13.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, conference hall 2

Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence

New Meanings of Oriental Studies: Employer Demands, Business Education, and National Interests


The new challenges of Asia necessitate new forms of training for professionals who are well-versed in a wide range of subjects, from history to economics, business and entrepreneurship. The primary objective is for specialist training to align with the demands of employers and to further Russia's interests in Asia. How can training programmes be modernized to uphold traditions and provide comprehensive preparation for future specialists in the modern world? What new experiences in business education related to Asia have Russian training centres gained, and what new programmes are required in the region? How much knowledge should someone developing projects with Asian partners have?


Moderator:
Mihail Krivopal — Vice-Rector for Additional Education, Far Eastern Federal University

Panellists:
Liudmila Veselova — Academic supervisor of the master's programs "Business and Politics in Modern Asia" and "International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region"; Associate Professor, Research University Higher School of Economics
Natalya Gusevskaya — Head of the Department of International Law and International Relations, Transbaikal State University
Aldar Damdinov — Rector, Buryat State University named after D.Banzarov
Maria Zakharova — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary; Director, Department of Information and the Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kugaevsky — Deputy Rector for Analytical and Scientific Activities, M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
Alexey Maslov — Director, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Alexander Storozhuk — Associate Professor, Professor, Head of the Department of Chinese Philology, St. Petersburg State University

13.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 5, conference hall 4

The Far East of the Future

Far Eastern Land: My Home is My Castle


Those living in the Far East are driven by the well-being of their family, a desire to remain healthy into old age, financial stability, and the prospect of improving living conditions. 30% more children are born in a private house than in a flat, and they are healthier than those living in high-rises. More than 118,000 people have already received plots in the Far East under the Hectare Programme. Most often these are family-oriented people. The most popular reason for taking part in the hectare development is to build a house/dacha (48%), to hold regular family gatherings (34%), to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life (33%), to grow organic food for oneself (32%), and to lead a healthy lifestyle (29%). The majority of potential Hectare recipients hope to move into a private home: 77% among residents of the Far East and 86% among the residents of other regions. The Hectare is a unique opportunity for active people to make their dreams come true without having to leave their native land. The system for providing applicants with plots within a month and with minimal administrative costs has helped remove administrative barriers and increased involvement in the development of the territories. The construction of individual housing has shown great potential for growth. Help exists for participants of the Hectare programme in the form of support measures like the Far East Mortgage to purchase house kits or build a house on the hectare and a quota for the harvesting of timber for the construction of a residential house among others. How can we increase the number of houses being built on hectares in the Far East? How can we minimize infrastructure costs? How should hectare housing development be organized? What works best: self-sufficiency, contracting, a house kit, shared construction, the industrial method? How can we resolve the issue of heterogeneity of individual housing development? What other tools exist to support the development of individual housing? What new mechanisms can facilitate the development of individual housing in the Far East?


Moderator:
Kristina Yakovenko — Development Director, Khrustalny

Panellists:
Andrey Artamonov — General Director, DNS Development
Alexander Levintal — Managing Director for the Far East, DOM.RF
Elvira Nurgalieva — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Valentina Pivnenko — Deputy Chairwoman of the Committee on Development of Far East and the Arctic of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Victor Devyatov — Participant of the Far Eastern Hectare Program
Andrey Kondratyev — Participant of the Far Eastern Hectare Program
Marina Koroleva — Director of Mortgage Lending and Domclick Services Development Direction, Sberbank

13.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 6

Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence

Muravyov-Amursky 2030: New Professionals for Ambitious Objectives


For the Far East, the development of human resources is one of the most important conditions for sustainable development. New projects require new approaches, including in public administration. The Muravyov-Amursky 2030 programme is more than just a personnel competition; it is a comprehensive educational and project-based training platform for young managers whose primary objective is to contribute to the advancement of the Far East and Russia. Graduates from the inaugural stream have already assumed roles in regional, municipal, and federal services, actively participating in areas such as economic development, infrastructure, construction, production, social services, and education. Alongside their families, they have relocated to the Far East from various regions of the country. Over 3,000 candidates from 81 regions of Russia applied for the second phase, competing for 60 spots per place, and 55 cadets were admitted into the unique one-year educational programme. What is the essence of the project approach? Who are the officials of the new generation? What makes the preparation of the ‘Far Eastern managerial special forces’ unique? What innovations are in the employment and mentorship programme?


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

Panellists:
Vitaly Galkin — Director, Primorsky Krai Investment Agency; Graduate of the First Stream of the Muravyov-Amursky 2030 Program
Kamo Karoyan — Head of the Far East and Arctic Projects Directorate, VEB. Infrastructure; Graduate of the First Stream of the Muravyov-Amursky 2030 Program
Boris Korobets
Aleksandra Lebedeva — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory
Aisen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Vera Shcherbina — First Vice-Governor – Chairman of the Government of the Primorsky Territory

13.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, conference hall 11

Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence

People Who Change the World


The Far East is renowned for its rich cultural and historical heritage, but it also serves as a platform for numerous social and economic transformations. This panel session will delve into the stories of individuals who are actively engaged in promoting social change in this region, serving as catalysts for positive transformations and inspiring and mobilizing society for change. What motivations, methods, and achievements drive these individuals who are effecting real and positive changes in the social landscape of the Far East?


Moderator:
Elena Chernenko — Head of Special Projects Department and Prganizing Events, Association of Volunteer Centers

Panellists:
Dmitry Averyanov — Finalist of the International Award #MYVMESTE
Alexey Agafonov — Deputy Director, Russia – Land of Opportunity
Anna Agulina — Head of External Relations Direction, Volunteer Search and Rescue Team "LizaAlert"
Margarita Butorina — Director for Sustainable Development, Russian Media Group
Sofia Vavilova — Finalist of the International Award #MYVMESTE
Alexander Gruzdev — Associate Professor of the Department of Local History, Deputy Director of the Oriental Institute, Far Eastern Federal University
Tatyana Terentyeva — Rector, Vladivostok State University
Olga Schukina — Finalist of the International Award #MYVMESTEЯ; Director, Khabarovsk Regional Monitoring Center for Assistance to Missing and Injured Children

13.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, conference hall 20

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

New Oil: The Investment Potential of the Far Eastern Region’s Agribusiness Sector


Agriculture in the Far East is attractive to investors for two reasons. Firstly, it offers enormous export potential with direct access to the Asia-Pacific market, one of the most dynamically developing markets in the world. Secondly, the demand for food products surpasses the available supply. For example, fresh food (fruits, vegetables, etc.) is still not sufficiently represented in the Far Eastern market. The remoteness of the macro-region makes it difficult to deliver perishable products, even from Siberia. The establishment of retail outlets in the Far East region enhances both the physical and economic accessibility of products. Analysts predict that two thousand supermarkets in the form of convenience stores will create a fundamentally new food distribution channel, consequently opening up new opportunities for local entrepreneurs. What additional incentives do local producers require to achieve full self-sufficiency in food production within the Far Eastern Federal District? Which market niches hold the greatest promise in the Far East? In which sectors of the agro-industrial complex is it advantageous to invest? Can the agro-industrial sector become a new driving force for the Far Eastern economy?


Moderator:
Konstantin Boucher — TV and Radio Presenter

Panellists:
Alexey Bezugly — Acting Head of the Department of Industry and Agriculture of the Government of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Andrei Bronts — Minister of Agriculture of the Primorsky Territory
Ekaterina Gavrilova — Head of Government Relations Office, X5 Group Far East
Alexander Efremov — General Director, Yuzhmorrybflot
Dmitriy Zhilyakov — Head of Industry and Technological Expertise Directorate, Russian Agricultural Bank
Stepan Inyutochkin — General Director, Target Agro
Valery Miroshkin — Vice President, Ecoculture Group of Companies
Abdurazak Razakov — Director of Agriculture, Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Alexey Tkachev — General Director, Ratimir
Oleg Turkov — Minister of Agriculture of Amursky Territory
Evgeny Shestyuk — General Director, Myasoopttorg

13.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, conference hall 3

Lost in the Stars: A New Step in Russian-Chinese Partnership for Content Distribution and Film Production


The Chinese movie market will overtake the US market in terms of gross box office receipts from 2020 (according to Comscore). Chinese companies are actively investing in content production and in the development of the film industry as a whole. Today, cooperation with the Asian film market is becoming a priority not only in terms of showcasing content, but also in terms of sharing experience and establishing cultural, working and investment communications between the countries.
The release in Russia of the film Lost in the Stars, which is leading the Chinese box office and is a remake of a Soviet film hit, begins a new stage of cooperation between Russian companies, representatives of the creative industry and Chinese partners, and restarts the joint mechanism for working with film releases. For a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the topic under discussion, we need to answer a number of difficult questions. What is the state of Russian-Chinese cooperation in film and digital content production and what are its prospects? What role do mechanisms of intergovernmental relations play in its development? How can major investment projects between the two countries in film production be realized? How can we more effectively share experience with China in building an independent local film industry?


Moderator:
Dmitry Mednikov — Managing Director, Russian Media Group

Panellists:
Sergey Ilyevsky — Managing partner of the creative association "ArtMainstream"
Dian Song — International Distribution Director of As One Production and Producer of Gone in the Stars,
Tosya Chaikina — Russian singer, songwriter, musician
Ekaterina Cherkes-zade — Creative Economy Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Qian Zhongyuan — Vice President of As One Production and Executive Producer of the film "Gone in the Stars"

13.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, conference hall 3

Technological Development as a Guarantee of Sovereignty

Industrial Clusters: The Path to Technological Sovereignty


Currently, the domestic economy faces the challenge of achieving technological sovereignty while also enhancing interregional and intersectoral cooperation. One of the most effective mechanisms for developing and strengthening cooperative ties in the face of economic pressure is the use of industrial clusters. When using this instrument, the initiator can implement projects aimed at producing import-substituting industrial products of the industrial cluster resulting in a significant reduction in costs. This can be achieved by attracting state support measures at both the federal and regional levels. Furthermore, purchasers of these products may qualify for support measures, including a subsidy that covers up to 50 per cent of the costs associated with acquiring initial batches of these industrial products. The industrial cluster serves as a means to identify potential investment projects, as it enables the understanding of the requirements of enterprises for imported raw materials, materials and components. At the same time, this mechanism enables the effective utilization of existing state support measures to enhance the efficiency of project implementation. As part of the implementation of the President's instructions, a new preferential regime for industrial clusters was launched on 1 January 2023. This regime includes support measures such as preferential financing for projects related to the production of priority products, a reduction of insurance premium rates to 7.6%, and the unconditional right to apply tax and customs monitoring procedures. How does the mechanism of industrial clusters contribute to the achievement of Russia's technological sovereignty? How can the new support measures help facilitate the sale of industrial products in foreign markets? What federal and regional support measures are in place to promote the implementation of import-substituting investment projects? Which path should be chosen: creating new domestic enterprises for import-substituting products or establishing new production chains with enterprises possessing all the necessary competencies? How can we address the limited awareness among businesses regarding the benefits of the industrial cluster mechanism and encourage their participation in its creation? How can we enhance the accessibility of new state support measures for industrial cluster participants, especially among industrial enterprises?


Moderator:
Mikhail Labudin — Director, Association of Clusters, Technology Parks and SEZ of Russia

Panellists:
Konstantin Dolgov — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Kamo Karoyan
Andrey Misyura — General Director, Development Corporation of Middle Ural
Vladimir Morozov — General Director, MetallStroyEngineering
Valeriy Smirnov — Head of Investment Department, Far East and Arctic Development Corporation

13.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 6

International Cooperation in a Changed World

A Global Alternative to Western Dominance: The Contours of the Future


The policy of dominance by the countries of the "collective West" presents unpromising scenarios for the future of the rest of the world. In the context of global confrontation, the West has shifted from promoting quasi-democratic models to openly imposing formats of dependent existence on individual countries and regions through alternative means. This involves either relinquishing sovereignty, erasing traditional values and cultural identity, gaining access to the exploitation of resources and labour, controlling media, education, and national security systems, or facing political and economic isolation through the use of systemic sanctions. The West's desire to dictate its rules to the world is further strengthened by the extensive manipulation of consciousness using digital technologies, social media, and mass culture. The primary target of this manipulation is the younger generation, who will play a crucial role in shaping the political, socio-economic, and cultural agendas in their respective countries in the near future. The propaganda of the West's neo-colonial attitudes, widespread distortion of information and historical facts, and the digital dominance of American Internet platforms are just a few of the challenges that Russia, China, countries in the Asia-Pacific region, BRICS, SCO, and the Global South – all those who reject externally imposed programmes for their own future – are currently confronting. What could be the contours of the emerging world order that would serve the interests of those who do not wish to submit to the will of the 'golden billion' and global elites? What is their undiscovered full potential? What can be done to counteract the inertia of globalization, which solely serves the interests of a group of countries at the expense of the rest of the world? What alternative development path can be offered to young people?


Moderator:
Roman Mironov — Senior Producer of the International Multimedia Press Center of the Rossiya Segodnya Media Group

Panellists:
Aleksandr Babakov — Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Andrey Denisov — First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Alexander Dugin — Philosopher, Doctor of Political Sciences, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor, Public Figure (online)
Maria Zakharova — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary; Director, Department of Information and the Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Oleg Karpovich — Vice-Rector for Research, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Doctor of Law, Doctor of Political Science, Professor; Member of the Expert Council under the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Science and Higher Education
Karin Kneissl — Head, Center G.O.R.K.I. (Geopolitical Observatory on Key Issues in Russia); Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria (2017–2019)
Boris Korobets — Rector, Far Eastern Federal University; Scientist, Public Figure; Member of the Bureau 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; Head of the Department "Security in the Digital World" and Professor of the Department "Information Security", N.E. Bauman MSTU

13.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, conference hall 11

Education and Upbringing as the Foundation of Independence

Scientific and Expert Support for the Development of Russia’s Far East


The constituent entities of Russia’s Far East are currently facing large-scale development challenges – in the economy, industry, and the social and humanitarian spheres. The issue of sustainable regional development is becoming increasingly pertinent in the context of climate change and the environmental agenda. The lives and well-being of millions of people living in the Far East and the future of the region as a whole largely depend on these issues being effectively resolved. Russia’s scientific community, with guidance from and the active participation and expertise of the Russian Academy of Sciences, can make a significant contribution to strengthening the potential of the Far East, and help its regions identify fitting responses to the challenges of our time. What areas of science should be prioritized today? How can we build an effective scientific and expert groundwork for the Far East? How can we create a foundation for the development of cutting-edge technologies?


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

Panellists:
Vladimir Kvardakov — Chairman of the Board, Russian Centre for Science Information
Gennady Krasnikov — President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Denis Sekirinsky — Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Front row participants:
Stepan Kalmykov
Yuriy Kulchin — Chairman, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences