Greeting of Vladimir Putin to the guests and participants of the Gaidar Forum 2018

Dear friends!

Welcome to the IX Gaidar Forum in Moscow.

As always, this event attracts reputable and respected audience, people, who discuss modern topics connected with socio-economic life of Russia, and the trends crucial for the world-wide development.

We can observe that today knowledge and competence are gaining more and more importance for leadership, competitiveness and success of companies and states. The ability to develop and rapidly master groundbreaking technologies, to create a wide range of opportunities for each person to realize its potential and talent. So it is understandable that the current Forum concentrates on such topics as education, personnel training, “digitizing” of life, introduction of government services, which are convenient for people and business.

I assume that new original ideas and initiatives demanded for practical purposes will appear during substantive discussions.

I wish you productive and constructive work.

V. Putin

The organizers 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).

The program outline is available at the forum website.

Participation is free; preliminary registration is required.

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The general partners of the Gaidar Forum are Gazprom and Gazprombank; strategic partners include Novartis, Johnson&Johnson, RZD, MSD, AstraZeneca, the ACIG Group of Companies, Mastercard, Coca-Cola, Russian Agricultural Bank, Pharmstandard JSC, Microsoft; O1 Group, Unilever, EY, Russian Brewers’ Union, Russian Direct Investment Fund are partners and RVC.

The general information partners include the Rossiya 24 TV channel, RBC and TASS news agencies. The official information agency is Rossiya Segodnya. The general online media partner is Gazeta.RU. The general radio partner is Business FM. The strategic information partners are Kommersant Publishers, the RT TV channel and Interfax. The main information partners are Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Federal press news agency. Other media partners include, PRIME news agency, EFE,, Expert RA, Radio Ekho Moskvy, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, BRICS, National Banking Journal, Banking Review, Financial One, Standards and Quality news agency, AK&M, Ekonomika i Zhizn weekly, Invest Foresight online magazine, Strategia magazine, Naans Media, the Public Administration scientific political journal, the PRO BUSINESS TV channel, the Indicator online science journal, the Bankovskoye Delo (Banking Business) magazine, RNS news agency, Business Excellence magazine, Cision, the Budget magazine, Information platform “Russian planet – Smart Russia”.