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:

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
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
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: