March 16 to 19
The second Conference took place and gained a status of an international forum in 2011. This Gaidar Forum, entitled Russia and the World: In Search of an Innovative Strategy, gathered over 100 experts from all over the world. Key topics discussed at the Forum were institutional foundation of innovation-driven economy, new requirements to political institutions and concurrent financial policy, social challenges of modernization, regional models of innovation-driven development, and search for innovation-driven growth areas. Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Chair of the Russian Government; Aleksei Kudrin, Russian Minister of Finance in 2011; Aleksandr Zhukov, Deputy Chair of the Russian Government; Sergei Naryshkin, Head of the Presidential Administration in 2010, participated in the Forum.