11.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, conference hall 2

The Far East of the Future

National Spatial Data System: Promising Solutions in the Development of the Far Eastern Federal District


The Far East is a special territory with unique resource and economic potential, the development of which is a national priority for the entire 21st century. The most important thing for the development of the territory is the availability of complete and reliable information about it: the elimination of "white spots" on the map of Russia through the creation and operation of a unified system containing consolidated data on land, its location, features, boundaries, and real estate objects. Consolidated and up-to-date spatial data serve as the basis for the creation and functioning of investment portals and infrastructure projects planning. In addition, they provide reliability in protecting property rights, introducing new super-services for people and businesses, and accelerating the development of Russian regions. How will spatial data help in the development of the Far East? What new opportunities are opening up for people, business, and the state? What is the role of regional authorities in building the National Spatial Data System?


Moderator:
Denis Gros — Coordinator for the Far Eastern Federal District, All-Russian public organization "Business Russia"; Managing Partner, DA! Development

Panellists:
Vladislav Zhdanov — Director, Roskadastr
Anton Zaytsev — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakhalin Region
Vladimir Koshelev — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Construction, Housing and Communal Services
Andrey Samokhin — Chief Executive Officer, VEB.RF
Oleg Skufinskiy — Head, The Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr)
Suren Tovmasyan — Head, Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia
Do Thi Thu Thuy — Deputy Head of the Organization and International Cooperation Directorate of the Department of Survey and Mapping, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (online)
Wang Quan — Director General, Land Satellite Remote Sensing Application Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the People's Republic of China (online)

Front row participant:
Nadezda Kamynina — Rector, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography

11.09.2023
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, conference hall 17

The Far East of the Future

Financial Sustainability of Regions and Municipalities


At present, the role of the Far East in the socioeconomic development of the country is increasing. This means that new opportunities and prospects are opening up for the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District. Measures implemented at the federal and regional levels are aimed at the socioeconomic development of the macro-region, and their range and areas of focus are expanding, covering various spheres of the economy and social policy. Maintaining economic growth in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District will eventually improve their financial stability. In this regard, the issue of how to boost the effectiveness of preferential regimes and other support measures for regional and municipal budgets becomes important. What mechanisms of advanced development have maximum potential in terms of the ultimate effects on the financial sustainability of regional and local budgets? The regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, which differ in terms of their financial situation and level of subsidy, face the task of improving their inhabitants’ quality of life. What approaches can be proposed to ensure the best possible exercise of regional and municipal powers? The system of inter-budget relations in Russia is in constant flux. In addition to the inter-budget transfers of recent years, the mechanism of budget credits has been developed significantly. Their use allows regions to finance a wide range of expenditure commitments, including those related to infrastructure development. What are the pros and cons of this mechanism? What other changes are required in inter-budget relations to improve the financial sustainability of the regions? The issues of ensuring the sustainability of regions and municipalities are relevant for many countries, while each country has its own methods for establishing and reforming inter-budget relations. What solutions from other countries with regards to stimulating mechanisms to develop individual territories and inter-budget relations can be used in the Russian Federation?


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

Panellists:
Tatyana Gromova — Deputy Head, The Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr) (online)
Vladimir Klimanov — Director, Institute for Public Finance Reform (IPFR); Head of the Regional Policy Center, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
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
Alexander Rolik — Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Primorsky Krai
Dmitry Tvardovsky — First Deputy General Director, InfraVEB
Evgeniy Chekin — Chairman of the Government of of Kamchatka Territory

11.09.2023
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 5, conference hall 13

The Far East of the Future

Supplying Small Businesses in the Far East Federal District with Specialists


The decline in the number of employees in all SME sectors has become a trend over the past year. For many small companies, the lack of staff is a constant and complex problem caused by various factors, such as demographics, lack of professional training or a shortage of the appropriate specialists, and competition for employees with the government and large businesses. These issues have now reached a critical point. The Far East is a dynamically developing macro-region, which requires a constant inflow of new labour, including from foreign countries. What issues do small companies in the Far East face? What is the role of staff availability in the development of SMEs in the Far East? What measures are being taken in the macro-region to support small businesses in addressing staffing problems? Are there opportunities for small businesses to become competitive in the labour market? What tools and programmes are available to small businesses to solve recruitment problems? What are the prospects for growth in the Far Eastern labour market, and how can this affect SMEs? What is the outlook for the development of Russia’s migration policy, and how might this affect the recruitment of foreign employees to small companies in the Far East?


Moderator:
Alexander Kalinin — President, All‑Russian Non‑Governmental Organization of Small and Medium‑Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Panellists:
Konstantin Basmanov — Vice-Chairman, Promsvyazbank
Igor Vetryuk — General Director, Wellway
Anton Zaytsev — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakhalin Region
Aleksandr Isayevich — General Director – Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Alexey Maslov — Director, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Front row participants:
Mihail Krivopal — Vice-Rector for Additional Education, Far Eastern Federal University
Sergey Nuzhdin — General Director, Regional Migrant Assistance Center ANO
Evgeniya Chavkina — General Director, Production company "Siberian Gubernia"

11.09.2023
15:00–16:30

Building A, level 5, conference hall 4

The Far East of the Future

What's Next? Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Government Projects in the Field of Youth Entrepreneurship


Any assessment of the effectiveness of youth entrepreneurship programmes requires a long-term evaluation of the impact on the lives of young people. Such an assessment will allow to analyse the changes that occur in youth entrepreneurial activity as a result of these projects. This should include an assessment of the impact of the projects on economic growth, employment, innovation activity and the social development of young people. By evaluating the long-term impact, the effectiveness of youth entrepreneurship policies and strategies can be ascertained. Many programmes have short-term objectives, so it can be difficult to measure the long-term impact of these programmes on youth entrepreneurship. For example, how long the legal entities that young people set up during the competition lasted, etc. The results of an analysis of the long-term impact of government projects would help to derive better methods and approaches that can be applied when designing future programmes. In order to effectively assess the long-term impact of a project, it is necessary to develop approaches and select the metrics that will be evaluated. What metrics should be monitored to assess the long-term impact of a programme? Are there legal restrictions to such an analysis? Who should analyse and process this data?


Moderator:
Oleg Shenderyuk — Director, Yakov and Parters

Panellists:
Alexey Agafonov — Deputy Director, Russia – Land of Opportunity
Aleksandr Vaino — Head of Youth Initiatives Center, Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
Vladimir Zhuikov — Executive Director, Investment Department, Russian Direct Investment Fund
Aleksandr Isayevich — General Director – Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Yury Saprykin — Vice President for Regional and International Development, Skolkovo Foundation
Alexander Chernoshchekin — Head of the block of medium and small business, Promsvyazbank

Front row participant:
Sergey Mikhnevich — Executive Secretary, EAEU Business Council; Managing Director for International Multilateral Cooperation and Integration, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

11.09.2023
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 8

The Far East of the Future

Sustainable Development of the State and Business: On Those who Look to the Future


Over the past thirty years, the relative birth level around the world has declined by almost 50%. This has led to profound disproportions in the age structure of the population, inevitable aging, and a higher social burden. The UN predicts that by the end of the century Russia’s population will decrease by almost a quarter, the population of Japan and China will decline by 50%, and India will start seeing negative trends in this regard. In these conditions, competition for labour will intensify for most Eurasian countries, including Russia. The only way to achieve sustainable improvements in the demographic situation is to increase the birth rate to a level that is higher than the population’s basic reproduction rate. This requires the state and business to consolidate their efforts. Since the corporate sector employs a large portion of the economically active population, the way in which employers treat family and demographic issues has a decisive impact on people’s sentiments about reproduction. In Russia, several companies are already showing their responsibility for the future of the country, region, and city in which they work, as well as their workforce. The government is ready to support responsible business. To this end, a project is being implemented to introduce a social rating of companies (EPS rating). The rating provides a universal assessment that aims to develop a business’s level of reliability, as well as social and environmental responsibility. In addition, Russia is currently developing a standard for the social capital of businesses based on the principles of responsible business. Do other countries have a social rating of companies and a standard for the social capital of businesses? What support measures could encourage businesses to invest in achieving Russia’s national development goals? How should the experience gained by business associations and leading companies as part of the ESG agenda be taken into account when implementing new initiatives?


Moderator:
Artur Niyazmetov — Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District

Panellists:
Dmitry Alexeev — General Director, DNS Group LLC
Kirill Babaev — Director, Institute of China and Modern Asia of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Deputy Chairman of the Presidium, National BRICS Research Committee
Georgiy Belozerov — Chief Operating Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Dmitriy Zaytsev — Auditor, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Maxim Filimonov — Director of Corporate Communications and External Relations, TransContainer
Timur Shinaliev — Head of Special Projects Department, Federal Tax Service of Russia

Front row participants:
Vladimir Egorov — General Director, Trust Fund for Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Marina Slutskaya — Director of the Sustainable Development and International Cooperation Unit, DOM.RF

11.09.2023
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 9

The Far East of the Future

Building Bigger, Better, and More Beautiful


Providing people with high-quality, affordable housing is one of the state’s most important tasks. In 2022, the volume of housing construction in the Far East will reach a record 3.6 million square metres. In recent years, the rate of commissioning of new housing in the Far East has been ahead of the national average. But is this enough? Probably not. The level of housing provision in the macro-region is significantly lower, with an average of 35% less housing commissioned per 1,000 people. Given the fact that housing is one of the key factors of socioeconomic wellbeing, there is no time for procrastination. It is vital to formulate and implement breakthrough solutions, to continue work on reducing the investment and construction cycle and, taking into account the current realities, to fine-tune preferential mortgage lending programmes. Is the existing arsenal of support measures sufficient and how effectively is it used? Is it possible to show a significant breakthrough in the current market conditions? What are the main construction trends and how quickly is the Far East adapting to them?


Moderator:
Leonid Stavitsky — Honored Builder of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Alexey Almazov — Managing Partner for the Regions Segment, FSK Group of Companies
Andrey Artamonov — General Director, DNS Development
Gadzhimagomed Guseynov — First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Evgeniy Kravchenko — Senior Managing Director, Director of Trade Finance Division, Sberbank
Valery Limarenko — Governor of Sakhalin Region
Vitaly Mutko — Chief Executive Officer, DOM.RF
Aleksandr Prygunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Samolet Strana
Nikita Stasishin — Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Ivan Abramov — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Evgeny Grigoriev — Head of Yakutsk Urban Distrikt
Andrey Osipov — Member of the Board, Director of Business Development, Post Bank JSC
Aigul Yusupova — Managing Partner, Unikey

11.09.2023
17:25–18:45

Building B, level 7, conference hall 11

The Far East of the Future

The Far East Concession: Modern Infrastructure for Far Eastern Cities


Russia is in the process of developing master plans for Far Eastern cities to reshape their image and enhance the social and economic environments. The Far East Concession Programme, launched in 2021, primarily focuses on enhancing urban infrastructure to improve the quality of life for residents of the Far East and to drive social and economic development in the region. This is achieved through the multiplier effects of the new infrastructure, benefiting residents who live, work, study, raise children, and visit the Far East. The programme is currently in demand by regions and investors as a tool that, under existing budget constraints, allows the construction of complex infrastructure that cannot be created without sharing financial risks between the state and businesses. Once created, this infrastructure will be in demand for many generations to come. By the end of 2023, there are plans to launch a minimum of 30 facilities within the master plans of Far Eastern cities, with a combined estimated cost of at least RUB 150 billion. At the same time, current economic conditions also necessitate the development of the Far East's economy, and this cannot be achieved without the implementation of new transportation and industrial infrastructure. In general, the new conditions of economic development require the consolidation of efforts by all stakeholders to formulate an optimal approach and foster interaction to address the strategic objectives of economic development, the financial market, and infrastructure renewal. This includes taking into account the opportunities and limitations of PPPs.


Moderator:
Alexander Dolgov — Partner, Head of Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships, Better Chance

Panellists:
Alexander Aksakov — Director of Infrastructure Bonds Division, DOM.RF
Anatoliy Bobrakov — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Vitaly Korolev — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
Denis Nozdrachev — General Director, InfraVEB
Sergey Nosov — Governor of Magadan Region
Pavel Puzanov — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Amur Region

Front row participants:
Anna Baginskaya — Managing Director, Head of the PPP Center, Sberbank
Andrey Blokhin — Minister of Economic Development of the Primorsky Krai
Valery Eremin — General Director, System Concessions
Maksim Ignatyev — Director for Government Relations and Regional Programs, Delo
Anna Kokorina — Head of the Department of State Capital Investments of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Georgy Fotin — General Director, GDK Baimskaya
Vitaly Shishmarev — Deputy General Director, BTS-MOST

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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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

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