Building A, level 8, Point Junior

EEF Junior Forum

Panel discussion

New Generation of Entrepreneurs: Focus on the East

The Far East is one of the most economically significant regions, as well as the birthplace of a dozen successful young entrepreneurs and startups whose projects have gone far beyond the borders of the region and even the country. A rapidly changing world requires new non-standard solutions that are traditionally offered by young people. To support young entrepreneurs in Russia, various tools are provided, but can they be considered sufficient?
- Why is business support important?
- How is the younger generation developing the economy of the Far East today?
- What barriers exist for young entrepreneurs?
- Is government support for young entrepreneurs active and substantial? Is it necessary to increase government assistance for business?
- What trends are observed in the field of youth startups?
- Where is the best place for young businessmen to look for investors?

Anastasia Belonogova — Producer, Pro Business TV channel

Andrey Blokhin — Minister of Economic Development of the Primorsky Krai
Aleksandr Vaino — Head of Youth Initiatives Center, Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
Aleksandr Isayevich — General Director – Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Alexey Rvachev — Director, Center for Assistance to Young Professionals
Alexey Tuzikov — Executive Director, Head of Youth Accelerators, Sberbank
Yuriy Shilov — Head, Skolkovo Exporters Club; General Director, Ivanovo Textile Company


Building A, level 8, Point Junior

EEF Junior Forum

Design Laboratory

Discover the Far East as a Space to Implement New Gen’s Ideas

Supported by FEFU

Participants will be divided into four teams which, during the three days of the forum, will develop a design solution within one of the following tracks of the program:
- Far East for life - socio-cultural opportunities;
- Far East for education - updating the education system;
- Far East for work - transformation of the human resource;
- Development of the youth entrepreneurship system - Focus on the East.
The work of the laboratories will be structured as follows: on September 5–7, laboratory participants, based on real data and expert support, will develop a design solution that reflects the real needs and interests of the Far East region.
On September 8, teams will present "summary" ideas and projects to interested business and government representatives, receive feedback and be able to engage in discussions with experts on sociocultural and economic issues.