03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, conference hall 2

International Events

Russia–Japan Business Dialogue


The Russian Far East and Arctic are key regions when it comes to fostering economic relations between Russia and Japan, and serve as an important driver of commerce benefitting both countries. The Far East is a place of regular dialogue, ongoing talks, and cooperation in the social, economic, and cultural sphere. Indeed, it is where Japanese companies are choosing to implement numerous initiatives. The Arctic, meanwhile, is a region possessing great potential for Japan in terms of developing maritime communications, capitalizing on hydrocarbon deposits on the Arctic shelf, increasing offshore operations, and preserving and cultivating marine bioresources. Relations between the Russian Far East and Japan enjoy a special status of sorts, and the objective of both countries is to move these relations to the next level. Could hydrogen power serve as a major new area of bilateral cooperation in the Russian Far East? What needs to be done to encourage Japanese companies to play a part in Sakhalin Region’s hydrogen cluster? Agricultural products produced in the Russian Far East and exported to Japan have a deserved reputation for quality and environmental friendliness, which explains the high level of demand they enjoy in Japan. What products are of particular interest to Japan? What mechanisms should be employed when launching new export-oriented projects with Japanese involvement in the agricultural sector? What needs to be done to launch a regular container line via the Northern Sea Route? What other objectives and new opportunities exist for Russian-Japanese business ventures in the Far East? What new areas of cooperation could be deemed promising? What aims and objectives do Russian-Japanese business ventures in the Far East have in today’s evolving world?


Moderators:
Masami Iijima — Chairman, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the NIS (ROTOBO); Counselor, Mitsui & Co. Ltd (online)
Roman Trotsenko — Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation

Panellists:
Artem Dovlatov — Deputy Chairman, Member of the Management Board, VEB.RF; General Director, VEB.DV
Fumiya Kokubu — Chairman, Japan-Russian Committee for Economic Cooperation, Federation of Economic Organisations Keidanren; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Marubeni Corporation (online)
Sergey Kolesnikov — Co-owner, Managing Partner, TECHNONICOL Group of companies
Tadashi Maeda — Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (online)
Masayuki Sato — Chairman, Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer, JGC Holdings Corporation (online)
Takeshi Hashimoto — President, Representative Director, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (online)
Aleksey Khachay — General Director, Japanese Project Promotion Vehicle in the Far East
Vadim Shvetsov — General Director, Sollers Group

Front row participants:
Irina Olkhovskaya — Chief Officer for Seaport and Railway Projects, UMMC
Roman Chichkanov — Deputy General Director for Investments, Far East and Arctic Development Corporation

Video address:
Hirosi Kajiyama — Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
Maksim Reshetnikov — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (online)

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 3, conference hall 3

Youth EEF

Mass Youth Involvement in Entrepreneurship: Current Realities and Future Potential


Youth entrepreneurship is not just a buzzword but the foundation of a country's economic growth. With the support of government and business, young people should be able to influence measures that help them efficiently launch and succeed in business. Is broad involvement of young people in entrepreneurship possible? Can a school entrepreneurship truly succeed and do universities adequately serve as a launching pad for developing entrepreneurial initiatives? What capabilities and approaches does Russia currently lack for developing youth entrepreneurship? Is it possible to create a unified community of young entrepreneurs?


Moderators:
Sofya Makhatadze — Finalist in the All-Russian "Big Change" Сompetition
Mikhail Khomich — Co-founder of the Startup Academy Junior Programme, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO; Deputy Prime Minister, Udmurt Republic

Panellists:
Igor Drozdov — Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Petr Ivanov — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service
Anton Kotyakov — Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Ksenia Razuvaeva — Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)

Front row participants:
Georgy Budnik — Winner of the All-Russian "Big Change" competition
Aleksandr Vaino — Head of Youth Initiatives Center, Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
Sergey Vishchipanov — General Director, Facultetus
Mikhail Shestakov — Entrepreneur, Participant in the Semi-final of the All-Russian Student Competition "Your Move"
Andrey Shubin — Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Artur Yusupov — Head, Chairman of the Board, Moi Bizness Association of Entrepreneurship Development Institutes

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building A, level 5, conference hall 4

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Far East IT Hub 2030: Targeting Asia-Pacific Markets


The Far East is home to exciting IT projects and high-tech startups, and a number of developers from the Far East have already achieved success on global markets. In order to strengthen its export potential, the Far East must secure a fundamental technological advantage by establishing itself as the largest high-tech and IT hub in Russia, focusing on domestic and foreign markets. What unique competencies need to be developed in order to position the Far East at the forefront of global technological development? What systemic measures can help to drive breakthrough growth in high technologies and the IT industry? What is the potential of the Far East in terms of breaking into the high-tech markets of the Asia-Pacific region?


Moderator:
Tagir Aushev — Head of the Laboratory of High Energy Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Panellists:
Sergey Batekhin — Chief Executive Officer, Head of the Management Board,
Ivan Kolomoyets — Co-Founder, Uchi.ru (online)
Rustam Milanov — Chief Executive Officer, Visitech
Maxim Parshin — Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Ruslan Sarkisov — Chief Executive Officer, Far East High Technologies Fund
Anatoly Semenov — Minister of Innovations, Digital Development and Communication Technologies of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Front row participants:
Yevgeny Virtser — General Director, Key Point
Alexander Drozdov — Director General, Optimizing Technologies
Simon Zagaynov — Chief Executive Officer, ExpoPromoter (Biletum Group) (online)
Aleksei Iuzhakov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Promobot

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 5, conference hall 5

Extended Session of the NSR Public Council. Big Northern Sea Route: New Global Traffic Lane

Moderator:
Sergey Frank — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sovcomflot

Panellists:
Evgeniy Ambrosov — Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Director for Marine Operations, Shipping and Logistics, NOVATEK
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem — Group Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
Evgeniy Ditrikh — Chief Executive Officer, GTLK
Arkady Korostelev — President, Chairman of the Management Board, FESCO
Alexey Likhachev — Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Vladimir Panov — Special Representative for the Development of the Arctic, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM; Deputy Chairman, State Commission for the Development of the Arctic
Reko-Antti Suojanen — Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Aker Arctic Technology
Felix H. Tschudi — Chairman, Tschudi Group
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 6

The New Economy: What Changes and What Stays the Same

Overpriced Housing: Coming Back Down to Earth

In partnership with DOM.RF

The expanse of communities in the Far East has disrupted the existing architectural and spatial models of urban development, and there is a large infrastructure gap and imbalance when it comes to the integrated development of the territories. Large cities are not comfortable places to live and there are significant obstacles when it comes to incorporating new global trends into the existing urban environment. At the same time, current levels of construction in the territories are no longer able to meet the needs of residents.


Moderator:
Valery Limarenko — Governor of Sakhalin Region

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
Gadzhimagomed Huseynov — First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Sergey Ivanov — President, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Development-South Construction and Investment Company
Vitaly Mutko — Chief Executive Officer, DOM.RF
Sergey Nosov — Governor of Magadan Region
Nikita Stasishin — Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 7

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Clean Energy for the Far East: People and Projects

In partnership with RusHydro

The changing nature of the global energy market, climate regulation, and the associated structural changes in global energy demand processes are creating new opportunities and risks for all players in the worldwide energy industry. The most crucial aspect is combating climate change. In addition to the climate agenda, the traditional way in which the energy sector operates is also gradually changing along with technological progress. At the threshold of global energy changes, there is an urgent need to keep national economies competitive and accelerate their economic growth through access to energy. In this context, the development of low-carbon energy sources becomes a vital issue. The state's role as a driver of the energy transition should include support for such projects, which means developing a systematic approach in this area and creating conditions for the investment attractiveness of major projects for the development of the electric power complex in the Far East. What are companies' strategies for responding to the increasing importance of the climate agenda? What are the companies' approaches to generation development? What should be the industry policy for the long-term sustainability of gas and electricity supply in the face of ever-increasing demand? What are the prospects for creating a competitive environment in the energy sector in the Far East? What are the opportunities for ergonomic and regulatory involvement of the state in 'new energy' projects and practical public-private partnership tools?


Moderator:
Anton Poriadine — Partner, CIS EY Parthenon Leader, Co-leader of Energy sector in EMEIA, EY

Panellists:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Kirill Bychkov — First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Vitaly Korolev — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
Chong Soo Park — Chairman, The Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation (online)
Oleg Sirazetdinov — Vice President, Rusatom Overseas

Front row participant:
Aleksey Kaplun — Chief Executive Officer, H2 Clean Energy

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 8

Our Shared Responsibility in a Changing World

Transition to a Sustainable Development Trajectory: Strategy, Resources and Implementation Tools

In partnership with Gazprombank

The massive scale of climate change crisis has become a frong and center issue of international relations, and reflecting this, the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals call for addressing environmental and social challenges simultaneously. In combating climate change most of the world's major economies are already implementing low-carbon development strategies that involve phasing out hydrocarbons. For Russia, these risks are considerable: the loss of trading markets and the need for substantial investments in restructuring the economy. Restructuring projects could effectively mitigate these risks by enabling Russia's largest companies, which are mainly in the 'grey' industries, to reduce their ecological footprint, and their implementation could be accompanied by positive social effects, such as good health and wellbeing. A significant change in national regulation would encourage the development of restructuring projects, but would international investors be interested in financing such retrofits? How is the sustainability agenda driving responsible investment behaivors in major economies? Which international sustainability initiatives will impact Russia the most, and what benefit can be derived? Are Russian managers being ambitious enough in their strategies to remain competitive and create sustainable businesses? Financing sustainable development: needs and sources. How much will the industrial transformation be financed and what is the role of government, companies, and Russian banks?


Moderator:
Natalya Tretyak — First Vice President, Gazprombank

Panellists:
Vyacheslav Alenkov — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakhalin Region
Arkady Dvorkovich — Chairman, Skolkovo Foundation
Pavel Lyakhovich — Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR LLC
Leslie Maasdorp — Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank (online)
Dmitry Pristanskov — State Secretary – Vice-President, Norilsk Nickel
Ilya Torosov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Grace Hui — Head of Green and Sustainable Finance, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) (online)

Front row participant:
Andrey Bayda — Vice President for Sustainable Development, VEB.RF

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 9

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

The New Stars of the Far East: The Evolution of Major Projects


Modern and accessible infrastructure helps to increase a region’s investment attractiveness, contributing to its economic potential and development. At the same time, looking at the largest projects allows us to consider the inverse relationship. Projects that act at accelerators of regional development contribute to the creation of associated transport, energy and social infrastructure, making them attractive hubs for economic resources and human capital. Implementing projects on this scale is only possible with the direct involvement and support of federal government. What is the impact of major projects on the regional economy and what is their potential for accelerating regional development? Should the emphasis be on infrastructure to support projects, or projects to spearhead the creation of new infrastructure?


Moderator:
Grigory Berezkin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, ESN Group

Panellists:
Oleg Belozerov — Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Dmitry Govorov — Vice President for Government Relations and Strategic Communications, Russian Copper Company
Mikhail Degtyarev — Acting Governor of Khabarovsky Territory
Valery Kazikayev — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Udokan Copper
Aleksey Kozlov — Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR
Oleg Melnikov — Executive Vice President - Head of the Department of Banking Support for Contracts of Gazprombank (Joint-stock Company)
Aleksey Molsky — Deputy Director General for Investment, Capital Construction, and Sales of Services, Rosseti
Ksenia Razuvaeva — Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Nikolay Sabitov — General Director, Himproekt

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 6, conference hall 10

Sber Panel Session

The New Economy: What Changes and What Stays the Same

Is Russia Prepared for a Global ESG Transformation?


The world is undergoing a large-scale ESG transformation, with social and environmental issues coming to the forefront. The number of countries committed to reaching carbon neutrality is growing. ESG funds investing in responsible businesses are on the rise. This translates into both challenges and opportunities for Russia. The energy transition will cause losses for traditional export-oriented industries. At the same time, it will provide opportunities for new industrialization based on green standards, development of new technologies, and social climate improvement. Will we seize this chance? Is Russia prepared for a global ESG transformation?


Moderator:
Alexander Vedyakhin — First Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Panellists:
Herman Gref — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank (online)
Alexander Dyukov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Maksim Reshetnikov — Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (online)
Stephan Solzhenitsyn — Chief Executive Officer, Siberian Generating Company; Chief Executive Officer, SUEK
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Anatoliy Chubais — Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for relations with international organizations to achieve sustainable development goals

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, conference hall 11

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Resources in the Far East: From Exploration to Integrated Development

In partnership with Polyus

The Far Eastern Federal District enjoys a leading position in the production of diamond, coal, zinc, copper, lead, tungsten, gold, silver, tin and rare earth metal reserves. Mining companies gain access to long-term reserves of mineral resources by acquiring new licenses, but do not always launch operations in licensed areas immediately. Furthermore, some companies prefer export-oriented projects, meaning that there are a number of extraction sites across the Far Eastern Federal District where almost no deep processing of raw materials with high-tech equipment takes place. The macroregion’s resource potential cannot therefore be fully realized. What methods can be used to boost exploration and promote the introduction of unused extraction licenses into commercial circulation? What adjustments should be made to existing tools in order to support the growth of SMEs? What are the prospects for developing and implementing the ‘declarative principle’ in the Far East? Is a special approach to regulating resource management required in the Far East?


Moderator:
Pavel Grachev — Chief Executive Officer, Polyus

Panellists:
Grigory Vygon — Managing Director, VYGON Consulting
Alexander Kozlov — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Denis Manturov — Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Aysen Nikolaev — Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Oleg Novachuk — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mining company Baimskaya
Anna Tsivileva — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kolmar Group

Front row participant:
Oleg Sienko — First Vice President, Russian Copper Company

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building B, level 7, conference hall 12

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

National Jurisdiction and Trust in International Relations as a Guarantor of Inward Investment


Russia operates a system of incentives for investors and like all countries is fine-tuning investment mechanisms to adjust to conditions and attract investors to the Far East. State support measures in place in the Far East include advanced special economic zones, a free port and infrastructure support, and are reflected in the implementation of investment projects. In turn, the successful implementation of these projects is a significant factor in the territory’s development. Increasing reliability and confidence in national decision-making and improving its quality has a positive impact on investment attractiveness and international relations. This has a knock-on effect on the development of the regions and their communities, as well as the national economy as a whole. How does national jurisdiction impact macroeconomic development? What support measures should be adopted to support the successful implementation of investment projects in the region? How effective are incentive measures? What should Russian jurisdiction look like in the near future and how can this be achieved?


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

Panellists:
Arthur Davtyan — General Prosecutor of the Republic of Armenia
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Igor Krasnov — Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Alexander Liberov — President, Siemens in Russia
Svetlana Orlova — Auditor of Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Kumar Prashant — President, The Bar Association of India
Aleksey Serko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, conference hall 13

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

No Longer the Far East: How Regional Management Centres Are Uniting Russia


A customer-centric state based on IT solutions is now a reality. New digital platforms are being launched via the state services web portal and regional management centres are beginning to operate. As a result, the Far East is for the most part no longer being seen as just a vast expanse. People no longer feel as though they are unable to communicate with the state simply by virtue of being in a remote location. Meanwhile, the concept of a centre is fundamentally evolving. A customer-centric state revolves around each individual, rather than their location. The provision of high-quality services and the ability to communicate with the state are key objectives for a modern management system. Digital communications and services are transcending geographic obstacles and enabling isolated regions to develop in a more balanced way.


Moderator:
Alexey Migunov — Co-founder, PrimaMedia

Panellists:
Dmitry Alexeev — General Director, DNS Group LLC
Dmitry Godunov — First Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Kirill Istomin — First Deputy General Director, Dialogue Regions
Vladimir Komlev — Chief Executive Officer, National Payment Card System
Ekaterina Reznikova — Vise President, Member of the Management Board, Head of the Digital Business Unit, MTS Bank
Vladimir Solodov — Governor of Kamchatka Territory

Front row participants:
Anton Gorelkin — Member of the State Duma of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications (online)
Elina Sidorenko — General Director, Platform for Working with Entrepreneurs’ Enquiries

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 5, conference hall 16

The New Economy: What Changes and What Stays the Same

Health Technologies


The success of strategies to reduce growing mortality rates as well as to manage risk factors for human health is directly dependent on the development of advanced medical technologies. With the use of modern diagnostics that contribute to the early detection of clinically asymptomatic medical conditions, help to assess the risks of hereditary and other diseases, and reduce the risk of medical error, and also as a result of the introduction of digital technologies and high-precision equipment into the medical care system, today we can already talk about the onset of the era of precision and preventive medicine. And thanks to health monitoring and the industry of the Internet of medical things, a new culture of health protection is taking shape in society today as a progressive norm of social behaviour. What prospects exist for introducing innovative diagnostic technologies in the Far East and transferring high technologies from Asia-Pacific countries? How can we ensure the introduction of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, and technologies to work with big data into the medical care system in the Far East and make high-tech medicine accessible? What are the Far East’s prospects in terms of creating a regional system of oncological care? How will the development of telemedicine affect the quality of healthcare in the Far East? What infrastructure is needed for the full-scale digitalization of healthcare in the Far East?


Moderator:
Evelina Zakamskaya — Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24

Panellists:
Timur Akhmerov — General Director, BARS Group
Pierre Morgon — Senior Vice President International Business, CanSio Biologics (online)
Sergei Sidorov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Medscan
Victor Fisenko — First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Alexander Khasin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Centre for Development of Nuclear Medicine of Ulan-Ude
Irina Yarovaya — Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Andrey Bogdanov — Director of Far Eastern Branch, Insurance House VSK
Kirill Kaem — Senior Vice-President for Innovations, Skolkovo Foundation
Boris Polyaev — Head of the Department of Medical Rehabilitation No. 2, Federal State Budgetary Institution «FCMN» FMBA of Russia
Oleg Teplov — Chief Executive Officer, VEB Ventures
Andrey Shuvalov — Managing Partner, Medicare

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, conference hall 17

Our Shared Responsibility in a Changing World

Responsible Consumption: Who Is Responsible for It?

In partnership with Hyundai Motor CIS and Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Sustainable production and consumption are among the most important elements of a comprehemsive sustainable development system. Without them, we could never talk about the fight against climate change, resource depletion, environmental pollution, poverty, or hunger. The main goal of all sustainable consumption programmes is to improve everyone’s quality of life, and at the same time, this also involves “fulfilling the shared development plans, reducing future economic, environmental, and social costs, increasing economic competitiveness, and reducing poverty”. Responsible consumption is becoming one of the main factors that dictates a consumer’s choice for a particular brand, regardless of age, gender, or status. Today, most Russians not only want to receive a high-quality product that meets their needs, but also the additional social value that stands behind it. Factories must use renewable energy sources and not harm nature, and goods must be safe for humans and the environment, while packaging should be recycled or reused. Buyers increasingly feel compelled to choose and consume goods responsibly. What is the role of science in all of this? How can we be sure that we are ready for responsible consumption and the associated potential costs? How should all the stakeholders in this process collaborate, and who should determine the extent of our responsibility to nature?


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

Panellists:
Alexey Kalitsev — Managing Director, Hyundai Motor CIS
Igor Korytko — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK)
Alexander Sergeev — President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Chung Rae Kwon — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (online)
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Front row participants:
Andrey Adrianov — Vice-President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexander Larin — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Research Design and Survey Institute of Energy and Transport Energotransproekt
Julia Morozova — General Director, Creative Production
Maxim Protasov — Head, Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo)

03.09.2021
10:00–11:30

Building D, level 6, conference hall 18

Our Shared Responsibility in a Changing World

The Happy Economy: Public Initiatives for Regional Development


Non-profit organizations are becoming an important factor in the success of cities and regions, contributing to economic and technological innovations as well as social initiatives. The modern landscape is unimaginable with social platforms, including, the internet and social media, but also crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and the participation of citizens in the development of territories and socio-cultural design. Very often, social solutions invented and implemented by ordinary citizens become the basis for the most creative entrepreneurial solutions. Cooperation of the state, business, media, non-profit organizations and residents can create a robust ecosystem, and the key priorities of the 'social contract' can be to improved to assure quality of life, attract visitors and create an image of a prestigious workplace for highly skilled guests. Social change dictated by society is a resource that is important to rely on in all regions, including the Far East. How can society be involved in resolving socially important issues? What social development trends are reflected in the practices of non-profit organizations? How do socio-cultural projects change the lives of people in Russian cities and villages?


Moderator:
Anton Dolgov — Executive Director, Presidential Grants Foundation

Panellists:
Roman Karmanov — Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives
Elena Lysenkova — Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm)
Ruslan Novikov — General Director, Argumenty I Facty
Fedor Scherbakov — General Director, Lenfilm Film Studio

Front row participants:
Maya Danilova — Minister of Economy, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Tatiana Zarechneva — Project Manager Pacific Russia Food Lab
Saniyam Koval — President, Podari Solnechny Svet Charitable Foundation
Irina Lindberg — Head of Green Economy Development Department, Amur Branch, World Fund Nature
Antonina Priezzheva — Head of HR and Administrative Directorate, Gazprom-Media
Veronika Sipacheva — President, Energy of Participation Fund; Coordination, Association of Youth Governments of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District
Tatiana Tkachenko — Head, Regional Public Organization Primorsky Center of Ukrainian Culture Anatoly Kril «Gorlitsa»

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, conference hall 2

International Events

Russia–Republic of Korea Business Dialogue


2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and South Korea. A slogan was created for the occasion: “Friendship. Trust. Action”. Today, these three words have become a key motif for the business communities of the two nations to move forward. In recent years, Russia and South Korea have injected life into a number of bilateral projects. The Nine Bridges action plan has been adopted and updated, the Russian-Korean Innovation Centre has opened, and an agreement of intent has been signed on the establishment of a South Korean industrial park in Primorye Territory. However, despite these positive steps, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a major challenge to mutual trade and investment, with global instability and economic volatility continuing to exert pressure. The pandemic has not only underscored the importance of the action plan to implement the Nine Bridges initiative, it has also highlighted the need to develop it further, find new points of growth, and identify promising areas of cooperation. These include medical technology, information and communications technology, the environment, new materials, energy, and biotechnology. What projects and initiatives could give a qualitative boost to bilateral cooperation in the new reality? What mechanisms should the governments of both countries aim to perfect in order to unlock the potential of trade, economic, and investment-related cooperation, and to bolster ties between Russia and South Korea in the post COVID era?


Moderator:
Sergey Katyrin — President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Denis Butsayev — General Director, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company
Sam Hyun Ka — Chief Executive Officer, Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE)
Jinseop Kim — Senior Vice President, Unico Logistics Co Ltd (online)
Christopher Koo — Chairman, Korea International Trade Association (KITA) (online)
German Maslov — Vice President of Liner and Logistic Division, FESCO
Sunguk Moon — Head of Global Business, KT Corporation
Alexey Rakhmanov — Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, United Shipbuilding Corporation (online)
Elena Kharisova — Vice President for Perspective Projects and New Infrastructure, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU); General Director, Development Fund of the Innovative Research and Technology Center Russky

Video address:
Hong Nam Ki — Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Planning and Finance of the Republic of Korea
Alexey Chekunkov — Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 3, conference hall 3

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Cruise Control: New Aviation Routes in the Far East


Aviation plays a crucial role in ensuring that each region of the Russian Far East enjoys reliable transport links. This is true of transport within individual regions, the wider region at large as well as between the Far Eastern Federal District and central Russia. In many instances, remote settlements can only be reached via aeroplane or helicopter. At the same time, the population mobility coefficient for the Far Eastern Federal District is half that of the Russian average (0.35 compared to 0.72). Making the Far East more accessible by air would help achieve accelerated socioeconomic development and make the region more attractive to investors. Accordingly, the government is directing a great deal of attention towards achieving this aim. Publicly subsidized airline tickets are available to people officially residing in the Far East, as well as to citizens who are entitled to benefits. Certain routes within the Far Eastern Federal District are similarly being subsidized, and each region within the district is helping to cover expenses borne by airlines providing inter-municipal flights. In addition, work is being done to establish a single airline for the whole of the Far East, and to modernize the airfield network.


Moderator:
Mikhail Kuznetsov — Director, Eastern State Planning Center (FANU Vostokgosplan)

Panellists:
Oleg Bocharov — Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Evgeniy Ditrikh — Chief Executive Officer, GTLK
Konstantin Sukhorebrik — General Director, Aurora Airlines
Alexey Tsydenov — Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Igor Chalik — Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Ivan Abramov — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
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
Andrey Chikhanchin — Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Commerce and Finance, Aeroflot

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building A, level 5, conference hall 4

The New Economy: What Changes and What Stays the Same

Science and Innovation: Risks in the Name of Development


Advanced knowledge and high technologies set the agenda when it comes to the development of our modern, connected world. Experience shows that scientific and technological potential is directly proportional to levels of economic development. The most important task for states aiming to achieve a leading position in the global innovation space is the use of intellectual resources and the development of a technology and information base. Science is becoming a key factor in social development, and an awareness of this fact is encouraging countries aiming for technology leadership to attract scientists and experts from other countries and actively build ties with international scientific and educational institutions. The development of science cooperation between states, whether national, regional or at the level of individual organizations, teams and researchers is coming to be determined by the very logic of human development. Integration is a key feature of international scientific and technological cooperation today, providing maximum economic and sociocultural benefits, which would be impossible to achieve if states were to rely purely on their own capabilities. What are the projects linking Europe and Asia? How can Russia’s Far East be integrated into a single scientific and technological Asia-Pacific space? How can we maximize the impact of our joint efforts? What digital, transport and energy technologies should be developed? Will we be able to identify new areas of common interest in the near future?


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

Panellists:
Andrey Klepach — Chief Economist, VEB.RF (online)
Maxim Protasov — Head, Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo)
Dmitriy Pumpyanskiy — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tube Metallurgical Company (TMK); President, Sinara Group
Alexander Sergeev — President, Russian Academy of Sciences

Front row participants:
Mikhail Grudinin — Head, Centre for Development of the Republic of Altai
Aleksey Kaplun — Chief Executive Officer, H2 Clean Energy
Vladimir Nelyub — Director, Center for National Technology Initiative, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Ruslan Novikov — General Director, Argumenty I Facty

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 6

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Logistics is the ‘New Oil’ of the Russian Economy: International Transport Corridors as the Main Driver of Growth

In partnership with FESCO

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent incidents in the Suez Canal have led to a rethink of traditional routes for transporting goods from Asia-Pacific countries to Europe and back. Even with long-term contracts for transportation through the Suez Canal, cargo owners have been forced to diversify flows and look for alternative routes, including through the Far East of Russia. In addition, deep sea freight rates have increased by almost eight times over the past year, which provides the Russian Far East with additional competitive advantages as a new logistics hub. In 2021, freight traffic through the Far East increased by 20% compared with 2020. It is clear that with the growing volume of traffic through Russia, the Northern Sea Route also has an even greater chance of becoming a full-fledged alternative to the Suez Canal. How significant are infrastructural insufficiencies on routes through Russian territory from the Asia-Pacific region to Europe now? What is the future of international transport corridors and how should we coordinate the development of their infrastructure and their operation while taking into account the interests of all member states? Will the NSR be able to ease the burden on routes through the Russian Far East despite the limited infrastructure? What projects are being implemented today to attract container traffic to the NSR? What measures to support railway operators and what technological solutions will optimize cargo clearance procedures and reduce delivery time from the Asia-Pacific countries to Europe and via routes through Russia?


Moderator:
Alexandra Suvorova — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem — Group Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
Kirill Bogdanov — Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Gadzhimagomed Huseynov — First Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Ruslan Davydov — First Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service of Russia
Sergei Ivanov — Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport
Zsolt Katona — Managing Director of Maersk Eastern Europe (online)
Kirill Komarov — First Deputy General Director, Director of the Development and International Business Unit, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Dmitry Konov — Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Andrey Severilov — Chairman of the Board, Far-Eastern Shipping Company
Yi Zhang — General Manager, Liaoning Port Group (online)
Aleksey Shilo — Deputy Managing Director, Head, Centre for Corporate Transport Services (CFTO), Russian Railways

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 7

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Network of University Campuses – Russia's Intellectual Belt


Achieving national development goals requires a comprehensive approach to and the implementation of large-scale public projects, including those related to the country's infrastructure development. One solution is to create a network of modern university campuses that meet international standards for building university in-frastructure. International experience of developing university campuses demonstrates their essential role and significance in addressing not only the educational and research tasks of universities but also in creating a favourable environment for stimulating innovation and entrepreneurial activity and the social development of individual districts and cities. Today, the campuses of the world's leading universities are centres of business and cultural activity in cities and regions. A modern campus strengthens the university brand in the interna-tional higher education market. It also ensures its global competitiveness, thus forming conditions for the de-velopment of science and technology, advanced economic growth, and the country's reputation as a comforta-ble and safe place for international students and researchers. This objective is being developed through a pro-ject to create a network of modern university campuses. Russian Government Decree No 1268, dated 28.07.2021, established the primary conditions for implementing the above-mentioned project. The creation of campuses will not only help to improve the quality of education but will also lead to scientific break-throughs as part of the interaction between leading Russian and foreign scientists, and will boost the devel-opment of the surrounding areas by integrating the campuses into the overall urban infrastructure, which will allow them to become a driver of economic growth of the metropolitan area.


Moderator:
Evgeniy Szhenov — Scientific Director, Expert-Analytical Center "Scientific And Educational Policy"

Panellists:
Mikhail Alashkevich — Managing Director, VEB.RF
Nikita Anisimov — Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Mikhail Degtyarev — Acting Governor of Khabarovsky Territory
Valery Falkov — Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Alexey Chichkanov — First Vice President, Gazprombank

Front row participants:
Maksim Vedyashkin — Vice Rector for Campus Management, Far Eastern Federal University
Andrey Kiselev — First Deputy General Director, VTB Infrastructure Holding
Nikolay Stetsko — Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Primorsky Krai

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 6, conference hall 9

The New Economy: What Changes and What Stays the Same

The Sanitary Shield. How to Prevent New Pandemics


The COVID-19 pandemic is the first major biosecurity challenge of its type in human history. Rapidly engulfing virtually every country in the world, the pandemic revealed, in many cases, a lack of preparedness to respond swiftly to such threats. It has created a “new normal” and has provided an impetus for states to build their capacity to combat pandemics and conduct extensive scientific research. In order to combat new threats, new approaches to future biological challenges must be developed at national, regional and global levels. Based on its long-standing experience in infection prevention and control, Russia has begun to develop a so-called “sanitary shield” - a modern, pro-active system for forecasting, early detection and response to pandemics. Significant reforms to pandemic response systems are being made globally and regionally, including in APAC. What new elements must be part of a global and regional strategy to combat pandemics? Can new genetic, digital, and communication technologies help avoid new pandemics, and what are the social, economic and technological determinants of pandemic risk in Asia and the Pacific? What will ensure pandemic preparedness and response in Asia and the Pacific, and can a regional health shield be put in place? Has the role and involvement of business changed in the fight against pandemics?


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

Panellists:
Sergey Balakhonov — Director, Irkutsk Research Anti-Plague Institute of Siberia and the Far East
Zarina Doguzova — Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Shao Yiming — Director of Virology and Immunology Division, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (online)
Oleg Matytsin — Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
Dorit Nitzan — Regional Emergency Director for the European Region, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization (online)
Anna Popova — Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing - Chief State Sanitary Physician of the Russian Federation
Dang Hong Trien — Co-Director General, Joint Russian-Vietnamese Tropical Research and Technological Center (online)

Front row participants:
Lilia Ovcharova — Vice Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Mikhail Shchelkanov — Director, Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after G.P. Somov

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, conference hall 11

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

The Far Eastern Concession: How to Achieve an Infrastructure Breakthrough


There is huge demand for infrastructure in the Far East, and every major project typically requires a road or rail link, gas and electricity supply, water and wastewater treatment facilities. Social infrastructure that can meet people’s needs must also be created in the future centres of economic growth where thousands of new jobs are expected to be created. It is impossible, in a time of budget constraints, to provide simultaneous state support for all projects being implemented, while no business is capable of building all the necessary infrastructure at its own expense. The Far Eastern concession was launched to reduce the infrastructure burden, providing investors with compensation for any infrastructure costs incurred over 10–20 years after commissioning new projects in accordance with the terms of the concession agreement. Why is this mechanism needed in the Far East today? Can the Far Eastern concession solve the problem of building a new infrastructure for the region, and are investors and banks willing to use this mechanism to build infrastructure? What does an investment accelerator mean in the context of the Far Eastern concession?


Moderator:
Alexander Dolgov — Managing Partner, Head of Infrastructure & PPP Practice in Russia and CIS, Central Asia and Caucasus, Squire Patton Boggs

Panellists:
Anatoliy Bobrakov — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Vitaly Korolev — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
Yuriy Korsun — Deputy Chairman, Member of the Management Board, VEB.RF
Oleg Pankratov — Chief Executive Officer, VTB Infrastructure Holding
Dmitry Pronchatov — Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Transport Concessions (VIS Group)
Mikhail Chachin — Vice President, Sberbank

Front row participants:
Roman Berdnikov — First Deputy General Director, Member of the Management Board, RusHydro
Ivan Grigorovich — General Director, RZD Invest
Oleg Novachuk — Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mining company Baimskaya

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building B, level 7, conference hall 12

Our Shared Responsibility in a Changing World

Climate Change: Is it Still a Question of Money?

In partnership with Udokan Copper

Climate change is a critical topic of discussion at leading global forums and conferences. The green transformation is impacting the global economy and social interactions, and the climate agenda is becoming a key part of the sustainable development paradigm in an era of ESG transformation. Measures aimed at regulating greenhouse gas emissions are having an economic impact on businesses. What’s more, climate protection initiatives continue to be expanded at a national, international, industry and corporate level. Steps are also being taken in Russia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An experiment in Sakhalin to set up an emissions trading system is getting under way, an initiative to establish a carbon-neutral region in Murmansk Region has begun, and experimental carbon control regions and farms are being created as part of efforts to study climatic effects. The time has come to harmonize Russian and international methodologies for calculating carbon footprints and to create a legal framework for the green economy. What risks and opportunities are associated with implementing climate initiatives at a corporate, industry, national and international level? Given that transnational carbon regulation is a new economic reality for exporters, what adaptation strategies should be introduced? Are climate initiatives effective at achieving de-carbonization? What strategies should be adopted in order to introduce modern low-carbon and carbon-free technologies? What measures could be put in place to ensure that Russian businesses lead the way in carbon and green initiatives (such as preferences, subsidies, or other incentives)?


Moderator:
Ivan Lobanov — Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Panellists:
Andrey Bayda — Vice President for Sustainable Development, VEB.RF
Sergey Machekhin — Deputy General Director Project Engineering and International Cooperation, RusHydro
Roman Panov — First Vice President, Gazprombank
Pavel Snikkars — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation (online)
Ilya Torosov — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Antti Helantera — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland in the Russian Federation
Oleg Khorokhordin — Head of the Altai Republic
Yuliya Shabala — Deputy Director General for Sustainable Development and Corporate Affairs, Udokan Copper
Alexander Shokhin — President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Mikhail Yulkin — General Director, CarbonLab (online)

Front row participants:
Andrey Grachev — Vice President for Federal and Regional Programs, Norilsk Nickel
Yuriy Korotaev — General Director, Duracell Russia
Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya — General Director, International and Comparative Law Research Center (online)
Viacheslav Spirenkov — Deputy Head, Federal Forestry Agency
Ernesto Ferlenghi — Chairman of the Energy Committee, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Green Initiative Project, Association of European Businesses (online)

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 5, conference hall 13

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Digital Monopolies and Cyber Threats: The Clash between Platforms and National Governments


As the sector continues to grow, questions are inevitably being posed regarding the monopolization of digital markets by global tech giants, and whether these companies are fully adhering to local laws. What can be done to help international tech giants abide by local legislation? How will Russia’s “grounding law” affect the IT market? What can a country do to protect its citizens? Should Russian or Californian laws be applied to counter cyber threats? What can be done to rapidly identify and rectify misleading information? How are cyber threats affecting levels of trust among the public, and who is responsible for this? What changes will occur with the signing of a memorandum on countering misleading information by members of the IT industry?


Moderator:
Dmitry Gornostayev — Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Rossiya Segodnya

Panellists:
Vadim Glushchenko — Director, Center for Global IT-Cooperation
Anton Gorelkin — Member of the State Duma of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications (online)
Petr Ivanov — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service
Kirill Istomin — First Deputy General Director, Dialogue Regions
Wai Min Kwok — Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer of Economic and Social Affairs Department, United Nations (online)
Maxim Parshin — Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Peter Gorodov — Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Elena Udalova — Head of Sociology Department, ANO Dialogue

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 5, conference hall 16

The New Economy: What Changes and What Stays the Same

State, Business, Creative Industries – The Ecology of Global Public Culture


A modern approach to climate problems requires a new societal culture and inter-industry cooperation. Fostering an ecological norm in society is a task that needs to be addressed by combining the competences of the regions, large industrial enterprises and creative industries. Extended producer responsibility mechanisms, which were established in connection with the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy, are now in place in Russia. Pilot projects to achieve carbon neutrality are being launched in the regions and large industrial enterprises are approving programmes aimed at reducing their environmental footprints. Representatives of the creative industries offer their views on the creation of a mass culture of green consumption. What is being done at different levels to preserve the environment? How does "trash" reform affect companies and people's lives in general? How can the music industry draw the attention of the general public to environmental issues in our country? What can each of us do today and how can we get more people involved in environmental programmes?


Moderator:
Dmitry Mednikov — Managing Director, Russian Media Group

Panellists:
Marina Balabanova — Vice President for Corporate Affairs in Russia and the CIS, PepsiCo
Vyacheslav Butusov — Rock Musician, Writer, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation
Denis Butsayev — General Director, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company
Roman Karmanov — Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives
Aleksey Kozlov — Member of the Management Board, Managing Director, SIBUR
Julia Morozova — General Director, Creative Production

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 6, conference hall 17

The Far East: New Challenges and Opportunities

Enhancing Investment Appeal by Expanding Guarantees for Business


Russia’s national jurisdiction grants a number of benefits to entrepreneurs that wish to work in the Russian Federation. This includes, first and foremost, territories with preferential economic policies that can be found all across the country. They represent an effective development tool aimed at international competition and economic integration. During the pandemic, the country’s leadership took unprecedented measures for the protection of entrepreneurs, including tax breaks, deadline extensions for permit renewals, and a moratorium on inspections of economic entities. Prosecutors, in turn, carefully monitor the implementation of stable environments for investment activities in places guaranteed by the government, stave off any potential sticking points in various fields of government and business relations, offer access to public services online in a supervisory capacity, financial and material help, and help to ensure that infrastructure objects are connected to engineering networks in a timely fashion. They keep a close eye on issues regarding the correction of customs values of transported goods, electronic declarations, provision of government assistance to regional airlines, protection of the rights of longshoremen at Far Eastern seaports, including those at Nakhodka and Vladivostok. What are the necessary steps for improving Russia’s business environment, in particular that of the Far East? What is the role of the prosecution in the new control-surveillance system? What benefits can businesses expect from oversight digitalization? What problems do international trade participants encounter?


Moderator:
Alexander Kalinin — President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA

Panellists:
Dmitry Danilov — Head of the Department of Supervision over Execution of Federal Legislation, The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Ivin — Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Elina Sidorenko — General Director, Platform for Working with Entrepreneurs’ Enquiries
Boris Titov — Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Alexey Khersontsev — State Secretary — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (online)
Marat Shamyunov — Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Front row participant:
Alexis Rodzianko — President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia

03.09.2021
12:30–14:00

Building D, level 6, conference hall 18

The New Economy: What Changes and What Stays the Same

Art-window to Asia: Strategies and Prospects of Building Sustainable Economic Relations


According to Art Market Report, the Chinese market is now the third-largest after the US and Britain. Russia's geographical location gives the country the opportunity to spread its sphere of influence in the art industry in both European and Asian markets. At the same time, the contemporary Russian art industry is virtually absent from the global market and its international reach is mainly concentrated in the Europe. What is the role of culture in establishing cooperation between Russia and Asia-Pacific countries, and what are the prospects for deepening cooperation in the arts sector? What kind of infrastructure is needed to strengthen strategic?


Moderator:
Elena Zelentsova — Head of the Department of Territorial Development, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Panellists:
Ilya Butusov — Chairman, Primorsky Branch of the Union of Artists of Russia
Vera Glazkova — Director, Gallery «Arka»
Yulia Klimko — Director, Enso Foundation for Cultural Initiatives
Sheyvin S'ng — Founder, Vin Gallery (online)
Zelfira Tregulova — General Director, The State Tretyakov Gallery
Corey Andrew Bar — Director, Art Central Hong Kong (online)

03.09.2021
15:00–17:00

Building S, level 3, plenary session hall

Plenary Session


Address by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin
Address by President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
Address by President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh

Video addresses:
Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India
Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand

Moderator:
Sergey Brilev, Anchor, Russia TV Channel