2016 Gaidar Forum Sessions available online

The next international Gaidar Forum, Russia and the World: The Choice of Priorities, will open on January 12, 2017, one of the most important economic events in Russia. Russian and foreign experts on politics, economy, industry, healthcare and education will speak at the event.

In 2016, the forum participants included Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, State Duma Speaker and Chairman of RANEPA Board of Trustees Sergei Naryshkin, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Chairman of the Managing Board and CEO of Otkritie Holding Ruben Aganbegyan, President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozyorov, Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Alexei Likhachev, Chairman of the Board of JP Morgan Chase International, ex-chairman of Bank of Israel Jacob Frenkel, and Founding Director of the China Center for Economic Research Justin Yifu Lin.

Last year’s Gaidar Forum was attended more than 7,500 people, including 18 Russian regional leaders, 37 representatives of foreign and Russian companies, 69 foreign professors from the world’s leading universities and 174 diplomats.

The forum included 79 debates and round tables, and 622 expert presentations, which covered the entire spectrum of Russia’s socio-economic development.

All the discussions and plenary sessions are now available on the Gaidar Forum official YouTube channel.

The next Gaidar Forum will take place from January 12 to 14 at the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).

Gaidar Forum provides a regular international discussion platform for the most important issues of the day. The Forum was established in 2010 in tribute to the memory of Yegor Gaidar, the leading Russian economist and the architect of the Russian reforms of the early 1990s. The discussions focus on issues related to Russia’s position and strategic role in the world.

The goal of the forum is to maintain continuous expert dialogue on key political and economic issues; to attract leading academics and practitioners to a broad discussion of economic and political problems; to reflect major trends and key events of national and global economics and politics; and to develop policy proposals and recommendations for the development of Russia’s economy.

The organizers of the forum include the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).