19 August 2016


    Fifty-seven events are planned, announced the Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Galushka at a press-conference.

    A plenary session attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye will be the Forum’s highlight event, said the Minister. The EEF will include 52 sessions and 5 international business dialogues (the Russian–Japanese Business Forum, and the Russia–China, Russia–Republic of Korea, Russia–ASEAN and Russia–Germany business dialogues).

    According to Galushka, the heads of 241 Russian companies and 57 international companies from 28 countries (including the UK, Germany, Singapore, US, Canada and the Netherlands) have already confirmed their participation in the Forum. To date, 2,440 people from 32 countries have confirmed they will take part in the EEF.

    “Preparations for investment agreements to be signed at the Forum have entered their final stages. We already have 130 agreements ready to be signed worth a total of almost RUB 1 trillion. We have every reason to assume that this number will go up even further,” said the Minister.

    The first projects of the Russia–China Agricultural Fund will be presented at the Forum, as will the Voskhod investment system. In addition, discussions will take place on the Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 international transport corridors. Overall, 111 projects worth a total of RUB 2.2 trillion have been selected for the Forum.

    “New development mechanisms we have introduced, such as Advanced Special Economic Zones, the Vladivostok Free Port as well as state infrastructure support for investment projects and financial support from the Far East Development Fund have attracted a total of RUB 1.16 billion in investment to the Russian Far East. We will discuss each of these in detail at the Forum. We would also like to present new proposals on how these mechanisms can be developed and improved. We have invited investors to the Forum, because we their feedback is vital to us. We want business to tell us directly what else is required for growth,” said Galushka.

    The Forum’s business programme will be divided into three main pillars: Opportunities for Investors, Incentives for Investors, and Developing the Russian Far East – Advantages and New Opportunities for the Asia-Pacific Region.

    The full business programme is available on the official Forum website: www.forumvostok.prolaststudio.com.