04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Olympism and the Asia Pacific: Global Mutual Influence


The host cities for each Olympic Games from 2018 to 2022 are all located in the Asia Pacific. The Games are not just major sporting events, they also have a profound socioeconomic impact. They greatly affect the economies of the countries in which they are held, as well as the economies of the wider region. Whether it is PyeongChang in 2018, Tokyo in 2020, or Beijing in 2022, every event is unique and imbued with a distinct national flavour. They provide the entire world with new opportunities to share experience and work together for the benefit of all. They facilitate cultural integration and the realization of the main principles of the Olympic movement for peace and progress. A new era has arrived in how the Olympic Games are held and the subsequent effect they have on national and regional development. Tokyo 2020 will be the first Summer Olympics of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and will showcase the universality and technological capabilities of the Games in a way never seen before. With its smart venues, the organizing committee for Beijing 2022 has put environmental protection at the heart and centre of the Games, and has expressed the aim to minimize the event’s carbon footprint. How does South Korea assess the effect of hosting the Games in 2018? What innovations can we expect to see in Tokyo in 2020 and Beijing in 2022? How best can organizational costs be reduced in line with the requirements set out in the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020? What should be done to ensure a positive image of the Games, both among spectators and partners? How can the legacy of hosting the games be best leveraged? Where will the Russian national team train for the upcoming games, and what role will the Olympic factor play in the development of the Russian Far East? How are Olympic sports being reformed with the development of commercially viable products?


Moderator:
Konstantin Vybornov — Head of Information Service, Media Relations Officer, Russian Olympic Committee

Panellists:
Marius Vizer — President, International Judo Federation (IJF)
Alexander Karelin — Hero of the Russian Federation, Three-Time Olympic Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling
Lee Kee-Heung — President, Korean Sport & Olympic Committee
Igor Levitin — Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Li Lingwei — Vice President, Chinese Olympic Committee
Pere Miró — Deputy General Director, International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Igor Molodtsov — General Director, Sovetsky Sport
Koji Murofushi — Sports Director, Tokyo 2020; Olympic Hammer Throwing Champion
Stanislav Pozdnyakov — President, Russian Olympic Committee
Vladimir Uiba — Head, Federal Medical-Biological Agency of the Russian Federation
Yasuhiro Yamashita — President, Japanese Olympic Committee; Olympic Champion in Judo

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

Valdai Discussion Club Session

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Asian Mirror: The Pivot East through the Eyes of Asian Partners


Russia’s pivot east is a crucial objective, and one which requires the Far East to further develop and become integrated in the regional economic system. It is a process which is gaining momentum. Much has already been done, both in terms of creating new mechanisms and development institutions in Russia, and strengthening ties with partners in Asia. The time has now come for an interim discussion and to draw conclusions. Leading experts from China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam will share and discuss their views on where the pivot east has been successful, and where it has been found lacking. They will also provide their perspectives on how it could be further developed. How is Russia’s pivot east viewed in Asia? What has worked, and what has not? What Russian products and services are in demand in Asia? What needs to be done to step up development in the Russian Far East and to integrate the region into the Asian economy?


Moderator:
Timofei Bordachev — Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Programme Director, The Valdai Discussion Club

Panellists:
Andrei Bystritsky — Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Fan Weiguo — Director, Asia-Europe Bureau at the Xinhua News Agency
To Anh Dung — Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Apurva Sanghi — Acting Country Director for the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group
Yury Trutnev — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District
Michael Tay — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to the Russian Federation (2002–2008); Founder, Director, Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise
Lee Jae-Young — President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Logistics in Russia and India: A Digital Pathway to Uniting Asia and Europe


Russian-Indian digitalization projects in the transport industry will help create an integrated and trusted space for transporting cargo from India to Russia, and onwards to Europe. Russian technology will be employed to solve this ambitious task and achieve a breakthrough in the development of Eurasian cargo shipments along the fastest and most economical route. This technology will move paperwork fully online, automate administrative procedures, and support multi-modal and driverless transport. In time, this digital transport corridor will intersect with the Trans-Siberian Railway, which will enable Russia to become a central logistics hub between Asia and Europe. It will also facilitate economic integration throughout Greater Eurasia. Investment in Russian-Indian projects will do a great deal to help increase exports of Russian technology. What technological developments in digitalizing transport will help lay the foundation for effective cooperation between Russia and India, and the development of logistics in the two countries? What needs to be done to make Russian-Indian projects attractive to investors?


Moderator:
Igor Poletaev — Anchor, NTV Channel

Panellists:
Shri Deepak Bagla — Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Invest India
Abhay Damle — Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of the Republic of India
Evgeniy Ditrikh — Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Anton Zamkov — General Director, RT-Invest Transport Systems; Director, Digital Transport and Logistics Association
Alexandrs Isurins — Chairman of the Executive Board, President, Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO)
Alexander Misharin — First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
Aleksey Nashchekin — Chief Executive Officer, National Telematic Systems
Jaspreet Singh — Managing Director, Rusintelsys Private Limited
Kirill Tsarev — Vice President, Director of Engineering Customers Department, Sberbank

Front row participants:
Vadim Baibak — General Director, Vostochny Port
Sunil Kanoria — Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited
Maxim Kobin — Managing Director for Client Work, Russian Export Center
Igor Rotenberg — Investor

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 5

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Russia and the EAEU in the Asia Pacific: Key Integration Factors and Prospects for Strengthening Business Ties


The rapid and progressive development of trade and economic relations with countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) is currently one of Russia’s top priorities in the international arena. APR countries have established themselves as world leaders in terms of economic growth and overall prosperity in recent decades. At the same time, the growing volatility of the global economy has had a negative impact on the prospects for the region’s further development. Existing ties and value chains have come under serious pressure due to the escalation of protectionism and the growing number of different barriers in trade and economic cooperation. As a result, the APR has placed increasing importance on the diversification of trade and economic cooperation with external partners. Russia and the EAEU have already become important markets for Asian business. Many companies are not only increasing trade, but are also investing in the creation of new industries in these countries. However, the potential for cooperation remains largely untapped. The reasons for this include an outdated international regulatory framework, undeveloped logistics, various barriers, and a lack of awareness. What mechanisms employed in the APR to stimulate development are the most effective? What are some of the key barriers for taking cooperation to a new level? What possible solutions exist to fundamentally improve the situation?


Moderator:
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Panellists:
Sharan Burrow — General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
Trinh Dinh Dung — Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Alexey Kalitsev — Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Company/CIS LLC
Pavel Minakir — Academic Policy Advisor, Economic Research Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Veronika Nikishina — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Oleg Novachuk — Chairman of the Board of Directors, KAZ Minerals
Mikhail Orlov — Partner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia
Nguyen Thanh Hung — Chairman of the Board of Directors, SOVICO Groups
Liu Zhenya — Chairman, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)

Front row participant:
Andrey Shtorkh — Member of the Executive Board, Director for Strategic Communications, Renova Group of Companies

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Infrastructure for the Data Economy: New Opportunities for Cooperation between the Far East and APR


The Digital Economy of the Russian Federation national programme aims to increase Russia’s share in world data storage and processing services from 0.9% in 2018 to 5% in 2024. The country has enormous potential for the consumption of such services and has many characteristics that are typical for countries with a high level of appeal for building data centres – available sites for development, affordable and available electricity, a favourable climate, low frequency of natural disasters, an abundance of water, well-developed telecommunications infrastructure, and qualified IT and engineering personnel. Russia plans to utilize these conditions both in order to encourage international companies to store and process data within the country and to attract foreign investors for the construction of data centres and new backbone telecoms infrastructure. What competitive advantages does the Russian data storage and processing market offer? How can Russia enhance the appeal of its data storage and processing market for foreign companies? What new investment opportunities are emerging on the data processing and storage market in light of the digitalization of the Russian economy? How can we further integrate the Russian data centre industry and cloud services into the global market through the establishment of effective partnerships with international players? How should we build effective interaction with foreign providers that are potentially interested in having a presence in the Russian Federation?


Moderator:
Tatiana Tolmacheva — Managing Partner, iKS-Consulting

Panellists:
Richard Van Vageningen — Senior Vice President of Middle East, Africa and Russia (IMEAR), Orange Business Services
Yevgeny Virtser — General Director, INSYSTEMS
Mikhail Grudinin — President, Giprogor Project City Planning Institute of Spatial Modelling and Development
Zhao Lei — President, Carrier Network Business Group, Huawei Eurasia
Sergey Mytenkov — Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Afanasiy Savvin — General Director, Sakha Republic Development Corporation
Valery Shorzhin — Member of the Management Board, Vice President for Cloud and Digital Solutions, MTS

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Environment in the Far East: Current Objectives and Long-Term Prospects

In partnership with Russian Copper Company

The Ecology national project, which encompasses 11 federal projects, aims to create a new environmental policy, preserve and multiply Russia’s natural resources, and foster a new form of environmental awareness among the public. Five projects covering key areas – waste, air, water, technology, and biodiversity – are being implemented over a six-year period to 2024. How will these projects be implemented in the Far East? What effect will they have on the region’s investment climate? What best international practices could be applied? How will these projects improve living standards in the region?


Moderator:
Maria Morgun — Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, FSUE "All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company" (FSUE "VGTRK")

Panellists:
Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi — Minister of Climate Change and Environment United Arab Emirates
Zarina Doguzova — Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Sergei Ivanov — Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Mikhail Karisalov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, SIBUR
Dmitry Kobylkin — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Alexey Likhachev — Chief Executive Officer, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Anna Popova — Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing

Front row participants:
Irina Arkhipova — Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
Natalia Gonchar — Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Russian Copper Company
David Geovanis — General Director, Somerset International
Ildar Neverov — Chairman, Committee for Ecology, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Ramil Nizamov — Deputy Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources
Nikolay Nikolaev — Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Artem Sedov — General Director, The Big Three (Bolshaya Troyka)
Dmitriy Khan — Deputy General Director, Project Initiatives Development Agency
He Zhenwei — Secretary General, China Overseas Development Association

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Soft Power and the Global Role of the Media. How does the Media Contribute to Business Development and International Business Collaboration?


We have all witnessed how the global information space has turned into an immense battlefield characterized by endless confrontation, geopolitical conflicts, commercial competition, technological rivalry, and ideological showdowns. Economic sanctions and trade wars dominate tabloid front pages and news broadcasts around the world, further stoking international tensions. Clearly, the media is an essential part of these complex geopolitical contentions, with politicians upping the ante and exclusively pursuing their own economic interests. But instead of escalating tensions, are journalists able and willing to take on a peacekeeping role and focus on a positive economic agenda aimed at promoting international cooperation, business development and enhancing the business climate on a regional and global scale?


Moderator:
Stanislav Natanzon — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Maria Zakharova — Director, Department of Information and the Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Ninjjamts Luvsandash — General Director, Mongolian National Public Radio and Television
Alexander Machevskiy — Senior Vice President, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Vasily Pushkov — Director of International Cooperation Directorate, Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency
Rishabh Sethi — Head of International Projects, BRICS International Forum; Member, Friends for Leadership (FFL);
Kartikeya Sharma — Political Editor, Wion News

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

A Leap Forward in Energy: Efficiency, Innovation, Environmental Sustainability

In partnership with Rosseti

Competition in the global energy arena is becoming more complex. The increasing effectiveness of energy resource production has made more energy reserves cost-efficient, but the slowing global economy and the increasing energy efficiency of all categories of consumers have led to an increase in global market volatility. What is most profitable under these conditions: the selling of energy resources or of complete high-value-added products, including electricity and additional services? It is clear that, across all sectors within the fuel and energy industry, companies’ and countries’ readiness and ability to undergo advanced innovative development and build partnerships has become central to preserving and increasing their share of the market. Of equal importance is the environmental impact of fuels and how they are produced, transported, and used. Taking all of these factors into account is the only way to guarantee today’s companies a place on the energy map of the future. How can the sector’s investment appeal be preserved during this period of uncertainty? Which development strategy should be selected? How can a country maximize the value of their natural resources and intellectual property in the energy sector?


Moderator:
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

Panellists:
Andrey Vagner — Chairman of the Board, Acting General Director, T Plus
Alexander Dyukov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Dmitry Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Pavel Livinsky — Director General, Rosseti
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Liu Zhenya — Chairman, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Digital Transformation of International Trade: E-commerce and Beyond

In partnership with the Russian Export Center

Digital transformation does not mean automating current processes so much as a radical paradigm shift driven by digits. This paradigm shift affects all spheres of life: business, trade, education, public administration, the social sphere, and interpersonal communication. The most striking changes have undoubtedly taken place in trade and retail. The digital revolution presents new challenges and new risks for world trade. Global demographic processes, the unevenness of the digital transformation, and the mismatch between regulatory practices and the physical infrastructure on the one hand, and the level of digital development on the other hand, are driving the global geo-economic centre’s shift to Asia, the oligopolization of trade between internet traffic owners, the denationalization of trade, and a sharp increase in global competition. In the age of digital transformation, the industrial economy is being replaced with a digital one. If, with the advent of factories, the possibility of creating a standardized product became revolutionary, the main trend today is customization, creation of demand, and one’s own niche against a background of abundance. How will world trade look in the future, and what are the key trends in digital transformation? What place should Russia occupy in the ongoing transformation processes in international trade? What needs to be done by the government and development institutions to promote next-generation services and create the requisite conditions for Russian producers to participate in the global digital economy?


Moderator:
Andrey Slepnev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Export Center

Panellists:
Maxim Akimov — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Ekaterina Grishkovets — Vice President, Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO)
Viktor Evtukhov — State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Pavel Kadochnikov — Vice Rector for Research, Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Boris Kim — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Qiwi
Dmitry Maksimenko — Executive Director, Innosoft
Veronika Nikishina — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Nikolai Podguzov — General Director, Russian Post
Anatoly Popov — Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of Corporate Investment Business, Sberbank
Sha Tao — Chief Executive Officer, Epinduo

Front row participant:
Marc Carena — Director General, McDonald’s in Russia

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 13

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Legislative Support for Arctic Development


The Russian Arctic comprises 9 regions that generate over 10% of Russian GDP and 20% of national exports. Its growth has become a geo-strategic priority. A special system for managing the development of the Russian Arctic was created in 2019. It has two goals: to ensure that the enormous economic potential of the area is utilized, and to improve the quality of life of the 2.5 million people who live there to at least the average national level. A new strategy for the development of the Arctic to 2035 is currently being prepared. Which legislative gaps must be filled in order to expedite economic and social development in the Russian Arctic? The new Arctic investor preference regime: what is the current regulation stage? What is required to achieve steady growth in the number of small and medium-sized enterprises? What can be done to accelerate the implementation of innovations that the Arctic needs? Which promising projects can help promote advanced regional development? Which international geo economic initiatives are bringing about positive change in the Arctic?


Moderator:
Denis Kravchenko — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Aleksander Akimov — Deputy Chair of the Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Artyukhov — Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region
Alexander Krutikov — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Dmitry Pristanskov — State Secretary – Vice-President, Norilsk Nickel
Alexey Rakhmanov — President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Vyacheslav Ruksha — Deputy Director General – Director for the Northern Sea Route Directorate, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM

Front row participants:
Sergey Zhigarev — Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Slipenchuk — General Director, Investment Financial Company Metropol
Olga Surikova — Head of Far East Practice, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Including the Far East in Global Value Chains: Effective Strategies


Considering the current changes in the structure of the global economy, a country’s involvement in global trade is largely determined by its participation in global value chains (GVCs). There has been a rapid increase in the proportion of intermediate goods traded in the global economy. Industries are moving into a high-tech, knowledge-intensive sphere with a growing share of service sectors. The way added value is distributed geographically within global production chains has changed, as the Asia Pacific comes to play an increasingly important role in this process. Given the Far East’s geographical proximity to Asia-Pacific nations that are actively involved in global value creation processes, it is important to create an effective strategy for companies in the region to participate in GVCs, as well as consider the conditions and mechanisms needed to implement it. This will include developing cooperation with the key foreign countries of the region. Success will require an optimal combination of domestic policies promoting the effective integration of Russia into GVCs with the participation of Asia Pacific countries, as well as increasing cooperation and joint projects (including of an integrative nature) that are capable of maximizing mutually beneficial results from involvement in shared GVCs. Modern trends in the development of global trade: what are the effects of globalization on trade today? What is the Russian Far East's role and place in modern international trade? What are the parameters for the Far East’s participation in global and regional value chains? How can the margins of participating in these chains be increased? What strategy should the region take to effectively participate in global trade and GVCs? What factors affect the formation of stable and mutually beneficial GVCs? How can vertical growth via GVCs be achieved? How do trade policies affect the formation of GVCs and how can policy instruments be used effectively? What benefits can be expected from trade agreements, including free-trade agreements, in the context of increasing the effectiveness of GVC participation?


Moderator:
Alexander Daniltsev — Director, Institute for Trade Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Panellists:
Alexey Kozhevnikov — Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center
Dmitry Kudinov — General Director, Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus
Timur Maksimov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Veronika Nikishina — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
Vladimir Salamatov — General Director, International Trade and Integration Research Centre
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Titan Group of Companies
He Zhenwei — Secretary General, China Overseas Development Association

Front row participants:
Vadim Vetolskiy — Head of the Branch in Vladivostok, Fesco Integrated Transport
Alexey Rakhmanov — President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Aleksey Rybnikov — Director of Analytics Center for CIS, EY
Anna Tsivileva — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kolmar Group

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

International Cooperation in Science and Technology: Breakthrough Projects with Asia-Pacific Countries


In our modern, globalized world, cutting-edge knowledge and technologies tend to determine all else. Practice has shown that scientific and technological potential is directly proportional to levels of economic development. To states striving to become global innovation leaders, leveraging intellectual resources and developing associated technologies and information bases is a major national objective. Science has become a global factor in social development. Knowledge of this fact has pushed countries seeking to become technological leaders to attract scientists and specialists from other countries and to establish ties with foreign scientific and educational institutions. A critical mass of researchers focused on solving modern problems can only achieved on an international level. Fundamental research requires the accumulation of material and financial resources from various countries and their communities. For this reason, international scientific cooperation on all levels – national and regional, and between organizations, collectives, and researchers – is a logical outcome of human development. The specialization of scientific schools and the historic, natural, climatic, and economic conditions affecting the development of countries and territories has laid the groundwork for effective cooperation which aims to benefit all. This form of international scientific and technological cooperation is helping to maximize economic and sociocultural development, which would otherwise not be attainable using traditional methods without collaboration.


Moderator:
Maxim Safonov — Director, Green Capital Alliance; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Panellists:
Pavel Zaytsev — Chief Executive Officer, Science and Innovations
Ray Zimmerman — Founder, SW1 Advisory Partners Limited
Andrey Kaprin — Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kobzev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Chief Engineer, Russian Railways
Konstantin Markelov — Rector, Astrakhan State University
Ruslan Novikov — General Director, Argumenty I Facty
Aleksey Ozerov — Director, Institute of Volcano Studies and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexander Sergeev — President, Russian Academy of Sciences

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

The Digital Future of Transport Corridors Running through the Far East: International Experience and Russian Realities

In partnership with FESCO

The geographical location of the Far East offers it an undeniable competitive advantage: it can attract a significant amount of cargo volume from the Asia-Pacific countries to Europe via the Suez Canal to switch to Russian routes. Despite the considerable growth of transit traffic on the Russian Railways in recent years (just in 2018 transit grew by 25% and amounted to TEU 550,000), this cargo flow along the Trans-Siberian Railway remains insignificant compared to the volumes transported via the Suez Canal. The technological landscape that is currently being created, will help on-going projects in the development of physical infrastructure to ensure reliable and high-quality services. In turn, this will help provide stable traffic volumes across Russia. Global companies have already put forward plans to make all procedures between players on the transport market electronic. Russia has made it a priority for its own companies to be integrated into this process and implement their digital transformation projects, especially considering the Presidential Executive Order to increase the freight traffic transit along the Russian routes fourfold by 2024. How will global technological transformations change the role of transportation routes through the Far East? How can state and business join efforts to accelerate the implementation of electronic document flow along the freight route? What digitalization programmes need to be implemented by both regulatory authorities and business? How could international digitalization practices in transport be applied in Russia?


Moderator:
Pavel Chistyakov — Vice President, Infrastructure Economics Centre

Panellists:
Mikhail Bazhenov — Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, Debt Advisory Leader, PwC Russia
Oleg Belozerov — Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Vladimir Bulavin — Head, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Anton Zamkov — General Director, RT-Invest Transport Systems; Director, Digital Transport and Logistics Association
Sergei Ivanov — Special Presidential Representative for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Alexandrs Isurins — Chairman of the Executive Board, President, Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO)
Vyacheslav Saraev — Chief Executive Officer, Head of the Executive Board, TransContainer
Isao Takahashi — President, Toyo Trans Inc.
Sergey Shishkarev — President, Delo Group of Companies

Front row participants:
Sergey Zhigarev — Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Andrey Kutepov — Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Igor Rotenberg — Investor
Dariusz Stefanski — Chief Executive Officer, PCC Intermodal SA

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 5, Conference hall 10

The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration

Russky Science and Technology Park at FEFU: A Special Legal Framework for Cutting-edge High-tech Development


The creation of science and technology parks is a new and unprecedented form of supporting collaboration between science and business in Russia, with an emphasis on the transfer and commercialization of results obtained from joint studies and developments. The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), which offers a unique platform upon which leading economies from the Asia Pacific can develop close ties, will be able to use its status as a science and technology park to provide competitive conditions for investment and entrepreneurship in the Far East on an ongoing basis. What scientific and high-tech ecosystem is currently taking shape on Russky Island? To what extent are federal and regional authorities, industrial partners and customers, as well as foreign tech companies, involved in this process?


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

Panellists:
Sergey Vasilyev — Deputy General Director, Director of the Far East Division, RusHydro
Andrey Volkov — Academic Policy Advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Pavel Zaytsev — Chief Executive Officer, Science and Innovations
Artem Zasurskiy — Vice President for Strategy, JSFC Sistema
Denis Kravchenko — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Sergey Maksimchuk — Acting Vice Governor of the Primorsky Krai
Artem Shadrin — Director, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation