January 15 to 18

The fifth Forum 2014, entitled Russia and the World: Sustainable Development, was dedicated to this current challenge and discussion of economic growth against the background of global changes, its potential and opportunities for efficient management, risks of innovation-based entrepreneurship, new industrialization, controversies of resource-based economies and mixed consequences of modernization for economic, social, and political development of society. Among the participants of the plenary discussion of the Forum 2014 were Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the Russian Government; Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Chair of the Russian Government; Aleksei Uliukaev, Russian Minister of Economic Development; Anton Siluanov, Russian Minister of Finance; Mario Monti, senator for life, President of the Bocconi University, Prime Minister of Italy in 2011 to 2013; Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic in 2003 to 2013; Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank; Jacob Frenkel, Chairman of J.P.Morgan Chase International; Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Columbia University Earth Institute. Russian Ministers, directors of banks and high-profile organizations, and other experts participated in the Forum 2014 expert dialogue. The event was mentioned more than 5,500 times in Russian mass media and more than 300 mentions appeared in foreign mass media.