, Economic Expert Group; Member, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
  • Antonina Levashenko, Head, Russia-OECD Centre, RANEPA
  • Roza Semenova, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
  • Piritta Sorsa, Head of Division, Economics Department – Country Studies Branch, ‎OECD
  • Evgeniy Suvorov, Deputy Director, Department for Macroeconomic Analysis and Prognosis, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Spartak, Andrey Spartak, Director, All-Russian Science and Research Market Institute; Correspondent Member, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Dmitriy Zemlyanskiy, Research Fellow, Department of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
LONG LEGACIES: PERSISTENCE OF SOCIAL, SPATIAL AND ECONOMIC TRENDS OVER CENTURIES
Expert Discussion

What can very long run historical data tell us about the persistence of trends over hundreds of years in Russia, Hungary, England, and Sweden? In global comparisons, can the history of China, Russia and western countries shed light on new trends in competitiveness? This panel concerns long-run social mobility, world human development and inequality in well-being, and the persistence of spatial distributions and modern populations from ancient times. Pioneers in the use of surname distribution over time, will show long-run persistence of social mobility rates across major regime turning points.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What do long trends in social mobility data show by country? Do these trends vary across countries?
  • Can long run human development data clarify inequality and other components of well-being from available historical data? How has the Swedish welfare state affected inequality, assessed over the long run?
  • What long-run historical evidence shows the determinants and outcomes of human development, urban settlement and spatial distributions?

Moderators:

  • Carol S. Leonard, Professor, Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
  • Dmitriy Didenko, Senior Analyst, Vnesheconombank; Leading Research Fellow, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Cemal Eren Arbatli, Assistant Professor of Economics, HSE University
  • Leonid Borodkin, Correspondent Member, the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head, History Informatics Chair, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics, Chairman, Steering Committee, All-UC Group in Economic History, University of California, Davis
  • Roman Konchakov, Assistant Professor, RANEPA
  • Rustem Nureev, Academic Director, Department of Economic Theory, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • John Nye, Frederic Bastiat Chair in Political Economy, Mercatus Center; Professor of Economics, George Mason University
  • Mats Olsson, Head, Department of Economic History, Lund University
  • Vladimir Popov, Research Director, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute
  • Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
12:00 – 12:30
Break
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Open Dialogue

Issues for Discussion:

  • Global challenges form new standards of public administration. What are the strategic challenges facing the Russian system of public administration?
  • What specific steps must be taken to make the state apparatus fit for the future?
  • How should selection systems and systems of government employee development be changed?
  • Is it true that officials of the twenty-first century need to have a radically different set of competencies and skills?

Moderator:

Experts:

  • Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman, Executive Board, Sberbank
  • Alexey Komissarov, Vice-Rector, Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Francis Anthony Aylmer Maude, Baron Maude of Horsham, Director, Francis Maude Associates LLP; Minister of State for Trade and Investment, the United Kingdom (2015-2016)
  • Alexander Sergeev, President, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Mariya Shklyaruk, Vice-President, Head, Institutions and Society, Centre for Strategic Research
  • Andrey Slepnev, Deputy Chief, Government Staff of the Russian Federation – Director, Department of Project Activities, Government of the Russian Federation
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
DIGITAL SOCIETY: CAUSES AND LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE DESTRUCTION OF INTERMEDIARIES IN FINANCIAL MARKETS
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Who or what is behind the explosive interest in cryptocurrencies and ICOs in 2017?
  • Is the rapid penetration of cryptocurrencies in our daily lives a threat to the current system of financial intermediation?
  • Cryptocurrency or blockchain technology – what is the most important in this process? What will disappear just like foam, and what will persist as a technological breakthrough into the future?
  • Will the recognition of cryptocurrencies change views on the model of monetary and fiscal policies?
  • Digital economy – what will it be like in 10 years?

Moderator:

  • Konstantin Korishchenko, Professor, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Anatoliy Aksakov, Chairman, Financial Market Committee, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Roland Nash, Chief Investment Strategist, Verno Capital
  • Sergey Shvetsov, First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Ekaterina Trofimova, General Director, Analytical Credit Rating Agency
  • Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Board of Directors, SAFMAR Financial investments
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
THE IMPACT OF HISTORICAL INERTIA: IS A STRATEGIC SHIFT POSSIBLE?
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the problem of long-term development: 1) lag of catch-up development; 2) special path followed; 3) path dependence effect?
  • How can we overcome the dominance of historical inertia over economic development?
  • A realistic image of the desired future: where do we go?
  • Target characteristics of future images in long-term strategy: how to choose and how to achieve?

Moderator:

Keynote report:

Speakers:

  • Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist, Deputy Chairman, Vnesheconombank
  • Victor Polterovich, President Emeritus, New Economic Association; Academician, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Andrey Yakovlev, Director, Institute of Enterprises and Markets Analysis, HSE University
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
SUCCESSION OF GENERATIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD: TECHNOLOGY, DEMOGRAPHY, GEOPOLITICS
Expert Discussion

Signs of the next succession of generations are present worldwide. Realities and personalities that were new in the 1990s are going. New generations are already discernible in technology, demographics, economy, and military geopolitics. What can experts from the major regions of the world say about them?

Moderator:

  • Georgi Derluguian, Professor, RANEPA; Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi

Speakers:

  • Pen Lyu, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Karl Ulrich Mayer, Stanley B. Resor Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Professor, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University; Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute of Human Development
  • Ronald Rogowski, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gilles Saint-Paul, Associate Chair, PSL Excellence Chair, Paris School of Economics
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
TRENDS IN EDUCATION: CHALLENGES, EXPECTATIONS, REALITY
Open Dialogue

In today's world, education is playing an increasing role. This is due both to fast-changing technologies, which require changes in training, and to their ongoing retraining. But equally important is the transformation and expansion of the social functions of modern education, which largely determines society’s readiness and ability to perceive both technological and social innovations. The importance of early childhood development is growing, customization of education is becoming a leading trend, an increasing number of graduates are entering higher education institutions, and higher education is becoming global.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the major trends in education development in the modern world?
  • Is Russian education in line with the global trend?
  • Why does high human capital in Russia not ensure the development of the Russian economy and social sphere?
  • What reforms can reconcile economy and education?
  • What social groups in Russia can be proponents of reforms in education?
  • Is there a consensus in Russian society on the composition of the necessary reforms?
  • The future of universities – what should we expect in the next 10-15 years?

Moderator:

  • Sergey Zuev, Rector, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences; Director, School of Public Policy, RANEPA

Speakers:

Experts:

  • Alexander Adamskiy, Academic Director, Eureka Institute
  • Alexander Asmolov, Director, Federal Institute of Education Development
  • Tatyana Klyachko, Director, Centre for Economics of Continuous Education, RANEPA
  • Sergey Kravtsov, Head, Federal Service for the Supervision of Education and Science; Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Uzun, President, Prosveshcheniye Management Company JSC
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
AGRIFOOD SECTOR: WILL RUSSIA BREAK INTO THE WORLD MARKET?
Expert Discussion

The discussion focuses on current issues in the agrifood sector. Its participants will assess the actual achievements in the agricultural sector in Russia, roles of joint ventures, the performance of free economic zones for agribusiness, they will discuss the model of the relationship between the agribusiness of the Russian Federation and the external market, and the ability to balance the interests of food manufacturers from different countries by the example of the EAEU market. They will focus on the problems of the correlation of the food security of the country and import of certain essential food and/or its production technologies.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the real examples of success of the Russian agribusiness and what are its weaknesses?
  • Supply to the internal market and export programs – how to determine the admissible amounts of food export when population income is declining?
  • What strategic decisions for changing food market regulation should be made in the new reality?
  • Does it make sense to support small businesses, and in what sectors?
  • What is the role of foreign and joint ventures in the saturation of the domestic market and food export growth?
  • Is it possible to find a balance of interests in the agricultural sector between participants – by example of the EAEU?

Moderators:

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

Speakers:

  • Alexey Alexeenko, Assistant to the Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
  • Ilshat Fazrakhmanov, Deputy Prime-Minister, Republic of Bashkortostan – Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Bashkortostan
  • Sergey Korolev, Chairman, Public Council, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Anatoliy Kutsenko, Director, Department for Regulation of Agribusiness Markets, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Ovchinnikov, Head, Centre for Agrarian Issues, Institute of the USA and Canada, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Andrey Romanov, Chairman, Board of Directors, Zalesskoe Milk PLC

Experts:

  • Bator Aduchiev, Member, Committee on Agrarian Issues, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Denis Cherkesov, Member, Government, Ivanovo Region – Director, Department of Agriculture and Supplies, Ivanovo Region
  • Alexander Dashchenko, Head, AgroTerra Integrator Centre
  • Nikolay Lychev, Editor-in-Chief, Agroinvestor
  • Mikhail Shchetinin, Chairman, Committee on Agrarian and Supply Politics and Environmental Management, Federation Council of the Russian Federation; Member, Committee on Agrarian Issues, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Nikolay Strekozov, Deputy Director, Federal Science Center for Animal Husbandry named after Academy Member L.K. Ernst
  • Ivan Ushachev, Academician, the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head, All-Russian Research Institute of Agricultural Economics
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
HOW TO TRAIN BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY. PART 2
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Business leader of the digital economy – what is this person like?
  • What are the differences between the new and the previous generation of leaders?
  • Should business schools change their approaches to training business leaders to meet expectations of the business community?

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Mikhail Andronov, President, Rusenergosbyt
  • Frank Bostyn, Director, NEOMA Business School
  • Patrice Houdayer, Vice-Dean, SKEMA Business School
  • Paul Matthyssens, Dean, Antwerp Management School
  • Danica Purg, Professor of Leadership and Effective Management, President, IEDC - Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
  • Boris Shcherbakov, Vice-President, General Director, Dell EMC in Russia, Kazakhstan and Central Asia
  • Anton Zhiganov, Executive Director, Business Development and Commercialization, Roskosmos State Space Corporation
12:30 – 14:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 237
STRATEGIC BREAKTHROUGH TRIANGLE: THE FUTURE OF CORPORATE PROGRAMS
Expert Discussion

Development of human potential is a key competitiveness factor in a digital era. How are educational programs for top companies' managers supposed to look like? How can we combine the development of a strategic vision and the personal potential of a top manager with the completion of specific projects a company is working on?

How can we build up a company's entrepreneurial potential that is required for achieving success in competition in the era of breakthrough technologies?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Search for a new paradigm for an educational program and processes sought after by business.
  • How can we give an impetus to innovation-driven development in state corporations: what and how should we teach Board members and top managers?
  • The program “Strategic breakthrough triangle (Institute of Business Studies RANEPA – Rosatom Corporate Academy): synergetic structure and new implementation algorithm”.
  • What qualities should a modern program for top managers of high-tech companies possess? What problems should it solve and what goals should it be aimed at?
  • How can industry-specific and academic inbreeding be overcome?
  • Communication, regulation and conceptual problems of the educational consortium: how to make achievement synergy surpass communication and implementation complexity?
  • Project track in education: new aims and goals.

Moderators:

  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Director, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA; President, RABE
  • Yulia Uzhakina, General Director, Rosatom Corporate Academy

Speakers:

  • Marina Karban, Director, Department of Corporate Programs, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Alexander Kashirin, Deputy Chairman, Research and Technical Council, Rostec; Head, Open Innovations Centre Laboratory
  • Vladimir Kosteev, Executive Director, iR&D Club
  • Anna Morozova, Director, Centre for Corporate Programs, RANEPA
  • Elena Myakotnikova, Corporate Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
  • Azer Talybov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Tatyana Terentieva, HR Director, HR Department, Rosatom
  • Yuliya Vesterovskaya, Head, Corporate University of Sheremetyevo Airport
  • Alla Vuchkovich, Executive Director, Personnel and Social Policy, Roscosmos
14:30 – 15:30
Lunch Break
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
THE SUSTAINABILITY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN RUSSIA AND IN THE WORLD
Panel Discussion

In 2017, the Russian economy returned to the real GDP positive growth rate, after two years of recession. The growth of the world economy in 2017 is estimated at 3.6-3.7%, which is close to the levels of the global growth in the good noughties. In particular, almost all EU countries and Japan are marked by positive growth. However, it is difficult to claim that the world has fully overcome the financial crisis of 2008-2009; and, in respect to Russia, that we have taken the new path of sustainable economic growth, and that the threat of economic recession, even in the immediate future of the years 2018 or 2019, has passed. How irreversible are the processes of returning to the growth of the Russian and the global economies? How sustainable is that growth? What are the current risks to the growth, and what are we to do here, in Russia in the longer term and in the short term, in order to avoid a new wave of growth rate reduction?

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the factors of economic growth recovery in 2017 and what are the necessary conditions for growth in 2018-2019?
  • Have we switched to a new growth model?
  • Transformation of global risks as a threat to the growth of the Russian economy
  • Can we say that the Russian economy is becoming increasingly less dependent on changes in oil prices?
  • How robust is the new budgetary rule?
  • A new look at the budget maneuver – the transition from the task of restoring growth to its stable trajectory
  • Has the investment environment in Russia changed?
  • Can we say that a new wave of growth has begun in the global economy?

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank
  • Pavel Kadochnikov, President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
  • Elvira Nabiullina, Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Victor Vekselberg, Chairman, Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 237
ONLY TOGETHER: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM FOR CITIZENS
Expert Discussion

What is the comprehensive approach to governance reform in the interests of citizens? Is society ready for a proactive position? What should citizens be asked about and how can monitoring of objective indicators be ensured in real time? How to respond to the expectations formed?

Issues for Discussion:

  • No step beyond the limit: focus of public administration on strategic priorities. A key challenge is the creation of a modern system of change management to ensure implementation of strategic priorities based on the needs of the society.
  • Lean approach: optimizing the work of authorities. Authorities should become an example of optimal organization of activities that is built on the need to better address the life situations of its citizens.
  • Human resources are the key: a new formation for public service. The best managers and professionals must work in a special environment – in the environment of the highest motivation focused on results and serving the public.

Moderators:

  • Konstantin Abramov, General Director, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center Foundation
  • Dmitriy Butashin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Oleg Bilev, Head, Project Management Centre, RANEPA
  • Evgeniy Chekin, Prime Minister, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic
  • Mikhail Ivankov, Deputy Head, Federal Labor and Employment Agency
  • Alexey Khersontsev, Head, Federal Accreditation Service
  • Mikhail Khomich, Presidential Permanent Representative of the Head of the Udmurt Republic; Deputy Head of the Government
  • Vladimir Klimanov, Head, State Regulation of Economy Chair, RANEPA
  • Nikolay Lyubimov, Governor, Ryazan Region
  • Oleg Polumordvinov, Head, Administration, Municipality of Astrakhan
  • Igor Rudenya, Governor, Tver Region
  • Alexey Shipov, Director, Center for Change Management, RANEPA
  • Mariya Shklyaruk, Vice-President, Head, Institutions and Society, Centre for Strategic Research
  • Yuriy Sinyagin, Deputy Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Azer Talybov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Ruslan Vesterovskiy, Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
EU-EAEU: IS THERE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPING INTERACTION?
Expert Discussion

The European countries were among the first ones in the world to take the initiative for regional integration. And as a result, a highly successful structure – the European Union – was created. Another example of regional economic integration is the transformation of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, established in 2010, into the Eurasian Economic Union consisting of five states. These two integration projects have both similarities and differences. Is there potential for interaction between these two unions?

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is needed for constructive cooperation between integration unions?
  • What benefits may such cooperation give and what are its limitations?
  • Is it possible to establish cooperation between the EU and EAEU business communities without having institutional interaction mechanisms? What steps may be taken for this purpose?
  • In what areas is there potential for cooperation?

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

  • Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to Russia
  • Marina Larionova, Vice-President, Committee on International Cooperation, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Djoomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyz Republic (2014-2015)
  • Frank Schauff, General Director, Association of European Businesses
  • Tatyana Valovaya, Member (Minister), Commission for Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Evgeniy Vinokurov, Director, Centre for Integration Research, Eurasian Development Bank

Experts:

  • Sergey Mayorov, Chairman, Board, Machine-Building Cluster, Republic of Tatarstan; General Director, National Portal of Subcontracting
  • Nonna Kagramyan, Vice-President, All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”
  • Erzhan Zhakishev, First Vice-President, JSC United Transport and Logistics Company (UTLC)
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRIBUSINESS: THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURAL LOSSES AND FOOD BY-PRODUCTS
Expert Discussion

This topic is still little discussed in Russia while in the world it has gained great interest in recent years, particularly after the publication of the FAO report (FAO. 2011. Global Food Losses and Food Waste: Extent, Causes and Prevention. Rome). According to this report, agricultural losses and food waste make up a third of the overall food production on average in the world. This is evidence of incredibly inefficient spending of global resources with steadily declining availability; in this regard, these losses are one of the principal threats to the sustainability of global development. That is why reducing losses and improving efficiency in the use of resources was one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

Keynote report:

  • Evgeniya Serova, Head, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Office in Moscow

Speakers:

  • Irina Bakhtina, Vice-President, Member, Board of Directors, Unilever
  • Anton Grebeshev, Vice-President, Business Development with Companies, Gazprombank JSC
  • Ilya Lomakin-Rumyantsev, Chairman, Presidium, Association of Retailing Companies
  • Musheg Mamikonyan, President, the Russian Meat Union
  • Petr Savchuk, Deputy Head, Federal Fisheries Agency
  • Alexander Surinov, Head, Federal State Statistics Service
  • Arkadiy Zlochevskiy, President, the Russian Grain Union
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
THE NEW LIFE OF BIG CITIES: RISK AND DECISION ANALYSIS
Expert Discussion

The discussion focuses on the adaptation of old towns with rich histories to new trends and modern city dwellers. How can a huge metropolis with an age-long history and economic structure be converted into a modern city that provides its residents with comfortable conditions for interesting lifestyles, effective work and memorable vacation experiences? In a rapidly changing world, expectations of urban residents concerning housing and urban environment are changing. Specialists in municipal administration and planning and developer business professionals offer expert evaluation of renovation programs and comprehensive improvement of the urban environment for city residents.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Redevelopment of industrial areas inside the cities
  • Changes in housing policy based on renovation: foreign experience and prospects of Russian cities
  • A city for an individual – the new look of the urban environment

Moderator:

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

Speakers:

  • Andrey Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation
  • Evelina Ishmetova, Consulting Director, KEY CAPITAL; Chairperson, Expert Council on Redevelopment under the Russian Guild of Managers and Developers
  • Alexander Kolontay, Deputy Director, Head, General Project Union, Genplan Institute of Moscow
  • Andrey Lukashev, Managing Partner, Russia and the CIS, ILM
  • Andy Snow, Technical Director, AECOM Russia
  • Maarten Vermeulen, Regional Managing Director for Europe, Russia & CIS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Dmitriy Voloshin, Head, Urban District of Khimki
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
INCREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION SYSTEM
Expert Discussion

Discussion on the efficiency of the national immunization system in the light of the current epidemiological situation and trends in healthcare.

Issues for Discussion:

    • Evaluation of the effectiveness of vaccination programs
    • Justification and optimization of expenses on immunization coverage
    • Perspective areas of development of the national immunization system
    • Possibility to improve the immunization program resources

Moderator:

  • Alexander Plakida, Executive Director, the Effective Healthcare Platform; Managing Partner, Alliance Consulting

Speakers:

  • Abel Aganbegyan, Head, Department of Economic Theory and Policy, RANEPA; Academician, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Marwan Akar, Vice-President, Managing Director, MSD Russia
  • Nikolay Briko, Head, Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine Chair, Department of Medicine and Prevention, Sechenov University of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Gorelov, Head, Clinical Department of Infectious Patology, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Federal Service on Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance
  • Vladimir Khristenko, President, Nanolek
  • Lyudmila Lyalina, Head, Laboratory of Epidemiology of Infectional and Non-Infectious Diseases, Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute
  • Lyudmila Mazankova, Head, Child Infectional Diseases Chair, the Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Training of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
  • Irina Mikheeva, Head, Laboratory of Immunologic Prophylaxis, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Federal Service on Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance
  • Timofey Nizhegorodtsev, Head, Department for Control of Social Sphere and Trade, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Podkolzin, Head, Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics and Epidemiology of Intestinal Infections, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Federal Service on Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance
  • Yuriy Samsonov, Leading Research Fellow, National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Zagorskiy, General Director, National Immunobiological Company JSC
  • Anton Katlinskiy, Adviser to General Director, National Immunobiological Company JSC
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. HOW BUSINESS SCHOOLS CAN IMPLEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
Expert Discussion

The concept of Social Responsibility dates back to the second half of the 20th century in the USA. It is based on the business ethics typical for European countries. Current research reveals that the Social Responsibility concept is interpreted and perceived differently across cultures.

In Russia, as well as in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the attitude to the Social Responsibility concept is rather controversial. At the same time, the number of academic hours devoted to the issue in business schools’ curricula is increasing.

There is a question to what extent the Social Responsibility concept is valid in the cultural background of the forma socialist countries. The recent scandals (for example VW) compel us to ask a tough question: “Does business really need socially responsible managers?”

Issues for Discussion:

  • How do cultural specifics of the Central and Eastern European countries influence the perception of the CSR concept?
  • How can the CSR concept be adapted to the cultural environment?
  • How can business schools influence the formation of socially responsible managers?
  • How can the gap between CSR theory and practice be reduced?
  • Can socially responsible managers bring benefit to business?

Moderators:

  • Natalya Evtikhieva, General Director, NASDOBR
  • Irina Sennikova, Rector, RISEBA; UN Authorized Agent for Implementing PRME Principles in Business Schools of Central and Eastern Europe

Speakers:

  • Yuriy Blagov, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Centre of Corporate Social Responsibility, Saint Petersburg State University
  • Jonas Haertle, Head, PRME
  • Ekaterina Ivanova, Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainability Management, University of Kaiserslautern
  • Asylbek Kozhakhmetov, President, Almaty Management University
  • Evgenia Pashkevich, International Programs Director, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
  • Danica Purg, Professor of Leadership and Effective Management, President, IEDC - Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
  • Janez Škrabec, Founder, CEO, Riko, d.o.o
  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA International
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 138
FINTECH FIGHT: PARTICIPANTS AND REASONS. THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES
Expert Discussion

Financial technologies – FinTech – are radically changing the way financial companies operate and are setting new trends in the way we save, spend and manage money. Just a few years ago, FinTech was a mere threat to a stable system, but, a whole industry creating new paradigms of financial management has already grown out of small startups and specific departments of big corporations. There are three basic courses at the centre of attention of the new paradigm of finance handling: distributed ledgers (blockchain), digital profile (client data collection and analysis) and electronic currency as one of the compulsory figures of smart contracts. Technological revolution defines challenges faced by financial institutions.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What kind of transformations will happen in the financial industry because of the change of the technological paradigm?
  • Who will win: huge banks or small startups?
  • Who are the FinTech specialists: software developers or entrepreneurs?
  • Best practices of training specialists for FinTech.

Moderators:

  • Alisa Melnikova, Director, Financial Technologies, Projects and Processes Organization Department, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Dmitriy Yagodkin, Head, Project Stream of Corporate Programs, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Anton Arnautov, General Director, Fintech Lab
  • Sofya Chernogortseva, Executive Director, Office for Engagement and Selection of Talents, Sberbank
  • Alexander Didenko, Deputy Vice-Rector, Strategic Planning, Director, Business Incubator, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Timofey Golovin, Head, FinTech Incubator; Deputy Head, Research Laboratory of Economics and Management, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
  • Boris Kim, Executive Director, FinTech Association
  • Igor Kostylev, Editor-in-Chief, Future Banking
  • Alexey Minin, Executive Director, Deloitte Analytics Institute
  • Nikolay Studnikov, Senior Lecturer, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Lecturer, RANEPA
  • Sergey Trukhachev, Deputy Dean, Development, Department of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 0, Room 018
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL TAX POLICY
Expert Discussion

Currently a new consensus is being formed in the world on the distribution rules of the taxable base for multinational companies, based on the proportion of the added value created by the group companies in the countries of operations, and taking into account the challenges of the digital economy and changing business models. In this regard, the strategy of international tax policy of Russia must be formed.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The effect of tax agreements concluded by Russia to attract foreign investment and form the taxable base
  • The future of the transfer pricing rules as the mechanism for allocation of the taxable base of multinational companies between countries
  • Impact of tax agreements on the domestic tax legislation of Russia
  • Possible approaches to the taxation of foreign companies with a virtual presence in Russia

Moderator:

  • Nikolay Milogolov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Tax Policy Research, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Alexandra Kadet, Head, Information Exchange Department, Transfer Pricing Department, Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation
  • Gennadiy Kamyshnikov, Partner, Deloitte
  • Victor Machekhin, Head, Tax Practice, Linklaters Russia; Vice-President International Fiscal Association
  • Nurmatbek Mambetaliev, Head, Tax Policy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Milyausha Pinskaya, Professor, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; Head, Tax Policy Centre, National Research Financial Institute
  • Ludmila Polezharova, Associate Professor, Department of Tax Policy and Customs and Tariff Regulation, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Ruslan Radzhabov, Director, Transfer Pricing Group, EY
  • Ekaterina Vinogradova, Deputy Head, Department of International Tax Relations, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 0, Room 019
LEGAL RISKS OF DIGITALIZATION
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How can digital technologies be integrated in the legal relationship system most effectively?
  • Legal classification of cryptocurrencies: a cyberthreat or an incentive for economic development?
  • Blockchain: risk-oriented digital technology or a means to mitigate legal risks?
  • Are foreign legal means of digitalization acceptable in Russia?

Moderator:

  • Oksana Shmaliy, Head, Tax and Information Law Chair, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Pavel Golosov, Head, Applied Information Technologies Chair, RANEPA
  • Grigoriy Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
  • Artem Koltsov, Head, Expert Council on Digital Economy and Blockchain Technologies, Committee on Economic Development, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Lyudmila Lapteva, Dean, Faculty of Law, RANEPA
  • Andrey Margiev, Deputy Head, Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service of Russia No. 27 for Moscow
  • Igor Mazilin, Managing Partner, INGVARR Advisory & Trust
  • Stanislav Mogilevskiy, Director, Institute of Law and National Security, RANEPA
  • Lyudmila Novoselova, Chairperson, Intellectual Property Court
  • Bronislava Starovoytova, Partner, INGVARR Advisory & Trust
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
THE COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY CIS CIVIL SERVANTS: FINDING ANSWERS TOGETHER
Expert Discussion

Sharing experiences in training human resources for public administration, experience gained in partner universities and organizations of the CIS countries is a promising area for the promotion of international cooperation and launch of joint educational projects.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What forms of cooperation in the CIS countries in training can be considered the most effective?
  • What do partners expect from implementing joint educational projects?
  • What areas of applied research to improve the efficiency of public administration in CIS countries are priorities?

Moderators:

  • Alikhan Baymenov, Chairman, Steering Committee, Regional Hub for Civil Service in Astana
  • Rustam Kasimov, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Andrey Margolin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Lutfiya Abdulkholikzoda, Rector, Institute of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Dmitriy Butashin, Vice-Rector, RANEPA
  • Igor Gancherenok, Rector, Institute for Training of Research Personnel of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus
  • Siyuan Jiang, Deputy Director, Cooperation Division, China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
  • Vladimir Kiku, Director, Department for Humanitarian Cooperation, General Political and Social Problems, the CIS Executive Committee
  • Yuriy Kosov, Deputy Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA
  • Arsen Lokyan, Rector, Academy of Public Administration of the Republic of Armenia
  • Almaz Nasyrov, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Vladimir Shamakhov, Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA
  • Yuan Shengyu, Professor, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law; Dean, China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation
  • Bakhodir Soidamirov, Advisor to the Secretary General, Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS
  • Fatima Zhakypova, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Marat Zhilinskiy, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 137
FORECASTING THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION
Open Dialogue

This session highlights challenges to educating the future workforce given the spread of machine learning, the "freelance economy" and globalization. A recent Oxford University study predicted that in the upcoming decade 47% of the jobs that exist now, will soon no longer be available. How can government and private institutions of higher education and job training programs prepare students to compete effectively in this uncertain world? What will be the most important updates to the curriculum? How can the Russian Federation build leading global programs for a more technological and generally future-oriented education?" 

This panel will consider the following questions leveraging insights from a diverse set of leaders from different industries.

Issues for Discussion:

    • What are the blindspots in the way we educate future leaders?
    • What are radical proposals and provocative ideas for changing the way we think of education?
    • What will the education industry look like in 2030?
    • What are underrated skills that will become essential in the future?

Moderators:

  • Kamil Kuramshin, Social Entrepreneur, Urban Researcher
  • Sam Potolicchio, Director of Global Education, Georgetown University (McCourt); Professor, RANEPA; President, PGLF

Speakers:

  • Ling Fan, Founder, CEO, Tezign; Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum
  • Daisy Guo, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer, Tezign
  • Jonathan Linton, Chair in Operations and Technology Management, Sheffield University Management School
  • Neil Osborn, Chairman, Thoburns Communications Ltd
  • Joseph Quinlan, Managing Director, Chief Market Strategist, U.S. Trust; Professor, New York University
  • Bjorn Stenvers, Executive Director, ICOM Endowment Fund
  • Cory Way, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University