04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 15

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Institute of Independent Directors: Best Practices in Corporate Management


For over ten years, Russia has had a functioning institute of independent directors. The first wave of appointing independent directors in publicly owned companies took place in 2008. This discussion will focus on the results achieved by large and medium-sized companies under independent directors. There will be a review of best practices and shortcomings in the work of independent directors, while the main problems which shareholders face when selecting appropriate candidates will be examined. Issues on establishing a market of independent directors in Russia will also be considered. How can your business trust an outsider? Is an independent director your friend or a unknown quantity? What characteristics should the ideal independent director have?


Moderator:
Sergey Glukhov — Moderator, Leaders’ Club

Panellists:
Artem Avetisyan — Director, New Business Department, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Roman Kapinos — Deputy Chairman of the Board, SME Bank
Sergey Kolesnikov — President, TechnoNICOL Corporation
Vasily Savin — Partner, Head of Power and Utilities, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Denis Spirin — Corporate Governance Director, Prosperity Capital Management

Front row participant:
Maria Korotkova — Member of the Board of Directors, IDGC of Volga

04.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, Conference hall 16

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Systemic, Technological, and Informal – What Will Charity Be Like in 2020


Over the past 20 years, charity in Russia has transformed into a fully-fledged professional segment that is attractive to both young professionals and experienced business managers. The non-profit sector has a profound understanding of the problems people face at the local level as well as popular and effective ways to overcome them, and is thus generating more attention and investments from the state, corporations, and individuals. Today, the sector consists of a multitude of diversified players, with various sources of funding and areas of activity. At the same time, the expert community is aware of the need to respond to global challenges that are preventing sustainable development goals from being achieved. The most important step in this regard is an assessment of the risks and opportunities of attracting new resources, technologies, and ideas for charity. How will the sector change over the next decade in Russia and abroad? What roles will the key stakeholders play in these changes? What steps can the government, business, and charity funds take to achieve the desired scenario for the sector’s development? Why are companies investing more and more in developing infrastructure to support non profit organizations, charity, and volunteering in the regions where they operate as opposed to individual projects? Centennials, design teams, and hybrid organizations: how are the subjects and focuses of charity being transformed? What should be the basis of the agenda for international cooperation in matters concerning philanthropy?


Moderator:
Vadim Kovalev — First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association

Panellists:
Aleksandra Boldyreva — Executive Director, Donors Forum Association
Natalya Gonchar — Head of Information Support and Media Relations Subdivision, Press Secretary, Sakhalin Energy
Anton Dolgov — Executive Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Svetlana Erofeeva — Executive Director, Rybakov Foundation
Ilya Torosov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Irina Arkhipova — Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
Stanislav Kasparov — Director of Business Support in Regions of Operation, SIBUR
Valeriya Kostina — Head, Alexander Monastyrevs Charitable Foundation
Vladimir Yablonsky — Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Fund to Support Children in Difficult Situations

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 19

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A Step Forward for Healthcare in the Far East


With its vast area, low population density and challenging climate, the Far East needs a healthcare system that can quickly adapt to the digital era. The measures taken to improve the quality of medical care do not fully meet the growing requirements for medical services in the region. The introduction of modern technological solutions and creation of innovative medical centres and clinics are taking healthcare to the next level. With the emergence of virtual reality tools, CRISPR, 3D printers, personal wearable devices, electronic medical records, 5G mobile technologies, and the growth of telemedicine, patients can overcome large distances and receive medical care at a time convenient to them. The creation of innovative medical centres is driving the development of modern technologies. Doctors can optimize their work processes using artificial intelligence systems, and remotely perform complex operations using robotic technologies. Instant access to information makes life easier for patients – there is no need to wait for an appointment with a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Which promising medical technologies will be the most sought-after in the Far East? Are additional resources needed to introduce new technologies? Are public and private medical organizations that provide e services sufficiently regulated? Which areas of digital healthcare require additional investment? Will new technologies enable patients to manage their own health?


Moderator:
Alexey Bobrovsky — Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Andrey Kaprin — Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Jong Seok Kim — Head of Outpatient Department , Life Center Chaum
Andrey Nikitin — Governor of Novgorod Region
Katsuya Sakagami — Representative Chairman, Medical Tourism Japan Co.
Veronika Skvortsova — Minister of Health of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Danil Baryshnikov — Chairman, Committee for Investment in Social Infrastructure, Agency for Social Investment
Sergey Gneushev — Managing Partner, Academic Medical Centre for Information and Analysis
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Nikolay Sivak — Commercial Director, Philips "Healthcare" Russia and CIS

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

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Private Investment in the Social Sphere: New Support Mechanisms


Achieving the goals of Russia’s national projects will require interaction between the government and private business, as well as private investment to solve social problems in education, healthcare, sports, and social services. Public-private partnerships (PPP) are one of the most effective forms of such collaboration. Russia is developing this mechanism, with most of the projects being implemented in the transport and energy utility sectors, while social infrastructure projects account for no more than 12–15% of the total number of projects. Social projects in a number of sectors in the Far East, such as the construction of modern schools and nursery schools, large sports facilities, and nursing homes, are difficult to implement without state support at the federal level. What social projects might be of interest to private business and what kind of potential does the PPP market have in the Far East? What barriers are holding back the implementation of PPP projects today? How should we encourage the launch of PPP projects and what new mechanisms of state support for PPP projects are available to investors in the Far East today? How can PPPs be used to achieve the goals and objectives of Russia’s national projects? Will the use of PPPs result in a significant increase in the availability and quality of social infrastructure in the Far East?


Moderator:
Maxim Tkachenko — Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership Development Center

Panellists:
Dmitry Breytenbicher — Senior Vice President, Head of Premium Customer Relations, VTB Bank (PJSC)
Andrey Kutepov — Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexey Mavrin — Chairman, Patronage Social Geriatric Center
Sunil Sachdeva — Co-founder, Medanta
Grigoriy Smolyak — Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vladimir Solodov — Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Alexander Khasin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Centre for Development of Nuclear Medicine of Ulan-Ude
Aleksey Shapovalov — Vice President for Strategy Marketing, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies

Front row participants:
Agnessa Osipova — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian Franchise Association (RFA); President, Baskin Robbins Production International
Nataliya Reznichenko — First Deputy General Director, First Concession Corporation (VIS Group)
Anna Shabarova — Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Evgeny Shulyatiev — Founder, National Operator for Children’s Holidays

04.09.2019
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

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Housing, Utilities, and the Urban Environment: Effective Investments


As Russia implements its national projects, the government will provide substantial support for the development of urban infrastructure. The problems facing Russian cities, particularly in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, can only be solved with funding from the federal budget. The practice of raising private capital for urban improvement projects and modernizing housing and utility infrastructure has gained popularity among businesses in recent years. More than 2,500 concession agreements have been signed in Russia to modernize utility facilities. Businesses have also become more involved in upgrading parks, squares, embankments, and even courtyards. Over the past two years, entrepreneurs have invested nearly RUB 2 billion in such sites as part of a project to improve the urban environment. However, these are still isolated examples. Systemically raising private investment is one of the key goals that will be addressed through Russia’s national projects. Only the joint efforts of government and business will make it possible to take an effective and comprehensive approach to developing the urban environment and infrastructure. How profitable could investment in the urban environment and public utilities be? How can we create mechanisms and conditions to further motivate investors to invest in urban infrastructure? Should investors be guided by people’s preferences when implementing their projects?


Moderator:
Ignat Bushukhin — Editor-in-Chief, RBC Real Estate

Panellists:
Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi — Minister of Climate Change and Environment United Arab Emirates
Daria Bondareva — Managing Partner, UrbanMAF
Andrey Vagner — Chairman of the Board, Acting General Director, T Plus
Hiroaki Ishizuka — Chairman, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Mikhail Karisalov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, SIBUR
Anatoly Pechatnikov — Deputy President – Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
Zongyi Xin — Regional President for Russia, CIS Countries, Central and Eastern Europe, China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co.
Alexey Sorokin — Deputy Chair, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
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
Konstantin Tsitsin — General Director, Housing and Utilities Reform Fund
Alexey Tsedenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Nikolay Shulginov — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro
Vladimir Yakushev — Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

Front row participant:
Lev Gorilovskiy — President, Polyplastic Group

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

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Threats to Biological Security in the Asia Pacific: New Risks and Opportunities


Biosecurity risks are evolving and becoming more complex. What’s more, these changes are occurring at an ever-faster rate. While medicine develops with the passage of time, so do infectious agents, which develop resistance to treatment and change other characteristics. It is hard to overestimate the modern world’s influence on biological pathogens appearing and spreading. Globalization, economic and social integration, climate change, human intervention, new high-tech products in agriculture and day-to-day life, developments in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and robotics all play their role. The result is an ever-changing microcosm characterized by a wider distribution area, species barriers being overcome, and the purposeful development and spread of pathogens. Countries in the Asia Pacific are most exposed to health threats arising from epidemics, unlawful use of genetic technology, and synthetic biology. That said, economic integration and the rapid development of biotechnology in the region, as well as expanding collaboration in the field between the public, private, and scientific sectors, is giving rise to new ways of managing these risks. What are the main global and regional biosecurity threats? Is a man-made epidemic a genuine possibility? What effect will new innovative drugs have on solving the issue of biosecurity across the globe? What new technologies do Asia-Pacific nations possess to manage biosecurity risks? Are public and private investments effectively planned and allocated? What is the role of national and international regulation, and of regional collaboration in fostering these investments and eliminating threats?


Moderator:
Anna Popova — Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing

Panellists:
Sujariyakul Anupong — Senior Expert in Preventive Medicine, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand
Lkhamjav Byambasuren — Deputy Minister of Health of Mongolia
Mikhail Kotyukov — Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Sergei Kraevoi — Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Dorit Nitzan — Acting Regional Emergency Director for the European Region, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization
Dang Hong Trien — Co-Director General, Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technological Center

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

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

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Cultural People: Projects to Enhance the Intellectual and Cultural Level of Education


Russia’s national project on culture aims to increase global interest in the country’s national cultural heritage. The challenge for Russia is not just to preserve and enrich its culture, but to make culture accessible to all of Russian society and meet the growing demand for Russian culture in the international arena. The creation of regional cultural centres and the introduction of digital technologies have helped get more people involved in culture. Developing and fostering interest in Russian culture among the public is important since cultural education not only helps foster aesthetic awareness, but also aids socialization and personal development. What initiatives are being implemented to nurture and enlighten the public in cultural affairs? Do standards need to be introduced in cultural education, and how will this help achieve the goals of the national project? What prospects exist for cooperation between institutions, the government, and the business community in matters concerning cultural education?


Moderator:
Vadim Kovalev — First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association

Panellists:
Ilya Averbukh — Russian Figure Skater, Honored Master of Sports; Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Ilya Averbukh Production Company
Olga Golodets — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Martha De Laurentiis — Producer of Film and Television; President, De Laurentiis Company
Innokentiy Dementyev — Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation
Pavel Stepanov — Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Zelfira Tregulova — General Director, The State Tretyakov Gallery

Front row participant:
Asya Gabysheva — Development Fund Founder, National Art Museum of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

04.09.2019
15:00–16:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 13

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Far Eastern Housing and Finance: How to Protect the Rights of Consumers of Financial Services – Landlords and Tenants


Despite the rapid multifaceted development of the Far East, in some ways life is standing still. One example is the level of financial literacy of the population, especially regarding housing and utilities and the purchase and rental of housing. The peripheral position of the region, coupled with its low population density, means the risk of fraud is high. While residents of the central regions of Russia have the tools to deal with fraudsters, in the Far East this is still problematic. How can the quality of life of residents in the Far East be improved and their rights as consumers of financial services protected?


Moderator:
Olga Merkulova — Managing Director, East

Panellists:
Olga Arintseva — Head of Projects of Project Office, Center for Housing Enlightenment
Oleg Buklemishev — Director, Center for Economic Policy Research Economic Faculty of Moscow State University
Anastasia Podrugina — Head of Expert and Analytics Group, Center of Soical and Economics Policy Analysis
Anton Tabakh — Managing Director for Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting, Rating Agency Expert RA
Marina Tolstel — Deputy Director for Research and External Relations, Institute of World Economy and Finance

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 7

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How Women Leaders Can Shape the Workforce of the Future


Equality for women in the global economy is becoming one of the most important issues on the agenda for human capital, economic growth, and sustainable development. Around the world today, 740 million women (58% of the total number of employed women) hold insignificant and low-paying positions, which is impeding the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the contribution made by women to developing education and shaping the workforce of the future is particularly important. The growing involvement of women in these areas helps to enhance the competitiveness of economies, introduce innovations, and create new approaches to the development of the digital economy. What role do women play in introducing innovations in education? How does boosting women’s involvement in shaping workforce potential impact growth in modern economies? What skills do women need to develop in this changing world, and what new professional roles are women taking on in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?


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

Panellists:
Irina Arkhipova — Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
Anna Visotskaya — Director, Far Eastern Branch of Orien
Marina Zhunich — Director for Government Relations, Google Russia
Satsuki Katayama — Minister of State for Regional Revitalization; Minister of State for Regulatory Reform; Minister of State for Gender Equality; Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment
Apurva Sanghi — Acting Country Director for the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group
Natalya Tretyak — First Vice President, Gazprombank

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 8

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Transforming Business by Developing its Ecosystems

In partnership with Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)

Contemporary business models are undergoing rapid transformation. In particular, defined ecosystems are forming around industrial enterprises, whose participants – from suppliers to universities – are either directly or indirectly becoming part of the company’s value chain. There are examples of these ecosystems in Russia, namely economically successful single-industry cities which, with the support of one or several companies, create a modern and comfortable habitat for residents, build long-term plans to diversify its economy, and develop social infrastructure. How can we build on these ecosystems effectively? What role should government and corporate universities play in its development? Which projects should companies advance so that investment in ecosystems is not done in vain? Are there effective models under which businesses and local communities share the same values?


Moderator:
Alexey Bobrovsky — Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Igor Korytko — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)
Viktor Lesh — General Director, Sinara – Transport Machines (STM)
Sergey Nosov — Governor of Magadan Region
Elena Rakhimova — Deputy Director for Special Commissions, Rostec
Andrei Filatov — General Manager, SAP CIS
Philippe Heim — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale SA

Front row participant:
Daniil Sandler — Vice-Rector for Economics and Strategic Development, Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin

04.09.2019
17:15–18:45

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

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An International Medical Cluster: To Be or Not to Be?


Robotic surgery, 3D-printed biological implants, blockchain, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things for medicine, genome editing technology, and biohacking – the global medicine industry has entered a fundamentally new era. The establishment of the International Medical Cluster in Vladivostok will help to develop healthcare in the country by intensifying the transfer of modern technologies and treatment guidelines to Russia while also meeting demand in the Asia-Pacific Region for high-quality medical services, as evidenced by increased medical tourism in China and the Russian Far East. What new technologies and treatment methods will become available to residents of the Far East once the International Medical Cluster is built? How can we boost medical tourism from the Far East to the region and attract additional tourism from Northern China? What barriers are preventing foreign investors from implementing medical projects in the Far East today? Why are best practices in medicine the key to improving people’s quality of life in the country and increasing life expectancy, and not a threat to the national healthcare system?


Moderator:
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation

Panellists:
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Oleg Salagay — Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Sunil Sachdeva — Co-founder, Medanta
Alexander Khasin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Centre for Development of Nuclear Medicine of Ulan-Ude
Woojin Hwang — Managing Director, Massachusetts Institute of Innovation (Asia)
Lee Jeong Zoo — President, Pusan National University Hospital

Front row participant:
Yury Khotimchenko — Director, School of Biomedicine, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

05.09.2019
09:30–11:00

Building C, level 6, Conference hall 21

Sberbank Panel Session

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The Future of Learning: Where is the World Heading? New Educational Platforms


The rapidly changing economy is creating new challenges for the education system. A school leaver must be prepared for the ever-transforming labour market, for the need to acquire new knowledge and skills throughout his lifetime. First of all, this will require greater personalization of the learning process, thereby enabling a student to focus on areas in which he is strongest and most interest in. Secondly, the development of soft skills will become increasingly important, as will preparing a pupil to adapt to uncertain situations. Digital technologies can potentially help achieve these goals. This panel session will examine how digitization can help improve education and tackle the risks that may be encountered along the way.


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

Panellists:
Pavel Zenkovich — First Deputy Minister of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation
Elena Kazakova — Director, St. Petersburg University Institute of Pedagogy; Academic Advisor, Platforma Novoy Shkoly (New School Platform) NPO
Tatyana Kiseleva — Director, Tekhnichesky (Technical) Lyceum, Vladivostok
Elena Kharisova — Deputy Vice President for Academic Affairs, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Natalya Chebotar — Director of Strategy, Yandex.Education

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building A, level 3, Conference hall 20

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Building the City of the Future: Where to Begin?


Cities in the Far East are in need of transformation and modernization. A comfortable living environment is key to keeping people in the Far East. People need opportunities for self-development and leisure activities, to raise and educate children, and to open a business. The entire construction industry of the Far East needs to be overhauled in order to give Far Eastern cities a modern look. How can we alter the appearance of cities in the Far East? What solutions should be implemented first and foremost? What does the city of the future look like? What forms of state support are needed for the construction industry to properly function in the Far East? Can AI technology be used to create cities of the future?


Moderator:
Vasily Savin — Partner, Head of Power and Utilities, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

Panellists:
Lev Gorilovskiy — President, Polyplastic Group
Mikhail Grudinin — President, Giprogor Project City Planning Institute of Spatial Modelling and Development
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)
Denis Tikhonov — Minister of the Moscow Government; Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development of the City of Moscow
Roberto Cialone — Director, AECOM
Valery Shorzhin — Member of the Management Board, Vice President for Cloud and Digital Solutions, MTS

05.09.2019
11:30–13:00

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

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A New Workforce for the New Economy: Achieving a Major Improvement in the Quality of Education


When implementing projects in the Far East, business has encountered a lack of specialists in the required professions. At the same time, only a little more than 50% of graduates from secondary specialized educational institutions are gainfully employed. Half of school leavers in the Far East go to study outside their region, and many of them never come back. The general education system is plagued by ageing buildings and a lack of teachers in rural areas. How can the quality of general education in the Far East be quickly improved? What challenges should the higher and secondary special education system tackle? What kinds of human resources and professions do businesses in the Far East need? How can we get school leavers to study at universities in the Far East and increase the ratings of universities? What forms of government support will encourage graduates in the Far East to remain? How should we launch a system to support talented youth in the Far East and prevent a brain drain abroad?


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

Panellists:
Marina Dedyushko — Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Pavel Zenkovich — First Deputy Minister of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation
Artem Levin — General Director, Management Company Kolmar
Andrey Leifa — Acting Rector, Amur State University
Alexey Ponomarenko — Head of Engineering Competencies Development Office, Rosatom Academy
Vladimir Solodov — Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Robert Urazov — Chief Executive Officer, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers (WorldSkills Russia)
Petr Shchedrovitskiy — Member of the Management Board, North-West Foundation Center for Strategic Research

05.09.2019
13:45–15:15

Building B, level 7, Conference hall 4

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Pathways to a Healthy Life in the Far East


The Far East is a strategically important and priority region for Russia, and the government is paying particular attention to its development. However, the region is currently characterized by a low birth rate and life expectancy, as well as high mortality and outward migration. These issues need to be tackled when implementing the Healthcare and Demography national projects, which aim to raise life expectancy to 78 by 2024 and facilitate a steady and natural increase in the population. Timely access to preventative medicine, remote medical care (including an expansion of the telemedicine network), and public health programmes tailored to the region are all essential to developing the healthcare sector in the Far East. A number of ambitious targets have been set as part of a federal project entitled Strengthening Public Health. Achieving these will require input from government bodies, preventative medicine and public health centres, and the public at large. A number of pilot regions have been selected in the Far East for this project. What resources will be needed to increase the number of years of healthy life in the Far East? How should responsibility for funding best be spread across the government, business, and the local population? How might new technologies reshape healthcare in the Far East? Are the measures set out in national and federal projects sufficient to increase life expectancy and population figures in such a challenging region?


Moderator:
Georgy Kaptelin — Deputy Editor-in-Chief, TASS Russia

Panellists:
Dorit Nitzan — Acting Regional Emergency Director for the European Region, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization
Maxim Protasov — Head, Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo)
Alexey Repik — President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm
Veronika Skvortsova — Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Maxim Topilin — Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Oleg Apolikhin — Director, N.A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, a branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Elena Zhidkova — Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways
Viktor Subbotin — Junior Partner, Bain & Company
Valentin Shumatov — Rector, Pacific State Medical University

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 6

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The East and Voluntary Work: How People Are Changing the Far East for the Better


Russia is seeing a spike in civil activism and volunteering. In total, 1,299 volunteer projects from the Far East were submitted to the Volunteer of Russia national competition in 2019. The proposals came from both non-governmental organizations and individuals willing to give targeted aid to people and implement comprehensive programmes. How are civil initiatives helping to advance the development of the Far East and unlock human capital? Will social self-fulfilment help stem outward migration from the Far East? What additional support measures should be launched to develop the non-profit sector?


Moderator:
Artem Metelev — Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Oksana Bogdanova — President, DaDobro Charitable Foundation
Natalya Gonchar — Head of Information Support and Media Relations Subdivision, Press Secretary, Sakhalin Energy
Roman Kamaev — Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Alexander Logunov — Deputy General Director, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Tatiana Chernykh — Head, Unlocking Creativity in Small Villages Project; Finalist, Volunteer of Russia 2018 (Republic of Buryatia)

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, Conference hall 9

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

The Role of Young People in Creating and Developing a Comfortable Urban Environment


Urban studies play a key role in building sustainable economic models for cities. Zoning and planning which factor in the views and requirements of local residents give builders and designers (both state contractors and commercial property developers) the chance to consider out-of-the-box offers from young architects and designers. The active involvement of young professionals means that new approaches towards building a comfortable urban environment can grow and thrive. What are the roles of the various parties – government bodies, property developers, architects, residents, city activists – in the process of developing an urban environment? What problems may arise in the process of cooperation and the joint quest for solutions? What should the process of correctly coordinating the actions of all parties look like?


Moderator:
David Okpatuma — Coordinator for Africa, Art Shapers; Member, Friends of Cities

Panellists:
Kirill Batanov — Chairman of the Board, Centre for Legal Protection of a Better Quality of Life
Igor Dulnev — Co-founder, Vostochny Luch
Oleg Zorya — Head, All-Russia Organisation Urban Renovations
Mikhail Petrov — Acting Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory
Anton Savenko — Founder, Sam Sebe Velosiped

06.09.2019
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, Conference hall 12

New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life

Providing Medical Assistance in Remote Areas


Providing access to medical services and improving the quality thereof is vital to increasing life expectancy and ensuring citizens’ rights to life and healthcare. Residents of remote and hard-to-access areas in the Russian Far East and Arctic have limited access to medical aid, while the delivery of primary healthcare is especially problematic in small settlements. Access to all types of medical aid can be provided, even for the most remote areas. It requires creating a unified, coordinated regional healthcare system that has enough funding to take the unique needs of the Russian Far East into account. How can the treatment and diagnostic potential of medical organizations be leveraged effectively in order to provide people living in remote areas with primary healthcare? What modern solutions used in northern (Arctic) medicine, telemedicine, and digital technologies can be applied to healthcare in the Russian Far East? What can be done to ensure access to high-quality primary healthcare for people living in small settlements? Is the existing mandatory medical insurance system capable of guaranteeing medical aid to the part of the population living in the Far North and the Arctic?


Moderator:
Victoria Samsonova — Director, Head of Health and Pharma, Russia and CIS, KPMG

Panellists:
Oleg Apolikhin — Director, N.A. Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, a branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Radiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Sergey Gneushev — Managing Partner, Academic Medical Centre for Information and Analysis
Elena Zhidkova — Head, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways
Olga Sergeenko — Founder, Great Heart Aid Federation
Vladimir Solodov — Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Victor Fisenko — Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory