BUSINESS PROGRAMME FOR THE SECOND EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM
12:45 - 14:15
Conference hall 10
Economic Policy in Russia’s East: What’s Next?
Vladivostok Free Port: Successes and Challenges. Putting Our Heads TogetherThe 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?
Oleg Goshchansky — Chairman, Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Irina Olkhovskaya — First Deputy General Director - Commercial Director, "Port Management Company" - management company of "Vostochny Port"
Denis Sarana — Member of the Board of Directors, JSC “Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port”
Alexander Shumatov — General Director, Children’s Health Centre
Dmitry Voloshenko — Chairman of the Board, Composite Shipbuilding
Front row participants:
Dmitry Alexeev — General Director, DNS
Yury Chayka — First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
Sergey Fedorov — First Deputy Head, Far Eastern Customs Directorate, Federal Customs Service
Alexey Golovko — General Director, Far Eastern Transport Group
Aleksey Karnovich — General Director, Mega LLC
Sergey Khodov — Commercial Director, DUK Avesta LLC
Dmitry Makarenko — General Director, Artayar
Evgeniy Panin — Director General, Vostok LPG
Denis Tikhonov — General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Yevgeny Virtser — General Director, DB Engineering
Pavel Volkov — State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East