6– 7 September 2017

Vladivostok, Russia

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  • BUSINESS PROGRAMME FOR THE SECOND EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM

    2–3 September 2016, Vladivostok

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    • September 02
      15:15 - 16:45

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 4

      Developing the Russian Far East – Advantages and New Opportunities for the Asia-Pacific Region

      Integration in Greater Eurasia and the Asia-Pacific Region: Where Do Interests Intersect?

      Key session

      A large-scale pattern of integration is developing in and around Eurasia – the all-encompassing Eurasian partnership includes the Eurasian Economic Union, China and its Silk Road Economic Belt, India, Pakistan, Iran, links with the Republic of Korea and Japan, and other important players. The reinvigorated and expanded Shanghai Cooperation Organization will play an important role in the new community. At the same time, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has been signed and discussions about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) initiative are ongoing. What is the strategic potential of coordinated development in major Eurasian integration projects? Do these processes compete with or complement each other? Will they usher in a free trade zone spanning Eurasia and the Asia-Pacific Region, or will they lead to even deeper forms of integration? What global business projects might become possible through such integration? How might integration change the conditions for business development and what advantages might it create for doing business?

      Moderator:
      Sergey KaraganovDean, School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, The Council on Foreign and Defence Policy; Member, The Valdai Discussion Club

      Panellists:
      Shamshad AkhtarExecutive Secretary, The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
      Timofei BordachevProgramme Director, The Valdai Discussion Club
      Hans-Paul BuerknerChairman, The Boston Consulting Group
      Yaroslav LissovolikChief Economist, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
      Tadashi MaedaChief Executive Officer, Executive Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
      Igor MorgulovDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
      Veronika NikishinaMember of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
      Alexander ShokhinPresident, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
      Igor ShuvalovFirst Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
      Victor VekselbergCo-chairman, Foundation Council, President, Skolkovo Foundation
      Xian ZhuVice President, Chief Operations Officer, New Development Bank