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
06.09.2017
10:30—12:00

Building A, level 12, Onego restaurant

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

Increasing the Investment Attractiveness of Regions in Russia’s Far East: Conversations with Regional Leaders

Business Breakfast

By invitation only

For the last four years, Russian federal authorities have been working to create conditions for investment and doing business in the Russian Far East, which will make it a serious competitor within the Asia-Pacific region. Thanks to new mechanisms, including ASEZs, Vladivostok Free Port, and infrastructure support for investors, more than 700 new investment projects have been initiated in the Russian Far East and 40 new companies have been established. However, without improving the entrepreneurial climate in each specific region – the direct result of efforts by regional government teams – these new mechanisms will fail to have the necessary multiplicative effect. In the 2017 Russian Regional Investment Climate Index, only two Far Eastern regions demonstrated positive trends: Khabarovsk Territory and Amur Region. The positions of the other regions had worsened significantly. In the opinion of entrepreneurs, what positive and negative changes have taken place in the regions of the Russian Far East over the past year? What are the major needs and requirements from business with respect to the regional authorities right now? How do investors rate the effectiveness of local governors’ teams? What policy changes are regional leaders planning to make in order to improve the investment climate?

Moderator:
Andrei Sharonov — President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Panellists:
Andrei Belousov — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Egor Borisov — Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Alexander Braverman — Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Svetlana Chupsheva — Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Vladimir Ilyukhin — Governor of Kamchatskiy Krai
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
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 Levintal — Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Vladimir Miklushevskiy — Governor of Primorsky Territory
Maxim Oreshkin — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Pecheny — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
Alexey Repik — President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Vyacheslav Shport — Governor of Khabarovsk Territory
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

06.09.2017
12:45—14:15

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

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

Vladivostok Free Port: Successes and Challenges. Putting Our Heads Together

The sea ports of the Russian Far East connect Russia logistically with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and compete for trade flows in this rapidly growing part of the world. Vladivostok Free Port was established to create globally competitive conditions for their development. Planning for the Free Port took into consideration best international practices in the creation of free port zones, as well as Russia’s own experience of developing the free port system. Investors in Vladivostok Free Port receive tax incentives and benefit from preferential administrative policies. A system of 24-hour state border crossing points operates within the Free Port, together with a ‘single-window’ service, electronic declaration and shortened customs clearance times, and a simplified visa entry regime for foreign citizens (using eight-day electronic visas). Vladivostok Free Port is now home to more than 300 investors, and more than 20 new enterprises have been launched. How do residents of the Free Port rate the success of this modern approach? What economic effect are the conditions having on new enterprises? How can the unified tax for Free Port residents and related administrative burden on business be shifted? What adjustments are needed to the free customs zone regime within Vladivostok Free Port? What effect will electronic visas for foreign citizens have on investors? Is extending the free port regime to all ports and airports in the Russian Far East a necessary step?

Moderator:
Oleg Goshchansky — Chairman, Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Panellists:
Irina Olkhovskaya — First Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, "Port Management Company" - management company of "Vostochny Port"
Denis Sarana — Member of the Board of Directors, JSC “Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port”
Alexander Shumatov — General Director, Children’s Health Centre
Dmitry Voloshenko — Chairman of the Board, Composite Shipbuilding

Front row participants:
Dmitry Alexeev — General Director, DNS
Yury Chayka — First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
Sergey Fedorov — First Deputy Head, Far Eastern Customs Directorate, Federal Customs Service
Alexey Golovko — General Director, Far Eastern Transport Group
Aleksey Karnovich — General Director, Mega LLC
Sergey Khodov — Commercial Director, DUK Avesta LLC
Dmitry Makarenko — General Director, Artayar
Evgeniy Panin — Director General, Vostok LPG
Denis Tikhonov — General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Yevgeny Virtser — General Director, DB Engineering
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

06.09.2017
12:45—14:15

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

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

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Everything for Growth!

New conditions for doing business in the Russian Far East are increasingly attracting the interest of small companies. Last year the number of projects in ASEZs and Vladivostok Free Port with a total investment of between RUB 1 million and RUB 60 million has increased from 80 to 300. A programme of tax credits for small and medium-sized businesses has been launched in the Russian Far East. Nearly 300 business owners have received tax funds to aid their development. What adjustments need to be made to the ASEZ and Free Port regimes in order to make them more attractive to small and medium-sized companies? What can the government do to help small businesses in the Russian Far East access the large Asia-Pacific market? What else can be done to make concessional financing available to small and medium-sized businesses? What is the greatest obstacle to the growth of small and medium-sized businesses in the Russian Far East?

Moderator:
Konstantin Bogdanenko — Member of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia

Panellists:
Boris Beloborodov — Director, Vneshservis
Igor Chaban — Individual Entrepreneur
Mikhail Korsakov — Director for Business Development, Agrofirma "Amur"
Alexey Krokhtin — General Director, NTS GROUP
Sergey Lazarev — General Director, EcoStar Tehnology
Aleksey Mostovshchikov — General Director, Tvoi Vybor
Anton Skorik — General Director, Group of Companies Etalon
Yury Zhilinsky — General Director, Stroy Mart

Front row participants:
Alexander Braverman — Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Sergey Dmitrienko — Minister of Foreign Economic Affairs, Tourism and Entrepreneurship, Government of the Amur Oblast
Oleg Fomichev — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Golovanov — Chairman of the Board, SME Bank JSC
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Alexander Levintal — Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
Vladimir Pecheny — Governor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
Olga Plotnikova — Director, Economic and Direct Investments Development Fund of the Chukotka Autonomous region
Anton Safronov — Minister of Investment Development and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Maria Semenova — Deputy General Director, National Association of Procurement Institutes
Ilya Semin — Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development
Andrey Sharov — Vice-President, Head of Small Business Development Department, Head of GR Department, Sberbank
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

06.09.2017
15:15—16:45

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

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

Lowering Energy Tariffs: The Impact on Projects

A programme to lower energy tariffs in the Russian Far East was launched on 1 July this year. Although it is too early to discuss outcomes, the question for today is clear – how can the maximum benefit for the region’s economy be extracted from the programme, and used to increase competitiveness in the Russian Far East? Following the lowering of energy tariffs for businesses, in combination with easy transport accessibility in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Far East is attracting renewed interest, both from Russian investors representing the energy sector, and from industrial corporations in Korea, Japan, and China. Global and Russian experience of liberalizing the energy market suggests that the effectiveness of tariff lowering as a mechanism is heavily dependent on the quality of dialogue between economic stakeholders, and on striking a balance between the interests of the state and those of energy consumers. What direct and indirect effects will businesses in the Russian Far East experience as a result of lower energy tariffs? Can we expect growth in investment following reductions in the cost of electricity? What investment projects will receive fresh impetus once energy tariffs have been lowered to the Russian national average? The mechanism for lowering energy tariffs is set to operate for three years – what will happen after 2020? How will the decisions made impact energy development in the Russian Far East as a whole? Could this experience of reducing energy tariffs be applied to other kinds of business costs in the Russian Far East?

Moderator:
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Anton Fefelov — Deputy General Director, Director for Economics and Finance, Zoloto Kamchatki
Alesia Kalinova — Deputy Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area, Head of the Department of Finance, Economy and Property Relations of the Chukotka Autonomous Region
Vitaly Korolev — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Vyacheslav Kravchenko — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Osipov — First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Nikita Soin — General Director, Teplichny Complex Agro Invest
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Sergey Tolstoguzov — Deputy Director General, Director of the Division «Far East», RusHydro PJSC
Sergey Zhuravlev — Vice President of Government Relations, Polyus

Front row participants:
Yulia Dogadushkina — Head of Infrustructure Projects, Consultnext
Oleg Dubnov — Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Alisher Kalanov — Deputy Head of the Venture Capital Investment Division, Head of the Development Block for Perspective Projects in the Fuel and Energy Complex, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
Alexander Khurudzhi — Owner, Energiya JSC; Head of the Project, Nabat
Elena Nesterova — General Director, Investment Company Arlan
Valentin Sanko — Director for Energy Complex, Russian Railways
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel
Sergey Zyubr — General Director, Amurmetall

06.09.2017
17:30—19:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 16

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

Protecting Investments and Creditors’ Rights in the Russian Far East: Strategic Changes

Unique conditions have been created in the Russian Far East for investing and doing business, but in the absence of a trusted specialized institution for reviewing non-arbitrable disputes, foreign investors are still behaving cautiously. Today, reforms to the judicial system are under active consideration on a federal level, the initial results of arbitral reform have been achieved, and new plans for the Enforcement Code of the Russian Federation are in preparation. But are these measures enough?
What global structural changes are necessary in order to ensure investment security and the confidence of foreign investors? Could the Russian Far East act as an experimental staging area for the work of specialized judicial institutions? What recommendations can be offered by investors in the Russian Far East, major creditors and foreign partners?

Moderator:
Vladimir Gruzdev — Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia

Panellists:
Elena Avakyan — Executive Director, Non-Profit Partnership for Advancement of Corporate Law; Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Boris Boltyanskiy — Editor-in-Chief, Pravo.ru
Mikhail Galperin — Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Tanaka Mikio — Partner, City-Yuwa Partners
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

Front row participants:
Elena Bezdenezhnykh — Vice President, State Secretary, GR, Norilsk Nickel
Roman Fomin — Senior Managing Director of Legal Support Department of Legal Directorate, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Chanho Lee — Foreign Attorney, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
Sergey Milanov — Partner, Head of Asia Practice, Goltsblat BLP

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 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
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 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
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