04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

High-Tech Business: Identifying What Is Needed to Achieve Fast Growth


Technological entrepreneurship is a key driver of economic progress, so one of the government’s top priorities is to facilitate its further development. The Far East already has a solid base to launch innovative projects with a science and technology centre and the RU Tech Park functioning at the Far Eastern Federal University, the opening of engineering divisions at industrial corporations, the opening of the Far East’s first IT park in Yakutia, and the successful operation of a new mechanism to fund high tech companies – the Far East High Technology Fund, which has already funded its first projects. The transformation of promising projects into functioning high-tech businesses remains an important issue. How can we accelerate this process and get large and medium-sized businesses to introduce advanced technological solutions? What solutions are essential for lifting regulatory restrictions when introducing promising technologies?


Moderator:
Victor Vekselberg — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skolkovo Foundation

Panellists:
Gennady Alekseev — Chief Executive Officer, SDS-Ugol
Nikita Anisimov — Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Pavel Grachev — Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Rustam Milanov — Chief Executive Officer, Visitech
Aysen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Alexander Povalko — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Ruslan Sarkisov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East High Technologies Fund
Oksana Tarasenko — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Mikhail Grudinin — President, Giprogor Project City Planning Institute of Spatial Modelling and Development
Oleg Fomichev — Director for Strategic Planning and Development, ComplexProm

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Youth Economy: Problems and Prospects for Development in View of Russia–India Cooperation


Establishing international cooperation between Russia’s and India’s young people is among the key tasks of the current youth policy. At this session, questions will be raised as to how young people in Russia and India can be involved in economic development, as well as how to create a system in which experiences can be exchanged between the two countries. These two aspects may go on to form the basis of prospective economic cooperation. What achievements to date can be cited in the field of international collaboration between young people in Russia and India? What changes in youth policy will be seen in the countries over the next five years? How is the young generation integrating into global policy and creating international initiatives?


Moderator:
Rishabh Sethi — Head of International Projects, BRICS International Forum; Member, Friends for Leadership (FFL);

Panellists:
Purnima Anand — President, BRICS International Forum
Guruprasad Mohapatra — Secretary of the Department for the Development of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of the Republic of India
Kamruzzaman Sayed — President, Rus Education India
Tatyana Seliverstova — Vice-Chairman, Russian Youth Association
Ekaterina Sokolova — Deputy Vice Rector for International Activities, Nevelskov Maritime State University
Oksana Fedoseeva — General Director, Vostock Capital

Front row participants:
Liudmila Ilicheva — Director, Centre for Public-Private Partnership, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Andrey Terebenin — Managing Partner, Sistema Asia Capital (India)
Roman Chukov — Chairman of the Board, Russian Center for the Promotion of International Initiatives; Assistant to Youth Policy Director, Roscongress Foundation

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities


Over the last five years, an exceptional business environment has been created in the Russian Far East. Investors are able to benefit from a wide range of financial and non-financial support measures through state development institutions. However, implementation of the projects is often hindered by a shortage of funding that cannot be covered by injections from the budget and loans from state banks alone. What sources of capital exist to fund investment projects in the Russian Far East? The foreign exchange rate of the Russian Rouble has stabilized, yet the cost of borrowing in Russia is consistently much higher than abroad. How can the cost of borrowing be reduced? Do projects in the Russian Far East and the Arctic require special arrangements? What are the project funding and fund-raising capabilities of state institutions? How eager are foreign banks and financial institutions to invest in the Russian Far East and the Arctic?


Moderator:
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

Panellists:
Bambang Brodjonegoro — Minister of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia
Mikhail Zadornov — President – Chairman of the Management Board, Otkritie FC Bank
Sergey Komyshan — Member of the Management Board, Executive Director, SIBUR
Tadashi Maeda — Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Roman Petrutsa — Director, Industrial Development Fund
Sunita Sindwani — Chief General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India
Igor Snegurov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, VIS Group
Nikolay Tsekhomskiy — First Deputy Chairman – Member of the Management Board, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Developing Aquaculture: Initial Results and New Objectives


Aquaculture in the Far East got several major boosts for intensive development in 2017–18. More than 45,000 hectares of offshore areas were provided to users. Some 13,200 tonnes of aquaculture products were farmed in 2018, a ten-fold increase compared to 2016. The aquavostok.ru service, which is used to determine the boundaries of fish-breeding areas for subsequent auctions, has been commissioned. But the industry still lacks its own technological experience and proven scientific and technological base for aquaculture. In order to develop and support new projects, regulatory measures need to be improved and the offshore area needs to be expanded to include promising waters near the Sakhalin Region and the southern Primorsky Territory. How can we attract qualified investors and ensure the safety of foreign capital in aquaculture projects? How should the aquavostok.ru service be further developed? What new regulatory products does the industry need? Where should personnel undergo training and professional development?


Moderator:
Vasily Grebennikov — Director, Effective Energy; Chief Executive Officer, De-Freeze Zapad

Panellists:
Roman Vityazev — Chairman, Far Eastern Union of Mariculture Enterprises; Chairman, Hyperion
Evgeniy Karpov — Founder, ATRK
Alexander Lopatnikov — General Director, Marine Aquaculture Ho Xiang
Petr Savchuk — Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)

Front row participants:
Alexey Baytalyuk — Deputy Director and Head of the Pacific Branch, Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
Liu Xusheng — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dalian Shangpintang
Kondo Takehiko — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kondo Shoten

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Solid Minerals Mining: How Can the Investment Potential of the Industry Be Utilized Most Effectively?


Today, the Far East is one of the largest centres of solid minerals mining, not only in Russia, but across the world. State support for investors has facilitated capital-intensive megaprojects in the most remote areas of the region, while the low level of exploration makes for unique opportunities for discovery and high-class field mining on the global level. Currently, the government is preparing an effective regulatory and legal framework geared towards attracting new subsoil users, stimulating geological exploration, protecting the environment, and using mineral resources rationally. How can the investment potential of the industry be utilized most effectively? What key industry challenges are investors in the region faced with today? What solutions exist?


Moderator:
Oleg Novachuk — Chairman of the Board of Directors, KAZ Minerals

Panellists:
Pavel Grachev — Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Dmitry Kobylkin — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Roman Trotsenko — Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation
Claude Schimper — Senior Vice-President, Russia Operations, Kinross Gold Corporation

Front row participant:
Pavel Maslovskiy — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Petropavlovsk

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Special Administrative Districts: One Year on


New federal laws have created mechanisms to quickly and conveniently convert foreign legal entities into residents of Special Administrative Districts in Russia. While their legal address is changed, their corporate structure is preserved. At present, twelve international companies are residents of Special Administrative Districts, of which two are registered on Russky Island and ten on Oktyabrsky Island. What are the main aspects of the existing mechanism for re-domiciliation and special features of the legal regime of Special Administrative Districts, including the preferences that are granted to international companies? Can the idea of re-domiciliation become a tool to increase the appeal of the Russian jurisdiction? What has been the experience of the these first residents, and what are the prospects for further development?


Moderator:
Andrey Gorlenko — Executive Administrator, Russian Arbitration Centre at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration

Panellists:
Marina Belyakova — Partner, EY
Sarah Jane Grimmer — Secretary General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Mikhail Mamuta — Head of Service for Protection of Consumer Rights and Ensuring the Availability of Financial Services, Member of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Galina Naumenko — Partner, Tax and Legal Services, PwC Russia
Nikita Soshnikov — Head of Branch in Vladivostok, Deloitte, Russia
Ilya Torosov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Human Capital for a New Eurasia


Today, Eurasia is one of the main powerhouses of global economic growth. Global trends and the factors influencing them are shifting towards Asian countries, especially India and China. Apart from businesses and the economy, this shift also concerns science and innovation, education, culture, and environmental protection. An efficient partnership between key Eurasian players – namely Russia, India, China, as well as European and Central Asian countries – has the potential to improve operations on a global scale. At the same time, Eurasian countries, and the region as a whole, are facing serious calls to develop new approaches to state policy as well as changes to businesses and academic institutions. To what extent do both regional staff training and human capital development provide an effective response to the issues Eurasia is facing? What principles should lay the foundation for this work, and which institutions could be the main drivers of this process?


Moderator:
Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group

Panellists:
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
Bambang Brodjonegoro — Minister of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia
Alexander Sergeev — President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Rajendra Srivastava — Dean, Indian School of Business
Andrey Sharonov — President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Front row participants:
Vladimir Ivanov — Head, Science Information and Analysis Agency
Dilip Chenoy — Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Petr Shchedrovitskiy — Member of the Management Board, North-West Foundation Center for Strategic Research

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Preferential Regimes for Investors: Current Progress and New Challenges


Investors have come to trust advanced special economic zones (ASEZs) and the Free Port of Vladivostok (FPV) over the last five years: more than 1,700 residents are implementing projects valued at roughly USD 60 billion. Such projects include both megaprojects and small businesses. A total of 230 projects have already been implemented with investment of more than USD 6 billion and the creation of over 25,000 jobs. Competition for investors is intensifying in the Asia-Pacific region. The preferential regimes that have been created in the Far East must keep pace with the changing needs of business in order to ensure the necessary level of economic growth in the macro-region and the country as a whole. What can be done to develop the potential of preferential regimes, enhance their competitiveness, and improve their investment appeal for business? What additional measures should the Russian government take to make the Far East an attractive place for Russian and foreign investors, and what role should the regional authorities play?


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

Panellists:
Sergey Bachin — General Director, Roza Khutor
Dmitry Gavrilin — Chief Executive Officer, Tigers Realm Coal
Vadim Zhivulin — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Aslan Kanukoev — Acting General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Aleksey Kozlov — Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR
Vadim Medvedev — Managing Director of Investment Department, ESN Group
Andrei Minaev — Member of the Board, Association of Industrial Parks of Russia (AIP)
Sergey Tyrtsev — First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic

Front row participants:
Alexey Kozhevnikov — Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center
Alexander Osipov — Acting Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory
Vadim Khromov — Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Region Government

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Investing in the Fishing Industry: Achievements and Next Steps


The Far Eastern fishing basin has entered a new 15-year period in which more and more permits will be allocated to use aquatic biological resources. Investment projects that aim to rejuvenate the industry are under way. The launch of 15 new fish processing plants and the construction of 17 modern vessels will help to double the share of processed products, while the share of raw materials processing will reach 30%. Given the growth in bioresource output, the freight turnover of fish products at Far East ports is projected to increase from the current 850,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes by 2025. This will require investment solutions concerning port logistics as well as the construction of distribution and refrigeration facilities. How can we alter the current production model and increase the output of finished fish products per unit of raw materials? What new products should be developed and what markets should Russia enter? What are the main drivers for attracting investment to the Far East fishing business in the period to 2025? What measures should the government take to help maintain and repair the fishing fleet? How can we guarantee obligations for the construction of a fleet in the Far East?


Moderators:
Leonid Petukhov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Sergey Tarusov — Chairman, Lenin Collective Farm Fishery

Panellists:
Sergey Darkin — President, Pacific Investment Group (TIGR)
German Zverev — President, All-Russian Association of Fisheries Enterprises, Entrepreneurs and Exporters
Dmitry Pashov — President, Moneron
Vladimir Sitnov — Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Ilya Shestakov — Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)

Front row participants:
Alexander Efremov — Managing Director, Dobroflot Group of Companies
Oleg Komarov — General Director, Technological Equipment
Oleg Myachin — General Director, Trier
Alexey Rakhmanov — President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Sergey Sklyar — Vice President, Antey
Mikhail Sobolev — First Deputy Governor – Chairman of the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Area

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

From Raw Materials to Advanced Processing: Achieving Growth in the Forestry Sector


Russia’s Far East accounts for 51% of timber resources in the Asia-Pacific Region. Despite this, the timber industry primarily remains an exporter of raw materials and its contribution to the regional economy does not exceed 1.5%. Only 74% of the timber cut in Russia is used to make commercial products, as opposed to 95–97% in the rest of the world. What can we do to improve the economic efficiency of forest development projects and the construction of forest infrastructure? Do protective duties help to develop advanced timber processing enterprises? How would a forest investment bank work? Would it make sense to utilize the Tax Incentives in Exchange for Investments programme when building forest infrastructure? What are the prospects for the Unified Far Eastern Effective Forest Management Centre? Which kinds of production are worth investing in, and which projects will be the most effective? How should businesses be encouraged to work on forest restoration? Could exchange mechanisms actually be utilized in the industry?


Moderator:
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

Panellists:
Kirill Berman — Minister of Information Technology and Communication of the Khabarovsk Krai
Dmitri Valtfogel — Chief Executive Officer, RFP Group
Maxim Duz — Deputy General Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
Viktor Evtukhov — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Klinov — Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Forestry
Nikolay Nikolaev — Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexander Osipov — Acting Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory
Igor Prutov — Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, EY
Alexey Ryzhikov — Managing Director, Saint-Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange
Vladimir Sitnov — Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Mikhail Shamolin — President, Chairman of the Board, Segezha Group

Front row participants:
Maxim Kobin — Managing Director for Client Work, Russian Export Center
Igor Muraev — Director, Roslesinforg
Kazuhisa Hara — Executive Advisor, EREX Co.

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

The Russian Continental Shelf: Is Development Necessary?


Russia’s Arctic shelf has an enormous resource potential of around 17.3 billion tonnes of liquid hydrocarbons and 85.1 trillion cubic metres of gas. Yet it is not currently contributing to Russia’s economic development, as the deadlines for implementing offshore projects have not been met. This is primarily due to a lack of competition. Only state-owned companies with at least five years of experience working offshore have access to offshore development. External restrictions on access to concessional financing and technology pose an additional obstacle. Experts predict that lost profits from the slowdown in offshore projects, as estimated in GDP growth, could reach USD 300 billion by 2035. Should Russia’s Arctic shelf be put to use economically? Is Norway’s experience applicable when it comes to developing Russia’s offshore deposits? Should investors be granted expanded access to subsoil sections on the shelf? What does business need from the government to start investing in offshore projects?


Moderator:
Magomed Gekhaev — Advisor to the General Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency

Panellists:
Alexander Krutikov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Andrey Patrushev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Denis Khramov — First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation

Front row participant:
Kirill Molodtsov — Aide to the Chief of Staff, Presidential Executive Office

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 13

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Advanced Special Economic Zones and the Free Port of Vladivostok: Configuring Preferences


More than three years have passed since the establishment of advanced special economic zones (ASEZs) and the Free Port of Vladivostok (FPV) in the Far East. The time has come to hold discussions with current and potential residents as to whether everything is working as intended and as stipulated in legislation, and whether investors’ expectations have been met. These discussions will focus on the following questions: is it easy to become and be an ASEZ/FPV resident? What are the best and worst practices at ASEZs/the FPV? Are the existing rules governing ASEZs/the FPV effective and sufficient in terms of tax, customs, urban planning, and other preferences and incentives for the implementation of investment projects in various sectors of the economy? How should best compliance practices at authorized bodies, management companies, regulators, and control (supervisory) bodies be applied to ASEZ/FPV issues?


Moderator:
Leonid Agafonov — Member of the Public Council of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic; Managing Director, EastRussia

Panellists:
Denis Gros — Managing Partner, DA! Development Group; Executive Director, Avangard Industrial Park
Kirill Kamenev — Managing Director of Investment Department, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Roman Kapinos — Deputy Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Gleb Kicha — Acting First Deputy Head, Far Eastern Customs Directorate
Anton Skorik — Chairman, Vladivostok Free Port Residents Support Association; General Director, Renaissance
Olga Surikova — Head of Far East Practice, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Yury Tyamushkin — General Director, VaninoTransUgol
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Anna Tsivileva — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kolmar Group
Alexander Shumatov — General Director, Children’s Health Centre

Front row participants:
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Aslan Kanukoev — Acting General Director, Corporation for Far East Development

05.09.2019
08:30–10:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Productivity Leaders: Drawing on the Asian and European Experience to Support Regional Growth


The Russian Federation is looking to become one of the five largest economies in the world and to achieve faster economic growth than the current world leaders while preserving macroeconomic stability. In order to do this, Russia will need to establish high-capacity manufacturing and agricultural sectors with a focus on exports. At the same time, it needs to be effectively integrated in the global economy. This will require it to participate in international production chains and adopt a systemic approach to raising efficiency and labour performance using modern technologies. In this session, partners from Europe and the Asia Pacific will exchange views on methods for securing steady growth in labour productivity in order to make the economy more competitive. They will share the results of implementing a culture of lean manufacturing, robotization, and digitalization. Other areas to be covered will include implementing tools to boost the business environment and raise a country’s export potential, reducing red tape, improving the management of human resources, and developing the employment system. Participants will examine national characteristics to consider whether Eastern or Western experience holds the key to achieving these goals. What main aspects and trends should be examined when attempting to identify the ideal combination? What should be done to identify and develop joint projects to impart knowledge and model solutions to essential non-commodity industries in the Far East? What resources are needed to do this?


Moderator:
Alexander Ivlev — CIS Managing Partner, Deputy Regional Accounts Leader for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY

Panellists:
Alexander Liberov — President, Siemens in Russia
Katsutoshi Nishimoto — Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe
Maxim Oreshkin — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Koh Poh Koon — Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Singapore
He Zhenwei — Secretary General, China Overseas Development Association

Front row participants:
Pavel Kadochnikov — Vice Rector for Research, Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Marc Carena — Director General, McDonald’s in Russia
Sergey Kolesnikov — President, TechnoNICOL Corporation
Vadim Khromov — Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Region Government

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building A, level 11, Business breakfast hall

Business Breakfast

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Increasing the Investment Appeal of the Far East

By personal invitation only

The development of the investment climate in the Far East has attracted much attention. The President of Russia has set the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District the task of entering the top 30 regions of the National Investment Attractiveness Rating by 2020. Regional management teams have made significant efforts to reach this goal, while the results of this progress are evident and remain an area of growth. This session will focus on issues surrounding the creation of a favourable business environment and the removal of red tape. How should we respond to requests from entrepreneurs to investment bodies and utility providers for more concrete collaboration? How can we support SMEs, particularly in regions which have recently entered the Far Eastern Federal District? How can we provide SMEs with effective and sought-after financial support? How can we accommodate the growing need for qualified personnel?


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

Panellists:
Nikita Anisimov — Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Andrei Belousov — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Alexander Braverman — General Director, Chairman of the Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Sergey Katyrin — President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Robert Urazov — Chief Executive Officer, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia)
Svetlana Chupsheva — General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

The Resource Base of the Far East and the Arctic: Current State and Development Prospects

In partnership with Rosgeologia

The Far East and the Russian Arctic are regions of special geostrategic interest to the state, and facilitating social and economic growth has become a priority. These areas have enormous potential in terms of raw hydrocarbons and solid mineral deposits. As mineral mining decreases, the development of the resource base in the Far East and the Arctic can help ensure that Russia’s position as an energy and mineral resources superpower is maintained and strengthened. However, while the mineral resource potential of the Far East and Arctic is significant, the state of geological exploration of these areas is markedly low and inconsistent. A significant increase in geological exploration is required to ensure expanded and expedited reserve replacement of crude minerals and long-term and consistent mining for crude hydrocarbons and solid mineral deposits. The mining and geological industry is experiencing a gradual shift in emphasis to this macroregion. In order to make geological exploration projects more attractive to investors, it is vital to improve the legislative framework, develop infrastructure, and employ new technological solutions that can ensure improved efficiency at all stages of a project. It is also important to increase state funding for geological exploration in subsoil areas offering high potential for strategic types of crude minerals in the Arctic and the Far East. A programme for geological subsoil exploration in the Russian Arctic needs to be drafted which will make provisions for, among others, reserve replacement of crude minerals in the region, the restoration of the Northern Sea Route, and the creation of a high-liquidity fund for subsoil areas, which will lead to rapid social and economic growth in the region. How can the situation be improved? What steps and measures need to be adopted? What stimuli will be most effective in attracting investment to these regions, particularly with regards geological exploration? How interested are businesses in the development of these regions?


Moderator:
Sergey Gorkov — General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosgeologia

Panellists:
Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Tadashi Maeda — Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Kirill Molodtsov — Aide to the Chief of Staff, Presidential Executive Office
Vitaliy Nesis — Group Chief Executive Officer, Polymetal
Sergey Nosov — Governor of Magadan Region
Andrey Patrushev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft
Dmitry Pristanskov — State Secretary – Vice-President, Norilsk Nickel
Andrey Fedotov — Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the President of the Russian Federation; First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Denis Khramov — First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Alexey Chekunkov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Developing Far Eastern Hectares: New Forms of Government Support


The Far Eastern Hectare programme has enabled citizens to easily obtain land in the region online. As of mid-2019, more than 134,000 applications had been filed and more than 53,000 gratuitous use agreements had been signed. However, in order to develop these land plots, people need money to build homes, install infrastructure, and acquire technical equipment to start developing their plots. What financial tools can be used to develop the Far Eastern hectare? What state support measures are most effective? How can we stimulate the development of these plots?


Moderator:
Tatyana Naumova — Project Manager, NTV Channel

Panellists:
Movses Barseghyan — Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Euro-Asian Trade House
Lev Volkov — Chief Executive Officer, Samberi Retail Chain
Mikhail Petrov — Acting Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Sergei Khovrat — General Director, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

Front row participants:
Nikolay Nikolaev — Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Sergei Surovtsev — Recipient of a Far Eastern Hectare
Mikhail Utrobin — Recipient of a Far Eastern Hectare

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

The Breadbasket of the Asia Pacific: Increasing Food Exports from the Far East


The agricultural industry in the Far Eastern Federal District has benefited from the substantial land resources offered by the region. These include more than 4 million hectares of arable land, 1.4 million hectares of fallow land, and proximity to the markets of East and Southeast Asia, which together have a population of more than 2.5 billion. In terms of production and export, agricultural goods make up a crucial sector for the Russian Far East. The value of agricultural goods produced in the region in 2018 was estimated at RUB 234 billion, or 5% of Russia’s total. In order to reach the target of USD 45 billion worth of exports per year by 2024, and also to reduce the Far East’s food dependency, the aforementioned available land resources need to be fully leveraged. What needs to be done to cultivate all potential land? How can barriers currently hindering agricultural exports be removed in order to meet international trade targets? What pathways exist to solving issues related to transportation, storage, and transhipment of agricultural products? What projects will be able to claim immediate support from the government? What products will be most in demand on the domestic and international markets? What kind of environment needs to be created in the Russian Far East for investors and trading partners from the Asia Pacific? What can be done to build effective sales channels to Asia-Pacific markets for goods produced in the Far East?


Moderator:
Ilya Strokin — Director of the Agribusiness Center of Excellence, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Panellists:
Irina Zhachkina — Member of the Board, First Deputy Chairman of the Board, Russian Agricultural Bank
Eduard Zernin — Deputy General Director, United Grain Company; Executive Director, Russian Union of Grain Exporters
Sergey Lebedev — Director for Government Relations, Alibaba Russia
Sergey Levin — Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Vadim Moshkovich — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro
Alexander Sarapkin — General Director, Amuragrocenter
Yu Xubo — President, COFCO
Ali Uzdenov — Managing Partner, JSFC Sistema; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Steppe Agroholding;
Nikolay Kharitonov — Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Front row participant:
Aidemir Usakhov — Member of the Executive Board, Vice President of Railway Division, Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO)

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth

Countries Competing for Economic Growth: What is Russia's Plan?


Becoming one of the five largest economies by 2024 is not just Russia’s primary national socioeconomic development goal, it is also a guarantee that incomes and quality of life throughout the country will resume their growth. In order to achieve this goal, the Russian economy must grow at a rate faster than the global average. Remarkably, this can be done without having to rely on commodity exports due to the development of other economic sectors that will result in Russia having one of the world’s most developed and modern economies. How can this growth potential be fulfilled? Are there any international or Russian experiences related to the implementation of active stimulus policies that could be applied in Russia today? This goal is especially relevant for the Russian Far East, given that the National Programme for the Development of the Russian Far East to 2035 has set a target growth rate of 6% for the region.


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

Panellists:
Bambang Brodjonegoro — Minister of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia
Hoang Ve Dung — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Duc Giang Corporation
Oleg Deripaska — Founder, RUSAL; Founder, Volnoye Delo Foundation
Andrey Klepach — Chief Economist, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
Alexander Konovalov — Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Vadim Moshkovich — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro
Mikhail Shamolin — President, Chairman of the Board, Segezha Group

Front row participants:
Anastasiya Alekhnovich — Head, Institute for the Economy of Growth, Stolypin P.A.
Sergey Kolesnikov — President, TechnoNICOL Corporation
Vadim Khromov — Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Region Government