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  • Мобильное приложение
    All subjects Plenary Session Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next? Doing Business in the Russian Far East We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges Business Dialogue Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East ‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum Presentation of investment projects
    • 05 September
      09:00—10:30

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Panel discussion: Small businesses in the era of globalization and digitization

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      Every day, technology is becoming a bigger part of our daily lives, and doing business is no exception. For some, new technologies are becoming a trusted aid to business or even the basis of a successful startup, whereas for others they are the harbinger of major problems and bankruptcy. This discussion will assess the influence of new technologies on the Russian economy as a whole, and on small businesses in particular. Possible paths will be determined for the development of small enterprises in the new environment in which we now find ourselves. Specially invited experts will explain which sectors they expect to experience a substantial growth in profitability in future, and what forms of business will cease to exist in the next five years as new technologies render them obsolete. It is anticipated that the discussion will be of considerable practical value to participants. Young entrepreneurs in the Russian Far East need to move with the times, keeping themselves prepared for new technological challenges and opportunities.

      Moderator:
      Andrey SharovVice-President, Head of Small Business Development Department, Head of GR Department, Sberbank

      Panellists:
      Dmitry SukhoverkhovChairman, Far Eastern Bank of Sberbank of Russia
      Marina ZhunichDirector of Government Relations, Google Russia

    • 05 September
      09:30—11:00

      Building A

      level 8

      Conference hall 11

      Panel discussion ‘Development of Civil Engagement: Results and New Trends

      Today, the development of public initiatives and the non-profit sector in the Russian Far East is displaying the same trends found in the rest of the country. Activists are becoming better leaders, better organized, and better resourced, and communication with government bodies is improving. At the same time, the poorly developed infrastructure supporting non-profit organizations and activists’ projects, and remaining gaps in the legal and regulatory framework on which relations between the government and the third sector are based, are hindering the broader development of social activism among citizens and reducing the effectiveness of the work being done by non-profit organizations to tackle social problems and challenges. Keeping in mind the importance of citizens’ initiatives in resolving the majority of development issues faced by the Russian Far East, it is essential to bring together the efforts of national, regional, and local structures with the aim of reforming the entire support system for the non-profit sector and introducing and implementing effective practices and methods for working with initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District. Developing infrastructure – first and foremost, resource centres, which can provide competent and accessible assistance to initiators as they develop, promote, and implement their projects and events – is also critical.

      Moderator:
      Sergey GabestroChairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC

      Panellists:
      Ilya ChukalinChief Executive Officer, Presidential Grants Foundation
      Sergei KachaevDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Natalia PochinokRector, Russian State Social University
      Artem ShadrinDirector, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
      Grigoriy SmolyakDirector, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Vladimir SolodovPresidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation

    • 05 September
      10:00—13:00

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 12

      Master Class by School of Exports, Russian Export Center

      The Russian Export Center’s educational programme provides training for new export companies in the fundamentals and practicalities of export activity, including information on best practices from leading experts in Russian foreign trade and international experience. The Russian Export Center’s programme is currently the country’s only comprehensive training course in foreign trade which has been developed especially for SMEs, and which is delivered directly in Russia’s regions to a uniformly high standard and with uniform availability and regularity.

      Moderators:
      Anna KochemasovaCoach, Educational Programme, School of Exports, Russian Export Center; Director, Khabarovsk Regional Entrepreneurial Assistance Centre
      Artur LyashchenkoDirector of Marketing, School of Exports, Russian Export Center

    • 05 September
      10:00—11:30

      Building B

      level 5

      Conference hall 3

      Presentation platform – The Russian Far East: Working with Young People to Accelerate Development

      EEF Youth Platform

      For the first time at the Eastern Economic Forum, there will be a youth platform, whose mission will be to engage young people under the age of 35 in matters concerning the Far Eastern Federal District. An environment built to mobilize intelligent and creative young people in the region could serve as a powerful catalyst in solving the challenges related to advanced development in the Far Eastern Federal District. In order to achieve this, the basic principles which drive youth policy in the region today must be re-evaluated, while development institutions, universities, business and government must be given a defined place and role, and an ecosystem must be created to support youth initiatives, entrepreneurship, and startups.

      Moderator:
      Mikhail KhomichActing Permanent Representative of the Head of the Republic of Udmurtia under the President of the Russian Federation

      Front row participants:
      Nikita AnisimovActing President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Egor BorisovHead of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
      Alexander BugaevHead, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
      Alexey ChekunkovChief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
      Svetlana ChupshevaChief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
      Alexander GalushkaMinister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Vladimir IlyukhinGovernor of Kamchatskiy Krai
      Sergei KachaevDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Nikolay KharitonovChairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
      Roman KopinGovernor and Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area
      Oleg KozhemyakoGovernor of Sakhalin Region
      Alexander KozlovGovernor of Amur Region
      Alexander KrutikovDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Alexander LevintalGovernor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
      Vladimir MiklushevskiyGovernor of Primorsky Territory
      Alexander OsipovFirst Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Vladimir PechenyGovernor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
      Leonid PetukhovGeneral Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Artem ShadrinDirector, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
      Vyacheslav ShportGovernor of Khabarovsk Territory
      Grigoriy SmolyakDirector, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Vladimir SolodovPresidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
      Denis TikhonovGeneral Director, Corporation for Far East Development
      Valentin TimakovDirector General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
      Yury TrutnevDeputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
      Pavel VolkovState Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

    • 05 September
      11:00—12:30

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Section: Successful experience of launching products on the Japanese, Korean, and Chinese markets

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      The countries of Asia represent an enormous consumer market which is virtually unknown to Russian entrepreneurs. This market stands out as a highly competitive one, making it extremely difficult to gain a foothold in. Entrepreneurs must pin their hopes on unique products which have no analogue on the Asian market. This section will examine real case studies of products and services being promoted on Asian markets, as shared with us by our speakers. The speakers will also answer questions from section participants.

      Moderator:
      Dmitry TomchukDirector for the Development of Entrepreneurial Projects, Institute for Accelerated Economic Development Foundation (Rybakov Foundation)

      Panellists:
      Nikolay BeloshitskyGeneral Director, Hoteza Hospitality Software
      Irina FedorenkoCo-founder, BioCarbon Engineering
      Ilya PopovPresident, Russian Animated Film Association
      Aleksandr TimofeevGeneral Director, Far Eastern Peat Company

    • 05 September
      11:00—12:30

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Section: Financial ecosystems and e-commerce: opportunities for young entrepreneurs

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      With the emergence of modern technologies and the full computerization of society across the globe, the system in which everybody in business was used to operating has suddenly become outdated. An entire world of new platforms for developing and promoting businesses has opened up. This section will be devoted to exchanging best practices in implementing e-commerce systems and to discussing their prospects in Russia and the wider world.

      Moderator:
      Alexander FilatovLP Genesis Tech Capital, Binbank

      Panellists:
      Alexey ChalenkoShareholder and CEO, 7seconds FC
      Evgeny DankevichChairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
      Mikhail ErmanDeputy Head of HSE Business Incubator, National Research University Higher School of Economics

    • 05 September
      11:00—12:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 8

      Session 1: Territories of Advanced Development in the Russian Far East, Free Port of Vladivostok and Special Economic Zones in Southeast Asia: finding ways for cooperation and exchanging experience.

      Second Russia–ASEAN University Forum

      Against a background of growing economic ties and intensified international humanitarian exchanges within APEC, the issues of ensuring quality of education and mutual recognition of qualifications are becoming ever more challenging. Barriers to recognition are significantly limiting opportunities for educational integration and the development of academic mobility. In this context, harmonization of the approaches and mechanisms for recognizing the education systems of APEC member countries is becoming especially important as a key step towards the creation of a common educational and economic space. This working session will be devoted to the discussion of existing international mechanisms for recognizing education, problem areas, and prospects for the establishment of a common system for mutual recognition within APEC, as well as the exchange of best practices for assessing foreign qualifications, in view of current trends in education.

      Moderators:
      Victoria PanovaVice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Anatoly TorkunovRector, MGIMO University

      Panellists:
      Pornthep BenyaapikulDirector of Thai-APEC Study Center, Thammasat University (Thailand)
      Ilya DyachkovSenior Expert, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University
      Alexander GalushkaMinister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Yuri GromykoDirector, Shiffers Institute
      Thanongsinh KanlagnaVice-President, Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Lao PDR)
      Dmitriy KonovChairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
      Vadim SaltykovskyDeputy Chair, Committee for Economic cooperation with Asia and Oceania, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia
      Azer TalibovDeputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
      Yevgeny VlasovDeputy Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

    • 05 September
      11:00—12:30

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Open discussion: Doing business in the Russian Far East. Specific features and opportunities

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      This moderated discussion will consider unoccupied niches for new business projects and assess existing demand in the Russian Far East. It will also examine the new possibilities and advantages offered by Vladivostok Free Port and advanced special economic zones. The session will also include a presentation on the possibilities of the new Voskhod investment platform.

      Moderator:
      Timur TurlovChief Executive Officer, Freedom Finance

      Panellists:
      Konstantin BogdanenkoMember of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
      Roman GoryunovChairman, Russian Trading System Stock Exchange
      Yury YegorovCEO, Nevada and Samberi

    • 05 September
      11:30—13:00

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 16

      Stage of the World Sports Forum

      A new format for business networking: annual meetings between leading executives, well-known politicians, and public figures at economic forums and significant global occasions, in an informal setting through sporting events, gala matches, tournaments, and business events. The aim is, among other things, to continue the dialogue begun at economic forums, facilitate business negotiations, and promote the establishment of friendly ties which lead to mutual understanding and collaboration in numerous areas.

      Moderator:
      Georgy BryusovHead of Sports, Entertainment and Special Programmes of Roscongress Foundation

      Panellists:
      Konstantin BogdanenkoMember of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
      Alexey KordichevChairman of the Management Board, PSC Orient Express Bank
      Zhan KuznetsovDirector of the Department for Physical Culture and Sport of Primorye Territory
      Igor PavlovDirector, Eastern Economic Forum
      Yulia YefimovaThree-time Olympic Medalist, Five-time World Swimming Champion

    • 05 September
      11:30—13:00

      Building A

      level 8

      Conference hall 11

      Roundtable ‘Establishment and Support of Public Activism and Initiatives in the Far East’

      Today, the development of public initiatives and the non-profit sector in the Russian Far East is displaying the same trends found in the rest of the country. Activists are becoming better leaders, better organized, and better resourced, and communication with government bodies is improving. At the same time, the poorly developed infrastructure supporting non-profit organizations and activists’ projects, and remaining gaps in the legal and regulatory framework on which relations between the government and the third sector are based, are hindering the broader development of social activism among citizens and reducing the effectiveness of the work being done by non-profit organizations to tackle social problems and challenges.
      Keeping in mind the importance of citizens’ initiatives in resolving the majority of development issues faced by the Russian Far East, it is essential to bring together the efforts of national, regional, and local structures with the aim of reforming the entire support system for the non-profit sector and introducing and implementing effective practices and methods for working with initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District. Developing infrastructure – first and foremost, resource centres, which can provide competent and accessible assistance to initiators as they develop, promote, and implement their projects and events – is also critical.

      Moderator:
      Sergey GabestroChairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC

      Panellists:
      Galina DzyubaMember, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
      Maria KostyukCoordination of the ‘Eastern Vector’ network programme in the Jewish Autonomous Region; Chairman, Forum Women’s Community Association
      Galina KurnosenokCoordination of the ‘Eastern Vector’ network programme in the Primorye Territory
      Nina PolichkaDirector, Far Eastern Scientific Center of Local Governance
      Veronika SipachevaDirector, Energy of Participation Fund; Coordination, Association of Youth Governments of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District
      Vladimir SolodovPresidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
      Ksenia TrenoginaDirector, ‘Civic Media’ Information Support Centre for the Development of the Khabarovsk Territory; Director, ‘Kind Khabarovsk’ movement
      Dmitry VinokurovBeneficiary of the Church of the Port Arthur Icon of the Holy Virgin in Vladivostok

    • 05 September
      13:30—15:00

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Expert session: How to transform Vladivostok into a gateway for Russian franchises to enter Asian markets

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      Franchising is one of the most popular and successful business models in the world. According to experts, it is the most common form of doing business in the West. In Russia, however, it has yet to achieve this level of popularity. This is due chiefly to a lack of awareness among entrepreneurs of the possibilities and advantages of buying or creating their own franchise. This session will discuss the essential parameters of launching Russian franchises on Asian markets and look for the best solutions. Objective: to increase general awareness of franchising among young entrepreneurs, and to discuss the possibility of using Vladivostok as a starting point for subsequently adapting Russian franchises to suit Asian markets.

      Panellists:
      Yang Jae HyoungExecutive Director of Global Business Division CAFFE BENE coffee house chain, South Korea
      Albert KongCEO, Asiawide Franchise Consultants Pte Ltd, Singapore
      Sergey KosenkoFounder, SLEEPY
      Yekaterina SoyakFounder and Organizer, BUYBRAND Expo

    • 05 September
      13:30—15:00

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Section: How is technology changing approaches to business management?

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      Modern technologies have transformed the way businesses are managed throughout the world. Managers no longer need to remain in the office throughout the working day. New software has enabled the automation of many processes which once required entrepreneurs to be physically present. Better and better tools for managing organizations are appearing every year. This section will include a speaker presentation on the subject ‘Business in the cloud: how to run a business anywhere in the world from Vladivostok’. Participants will have the chance to engage directly with speakers, and to discuss the pros and cons of new business management technologies.

      Moderator:
      Alina SuslovaDirector of Special Projects, Skolkovo Foundation; Producer and Organizer, Startup Village by THE SEA

      Panellists:
      Vitaly GalenchukFounder, Confidento, Inc
      Mikhail KuznetsovDirector, Summit Motors Vladivostok
      Stanislav NaumovGovernment Relations Director, Member of the Executive Committee, Х5 Retail Group
      Konstantin ParshinVice President, Executive Director, IT Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation

    • 05 September
      13:30—15:00

      Building C

      level 6

      Red hall

      Special section: Young people in the global economy

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      Young people throughout the world are of particular value to society and occupy a special place in social and economic relationships. The situation for young people and the degree of their participation in economic development depends both on the state, and on young people themselves taking a proactive approach to life. Creating the economy of the future will require change from all participants in global politics, from the private to the state sector, and from the academic world and society itself. The young people of the world are the driving force behind innovation and creativity, the catalyst for putting new initiatives, ideas, and movements into practice, and a reservoir of vast intellectual potential. The value of young people in the modern world is also increasing with the growing importance of the education and professional skills required in response to a revolution in science and technology.

      Moderator:
      Mikhail KoltunovDirector, Russian Centre for Youth Entrepreneurship

      Panellists:
      Nikita AnisimovActing President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Alexander BugaevHead, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
      Dmitriy GluzhkoDeputy General Director for the Implementation of the Regional Staff Standard for Industrial Growth, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
      Alexey KomissarovVice-Rector, Director, Graduate School of Public Administration, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
      Oleg KozhemyakoGovernor of Sakhalin Region
      Alexander KozlovGovernor of Amur Region
      Olga KurilovaDirector of Representative Office, Agency for Strategic Initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District
      Olesya NekrasovaDirector, Far Eastern Forum of Youth Initiative ‘Andreevsky Town’
      Vladimir PechenyGovernor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region

    • 05 September
      14:00—15:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 8

      Session 2. Russia’s image in Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia’s image in Russia: the role of education, mass media and cultural exchanges

      Second Russia–ASEAN University Forum

      Mutual perception is a major factor which can facilitate or impede productive international cooperation. Russians share a mostly positive image of ASEAN member states, and the same holds true for the image of Russia in most ASEAN countries. Yet, admittedly, these images are rather blurred and full of stereotypes. Ordinary people and elites in both Russia and ASEAN know very little about their counterparts and have difficulty building mutual understanding. Participants in this session are invited to discuss how Russia and ASEAN countries can understand their partners better by learning more about each other through academic and cultural exchanges, media reporting, and other channels for public and interpersonal contacts.

      Moderators:
      Ekaterina KoldunovaDeputy Dean, School of International Relations and Senior Expert, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University
      Viktor SumskyDirector, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University

      Panellists:
      Valery FedorovDirector General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
      Gleb FedorovDeputy Editor-in-Chief, Russia beyond the Headlines
      Mikhail GusmanChairman, Russian National Committee of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication; Vice-President, News Agency World Council (NACO)
      Phol NorithDeputy Director for Projects and Planning, Institute of Technology of Cambodia
      Bilveer SinghProfessor, National University of Singapore
      Vu Thuy TrangDirector, Center for Russian and CIS Studies, Institute for European Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; Associate Professor, Hanoi University
      U WeiFilm Director, Malaysia

    • 05 September
      14:00—15:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 9

      Session 1. Modern mechanisms for ensuring recognition of education and qualifications in the Asia-Pacific region

      The 6TH APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education

      Against a background of growing economic ties and intensified international humanitarian exchanges within APEC, the issues of ensuring quality of education and mutual recognition of qualifications are becoming ever more challenging. Barriers to recognition are significantly limiting opportunities for educational integration and the development of academic mobility. In this context, harmonization of the approaches and mechanisms for recognizing the education systems of APEC member countries is becoming especially important as a key step towards the creation of a common educational and economic space. This working session will be devoted to the discussion of existing international mechanisms for recognizing education, problem areas, and prospects for the establishment of a common system for mutual recognition within APEC, as well as the exchange of best practices for assessing foreign qualifications, in view of current trends in education.

      Moderator:
      Vera SkorobogatovaDirector of «Glavexpertcentre»

      Panellists:
      Takeshi MatsudaPresident of the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
      Dong Sung ParkLead Shepherd of the APEC Human Research Development Working Group, South Korea
      Supreedee RittironkAssistant to the Rector for International Affairs, Thammasat University, Thailand
      Imelda TaganasHead of the Qualifications and Standards Office, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, The Philippines
      Christopher TremewanSecretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities
      Mei WenzhangChinese connector of ASRTU, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

    • 05 September
      14:00—15:30

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 16

      Presentation of the FEFU Executive MBA Programme ‘Business in Asia: Launching and Promoting’

      This session is devoted to the problems of launching and developing a Russian business in Asia, as well as to preparing entrepreneurs and managers to work in the markets of the Asia-Pacific region. It will include a presentation from Russia’s first Executive MBA programme, ‘Establishing and promoting a business in Asia’. This programme has been developed jointly by the Far Eastern Federal University, the Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East, and the National University of Singapore. It is intended for those who are planning to develop their business in Asia, but do not know how to find their niche and direction for successfully promoting themselves on Asian markets. Session participants will learn about the special features of the programme and find out what they can look forward to once they have completed their training.

      Moderator:
      Valentin TimakovDirector General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

      Panellists:
      Yelena GafforovaDirector, FEFU School of Management
      Ryo KawabeDirector, Mitsubishi Corporation RUS branch in Vladivostok
      Asel MusagalievaBusiness Development Director (Eurasia, Central and Eastern Europe), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
      Igor OsipovCEO, FEFU Foundation
      Pyotr TatishchevPartner, eCamb; Mentor for the Google Launchpad business accelerator

      Front row participants:
      Yury AlimovCEO, Main Road; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’
      Vladimir PlyushchayCEO, Tech-KREP Vostok; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’
      Kirill PotapenkoCEO, FE Region; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’
      Nikolay TokurenovCEO, Baikal; Student, Executive MBA programme ‘Establishing and Promoting a Business in Asia’

    • 05 September
      14:30—16:00

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 5

      Discussion platform – Measures by Region to Encourage Young People to Settle in Russia’s Far East

      EEF Youth Platform

      Facilitating the development of human capital in the Far East is the key to delivering on the regional development strategy. Measures taken with the aim of developing the Russian Far East should ensure that the population (in particular the youth population) within the constituent entities of the Far Eastern Federal District remains stable or shows upward growth. To this end, on 20 July 2017, the Government of the Russian Federation approved a Concept for the Demographic Policy of the Russian Far East covering the period until 2025. A significant part of this concept focuses on the establishment and implementation of measures to encourage young people to settle in the Far East, as well as creating the conditions for a stable growth in the birth rate and life expectancy, a reduction in the mortality rate, a decrease in emigration, increase in migration attractiveness, and the creation of new jobs in the Far East. What are the most pressing challenges associated with encouraging young people to settle in regions of Russia’s Far East? What needs to be done to ensure wide scale involvement among young people in the implementation of the concept on all levels? What can be done to promote the implementation of the concept on the ground?

      Moderator:
      Ivan Yefimovначальник отдела демографического развития АНО «Агентство по развитию человеческого капитала на Дальнем Востоке»

      Panellists:
      Yury AvdeyevDirector, Asian-Pacific Institute of Migration Processes
      Sergei KachaevDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Nikolay KharitonovChairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
      Sergey PushkarevCEO, Migration; Director, Region, Primorye branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
      Sergey ShishmakovDirector, Demographic Studies Centre
      Maria VoropayevaChairman, State Duma Youth Parliament
      Natalya YamschikovaDirector, Corporate University, SIBUR Holding

    • 05 September
      14:30—16:00

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 12

      Discussion platform – Strategies for Partnership between Government and Non-Profit Social Organizations in the Russian Far East

      EEF Youth Platform

      One of the priorities of the Concept for the Long-Term Socio Economic Development of the Russian Federation to 2020 is the growth of the nonprofit sector. The concept pays considerable attention to the social services provided by non-profits, achieving a reduction in administrative barriers, the creation of youth non-profits, and the development of a transparent state support system for the non profit sector. The impact of this emerging third sector on the social and economic situation in the country, particularly in the Far East, is directly dependent on the interactions between non-profit organizations and representative and executive state bodies, as well as with local government. What is the most effective partnership strategy between the government and the third sector? What is the role of regional and municipal authorities in this form of cooperation? What needs to be done to increase the proportion of social services provided by the non profit sector?

      Moderator:
      Anton YaremchukDeputy Director for Social Projects, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

      Panellists:
      Svetlana BazhenovaDirector, Far East Centre for the Development of Social Initiatives and Social Partnership
      Yury BerezutskyDirector, Research Laboratory, Far Eastern Management Institute (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration)
      Olga KurilovaDirector of Representative Office, Agency for Strategic Initiatives in the Far Eastern Federal District
      Nikita NovosadovDirector, Department of Social Sphere Investments, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
      Olesya OleynikDirector, Strong Family – Strong Country Amur Regional Public Movement
      Nina PolichkaDirector, Far Eastern Scientific Center of Local Governance
      Artem ShadrinDirector, Department of Social Development Innovations, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

    • 05 September
      14:30—16:00

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 6

      Discussion platform – Technology Entrepreneurship in the Russian Far East

      EEF Youth Platform

      Technology entrepreneurship, encompassing the active involvement of young people as the most dynamic members of society, should be the driver of the Far Eastern economy. In order for this to happen, the state, private sector, and educational institutions will need to join forces. One of the key global trends in the development of higher education is the establishment of fully fledged business ecosystems within universities. Universities in the Far Eastern Federal District can become a platform to unite all interested parties in one effective ecosystem to support technology entrepreneurship. What must be done to develop technology entrepreneurship at universities What opportunities can development institutions offer to support technology entrepreneurship in the Far Eastern Federal District? What regional innovation development programmes are scalable in the Far East?

      Moderator:
      Dmitry ZemtsovVice Rector for Development, Far Eastern Federal University; Head of Working Group «Extra curricular activities Movement» of National Technology Initiative (NTI) on the Development of Supplementary and Non-Formal Education

      Panellists:
      Denis BurovVice Rector for Scientific Work, Admiral Nevelskovo Maritime State University; Director, Far Eastern Subgroup of the Marinet STI Working Group
      Mikhail ErmanDeputy Head of HSE Business Incubator, National Research University Higher School of Economics
      Roman PovolotskiyProgramme Coordinator, Cyber Russia
      Yury SaprykinVice President for Regional and International Development, Skolkovo Foundation
      Vladimir SolodovPresidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
      Dmitry TomchukDirector for the Development of Entrepreneurial Projects, Institute for Accelerated Economic Development Foundation (Rybakov Foundation)

    • 05 September
      14:30—16:00

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 4

      Discussion platform – ASEZ and Vladivostok Free Port: An Effective Stimulus for Youth Entrepreneurship?

      EEF Youth Platform

      One of Russia’s priorities in improving quality of life and ensuring economic growth in the Far Eastern Federal District is the creation of a favourable investment climate and ensuring that businesses in the region have quicker access to Asia-Pacific markets. Advanced Special Economic Zones and Vladivostok Free Port are, as zones with special regulatory regimes, the primary tools to achieve this goal. At the current time, the mechanisms used to implement these tools are in need of feedback from all sections of the population as a way of optimizing the work of the relevant development institutions in the Russian Far East. In addition, youth entrepreneurship is viewed as an important driver of the Far Eastern economy. Consequently, the government is taking steps to encourage businesspeople to take advantage of the existing support mechanisms, such as the aforementioned Advanced Special Economic Zones and Vladivostok Free Port. How do young people assess the efforts the government is making in this area? How can participation among young people be widened in implementing the concept of Advanced Special Economic Zones and Vladivostok Free Port? What steps need to be taken to improve these special regulatory regimes?

      Moderator:
      Denis TikhonovGeneral Director, Corporation for Far East Development

      Panellists:
      Dmitry AlexeevGeneral Director, DNS
      Denis AskinadzeDeputy General Director, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
      Alexander GolutvinDirector, Primorye Integrated House-Building Factory
      Sergey KhodovCommercial Director, DUK Avesta LLC
      Andrey KolotDirector General, MerciAgro Primorye Holding
      Nikolai LegkodimovDirector, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
      Alexander OsipovFirst Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Natalia PekshevaManaging Director, BCS Financial Group
      Olga SurikovaDirector and Head of Far East Practice, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
      Vitaly VerkeenkoGeneral Director, Sumotori Machinery Group
      Pavel VolkovState Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

    • 05 September
      14:30—16:00

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 7

      Discussion platform – Young People on the Far Eastern Hectare Programme

      EEF Youth Platform

      The Far Eastern Hectare programme is a motivational driver of the Far Eastern Federal District’s development system, created to bring human capital resources to the development of vast areas in Russia’s Far East. The 2016 law concerning the Far Eastern Hectare governs land, forest, and other aspects connected with the provision of land plots in state or municipal ownership located within the Far Eastern Federal District to citizens of the Russian Federation. It enables any Russian citizen to obtain one hectare in the Far East for residential, agricultural or entrepreneurial purposes. The young people of the Far East, as the driver of economic growth, are one of the key target groups for the Far Eastern Hectare programme. What makes the Far Eastern Hectare programme attractive to young people? What measures and tools are required to make it simple and attractive to acquire a hectare, and ensure it is used effectively? What are the intermediate results of the Far Eastern Hectare programme, and what are its medium-term prospects?

      Moderator:
      Denis KuzinDeputy General Director, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East

      Panellists:
      Dmitry FerapontovCoordinator, ‘Far Eastern Hectare’ Project for the Far Eastern Federal District, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East
      Alexander PodolskyActing Director, Land and Property Relations Department, Primorye Territory Administration
      Maria PolyakovaDirector, Methodology Centre, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far East
      Grigoriy SmolyakDirector, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

    • 05 September
      15:30—17:00

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Key session: ‘A point of attraction – cities’

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      It is no secret that the infrastructure of a city, together with its political and economic environment, has a considerable impact on the entrepreneurial capacity of its citizens. This section will be devoted to defining the optimal qualities of the ‘ideal’ city from an entrepreneurial point of view. It will also consider how to make Vladivostok a convenient place in which to do business. Dmitry Alekseev will deliver a talk on ‘Why there should be a maximum of two cities in the Russian Far East’. The section will also examine what is being done in Moscow and in Asian countries to create a comfortable urban environment for entrepreneurs.

      Moderator:
      Vasily GrebennikovDeputy General Director, Far East Development Fund

      Panellists:
      Dmitry AlexeevGeneral Director, DNS
      Konstantin BogdanenkoMember of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
      Alexander BugaevHead, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs
      Alexander KalininPresident, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
      Michi KohnoPresident, MICHI Creative City Designers Inc.
      Denis LeontyevCEO, Strelka Design Buraeu
      Dmitry NarinskyChairman, Council of the All-Russian Public Organization "Union of architects of Russia" on Urban Planning

    • 05 September
      16:15—18:00

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 8

      Session 3. Russia and the Philippines: is strategic cooperation possible?

      Second Russia–ASEAN University Forum

      The Philippines is one of the largest Southeast Asian nations with a population exceeding 100 million people. Annual economic growth of 6% makes the Philippines one of the world’s most rapidly developing countries. Throughout the past decade, Russo-Filipino contacts have been limited. There was a notable shift in 2016, however, when President Rodrigo Duterte came into office and proclaimed his intention to pursue a more balanced foreign policy. Whereas previously the Philippines’ relations with the great powers had been mostly focused on the US, now the country also sees Russia and China as potentially important partners. President Duterte has repeatedly stated that the Philippines is interested in strengthening and developing relations with Russia as new strategic partner for the country. In December 2016, when a group of Russian Pacific Fleet ships visited Manila, he personally toured one of them. In spring 2017, President Duterte visited Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin. At the governmental level, Russia and the Philippines are working on plans to boost cooperation and exchanges in all key areas, including the economy, military cooperation, security, education, and science. As a result, relations with the Philippines have become a very promising element of Russia’s policy in the Asia-Pacific region. This session will discuss the current state of Russo-Filipino relations and prospects for the future. Is it possible to establish strategic cooperation between our countries?

      Moderators:
      Carlos SorretaAmbassador of the Philippines to the Russian Federation
      Viktor SumskyDirector, ASEAN Centre, MGIMO University

      Panellists:
      Elba CruzPresident, Development Academy of the Philippines
      Igbal GuliyevDeputy Director, International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy
      James ManzaneroCOO, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation
      Sergey SevastyanovDirector, Laboratory for Analysis of International Institutions and Multilateral Cooperations, FEFU
      Paolo SitacaCEO, Catharsis Consulting
      Carlos TabundaASEAN Studies Center, New Era University
      Fedor VoytolovskiyActing Director, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO); Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

    • 05 September
      16:15—18:00

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 9

      Session 2: Developing APEC Education Strategy

      The 6TH APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education

      Education traditionally represents one of the most important areas for cooperation among rapidly developing APEC member economies. Due to fast growing socio-humanitarian ties, and academic and scientific cooperation, state borders are becoming increasingly transparent. In the context of regional integration and evolving international challenges, APEC member economies need to adapt rapidly to a new international environment. Economies have to use emerging opportunities effectively in order to provide regional human resources with the skills and competencies that are in high demand on local labour markets. This requires a long-term strategy. The educational space in this context seems to be the foundation for building a stable and prosperous society in the Asia-Pacific region.

      Moderators:
      Yevgeny VlasovDeputy Vice President for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Wang YanDirector, Department for International Cooperation, National Institute of Education Sciences of China; EDNET (Education Network) Coordinator, Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

      Panellists:
      Toyoharu NawaPresident of Hokkaido University, Japan
      Kiyoshi YamadaPresident of Tokai University, Japan
      Kim Yong-HakPresident, Yonsei University
      Zhou YuPresident of Harbin Institute of Technology, China

      Front row participant:
      Natalia StapranActing Director, Department for Support of Asia-Pacific Region’s Projects, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

    • 05 September
      17:10—19:00

      Primorsky Regional Philharmonic

      Special session: ‘Opportunities for the financial market in the Russian Far East’

      Youth Enterprise Forum: ‘A point of attraction – the Russian Far East’

      This discussion will include an overview of existing financial market instruments, a quickfire survey, and expert presentations on financial topics.

      Panellists:
      Alexey ChekunkovChief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
      Ilya KornevDirector of the Online System Development Department, RTS Association
      Valery NagelShareholder, Komsomolets
      Timur TurlovChief Executive Officer, Freedom Finance
      Vitaly VerkeenkoGeneral Director, Sumotori Machinery Group

    • 05 September
      18:00—18:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 7

      Presentation of the platform ‘Student Forum of the Association of Higher Educational Institutions of the Russian Federation and Japan’

      EEF Youth Platform

      Today, Japan is one of Russia’s most important regional cooperation partners, with the countries working together to develop the economy of the Far East. Over the last two years, the two countries have reached agreements on dozens of new initiatives and projects aimed at the development of the Russian Far East. In May 2016, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe proposed an eight-point plan for economic cooperation. This new approach to relations between Russia and Japan has led to the emergence of new levels of cooperation. Among the primary objectives of the two nations is the development of human capital, which was the main driver behind the creation of a new mechanism for the cooperation between young people in Russia and Japan. This mechanism arose from the establishment of the Association of Institutions of Higher Education of the Russian Federation and Japan, which has led to the Student Forum taking place, held by Moscow State University and the Far Eastern Federal University. The Forum is a platform where young researchers have the chance to propose their ideas on how to improve Russian-Japanese cooperation in a wide range of areas, such as education, science, cultural exchanges, healthcare, economics, and ecology. Consequently, the Forum promotes relations between Japan and Russia through facilitating communication between young people from the two countries.
    • 06 September
      09:00—09:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 2

      Opening of the Eastern Economic Forum 2017

      Welcome address by Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, and Chairman of the Eastern Economic Forum Organizing Committee

      Welcome address by Kim Dong-Yeon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea

      Welcome address by Nguyen Van Binh, Member of the Politburo, Secretary of the Central Committee, Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs

      Welcome address by Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs

      Welcome address by Gerald Edmund Brown, Governor of the State of California
    • 06 September
      10:00—11:10

      Building A

      level 6

      ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

      Presentation of investment projects

      Transport and Logistics Investment Projects

      Initiatives related to the development of the transport infrastructure of the Far East are designed to create a basis for further economic growth in Russia, solving social problems and improving the quality of life. Today, a number of investment projects have been launched to build and update logistics facilities, to develop transport and transit routes, and to increase freight turnover. The session will present projects aimed at development of a comfortable and functional environment, maintenance of environmental safety and strengthening of cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Region countries.

      Moderator:
      Irina AfonichkinaМoderator of the Press Center, Russian News Agency TASS

      Panellists:
      Danil GrigoryevDeputy Head of the Construction and Land Matters, Regional State Public Institution Regional Center for Public-Private Partnership
      Anatoly LazarevManaging Director, "Vostochny Port" JSC
      Evgeny PesotskyGeneral Director, Most
      Maksim ShakirovDirector of the Investment Department, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Dmitry SivolobovDeputy General Director, Aeroport Magadan
      Dmitry VoloshenkoChairman of the Board, Composite Shipbuilding

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 16

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      Renewable Energy: The Outlook for Supplying Energy to Remote Regions That Are Not Part of the National Electricity Network

      Despite the frenetic pace of development in Asia-Pacific countries, the social and economic growth of important regions is being held back by an inadequate or non-existent supply of energy. To a certain extent, this issue is being addressed by diesel power stations, although the high cost of fuel, including delivery, results in high electricity prices, while diesel facilities already in operation are harmful to the environment. Building power lines for a small number of consumers is not economically viable. At the same time, modernizing existing forms of electricity generation (or creating new ones) which make use of renewable energy sources – primarily solar and wind energy – would significantly decrease the cost of electricity, reduce atmospheric emissions, and create a solution which could be applied to numerous remote, isolated areas. For Russia, this is an issue of great importance: around 20 million people (13.7% of the population) live in regions with a decentralized energy supply. Russia already has experience of building autonomous hybrid solar-diesel and wind-diesel power plants, primarily in the Sakha Republic, the Altai Republic, and the Transbaikal region. Refining these facilities further would, however, require international cooperation, both in terms of manufacturing components and mechanisms, and in helping to develop remote regions. What measures should be implemented in Asia-Pacific countries in order to realize the potential of renewable energy to provide remote regions with an electricity supply? What is the potential for international cooperation between the countries of the Asia-Pacific region in this field? How can existing solutions for remote and isolated regions based on renewable energy sources be applied to third countries in the Asia-Pacific region?

      Moderator:
      Evelina ZakamskayaAnchor, Russia 24

      Panellists:
      Denis AskinadzeDeputy General Director, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
      Anatoliy ChubaisChairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
      Nikolay DuraevFirst Deputy Minister of Housing and Utilities and Energy of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
      Anton InyutsynDeputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
      George RizhinashviliMember of the Management Board, First Deputy Director General, RusHydro
      Igor ShakhrayGeneral Director, Hevel

      Front row participant:
      Igor DubovskiyDirector of the Investment Department, Far East Investment and Export Agency

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 17

      Plenary session. Education in the Asia-Pacific: new challenges and opportunities

      The 6TH APEC Conference on Cooperation in Higher Education

      Despite favorable growth in the areas of economic and trade cooperation, the level of educational collaboration between APEC members remains quite modest. This plenary session of the APEC CCHE’17 will be devoted to assessing progress in the sphere of education and defining the most promising directions for further cooperation.

      Key topics:
      Current state and level of cooperation in the sphere of education between APEC member economies: challenges and opportunities;
      Most promising directions for cooperation in the area of education;
      Ways for realization of educational cooperation potential in the Asia-Pacific;
      Role of education in implementation of the APEC Connectivity Blueprint 2015-2025;
      Prospects of creating common educational space and pathways to it.

      Moderator:
      Nikita AnisimovActing President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)

      Panellists:
      Edmund Gerald BrownGovernor of the State of California
      Shinjiro KomatsuDeputy Minister of education, culture, sports and science of Japan
      Luiz LouresDeputy Executive Director, Programme, UNAIDS
      Svetlana LukashDeputy Head of the Presidential Experts Directorate, Sherpa G20 Russian Federation
      Victoria PanovaVice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Takashi SekiyamaExecutive Director of Universities Mobility in Asia and the Pacific
      Olga VasilyevaMinister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building A

      level 5

      Conference hall 10

      Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

      Healthcare for People. What Will Be Done?

      The sociological surveys indicate that healthcare issues are a primary cause of concern among residents of the Russian Far East. Many indicators in this area are worse than the Russian average. The healthcare gap between the region and neighbouring countries is greater still. In order to respond to this challenge, the healthcare system of the Russian Far East must make primary healthcare equally accessible to the urban and rural population, attract a qualified medical workforce, implement innovative methods for organizing primary care and the prevention and treatment of diseases, and create a new healthcare infrastructure. This will require a special government approach to planning healthcare development in the Russian Far East. What are the priorities for healthcare development in the Russian Far East in order to achieve the goals of increasing the population and life expectancy of the region? In what areas could the Russian Far East become a driver of innovative development in Russian healthcare? In what ways is healthcare cooperation with neighbouring countries currently developing? What is the Russian Ministry of Healthcare doing to ensure advanced healthcare development in the Russian Far East?

      Moderator:
      Gleb BryanskyDeputy Chief Editor, TASS Russia

      Panellists:
      Hajime KamadaChairperson of the Board of Directors, Hokuto Hospital
      Mikhail OseevskiyPresident, Rostelecom
      Valentin ShumatovRector, "Pacific State Medical University" of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
      Veronika SkvortsovaMinister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
      Guzel UlumbekovaPresident of the Board, Association of Medical Societies for Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education; Head, Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management
      Andrey VorobyovDirector, MeDiCase

      Front row participants:
      Sang-Hoon JheonPresident, Chief Executive Officer, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
      Andrey KuzminDirector of Healthcare Department of the Primorsky Territory, Administration of the Primorsky Territory
      Grigoriy SmolyakDirector, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Elena ZhidkovaHead, Central Healthcare Directorate, Russian Railways

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building A

      level 8

      Conference hall 11

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Vladivostok, City of Diamonds: The Start of Gem-Cutting

      The Russian Far East is a global leader in rough diamond production. The region contains 81% of the diamond deposits present in the Asia-Pacific region. However, nearly every rough diamond mined is exported and cut in another country. In 2016, the Eurasian Diamond Centre was opened in Vladivostok to provide infrastructure for launching new gem-cutting and jewellery manufacturing facilities. 2017 saw the launch of the first investment projects in diamond production and jewellery manufacturing. Alrosa has announced the start of a programme to provide financial assistance to diamond cutters. What are the factors that determine the global competitiveness of a location for attracting investment in diamond-cutting? How can the Russian Far East succeed in competing for investors in this sector? How will the programme of financial support for diamond cutters operate? What impact could eliminating duties and other financial restrictions have on Russian diamond-cutting enterprises and their investors? Could Russian diamonds as an international brand provide a competitive advantage for Russian diamond cutters?

      Moderator:
      Yevgeny SachkovGeneral Director, Eurasian Diamond Centre

      Panellists:
      Sergei IvanovPresident, Member of the Supervisory Board, PJSC ALROSA
      Erik JensGlobal Head for Diamond and Jewellery Clients, ABN AMRO Bank NV
      Sandeep KothariManaging Director, KGK Group
      Alex PopovChairman, Chief Executive Officer, World Diamond Mark Foundation
      Ezriel RapaportDirector of Global Trading, Rapaport Auctions

      Front row participants:
      Andrey KorablevDirector for Audit, PWC
      Evgenia MikhailovaRector, North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
      Alexander PshenichnikovHead of Corporate Governance in Precious Metals and Precious Stones Sector, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
      Ramesh ShahDirector, Excel Overseas Pvt Ltd
      Eugenia TyurikovaHead, Sberbank Private Banking
      Pavel VinikhinDirector, DIAMONDS ALROSA

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building A

      level 12

      Onego restaurant

      Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

      Increasing the Investment Attractiveness of Regions in Russia’s Far East: Conversations with Regional Leaders

      Business Breakfast

      By invitation only

      For the last four years, Russian federal authorities have been working to create conditions for investment and doing business in the Russian Far East, which will make it a serious competitor within the Asia-Pacific region. Thanks to new mechanisms, including ASEZs, Vladivostok Free Port, and infrastructure support for investors, more than 700 new investment projects have been initiated in the Russian Far East and 40 new companies have been established. However, without improving the entrepreneurial climate in each specific region – the direct result of efforts by regional government teams – these new mechanisms will fail to have the necessary multiplicative effect. In the 2017 Russian Regional Investment Climate Index, only two Far Eastern regions demonstrated positive trends: Khabarovsk Territory and Amur Region. The positions of the other regions had worsened significantly. In the opinion of entrepreneurs, what positive and negative changes have taken place in the regions of the Russian Far East over the past year? What are the major needs and requirements from business with respect to the regional authorities right now? How do investors rate the effectiveness of local governors’ teams? What policy changes are regional leaders planning to make in order to improve the investment climate?

      Moderator:
      Andrei SharonovPresident, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

      Panellists:
      Andrei BelousovAide to the President of the Russian Federation
      Egor BorisovHead of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
      Alexander BravermanMember of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
      Svetlana ChupshevaChief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
      Vladimir IlyukhinGovernor of Kamchatskiy Krai
      Sergei KachaevDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Alexander KalininPresident, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
      Roman KopinGovernor and Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area
      Oleg KozhemyakoGovernor of Sakhalin Region
      Alexander KozlovGovernor of Amur Region
      Alexander LevintalGovernor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
      Vladimir MiklushevskiyGovernor of Primorsky Territory
      Maxim OreshkinMinister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
      Vladimir PechenyGovernor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
      Alexey RepikPresident, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
      Vyacheslav ShportGovernor of Khabarovsk Territory
      Boris TitovPresidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building B

      level 5

      Conference hall 3

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      Russia–Mongolia: A Meeting Point in the Russian Far East

      Relations between Russia and Mongolia have a long history based on a tradition of good neighbourliness, and are orientated towards further development in the spirit of strategic partnership. Mongolia has an enduring interest in Russian technology, and remains a place which cherishes and respects the Russian language and the culture and traditions of Russia’s peoples. Business relations between the two countries recognize the need to bring a new dynamic to bilateral collaboration and to realize the potential of trade and economic cooperation. Areas in which expanded collaboration shows obvious promise include energy, transit, developing border regions, and environmental conservation. Strengthening cooperation between Mongolia and the EAEU could prove to be a strong driver of growth in mutual trade and cross-border economic partnership.
      What decisions could provide a fresh boost to bilateral cooperation? In what sectors does cooperation between Russia and Mongolia show the most potential? How can effective collaboration between Russia and Mongolia be ensured in trade regulation, removing barriers to trade, and supporting the flow of goods and investment? What strategic proposals exist for developing bilateral relations?

      Moderator:
      Dambadarjaa JargalsaikhanAnchor, Independent Economist

      Panellists:
      Iskander AzizovAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Mongolia
      Bayarsaikhan BanzragchiynChairman, National Development Agency of Mongolia
      Khaltmaagiin BattulgaPresident of Mongolia
      Oleg BelozerovPresident, Chairman of the Board, Russian Railways
      Grigory BerezkinChairman of the Board of Directors, ESN Group
      Banzragch DelgermaaAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia in the Russian Federation
      Sergey DonskoyMinister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
      Dangaagiyn GanbatMinister of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
      Igor LevitinAide to the President of the Russian Federation
      Konstantin PetukhovDeputy General Director for Services Development and Implementation, Rosseti
      Victor VekselbergChairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 6

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Coal and Logistics: Export Potential

      Only 27% of proven coal reserves in the Russian Far East have been made available to investors. A full range of major coal extraction and enrichment projects has now been launched in the region. Having demonstrated resilience during a period of low prices, recovering Russian market players are starting to increase exports to countries in the Asia-Pacific region. However, there is a need to modernize railway networks and optimize transportation tariffs, which are creating bottlenecks within the sector. What unoccupied niches and viable projects in the Russian Far Eastern coal sector could be of interest to investors from the Asia-Pacific region? What are the prospects for coal exports in the Russian Far East? What do coal producers in the Russian Far East expect from modernization of the Baikal–Amur Mainline (BAM) and Trans-Siberian Railway? What is the potential for increasing the effectiveness of investment in coal extraction by developing logistics?

      Moderator:
      Boris YatsenkoPartner, Head of the Metals & Mining Group in Russia and the CIS, EY

      Panellists:
      Gennady AlekseevGeneral Director, HC SDS-Coal
      Peter BalkaInterim Chief Executive Officer, Tigers Realm Coal Ltd.
      Denis IlatovskiyDeputy General Director, Director for Logistics, JSC SUEK
      Georgy KolpachevDeputy General Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Oleg MisevraBoard Chairman, East Mining Company Ltd.
      Irina OlkhovskayaFirst Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, "Port Management Company" - management company of "Vostochny Port"
      Vivek SharmaLeading Manager for Business Development, Tata Power
      Aleksey ShiloDirector of Commerce Activities, General Director of the Center of Corporate Transportation Services, Russian Railways
      Kiyoshi SunobeManaging Executive Officer, General Manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa & CIS, Sumitomo Corporation
      Sergey TsivilevChief Executive Officer, MC Kolmar

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 7

      The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges

      Comprehensive Development of Cities. Initial Plans: Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Svobodny

      New points of economic growth in the Russian Far East will not provide the anticipated effect if we do not simultaneously ensure the comprehensive development of the areas surrounding them – this includes building housing, nurseries, schools, healthcare facilities, and cultural centres. Initial experience relating to a new government approach to comprehensive urban development in the Russian Far East comes in the form of long-term plans to develop the towns of Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Khabarovsk Territory) and Svobodny (Amur Region). These focus the efforts of all key agencies and state companies on creating a qualitatively new environment in these towns, including a comfortable and accessible social, utilities, transport, and energy infrastructure and modern public spaces. What have been the initial results of applying this new approach to urban development in the Russian Far East? What new solutions and tools must be implemented at the federal level in order to ensure the comprehensive development of towns in the Russian Far East? In which other towns in the Russian Far East will urban development be prioritized as a task of federal importance?

      Moderator:
      Alexey KuznetsovAnchor; Associate Professor of Management Department, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

      Panellists:
      Igor AfanasyevChief Executive Officer, "Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk"
      Marina DedyushkoSenior Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Amur Region
      Artur NiyazmetovDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Alexei RakhmanovPresident, United Shipbuilding Corporation
      Dmitry VolkovDeputy Head of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory on Komsomolsk-on-Amur City Comprehensive Development Issues

      Front row participants:
      Sergey BocharovDeputy in the Legislative Duma of Khabarovsk Territory
      Vasily BrovkoDirector for Special Commissions, Russian Technologies State Corporation (Rostec)
      Dmitry GolovanovChairman of the Board, SME Bank JSC
      Mikhail KarisalovMember of the Board, Chief Operating Officer, OOO SIBUR
      Andrey KlimovHead of Komsomolsk-on-Amur
      Nikolay MaklyginHead, "Far Eastern Railway" Territorial Branch, Russian Railways
      Alexey MuratovPartner, KB "Strelka"
      Stanislav ShepelevChairman of the Board of Directors, Administrative Direction of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation; Aide to the Head, Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimushchestvo)
      Pavel ZenkovichState Secretary - Deputy Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 9

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      Partnership for Greater Eurasia: Expanding a Future-Oriented Joint Development Space

      The Eurasian continent is becoming a flagship example of regional integration, which is focused primarily on the interests of the countries of Greater Eurasia. Developments are taking place in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEC), the ‘Belt and Road’ economic cooperation system, the initiatives being implemented by ASEAN countries, and the South Asia cooperation programme run under the aegis of India. Ensuring synergy rather than competition between Eurasian projects could advance the interests of all the continent’s nations. This is exactly the idea of the Eurasian Economic Partnership (EEP), or Greater Eurasia: building a space for joint development by creating an economic relations system that takes account of the interests of all of its participants without being tied to the signing of any one collective agreement in particular. How and by what means can the EEP be created? To what extent can the EEP serve both as a common cooperation framework and as a platform for using specific trade and investment mechanisms? What benefits can the establishment of the EEP bring to the region’s countries? How can the experience gained from the success of multilateral trade agreements and pending projects initiated by mega-regional trading blocs be taken into account in the formation of the EEP? What balance between liberalization and protectionism today best meets the interests of EEP member countries and their partners?

      Moderator:
      Sergey KaraganovDean, School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy

      Panellists:
      Rashid AlimovSecretary General, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
      Andrey DenisovAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the People's Republic of China
      Alexandrs IsurinsChairman of the Executive Board, President, Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO)
      Hyun Jung TaikPresident, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
      Edward LuttwakSenior Associate, Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS)
      Veronika NikishinaMember of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
      Vladimir SalamatovDoctor of Economics, PhD in Technical Sciences, Professor; General Director, International Trade and Integration
      Alexander ShokhinPresident, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 4

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Forests and Timber Processing: From Timber to Pulp and Paper Factories

      The Russian Far East is home to 51% of forest resources in the Asia-Pacific region. Of some 90 million cubic metres of timber available for processing, however, only 16 million cubic metres, or 18%, are harvested. Around 75% of timber is exported in the form of logs; only 25% is processed into lumber and plywood. As for waste and substandard timber, this is permanently lost. In 2016, Vnesheconombank announced the creation of a forestry cluster in the Russian Far East, and in 2017 a major Chinese investor declared their interest in constructing a pulp mill. In which regions of the Russian Far East would investment in forestry bring the most gain? How can a forestry cluster and a complete cycle of timber processing be established in the Russian Far East? What solutions must the government provide in order for this to be achieved? Could raising duties on log exports assist in the development of deep processing enterprises? What impact will the construction of a pulp mill have on the sector regionally?

      Moderator:
      Yermolai SolzhenitsynSenior Partner, McKinsey & Company

      Panellists:
      Pavel BilibinDirector of Wood Processing Complex Directorate, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
      Oleg ChizhDirector, Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF)
      Olga EpifanovaDeputy Chair, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
      Viktor EvtukhovState Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
      Changyoon HanChief Executive Officer, Sewon Mars Co,.Ltd
      Konstantin LashkevichPresident, RFP Holding
      Vladimir SolodovPresidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation
      Ivan ValentikDeputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation; Head of the Federal Agency for Forestry

      Front row participants:
      Mikhail BrukChief Executive Officer, South Yakutia Development Corporation JSC
      Victor KalashnikovDeputy Chairman of the Government – Minister of Economic Development of Khabarovsk Territory
      Nikolay KushnarevDirector of the Industrial Policy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission
      Andrey PanovMinister of Industry and Geology of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
      Roman SultanovInvestor, VostokLesResource

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 5

      Business Dialogue

      Russia–India: Identifying New Opportunities

      In 2017, India made its first investments in the Russian Far East outside the oil and gas sector, and the first phase of a Russian–Indian cooperative venture to establish a diamond and jewellery cluster in Vladivostok is now beginning. A number of Indian companies are at an advanced stage of decision-making about investing in machine building and oil and gas extraction. Even so, business leaders from the two countries recognize that there is huge untapped potential for bilateral investment cooperation in the Russian Far East. India and Russia are ready to work together to increase their trade and economic cooperation in the Russian Far East, taking the necessary steps to achieve this and making available special conditions and incentives. In particular, as of 1 August 2017, Indian citizens can take advantage of a simplified visa regime and enter Vladivostok Free Port on an electronic visa. This will have a direct impact on the development of Russian–Indian cooperation in the Russian Far East and the flow of tourists from India into the region. What projects are Indian companies already implementing in the Russian Far East, and what is the key to their success? What mechanisms and solutions could act as a catalyst for the growth of Indian investment in the Russian Far East and mutual trade? In which sectors does Russian–Indian investment cooperation have the greatest potential? What changes need to be made to the regulation of these sectors to make them attractive for Indian investors?

      Moderator:
      Alexander IvlevCountry Managing Partner for Russia, EY

      Panellists:
      Sergei CheryominMinister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India
      Minesh DaveChief Business Development Officer, Tata Power
      Shiv Vikram KhemkaVice Chairman, SUN Group
      Ludmila KuznetsovaGeneral Director, "Agrohab" LLC
      Alexander OsipovFirst Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Pankaj PatelPresident, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
      Pankaj SaranAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India in the Russian Federation
      Sushma SwarajMinister of External Affairs of the Republic of India

      Front row participants:
      Payal Koul MirakhurVice President, Invest India
      Alexander MisharinFirst Vice President, Russian Railways
      Leonid PetukhovGeneral Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Anna TsivilevaChairman of the Managment Board, Kolmar Sales and Logistics (KSL AG)
      Borisbiy ZhangurazovSenior Director for Foreign Projects, Summa Group

    • 06 September
      10:30—12:00

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 12

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      The Potential of the Northern Sea Route. From Words to Actions

      The Northern Sea Route is the shortest sea route from Asia to Europe, and experts estimate that by 2050 it will be passable for non-ice reinforced vessels all year round. Taking this into consideration, it is strategically advisable at this point to begin developing the Northern Sea Route for purposes other than simply the transport of natural resources from the Arctic zone, or ‘northern deliveries’. In 2016, a model for establishing a regular Arctic container line using the Northern Sea Route was developed. The niche which will be filled by the Northern Sea Route relates to container cargo transit between the ports of North-East Asia (China, Japan, and South Korea) and those of Northern Europe (Rotterdam, Hamburg, and others), which is preferable to a southern route. Around 455,000 TEUs of container cargo traffic currently have transit paths for which use of the Northern Sea Route would provide a significant advantage to the shipper. An optimal logistics scheme has been developed for a regular Arctic container line: transit will be conducted between two port hubs in the cities of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Murmansk using ice-class container ships, with additional feeder lines to end-ports in Europe or Asia. How can participation in the joint development of the Northern Sea Route be made attractive to China, Japan, and South Korea? Would there be merit in establishing a joint venture to manage a regular Arctic container line? How can competitive conditions for container cargo transit via the Northern Sea Route be ensured? Could investment in Northern Sea Route infrastructure be made profitable in the long term?

      Moderator:
      Alexey VolostnovManaging Director, Frost & Sullivan Russia

      Panellists:
      Evgeniy AmbrosovSenior Executive Vice-President, PAO "Sovcomflot"
      Vladimir KorchanovMember of the Executive Board, First Vice President, FESCO
      Dmitry PurimGeneral Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Sovfracht
      Aleksandr RoslyakovChief Executive Officer, Onego Shipping
      Tero VaurasteChair, Arctic Economic Council (AEC)

      Front row participants:
      Rene BerkvensChief Executive Officer, Damen Shipyards Group NV
      Kirill GolokhvastVice Rector for Research, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Dmitry GudimenkoChief Executive Officer, Capital Development Group
      Shinichi IshiiSenior Consultant, Nomura Research University
      Sang-Hyun SuhPresident, Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO)

    • 06 September
      10:30—14:15

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 14

      ‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum

      Developing an Infrastructure for Commercializing Intellectual Property. Regional Registration Systems

      Seminar

      Panellists:
      Grigory IvlievHead, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
      Hirokazu NakanoDirector for Intellectual Property of Dusseldorf Office, Japan External Trade Organization
      Changyu ShenCommissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office
      Rentsen SodkhuuChairman, General Authority for Intellectual Property and State Registration of Mongolia (GAIPSR)
      Saule TlevlessovaPresident, Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO) of the Eurasian Patent Organization
      Jiang TongDeputy Director General, State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)
      Sumiya UrangerelDirector, IP Department, General Authority for Intellectual Property and State Registration of Mongolia (GAIPSR)
      Zhicheng ZhangDeputy Director General of Protection and Coordination Department, Commissioner of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)
      Andrey ZhuravlevDeputy Director, Federal Institute of Industrial Property

    • 06 September
      11:20—12:40

      Building A

      level 6

      ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

      Presentation of investment projects

      Agricultural and Food Industry Investment Projects

      Historically, agriculture in the Far East was considered a risky business. However, comprehensive development of the region and investment in infrastructure projects in the agriculture industry have changed the situation. Today, agriculture is one of the fastest developing sectors in the region`s economy. The Agency for Human Capital Development in the Far East estimated the growth potential of the segment population by 2021 by more than 5,500 thousand people that is 15–20% for the last 3 years. Within the framework of the session will be presented promising projects in the field of agriculture, food industry, fish farming and agriculture. They are aimed at contribution to an increase in food security and investment potential of the region.

      Moderator:
      Andrey ZhurankovHead of the Analytical Group of the Press Center, News Agency TASS

      Panellists:
      Maria DmitrievaDirector of the Department for Interaction with Authorities, Development Institutions, Financial and Credit Organizations, Corporation for Development of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Municipal District Khangalassky Ulus
      Valery DubrovskyDirector of the Investment Department, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Alexey PahomovGeneral Director, Mercy Agro Sakhalin
      Denis RogovGeneral Director, Russky Product
      Nadezhda SeleznevaHead of Investment Department, Management Company Bizness Prestizh, Khabarovsk Grain Mill
      Nikita SoinGeneral Director, Teplichny Complex Agro Invest
      Lyudmila TekutyevaGeneral Director, Arnika
      Yury TishchenkoEconomist, Formula Rosta

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 17

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      ‘Russia’s Gateway to Asia’: The Role of the Russian Far East in Asia-Pacific Integration Initiatives

      Asia today is growing ever more self-reliant, and, accordingly, more closed-off externally and more open and competitive internally as a market. Other EAEU countries can gain access to this market via the Russian Far East. To safeguard its own interests to the greatest extent possible, it is important for the region to take on a proactive role, cooperating with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) in two key international areas of its activity in the coming years: coupling together the EAEU and the Belt and Road initiative, and concluding free trade agreements with partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The Russian Far East is the part of both Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union, which is situated directly in the Asia-Pacific region, and taking its interests into consideration is vital when building a long-term format for relations with countries of the region. What needs does the Russian Far East have with respect to integration processes in the Asia-Pacific region? How far are the parties prepared to go on the question of creating a free trade zone? To what extent would this be in the interests of the Russian Far East? Could the ‘coupling’ be open for other regional partners to join? Where do participants view a role for the institutions of the EAEU, and where can there be bilateral tracks within the ‘coupling’? How can investment in the Russian Far East be stimulated using free trade zones?

      Moderator:
      Timofei BordachevProgramme Director, The Valdai Discussion Club

      Panellists:
      Evgeniy ChekinChairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
      Kirill DmitrievChief Executive Officer, JSC Managing Company Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
      Shinji HiraiGovernor of Tottori Prefecture
      Pavel KadochnikovPresident, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
      Leyla MammadzadaChief Executive Officer, Summa Group
      Veronika NikishinaMember of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
      Alexander ShokhinPresident, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
      Igor ShuvalovFirst Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
      Wu SikangDirector, Development Research Center of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government

      Front row participants:
      Igor MakarovSenior Research Fellow, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS), Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University – Higher School of Economics
      Bong Kwon ParkEditor, Maeil Business Newspaper

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building A

      level 5

      Conference hall 10

      Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

      Vladivostok Free Port: Successes and Challenges. Putting Our Heads Together

      The sea ports of the Russian Far East connect Russia logistically with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and compete for trade flows in this rapidly growing part of the world. Vladivostok Free Port was established to create globally competitive conditions for their development. Planning for the Free Port took into consideration best international practices in the creation of free port zones, as well as Russia’s own experience of developing the free port system. Investors in Vladivostok Free Port receive tax incentives and benefit from preferential administrative policies. A system of 24-hour state border crossing points operates within the Free Port, together with a ‘single-window’ service, electronic declaration and shortened customs clearance times, and a simplified visa entry regime for foreign citizens (using eight-day electronic visas). Vladivostok Free Port is now home to more than 300 investors, and more than 20 new enterprises have been launched. How do residents of the Free Port rate the success of this modern approach? What economic effect are the conditions having on new enterprises? How can the unified tax for Free Port residents and related administrative burden on business be shifted? What adjustments are needed to the free customs zone regime within Vladivostok Free Port? What effect will electronic visas for foreign citizens have on investors? Is extending the free port regime to all ports and airports in the Russian Far East a necessary step?

      Moderator:
      Oleg GoshchanskyChairman, Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS

      Panellists:
      Irina OlkhovskayaFirst Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, "Port Management Company" - management company of "Vostochny Port"
      Denis SaranaMember of the Board of Directors, JSC “Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port”
      Alexander ShumatovGeneral Director, Children’s Health Centre
      Dmitry VoloshenkoChairman of the Board, Composite Shipbuilding

      Front row participants:
      Dmitry AlexeevGeneral Director, DNS
      Yury ChaykaFirst Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
      Sergey FedorovFirst Deputy Head, Far Eastern Customs Directorate, Federal Customs Service
      Alexey GolovkoGeneral Director, Far Eastern Transport Group
      Aleksey KarnovichGeneral Director, Mega LLC
      Sergey KhodovCommercial Director, DUK Avesta LLC
      Dmitry MakarenkoGeneral Director, Artayar
      Evgeniy PaninDirector General, Vostok LPG
      Denis TikhonovGeneral Director, Corporation for Far East Development
      Yevgeny VirtserGeneral Director, DB Engineering
      Pavel VolkovState Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building A

      level 8

      Conference hall 11

      The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges

      Solutions from Russian State Companies. The Far Eastern Priority

      State companies are making a significant contribution to forward-looking development in the Russian Far East. A key objective for these companies, aside from profitability, is solving the challenges faced by the state. One such challenge is improving the quality of life of inhabitants of the Russian Far East. Many of Russia’s leading state companies are currently implementing specialized solutions in the region. Will Aeroflot’s so-called ‘flat’ tariff on destinations in the Russian Far East be maintained and extended? What other measures can the company offer to support the mobility of people in the region? Has the Agency’s for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML) lowering rates on mortgage programmes for residents of the Russian Far East proven effective? In what other ways could the organization ensure affordable housing in the Russian Far East as part of this programme? How can Rostelecom help to eliminate the digital divide in the Russian Far East? What else can other state companies do to accelerate development in the region?

      Moderator:
      Alexey KuznetsovAnchor; Associate Professor of Management Department, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

      Panellists:
      Denis FilippovDeputy General Director, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)
      Shamil KurmashovDeputy General Director for Commerce and Finance, Aeroflot
      Artur NiyazmetovDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Nikolai PodguzovGeneral Director, Russian Post
      Alexey SapunovVice-President, Director of Far East Macroregional Division, Rostelecom PJSC
      Aleksey ShiloDirector of Commerce Activities, General Director of the Center of Corporate Transportation Services, Russian Railways

      Front row participants:
      Andrey DonetsDeputy Chairman of the Government of the Amur Oblast
      Olga EpifanovaDeputy Chair, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
      Vladimir IlyukhinGovernor of Kamchatskiy Krai
      Mkrtych KazaryanHead of the representative office of the Chukotka Autonomous region under the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow
      Mikhail KolesnikovVice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Business OPORA RUSSIA
      Andrey PanovMinister of Industry and Geology of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
      Sergey TolstoguzovDeputy Director General, Director of the Division «Far East», RusHydro PJSC

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 6

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Gold. A New Chapter in the Gold Rush

      Thirty percent of gold deposits in the Asia-Pacific region are located in the Russian Far East. More than 20% of proven reserves, or one thousand tonnes of gold, are held within an unallocated state fund, whereas more than 500 deposits require additional exploration and could be introduced into its investment turnover. What gold deposits and investment projects for gold extraction are in need of Russian and foreign investors? How can the government assist in establishing the infrastructure required for the development of new gold deposits? How can the introduction of small and medium-sized deposits into the turnover be accelerated? What financial, tax and administrative initiatives must be created to ensure the flow of capital into the projects of junior companies?

      Moderator:
      Pavel GrachevChief Executive Officer, PJSC Polyus

      Panellists:
      Alexander BasanskiyChairman of the Board of Directors, ZAO Concern "Arbat"
      Sergey DonskoyMinister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
      Alexey GolubenkoChief Executive Officer, Zoloto Kamchatki
      John MannMember of the Board of Directors, Russdragmet LLC (Highland Gold Mining Ltd.)
      German PikhoyaChief Executive Officer, GV Gold (Vysochaishy, PJSC)
      Claude SchimperRegional Vice President for Russia, Kinross Gold Corporation
      Boris YatsenkoPartner, Head of the Metals & Mining Group in Russia and the CIS, EY

      Front row participants:
      Denis AskinadzeDeputy General Director, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
      Mikhail BrukChief Executive Officer, South Yakutia Development Corporation JSC
      Georgy FotinSenior Investment Manager, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Roman KopinGovernor and Chairman of the Government of Chukotka Autonomous Area
      Elena NesterovaGeneral Director, Investment Company Arlan
      Dmitriy PhilichkinDirector General, SIGMA

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 8

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      Competitive Law and the International Arbitration Centre in the Russian Far East

      Guarantees for the protection of ownership rights, together with access to effective channels for resolving disputes with counterparties, are of significant importance in the decision as to whether to expand a business into a particular region. The examples of Hong Kong and Singapore show that the presence of competitive systems of law and independent centres of arbitration in these jurisdictions has been an important factor in the development of Asian economic centres. Could the Free Port of Vladivostok repeat the successes of Hong Kong and Singapore in establishing competitive systems for law and arbitration? And if so, how can this be achieved? How should a new arbitration centre in Vladivostok go about winning the confidence of Russian and international investors? Could it be possible to establish an Asian axis of arbitration linking Vladivostok, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore?

      Moderators:
      Andrey GorlenkoExecutive Administrator, Arbitration Center, Autonomous Non-profit Organisation "Institute of Modern Arbitration" (ANO "ISA")
      Mikhail OrlovPartner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia

      Panellists:
      Jose Angelo Estrella FariaSenior Legal Officer and Head, Technical Assistance Section, International Trade Law Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations
      Mikhail GalperinDeputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
      Akira KawamuraPresident, The Japan Association of Arbitrators (The "JAA")
      Alexey KostinChairman, The International Commercial Arbitration Court, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
      Vladimir KurilovJ.S.D., LL.D., Academic Supervisor, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU); Dean, Director, School of Law, FEFU
      Wesley WongSC, Solicitor General, Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR

      Front row participants:
      Sean Yu ChouPartner, WongPartnership LLP
      Dmitriy DyakinPartner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
      Alexander ErmolenkoPartner, FBK Legal
      Pavel KomarovDeputy General Director, Head of the Center of Monitoring and Law Enforcement Practice, Far East Development Corporation JSC
      Alexander MolotnikovChairman of the Board, Russian-Chinese Legal Society

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 9

      Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

      Housing and Utilities. What Will Be Done?

      People residing in the Russian Far East place housing-related problems as one of their top concerns. The cost of housing and utility services in the Russian Far East is significantly higher than the national average, although the quality is lower. A large proportion of available housing is dilapidated or even hazardous. The unsatisfactory housing situation is one of the major factors driving people to leave the region for more comfortable conditions in other parts of the country. By modernizing urban infrastructure, demographic and socioeconomic development in the Russian Far East could get a significant new boost. The appearance and comfort levels of towns and cities in this region have become an important factor in the competition for human capital, especially when it comes to the most active sector of the population – young specialists. It is for this reason that in 2017, ensuring high-quality housing and utility services for the population and creating a comfortable urban environment were added to the list of priority areas for strategic national development. What will be done in the Russian Far East to implement this priority project for developing housing, utilities, and the urban environment? What conditions must be created in order to attract investment into housing in the Russian Far East, including from countries in the Asia-Pacific region? What conditions are needed to enable integrated development and management of the housing and utilities infrastructure in the macroregion? How will the mortgage sector develop in the Russian Far East? What is being done by Russia’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities to develop the residential sector?

      Moderator:
      Andrey ChibisDeputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation

      Panellists:
      Viktor EvtukhovState Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
      Sergei KachaevDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Vitaly KorolevDeputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
      Igor KustarinDirector of Regions Development Direction, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
      Mikhail KuzovlevChairman of the Management Board, PJSC ROSSIYSKY CAPITAL
      Mikhail MenMinister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
      Alexey MuratovPartner, KB "Strelka"
      Takeshi NakawakeExecutive Vice President, Head of Corporate Department,Head of Global Marketing Center, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
      Mikhail OseevskiyPresident, Rostelecom
      Kazuo OzawaCounsellor for Global Strategies, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan
      Alexander PlutnikGeneral Director, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)

      Front row participants:
      Mikhail GrudininGeneral Director, Russian Institute of Urban Development and Investment "Giprogor"
      Aleksey KolodeznikovFirst Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
      Alexey LitvinchukDeputy Chairman of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Fuel and Energy Complex, Housing and Utilities
      Aysen NikolaevHead of the City District, Yakutsk City
      Dmitry TetenkinDeputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
      Hideyuki YamadaSenior Consultant, Nomura Research Institute Ltd.

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 4

      Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

      Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Everything for Growth!

      New conditions for doing business in the Russian Far East are increasingly attracting the interest of small companies. Last year the number of projects in ASEZs and Vladivostok Free Port with a total investment of between RUB 1 million and RUB 60 million has increased from 80 to 300. A programme of tax credits for small and medium-sized businesses has been launched in the Russian Far East. Nearly 300 business owners have received tax funds to aid their development. What adjustments need to be made to the ASEZ and Free Port regimes in order to make them more attractive to small and medium-sized companies? What can the government do to help small businesses in the Russian Far East access the large Asia-Pacific market? What else can be done to make concessional financing available to small and medium-sized businesses? What is the greatest obstacle to the growth of small and medium-sized businesses in the Russian Far East?

      Moderator:
      Konstantin BogdanenkoMember of the Presidium of the Management Board, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia

      Panellists:
      Boris BeloborodovDirector, Vneshservis
      Igor ChabanIndividual Entrepreneur
      Mikhail KorsakovDirector for Business Development, Agrofirma "Amur"
      Alexey KrokhtinGeneral Director, NTS GROUP
      Sergey LazarevGeneral Director, EcoStar Tehnology
      Aleksey MostovshchikovGeneral Director, Tvoi Vybor
      Anton SkorikGeneral Director, Group of Companies Etalon
      Yury ZhilinskyGeneral Director, Stroy Mart

      Front row participants:
      Alexander BravermanMember of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
      Sergey DmitrienkoMinister of Foreign Economic Affairs, Tourism and Entrepreneurship, Government of the Amur Oblast
      Oleg FomichevState Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
      Dmitry GolovanovChairman of the Board, SME Bank JSC
      Alexander KalininPresident, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
      Alexander LevintalGovernor of the Jewish Autonomous Region
      Vladimir PechenyGovernor and Chairman of the Government of Magadan Region
      Olga PlotnikovaDirector, Economic and Direct Investments Development Fund of the Chukotka Autonomous region
      Anton SafronovMinister of Investment Development and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
      Maria SemenovaDeputy General Director, National Association of Procurement Institutes
      Ilya SeminDirector, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development
      Andrey SharovVice-President, Head of Small Business Development Department, Head of GR Department, Sberbank
      Grigoriy SmolyakDirector, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Vladimir SolodovPresidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 5

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      The Asian Energy Ring. Are Politicians and Energy Companies Ready?

      Current and projected energy demand in the Asia-Pacific region is enormous. At the same time, in many countries of the region it is precisely a lack of access to energy, which is acting as a brake on continued high growth rates. The launch of huge international energy projects is a key global trend. Projects like these help to address the disparity in access to energy resources, to calm price volatility, and to achieve political stability and regional economic development. To ensure comprehensive integration of these projects and to create a new configuration of connected energy networks, it is essential to set up a single technological platform for the electricity grid. Digital transformation, standardization, and ensuring a new level of energy security are all vital conditions for this. These challenges create a far-reaching opportunity to carry out scientific research in the field of electricity transmission, to establish new standards for managing a new-generation network, to ensure the integration of different sources of generation and smart users, and to provide cyber security. Science could become a key driver behind the creation of a platform for integrated energy networks in North-East Asia. The establishment of an Asian super-ring connecting Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, and possibly additional countries has the potential to solve many of the problems threatening sustainable development in the region, and could lead to enduring, mutually beneficial collaboration, not only in energy, but in a number of other sectors as well. What regulatory changes are necessary in order for such a project to be realized? Do the economic implications surrounding existing electricity transmission technologies make projects to integrate energy networks in North-East Asia viable, or is it vital to invent new, ground-breaking technologies? To what extent should technological solutions for integrated energy networks be standardized? What is the economic viability of implementing such a project, and what financial models have been used to implement similar projects?

      Moderator:
      Vasily SavinPartner, Deal Advisory, Head of Power and Utilities, KPMG, Russia and CIS

      Panellists:
      Moon Bong-SooExecutive Vice President and Chief Power Grid Officer, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
      Atsuo IiyoshiChancellor, Board Chairman of Directors, Chubu University
      Vyacheslav KravchenkoDeputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
      Evgeniy OlkhovichDeputy General Director for Strategic Development, Rosseti
      Alexander OsipovFirst Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Vyacheslav SolominChief Executive Officer, EUROSIBENERGO PLC.
      Ou XiaomingHead of Representative Office in the Russian Federation, State Grid Corporation of China
      Chen ZhiqiangDeputy Secretary General, Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO)

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 12

      The Russian Far East: Creating a New Quality of Life by Responding to Challenges

      Creating 100,000 New Jobs. Challenges and Solutions

      By 2025, 100,000 new jobs are projected to be created at new enterprises in the Russian Far East, and 70% of them will be for qualified specialists. It will be impossible to fill these positions using only the region’s existing workforce, however. The government has proposed a programme to attract specialists from other regions; nonetheless, the scale and conditions of these proposals are indicative of the need to adopt new measures aimed at attracting staff and creating a new system to train and retrain specialists in accordance with the employers’ requirements. What is the status and what are the development trends of the employment market in the Russian Far East? How is the government helping to attract more people to come and work in the region? How will labour mobility programme 2.0 measures stimulate migration to the region? Is job rotation a potential way to lay down roots?

      Moderator:
      Valentin TimakovDirector General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

      Panellists:
      Nikita AnisimovActing President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Maxim BasovChief Executive Officer, Rusagro Group of Companies
      Yury MakarovGeneral Director, Petropavlovsk – Iron Ore LLC
      Sergey ShumilovManaging Director for Chukotka Region, Highland Gold Mining Ltd.
      Sergey TsivilevChief Executive Officer, MC Kolmar
      Robert UrazovGeneral Director, WorldSkills Russia, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers

      Front row participants:
      Natalia BazhenovaRector, Amur State University named after Sholom Aleichem
      Evgeniy BelokurovGeneral Director, "Evroplast" Factory, Primorsky Territory
      Yulia KhanzhinaHead of the Department for Support of the Staffing of Industrial Growth, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
      Aleksandra MaksimetsGeneral Director, "SEAWOLF. Cinematic stories creation" LLC
      Stepan MoskvitinChairman, State Committee on Employment of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic
      Denis VasilievDeputy Head, Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud)
      Pavel ZenkovichState Secretary - Deputy Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 13

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Aquaculture and Mariculture: Establishing a New Sector in the Russian Far East

      According to the estimates of scientists from the Russian National Scientific Centre of Marine Biology, more than 2 million hectares of the marine area of the Russian Far East are suitable for cultivating mariculture products which are especially valuable and sought-after on Asia-Pacific markets. Only 1% of this area is presently being made available to business for these purposes. In 2017, the Russian Government introduced new procedures for allocating marine areas in the Russian Far East to marine farmers. Marine plots will be created in response to applications from interested investors using a specialized online service, and assigned by electronic auction. It is planned that 100% of available marine plots will be provided for the use of business by 2020. The Russian Far East is also home to the world’s most extensive wild salmon natural spawning grounds. The scientific and business communities believe that more than 200 fish farms could be established in the region to breed various species of salmon. In which regions of the Seas of Japan and Okhotsk can marine aquaculture be developed? How is the online service used to establish marine plots for aquaculture? Could this mechanism be expanded to incorporate plots for salmon farming? What support measures is the government offering marine farmers?

      Moderator:
      Andrey KovalenkoCommissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights in the Sakhalin Region

      Panellists:
      Andrey AdrianovMember of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Acting Director, School of Natural Sciences, FEFU; Member of the Council for Science and Education under the President of the Russian Federation
      Alexei BaitalyukInterim Director, Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Centre (TINRO Centre)
      Valentin BogoslavskiyDirector General, Scientific and Production Company Aquaculture «NEREIDA»
      Qiu BrucePresident, Wen Lian Aquaculture Co. Ltd.
      Alexander EfremovManaging Director, «Dobroflot» Group of Companies
      Elena GubinaGeneral Director, SeaLife
      Alexander PozdnyakovPresident, Association of Fishery Enterprises of the Amur Basin
      Ilya ShestakovDeputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)
      Vladimir StoyanovGeneral Director, Russkaya Marikultura
      Elena YanushFirst Vice President, "Aquaculture" Far Eastern Association

    • 06 September
      12:45—14:15

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 15

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Women’s Empowerment for Growth and Development

      There is growing consensus that substantive gender equality in the labour market is both a prerequisite for economic growth and a response to challenges posed by demographic changes in ageing societies, as well as mirrors new societal understanding of shared family responsibilities between men and women. However this consensus has not yet translated into substantial improvements in female participation in the labour market or in the quality of women's employment and earnings. Women as employees often are faced by significant disadvantages such as lower wages as compared to men, higher share in informal employment and lower-paid employment as well as working conditions discouraging reconciliation of work and family responsibilities. Some of these differences even remain when accounting for structural factors such as choice of education and occupation or differences in the level of employment. The session seeks to demonstrate how increasing female labour force participation can generate growth, stabilize communities and contribute to social innovation. Panelists are invited to share global experiences and views on ways to increase employability and competitiveness of women, promote women’s entrepreneurship and access to finance, close gender participation and pay gaps (including at corporate boards), improve the work-family-balance, develop skills to harness opportunities of digital economy and promote women’s leadership through entrepreneurship, education and economic empowerment.

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

      Panellists:
      Heather BarnabeChief Executive Officer, G(irls)20
      Svetlana ChupshevaChief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
      Svetlana LukashDeputy Head of the Presidential Experts Directorate, Sherpa G20 Russian Federation
      Maxim OreshkinMinister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
      Anna PopovaHead, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
      Oksana PushkinaTV presenter; Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for Family, Women and Children

      Front row participants:
      Gilda GastaldiPresident, Owner, Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato Foundation
      Arancha GonzalezExecutive Director, International Trade Center
      Alena PeryshkinaDirector, AIDS Infoshare Foundation
      Anna TsivilevaChairman of the Managment Board, Kolmar Sales and Logistics (KSL AG)

    • 06 September
      12:50—13:30

      Building A

      level 6

      ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

      Presentation of investment projects

      Fishery Investment Projects

      More than 71% of Russian fish are harvested in the Far East. Annually, 1 million tonnes of aquatic bioresources are not harvested in the region. The projects presented in the panel have every chance to radically change the situation. The construction of new high-tech fish processing centers will show the potential of Primorye, meet the needs for fresh and quality product. In addition, the upgrade of the fish logistics and processing complex will create the conditions for the development of unique trade relations ̶ the "fish exchange".

      Moderator:
      Irina AfonichkinaМoderator of the Press Center, Russian News Agency TASS

      Panellists:
      Moisey FurshchikAdviser to General Director, Kamchattralflot
      Vera PodguzovaDirector for External Communications, Russian Export Center
      Arslan VisaidovGeneral Director, Yuzhny Terminal
      Nikolay ZhestkovGeneral Director, Vodokanal

    • 06 September
      13:40—14:10

      Building A

      level 6

      ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

      Presentation of investment projects

      Investment Projects in Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

      The Far East is a strategically important region in terms of potential resources and gas reserves. For five years, the production of natural gas in the region has increased by almost 10%, and the production of oil - by 40%. The government is interested in deep processing of hydrocarbons in the Far East. Therefore, the projects of the chemical and petrochemical industry have great prospects. The session will present the projects on the construction of Nakhodka Fertilizer Plant, Amur Gas Processing Plant and the miniplant for the production of liquefied natural gas in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

      Moderator:
      Evgenia PlotnikovaDeputy Head of the Conferences department, Russian News Agency TASS

      Panellists:
      Igor AfanasyevChief Executive Officer, "Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk"
      Valery BoltikExecutive Director, PSK Sakhalin
      Nikolay SabitovGeneral Director, JSC "Nakhodka Plant of Mineral Fertilizers"

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 16

      Discussion Talk Show Far East Economy 2030

      World Festival of Youth and Students Session

      Young people are the guarantee of future development of the country. Their vision is fundamental in forming the development strategy for the Russian economy over the next 25 years. The boisterous technological advancement and recent breakthroughs prompt the global community to seek ways to adapt to structural change in the economy, social sector, etc. New trends in industrialization prompt a number of questions: what will the Russian economy look like in 2030? What are the development prospects for the global economy? What role will the Far East play in it? What economic models will prevail in the future and what are the main challenges for the Far East economy? To answer these questions, we need to understand what are society, the family and the state’s priorities. Gaining the young people’s perspective on this volatile environment will help identify opportunities for advanced economic development of the Far East, while retaining national self-identity.

      Moderator:
      Artem MalginVice Rector, MGIMO University

      Panellists:
      Aleksey GaydukovDeputy Director for Development of the Commercial Department, Commercial Port of Vladivostok
      Maksim LikhoydaDeputy General Director for Operation of Infrastructure Facilities, Far East Development Corporation
      Anton YaremchukDeputy Director for Social Projects, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 17

      Plenary session. Russia – ASEAN 2017: new horizons for mutual cooperation

      Second Russia–ASEAN University Forum

      Established in 1996, Russia-ASEAN dialogue partnership has proven its value and utility for both parties. Currently the priority is to intensify cooperation further and, building upon the firm foundation of our achievements, propel the relationship to the higher level of mutually beneficial strategic partnership. This goal is set forth in the Sochi Declaration of the ASEAN-Russian Federation Commemorative Summit to Mark the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN-Russian Federation Dialogue Partnership “Moving Towards a Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit”. Since then, our relations have reached a number of milestones, for instance, the free-trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam entered into force. Russia and ASEAN intrinsically need each other. Geopolitically, both share an interest in securing multi-polar world order where Russia and ASEAN would act as self-reliant powers. Economically, the Eurasian Economic Union and ASEAN represent mutually attractive markets. In terms of humanitarian cooperation, both Russia and ASEAN advocate socio-cultural diversity and inter-civilizational dialogue. The participants are welcome to ponder how Russia- ASEAN relations can derive maximum benefit from our converging fundamental interests.

      Moderators:
      Nikita AnisimovActing President, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Anatoly TorkunovRector, MGIMO University

      Panellists:
      John HendriProfessor, Secretary for Directorate General for Science, Technology and Higher Education Resources, the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of Indonesia
      Dmitriy KonovChairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
      Igor MorgulovDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
      Ky Anh NguyenDirector, Sustainable Development Division, ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community Department, ASEAN Secretariat
      Alexei RakhmanovPresident, United Shipbuilding Corporation
      Kamphay SisavanhVice Minister of Ministry of Education and Sports of Lao PDR
      Carlos SorretaAmbassador of the Philippines to the Russian Federation
      Olga VasilyevaMinister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building A

      level 5

      Conference hall 10

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      The Export Potential of the Russian Far East. Meeting Growing Demand in the Asia-Pacific Region

      One of the key challenges posed by the creation of favourable conditions for investment in the Russian Far East lies in establishing a system for delivering regional goods to the rapidly expanding markets of the Asia-Pacific region; in particular, to markets in which the consumer represents the major economic class of modern Asia – the urban middle class. Here, the Russian Far East is in competition, not only with national Asian producers, but also with companies from the USA and Europe who have already been exporting to these markets for some time. These export competitors already enjoy the support of their Asian partners and their governments, through chambers of commerce and export-import banks. These invest directly in information, networking with Asian regulatory bodies, engaging Asian experts to do outreach work with exporters, and assisting exporters by organizing industry and marketing research in their interests. A full range of tools are used by the government in support of exports. What barriers are hindering the export of goods from the Russian Far East? How can a support system for exports from the Russian Far East be formed on a governmental and intergovernmental level? What are the most effective channels for promoting export-oriented goods produced in the Russian Far East? What role could be played by electronic platforms? How can a marketing strategy for Russian Far Eastern goods be implemented, and a ‘Made in the Russian Far East’ brand be created to promote them on foreign markets?

      Moderator:
      Alexey TyupanovChairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR

      Panellists:
      Grigory BerezkinChairman of the Board of Directors, ESN Group
      Vadim MoshkovichChairman of the Board of Directors, Rusagro
      Masafumi NakadaPresident, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)
      Orkhon OnonChief Executive Officer, Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia
      Koji YonetaniExecutive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

      Front row participants:
      Sergey FedorovFirst Deputy Head, Far Eastern Customs Directorate, Federal Customs Service
      Alexander MeshcheryakovSenior Vice-President, Deputy Head of Corporate Block, Managing Director of International, Documentary and Transactional Business, Promsvyazbank
      Alexey NazarovPartner, Head of Strategy and Operation, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
      Maxim ProtasovHead, Russian Quality System
      Oleg SafonovHead, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
      Anna TsivilevaChairman of the Managment Board, Kolmar Sales and Logistics (KSL AG)

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building A

      level 8

      Conference hall 11

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      Pandemic Preparedness as a Condition of Sustainable Economic Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region

      The Asia-Pacific region is among the most vulnerable to the threat of pandemic. The spread of infection has an impact on many sectors, including trade, investment, tourism, medicine, and scientific and technological cooperation. Losses caused by new (highly pathogenic influenza, the Zika virus, coronavirus) and well-known (HIV/AIDS, dengue fever, malaria) infections in a region can amount to billions of dollars, but they can be avoided. To make this possible, rapidly growing economic and social links in the region should be accompanied by investment in strengthening epidemic warning and reaction systems, and in developing intergovernmental cooperation on a regional level. This will reduce the negative effects of pandemics on the economy and the progress of integration processes, and increase investment attractiveness. The key to increasing preparedness and the ability to react to a pandemic in the Asia-Pacific region lies in political commitment to cooperation in this area, developing collaboration between healthcare services, and scientific and technological cooperation in research and development to identify new means of diagnosing and preventing infection. Is the Asia-Pacific region prepared for the next pandemic? What weak points are there in existing systems for controlling epidemics in the region? Would it be possible to create a single international epidemic warning and reaction system in the region? What could Russia and other states in the region contribute to the creation of such a system? What are the priorities for scientific and technological cooperation between countries in the region in order to increase readiness to deal with the threat of infection? What incentives exist to encourage private sector investment in healthcare, scientific and technological cooperation to counter pandemics in the Asia-Pacific region?

      Moderator:
      Anna PopovaHead, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing

      Panellists:
      Oleg DeripaskaPresident, Member of the Board of Directors, RUSAL; Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Basic Element
      Qudsia HudaTeam Leader, Operational Readiness Team, Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR(CPI), World Health Organization (WHO)
      Luiz LouresDeputy Executive Director, Programme, UNAIDS
      Svetlana LukashDeputy Head of the Presidential Experts Directorate, Sherpa G20 Russian Federation
      Victoria PanovaVice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
      Alena PeryshkinaDirector, AIDS Infoshare Foundation
      Dang Quang TanDeputy Director, General Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health of Vietnam
      Zhao YangDeputy Director General, Department of Health and Quarantine Supervision, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ)

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 6

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      The Russia–China–Japan–US Quadrangle: Are There Opportunities for Cooperation?

      Valdai Club Session

      A session devoted to discussing new opportunities for multilateral cooperation in Asia. The context for such a discussion is provided by the continuation of ‘Russia’s turn pivot to the East’, changes in USA regional and global policy, the strengthening of the multifaceted partnership between Russia and China, and the spirit of cooperation pervading Russian-Japanese relations. Although contradictions and disagreements on important issues exist between the countries of the Asian region, Asia should not be allowed to become a region divided by zones of influence and competition between groupings of states. The refusal of the USA to participate in projects regarded by the previous administration as a means of containing China and, in part, Russia, could open up new opportunities for multilateral cooperation. Russia needs to further strengthen its position in Asia through collaboration with all of the important players in the region, and to engage them in projects to develop the Russian Far East and deepen its integration into regional and global markets. It is the relationships that exist within the Russia-China-USA-Japan quadrangle that could eventually become a basis for cooperation and coordination of interests which is beneficial to all. A practical agenda for such cooperation must be formed now, through substantive discussion of its participants’ approaches to the political and economic development of Asia and the world as a whole.

      Moderator:
      Edward LuttwakSenior Associate, Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS)

      Panellists:
      Edmund Gerald BrownGovernor of the State of California
      Andrei BystritskyChairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club
      Tadashi MaedaChief Executive Officer, Executive Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
      Igor MorgulovDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
      Stanislav VoskresenskyDeputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 8

      Business Dialogue

      Russia–ASEAN

      Throughout the 20-plus years of relations between Russia and ASEAN member states, particular attention has focused on trade. This year marks the launch of a range of projects in the Russian Far East that are being implemented with the participation of companies from ASEAN member states – in machine building, agriculture, timber processing, transport, and tourism. However, it is also crucial to concentrate on the considerable investment potential, which remains untapped. To ensure the success of projects undertaken in the Russian Far East with the participation of investors from ASEAN member states, unprecedented conditions have been put in place to ensure the highest level of convenience. The region is in a position to become a springboard for building cooperation between Russia and ASEAN countries. Special significance should be accorded to projects, which will create a multiplier effect, joint production based on the application of cutting-edge, innovative solutions, and breakthrough technologies targeted both at the local market and for export to countries experiencing continued growth in demand for products of this kind. It is vitally important to give due consideration to the opportunities presented by multilateral cooperation, whereby investors from several countries participate in a single project. What are the projects being realized in the Russian Far East by ASEAN member states? How can investors from several ASEAN countries be brought together for a single project? What barriers are currently impeding the flow of investment from ASEAN countries into the Russian Far East, and how can these be overcome? Which sectors feature the most promising projects for working together?

      Moderator:
      Sergey KatyrinPresident, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

      Panellists:
      Winichai ChaemchaengVice Minister of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand
      Cao Quoc HungDeputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam
      Timothy Patrick McNallyChairman of the Board of Directors, NagaCorp Ltd
      Alexander MisharinFirst Vice President, Russian Railways
      Didit RatamChairman of the Russia-CIS Committee, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
      Rowel S. BarbaUndersecretary, Management Services Group (MSG), Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of the Philippines

      Front row participants:
      Nonna KagramanyanVice-President for International Affairs, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
      Leonid PetukhovGeneral Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Anton SafronovMinister of Investment Development and Entrepreneurship of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
      Alexander ShokhinPresident, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
      Roberto de VeneciaChairman, Philippines-Russia Business Council

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building B

      level 6

      Conference hall 9

      Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

      Sport. What Will Be Done?

      A discernible feature of the Russian Far East is its remoteness from traditional spiritual and cultural centres – a remoteness which is keenly felt by its inhabitants. New facilities must be built, and existing ones modernized. Full use is not being made of the potential for international cultural cooperation, and the potential of Vladivostok as an outpost of Russian culture in Asia has not been sufficiently explored. It is vital to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of regional cultural projects, on both the Russian and the international stage. What needs to be done to improve residents’ satisfaction with the quality of cultural services? What are the priorities in terms of cultural growth and what projects will be implemented in the near future? What is the Russian Ministry of Culture doing to develop the cultural sector in the Russian Far East?

      Moderator:
      Alexey BobrovskyHead of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

      Panellists:
      Aleksandr FedosovDeputy Chairman of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory - Minister of Culture of Khabarovsk Territory
      Aleksandr KarelinThree-Time Olympic Champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling
      Valery KarpenkoDeputy Chairman of the Government of the Kamchatka Territory
      Pavel KolobkovMinister of Sport of the Russian Federation
      Yulia MiroshnikovaDeputy Head,The Federal Biomedical Agency
      Vasily TitovFirst Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank
      Marius VizerPresident, International Judo Federation (IJF)
      Yulia YefimovaThree-time Olympic Medalist, Five-time World Swimming Champion
      Anton ZaitsevАcting Deputy Prime Minister of the Sakhalin Region

      Front row participants:
      Yuri GrishanMayor of Magadan
      Tagir KhaibulaevRussian Judo Player, Olympic Champion 2012
      Aleksandr LesunRussian Pentathlete, Olympic Champion 2016
      Grigoriy SmolyakDirector, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 4

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Chemical Utilization of Oil and Gas in the Russian Far East: A New Business Niche?

      27% of gas reserves and 17% of oil reserves in the Asia-Pacific region are concentrated in the Russian Far East, and the level of development of known oil and gas deposits is extremely low and does not exceed 12%. In 2016, 25.5 million tonnes of oil and 26.7 billion cubic metres of gas were extracted in the region, the majority of which was exported in its raw state. The state has expressed its interest in plans for the deep processing of hydrocarbons in the Russian Far East. A number of Russian companies have announced the launch of major projects relating to the chemical utilization of oil and gas in Russia, including the construction of the Amur Gas Processing Plant, the Amur Gas Chemical Complex, and the Far Eastern Petrochemical Complex. The appearance of such projects fulfils preconditions for the creation of full-scale gas- and petrochemical clusters, which will be able to accommodate dozens of processing facilities. What is the existing potential for the production and consumption of the products of gas- and petrochemical companies in Russia and the Asia-Pacific region? Is the Russian Far East a competitive location for the development of the gas and petrochemical industry? Are Gazprom and Rosneft well positioned to create full-scale chemical clusters in the Russian Far East? What gas and petrochemical facilities are the most attractive for localization in the Russian Far East from financial and market perspectives? How can the formation of new value chains in the Russian Far Eastern gas and petrochemical industry be initiated?

      Moderator:
      Yermolai SolzhenitsynSenior Partner, McKinsey & Company

      Panellists:
      Ruben GevorkyanGeneral Director, Yakutsk Fuel and Energy Company JSC
      Lev GorilovskiyMember of the Board of Directors, Polyplastic Group
      Anton InyutsynDeputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
      Mikhail KarisalovMember of the Board, Chief Operating Officer, OOO SIBUR
      Boris KrasnovskiyGeneral Director, ESN LLC
      Ivan MenshikovGeneral Director, Member of Board, RNG
      Nikolay SabitovGeneral Director, JSC "Nakhodka Plant of Mineral Fertilizers"
      Igor SoglaevDirector of the Oil and Gas Chemistry Department in the Vice President Rank, Rosneft

      Front row participants:
      Igor AfanasyevChief Executive Officer, "Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk"
      Alexander GordeevChief Executive Officer, Amur Energy Company Ltd.
      Boris MordovkinGeneral Director, PSK Sakhalin
      Mikhail SlavkovInvestment Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Sandjar TurgunovMember of the Board of Directors, General Director, CREON Energy

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building B

      level 7

      Conference hall 5

      Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

      Lowering Energy Tariffs: The Impact on Projects

      A programme to lower energy tariffs in the Russian Far East was launched on 1 July this year. Although it is too early to discuss outcomes, the question for today is clear – how can the maximum benefit for the region’s economy be extracted from the programme, and used to increase competitiveness in the Russian Far East? Following the lowering of energy tariffs for businesses, in combination with easy transport accessibility in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Far East is attracting renewed interest, both from Russian investors representing the energy sector, and from industrial corporations in Korea, Japan, and China. Global and Russian experience of liberalizing the energy market suggests that the effectiveness of tariff lowering as a mechanism is heavily dependent on the quality of dialogue between economic stakeholders, and on striking a balance between the interests of the state and those of energy consumers. What direct and indirect effects will businesses in the Russian Far East experience as a result of lower energy tariffs? Can we expect growth in investment following reductions in the cost of electricity? What investment projects will receive fresh impetus once energy tariffs have been lowered to the Russian national average? The mechanism for lowering energy tariffs is set to operate for three years – what will happen after 2020? How will the decisions made impact energy development in the Russian Far East as a whole? Could this experience of reducing energy tariffs be applied to other kinds of business costs in the Russian Far East?

      Moderator:
      Stephan SolzhenitsynSenior Partner, McKinsey & Company

      Panellists:
      Anton FefelovDeputy General Director, Director for Economics and Finance, Zoloto Kamchatki
      Alesia KalinovaDeputy Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area, Head of the Department of Finance, Economy and Property Relations of the Chukotka Autonomous Region
      Vitaly KorolevDeputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
      Vyacheslav KravchenkoDeputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
      Alexander OsipovFirst Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Nikita SoinGeneral Director, Teplichny Complex Agro Invest
      Boris TitovPresidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights
      Sergey TolstoguzovDeputy Director General, Director of the Division «Far East», RusHydro PJSC
      Sergey ZhuravlevVice President of Government Relations, Polyus

      Front row participants:
      Yulia DogadushkinaHead of Infrustructure Projects, Consultnext
      Oleg DubnovVice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
      Alisher KalanovDeputy Head of the Venture Capital Investment Division, Head of the Development Block for Perspective Projects in the Fuel and Energy Complex, RUSNANO Management Company LLC
      Alexander KhurudzhiOwner, Energiya JSC; Head of the Project, Nabat
      Elena NesterovaGeneral Director, Investment Company Arlan
      Valentin SankoDirector for Energy Complex, Russian Railways
      Igor ShakhrayGeneral Director, Hevel
      Sergey ZyubrGeneral Director, Amurmetall

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 12

      Demographic Policy. New Residents in the Far East

      Residents of the Russian Far East: Demographic Development, a New Quality of Life, and New Opportunities

      Achieving stable population growth in the country’s Far East is a strategic challenge for Russia. The concept for demographic policy in the Russian Far East adopted by the Russian Government sets the objective of increasing the population of the macroregion to 6.5 million people by 2025, and increasing life expectancy to 76 years. To achieve this, a new quality of life will need to be established across every aspect of society. This means not just exceeding the national standard for Russia, but raising it to a level that is competitive with the quality of life in neighbouring countries. This needs to be done as quickly as possible, making use of all available resources. What measures need to be taken to stop the exodus of people from the region and secure population growth? What would make the Russian Far East a comfortable and attractive place to live? What most concerns residents of the Russian Far East? Which problems need to be resolved first?

      Moderator:
      Natalia PochinokRector, Russian State Social University

      Panellists:
      Igor BarinovHead, Russian Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs
      Olga GolodetsDeputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
      Nikolay KharitonovChairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
      Artur NiyazmetovDeputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
      Maxim TopilinMinister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

      Front row participants:
      Sergey BashkirovDirector, Interregional Charity Foundation "Dar Zhizni"
      Evgeniy ChekinChairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
      Valery FedorovDirector General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
      Sergey GabestroChairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of the Development of the Russian Far East; General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC
      Tatiana MalevaDirector, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
      Alexander PuzanovGeneral Director, Foundation Institute for Urban Economics
      Venidikt ReutovAn Old Believer, Emigrant from South America, Individual Entrepreneur
      Valentin TimakovDirector General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District

    • 06 September
      15:15—19:00

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 14

      ‘Intellectual Property: A Regional Development Tool’ International Forum

      Meeting of the Eurasian Patent Organization Administrative Council

    • 06 September
      15:15—16:45

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 15

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      International space projects in the Asia-Pacific region

      Today, the development of space-related activities and rapid progress in the field of applied space systems and research have created a solid foundation for intensifying international cooperation in this area. These trends are emerging most clearly in the Asia-Pacific region. What kinds of areas of space-related activity are of particular interest for cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region? How may regional international organizations assist in identifying and advancing large-scale, multilateral space projects?

      Moderator:
      Evelina ZakamskayaAnchor, Russia 24

      Panellists:
      Mamoru EndouSenior Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
      Yuriy KulchinDirector, Institute of Automation and Control Processes Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
      Yuriy MakarovDirector, Joint Department for Strategic Planning and State Space Programs, State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS
      Andrey TyulinGeneral Director, Russian Space Systems
      Kimia YuiAstronaut, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
      Tian YulongSecretary General, China National Space Administration (CNSA)

    • 06 September
      15:30—16:50

      Building A

      level 6

      ‘Far East Development’ exhibition. Investment projects presentation area

      Presentation of investment projects

      Investment Projects in Extraction and Processing of Minerals

      Mineral extraction remains the most important specialization of the Far East with immense reserves of gold, diamonds, ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Today, the value of the solid minerals reserves in the Far East amounts to USD 1.9 trillion. The work is already in hand on each of the directions, which will soon make it possible to significantly strengthen the position of the mining industry in the Far East and in Russia as a whole. A number of presentations focuses on unique, strategically important projects related to the production of high-quality coking coal, the development of deposits of non-ferrous and precious metals, as well as the construction of a mining and processing plant and a jewelry and lapidary cluster.

      Moderator:
      Andrey ZhurankovHead of the Analytical Group of the Press Center, News Agency TASS

      Panellists:
      Yuri GarashchenkoGeneral Director, Bystrinskaya Mining Company
      Georgy KolpachevDeputy General Director, Far East Investment and Export Agency
      Artem LevinDeputy General Director – Production Director, Management Company Kolmar
      Alesya MalykhinaChief Expert and Analyst, Noncommercial Organization Development Fund for Chukotka Autonomous District
      Petr MigalchanFounder, Khakandzhinskoe
      Olga PlotnikovaDirector, Economic and Direct Investments Development Fund of the Chukotka Autonomous region
      Alexander PolonyankinDeputy General Director for Strategy and Development, Russian Platinum
      Ivan StepanovGeneral Director, SAYBM
      Yury TyamushkinGeneral Director, VaninoTransUgol JSC

    • 06 September
      17:15—18:45

      Building D

      level 5

      Conference hall 12

      We Are Neighbours: Earning through Cooperation

      The Fight Against Social Inequality and Polarization in Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region

      The risks arising from growing social inequality have been discussed by international experts for a number of years. On the basis of UN data for 2017, it is clear that social inequality is far more pronounced than anyone had assumed: 3.6 billion people on the planet lack the basic essentials and many cannot afford to go to school or to visit the doctor. Reducing the scale of social inequality in the Asia-Pacific region will be of crucial importance in achieving the objective of reducing social inequality at the international level. What policies for reducing social inequality are being pursued by the countries of the Asia-Pacific region in order to protect disadvantaged groups? What programmes and ideas for reducing social polarization have already been implemented? Will these prove effective in the long-term? If not, what urgent steps must be taken?

      Moderator:
      Natalia PochinokRector, Russian State Social University

      Panellists:
      Valery FedorovDirector General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
      Oleg FomichevState Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
      Olga GolodetsDeputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
      Pavel KadochnikovPresident, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
      Elena MyakotnikovaCorporate Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
      Maxim TopilinMinister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation

      Front row participants:
      Olga EpifanovaDeputy Chair, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
      Tatiana MalevaDirector, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
      Evgeniy PodlesnyHead, Department of Social Policy of the Chukotka Autonomous Region
      Natalya ZubarevichRegional Program Director, Independent Institute for Social Policy (IISP); Senior Research Fellow, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

    • 06 September
      17:30—19:00

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 16

      Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?

      Protecting Investments and Creditors’ Rights in the Russian Far East: Strategic Changes

      Unique conditions have been created in the Russian Far East for investing and doing business, but in the absence of a trusted specialized institution for reviewing non-arbitrable disputes, foreign investors are still behaving cautiously. Today, reforms to the judicial system are under active consideration on a federal level, the initial results of arbitral reform have been achieved, and new plans for the Enforcement Code of the Russian Federation are in preparation. But are these measures enough?
      What global structural changes are necessary in order to ensure investment security and the confidence of foreign investors? Could the Russian Far East act as an experimental staging area for the work of specialized judicial institutions? What recommendations can be offered by investors in the Russian Far East, major creditors and foreign partners?

      Moderator:
      Vladimir GruzdevChairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia

      Panellists:
      Elena AvakyanExecutive Director, Non-Profit Partnership for Advancement of Corporate Law; Counsel, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
      Boris BoltyanskiyEditor-in-Chief, Pravo.ru
      Mikhail GalperinDeputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
      Tanaka MikioPartner, City-Yuwa Partners
      Boris TitovPresidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

      Front row participants:
      Elena BezdenezhnykhVice President, State Secretary, GR, Norilsk Nickel
      Roman FominSenior Managing Director of Legal Support Department of Legal Directorate, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
      Chanho LeeForeign Attorney, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
      Sergey MilanovPartner, Head of Asia Practice, Goltsblat BLP

    • 06 September
      17:30—19:00

      Building A

      level 3

      Conference hall 17

      Doing Business in the Russian Far East

      Investment Projects in the Fishing Industry: Where and How Are We Investing in the Russian Far East?

      Thirty percent of the aquatic bioresource reserves of the Asia-Pacific region are concentrated in the Russian Far East. In 2017, the Russian Government launched a fishing quota mechanism, under which fisheries are obliged to build either new fishing vessels in Russian shipyards or new seafood processing plants. A tryout for investment projects has also been announced. At the start of 2018, the winners of the competition will be awarded long-term licences to fish the Russian Far East for more than 500,000 tonnes annually of the most in-demand seafood resources on the Asia-Pacific market. To launch new investment projects for the existing players and for the entrance of new investors it is vital to facilitate the growth of companies' value in the industry. Which aquatic bioresources will be represented under the investment obligations, and how can interested parties become participants in the investment project competition? In which Russian shipyards can the construction of new fishing vessels be ordered? Do these have sufficient capacity to satisfy fishing industry demand, and would it be forward-looking to build new shipyards? Where in the Russian Far East will the construction of seafood processing plants bring the greatest benefit? The economics of investment projects for seafood processing in the Russian Far East – what role will be played by the ASEZ programme and the Free Port?

      Moderator:
      Yermolai SolzhenitsynSenior Partner, McKinsey & Company

      Panellists:
      Alexey BaygushinCo-owner, Interrybflot LLC
      Aleksey BelousFirst Vice President, Head of Project and Structured Financing Department, Gazprombank
      Sergey DarkinPresident, Pacific Investment Group (TIGR) PJSC
      Konstantin KorobkovChief Executive Officer, "Yuzhno-Kyrilsky Fish Factory" LTD (YKRK)
      Ilya ShestakovDeputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)
      Sergey SklyarVice President, Antey Group
      Vladimir ValterChief Executive Officer, "Terminal" Seroglazka"

      Front row participants:
      Alexander EfremovManaging Director, «Dobroflot» Group of Companies