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
07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building A, level 8, Conference hall 11

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Developing air transport in the Far Eastern Federal District. What’s next?

The development of aviation in the Far Eastern Federal District is an important part of improving quality of life in the region. A special government approach is required to boost programmes aimed at expanding air transport in the Russian Far East. Both federal and regional subsidy programmes are used to ensure that flights are affordable. A prominent example of such support is the Primorsky Territory programme which includes upgrading of the aircraft fleet. This session will discuss how to achieve balanced growth of local and regional transport and upgrade aircraft and airport infrastructure. How will passengers benefit from the measures proposed? The major priority concerning transport is the issue of affordability. What measures are programmes proposing to ensure affordability? Would it be better to create a new programme for developing aviation in the Far Eastern Federal District, or to make improvements to the existing ones? What stages and deadlines are there for implementing programmes? What is needed to achieve them?

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 16

Doing Business in the Russian Far East

Russky Island: The Onset of Creating a New Centre for International Cooperation and Cutting-Edge Technologies in the Asia-Pacific Region

Russky Island, which throughout its history has been an impregnable fortress protecting Russia’s eastern shores, is becoming a symbol of Russia’s openness to neighbourly and mutually beneficial relationships with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. In 2017 the Russian Government adopted a programme for the development of Russky Island as a centre for international collaboration and cutting-edge technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. The island will become the location of an exhibition and convention centre, a new university city, a techno-innovation park, a centre for nuclear medicine, a centre for shipbuilding engineering, a centre for the export of electricity, and a biotechnopark. What investment projects could be implemented on Russky Island? What plans for projects on the island which have already been announced by investors require government support? What conditions should the government create on the island in order to attract investment from cutting-edge technology companies?

Moderator:
Olga Arkhangelskaya — Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY

Panellists:
Konstantin Petukhov — Deputy General Director for Services Development and Implementation, Rosseti
Yury Saprykin — Vice President for Regional and International Development, Skolkovo Foundation
Anton Shargin — Head of the Project of the Nuclear Medicine Centre Construction on the Russky Island, Rusatom Healthcare JSC
Riccardo Valentini — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Presidential Advisor, Head of Far Eastern Climate Smart Project, Far Eastern Federal University; Head, CMCC (The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change)
Yun Wonsok — Executive Vice-President for Business Information & Trade Affairs, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency

Front row participants:
Vasily Grebennikov — Deputy General Director, Far East Development Fund
Yulia Kosareva — Director of the Department of Private Investment Attraction, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
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

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 17

Business Dialogue

Russia–China

Eighty percent of investment in the Russian Far East from the Asia-Pacific region over the last two years has come from Chinese companies. Altogether, more than 20 investment projects, with a total investment value of over USD 3 billion, are being implemented in the macroregion with the participation of Chinese capital. Chinese companies have also announced plans to implement other major projects in the Russian Far East, including construction of a pulp mill and a new sea port. Intensive construction is under way on cross-border transport projects which will connect the Russian and Chinese economies and produce a large multiplier effect for regions in both countries. Within the last year, a project to develop international transport corridors has progressed to the practical stage. The corridors will link the north-eastern provinces of China with the ports of Primorsky Territory. An agreement has been signed between the relevant agencies in the two countries to create a seamless regime for the transit of Chinese cargo via the corridor. This project is a practical example of the linking of the Eurasian Economic Union with the Belt and Road initiative. In order to increase levels of trade, economic, and investment cooperation, new intergovernmental mechanisms have been developed and a Far East centre for supporting Chinese investors has been created. Which projects have already been realized in the Russian Far East with the participation of Chinese capital and have demonstrated their viability? Which are in the early phase? What are the obstacles to their implementation? What mechanisms could become additional drivers of growth in the flow of investment into the Russian Far East from China? What effects can businesses in both countries expect from the launch of the new cross-border corridors?

Moderator:
Andrei Bystritsky — Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

Panellists:
Grigory Berezkin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, ESN Group
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, JSC Managing Company Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Song Dongsheng — President, PowerChina International Group Limited
Alexander Galushka — Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vadim Moshkovich — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro
Yury Trutnev — Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
Victor Vekselberg — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation
Wang Yang — Vice-Premier, State Council of the People's Republic of China
He Zhenwei — Secretary General, China Overseas Development Association
Chen Zhong — General Director, China Communications Construction Company Limited International

Front row participants:
Egor Borisov — Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Alexey Kordichev — Chairman of the Management Board, PSC Orient Express Bank
Konstantin Lashkevich — President, RFP Holding
Alexander Misharin — First Vice President, Russian Railways
Vladimir Padalko — Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Leonid Petukhov — General Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Anton Safronov — Minister of Investment Development and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Jia Yumei — Vice-Governor of Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China
Xian Zhu — Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, New Development Bank

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

Healthcare Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Economic and Social Impact

Accessible healthcare services for all sectors of the population is the most important principle of inclusive economic growth in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, together with income equality, accessible education, and environmental protection. In investing in healthcare, business is interested in returns, and the government in extending the life expectancy of its citizens, as well as their working lives, and accelerating the pace of economic growth. How is a balance between the interests of the private sector and the state ensured in healthcare in Asia-Pacific region countries? What are the key trends in healthcare development in the Asia-Pacific region? How can the Russian Far East make use of the concrete advantages of Asia-Pacific healthcare systems for its own development?

Moderator:
Guzel Ulumbekova — President of the Board, Association of Medical Societies for Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education; Head, Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management

Panellists:
Elena Gorchakova — Adviser to the Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Valery Karpenko — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory
Luiz Loures — Deputy Executive Director, Programme, UNAIDS
Makoto Mihara — General Manager, Healthcare Division, JGC Corporation
Pavel Serebryakov — Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory for Healthcare, Social Affairs, Physical Culture and Sport
Myongsei Sohn — Professor, Department of Health Law and Ethics, Yonsei University

Front row participants:
Zalim Balkizov — Official Representative, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)
Kirill Kaem — Vice-President, Executive Director of ВIO Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Yury Khotimchenko — Vice-Rector for Medical Affairs; Director, School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Alexei Nekhzer — Coordinator, "Japanese Medicine" programme; Association of Oncology Organizations of the Far East and Siberia
Ekaterina Timofeeva — Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Kenji Toba — President, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan
Evgeny Yakovlev — Professor of Economics, New Economic School (NES)

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building A, level 8, Conference hall 11

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Developing Air Transport in the Far Eastern Federal District. What’s Next?

The development of aviation in the Far Eastern Federal District is an important part of improving quality of life in the region. A special government approach is required to boost programmes aimed at expanding air transport in the Russian Far East. Both federal and regional subsidy programmes are used to ensure that flights are affordable. A prominent example of such support is the Primorsky Territory programme which includes upgrading of the aircraft fleet. This session will discuss how to achieve balanced growth of local and regional transport and upgrade aircraft and airport infrastructure. How will passengers benefit from the measures proposed? The major priority concerning transport is the issue of affordability. What measures are programmes proposing to ensure affordability? Would it be better to create a new programme for developing aviation in the Far Eastern Federal District, or to make improvements to the existing ones? What stages and deadlines are there for implementing programmes? What is needed to achieve them?

Moderator:
Evgeniy Chudnovskiy — Director General, Joint Stock Management Company Airports of Regions

Panellists:
Sergey Khramagin — CEO, PJSC STLC
Vladimir Pecheny — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
Maxim Sokolov — Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Konstantin Sukhorebrik — General Director, Aurora Airlines
Vasily Usoltsev — First Vice-Governor of Primorsky Territory

Front row participants:
Mikhail Bogatyrev — Director, Department of Aviation, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Grigory Reshetnikov — Commercial Director, Yakutia Airlines
Aleksey Vasilchenko — Managing Director "Aviation", Basic Element
Semen Vinokurov — Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Vitaly Yushin — Director, Plastun Avia

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building B, level 5, Conference hall 3

Business Dialogue

Russia–Japan

One year on from the launch of joint work on an eight-point plan for economic cooperation proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, it is possible to speak of a significant uptick in cooperation between businesses in the two countries. Discussions on joint investment projects in the oil and gas sector, agriculture, healthcare, and infrastructure have entered the practical stage. Many of these projects are connected with the Russian Far East. Negotiations have intensified between Russian and Japanese companies on the construction of a gas pipeline and a maritime energy bridge to supply electricity to Japan. Companies are especially interested in collaboration on renewable energy projects. In accordance with a Russian Government decision, from 1 August 2017, visa entry for Japanese citizens entering Vladivostok Free Port will be simplified (by the introduction of electronic visas). This will not only make it easier to do business, but also facilitate the continuing growth in tourist flows from Japan to the Russian Far East. In order to increase Japanese investment in the Russian Far East, a special company has been created jointly with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. What projects are already being implemented by Japanese companies in the Russian Far East? What is the key to the success of these projects? What misgivings are preventing Japanese companies from investing in the Russian Far East? How can their confidence be strengthened? Which sectors are the most promising? What improvements are required in each sector from a regulatory point of view?

Moderators:
Shigeru Murayama — President, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the NIS (ROTOBO); Chairman of the Board, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Alexey Repik — President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Panellists:
Teruo Asada — Chairman, Japan-Russia Business Cooperation Committee, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation); Chairman of the Board, Marubeni Corporation
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, JSC Managing Company Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Masami Iijima — Representative Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Tadashi Maeda — Chief Executive Officer, Executive Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Evgeniy Olkhovich — Deputy General Director for Strategic Development, Rosseti
Maxim Oreshkin — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Nikolai Podguzov — General Director, Russian Post
Toshiyuki Sasaki — Chief Operating Officer, Shinwa Holdings Co., Ltd.
Masayuki Sato — Chairman, Representative Director, JGC Corporation
Hiroshige Seko — Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
Igor Shuvalov — First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Vadim Shvetsov — General Director, Member of the Board of Directors, SOLLERS
Harumi Takahashi — Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture

Front row participants:
Evgeniy Chekin — Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Andrey Chibis — Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Eugeny Gromyko — Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Shinji Hirai — Governor of Tottori Prefecture
Keisuke Kuroki — President, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Dmitry Mezentsev — Member of The Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation Committee on Economic Policy
Yoichi Nishikawa — President, Representative Director, Iida Group Holdings Co, Ltd.
Koji Omi — Founder, Chairman, Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS forum)
Alexey Ostrovskiy — Governor of Smolensk Region
George Rizhinashvili — Member of the Management Board, First Deputy Director General, RusHydro
Masaji Santo — President, Chief Executive Officer, Chiyoda Corporation
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Stanislav Voskresensky — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

Advanced Special Economic Zones 2.0. The View from Investors

Faced with the considerable challenges of developing infrastructure and significantly expanding production in order to meet the needs of a rapidly growing middle class in the Asia-Pacific region, an intense battle for investment has begun. Asia-Pacific countries are developing and implementing more and more incentive schemes for investors as they seek to create the best conditions for doing business. In order to create a business environment in the Russian Far East which can compete with those found in the major centres of the Asia-Pacific region, and to attract private investment into the macroregion, advanced special economic zones (ASEZs) have been set up. These are stand-alone production sites, into which the government invests to establish the infrastructure investors need. The government also provides investors in these zones with tax incentives and essential government services under simplified arrangements. Since 2015, 17 ASEZs have been set up, in which more than 300 investment projects are being implemented and 20 new production facilities have been created with the help of capital from Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, and other countries. How do investors rate the effectiveness of the ASEZ programme and its influence on the economic viability of projects? What changes should be made to ASEZs to increase profitability and reduce the risk to investors? How competitive is the ASEZ programme compared to the incentives offered by leading Asia-Pacific countries to attract investment? What best practices from special economic zones in the Asia-Pacific region should be used to develop ASEZs? ASEZs are managed by companies owned jointly with Japan, South Korea, China and other countries: is it possible to count on significant growth in investment from the Asia-Pacific region? Digitizing ASEZs – a solution to the problem of the administrative burden faced by investors?

Moderator:
Elena Kuznetsova — Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Iwata Akira — General Manager of Moscow Branch, Nomura Research Institute Ltd.
Peter Balka — Interim Chief Executive Officer, Tigers Realm Coal Ltd.
Alexander Golutvin — Director, Primorye Integrated House-Building Factory
Lev Gorilovskiy — Member of the Board of Directors, Polyplastic Group
Denis Gros — General Director, Parus Industrial Park
Anatoly Kim — General Director, Gazprom Gazenergoset Helium
Vitaly Misyutinsky — General Director, Dalnevostochny Grafit
Valery Tsivilev — Member of the Board of Directors, MC Kolmar

Front row participants:
Denis Bochkarev — Deputy Governor of the Primorye Territory for Agricultural, Fishing, Food, Trade, Animal Health, and Wildlife Protection Affairs
Natalia Chernetsova — Director of the Department of Economics & State Support of the AIC, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Sergey Fedorov — First Deputy Head, Far Eastern Customs Directorate, Federal Customs Service
Andrei Fedotovsky — Director of the ASEZ and Free Port of Vladivostok Department, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Alexei Kirilenko — Individual Entrepreneur
Alexander Osipov — First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Denis Stolypin — Head of the Investment Project, Integrated Logistics Systems
Denis Tikhonov — General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Dmitry Volkov — Deputy Head of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory on Komsomolsk-on-Amur City Comprehensive Development Issues

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges

Environmental Consequences of Emergency Situations: Topical Problems and How to Solve Them

Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations is taking active steps to implement a set of measures aimed at improving day-to-day safety for the population and businesses alike, and developing modern approaches to increase the effectiveness of measures to protect people and territories from emergency situations, including those carrying environmental consequences. An important area of focus is international cooperation on issues regarding environmental safety and dealing with the aftermath of environmental disasters. What trends, both in Russia and worldwide, can be observed in mitigating the impact of environmental disasters on the national economy? What is the role and significance of international cooperation in combating the environmental consequences of disasters? How does effective coordination between different ministries and agencies result in mitigating the environmental impact of natural disasters?

Moderator:
Alexey Smirnov — Head of Science and Technology Office, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters

Panellists:
Vladimir Gorohov — Honorary Consul of the Commonwealth of Australia in Vladivostok
Hans Guttman — Executive Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
Weiping Liu — Chief Engineer, Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China
Vladimir Puchkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Bruno Russi — Defense Attaché, Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in the Russian Federation
Batmunkh Uuganbayar — Deputy Head, State Agency for Emergency Situations (GASP) of Mongolia

Front row participants:
Oleg Bazhenov — Secretary of State - Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Alexey Chirikov — Head of the Institute, All-Russian Research Institute for Civil Defense and Emergencies of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (Federal Center for Science and High Technology)
Sergey Didenko — Head, Siberian Regional Center of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Denis Gordienko — Head of the Institute, Badge of Honour Federal State Budgetary Establishment All-Russian Research Institute for Fire Protection
Andrey Lutoshkin — Director of the Civil Defence Department, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Valery Petukhov — Deputy Director of the School of Engineering, Head of the Department of Safety in Emergency Situations and Environmental Protection, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges

Developing Borderland Territories in the Russian East: Opportunities and Challenges

Their geostrategic location and existing economic potential of their natural environment make the border regions of the Russian Far East stand out as the most attractive regions for investment and economic activity. At the present time, these regions are home to the majority of ASEZs, and a free port regime is in operation. Major cross-border transport infrastructure will be completed in 2018–2019. With limited local budgets, how can authorities keep pace with economic processes while ensuring that the local population, the incoming workforce and visitors to the border regions have access to high-quality infrastructure and public services in a timely manner? Are government support measures for geopolitically important regions sufficient? What steps need to be taken to activate cross-border cooperation as a driver for the development of border regions?

Moderator:
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

Panellists:
Svetlana Balova — Minister of Economic Development of Amur Region
Alberto Groff — Head of the Division for Economic Affairs, Finance and Science, Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in the Russian Federation
Victor Kalashnikov — Deputy Chairman of the Government – Minister of Economic Development of Khabarovsk Territory
Yury Makarov — General Director, Petropavlovsk – Iron Ore LLC
Galina Sokolova — Deputy Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Oleg Zubakhin — General Director, Merci Agro Primorye

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

The ‘Far Eastern Hectare’: Initial Experiences

2016 saw the launch of a programme allocating free land in the Russian Far East, the key objectives of which were to attract new inhabitants to settle in the Far East and to stimulate entrepreneurial activity in the macroregion by providing maximally simplified and convenient access to a fundamental economic resource – land. Under the program, any Russian citizen can apply to be allocated up to 1 hectare of land anywhere in the Russian Far East (with the exclusion of territories where it is directly forbidden by law). They may use the land free-of-charge for any legal purpose for a period of 5 years, and if they have succeed in making use of it by the end of this period, it will be transferred to their ownership, again free of charge? More than 25,000 people have already become participants in the program, with the total number of applications submitted for a ‘Far Eastern hectare’ exceeding the 100,000 mark. The first ‘Far Eastern hectares’: why are people accepting land in the Russian Far East, and what use do they plan to make of it? What improvements must be made to the ‘Far Eastern hectare’ law and to the online applications system (available at надальнийвосток.рф) Easy money for ‘Far Eastern hectare’ recipients: what proposals are the government making, and how easy are they to achieve? New populated areas on the ‘Far Eastern hectares’: when will infrastructure appear? ‘Far Eastern hectares’ for business purposes: a new stage in the development of workers’ settlements? How can the programme be made more attractive, and 100,000 applications transformed into 1 million?

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:
Yury Chayka — First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
Nikita Gitalenko — Recipient of the Far East Hectare
Georgiy Gorshkov — First Deputy President - Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Sergei Khovrat — Minister of Property Relations of the Amur Region
Elena Kovaleva — Recipient of the Far East Hectare
Igor Krestin — General Director, Agrofirma Amur LLC
Andrey Kulyanitsa — Director for Strategic Development, PARMA Technologies Group
Andrey Pridankin — Deputy Head, The Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr)
Dmitriy Stepanchenko — Recipient of the Far East Hectare
Valentin Timakov — Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

Entrepreneurship in the Russian Far East: Risks and Protection

The level of administrative pressure on business and the negative impact of law-enforcement and regulatory bodies on the work of entrepreneurs is as significant a factor in the global competitiveness of regions as, for example, the tax burden or labour costs. As demonstrated by the 2017 Russian Regional Investment Climate Index, administrative pressure on business in the regions of the Russian Far East is two-and-a-half times greater than that found in top-rated regions. In the ASEZs and Vladivostok Free Port, however, special mechanisms are in place to protect investors from the excessive attentions of regulatory bodies. What major risks do investors in the Russian Far East see in working with the government? How well protected do they feel? How efficient and effective are mechanisms in place to protect investors in ASEZs and the Free Port? Is it possible to achieve full trust in businesses and no checks on entrepreneurs? How can government compensation for economic losses suffered by businesses be made standard?

Moderator:
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

Panellists:
Yury Chayka — Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Alexander Efremov — Managing Director, «Dobroflot» Group of Companies
Oleg Fomichev — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Flida Gabbasova — General Director, Aigul; Chair of the Yakutia Regional Branch, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Alexander Khurudzhi — Owner, Energiya JSC; Head of the Project, Nabat
Sergey Kolesnikov — President, TechnoNICOL Group of Companies
Alexander Krutikov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Elena Myakotnikova — Corporate Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Dmitry Purim — General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Sovfracht

Front row participants:
Elena Avakyan — Executive Director, Non-Profit Partnership for Advancement of Corporate Law; Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Oleg Gerasimov — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in Khabarovsk Territory
Andrey Kotov — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in Magadan Region
Andrey Kovalenko — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in the Sakhalin Region
Nikolay Kulik — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights Protection of the Chukotka Autonomous region
Nikolay Makarov — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in Jewish Autonomous Region
Marina Shemilina — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in Primorsky Territory
Aitalina Sokolova — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Oksana Stepanova — Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in Amur Region

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

Support for Major Investment Projects. What Now?

Weak development of transport and energy infrastructure is one of the key factors hindering the implementation of major investment projects in the Russian Far East. In response to this problem, a mechanism for delivering targeted infrastructure support to investors in the Russian Far East was developed and launched in 2015. The key purpose of this mechanism is to make state funding available to build the infrastructure which is vital for the commissioning of new production facilities. The resources are made available free-of-charge and no repayment is required. The infrastructure created remains the property of the investor. Fourteen investors have already used this mechanism to launch their projects. Some of them had been unable to proceed for several years, or even decades, prior to the availability of government assistance of this kind. Has the infrastructure subsidy mechanism lived up to the expectations of investors and the government? To what extent has it already made its mark on ROI and the profitability of private investment? How much funding is available and how many projects will it be sufficient to support? How will a new tool for providing support – tax incentives in exchange for investment in infrastructure – function? What new steps must be taken by the government to attract major investment to the region?

Moderator:
Pyotr Zolotarev — Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)

Panellists:
Oleg Goshchansky — Chairman, Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Pavel Grachev — Chief Executive Officer, PJSC Polyus
Artur Niyazmetov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Iliya Trunin — Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Sergey Tsivilev — Chief Executive Officer, MC Kolmar

Front row participants:
Mikhail Amirdzhanov — Executive Director, Representative Office of SUN Capital Partners Consultants Ltd
Yury Tyamushkin — General Director, VaninoTransUgol JSC

07.09.2017
09:00—13:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 14

‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum

World Intellectual Property Organization Global Services. International Registration Systems

Seminar

The developing global economy is determining a new trend in the submission of applications to register objects of intellectual property, and confronting rights holders with the issue of expanding the geographical scope of their legal protection. The need to protect intellectual property rights simultaneously in several countries is creating a requirement for convenient and economical mechanisms for registering intellectual property objects and managing them throughout the world. Is it possible to protect objects of intellectual property in a large number of countries by submitting just one international application? Is it possible to pay a single set of fees in order to receive immediate protection in many countries? The seminar will present international systems for registering inventions, trademarks, and industrial designs: the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Madrid Agreement, and the Hague Agreement. Who can benefit from the PCT and the Madrid and Hague systems? What are the advantages of using these frameworks? Does a single, centralized system for trademarks exist? The seminar will also present global intellectual property databases and tools for a knowledge-based economy, as well as alternative options for settling intellectual property disputes. How well developed is the global intellectual property infrastructure? Aside from legal proceedings, what options are available for settling disputes over intellectual rights?

Moderator:
Yoshiyuki Takagi — Assistant Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Panellists:
Mikhail Faleev — Senior Information Officer, Information and Promotion Section, The Hague Registry, Brands and Designs Sector (BDS), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Grigory Ivliev — Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
Olga Krysanova — Program Officer, PCT International Cooperation Division, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Victor Vazquez Lopez — Head of Section for Coordination of Developed Countries, Department for Transition and Developed Countries (TDC), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

07.09.2017
09:00—10:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 15

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

The Atom as a Carbon-Free Basis for the Energy Sector of the Future in the Asia Pacific Region

The Asian-Pacific Region is one of the largest world centres of international trade, financial resources and modern production. It is of principal importance to create energy systems on the basis of carbon-free sources in the countries of the region to ensure high growth and intensive industrial high-technological development along with compliance with the commitments in the area of struggle against the climate change. In this respect, the development of nuclear power is of special significance. Nuclear already takes about 10 % in the total energy mix of the region, the region itself is the focal point for growth of nuclear capacities. What challenges face countries in the region in developing their energy programmes? What are the high-demand solutions and what effect are new and developing nuclear generation capabilities having on the region?

Moderator:
Peter Bird — Senior Adviser, Rothschild Global Advisory

Panellists:
Yoichi Ito — Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT)
Roman Kopin — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Alexey Likhachev — Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Donato Marcos — Undersecretary of the Department of Energy of the Republic of the Philippines

07.09.2017
09:30—11:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

Doing Business in the Russian Far East

Start Up Easy! Developing Small Entrepreneurship

The successful development of small business community ensures sustainable economic growth. Much is being said about the need to support small businesses, yet its share in the gross value added amounts to around 20%. This means that since the adoption of the Federal Law No 209-FZ ‘On the Development of Small and Medium Business in Russia’ there has been no significant growth of this segment. In line with the 2030 SME Development Strategy, 2018 should be designated a Year of Entrepreneurship in Russia. What is to be done to achieve a meaningful result, in the Far East as well as elsewhere in Russia? What do entrepreneurs expect from federal and regional authorities, large companies and banks? How to make small-scale entrepreneurship more popular?

Moderator:
Herman Gref — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Panellists:
Alexander Braverman — Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Dmitry Kuznetsov — Country Marketing Director for Russia, Google
Maxim Oreshkin — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Popov — Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Business Division, Sberbank

07.09.2017
10:30—11:00

Building A, level 6, ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

Presentation of investment projects

Projects of Social Development of the Far East: investment in human

The successful economic development of the region and its investment attractiveness largely depend on the well-being of the residents. Within the framework of the block, will be presented projects aimed at improving the social climate of the Far East and creating conditions for improving the quality of life of the population. To analysing the current changes and assessing, the level of social sentiment will allow the presentation of the Human Capital Development Index in the subjects of the Far Eastern Federal District. What is the potential for investment in human in the region? In addition, which tools will help to open it?

Moderator:
Irina Afonichkina — Мoderator of the Press Center, Russian News Agency TASS

Panellists:
Yuliana Diryakhova — Acting General Director, State-Financed Institution Agency for Investment Development of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Valentin Timakov — Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Alexey Tyupanov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR

07.09.2017
11:10—12:20

Building A, level 6, ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

Presentation of investment projects

Presentation of Ideas

In modern society, human capital is a key productive factor of development, a generator of proposals and opportunities. In order to identify and replicate the best ideas for the development of "Far-Eastern hectares", the Agency for Human Capital Development in the Far East initiated a special competition. Within the framework of the block, the winners will be presented in the nominations "Agriculture", "Tourism and recreation", "Innovative and technological solutions", "Settlements", "Low-rise housing construction" and "Environmental and socially-oriented activities".

Moderator:
Andrey Zhurankov — Head of the Analytical Group of the Press Center, News Agency TASS

Panellists:
Dmitry Fedchun — Author of the Project "Quick Plan of the Site"
Sergey Gabestro — Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Evgenia Kulish — Author of the Project "Island of Misunderation"
Irina Labzina — Author of the Project "SMART-Teplica"
Leonid Sungorkin — Author of the Project "Ecological-Ethnic Park of the Indigenous of the Large Peoples of the Primary "Nanay Boani"
Alexander Tatarinov — Author of the Project "Integrated Service Center"
Valentin Timakov — Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Yana Tsimbalova — Author of the Project "Smart-Greenhouse Project”

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 16

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

Competitive Customs Regulation: Best Practices in the Asia-Pacific Region

Russia has taken unprecedented steps in recent years to implement specialized regulations targeted at the development of the Russian Far East. Many of the practices being applied in state regulation are unique for Russia. A range of measures for simplifying customs procedures are presently being implemented in the advanced special economic zones and in the Free Port of Vladivostok, but in the face of strong competition for investors from the Asia-Pacific region these may prove insufficient. What practical results have been achieved thanks to the introduction of special customs regulations in the advanced special social and economic zones and in the Free Port of Vladivostok? Do the new customs instruments reflect the successful practices of Asia-Pacific region countries? What promising new technologies make it possible to increase the efficiency of customs operations and reduce administrative burden on foreign trade operators? What next steps should be taken to improve customs regulation mechanisms?

Moderator:
Mikhail Orlov — Partner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia

Panellists:
Vladimir Bulavin — Head, Federal Customs Service
Hiroshi Kishimoto — Deputy Director General of the Customs and Tariff Bureau, Ministry of Finance of Japan
Nikolai Podguzov — General Director, Russian Post
Aleksey Shilo — Director of Commerce Activities, General Director of the Center of Corporate Transportation Services, Russian Railways
Vadim Shvetsov — General Director, Member of the Board of Directors, SOLLERS

Front row participants:
Elena Gubina — General Director, SeaLife
Denis Kurochkin — General Director, Beringpromugol
Yevgeny Sachkov — General Director, Eurasian Diamond Centre
Tamara Safonova — General Director, Ussuriyskiy Industrial Park
Vitaly Verkeenko — General Director, Sumotori Machinery Group
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 17

Doing Business in the Russian Far East

Specially Protected Natural Areas: Opportunities for Government and Business

Russia’s national park network is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Specially protected natural areas (SPNAs) are an effective means of preserving Russia’s unique biodiversity. At the federal level, 103 state nature reserves, 51 national parks, and 58 state wildlife reserves are classified as SPNAs. According to Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources, nine new nature reserves, 12 national parks, and two federal wildlife reserves will be created by 2020. The largest SPNAs in Russia’s Far East are the Lazovsky, Sikhote-Alinsky, Komandorsky, Kronotsky, and Kedrovaya Pad nature reserves and the Beringiya and Zov Tigra national parks. These protected sites are intended to serve conservational, educational, scientific, and cultural goals. Ecotourism has been experiencing rapid growth in recent years, but there are a number of issues in this area that require special attention. Are we willing to open Russia’s national park network up to business and tourism? How can we make tourism accessible in SPNAs? What risks do protected sites face if tourist numbers increase? Public–private partnership: what steps does business expect the government to take in order to spark more active involvement in these projects? Cross-border areas in the Russian Far East: intergovernmental cooperation mechanisms to protect ecosystems and rare species. International cooperation: what useful lessons can be learned from the experience of countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Mongolia, India, Thailand) to help develop SPNAs in Russia’s Far East? How can foreign tourists be attracted to SPNAs in Russia’s Far East?

Moderator:
Maria Morgun — Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, Russia Television and Radio

Panellists:
Elena Bezdenezhnykh — Vice President, State Secretary, GR, Norilsk Nickel
Konstantin Chuychenko — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Presidential Control Directorate
Sergey Donskoy — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Victor Vekselberg — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation
Ping Wang — Chairman, China Chamber of Tourism
Hideyuki Yamada — Senior Consultant, Nomura Research Institute Ltd.

Front row participants:
Igor Chestin — Director, World Wildlife Fund - Russia
Dmitriy Gorshkov — Director, FSBI «The Abramov K.G. Sikhote-Alin State Nature Biosphere Reserve»
Ildar Neverov — Chairman, Committee for Ecology, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Dmitry Rudenko — President, Chairman of the Board, Post Bank
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel
Petr Shpilenok — Director, Kronotsky State Natural Biosphere Reserve
Ekaterina Starosvetskaya — Deputy Director, Expocentre Russian Reserves ANO

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

Doing Business in the Russian Far East

Agricultural Investment. Feeding the Asia-Pacific Region

The Russian Far East is located closer than any other region of the country to the largest and fastest growing market of the Asia-Pacific region, which has a population 20 times the size of Russia’s and 470 times larger than that of the macroregion. The Asia-Pacific Region is home to a rapidly growing middle class, which is the source of an enormous demand for quality and environmentally friendly food products. With its unique geographical location and environment, the Russian Far East could become one of the key suppliers of foodstuffs to the Asia-Pacific region. What trends are there in the demand for food products in the Asia-Pacific region from a medium and a long-term perspective? What food products for the Asia-Pacific region could be produced the most advantageously in the Russian Far East? How can lobbying opportunities be secured for Russian agricultural producers in the Asia-Pacific region? What steps must be taken at a government level to transform the Russian Far East into a key supplier to the highly competitive Asia-Pacific foodstuffs market?

Moderator:
Vitaliy Sheremet — Partner, Head of Agricultural Practice, KPMG in Russia and CIS

Panellists:
Sergey Glushkov — Vice President Corporate Affairs PepsiCo Russia/CIS/Ukraine & Central Europe
Andrey Gollandtsev — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Slavtrans-Service
Vadim Moshkovich — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro
Alexander Tkachev — Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Ngo Tkhan Hoan — General Director, TH-Rus Milk Food LLC
E Zhongqi — Chairman of Heilongjiang Committee, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Front row participants:
Sergey Belyaev — Director, TPC Absolut
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Ludmila Kuznetsova — General Director, "Agrohab" LLC
Anton Roux — Chief Executive Officer, Australia Davos Connection Forum

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building A, level 8, Conference hall 11

Doing Business in the Russian Far East

Sea Ports: In Good Hands

In partnership with Port Management Company

The 5.6 thousand miles of the Russian Far Eastern coastline are home to 32 trade and fishing seaports, as well as 300 small ports and port facilities. Together, these account for approximately 35% of all cargo turnover through Russian seaports. However, technical standards at seaports in the Russian Far East do not conform to modern requirements. Only 19% of the total quayside length of these ports is equipped with specialized mooring installations, and only 23% of them have a depth of more than 11 metres. The degree of wear and tear on the majority of mooring installations exceeds 70%. The majority of these facilities remain in state ownership. Amendments to legislation have already been prepared which will make it possible to transfer mooring installations in Russian Far Eastern ports into private ownership. What plans exist for the development of major marine harbours in the Russian Far East? Which ports in the Russian Far East offer the most interesting investment opportunities? What impact will the transfer of quayside installations into private ownership have on the investment attractiveness of Russian Far Eastern ports? How will this mechanism operate? What economic impact have new customs clearance regulations in the Free Port of Vladivostok had on seaports? What further steps should be taken by the government to increase cargo turnover in Russian Far Eastern ports?

Moderator:
Yermolai Solzhenitsyn — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem — Group Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
Ziyavudin Magomedov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Summa Group
Viktor Olersky — Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport
Irina Olkhovskaya — First Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, "Port Management Company" - management company of "Vostochny Port"
Alexander Osipov — First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

Front row participants:
Alexander Dudko — Managing Director, Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company
Alexey Golovko — General Director, Far Eastern Transport Group
Ruslan Kondratov — President, Founder, Aqua-Resources Group of Companies
Denis Sarana — Member of the Board of Directors, JSC “Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port”
Vadim Shvetsov — General Director, Member of the Board of Directors, SOLLERS
Vasily Usoltsev — First Vice-Governor of Primorsky Territory

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building B, level 5, Conference hall 3

Business Dialogue

Russia–Republic of Korea

Investors from the Republic of Korea are increasing their commitments in regions of the Russian Far East, and discovering for themselves the new investment support mechanisms that are available in the macroregion. The majority of Korean projects are concentrated in the seafood and agroindustrial sectors. At the same time, such projects account for less than 1% of foreign investment into the Russian Far East from Asia-Pacific countries in the last two years. Investors have yet to discover the potential for investment cooperation that exists in such sectors as mineral extraction, logistics, tourism, energy, cutting-edge technology, and medicine. The window of opportunity opening up in relations between Russia and the Republic of Korea is making it possible for this potential to be realized more quickly, and for work to begin on major projects which can benefit business in both countries, such as the construction of a container line for the Northern Sea Route. Moreover, the prerequisites for a sizeable increase in trade turnover will be met by a free trade agreement between Russia and South Korea which is currently under discussion. What is obstructing the flow of Korean investment into the Russian Far East? What solutions does business need from the governments of the two countries in order to operate with confidence in the macroregion? How does Korean business rate the competitiveness of conditions for investing and doing business in the Russian Far East? What experience can South Korea draw on in the Russian Far East to improve the investment climate? Are Russian and Korean businesses interested in implementing megaprojects such as the development of the Northern Sea Route and the creation of an Asian energy ring? What are Russian and Korean businesses expecting from a free trade agreement between Russia and Korea?

Moderator:
Mikhail Bondarenko — Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Korea

Panellists:
Alexander Galushka — Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Kim Im-Kweon — Chairman, President, National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives (NFFC)
Sang-Hoon Jheon — President, Chief Executive Officer, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Hyun Jung Taik — President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Sam-Hyun Ka — President, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd
Hwang Kag-Gyu — President, Lotte Corporate Innovation Office
Sergey Katyrin — President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Sangsik Lee — Senior Vice President, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd
Yongmaan Park — Chairman, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Vyacheslav Saraev — Managing Director, EVRAZ NMTP (Nakhodka Trade Sea Port)
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Young-gil Song — Chairman, Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation
Ill Tai Suh — President, Korea Trading & Industries Co Ltd
Paik Ungyu — Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea
Ye-jong Woo — President, Busan Port Authority

Front row participants:
Jin Young Choi — President, Chief Executive Officer, Gideon Systech Co., Ltd
Alexander Efremov — Managing Director, «Dobroflot» Group of Companies
Ivan Tonkikh — General Director, RasonConTrans
Borisbiy Zhangurazov — Senior Director for Foreign Projects, Summa Group

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

New Technologies in the Asia-Pacific Financial Sector. How Blockchain is Transforming Reality

Perhaps nowhere more than in the financial sector do trust and the availability of intermediary chains play such a crucial role. Blockchain technology is potentially able to replace both, and to increase drastically the productivity in the sector. Recent direct investment in this area has amounted to nearly USD 2 billion, with more than 500 companies emerging. On the other hand, no breakthroughs have been seen yet, except for virtual currency ones. The key to the success of blockchain technology is the definition and harmonization of common standards as a key prerequisite. As no such common standards have been found and instated yet, there is a window of opportunity for the Asia-Pacific region. Once the standard is defined, everybody will follow the leader. By choosing a relevant direction for itself and combining and coordinating its efforts, the region could set a sufficient impetus for establishing a worldwide standard and achieving further dissemination and adoption of blockchain technology. How does blockchain technology affect the financial sector, and what realistic potential does it offer? What role can Russia and its Far East play in the development of blockchain technology? What are the success factors, and what is the model for international interaction and management?

Moderator:
Max Hauser — Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

Panellists:
Alexander Borodich — Founder, Universa Blockchain Platform
Igor Bulantsev — Senior Vice-President, Sberbank; Head, Sberbank CIB
Antonio Fallico — President, Conoscere Eurasia Association; Chairman, Board of Directors, Banca Intesa
Sergey Gorkov — Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

Front row participants:
Oleg Shibanov — Professor of Economics, Deputy First Vice-Rector, New Economic School (NES)
Demetrios Zamboglou — Chief Business Development Officer, Lykke Corp.

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

Increasing Academic Mobility in the Asia-Pacific Region

The intensification in transnational flows of information, capital, and technology has created a situation in which labour markets and educational services have expanded beyond their own national borders. In the last decades, practically all developed countries have implemented numerous reforms to their education systems, including in their programmes such crucial components as internationalization, and investing enormous financial resources into them. In this context, it is in the interests of practically all Asia-Pacific region countries to invest in a more forward-looking strategy to development human resource potential in the region. What strategies for internationalization at institutions of higher learning in the Asia-Pacific region appear the most forward-looking? Is it possible to identify universal mechanisms for developing internationalization in higher education which can be applied just as effectively to the region as a whole? What are the most acute obstacles to developing academic mobility? The challenges and prospects of establishing a single educational space in the region. Experience from mutual recognition of educational courses and diplomas.

Moderator:
Victoria Panova — Vice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

Panellists:
Mikhail Fedoruk — Rector, Novosibirsk State University
Christopher Tremewan — Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities
Kiyoshi Yamada — Chancellor, Tokai University
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)
Kim Yong-Hak — President, Yonsei University
Pavel Zenkovich — State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

Bonds as a Means of Attracting Finance

The eastern regions of the Russian Federation possess a strong resource base and an advantageous geographical location, and offer vast and mostly unrealized potential for development. In the current environment, growing the medium and large business sector is, for the most part, impossible without attracting long-term finance. The main sources of financing in the Russian Far East are entrepreneurs’ own funds and bank financing. The potential of the stock market is hardly used at all. The issue of bonds could be used as an alternative source of financing (in relation to bank lending) that would enable business entities to diversify the debt burden on capital, to release collateral, to take their first steps towards the ‘public’ debt market and, as a result, get cheaper funding for further business development. What are the reasons for the low activity of enterprises in the Far East in attracting financing through the obviously advantageous issuance of bonds? What are the ways to increase the attractiveness of bonded loans? Is it possible to attract tens or hundreds of millions of roubles through bonds? How much does an ‘entrance ticket’ to the market cost? What are the ways to optimize costs? How can regional authorities in the Far East help their potential bond issuers? Is it possible to work with foreign investors, given the current sanctions? What mechanisms exist for attracting Asian investment?

Moderator:
Elena Chaikovskaya — Director, Financial Market Development Department, Bank of Russia

Panellists:
Mikhail Avtukhov — Deputy Chairman of the Management Board and Head of the Corporate Investment Unit, Sovcombank
Pavel Isaev — Executive Vice President, Gazprombank
Denis Kravchenko — Deputy in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development, and Entrepreneurship
Aleksey Kupriyanov — Head of Debt Capital Markets Department of BCS Global Markets Division, BrokerCreditService Ltd
Sergey Shvetsov — First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia

Front row participants:
Roman Goryunov — Chairman, Russian Trading System Stock Exchange
Pavel Gotsev — General Director, Solid Investment and Financial Company
Olga Ivanchenko — Aide to the Governor of Khabarovsk Region on Economic Issues
Aslan Kanukoev — Deputy General Director for Finance, Corporation for Far East Development
Konstantin Rogov — Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Financial Officer, Orient Express Bank
Sergey Tishchenko — Chief Executive Officer, Expert RA

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

Smart Energy: Balancing Demand with Capacity. New Projects

In partnership with En+ Group

The major revolutionary breakthroughs of the last 300 years have been possible thanks to the discovery of new kinds of fuel. Starting with hydropower during the industrial revolution, it was then the turn of hydrocarbon-based fuels: coal, oil, and gas – and now the world awaits the full arrival of renewable energy sources. But today the development of IT and technology is creating colossal opportunities for optimizing how we use energy and increasing energy efficiency – and it’s entirely possible that the results could amount to a new energy revolution. What is the present demand from the world economy for new energy technologies? What impact will big data, machine learning and other ‘smart’ technologies have on this highly traditional sector of the economy? Could the Russian Far East become a ‘smart’ energy hub for the Asia-Pacific region? What would be needed in order to achieve this, and what is the realistic potential of Russia’s Far East taking into consideration its numerous competitive neighbours who are already engaging actively with the smart energy era?

Moderator:
Pavel Sorokin — Head, Analytical Center of the Energy Sector, Russian Energy Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Anatoliy Chubais — Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
Alexander Dyukov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Kazuo Furukawa — Chairman, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Dmitriy Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Vyacheslav Solomin — Chief Executive Officer, EUROSIBENERGO PLC.

Front row participants:
Mikhail Kolesnikov — Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Business OPORA RUSSIA
Evgeniy Olkhovich — Deputy General Director for Strategic Development, Rosseti
Grigory Vygon — Managing Director, VYGON Consulting

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

Cybercrime: The Key Threat to the Digital Economy

Sberbank Workshop

Due to explosive growth of technologies, the most innovative actors in the international community have been transitioning to the digital economy, Russia being one of the leading participants in this “race”. The total “digitalization” and other disruptive processes force Asia-Pacific companies to change their conventional practices and approaches to doing business, which means overhauling management models. The increasing take-up of AI, Big Data, Blockchain in traditional sectors of economy is enabling people on the planet to break-through to much higher living standards. The unfortunate truth is that the criminal world adapts to technological changes very quickly, and we are all becoming unwilling witnesses of international businesses falling victims to cyberattacks. Such attacks are becoming increasingly targeted, automated, simple to manage and wide-spread, whereas hacker communities are becoming ever higher organized and international. Not only conventional businesses are threatened. For example, attacks on electronic exchanges and wallet management systems of several cryptocurrencies based on blockchain inflicted damage equivalent to USD 100 million last year. Sberbank, as the largest financial institution in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe, encounters cyberattacks every day and is keenly aware that only united efforts of state institutions, financial and corporate sectors of the world economy in fighting cyberthreats can pave a secure way for a transition to our digital future. How can Far East companies in Russia get securely integrated into the ecosystem of a digital business? How can Asia-Pacific nations interact effectively in fighting cybercrime?

Moderator:
Stanislav Kuznetsov — Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

Investments by State Companies. A Focus on Russia’s Far East

In order to accelerate development in the Russian Far East, all available resources must be consolidated with this objective in mind. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin issued an instruction at the first Eastern Economic Forum to make it a special priority to generate finance for the Russian Far East through the activity of state companies. These companies must coordinate their strategic and policy documents with the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East with the aim of prioritizing development in the macroregion. This move is aimed at synchronizing plans for the development of the Russian Far East enacted by state programmes and in the policies of state companies. This will significantly increase the effectiveness of state investment in accelerating development in the Russian Far East. At the present time, Gazprom, Rosneft, Transneft, Russian Railways, RusHydro, and FGC UES are already participating in the implementation of strategic projects such as the construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant, the Far Eastern Petrochemical Complex, and the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex, and the modernization of the Baikal–Amur Mainline and Trans-Siberian Railway, as well as new power stations and transmission lines. Traditionally in the Russian Far East, it is state companies which have acted as the catalyst for economic processes and which enable the implementation of projects of national importance. Where and in what are state-owned companies planning to invest in the Russian Far East? What support are they counting on? With respect to investment by Russian state companies, how can a multiplier effect be achieved that will accelerate growth in the Russian Far East? How can small and medium-sized businesses in the Russian Far East become participants in the investment programmes of major state-owned companies?

Moderator:
Artur Niyazmetov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

Panellists:
Sergei Ivanov — President, Member of the Supervisory Board, PJSC ALROSA
Alexey Miller — Chairman of the Management Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom
Alexander Misharin — First Vice President, Russian Railways
Nikolay Shulginov — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro PJSC

Front row participants:
Yury Chayka — First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
Evgeniy Chekin — Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Alexander Ivlev — Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Mkrtych Kazaryan — Head of the representative office of the Chukotka Autonomous region under the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow
Sergey Korotkov — General Designer, Vice-President for Innovations, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)
Alexander Kozlov — Governor of Amur Region
Alexander Levintal — Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Leonid Petukhov — General Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Alexei Rakhmanov — President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Denis Tikhonov — General Director, Corporation for Far East Development

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Culture and Art. What Will Be Done?

A discernible feature of the Russian Far East is its remoteness from traditional spiritual and cultural centres – a remoteness which is keenly felt by its inhabitants. The lack of regional and municipal cultural institutions in the Russian Far East is keenly felt. New facilities must be built, and existing ones modernized. Full use is not being made of the potential for international cultural cooperation, and the potential of Vladivostok as an outpost of Russian culture in Asia has not been sufficiently explored. It is vital to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of regional cultural projects, on both the Russian and the international stage. What needs to be done to improve the satisfaction of residents of the Russian Far East with the quality of cultural services? Which regional points of cultural growth have been identified as priorities? What projects are set to be implemented in the near future? What is the Russian Ministry of Culture doing to develop the cultural sector in the Russian Far East?

Moderator:
Victor Shalai — Director, Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region; Recipient of the Russian President's Prize for Young Cultural Figures of 2016

Panellists:
Vladimir Gusev — Director, State Russian Museum
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Anna Kasatkina — Director of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre
Alexander Melnik — Film Director, Screenwriter, Member of Russian Guild of Film Directors
Yefim Zvenyatsky — Artistic Director, Primorsky Academic Drama Theatre named after M. Gorky; Russian Government Cultural Affairs Award 2016 Winner

Front row participants:
Aleksandr Fedosov — Deputy Chairman of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory - Minister of Culture of Khabarovsk Territory
Olga Yurkova — Minister of Culture and Archives of Amur Region

07.09.2017
11:30—13:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 15

The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges

Talent in the Russian Far East: To Import or Nurture?

The effectiveness of talent management is today taking on an ever greater significance for the global competitiveness of a country. In Russia, a range of strategic programs are being implemented to develop talent for participation in efforts to upgrade the country’s scientific and technological base, launching businesses on new markets, and the digital economy. The Russian Far East should not remain on the sidelines as solutions to these challenges are put into effect, and has its own part to play in Russia’s national strategy. The Russian Far East is a territory of great challenges. The very opportunity created by these for self-realization in difficult circumstances could become the ‘business card’ used by the region to attract talent. What role could the Russian Far East play in Russia’s national talent management strategy? Which of the challenges posed by the Russian Far East are on a grand enough scale to attract Russia’s most talented young people? In what way should the Russian Far East participate in global competition for talent?

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

Panellists:
Aidar Akmalov — Executive Director, Kazan Open University of Talents 2.0
Yury Saprykin — Vice President for Regional and International Development, Skolkovo Foundation
Tatiana Sinyugina — Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Robert Urazov — General Director, WorldSkills Russia, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
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

Front row participants:
Vladislav Boutenko — Senior Partner, Managing Director, Chairman in Russia, The Boston Consulting Group
Sergey Komyshan — Member of the Management Board, Executive Director, SIBUR LLC
Elena Ulyanova — President, Rybakov Fund
Alexey Vakhov — Technical Director, Educational Platform Uchi.ru; Gold Medal Winner, International Physics Olympiad 2000 London
Vsevolod Vukolov — Head, Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud)

07.09.2017
12:30—13:30

Building A, level 6, ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

Presentation of investment projects

Investment Projects in the Production of Building Materials

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the share of production of building materials in the Far East is only 0.76% of the total Russian output. The investment projects within this panel are significant both for the region's economy and for local construction companies. The production capacities can totally meet the need of construction companies in heat-insulating materials, ceramic facing bricks, OSB boards and construction ceramics. The session will also present an electronic platform, created specifically for the convenience of communication between investors and project initiators. It will provide you with complete information on all investment projects in the Far East and enter into a dialogue with a potential partner.

Moderator:
Irina Afonichkina — Мoderator of the Press Center, Russian News Agency TASS

Panellists:
Ekaterina Lyukshinova — Deputy Director for Development and Investments, RFP Group
Alexander Pavlov — Director of the Project Management Department, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Dmitry Ramenov — Deputy General Director, Ussuriysky Industrial Park
Nikita Timokhodtsev — Director, DNS-les
Dmitriy Tsarenko — General Director, Khabarovsk Building Ceramics Plant
Gennady Udalov — General Director, Smidovichsky Brickyard

07.09.2017
14:00—16:00

Building S, level 3, Plenary session hall

Plenary Session

The Russian Far East: Creating a New Reality

Address by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

Address by President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in

Address by President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga

Address by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe

Moderator:
Ronnie Chichung Chan — Chairman, Hang Lung Properties

07.09.2017
17:00—18:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

Fostering Cooperation from Lisbon to Vladivostok: Vladivostok!

The key tasks the ‘From Lisbon to Vladivostok’ project is designed to address are promoting the development of international cooperation and joint activities from Lisbon to Vladivostok, and establishing and coordinating further bilateral and multilateral relations between EAEU member countries and EU partners. The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is one of the centres around which the Greater Eurasian partnership is being formed. The formation of a Greater Eurasia is a necessary but insufficient prerequisite for the growth of trade on the Eurasian continent, and one of the future pillars of the world economy. Are the interested parties ready to start implementing this megaproject now? What steps can be taken to start forming a Greater Eurasia now, despite political difficulties? How do we ensure Russia’s involvement in the Silk Road Economic Belt project? Which economic cooperation model will most benefit trade between the EU and the EAEU? What infrastructure projects need to be implemented in the Russian Far East to fully connect the region to European integration processes?

Moderator:
Alexander Knobel — Director, Institute of World Economics and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Rashid Alimov — Secretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Alexander Gareev — Managing Director, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Kim Jongkyung — Regional Director General for CIS, Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
Sergey Karaganov — Dean, School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy
Matthias Schepp — Chairman, Russian-German Chamber of Commerce; B20 Germany representative
Sergey Utkin — Head of Foreign Policy and Security Direction, Strategic Research Center Foundation

Front row participants:
Vladimir Klimanov — Director, Institute for Public Finance Reform (IPFR); Head of the Chair for State Economic Regulation, RANEPA School of Public Policy
Nikolay Pegin — General Director, Development Corporation of Kamchatka
Petr Shelakhaev — Deputy General Director, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

07.09.2017
17:00—18:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

Financing Innovation as a Driver of Economic Growth in the Russian Far East

In partnership with Orient Express Bank

The structure of the global economy is set to change fundamentally in the coming years. Not only will new markets emerge; the very foundations of the economy will be transformed. Success will belong to those countries and regions that manage to implement new technologies faster than others. A full complement of key sectors in the Russian Far East are in need of innovative development. Advanced unmanned technologies are essential to the future of agriculture and forestry. The fishing sector requires the latest technologies for freezing, storing, and transporting seafood. The region’s aviation and shipbuilding industries need the advanced manufacturing technologies that are part of the Industry 4.0 paradigm. Without essential robotization, the extractive industries could become uncompetitive in the twenty-first century. What real needs do the sectors of the Russian Far Eastern economy have with respect to innovation? What domestic innovations might be applied in the Russian Far East? Who are the main clients of innovation: the regions or big business? Which institutes for innovative development in Russia are ready to work in the Russian Far East? What financial instruments exist? Is this topic of interest to major investors?

Moderator:
Anna Akparova — Aide to Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Y.Trutnev

Panellists:
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Svetlana Chupsheva — Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Sergey Gorkov — Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Alexey Kordichev — Chairman of the Management Board, PSC Orient Express Bank
Vladimir Mau — Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Front row participants:
Elena Nesterova — General Director, Investment Company Arlan
Aysen Nikolaev — Head of the City District, Yakutsk City

07.09.2017
17:00—18:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

Doing Business in the Russian Far East

The Russian Far East: An Investor’s Perspective

At the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on 3 September 2016, the Russian President stated that Russia’s Far Eastern regions should be taken as a case study of best practice in the work of business support institutions. The session will include a presentation of best practices used in the Business Agent project, and an overview of the results of the ‘mystery shopper’ operation run by the non-profit organization Leaders’ Club, aimed at assessing the quality of the efforts undertaken by institutions in the Russian Far East to attract investment and support business, and evaluating existing development zones. The discussion will focus on problems encountered by Russian and foreign investors in Russia’s Far Eastern regions. Are the Far Eastern regions ready to welcome investors? What are the most effective tools for attracting investors to the Russian Far East?

Moderator:
Artem Avetisyan — Director of the New Business Department, Agency of Strategic Initiatives; Chairman of the Non-Governmental Organization Leaders Club

Panellists:
Andrei Belousov — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Nikita Demekhin — General Director, Research and Development Center Pozhengineering LLC
Roman Kopin — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Alexander Levintal — Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Kunio Okada — General Director of the Institute for Russian and NIS Economic Studies, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and NIS
Vladimir Pecheny — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
Vladimir Rubakhin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Agrotech Holding
Alexey Suvorov — General Director, New Technologies LLC
Denis Tikhonov — General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Vyacheslav Yugay — Head of Far East Practice Group, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

07.09.2017
17:00—18:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges

Government and the Public – Working Together. The Russian Far East as a Region of Social and Public Innovation

Involving inhabitants of the Russian Far East en masse in tackling everyday municipal and regional issues and increasing their level of constructive engagement demands new approaches to creating a system of local self-government and relations between government, public institutions, and active citizens. The foundations of such an undertaking must be improving the system of local self-government; more actively engaging socially oriented non-profits in the provision of social services, together with improving government support mechanisms for non-profits; identifying and supporting active citizens (or ‘doers’) whose efforts create new opportunities to provide good living standards in the Russian Far East and helping them to implement and replicate their projects; and developing the infrastructure of the non-profit sector and the opportunities it can offer non-profit organizations and active citizens. What is the role of civil society institutions in ensuring the forward-looking development of the Russian Far East? What is being done to secure access for non-governmental organizations seeking to provide social services? How are measures to support the non-profit sector being improved, and what opportunities for socially oriented non-profits and active citizens are afforded by the non-profit infrastructure being built today: resource centres and innovation centres in the social sphere?

Moderator:
Natalia Pochinok — Rector, Russian State Social University

Panellists:
Vladislav Boutenko — Senior Partner, Managing Director, Chairman in Russia, The Boston Consulting Group
Sergey Gabestro — Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Elena Myakotnikova — Corporate Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Artem Shadrin — Director, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Solodov — Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
Valentin Timakov — Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
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