“The Eastern Economic Forum has brought together over 3,000 participants this year. We see this as a sign of growing interest on the part of political and business circles in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond in Russia, in our Far Eastern agenda in general, and in the steps and initiatives we are taking to open up new opportunities for cooperation and engagement in promising projects in the Russian Far East.”
Deputy prime minister - presidential plenipotentiary envoy to the far eastern federal district
"The Eastern Economic Forum is a step forward in the development of the Far East. We are primarily inviting investors whose companies are already working in the Russian market, or are planning to do so. These companies are numerous, and their interest in the Far East is very high. We will make every effort to provide the most attractive investment climate possible, and make sure that the Russian Far East is seen by both Russian and foreign investors as a safe, reliable, and profitable territory to work in."
Minister for the development of the Russian far east
"The focus of the Eastern Economic Forum is Far East success stories: newly-opened enterprises and launched projects. Business today can itself tell how the new state policy is working: PDAs, free ports, the Far East Development Fund, and so on. This is the best evidence that the Far East can and will develop, that business can and should be done here. We can see a new economy emerging. Modern production units are being set up."