Outcomes of the Eastern Economic Forum 2023

The 8th Eastern Economic Forum took place in Vladivostok on 10–13 September. The Forum featured over 100 sessions in the main business programme dedicated to the most pressing international and regional topics. More than 700 speakers and moderators participated. The largest delegations came from China, India, Myanmar, the Philippines, Laos, and Mongolia. The organizer of the EEF is the Roscongress Foundation.

This year’s Forum programme was divided into six thematic blocks: International Cooperation in a Changed World, The Logistics of Change, The Far East Over the Past Decade: What Has Been a Success and What Remains To Be Done?, Technological Development as a Guarantee of Sovereignty, The Far East of the Future, and Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence. The theme of EEF 2023 was The Path to Partnership, Peace and Prosperity.

The key event of the Forum was a plenary session attended by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Vice President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Pany Yathotou. In his speech, the Russian leader touched upon the most important topics of both the further development of the Far Eastern territories and the state of affairs in the global economy and industry.

“The Far Eastern Federal District accounts for 40 per cent of Russia’s territory. Almost half of our forestland and gold reserves, more than 70 per cent of our fish, diamonds, and over 30 per cent of titanium, copper and so on are located here. Critically important strategic enterprises, seaports and railroads are located here. In short, the role of the Far East for our country and for its future, for Russia’s position in a multipolar world is immense. We are well aware of it. That is why I would like to repeat what I said in my Address to the Federal Assembly ten years ago, in December 2013, and what I said at the very beginning: the advanced development of the Far East is our absolute priority for all of the 21st century, our shared responsibility and work of the Government, the regions and major Russian companies, both state-owned and private,” Vladimir Putin said.

In addition, on the margins of the Forum, the President of Russia viewed an interactive presentation of the results of the development of the Far East, held a meeting on the implementation of the programme for the development of Far Eastern cities,  listened to a report by Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin on the creation of museum and cultural and educational complexes in Vladivostok, Kemerovo, Kaliningrad, and Sevastopol, and conversed with the moderators of the key sessions of the Forum.

“The Forum summarized ten years of work by the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic. More than 7,000 people from 62 countries and territories took part. In addition to the traditionally friendly countries, the Eastern Economic Forum was also attended by all the countries that are not very friendly to us. These countries include the USA, the UK, Japan, Germany, and France. 373 agreements totalling RUB 3.818 trillion were signed on the margins of the Forum. Amur Region, for RUB 173 billion; Zabaykalsky Krai, for RUB 76 billion; Khabarovsky Krai, for RUB 72 billion; and Primorsky Territory, for RUB 56 billion. The largest agreement, totalling RUB 136 billion, is with the Port Elga company for cooperation in implementing an investment project for the construction of a coal seaport terminal. A number of agreements have been signed on housing construction, primarily related to the Far East Quarter project. These include, among others, the company SZ Project-Strana-3 (Samolet Group), which intends to build housing in Korsakov, Sakhalin Region. There are also several projects in Yakutia. We believe that the Far East Quarter is an effective tool for constructing comfortable housing at a reduced price in the Far East,” said Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District.

The Eastern Economic Forum served as a platform for negotiations between representatives of business circles from Russia and Asia-Pacific countries. Participants in the Russia–ASEAN, Russia–India, Russia–China, Russia–Mongolia, and Russia–Philippines business dialogues discussed the development of cooperation and the implementation of joint projects.

Other EEF events included a meeting of the Council of Northern Sea Route Shipping Participants, a presentation by VEB.RF called Growing Brands of the Far East, the APEC International Conference on Higher Education, the Colonialism in the East and its Impact on the Modern World International Scientific and Practical Conference and the Znanie.Lectures programme.

“The Eastern Economic Forum traditionally holds an important place in the calendars of Russian and foreign entrepreneurs, representatives of government agencies, and the expert community. More than 100 sessions were held as part of the Forum. Approximately 2,400 Russian and foreign business representatives from over 1,000 companies gathered in Vladivostok. Despite the current state of global politics, the EEF was highly successful and once again reaffirmed its status as a key business platform for the entire macro-region. The discussions, business dialogues, and meetings with foreign guests held at the Forum demonstrated that Russia’s chosen path of reorienting its economy and industry towards the East has no alternatives. In addition, as has become tradition, we also focused on the environmental agenda. The 1st Falcon Day International Forum took place on the sidelines of the EEF, and the Roscongress Foundation reached an agreement with SIBUR to transfer certified emission reductions to the Forum, making it the largest carbon-neutral forum in Russia,” said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee.

The main event on the EEF Arctic agenda was the 2nd session of the Presidium of the Scientific and Expert Council of the State Commission for Arctic Development. The participants discussed methods for assessing the effectiveness of Arctic-oriented scientific research and the application of the latest technologies for the development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Additionally, during other EEF sessions, experts touched upon topics such as creating a new system for managing the northern delivery and trade and logistics centres, prospects for infrastructural modernization in Arctic territories in light of the further development of the Northern Sea Route, the use of preferential regimes, and the training and recruitment of personnel for the Far North.

Over 25 events took place as part of the EEF 2023 Youth Programme. Over 350 young professionals discussed the prospects for IT business development with countries from East Asia, Africa, and South America, as well as establishing effective connections with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and fostering youth cooperation.

EEF participants from foreign governments included Zhang Guoqing, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China; Pany Yathotou, Vice President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Khurelbaatar Chimed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Development of Mongolia; and Mya Tun Oo, Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister of Transport and Communications of Myanmar. The Forum was also attended by 12 heads of the diplomatic corps.


Key Trends at EEF 2023


Results of the ten-year development of the Far East

Over the past 10 years, various schemes have been introduced in the Far Eastern Federal District: Advanced Special Economic Zones, the Free Port of Vladivostok, other preferential regimes, the establishment of a single air carrier, the Far Eastern Hectare, and the Far Eastern Mortgage. During the same period, the macro-region attracted RUB 3.4 trillion in investments and 673 enterprises were launched. However, the Far Eastern Federal District is currently facing significant challenges, including the construction of the Vladivostok satellite city, the implementation of master plans, and the continued attraction of investments. These issues were the focal point of the discussion block titled The Far East Over the Past Decade: What Has Been Successful and What Remains to Be Done? Additionally, while the incentives created in the Far East have been effective, they require several changes due to the new geopolitical situation. Specifically, there is a need to reduce time losses for businesses, simplify and expedite procedures for obtaining the status of a resident of an Advanced Special Economic Zone, and ensure that infrastructure is completed ahead of schedule.


The Far East: the key to new logistics

New conditions dictate the need to modernize approaches to the implementation of global trade. The development of the Eastern Branch and the Northern Sea Route are the most promising ways to ensure Russia’s leadership in the trade sphere. Furthermore, the introduction of digital technologies, elevating cross-border cooperation to a new level, and employing new approaches to attract foreign investors can be beneficial. Participants in the sessions of the thematic block titled The Logistics of Change discussed new opportunities for trade in the Asia-Pacific region, railway and marine logistics, the aviation sector in the Far East, and infrastructure development in general. According to experts, infrastructure development must keep pace with, and even outpace, demand in the Far East.


Strengthening Russia’s status as a technological power

Russia is taking confident strides in the development and implementation of artificial intelligence technologies, unmanned systems, drug safety, and various creative industries, as noted by the participants of the events in the thematic block titled Technological Development as a Guarantee of Sovereignty.

At the same time, the development of quantum technologies, innovations in medicine, and the creation of new materials are essential tasks to secure the country’s sovereign future. To maintain its leading position, further progressive modernization of all sectors of the Russian economy and industry is necessary, requiring the concerted efforts of the entire society, along with the development of new mega-projects.


Integration associations: a factor of sustainability

In the context of fundamental changes in the global economy, various integration formats and commonwealths of states play a crucial role in ensuring stability. In turn, electronic currencies have great potential for enhancing the stability of financial systems. The world needs to create new economic systems based on the principles of honesty and transparency. These and other topics were discussed by participants in the discussions of the thematic block titled International Cooperation in a Changing World. Additionally, one promising approach in this area could be the establishment of a Russian technological offshore with the possibility of conducting transactions under Russian law, with participants from the BRICS+ countries.


Tourism as the basis for a new image of the Far East

Russia’s pivot to the East has brought about new challenges for the state, particularly in terms of implementing support measures, expanding housing construction, and advancing investment projects. One of the key priorities in reshaping the perception of the Far Eastern Federal District’s regions, both domestically and internationally, lies in the tourism industry. Within the The Far East of the Future thematic block, discussions revolved around the prospects of tourism. As of September 2023, experts report that Russia has established a distinct tourist brand for the Far East, laying the economic groundwork for the development of other sectors. Inbound tourism fosters friendly relations between countries; however, there is room for improvement in government support measures.


Infrastructure for young patriots

Higher education plays a crucial role in shaping Russia’s future. It is impossible to address the social, economic, and infrastructural challenges in the Arctic and the Far East without attracting talented young people. The implementation of programmes aimed at providing rental housing, job opportunities, and support for SMEs can contribute significantly in this regard. Another topic discussed during the sessions of the thematic block titled Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence, supported by the President of Russia, pertained to the establishment of a methodological centre at the Far Eastern Federal University to support those responsible for military-patriotic education.




At the Forum, 373 agreements totalling RUB 3.818 trillion were signed (of which RUB 978.3 billion is commercially confidential), including 41 agreements with foreign companies (26 agreements with companies from China). The top three leaders among the regions of the Russian Federation in terms of the number of agreements signed were the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) with 21 agreements worth RUB 326 billion, the Amur Region with 18 agreements worth RUB 173 billion, and Zabaykalsky Krai with 13 agreements worth RUB 76 billion.


            The largest agreements are:

·        VEB.RF, Sber, and the Russian Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic signed an agreement on the implementation of investment projects in the Far Eastern Federal District totalling RUB 1.97 trillion.

·        Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation and Port Elga signed a RUB 136 billion agreement for cooperation in the implementation of the investment project titled Construction of the Port Elga Coal Marine Terminal near Cape Manorsky.

·        Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation and Antey Asset Management signed an agreement worth RUB 124 billion for the construction of 8 crab trawlers, 2 port infrastructure complexes, and the acquisition of 10 crabbing lots.

·        Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation and RUSSKY KRAB signed an agreement worth RUB 120 billion for the construction of 10 crab trawler vessels and the purchase of 10 crabbing lots.

·        Sber and property developer UNIKEY signed a cooperation agreement totalling RUB 68 billion. The bank intends to provide the company with credit facilities in the form of project financing for housing construction in Khabarovsky Krai, the Jewish Autonomous Region, Moscow, and the Moscow Region.

·        Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation and SZ Project-Strana-3 (Samolet Group) signed a RUB 65.8 billion agreement outlining the terms and conditions of their cooperation for the implementation of the Far East Quarter programme in the Yuzhnaya Advanced Special Economic Zone, located in the town of Korsakov, Sakhalin Region. The project is scheduled to run from 2023 to 2046.

·        The Amur Region, Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation, and the Russian energy and metallurgical holding En+ signed a RUB 60 billion agreement on cooperation to assess the natural and climatic conditions for the construction of a 1,058 MW wind farm in the Belogorsky District of the Amur Region.

·        Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation and Specialized Developer Yakutsk River Port signed a RUB 53 billion cooperation agreement to implement an investment project within the Yakutia Advanced Special Economic Zone. This project entails the construction of a residential micro-district on the territory of the Yakutsk River Port. The total residential space in the new micro-district will reach nearly 363 thousand square meters, providing improved living conditions for over 12 thousand people. These new apartments will be made available, in part, due to the conditions of the programme of preferential housing lending, which is unique for Russia. Additionally, social infrastructure facilities will be constructed, and the area will undergo landscaping and beautification efforts.

·        SZ RIA Alfa and Bank DOM.RF signed a RUB 37.8 billion agreement for the financing of the project to integrate development of residential neighbourhoods 2a, 2b, 2g, 4a, 4b, 4v and 17 (Sportivny micro-district) in Yakutsk. This initiative aims to facilitate the construction of 327,000 m2 of housing to accommodate approximately 11,000 residents.

            In addition, the Roscongress Foundation and SIBUR, an oil and gas chemical company, have agreed to transfer certified greenhouse gas emission reductions to fully offset the Forum's carbon footprint. These reductions were achieved through a climate project at the ZapSibNeftekhim facility in Tobolsk. The Forum's carbon footprint is calculated by the consulting firm Kept, and the transfer of emission reduction units from SIBUR's climate project will be registered on a blockchain-based green digital platform.

Carbon footprint calculations and offsets will undergo international audits, and the EEF will become Russia's largest carbon-neutral economic forum.


EEF Sport Games


Participants from 20 countries took part in the EEF Sport Games. Rowers from Russia, China, Iran, Belarus, and Cuba won prizes at the Vladivostok International Rowing Regatta. Chess, Go, and Mas-wrestling tournaments were also held in an international format. The largest event was the We Preserve race in support of the programme of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin for the preservation of the Kamchatka Gyrfalcon. About 700 people took part in it. Olympic tennis medallist Nadezhda Petrova conducted a warm-up before the race. The programme of the Games was organized by RC Sport, the sports platform of the Roscongress Foundation, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Sport.

The topics of sports and ecology were brought together by the Kolmar Coal Mining Company Mas-Wrestling tournament. Athletes from 19 countries participated in the competition, including Angola, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Togo, and others. Eight teams were named after the fauna of the Far East. The participants of the cup also competed in the Pacific Frontier tournament of Yakutia's national sports.

The water programme was expanded at EEF 2023. Vladivostok's water areas hosted the Parade of Sails, the Vedomosti Business Regatta, and the Roscongress Cup. Sailing regatta in the Platu 25 class. Additionally, the Russian Cup in Aquabike and a spectacular hydroflight show made their debut in the Forum programme.

EEF participants had the opportunity to participate in the Evening League table tennis tournament, Roscongress Cup tournaments in chess and go, as well as engage in a blindfold chess simultaneous exhibition with the international grandmaster Pavel Ponkratov.

The main stars of the EEF Chess Cup were 17-year-old prodigies: Volodar Murzin, the youngest grandmaster of Russia, and Raunak Sadhwani from India. Also in attendance were Vladislav Artemiev, one of Russia's strongest chess players, and Nodirbek Yakubboev, the winner of the Chess Olympiad with the Uzbekistan national team.

The All-Star Go Match gave an oriental flavour to the sports programme. The tournament was a two-on-two confrontation between Russia and China and ended with the victory of the Chinese team.

Igor Levitin, Aide to the Russian President, opened the Sport in the Far East session, which served as the platform for the presentation of the World Friendship Games and the BRICS Games. These flagship projects of Russian sports will be realized in 2024.


‘Far East Street’ exhibition


All 11 regions of the Far East presented their potential and achievements in various areas on the Ajax Bay Embankment. The pavilion of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Sports Arena pavilion, the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation’s ‘Developing the Far East’ pavilion, and the JSC Corporation Tourism.RF pavilion were also opened. The pavilions of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Russian Railways, and Falcon House were presented at the exhibition for the first time.

“The ‘Far East Street’ exhibition has taken place. It has been held every year since the first Eastern Economic Forum. Gradually, the exhibition became a separate event. People look forward to it and visit the pavilions with pleasure. At the Far East Street, each region showcases how it distinguishes itself from others, highlighting its advantages and strengths,” emphasized Yury Trutnev.

The exhibition also featured the ‘Soul of Russia. The North’ pavilion. Its exposition was dedicated to the everyday life, creativity, and lifestyle of indigenous peoples. The aim of the pavilion was to present the aesthetics of indigenous peoples' applied creativity based on modern architectural forms and high-tech solutions. The exposition included an interactive zone with information about each small indigenous group living in Russia.

The exhibition was open for EEF participants on 10–13 September and for residents and guests of Primorsky Territory on 14–16 September.

In addition, an exhibition titled ‘Welcome to the Far East’ was held on the margins of the EEF, with 9 federal executive authorities participating.


Vladivostok Seasons Festival of Culture


The Vladivostok Seasons Festival of Culture brought together the city’s cultural programme and special events.

The Mariinsky Theatre’s Primorye Stage hosted the premiere of Symphony No. 1 “Space”, composed for Artificial Intelligence and the Symphony Orchestra. The composer and conductor is Pyotr Dranga.

The Vladivostok Seasons Concert for the city's residents and visitors was held in the Square of Fighters for the Revolution. The concert featured performances by composer Pyotr Dranga, singer Amaria, the symphony orchestra of the Primorye Regional Philharmonic, and guest soloists from China – Qi Yang and Lin Jinyi.

The Russian virtuoso pianist Denis Matsuev also performed alongside the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Dmitry Jurowski.

Forum participants and guests could visit the exhibitions Muravyov-Amursky: Being a Governor; Vladivostok: The Age of the Fortress; The Energy of Colour: Archetypes of the Avant-Garde; and Carlo Dolci’s St. Catherine: From the State Hermitage’s Collection.

In addition, the Moscow Kremlin presented the exposition Conquerors of the Seas and Gifts of the Oceans: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, while the exhibition China in the Work of Russian Artists Abroad: From the Collection of Sergey and Irina Belyaev showcased 60 works by 23 artists from the eastern branch of the Russian diaspora. Works by Russian artists, united by the theme of epic poems and fairy tales, were featured in the exhibition The Artist and the Fairy Tale. 


Falcon Day International Forum


The 1st Falcon Day International Forum was held on 10 September in Vladivostok on the opening day of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum. During the event, representatives from the authorities and the scientific community, along with international experts, discussed pertinent issues related to the scientific foundation for conserving rare species of birds of prey, effective methods for restoring natural populations, best practices for the practical use of birds of prey, and the operations of breeding, rehabilitation, and reintroduction centres for birds of the falcon family. The Forum was attended by officials and experts from Russia, as well as from countries and territories such as Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Myanmar, the UAE, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

During the Forum, representatives from six countries – Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and the UAE – adopted a framework declaration of intent to conserve the gyrfalcon population. A falcon auction was also conducted, where more than 30 gyrfalcons, saker falcons, and peregrine falcons bred in Russia’s largest nurseries were auctioned. The proceeds from the auction will be used for the development of centres for the reintroduction and conservation of falconiform birds, ecological tourism, as well as research in natural environments and within these centres. The auction was held in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, adopted on 3 March 1973 (CITES).


Creative Business Forum


The Creative Business Forum organized by the Innosocium Foundation, the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation, was held as part of the EEF. The Spirit of Fire Academy acted as a strategic partner of the project.

The main events of the Creative Business Forum took place on 10 September, the opening day of the EEF. The business programme included ten sessions united by the theme Cultural Codes of Economy: Unlocking Identity through Cooperation and was designed to support the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples of the North. The participants discussed the latest trends, best practices, and ways to develop the most important areas of the creative economy. These included the use of regional identity and cultural traditions as a basis for the creation of creative products, the development of the art market, cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, the development of creative spaces and cinema as engines of the regional economy. Additionally, they explored holding festivals as a way of urban renewal, improving the urban environment, and creating conditions for realizing the potential of talented young people. The number of participants in the Creative Business Forum sessions exceeded 120 people, and the total number of views of video broadcasts on the VK social network totalled over over 700,000.


Thematic Areas


Innovation Space celebrated its fifth anniversary at the Eastern Economic Forum 2023. The platform brought together over 70 experts in the field of innovation and digital transformation. It consisted of ten events, including panel discussions, pitch sessions featuring young game teams and projects from the Agency for Strategic Initiatives ecosystem, a presentation about the World Youth Festival 2024, and a meeting of the Friends for Leadership global community of young leaders. The Innovation Space also included an exhibition of high-tech Russian companies whose products may be in demand in the Far East and Asia-Pacific markets.

The Roscongress Urban Hub international discussion platform was held for the first time at the Eastern Economic Forum. The project united over 50 speakers, including prominent developers, system integrators, and renowned industry experts. During the event, participants engaged in discussions about various topics, such as the development of the construction industry, the implementation of city master plans, financing for housing construction, infrastructure provision, and personnel policies in the Far Eastern Federal District. Additionally, there was an open lesson on quantum technologies and their transformative impact on the cities of the future.

The Governors’ Club, a platform for business meetings and informal communication among the heads of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, was organized at the EEF. Over the three days of the Forum, more than 40 meetings with high-ranking officials took place here. Among them were 11 heads of regions, representatives of the Federation Council, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Transport, as well as Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Republic of India, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Republic of Kazakhstan, along with leaders of large businesses. The traditional Governors’ Society meeting also took place. Additionally, guests of the Governors’ Club had the opportunity to participate in professional chess masterclasses.

VinoGrad, a themed venue organized by the Roscongress Foundation and Rosselkhozbank to promote Russian winegrowing and winemaking, was held as part of the EEF. More than half a dozen leading wine brands from the Republic of Crimea, Krasnodar Territory, and Primorsky Territory were presented. Far Eastern wines were showcased at the Forum for the first time. Over ten events in the format of public talks, masterclasses, and tastings with recognized industry experts were held for the venue’s guests. Representatives of federal and regional authorities, business leaders, and media personalities, among others, visited the venue. At the grand opening of the VinoGrad venue, there was a presentation of the 2nd Russian Winemaking Forum, scheduled for 9–10 November 2023, in Moscow.

In the Interros lounge, representatives of the Group’s companies presented high-tech projects and initiatives for the development of regions in Russia, especially in the Far East.

The Roscongress Club, a closed club focused on business development and social partnership, convened successful entrepreneurs, politicians, and experts at the EEF. During the three-day event, 18 meetings took place, featuring the participation of its members and partners, including NNK, Sakhalin Energy, SIBUR, and the Perm Territory government. The Club’s presentation area hosted four key events: VTB’s Public Talk, titled New/Eternal/Valuable – Main Investment Ideas in a Volatile Market; PSB and RBC’s Investment Brunch themed Asia Without Illusions: Trade, Investment, and Prospects; and the signing of agreements between KVC and the Roscongress Foundation, as well as between Solid Bank and the Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.



Expert and Analytical Support for EEF 2023


The Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation continued the development of the Summary service, which offers concise analytical summaries of the discussions along with descriptions of the conclusions, problems, and solutions presented during these discussions. A total of 49 analytical summaries were generated for EEF 2023.

Based on the results of the Forum, a report titled Outcomes of the Eastern Economic Forum 2023 will be published. This report will be available in electronic form on the official website of the event, forumvostok.ru, as well as on the website of the Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation roscongress.org.

Expert and analytical support for the Forum was provided by leading experts from FEFU, the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Regional Economic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the NTI Competence Centre for Big Data Storage and Analysis Technologies at Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Primorye branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Maritime State University, and Zabaikalsky State University. The experts analysed the content of the discussions within the Forum’s business programme events, assessed the scientific and practical significance of the key discussions, and prepared specific recommendations. The outcome of this work will be expert opinions on the key topics on the Forum’s agenda.

As part of the 8th Eastern Economic Forum, experts from the Roscongress Foundation have compiled a digest of analytical materials dedicated to the most significant comprehensive studies on the Forum’s agenda. All these studies are available on the Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation ROSCONGRESS.ORG.

As part of the Eastern Economic Forum, the Roscongress Foundation and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) organized sociological support for the Forum.


EEF Partners

The Title Partners of the EEF are VEB.RF and Bamtonnelstroy-Most Group of Companies. VTB Bank is the General Sponsor of the Forum. The General Partners are Gazprom, Delo Group, and RusHydro. ROSSETI is the Strategic Partner. The Official Airline of the Forum is Aeroflot, and the Official Transport Provider of the Forum is Russian Railways. Official Partners include Gazprombank, Rosatom State Corporation, Sber, Udokan Copper, FESCO, and the 1520 Group of Companies.



    The Forum was attended by 1,275 media representatives from Russia and 8 foreign countries (China, Egypt, Lebanon, UAE, Pakistan, Belarus, Serbia and Vietnam).

The Forum's Media Partners were: Rossiya 24 TV channel, RBC, Izvestia (Izvestia newspaper, RenTV, Channel 5), Russia Today TV channel, Gazeta.ru, Lenta.ru, Secret Firmy, TASS, Rossiya Segodnya (RIA Novosti, Sputnik Radio, Prime), Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Business FM, NTV TV channel, Interfax, Kommersant Publishing House, Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House, Argumenty i Fakty newspaper, Vedomosti newspaper, Expert magazine, 1MI Holding, Federal Press Media Holding, EastRussia, Sovetsky Sport newspaper, EcoStandard.journal, Shkulev Media Holding, Gazprom Media Holding, News.ru, Regionalnaya Rossiya magazine, Voice of Vietnam radio, Vietnam News Agency, VTV TV channel, Phoenix TV, Xinhua newspaper, China Media Group, Chukotka Information Agency (“ProChukotku”), Gubernskie Vedomosti Publishing House (newspaper “Gubernskie Vedomosti”), RIA SAKHALIN–KURILY (sakh.online), OTV TV channel), Magadanskaya Pravda Publishing House, Khabarovsky Krai Segodnya, Leader – Argumenty i Fakty – Dalinform, Birobidzhan RIA, Birobidzhan Publishing House, LIVE DV Media Holding, Zabaikalsky Rabochiy regional newspaper, ChitaMedia, GTRK Chita, Buryad Unen Publishing House, Vostok–Teleinform, TV and radio company Tivikom, Public Television of Primorye, PrimaMedia, Konkurent newspaper, Argumenty i Fakty. Primorye, Vladivostok branch of Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House, Okno v ATR magazine, Yakutsk-Sakha Information Agency, and Sakha TV channel.