The Eastern Economic Forum was established by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in 2015. In accordance with the Decree, the Eastern Economic Forum takes place each year in Vladivostok.

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Key objectives of EEF

  • strengthening ties between the international investment community, Russian business, and federal, regional, and local government bodies
  • conducting a comprehensive expert assessment of the economic potential of the Russian Far East and improving the region’s competitiveness and attractiveness to investors both nationally and internationally
  • showcasing new investment and business opportunities such as advanced special economic zones, Vladivostok Free Port, and state support for high-potential investment projects

Forum programme

Every year, the Eastern Economic Forum serves as a platform for the discussion of key issues in the world economy, regional integration, and the development of new industrial and technological sectors, as well as of the global challenges facing Russia and other nations.

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Events at the Forum traditionally take place in the form of panel sessions, roundtables, televised debates, business breakfasts, and business dialogues devoted to Russia’s relationships with various countries.

The Forum business programme includes a number of business dialogues with leading partner countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and with ASEAN, a key integration organization of dynamically developing nations in Southeast Asia.

The EEF 2017 programme is available in the Programme 2017 section of the official Forum website.

Exhibitions at the Forum venue

The EEF exhibition space traditionally features presentations about specific advanced special economic zones, investment projects, and measures being taken by federal and regional authorities to develop the socioeconomic, demographic, and investment potential of the Far Eastern Federal District.

The following were hosted at the Forum venue in 2017:

  • The ‘Far East Development’ exhibition
  • The ‘Welcome to the Far East’ exhibition
  • EEF partner networking areas and EEF media partner studios
  • The All-Russian nature festival Primeval Russia, SUEK JSC
  • The TASS photo exhibition (presented jointly with SUEK)
  • A photo exhibition to mark the 60th anniversary of the Russia-China Friendship Association

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The ‘Far East Street’ exhibition for Forum participants and Vladivostok residents and guests was held for the third time in 2017. Each of the nine regions within the Far Eastern Federal District presented their own original stands showcasing their economic potential, cultural traditions, and opportunities for tourism. The exhibition was visited by more than 50,000 people over six days.

More information on participating in the exhibitions as an exhibitor can be found in the Exhibitions section of the website.