12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, conference hall 3

The Far East of the Future

A New Image of the Far East


Russia has confidently turned to the East and is now paying increased attention to the Far East regions with major investment projects, the construction of the Northern Sea Route, unprecedented preferential regimes, and large housing and infrastructure construction projects. But how is the perception of Russians of the territories in the east of the country changing? Is the Far East becoming closer? Has the popular notion of "far away and unknown" changed to "close and attractive"? What are the cornerstones of the territories’ brand identity and what is required for them to compete for human resources?


Moderator:
Sofia Malyavina — General Director, National Priorities

Panellists:
Konstantin Abramov — General Director, All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center Foundation (VTsIOM); Chairman, Public Council under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Kirill Bychkov — First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Aleksandra Lebedeva — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory
Anna Lenz — Project Director, Strelka Design Bureau
Anatoly Nikolaev — Rector, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
Elvira Nurgalieva — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Ivan Podbereznyak — Chairman of the Board, SME Bank

Front row participants:
Yelena Gafforova — Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Far Eastern Federal University
Igor Gorevoy — General Director, "Amur.life" Media Group
Mikhail Ivanov — Deputy General Director, GORA
Taras Sharyga — Co-Founder and Head, "BEREGI" Company

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 5, conference hall 4

Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence

Priorities for the Development of Universities in the Far East and the Arctic as Drivers of Socioeconomic and Technological Development of the Territories


Solving social, economic and infrastructural problems in the Arctic and the Far East is impossible without attracting talented young people. At the federal level, there are numerous programmes aimed at attracting young people to science, IT and other high-tech areas. Universities play a key role in the implementation of such projects, providing a link between schoolchildren, students and graduates (employees). The participation of Far Eastern universities in the Priority 2030 programme and the Advanced Engineering Schools project has facilitated the launch of new tools for working with young people and competing for talent alongside metropolitan universities. This engagement has also fostered collaborations with businesses and the region, which are essential for the successful execution of strategic projects. What do universities in the Arctic and Far East need to do to be attractive to applicants, young teachers and researchers? What are the most effective tools for attracting talented young people today? What problems do universities and employers face, and why has the issue of staff shortage remained acute for a long time? What measures should be taken at the federal/regional/local level to attract talent to the Far East?


Moderator:
Irina Zhukova — Director of the Agricultural Education Development Center, Innopraktika

Panellists:
Andrey Voronin — Director, Center for Strategic Initiatives, MISIS University; Deputy Chairman, Coordinating Council for Youth Affairs in the Scientific and Educational Spheres of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Science and Education
Hasan Hasanbalayev — Executive Director for Social Development, Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Yulia Goryachkina — Director for the "Personnel for the Digital Economy" Direction, Digital Economy (online)
Sergey Zverev — Deputy Director, Integration Education Development Center; Member of the Coordinating Council for Youth Affairs in the Scientific and Educational Spheres of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Science and Education
Boris Korobets
Alexander Samardak — Acting Rector, Sakhalin State University
Lyudmila Tekutyeva — General Director, Arnika

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 6

The Far East of the Future

Rental Homes: A Comfortable Flat for Every Specialist

In partnership with DOM.RF

The development of the Far East continues to be a priority of government policy, and it is moving forward quickly. It is essential that we create the conditions top retain and develop human resources for industry and society. A new presidential programme to create 10,000 rental flats for young professionals and students among others aims to resolve this issue. What has the Programme already managed to accomplish and what steps are planned for the future? What challenges await? What regulatory changes are needed at the federal and regional levels?


Moderator:
Veronika Yanushkevich — Director for Rental Housing Development, DOM.RF

Panellists:
Alexey Vostokov — Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Gadzhimagomed Guseynov — First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Vladislav Kuznetsov — Acting Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Region
Yury Marfin — Acting Rector, Pacific State University
Vitaly Mutko — Chief Executive Officer, DOM.RF
Aisen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Nikita Stasishin — Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Aigul Yusupova — Managing Partner, Unikey

Front row participant:
Sergey Nosov — Governor of Magadan Region

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, conference hall 2

The Logistics of Change

Maritime Logistics: Strategies for Exponential Growth

In partnership with Delo Group

The development of the global maritime logistics industry is part of a long-term trend as production costs decrease, and the green operation of the fleet increases. The extreme increase in orders for new vessels in 2020–2021 was spurred on by the lengthening of global logistics chains and the resulting reduction in turnover, and consequently, the market will welcome a fleet of record capacity in 2023–2025. The green agenda is significantly changing the requirements for new ships: by the beginning of 2023, roughly 40% of vessels built must be capable of running on alternative fuels. And the globalization of maritime logistics has led to an increase in regionalization and initiatives to create national shipping companies. The outlook is ambiguous for projects launched by large conglomerates in digital platforms and information systems. Over the last year and a half, the Russian economy has seen the departure of almost all global sea carriers depart to be replaced by an abundance of smaller operators. Domestic companies are forced to look for new solutions for foreign trade, the bulk of which has traditionally passed through seaports. At the same time, an imbalance in imports and exports, a less efficient fleet, constraints on infrastructure, and operational and regulatory costs have all led to a significant increase in the overall cost of logistics connected to Russia. We must now rush to create a specialized ice-class fleet for the development of transport along the Northern Sea Route and the North–South Transport Corridor. What challenges await Russian maritime logistics in the near future? How can we improve the efficiency of interaction in maritime transport chains? What is the potential for cooperation with transport and logistics companies from the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa? What are the prospects of building a national fleet?


Moderator:
Mikhail Bazhenov — Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, Debt Advisory Leader, Technologies of Trust

Panellists:
Raj Jit Singh Wallia — Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director of DP World Central Asia
Nikita Gusakov — Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR; Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center
Ekaterina Lyakhova — Director for Business Development, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Andrey Severilov — Chairman of the Board, FESCO
Sergey Shishkarev — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Delo Group of Companies; Chairman of the Supreme Council, Handball Federation of Russia

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 9

Technological Development as a Guarantee of Sovereignty

Advanced Russian Technologies to Ensure Technological Sovereignty and Development of the Far East and the Arctic

In partnership with the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom

For Russia today, ensuring technological sovereignty is of paramount importance, while boosting local industries and expanding the relevant expertise has become a top priority. In this regard, it is crucial to accelerate the development and introduction of advanced Russian technologies that could become a driver for the country’s various industries and regions. The Far East and the Arctic, with their enormous economic potential and unique geographical features, have a special place on the agenda of Russia’s strategic development priorities. The implementation of major investment projects in these regions requires a holistic and interconnected approach that entails reliable sources of electricity, the use of efficient industrial solutions, as well as the integrated development of infrastructure, particularly in logistics. What advanced technologies are most in demand when implementing projects in the Far East and the Arctic? How can we effectively stimulate the development and introduction of Russian technologies in the region? What effect will this have on the development of the Far East and the Arctic?


Moderator:
Dmitry Peskov — Head of Young Professionals Direction, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects; General Director, Platform of the National Technology Initiative; Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development

Panellists:
Konstantin Beirit — President, Seligdar
Anatoliy Bobrakov — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Yuriy Korsun — Deputy Chairman, VEB.RF
Denis Kravchenko — Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Economic Policy
Alexey Likhachev — Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Alexander Popov — Vice President, Head of the Trans-Baikal Division, OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
Viktor Khmarin — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, conference hall 11

Business Dialogue

Russia – India


New geopolitical realities lend particular importance to relations with reliable partners, which India certainly is. Trade between India and Russia exceeded USD 35 billion in 2022, an increase of 250% over 2021, due primarily to fuel and energy exports. Russia and India continue to discuss ways to diversify and expand co-operation beyond just fuel and energy, and in this context, the Russian Far East is of particular interest to India. Particular emphasis has been placed on the development of an Eastern Maritime Corridor, collaboration on the NSR, and cooperation in promising industries such as shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, and tourism among others. What is currently preventing a full realization of existing potential? How can trade be increased in a balanced way, more support provided to investment, and cooperation in promising industries and areas further intensified?


Moderator:
Yakov Sergienko — General Director, Yakov & Partners

Panellists:
Raj Prakash Vyas — President of Corporate Affairs, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited
Vasily Grudev — Minister of Investment Policy, Government of the Sakhalin Oblast
Pavan Kapoor — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Russian Federation
German Maslov — Vice President of Liner and Logistic Division, FESCO
Ivan Nosov — Chief Manager, Branch of Sberbank in India
Vladimir Panov — Special Representative for the Development of the Arctic, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Shailesh Pathak — Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Somasundaram Subramanian — Surgical Oncologist; Founder, General Director, Eurasian Federation of Oncology (EAFO); Chair, Board of Directors, Eurasian Cancer Research Council (ECRC)
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Front row participant:
Azer Mamedov — Director of the Investment Department, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, conference hall 12

The Far East of the Future

Protected Business as a Basis for Sustainable Economic Development


The most important condition for economic growth of a nation is the development of business and production capacities based on domestic technological infrastructure. The state guarantees stability and predictability in regulating these legal relationships.
The tasks of unconditionally implementing all decisions made by the country's leadership to bolster the economy, stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives, and attract investments in various regions and industries are taking centre stage. The Far East and the Arctic serve as key platforms for fostering innovation and industrial potential.
A set of measures has been implemented to support entrepreneurs, including preferential land plot rights, tax incentives, assistance in the implementation of investment projects, a reduction in administrative pressure from auditing structures, and much more. Efforts are currently underway to enhance transport accessibility and establish new logistics chains.
At the same time, the issue of legal protection for conscientious and responsible businesses remains relevant.
What is the role of the prosecution authorities in further shaping a favourable business climate? What additional mechanisms to protect the rights of entrepreneurs will be effective in today's economic realities? How can we build constructive cooperation with foreign partners and ensure the protection of capital investments?


Moderator:
Petr Marchenko — TV and Radio Presenter; Russian Journalist

Panellists:
Alexander Kalinin — President, All‑Russian Non‑Governmental Organization of Small and Medium‑Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Igor Krasnov — General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation
Svetlana Orlova — Auditor of Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Maksim Reshetnikov — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Elina Sidorenko — Doctor of Law, Professor; Director of the Center for Digital Economy and Financial Innovation, MGIMO University
Naree Tantasathien — Attorney General of the Kingdom of Thailand
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Thi Da Oo — Minister of Legal Affairs, Attorney General of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Front row participants:
Ruslan Davydov — Acting Head, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Alexander Demin — Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Small and Medium Enterprises
Alexander Dyomin — Secretary of State - Deputy Head, Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor)
Sergey Morozov — First Deputy Chairman, Committee of the Russian State Duma on Regional Policy and Local Self-Government
Aleksey Serko — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, conference hall 16

The Far East over the Past Decade: What has been a Success and What Remains to be Done?

The World Ocean: Global Opportunities for the Russian Fleet


The development of fishing in the exclusive economic zones of foreign countries and on the high seas using a modern fishing fleet with integrated raw material processing capabilities is one of the main objectives of the industry. In 2022, Russian fishermen harvested about 580 thousand tonnes outside the Russian EEZ – in convention and open waters of the World Ocean (minus 12% compared to the 2021 level). According to industry science, the raw material base of Russian fisheries outside the national exclusive economic zone allows to catch up to 2 million tonnes in the medium term only under existing international treaties. Russia is currently undergoing a large-scale reform of the fishing industry – renewal of the fleet and processing facilities. In this regard, it is important to create conditions for economic interest in using the new Russian fleet in the open waters of the World Ocean. It is obvious that fishing outside Russian waters is a strategically significant and economically promising direction for the development of the Russian fishing industry. Expansion of oceanic fishing, along with geopolitical interest, will help consolidate Russia's status as a leading fishing power. What opportunities does the Russian fishing fleet currently have? Is there any business motivation? What fishing areas are of interest to Russian companies? State support tools (fuel subsidies, subsidizing the construction of krill and tuna boats) – what will really work?


Moderator:
Anton Borisov — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Andrey Grechkin — General Director, Dalreftrans
Irina Zhachkina — Member of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian Agricultural Bank
Kirill Kolonchin — Director, The Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
Ivan Mikhnov — President, Antey Group of Companies
Ilya Shestakov — Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)
Mohamed El Hafedh Ejiwen — Director General, Mauritanian Institute for Oceanographic Research and Fisheries (IMROP) (online)

Front row participant:
Vladimir Solodov — Governor of Kamchatka Territory

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 8

Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence

Role and Potential of Civil Society in the Development of the Far East


Together with infrastructure, investment, and natural resources, the creative energy of residents plays a key role in the development of territories. Active citizens, who initiate and implement social, creative, educational, youth, and environmental projects in the Far East, make a huge contribution to the growth of the quality of life and make these regions more attractive. Their activities form a whole branch of the economy – the non-profit sector. The state builds partnership relations with this sector: most regions hold grant competitions for NPOs, preferences are created for businesses implementing projects in this sector, support is provided for scaling up practices and developing competences of project teams. What is the role of civil society institutions in ensuring the advanced development of the Far East? How do the regions measure the social effect of the work of the non-profit sector of the economy? Is the partnership between the state, business, and NPOs equal in rights?


Moderator:
Anton Dolgov — Executive Director, Presidential Grants Foundation

Panellists:
Georgiy Belozerov — Chief Operating Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Roman Karmanov — Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives
Sergey Novikov — Chief of the Presidential Directorate for Social Projects
Oleg Rakitov — Director-Coordinator of Social and Cultural Programs, VEB.RF
Nikolai Slabzhanin — Executive Director, Russian Committee "Children's Villages - SOS"; Member, Public Council under the Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation for Children
Alexey Tsydenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Pavel Yasevich — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory

Front row participants:
Mikhail Kanavtsev — Head of the Direction Studio of New Media, Russia – the Country of Opportunities
Artem Naumenko — President, Charitable Foundation "We are together"
Elena Spiridonova — Executive Director – Chief of Staff, Russian Bar Association

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, conference hall 19

The Far East over the Past Decade: What has been a Success and What Remains to be Done?

Current Status and Outlook of Hydrogen Transportation Sector Development in Russia: Status, Challenges, and Key Tasks


The rapid development of hydrogen technologies around the world raises a number of questions: from Russia’s need to accelerate to the greatest possible extent in an attempt to catch up and overtake the most successful countries in this area, to Russia’s complete rejection of hydrogen as an inauspicious energy source given its large hydrocarbon reserves. Over the last few years, the demand for hydrogen technologies has increased several times over, and it is not going to stop. One of the most developed areas of using hydrogen globally is hydrogen transportation. Russia is intensively developing hydrogen transportation projects in the Far East. The biggest Russian companies are working on the design and implementation of a comprehensive hydrogen project on Sakhalin Island, as part of which there are plans to build and roll out hydrogen transportation infrastructure for road and rail. With government support, a test site is being created on Sakhalin for the development and trialling of hydrogen technologies. What are the specific features of the Russian hydrogen transportation sector in the Far East? Is there a future for hydrogen transportation in Russia? Which hydrogen transportation projects are being implemented in Russia, and what is the role of the state in this? Are Russian hydrogen transportation technologies developing while there are restrictions on importing technology?


Moderator:
Denis Deryushkin — Chief Executive Officer, National Hydrogen Union

Panellists:
Song Liang — General Director, Gezhouba Russ
Tiancai Ma — Vice Executive Secretary, China Hydrogen Alliance (H2CN)
Denis Nozdrachev — General Director, InfraVEB
Nikolay Odintsov — Vice President for Corporate Sales Development, Bus Division, GAZ Group Managing Company
Evgeny Pakermanov — President, Rusatom Overseas
Pavel Sorokin — First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Vyacheslav Alenkov — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakhalin Region
Bogdan Kopasovsky — Director for Government Relations and External Communications, H2Invest

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, conference hall 13

The Far East of the Future

Life of Indigenous Minorities: Preserving Traditions, Developing the Economy, Improving Quality


The Russian State has historically shouldered the responsibility and ensured the preservation of the ancestral habitat, traditional ways of life, and spiritual heritage of the small indigenous minorities in the North, Siberia, and the Far East of the Russian Federation. In this regard, comprehensive measures are being implemented for their ethnocultural development, social support, and the enhancement of life support systems for the most vulnerable groups of these peoples residing in inter-settlements, remote, and inaccessible territories. As a result, unlike many regions around the world, the indigenous populations in our country have maintained their population numbers, settlement systems, self-governance, way of life, culture, languages, and connections with their lands. However, amidst a globalizing world, economic growth, and the consequent transformation of social systems, indigenous populations are confronted with new challenges and threats. In this context, there exists a requirement for a substantial public debate concerning the enhancement of their economic potential, aimed at fortifying their independent livelihood systems. How can we modernize the conditions for conducting traditional economic activities of indigenous peoples? How can we support entrepreneurial endeavours in these areas? How can we incorporate them into the development of creative economy sectors? What are the perceived economic prospects of traditional economic activities, strategies for their expansion, and the role of the state in solving this problem?


Moderator:
Grigory Ledkov

Panellists:
Igor Barinov — Head, Russian Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs
Maxim Dankin — Director of the Department for the Development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation and the Implementation of Infrastructure Projects, Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Innokentiy Dementyev — Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Magomedsalam Magomedov — Deputy Chief of the Executive Office of the President of the Russian Federation
Andrey Mondokhonov — Head of the Directorate for the Far Eastern Federal District, General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Nikiforov — Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman of the Committee on the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 7

Technological Development as a Guarantee of Sovereignty

Biosecurity Sovereignty: Fighting Together or Every Man for Himself?


Biosecurity risks are evolving rapidly. Factors such as globalization, economic integration, and the development of synthetic biology and genetic engineering are largely shaping modern epidemic processes. In the current conditions of increased biological threats, it is crucial to have the capabilities required to independently manage the risks posed by epidemics. The countries of the Asia-Pacific region not only have the necessary capacity to manage such risks, but are also actively implementing it, as they rapidly and effectively develop science and technology to combat infectious threats. Russia shares the desire of Asia-Pacific states to build a modern system to counter biological threats. Russia has been implementing joint cooperation projects with China, Vietnam, and Mongolia for several years, and is currently developing cooperation with its partners from Thailand and Myanmar. What are some of the strategic areas of cooperation that will help respond to the constantly changing challenges of various infections? What are the main components of biological sovereignty? What are the specialized agencies of Asia-Pacific countries focusing on in particular to develop their own capacity to combat epidemics? How can we ensure that Russia remains independent of external assistance in matters concerning biosecurity?


Moderator:
Anna Popova — Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing – Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Sergey Balakhonov — Director, Irkutsk Research Anti-Plague Institute of Siberia and the Far East
Andrey Kuznetsov — General Co-Director, Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technology Center (Tropical Center)
Andrey Rudenko — Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Tatiana Stepanova — Director, Tyumen Research Institute of Regional Infectious Pathology
Zsuzsanna Jakab — Acting Regional Director for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization (online)
Irina Yarovaya — Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Pornchai Danvivathana — Secretary General, Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Olga Trotsenko — Director, Khabarovsk Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Mikhail Shchelkanov — Director, Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after G.P. Somov

12.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, conference hall 17

Russia – Philippines


As part of the 7th Eastern Economic Forum in 2022, a friendship and cooperation agreement was signed between Vladivostok and the Philippine city of Cebu at the Administration of Vladivostok. The document was signed by the cities’ mayors, Konstantin Shestakov and Michael Lopez Rama, in a virtual ceremony. “There is more than three thousand kilometres between us, but distance means very little when it comes to friendship,” Konstantin Shestakov, Mayor of Vladivostok, said in welcoming the guests. “We are keen to establish stable ties between our cities in the most varied of fields, from socio-cultural to economic. We can organize exchanges for children’s and student delegations, joint sports and cultural events, and all manner of master classes, especially given the opportunities afforded by modern information technology, thanks to which we have been able to sign our agreement virtually.” The Mayor of Vladivostok added that this year marks 46 years since diplomatic relations were established between the Russian Federation and the Republic of the Philippines. Russian–Philippine relations nowadays hold potential for deepening multifaceted engagement. In turn, Cebu Mayor Michael Lopez Rama expressed confidence that joint efforts would take cooperation to a whole new level, and that the agreement would facilitate the implementation of joint projects in different areas. What are the priorities in terms of deepening cooperation between regional hubs? What is needed to create a sustainable infrastructure? Which elements of this infrastructure are of primary importance for economic operators in both cities? What needs to be done to increase supply chains, develop digital infrastructure and incrase engagements between regional and provincial relations?


Moderator:
Daniyar Akkaziev — Executive Director, Russia-ASEAN Business Council

Panellists:
Igor Bailen — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the Russian Federation
Vadim Vetolskiy — Consul ad Honorem of the Philippines in Vladivostok
Armi Lopez Garcia — 5. Consul Armi Lopez Garcia Consul ad Honorem of the Russian Federation in Cebu
Michael Lopez Rama — Mayor of the City of Cebu, Republic of the Philippines
Vyacheslav Manuilov — Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations, Moscow Government
Joy Pesquera — Chairperson – Cebu City Tourism
Ivan Polyakov — Chairman, Russia–ASEAN Business Council

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 6, conference hall 17

The Far East of the Future

Territorial Planning in the Health Care System


The public’s satisfaction with the healthcare system is one of the key indicators of how well a society lives. An assessment of this system based on the actual availability and quality of medical care provides an understanding of the effectiveness of the efforts made by the government and society to improve it. An effective healthcare system is based on the approach that is taken to develop primary healthcare, which ensures that better health indicators are achieved at a lower cost and reduces the negative impact of economic hardship on people’s health. This approach is based on proper territorial planning in healthcare, which primarily aims to create conditions for the harmonious development of the healthcare system, ensure the wide availability of medical care, and improve the efficiency of medical services. The scope, type, and quality of such services must correspond to the morbidity level and needs of the entire population. To achieve this ambitious task, improvements need to be made to the healthcare system depending on the specific features of each region, in particular, their territory, geographical and climatic conditions, population density, transport accessibility of healthcare organizations, and the level and general structure of morbidity. What role does territorial planning play in the accessibility of medical care? How can we properly manage resources and correctly plan the location of medical infrastructure facilities? What data is needed and which government bodies need to participate in creating an optimal system to provide medical care to the population?


Moderator:
Olga Kobyakova — Director, Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Elena Drozdova — Acting Deputy Governor; Head, Department of Health of the Chukotka Autonomous District
Elena Zhidkova — Head of the Clinics Network, Russian Railways-Medicine – A Branch of Russian Railways; General Director, Russian Railways-Medicine
Victor Ushakov — Executive Director, Health Industry Center of Sberbank
Victor Fisenko — First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Anastasia Khudchenko — Deputy Head of Primorye Territory Administration, Ministry of Health of Primorye Territory
Vladimir Yuschuk — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakhalin Region

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 6

International Cooperation in a Changed World

EAEU and BRICS: Role in Shaping a New Multipolar World


Profound and fundamental changes are taking place in the global arena. More and more countries are in favour of building a new and fairer architecture of international relations. The key role in this process can be played by international associations, where progressive initiatives and projects to promote the development of economic relations take shape, in which all stakeholders have a voice. The Eurasian Economic Union is the world’s largest integration association in terms of the territory it covers. The Union is developing at pace, achieving high rates of industrial and agricultural production and establishing an open dialogue with its foreign partners. BRICS, as a unique format of inter-state cooperation, is of particular interest to rapidly developing economies. The share of GDP of the BRICS countries currently stands at 26 per cent, with purchasing power parity at 31.5 per cent, compared to 30 per cent for the G7 countries. More than 20 countries have expressed their desire to join BRICS, including Belarus and Kazakhstan, member states of the Eurasian Economic Union. There is a great scope for expanding cooperation between EAEU and BRICS countries both in Eurasia and globally. What mechanisms are needed to build EAEU–BRICS relations and facilitate the creation of a new multipolar order? How will combining the potential of the EAEU and BRICS contribute to the development of an independent infrastructure for the monetary and financial market? What is the role of the EAEU and BRICS development institutions in this process? What are the opportunities and preconditions for creating the transport and logistics framework of the macroregion through the development of the modern intermodal logistics solutions and transport corridors? What is the potential for cooperation in the digital economy and innovative technologies? Is business interested in creating joint projects in the EAEU and BRICS countries?


Moderator:
Ksenia Komissarova — Chief Editor, TV BRICS International Media Network

Panellists:
Sammy Kotwani — President, Indian Business Alliance (IBA)
Dmitry Krutoy — Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation
Mikhail Myasnikovich — Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission
Alexey Overchuk — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Sergey Pavlov — First Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways
Vladimir Padalko — Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Dmitry Volvach — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Danil Ibraev — President, Kyrgyz Union of Manufactures and Entrepreneurs
Sergey Storchak — Senior Banker, VEB.RF
He Zhenwei — Chairman, China Overseas Development Association

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 9

The Far East over the Past Decade: What has been a Success and What Remains to be Done?

Siberia's Role in Turning East: How to Use the Far East Experience?


Today, Siberia has a special role to play – to become the main driver of Russia's economic development in the new environment. The strategy for socio-economic development of the Siberian Federal District, approved in early 2023, sets ambitious goals to turn Siberia into an accelerated centre of economic growth and a stronghold of the "the pivot to the East". However, Siberia is inextricably linked to the Far East, and the latter one has already accumulated impressive experience in managing the development of a separate macro-region. How to use the experience of the Far East in organizing the management of Siberia's development? Perhaps, it is the creation of the Siberia Development Corporation that will give impetus to the beginning of major changes in the macro-region and will allow financial, managerial, scientific, and socio-cultural tools to be effectively channelled towards growth. What other management know-how can be used, taking into account the successful examples of other regions? What global practices will help achieve the strategy's goals and, at the same time, increase the volume of added value produced, improve the living standards of the population, create a powerful logistics base and, at the same time, a creative economy centre in Siberia? How to integrate the territorial strategies of Siberia, the Far East, and the European part of Russia? What could be a synergy effect from the synchronization of macro-regional strategies? How to turn Siberia into a region attractive for the young, creative, and purposeful to live and work? What does the Far East have to offer in this direction?


Moderator:
Anton Sviridenko — Executive Director, Stolypin Institute for the Economy of Growth

Panellists:
Elena Bezdenezhnykh
Petr Ivanov — Sociologist, Civil Engineering Laboratory; Author, Editor, Telegram channel "Urbanism as the meaning of life"
Andrey Klepach — Chief Economist, VEB.RF
Evgeny Kogan — Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Yakov Sergienko — General Director, Yakov & Partners
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Alexander Uss

Front row participant:
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Titan Group of Companies

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, conference hall 11

The Logistics of Change

Rail Logistics in a New Age: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities


Russia’s domestic transport and logistics industry is currently developing in a new economic reality. Export and import cargo flows have shifted from west to east, new logistics routes are emerging, and projects to modernize the infrastructure of international transport corridors have gained momentum. Despite the infrastructural constraints, container transportation is rapidly developing and growing in volume with each passing year. Container operators’ investments in the development of transport and logistics centres and sea terminals directly impact the GRP of Russia’s regions, in particular, the Primorye Territory. What role does container transportation play in a country’s socioeconomic development and who is competing with whom on the railways today? How developed is the domestic railway and port infrastructure? How have transport and logistics flows changed and what new international routes have emerged? How do foreign partners assess the potential for cooperation with Russia?


Moderator:
Marianna Ozhereleva — TV presenter; Deputy Executive Director for Public Relations, ESP

Panellists:
Alexey Vladimirov — General Director, Astafiev Terminal
Khasyan Zyabirov — General Director, UgolTrans
Alexander Kakhidze — General Director, FinInvest
Igor Levitin — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Secretary, State Council of the Russian Federation
Valeriy Prokopchuk — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Primorsky Territory
Mya Tun Oo — Deputy Prime Minister, Union Minister for Transport and Communications of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Aleksey Shilo — Deputy Managing Director, Head, Centre for Corporate Transport Services (CFTO), Russian Railways
Andrey Shpilenko — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Omsk Region, representative of the Omsk Region under the Government of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Shamil Baishev — Co-founder, Smart Container
Vladimir Buzanov — Director, VSCT
Vladimir Burovtsev — Rector, Far Eastern State Transport University
Aleksey Gradov — First Deputy General Director, New Land Grain Corridor
Vyacheslav Kvon — Head of Artemovsky Urban Okrug
Mikhail Khardikov — Operations Director, En+ Group

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 5, conference hall 4

The Logistics of Change

A Consolidated Airline for the Far East: Spreading Our Wings


The Unified Far Eastern Airline is a large-scale project aimed at ensuring the Far East can be accessed by air, improving the quality of life of those living in the Far East, making the region more attractive to investors, and accelerating social and economic development there. What changes must be made to the regulation of air travel to hard-to-reach settlements to help accelerate the development of infrastructure on the ground and the network of routes crossing the Far Eastern Federal District? What has already been accomplished in three and a half years building a unified Far Eastern airline and what problem-solving mechanisms do the project participants – regional authorities and Aurora Airlines - foresee? What has the airline already done to drive growth and what more needs to be done in the coming years? What developments from aircraft manufacturers and new domestically produced aircraft already satisfy the objectives of the aviation industry in the Far Eastern Federal District, and what has yet to be developed, what difficulties still need to be overcome? What are the prospects for new aircraft deliveries to a unified Far Eastern airline? To what extent do the economic and technical indicators of the new equipment serve for the resolution of the tasks aviators face? How should we go about training flight personnel for new domestic aircraft and a whole new generation of aviators in the Far Eastern Federal District? How can we make sure the infrastructure on the ground matches the scale of the tasks facing the unified Far Eastern airline?


Moderator:
Mikhail Kuznetsov — Director, Eastern State Planning Center (FANU Vostokgosplan)

Panellists:
Alexander Averkiev — Head of the Airport Operations Department, Federal Agency for Air Transport
Anatoliy Bobrakov — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Oleg Bocharov — Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Pavel Simigin — Member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federationon for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Konstantin Sukhorebrik — General Director, Aurora Airlines

Front row participants:
Yakov Dalinger — Vice-Rector, Russian University of Transport (MIIT)
Vladimir Sivtsev — Minister of Transport of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Evgeny Terentiev — Director of the Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 5, conference hall 5

Business Dialogue

Russia – China


Trade between Russia and China increased by 40.6% in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period of 2022, amounting to USD 114.5 billion, even as settlements in national currencies continue to grow steadily. The important geographical location and economic potential of the Far East have Russia and China actively working to improve cooperation models and programmes. Joint prosperity and development in the macro-region depend more and more on the interaction and exchange of information, technology, and experience between the state and business. How can the high level of trust that exists between the leaders of Russia and China be used to further develop cooperation in trade and investment to the mutual benefit of the two countries? How can new opportunities be fully unlocked in logistics and finance among other areas to help diversify and optimize trade and economic interaction between Russia and China? Are additional measures needed to improve the business environment and increase bilateral cooperation in production and investment and the transfer of innovations in the Russian Far East (e.g., as part of the ASEZ, bonded zone preferences, and so forth)?


Moderators:
Zhou Liqun
Alexey Maslov — Director, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Panellists:
Mikhail Volkov — General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Post
Qian Wei — Director General of the Strategic Planning Department, Baowu Resources Co., Ltd.
Chen Guoping — Executive Vice President, State Grid Corporation of China
Vitaly Evdokimenko — President, TransContainer
Alexander Zainigabdinov — Head of the Beijing office of China Window Consulting Group, arbitrator of the Shanghai International Arbitration Center
Pavel Zarkov — Director of Investments and Development, Sodrugestvo Management Company
Alexander Kalinin — President, All‑Russian Non‑Governmental Organization of Small and Medium‑Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Sergey Lebedev — Vice President of Government Relations, AliExpress Russia
Liu Xuesong — Plenipotentiary Minister, Embassy of the People`s Republic of China in the Russian Federation
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Hu Zhirong — Chairman of the Board, Kai Xin Rong Group Co Ltd
Chen Zhong — Deputy General Manager, China Communications Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Han Shengjian — Vice Governor, People's Government of Heilongjiang Province
Huang Yongzhang — President, PetroChina Company Limited

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 5, conference hall 13

The Far East over the Past Decade: What has been a Success and What Remains to be Done?

Infrastructure: The Nervous System of the Far East


The most important prospective task in the development of the Far East is to create the infrastructure necessary to ensure sustainable growth can take place and investment projects can be implemented effectively. There continues to be a lack of infrastructure in the region, and it is needed for transport and logistics, engineering, and the construction of social facilities. A significant portion of the infrastructure built in the Far Eastern Federal District uses financial support from the state, public-private partnerships, concessions, and project financing. What infrastructure is needed to sustain development? What support tools are needed to accelerate the construction of the necessary infrastructure? What mechanisms and instruments of support are the most effective and most sought after by investors at present? How can existing measures be effectively combined?


Moderator:
Natalya Trunova — Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Alexander Aksakov — Director of Infrastructure Bonds Division, DOM.RF
Lev Gorilovskiy — President, Polyplastic Group
Gadzhimagomed Guseynov — First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Sergei Ivanov — Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Nikita Stasishin — Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Valery Tsivilev — General Director, Coal Mining Company “Kolmar”
Mikhail Yurchuk — Deputy CEO for Government Relations, Atlas Mining

Front row participants:
Georgy Fotin — General Director, GDK Baimskaya
Evgeniy Chekin — Chairman of the Government of of Kamchatka Territory
Yuliya Shabala — Deputy General Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Affairs, Udokan Copper

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 6, conference hall 20

The Far East of the Future

The Phenomenon of Russian Film: National Cinema as an Engine of the Regional Economy


Every year, the regions are demonstrating their potential in the filmmaking industry to an increasing extent, and the interest of Moscow directors and foreign film companies in shooting in regional locations only proves this. Today, in addition to its information, ideological, and entertainment functions, cinema is more and more commonly seen as a driver of regional economic growth. The tax rebate system attracts investment and creates new jobs, while the organization of filming locations and the creation of film production infrastructure requires financial investment from outside and helps to improve the region’s economy. By 2023, 36 constituent territories of the Russian Federation have film committees that assist film companies, and 14 regions have financial support programmes in place in the form of reimbursement of a portion of costs, totalling approximately RUB 500 million. As well as economic benefits, the development of film production creates a distinctive cultural environment in the regions: according to the Russian Ministry of Culture, more than 387 regional film festivals are held annually in 75 regions of Russia, during which meetings with audiences are held and educational venues, film schools, and film labs are set up. There are 684 film clubs in 43 regions. With the appropriate support and investment, regional cinema can become a powerful economic engine and an incentive to develop local cultural industries and tourism. What does boosting cinema in the regions bring them, and why should regional budget funds be invested in this? How has the creation of film commissions influenced changes in the cinematographic climate in the regions? What is the right way to unlock the cinematographic potential of the regions and attract domestic and foreign film crews? What are the prospects for creating a film cluster in the Far East? Should we try to attract professionals from Moscow and St. Petersburg, or is it better to grow our own locally? How does one make national cinema and find one’s audience? What are the key areas for developing filmmaking in the region which will be provided with financial support: independent films, festival films, children’s and animated films, or screen adaptations?


Moderator:
Roman Karmanov — Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives

Panellists:
Philip Abryutin — Artistic Director, Golden Raven International Arctic Film Festival
Julia Lipatova — General Producer, HOUMPRODUCTION
Dmitry Makhonin — Governor of Perm Territory
Evgeniy Melentyev — Chief Executive Officer, KINODANZ
Aisen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Elvira Nurgalieva — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Alexey Romanov — Artistic Director, Autonomous Institution of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) State Oil Company "Sakhafilm"
Dmitry Shevtsov — General Director, Vladivostok Film Studio
Fedor Scherbakov — General Director, Lenfilm Film Studio
Dmitry Yakunin — Deputy Executive Director, Regional Cinema Support Fund (FPRK)

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 8

Technological Development as a Guarantee of Sovereignty

Technologies of the Future: Any Room for Love?


Modern technologies are being dynamically introduced into everyday life. The volume of investments in future technologies is increasing, and states are adopting national strategies and programmes for developing them. Adoption of technologies and the launch of pilot projects ‘on the ground’ is becoming critical. Technology companies are in constant search of industrial and regional partners. One of the key points of growth has become the Far East, where numerous initiatives to develop the territory are being put into action. Are the regions ready for a technological boom? Can technology steer them down the wrong path? And will there be room for people and human relationships?


Moderator:
Ruslan Yunusov — Co-founder, Russian Quantum Center

Panellists:
Konstantin Abramov — General Director, All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center Foundation (VTsIOM); Chairman, Public Council under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Wasserman — Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexey Likhachev — Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Alena Mastiukova — Research Fellow, Laboratory of Quantum Information Technologies, National University of Science and Technology MISiS
Natalya Popova — First Deputy General Director, Innopraktika
Ilya Semerikov — Researcher at the Laboratory "Optics of Complex Quantum Systems", Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Hailong Xue — Executive President, Xuanyuan Group Industrial Development

Front row participant:
Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 6, conference hall 19

The Far East of the Future

Crystal of Growth: How to Accelerate Advanced Development in the Far East


In the current economic environment, the key challenge is the need to transition to a supply-side economy and intensify investment processes. The key problem identified by business is the lack of sufficient ‘long’ credit resources in the economy at a reasonable rate. The size of loans that are provided with state support or by state development institutions are insufficient and scarce. Due to internal and external factors, there are particular motivations in Russia for reconsidering the key role of the state in the economy. Using our historical experience, as well as the experience of leading economies, we may try to move away from the existing restrictions and prohibitions and, using the example of pilot projects, test the creation of a series of industrial investment production facilities in the Far East through targeted project emissions. Today we have prepared a draft and the main parameters of the Far East Industrial Development Programme, which will entail the launch of an investment cycle for the Far East. Which new and forgotten old ways and mechanisms will make it possible to stimulate investment processes? Which industrial projects and areas of activity are suitable for financing using targeted project emissions? What are the effects, and the possible risks and ways to reduce them when targeted project emissions are put into action?


Moderator:
Alexander Galushka — Vice President, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary – Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic
Artur Niyazmetov — Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District
Vladimir Novikov — Member of the Board of Directors, General Director, VEB Engineering
Alexander Osipov — Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory

Front row participants:
Dmitriy Zaytsev — Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Andrey Klepach — Chief Economist, VEB.RF
Alexander Krutikov — Managing Partner, Agency Invest Rus
Ivan Kutsevlyak — Deputy Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, conference hall 2

The Far East of the Future

Human Resources for Industry in the Far East: System and Prospects


Human resources for industry in the Far East are a key factor for the region's development. The panel discussion will focus on the system of personnel training for employment in the Far East's industrial sector and its future prospects. Participants will discuss the current situation in HR, the problems faced by industrial companies, and potential ways to develop and improve the system of education and training to the benefit of industry. What measures can be taken to reduce the gap between the needs of the labour market and training? What practices are most effective in attracting and retaining talented specialists in the Far East?


Moderator:
Victoria Shubochkina — Chief Executive Officer, Excellence Expert

Panellists:
Aleksandr Vaino — Head of Youth Initiatives Center, Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
Andrey Vinyukov — First Deputy General Director, Coal Mining Company “Kolmar”
Fedor Kirsanov — General Director, Atlas Mining
Vera Podguzova — Senior Vice President, Director of External Relations Directorate, Promsvyazbank
Alexander Popov — Vice President, Head of the Trans-Baikal Division, OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel
Denis Sekirinsky — Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

Front row participant:
Alexey Agafonov — Deputy Director, Russia – Land of Opportunity

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 7

The Far East of the Future

Sustainable Development of Small and Medium-Sized Cities: Developing Business and Government Cooperation


Improving the quality of life in cities with populations of up to 100,000 people is a strategic priority for the state, as one in every six Russian citizens resides in them. Sustainable development of small and medium-sized cities depends, to a large extent, on productive dialogue and cooperation between local authorities and companies that oversee 'city-forming' enterprises. The largest employers are indeed interested in improving the quality of life in the regions where they operate, considering this to be one of the goals of their own sustainable development strategies. They implement long-term social investment programmes in their "territories of responsibility" and seek to improve the efficiency of managing these investments. At the same time, such programmes are subject to a certain inertia arising due to tradition. In the current conditions, the issue of prompt synchronization between businesses and municipalities regarding priorities in the selection of investment projects takes centre stage. Synchronization will be genuinely effective only when there is objective and promptly updated data on the current state and dynamics of changes in the quality of life in specific cities, as well as data on the experiences of other regions where significant positive changes have already become possible due to productive interaction between business and government. How can businesses and governments harmonize approaches to determining areas of socially responsible investment? How should KPIs for impact investments be defined? What data on changes in the quality of life dynamics should guide the parties in this dialogue? What efforts should both businesses and governments make to improve the availability of this data? What solutions can large corporations offer today to enhance their interaction with small city administrations? How can the sustainable development agenda drive the increased attractiveness of small and medium-sized cities for retaining current residents and attracting new ones? What joint efforts should the state and businesses undertake in this direction?


Moderator:
Andrey Sharonov — Chief Executive Officer, National ESG-Alliance

Panellists:
Kirill Bychkov — First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Andrey Grachev — Vice President for Federal and Regional Programs, Norilsk Nickel
Sergey Zhuravlev — Vice President of Government Relations, Polyus
Aleksandr Isayevich — General Director – Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Timur Maginsky — Head of Nakhodka Urban District
Mikhail Khardikov — Operations Director, En+ Group

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 5, conference hall 16

Business Dialogue

Russia – Mongolia


Relations between Russia and Mongolia have long been friendly and founded on a solid international legal basis, with plenty of experience cooperating in political, military, economic, and cultural spheres. It is a rare and worthy historical precedent that could benefit the world community today. In December 2021, the leaders of the two nations adopted a joint Political Declaration with clear guidelines for further deepening of bilateral ties. As the world economic system undergoes a restructuring and Russia turns to the East, new possibilities are created in traditional areas of cooperation such as energy, railway transport, agriculture, tourism, and medicine. The Russia–Mongolia–China economic corridor alone is the stimulus for more than 30 projects. The regions of Russia’s Far East are serious about developing equitable, mutually beneficial co-operation with Mongolia. What’s the best way to go about organizing this work? How should current and future priorities be identified? What opportunities have been created by the new geopolitical environment and what issues requiring special attention? Does the business community require support of some kind? What tools exist to create new long-term sustainable forms of co-operation? What can be done at the federal and regional levels?


Moderator:
Alexey Tsydenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia

Panellists:
Bolor-Erdene Baasanjav — Director of Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
Anar Bat-Ireedui — Director of Investment Policy Department, Ministry of Economy and Development of Mongolia
Maksim Vasiliev — Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Mongolia
Dmitry Volvach — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Luvsantseren Ichinkhorloo — Director of Fuel Policy Implementation Coordination Department, Ministry of Energy of Mongolia
Andrey Rudenko — Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Andrey Slepnev — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Naranhkuu Khalzkhuu — Advisor to the Chairman, Mongolian-Russian Intergovernmental Commission

Front row participants:
Dmitry Bolotskiy — Deputy General Director of International Projects, 1520 Group of Companies
German Maslov — Vice President of Liner and Logistic Division, FESCO
Oleg Melnikov — Executive Vice President, Head of Contracts Banking Support Department, Gazprombank
Sergey Mikhnevich — Executive Secretary, EAEU Business Council; Managing Director for International Multilateral Cooperation and Integration, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Alexander Podylov — Vice President for Commercial Activities, TransContainer
Maxim Sergeev — General Director, Inter RAO – Export LLC

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 6, conference hall 18

The Far East of the Future

New Cities for Living


Never before in the history of Russia has there been such a large-scale urban planning project to give a facelift to the largest cities in an entire macro-region, especially one as strategically important as the Far East. Twenty-five master plans have already been drawn up with essential activities and infrastructure projects pinpointed. The first phase of implementation, which will employ a comprehensive approach and instruments such as special treasury loans (SCC), infrastructure bonds to complement the programmes of the federal executive bodies and special support measures, is already underway. The main thing is to attract investors, create sustainable growth in the urban service economy, and focus on priority areas. What projects should master plans be built upon? How can master plans attract investment to the cities of the Far East?


Moderator:
Anton Finogenov — Director of Urban Environment Development, DOM.RF

Panellists:
Dmitry Vakhrukov — Deputy Minister Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Stanislav Neverov — General Director, East Arctic Oil and Gas Corporation
Grigory Solomin — Managing Partner, Novaya Zemlya
Petr Strelec — Head, Center for the Development of Territories of the Amur Region
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Front row participants:
Alexey Almazov — Managing Partner for the Regions Segment, FSK Group of Companies
Vladimir Solodov — Governor of Kamchatka Territory

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, conference hall 12

The Logistics of Change

Logistics of the Future: Infrastructure as a Starting Point for Eurasian Integration

In partnership with 1520 Group of Companies

Considering the current international agenda, the significance of major infrastructure projects is magnified. Strengthening trade and economic relations with Eastern countries leads to an upsurge in trade turnover, while the modernization of logistics routes creates new opportunities for Russian exporting companies. How can we accurately assess the prospective cargo flow until 2030? Which types of cargo can compete with coal in this context? The implementation of such projects not only contributes to an increase in freight traffic but also stimulates the construction of new housing and social infrastructure facilities and boosts the labour market. Can the role of regions in infrastructure development and border cooperation be enhanced? What other non-infrastructure barriers affect transport efficiency? Modernization of railway lines has the greatest impact when closely coordinated with other types of infrastructure, such as port, energy, terminal, and warehouse infrastructure. How harmonious is the development in the eastern direction, and how can we avoid falling behind? How can we maintain our construction competencies? What is the significance of infrastructure in fostering economic and logistical cooperation with Asian countries? Are there competitors in the Eastern Polygon from a geopolitical perspective, and what are the alternative scenarios? Will transportation integration result in structural changes in East Asian economies?


Moderator:
Elina Tikhonova — Anchor, RBC

Panellists:
Ruslan Davydov — Acting Head, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Aleksey Krapivin — Chief Executive Officer, 1520 Group of Companies
Andrey Makarov — Deputy General Director, Russian Railways
Irina Olkhovskaya — General Director, Universal Logistics
Marat Khusnullin — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Sergey Tsivilev — Governor of Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass
Sergey Shishkarev — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Delo Group of Companies; Chairman of the Supreme Council, Handball Federation of Russia
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

12.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 10

The Far East of the Future

Human-Centricity as the Primary Factor for the Development of Territories and the Well-Being of Civil Society


Large, systemically important players are increasingly adopting a human-centered approach that places people, their capabilities, well-being, and potential at the center of everything they do. At what point will the implementation of a human-centric approach enhance the efficiency of the organization and the well-being of society? What mechanisms in the education system ensure maximum socioeconomic returns in capacity development at both the individual and collective levels? Which regional programmes address long-term demographic and migration trends?


Moderator:
Natalia Dudina — Senior Vice President, Sberbank

Panellists:
Alexander Asmolov — Head of the Department of Personality Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Director, School of Anthropology of the Future, RANEPA
Alexey Belik — Prime Minister of Sakhalin Region
Kirill Kravchenko — Deputy Cheif Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Yury Marfin — Acting Rector, Pacific State University
Mariya Romanova — Chief Operating Officer, Corporation for Development of the Far East and Arctic
Aleksandr Sapozhnikov — General Director, Russian Crab Group of Companies

12.09.2023
13:00–14:00

Building A, level 4, VEB.RF

The Far East of the Future

60 Minutes with Yevgeny Popov


There is an ambitious task to transform the Russian Far East into one of the economic growth hubs, serving as a center for integration and mutually beneficial cooperation within the Eurasian and Asia-Pacific economic space. Current economic challenges necessitate the implementation of new economic measures, such as establishing international industrial parks or creating bonded zones in border areas with China. These initiatives aim to facilitate mutual market access through the development of warehouse complexes for duty-free storage of manufactured goods. These innovations are directed towards various objectives, including attracting foreign capital, boosting trade turnover among the region's countries, and enabling Russian goods and services to access the Asian market. How can national currencies be made convertible and widely used? What conditions contribute to the accumulation of the labour force in the region? What international experience can be utilized when planning to attract foreign capital and technology companies to the Far East?


Moderator:
Evgeniy Popov — Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications; Anchor, Russia-1 Channel

Panellists:
Josenir Nascimento — First Deputy, Para State Government
Veronika Nikishina — General Director, Russian Export Center
Maksim Oreshkin — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Dilma Rousseff — President, New Development Bank
Zhu Xianglin — Deputy Executive Secretary, People's Government of Liaoning Province
Igor Shuvalov — Chairman, VEB.RF

12.09.2023
15:00–17:00

Building S, level 3, plenary session hall

Plenary Session


Address by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin
Address by the Vice President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Pany Yathotou


Moderator:
Ilya Doronov — Managing Director, RBC