30 December 2019

Roscongress Insider Releases Analytical Digest with EEF 2019 Results

Experts and analysts from the Roscongress Foundation along with Russian News Agency TASS have prepared a special issue of the Roscongress Insider publication dedicated to the results of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on 4–6 September 2019. The publication primarily focuses on expanding economic horizons, international cooperation, and the social sector. These issues are traditionally addressed within the Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme.

Heads of state, representatives of the federal authorities, heads of Russian regions, leading economists, representatives of the business community, and opinion leaders serve as experts who evaluate the results of the Eastern Economic Forum in the digest. Such officials include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, Russian Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Kozlov, Russian Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Dmitry Kobylkin, Russian Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova, and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, among several others.

This special issue of Roscongress Insider paid particular attention to the statistics of the past Eastern Economic Forum and the economic indicators of the Far Eastern Federal District. The Forum set a record in terms of the number of participants and the value of the agreements signed. Over the course of the EEF 2019, a total of 270 agreements valued at RUB 3.4 trillion were concluded. Most of them were signed by residents of advanced special economic zones registered in the Far East (369 companies worth RUB 2.5 trillion).

Roscongress Insider addresses the regional agenda in figures and facts about the investment climate in the Far East, which accounts for 2530% of foreign investment in Russia. Nine of the eleven regions in the Far Eastern Federal District showed improvements in most indicators of the national rating of the condition and investment climate in the regions of the Russian Federation, and 15 companies became residents of the RU Tech Park over the year between the EEF 2018 and EEF 2019.

Observations made by participants in the Eastern Economic Forum identified priorities for economic development, cooperation between states and international organizations, and social infrastructure and suggested the most effective ways to solve them. The expert opinions are available on the resources of the ROSCONGRESS.ORG Information and Analytical System.

Roscongress Insider is a Roscongress Foundation project that recaps the major results of the country’s largest business events. Each issue contains memorable quotes by politicians, heads of leading companies, and representatives of the expert and scientific community as well as key findings and user-friendly statistics.