10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – A CHALLENGE FOR MANKIND
Open Lecture

Moderator:

Speaker:

  • Tatyana Chernigovskaya, Professor, Head, Department of Problems of Convergence in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Head, Laboratory for Cognitive Studies, Doctor of Science in Human Physiology, Member, Council, Liberal Arts and Sciences Program, Saint Petersburg State University
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
DESIGNING NEW GLOBALIZATION: WHAT RULES WILL THE WORLD PLAY BY
Expert Discussion

On January 8, 1918, the U.S. President Woodrow Wilson introduced to the Congress his famous 14 points – a draft peace treaty, which was supposed to put an end to World War I. This document formulated the basic principles by which humanity has been trying to live ever since. But are these principles relevant today? Verbal recognition of most of them did not save the world from new wars and conflicts, global inequality and new imbalances in development.

The moment of history in early 1918 is in many respects similar to early 2018. Traditional players weaken, and some fully recede into the past, and the new ones do not want to play by the old rules. Geopolitical shocks and threats make us think about the new principles of world order that will make world politics slightly more controlled. One century after the 14 points, we are making an attempt to rethink them through the prism of the fundamental changes the world experiences today.

Moderator:

  • Igor Yurgens, Chairman, Board, Institute of Contemporary Development

Speakers:

  • Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Andrey Kortunov, General Director, Russian International Affairs Council
  • Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia; Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
  • Zia Qureshi, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Dmitriy Trenin, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center
12:00 – 12:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
AFTER EUROPE (RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE EDITION)
Presentation of the book

In this book, the author reflects on the future of the European Union—and its potential lack of a future. With far-right nationalist parties on the rise and the United Kingdom planning for Brexit, the European Union is in disarray and plagued by doubts as never before. The chapters are devoted to Europe's major problems (especially the political destabilization sparked by the more than 1.3 million migrants from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia), the spread of right-wing populism (including the election of Donald Trump in the United States), and the thorny issues facing member states on the eastern flank of the EU.

  • Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia; Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
GLOBAL COMPETITION: THE ASIAN CHALLENGE
Expert Discussion

We are witnesses of the transformation of the world business environment. For the past two decades, the main driving forces behind global economic growth have been the emerging markets, mostly in the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. However, this growth is easing, and the emerging markets are losing their main advantage, which is the low cost of production connected with cheap labor. The new condition of the world economy has been characterized by the alignment of the rates of growth of developing and developed countries. The most important factor is the development of new technologies that create new markets and drastically transform existing sectors of the economy. The global trading architecture is also changing.

In this context, the key global economic players are looking for new formats of trade and economic development. Large-scale projects and initiatives are being put forward in the Asia-Pacific Region and Eurasia that involve the creation of a new legal framework in the area of trade and the implementation of multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects. What will Russia’s role be in the regional competition for infrastructure and trade?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Why are the rates of economic growth of several Asian countries declining?
  • How are the governments responding to it and why do they put forward large-scale integration and infrastructure initiatives?
  • What are the new rules of world and regional trade?
  • How can Russia respond to the Asian challenge?

Moderator:

  • Nataliya Stapran, Director, Department for Project Support in the Asia-Pacific Region, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Xiang Bing, Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
  • Arturo Bris, Director, IMD World Competitiveness Center
  • Jonathan Fenby, Chairman, China team, Managing Director, European Political Research, Trusted Sources
  • Tatyana Flegontova, Director, the Russian Centre for APEC Studies, RANEPA
  • Yaroslav Lisovolik, Chief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank
  • Frank Pieke, Professor of Modern China Studies, Leiden University
  • Irina Timonina, Dean, Department of International Relations, RANEPA
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
INNOVATION CLUSTERS AS WORLD-CLASS LEADERS IN INVESTMENT ATTRACTIVENESS
Expert Discussion

In 2016, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development held a competition, following which the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Economic Modernization and Innovative Development of Russia approved a list of 12 clusters participating in the priority project of the Ministry called Development of Innovative Clusters – World-Class Leaders in Investment Attractiveness.

Clusters are characterized by a combination of world-class competitiveness of enterprises located in their territory, demonstrating high dynamics of production volume growth with high scientific and technical potential of their research and educational organizations. They specialize in the most important fields of scientific and technological development, including nuclear and radiation technologies, aircraft and spacecraft manufacture, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, new materials, petrochemistry, and information technology.

The Team of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia is sure that within the clusters we will be able to significantly increase the production of innovative products at the junction of various sectors, to create new added value chains based on unique combinations of competences, and thus lay the foundation for lasting and sustainable specific advantages in the global market. They have already formed attractive conditions for foreign partners and accumulated successful experience in the implementation of large-scale investment projects.

During a pitch session to potential foreign investors engaged in the Foreign Investment Advisory Council, heads of executive authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, where innovation clusters participating in the priority project of the Ministry of Economic Development to support leading innovative clusters are located, will give short presentations (up to 7 minutes). Time will be provided for a Q&A session in each presentation.

Issues for Discussion:

    • Mission and tasks for innovation cluster development 
    • Key advantages of a cluster for potential foreign investors in high-tech
    • Success stories (successful joint projects of foreign innovative companies in cluster locations)
    • Plans for regional authorities for the development of innovative clusters
    • Cluster team. How can it help investors?
    • International cluster cooperation: current projects, suggestion on collaboration and cooperation for investors 

Moderator:

  • Pavel Rudnik, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia

Speakers:

  • Mikhail Akim, Vice-President, ABB Russia; Head, Working Groups for Modernization and Innovations, Advisory Council for Foreign Investments and AEB
  • Andrey Antonov, Deputy Governor for Economics, Tomsk Region
  • Dmitriy Bogdanov, Deputy Head of the Government of Ulyanovsk Region
  • André De Rijck, Economics and Trade Attaché, Trade and Economic Representation of the Flemish Region, Embassy of Belgium in Russia
  • Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeniy Kutsenko, Head, Cluster Policy Division, HSE University
  • Alexander Kobenko, Acting Vice-Governor – Minister of Economic Development, Investments and Trade of Samara Region
  • Dmitriy Razumovskiy, Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region
  • Lev Reshetnikov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Novosibirsk Region
  • Alexander Sedov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry, Science and New Technologies of the Republic of Mordovia
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
THE PRACTICES OF INVOLVING COMPANY STAFF IN ACHIEVING THE AMBITIOUS GOALS OF AN ORGANIZATION
Expert Discussion

An important condition for the competitiveness of companies in the knowledge economy is the high involvement of personnel in the affairs of the company, decision elaboration and adoption process. Modern management relies on the combination of traditional and innovative technologies to involve personnel. Involvement practices are integrated with programs for improving human resources management and corporate culture systems. However, the company faces serious challenges in its personnel involvement programs.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What methods and techniques do advanced domestic and foreign companies apply to involve employees in the affairs of the company?
  • What are the obstacles that companies face when implementing programs to involve employees in decision-making and develop personal responsibility for the future of ambitious organizational goals?
  • What requirements for the organizational culture and leaders are raised in the context of the task to involve broad groups of staff in company affairs?

Moderator:

  • Sergey Kalendzhyan, Dean, Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Elena Aksenova, Director, RusHydro Corporate University
  • Olga Bantsekina, Head, Representation Office, Coleman Services UK
  • Veronika Kabalina, Head, Human Resources Management Chair, HSE University
  • Tatyana Kuzmina, HR Director, Avtoprestus Volkswagen
  • Andrey Salnikov, Director, Department of Labor Protection and Social Development, Center for Operation of Space Ground Based Infrastructure
  • Sergey Tsikalyuk, Chairman, Board of Directors, VSK Insurance Company
  • Elena Yakhontova, Professor, RANEPA
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
ECONOMIC COOPERATION AS A SOURCE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN RUSSIA
Expert Discussion

Improved economic growth rates in modern conditions can be achieved, including due to the increased efficiency of interaction with the outside world. The need to build up non-resource exports, intensify integration processes inside the EAEU and with non-CIS countries, facilitate trade procedures in the context of the current global integration turbulence, have made it necessary to form a structured development strategy for Russian foreign economic activity.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What development and export promotion directions are the most promising today?
  • The current freeze of inter-regional integration initiatives — an integration pause or the new normality?
  • Does the Eurasian integration project need a restart?
  • Are there any export potential development methods for the EAEU as an integration union?
  • What trade agreements does the Russian economy need?
  • How strong is the influence of sanctions and counter-sanctions on the Russian economy?
  • What is the business interest in matters of integration policy?
  • What is the role of international standards in the development of the external sector?

Moderator:

  • Alexander Knobel, Director, Center for International Trade Studies, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Sergey Afontsev, Head, Economic Theory Division, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Andrey Lipin, Deputy Director, Department of Monetary Policy, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Pereboev, Area Head, Centre for Integration Research, Eurasian Development Bank
  • Matthias Schepp, Chairman, Board, the Russian-German Chamber of Foreign Trade
  • Anastasiya Stepanova, Coordinator, Research Project “Challenges and Opportunities of a Wider European and Eurasian Economic Space”, IIASA (Austria)
  • Ulf Schneider, General Director, SCHNEIDER GROUP
  • Nataliya Volchkova, Professor, New Economic School
10:00 – 12:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 237
DYNAMICALLY DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES: IDENTIFICATION OF A MANAGEMENT MODEL
Expert Discussion

The term "dynamically changing communities" is widely used at conferences in the countries with transitional economies. The clarified mission of the Association of Business Schools of Central and Eastern Europe (CEEMAN) highlights the special attention that the Association pays to business schools which "work in transient and dynamically changing societies".

The great majority of Business School deans in countries with transient and dynamically changing societies suggest that management models and the specificity of doing business in those countries have a lot in common. However, deep and structured research, as well as attempts of expert assessments of these problems at the international level, have either not been undertaken at all, or have been restricted and not fully reliable. This makes the discussion of the opportunities and cooperation between business schools in dynamically changing communities an issue of paramount importance.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What do “dynamically developing societies” have in common in terms of doing business, apart from the increasing uncertainty and unpredictability of the economic environment?
  • Are there certain basic values inherent in the business of these countries, which are not typical or less pronounced in other countries?
  • What is the value of such cooperation for real business and what are the ways of increasing it?
  • What are the chances that countries with a "dynamically developing society" may have management models that differ from the classical models taught in business schools?

Moderator:

  • Danica Purg, Professor of Leadership and Effective Management, President, IEDC - Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN

Speakers:

  • Vesselin Blagoev, Professor, Vice Rector, Varna University of Management
  • Jean-François Fiorina, Vice-Dean, Grenoble École de Management
  • Nick Obolensky, Professor, London School of Business
  • Andrey Kolyada, Rector, EMAS Business School
  • Konstantin Shamber, General Director, Centre for Strategic Intercultural Communications
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
ENDOWMENT: LESSONS OF THE DECADE
Expert Discussion

10 years of the Russian endowment market. During this period, more than one hundred major organizations working in the most important social well-being areas, i.e. education, science, culture, healthcare, etc., have created their own reserve trust capitals (endowments) relying on sustainable development and financial well-being.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Target capital market in Russia: yesterday, today, tomorrow
  • Conditions for development of Russian endowments – through or against?
  • Culture of contributions to the trust capital – secrets of successful fundraising
  • Effective management of endowment – the best market practices
  • Future of target capitals – reserves for development

Moderator:

  • Irina Tolmacheva, Head, Research Projects and Intellectual Property Division, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Evgeniy Balatskiy, Head, Problems of Innovation Activity in the Higher Education System Division, the Russian Institute of Economics, Policy and Law in Scientific and Technical Sphere
  • Svetlana Lavrova, Advisor to the Rector, European University at St Petersburg; Executive Director, EUSP Foundation
  • Oksana Oracheva, General Director, Vladimir Potanin Foundation
  • Lyudmila Panteleeva, Member, Board of Trustees, Peterhof Endowment Fund
  • Alexey Timofeev, President, National Association of Stock Market Traders
  • Roza Voronina, Director, Office for Non-Profit Organizations, Gazprombank – Assets Management PLC
  • German Vetrov, Deputy Director, Department for Strategic Development and Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
12:00 – 12:30
Break
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
PROJECT “NATIONAL CHAMPIONS”: 2017 RESULTS AND NEW CHALLENGES
Expert Discussion

Since June 2016, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia has been implementing a priority project National Champions. At the first stage of implementation, out of the companies participating in the TekhUspekh-2016 ranking, 30 leading companies were selected. During the year of 2017, companies received personal information and consulting support, assistance in collaboration with public authorities and development institutions, governmental companies, promotion in foreign markets with the assistance of trade missions of the Russian Federation and other mechanisms and tools, consulting in development of medium-term growth strategies, and support in overcoming administrative barriers. In 2017, new participants will be added to the list of project participants.

Within the round table it is suggested to summarize the work done, to introduce the ongoing project activities to the new members, and discuss the planned activities for 2018 with participants.

A specific feature of the project in 2018 will be the focus of its participants on new markets of the National Technological Initiative (NTI), involvement of participants in the Digital Economy program, and the formation of new mechanisms for attracting investment (crowdfunding, crowd-lending).

Issues for Discussion:

  • National Champions priority project implementation results in 2017
  • Meeting new project participants
  • Discussing the work plan for 2018

Moderator:

  • Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Alexander Afanasiev, Head, Board, Moscow Stock Exchange
  • Mikhail Akim, Vice-President, ABB Russia; Head, Working Groups for Modernization and Innovations, Advisory Council for Foreign Investments and AEB
  • Kirill Bulatov, General Director, VEB Innovation
  • Alexander Idrisov, President, Strategy Partners Group
  • Dan Medovnikov, Director, Institute of Innovation Management, HSE University
  • Alexander Povalko, General Director, Chairman, Board, RVC JSC
  • Sergey Savitskiy, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department for Strategic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Strupinskiy, General Director, Special Systems and Technologies Group of Companies
  • Andrey Yakovlev, Director, Institute of Enterprises and Markets Analysis, HSE University
  • Oleg Zhelezko, Managing Partner, Da Vinci Capital
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • State regulation of accommodation costs during the 2018 FIFA World Cup
  • The life of hospitality facilities after the 2018 World Cup: the experience of APEC (Vladivostok), the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Adaptation of cultural heritage sites for the hotel and restaurant business: successful projects

Moderator:

  • Vadim Prasov, Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia

Speakers:

  • Irina Goncharova, Deputy Dean, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Business, RANEPA
  • Sergey Kolesnikov, Operational Director, Alliance Hotel Management
  • Anton Protsentov, General Director, Management Company, GOST Hotel Management
  • Vadim Solovyov, General Director, Administrative Directorate of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation JSC
  • Ivanna Tabachnikova, General Manager, Sukharevsky Hotel
  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department for Strategic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Strupinskiy, General Director, Special Systems and Technologies Group of Companies
  • Andrey Yakovlev, Director, Institute of Enterprises and Markets Analysis, HSE University
  • Oleg Zhelezko, Managing Partner, Da Vinci Capital
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
DNA OF HIDDEN CHAMPIONS
Expert Discussion

The definition of Hidden Champions was introduced by Hermann Simon in the mid-1980s and refers to companies that are international leaders in the exclusive niche and thus ensure their dominant positions at home and easily expand into new markets. This business model is embedded in the DNA of Russian entrepreneurship. In the Russian Empire, many companies were leaders at home and spread their influence on international markets. In the late nineteenth century, oil production had just begun to develop, and major export industries were consumer goods, food and mining. European homes had pianos made in Saint Petersburg and chandeliers from the Dyakovsky crystalware factory, and the roof of Notre Dame was made of metal manufactured by the Ural plant.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the view of the Russian population on business and entrepreneurs, what is paradoxical about this view? Do stereotypes facilitate or hinder the fight for the customer at home?
  • What is a stereotype based on? Image of the Russian entrepreneur in classical literature, what images are inherent in the Russian culture?
  • What is the social and economic and historical background of this attitude towards entrepreneurship?
  • What difficulties does the Russian brand face when entering the international market?
  • How to overcome all the difficulties and create a Russian brand to become more famous worldwide than Kalashnikov?

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Evgeniy Demin, General Director, SPLAT
  • Valeriy Fedorov, General Director, the Russian Public Opinion Research Center
  • Mikhail Levchuk, Deputy General Director, Argus Security
  • Sergey Medvedev, Professor, HSE University
  • Andrey Movchan, Director, Economic Policy Program, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Frank Schauff, General Director, Association of European Businesses
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
INSTITUTIONS IN THE RUSSIAN MODEL OF ECONOMIC POLICY MAKING
Expert Discussion

The panel discussion is by experts in the field of political economy from Russia, the US and Great Britain. Business analysts and economic experts assess modernization and the ongoing question of economic reforms. They look at the level of risk in Russia's political and economic institutions in an era of renationalization. They discuss the «technocratic model of policy-making»: can it meet the requirements for investment-led growth? Although the state has successfully managed major challenges in repeated crisis in the past, to what extent will the role of influential interest groups and continued dependence of the Russian economy on resource revenues and international capital flows position Russia for faster growth in the future?

Issues for Discussion:

    • Do attractive risk-adjusted returns to investment require further progress in the judiciary and law courts, especially the criminal justice system?
    • Will the Russian government successfully manage future currency crises while simultaneously maintaining and deepening the state’s underlying structural vulnerabilities?
    • In a rapidly-developing world economy, what has to change for Russia to move up the technological value-chain and successfully complete with technological giants such as China?

Moderator:

  • Carol S. Leonard, Professor, Director, Center for Russian Studies, RANEPA; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

Speakers:

  • Ben Aris, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Business New Europe
  • Maxim Bouev, Professor, European University at St Petersburg; Vice-Rector, Strategic Development, New Economic School
  • Vladimir Gelman, Professor, European University at St Petersburg
  • Christopher Granville, Managing Director, Director, EMEA and Global Political Research, Trusted Sources
  • Juliet Johnson, Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University; Visiting Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Peter Rutland, Professor of Government, Director, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Wesleyan University
  • Alexey Zakharov, Assistant Professor, HSE University
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO ASSESSING POPULATION AGING
Expert Discussion

The keynote report will focus on the latest approaches to the measurement of population aging, the definition of the old age threshold and using them to analyze aging in countries around the world and in Russia. The report will present new approaches and analysis results that help you take a fresh look at the problem of population aging throughout the world.

The use of the prospective old-age dependency ratio (POADR) to assess current and future aging based on UN population forecasts for almost all countries of the world until 2100 shows that the share of the elderly will increase slower or even decrease compared with the forecasts based on the traditional chronological age. The report will also provide an analysis of the Russian population aging at both federal and regional levels.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Impact of increased life expectancy on the demographic situation
  • Global forecast of society’s demographic structure
  • Age inflation, old age threshold and pension age
  • Regional demographic differentiation in Russia

Moderator:

  • Valeriy Yelizarov, Head, Centre for Population Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Keynote report:

  • Sergei Scherbov, Head, International Laboratory of Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA; Program Deputy Director, World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria); Head, Population Dynamics and Forecasting Group, the Vienna Institute of Demography

Speakers:

  • Sergey Afanasyev, Deputy Chairman, Board, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation
  • Tatyana Klyachko, Director, Centre for Economics of Continuous Education, RANEPA
  • Anton Kotyakov, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Tatiana Maleva, Director, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast, RANEPA
  • Alexander Surinov, Head, Federal State Statistics Service
  • Asghar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, University of Southampton
14:30 – 15:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
THE SON ALSO RISES: SURNAMES AND THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL MOBILITY (RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE EDITION)
Presentation of the book

How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, Gregory Clark shows that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries: the mobility rates are lower than conventionally estimated, do not significantly vary across societies, and are resistant to social policies.

  • Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics, Chairman, Steering Committee, All-UC Group in Economic History, University of California, Davis
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
FINANCIAL CONTROL AND BANKING SUPERVISION IN A DIGITAL STATE
Expert Discussion

The growing digitalization of economic processes forms the basis for the formation of new markets and creates new conditions for the functioning of the entire economic system. All this helps to establish the Digital State and changes the nature of requirements for institutions, techniques and technologies of supervision and control in the economy.

The formation of an open global digital economic space increases the importance and transforms the content of the state financial control, banking and fiscal supervision, requires a substantial revision of the normative and legal compliance, and establishes the necessity for large-scale implementation of state control and supervision of new information opportunities (big data, blockchain, etc.).

Issues for Discussion:

  • Financial control and development of cryptocurrencies in financial markets 
  • Institutional innovations in public financial control 
  • Banking supervision and its legal background: new challenges
  • Budget supervision in the digital economy

Moderator:

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

Keynote reports:

  • Valeriy Goreglyad, Chief Auditor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation; Professor, RANEPA
  • Victor Polterovich, President Emeritus, New Economic Association; Academician, the Russian Academy of Sciences

Speakers:

  • Roman Artyukhin, Head, Federal Treasury
  • Beslan Baratelia, Chairman, National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia
  • Tatyana Blinova, Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeniy Danchikov, Head, Chief Accountability Office, Moscow
  • Victor Dementiev, Correspondent Member, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Alexander Efremov, CFO, RANEPA
  • Aleš Gerloch, Vice-Rector, Charles University in Prague
  • Marie Karfíková, Head, Department of Financial Law and Financial Science, Member of the Scientific Council, Law Faculty, Charles University in Prague; Arbitrator, Arbitration Court at the Czech Republic Economic Chamber and Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic
  • Alexey Minin, Executive Director, Deloitte Analytics Institute
  • Mikhail Oseevskiy, President, Rostelecom PJSC
  • Maxim Safonov, Director, Centre for Financial Technologies, Institute for System Programming, the Russian Academy of Sciences; Deputy President, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Elina Sidorenko, Professor, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Forensics Chair, MGIMO-University
  • Sergey Solonin, General Director, Fintech Association
  • Alexey Terekhov, Vice-President, FBK Grant Thornton
  • Ekaterina Trofimova, General Director, Analytical Credit Rating Agency
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
CHALLENGES OF THE MONETARY POLICY OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA UNDER DISINFLATION
Expert Discussion

In 2017, the Bank of Russia continued to pursue a moderately stringent monetary policy aimed at achieving a target inflation rate of 4%. Herewith, in the second half of the year, there has been a significant deviation of actual inflation from the target. This defines the relevance of discussion on the causes and consequences of differences between the target and actual inflation, analysis of consequences for economic dynamics and inflation expectations of economic agents.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Optimal target inflation
  • Sectoral and regional structure of inflation in Russia
  • Level of real and quoted interest rates in Russia and their effects on economic activity as a tool to control inflation and inflation expectations
  • External conditions of the monetary policy of the Bank of Russia, long-term strategy of the monetary policy of the Bank of Russia
  • Prospects of the exchange rate policy of the Bank of Russia
  • Coordination of the monetary and fiscal policy
  • Tools to manage inflation expectations by monetary authorities

Moderator:

  • Pavel Trunin, Head, Macroeconomics and Finance, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Speakers:

  • Polina Badasen, Director, Department of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Igor Dmitriev, Director, Monetary Policy Department, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Evsey Gurvich, Head, Economic Expert Group; Member, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
  • Natalya Karlova, Head, Sectoral and Regional Studies Division, Department of Research and Forecasting, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Kirill Kononov, Senior Analysts, Centre for Economic Forecast, Gazprombank JSC
  • Natalya Orlova, Chief Economist, Alfa-Bank JSC
  • Oleg Solntsev, Head, Analysis of Monetary and Credit Policy and Banking, Centre for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecast

Experts:

  • Alexander Isakov, Chief Economist, Russia and the CIS, VTB Capital
  • Sergei Drobyshevskiy, Director, Research, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
12:30 – 14:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 138
MIGRATION AS ONE OF THE MAIN CHALLENGES OF TODAY’S WORLD
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

    • Migration and culture: is there a clash of civilizations?
    • How do migrants adapt? And does it happen at all?
    • Migrants in the labor market: what are the benefits and risks?
    • Radical ideologies in the migrant environment: how pressing is the problem?

Moderator:

  • Irina Starodubrovskaya, Head, Political Economy and Regional Development, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Speakers:

  • Yuliya Florinskaya, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast, RANEPA
  • Konstantin Kazenin, Director, Centre for Regional and Urban Studies, RANEPA
  • Nikita Mkrtchan, Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast, RANEPA
  • Sergei Panarin, Head, Centre for Studies of Common Problems of the Modern East
  • Nikolay Plotnikov, Head, Centre for Scientific and Analytical Information, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Evgeniy Varshaver, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Regional and Urban Studies, RANEPA
12:30 – 14:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 137
MACROECONOMIC MODELING OF THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY
Expert Discussion

The events of late 2014 marked a drastic change in the dynamics of Russian macroeconomic indicators. In particular, almost no one expected such a massive devaluation of the ruble in 2014, and the economic downturn in 2015-2016, according to the forecasts of most analytical agencies, was expected to be more profound. Within the session, it is suggested to discuss the existing macroeconomic models to analyze business cycle factors and economic policy in the Russian Federation, the role of the shift of the Bank of Russia from the managed ruble exchange rate regime to the inflation targeting regime in stabilizing business activity and promising areas of adapting the existing models to the current economic realities in order to build forecasts and analytical support for economic policy decisions.

Issues for Discussion:

    • How did the terms-of-trade shocks and other fundamental macroeconomic factors contribute to the dynamics of Russian macroeconomic indicators?
    • What is the role of monetary policy, in particular, of inflation targeting, in stabilizing business activity in the Russian Federation?
    • Can inflation processes in the domestic economy be described using the New Keynesian Phillips Curve?
    • What problems arise when evaluating components of the Russian GDP business cycle?
    • What are adaptation options of existing models to current economic realities?

Moderator:

  • Andrey Polbin, Head, Laboratory of Economic Processes Mathematics Modeling, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Taisiya Gorshkova, Research Fellow, Laboratory of Macroeconomic Forecast, RANEPA
  • Philip Kartaev, Head, Mathematics Methods of Economic Analysis Chair, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Rodion Lomivorotov, Senior Economist, Sberbank CIB
  • Sergey Merzlyakov, Deputy Head, Laboratory, HSE University
  • Andrey Shulgin, Senior Lecturer, HSE-University (Nizhny Novgorod)
  • Alexey Tsarev, Junior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Macroeconomic Forecast, RANEPA
  • Marina Turuntseva, Head, Laboratory, RANEPA
  • Andrey Zubarev, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA
12:30 – 14:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 237
GENDER DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY AS KEY TO THE SUCCESS IN THE CHANGING WORLD
Expert Discussion

Gender diversity has been on the business agenda for many years. According to research, women and men in business environment assess the features of good leadership differently, and have a different understanding of how these features should be used in practice, which leads to different leadership styles. In a world characterized by instability, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, business and society need great and different leaders. Balanced gender diversity could lay the groundwork to tackle VUCA challenges.

Business schools are those who can offer a solution to achieve the necessary gender balance. This requires close cooperation with the business community, and numerous recent cases from Russia (and from all over the world) already demonstrate examples of successful approaches and practices.

Issues for Discussion:

    • What are the examples of successful business cases to balance gender diversity?
    • What are ways and methods business schools can use to enhance a positive impact of gender diversity?
    • How would this help to meet the challenges in a VUCA environment?

Moderators:

  • Tim Mescon, Vice President, Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, AACSB International
  • Marina Pochinok, HR Expert, International Olympic Committee

Speakers:

  • Alsu Akhmetshina, Director, Higher School of Business, Kazan Federal University
  • Ekaterina Aleksandrova, Director, Business and Commerce Development, The Coca-Cola Company (Russia)
  • Irina Kibina, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Old Age for Joy Charity Fund
  • Danica Purg, Professor of Leadership and Effective Management, President, IEDC - Bled School of Management; President, CEEMAN
  • Ekaterina Shulman, Political Scientist, Associate Professor, RANEPA
  • Irina Zguralskaya, Representative of RANEPA in France
14:30 – 15:30
Lunch Break
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
THE SEAMY SIDE OF THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS IN RUSSIA
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The potential of gastronomic tourism for Russian regions
  • Restaurant market trends of 2018: reformatting of business, demand for new formats, opposition of small and large businesses, tenants and bailors
  • Russian product in the restaurant business: problems of logistics, suppliers
  • The final stage of preparations for the 2018 World Cup in the hospitality industry. Major problems and vulnerabilities

Moderator:

  • Igor Bukharov, President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia; Dean, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Business, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Leonid Gelibterman, President, International Food and Gastronomy Centre
  • Ivan Merkulov, President, PIR Expo International Exhibition Project
  • Sergey Mironov, Head, RestConsult Restaurant Business Optimization Agency
  • Alexey Vasilchuk, Co-Owner, RESTart Holding
  • Boris Zarkov, Owner, White Rabbit
  • Sergey Zaytsev, President, Rosinter Restaurants Holding PJSC
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
APEC ECONOMIES: NEW TECHNOLOGY MARKETS DEVELOPMENT
Expert Discussion

Today, the most relevant areas of international innovation cooperation are the exchange of experiences in cluster policy, technology transfer, promoting research and funding of joint projects, support for high-tech companies to enter foreign markets, valorization of knowledge and commercialization of scientific research results. In this regard, Russia has currently proposed to implement in APEC an initiative for the development of international interaction between innovative clusters and regions of APEC economies, and an initiative for the coordination of policies of APEC economies in the formation of new technology markets of the future. These initiatives were endorsed at the meeting of the APEC's Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI), held in February 2017 in Vietnam (Hanoi). The practical result of the initiatives will be joint national efforts of APEC economies to achieve synergy from coordinated scientific, technological and innovation development.

Issues for Discussion:

  • International cooperation of innovative clusters in APEC economies
  • Global practices to support private high-growth innovative companies
  • National practice of forming new technology markets and international cooperation in the APEC region, sharing experiences

Moderator:

  • Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Tatyana Flegontova, Director, the Russian Centre for APEC Studies, RANEPA
  • Ekaterina Islankina, Cluster Policy Officer, Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, HSE University
  • Siyuan Jiang, Deputy Director, Cooperation Division, China National Institute for SCO International Exchange and Judicial Cooperation, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
  • Antonina Levashenko, Head, Russia-OECD Centre, RANEPA
  • Dan Medovnikov, Director, Institute of Innovation Management, HSE University
  • Galina Sagieva, Head, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Department, Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, HSE University
  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department for Strategic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Nataliya Stapran, Director, Department for Project Support in the Asia-Pacific Region, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Denis Unzhakov, Deputy Director, Department of Support of the National Technology Initiative, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
POLITICAL TRENDS: ASSESSMENT, ANALYSIS, FORECAST
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

    • What changes have occurred in the political system in the past year?
    • Which of these changes cause concern and which, on the contrary, are good?
    • What risks for the system appear to be serious in the short and medium term?
    • What was the most significant in terms of the stability of the system and its prospects in the past year?
    • What significant events should we expect in 2018?

Moderator:

  • Leonid Gozman, President, Perspektiva Fund

Speakers:

  • Denis Dragunskiy, Journalist, Writer
  • Vladimir Gelman, Professor, European University at St Petersburg
  • Andrey Kolesnikov, Journalist, Head, the Russian Internal Politics and Political Institutions, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Alexey Levinson, Head, Department of Social and Cultural Studies, Levada-Center
  • Dmitry Oreshkin, Political Scientist
  • Nikolay Petrov, Professor, HSE University
  • Georgiy Satarov, President, INDEM Foundation
  • Tatiana Vorozheikina, Professor, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
EFFECTIVE STATE PROCUREMENT: PRICE vs QUALITY
Expert Discussion

Active development of the contract system: public, municipal and corporate procurement, makes it possible both to focus on the domestic changes and consider them in the context of the development of international relations between Russia and the world.

The value of the whole structure of public procurement is that each year of the contract system operation identifies new tasks, targets for improvement, management and control of public, municipal and corporate procurement.

Issues for Discussion:

    • The contract system as a basis for the effective spending of budgetary funds
    • Unified Information System (UIS) – space for development
    • World of procurement – demand and priorities
    • Price/quality: looking for a balance
    • Anti-monopoly regulation in the contract system
    • Procurement electronization – opening participation opportunities 
    • Catalog of Goods, Works and Services: overcoming obstacles
    • Procurement system. How to encourage participation?

Moderator:

  • Elena Agapova, Director, Centre of Competition Policy and Public Contracts Development, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Irina Bakhtina, Vice-President, Member, Board of Directors, Unilever
  • Nataliya Bocharova, Director, Department of Expert, Analytical and Control Activities in the Sphere of Federal Property Transactions, Resources of Reserve Funds of the Federal Budget and Complex Analysis of Effectiveness in Federal Contractual System Functioning, Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Braverman, General Director, Chairman, Board, Federal Corporation for Small- and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship Development
  • Tatiana Demidova, Director, Department of Budget Policy in the Contract System Sphere, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Gerasimov, First Deputy General Director – Executive Director, Interfax Information Services Group
  • Artem Lobov, Head, Office for Control over Government Procurements Placing, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Zhigarev, Chairman, Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovation Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Russian Federation
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
SCIENTISTS WITHOUT BORDERS: BIG DATA, SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
Expert Discussion

The session will be devoted to issues of open science in Russia and the world, decision-making in research and innovation policy based on Big Data, modern ways of communication and interaction between scientists, the authorities and universities. Leading world and domestic experts will participate in a free discussion of issues that scientists and administrators face in the new information reality.

Issues for Discussion:

    • How does Big Data influence strategic decision making in science and innovation policy?
    • Where in this new digital reality is a scientist and how is his or her academic career transformed?
    • Can there be a prudent approach in the state of digital euphoria?
    • What • What are its new opportunities and potential risks for a scientist, a university, and the state?
    • What can open science offer to the world?

Moderators:

  • Oksana Medvedeva, Head, Department of Scientific and Informational Development, RANEPA
  • Ivan Zasurskiy, President, Association of Online Publishers

Speakers:

  • Gregg Gordon, President, SSRN
  • Alexey Gusev, Director, Department for Development of Innovation Ecosystem, RVC JSC
  • Dmitriy Malkov, Director, Centre for Scientific Communications, ITMO University
  • Sergey Matveev, Director, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Igor Osipov, General Director, Digital Science Russia; Vice-President, EMEA
  • Sergey Parinov, Deputy Director, Research, Central Economic and Mathematical Institute, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Martijn Roelandse, Head, Publishing Innovation, Springer Nature
  • Dmitriy Semyachkin, General Director, Cyberleninka
  • Mike Taylor, Head, Metrics Development, Digital Science
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 137
STUDENT SPORTS: NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS
Expert Discussion

A high level of interest in matters of a formation of healthy lifestyle in youth environment and attention from the state make student sports one of the priorities of the current youth policy. At this development stage, the formation of a single concept of the development of student sports in Russia is important.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What performance criteria must student leagues and student sports clubs meet?
  • How can information and educational programs be included in the student sports system?
  • How can the development of mass sports be encouraged in universities?

Moderator:

  • Kirill Shchitov, MP, Chairman, Commission for Physical Culture, Sports and Youth Policy, Moscow City Duma

Speakers:

  • Alexey Danilin, Head, Executive Directorate, Moscow University Hockey League
  • Mikhail Degtyarev, MP, Chairman, Committee on Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Dmitriy Golovin, Chairman, Association of University Sports Clubs of Russia; Head Senator Student Sports Club, RANEPA
  • Sergey Grunis, First Vice-President, Association of Street Basketball
  • Nikolay Gulyaev, Head, Department for Sports and Tourism, Moscow City Administration
  • Alexey Kinash, General Director, Association of University and Youth Sports
  • Dmitriy Krasnyukov, Head, Office for Implementation of City Programs and Support of Sports Organizations, Department for Sports and Tourism, Moscow City Administration
  • Sergey Kryukov, Executive Director, Association of University Basketball
  • Tatyana Lebedeva, MP, Federal Council of the Russian Federation; Long Jump Olympic Champion
  • Oleg Matytsin, President, International University Sports Federation; Emeritus President, the Russian University Sports Union
  • Igor Moskalev, Director, Centre for Monitoring of the Quality of Educational Services Programs, Assistant Professor, Anti-Crisis Regulation and Risks Management Chair, RANEPA
  • Edward Nechaev, Executive Director, Moscow Regional Branch, the Russian University Sports Union
  • Nataliya Pochinok, Rector, Russian State Social University; President, the National State Chess League
  • Andrey Stukalov, President, National University Football League
  • Valentin Zhukov, Advisor to the President, All-Russian Volleyball Federation; Honored Coach of the USSR
  • Ilya Volodarskiy, General Director, the All-Russian Association of Beach Sports
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 138
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MULTIDISCIPLINARY VISION
Expert Discussion

The discussion is devoted to problems of economic development and includes consideration of the variety of factors that influence it: from the institutes that are traditional for economics, human capital and technological progress to political design and social modernization. The round table will try and give a broad picture of the problem of economic development and, therefore, it includes speeches on the issues of economy, political science, sociology and history. Answers to these questions are important to understand the key problems of modern economic development.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Are high-quality institutions, such as the property rights protection, a sufficient factor to ensure automatic economic development?
  • What does social modernization depend on, what is its role and how does it happen?
  • Core values of the Russian people in the European context
  • How strong is the role of human capital in the development of economy and society, and what may limit the impact of human capital on economic development?
  • What is the importance of sophistication of exports for economic growth and development?
  • What are the advantages and risks of transitional institutions? Is there a danger that temporary institutional solutions may become permanent?

Moderator:

  • Mariya Kazakova, Head, Laboratory of Economic Growth Problems Studies, Institute of Applied Economic Research, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Anna Fedyunina, Director, Analytical Centre, HSE University (Saint Petersburg)
  • Mikhail Komin, Expert, Institutions and Society, Center for Strategic Research
  • Ivan Lyubimov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Economic Growth Problems, RANEPA
  • Vladimir Magun, Head, Laboratory of Comparative Research of Collective Consciousness, Expert Institute, HSE University
  • Maxim Rudnev, Leading Research Fellow, Laboratory of Comparative Research of Collective Consciousness, Expert Institute, HSE University
  • Dmitriy Travin, Professor, Department of Economics, Academic Director, Centre for Modernization Research, European University at St Petersburg
  • Ilya Voskoboynikov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Inflation Problems and Economic Growth Research, HSE University
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
FINANCIAL LITERACY AS A COMPETENCE FOR LIFE
Expert Discussion

In modern conditions of increased use of financial services, sophistication and emergence of new financial instruments, financial literacy issues have become extremely relevant, and personal financial literacy assurance is an important factor in people’s economic welfare. In order to achieve the objectives of improving the financial literacy of the population, the Russian Ministry of Finance project Promotion of Financial Literacy and Financial Education Level in the Russian Federation has been implemented since 2011. In September 2017, the Government approved the Strategy to Increase Financial Literacy in the Russian Federation for 2017-2023. One of the key areas of the Strategy is the formation of the advanced competencies of a financially literate person in the younger generation. As part of its implementation, the experience of the Project of the Russian Ministry of Finance shall be communicated.

Issues for Discussion:

    • The Government Strategy to improve the financial literacy of the population, priorities and major tasks
    • Educational programs to form reasonable financial conduct and a responsible attitude among Russian citizens toward personal finance
    • Introduction of practical competencies in secondary and higher education in the digital economy
    • Establishing an institutional and methodological framework for improving the financial literacy at the federal and regional levels

Moderators:

  • Pavel Chernykh, Director, Skills Center; Member, Council on Professional Qualifications under the President of the Russian Federation
  • Anna Zelentsova, Project Strategic Coordinator; Co-Chair, Subgroup on Financial Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy, G20; Member, Board of Trustees, International Network on Financial Education, OECD

Speakers:

  • Nikolay Berzon, Head, Federal Methodological Centre for Financial Literacy of the System of General and Secondary Vocational Education
  • Andrey Bokarev, Director, Department of International Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Chesnokov, Director, Centre for Regional and Federal Programs, RANEPA
  • Guzeliya Imaeva, General Director, NAFI Research Centre
  • Ninel Khan, Director, RANEPA Centre; Lecturer, Federal Methodic Centre
  • Mikhail Khromov, Head, Laboratory of Financial Research, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Elena Kuzmina, Head, Regional Centre for Financial Literacy, Tomsk Region
  • Alexey Polkovnikov, President, Project Management Association “SOVNET”; Managing Partner, Project PRACTICE Group of Companies
  • Ekaterina Sharnikova, Director, School No. 717, Moscow
  • Svetlana Silina, Head, Methodic Group, Federal Methodic Centre
  • Nikita Trofimov, Expert, System of Voluntary Certification of Managers, RANEPA
  • Larisa Zagrebova, Director, Gymnasium No. 1, Samara
15:30 – 17:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 237
MBA PROGRAMS IN THE ERA OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Expert Discussion

Modern business is learning how to work under the VUCA environment and in the era of disruptive technologies. The new challenges create a necessity for dramatic change of degree programs as the core of the management education market. Dissatisfaction and criticism of management education by the business community is growing. Business argues that communication between business academics and the business community appears to be insufficient, that the program syllabus is too theoretical and does not meet the “just in time” market requirements.

The leading business schools of Russia and the world are searching for new ways and forms of active cooperation with the business community, for the proper balance between research-based and fundamental knowledge and business-oriented practical skills in their program syllabus.

Traditional and in-class methods of teaching and training face the challenge of disruptive IT technologies and virtualization of education.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What kind of MBA program portfolio does meet the market expectations?
  • Should speed of changes in the business world shorten the duration of the degree programs?
  • How globalization and the digital world could impact the Master’s level program formats
  • What are the ways and forms of cooperating to create a synergy of customer-oriented knowledge and skills?

Moderators:

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

Speakers:

  • Sergey Kalendzhyan, Dean, Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA
  • Konstantin Krotov, First Deputy Director, Graduate School of Management, Saint Petersburg State University
  • Paul Matthyssens, Dean, Antwerp Management School
  • Olivier Oger, Emeritus Dean, EDHEC Business School
  • Valeriya Pavlyukovskaya, Partner, Russia and the CIS, IMD
  • Vitaliy Podolskiy, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, HoReCa Band Group Ltd.
  • Vyacheslav Romanov, President, Wharton Alumni Association in Russia
  • Blair Sheppard, Global Leader, Strategy and Leadership Development, PwC