Forum program

10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
The New Tax Policy in Russia: What Changes May Lie Ahead After 2018?
Panel Discussion

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

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

Experts:

  • 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
  • Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
09:00 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION: MOTIVES, PRIORITIES, PROBLEMS
Business Breakfast Forbes

With the support of Prosveshcheniye Publishing House JSC

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

  • Nikolay Uskov, Editorial Director, Forbes Russia

Participants:

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

Trianon dialogue expert discussion

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

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


Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Jean Chambaz, President, Sorbonne University
  • Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Mau, Rector, RANEPA
  • Pierre Morel, Co-Chairman, Trianon Dialogue
  • Sergey Sinelnikov-Murylev, Rector, Russian Foreign Trade Academy
  • Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO-University
  • Emmanuel Tric, President, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Frédérique Vidal, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
08:30 – 10:30
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237, Invitation-only
25 Years: Foreign Investments in Russia's Social and Economic Development
Business breakfast

Issues for Discussion:

  • How have realities of work for investors in Russia changed over 25 years? What is the secret formula for growth and sustainability of business: localization and strategic partnerships, investments or cost reduction? What are best practices?
  • How far did global companies become Russian companies, did they provide the Russian market with high-quality goods, and did they start exporting products manufactured in Russia abroad?
  • The world has changed: supply chains, regional needs, labor costs are changing -- to what extent does the Russian market continue to be attractive for foreign investors in the current environment?
  • Interaction of business and authorities: how does the level of dialogue of the Russian authorities and investors meet the expectations of investors and what has to be done to bring the dialogue to a new level?
  • Growth points: infrastructure, entrepreneurship and regions -- how can foreign companies contribute to further development of the Russian economy? 

Moderator:

  • Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Lev Kuznetsov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus Affairs
  • Andrey Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
  • Andrey Vorobyov, Governor, Moscow Region
  • Svetlana Orlova, Governor, Vladimir Region
  • Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
  • Victor Tolokonsky, Governor, Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • Alexander Braverman, General Director – Chairman of the Board, MSP Corporation
  • Ljubo Grujic, General Director, Coca-Cola Company, Russia
  • Aleksey Grigoriev, Head, Moscow Representative Office, METRO AG
  • Vadim Vlasov, President of Novartis Group Russia, Regional Director of Novartis for Eastern and Central Europe and the CIS
  • Valery Schapov, President, Mars Incorporated Russia
  • JV Raman, President, Unilever in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
  • Elena Zosimova, Head, Cargill Office, Russia
  • Elena Kartasheva, General Director, Abbott Laboratories
  • Johan Vanderplaetse, Senior Vice-President, President for Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric
  • Christoph Roehrig, Vice President, Head of HR Russia & CIS, BASF SE
  • Marwan Akar, Managing Director, MSD in Russia and EEU
  • Martial Rolland, Deputy Executive Vice President, Nestlé S.A.; CEO, Nestlé Professional
  • Ivette Salib, General Manager, Russia & CIS, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies
  • Konstantin Tserazov, Member of the Management Board, Senior Vice President, Head of Investment Business, Otkritie Holding JSC
  • Mikhail Alekseev, Board Chairman, UniCredit Bank
  • Mumin Azamhuzhaev, President, Russia and CIS, Caterpillar
  • Naira Adamian, General Director, Sanofi Russia
  • Niels Hessman, CEO, Bayer
  • Robert Nichols, General Director, 3M Russia
  • Erwan Dupuy, Director General, Saint-Gobain CIS
  • Alexey Malinovsky, Head, MasterCard in Russia
  • Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Russian Federation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 6, 3rd Floor, Hall 3
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
Presentation of the book

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right expert solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with benevolent autocrats, leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor. 

In The Tyranny of Experts, bestselling author of The White Man’s Burden, traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. Presenting a wealth of cutting-edge economic research, Easterly argues that only a new model of development - one predicated on respect for the individual rights of people in developing countries, that understands that unchecked state power is the problem and not the solution - will be capable of ending global poverty once and for all.

William Easterly, Director, Development Research Institute, New York University

09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Sustainable Economic Growth: A Model for Russia
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Prospects for economic growth for 2018 - 2024
  • How appropriate is the international experience in macroeconomic regulation for Russia?
  • Global financial system and stability of the Russian financial markets
  • How to prioritize public expenditures based on monitoring the effective use of budget resources? 

Moderator:

Keynote report:

  • Alexey Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • Anton Siluanov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Elvira Nabiullina, Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Cyril Muller, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • Andrei Klepach, Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist)
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
Smart Cities Technologies: Opportunities to Improve the Quality of Life of the Population and to Solve the Infrastructural Problems of Russian Cities
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

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

Participants:

  • Andrei Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
  • Svetlana Openysheva, Advisor to the Governor of Ulyanovsk Region; Director, Corporation of IT Development
  • Oleg Polumordvinov, Head, Administration, Municipality of Astrakhan
  • Yelena Ivankina, Professor, Department of Real Estate and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure Management, RANEPA
  • Farook Mahmood, Chairman, Managing Director, Silverline Group
  • Vitaliy Bogachenko, Director for Corporate Relations, Saint Gobain in the CIS
  • Galina Ganeeva, Vice-President, MasterCard Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia
  • Alexander Danilin, Business Development Manager, ISV Cloud Solutions Government & CityNext, Microsoft
  • Vladimir Korovkin, Head, Innovation Digital Technologies, SKOLKOVO IEMS
  • Artak Makaryan, Development Director for Business and Investment, Segment Housing Russia, YIT Group
  • Nikolay Marin, Technical Leader, Smarter Cities Business in Central and Eastern Europe, IBM
  • Kseniya Mokrushina, Head, Center for Urban Studies, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Andrey Suvorov, Head, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Global Markets, Kaspersky Lab
  • Dmitri Shepelyaviy, Deputy General Director, SAP in the CIS
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
SOCIAL TRIAD: DEMOGRAPHY - EMPLOYMENT - INCOME
Panel Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Keynote reports:

Experts:

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

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

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


Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

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

Experts:

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

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


Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

Keynote reports:

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

Experts:

  • Leonid Borodkin, Head of the Center for Economic History, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Kristina Butaeva, Research Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Ruben Enikolopov, Rector, NES
  • Avner Offer, Chichele Professor of Economic History, All Souls College, University of Oxford
  • Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Natalia Zubarevich, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
09:30 – 11:30
Building 6, 1st Floor, Small Assembly Hall
Report of the World Bank

The Comprehensive Diagnostic Study identifies the greatest challenges facing Russia and available opportunities within the framework of efforts taken in this country to develop a new development path and to secure sustained economic growth. The report analyses the key factors limiting productivity growth, such as continuing problems in investment environment, lack of competition, physical and non-physical barriers to the development of infrastructural links, a relatively low potential for corporate innovations, and the gap between the available skilled workforce and labor market needs. In addition, the report dwells on the opportunities to further strengthen Russia's human capital through improvements in health indicators, as well as the quality and relevance of education. Finally, it identifies three key preconditions for achieving a higher economic growth trajectory, such as improving public administration, reform of the budget system, and improving management of Russia’s vast natural resources. Though the report focuses on the diagnosis, it also contains a set of recommendations that can help remove the above obstacles.

A comprehensive diagnostic study prepared by the World Bank Group in broad consultation with numerous partners, including federal and regional authorities, educational and research institutions, the business community, civil society organizations and other stakeholders. 

Moderator:

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

Keynote reports:

  • Cyril Muller, Vice President, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
  • Ana Revenga, Deputy Chief Economist, the World Bank

Participants:

  • Kseniya Yudaeva, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia
  • Alexey Vedev, Head, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA
  • Vladimir Kolychev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Dynkin, Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Dmitry Pankin, Head, Executive Board, Eurasian Development Bank
10:00 – 11:00
Building 6, 1st Floor, Bookstore
Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society
Presentation of the book

Originally published in 1999 this exceptionally clear and lucid book quickly became the standard overview of what are now called 'governmentality studies'. 

With its emphasis on the relationship between governmentality and other key concepts drawn from Michel Foucault, such as bio-politics and sovereignty, the first edition anticipated and defined the terms of contemporary debate and analysis. In this timely second edition Mitchell Dean engages with the full textual basis of Foucault's lectures and once again provides invaluable insights into the traditions, methods and theories of political power identifying the authoritarian as well as liberal sides of governmentality. 

Every chapter has been fully revised and updated to incorporate, and respond to, new theoretical, social and political developments in the field; a new introduction surveying the state of governmentality today has also been added as well as a completely new chapter on international governmentality.

Mitchell Dean, Professor, Copenhagen Business School and Macquarie University

09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok: Dream or Reality?
Panel Discussion

The contradictions between national interests and globalization have increased at the end of 2016. The TTP and TTIP projects may not be realized. The question of clarification of the growth drivers of national economies (GDP growth) and the adjustment of guidance in the matters of trade and economic integration are particularly pointed. At the same time, the historical trade-economic relations of states in the space from Lisbon to Vladivostok are stable and mutually beneficial. 


Issues for Discussion:

  • Are there any growth prospects to shape the single European/Russian economic space?
  • Are businesses interested in implementing the Greater Eurasia Project?
  • Are integration alliances in the past, or do the EU and EEU have a future, in particular, in regard to the elaboration of an inter-block trade and economic agreement?

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Herman Van Rompuy, President, the European Policy Centre; President Emeritus, the European Council; Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009)
  • Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)
  • Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach; European Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries (1995-2004)
  • Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Experts:

  • Alexey Kvasov, Deputy Head, Experts Department, Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeniy Vinokurov, Director, Centre for Integration Research, Eurasian Development Bank
  • Pavel Shinskiy, Head, Representation Office (CCI France Russie)
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Global Transformation in the Mirror of Historical Sociology
Expert Discussion

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

11:00 – 12:00
BREAK
12:00 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND GLOBAL TRENDS
Plenary Discussion

Moderator:

Keynote report:

Participants:

  • Lucas Papademos, Honorary Governor of the Bank of Greece, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic (2011-2012)
  • Paula Risikko, Speaker of the Parliament of Finland
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore
  • Giovanni Tria, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Italian Republic
  • Frédérique Vidal, French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Patterns of Sustainable Development as Defined Today
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Challenges to long-term development -- why should development be sustainable?
  • Long-term goals of sustainable development
  • Paris climate change agreement -- seriousness of voluntary goals and initiatives
  • Low emission development strategies -- additional load on the economy or growth driver?
  • Technological challenges and demand for innovation
  • The role of business in achieving sustainable development

Participants:

  • Tarja Halonen, President, Republic of Finland (2000-2012); Co-chair, UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the UN; Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University (2002-2016)
  • Guido Schmidt-Traub , Executive Director, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Clyde Tuggle, Senior Vice-President, Coca-Cola Company

Experts:

  • Svetlana Lukash, Representative of the President of the Russian Federation (Sherpa) in G20, Deputy Head of the Presidential Experts’ Directorate of the Russian Federation
  • Marina Larionova, Head, Center for International Institutions Research, RANEPA
  • Oleg Lugovoy, Research Advisor, Center for Economic Modeling of Energy and Environment, RANEPA
10:00 – 11:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis
Presentation of the book

The underlying problem is that the world economy is unable to cope with the major shifts it is undergoing: rapid economic integration, competition from billions of new workers, technological revolutions, and the floods of capital across the world. These shifts have transformed relationships among economies and within them, creating new competitors, huge imbalances, and huge increases in inequality. 

With those shifts have come vast and largely unforeseen financial shocks. The breakdown of the financial system in the high-income countries of the West was a symptom of unsuccessful, incomplete, and misguided adjustments to the imbalances created by this new world. The shocks are partly the result of the financial system’s frailties, which must be remedied durably and radically. But they are also the consequence of deeper economic forces. To focus only on the financial breakdown is to mistake symptoms with causes. As important as improving the financial system is making the global economic system more stable. 

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times

09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
Healthcare Investment in 2006-2016: Error Analysis
Expert Discussion

Presentation on the launch of a study of the return on investment in the health care sector of the Russian Federation and generation of proposals for development and investment areas in the Russian health care system. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • The definition of investment in the health system of the Russian Federation: what investments yield tangible results and what are the health care areas that will be able to make the best use of investments?
  • How to change the approach to investment in health care: a different perception of investment by health care system participants and legislative changes for better performance and a healthier nation?
  • Private investment for the benefit of the State: how to use private capital for the development of the public health care system. Does a healthier nation mean a better return on the investment?

Participants:

  • Igor Kagramanyan, First Deputy Chairman, Committee on Social Policy, Federation Council of the Russian Federation
  • Yulia Mikheeva, Director, Social Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Adel Vafin, Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Vadim Vlasov, President of Novartis Group Russia, Regional Director of Novartis for Eastern and Central Europe and the CIS
  • Zakhar Golant, Vice-Rector for Innovation Development, St. Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy
  • Gregory Potapov, General Director, Pharmstandart
  • Jane Griffiths, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Johnson & Johnson
  • Timofey Nizhegorodtsev, Head, Department for Control of Social Sphere and Trade, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
  • Elena Razumeeva, Medical Director, A.S. Khlustin Kaluga City Hospital No. 4
  • Iskra Reic, Vice-President, Russia and Eurasia, CEO, AstraZeneca Russia
  • Andrian Ruigis, Vice-President, Head, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia and the CIS, MSD
  • Anna Yarvits, Senior Vice-President, General Manager, Teva Russia & CIS
  • Jeffrey Kemprecos, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Public Policy MSD
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
Islamic Finance: Experience and Prospects
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

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

Participants:

  • Murat Aliskerov, General Director, Islamic Financial Company “LyaRiba-Finance”
  • Erlan Baydaulet, Advisor for Islamic Finance to the Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Behnam Gurbanzade, Adviser to the Deputy Chairman of the Board, Sberbank of Russia
  • Ilias Zaripov, Advisor to the Executive Board, Bank Group ZENIT
  • Renat Edikhanov, Chairman, the Branch Office of Islamic Finance, the All-Russian Public Organization Business Russia
  • Edil Islamov, Director General, Investment and Innovation Development Agency of the Republic of Chechnya
  • Linar Yakupov, Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan on Islamic Finance; President, the Islamic Business and Finance Development Fund
13:30 – 15:00
LUNCH BREAK
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
The Infrastructural Framework of Russia in the 21st Century
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How does the development of Russian infrastructure correlate with the deployment of production and population?
  • The role of major infrastructure projects in the economic development and quality of life
  • Road, rail and sea transport: competitors or allies
  • Setting priorities in infrastructure development of urban agglomerations: safety or quality?
  • Russia 2050: infrastructure for future generations

Participants:

  • Victor Olersky, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – Head, Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
  • Roman Starovoit, Acting Governor of Kursk Region
  • Sergey Kehlbach, Chairman of the Board, State Company “Russian Highways”
  • Salman Babaev, Vice-President, Russian Railways OJSC
  • Dmitry Pankin, Head, Executive Board, Eurasian Development Bank
  • Aleksey Prazdnichnykh, Head, “Spatial Development “ Direction, Center for Strategic Developments
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Rating Results of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia:
Expert Discussion - presentation

The ratings of conditions and results of development of high-technology businesses show in which Russian regions it is profitable to run an innovative business, and reflect the actual situation following the innovative activities in the constituents of the Russian Federation.

To make them objective and well-founded, the ratings are not based on expert assessments, but on quantitative indicators. The ratings involve evaluation of regions by individual components of the condition block and result block. This makes it possible to identify leaders in each component, and to show strengths and weaknesses in the development of each region.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Presentation and explanation of the results of the ratings
  • Application of the ratings for planning and regional development
  • Further improvement of the ratings

Moderator:
Ivan Bortnik, Adviser to the Director General, Innovation Promotion Fund

Participants:
Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Oksana Kozlovskaya, Chairperson, Legislative Duma of the Tomsk Region
Roza Semenova, Project Supervisor, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
Vera Barinova, Head, Center for Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior, RANEPA
Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA

09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Social Development: Historical Lessons and Future Challenges
Panel Discussion

In today's world, there is a general understanding that the quality of human capital has a decisive impact on the competitiveness of the national economy. Social institutions for forming human capital (education, health) and institutions of human capital use (labor market) are distinguished by their functions and efficiency. Historical traditions of social development have a great impact on the functioning of these institutions. This fully applies to modern Russia. Social development has changed dramatically over the past century since the Russian revolutions. No less significant challenges are facing the country at present and even more in the long-term outlook.

Issues for Discussion:

  • With what traditions, achievements and problems in the social sphere did Russia enter the market era?
  • Which ones have become drivers of economic development and which are the brake?
  • What are the requirements of the human capital and social institutions imposed by a post-industrial society?
  • How is the vector of social development seen in the world and in Russia in the mid-term and long-term outlook?
  • What tasks have to be solved in the social sphere today to ensure sustainable social development tomorrow?

Moderator:

Keynote report:

Participants:

  • Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Mikhail Shmakov, Chairman, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia
  • Anton Drozdov, Chairman, Board, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Branko Milanović, Professor, City University of New York; Senior Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study
  • Olga Bantsekina, Head, Representation Office, Coleman Services UK; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Business Education in the Digital World: Reducing the Distance
Expert Discussion

Discussions of innovative technologies in management education rarely go beyond remote and e-learning. In fact, the need for digital transformation of business schools and universities is much wider. All processes, from attracting prospective university students to interaction with university graduates, do require the use of appropriate technologies. Business schools face many challenges during the implementation of various technologies. If these challenges remain unresolved, digital technology could threaten the quality of education, instead of improving it. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the comprehensive approach to the digital transformation of business schools?
  • Does aggressive marketing lower the confidence of enrollees in remote learning?
  • When will Big Data benefit education?
  • Is it permissible to conduct examinations remotely?
  • Can we trust digital diplomas?
  • How can business schools remain in touch with their graduates using current technologies?

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Santiago Iniguez de Onzoño, Principal, Instituto de Empresa (IE) (online)
  • Toomas Danneberg, Vice Rector for International Collaboration, Head, Business Innovation MBA Curriculum, Estonian Business School
  • Dmitriy Voloshin, Director, SC Rostech Corporate Networking Academy
  • Vladimir Solovyev, Head, Department of Data Analysis, Decision-Making and Financial Technologies, Financial University
  • Oleg Dukhovnotskiy, Head, Federal Communications Agency
  • Adeniyi Adebayo, Co-Founder, ProctorEdu
  • Maxim Girin, Head, Social Innovations, Association of Social Development; Development Director, My University Project
  • Alexey Filatov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BBCG; Founder, Retail Academy
  • Alexander Molchanov, Deputy Vice-Rector for Marketing and Applicants, Financial University
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
The Mysterious World of Public Procurement
Expert Discussion

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

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

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Tatiana Demidova, Director, Department for Budgetary Policy in the Contract System, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • 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
  • Christina Kryuchkova, Head, Legal Department, Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences
  • Anna Davydova, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
NATIONAL GOALS AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES: REGIONAL ASPECT
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

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

Experts:

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Konstantin Chuychenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Government Staff
  • Anatoly Kapustin, President, Russian Association for International Law; First Deputy Director, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Boris Titov, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
Priority Projects as a Factor of Economic Growth
Panel Discussion

Since the end of 2016, the Government of the Russian Federation has launched a number of priority projects which are intended to give tangible social and economic benefits within limited managerial, human and financial resources; the tangible effects  for citizens must be manifested in the first two years of the priority projects’ implementation.


Issues for Discussion:

  • How can the project management system help to overcome the limitations of economic growth in the Russian economy?
  • What is the social and economic motivation to launch the projects?
  • In what directions should new priority projects be launched, and what are they?
  • How do approved priority projects implement Russia's development strategy?

Moderator:

Participants:

Experts:

18:00 – 18:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Resettlement of Peoples LLC: A Brief Guide to Understanding Contemporary Migration Crisis
Presentation of the book

The wave of illegal mass immigration in the European Union affects the lives of hundreds of millions of Europeans. As we take it extremely seriously, we will consider this explosive topic with full attention in this brief and clear book. Its main purpose is to challenge the pervasive propaganda for refugees and to show that the current mass migration is a phenomenon that is distinctly negative, fraught with huge risks for some European countries, for the situation in the EU and for the migrants themselves.

Václav Klaus, President, the Václav Klaus Institute; President, the Czech Republic (2003-2013)

09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
1917-2017: Lessons of the Bygone Century
Expert Discussion

This panel marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution.  Thinking  of this as a long process, centered on 1917, the experts examine the immediate social movements that led up to regime collapse, the role of World War I,  and the longer impact of structural factors and political opposition for the legacies of 1917 and the larger Revolution throughout the twentieth century. Events and their consequences in Russia in February 1917 bear similarities to later color revolutions globally. However, in Russia the struggle for power continued and the new “democratic” power, the Provisional Government, proved vulnerable to ongoing opposition from soldiers returning from their defeat in World War I, peasants who aspired for more land and empowerment in the village, growing demands for autonomy from the borderlands, and an organized revolutionary movement in St Petersburg.  

Issues for Discussion:

  • Did February 1917 provide a model for the color revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe?
  • Were living standards actually rising before the Russian Revolution?  If so, how can discontent be explained?
  • Can it be said that the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its outcomes built on, but also destroyed, 19th century concepts of revolution?
  • To what extent does persistent inequality play a role in 20th century revolutions?
  • What is the role of power in the process of revolution?

Moderators:

  • Yuriy Petrov, Director, Institute of Russian History, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Carol Scott Leonard, Professor, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Andrey Artizov, Head, Federal Archival Agency
  • Branko Milanović, Professor, City University of New York; Senior Scholar, Luxembourg Income Study
  • Leonid Borodkin, Head of the Center for Economic History, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Vladimir Buldakov, Chief Researcher, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Robert Service, Emeritus Professor of Russian History, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • Andrei Markevich, Head, Institutional Economics Chair, NES
  • George Lawson, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, LSE
  • Daniel Orlovsky, Professor, George Bouhe Research Fellow in Russian Studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist University
10:00 – 12:00
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
Business Education as a Development Driver for Russian Business: Business Schools, Corporate Institutions and Training Centers – Competitors or Partners?
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

  • Mark Kukushkin, Senior Partner, Training Boutique; Partner, Best T&D Group and Assessment Systems Russia, Assessment Systems Russia
  • Sergey Kalendzhyan, Dean, Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Oleg Zamyshlyaev, Founder, Oleg Zamyshlyaev Workshop Consulting Company
  • Sergey Zhukovsky, Director, Gazprom Corporate Institute Branch, Moscow Region
  • Olga Molchanova, Deputy Dean for Complementary Education, Faculty of Economy, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Marina Petrova, Founder, LBG; business coach
  • Yevgeny Politov, Director, Corporate Institute of Gazprom
  • Vladimir Soloviev, Founder and Managing Partner, EVERYCO; business coach
  • Natalya Tolstaya, Director General, Amplua
  • Alexander Chekanskiy, Dean, Faculty of Strategic Management, Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
  • Julia Uzhakina, Director General, Rosatom Academy
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
SPORTS IN THE SYSTEM OF MODERN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: CONVERGENCE OR PRESSURE?
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

  • Vasily Konov, Managing Director, Rossiya Segodnya Information Agency

Participants:

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

Experts:

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

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

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


Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

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

Participants:

  • Alexander Brychkin, CEO, Russian Textbook Corporation
  • Isak Froumin, Director, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Alexandra Levitskaya, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
  • Efim Rachevsky, Director, Tsaritsyno School №548
  • Marina Rakova, Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
  • Andrei Sharonov, Rector, Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
  • Yuriy Zinchenko, President, Russian Academy of Education
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
The Role of the Legal System in Sustainable Social and Economic Development
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The concept of effective legal regulation as a source of economic development
  • In what areas of economic and financial activity could law foster the movement to modern markets the most?
  • Cost-effectiveness or legality? What can economic policy do to limit non-legal actions of social development actors?
  • What economic conditions enable non-legal actions and where do these economic conditions stem from?
  • What economic institutions restrict non-legal actions and what is the optimum structure of these institutions?
  • Ownership in the Russian economy: challenges and specifics
  • Knowledge management and intellectual property rights

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Revold Entov, Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Dmitry Dedov, Judge for the Russian Federation, European Court of Human Rights
  • Yuri Tikhomirov, Deputy Director, Center for Public Studies, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law

Experts:

  • Daniel Witt, President, International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)
  • Elvira Talapina, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA
  • Grigory Ivliev, Director General, Federal Service for Intellectual Property
  • Garegin Tosunyan, President, Association of Russian Banks
  • Ivan Aksenov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for State Property Management
  • Lyudmila Lapteva, Dean, Faculty of Law, RANEPA
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
National Report on Innovations in Russia: How to Awake the Sleeping Giants?
Presentation

It’s impossible to build an innovative economy without corporations since only the effective demand of big business provided by its openness to new technologies is able to launch the “flywheel” of innovation growth. This situation is particularly evident in Russia, where the weight of large companies in the GDP is much higher than in other comparable countries, and therefore the participation of corporations in the innovation process is a critical factor. What barriers do enterprises of major fields face on the way to innovative development? How can the government help to involve big business in the innovation process? What is the reaction of  business to the latest regulatory steps in this area? The answers to these and other questions are given in the new issue of the National Report on Innovations, which will be presented at the event. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the main barriers for the innovation development of major industries?
  • What steps should be taken primarily to increase the interest of business in innovation?
  • What other measures can be taken by the government?

Moderator:
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, RVC JSC

Participants:
Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vasily Osmakov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alexey Basov, Vice President, Rostelecom PJSC
Konstantin Polunin, Partner and Managing Director, BCG Moscow Office
Vladimir Kosteev, Executive Director, Innovation and R&D Directors Club
Olga Turzhanskaya, Head, QIWI Venture
Alexey Katkov, President, Sistema Venture Capital
Vadim Makhov, Founder, Bard Worldwide
Ekaterina Shapochka, Member, Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation; Executive Director, FORUM Analytical Center
Andrey Zyuzin, Managing Director, VEB Innovation Fund
Dmitri Ivanov, Innovation Development Director, Saturn
Andrey Bezrukov, Strategic Marketing Director, GS Group

09:30 – 11:30
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 237
Business Schools in Dynamically Developing Societies: Identification of Management Models and Challenges of Eurasian Integration
Expert Discussion

The term dynamically evolving society is widely used at conferences on transition economies. In the revised mission of the Association of Business Schools from Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEMAH), the special focus is on the emphasis the Association makes on business schools “functioning in transitional and dynamically evolving societies.”

The majority of deans of business schools in countries with transitional and dynamically evolving societies believe that management models and business specifics in these countries have a lot in common. However, serious and structured studies or attempts to make international expert judgments of these problems have not been made so far, or were limited and not fully representative in nature. This makes essential the discussion of opportunities and areas of collaboration between businesses in dynamically evolving societies.

The problem becomes even more important with the intensification of the development of Eurasian cooperation observed in recent years. The new impetus to Eurasian cooperation was provided with the ‘New Silk Road,’ an integration project proposed by China (international project title: “One Belt - One Road”). The project aims to expand the economic integration of the dynamically evolving Asian countries both among themselves and with countries of the Near and Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. The project provides for mutual research of business cultures and cultural tolerance, and a wide range of mechanisms for mutually beneficial cooperation based on the principles of trust and respect. The project focuses on formation of a new value paradigm, which will form the basis for economic, political, cultural and educational cooperation between a wide range of countries and continents.

In the event of success, the concept may have a strong impact on business schools of dynamically evolving societies, giving rise to new challenges and opportunities. 

Moderators:

  • Danica Purg, President, CEEMAN
  • Natalya Evtikhieva, Director General, Russian Association for Business Education (RABE), National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

Participants:

  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA & GBA
  • Alice Guilhon, Dean, SKEMA Business School
  • Justin Yifu Lin , Director, Center for New Structural Economics, Peking University; Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Chief Economist and Sr. Vice President, World Bank (2008-2012)
  • Sam Potolicchio, Director of Global Education, Georgetown University (McCourt); Professor, RANEPA; President, PGLF
  • Krzysztof Rybinski, Principal, University of Narxoz, Kazakhstan
  • Asylbek Kozhakhmetov, President, Almaty Management University; President, Civic Alliance of Kazakhstan
  • Zhao Guocheng, Minister-Counsellor, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Moscow
  • Vesselin Blagoev, Professor, Vice Rector, Varna University of Management
  • Sergey Serebryannikov, Dean, Faculty of Engineering Management, RANEPA
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515
The Estimation of Economic Indicators in Russian Statistics: Problems and Solutions
Expert Discussion

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

  • Marina Turuntseva, Head, Laboratory, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Andrey Tatarinov, Head, Department for National Accounts, Rosstat
  • Alexander Shirov, Deputy Director, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Vladimir Salnikov, Deputy Director General, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
  • Ilya Voskoboynikov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Inflation Problems and Economic Growth Research, HSE University
  • Vladimir Bessonov, Head, Research Laboratory for Inflation and Economic Growth Problems, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Alina Sanakoeva, Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IAER), RANEPA
  • Roza Semenova, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
  • Polina Kryuchkova, Deputy Head, Department of Economic Policy and Development of Moscow
15:00 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 214
THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEMORY: GENERATIONS AND RUSSIA’S PAST AND PRESENT
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Michael Anipkin, Director, Alexander Consultancy Limited
  • Thomas Remington, Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science, Emory University
  • Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nina Tumarkin, Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Slavic Studies, Professor of History, Director of the Russian Area Studies Program, Wellesley College
  • Greg Yudin, Academic Director, Political Philosophy Program, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
  • Sergey Zuev, Dean, School of Public Policy, RANEPA
  • Daniela Zupan, Research Fellow, Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning, National Research University Higher School of Economics
09:30 – 11:00
Building 6, 3rd Floor, Hall 3
The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor
Presentation of the book

Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right expert solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with benevolent autocrats, leaving dictators with yet more power to violate the rights of the poor.

 In The Tyranny of Experts, the  bestselling author of The White Man’s Burden traces the history of the fight against global poverty, showing not only how these tactics have trampled the individual freedom of the poor, but how in doing so have suppressed a vital debate about an alternative approach to solving poverty: freedom. Presenting a wealth of cutting-edge economic research, Easterly argues that only a new model of development -- one predicated on respect for the individual rights of people in developing countries, one that understands that unchecked state power is the problem and not the solution -- will be capable of ending global poverty once and for all.

William Easterly, Director, Development Research Institute, New York University

10:00 – 11:00
Building 6, 1st Floor, Bookstore
Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society
Presentation of the book

This book was first published in 1999 and quickly became a basic review of governmentality research. However, it is not only an introduction to the thematic field, but also a development of a special control analytics -- an independent development of Michel Foucault’s  approach to historical and social-political analysis. Due to the attention to the relationship between  governmentality and other key concepts of Foucault such as biopolitics and sovereignty, the first edition anticipated and partly defined the dictionary of modern discussions and studies in this field.

In the second edition (2010) Mitchell Dean works with the full text shell of Foucault's lectures and provides invaluable insights into the traditions, methods, and theories of political power, identifying the authoritarian as well as the liberal side of governmentality.
For the second edition, each chapter was completely revised and updated, taking in the latest theoretical, social and political developments of this field. A new introduction with an overview of the governmentality state today was added, as well as an entirely new chapter on international governmentality.
 
Mitchell Dean, Professor, Copenhagen Business School and Macquarie University


09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 515
Project and Investment Management in the Real Estate Market
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Priorities of  state policy in  construction project management
  • Project approaches in  development and construction activities: problems and prospects
  • Best design and investment practices: case studies
  • Approaches and standards at the pre-investment stage of a project in terms of risk and return
  • Professional standards for investment and construction activities

Moderator:

  • Yelena Ivankina, Professor, Department of Real Estate and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure Management, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Maarten Vermeulen, Regional Managing Director for Europe, Russia & CIS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Josep Bertran, Professor, University Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
  • Alexander Kolontay, Deputy Director, Head, General Project Union, Genplan Institute of Moscow
  • Svetlana Bachurina, Executive Secretary, Expert Council on Urban Development Activities in the State Duma Committee for Land Relations and Construction
  • Nail Gabbassov, Managing Director, Development Corporation of Bashkortostan
  • Andrey Lukashev, Managing Partner, Russia and the CIS, ILM
  • Vera Burtseva, General Director, Bureau of Technics, Chairman, Committee for Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, the Russian Guild of Property Managers and Developers
  • Vladislav Gordienko, Head, Main Department for Architecture and Urban Development of Moscow Region
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 308
Improving the Financial Literacy of the Population in the Russian Federation
Expert Discussion

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

  • Anna Zelentsova, Strategic Project Coordinator; Co-Chair of the Financial Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy G20 Subgroup; Member of the Board of Trustees of the OECD International Financial Education Network

Participants:

  • Andrey Bokarev, Director, Department of International Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Nikolay Berzon, Head, Federal Methodological Center for Financial Literacy for Schools
  • Larisa Savina, Chairman, the Board of Education and Science, Volgograd Region
  • Sergey Trukhachev, Deputy Dean, Development, Department of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Anna Chaplygina, Head, Consumer Protection in the Financial Market, Non-profit Foundation for Enterprise Restructuring and Financial Institutions Development
  • Oleg Kuznetsov, Vice President for Projects, Finance University
  • Guzeliya Imaeva, General Director, NAFI Research Centre
15:00 – 16:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 277
THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS. AGILE TRANSFORMATION PART 1
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Andrew Main Wilson, CEO, AMBA & GBA
  • Thomas Robinson, President, CEO, AACSB International
  • Pierre Tapie, President, PAXTER (Paris-Singapore)
  • Ruben Vardanyan, Social Entrepreneur
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
National Report on Innovations in Russia: How to Awake the Sleeping Giants?
Presentation

It’s impossible to build an innovative economy without corporations since only the effective demand of big business provided by its openness to new technologies is able to launch the “flywheel” of innovation growth. This situation is particularly evident in Russia, where the weight of large companies in the GDP is much higher than in other comparable countries, and therefore the participation of corporations in the innovation process is a critical factor. What barriers do enterprises of major fields face on the way to innovative development? How can the government help to involve big business in the innovation process? What is the reaction of business to the latest regulatory steps in this area? The answers to these and other questions are given in the new issue of the National Report on Innovations, which will be presented at the event.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are the main barriers for the innovation development of major industries?
  • What steps should be taken primarily to increase the interest of business in innovation?
  • What other measures can be taken by the government?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Oleg Fomichev, Director for Strategic Planning and Development, Renova-Holding Rus
  • Alexey Basov, Vice President, Rostelecom PJSC
  • Konstantin Polunin, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Moscow
  • Vladimir Kosteev, Executive Director, iR&D Club
  • Olga Turzhanskaya, Head, QIWI Venture
  • Alexey Katkov, President, Sistema Venture Capital
  • Vadim Makhov, Founder, Bard Worldwide
  • Ekaterina Shapochka, Member, Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation; Executive Director, FORUM Analytical Center
  • Andrei Zyuzin, Chairman, Board of Directors, Biryuch-New Technologies Innovation Center
  • Dmitri Ivanov, Innovation Development Director, Saturn
09:30 – 11:30
Building 6, 3rd Floor, Hall 7
Audit and Control in Russia and the World: Expectations and Realities
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The effectiveness of public audit as a tool for ensuring transition to innovative economy
  • Institutional features of public audit
  • The role of external audit in maintaining efficiency and improving the system of company management
  • Operational effectiveness of external audit
  • Conflict of expectations in the interaction of an internal audit service and management team
  • The problem of positioning of internal auditors: independence, ethics, company management vision of the goals and objectives of internal audit
  • Increasing requirements for professionalism and competence of internal auditors. The need for a national system of internal audit standards and national certification for internal auditors
  • Audit theory development directions in Russia and in the world
  • Strategic state audit and objectives of social and economic development for Russia
  • Internal audit as a tool to enhance the efficiency of a company: samples of best practices
  • Staffing the audit services: new requirements and technologies

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Tatyana Blinova, Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn, Director, Control and Analytical Service of the CEO-Chairman of the Management Board, JSC Russian Railways
  • Maksim Skorokhodov, Director of Audit and IFRS, ACIG Group of Companies
  • Ivan Ryutov, First Vice-President, Gazprombank
  • Elizaveta Filippova, General Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Victor Dvurechenskikh, Chairman, Chamber of Control and Accounts, Moscow
  • Evgeniy Danchikov, Head, Main Control Department, City of Moscow
  • Mikhail Terentiev, Managing Director, Head, Analytical Division, Otkritie Holding JSC
11:30 – 12:00
Break
15:00 – 17:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016
Expert Discussion - presentation

The Russian demographic data sheet is the result of the joint work of RANEPA, Rosstat and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). It contains information about the current demographic situation and projection by regions of Russia until 2035.

Both traditional demographic indicators and a number of the newest demographic indicators, calculated for Russia for the first time (such as the “old-age threshold", prospective old-age dependency ratio [POADR), etc.) are reflected in this demographic data sheet.

The demographic sheet allows experts to analyze regional demographic situations in many respects, as well as to take a fresh look at the regional demographic processes in Russia. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • The results of the Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016
  • Population projection up to 2035 by regions of Russia
  • Population differentiation of regions of Russia

Moderator:
Tatiana Maleva, Director, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasts, RANEPA

Participants:
Sergei Scherbov, Head, International Laboratory for Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA;Deputy Director, World Population Program, IIASA
Sergei Scherbov, Head, International Laboratory for Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA; Deputy Director, World Population Program, IIASA
Pavel Kabat, Director General and CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Wolfgang Lutz, Director, Wittgenstein Center; Director, the World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Svetlana Nikitina, Head, Department for Population and Health Statistics, Federal State Statistics Service
Konstantin Laykam, Deputy Head, Federal Service of State Statistics
Sergey Shulgin, Deputy Head, International Laboratory of Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA
Valery Yelizarov, Head, Center for Population Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University

10:00 – 17:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
The Management of Tourism Clusters
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Participants:

  • Oleg Safonov, Head, Federal Agency for Tourism
  • Alla Manilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • Aleksandr Sobolev, Director, Department for State Politics in the Sphere of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Strelbitsky, Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea
  • Sergey Shpilko, President, Russian Union of Tourism Industry
  • Pavel Seleznev, Chairman, Executive Board, PPP Development Center; Member, Supervisory Board, Federal Center of Project Financing
  • Andrey Shubin, Executive Director, All-Russian Organization of Small- and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship “Opora Rossii”
  • Tatiyana Veller, Head, Hotel Department, JLL Russia and the CIS
  • Gennadiy Lamshin, President, the Russian Hospitality Association
  • Evgeniy Ugrumov, Chairman, 43.00.00 “Services and Tourism”, the Federal Education and Methodology Union in the Sphere of Higher Education
16:30 – 17:00
BREAK
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
85 PROJECTIONS OF THE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE PROJECT
Panel Discussion

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

Participants:

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

Experts:

  • Marwan Akar, Managing Director, MSD in Russia and EEU
  • Andrey Kaprin, Director General, National Medical Research Radiological Center of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Oxana Monge, General Manager Sanofi Eurasia
  • Ekaterina Pogodina, Managing Director Russia and CIS, Janssen, Pharma Division of Johnson & Johnson
  • Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General, Almazov National Medical Research Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Vadim Vlasov, President of Novartis Group Russia, Regional Director of Novartis for Eastern and Central Europe and the CIS
10:00 – 11:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – and Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis
Presentation of the book

There are two tremendous forces to reshape the global economy: the rapid shift in economic power fr om the declining West to the growing East, and shocks caused by the waves of financial crises that gripped the countries with high incomes. These are deep, long and interrelated changes that have been defining the shape of the world for decades. The shift reflects a complete change in the sesquicentennial trend towards economic divergence that resulted in a situation wh ere the citizens of countries with high incomes almost held a monopoly on the results of the industrialization process.

Yesterday's differences in growth between economies with high incomes and new market economies resulted in a rapid convergence in terms of revenue today. Although this convergence is desirable in itself, it also poses serious challenges to the global economy. Financial shocks significantly increase these challenges. They resulted in the long reduction of credit leverage and slowing the growth in high-income countries and an especially strong crisis in the fragile Eurozone. Moreover, the global economic shift created certain conditions for these shocks, particularly global macroeconomic imbalances and the downward trend in wages.

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times 

10:00 – 17:30
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Rooms 269 and 271
The Modern Economy: Theory, Policy, Innovation
Young Scientists’ Roundtable

Moderators:

  • Alexander Radygin, Director, Institute of Applied Economic Research, RANEPA
  • Sergey Maruev, Head, Chair of System Analysis and Computer Science; Deputy Dean, EconomicsFaculty, RANEPA
09:30 – 11:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Rating Results of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia: Innovative Business in the Regions of Russia and Rating of Innovation Development of the Regions of Russia
Expert Discussion - presentation

The ratings of conditions and results of development of high-technology businesses show in which Russian regions it is profitable to run an innovative business, and reflect the actual situation following the innovative activities in the constituents of the Russian Federation.

To make them objective and well-founded, the ratings are not based on expert assessments, but on quantitative indicators. The ratings involve evaluation of regions by individual components of the condition block and result block. This makes it possible to identify leaders in each component, and to show strengths and weaknesses in the development of each region.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Presentation and explanation of the results of the ratings
  • Application of the ratings for planning and regional development
  • Further improvement of the ratings

Moderator:

  • Ivan Bortnik, Adviser to the General Director, Innovation Promotion Fund

Participants:

  • Oleg Fomichev, Director for Strategic Planning and Development, Renova-Holding Rus
  • Oksana Kozlovskaya, Chairperson, Legislative Duma, Tomsk Region
  • Roza Semenova, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
  • Vera Barinova, Head, Center for Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior, RANEPA
  • Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Competition Policy Priorities
Panel Discussion

Competition implies instability. However, to become stable, we need to be competitive. Competitors legally cause harm to each other’s interests, and the scope of this damage often exceeds the damage caused by illicit actions under the Penal Code. Competition can lead to loss of jobs and can ruin politically attractive entrepreneurs, including domestic producers and small businesses. Development of competition means that security will be reduced in some areas. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Ethics and the eternal values of competition
  • In which areas should protection be reduced?
  • Should protection of Russian companies from foreign competition be reduced?
  • Should public procurement be used to support businesses?
  • What should we answer to those who will suffer from the competition?

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Igor Shuvalov, Chairman of Vnesheconombank
  • Igor Artemyev, Head, Federal Anti-monopoly Service
  • Anatoly Aksakov, Chairman, State Duma Committee on Financial Market
  • Alexey Likhachev, Director General of The State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom
  • Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal PJSC
  • Esko Aho, Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries; Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995)

Experts:

17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
G20 AT TEN. ACCOMPLISHMENTS, CHALLENGES, NEW RISKS, FUTURE PRIORITIES
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

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

Experts:

  • Marat Berdyev, Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation (DEC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Sous-Sherpa of Russia in the G20
  • Martin Gilman, Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Denis Shulakov, First Vice-President, Gazprombank
  • Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director of Russian National Committee on BRICS Research, Director of Regional Programs Department at “Russkiy Mir” Foundation; East Asia Section Director at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Natalia Volchkova, Professor, New Economic School (NES) 
11:30 – 12:00
Break
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Industrial Policy: Investment Attraction under Sanctions
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How can the overcoming of raw material dependence and diversification of the Russian economy affect the place of Russia in the global distribution of production?
  • What practical steps should be taken first to implement the policy of attracting investment into the industry?
  • Which advanced sectoral makeup would be the most beneficial for Russia?
  • What industries can become engines of growth?
  • Have traditional industry development tools reached their limits?

Moderator:

Participants:

10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Open Scientific Infrastructure: in Search of a Development Model
Expert Discussion

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

  • Sergey Parinov, Deputy Director, Research, Central Economic and Mathematical Institute, the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Thomas Krichel, Founder, RePEc (electronic library on Economics)

Participants:

  • Daniel O'Donnell, Professor of English, University of Lethbridge; Chief Handbook Negotiator, University of Lethbridge Faculty Association
  • Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communication, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University; President, FORCE11
  • Lynn Woolfrey, Manager, DataFirst Data Service University of Cape Town
  • Oksana Medvedeva, Head, Department of Scientific and Informational Development, RANEPA
  • José Manuel Barrueco, Founder, CitEc; Open Access Projects Manager, University of Valencia
  • Natalia Manola, Project Manager, OpenAIRE, University of Athens
  • Vanderlei Perez Canhos, President and Director, Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA)
  • Mark Akoev, Head, Scientometrics Laboratory, Ural Federal University
  • Denis Kosyakov, Deputy Director, Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics
  • Alexey Skalaban, Director, Scientific Library, Belarusian National Technical University
  • Dmitriy Semyachkin, General Director, Cyberleninka
  • Aleksey Shapligin, Head, National University Rating Project, Interfax
  • Mikhail Sergeev, Development Director, “CiberLeninka”
17:00 – 18:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPECTS OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN RUSSIA
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Keynote report:

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

Participants:

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

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

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

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

Experts:

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

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

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

Experts:

  • Ivan Begtin, Director, NGO "Informational Culture"
  • Pavel Demidov, Director, Press and Information Service, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to Russia
  • Ernesto Ferlenghi, President, Confindustria Russia; Executive Vice President for Market Development in Russia and Central Asia, ENI S.p.A
  • Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Valentina Komleva, Dean, Faculty of International Regional Studies and Regional Administration RANEPA
  • Alexei Portansky, Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Yauheni Preiherman, Chairman of the Board, Liberal Club
  • Shlomo Weber, President, New Economic School
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
Russia and the World: Setting Priorities
Plenary Discussion

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Marek Belka, Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005); President, the National Bank of Poland (2010-2016)
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Kevin Michael Rudd, President, the Asia Society Policy Institute (New York); Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010, 2013)
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
The Provision of Medicines in Russia: Budget, Balance and Outcome
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Value-based medicine is a new reality in the world.  What could those values be: health indicators, patient's condition, impact on the health system, economy and society as a whole?
  • Cost management methods - cost containment or optimization?
  • Is it possible and justified to introduce in Russia mechanisms for effective interaction between the State and business within the drug procurement process, where payment is made based on the efficacy of treatment?
  • Conditions required for the introduction of such a system: legislation, regulatory environment in public procurement, monitoring, recording and quality evaluation system

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Jane Griffiths, Company Group Chairman, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Johnson & Johnson
  • John Ketchum, Senior Vice-President and Region Head, Emerging Growth Markets, Novartis Oncology
  • Frank R. Lichtenberg, Professor of Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Yulia Mikheeva, Director, Social Development Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Marwan Akar, Managing Director, MSD in Russia and EEU
  • Tatiana Bykovskaya, Minister of Healthcare of the Rostov region
  • Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General, Almazov National Medical Research Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
17:00 – 17:45
Building 5, Floor 2, Room 213
RANKING OF INNOVATIVE REGIONS OF RUSSIA
Presentation of Rating Results

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

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

Keynote report:

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

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

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

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

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

Keynote reports:

  • Vera Barinova, Head, Center for Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior, RANEPA
  • Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA
14:00 – 15:30
Lunch Break
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
Is It Possible to Bring Up an Inventor?
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Detection of break points in the chain of the inventor's life cycle
  • Search for effective mechanisms of the system elements break-point elimination that generates thinking of an inventor
  • Competence and value matrix of a modern inventor as the basis for the development of technological entrepreneurship in Russia 

Moderator:

  • Marina Rakova, Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Alexey Komissarov, Vice-Rector, Director of Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA; Director General, Russia - The Country of Opportunities
  • Isaak Kalina, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head, Moscow Department of Education
  • Ivan Bortnik, Adviser to the General Director, Innovation Promotion Fund
  • Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector, ITMO University
  • Anna Bukhalo, Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 307
10 Years of the Endowment Market: Results and Development Trends
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department of Strategic Development and Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Irina Vdovenko, Head, Endowment Capitals Program, Donors Forum
  • Daria Miloslavskaya, Branch Director, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law in Russia; Chairman, Association of Lawyers for Civil Society
  • Alla Samoletova, Adviser to the Rector, European University in Saint-Petersburg
  • Ludmila Panteleeva, Head of Division, Sberbank Private Banking
  • Elsa Dyachkova, Chief Specialist, National Personnel Training Foundation
  • 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
  • Maxim Yurevich, Senior Researcher, Science and Technology, Russian Institute of Economics, Politics and Law
  • Elvira Aleynichenko, Head, Project Grant Competitions, Gazpromneft
17:00 – 18:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Room 277
THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS. AGILE TRANSFORMATION PART 2
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Charles Iacovou, Dean, School of Business, Wake Forest University (USA)
  • Maxim Kuznetsov, CEO, Philips Russia, Belarus, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Jean Philippe Muller, Dean, Monaco Business School
  • Vyacheslav Romanov, President, Wharton Alumni Association in Russia
10:00 – 12:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 306
Ecological and Economic Approaches to the Development of Territories
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Irina Khovavko, Senior Researcher, Chair of Environmental Economics, Economic Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Christina Opritova, Director, Department for Economic Development, the Yalta Urban District, Republic of Crimea
  • Vladimir Kotsyubynsky, Senior Researcher, Knowledge Economics Laboratory, RANEPA
  • Vera Barinova, Head, Center for Corporate Strategies and Firm Behavior, RANEPA
  • Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Research Fellow, RANEPA
  • Peter Kiryushin, Head, Master's Program "Management of Biotechnology," Economics Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Sergey Nikonorov, Leading Research Fellow, Economics of Nature Use Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University
17:00 – 18:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Room 137
YEAR 2018 IN REVIEW, NEW TASKS ON QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF BUSINESS AND MANAGERIAL EDUCATION
Open meeting of the Presidium of the National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)

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

Moderators:

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

Keynote reports:

  • Sergei Kravtsov, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education (Rosobrnadzor)
  • Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation; Chairman of the Presidium, National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR)
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
New Regional Policy
Expert Discussion

Regions and cities are becoming centers of economic growth and social development for many countries, but the differences between developed and lagging regions are only increasing. In this situation, many countries re-define the goals and priorities of their regional policy and increasingly focus on support for competitiveness and economic growth, as regions and cities are becoming more and more independent in determining development strategy. Russia has not yet managed to align regions. In recent years, regional policy has become more fragmented, and the efficiency of many of its tools is highly questionable. At present, regional policy is at a crossroads once again: do we need to concentrate management in the hands of the Federal Center, or to provide more independence to the leading regions and cities?

Issues for Discussion:

  • How have Russian regions and cities developed in recent years; are we in the "trend" of global development?
  • What objectives should be set for the new regional policy? Can we find the balance between putting the brakeson strong regions and support to the lagging ones?
  • Does the current power distribution system provide the incentives and resources for development of regions and cities? 
  • How can we accelerate the development of urban agglomerations, and how can we focus and coordinate the efforts of the Federal Government, regions, and municipalities? 

Moderator:

  • Alexey Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation

Participants:

Experts:

  • Aleksey Prazdnichnykh, Head, “Spatial Development “ Direction, Center for Strategic Developments
  • Alexander Tsybulsky, Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
  • Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
The Financial Infrastructure of Economic Growth
Expert Discussion

It is impossible to solve the immense challenges of development without an adequate financial infrastructure. The Russian financial system is struggling due to the overall economic situation and to structural difficulties. At the same time, long-term requirements and development challenges should be taken into account when solving short-term problems.

Issues for Discussion:

  • International trends in the development of financial institutions
  • The financial system and structural transformation
  • How to change the country's financial infrastructure to implement a long-term economic development program?

Moderator:

  • Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board

Participants:

  • Sergey Shvetsov, First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Gorkov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Alexei Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Zadornov, Chairman, Thoburns Communications Ltd
  • Ekaterina Trofimova, CEO, Analytical Credit Rating Agency

Experts:

  • Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Neil Osborn, Chairman, Thoburns Communications Ltd
  • Gabriel di Bella, IMF Resident Representative in the Russian Federation 
12:00 – 12:30
Break
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 4th Floor, White Hall
Banking Services without Banks
Panel Discussion

The main themes shall be development bifurcation points: banks and banking, government-owned and private banks, federal and regional banks, offline and online banks (do we need branch networks?). Due to the emergence of payment services such as PayPal, Bitcoin cryptocurrency, Blockchain, P2P lending, the global financial system is being transformed. Large IT companies have already turned their attention to the development of financial and technological platforms. This work resulted in their own developments in this field. All this inevitably leads to competition with classic commercial and investment banks.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What will the emergence of new players in the world of finance lead to in the future?
  • How is the global financial landscape being transformed?
  • When will financial and technological platforms replace classic banks?
  • Development bifurcation points: public and private banks, federal and regional banks, offline and online banks
  • Do the modern banks need branch networks?

Moderator:

  • Ruben Aganbegyan, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, Otkritie Holding JSC

Participants:

Expert:

  • Andrey Belykh, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Research of Central Banks, RANEPA
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Where Is the Silk Road Leading?
Panel Discussion

In and around Eurasia, a broad integration outline is forming, i.e. a comprehensive Eurasian partnership involving the Eurasian Economic Union, China with its Silk Road Economic Belt initiative, India, Pakistan, Iran, South Korea and Japan, and other major players. The renovated and expanded Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) may play an important role in the development of a new community. Meanwhile, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTP) was signed, and the discussion on the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (CREP) initiative is going on.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the strategic potential of interfacing the major integration projects in Eurasia?
  • Are separate integration processes competing or complementary?
  • Will they result in the establishment of a free trade area or more in-depth integration forms in Eurasia and Asia Pacific?
  • What global business projects can be implemented within such an outline?
  • How can business development conditions change?
  • What are the advantages the integration can create for companies?

Moderator:

  • Alexander Gabuev, Head, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Region Programme, Carnegie Moscow Center

Participants:

  • Justin Yifu Lin , Director, Center for New Structural Economics, Peking University; Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University; Chief Economist and Sr. Vice President, World Bank (2008-2012)
  • Ho-Fung Hung, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Veronika Nikishina, Member of the Board, Minister for Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Joomart Otorbaev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (2014-2015)
  • Naoki Tanaka, President, Center for International Public Policy Studies (CIPPS)
  • Kairat Kelimbetov, President, Astana International Financial Center; Chairman, National Bank of Kazakhstan (2013-2015)
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Assembly Hall
University 3.0: The Future is Coming
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector, ITMO University

Participants:

Experts:

  • Tatyana Klyachko, Director, Centre of Continuous Education Economics, RANEPA
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Manager, Program Director, RVK JSC
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
Contours of the New Global Economy and Russia’s Challenge to Respond
Expert Discussion

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

Moderator:

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

Keynote reports:

  • John Zysman, Professor, University of California-Berkeley; Founding Director, Berkeley Roundtable on International Economics (BRIE)
  • Peter Gourevitch, Professor, Former Dean, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California - San Diego
  • Yermolai Solzhenitsyn, Managing Partner, Moscow Office of McKinsey & Company
  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Deputy Director, Analytical Center of the Government of the Russian Federation
12:00 – 14:00
Building 5, 5th Floor, Room 514
Money or people? Technological Entrepreneurship Frontiers
Expert Discussion

The competitiveness capabilities of Russian technology companies in global markets are among the most reliable criteria to assess the status of the private and public sectors of the national innovation system. The investment and financing efficiency is determined by the competencies and strategic vision of the companies’ owners and management: the ability to quickly enter new niches by outstripping the competitors, taking the most advantageous positions in the added-value chains, earning the technological rent. How can one accelerate the formation of a "critical mass" of quickly growing Russian technological companies to achieve economically meaningful contributions to the gross domestic product?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Role and place of technological entrepreneurship in the modern Russian economy
  • What’s a "bottleneck" now: money or expertise?
  • How harmoniously do the hard and the soft infrastructure sectors blend?
  • Is it time to shift priorities towards business quality development?
  • What can be done?
  • Where is the "golden mean" determining the degree and possibility of the impact on "intangible" factors of human capital development in the technological entrepreneurship environment?

Moderators:

  • Igor Agamirzian, Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Albina Nikkonen, Executive Director, Russian Venture Capital Association (RVCA)

Participants:

  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department of Strategic Development and Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Knyaginin, Vice-President, Center for Strategic Development
  • Sergey Polyakov, Director General of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science
  • Andrey Svinarenko, CEO, Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Manager, Program Director, RVK JSC
  • Aleksandr Fertman, Research Director, Nuclear Technologies Cluster, Skolkvo Foundation
  • Igor Gladkikh, Executive Director, Regional Fund, St. Petersburg Research and Technology Advancement
  • Ekaterina Shapochka, Member, Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation; Executive Director, FORUM Analytical Center
  • Taliya Minullina, Head, Investment Development Agency of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Ivan Rodionov, Professor, National Research University - Higher School of Economics
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
Options for the Regulation of the Market for Alcoholic Beverages and their Social and Economic Effects
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Anna Dupan, Director, Institute for Problems of Legal Regulation, Faculty of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Alexey Sazanov, Director, Tax and Customs Policy Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Kirill Bolmatov, Director, Corporate Relations, United Breweries Heineken
  • Aleksey Kedrin, Vice-President, Public Authorities and Corporate Relations, Eastern Europe, Baltika Brewery Company
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
Political Trends – Assessment, Analysis, Forecast
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

  • Leonid Gozman, President, Perspektiva Fund

Participants:

  • Tatyana Vorozheikina, Professor, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
  • Georgy Satarov, President, INDEM Foundation
  • Andrey Kolesnikov, Head, Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Dmitry Oreshkin, Political Analyst
  • Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Denis Dragunskiy, Journalist, Writer
  • Nikolay Petrov, Professor, Higher School of Economics
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Green Hall
Europe after BREXIT
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • The future of integration processes in the EU
  • Changing the balance of power within the EU
  • EU trade policy without the United Kingdom
  • General foreign and security policy of the EU after Brexit
  • The new model of the relationship between the EU and the UK. What will it look like?
  • The place of the United Kingdom in Europe and in the world 
  • The EU in global governance processes after the United Kingdom leaves

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
  • Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice-President, European Parliament
  • Vaclav Klaus, President, Václav Klaus Institute; President, Czech Republic (2003-2013)
  • Jorge Braga de Macedo, Director, Centre for Globalization and Governance, NOVA School of Business and Economics
  • Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach; European Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries (1995-2004)
  • Daniel Gros, Director, the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 223
Global Crises and the Challenges for Central Banking
Expert Discussion

Moderator:

Keynote report:

  • Jacob Frenkel, Chairman, JP Morgan Chase International; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty; Governor, Bank of Israel (1991–2000)

Participants:

  • Marek Belka, Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005); President, the National Bank of Poland (2010-2016)
  • Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Kairat Kelimbetov, President, Astana International Financial Center; Chairman, National Bank of Kazakhstan (2013-2015)
12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 138
Project Management at Public Authorities: New Requirements for Civil Servants` Qualifications
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Since the end of the year 2016, the Government of the Russian Federation has been introducing the project principles of work in the federal and regional authorities. What are the new requirements imposed thereby on public servants? 
  • What qualification challenges do the project offices face? 
  • What recommendations for overcoming problems can be offered by the regions and federal agencies where the project management process has been running for some years already?
  • What is the social and economic motivation to launch the projects? 

Moderator:

  • Andrey Badin, Deputy Director, Project Department, Government of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Yuri Yuzhakov, Director, Project Management Department – Deputy Governor, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District - Yugra
  • Dmitry Yalov, Deputy Chairman – Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Investment Activity, Government of Leningrad Region
  • Iliya Vinokurov, Head, Department for Project Management in State Sector, Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Bilev, Director, Center for Project Management, RANEPA
  • Andrey Galkin, Department Deputy Director, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Irina Smirnova, Deputy Chairperson of the Government, Moscow Region
12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 271
The Modern Leader: Facets and Characteristics of the Era
Expert Discussion

The dynamically changing modern world introduces new management trends, adjusts management techniques and technology that involve new formations of the personality of a leader: creative, receptive to innovation, stress-resistant, able to risk, find innovative solutions, and highly professional and responsible. This in turn creates the need to find ways to form such leaders, to develop their leadership skills, their needed and effective personal and career strategies reflecting value orientations aimed at serving society in good faith and achieving socially significant results. This is especially important for effective administration at the top level. Implementation of the ties of blood idea, involvement of the inner circle, as well as forming a management team capable of efficiently implementing it, play a significant role in understanding the organizational behavior of leaders. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Features of the era: new management trends
  • A leader in a changing world
  • The evaluation of modern leaders and executive candidate pools: a view of the problems
  • Context and resource approaches to the evaluation of modern top-level managers
  • Individual life strategies and value orientations of modern leaders
  • The technology of individual support for the personal and professional development of leaders
  • The personality-oriented approach in management

Moderators:

  • Yuriy Sinyagin, Deputy Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Tatiana Podolskaya, Consultant, Center for Advanced Human Resource Technologies, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Ilya Sheburakov, Dean, Faculty of Evaluation and Development of Senior Executives, RANEPA
  • Dmitri Podolski, Director, Center for Contemporary Professional Technologies, RANEPA
  • Elena Chirkovskaya, Director, Center for Career Assistance of Public Servants, RANEPA
  • Takhir Bazarov, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Irina Kondratieva, Manager, National Mentoring Resource Center “Mentori”, Rybakov Foundation
  • Elena Omelchenko, Director, Center for Youth Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg
  • Marina Zorina, Deputy Minister for Municipal Development and Internal Politics of the Kaliningrad Region
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Red Hall
The Fortieth Anniversary of the Restoration of Diplomatic Relations between Spain and Russia (1977-2017)
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Relations between the EU and Russia
  • Russia and Spain: a history of dialogue
  • Intercultural interaction between Russia and Spain: development prospects

Moderators:

  • Igor Ivanov, President, Russian International Affairs Council
  • Igor Bartsits, Director, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Keynote report:

  • Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Chairman, Executive Committee, Elcano Royal Institute; Member, Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, Kingdom of Spain; Member, European Academy of Arts

Participants:

Experts:

  • Ignacio García-Valdecasas, Chargé d'affaires, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in the Russian Federation
  • Álvaro De La Riva, Counsellor, Embassy of Spain in Moscow
  • Aurelio Llanes Villanueva, Education Attache, Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Moscow
  • Veniamin Kaganov, Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Guzhelya, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and for International Humanitarian Cooperation
  • Alexander Orlov, Director, Institute of International Studies, MGIMO
  • Elena Panina, MP, State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Olga Pirozhenko, Director, Russian-Spanish Cooperation Center, RANEPA
  • Irina Prokhorenko, Head, International Organizations and Global Political Regulation, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, the Russian Academy of Sciences
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 308
Banking Sector Sustainability
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderator:

  • Michael Khromov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Maxim Bogdashkin, Principal, Oliver Wyman Financial Services
  • Alina Vetrova, Vice President, Rossiya Association of Regional Banks
  • Mikhail Mamonov, Leading Expert, Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
  • Dmitry Miroshnichenko, Leading Expert, Development Center Institute, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Elena Rovenskaya, Program Director, the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IASA)
  • Elman Mehdiyev, Executive Vice-President, Association of Russian Banks (ARB)
  • Mikhail Matovnikov, Senior Managing Director, Chief Analist, Sberbank of Russia
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 5th Floor, Executive Conference Room
Best Innovation Cluster Management Practices
Expert Discussion

In October 2016, according to the results of a competitive selection, a list was issued of 11 innovative clusters, of participants in the priority project of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development “Development of Innovative Clusters - the Leaders of Investment Attractiveness at the World Level.” Cluster-winners are based on the recognized innovation-driven growth points, and in recent years they have made real progress in building innovative business models oriented to foreign markets and embedding in global research-and-production chains. Herewith, communication with overseas cluster and territories-leaders was subsequently developed to adapt the most effective management practices. Success stories appeared - the creation of innovative, world-class infrastructure, exits to highly competitive foreign markets, etc.

As a result, despite the unstable economic situation and sanctions, cluster leaders on many crucial indicators managed to keep positive dynamics, advancing over other Russian regions. However, the management structures and methods largely do not meet the very ambitious goals that clusters set themselves in the mid-term, as well as new challenges to their development, including resource constraints. In particular, non-market management models focused on budget funding have become consolidated in recent years. Management teams do not have sufficient experience and qualifications for competition at the international level. Traditionally, insufficient attention has been given to important initiatives such as promotion in foreign markets and brand development in the region.

Thus, in the short term it is necessary to take the next step in improving the quality of management of cluster development, including on the basis of inter-cluster dialogue.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How one can grow several cluster global champions for the next 3-5 years? What are the ingredients of success?
  • Which Russian clusters are better ready to move internationally and have succeeded in this lately?
  • How to attract to clusters the most qualified and highly motivated staff who are able to compete internationally?
  • How to involve the maximum number of stakeholders in the development of clusters (both within clusters and beyond)?
  • How can the state effectively support cluster development in view of the extremely ambitious goals and hard budget constraints? 

Moderator:

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

Participants and experts:

  • Andrey Antonov, Deputy Governor for Economics, Tomsk Region
  • Alexey Shchedrov, Head, Department of Innovation and Industry Policy of Lipetsk Region
  • Alexander Smekalin, Chairman, the Government of Ulyanovsk region
  • Artem Zdunov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Nataliya Ryazantseva, Deputy Chairman of the Government, Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • Vladimir Popov, Deputy Governor, Kaluga Region
  • Alexander Sedov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry, Science and New Technologies of the Republic of Mordovia
  • Artem Shadrin, Director, Department of Strategic Development and Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Igor Agamirzian, Vice President, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Vadim Kulikov, specialist for external communications of the UN inter-agency group for infectious disease prevention and control
  • Sergey Polyakov, Director General of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science
  • Ivan Fedotov, Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia; Vice-Rector, RANEPA
15:30 – 17:30
Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
Russia’s Financial Institutions: Quality and Quiddity
Expert Discussion

Russia's financial markets have strengthened considerably over the past twenty-five years, with lessons learned and institutions emerging to regulate and stabilize during crises and create positive conditions for investment during good times. The work of these experts on Russia's financial institutions shows their influence on corporate development and regulations.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How strong are Russia’s financial institutions?
  • How do financial regulations affect institutional development?
  • How does corporate finance contribute to national financial institutions?
  • What is the role of financial institutions in current economic growth?
  • Is the financial system a public good?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Maxim Bouev, Professor, European University at St Petersburg; Vice-Rector, Strategic Development, New Economic School
  • Laurence Kotlikoff, Professor, Boston University
  • Michael Khromov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA
  • Dmitry Makarov, Associate Professor, International Institute of Economics and Finance, National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Katharina Pistor, Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law, Columbia University; Director, Center on Global Legal Transformation
  • Sergey Romanchuk, Head of Operations, Foreign Exchange and Money Market, Metallinvestbank JSCB; President, ACI Russia
  • Oleg Shibanov, Professor, the Russian Economic School
  • Koen Schoors, Professor, University of Ghent
  • Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Professor, Kozminski University; Director, Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research (TIGER); Finance Minister of Poland (1994-1997, 2002-2003)
  • Marina Rudneva, General Director, FUTURE Financial Group
12:00 – 14:00
Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 018
Attaining Strategic Priorities: KPI and/or Personnel?
Expert Discussion

Today, the integration of strategic priorities for the country's development in the daily work of the state and municipal authorities and the transition from administration by orders to administration through strategy is an urgent task of public administration. To that end, it is necessary to optimize the performance of executives, introduce effective administration and HR management technologies, and upd ate the current se t of values by changing the corporate culture.

The Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 261 dated March 10, 2009 “On the Federal Program Public Service Reform and Development in the Russian Federation (2009-2013)” defined, inter alia, the following tasks:  implement effective technologies and modern methods of HR management to improve professional competence, motivation of public servants and to increase efficiency of their official professional performance; establish and implement programs for training for the public service and professional development of public servants; develop a system of additional professional education of public servants.

The discussion suggests considering how this Decree and other documents of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation with a similar focus have been put into practice so far and what tasks are yet to be completed. Discussion will include strategic objectives, current trends of development of an efficient human resources policy, and the best Russian practice to implement modern HR management technologies.

Issues for Discussion:

  • HR management technologies to achieve the strategic goals of the country’s development: is it possible and is it necessary to adapt international experience to the Russian realities or should we find an own unique path? Best practices: experience of implementation and use, assessment of results
  • Maturity of the existing practices of HR management in public administration. Evaluation criteria and motivation system for public servants. How to motivate a public servant to work towards a result?
  • Existing risks: administrative barriers, management systems, or the human factor? What are the key success factors?
  • Which path should be chosen to achieve changes in top-down or bottom-up strategies in public administration? A road map for required changes

Moderators:

  • Maria Shklyaruk, Scientific Director, Chief Digital Transformation Officer program, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Alexey Shipov, Director, Center for Change Management, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Oleg Fomichev, Director for Strategic Planning and Development, Renova-Holding Rus
  • Savva Shipov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Andrei Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
  • Leonid Vakhnin, Deputy Director, Department of State Policy in the Sphere of Civil and Municipal Service, Anti-Corruption, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Companeyshchikov, Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Governor, Omsk Region
  • Andrey Murga, Vice Governor, Stavropol Territory – Minister of Economic Development of Stavropol Territory
  • Dmitry Yalov, Deputy Chairman – Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Investment Activity, Government of Leningrad Region
  • Oleg Polumordvinov, Head, Administration, Municipality of Astrakhan
  • Timur Atnashev, Senior Fellow, Center for Public Policy and Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Alexei Potapkin, Advisor to the Rector, Moscow State University of Management under the Government of Moscow
12:30 – 14:30
Building 5, 3rd Floor, Room 306
Agricultural Development in Post-Socialist Countries: Similarities and Differences
Expert Discussion

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

Issues for Discussion:

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

Moderators:

Participants:

  • Anna Hajdu, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus Univesity, Rotterdam
  • Sebastian Lentz, Director, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
  • Stephan Merl, Professor, Bielefeld University
  • Judith Pallot, Emeritus Professor, Oxford University
  • Tatyana Nefedova, Leading Researcher, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Nikita Mkrtchyan, Senior Research Fellow, Social Analysis and Forecasting Institute, RANEPA
  • Natalia Shagayda, Director, Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, RANEPA
  • Vasilii Uzun, Chief Researcher, Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, RANEPA