Forum program

09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
A LONG TIME: 10 YEARS’ TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF YEGOR GAIDAR
Business Program
Expert Discussion

December 16, 2019 marks 10 years since Yegor Gaidar’s death. Many ideas and thoughts that he expressed and discussed in his books and articles remain relevant even now. Russia is still several decades behind developed countries in terms of social and economic development, and we continue to make efforts to reduce that gap.

Which parts of Yegor Gaidar’s research and practical heritage are still relevant today? Which recommendations and advice should we use?

Issues for Discussion:

  • The main outcomes of Yegor Gaidar’s research.
  • The death of an empire: Has the lesson been learned?
  • A long time: Are we going on?
  • The fate and fortunes of the reformers and their reforms in modern Russia.
  • Current economic policy challenges and potential responses found in Gaidar’s works.

Moderator:

Keynote report:

Participants:

  • Petr Aven, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Alfa-Bank JSC
  • Esko Aho, Senior Adviser, East Office of Finnish Industries, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995)
  • Anatoly Chubais, Chairman, the Executive Board of RUSNANO Management Company LLC
  • Karen Karapetyan, Prime-Minister of Armenia (2016-2018)
  • Aleksey Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Alexander Auzan, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Mikhail Dmitriyev, Chief Researcher, Center for Public Policy and Public Administration, Institute of Social Sciences, RANEPA
  • Marek Dombrovsky, Professor, National Research University - Higher School of Economics
  • Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at the Queen Mary College, University of London
  • Sergei Vasilyev, Academic Supervisor of the Leontief Centre
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
MODERN MONETARY THEORY: A NEW OUTLOOK
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Over the past 10 years, developed economies have been struggling to regain the pace of growth that preceded the global financial crisis of 2008–2009. Their growing state budget deficits have provoked a noticeable increase in their sovereign debts, while inflation and interest rates remained at a low level. The US Federal Reserve, the ECB, the Bank of England, and the Bank of Japan implemented the so-called quantitative easing programs – ultra-soft monetary policies that increased the asset side of their balance sheets by several times, but failed to entail a proportional increase in the money supply. That seemingly exhausted the available incentive measures. And yet, despite the extraordinary monetary easing, inflation remained at a level below target.

Currently, the media and the expert community are vigorously debating the so-called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), which justifies the application of intensive fiscal stimuli while the monetary authorities keep the rates low.

The wide discussion of this concept suggests there is a demand for an alternative economic policy that would ensure economic growth in the current macroeconomic conditions. Can these sentiments encourage countries to adopt less responsible macroeconomic policies?

Issues for Discussion:

  • How high are (long-term and short-term) inflation risks of fiscal stimulation in developed countries in the current macroeconomic environment?
  • How do investors assess the danger of budget crises in the world’s leading economies, and how is this manifested in financial markets?
  • Do the current approaches to coordinating monetary and fiscal policies need to be reconsidered? Should a new synthesis of these two economic regulation tools be sought?
  • Is there a successful strategy for ensuring economic growth in developing economies based on fiscal stimulation in a floating exchange rate and low interest rates environment?
  • Is the possibility of buying government debt securities for national currency a necessary condition for developing countries to ensure the stability of their national currencies or is it a consequence of the currency stability?
  • What are the most probable consequences of a shift in the economic course towards left-wing populist measures?

Moderator:

  • Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Participants:

Experts:

  • Oleg Shibanov, Professor, the Russian Economic School
  • Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board
  • Oleg Zamulin, Director, Center for Macroeconomic Research, Sberbank PJSC
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
GREATER EUROPE: IS IT STILL IN THE MAKING?
Business Program
Expert Discussion

The session is devoted to Russian-European relations, the search for and creation of instruments to overcome disagreements and develop existing cooperation. The experts will analyze the causes and prerequisites of current relations, considering the experience of successful cooperation, providing a comprehensive framework for further bilateral relations.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Do the protagonists in Greater Europe agree to disagree on the certain number of issues (security, economy, humanitarian problems) in the current geopolitical debate?
  • Creating instruments and tools to overcome disagreement and go further with the agreed issues.

Moderator:

Experts:

  • Franco Bruni, Vice-President, Institute for International Political Studies of Italy
  • Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to Russia
  • Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Valentina Komleva, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Regional Studies and Regional Administration, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
  • Fedor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Politics Magazine
  • Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor of Austria (2000–2007), Minister of the Interior of Austria (2007)
  • Daniel Tarschys, Professor at the Stockholm University, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1994– 1999)
  • Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy (1994–1995, 2001–2006, 2008–2011)
  • Igor Yurgens, Member of the Management Board, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
INEQUALITY AND POVERTY: ON THE WAY TOWARDS REDUCTION
Business Program
Panel Discussion

The problem of socio-economic inequality is the focus of attention of the world intellectual elite. Leading economists and international organizations are concerned about the high inequality level and its negative consequences for economic growth and human development. Reducing inequality is one of the main UN Sustainable Development Goals until 2030. The participants will focus on issues concerning inequality growth factors and ways to regulate it. How justified are the fears of further growth in inequality? What are the manifestations of inequality that require government regulation?

Poverty, which is one of the aspects of inequality, is a relevant issue for most countries. In the modern world, the approaches to measuring poverty are changing, and new programs to reduce poverty are emerging. To end poverty in all forms and dimensions, we need to rethink the approaches to evaluating it, consider the existing global and Russian experience in addressing this issue, as well as the experience of various Russian regions.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is inequality and how to measure it?
  • Old and new inequality factors.
  • Measures to address inequality and policy priorities.
  • How to avoid the negative consequences of high inequality in Russia?
  • Modern approaches to poverty evaluation.
  • Best global practices and experience of Russian regions in poverty reduction.

Moderator:

  • Tatiana Maleva, Director, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasts, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Vladimir Nazarov, Director of the Financial Research Institute, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Natalya Pochinok, Rector, Russian State Social University
  • Dmitri Svatkovskiy, Member, State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes
  • Aleksey Vovchenko, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Natalia Zubarevich, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
09:30 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR OF DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTIONS
Business Program
Expert Discussion

For over 50 years, the OECD has been developing standards for responsible business conduct – corporate activities whose main purpose is to benefit individuals, a community or the environment.

Since 2010, there has been a growing trend among companies to introduce responsible business practices. One of the reasons for the change is that countries legislatively restrict corporate activities that do not meet the OECD standards for responsible business conduct.

For development institutions, implementation of sustainable business standards provides an opportunity to leverage corporate resources to improve living standards, to develop high-quality infrastructure, including urban development, as well as to increase local companies’ competitive advantages in global markets.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Assessment of non-financial risks in projects. How do VEB.RF and other financial institutions implement due diligence standards and reduce non-financial project risks?
  • How do standards of responsible business conduct help create a sustainable infrastructure?
  • Standards of responsible business conduct to improve the quality of life in cities.
  • Development of the Russian economy’s competitiveness through responsible business practices.

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Irina Makiyeva, Deputy Chairman, VEB.RF, Director General of Foundation for the Development of SingleIndustry Towns
  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Aleksandr Plutnik, Chairman of the Management Board, Director General of DOM.RF JSC
  • Andreas Schaal, Director, the Global Relations Secretariat, OECD
  • Svetlana Yachevskaya, Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board of the State Development Corporation VEB.RF

Experts:

  • Mikhail Babenko, Director for Green Economy Strategy, WWF Russia 
  • Nadia Cherkasova, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Otkritie FC
  • Aleksandr Gryaznov, Director, Corporate Ratings Group, S&P Global
  • Elena Gushchina, Assistant to Senior Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr. Igor I. Shuvalov
  • Sergey Korotkov, Director, UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Cooperation
  • Bill Thompson, Head of the Eurasia Division of the Global Relations Secretariat, OECD
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
PRIORITY SOCIAL PROJECTS IN RUSSIA: HOW TO MAKE THEM MORE EFFECTIVE AND POSITIVELY PERCEIVED BY THE POPULATION
Business Program
Expert Discussion

Over the past years, Russia has implemented a series of state programs and priority projects aimed at improving social protection, the most recent one launched a year ago. How successful was the practice of implementing priority social projects? How have the government’s social projects changed the Russians’ lives? What problems do we face when implementing priority social projects? And what can be done to effectively improve how they are perceived by the people? All these issues are quite important, especially in the context of an increasing demand in society for improving the quality of life and the level of social security. In this regard, it is important to understand what needs to be done to ensure that people actually feel tangible “social effects” from the implementation of the priority social projects. In many ways, this will not only improve their perception by the Russians, but will make them more effective and contribute to their development into full-fledged social security development tool.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Implementation of priority social projects in Russia: problems and prospects.
  • The impact of priority social projects on the development in the social sphere (healthcare, education, demographics, and culture).
  • Priority social projects in the light of public opinion in Russia.
  • Regional aspect of priority social projects in Russia.
  • The specifics of the implementation of priority social projects in the context of popular demand.
  • Ways to create positive social effects during the implementation of priority social projects.

Moderator:

  • Kirill Rodin, Director for Government Relations, Russian Public Opinion Research Center

Participants:

  • Natalia Akindinova, Director of the Development Center of National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Mikhail Alashkevich, Senior Vice-President, VEB.RF
  • Valery Fedorov, Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center
  • Leonid Grigoriev, Chief Adviser to the Head, Analytical Center of Government of the Russian Federation
  • Boris Makarenko, President, Center for Political Technologies
  • Sofya Malyavina, Director General, National Priorities ANO
  • Mikhail Vinogradov, Head, St. Petersburg Politics Foundation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
ARE CLASSICAL BUSINESS SCHOOLS NEARING THEIR END?
Business Program
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Why are criticisms of business schools and MBA programs increasingly heard in the global business world?
  • Corporate university development: is it an alternative to business schools?
  • How to smoothly integrate “breakthrough technologies” into business school programs so as not to turn them into technical universities?
  • New generations and new requirements. Change or be changed?

Moderator:

  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Experts:

09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
RUSSIA’S POTENTIAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL DIGITAL INITIATIVES IN SPORTS
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Successful regional examples of digital sports solutions.
  • Digital systems at international sporting events.
  • Implementation of system-based digital solutions for inter-industry cooperation in the CIS and EAEU countries.
  • Russia’s potential as a trendsetter in global digital initiatives in sports.

Moderator:

  • Maria Belyakova, Director of the scientific and educational center Faculty of Sports and Tourist Industry Management, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Nadezhda Erastova, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Leonov, Minister of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Sergey Nikitin, Head of the Presidential Directorate for Supporting Activities of the State Council of the Russian Federation, Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Pak, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
  • Roman Teryushkov, Minister of Physical Culture and Sport of the Moscow Region

Experts:

  • Iskander Bariev, Vice-Rector - Head of the Department for Design and Research Activities, Innopolis University
  • Dmitry Glushko, President of the Children of Asia Games International Committee
  • Veniamin Kaganov, Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
09:30 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 3, Lecture Room 269
WILL THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY BE ABLE TO MAKE AN EXPORT BREAKTHROUGH?
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Export diversification is one of the most important tasks, crucial for sustainable acceleration of economic growth in Russia. Although Russia has for the most part restructured the economy in recent decades, its export basket is to a considerable extent comprised of simple, including primary, goods even today.

On the one hand, a similar result is demonstrated by the majority of catch-up economies. On the other hand, countries making obvious progress in diversification and sophistication of their exports manage to achieve fast economic growth and progress and to consolidate their positions on the world stage. Moreover, with the authorities, as well as the academic and expert communities embracing the importance of export development, it also begins to take shape as a relevant national policy. However, while taking steps towards sophistication and diversification of exports, we have to answer a wide range of traditional as well as new and non-trivial questions regarding the possibility of further development in foreign trade.

Why do more sophisticated Russian exports mainly go to its closest neighbors – how could we diversify our export geography? How could Russia overcome the growing pressure of foreign economic sanctions and restrictions its economy has to deal with? How could we coordinate the various parts of the complicated national policy mechanism so that there would be no tension between them that might potentially slow down the export diversification process? What are the types of government support exporters are most interested in, and which of the benefits granted to them are showing the best result?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Export diversification: what can the Russian economy export and where?
  • Development of Russian exports since 1990s: what have we achieved?
  • Export under the sanctions policy.
  • The role of Big Data and digital technologies in solving the problems of export diversification.
  • Stagnation of export diversification: macroeconomic reasons for stagnation of export development.
  • What do Russian companies need to enter new product and geographical markets? 
  • Russia as part of the EAEU: does regional integration help the development of Russian exports?
  • Are there any national policy measures that are not directly associated with export diversification but may provoke – or are causing - a slowdown in the implementation Russia’s export development plans?

Moderator:

  • Alexander Knobel, Director of the Institute of International Economics and Finances, Russian Foreign Trade Academy

Experts:

  • Daniil Algulyan, Deputy Chairman, VEB.RF
  • Anna Fedyunina, Director of the Analytical Center, National Research University - Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg
  • Veronika Peshkova, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill Ambassador
  • Mikhail Sneg, Director for Export Policy and Analysis, Russian Export Center JSC
  • David Tarr, Scientific Adviser, International School of Economics in Tbilisi
  • Natalya Volchkova, Professor, New Economic School (NES) 
09:30 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 138
HOW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STATE CONTROL HAS CHANGED: CITIZENS' PERSPECTIVE
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Russia is vigorously reforming its regulatory and supervisory system with a purpose to protect the legally protected values (life, health, property, etc.), reduce administrative barriers and improve the quality of administration of its control and supervision functions. Traditionally, progress in this area is evaluated from the businesses’ and government bodies’ perspective, although this strategy fails to provide a comprehensive assessment of how well the public is protected against risks in the areas being supervised.

During the round table, an assessment of the governmental control effectiveness in 2018–2019 will be given from the citizens’ perspective, and prospects and priorities for improving the protection of legally protected values will be discussed.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The control and supervision reform and degree of protection of legally protected values: is the dynamics noticeable?
  • Factors affecting the level of protection of legally protected values.
  • How effective are people’s complaints to regulatory and supervisory authorities: main problems.
  • Sociology and statistics: an integrated approach to assessing the effectiveness of control and supervision activities.
  • Development prospects of alternative non-state control mechanisms: opportunities and limitations from citizens’ perspective.
  • Potential for increasing the effectiveness of control and supervision activities.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Elena Dobrolyubova, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA
  • Elena Maslennikova, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA
  • Nadezhda Mashkova, Director of the Department for Control, Supervision and Permitting Activities, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Yuzhakov, Director of the Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Marina Bludyan, First Vice-President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business OPORA ROSSII
  • Kirill Grigoryev, Deputy Head of the Analytical Department, Main Control Directorate of Moscow
  • Valentin Letunovsky, Deputy Head, Control Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation
  • Svetlana Makovetskaya, Director, Civic Analysis and Independent Research Center
  • Mikhail Orlov, State secretary, Deputy head, Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor)
  • Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Petr Shelishch, Chairman, Union of Consumers of Russia
  • Rinat Yenikeyev, Head, Supervisory and Preventive Efforts Department, EMERCOM of Russia
09:30 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 137
PRME: DREAMERS’ GOOD INTENTIONS OR A PATH TOWARDS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT?
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

In 2007, the United Nations adopted the Six Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). In 2007–2008, the principles were already signed by leading international business education associations: AACSB International, AMBA International, EFMD, CEEMAN, etc. Over two years, they were joined by more than 70 business schools in the world, which consider social responsibility and sustainable development as important aspects of education. Among them was one Russian business school – the Institute of Business Studies at RANEPA. Over the past decade, the Six PRME have been widely adopted around the world. Businesses and business schools were divided into two groups: those who consider the Six UN Principles as the most important value for business and business education, and those who only formally recognize them and take minimal steps in this direction but believe that the goals of business and PRME have different goal-setting vectors.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What initiatives have enriched the PRME movement in recent years?
  • How are the PRME reflected in the programs and activities of the world's leading business schools, shaping their positive impact on the business community and the ecosystem of the planet?
  • Why are PRME especially relevant for business education in countries with high development dynamics?
  • How is the business attitude towards PRME changing?

Moderator:

Experts:

09:30 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 1, Lecture Room 018
DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN RUSSIA: FIRST RESULTS AND OUTLOOK UNTIL 2035
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Renewable energy sources (RES) account for more than 50% in the structure of new global generating capacities for the fourth year in a row; the share of RES in global electrical power consumption amounted to 10.4% in 2018. In Russia, their share in electrical power consumption was a mere 0.24% in 2018. Since 2013, Russia has been running a system of governmental support for development of renewable energy sources, which was previously intended for the period until 2024, but will be extended with adjustments until 2035.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Where does the Russian renewable energy industry stand at present and what will it be like by the end of 2024 and 2035?
  • What are the key trends in the global electricity industry?
  • What new investment cycle priorities should the Russian renewable energy industry have?
  • RES are not limited to the electric power industry: what should be expected in the heating and transport sectors?
  • What should the energy transition be like in Russia?
  • What role will RES play in the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement?

Moderator:

  • Tatyana Lanshina, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Economic Modeling of Energy and Environment, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Oleg Barkin, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Market Council Association Non-profit Partnership
  • Maria Kozlova, Expert, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Andrey Kulakov, Founder, Goal Number Seven Association of Energy Market Players
  • Andrei Pokhozhayev, Senior Managing Director for Investment Mahagement, Rusnano
  • Olga Ukhanova, RES Project Manager, Technological Development Agency of the Ulyanovsk Region
  • Anton Usachev, Deputy Director General, Hevel Energy Group
  • Mikhail Yulkin, Director General of the Environmental Investment Center Autonomous Non-profit Organization, Founder and Director General of the CarbonLab LLC, Expert of the International Sustainable Energy Development Center under the auspices of UNESCO (ISEDC)
11:30 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
CENTRAL BANK INDEPENDENCE: THE PAST OR THE FUTURE?
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Central banks of the leading countries have become a key tool for economies stabilization during the 2008–2009 crisis. Accordingly, over the past ten years, the monetary authorities' policy tools have expanded significantly to include various programs such as “quantitative easing,” macroprudential supervision, and ensuring financial stability. Over this period, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation made the transition to a new monetary policy regime – inflation targeting, and assumed the role of a mega-regulator of the financial market in Russia. All these measures have made it possible to stop the main manifestations of the crisis in the financial market and in the banking sector, and to avoid sharp fluctuations in the global currency market.

However, to date, important problems related to the monetary authorities’ immediate area of responsibility, including maintaining inflation below the target values, driving key rates to around zero or even negative values, managing the risk of bubbles forming in capital markets, a boom in the corporate bond market remain unresolved.

But the main problem is that the world’s leading economies have not returned to sustainable economic growth, and this is forcing us to resume the discussion about the central bank’s independence in the modern world, its role in ensuring of macroeconomic stability and the country’s economic development.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The role of central banks of the leading countries in countering the 2008–2009 crisis.
  • The problem of zero lower limit on interest rates in the world and in Russia.
  • How stable is the financial sector now (risks of bubbles in the stock markets and a boom in corporate bond markets)?
  • To what extent do central banks remain independent in the modern environment?
  • New technological challenges (fintech, digital currencies) and their impact on central bank policies.
  • Will the central banks manage to remain independent by the end of the 2020s?

Moderator:

  • Nikolay Korzhenevsky, Author and Presenter, “Economy. Daily rate” Analytical newscast on Russia 24 Channel

Participants:

  • Charles Calomiris, Professor, Columbia Business School
  • Jacob Frenkel, Chairman, JP Morgan Chase International; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty; Governor, Bank of Israel (1991–2000)
  • Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Oleg Vyugin, Chairman, Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board
  • Kseniya Yudaeva, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia
11:30 – 13:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Conference Hall
BRICS AT TEN: CHALLENGES, ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROSPECTS
Business Program
Expert Discussion

Ten years have passed since the BRICS first summit. The BRICS has consolidated as a global governance institution and a platform for coordination and cooperation between its member states. The members have established a broad agenda, including more than 20 areas, from regional security, trade, development and energy issues to culture, tourism and sports. The BRICS leaders agreed more than six hundred specific commitments and set up more than fifty cooperation mechanisms, including the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement. Russia initiated the creation of the BRICS and held two successful summits which served as a solid foundation for cooperation in subsequent institutional cycles. The BRICS has become an important partnership for promoting the Five (members) common positions on key geopolitical and strategic stability issues, as well as Russia’s initiatives within international platforms. Russia’s BRICS presidency in 2020 will rest on the foundation built by the Five over the years of joint work. However, cooperation environment has changed. Will the second BRICS decade become “the second golden decade of cooperation and solidarity”? It depends on many factors.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Priorities for a new collaboration cycle on key issues of the BRICS agenda (macroeconomics, reform of the international financial system, infrastructure financing, international trade, climate and energy, digital economy);
  • Institutionalization and opportunities to improve the effectiveness of existing coordination mechanisms;
  • Facilitation of BRICS cooperation with international institutions, strengthening coordination between the five countries in international platforms, the BRICS role in the system of international institutions and global governance;
  • Development of common approaches with partners within the BRICS+ framework;
  • The outcomes of Brazil’s 2019 presidency, priorities of Russia’s third presidency, BRICS role in implementing the Five partner countries’ foreign policy and strategic development objectives.

Moderator:

  • Marina Larionova, Head, Center for International Institutions Research, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Binod Singh Ajatshatru, Director, National Committee for BRICS Research
  • Andrey Bokarev, Director, Department of International Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • John Kirton, Co-director of the BRICS Research Group, co-director of the G20 Research Group, University of Toronto
  • Madeline Koch , Managing Director of the BRICS Research Group, co-director of the G20 Research Group, University of Toronto
  • Jose Eduardo Malta de Sa Brandao, Deputy Director for International Studies, Political and Economic Relations, Institute for Applied Economic Research
  • Filani Mthembu, Executive Director, Institute for Global Dialogue of South Africa
  • Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Russian Sherpa in BRICS
  • Natalya Stapran, Director of the Department for Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Shen Yi, Director of the Center for BRICS Studies, Fudan University
11:30 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
MODERN PENSION SYSTEMS: POSSIBLE ANSWERS TO EXPECTED CHALLENGES
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Objective demographic processes, changes in the labor market, and globalization of the economy pose new challenges for existing pension systems around the world. These challenges are again making us focus on the following issues: what a modern pension system is, what functions it should perform, and most importantly, whether it is primarily an insurance tool for loss of earnings due to retirement or other social protection functions should also be assigned to it. As Russian and foreign experience shows, not a single country has been able to create a sufficiently stable system in the long term. How feasible is this possibility and what mechanisms are available? To what extent is the Russian pension system ready to embrace the ongoing changes and use the practices from other countries?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Modern challenges to pension systems.
  • What should a future pension system be like: an income insurance system for retirement and/or protection from poverty? Should an insurance pension system be relieved from non-insurance functions?
  • What is the nature of pension contributions: are they taxes or insurance premiums? Does the answer to this question matter for the development of a pension system?
  • Pension plan in the context of globalization and the growth of non-standard forms of employment. Voluntary exit or forced inclusion?
  • Are defined-contribution pension systems an adequate response to an aging population and, if so, what are the necessary conditions for the efficient application of defined-contribution plans, and are they realistic for Russia?
  • Is it possible to move from a pension system based on the principle of intergenerational solidarity to a system with a significant funded component? How (if possible)?
  • Pension system: digitalization, administrative data, and Big Data.

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Nazarov, Director of the Financial Research Institute, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Yury Gorlin, Deputy Director of the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting, RANEPA
  • Laurence Kotlikoff, Head of the International Laboratory for Mathematical Modeling of Economic Processes, the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Bernd Marine, Director, the European Bureau for Policy Consulting and Social Research
  • Aleksei Moiseyev, Deputy Finance Minister of Russia

Experts:

  • Evsey Gurvich, Head of the Center for Budget Analysis and Forecasting at the Financial Research Institute, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Oksana Sinyavskaya, Deputy Director of the Institute for Social Policy, National Research University - Higher School of Economics
  • Yury Voronin, Head of the Center for Legal Support of Social and Economic Reforms, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation
11:30 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
WHAT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION WILL REAL BUSINESS NEED IN THE FUTURE?
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

The rapid change in the global ecosystem, the emergence of breakthrough technologies dictates the need for dramatic rethinking of traditional approaches to the management of companies, of the economy and of specific processes. Requirements are changing to managers and leaders, their personal qualities, their level of understanding of, and ability to use, both the emerging new technological capabilities and the expanded “soft power” tools. 

In business education, four new focuses have been identified that determine the vector of changes:

  • inclusion of modern technologies in the educational process and widespread introduction of knowledge and skills needed to use digital methods in management, into programs;
  • reflection in educational programs of new requirements to human capital and, in particular, to leaders in the context of new ecosystem formation;
  • “fine tuning” of training programs to make them serve the interests of society, and not just the business, social responsibility and sustainable development;
  • restructuring of the business education quality assessment system and the resulting change of benchmark leaders in the industry. 

All the above facts have led to debate about changes in KPIs for leading global rankings.

Moderator:

  • Timothy Mescon, Executive Vice President, Chief Officer for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, AACSB International

Experts:

  • Allen Amason, Dean of College of Business, Southern Georgia University
  • Vladimir Aronchik, Deputy Head of the Office for Implementation of New Businesses, Head of the Project Office for Implementation of Cooperation Programs, Rosatom State Corporation
  • Christopher McCormick, Director for Academic Affairs, EF Education First
  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA
  • Elizaveta Osetinskaya, Journalist, Founder of The Bell e-publication
  • Neil Sturrock, President of PepsiCo for Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, AMBA & BGA
11:30 – 13:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Gray Hall
SCIENTOMETRICS 2.0: DIGITAL REBOOT
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the digitalization of science, and how should it change the approach to the work of scientists and its assessment?
  • Why has classical scientometrics led to a race for the number of citations and the growth of fraud?
  • How to sort the wheat from the chaff, and what can the digital technology offer?
  • How can artificial intelligence and the blockchain technology be used in the evaluation of scientific activity?
  • Is it possible to implement these visionary decisions in everyday life at Russian universities and institutes?
  • Is there a future for university science platforms?

Moderator:

  • Oksana Medvedeva, Head of the Department of Scientific and Informational Development, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Andrei Blinov, Deputy General Director, Head of Programs and Projects Department, Russian Science Foundation
  • Valentin Bogorov, Educational program manager, Clarivate Analytics
  • Timur Bronitsky, Director of the Department for Monitoring, Analysis and Forecasting, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Marat Fatkhullin, Director of Government Relations, Elsevier S&T in Russia
  • Victor Glukhov, Deputy Director General, E-library
  • Vladimir Kartavtsev, Head of Research Projects, Synopsis Group
  • Aleksey Khokhlov, Vice-President, Russian Academy of Science
  • Roman Konchakov, Head of the Economic History Department, RANEPA
  • Artyom Kosmarsky, Deputy Head, Blockchain Research Laboratory for Education and Science
  • Nikolay Podorvanyuk, Editor-in-Chief, Indicator.Ru Information and Service Portal
11:30 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
ETHICAL PROBLEMS OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY: HOW TO FIND A SOLUTION?
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

In Russia, as well as throughout the world, digital technologies are increasingly penetrating everyday life. Without them, many people cannot imagine their life and leisure, and companies - their business. At the same time, the government implements large-scale projects devoted to digitization of public administration and services for individual and corporate users.

The changes caused by digital technologies in public life and, even more, the changes that they can cause in the near future, raise ethical issues. For example, when the exchange of privacy for the amenities offered by electronic services is honest and equivalent, and when it is not so. Or whether it would be permissible to create systems of automatic control over people's behavior in order to encourage socially approved acts and punish antisocial or immoral acts.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Which use of technologies do we consider as the good and which as the evil, and why do we think so?
  • What social problems may arise in connection with the spread of digital technologies, and can we do something about this?
  • How are the principles of justice, equality, freedom and privacy implemented in a digital society?
  • What values should the government protect by regulating the digital economy?
  • How can the interests of the government, the business and the public be balanced in development of digital public services?
  • What ethical principles should be followed in the digital transformation of public administration?

Moderator:

  • Maria Shklyaruk, Academic Director of the Center for the Training of Digital Transformation Executives, RANEPA, Director General of the Center for Advanced Management Solutions

Experts:

  • Iliia Dimitrov, Founder and Executive Director, Seldon Group
  • Pavel Golosov, Dean of the School of Information Technology and Data Analysis, RANEPA
  • Aleksey Gorobtsov, Director of the Department of E-Government Development, Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
  • Kirill Ignatiev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, “Russian Investments” Group of Companies
  • Valery Karpov, Head of the Department of Neurocognitive Sciences and Intelligent Systems at the Kurchatov Research Center, Vice-President of the Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • Liliya Zemnukhova, Research Fellow at the STS Center, Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Philosophy at the European University at St. Petersburg
11:30 – 13:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Blue Hall
DO POLITICIANS NEED HISTORY ADVISERS?
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

In the modern world, politicians actively use historical examples and analogies to legitimize their actions, but rarely engage professional historians as advisers. However, when making decisions, the authorities very often rely on expert judgment and expert opinions. During the round table, the participants are to discuss the role of history expert in shaping the political agenda and their role in the historical understanding of the current socio-political, economic and cultural challenges.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How do historians influence or can influence political decision-making?
  • What kind of knowledge do historians represent and sell? (From countries that focus on their own history – to empires that claim to understand the world.)
  • What place does Russia occupy on the map of applied history?

Moderator:

  • Sergey Zuev, Dean of the Institute for social studies, RANEPA

Experts:

11:30 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
DEVELOPMENT OF CELLULAR AND GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES IN RUSSIA
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

The world is rapidly developing genetic, cellular and genomic technologies in healthcare, including the rigorous introduction of gene therapy and cellular drugs into clinical practice to target the cause of the disease. The emergence of this class of drugs has made it possible to effectively combat diseases that used to be incurable.

The introduction and application of innovative gene therapy and cell technologies in Russia is difficult for a number of reasons: a complicated registration process, patients' limited access to genetic diagnostic methods, and an imperfect medical care payment system. Successful implementation of innovative technologies is possible only with an intensive dialogue between the state and the manufacturers in order to adapt legal regulation and ensure better availability of such technologies for patients.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Biomedical cell products and high-tech medicines: harmonization of concepts within a single pharmaceutical market framework.
  • Providing government funding to use gene technologies in the healthcare system.

Moderator:

  • Vitaly Omelyanovsky, Director General of the Center of Healthcare Expert Evaluation and Quality Control, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Vadim Govorun, Director General, Federal Scientific and Clinical Center of Physical-Chemical Medicine, FMBA of Russia
  • Etienne Jousseaume, Head of Market Access, Cell and Gene Europe, Novartis Pharma LLC
  • Igor Korobko, Director of the Department of Science, Innovative Development, and Biomedical Health Risks Management, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Mikhail Maschan, Deputy Director General, Director of the Higher School of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Dmitry Rogachev National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology
  • Vadim Merkulov, Deputy Director General, Federal State Budgetary Institution “Scientific Center for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products”, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Sissel Rodahl, Director General for Cenral Europe Countries & Russia, AveXis
  • Dmitry Rozhdestvensky, Head of the Division of Work Coordination in the Sphere of Medicines and Medical Devices Circulation, Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General, Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Center named after V.A. Almazov, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
  • Polina Stepensky, Head of Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cancer Immunotherapy of Adults and Children, Hadassah Medical Center in Israel
  • Catherine Taylor, Director for Medical Affairs, Markets Evolution in EMEA region, Janssen
  • Yuri Zhulev, President, All-Russian Charitable Public Organization of Disabled People “Russian Hemophilia Society”
11:30 – 13:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
BEST PRACTICES TO ACHIEVE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Can the generally accepted system of indicators of sustainable development goals (SDGs) ensure that they are achieved?
  • What can the government – and what should it do – to achieve the SDGs?
  • How are businesses improving corporate social responsibility standards incorporating the SDGs?
  • What educational programs should be used to train government and business administration staff focused on the SDGs achievement?
  • How does sharing best practices for achieving the SDGs promote international cooperation?

Moderator:

  • Andrey Margolin, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute of Finance and Sustainable Development, RANEPA

Speakers:

  • Rae Kwon Chung, Member of the Intergovernmental Expert Panel on Climate Change, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2007)
  • Boris Porfiryev, Director of the Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Science

Experts:

  • Alikhan Baymenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee, Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana
  • Viktor Danilov-Danilyan, Scientific Director, Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of Science
  • Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Juraj Nemec, UN member, Committee of Experts on Public Administration
  • Gennady Palchik, Rector, Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus
  • Vladimir Platonov, President, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Sergey Semenov, Director of the Research and Educational Center of Sustainable Development, Institute of Finance and Sustainable Development, RANEPA
  • Ben Slay, Senior Economist, UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC)
  • Andrew Wachtel, Rector, Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan
11:30 – 13:30
Building 2, Floor 3, Lecture Room 269
PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF BUILDING A SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE DIGITALIZATION OF THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Current problems of accounting and measuring the digital economy in macroeconomic statistics.
  • Modern approaches to accounting and measuring the digital economy scale.
  • Mechanisms of digitization impact on basic macroeconomic indicators.
  • Problems and prospects related to building a system for monitoring the digitization of the Russian economy.
  • Foreign experience in building analytical formats for the digital economy based on applications of the System of National Accounts.
  • Prospects for creation of a system of information and analytical support for monitoring of the Russian economy digitalization.
  • Results of experimental calculations: alternative estimates of the digital economy scale in the Russian Federation and of the digitalization impact on basic macroeconomic indicators.

Moderator:

  • Alexander Knobel, Director of the Institute of International Economics and Finances, Russian Foreign Trade Academy

Experts:

11:30 – 13:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 137
LONG-TERM AGRI-FOOD EXPORT SUPPORT STRATEGY IN RUSSIA: CHALLENGES, RISKS, PRIORITIES
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Russian agri-food exports face ambitious plans to double their volumes over 5 years. Sustainable integration of Russian agribusiness in the global space requires the development of a long-term strategy of governmental agri-food exports support based on a clear understanding of promising areas of the agricultural sector, the demand for Russian products on global markets and the existing export barriers.

The strategy should also take into account possible social, economic and environmental risks associated with the expansion of export supplies. In addition, macroeconomic and geopolitical factors add some uncertainty to export plans.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Ways to integrate the Russian agricultural sector into the global market.
  • Impact of global trends: limitations or new opportunities?
  • Reconfiguration of the government incentives system for the agricultural sector: guiding principles.
  • Risks in achievement of export goals.
  • Role of regions in the national export program.

Moderator:

  • Evgenia Serova, Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research, National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Experts:

  • Artem Belov, Director General, Souzmoloko
  • Dmitry Butusov, Deputy Chairman of the Government for the Agro-industrial Complex Development, the Orel region
  • Margrita Evarestova, Deputy Minister of the Agro-industrial Complex and Rural Development, the Ulyanovsk region
  • Sergey Gudkov, Executive Director, Fish Union
  • Natalya Karlova, Head of the Agricultural Market Research Department of the Institute of Agricultural Research, National Research University - Higher School of Economics
  • Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
  • Aleksandr Korbut, Vice President, Russian Grain Union
  • Dmitry Krasnov, Acting Director, Federal Center for the Export Development, Agro-industrial Complex of Russian Federation
  • Maksim Lyubomudrov, Deputy Board Chairman, Russian Agricultural Bank JSC
11:30 – 13:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 138
EXPERIMENTAL LEGAL REGIMES: FOREIGN EXPERIENCE AND RUSSIAN START
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Legal experiments are being used increasingly in public administration. The development dynamics of digital technologies require the introduction of special legal regimes for experiments, which will significantly reduce their running time. The corresponding draft federal law has been developed in Russia; an Agreement on “regulatory sandboxes” in the EAEU is being developed. At the same time, it is relevant to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of this public administration tool and its methodology.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Legal experiments and “regulatory sandboxes”: general nature and differences.
  • Dynamics of legal experiments in Russia: from the goal to effectiveness and efficiency evaluation.
  • Experimental legal regimes: a new institute of Russian law.
  • Methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of special regimes for conducting legal experiments (“regulatory sandboxes”) in Russia.

Moderator:

  • Anton Lebedev, Director of the Department of the Legal Foundations of the Digital Economy, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Aleksey Efremov, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA
  • Elena Dobrolyubova, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Victor Gridnev, Chairman Assistant, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Victor Naumov, Managing Partner, St. Petersburg office of DENTONS
  • Olga Shepeleva, Senior Expert of the Center for Strategic Research, Head of the Project Area “Law and rulemaking in the digital environment”, Center for Advanced Management Solutions
  • Oleg Petrov, Head, Open Data Practices, Digital Development, World Bank
  • Elvira Talapina, Leading Research Fellow, Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA
  • Yuri Tikhomirov, Deputy Director of Center for Public Studies, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law of Government of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Yuzhakov, Director of the Center for Public Administration Technologies, RANEPA
11:30 – 15:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
DIALOGUE OF CIVIL DIALOGUES
Special Events
Open Dialogue

In the conditions of international instability, political and economic constraints, dialogue formats enabling to improve mutual understanding and build confidence come to the fore. This is confirmed by work in such formats as “Trianon Dialogue”, “St. Petersburg Dialogue”, Russian-Italian “Forum-Dialogue”, Russian-Austrian Forum “Sochi Dialogue”. Together they form a large discussion platform and create the basis for development of bilateral and multilateral relations by expanding cooperation between state institutions, business and civil societies. Joining of efforts will enable to create a global fiscal platform - “Dialogue of Dialogues”.

The discussion will be devoted to an academic dialogue, international cooperation in science and education, as well as the analysis of business dialogue and the role of business in strengthening of international cooperation.

Part 1. ROLE AND PERSPECTIVES OF CIVIL SOCIETIES FORUMS IN RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

Part 2. CIVIL SOCIETY FORUMS FOR UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION

Issues for Discussion:

  • Inter-university cooperation models: how to combine interests in the international educational system under competition between countries?
  • Joint educational programs: are efforts justified and what are the effectiveness criteria? 
  • Dialogue of business and universities: best practices for collaboration.
  • Business solutions to international cooperation problems in national economy sectors. 

Moderator:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Vladimir Dmitriev, Co-Chairman of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia
  • Johannes Eigner, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria to the Russian Federation
  • Ernesto Ferlenghi, Co-Chairman of the Russian-Italian Forum-Dialogue, President of the Association of Italian Industrialists “Confindustria Russia”
  • Franz Fischler, President, European Forum Alpbach; European Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries (1995-2004)
  • Franco Frattini, President, Institute for Eurasian Studies; Justice and Chamber President to the Italian Supreme Administrative Court; Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Transdniestrian Settlement Process
  • Geza Andreas von Geyr, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Russia
  • Atanas Krystin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to the Russian Federation
  • Dominique Kuhling, Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Russia
  • Abdo Malak, Counsellor for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the Russian Federation
  • Pavel Shevtsov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)
  • Pasquale Terracciano, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Italy to the Russian Federation
  • Fernando Valderrama, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to the Russian Federation
  • Vincent Benet, Director, French-Russian Studies Center
  • Jean-Cassien Billier, Responsible for relations with Russia under the President of Paris-Sorbonne University
  • Giorgio Callegari, President of the GIM-Unimpresa Italian Association of Entrepreneurs, Deputy CEO for Strategy and Alliances, Aeroflot PJSC
  • Andrea Giannotti, Director, Institute for Eurasian Studies
  • Nur Kyrabayev, Vice-Rector, RUDN
  • Valentina Komleva, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Regional Studies and Regional Administration, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Raffaele Marchetti, Rector, Guido Carli Free International University of Social Studies (LUISS), Italy
  • Olga Pirozhenko, Executive Director of the Alliance of Russian and Spanish Universities, Director of the Center for Russian-Spanish Cooperation, IPACS RANEPA
  • Giuseppe Lo Porto, Head of the Italian Education Office in Russia at the Embassy and Consulate General of Italy in Russia
  • Fabrice Russo, Counsellor for Cooperation and Culture, Embassy of France in the Russian Federation
  • Karen Lawrence Terracciano, Director of Italo Calvino School
  • Nadine Tournois, Director, Sophia Antipolis Business School
  • Jerke Verschoor, Director of the Netherlands Education Support Office Nuffic Neso Russia in Moscow
  • José Aurelio Llaneza Villanueva, Education Attache of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Moscow
14:30 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY: POTENTIAL AND DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS
Business Program
Expert Discussion

In September 2019, Russia adopted the Tourism Development Strategy until 2035.

According to the leading tour operators, ready-made tourist products are mostly purchased by people aged 35 or older. Young people aged 18-35 prefer planning their travelling routes independently, without using the services of travel agencies.

The purpose of the panel discussion is to look at problems and offers for travel promotion in Russia among youth and students.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Potential of hospitality industry development in Russia.
  • Success stories from the global and Russian practice of implementing regional tourist products and prospects for the market’s development in Russia.
  • Tools for development of tourist potential for Russian youth and students.

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Grant Babasyan, resident of the National Union of Hospitality Industry, Director General of Mriya Resort & Spa
  • Igor Bukharov, President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia, Dean of the Department for Hospitality Industry, RANEPA
  • Oleg Kaverin, Director General, RZD Tour
  • Pavel Krasnorutsky, Chairman, Russian Union of Youth
  • John Warren, Traveler, TV presenter

Experts:

  • Grigory Gurov, Head, the Youth Projects and Programs Division, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
  • Vadim Kokorev, Director, Youth Tourism Center ANO
  • Sergey Korneev, Deputy Head, the Federal Tourism Agency
  • Yelena Kutukova, Deputy Governor, Arkhangelsk Region
  • Pavel Markov, Head, the Card Technologies and Special Projects Development Section, the Bank Card Department, Bank GPB (JSC)
  • Andrei Suleykov, Director General, TopTripTip.ru
14:30 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
FINANCIAL SYSTEM IN THE CONTEXT OF MACROECONOMIC STABILITY: NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND OLD RESTRICTIONS
Business Program
Expert Discussion

The new conditions have led to a massive withdrawal of household savings from the banking sector to non-banking financial institutions, which has created an important prerequisite for long-term investment. However, this process has not yet been supported by relevant changes in the regulatory policy, such as a higher level of investor protection, introduction of conduct supervision, and reduction of supervisory burden. Expectations of a new global crisis have a significant impact on financial development; therefore, accurate forecasting and effective mitigation of its effects are becoming ever more relevant.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Investor protection: protect or prohibit?
  • Deficit of conduct supervision: costs for consumers of financial services.
  • Financial inclusion versus financial stability: is there an optimum?
  • Financial development policy for the next 10 years: main priorities.
  • Global crisis: when to expect and how to prepare?
  • The financial structure of Russia as an absorber / amplifier of external shocks.
  • Factors affecting the stock market development.

Moderator:

  • Alexey Vedev, Head, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Mikhail Mamuta, Director, Service for Consumers’ Rights Protection and Financial Service Availability, Bank of Russia
  • Aleksey Savatyugin, Auditor, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Alexey Timofeev, President, National Association of Securities Market Participants

Experts:

  • Oleg Buklemishev, Director, Center for Economic Policy Research, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Yury Danilov, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA
  • Kirill Lukashuk, Director General, NCR Rating Agency
  • Yana Pureskina, Director of the Financial Policy Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
14:30 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
APPLIED HISTORY: DIVERGENCE LESSONS
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

It is traditionally believed that history is useful for understanding today’s problems. In the contemporary context, it gets a new meaning - knowledge of historical experience is becoming not only useful, but also a necessary condition for making the right decisions in the state economic policy. Today’s agenda is focused on development of a mechanism that will familiarize national leaders with the experience of historical analysis usage in their activities.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What does the history of divergence teach us?
  • What future awaits the applied history?
  • Does Russia need its financial and banking policies adjusted?
  • How did historians influence Russian rulers in the 19th and 20th centuries?
  • What does the economic history of the European Russia (19th - early 20th centuries) contribute to today's regional politics?

Moderator:

Experts:

14:30 – 16:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Conference Hall
NEW GEOPOLITICAL CONTOUR IN EURASIA: ALIGNING CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE AND THE EAEU DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Why the Belt and Road Chinese initiative and the EAEU development concept interfacing constitutes an innovative approach to effectiveness of integration processes in Eurasia?
  • How does the formation of a new geopolitical contour in Eurasia affects regional security?
  • What mechanisms of strengthening the trade, economic and investment cooperation between the SCO and the EAEU countries are the most promising?
  • What should be done to improve the implementation of joint projects
    in science and education?

Moderator:

  • Jiang Siyuan, Head of the Secretariat of the Exchange and Cooperation Center at the SCO Legal Services Committee (China)

Speakers:

  • Alikhan Baymenov, Chairman of the Steering Committee, Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana
  • Anton Kudasov, Director, the Department of Trade Policy, the Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Andrey Margolin, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute of Finance and Sustainable Development, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Erlan Abil, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Almazbek Akmataliev, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Abdukhalil Gafurzoda, Rector, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Xu Goujian, Professor at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law
  • Hu Jiaxiang, Director of the Asian Legal Center, Professor of the KoGuan School of Law at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Cao Junjin, Deputy Head, the SCO Legal Consulting and Research Service, the Exchange and Cooperation Center at the SCO Legal Services Committee
  • Vladimir Shamakhov, Director, North-West Institute of Management, RANEPA
  • Valery Smirnov, Deputy Director for International Relations, Institute of Law and National Security, RANEPA
14:30 – 16:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 138
MANAGING DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS: A DEMISE OR TRANSFORMATION OF CLASSIC CORPORATIONS
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

New network models, such as ecosystems, are replacing regular corporations. These are digital giants based on other principles. Digital transformation of business is increasingly using open and corporate innovations as a development tool, it stimulates the widespread development of startups and their acceleration, support of venture capital businesses as the basis for creation of regional digital ecosystems.

In these conditions, it is necessary to create effective rules and procedures for interaction between shareholders of companies, government agents represented by regional and municipal administrations, on the one hand, and management teams on the other. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Digital transformation of business - first results and promising trends.
  • Ecosystems of technological giants - global transformations, digital technologies, human capital.
  • How to successfully switch from operational management to ownership control?
  • New effective management skills in the digital age: how to manage smart people and smart companies?
  • Corporate governance in non-regular corporations.

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Alexander Belokopytov, Vice-President, Head, Corporate Ecosystem Directorate, Sberbank
  • Sergey Kalendzhyan, Dean of the Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA
  • Mikhail Kuznetsov, Director of the Research Center of Systemic Transformations, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Mikhail Petrov, Director of the Department of Digital Transformation, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Yelena Shulgina, Vice-President, SITRONICS JSC
  • Sergey Tsikalyuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors, VSK Insurance House

Experts:

  • Mezzo Igityan, President, Foundation for Support of International Economic and Humanitarian Programs “Strategy
  • Sergey Kachura, Director General, A101 Development Group of Companies
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov, Deputy General Manager, Program Director, RVK JSC
  • Andrey Tambovtsev, Director General, National Research Institute of Technologies and Communications JSC
  • Denis Tikhonov, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development of Moscow
  • Dmitry Vasilyev, First Deputy Director General, CROC
14:30 – 16:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Gray Hall
EAEU – LEGAL ASPECT OF INTEGRATION: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • Development of EAEU legal system: problems and prospects
  • The role of the EAEU Court in the formation of the legal system of the Eurasian Economic Union.
  • Legal development of integration associations: EU experience.
  • EAEU law and national legislation of states.

Moderator:

  • Ekaterina Alisievich, Head of the Department of International and Integration Law, Institute of Law and National Security, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Zholymbet Baishev, President of the Court, Eurasian Economic Union
  • Anatoly Kapustin, First Deputy Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Association of International Law
  • Vladimir Taraskin, Director of the Legal Department, Eurasian Economic Commission

Experts:

  • Askar Kishkembayev, Head of the Secretariat of Minister of Economy and Financial Policy of the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission)
  • Valery Smirnov, Deputy Director for International Relations, Institute of Law and National Security, RANEPA
14:30 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
POPULATION PROJECTION IN RUSSIA: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Scientific Expert Program
Scientific and Applied Report

The first part of the report is devoted to a comparative analysis of the Russian regions according to the main demographic indicators, and describes the place of the Russian regions on the demographic map of the world taking into account the latest UN demographic data. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of traditional and latest indicators of mortality and aging.

The second part of the report will present a stochastic forecast for the Russian population for the period until 2050, first made in a regional context. The report will present the principles of stochastic forecasting and scenario formation.

The result of the forecast is prospective estimates of the distribution of the population in general and in different age groups in a regional context. The likelihood of reaching various levels of the population of Russia in the period until 2050 will be assessed.

Forecast results are important for the formation of managerial decisions based on the ranges of the possible population in different age groups. They also allow assessing the probability of achieving the target values for the main demographic indicators, for Russia as a whole and for individual constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The format of the event involves communication with the audience and the opportunity to ask questions after the report.

Speaker:

  • Sergei Scherbov, Deputy Director, the World Population Program, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; Head, International Laboratory for Demography and Human Capital, RANEPA
14:30 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
IMMUNOPROPHYLAXIS: PROSPECTS OF DEVELOPMENT UP TO 2035
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Today, the role of immunoprophylaxis as a tool for demographic policies implementing and biosafety ensuring in modern conditions is significantly increasing. Immunoprophylaxis acts as a factor in increasing of the population life expectancy through preventing of the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer mortality, and infection-associated diseases. Life course immunization is becoming the actual worldwide slogan and benchmark.

On July 20, 2019, the President of Russia instructed to develop and approve the Strategy for the development of immunoprophylaxis of infectious diseases for the period up to 2035. What tasks need to be solved in order to efficiently use the achievements of recent decades and meet modern challenges? 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Implementation of the concept of life course immunization: the prospects of an ideal vaccination calendar planning.
  • Opportunities for the development of production technologies for modern immunobiological preparations in Russia.
  • Long-term vaccine supply planning as a guarantee of the sustainability of the implementation of the immunoprophylaxis strategy.
  • How to increase the population’s commitment to vaccination, overcome doubts and develop trust?

Moderator:

  • Aleksandr Plakida, Director General of Alliance Consulting JSC; Executive Director, the Effective Health Care platform

Experts:

14:30 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE DIGITIZATION OF LOCAL AND GLOBAL MARKETS
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Digitization of supply chain management and automation of logistics is one of today’s key priorities. Thus, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), investments in digital transformation of the industry amounted to US $93 bln. in 2018. According to the World Economic Forum, digital transformation of the industry until 2025 is estimated at about US $1.5 trn. for logistics market players, and will bring social benefits amounting to circa $US 2.4 trn.

At present, the platform-based concept of the digital economy is being implemented predominantly in the trade and logistics segment. The main point of this concept is to provide business and the public with a specific service relating to coordination of activities of various market players. Such platforms can also serve transactors without any geographical restrictions, practically all over the globe. Uber, Airbnb, Amazon.com, Alibaba are the examples of digital platforms.

Today, various digital platforms are merging into interconnected “ecosystems” that are based on data exchange. Today’s agenda is focused on creation and launch of new generation of digital platforms covering a huge number of different participants of supply chains, both in local and global markets. The exchange with experience and “best practices” in implementation of digital technologies in the context of their collaboration are becoming the key levers for business development and growth of supply chains competitiveness.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Supply chain management 4.0 and prospects for creating of “Industry 5.0” systems. What challenges do we expect in the reorganization of supply chains, in advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, Big Data and autonomous robotics?
  • Transformation of local markets. Opportunities and challenges for domestic companies in the competition with foreign ones. Changes that will affect the entire national industry.
  • Trends and growth potential of logistics companies in the context of digitization. What are the most promising areas in logistics?
  • Requisite government support measures to ensure industry growth and adaptation to new realities.

Moderator:

  • Vladimir Salamatov, Chairman of EAEU Business Committee, Director General of the Research Center “International Trade and Integration”

Participants:

  • Anton Grechko, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Cluster Russia + CIS, Kuehne + Nagel
  • Marsel Shabanov, Head of Business Intelligence & Project Management Department, Baltika Breweries LLC
  • Aleksey Sorokin, President of the Foundation for Support of International Economic and Humanitarian Programs “Strategy”
  • Yrysbek Tashbaev, Project Manager of the Community of Managers and Specialists in Logistics and Supply Chains for Manufacturers and Retailers “Council of Supply Chain Professionals”, Project Manager of the Logistics Industry Portal - Logistics.ru

Experts:

  • Aleksandr Boreyko, Director General of Intelligent Transport Technologies LLC
  • Maxim Gall, Deputy Head of the Project Office for the implementation of the national program “Digital Economy” of the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Maxim Ivanov, Advisor, Department of Industrial Policy, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Andrey Karpenko, Head of the Beer and Soft Drinks Logistics and Procurement Department at MEGAPOLIS
  • Vadim Klementyev, Director General, Trading Technologies Group
  • Leonid Shlyapnikov, CEO, Russian Warehouse Distribution Service Agency
  • Sergey Suchkov, Senior Logistics Director, Planning and Customer Service in East Europe region, Baltika Breweries LLC
  • Alexander Tysyachnikov, Head of International Transport Operations Department, MGIMO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
  • Ilya Yeletskikh, Director for Logistics, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
14:30 – 16:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
THE REAL INCONVENIENT TRUTH: A PRAGMATIC VIEW OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

A pragmatic view is offered on whether small, medium and large businesses are trying to take on social and environmental responsibility, as well as on how, why and to what extent they do it. Why shifting this responsibility on “shoulders” of regular consumers (which forces them to pay more) is not an efficient solution. Should the state solve this dilemma to the satisfaction of both parties and is it able to do it? Numerous examples illustrate the various problems, solutions and possible consequences of social and environmental responsibility as a potential business goal competing with many other business goals faced by managers.

Moderator:

  • Mikhail Zaytsev, Deputy Director of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Participants:

14:30 – 16:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 137
ONE STEP BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE: BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES IN SEARCH OF COOPERATION SYNERGIES
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

In recent years, the press has often made statements that corporate universities are replacing university and independent business schools. New requirements to training of specialists, managers and leaders arise in connection with the increasing flow of information, growing uncertainty and speed of ecosystem changes, the advent of breakthrough technologies and the entry into the digital economy.

The problems of supply chain optimization and operations management, risk analysis require performing additional special training aimed against mass professional burnout, and the search for innovative approaches to lifelong learning.

The new education agenda includes issues of “diversity”, “inclusiveness”, consideration of the principles of responsible management education (PRME) and sustainable development.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How to build effective cooperation between university and independent schools of management and business and corporate universities?
  • Where is the border of specialization that allows to use the best features and best practices of both sides?
  • How to establish a productive and mutually beneficial dialogue and coordinated joint work of pedagogical and coaching staff?
  • What holds back long-term research and educational cooperation aimed at localization of expertise and study of specifics of the national management model?
  • What are new tasks and majors in building a human capital that have arisen and will arise in the coming years (opinion of corporate universities, the business and business schools)? 

Moderator:

  • Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector, Dean of the Institute of Business Studies, RANEPA

Experts:

14:30 – 16:30
Building 2, Floor 1, Lecture Room 018
FINANCIAL LITERACY AS A TOOL TO REDUCE POVERTY OF DISADVANTAGED GROUPS OF SOCIETY
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

One of the critical target audiences for the Financial Literacy Improvement Strategy in the Russian Federation and the Financial Literacy Project of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation are disadvantaged groups of society, including low-income groups of society, rural population, unemployed, older persons, people with disabilities and other groups. In the meantime, national projects set challenges of active ageing, poverty reduction, developing human capital, etc. Financial education programs focused on disadvantaged groups of society may become an additional tool to promote achievement of national targets.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What are peculiarities of financial behavior of disadvantaged groups and what problems do they face in terms of protection of rights of financial services consumers?
  • How can financial literacy improvement programs contribute to more effective accomplishment of national targets and objectives of national projects, first of all, poverty reduction?
  • What targeted initiatives have already proved to be effective? What is to be improved?
  • How to combine stakeholders’ efforts in this sphere?

Moderator:

  • Anna Zelentsova, strategic coordinator of the project of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation “Promoting the improvement of the level of financial literacy of the population and the development of financial education in the Russian Federation”

Experts:

14:30 – 16:30
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 269
DIGITAL CURRENCIES: POTENTIAL RISKS AND BENEFITS
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

The continuing circulation of cryptocurrencies, crypto assets and the discussion of possibilities to issue own digital currencies by leading central banks indicates that the balance of risks and benefits of using digital currencies in modern economies should be realized. 

Issues for Discussion:

  • Expanded use of crypto assets: cryptocurrencies as investment assets, payment systems, platforms for smart contracts, crowdfunding tool.
  • Competition of cryptocurrencies, digital currencies of central banks and fiat currencies.
  • Effects of issue of digital currencies of central banks on the existing banking and financial system.
  • Digital currencies of central banks and monetary policy.

Moderator:

  • Pavel Trunin, Leading Research Fellow of the Center of Macroeconomic Research at RANEPA

Experts:

  • Elizaveta Danilova, Director, Financial Stability Department, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Artem Genkin, President, Autonomous non-profit organization Center of Protection of Clients and Investors
  • Antonina Levashenko, Head, the Center of Competence and Analysis of OECD standards, RANEPA
  • Elena Sinelnikova-Muryleva, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Problems of the Central Banks, RANEPA
  • Alexey Yakovlev, Deputy Director, the Financial Policy Department, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
14:30 – 16:30
Building 1, Floor 2, Blue Hall
ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE FUTURE: EVOLUTIONARY CHALLENGES
Special Events
Scientific Exhibition as an Open Dialogue

Ideas of the future transform our present and past: utopias and dystopias as the fruits of social imagination change the images of the world and patterns of behavior in everyday life. A request for predicting the future in a situation of evolutionary challenges of uncertainty, complexity, and diversity arises in the “network century” amid growing fears of losing the meaning of life: according to opinion polls, this fear has become a greater threat than the fear of death. The paradox of the 21st century is the paradox of a massive demand for uniqueness. All these and other facts are in the focus of anthropological tools, including such interdisciplinary projects, as the “New Anthropology of Culture” and “School of the Anthropology of the Future.”

Issues for Discussion:

  • Fears of the future, as a projection of the risks of the present.
  • Mechanisms of unpredictability in the development of science and culture.
  • Pre-adaptation of an individual as a price for the development of a species.
  • Cultural and historical memory as a foresight.
  • The phenomenon of self-fulfilling prophecies.
  • Going beyond rational models of human understanding and adaptive evolutionary models.
  • Mind as an unfinished project.

Participants:

17:00 – 19:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
INNOVATIONS IN RUSSIA: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Business Program
Panel Discussion

In a situation of fierce international competition, innovation is a key factor in achieving leadership by companies and states alike. All world leaders implement a comprehensive and flexible corporate innovation support policy, and businesses spend a significant share of revenue on research and development (from 3–7 % in the extractive industries to tens of percent in the IT industry).

In recent years, with significant state support, an infrastructure for the development of innovations was created in Russia, including innovation clusters, technology parks and special economic zones, agencies and institutes for the development of innovations, organizations involved in intellectual property protection, children's technology parks and centers for youth innovative creativity, etc.

And yet, we have not made a qualitative leap in the development of innovation and entrepreneurial activity: in 2019, Russia ranked 46 out of 129 countries on the Global Innovation Index. Adopted in 2010, the “Strategy for the Innovative Development of Russia” was left without resource support and failed to achieve the goals set. Among the National Projects, there is no project to support innovation. Businesses continue to spend fractions of a percent of their revenue on R&D and are not generally innovatively active. What needs to be done right now to rectify the situation?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Is a new innovation strategy needed in Russia?
  • How to encourage the state to fully “return” to innovation policy?
  • What should be emphasized at the next stage of innovative development – further development of the federal infrastructure or support of regional innovative development?
  • International and regional experience in commercializing new developments. What needs to be done to avoid losing innovative ideas?
  • Does Russia’s innovation infrastructure require optimization? Or is underfinancing its main problem?
  • Strengthening coordination between development institutions: is it another level of bureaucracy or a way to increase efficiency without additional financial injections?

Moderator:

  • Oleg Fomichev, Director for Strategic Planning and Development, Renova-Holding Rus

Participants:

  • Anatoly Chubais, Chairman, the Executive Board of RUSNANO Management Company LLC
  • Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Polyakov, Director General of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science
  • Nenad Popovic, Minister of Innovation and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia
  • Alexander Sergeev, President, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Oksana Tarasenko, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
17:00 – 19:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
TOSS OUT THE OLD BAGGAGE! DISCUSSION ABOUT REPEALING SOVIET ACTS
Business Program
Expert Discussion

Regulatory legal acts that were approved between 1917 and 1991 still remain in effect in the Russian legislation. The number of regulatory legal acts that could potentially be repealed as part of implementing the regulatory guillotine roadmap exceeds 20,000. However, in some cases leaving them in force can be justified, as some issues are not regulated by modern legal documents.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How to avoid repeating obsolete requirements in new regulatory legal acts?
  • What is the optimal mechanism for reducing the number of requirements without affecting economic activity?
  • How high is the risk of guillotining “useful” regulatory legal acts?
  • How often do we need to review legislation in the future?

Moderator:

  • Yury Lyubimov, Deputy Chief, Government Staff of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Alisa Bezrodnaya, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Marina Bludyan, First Vice-President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business OPORA ROSSII
  • Igor Bukharov, President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia, Dean of the Department for Hospitality Industry, RANEPA
  • Aleksey Khersontsev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development – Head of the Federal Accreditation Service (Rosaccreditation)
17:00 – 19:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
MODERN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: NEW CIVIL SERVICE PARADIGM
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Throughout the history of Russian public administration, the public service system was generally considered the most inert and slowly changing. However, for all its bureaucratic flaws, it provided the necessary stability.

But digitalization of industries, Big Data, and new generations of Russians are setting forth very different requirements for the work of the authorities. Today we see how the public service is changing on the inside: forward-looking administrators are joining the civil service, and the image of a modern public officer is being transformed.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Creating a new work culture in government and changing the image of a public officer. The development of digital competencies and an individual independent assessment system, shedding stereotypes through increased state officer engagement.
  • Modern digital personnel management infrastructure. Development of digital personnel platforms and creating a new civil service paradigm.
  • Increasing openness of authorities for citizens through personnel policy tools. Involvement of expert and industry communities in solving strategic development problems.
  • HR 4.0: HR strategy as a tool for creating a reserve to reduce the costs of maintenance of the civil service.

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Andrey Chibis, Governor, the Murmansk region
  • Nikolay Lyubimov, Governor, the Ryazan region
  • Gleb Nikitin, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod Region
  • Andrey Soroko, Director of the Department of Public Administration and Personnel, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Azer Talibov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
17:00 – 19:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
THROUGH INVESTMENT ATTRACTIVENESS TO AN ECONOMY OF TRUST
Business Program
Business Dinner

The Russian economy has proven its resilience to external challenges: sanctions rhetoric, turbulence in emerging markets, and volatility of oil prices. Russia has improved its position in the Doing Business 2019 ranking of the World Bank, taking 28th place. Now Russia is ahead of all the BRICS countries and many European countries. However, much more needs to be done to consolidate success and create predictable business conditions.

To achieve these objectives the Government developed a bill “On the protection and promotion of capital investment and the development of investment activity in the Russian Federation” and the State Duma passed the bill in the first reading. The consideration of the bill in the second reading is scheduled for the year 2020.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Do private investments and trust of private investors influence economic growth in Russia?
  • Is there a real chance to convert Russia’s place on investment attractiveness rankings into establishment of an economy of trust and sustainable growth?
  • What is the secret to the balance between the economic policy of the federal government, regions and municipalities? What is the role of large metropolitan areas in the future economic growth?
  • Can Russian businesses think and develop globally? Does this require efforts from the government? Can a Russian region’s investment policy be focused on external markets?
  • Can digital business development and a global reinterpretation of understanding of competition influence the current concepts of investment attractiveness and growth?
  • Where are gaps in trust and understanding between the government, foreign investors and Russian businesses?

Moderator:

Participants:

17:00 – 19:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
RUSSIAN VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEW 2020: CHALLENGES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 2030
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

In 2020, Russia will for the first time present its Voluntary National Review Report on Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High Level Political Forum in New York. The review will contain the results of implementation of the national policy aimed at achieving 17 sustainable development goals as adopted by world leaders, heads of state and government in September 2015 at the UN headquarters. To what extent the 2030 sustainable development goals can be achieved? What can we be proud of and what remains to be achieved? What makes success in achieving them?

Issues for Discussion:

  • From theory to practice: how to ensure integrated control over implementation of sustainable development goals?
  • Russia's national goals and sustainable development goals 2030: how to kill two birds with one stone?
  • Synchronized swimming of business and government: progress achieved and cooperation prospects.

Moderator:

  • Aleksandr Plakida, Director General of Alliance Consulting JSC; Executive Director, the Effective Health Care platform

Experts:

  • Vasily Andreyev, Chief Expert, Department of Capital Market and Investor Relations, Strategy and Investment Block
  • Anton Butmanov, Director for Sustainable Development, En+ Group
  • Elena Feoktistova, Managing Director for Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Social Entrepreneurship, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Pyotr Ilyichev, Director of the Department of International Organizations of the Russian Foreign Ministry
  • Vladimir Kuznetsov, Director, United Nations Information Centre in Moscow
  • Tatyana Radchenko, Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Natalya Stapran, Director of the Department for Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Alisa Vasilyeva, Country Sustainability And Community Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
  • Dmitry Zaytsev, Auditor, Department for Audit of Economic Development and Innovation, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
17:00 – 19:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
AGRICULTURE IN 10 YEARS. OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

The decision to increase the volume of exports of agricultural products to $ 45 billion per year by 2024 materializes contrary to the opinion of naysayers. Transition to an export model of development is confirmation of positive developments and emergence of the agri-food sector to a new level of sustainability. The decision to increase the volume of exports of agricultural products to $ 45 billion per year by 2024 materializes contrary to the opinion of naysayers; agriculture became one of the drivers of the Russian non-energy export. Probably, the time has come to think about the future: global economic trends, political challenges, new technologies and changes in production and consumption models require a new understanding of the global worldwide and domestic Russian processes in the agri-food sector.

The agriculture became one of the drivers of the Russian non-energy export. How should the agriculture develop, what sectors shall become the drivers, where are the new growth points of the sector, how to determine the balance between production, export and domestic consumption, what transformation does the domestic agri-food area need – panelists will discuss these and many other issues.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Global challenges and benchmarks in development of the Russian agriculture. Integration in the global space: which factors of agricultural integration should be the priority for Russia.
  • Development of the domestic market and export programs - how to ensure the balance.
  • Agri-food sector in the context of the new governmental program: what should the government focus on? How to balance the interests of the main market participants of different forms of management. New support models.
  • Accessibility of resources for agribusiness: finance, technologies, science and human capital.
  • Scientific and technological progress in agri-sphere: digital ecosystems and bioengineering – fashionable pursuits or the future of the agro-industrial sphere.

Moderator:

  • Anatoly Tikhonov, Member, Council to the Federation Council on Agro-Industrial Complex and Environmental Management; Director, International Agribusiness and Food Security Center, RANEPA

Keynote report:

  • Ivan Ushachev, Scientific Director, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution Federal Scientific Center for Agriculture-Based Economy and Social Development of Rural Areas - All-Russian Research Institute of Agricultural Economics

Participants:

  • Denis Cherkesov, Director, Department of Agriculture and Food Supplies, Ivanovo Region
  • Stefan Dürr, CEO, EkoNiva-APK Holding
  • Nikolay Lychev, Editor-in-Chief, AgroInvestor Magazine
  • Sergey Mitin, First Deputy Chairman, the Federation Council Committee on Agriculture and Food Policy and Environmental Management

Experts:

  • Alexey Alekseenko, Advisor to the Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance
  • Elena Frolova, Leading Research Fellow, A.A.Nikonov All-Russian Institute of Agrarian Issues and Informatics (VIAPI)
  • Elmira Krylatykh, Head of Department, the Graduate School of Corporate Management, RANEPA
  • Sergei Miroshnikov, Director, Federal Scientific Center for Biological Systems and Agricultural Technologies, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Oleg Ovchinnikov, Head, Centre for Agricultural Problems of the USA and Canada, the Institute of the USA and Canada at the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Sharip Sharipov, Professor, Dagestan State University of National Economy
  • Mikhail Shchetinin, Vice-Rector for Science, Moscow State University of Food Production
17:00 – 19:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
MASSIVE OCCUPATIONAL BURNOUT OF LEADERS IN THE VUCA ERA: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL, LIVE LONG AND BE HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME?
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

In the next decade, all existing organizations will have to go through the digital transformation of business. The turbulent VUKA environment, the destructive impact of technology, the growing flows of information and data dominate employees and significantly affect their sense of happiness. The need for constant changes in fear of being replaced seriously violates their balance between work and personal life, leading to rapid burnout and downshifting. Recent studies show that the burnout process affects nearly every other middle or top manager, which has a negative impact on the productivity and creativity of all staff.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How to reorganize your life and your leadership style in the current unpredictable era of changes in order to remain both efficient and happy?
  • What transformations are needed in the L-L-L education system to meet the expectations of “young old people / young retirees”?
  • How do corporate cultures, missions and strategic goals relate with life expectancy, happiness, creativity, and the ability to maintain biological youth?

Moderator:

Experts:

  • Nick van Dam, Member of the Board of Directors, IE University
  • Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General, Director of the Development and International Business Unit, ROSATOM State Corporation
  • Ekaterina Shulman, politologist
  • Yuliana Slascheva, Chairman of the Management Board, Soyuzmultfilm
17:00 – 19:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
LEGAL EDUCATION AND LABOR MARKET: TRANSFORMATION OR STAGNATION IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY?
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Development of the digital economy requires understanding of future of legal career, and, first of all, legal education. Should it stay the same or change under the influence of the digital environment? Over the past 20 years, the public and public relations have changed dramatically, which required new regulation and new legal norms. Accordingly, the question arises: is new legal education required? Will we be able to educate students using traditional methods or should we give something new? Do we need new educational standards and new ways of regulating legal education?

Issues for Discussion:

  • New content of law programs and the future of legal career.
  • New methods of teaching law and requirements to them.
  • New ways to regulate legal education.

Moderator:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Arutyun Avetisyan, Director of the Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Viktor Blazheyev, Rector of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University
  • Vladislav Grib, Chairman, Russian Professors Assembly
  • Denis Novak, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Tamara Shashikhina, Director of the European Studies Institute, Moscow State Institute of International Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Yastrebov, Director, Institute of Law, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
17:00 – 19:00
Building 1, Floor 2, Gray Hall
ENDOWMENTS: THE PRESENT AND PROSPECTS
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

Endowments (target capitals) of non-profit entities in Russia are gaining momentum, entities are being established not only traditionally in education, but also in culture, healthcare, and sports. The session will bring participants of this sector together: i.e. representatives of national leading endowment funds and charitable foundations, public associations and government authorities, in order to give an answer to what the endowment capital market is, how it is developing, how to become its successful representative and what its future is.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What will the draft Federal Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in Connection with Improvement of Building and Using Target Capitals of Non-Profit Organizations” include.
  • Future of target capitals – reserves for development.
  • Creation of the Association of Russian Endowments.

Moderator:

  • Irina Tolmacheva, Head of the “Legal Support of Research Projects and Intellectual Property Matters” Group, RANEPA

Experts:

  • Aleksey Anisin, Director of the Endowment Foundation , Moscow City University
  • Elena Ivanitskaya, Deputy Director of the Department for Strategic Development and Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Igor Osipov, President of the Endowment Fund, Far Eastern Federal University
  • Alla Samoletova, Head of the Rector’s Office, European University at St. Petersburg
  • Yelena Shchetinina, Deputy Head, Department for the Control of the Targeted Use of Funds and Reporting, Istoki Endowment Foundation
  • Yulia Ulyanova, Director, Legacy Endowment Foundation
17:00 – 19:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 137
THE RUBLE EXCHANGE RATE: FACTORS AND CONSEQUENCES OF CHANGE
Scientific Expert Program
Expert Discussion

The discussion about the optimal ruble exchange rate and the most effective exchange rate policy has not subsided over several decades. Recent trends, including geopolitical tensions, imbalances in the global oil market, the transition of the Bank of Russia to a floating ruble exchange rate and inflation targeting mode, the introduction of a new budget rule, make the study of factors of ruble exchange rate dynamics and the effects of exchange rate fluctuations on macroeconomic stability and real business activity more urgent.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The ruble exchange rate in the conditions of the budget rule.
  • Convert ruble exchange rate pass-through and macroeconomic stability.
  • Pure vs. hybrid inflation targeting.
  • Prospects of the exchange rate policy of the Bank of Russia.

Moderator:

  • Pavel Trunin, Leading Research Fellow of the Center of Macroeconomic Research at RANEPA

Experts:

  • Alexandra Bozhechkova, Head of the Laboratory of Monetary Policy, Macroeconomics and Finance Research Division, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Evsey Gurvich, Head of the Center for Budget Analysis and Forecasting at the Financial Research Institute, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Aleksandr Isakov, Chief Economist at VTB Capital in Russia and CIS
  • Filipp Kartaev, Head of the Department of Mathematical Methods of Economic Analysis, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Darya Menshikh, Analyst, Center for Economic Forecasting, Department of Strategic Development and Economic Forecasting, Gazprombank
  • Alexander Morozov, Director, Research and Forecasting Department, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Solntsev, Head of the Division for Analysis of Monetary Policy and Banking Sector at the Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting
17:00 – 19:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 138
PROSPECTS OF SDSN DEVELOPMENT IN RUSSIA
Special Events
Annual Meeting of SDSN Russia Members

SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) is a network of organizations to develop solutions to promote sustainable development. Areas of its operations cover issues of low-carbon energy and sustainable industry; sustainable agriculture and food system; forests, oceans, biodiversity and ecosystem formation and development services; sustainable smart cities, the new role of business in sustainable development.

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration supervises operations of SDSN in Russia. Members of the network and invited visiting experts shall get together at the Gaidar Forum within their fourth annual meeting to discuss results of the year 2019 in sustainable development, to share outcomes of implemented projects and projections for the next year, and to outline prospects for cooperation.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Natalia Ignatova, Deputy Director of the Department – Head of the Division for Information and Statistical Support of the SDGs Monitoring, ROSSTAT
  • Aleksey Kokorin, Director of the Climate and Energy Program, WWF Russia
  • Nelya Rakhimova, Founder and Head, Open School of Sustainable Development