Programme

Plenary Session Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next? Doing Business in the Russian Far East We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges Business Dialogue Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East ‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum Presentation of investment projects
05.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Panel discussion: Small businesses in the era of globalization and digitization

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

Every day, technology is becoming a bigger part of our daily lives, and doing business is no exception. For some, new technologies are becoming a trusted aid to business or even the basis of a successful startup, whereas for others they are the harbinger of major problems and bankruptcy. This discussion will assess the influence of new technologies on the Russian economy as a whole, and on small businesses in particular. Possible paths will be determined for the development of small enterprises in the new environment in which we now find ourselves. Specially invited experts will explain which sectors they expect to experience a substantial growth in profitability in future, and what forms of business will cease to exist in the next five years as new technologies render them obsolete. It is anticipated that the discussion will be of considerable practical value to participants. Young entrepreneurs in the Russian Far East need to move with the times, keeping themselves prepared for new technological challenges and opportunities.

Moderator:
Andrey Sharov — Vice-President, Head of Small Business Development Department, Head of GR Department, Sberbank

Panellists:
Dmitry Sukhoverkhov — Chairman, Far Eastern Bank of Sberbank of Russia
Marina Zhunich — Director of Government Relations, Google Russia

05.09.2017
09:30—11:00

Building A, level 8, Conference hall 11

Panel discussion ‘Development of Civil Engagement: Results and New Trends

Today, the development of public initiatives and the non-profit sector in the Russian Far East is displaying the same trends found in the rest of the country. Activists are becoming better leaders, better organized, and better resourced, and communication with government bodies is improving. At the same time, the poorly developed infrastructure supporting non-profit organizations and activists’ projects, and remaining gaps in the legal and regulatory framework on which relations between the government and the third sector are based, are hindering the broader development of social activism among citizens and reducing the effectiveness of the work being done by non-profit organizations to tackle social problems and challenges. Keeping in mind the importance of citizens’ initiatives in resolving the majority of development issues faced by the Russian Far East, it is essential to bring together the efforts of national, regional, and local structures with the aim of reforming the entire support system for the non-profit sector and introducing and implementing effective practices and methods for working with initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District. Developing infrastructure – first and foremost, resource centres, which can provide competent and accessible assistance to initiators as they develop, promote, and implement their projects and events – is also critical.

Moderator:
Sergey Gabestro — Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC

Panellists:
Ilya Chukalin — Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Grants Foundation
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Natalia Pochinok — Rector, Russian State Social University
Artem Shadrin — Director, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vladimir Solodov — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation

05.09.2017
10:00—13:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

Master Class by School of Exports, Russian Export Center

The Russian Export Center’s educational programme provides training for new export companies in the fundamentals and practicalities of export activity, including information on best practices from leading experts in Russian foreign trade and international experience. The Russian Export Center’s programme is currently the country’s only comprehensive training course in foreign trade which has been developed especially for SMEs, and which is delivered directly in Russia’s regions to a uniformly high standard and with uniform availability and regularity.

Moderators:
Anna Kochemasova — Coach, Educational Programme, School of Exports, Russian Export Center; Director, Khabarovsk Regional Entrepreneurial Assistance Centre
Artur Lyashchenko — Director of Marketing, School of Exports, Russian Export Center

05.09.2017
10:00—11:30

Building B, level 5, Conference hall 3

Presentation platform – The Russian Far East: Working with Young People to Accelerate Development

EEF Youth Platform

For the first time at the Eastern Economic Forum, there will be a youth platform, whose mission will be to engage young people under the age of 35 in matters concerning the Far Eastern Federal District. An environment built to mobilize intelligent and creative young people in the region could serve as a powerful catalyst in solving the challenges related to advanced development in the Far Eastern Federal District. In order to achieve this, the basic principles which drive youth policy in the region today must be re-evaluated, while development institutions, universities, business and government must be given a defined place and role, and an ecosystem must be created to support youth initiatives, entrepreneurship, and startups.

Moderator:
Mikhail Khomich — Acting Permanent Representative of the Head of the Republic of Udmurtia under the President of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Nikita Anisimov — Acting President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Egor Borisov — Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Alexander Bugaev — Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Svetlana Chupsheva — Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Alexander Galushka — Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vladimir Ilyukhin — Governor of Kamchatskiy Krai
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Roman Kopin — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Oleg Kozhemyako — Governor of Sakhalin Region
Alexander Kozlov — Governor of Amur Region
Alexander Krutikov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Alexander Levintal — Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Vladimir Miklushevskiy — Governor of Primorsky Territory
Alexander Osipov — First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vladimir Pecheny — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
Leonid Petukhov — General Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Artem Shadrin — Director, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vyacheslav Shport — Governor of Khabarovsk Territory
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vladimir Solodov — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
Denis Tikhonov — General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Valentin Timakov — Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Yury Trutnev — Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

05.09.2017
11:00—12:30

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Section: Successful experience of launching products on the Japanese, Korean, and Chinese markets

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

The countries of Asia represent an enormous consumer market which is virtually unknown to Russian entrepreneurs. This market stands out as a highly competitive one, making it extremely difficult to gain a foothold in. Entrepreneurs must pin their hopes on unique products which have no analogue on the Asian market. This section will examine real case studies of products and services being promoted on Asian markets, as shared with us by our speakers. The speakers will also answer questions from section participants.

Moderator:
Dmitry Tomchuk — Director for the Development of Entrepreneurial Projects, Institute for Accelerated Economic Development Foundation (Rybakov Foundation)

Panellists:
Nikolay Beloshitsky — General Director, Hoteza Hospitality Software
Irina Fedorenko — Co-founder, BioCarbon Engineering
Ilya Popov — President, Russian Animated Film Association
Aleksandr Timofeev — General Director, Far Eastern Peat Company

05.09.2017
11:00—12:30

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Section: Financial ecosystems and e-commerce: opportunities for young entrepreneurs

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

With the emergence of modern technologies and the full computerization of society across the globe, the system in which everybody in business was used to operating has suddenly become outdated. An entire world of new platforms for developing and promoting businesses has opened up. This section will be devoted to exchanging best practices in implementing e-commerce systems and to discussing their prospects in Russia and the wider world.

Moderator:
Alexander Filatov — LP Genesis Tech Capital, Binbank

Panellists:
Alexey Chalenko — Shareholder and CEO, 7seconds FC
Evgeny Dankevich — Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Mikhail Erman — Deputy Head of HSE Business Incubator, National Research University Higher School of Economics

05.09.2017
11:00—12:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

Session 1: Territories of Advanced Development in the Russian Far East, Free Port of Vladivostok and Special Economic Zones in Southeast Asia: finding ways for cooperation and exchanging experience.

Second Russia–ASEAN University Forum

Against a background of growing economic ties and intensified international humanitarian exchanges within APEC, the issues of ensuring quality of education and mutual recognition of qualifications are becoming ever more challenging. Barriers to recognition are significantly limiting opportunities for educational integration and the development of academic mobility. In this context, harmonization of the approaches and mechanisms for recognizing the education systems of APEC member countries is becoming especially important as a key step towards the creation of a common educational and economic space. This working session will be devoted to the discussion of existing international mechanisms for recognizing education, problem areas, and prospects for the establishment of a common system for mutual recognition within APEC, as well as the exchange of best practices for assessing foreign qualifications, in view of current trends in education.

Moderators:
Victoria Panova — Vice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Anatoly Torkunov — Rector, MGIMO University

Panellists:
Pornthep Benyaapikul — Director of Thai-APEC Study Center, Thammasat University (Thailand)
Ilya Dyachkov — Senior Expert, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University
Alexander Galushka — Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Yuri Gromyko — Director, Shiffers Institute
Thanongsinh Kanlagna — Vice-President, Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Lao PDR)
Dmitriy Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Vadim Saltykovsky — Deputy Chair, Committee for Economic cooperation with Asia and Oceania, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia
Azer Talibov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Yevgeny Vlasov — Deputy Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

05.09.2017
11:00—12:30

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Open discussion: Doing business in the Russian Far East. Specific features and opportunities

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

This moderated discussion will consider unoccupied niches for new business projects and assess existing demand in the Russian Far East. It will also examine the new possibilities and advantages offered by Vladivostok Free Port and advanced special economic zones. The session will also include a presentation on the possibilities of the new Voskhod investment platform.

Moderator:
Timur Turlov — Chief Executive Officer, Freedom Finance

Panellists:
Konstantin Bogdanenko — Member of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Roman Goryunov — Chairman, Russian Trading System Stock Exchange
Yury Yegorov — CEO, Nevada and Samberi

05.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 16

Stage of the World Sports Forum

A new format for business networking: annual meetings between leading executives, well-known politicians, and public figures at economic forums and significant global occasions, in an informal setting through sporting events, gala matches, tournaments, and business events. The aim is, among other things, to continue the dialogue begun at economic forums, facilitate business negotiations, and promote the establishment of friendly ties which lead to mutual understanding and collaboration in numerous areas.

Moderator:
Georgy Bryusov — Head of Sports, Entertainment and Special Programmes of Roscongress Foundation

Panellists:
Konstantin Bogdanenko — Member of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Alexey Kordichev — Chairman of the Management Board, PSC Orient Express Bank
Zhan Kuznetsov — Director of the Department for Physical Culture and Sport of Primorye Territory
Igor Pavlov — Director, Eastern Economic Forum
Yulia Yefimova — Three-time Olympic Medalist, Five-time World Swimming Champion

05.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building A, level 8, Conference hall 11

Roundtable ‘Establishment and Support of Public Activism and Initiatives in the Far East’

Today, the development of public initiatives and the non-profit sector in the Russian Far East is displaying the same trends found in the rest of the country. Activists are becoming better leaders, better organized, and better resourced, and communication with government bodies is improving. At the same time, the poorly developed infrastructure supporting non-profit organizations and activists’ projects, and remaining gaps in the legal and regulatory framework on which relations between the government and the third sector are based, are hindering the broader development of social activism among citizens and reducing the effectiveness of the work being done by non-profit organizations to tackle social problems and challenges.
Keeping in mind the importance of citizens’ initiatives in resolving the majority of development issues faced by the Russian Far East, it is essential to bring together the efforts of national, regional, and local structures with the aim of reforming the entire support system for the non-profit sector and introducing and implementing effective practices and methods for working with initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District. Developing infrastructure – first and foremost, resource centres, which can provide competent and accessible assistance to initiators as they develop, promote, and implement their projects and events – is also critical.

Moderator:
Sergey Gabestro — Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC

Panellists:
Galina Dzyuba — Member, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Maria Kostyuk — Coordination of the ‘Eastern Vector’ network programme in the Jewish Autonomous Region; Chairman, Forum Women’s Community Association
Galina Kurnosenok — Coordination of the ‘Eastern Vector’ network programme in the Primorye Territory
Nina Polichka — Director, Far Eastern Scientific Center of Local Governance
Veronika Sipacheva — Director, Energy of Participation Fund; Coordination, Association of Youth Governments of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District
Vladimir Solodov — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
Ksenia Trenogina — Director, ‘Civic Media’ Information Support Centre for the Development of the Khabarovsk Territory; Director, ‘Kind Khabarovsk’ movement
Dmitry Vinokurov — Beneficiary of the Church of the Port Arthur Icon of the Holy Virgin in Vladivostok

05.09.2017
13:30—15:00

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Expert session: How to transform Vladivostok into a gateway for Russian franchises to enter Asian markets

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

Franchising is one of the most popular and successful business models in the world. According to experts, it is the most common form of doing business in the West. In Russia, however, it has yet to achieve this level of popularity. This is due chiefly to a lack of awareness among entrepreneurs of the possibilities and advantages of buying or creating their own franchise. This session will discuss the essential parameters of launching Russian franchises on Asian markets and look for the best solutions. Objective: to increase general awareness of franchising among young entrepreneurs, and to discuss the possibility of using Vladivostok as a starting point for subsequently adapting Russian franchises to suit Asian markets.

Panellists:
Yang Jae Hyoung — Executive Director of Global Business Division CAFFE BENE coffee house chain, South Korea
Albert Kong — CEO, Asiawide Franchise Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore
Sergey Kosenko — Founder, SLEEPY
Yekaterina Soyak — Founder and Organizer, BUYBRAND Expo

05.09.2017
13:30—15:00

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Section: How is technology changing approaches to business management?

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

Modern technologies have transformed the way businesses are managed throughout the world. Managers no longer need to remain in the office throughout the working day. New software has enabled the automation of many processes which once required entrepreneurs to be physically present. Better and better tools for managing organizations are appearing every year. This section will include a speaker presentation on the subject ‘Business in the cloud: how to run a business anywhere in the world from Vladivostok’. Participants will have the chance to engage directly with speakers, and to discuss the pros and cons of new business management technologies.

Moderator:
Alina Suslova — Director of Special Projects, Skolkovo Foundation; Producer and Organizer, Startup Village by THE SEA

Panellists:
Vitaly Galenchuk — Founder, Confidento, Inc
Mikhail Kuznetsov — Director, Summit Motors Vladivostok
Stanislav Naumov — Government Relations Director, Member of the Executive Committee, Х5 Retail Group
Konstantin Parshin — Vice President, Executive Director, IT Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation

05.09.2017
13:30—15:00

Building C, level 6, Red hall

Special section: Young people in the global economy

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

Young people throughout the world are of particular value to society and occupy a special place in social and economic relationships. The situation for young people and the degree of their participation in economic development depends both on the state, and on young people themselves taking a proactive approach to life. Creating the economy of the future will require change from all participants in global politics, from the private to the state sector, and from the academic world and society itself. The young people of the world are the driving force behind innovation and creativity, the catalyst for putting new initiatives, ideas, and movements into practice, and a reservoir of vast intellectual potential. The value of young people in the modern world is also increasing with the growing importance of the education and professional skills required in response to a revolution in science and technology.

Moderator:
Mikhail Koltunov — Director, Russian Centre for Youth Entrepreneurship

Panellists:
Nikita Anisimov — Acting President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Alexander Bugaev — Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
Dmitriy Gluzhko — Deputy General Director for the Implementation of the Regional Staff Standard for Industrial Growth, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
Alexey Komissarov — Vice-Rector, Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Oleg Kozhemyako — Governor of Sakhalin Region
Alexander Kozlov — Governor of Amur Region
Olga Kurilova — Director of Representative Office, Agency for Strategic Initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District
Olesya Nekrasova — Director, Far Eastern Forum of Youth Initiative ‘Andreevsky Town’
Vladimir Pecheny — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region

05.09.2017
14:00—15:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

Session 2. Russia’s image in Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia’s image in Russia: the role of education, mass media and cultural exchanges

Second Russia–ASEAN University Forum

Mutual perception is a major factor which can facilitate or impede productive international cooperation. Russians share a mostly positive image of ASEAN member states, and the same holds true for the image of Russia in most ASEAN countries. Yet, admittedly, these images are rather blurred and full of stereotypes. Ordinary people and elites in both Russia and ASEAN know very little about their counterparts and have difficulty building mutual understanding. Participants in this session are invited to discuss how Russia and ASEAN countries can understand their partners better by learning more about each other through academic and cultural exchanges, media reporting, and other channels for public and interpersonal contacts.

Moderators:
Ekaterina Koldunova — Deputy Dean, School of International Relations and Senior Expert, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University
Viktor Sumsky — Director, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University

Panellists:
Gleb Fedorov — Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Russia beyond the Headlines
Mikhail Gusman — Chairman, Russian National Committee of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication; Vice-President, News Agency World Council (NACO)
Phol Norith — Deputy Director for Projects and Planning, Institute of Technology of Cambodia
Bilveer Singh — Professor, National University of Singapore
Vu Thuy Trang — Director, Center for Russian and CIS Studies, Institute for European Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; Associate Professor, Hanoi University
U Wei — Film Director, Malaysia

05.09.2017
14:00—15:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

Session 1. Modern mechanisms for ensuring recognition of education and qualifications in the Asia-Pacific region

The 6TH APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education

Against a background of growing economic ties and intensified international humanitarian exchanges within APEC, the issues of ensuring quality of education and mutual recognition of qualifications are becoming ever more challenging. Barriers to recognition are significantly limiting opportunities for educational integration and the development of academic mobility. In this context, harmonization of the approaches and mechanisms for recognizing the education systems of APEC member countries is becoming especially important as a key step towards the creation of a common educational and economic space. This working session will be devoted to the discussion of existing international mechanisms for recognizing education, problem areas, and prospects for the establishment of a common system for mutual recognition within APEC, as well as the exchange of best practices for assessing foreign qualifications, in view of current trends in education.

Moderator:
Vera Skorobogatova — Director of «Glavexpertcentre»

Panellists:
Takeshi Matsuda — President of the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Dong Sung Park — Lead Shepherd of the APEC Human Research Development Working Group, South Korea
Supreedee Rittironk — Assistant to the Rector for International Affairs, Thammasat University, Thailand
Imelda Taganas — Head of the Qualifications and Standards Office, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, The Philippines
Christopher Tremewan — Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities
Mei Wenzhang — Chinese connector of ASRTU, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

05.09.2017
14:00—15:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 16

Presentation of the FEFU Executive MBA Programme ‘Business in Asia: Launching and Promoting’

This session is devoted to the problems of launching and developing a Russian business in Asia, as well as to preparing entrepreneurs and managers to work in the markets of the Asia-Pacific region. It will include a presentation from Russia’s first Executive MBA programme, ‘Establishing and promoting a business in Asia’. This programme has been developed jointly by the Far Eastern Federal University, the Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East, and the National University of Singapore. It is intended for those who are planning to develop their business in Asia, but do not know how to find their niche and direction for successfully promoting themselves on Asian markets. Session participants will learn about the special features of the programme and find out what they can look forward to once they have completed their training.

Moderator:
Valentin Timakov — Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

Panellists:
Yelena Gafforova — Director, FEFU School of Management
Ryo Kawabe — Director, Mitsubishi Corporation RUS branch in Vladivostok
Asel Musagalieva — Business Development Director (Eurasia, Central and Eastern Europe), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Igor Osipov — CEO, FEFU Foundation
Pyotr Tatishchev — Partner, eCamb; Mentor for the Google Launchpad business accelerator

Front row participants:
Yury Alimov — CEO, Main Road; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’
Vladimir Plyushchay — CEO, Tech-KREP Vostok; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’
Kirill Potapenko — CEO, FE Region; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’
Nikolay Tokurenov — CEO, Baikal; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’

05.09.2017
14:30—16:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

Discussion platform – Measures by Region to Encourage Young People to Settle in Russia’s Far East

EEF Youth Platform

Facilitating the development of human capital in the Far East is the key to delivering on the regional development strategy. Measures taken with the aim of developing the Russian Far East should ensure that the population (in particular the youth population) within the constituent entities of the Far Eastern Federal District remains stable or shows upward growth. To this end, on 20 July 2017, the Government of the Russian Federation approved a Concept for the Demographic Policy of the Russian Far East covering the period until 2025. A significant part of this concept focuses on the establishment and implementation of measures to encourage young people to settle in the Far East, as well as creating the conditions for a stable growth in the birth rate and life expectancy, a reduction in the mortality rate, a decrease in emigration, increase in migration attractiveness, and the creation of new jobs in the Far East. What are the most pressing challenges associated with encouraging young people to settle in regions of Russia’s Far East? What needs to be done to ensure wide scale involvement among young people in the implementation of the concept on all levels? What can be done to promote the implementation of the concept on the ground?

Moderator:
Ivan Yefimov — начальник отдела демографического развития АНО «Агентство по развитию человеческого капитала на Дальнем Востоке»

Panellists:
Yury Avdeyev — Director, Asian-Pacific Institute of Migration Processes
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Sergey Pushkarev — CEO, Migration; Director, Region, Primorye branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Sergey Shishmakov — Director, Demographic Studies Centre
Maria Voropayeva — Chairman, State Duma Youth Parliament
Natalya Yamschikova — Director, Corporate University, SIBUR Holding

05.09.2017
14:30—16:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

Discussion platform – Strategies for Partnership between Government and Non-Profit Social Organizations in the Russian Far East

EEF Youth Platform

One of the priorities of the Concept for the Long-Term Socio Economic Development of the Russian Federation to 2020 is the growth of the nonprofit sector. The concept pays considerable attention to the social services provided by non-profits, achieving a reduction in administrative barriers, the creation of youth non-profits, and the development of a transparent state support system for the non profit sector. The impact of this emerging third sector on the social and economic situation in the country, particularly in the Far East, is directly dependent on the interactions between non-profit organizations and representative and executive state bodies, as well as with local government. What is the most effective partnership strategy between the government and the third sector? What is the role of regional and municipal authorities in this form of cooperation? What needs to be done to increase the proportion of social services provided by the non profit sector?

Moderator:
Anton Yaremchuk — Deputy Director for Social Projects, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

Panellists:
Svetlana Bazhenova — Director, Far East Centre for the Development of Social Initiatives and Social Partnership
Yury Berezutsky — Director, Research Laboratory, Far Eastern Management Institute (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration)
Olga Kurilova — Director of Representative Office, Agency for Strategic Initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District
Nikita Novosadov — Director, Department of Social Sphere Investments, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Olesya Oleynik — Director, Strong Family – Strong Country Amur Regional Public Movement
Nina Polichka — Director, Far Eastern Scientific Center of Local Governance
Artem Shadrin — Director, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

05.09.2017
14:30—16:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

Discussion platform – Technology Entrepreneurship in the Russian Far East

EEF Youth Platform

Technology entrepreneurship, encompassing the active involvement of young people as the most dynamic members of society, should be the driver of the Far Eastern economy. In order for this to happen, the state, private sector, and educational institutions will need to join forces. One of the key global trends in the development of higher education is the establishment of fully fledged business ecosystems within universities. Universities in the Far Eastern Federal District can become a platform to unite all interested parties in one effective ecosystem to support technology entrepreneurship. What must be done to develop technology entrepreneurship at universities What opportunities can development institutions offer to support technology entrepreneurship in the Far Eastern Federal District? What regional innovation development programmes are scalable in the Far East?

Moderator:
Dmitry Zemtsov — Vice Rector for Development, Far Eastern Federal University; Head of Working Group «Extra curricular activities Movement» of National Technology Initiative (NTI) on the Development of Supplementary and Non-Formal Education

Panellists:
Denis Burov — Vice Rector for Scientific Work, Admiral Nevelskovo Maritime State University; Director, Far Eastern Subgroup of the Marinet STI Working Group
Mikhail Erman — Deputy Head of HSE Business Incubator, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Roman Povolotskiy — Programme Coordinator, Cyber Russia
Yury Saprykin — Vice President for Regional and International Development, Skolkovo Foundation
Vladimir Solodov — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Tomchuk — Director for the Development of Entrepreneurial Projects, Institute for Accelerated Economic Development Foundation (Rybakov Foundation)

05.09.2017
14:30—16:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

Discussion platform – ASEZ and Vladivostok Free Port: An Effective Stimulus for Youth Entrepreneurship?

EEF Youth Platform

One of Russia’s priorities in improving quality of life and ensuring economic growth in the Far Eastern Federal District is the creation of a favourable investment climate and ensuring that businesses in the region have quicker access to Asia-Pacific markets. Advanced Special Economic Zones and Vladivostok Free Port are, as zones with special regulatory regimes, the primary tools to achieve this goal. At the current time, the mechanisms used to implement these tools are in need of feedback from all sections of the population as a way of optimizing the work of the relevant development institutions in the Russian Far East. In addition, youth entrepreneurship is viewed as an important driver of the Far Eastern economy. Consequently, the government is taking steps to encourage businesspeople to take advantage of the existing support mechanisms, such as the aforementioned Advanced Special Economic Zones and Vladivostok Free Port. How do young people assess the efforts the government is making in this area? How can participation among young people be widened in implementing the concept of Advanced Special Economic Zones and Vladivostok Free Port? What steps need to be taken to improve these special regulatory regimes?

Moderator:
Denis Tikhonov — General Director, Corporation for Far East Development

Panellists:
Dmitry Alexeev — General Director, DNS
Denis Askinadze — Deputy General Director, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Alexander Golutvin — Director, Primorye Integrated House-Building Factory
Sergey Khodov — Commercial Director, DUK Avesta LLC
Andrey Kolot — Director General, MerciAgro Primorye Holding
Nikolai Legkodimov — Director, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Alexander Osipov — First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Natalia Peksheva — Managing Director, BCS Financial Group
Olga Surikova — Director and Head of Far East Practice, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Vitaly Verkeenko — General Director, Sumotori Machinery Group
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

05.09.2017
14:30—16:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

Discussion platform – Young People on the Far Eastern Hectare Programme

EEF Youth Platform

The Far Eastern Hectare programme is a motivational driver of the Far Eastern Federal District’s development system, created to bring human capital resources to the development of vast areas in Russia’s Far East. The 2016 law concerning the Far Eastern Hectare governs land, forest, and other aspects connected with the provision of land plots in state or municipal ownership located within the Far Eastern Federal District to citizens of the Russian Federation. It enables any Russian citizen to obtain one hectare in the Far East for residential, agricultural or entrepreneurial purposes. The young people of the Far East, as the driver of economic growth, are one of the key target groups for the Far Eastern Hectare programme. What makes the Far Eastern Hectare programme attractive to young people? What measures and tools are required to make it simple and attractive to acquire a hectare, and ensure it is used effectively? What are the intermediate results of the Far Eastern Hectare programme, and what are its medium-term prospects?

Moderator:
Denis Kuzin — Deputy General Director, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East

Panellists:
Dmitry Ferapontov — Coordinator, ‘Far Eastern Hectare’ Project for the Far Eastern Federal District, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East
Alexander Podolsky — Acting Director, Land and Property Relations Department, Primorye Territory Administration
Maria Polyakova — Director, Methodology Centre, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

05.09.2017
15:30—17:00

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Key session: ‘A point of attraction – cities’

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

It is no secret that the infrastructure of a city, together with its political and economic environment, has a considerable impact on the entrepreneurial capacity of its citizens. This section will be devoted to defining the optimal qualities of the ‘ideal’ city from an entrepreneurial point of view. It will also consider how to make Vladivostok a convenient place in which to do business. Dmitry Alekseev will deliver a talk on ‘Why there should be a maximum of two cities in the Russian Far East’. The section will also examine what is being done in Moscow and in Asian countries to create a comfortable urban environment for entrepreneurs.

Moderator:
Vasily Grebennikov — Deputy General Director, Far East Development Fund

Panellists:
Dmitry Alexeev — General Director, DNS
Konstantin Bogdanenko — Member of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Alexander Bugaev — Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Michi Kohno — President, MICHI Creative City Designers Inc.
Denis Leontyev — CEO, Strelka Design Buraeu
Dmitry Narinsky — Chairman, Council of the All-Russian Public Organization "Union of architects of Russia" on Urban Planning

05.09.2017
16:15—18:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

Session 3. Russia and the Philippines: is strategic cooperation possible?

Second Russia–ASEAN University Forum

The Philippines is one of the largest Southeast Asian nations with a population exceeding 100 million people. Annual economic growth of 6% makes the Philippines one of the world’s most rapidly developing countries. Throughout the past decade, Russo-Filipino contacts have been limited. There was a notable shift in 2016, however, when President Rodrigo Duterte came into office and proclaimed his intention to pursue a more balanced foreign policy. Whereas previously the Philippines’ relations with the great powers had been mostly focused on the US, now the country also sees Russia and China as potentially important partners. President Duterte has repeatedly stated that the Philippines is interested in strengthening and developing relations with Russia as new strategic partner for the country. In December 2016, when a group of Russian Pacific Fleet ships visited Manila, he personally toured one of them. In spring 2017, President Duterte visited Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin. At the governmental level, Russia and the Philippines are working on plans to boost cooperation and exchanges in all key areas, including the economy, military cooperation, security, education, and science. As a result, relations with the Philippines have become a very promising element of Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific region. This session will discuss the current state of Russo-Filipino relations and prospects for the future. Is it possible to establish strategic cooperation between our countries?

Moderators:
Carlos Sorreta — Ambassador of the Philippines to the Russian Federation
Viktor Sumsky — Director, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University

Panellists:
Elba Cruz — President, Development Academy of the Philippines
Igbal Guliyev — Deputy Director, International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy
James Manzanero — COO, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
Sergey Sevastyanov — Director, Laboratory for Analysis of International Institutions and Multilateral Cooperations, FEFU
Paolo Sitaca — CEO, Catharsis Consulting
Carlos Tabunda — ASEAN Studies Center, New Era University
Fedor Voytolovskiy — Acting Director, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO); Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

05.09.2017
16:15—18:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

Session 2: Developing APEC Education Strategy

The 6TH APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education

Education traditionally represents one of the most important areas for cooperation among rapidly developing APEC member economies. Due to fast growing socio-humanitarian ties, and academic and scientific cooperation, state borders are becoming increasingly transparent. In the context of regional integration and evolving international challenges, APEC member economies need to adapt rapidly to a new international environment. Economies have to use emerging opportunities effectively in order to provide regional human resources with the skills and competencies that are in high demand on local labour markets. This requires a long-term strategy. The educational space in this context seems to be the foundation for building a stable and prosperous society in the Asia-Pacific region.

Moderators:
Yevgeny Vlasov — Deputy Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Wang Yan — Director, Department for International Cooperation, National Institute of Education Sciences of China; EDNET (Education Network) Coordinator, Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Panellists:
Toyoharu Nawa — President of Hokkaido University, Japan
Kiyoshi Yamada — President of Tokai University, Japan
Kim Yong-Hak — President, Yonsei University
Zhou Yu — President of Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Front row participant:
Natalia Stapran — Acting Director, Department for Support of Asia-Pacific Region’s Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

05.09.2017
17:10—19:00

Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

Special session: ‘Opportunities for the financial market in the Russian Far East’

Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

This discussion will include an overview of existing financial market instruments, a quickfire survey, and expert presentations on financial topics.

Panellists:
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Ilya Kornev — Director of the Online System Development Department, RTS Association
Valery Nagel — Shareholder, Komsomolets
Timur Turlov — Chief Executive Officer, Freedom Finance
Vitaly Verkeenko — General Director, Sumotori Machinery Group

05.09.2017
18:00—18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

Presentation of the platform ‘Student Forum of the Association of Higher Educational Institutions of the Russian Federation and Japan’

EEF Youth Platform

Today, Japan is one of Russia’s most important regional cooperation partners, with the countries working together to develop the economy of the Far East. Over the last two years, the two countries have reached agreements on dozens of new initiatives and projects aimed at the development of the Russian Far East. In May 2016, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe proposed an eight-point plan for economic cooperation. This new approach to relations between Russia and Japan has led to the emergence of new levels of cooperation. Among the primary objectives of the two nations is the development of human capital, which was the main driver behind the creation of a new mechanism for the cooperation between young people in Russia and Japan. This mechanism arose from the establishment of the Association of Institutions of Higher Education of the Russian Federation and Japan, which has led to the Student Forum taking place, held by Moscow State University and the Far Eastern Federal University. The Forum is a platform where young researchers have the chance to propose their ideas on how to improve Russian-Japanese cooperation in a wide range of areas, such as education, science, cultural exchanges, healthcare, economics, and ecology. Consequently, the Forum promotes relations between Japan and Russia through facilitating communication between young people from the two countries.