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:

09:30 – 11:00
Building 2, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
CLIMATE AGENDA: WHAT IS GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING?
Business Program
Business breakfast

The quality of life of all people on the planet, economic growth and sustainable social development of entire regions of the Earth depend on solving the climate problem,” V.V. Putin told during the UN Climate Change Summit.

In September 2019, Russia adopted the Paris Climate Agreement, which was another step towards the goals of 2025 and the long-term prospects of 2030 and 2050. What challenges are we going to face? What tools will allow achieving the goals, and how to maintain balance and not harm the growth of the economy?

Issues for Discussion:

  • How to prevent warming without cooling down the economy?
  • Potential of economic and technological tools to reduce emissions.
  • Opportunities for technological growth in a situation of climate challenge.

Moderator:

Participants:

10:00 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
GLOBAL AGENDA: CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES, RISKS
Business Program
Open Dialogue

Issues for Discussion:

  • Global agenda: challenges, opportunities and risks. 
  • Key trends and challenges of the coming decade: for the world and for Europe.
  • What are political and social and economic consequences of digitalization?
  • Is there the concept of Europe from the Atlantic to the Ural in the political consciousness now? Or even from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean?
  • What are the prospects of the European Union. Will the New Decade be more peaceful for the EU than the previous one? 
  • Is there a new global crisis in the near future?

Participants:

  • Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
  • Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France (2007-2012)
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
COOPERATION OF GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS IN THE DIGITAL RACE
Business Program
Panel Discussion

In the 21st century, further development of companies and states is directly related to the use of digital technologies to solve all kinds of problems. Application of cloud technology, analysis of large data arrays with application of artificial intelligence methods are becoming a common thing.

However, creation of own capacities to perform such tasks is feasible only for large companies. The issues of data digitizing, storing and analyzing remain open, costly and complex for all parties. It is very difficult for the government to invest in this area, since the image of the final product at this stage is not obvious, the legislation does not keep pace with digital technologies. Therefore, the optimal strategy seems to create cross-platform solutions that allow to save on scale and provide cloud services to a large number of companies and government agencies.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Is cooperation between business and government possible in resolving this issue? What steps should both sides take?
  • Who should own the rights to these decisions?
  • How should financial and human resources be allocated?

Moderator:

Participants:

09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN EDUCATION AND NEW TRAINING TECHNOLOGIES
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Digital technologies are changing the education system. Information streams, opportunities for the transfer and perception of educational content, short courses and individual trajectories, platform solutions for the education system – all these trends are transforming universities and introducing new players to the educational services markets.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What will be the universities in the digital age?
  • Could classic universities be superseded by platform technology companies?
  • Do the external effects of higher education and the impact of higher education on the development of society change?
  • What technological and organizational solutions will dominate education?
  • Is it necessary to accelerate or hinder the introduction of modern technologies in education?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
  • Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • Ben Nelson, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Minerva
  • Enio Omae, Senior Vice President, EF Education First
  • Dmitry Peskov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development
09:30 – 11:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
HORIZONS OF ECONOMIC POLICY
Business Program
Expert Discussion

We are witnessing a change in the development model of the entire global economy. The 2007–2008 crisis completed the era of the “classical” growth of economies, as described in textbooks and how politicians are used to representing it. New trends are the low growth rates of economies, the migration of economic activity centers to developing countries, primarily to Asia, the priority of sustainable development goals, the low efficiency of traditional economic policy instruments, the intensification of protectionism.

Changing the development model also means revising the views on economic policy instruments. Previous global structural crises (of the 1920s and 1970s) showed that under the new conditions, traditional approaches and instruments of economic policy are losing their efficiency. During this period, economics and politicians are required to search for new solutions that will become mainstream in economic policy for the coming decades.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Economic policy instruments – from short-term to long-term.
  • Traditional economic policies and their limits.
  • The concept of sustainable development and its alignment with real trends.
  • Long-term trends of the global economy. Challenges and opportunities for Russia.

Moderator:

Experts:

  • Anders Erik Borg, Economist, Minister of Finance of Sweden (2006–2014)
  • Sergey Drobyshevsky, Scientific Director, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
  • Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
  • Grzegorz Kolodko, Professor at Kozminski University, Minister of Finance of Poland (1994–1997, 2002– 2003)
  • Alexey Vedev, Head, Laboratory for Structural Research, RANEPA
09:30 – 11:00
Building 1, Floor 2, Blue Hall
STATE OFFICER: CITIZEN, PROFESSIONAL, PERSONALITY
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Ensuring the breakthrough development of the country largely depends on who prepares and implements state decisions, what the level of responsibility of these people is, how efficient their work is. All this makes the state governance and public service to mobilize the intellectual and leadership potential of society and civil servants, develop and use efficiently their personal and professional resources, update personality-oriented management and focus on social approach. The decisive factor for success in all sectors and areas today is the efficient management of talents and the establishment of the process of their development, attraction, retention, and support.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Values ​​of the state civil service as the basis of personnel policy.
  • The qualities of the public officer of the new decade in the context of the transformation of public administration and their assessment.
  • Digital profile of the public officer.
  • Combination of “social elevators” and “career ladders” in the civil service system.
  • Continuous professional development of a public officer: the responsibility of the leader and civil servant.
  • Attracting youth to the public civil service.

Moderator:

  • Larisa Katysheva, Director, the Modern Communication Center, the Higher School of Public Administration, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Oleg Khorokhordin, Head, the Republic of Altai
  • Andrei Klychkov, Governor, the Orel Region
  • Irina Makieva, Vnesheconombamk Deputy Chairman; CEO, Monocities Development Fund
  • Sergey Morozov, Governor, the Ulyanovsk region
  • Mikhail Razvozhaev, Acting Governor, Sevastopol
  • Savva Shipov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Andrey Soroko, Director of the Department of Public Administration and Personnel, Government of the Russian Federation
  • Roman Starovoit, Governor, the Kursk Region

Experts:

  • Takhir Bazarov, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Tatiana Dyakonova, Director, the Human Resources Policy and Personnel Development Department, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Zhengfa Liu, Deputy General Director, the Department of International Exchanges and Academic Program Development, China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong
  • Yury Sinyagin, Scientific Director of the Department of Management Staff Evaluation and Development, Graduate School of Public Administration, RANEPA
  • Leonid Vakhnin, Deputy Director of the Department of the State Policy in the Public and Municipal Services, Anti-Corruption, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
TAXES IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Digital technologies penetrate deeper and deeper into the real economy and encompass such areas that seemed yesterday to be far from being digitalized. These technologies are changing the lives of people and companies, approaches to economy management, doing businesses in companies, and are creating new economy segments. The revenue authorities, which are directly involved in relations of the government both with the businesses and the individuals, face the increasing digital transformation of the business and the consumption. A new phenomenon - sharing economy - needs the existing approaches to taxation and tax administration to be changed. What are the main today’s challenges faced by revenue authorities in different countries, and to what extent is the Russian Federal Tax Service ready to meet them?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Digital transformation of the business and challenges faced by the tax system.
  • Digital commerce taxation rules and transactions with digital assets.
  • Digital platforms and sharing economy.
  • The best global practices of taxation and tax administration of the digital economy.
  • Development of the Russian Federal Tax Service and the response to digitization challenges.

Moderator:

Keynote report:

  • Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service

Participants:

11:30 – 13:00
Building 25, Floor 2, Lecture Room 237
TRUST AS A FACTOR AND TOOL IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Issues for Discussion:

  • How does trust affect the economic and social development of the country and the achievement of national goals in the modern world?
  • Can a state achieve success, sustainable development and be competitive, if it is not trusted?
  • How do the latest technologies and digitalization affect confidence level?
  • What needs to be changed in the work of governmental administration and the activities of major public institutions in order to build trust from citizens and business?

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

Participants:

  • Esko Aho, Senior Adviser, East Office of Finnish Industries, Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995)
  • Alexander Auzan, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Herman Gref, President and Chairman of the Board, Sberbank PJSC
  • Aleksey Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Andrei Nikitin, Governor of Novgorod Region
  • Paul Polman, Founder and Chairman of IMAGINE
  • Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Scientist, World Bank's Development Research Group
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
CLIMATE POLICY AND POLITICAL CLIMATE: RUSSIA IN A NEW WORLD EPOCH
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Climate change has become a pivotal issue in world politics. Global warming is perceived as one of the main threats to the existence of human civilization as such. This excites the world's population and does not allow the leaders of any country to brush aside the urgent topic. Its further development will undoubtedly affect all aspects of human life: changing the economic model and forms of consumer behavior, changing government priorities, impact on international relations, including through the use of the climate theme as a geopolitical and geo-economic tool. A new globalization model will be formed under the direct influence of this factor.

Russia has long remained on the periphery of the discussion, the topic of climate was not considered a priority. However, the situation is changing rapidly. On the one hand, the interest in the topic of the environment is clearly growing. On the other hand, climate change will clearly affect our country, and changes in the international situation create completely different conditions for conducting of foreign and foreign economic policy.

Russia needs its own climate agenda. The country is able to make a significant contribution to solving of the global climate problem, prepare for an efficient response to challenges, and use its competitive advantages in order to consolidate its leading position in the global structure.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How is the global political debate on climate developing? What political changes in Europe, Asia, and the USA can be expected in connection with this? How high is the danger of “climate protectionism” from more developed countries?
  • How do Russian scientists assess the impact of climate change in Russia? What can be considered positive and what are the negative consequences? How prepared is the country to respond to future changes?
  • What are the unique opportunities of Russia that the country can offer as its contribution to the global climate problem solving? Can we talk about natural resources (water, food, “cold”, living space), and about approaches to creating a new “green” economic model? Can Russia become a pioneer of some technologies that would contribute to the success of the green economy?
  • How can we assess the level of environmental awareness of Russian citizens? What is needed in order to change the attitude of Russians towards the environment and consumption? What should be the state policy in this area?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Nikolay Durmanov, Professor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
  • Ruslan Edelgeriev, Special Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation on Climate Issues
  • Sergei Ivanov, Special Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation on Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
  • Vladimir Kattsov, Director of the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory, Roshydromet
  • Oleg Kharkhordin, Professor of the Department of Political Science and Sociology, European University at St. Petersburg; Chairman of the Board, EUSP Foundation
  • Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board, PJSC SIBUR Holding
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
IS THERE A PLACE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES IN THE PROCUREMENT WORLD?
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Small and medium business is an important segment of the country's economy. Only systemic interaction at all levels – municipal, regional, federal – is able to ensure the development of Russian entrepreneurship. Since 2007, the Russian Federation has taken a course to support small organizations and individual entrepreneurs. As a legal consolidation of the benefits provided to these organizations and enterprises, on July 24, 2007, Federal Law No. 209 “On the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Russian Federation” was adopted.

Procurement legislation is getting simplified, multi-page applications for participation are a thing of the past, the procurement process becomes easier, which undoubtedly should positively affect the development of entrepreneurial activity and increase the efficiency of the procurement process. Currently, there are many tools to engage representatives of small and medium-sized businesses in procurement.

Issues for Discussion:

  • The role and place of small and medium-sized enterprises in procurement.
  • The attitude of small and medium-sized businesses to participation in the procurement world.
  • Admission of only small businesses or community organizations to procurement: is it a restriction or advantage?
  • Procurement plan – new procurement rules for SMEs.
  • “Direct procurement” – participation through subcontracting: to disclose or not?

Moderator:

  • Elena Agapova, Director, Center of Competition Policy and Public Contracts, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Aleksandr Braverman, Director General, Chairman of the Management Board of SME Corporation JSC
  • Tatyana Demidova, Director of the Budgetary Policy in the Field of Contract System, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
  • Anna Katamadze, Deputy Head of the Federal Treasury
  • Mikhail Yevraev, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service
  • Vadim Zhivulin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
CHANGING THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE: PROSPECTS FOR US-CHINA RELATIONS
Business Program
Open Dialogue

The current rivalry of the largest countries of the world goes far beyond the competition in individual markets, it has affected almost all areas: from global politics and foreign investment to technology and human capital. Any major deal or conflict is now viewed through the lens of US-China interaction. How will this interaction develop? What are the role and interests of Russia?

Issues for Discussion:

  • How will the global political landscape change under the influence of US-China interaction?
  • The role and interests of other major players: the European Union, India, Japan, countries of Southeast Asia, and Russia in this interaction.
  • Will the US-China interaction developing in the current form of technological rivalry and trade wars lead to the deepening of globalization and the improvement of other countries' well-being?
  • Who will win in the confrontation between the USA and China, and how?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Vasily Kashin, Senior Researcher, Institute of the Far East, Russian Academy of Science
  • Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Relations, Yale University
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FOR MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Diagnostic and treatment methods used by nuclear medicine and radiation therapy are among the most progressive and actively developing in world practice. Early diagnosis of diseases using radiopharmaceuticals and their timely treatment are intended to improve the quality of living and life expectancy. Nuclear medicine has become one of the fastest growing areas in the world with an expected increase in the global consumption by 3 to 5 times. What are the current challenges for the development of nuclear medicine in Russia? What can accelerate the development of nuclear medicine?

Issues for Discussion:

  • Nuclear medicine: medicine or nuclear technologies?
  • Prospects of nuclear medicine development in Russia.
  • Human resources for nuclear medicine.

Moderator:

Participants:

Experts:

  • Anna Guseva, EY Partner, Head of the Transaction Advisory Services for for Companies in Medical and Biological Industry
  • Olga Shpichko, Managing Director for Investment, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
  • Nikolay Tyurin, Scientific adviser, SSC IHEP
11:30 – 13:00
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
A TOOL TO REDUCE MEDICAL ERRORS: QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Business Program
Expert Discussion

The discussion shall cover regulatory amendments in medical licensing based on territorial planning principles to improve access to healthcare, issues regarding enhancement of healthcare delivery quality through formation of a quality control system at the level of a healthcare provider and at the regional level.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Territorial planning in medical licensing as a tool to improve access to healthcare.
  • High-quality healthcare as a factor of increase of competitive advantages in the healthcare market.
  • International experience in assurance of healthcare quality. Healthcare providers accreditation and certification systems.
  • How to build an effective healthcare quality control system at the level of a region and at the level of a medical organization.

Moderator:

Participants:

Experts:

  • Victor Fisenko, Vice Governor, the Primorye Territory
  • Igor Ivanov, Director General, Federal State Budgetary Institution National Quality Institute, Federal Service for Supervision in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor)
  • Irina Seregina, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare
  • Rafael Shavaliev, Chief Medical Officer, State Autonomous Healthcare Institution Republican Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND REGIONAL SPECIFICS
Business Program
Panel Discussion

The technological policy in the field of innovative development is being formed at the national level, while its implementation is largely vested in the regional authorities and development institutions.

The country's competitiveness is largely determined by the ability of regions to grow technological leaders, achieving national goals and responding to global challenges.

Moreover, the process of technological policy implementation is largely determined by the peculiarities of a particular region.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How to effectively take into account regional peculiarities for the formation of national technological policy?
  • Mechanisms for synchronization of technological companies support at the regional and federal levels.
  • Opportunities for the formation of interregional mechanisms of technological initiatives support.
  • The role of large business in shaping of regional technological policy.

Moderator:

  • Anatoly Chubais, Chairman, the Executive Board of RUSNANO Management Company LLC

Participants:

14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
EDUCATION EXPORT DEVELOPMENT
Business Program
Panel Discussion

The Russian system of higher education has an ambitious goal: in situation of intense competition for human capital, double the number of foreign students in Russian universities by 2024. In addition to increasing the number of students, education export should become a significant part of the non-resource export of the Russian Federation and facilitate the development of territories. Another important task is the employment of foreign citizens graduating from Russian universities in Russian companies (both in Russia and abroad). It is necessary to identify the barriers that stand in the way of attracting talented young people from abroad to Russia to study and work. Accordingly, a Concept and a Program for Russian education promoting in the international educational market, as well as mechanisms for attracting foreign students to the Russian Federation should be developed, taking into account many factors, including geopolitical, linguistic, social and cultural.

Moderator:

  • Andrey Volkov, Director of the Institute of Social Strategies, Scientific Director of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo

Participants:

14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 214
FINANCIAL CONTROL FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL GOALS
Business Program
Expert Discussion

Implementation of national goals is a key area of activity of governmental authorities at all levels. Its control and evaluation require the development of a new methodology, methods and technologies.

Efficient implementation of this task is impossible without an integrated approach to financial control and public audit. In modern control and expert analysis, one should focus on development of system-based and up-to-date assessment criteria, on recommendations to governmental authorities in overcoming difficulties on the way to achievement of national development goals. At present, institutional conditions are being created for an independent external and internal examination of national goals based on the analysis and comprehensive interpretation of financial control findings. This circumstance has led to a change in understanding of the role of financial control bodies, independent audit firms, and the expert community.

Issues for Discussion:

  • Methodology, methods and technologies of control and evaluation of implementation of national goals.
  • Institutional conditions for an independent external and internal examination of implementation of national goals.
  • Role of financial control bodies, independent audit firms, and the expert community in control and evaluation of implementation of national goals.

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Alexander Bystryakov, Deputy Director of the IPACS RANEPA
  • Artem Larin, EY Partner, Head, Clean Technologies and Sustainable Development Department in CIS
  • Elina Sidorenko, Professor, Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Proceeding and Criminalistics Department, MGIMO-University

Experts:

  • Roman Artyukhin, CEO of Federal Treasury
  • Mikhail Beskhmelnitsyn, Head, the Control and Analytical Service of the CEO – Chairman of the Board, the Russian Railways OJSC
  • Tatyana Blinova, Auditor, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeny Danchikov, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Main Control Department of Moscow
  • Svetlana Yachevskaya, Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board of the State Development Corporation VEB.RF
14:00 – 15:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Red Hall
WHAT AND HOW TO SURVEY? NEW LAWS IN THE MEANS OF CONTROL AND SUPERVISION
Business Program
Panel Discussion

In June 2019, in pursuance of an order from the President of Russia to implement the Message to the Federal Assembly, the Government approved an Action Plan for implementation of the “regulatory guillotine” mechanism. An ambitious task has been set to ensure the introduction of amendments to the legislation of the Russian Federation, providing for the cancellation as of January 1, 2021 of all regulatory legal acts establishing requirements, the compliance with which has to be verified during the implementation of state control (supervision), and the introduction of new standards containing updated requirements developed taking into account the risk-oriented approach and the current level of technological development in relevant areas. Currently, two new bills are being prepared in the area of ​​control and surveillance, which will become two pillars of the “regulatory guillotine” — on mandatory requirements and on state and municipal control.

Issues for Discussion:

  • What is the status of bills on mandatory requirements and state and municipal control?
  • How will the “regulatory guillotine” work?
  • How to prevent profanation of the reform?
  • What most significant results for citizens and business to expect?
  • How to carry out the risk-oriented control and supervision in a new way?

Moderator:

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

Participants:

  • Igor Bartsits, Director, the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
  • Talia Khabrieva, Director, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Aleksey Khersontsev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development – Head of the Federal Accreditation Service (Rosaccreditation)
  • Renaud Seligmann, Country Director and Resident Representative of the World Bank for the Russian Federation
  • Savva Shipov, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Vyacheslav Vitushkin, Chief of Staff of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Victor Evtukhov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
16:00 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Conference Hall
NEW IMAGE OF THE STATE INSPECTOR
Business Program
Panel Discussion

Existing legislation in the field of control and supervision is excessively complex, which leads to non-transparency of control and supervision activities. The transition to risk-oriented, intellectual control and supervision poses a new challenge in training state inspectors with a significant set of competencies in the fields of risk analysis and management, law, information technology, and specific knowledge in the field of control and supervision.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How fast can inspectors be retrained with the existing set of educational approaches?
  • Is the standard code of ethics and official conduct of state and municipal employees suitable for the inspector?
  • What qualifications should the inspector have?
  • What competencies, professional knowledge and skills should an inspector carrying out various types of inspections have?
  • Are the minimum qualification requirements defined in the draft law “On State Control (Supervision) and Municipal Control in the Russian Federation” sufficient?
  • What are the economic and legal consequences of such changes?

Moderator:

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

Participants:

16:00 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 5, Assembly Hall
BUDGET BALANCE OF THE FUTURE HEALTHCARE
Business Program
Panel Discussion

The global trend of the new century is the increase in health care spending.
This is due to the aging of the population, the speed of technology development, the increase in the needs of the population as a whole, and many other factors. The analysis of key indicators of the healthcare budget efficiency for many economies shows that countries with larger budgets are not always at the top of the ratings of the healthcare systems efficiency and public health indicators. A lot depends on the right balance and priorities within the healthcare system, which allow achieving the best results at all stages of medical care. Achieving such a balance is a painstaking work to determine the most efficient and comprehensive methods of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation in the long run.

Issues for Discussion:

  • How can you find the most efficient one among the numerous approaches and practices of budgeting for health?
  • Health budgeting at national and regional levels.
  • How to balance the costs properly for various health care levels?
  • Healthcare innovations – when and how do investments return?

Moderator:

  • Ayrat Farrakhov, Deputy, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Participants:

Experts:

  • Marwan Akar, Director General, MSD Pharmaceuticals LLC; Managing Director, MSD Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan
  • Luis Diaz-Rubio Amate, Managing Director, Emerging Markets at EMEA Janssen, pharmaceuticals division of Johnson & Johnson
  • Natalya Kolerova, President of Novartis Group of Companies Russia
  • Oxana Monge, Director General, Sanofi in the Euro-Asian countries
  • Grigory Potapov, Director General of Pharmstandart JSC
  • Natalya Stadchenko, Chairman of the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund
16:00 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 3, Green Hall
TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES TO THE LABOR MARKET
Business Program
Panel Discussion

The topic of future labor market changes is becoming more and more widely discussed. Increasingly, there are fears that in the near future, new technologies will lead to a significant reduction in the number of jobs and mass unemployment. Not everyone agrees with such alarmist forecasts. However, few doubt that the future will lead to significant changes: the structure of employment will change, the share of the so-called “standard” employment will continue to decline. An aging work force will also lead to significant changes in the structure of employment. Can government employment policies mitigate transformational risks in the labor market and to what extent is Russia ready for future challenges?

Issues for Discussion:

  • The impact of technology on the labor market: risks, uncertainties, and expectations.
  • What will work be like in 30 years?
  • Does the world and Russia face technological unemployment?
  • Aging labor force and employment growth among the older population: is there a conflict of generations in the labor market?
  • What is more in line with the labor market of the future – full-time employment, flexible employment, non-standard work?

Moderator:

Participants:

  • Gila Gamliel, MK – Minister for Social Equality
  • Tatiana Maleva, Director, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasts, RANEPA
  • Olga Rukhullayeva, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for North Caucasus Affairs
  • Aleksandr Shokhin, President, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Vsevolod Vukolov, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
  • Petr Zaselsky, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
16:00 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 4, White Hall
WILL THE BUBBLE OF ELITE SCHOOLS POP?
Business Program
Panel Discussion

There is no legislative definition of elite schools. As a rule, elite schools are those schools that provide an individual approach to teaching students, a special complicated curriculum, professionalism and friendliness of teachers, the necessary equipment for teaching, classes for 5–10 children or simply schools considered prestigious among parents.

A distinctive feature of the “elite” schools is large investments in their infrastructure both by the founder and by the parents. The modern innovative school infrastructure is a resource for the development of the educational institution, but without the professionalism of the teaching staff it is impossible to achieve high-quality results. How to find a balance between technology and professionalism?

Recently, only pupils sought high grades. Now, ratings are drawn up not only for teachers and students but also for schools. Rating parameters cover a wide range of educational results: from the Unified National Examination and the Basic State Examination and the Olympiads in various subjects to the sports results and WorldSkills professional competitions. Such a technique, it would seem, should stimulate schools to help each student, to develop their abilities and talents. But in reality this is impossible for every student. And ratings are turning into a way to report about “high-quality” education in a region.

Despite many positive aspects of the learning process in an elite school, there are many pitfalls. Negative factors include a limited number of classmates, inaccurate information about the success of the child, a small world in the form of an elite school, and the high cost of education.

Therefore, is the elite positioning necessary? Is it fair to say that only the “elite” schools can provide students with high-quality education, in-depth knowledge and skills?

Moderator:

  • Maksim Dulinov, Director of the Federal Institute of Education Development, RANEPA

Participants:

  • Isaak Kalina, Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Moscow Department of Education and Science
  • Dmitry Klimishin, CEO, Prosveshcheniye Publishing House
  • Pavel Zenkovich, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Aleksandr Anikeev, Minister of Education and Science, the Kaluga region
  • Dmitry Fishbein, Director, Lyceum of National Research University - Higher School of Economics
  • Mikhail Mokrinsky, Director, Letovo school
  • Anton Molev, Scientific Director, Lyceum, RANEPA
  • Oleg Mosolov, Head of the Department for Education, Science and Youth Policy, the Voronezh region
  • Mikhail Sluch, Director of the Moscow State Budgetary Educational Institution “Fifty-seventh school”
  • Anna Vakhneyeva, Principal, School 1517
16:00 – 17:30
Building 5, Floor 2, Lecture Room 213
HOUSING MARKET: DEVELOPMENT TRENDS
Business Program
Expert Discussion

Over the past year, the housing market in Russia has undergone changes: there have been trends towards lower mortgage rates and the provision of mortgages for private housing. The innovations introduced in the Federal Law “On participation in shared-equity construction of apartment buildings and other real estate and on amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” dated December 30, 2004 No. 214-ФЗ changed the rules and mechanisms of market functioning. The questions remain how quickly will market players be able to adapt to these changes, and what potential development prospects await the industry in the new decade?

Issues for Discussion:

  • The transition of the housing market to project financing.
  • Private housing construction. Mortgage lending for private housing construction.

Moderator:

  • Nikita Stasishin, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

Participants:

  • Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow on Urban Development Policy and Construction
  • Svetlana Orlova, Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
  • Aleksandr Plutnik, Chairman of the Management Board, Director General of DOM.RF JSC
  • Olga Polyakova, Deputy Governor, member of the Board, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Experts:

  • Sergei Bessonov, Vice-President, Director, Credit Products and Processes Division, Sberbank
  • Denis Kolokolnikov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, RRG
  • Olga Magilina, Deputy Director General, Cascade Nedvizhimost, representative of the multi-regional developer RKS Development
  • Alexander Pirozhenko, Adviser to the Director General, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
  • Ivan Romanov, Deputy Director General, LSR Group
  • Dmitry Timofeyev, Vice-President, PIK Group