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 5, Conference hall 10

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Healthcare for People. What Will Be Done?

The sociological surveys indicate that healthcare issues are a primary cause of concern among residents of the Russian Far East. Many indicators in this area are worse than the Russian average. The healthcare gap between the region and neighbouring countries is greater still. In order to respond to this challenge, the healthcare system of the Russian Far East must make primary healthcare equally accessible to the urban and rural population, attract a qualified medical workforce, implement innovative methods for organizing primary care and the prevention and treatment of diseases, and create a new healthcare infrastructure. This will require a special government approach to planning healthcare development in the Russian Far East. What are the priorities for healthcare development in the Russian Far East in order to achieve the goals of increasing the population and life expectancy of the region? In what areas could the Russian Far East become a driver of innovative development in Russian healthcare? In what ways is healthcare cooperation with neighbouring countries currently developing? What is the Russian Ministry of Healthcare doing to ensure advanced healthcare development in the Russian Far East?

Moderator:
Gleb Bryansky — Deputy Chief Editor, TASS Russia

Panellists:
Hajime Kamada — Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Hokuto Hospital
Mikhail Oseevskiy — President, Rostelecom
Valentin Shumatov — Rector, "Pacific State Medical University" of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Veronika Skvortsova — Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
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
Andrey Vorobyov — Director, MeDiCase

Front row participants:
Sang-Hoon Jheon — President, Chief Executive Officer, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Andrey Kuzmin — Director of Healthcare Department of the Primorsky Territory, Administration of the Primorsky Territory
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Elena Zhidkova — Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways

06.09.2017
12:45—14:15

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Housing and Utilities. What Will Be Done?

People residing in the Russian Far East place housing-related problems as one of their top concerns. The cost of housing and utility services in the Russian Far East is significantly higher than the national average, although the quality is lower. A large proportion of available housing is dilapidated or even hazardous. The unsatisfactory housing situation is one of the major factors driving people to leave the region for more comfortable conditions in other parts of the country. By modernizing urban infrastructure, demographic and socioeconomic development in the Russian Far East could get a significant new boost. The appearance and comfort levels of towns and cities in this region have become an important factor in the competition for human capital, especially when it comes to the most active sector of the population – young specialists. It is for this reason that in 2017, ensuring high-quality housing and utility services for the population and creating a comfortable urban environment were added to the list of priority areas for strategic national development. What will be done in the Russian Far East to implement this priority project for developing housing, utilities, and the urban environment? What conditions must be created in order to attract investment into housing in the Russian Far East, including from countries in the Asia-Pacific region? What conditions are needed to enable integrated development and management of the housing and utilities infrastructure in the macroregion? How will the mortgage sector develop in the Russian Far East? What is being done by Russia’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities to develop the residential sector?

Moderator:
Andrey Chibis — Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Viktor Evtukhov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vitaly Korolev — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Igor Kustarin — Director of Regions Development Direction, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Mikhail Kuzovlev — Chairman of the Management Board, PJSC ROSSIYSKY CAPITAL
Mikhail Men — Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Alexey Muratov — Partner, KB "Strelka"
Takeshi Nakawake — Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Department,Head of Global Marketing Center, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Mikhail Oseevskiy — President, Rostelecom
Kazuo Ozawa — Counsellor for Global Strategies, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan
Alexander Plutnik — General Director, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)

Front row participants:
Mikhail Grudinin — General Director, Russian Institute of Urban Development and Investment "Giprogor"
Aleksey Kolodeznikov — First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Alexey Litvinchuk — Deputy Chairman of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Fuel and Energy Complex, Housing and Utilities
Aysen Nikolaev — Head of the City District, Yakutsk City
Dmitry Tetenkin — Deputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
Hideyuki Yamada — Senior Consultant, Nomura Research Institute Ltd.

06.09.2017
15:15—16:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Sport. 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. 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 residents’ satisfaction with the quality of cultural services? What are the priorities in terms of cultural growth and what projects will 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:
Alexey Bobrovsky — Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Aleksandr Fedosov — Deputy Chairman of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory - Minister of Culture of Khabarovsk Territory
Aleksandr Karelin — Three-Time Olympic Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling
Valery Karpenko — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory
Pavel Kolobkov — Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
Yulia Miroshnikova — Deputy Head,The Federal Biomedical Agency
Vasily Titov — First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
Marius Vizer — President, International Judo Federation (IJF)
Yulia Yefimova — Three-time Olympic Medalist, Five-time World Swimming Champion
Anton Zaitsev — Аcting Deputy Prime Minister of the Sakhalin Region

Front row participants:
Yuri Grishan — Mayor of Magadan
Tagir Khaibulaev — Russian Judo Player, Olympic Champion 2012
Aleksandr Lesun — Russian Pentathlete, Olympic Champion 2016
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

06.09.2017
15:15—16:45

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Residents of the Russian Far East: Demographic Development, a New Quality of Life, and New Opportunities

Achieving stable population growth in the country’s Far East is a strategic challenge for Russia. The concept for demographic policy in the Russian Far East adopted by the Russian Government sets the objective of increasing the population of the macroregion to 6.5 million people by 2025, and increasing life expectancy to 76 years. To achieve this, a new quality of life will need to be established across every aspect of society. This means not just exceeding the national standard for Russia, but raising it to a level that is competitive with the quality of life in neighbouring countries. This needs to be done as quickly as possible, making use of all available resources. What measures need to be taken to stop the exodus of people from the region and secure population growth? What would make the Russian Far East a comfortable and attractive place to live? What most concerns residents of the Russian Far East? Which problems need to be resolved first?

Moderator:
Natalia Pochinok — Rector, Russian State Social University

Panellists:
Igor Barinov — Head, Russian Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs
Olga Golodets — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Artur Niyazmetov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Maxim Topilin — Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Sergey Bashkirov — Director, Interregional Charity Foundation "Dar Zhizni"
Evgeniy Chekin — Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Valery Fedorov — Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Sergey Gabestro — Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC
Tatiana Maleva — Director, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Alexander Puzanov — General Director, Foundation Institute for Urban Economics
Venidikt Reutov — An Old Believer, Emigrant from South America, Individual Entrepreneur
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 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?

06.09.2017
17:30—19:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 15

Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

Education. What Will Be Done?

Quality of education is a major issue causing concern for residents of the Russian Far East. The number of government-funded places at Far Eastern universities is shrinking, whilst universities in China, Japan, and South Korea are attracting Russian school-leavers with a higher quality of education for similar fees. The local labour market is experiencing intensive growth in demand for labour resources and a shortage of engineers and workers. At the same time, the requisite level of professional training continues to increase, while competition for highly skilled staff is escalating. How can these challenges be addressed? What should the priorities for developing education infrastructure be, given the scale of the challenge involved in accelerating development in the Russian Far East? What solutions must be adopted at the federal level in order to ensure the advanced development of the region’s education system? What is the Russian Ministry of Education and Science doing to achieve these aims?

Moderator:
Nikita Anisimov — Acting President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

Panellists:
Maxim Basov — Chief Executive Officer, Rusagro Group of Companies
Sergei Kachaev — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Alla Kuznetsova — Minister of Education and Science of Khabarovsk Territory
Vladimir Mau — Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Valentin Timakov — Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Olga Vasilyeva — Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Andrey Bazilevsky — Director, All Russian Child Center Okean
Sergey Gabestro — Chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC
Feodosiya Gabysheva — First Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Sergey Ivanchenko — Rector, Pacific National University

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
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