04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

High-Tech Business: Identifying What Is Needed to Achieve Fast Growth

Technological entrepreneurship is a key driver of economic progress, so one of the government’s top priorities is to create conditions for its further development. The Far East already has a solid base to launch innovative projects with a science and technology centre and the RU Tech Park functioning at Far Eastern Federal University, the opening of engineering divisions at industrial corporations as well as the Far East’s first IT park in Yakutia, and the successful operation of a new mechanism to fund high-tech companies – the Far East High Technology Fund, which has already funded its first projects. The transformation of promising projects into functioning high-tech businesses remains an important issue. How can we accelerate this process and get large and medium-sized businesses to introduce advanced technological solutions? What solutions are essential for lifting regulatory restrictions when introducing promising technologies?


Moderator:
Victor Vekselberg — President, Skolkovo Foundation

Panellists:
Nikita Anisimov — Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Nikolai Legkodimov — Partner, Head of Emerging Technologies in Risk Consulting, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Rustam Milanov — Chief Executive Officer, Visitech
Alexander Povalko — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Ruslan Sarkisov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East High Technologies Fund LLC
Oxana Tarasenko — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vadim Shvetsov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, SOLLERS

Front row participants:
Mikhail Grudinin — President, City Planning Institute of Spatial Modelling and Development Giprogor Project LLC
Oleg Fomichev — Director for Strategic Planning and Development, ComplexProm

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

Valdai Discussion Club Session

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Asian Mirror: The Pivot East through the Eyes of Asian Partners

Russia’s pivot east is a crucial objective, and one which requires the Far East to further develop and become integrated in the regional economic system. It is a process which is gaining momentum. Much has already been done, both in terms of creating new mechanisms and development institutions in Russia, and strengthening ties with partners in Asia. The time has now come for an interim discussion and to draw conclusions. Leading experts from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam will share and discuss their views on where the pivot east has been successful, and where it has been found lacking. They will also provide their perspectives on how it could be further developed. How is Russia’s pivot east viewed in Asia? What has worked, and what has not? What Russian products and services are in demand in Asia? What needs to be done to step up development in the Russian Far East and to integrate the region into the Asian economy?


Moderator:
Timofei Bordachev — Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Programme Director, The Valdai Discussion Club

Panellists:
Andrei Bystritsky — Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Fan Weiguo — Director, Asia-Europe Bureau at the Xinhua News Agency
Apurva Sanghi — Lead Economist for the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group
Michael Tay — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation (2002–2008); Founder, Director, Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise
Damdin Tsogtbaatar — Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
Lee Jae-Young — President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Youth Economy: Problems and Prospects for Development in View of Russia–India Cooperation

Establishing international cooperation between Russia and India’s young people is among the key tasks of the current youth policy. At the session, questions will be raised as to how young people in Russia and India can be involved in economic development as well as how to create a system in which experiences can be exchanged between the two countries. These two aspects may therefore form the basis of prospective economic cooperation. What achievements are there in the field of international collaboration between young people in Russia and India at the moment? What changes in youth policy will be seen in the countries in the next five years? How is the young generation integrating into global policy and creating international initiatives?


Moderator:
Purnima Anand — President, BRICS International Forum

Panellists:
Ravi Navlani — Member of the General Council, All-Russia public organisation Delovaya Rossia; President, Surya Group
Tatyana Seliverstova — Vice-Chairman, All-Russia public organisation Russian Youth Association
Rishabh Sethi — Member, Friends for Leadership
Ekaterina Sokolova — Deputy Vice Rector for International Activities, Maritime State University Named After Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy
Oksana Fedoseeva — General Director, Vostock Capital

Front row participants:
Liudmila Ilicheva — Director, Centre for Public-Private Partnership, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Roman Chukov — Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

From Raw Materials to Advanced Processing: Achieving Growth in the Forestry Sector

Russia’s Far East accounts for 51% of timber resources in the Asia-Pacific Region. Despite this, the timber industry primarily remains an exporter of raw materials and its contribution to the regional economy does not exceed 1.5%. Only 74% of the timber cut in Russia is used to make commercial products, while this indicator ranges from 95–97% around the rest of the world. What can we do to improve the economic efficiency of forest development projects and the construction of forest infrastructure? Do protective duties help to develop advanced timber processing enterprises? How would a forest investment bank work? Would it make sense to utilize the ‘Tax Incentives in Exchange for Investments’ programme when building forest infrastructure? What are the prospects for the Unified Far Eastern Effective Forest Management Centre? Which kinds of production are worth investing in and which projects will be the most effective? How should businesses be encouraged to work on forest restoration? Could exchange mechanisms actually be utilized in the industry?


Moderator:
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

Panellists:
Dmitri Valtfogel — General Director, RFP Group
Viktor Evtukhov — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Nikolaev — Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations
Igor Prutov — Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY
Aleksey Ryzhikov — Managing Director, Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange
Vladimir Sitnov — Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Mikhail Shamolin — President, Chairman of the Board, Segezha Group

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Olympism and the Asia Pacific: Global Mutual Influence

The host cities for each Olympic Games from 2018 to 2022 are all located in the Asia Pacific. The Games are not just major sporting events, they also have a profound socioeconomic impact. They greatly affect the economies of the countries in which they are held, as well as the economies of the wider region. Whether it is PyeongChang in 2018, Tokyo in 2020, or Beijing in 2022, every event is unique and imbued with a distinct national flavour. They provide the entire world with new opportunities to share experience and work together for the benefit of all. They facilitate cultural integration and the realization of the main principles of the Olympic movement for peace and progress. A new era has arrived in how the Olympic Games are held and the subsequent effect they have on national and regional development. Tokyo 2020 will be the first Summer Olympics of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and will showcase the universality and technological capabilities of the Games in a way never seen before. With its smart venues, the organizing committee for Beijing 2022 have put environmental protection at the heart and centre of the Games, and have expressed the aim to minimize the event’s carbon footprint. How does South Korea assess the effect of hosting the Games in 2018? What innovations can we expect to see in Tokyo in 2020 and Beijing in 2022? How best can organizational costs be reduced in line with the requirements set out in the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020? What should be done to ensure a positive image of the Games, both among spectators and partners? How can the legacy of hosting the games be best leveraged? Where will the Russian national team train for the upcoming games, and what role will the Olympic factor play in the development of the Russian Far East? How are Olympic sports being reformed with the development of commercially viable products?


Moderator:
Konstantin Vybornov — Head of Information Service, Media Relations Officer, Russian Olympic Committee

Panellists:
Marius Vizer — President, International Judo Federation (IJF)
Lee Kee-Heung — President, Korean Sport & Olympic Committee
Igor Levitin — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chairman, Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport
Koji Murofushi — Sports Director, Tokyo 2020; Olympic Hammer Throwing Champion
Stanislav Pozdnyakov — President, Russian Olympic Committee
Dmitriy Svischev — Member of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Yasuhiro Yamashita — President, Japanese Olympic Committee; Olympic Champion in Judo

Front row participant:
Igor Molodtsov — General Director, Sovetsky Sport

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

Business Dialogue

Russia–Europe

The high level of technological innovation and willingness to localize some in-house manufacturing in Russia are two key elements for European businesses wishing to take part in the ambitious project of economic diversification. The strong commercial interests of leading European countries, strong relations in the energy sector and the synergy between economic systems is prompting pragmatic and structured dialogue with Moscow. In a period where opportunities are opening up for Russia’s Far East, how can European business contribute their innovative know-how to develop the geographically remote territory of the Old World?


Moderator:
Michael Akim — Vice President, ABB Ltd

Panellists:
Gianni Bardazzi — Vice President for Russia and Caspian Region, Maire Tecnimont SpA
Igor Ishchenko — Chief Executive Officer, Technopolis Moscow Special Economic Zone
Dmitriy Kolpashnikov — General Director, Dielectric Cable Systems
Pasquale Terracciano — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation
Vincenzo Trani — President, Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Frank Schauff — Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

Improving the Business Environment

Improving Access to Financial Services in the Far East

Financial inclusion is integral to the development of the Russian Far East and improving the lives of the people who live there. Despite the progress that has been made, there are still a number of unsolved challenges due to the unique characteristics of the region, including its geography, demographics, and economic conditions. What are the main barriers in the way of financial inclusion in the Russian Far East and how can they be overcome? What drivers could help achieve equal levels of financial inclusion in urban and rural areas? The session will also consider the results of the Bank of Russia's pilot project to improve financial inclusion in the Far East.


Moderator:
Mikhail Mamuta — Head of Service for Protection of Consumer Rights and Ensuring the Availability of Financial Services, Member of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Sergey Belov — Head of the Far Eastern Main Branch, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Komlev — Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, National Payment Card System
Sergey Maltsev — Senior Vice-President – Head of Sales Network Department, Sberbank
Mikhail Oseevskiy — President, Chairman of the Management Board, Rostelecom
Maxim Taluk — Head of the Far East macroregion, Post Bank

Front row participant:
Maxim Lubomudrov — Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian Agricultural Bank

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 15

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Institute of Independent Directors: Best Practices in Corporate Management

For over ten years, Russia has had a functioning institute of independent directors. The first wave of appointing independent directors in publicly owned companies took place in 2008. The discussion will focus on the results achieved by large and medium-sized companies under independent directors. There will be a review of best practices and shortcomings in the work of independent directors, while the main problems which shareholders face when selecting appropriate candidates will be articulated. What’s more, issues on establishing a market of independent directors in Russia will be considered. How can your business trust an ‘outsider’? Is an independent director your friend or a blind bargain? What characteristics should the ideal independent director have?


Moderator:
Sergey Glukhov — General Director, Leaders’ Club

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, Conference hall 16

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Systemic, Technological, and Informal – What Will Charity Be Like 2020

Over the past 20 years, charity in Russia has transformed into a full-fledged segment of professional activity that is attractive to both young professionals and experienced business managers. The non-profit sector has a profound understanding of the problems people face at the local level as well as popular and effective ways to overcome them, and is thus generating more attention and investments from the state, corporations, and individual citizens. Today, the sector consists of a multitude of diversified players, with various sources of funding and types of activities. At the same time, the expert community is aware of the need to respond to global challenges that are preventing sustainable development goals from being achieved. The most important step in this regard is an assessment of the risks and opportunities of attracting new resources, technologies, and ideas for charity. How will the sector change in the next decade in Russia and abroad? What roles do the key stakeholders play in these changes? What steps can the government, business, and charity funds take to achieve the desired scenario for the sector’s development? Why are companies investing more and more in the development of infrastructure for the activities of non-profit organizations, charity, and volunteering in the regions where they operate as opposed to individual projects? Centennials, design teams, and hybrid organizations: how are the subjects and focuses of charity being transformed? What should be the basis of the agenda for international cooperation in matters concerning philanthropy?


Panellists:
Aleksandra Boldyreva — Executive Director, Association of Grantmaking Organisations "Donors Forum"
Natalya Gonchar — Head of Informational Support Division and Media Relations, Press Secretary, Sakhalin Energy
Anton Dolgov — Executive Director, Presidential Grants Foundation

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East

With its vast area, low population density and challenging climate, the Far East needs a healthcare system that can quickly adapt to the digital era. The measures taken to improve the quality of medical care do not fully meet the growing requirements for medical services in the region. The introduction of modern technological solutions and creation of innovative medical centres and clinics are taking healthcare to the next level. With the emergence of virtual reality tools, CRISPR, 3-D printers, personal wearable devices, electronic medical records, 5G mobile technologies, and the growth of telemedicine, patients can overcome large distances and receive medical care at a time convenient to them. The creation of innovative medical centres is driving the development of modern technologies. Doctors can optimize their work processes using artificial intelligence systems, and remotely perform complex operations using robotic technologies. Instant access to information makes life easier for patients – there is no need to wait for an appointment with a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Which promising medical technologies will be the most sought-after in the Far East? Are additional resources needed to introduce new technologies? Are public and private medical organizations that provide e-services sufficiently regulated? Which areas of digital healthcare require additional investment? Will new technologies enable patients to manage their own health?


Moderator:
Evelina Zakamskaya — Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24

Panellists:
Andrey Kaprin — Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Katsuya Sakagami — Representative Chairman, Medical Tourism Japan Co.

Front row participants:
Danil Baryshnikov — Chairman, Committee for Investment in Social Infrastructure, Agency for Social Investment
Sergey Gneushev — Managing Partner, Academic Medical Centre for Information and Analysis
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Vitaliy Omelyanovskiy — General Director, Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Private Investment in the Social Sphere: New Support Mechanisms

Achieving the goals of Russia’s national projects will require active interaction between the government and private business and private investment to solve social problems in education, healthcare, sports, and social services. Public-private partnerships (PPP) are one of the most effective forms of such collaboration. Russia is actively developing this mechanism, with most of the projects being implemented in the transport and energy utility sectors, while social infrastructure projects account for no more than 12–15% of the total number of projects. Social projects in a number of industries in the Far East, such as the construction of modern schools, kindergartens, large sports facilities, and nursing homes, are difficult to implement without state support at the federal level. What social projects might be of interest to private business and what kind of potential does the PPP market have in the Far East? What barriers are holding back the implementation of PPP projects today? How should we encourage the launch of PPP projects and what new mechanisms of state support for PPP projects are available to investors in the Far East today? How can the PPP mechanism be used to achieve the goals and objectives of Russia’s national projects? Will the use of the PPP mechanism result in a significant increase in the availability and quality of social infrastructure in the Far East?


Moderator:
Maksim Tkachenko — Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership Development Center

Panellists:
Andrey Kutepov — Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Economic Policy
Alexey Mavrin — Chairman, Patronage Social Geriatric Center
Sunil Sachdeva — Co-founder, Medanta
Vladimir Solodov — Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Alexander Khasin — Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Development of Nuclear Medicine
Alexey Chichkanov — First Vice President, Gazprombank
Aleksey Shapovalov — Vice President for Strategy Marketing, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies

Front row participants:
Dmitry Valyukov — Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Healthy Country
Evgeny Shulyatiev — Founder, National Operator for Children’s Holidays

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Developing Aquaculture: Initial Results and New Objectives

Aquaculture in the Far East got several major boosts for intensive development in 2017–2018. More than 45,000 hectares of offshore areas were provided to users. Some 13,200 tonnes of aquaculture products were farmed in 2018, an increase of ten-fold compared with 2016. The aquavostok.ru online service, which is used to determine the boundaries of fish-breeding areas for subsequent auctions, has been commissioned. But the industry still lacks its own technological experience and proven scientific and technological base for aquaculture. In order to develop and support new projects, regulatory measures need to be improved and the offshore area needs to be expanded to include promising waters near the Sakhalin Region and the southern Primorsky Territory. How can we attract qualified investors and ensure the safety of foreign capital in aquaculture projects? How should the aquavostok.ru online service be further developed? What new regulatory products does the industry need? Where should personnel be trained and have their skills upgraded?


Moderator:
Vasily Grebennikov — Director, Effective Energy; Chief Executive Officer, De-Freeze Zapad

Panellists:
Valentin Bogoslavskiy — Director General, Scientific and Production Company Aquaculture Nereida
Roman Vityazev — Chairman, Far Eastern Union of Mariculture Enterprises; Chairman, Hyperion
Evgeniy Karpov — Founder, ATRK
Alexander Lopatnikov — General Director, Marine Aquaculture Ho Xiang LLC
Liu Xusheng — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dalian Shangpintang
Kondo Takehiko — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kondo Shoten

Front row participant:
Aleksey Grenkov — Vice President, Sberbank

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Housing, Utilities, and the Urban Environment: Effective Investments

As Russia implements its national projects, the government will provide substantial support for the development of urban infrastructure, while the problems facing Russian cities, particularly in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, can only be solved at the expense of the federal budget. The practice of raising private capital for urban improvement projects and the modernization of housing and utility infrastructure in recent years has gained popularity among businesses. More than 2,500 concession agreements have been signed in Russia to modernize utility facilities. Businesses have also become more involved in upgrading parks, squares, embankments, and even courtyards. Over the past two years, entrepreneurs have invested nearly RUB 2 billion in such sites as part of a project to create a comfortable urban environment. However, these are still isolated examples. Systematically raising private investment is one of the key goals that will be addressed through Russia’s national projects. Only the joint efforts of the government and business will make it possible to effectively take an integrated approach to the development of the urban environment and infrastructure. How profitable could investment in the urban environment and public utilities be? How can we create mechanisms and conditions to further motivate investors to invest in urban infrastructure? Should investors be guided by people’s preferences when implementing their own projects?


Moderator:
Ignat Bushukhin — Editor-in-Chief, RBC Real Estate

Panellists:
Daria Bondareva — Managing Partner, UrbanMAF
Andrey Vagner — Chairman of the Board, Acting General Director, T Plus
Akira Iwata — Partner, Representative in Russia and CIS, Nomura Research Institute Ltd.
Mikhail Karisalov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, SIBUR
Vasily Orlov — Governor of Amur Region
Anatoly Pechatnikov — Deputy President – Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
Zongyi Xin — Regional President for Russia, CIS Countries, Central and Eastern Europe, China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co.
Alexey Sorokin — Deputy Chair, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Konstantin Tsitsin — General Director, Housing and Utilities Reform Fund
Nikolay Shulginov — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro
Vladimir Yakushev — Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities

Over the last five years, an exceptional business environment has been created in the Russian Far East. Investors are able to benefit from a wide range of financial and non-financial support measures through the state development institutions. However, implementation of the projects is oftentimes hindered by the shortage of funding that cannot be covered by injections from the budget and loans from state banks alone. What are the sources of capital to fund investment projects in the Russian Far East? The foreign exchange rate of the Russian Rouble has stabilised, yet the cost of borrowing in Russia is continuously much higher than abroad. What are the ways to reduce the cost of borrowing? Do the projects in the Russian Far East and in the Arctic region require special arrangements? What are the state institutions’ project funding and fund raising capabilities? How much eager are foreign banks and financial institutions to invest in the Russian Far East and in the Arctic region?


Moderator:
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

Panellists:
Mikhail Zadornov — President – Chairman of the Management Board, Otkritie FC Bank
Dmitry Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Tadashi Maeda — Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Roman Petrutsa — Director, Industrial Development Fund
Sunita Sindwani — Chief General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India
Ilya Torosov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Cultural People: Projects to Enhance the Intellectual and Cultural Level of Education

Russia’s national project on culture aims to increase global interest in the country’s national cultural heritage. The challenge for Russia is not just to preserve and enrich its culture, but to make culture accessible to all of Russian society and meet the growing demand for Russian culture in the international arena. The creation of regional cultural centres and the introduction of digital technologies have helped get more people involved in culture. Developing and fostering interest in Russian culture among citizens is important since cultural education not only helps foster aesthetic awareness, but also affects the processes of socialization and forming personality. What initiatives are being implemented to nurture and enlighten citizens in cultural affairs? Do standards need to be introduced in cultural education and how will this help achieve the goals of the national project? What prospects exist for cooperation between institutions, the government, and the business community in matters concerning cultural education?


Panellists:
Ilya Averbukh — Russian Figure Skater, Honored Master of Sports; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Production Company Ilya Averbukh
Olga Golodets — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Innokentiy Dementyev — Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Zelfira Tregulova — General Director, The State Tretyakov Gallery
Anna Yakovleva — Director, Primorsky branch of the State Academic Mariinsky Theater

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Logistics in Russia and India: A Digital Pathway to Uniting Asia and Europe

Russian-Indian digitalization projects in the transport industry will help create an integrated and trusted space for transporting cargo from India to Russia, and onwards to Europe. Russian technology will be employed to solve this ambitious task and achieve a breakthrough in the development of Eurasian cargo shipments along the fastest and most economical route. This technology will move paperwork fully online, automate administrative procedures, and support multi-modal and driverless transport. In time, this digital transport corridor will intersect with the Trans-Siberian Railway, which will enable Russia to become a central logistics hub between Asia and Europe. It will also facilitate economic integration throughout Greater Eurasia. Investment in Russian-Indian projects will do a great deal to help increase exports of Russian technology. What technological developments in digitalizing transport will help lay the foundation for effective cooperation between Russia and India, and the development of logistics in the two countries? What needs to be done to make Russian-Indian projects attractive to investors?


Moderator:
Igor Poletaev — Anchor, NTV

Panellists:
Evgeniy Ditrikh — Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Anton Zamkov — General Director, RT-Invest Transport Systems; Director, Digital Transport and Logistics Association
Aleksey Nashchekin — Chief Executive Officer, National Telematic Systems
Igor Rotenberg — Investor

Front row participants:
Sunil Kanoria — Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited
Jaspreet Singh — Managing Director, Rusintelsys Private Limited

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Solid Minerals Mining: How Can the Investment Potential of the Industry Be Utilized Most Effectively?

Today, the Far East is one of the largest centres of solid minerals mining not only in Russia but world-wide. The mechanisms of state support provided for investors allow carrying out capital-intensive megaprojects in the most remote areas of the region, while low state of exploration opens unique opportunities for discovery and high-class field mining on the global level. Currently, the government is actively preparing an effective regulatory and legal framework geared toward attracting new subsoil users, stimulating geological exploration, environmental protection and rational use of mineral resources. How can the investment potential of the industry be utilized most effectively? What key industry challenges do investors in the region meet today? What solutions are there?


Moderator:
Oleg Novachuk — Chairman of the Board of Directors, KAZ Minerals

Panellists:
Pavel Grachev — Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Dmitry Kobylkin — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Vitaliy Nesis — Group Chief Executive Officer, Polymetal
Roman Trotsenko — Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation
Claude Schimper — Senior Vice-President, Russia Operations, Kinross Gold Corporation

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

Improving the Business Environment

Central Russia: New Opportunities for Investors

Central Russia accounts for 27% of the country’s population, 28.5% of investments, 55% of foreign trade, and 73.3% of financial investments. Half of the regions that make up the Central Federal District are among the top 20 in the national investment climate rating. As of the end of 2018, the investment growth rate in the Central Federal District (8.9%) was more than double the average national value (4.3%), and it actually increased to 16.4% in the first quarter of this year. Russia’s “pivot to the East” has created new opportunities for investment cooperation between Central Russia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. Chinese, Japanese, South Korean, and Indian companies have provided a number of examples of successful investment. However, the potential for mutually beneficial economic cooperation is nowhere near exhausted. What can Central Russia offer foreign investors? What measures to support the implementation of investment projects are already working? What else needs to be done?


Moderator:
Artur Niyazmetov — Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District

Panellists:
Sergei Kachaev — Co-Chair, Council on Investment authorized in the Central Federal District
Rajesh Sharma — Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Group
Igor Shchegolev — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District
Atsushi Yagi — Head of Representative Office in Moscow, IHI Corporation

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Special Administrative Districts: One Year on

New federal laws have created mechanisms to quickly and conveniently convert foreign legal entities into residents of Special Administrative Districts (SAD) in Russia with the replacement of their legal address while maintaining their corporate structure. At present, twelve international companies are residents of SADs, of which two are registered on Russky Island and ten on Oktyabrsky Island. What are the main aspects of the existing mechanism for re-domiciliation and special features of the legal regime of SADs, including the preferences that are granted to international companies? Can the idea of re-domiciliation become a tool to increase the appeal of the Russian jurisdiction? What has been the experience of the initial residents and what are the prospects for further development?


Moderator:
Victor Matchekhin — Head of Russian Tax Practice, Linklaters

Panellists:
Marina Belyakova — Partner, EY
Andrey Gorlenko — Executive Administrator, Russian Arbitration Centre at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration
Sarah Jane Grimmer — Secretary General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Denis Novak — Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Nikita Soshnikov — Head of Branch in Vladivostok, Deloitte, Russia
Ilya Torosov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Threats to Biological Security in the Asia Pacific: New Risks and Opportunities

Biosecurity risks are evolving and becoming more complex. What’s more, these changes are occurring at an ever-faster rate. While medicine develops with the passage of time, so do infectious agents, which develop resistance to treatment and change other characteristics. It is hard to overestimate the modern world’s influence on biological pathogens appearing and spreading. Globalization, economic and social integration, climate change, human intervention, new high-tech products in agriculture and day-to-day life, developments in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and robotics all play their role. The result is an ever-changing microcosm characterized by a wider distribution area, species barriers being overcome, and the purposeful development and spread of pathogens. Countries in the Asia Pacific are most exposed to health threats arising from epidemics, unlawful use of genetic technology, and synthetic biology. That said, economic integration and the rapid development of biotechnology in the region, as well as expanding collaboration in the field between the public, private, and scientific sectors, is giving rise to new ways of managing these risks. What are the main global and regional biosecurity threats? Is a man-made epidemic a genuine possibility? What effect will new innovative drugs have on solving the issue of biosecurity across the globe? What new technologies do Asia-Pacific nations possess to manage biosecurity risks? Are public and private investments effectively planned and allocated? What is the role of national and international regulation, and of regional collaboration in fostering these investments and eliminating threats?


Moderator:
Anna Popova — Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing

Panellists:
Sarangerel Davaajantsangiin — Minister of Health of Mongolia
Dang Hong Trien — Co-Director General, Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technological Center

Front row participant:
Victoria Panova — Vice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

Improving the Business Environment

The Development Path for Petrochemicals in the East: Projects, Support Measures, Drivers of Growth

The Asia Pacific not only continues to be the main driver of global economic growth, but also demand for hydrocarbons at all process stages. Access to this market is therefore key to success. A combination of technological effectiveness, efficiency, and logistics is needed in order to be competitive. Petrochemicals make up a segment offering the highest added value, thereby giving investors added returns. As external competition intensifies, so it becomes ever-more crucial to select the right development path for petrochemical projects in the Far East’s cluster. The immediate proximity to the premium market of the Asia Pacific, offering potential exports of over RUB 230 billion, provides an additional benefit to petrochemical projects. The Power of Siberia and the Eastern Siberia–Pacific Ocean pipelines are providing new opportunities to attract investment and spur regional growth. The Amur gas and chemical cluster, Sakhalin, and Nakhodka could become key hubs for creating a new petrochemical production infrastructure. What needs to be done to unlock this potential? In what way is the strategy for developing the Far East’s petrochemical cluster unique, and how might it be affected by global trends and various development scenarios in the industry? Should major companies be increasing low tonnage production of chemicals, or is this the prerogative of niche players? What high value-added products will be in demand on the domestic and international markets? Will the tax reform affect the cost of raw materials for the petrochemicals sector? What forms of support need to be put in place for investors and the sector as a whole?


Moderator:
Marina Belyakova — Partner, EY

Panellists:
Grigory Berezkin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, ESN Group
Viktor Evtukhov — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy — Chairman of the Board, Titan Group of Companies

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

Improving the Business Environment

Exploring the Far East: New Business Opportunities in Tourism

Over the last few years, tourism has boomed in the Far East: between 2014– 2018, the number of tourists rose threefold, reaching 6.9 million in 2018. Foreign tourists accounted for 14% of that figure, or 980,000 people. Port and airport infrastructure is under development, while new hotels are being built – aided by the mechanisms of Priority Development Areas and the Free Port of Vladivostok as well as additional state support measures – and tourist clusters are being developed. In one sense, it feels that the foundations for future development has been laid by increasing non-energy exports, while, at the same time, the potential growth of the Far Eastern District tourist market is still very high. Which additional support measures will help to make the sector more attractive to investors? How can cruises in the Far East be further promoted? Does the region need five-star hotels or accessible hotel rooms? Can tourists be attracted en masse from both the Asia Pacific Region and Europe? What is more important: unique experiences for tourists or a mass tourist product? What development prospects are there for cruise tourism?


Moderator:
Olga Arkhangelskaya — Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY

Panellists:
Sergey Bachin — General Director, Roza Khutor
Sergey Galkin — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Olga Golodets — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Zarina Doguzova — Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Evgeniy Chudnovskiy — Director General, Airports of Regions

Front row participants:
Alexander Romanov — Executive Director, Infrastructure Financing Division, VTB Capital
Alexey Tsedenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Advanced Special Economic Zones and the Free Port of Vladivostok: Configuring Preferences

More than three years have passed since the establishment of advanced special economic zones (ASEZ) and the Free Port of Vladivostok (FPV) in the Far East. The time has come to hold discussions with the current and potential residents of ASEZ/FPV about whether everything is working as it was intended and as stipulated in legislation and whether investors’ expectations have been met, in particular: Is it easy to become and be a resident of an ASEZ/FPV? What are the best and worst practices in ASEZ/FPV? Are the existing rules on ASEZ/FPV effective and sufficient in terms of tax, customs, urban planning as well as other preferences and incentives for the implementation of investment projects in various sectors of the economy? How should we disseminate the best compliance practices among authorized bodies, management companies, regulators, and control (supervisory) bodies as it relates to ASEZ/FPV issues?


Moderator:
Leonid Agafonov — Member of the Public Council of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic; Managing Director, EastRussia

Panellists:
Dmitry Golovanov — Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Kirill Kamenev — Managing Director of Investment Department, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Gleb Kicha — Acting First Deputy Head, Far Eastern Customs Directorate
Denis Sarana — Chairman, ASEZ and FPV Residents' Association; Member of the Board of Directors, Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port
Olga Surikova — Head of Far East Practice, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Anna Tsivileva — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kolmar Group
Alexander Shumatov — General Director, Children’s Health Centre

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

Business Dialogue

Russia–China

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, presenting a timely opportunity to summarize the progress made and to outline the next steps in achieving high-level targets, including trade volumes. An open dialogue on business cooperation is essential and remains relevant in the light of changes to staff duties and skills, given that the geographical scope of business ties is expanding and both priority areas for cooperation and collaboration formats are diversifying as they become increasingly geared toward market conditions. How can we achieve the USD 200 billion trade performance target between Russia and China? Long-standing sectors: how can we advance the projects listed under the Russia–China cooperation programme by 2024? What is the trajectory when implementing projects in traditional sectors of cooperation? The year in summary: what new avenues of collaboration and potential projects have arisen over the past year? What agreements have been signed and which projects have passed the pre-feasibility study stage? Technological opportunities in the Far East: Big Data as a resource; electronic-based infrastructure; information technology and creating a unified space.

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Investing in the Fishing Industry: Achievements and Next Steps

The Far Eastern fishing basin has entered a new 15-year period in which more and more permits will be allocated to use aquatic biological resources. Investment projects that aim to rejuvenate the industry are underway. The launch of 15 new fish processing plants and the construction of 17 modern vessels will help to double the share of processed products, while the share of raw materials processing will reach 30%. Given the growth in bioresource output, the freight turnover of fish products at Far East ports is projected to increase from the current 850,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes by 2025. This will require investment solutions concerning port logistics as well as the construction of distribution and refrigeration facilities. How can we alter the current production model and increase the output of finished fish products per unit of raw materials? What new products should be developed and what markets should Russia enter? What are the main drivers for attracting investment to the Far East fishing business until 2025? What measures should the government take to stimulate the maintenance and repair of the fishing fleet? How can we guarantee obligations for the construction of a fleet in the Far East?


Moderators:
Leonid Petukhov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Sergey Tarusov — Chairman, Collective Farm Fishery named after V.I. Lenin

Panellists:
Sergey Darkin — President, Pacific Investment Group (TIGR)
Alexander Efremov — Managing Director, Dobroflot Group of Companies
German Zverev — President, All-Russian Association of Fisheries Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Exporters
Oleg Komarov — General Director, Technological Equipment
Oleg Myachin — General Director, Trier
Dmitry Pashov — President, Moneron
Vladimir Sitnov — Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Sergey Sklyar — Vice President, Antey
Ilya Shestakov — Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Infrastructure for the Data Economy: New Opportunities for Cooperation between the Far East and APR

The national programme ‘Digital Economy of the Russian Federation’ aims to increase Russia’s share in world data storage and processing services from 0.9% in 2018 to 5% in 2024. The country has enormous internal potential for the consumption of such services and has many characteristics that are typical for countries with a high level of appeal for building data centres – available sites for development, affordable and available electricity, a favourable climate, low frequency of natural disasters, an abundance of water, well-developed telecommunications infrastructure, and qualified IT and engineering personnel. Russia plans to utilize these conditions both in order to encourage international companies to store and process data within the country and to attract foreign investors for the construction of data centres and new backbone telecom infrastructure. What competitive advantages does the Russian data storage and processing market offer? How can Russia enhance the appeal of its data storage and processing market for foreign companies? What new investment opportunities are emerging on the data processing and storage market given the digitalization of the Russian economy? How can we further integrate the Russian data centre industry and cloud services into the global market through the establishment of effective partnerships with international players? How should we build effective interaction with foreign providers that are potentially interested in having a presence in the Russian Federation?


Moderator:
Tatiana Tolmacheva — Managing Partner, iKS-Consulting

Panellists:
Alexander Vedyakhin — First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Mikhail Grudinin — President, City Planning Institute of Spatial Modelling and Development Giprogor Project LLC
Afanasiy Savvin — General Director, Sakha Republic Development Corporation

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

How Women Leaders Can Shape the Workforce of the Future

Women’s equal involvement in the global economy is becoming one of the most important issues on the agenda for human capital, economic growth, and sustainable development. Around the world today, 740 million women (58% of the total number of employed women) hold insignificant and low-paying positions, and this is impeding the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, women’s contribution to the development of education and shaping the workforce of the future is particularly important. The growing involvement of women in these areas helps to enhance the competitiveness of economies, introduce innovations, and create new approaches to the development of the digital economy. What role do women play in introducing innovations in education? How does boosting women’s involvement in shaping workforce potential impact growth in modern economies? What skills do women need to develop in this changing world and what new professional roles are women taking on in the context of the fourth industrial revolution?


Moderator:
Victoria Panova — Vice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

Panellists:
Anna Visotskaya — Director of the Vostok Territorial Administration, Orient Express Bank
Marina Dedyushko — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Satsuki Katayama — Minister In Charge of Women's Empowerment, Minister of State for Gender Equality of the Japan
Svetlana Chupsheva — General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Transforming Business by Developing its Ecosystems

In partnership with Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)

Contemporary business models are undergoing rapid transformation. In particular, defined ecosystems are forming around industrial enterprises, whose participants – from suppliers to universities – are either directly or indirectly becoming part of the company’s ‘value chain’. There are examples of these ecosystems in Russia, namely economically successful single-industry cities which, with the support of one or several companies, create a modern and comfortable habitat for residents, build long-term plans to diversify its economy and develop social infrastructure. How can we build on these ecosystems effectively? What role should government and corporate universities play in its development? Which projects should companies advance so that investment in ecosystems is not done in vain? Are there effective models under which businesses and local communities share the same values?


Moderator:
Alexey Bobrovsky — Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Igor Korytko — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)
Viktor Lesh — General Director, Sinara - Transport Machines (STM)

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

The Russian Continental Shelf: Is Development Necessary?

Russia’s Arctic shelf has enormous resource potential of around 17.3 billion tonnes of liquid hydrocarbons and 85.1 trillion cubic metres of gas. Yet it is not contributing to Russia’s economic development today, as the deadlines for implementing offshore projects have not been met. This is primarily due to a lack of competition. Only state-owned companies with at least five years of experience working offshore have access to offshore development. External restrictions on access to concessional financing and technology pose an additional obstacle. Experts predict that lost profits from the slowdown in offshore projects, as estimated in GDP growth, could reach USD 300 billion by 2035. Should Russia’s Arctic shelf be put to use economically? Is Norway’s experience in developing Russia’s offshore deposits applicable? Should investors be granted expanded access to subsoil sections on the shelf? What does business need from the government to start investing in offshore projects?


Moderator:
Magomed Gekhaev — Advisor to Chief Executive Officer, Far East Investment and Export Agency

Panellists:
Alexander Krutikov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Andrey Patrushev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Denis Khramov — First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Human Capital for a New Eurasia

Today, Eurasia is one of the main powerhouses of global economic growth. Global trends and the factors influencing them are shifting towards Asian countries, especially India and China. Apart from businesses and the economy, this shift also concerns science and innovation, education, culture and environmental protection. An efficient partnership between key Eurasian players – namely Russia, India, China, as well as European and Central Asian countries – has the potential to improve operations on a global scale. At the same time, Eurasian countries, and the region as a whole, are facing serious calls to develop new approaches to state policy as well as changes to businesses and academic institutions. To what extent do both regional staff training and human capital development provide an effective response to the issues Eurasia is facing? What principles should lay the foundation for this work, and which institutions could be the main drivers of this process?


Moderator:
Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group

Panellists:
Jean-Christophe Bas — Head, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute
Venkatesh Varma Datla Bala — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation
Alexander Sergeev — President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Rajendra Srivastava — Rector, Indian School of Business
Andrey Sharonov — President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Front row participants:
Vladimir Ivanov — Head, Science Information-Analytic Agency
Nikolay Solomon — General Director, Federal Competence Centre (FCC)

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Russia and the EAEU in the Asia Pacific: Key Integration Factors and Prospects for Strengthening Business Ties

The rapid and progressive development of trade and economic relations with countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) is currently one of Russia’s top priorities in the international arena. APR countries have established themselves as world leaders in terms of economic growth and the prosperity of the population in recent decades. At the same time, the growing volatility of the global economy has had a negative impact on the prospects for the region’s further development. The existing cooperation ties and value chains have come under serious pressure due to the escalation of protectionism and the growing number of different barriers in trade and economic cooperation. As a result, the APR has seen increased demand for the diversification of trade and economic cooperation with external partners. Russia and the EAEU have already become important markets for Asian business. Many companies are not only increasing trade, but are also actively investing in the creation of new industries in our countries. However, the potential for cooperation remains largely untapped. The reasons for this include an outdated international regulatory framework, undeveloped logistics, various barriers, and a lack of mutual awareness. What mechanisms employed in the APR to stimulate development are the most effective? What are some of the key barriers for taking cooperation to a new level? What possible solutions exist to fundamentally improve the situation?


Moderator:
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Panellists:
Alexander Braverman — General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Vladimir Bulavin — Head, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Victor Vekselberg — President, Skolkovo Foundation
Trinh Dinh Dung — Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Pavel Minakir — Scientific Director, Economic Research Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Veronika Nikishina — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Mikhail Orlov — Partner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia
Eko Putro Sandjojo — Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration of the Republic of Indonesia
Liu Zhenya — Chairman, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

An International Medical Cluster: To Be or Not to Be?

Robotic surgery, 3D-printed biological implants, blockchain, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for medicine, genome editing technology, and biohacking – the global medicine industry has entered a fundamentally new era. The establishment of the International Medical Cluster in Vladivostok will help to develop healthcare in the country by intensifying the transfer of modern technologies and treatment guidelines to Russia while also meeting demand in the Asia-Pacific Region for high-quality medical services, as evidenced by increased medical tourism in China and Russian Far East. What new technologies and treatment methods will become available to residents of the Far East once the International Medical Cluster is built? How can we boost medical tourism from the Far East to the region and attract additional tourism from Northern China? What barriers are preventing foreign investors from implementing medical projects in the Far East today? Why are best practices in medicine the key to improving people’s quality of life in the country and increasing life expectancy and not a threat to the national healthcare system?


Moderator:
Jeong Zoo Lee — President, Pusan National University Hospital

Panellist:
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Soft Power and the Global Role of the Media. How does the Media Contribute to Business Development and International Business Collaboration?

We have all witnessed how the global information space has turned into an immense battlefield for endless confrontation, geopolitical conflicts, commercial competition, technological rivalry, and ideological showdowns. Economic sanctions and trade wars dominate tabloid front pages and news broadcasts around the world, further stoking international tensions. Clearly, the media is an essential part of these complex geopolitical contentions, with politicians upping the ante and exclusively pursuing their own economic interests. But instead of escalating tensions, are journalists able and willing to take on a peacekeeping role and focus on a positive economic agenda aimed at promoting international cooperation, business development and enhancing the business climate on a regional and global scale?


Moderator:
Stanislav Natanzon — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Maria Zakharova — Director, Department of the Information and Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Dmitriy Kiseliev — General Director, International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya
Sudhir Singh — Chief Executive Officer, NIIT Technologies

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

Business Dialogue

Russia–Republic of Korea

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building A, level 11, Business breakfast hall

Business Breakfast

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Increasing the Investment Appeal of the Far East

This closed session will be attended by the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, the Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East, heads of other federal government bodies, and regional leaders in the Russian Far East. Topics for discussion will include fostering a favourable business environment and making organizational headquarters (project offices) based in the Far East more efficient. The results of the Russian Investment Climate Index will come under scrutiny, as will the current status of implementing target-based models for simplifying business procedures and increasing the investment appeal of the Russian regions.


Moderator:
Andrey Sharonov — President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Panellists:
Andrei Belousov — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Svetlana Chupsheva — General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 5, Conference hall 3

Business Dialogue

Russia–Japan

Wide-ranging changes are currently being undertaken in the Far East. Following the initiation of the eight-point cooperation plan between Japan and Russia and the implementation of Russian Government policy to develop the region, the Far East now serves as a platform to spearhead new Russian-Japanese business development, and this process is set to accelerate with the development of new major sea and land transport corridors. One of these corridors is the Northern Sea Route, through which it is planned to supply valuable Russian energy resources to Asia produced primarily under the Arctic LNG-2 project. In an agreement reached in June between the leaders of the two countries, a Japanese consortium will have a 10% participation interest in the project. As a result, the Far East is set to play a vital role as a link between the Arctic and Asia. Joint Russian-Japanese projects have benefited greatly from the Trans-Siberian Railway, which connects continental and Pacific Russia, and its importance as a major transport artery is set to grow further. An increase in the efficiency and capacity of the Trans-Siberian Railway, connecting the Far East not only with Moscow, but also with European countries, will contribute to a large-scale increase in passenger and cargo flows across the entire Eurasian continent, which will bring about a radical transformation of the economy of the Far East. What other opportunities can Russian-Japanese business benefit from in the Far East? What new opportunities for bilateral cooperation are opening up for Russia and Japan in the Far East, in view of the wide-ranging changes to the largest transport corridors? What is the current status of new investment projects? What measures could be taken to increase the number of successful projects? How can we establish a constructive and effective dialogue with investors? What is the scope for joint projects in other areas? What challenges will Russian-Japanese business encounter in the Far East under the emerging new conditions?


Moderators:
Shigeru Murayama — President, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the NIS (ROTOBO); Chairman of the Board, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Alexey Repik — President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

A Leap Forward in Energy: Efficiency, Innovation, Environmental Sustainability

In partnership with Rosseti

Competition in the global energy arena is becoming more complex. The increasing effectiveness of energy resource production has made more energy reserves cost-efficient, but the slowing global economy and the increasing energy efficiency of all categories of consumers have led to an increase in global market volatility. What is most profitable under these conditions: the selling of energy carriers or of complete high-value-added products, including electricity and additional services? It is clear that, across all sectors within the fuel and energy industry, companies’ and countries’ readiness and ability to undergo advanced innovative development and build partnerships has become central to preserving and increasing their share of the market. Of equal importance is the environmental impact of fuels and how they are produced, transported, and used. Taking all of these factors into account is the only way to guarantee today’s companies a place on the energy map of the future. How can the sector’s investment appeal be preserved during this period of uncertainty? Which development strategy should one choose? How can a country maximize the value of their natural resources and intellectual property in the energy sector?


Moderator:
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

Panellists:
Pavel Livinsky — Director General, Rosseti
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

International Cooperation in Science and Technology: Breakthrough Projects with Asia-Pacific Countries

In our modern, globalized world, cutting-edge knowledge and technologies tend to determine all else. Practice has shown that scientific and technological potential is directly proportional to levels of economic development. To states striving to become global innovation leaders, leveraging intellectual resources and developing associated technologies and information bases is a major national objective. Science has become a global factor in social development. Knowledge of this fact has stimulated countries seeking to become technological leaders to attract scientists and specialists from other countries and to actively establish ties with foreign scientific and educational institutions. A critical mass of researchers focused on solving modern problems can only achieved on an international level. Fundamental research requires the accumulation of material and financial resources from various countries and their communities. For this reason, international scientific cooperation on all levels – national, regional, between organizations, collectives, and researchers – is a logical outcome of human development. The specialization of scientific schools and historic, natural, climate, and economic conditions affecting the development of countries and territories has laid the groundwork for achieving a synergistic effect of mutually beneficial activity and effective cooperation. This characteristic of international scientific and technological cooperation allows for the maximization of strictly economic and sociocultural effects, none of which are attainable using traditional methods sans collaboration.


Moderator:
Maxim Safonov — Director, Green Capital Alliance; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Panellists:
Arutyun Avetisyan — Director, Institute for System Programming of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Sergey Kobzev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Chief Engineer, Russian Railways
Grigory Rapota — Secretary of State, The Standing Committee of the Union State
Alexander Sergeev — President, Russian Academy of Sciences

Front row participant:
Ruslan Novikov — General Director, Argumenty I Facty

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Productivity Leaders: Drawing on the Asian and European Experience to Support Regional Growth

The Russian Federation is looking to become one of the five largest economies in the world and to achieve faster economic growth than the current world leaders while preserving macroeconomic stability. In order to do this, Russia will need to establish high-capacity manufacturing and agricultural sectors with a focus on exports. At the same time, it needs to be effectively integrated into the global economy. This will require it to participate in international production chains and adopt a systematic approach to raising efficiency and labour performance using modern technologies. In this session, partners from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region will present tried and tested methods for securing steady growth in labour productivity in order to make the economy more competitive. They will share the results of implementing a culture of lean manufacturing, robotization, and digitalization. Other areas covered will include implementing tools to boost the business environment and raise a country’s export potential, reducing red tape, improving the management of human resources, and developing the employment system. Participants will examine national characteristics to consider whether Eastern or Western experience holds the key to achieving these goals. What main aspects and trends should be examined when attempting to identify the ideal combination? What should be done to Identify and develop joint projects to impart knowledge and model solutions to essential non-commodity industries in the Far East? What resources are needed to do this?


Moderator:
Alexander Ivlev — CIS Managing Partner, Deputy Regional Accounts Leader for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY

Panellists:
Alexander Kozlov — Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Alexander Liberov — President, Siemens in Russia
Maxim Oreshkin — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
He Zhenwei — Secretary General, China Overseas Development Association

Front row participants:
Pavel Kadochnikov — Vice Rector for Research, Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kolesnikov — President, TechnoNICOL Corporation
Apurva Sanghi — Lead Economist for the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Digital Transformation of International Trade: E-commerce and Beyond

In partnership with the Russian Export Center

Digital transformation is not automation of current processes, it is a radical paradigm shift under the influence of “digits”. The paradigm shift affects all spheres of life: business, trade, education, public administration, the social sphere and interpersonal communications. The most striking changes have undoubtedly touched upon areas related to trade and retail. The digital revolution presents new challenges and new risks for world trade. Global demographic processes, as well as the unevenness of the digital transformation ones and the mismatch between regulatory practices and the physical infrastructure, on the one hand, and the level of digital development, on the other hand, are driving the world geo-economic centre’s shift to Asia, the oligopolization of trade flows between Internet traffic owners, the denationalization of trade and the sharp increase in global competition. In the age of digital transformation, the industrial economy is replaced by a digital one. If, with the advent of factories, the possibility of creating a standardized product became revolutionary, the main trend today is customization, creation of demand and one’s own niche against the background of product abundance. What is the image of the world trade of the future and what are the key trends in digital transformation? What place should Russia occupy in the global processes of digital transformation of international trade? What needs to be done by the government and development institutions to promote next-generation services and create the requisite conditions for Russian producers to participate in the global digital economy?


Moderator:
Andrey Slepnev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center

Panellists:
Maxim Akimov — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Tatyana Bakalchuk — General Director, Wildberries
Viktor Evtukhov — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Boris Kim — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Qiwi
Veronika Nikishina — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Anatoly Popov — Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate Business Block, Sberbank
Tao Sha — Chief Executive Officer, Epinduo

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

The Resource Base of the Far East and the Arctic: Current State and Development Prospects

In partnership with Rosgeologia

The Far East and the Russian Arctic zone are regions of special geostrategic interest to the state and require the most favourable conditions for their social and economic growth. These areas have quite high potential with regard to crude hydrocarbons and solid minerals. Against the backdrop of decreasing mineral mining, it is the development of the resource base in the Far East and the Arctic that can ensure that the Russian position as the energy and mineral resources super-power is maintained and strengthened. The mineral resource potential in the Far East and the Arctic is significant; however, the state of geological exploration of these areas is markedly low and inconsistent. A significant increase in the volume of geological exploration is required to ensure expanded and expedited reserve replacement of crude minerals and long-term and stable level of mining for crude hydrocarbons and solid minerals. The mining and geological industry is experiencing a gradual shift in emphasis of its development to the macro-region under consideration. Increase in the investment attractiveness of geological exploration projects calls for improvements of the legislative base, changes in infrastructure and use of new technological solutions that can ensure improved efficiency at all stages of a project. It is important to develop a mechanism that will ensure geological exploration in subsoil areas of high potential for the purpose of discovering strategic types of crude minerals in the Arctic and the Far East by means of increasing state financing of exploration. It is necessary to prepare a draft of a programme for geological subsoil exploration in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation that would make provisions for, among others, reserve replacement of crude minerals in the region, restoration of the Northern Sea Route and creation of high-liquidity fund of subsoil areas, which will lead to quick social and economic growth in the region. How can this situation be improved? What steps and measures need to be adopted? What stimuli will be the most effective in attracting investment to these regions, in particular to their geological exploration? How interested are businesses in development of these regions?


Moderator:
Sergey Gorkov — General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosgeologia

Panellists:
Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Sergey Nosov — Governor of Magadan Region
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building C, level 6, Red Hall

Sberbank Panel Session

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

The Future of Learning: Where is the World Heading? New Educational Platforms

The rapidly changing economy creates new challenges for the system of education. A school graduate must be prepared for an ever transforming labour market, for the need to acquire new knowledge and skills throughout his lifetime. First of all, this mandates greater personalization of learning, which allows a student to grow in areas of his strongest motivation and aptitude. Second, the new realities increase the importance of developing soft skills and preparing a student to handle situations of uncertainty. Digital technologies potentially can help achieve such goals. At our panel we will discuss how digitization can help upgrade the educational process and the risks that may be encountered along the way.


Moderator:
Herman Gref — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Developing Far Eastern Hectares: New Forms of Government Support

The Far Eastern Hectare programme is a new land allocation tool that has enabled citizens to easily obtain land in the region online. As of the middle of 2019, more than 134,000 applications had been filed and more than 53,000 gratuitous use agreements had been signed. However, in order to actively develop these land plots, people need money to build homes, install infrastructure, and acquire technical equipment to start developing their plots. What financial tools can be used to develop the Far Eastern hectare? What state support measures are most effective? How can we stimulate the development of these plots?


Moderator:
Tatyana Naumova — Project Manager, NTV Channel

Panellists:
Movses Barseghyan — Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Euro-Asian Trade House
Lev Volkov — Chief Executive Officer, Samberi Retail Chain
Nikolay Nikolaev — Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations
Sergei Khovrat — General Director, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

Front row participants:
Sergei Surovtsev — Recipient of the Far East Hectare
Mikhail Utrobin — Recipient of the Far East Hectare

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 14

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Legislative Support for Arctic Development

The Russian Arctic comprises 9 regions that generate over 10% of the Russian GDP and 20% of national exports. Its growth is defined as a geo-strategic priority. A special system for managing development of the Russian Arctic was created in 2019. It has two goals: to ensure that the enormous economic potential of the area is utilised and to improve the quality of life of 2.5 million residents of the Arctic to at least the average national level. A new strategy for development of the Arctic area is being prepared that will determine its future until 2035. Which legislative gaps must be filled in order to expedite economic and social development of the Russian Arctic? New Arctic investor preference regime: what is the current regulation stage? What is required to achieve the sustainable growth rate of small and medium-sized enterprises? What are the ways to speed up the innovations the Arctic needs? Which promising projects can promote the regional advanced development? Which international geoeconomic initiatives bring about the positive change in the Arctic?


Moderator:
Denis Kravchenko — Deputy Chairman, Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Andrey Ivanov — Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Alexander Krutikov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Aysen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Dmitry Pristanskov — State Secretary – Vice-President, MMC NORILSK NICKEL
Vyacheslav Ruksha — Deputy Director General – Director for the Northern Sea Route Directorate, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM

Front row participant:
Olga Surikova — Head of Far East Practice, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

The Breadbasket of the Asia Pacific: Increasing Food Exports from the Far East

The agricultural industry in the Far Eastern Federal District has benefited from the substantial land resources offered by the region. These include more than 4 million hectares of arable land, 1.4 million hectares of fallow land, and proximity to the markets of East and Southeast Asia, which together have a population of more than 2.5 billion. In terms of production and export, agricultural goods make up a crucial sector for the Russian Far East. The value of agricultural goods produced in the region in 2018 was estimated at RUB 234 billion, or 5% of Russia’s total. In order to reach the target of USD 45 billion-worth of exports per year by 2024, and also to reduce the Far East’s food dependency, the aforementioned available land resources need to be fully leveraged. What needs to be done to cultivate all potential land? How can barriers currently hindering agricultural exports be removed in order to meet international trade targets? What pathways exist to solving issues related to transportation, storage, and transhipment of agricultural products? What projects will able to claim immediate support from the government? What products will be most in demand on the domestic and international markets? What kind of environment needs to be created in the Russian Far East for investors and trading partners from the Asia Pacific? What can be done to build effective sales channels to Asia-Pacific markets for goods produced in the Far East?


Moderator:
Oleg Goshchansky — Chairman, Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Panellists:
Sergey Lebedev — Director for Government Relations, Alibaba Russia
Sergey Levin — Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Valery Nagel — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Plemennoi Zavod Komsomolets
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Building the City of the Future: Where to Begin?

Far Eastern cities need major breakthroughs and the creation of a modern environment. A comfortable living environment is one of the key factors for enhancing the standing of people living in Far Eastern territories. People should have opportunities for self-development and leisure activities, to raise and educate children, and to create a new business. The entire construction industry of the Far East needs to be renovated in order to give Far Eastern cities a modern look. How can we alter the appearance of Far Eastern cities? What solutions should be implemented first and foremost? What is the city of the future? What state support measures are needed for the construction industry to properly function in the Far East? Can AI technology be used to create cities of the future?


Moderator:
Vasily Savin — Partner, Head of Power and Utilities, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Panellists:
Mikhail Grudinin — President, City Planning Institute of Spatial Modelling and Development Giprogor Project LLC
Vladimir Kirienko — First Vice President, Rostelecom
Nikolay Nikolaev — Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations
Artyom Sedov — General Director, The Big Three (Bolshaya Troyka)

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

Improving the Business Environment

SMEs as a Driver of Economic Growth

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development is a key factor in accelerating economic growth in the Russian Far East. Today, this sector employs approximately 20% of those living in the Far East. The government is taking steps to stimulate business activity and support enterprising individuals who have decided to start their own businesses. The conditions for attracting financing for small enterprises in the Russian Far East are more favourable than the national average. However, despite these efforts, the number of new enterprises continues to fall. Small businesses are also finding it difficult to sell their products and services on domestic and foreign markets. The unique difficulties faced by small and medium-sized enterprises’ entering foreign markets, means that SMEs require additional attention and special support measures. Effective implementation of regional export standards and the formation of a Unified System of Promoting Exports are of particular importance in developing SME exports. How much will these measures contribute to the goals of increasing the share of small businesses in the economy by 2024 from 22% to 32.5% of GDP and their share of exports to 10%? What can be done to increase the number of people involved in the SME sector, reduce bureaucratic barriers, and create an integrated system for supporting small businesses? How can the creation of new enterprises and startups be simplified, making Far Eastern businesses truly competitive?


Moderator:
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Panellists:
Alexander Braverman — General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Vadim Zhivulin — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ram Mohan Mishra — Chairman, Managing Director, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)
Andrey Slepnev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center
Xue Xulou — Chairman, Association of Heilongjiang Province Entrepreneurs
Konstantin Chekmyshev — Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Vyacheslav Arutyunyan — Acting Chairman of the Management Board, Orient Express Bank
Konstantin Bogdanenko — Acting Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory
Alexey Gorodkov — Director, Ecoresursy Primoriya
Denis Gros — Managing Partner, DA! Development Group; Executive Director, Avangard Industrial Park
Anatoly Popov — Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of the Corporate Business Block, Sberbank
Alexander Shumatov — General Director, Children’s Health Centre

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 5, Conference hall 3

Business Dialogue

Russia–India


Moderator:
Leonid Petukhov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East Investment and Export Agency

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

Improving the Business Environment

Digital State: New Business Models Brought by Total Digitalization

The global emergence of the digital economy is transforming the institution of governance around the world. Digitalization is a key theme in the transformation of governance and the provision of public services throughout the world. Many countries, including Russia, have a plan to improve governance through the introduction of digital technologies. The experience of other countries shows how governments collect and process large amounts of data using new digital technologies. This work has resulted in the creation of new products and services that are in high demand among society, business, and governments. Along with the high-tech business, governments play a key role in establishing a digital economy and ensuring a country attains leading global positions. What strategic national projects exist for building a digital state to improve the quality of people’s lives and business? In terms of the race for high technologies in governance, what is the driver of and what is a barrier to development? What public services will be in demand among citizens and the business community in the new technological era?


Moderator:
Yermolai Solzhenitsyn — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Maxim Akimov — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Aysen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Vladislav Onishchenko — Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Oseevskiy — President, Chairman of the Management Board, Rostelecom
Maksim Parshin — Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Tharman Shanmugaratnam — Senior Minister, Coordinating Minister for Social Policies of the Republic of Singapore

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Environment in the Far East: Current Objectives and Long-Term Prospects

The Ecology national project, which encompasses 11 federal projects, aims to create a new environmental policy, preserve and multiply Russia’s natural resources, and foster a new form of environmental awareness among the public. Five projects covering key areas – waste, air, water, technology, and biodiversity – are being implemented over a six-year period to 2024. How will these projects be implemented in the Far East? What effect will they have on the region’s investment climate? What best international practices could be applied? How will these projects improve living standards in the region?


Moderator:
Maria Morgun — Chief Editor, Live Planet TV

Panellists:
Sergei Ivanov — Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Dmitry Kobylkin — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Irina Arkhipova — Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
Ildar Neverov — Chairman, Committee for Ecology, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Artyom Sedov — General Director, The Big Three (Bolshaya Troyka)

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

Improving the Business Environment

Tourist and Recreational Zones of the Far East: Smart Approach for Integrated Territorial Development

In August 2019, a strategy for the development of tourism in the Russian Federation by 2035 was established. The strategy will primarily be implemented according to its implementation plan, which will include events on statutory regulation in the industry as well as events on organizing management system and introducing state measures to develop tourism. The latter will be largely guided by a federal project to develop domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation by 2024. In that regard, defining priority territories and developing them via a cluster approach will be one of the main ways in which the country can increase its export of tourism-based services. Optimal approaches for the use of land and objects of state importance, including cultural heritage objects, will be established using a smart management model which will create tourist recreational clusters. The renewed strategy to develop Russky Island, alongside Kronstadt, will act as pilot projects for the use of smart management models in implementing projects on integrated territorial development in order to develop tourism. Which new state support measures will be aimed at developing tourist zones and territories in the Far Eastern Federal District? What will attract foreign investors? The state-private partnership in the tourism industry: which steps are businesses expecting the government to take to facilitate their active involvement in similar projects?


Moderator:
Andrey Sokolov — Deputy Director General, TASS Russia

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Human Capital: Lessons from Russian-Japanese Cooperation

Development of the Russian Far East is one of Russia’s most important objectives. In the course of this work, RUB 500 billion have already been invested, 36,000 new jobs have been created, and 217 new enterprises have begun operation in the region. The goal of developing human capital is coming to the forefront. By making breakthroughs in modernizing healthcare, educating in-demand professionals and continuing the training of specialists, leveraging scientific potential, improving transport accessibility, creating a comfortable urban environment, and developing culture and sports, the Russian Far East can become an attractive place to live for people in Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region in general. The most important tools for improving human capital in the Russian Far East are the priority national projects. It is worth noting that the objectives of Russia's national projects largely coincide with the eight-point cooperation plan with Russia initiated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in 2016. In three years, the plan has led to the creation of over 200 joint projects. How can these projects contribute to the social development goals of Russia's Far Eastern regions? What instruments can the two countries’ national development institutions create to support the implementation of these projects? Which cutting-edge Japanese medical technologies will be implemented in Far Eastern clinics? How can Japan's experience in creating comfortable urban environments be applied to Far Eastern cities?


Panellist:
Maxim Oreshkin — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Nikita Anisimov — Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Elena Zhidkova — Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways
Alexander Plutnik — Chief Executive Officer, DOM.RF
Nobuhiko Sasaki — Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Roman Trotsenko — Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation
Michihiro Hamano — Director, Japan Center for the Development of Trade and Economic Relations
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Igor Shuvalov — Chairman, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

Improving the Business Environment

Improving National Jurisdiction and Protecting Investors’ Rights

Improving the quality of Russia’s national jurisdiction, along with enhancing the level of judicial protection when settling commercial and investment disputes, is paramount to creating a favourable investment climate and developing the economy as a whole. The legal system must meet the challenges of the times. The global community has new ways to improve the mechanisms for settling legal disputes and the legal regulation of business as well as to create special regimes to attract investors. We must clearly understand what actions need to be taken so that the mechanisms used to grant any preferences or benefits are effective and accessible to the business community. How can we overcome the flaws of national jurisdiction? How should we take into account best practices to attract foreign investment and protect intellectual property? What legal incentives can be used to bring back the capital that has flowed out of the country as well as entrepreneurs who have changed their tax residency?


Moderator:
Stanislav Alexandrov — Managing Director – Chief of Staff, Member of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia

Panellists:
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Yury Chayka — Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Dmitry Pristanskov — State Secretary – Vice-President, MMC NORILSK NICKEL
Kirill Udovichenko — Partner, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners
Konstantin Chekmyshev — Deputy Head, Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation
Alexey Chichkanov — First Vice President, Gazprombank
Wenhua Shan — Dean, Professor, School of Law, School of International Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

A New Workforce for the New Economy: Achieving a Major Improvement in the Quality of Education

When implementing projects in the Far East, business has encountered a lack of specialists in the required professions. At the same time, only a little more than 50 percent of graduates from secondary specialized educational institutions are gainfully employed. Half of Far Eastern graduates leave to study outside the Far East and many of them never come back. The general education system is plagued by ageing buildings and a lack of teachers in rural areas. How can the quality of general education in the Far East be improved in a short time? What challenges should the higher and secondary special education system meet? What kinds of human resources and professions do businesses in the Far East need? How can we get high school graduates to study at universities in the Far East and increase the ratings of universities? What support measures at the state level will enable graduates in the Far East to enhance their standing? How should we launch a system to support talented youth in the Far East and prevent brain drain abroad?


Moderator:
Andrey Sharonov — President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Panellists:
Marina Dedyushko — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Andrey Komarov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant
Rajesh Rasiklal Kothari — General Director, M. Suresh Vladivostok
Andrey Leifa — Acting Rector, Amur State University
Vladimir Solodov — Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Robert Urazov — Chief Executive Officer, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia)
Anna Tsivileva — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kolmar Group

Front row participants:
Alexey Ponomarenko — Head of Engineering Competencies Development Office, Rosatom Academy
Rasul Elkanov — Director of Human Resources and Social Policy, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Including the Far East in Global Value Chains: Effective Strategies

Considering the current changes in the architecture of the global economy, a country’s involvement in global trade is largely determined by the parameters of its participation in global value chains (GVC). There has been a rapid increase in the proportion of intermediate goods traded in the global economy. Industries are moving into a high-tech, knowledge-intensive sphere with a growing share of service sectors. The geography of how added value is distributed within global production chains has changed, as the Asia-Pacific Region is playing an increasingly important role in this process. Given the Far East’s geographical proximity to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region that are actively involved in global value creation processes, the creation of an effective strategy for companies in the region to participate in GVC as well as the conditions and mechanisms needed for its implementation, including in terms of developing cooperation with the key foreign countries of the region, is an important issue. The success factor lies in the optimal combination of domestic policies that promote the effective integration of Russia into GVCs with the participation of Asia-Pacific countries as well as the use of formats for cooperation and joint projects (including integrative formats) that are capable of maximizing mutually beneficial results from involvement in in joint GVCs. Modern trends in the development of global trade: what do the effects of globalization on trade look like today? What is the Russian Far East's role and place in modern international trade? What are the parameters for the Far East’s participation in global and regional value chains? How can the margins of participation in these chains be increased? What strategy should the region take to effectively participate in global trade and GVCs? What factors affect the formation of stable and mutually beneficial GVCs? How can vertical growth upwards along GVCs be achieved? How do trade policies affect the formation of GVCs and how can policy instruments be used effectively? What benefits can be expected from trade agreements, including free-trade agreements, in the context of increasing the effectiveness of GVC participation?


Moderator:
Alexander Daniltsev — Director, Institute for Trade Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Panellists:
Alexey Kozhevnikov — Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center
Dmitry Kudinov — General Director, Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus
Timur Maksimov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Leonid Petukhov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Vladimir Salamatov — General Director, International Trade and Integration Research Centre
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy — Chairman of the Board, Titan Group of Companies
He Zhenwei — Secretary General, China Overseas Development Association

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

Business Dialogue

Russia–ASEAN

As part of the Third Russia–ASEAN Summit that took place in November 2018 in Singapore, the parties raised the level of dialogue between Russia and ASEAN to strategic partnership through signing an appropriate statement. Insufficient integration into the logistic network of the Asia-Pacific region, lack of direct flights between large Russian cities and ASEAN countries and low level of mutual understanding of business conditions are all barriers on the road to development of economic cooperation. Execution of Russian-ASEAN economic projects as part of priority development areas in the Far East and in Russia overall, collaboration in development of infrastructure construction, high technology and innovation, as well as creating conditions of economic security can all intensify the trade, economic and investment cooperation between Russian and the ASEAN countries. What will be the new focal points for cooperation in terms of trade and investment between Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)? What prospects for cooperation does the digital economy hold, specifically for integrating projects to create a network of ‘smart cities’? Integrating investment flow instruments and mechanisms from ASEAN into Russia: how can we intensify the process of investment cooperation?


Moderator:
Ivan Polyakov — Chairman, Russia - ASEAN Business Council

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Countries Competing for Economic Growth: What is Russia's Plan?

Becoming one of the five largest global economies by 2024 is not just Russia’s primary national socioeconomic development goal: it is also a guarantee that incomes and quality of life throughout the country will resume their growth. In order to achieve this goal, the Russian economy must grow at a rate faster than the global average. Remarkably, this can be done independently of commodity exports due to the development of other economic sectors that would land Russia among the most developed and modern economies. How can this growth potential be fulfilled? Are there any international or Russian experiences related to the implementation of active stimulus policies that could be applied in Russia today? This goal is especially relevant for the Russian Far East, given that the National Programme for the Development of the Russian Far East until 2035 has set a target growth rate of 6% for the region.


Moderator:
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

Panellists:
Andrey Klepach — Chief Economist, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
Sergey Kolesnikov — President, TechnoNICOL Corporation
Valery Nagel — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Plemennoi Zavod Komsomolets

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

Improving the Business Environment

Opening Doors to the Future: Legal Experiments as a Sine Qua Non of Digital Transformation

The regulatory sandbox is a type of legislative regime, allowing for the test run of initiatives whose implementation is made difficult or even impossible due to regulatory barriers. A number of leading countries are already using regulatory sandboxes to develop the optimal regulatory environment for the digital economy in the shortest amount of time, something that is impossible using conventional measures. Sandboxes are a reasonable response to both rapidly developing technologies and solutions, and the uncertainty of regulating innovations without analysing the market behaviour of the proposed product or service. Currently, regulatory sandboxes can be focused on a single economic sector (e.g. Fintech sandboxes) or at a number of industries in the digital economy, what is known as a universal regulatory sandbox. How do regulatory sandboxes currently function? What are the prospects for this type of legal experiment?


Moderator:
Mariya Shklyaruk — Chief Executive Officer, Center for Advanced Governance (CAG); Scientific Director, Digital Transformation Leadership Training Centre, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Panellists:
Alexander Vedyakhin — First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Chris Skinner — Chairman, The Financial Services Club
Savva Shipov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Russia and the Korean Peninsula: New Opportunities

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held an historic meeting in Vladivostok on 20 April 2019. The heads of South and North Korea have met three times. What kind of agreements have the leaders reached? Is there an economic agenda for the three leaders to hold a tripartite meeting? What would Russia gain from this? Russia and South Korea have signed the Nine Bridges plan. What are the prospects for the development of the Trans-Korean railway with a link to the Trans-Siberian Railway and the construction of a gas pipeline and an energy bridge to South Korea through North Korea? What conditions need to be in place to develop e-commerce with North Korea amidst restrictions? What formats exist for economic and political interaction in a trilateral format?

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Digital Future of Transport Corridors Running through the Far East: International Experience and Russian Realities

In partnership with FESCO

The Russian Far East is currently being integrated in the international supply chain between the Asia Pacific and Europe. Over the past few years, imports and exports have increased at an annual rate of 10%. This development has led to test cargo shipments being launched in 2019 from Japan and South Korea to Europe. The aim has been to highlight the potential of this market and the interest of shippers. The establishment of shipping routes and the subsequent development of institutional and physical infrastructure need to be accompanied by the creation of a technological landscape ensuring reliable and high-quality services. Transport corridors running through the Far East are undergoing a process of digitalization, and paperwork is moving fully online. As a result, transit times from the Asia Pacific to Europe will be significantly reduced in the near future, while the volume of cargo entering Russia will increase. Global companies have already put forward plans to make all procedures between players on the transport market electronic. Russia has made it a priority for its own companies to be integrated in this process. What needs to be done so that transport routes running through the Far East retain their advantages and keep apace with technological development? How will digital transformation change the transport market? How could international digitalization practices in transport be applied in Russia? Are Russian transport market players ready for these changes? Would it be beneficial for Russia to create its own platforms, or would it be better to use products which its international partners have already launched? What steps should the government take?


Moderator:
Pavel Chistyakov — Vice President, Infrastructure Economics Centre

Panellists:
Maxim Akimov — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Bulavin — Head, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Zhao Wenming — President, Zhengzhou International Hub Development and Construction Co., Ltd.
Sergei Ivanov — Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Alexandrs Isurins — Chairman of the Executive Board, President, Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO)
Isao Takahashi — President, Toyo Trans Inc.

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Pathways to a Healthy Life in the Far East

The Far East is a strategically important and priority region for Russia, and the government is paying particular attention to its development. However, the region is currently characterized by a low birth rate and life expectancy, as well as high mortality and outward migration. These issues need to be tackled when implementing the Healthcare and Demography national projects, which aim to raise life expectancy to 78 by 2024 and facilitate a steady and natural increase in the population. Timely access to preventative medicine, remote medical care (including an expansion of the telemedicine network), and public health programmes tailored to the region are all essential to developing the healthcare sector in the Far East. A number of ambitious targets have been set as part of a federal project entitled Strengthening Public Health. Achieving these will require input from government bodies, preventative medicine and public health centres, and the public at large. A number of pilot regions have been selected in the Far East for this project. What resources will be needed to increase the number of years of healthy life in the Far East? How should responsibility for funding best be spread across the government, business, and the local population? How might new technologies reshape healthcare in the Far East? Are the measures set out in national and federal projects sufficient to increase life expectancy and population figures in such a challenging region?


Front row participants:
Oleg Apolikhin — Director, N.A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, a branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Valentin Shumatov — Rector, Pacific State Medical University

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Preferential Regimes for Investors: Current Progress and New Challenges

Investors have come to trust advanced special economic zones (ASEZ) and the Free Port of Vladivostok (FPV) over the last five years: more than 1,700 residents are implementing projects valued at roughly USD 60 billion. Such projects include both megaprojects and small businesses. A total of 230 projects have already been implemented with investment or more than USD 6 billion and the creation of over 25,000 jobs. Competition for investors is intensifying in the Asia-Pacific region. The preferential regimes that have been created in the Far East must keep pace with the changing needs of business in order to ensure the necessary level of economic growth in the macro-region and the country as a whole. What can be done to develop the potential of preferential regimes, enhance their competitiveness, and improve their investment appeal for business? What additional measures should the Russian government take to make the Far East an attractive place for Russian and foreign investors, and what role should the regional authorities play?


Moderator:
Mikhail Orlov — Partner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia

Panellists:
Sergey Bachin — General Director, Roza Khutor
Aslan Kanukoev — Acting General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Aleksey Kozlov — Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR
Dmitry Kudinov — General Director, Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus
Vadim Moshkovich — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro
Sergey Tyrtsev — First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

Improving the Business Environment

Zone of Trust: A Safe Eurasian Cyberspace

Virtual space has become just another dimension of real space, just like the earth’s surface or its atmosphere. In the coming years, many elements of Eurasia's critical infrastructure will go digital. However, digital construction can turn into a perilous venture if electrical grids, utilities, transport systems, or urban activity are in danger of being sabotaged. With trade and technological wars waged against from the outside, there is a need for digital sovereignty and technological independence: any country must be able to control and secure its own digital space and critical infrastructure. This raises the questions of shared ‘rules of the game’ in the digital space and of a unified effort in Eurasia to create a zone of ‘digital trust.’ What challenges exist on the path towards creating a zone of ‘digital peace’ and cooperation in the region? What do governments and businesses have to do to create a ‘zone of trust’? What partnerships can be formed to achieve this goal? What does Russia have to offer?


Moderator:
Alexey Bobrovsky — Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Andrey Bezrukov — President, Technological Sovereignty Exports Association
Stanislav Kuznetsov — Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

05.09.2019
16:00–18:00

Building S, level 3, Plenary session hall

Plenary Session

Address by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

Address by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

Address by President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga

Address by Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad

Address by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe


Moderator:
George Stephanopoulos — Chief Anchor, ABC News

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

Improving the Business Environment

Ensuring a Sustainable Framework to Attract and Protect Investment: Drawing on Russia and Singapore’s Experience in the Global and Regional Context

The year 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of Russia–Singapore diplomatic relations. Now, Russia and Singapore have brought relations to the next level: commercial and business exchanges in various economic sectors are gradually increasing, while the level of mutual investment is growing and several high technology projects in transport, energy and infrastructure development are underway. To fulfil the potential for cooperation and attract investors in Russia and Singapore, there ought to be mutual and reliable guarantees of investment protection. Negotiations on the establishment of a free trade zone between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union are underway, while cooperation in the field of alternative dispute resolution between Russian and Singaporean jurisdictions has been stepped up and the preferential regimes in the Russian Far East are actively developing to attract investment. What do investors in Russia and Singapore need to ensure they have a beneficial investment framework? What particular investment protection mechanisms should be implemented? What other elements are crucial to the success of future Russia–Singapore relations?


Moderator:
Igor Krasnov — Senior Vice President, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"

Panellists:
Andrey Gorlenko — Executive Administrator, Russian Arbitration Centre at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration
Francis Xavier — S.C.; Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore
Kirill Udovichenko — Partner, Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Russky Science and Technology Park at FEFU: A Special Legal Framework for Cutting-edge High-tech Development

The creation of science and technology parks is a new and unprecedented form of supporting collaboration between science and business in Russia, with an emphasis on the transfer and commercialization of results obtained from joint studies and developments. The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), which offers a unique platform on which leading countries with advanced economies from the Asia and the Pacific Region can develop close ties, will be able to use its status as a science and technology park to provide competitive conditions for investment and entrepreneurship in the Far East on an ongoing basis. What scientific and high-tech ecosystem is currently taking shape on Russky Island? To what extent are federal and regional authorities, industrial partners and customers, as well as foreign tech companies, involved in this process?

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

The East and Voluntary Work: How People are changing the Far East for the Better

Russia is seeing a spike in civil activism and volunteering. 1,299 volunteer projects were submitted from the Far East region to the All-Russian Competition ‘Volunteer of Russia’ in 2019. The proposals came from both non-governmental organisations and citizens willing to give targeted aid to people and implement complex programmes. How are civil initiatives helping to advance the development of the Far East and unlock human capital? Will social self-fulfilment help to prevent citizens migrating from the Far Eastern regions? What additional support measures should be launched to develop the not-for-profit sector?


Moderator:
Artem Metelev — Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Lora Beoivan — Director, Seal Reabilitation Center for Marine Mammals (Primorsky Krai)
Oksana Bogdanova — President, DaDobro Charitable Foundation
Natalya Gonchar — Head of Informational Support Division and Media Relations, Press Secretary, Sakhalin Energy
Roman Kamaev — Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Sergei Khovrat — General Director, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Tatiana Chernykh — Head of Creativity in small villages - to be Project; Finalist, Volunteer of Russia 2018

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

Improving the Business Environment

Infrastructure of the Future: Creating New Focal Points in the Far East

The Government of the Russian Federation is considering building a new conference and exhibition centre in Primorye Territory. Global experience shows that running major international events has a significant effect on the region’s economy. Many countries purposefully establish the relevant infrastructure along with the specific conditions to run events on their soil. The Far East is one of the most important priorities in the development strategy of the Russian Federation. The availability of modern and well-designed infrastructure in the events sector allows the region to increase its economic potential while making it more competitive and attractive for investors both from a national and international standpoint. How should we evaluate the feasibility of building a conference and exhibition centre in the Far East? What criteria must be considered with regard to the centre? What practical promotional and sales steps must be taken to advance this new platform? From conferences to multi-format events: can the conference and exhibition centre become a focal point in the region? How can we evaluate the effectiveness of the new infrastructure for the economy and its potential to foster interregional cooperation?


Moderator:
Sergey Katyrin — President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Sergey Alexeev — President, Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs; Executive President (Outgoing President), UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
Alexey Kalachev — Chief Executive Officer, Russia Convention Bureau

Front row participants:
Nikita Anisimov — Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Vera Yermilova — General Director, Dalexpocenter LLC

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

Improving the Business Environment

Transforming the Construction Industry to Increase the Investment Potential of Far Eastern Regions

Currently, the construction industry, being one of the main drivers of regional development, is faced with the challenge of transforming into an economically effective and competitive economic sector. The processes currently being launched to modernize the construction industry come from the federal centre and must be targeted, taking into account, among other things, the unique needs of the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District. The general trend towards the development of modern information technologies and platform solutions, facilitating collective information management and seamless project planning, construction, and operation processes for major construction projects, will allow for the consideration of regions’ unique needs, integrating them into the common digital space of the construction industry. Development of the construction complex in Far Eastern regions, thereby generating significant investments in fixed assets and supporting the development of related industries, should serve as a driver towards the development of the economic potential of the Russian Far East and increase the standards of living of its residents. Is the Far Eastern Federal District’s construction industry attractive to investors? Improving the price setting system in construction: how to balance government prices and construction companies’ costs in the Far Eastern Federal District to improve the effectiveness of projects being implemented with government participation? Reforming government construction projects: how can competition in the Russian Far East be increased without harming the industry? Information modelling technologies: a tool for reducing time spent on project planning and project construction costs? Forming a standardized economically effective project documentation system as a tool for implementing the goals of the National Housing and Urban Environment Project in the federal subjects of the Russian Far East? Developing a qualification system in construction: how can we attract head engineers, architects, and finance managers to Far Eastern construction companies, taking into account changing conditions in the construction industry?


Moderator:
Bela Liauv — Special Correspondent, Vedomosti

Panellists:
Dong Bin — Chair, China Energy Engineering Group International Co.,Ltd
Yuhang Wang — Vice President, China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd.
Anton Glushkov — President, National Association of Builders (NOSTROY)
Sergey Kolesnikov — President, TechnoNICOL Corporation
Igor Manylov — Chief Executive Officer, Main Department of State Expertise (Glavgosexpertiza of Russia)
Mikhail Petrov — Acting Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory
Vladimir Yakushev — Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

The Role of Young People in Creating and Developing a Comfortable Urban Environment

The concept of urban studies plays a key role in building sustainable economic models of cities. Zoning and planning while taking into account the views and requirements of local residents gives builders and designers (both state contractors and commercial property developers) the chance to consider outside-the-box offers from young architects and designers. This active involvement of young professions means that new approaches towards building a comfortable urban environment can grow and thrive. What are the roles of the various parties – state bodies, property developers, architects, residents, city activists – in the process of developing an urban environment? What problems may arise in the process of cooperation and the joint quest for solutions? What should the process of correctly coordinating the actions of all parties look like (using the case study of improving public space in Vladivostok)?


Moderator:
Ulises Garcia Soto — Congressman, General Congress of the United Mexican States

Panellists:
Kirill Batanov — Chairman of the Board, Centre for Legal Protection of a Better Quality of Life
Alexander Golutvin — Director, DNS Development
Oleg Zorya — Head, All-Russia Organisation Urban Renovations
Ekaterina Letunovskaya — Vice President, Habidatum
Feliks Mashkov — Founder, Concrete Jungle Architects’ Bureau

Front row participant:
Anton Savenko — Founder, Head of Sam Sebe Velosiped Project

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Providing Medical Assistance in Remote Areas

Providing access to medical services and improving the quality thereof is vital to increasing life expectancy and ensuring citizens’ rights to life and health care. Residents of remote and hard-to-access areas in the Russian Far East and Arctic Zone have limited access to medical aid, while delivering primary health care is especially problematic in small settlements. Access to all types of medical aid even from the most remote areas can be ensured. It requires creating a unified, coordinated regional health care system that has enough funding to take the unique needs of the Russian Far East into account. How can medical organizations’ treatment and diagnostic potential be leveraged effectively in order to provide people living in remote areas with primary health care? What modern solutions used in northern (Arctic) medicine, telemedicine, and digital technologies can be applied to health care in the Russian Far East? What can be done to ensure the access to high-quality primary health care for people living in small settlements? Is the existing mandatory medical insurance system capable of guaranteeing medical aid to the part of the population living in the Far North and similar areas in the Arctic Zone?


Moderator:
Victoria Samsonova — Director, Head of Health and Pharma, Russia and CIS, KPMG

Panellists:
Oleg Apolikhin — Director, N.A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, a branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Elena Zhidkova — Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways
Michail Chachin — Vice President, Sberbank