Prominent European politicians will speak at Gaidar Forum

Prominent politicians from Italy and Finland – Franco Frattini, Esko Aho and Giulio Tremonti – will attend the 11th Gaidar Forum as experts. The forum, Russia and the World: Challenges of the New Decade, will be held at RANEPA on January 15-16, 2020.

Franco Frattini is President of the Institute of Eurasian Studies, former Italian Foreign Minister (2002-2004, 2008-2011), and former Vice President of the European Commission (2004-2008). In 2018, he was awarded RANEPA Doctor Honoris Causa title and agreed to co-head a Russian-Italian program at the International Regional Studies and Regional Management Department of RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS) on International Humanitarian Cooperation (Russian-Italian program with an in-depth study of foreign languages).

Esko Aho is a member of RANEPA International Advisory Council of, senior adviser to the East Office of Finnish Industries, independent director, member of the Strategic Planning Committee and member of the Risk Management Committee of Russia’s Sberbank, former Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995), adviser to JP Morgan, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Adven. From 2009 to 2012, Esko Aho was Vice President and Board Member at Nokia Corporation, and in 2004-2008, he served as President of the SITRA, the Finnish National Fund for Research and Development (the state innovation fund).

Giulio Tremonti is an Italian lawyer and politician, chairman of the Aspen Institute (Italy). He served as Italy’s Minister of Economy and Finance in 1994-1995, 2001-2004, 2005-2006, and 2008-2011, and was a member of the Italy-USA Foundation.

11th Gaidar Forum Organizers:

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA);
The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute);
The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

Forum partners:

General information partner: TASS; general radio partner: Business FM; strategic information partners: Kommersant Publishing House, Interfax Publishing House; main information partners: Invest Foresight online business magazine, Profile, RIA FederalPress; information partners: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, PRIME economic news agency, Parlamentskaya Gazeta,, 360 TV Channel, PRO Business TV channel, Strategia magazine, Gosudarstvennaya Sluzhba magazine.


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