FAQ

  • ABOUT THE FORUM
    • EEF

      The Eastern Economic Forum is an international platform aiming to foster communication and cooperation between members of the business community, political figures, experts, and journalists from Russia and the Asia-Pacific region.

      EEF 2019 was attended by more than 8,500 delegates, media representatives, and exhibitors from 65 countries and territories around the world. A total of 270 agreements were signed at the Forum to the value of RUB 3.4 trillion (excluding agreements where the figures were classified as commercial secrets).

      The central event was the plenary session, featuring addresses by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga, Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad, and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

      More information on the previous edition of the event is available in the Outcomes of EEF 2019 section of the website.

    • DATE AND LOCATION

      EEF 2021 will be held on 2–4 September on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok.

      Address: Ajax, Russky Island, Vladivostok, Primorsky Territory

      The Far Eastern Federal University is located about one hour’s drive from Vladivostok International Airport (depending on the traffic).

      Please visit the EEF venue section of the website for more information on the Forum venue.

    • ORGANIZERS

      The organizing committee

      The organizing committee of the Eastern Economic Forum is chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev.

      For a full list of organizing committee members, please visit the corresponding section of the Forum website.

      The Roscongress Foundation

      The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

    • COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

      EEF 2021 will be held in strict accordance with safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID‑19. These have been carefully drawn up by the organizing committee in line with WHO and Rospotrebnadzor requirements.

      Please ensure you follow the latest news on the official event website: forumvostok.ru.

  • BUSINESS PROGRAMME
    • THEMES

      As in previous years, the business programme will focus on the global and Russian economies, as well as socioeconomic issues in the Russian Far East and Asia-Pacific region.

      The EEF 2021 programme will be published online nearer the time of the event.

    • PARTICIPATING AS A MODERATOR OR SPEAKER

      Should you wish to participate in EEF 2021 as a moderator or speaker, please email your request to the working group responsible for drafting the programme (programme@roscongress.org). Specify your contact information, job title, and organization, and include a brief list of points you wish to cover in your talk on your selected topic.

      If you are submitting your request after the programme architecture has been published online, please also indicate where specifically the presentation would fit within the programme.

      For more information, please contact the Forum information centre:

      +7 (499) 7000 111

  • EXHIBITION SPACE
    • EXHIBITIONS AT THE EEF VENUE
      • Exhibition by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic. An exhibition presenting the outcomes of recent economic policy measures in the Far East, key industries in the regional economy, investment opportunities, the work and objectives of development institutions, current and future investment projects, and tools facilitating entry into the Far Eastern Federal District (advanced special economic zones [ASEZs] and the Free Port of Vladivostok [FPV]).
      • Welcome to the Far East exhibition. An exhibition featuring presentations by Russian federal government bodies on investment opportunities, incentives, and major projects in the Far Eastern Federal District involving international cooperation.
      • Exhibition of paintings by artists from the Far East.
      • EEF 2021 partner networking areas
      • Historical industry exhibitions including photography and other media, and photography exhibitions by EEF 2021 exhibitors.
    • FAR EAST STREET EXHIBITION

      Ajax Bay embankment (FEFU Campus)

      2–4 September

      The Far East Street exhibition provides an insight into the unique features of the 11 regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, showcasing their economic potential, tourism opportunities, cultural traditions, and investment projects.

      Kirill Razumovskiy

      Deputy Director of the Eastern Economic Forum and Head of Projects at the Roscongress Foundation

      +7 (495) 640 5844, ext. 1807
      kirill.razumovskiy@roscongress.org

    • INNOVATION SPACE

      The Innovation Space is a project run by the Roscongress Foundation which aims to provide a platform for leading experts in innovation and digital transformation to engage in dialogue and debate, and to discuss current trends. Participants include representatives of government bodies; figures from major tech companies, development corporations, and business accelerators; investors; businesspeople; young startup entrepreneurs and innovators; mentors; and journalists.

      For more information, please contact the Innovation Sector Relations Department:

      +7 (812) 680 0000
      +7 (495) 680 0034

      Dmitry Sryvkov

      Head of Innovation Sector Relations Department

      +7 (812) 680 0000, ext. 1340
      +7 (916) 268 0468
      dmitry.sryvkov@roscongress.org

    • INNOSOCIUM LAB

      The Innosocium LAB is multi-format platform for holding events and discussions with a social focus in partnership with key social development institutions. It is a cornerstone project by the Roscongress Foundation for highlighting best practices in the social sphere across Russia’s regions.

      The Innosocium LAB’s mission is to ensure that social themes continue to be covered at Russian business forums, and to improve collaboration and trust between the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

      Its areas of focus include the development of culture, the creative industries, education, youth initiatives, female leadership, and social communication.

      The Innosocium LAB at EEF will also host events held as part of the Creative Business Forum. It will provide a platform for discussions, presentations, sharing experience, and developing new initiatives for government representatives and members of the business and creative communities.

      For more information, please contact the Innosocium Foundation:

      social.platform@roscongress.org

    • HEALTHY LIFE AREA

      The Healthy Life Area is both a focal point and primary discussion platform for leading figures from the medical and scientific communities.

      Features:

      • A specialized platform for demonstrating the latest technologies and achievements in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors
      • A space for engaging in constructive dialogue between leading healthcare experts
      • Opportunities for generating interest among potential investors in current projects

      For more information, please contact the Roscongress Foundation.

      Natalya Rodionova

      Head of Department, Healthcare Directorate

      +7 (812) 680 0034, ext. 1233
      +7 (926) 388 2938
      natalya.rodionova@roscongress.org

  • PARTICIPATING IN THE FORUM
    • APPLYING TO PARTICIPATE

      If you wish to submit an application to attend EEF 2021, please sign up for a Roscongress personal account on the foundation website (roscongress.org).

      Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to the address you specified, containing your login and password for your Roscongress personal account.

      If you previously received an invitation to a Roscongress Foundation event in 2020 or 2021 (Russia House in Davos, the Russian Investment Forum, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum), or if your application to attend said event was approved by the relevant organizing committee, then you already have a Roscongress personal account. In this case, you can submit an application to participate in EEF 2021 via the ‘Upcoming events’ section of the Roscongress personal account. The application will be automatically completed using information from your profile.

      If you need to restore access to your account, please send an email to weboffice@roscongress.org.

    • APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS

      To participate in the Forum, you must be in receipt of a written invitation issued by the organizing committee.

      Following successful completion of the application, the participant’s personal data is sent for processing and the participant receives an automatic message informing them that their application has been submitted for review.

      Your EEF 2021 application status will be visible in the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account. Participation applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee. If your application is approved, you will be sent an invitation to the Forum, and your application status will be updated in real time in your account. The review process takes a minimum of 10 days, although the exact time varies for each applicant.

      Once you have received your invitation, please confirm your participation in EEF 2021 in the ‘My events – EEF 2021 – Event dashboard’ section of your account. If you no longer plan to attend the Forum, please also inform us of your decision via your Roscongress personal account.

    • PARTICIPATION FEE AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

      For a description of the packages and details on the participation fee, please visit the Participation terms and conditions section of the website.

    • ACCESS TO THE PLENARY SESSION

      Access to the EEF 2021 plenary session is by special invitation only, and will not be offered as part of the participation package.

    • MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS PER COMPANY (QUOTAS)

      In order to maintain a high level of representation, the number of Forum participants permitted from any one company is limited.

      If the quota for participants from a given company is exceeded, the participation fee for the first additional participant will be 20% above the package price. The participation fee for each subsequent participant will increase by 50% of the package price.

      No discounts are offered for participation in the Forum.

      For more information on the terms of the quota system (maximum number of participants from any one company), see the Participation terms and conditions section of the website.

    • DECLINING PARTICIPATION

      Participants who have received an invitation but have decided not to attend the Forum, or who have previously confirmed their participation but no longer plan to attend are kindly requested to officially decline their participation via the Roscongress personal account or by informing the appropriate member of staff at the Roscongress Foundation.

      Your login and password for the Roscongress personal account were emailed to you when you first applied to attend a Roscongress Foundation event. If you need to restore access to your account, please send an email to weboffice@roscongress.org.

    • SUBSTITUTING A PARTICIPANT

      A participant can only be substituted with the approval of the Forum organizing committee. If a participant who has confirmed their participation can no longer attend the Forum for any reason, and you wish to arrange a replacement, please contact your personal manager at the Roscongress Foundation.

      Your personal manager’s contact information can be found in the Roscongress personal account and in your Forum invitation letter.

  • PAYMENT OF PARTICIPATION FEE
    • GENERATING A PAYMENT DOCUMENT

      To pay the participation fee, go to the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account, select EEF 2021, go to the Event Dashboard section and open the Payment tab.

      Once in the Payment section, enter the payer’s information, and select the payment method (invoice in roubles or bank card for residents of the Russian Federation, or invoice in roubles/US dollars/euros or bank card for residents of other countries). The participant may then select the type of payment document: a contract or invoice contract (a document acting as both a contract and an invoice).

      For more information on the payment process, please visit the ‘Payment of participation fee’ section on the website.

    • PAYING THE PARTICIPATION FEE BY CONTRACT

      The participation fee may only be paid by the individual or legal entity indicated as the Customer in the participation contract.

      Steps for paying the participation fee by contract:

      1. Download the participation contract from the Roscongress personal account
      2. Print and sign the contract, and email a scanned copy to your EEF 2021 personal manager at the Roscongress Foundation
      3. Download the generated invoice
      4. Pay the participation fee via your bank (payment may take more than 3 banking days to process) or by bank card via the Roscongress personal account (payment will go through immediately).

      The following bank cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay, Diners Club, JCB, MIR. Payment will be processed in Russian roubles.

      For more information on the payment process, please visit the ‘Payment of participation fee’ section on the website.

    • PAYING THE PARTICIPATION FEE BY INVOICE CONTRACT

      The participation fee may only be paid by the individual or legal entity indicated as the Customer in the participation invoice contract.

      Steps for paying the participation fee by invoice contract:

      1. Download the invoice contract from the Roscongress personal account
      2. Pay the participation fee via your bank (payment may take more than 3 banking days to process) or by bank card via the Roscongress personal account (payment will go through immediately).

      The following bank cards are accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, UnionPay, Diners Club, JCB, MIR. Payment will be processed in Russian roubles.

      For more information on the payment process, please visit the ‘Payment of participation fee’ section on the website.

  • PARTICIPATING IN THE FORUM AS A PARTNER

    • The prestigious status of Forum partner affords a range of excellent business promotion opportunities at the Eastern Economic Forum. These include unique business programme participation packages, the ability for the company to showcase its accomplishments and upcoming projects, and the chance to set up themed areas and hold business events and press conferences. Partners can also take advantage of media support and advertising options at the Forum venue.

      For more information about partnership, please visit the Become a partner section of the website.

      partners@roscongress.org

  • ROSCONGRESS PERSONAL ACCOUNT
    • WHAT IS THE ROSCONGRESS PERSONAL ACCOUNT?

      The Roscongress personal account is an information space, communication tool, and service platform for participants of all Roscongress Foundation events.

      Features:

      • Submit applications to attend events organized by the Roscongress Foundation
      • Browse upcoming events and plan your personal schedule using the business calendar
      • Receive updates to your participation status and learn about services offered at various events organized by the Roscongress Foundation
      • Access resources and analysis on previous events organized by the Foundation
    • LOGIN AND PASSWORD FOR THE ROSCONGRESS PERSONAL ACCOUNT (FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY)

      To log in to your Roscongress personal account, please enter the login and password emailed to you when you first registered for your account. If you need to restore access to your account, please send an email to weboffice@roscongress.org.

    • DATA CONFIDENTIALITY IN THE ROSCONGRESS PERSONAL ACCOUNT

      The Roscongress Foundation strictly adheres to legal requirements governing the protection of every participant’s personal data.

      The Roscongress personal account has been developed using SSL data encryption technology to ensure the highest levels of security and confidentiality of your personal information.

      When registering for a Roscongress personal account or applying to attend the Eastern Economic Forum, participants must consent to the processing of their personal data. This consent is a requirement under Russian law, and applications to participate in events cannot be processed without it.

      The full terms and conditions for processing personal data can be found on the Roscongress personal account registration page.

    • CHANGES TO PERSONAL INFORMATION

      Should you wish to edit your personal information, go to the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account and select EEF 2021.

      If you need to edit your personal information as it appears in the general settings of your Roscongress personal account, or if you need to make changes to uneditable fields, please contact your personal manager at the Roscongress Foundation. Your personal manager’s contact information can be found in your Forum invitation letter. Alternatively, call the Forum information centre on +7 (499) 7000 111.

    • THE ROSCONGRESS PERSONAL ACCOUNT EVENT DASHBOARD

      Participants who have received an invitation can confirm their participation in EEF 2021 in the ‘My events – EEF 2021 – Event dashboard’ section of their account.

      Participants can also use the ‘Event dashboard’ to do the following:

      • Edit their personal data
      • Generate a contract or invoice contract and pay the participation fee
      • Provide information on their COVID-19 immunity status and details concerning their arrival in Russia/departure from Russia
      • Schedule meetings with other Forum participants at the EEF 2021 venue and other locations
      • Submit an accreditation request for a personal vehicle and drivers
      • Register for events on the cultural, sports, and entertainment programmes
      • Request services (such as photography and videography services, and car rental)
    • PROVIDING INFORMATION ON COVID-19 IMMUNITY STATUS

      All participants have to submit information on their COVID-19 immunity status (presence/absence of antibodies and vaccination information) in the 'COVID-19' section of the Roscongress personal account.

      Foreign citizens will also have to submit information on their arrival in Russia/departure from Russia in order to board their flights and cross the Russian border.

      More information will be published on the Forum website nearer the time of the event.

    • MOBILITY ASSISTANCE AT THE FORUM VENUE

      If a participant requires mobility assistance at the Forum venue, they should go to the ‘My events’ section of the Roscongress personal account and select EEF 2021. Next, go to the ‘Event dashboard’ and submit a request via the ‘Mobility assistance at the Forum venue’ tab. This must be done no later than three days prior to your arrival.

  • ACCESS TO THE VENUE
    • RULES OF ACCESS

      An accreditation badge will be required to access the Forum venue, as well as a number of events on the cultural, sports, and entertainment programmes.

      A range of items will be prohibited from the Forum venue. In order to avoid any inconvenience when accessing the venue, participants are advised to leave any such items at their accommodation or in their vehicle. A full list of prohibited items will be published on the website in due course.

    • PARTICIPANT BADGE

      The badge is a pre-programmed proximity card and a unique key linked to the participant’s information on the Forum’s IT system. The badge specifies the holder’s name and surname in English, their organization, level of access, and photograph. It also includes the Forum logo.

      Badges are issued to specific individuals and are not transferable. You must keep your badge and ID with you at all times while at the Forum venue.

    • CONDITIONS FOR ISSUING A BADGE

      Before collecting their badges, participants are advised to ensure the following:

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      In order to expedite the procedure for issuing a badge, participants may upload a scan of their passport (pages containing photo and ID info) in the My Events – EEF 2021 – Event Dashboard section of the Roscongress personal account.

      Please ensure that scans are legible and contain all the information entered during registration, including passport number and serial number (if applicable), passport issuing authority, date of issue, and photograph.

    • CHECKING THAT YOUR BADGE IS READY FOR COLLECTION

      You can check whether your accreditation badge is ready for collection in the Roscongress personal account, via your personal manager at the Roscongress Foundation, or by calling the Forum information centre on +7 (499) 7000 111.

    • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO COLLECT YOUR BADGE

      A participant badge can be collected in person upon presentation of ID (info must match that in the Roscongress personal account) and the original copy of the personal data processing consent form. Alternatively, badges may be collected by an authorized representative under power of attorney.

      If information contained in the participant’s ID has changed in the time since a participation application was submitted, the participant’s Roscongress personal account must be updated accordingly. If changes need to be made to uneditable fields, please contact your personal manager at the Roscongress Foundation.

      Before issuing a badge, a member of staff at the accreditation point will check that the information in the Roscongress personal account matches that on the document provided. Should there be any discrepancies, it will not be possible to issue a badge on the same day.

    • COLLECTING A BADGE UNDER POWER OF ATTORNEY

      If the badge is being collected by an authorized representative, they must provide the following:

      * The power of attorney form and an example of how to complete it will be available for download from the ‘Badge сollection’ section of the website nearer the time of the Forum.

      ** The power of attorney is not valid without a list of all participants to be accredited, copies of their passports, and original copies of their personal data processing consent forms. Copies of passports will be returned once the badges have been issued.


    • ACTIVATING A BADGE

      An accreditation badge is activated once a negative PCR test for COVID-19 has been submitted. If a participant fails to submit a negative test result, their badge will remain inactive, and they will not be granted access to the venue.

      More information will be published on the Forum website nearer the time of the event.

    • ACCREDITATION POINTS

      Badges can be collected from one of the Forum accreditation points. The locations and operating hours of the accreditation points will be published in the ‘Badge collection’ section of the website nearer the time of the event.

    • REISSUING A BADGE

      If your accreditation badge is lost or damaged, please go to the Help Desk or any accreditation stand immediately. The badge will then be blocked, and a replacement badge will be issued to the holder upon written request.

  • TRANSPORT
    • GETTING TO VLADIVOSTOK

      Vladivostok is a major transport hub in the Russian Far East. Arrival options include Vladivostok International Airport (VVO), and sea and rail terminals.

      More information on transport routes can be found in the How to get to Vladivostok section of the Forum website.

    • TRANSPORT TO THE FORUM VENUE

      Participants have a number of options for getting to the Forum venue:

      • By free Forum shuttle buses. During the Forum, free shuttle buses will run regularly from Vladivostok International Airport and Forum hotels to the EEF venue and back, as well as around the FEFU campus.
        An up-to-date shuttle bus timetable will be published in the ‘Transport’ section of the Forum website, and will also be available at any information and services point at the Forum.
      • By rented vehicle. Participants may hire an accredited vehicle with a driver. More information on this service will be published in the ‘Vehicle rental’ section on the Forum website in due course.
      • By personal accredited vehicle. Forum participants may obtain accreditation for a personal vehicle in order to access the FEFU campus. Depending on the type of transport pass and the parking area number assigned to it, accredited vehicles also have right of access to parking areas at the FEFU campus, off-site parking area A (located near the North-1 checkpoint), pick-up/drop-off zones, parking areas at Vladivostok International Airport, Forum hotels, and at events held as part of the cultural, sports, and entertainment programmes.
        More information on the accreditation process for vehicles and drivers will be made available in the ‘Accreditation of personal vehicle’ section of the Forum website in due course.
      • By personal non-accredited vehicle. Non-accredited vehicles and taxis may pick up and drop off passengers at the Central checkpoint in University Avenue by the entrance to buildings A and B. However, they may not enter the FEFU campus.
  • ABOUT VLADIVOSTOK
    • WEATHER IN VLADIVOSTOK

      In early September, the average air temperature in Vladivostok ranges from +18°C to +21°C. The wind speed ranges from moderate to strong. The temperature of the seawater is approximately +20°C. There is a high chance of precipitation and rapid weather changes, so participants are advised to pack warm clothing and an umbrella.

    • LOCAL TIME ZONE

      Vladivostok is located in the UTC+10 time zone, and is 7 hours ahead of Moscow.

    • CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES

      For the latest exchange rates, please see the Bank of Russia website: cbr.ru.

    • BANK CARDS

      Although the majority of restaurants and many shops in Vladivostok accept bank cards, we also recommend carrying cash.

    • THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN VLADIVOSTOK

      Vladivostok is a port city and the administrative, cultural, and economic heart of Primorye Territory and the Far Eastern Federal District. It is also the largest centre of research and education in the Russian Far East. To find out more about the main cultural and natural attractions the city has to offer, visit the Vladivostok sights section of the website.