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May 2018
22 June
Panel discussion

FREE ECONOMIC ZONES: AS EFFECTIVE AS EXPECTED?

14:45-16:00 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1


The primary objective of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is to improve the investment climate of a country while enhancing the development of select high-tech sectors. However, a review of the 3000-plus SEZs located in 135 countries demonstrates that more than half of the operating projects worldwide have proven ineffective. What steps should be taken to increase the efficiency of SEZs worldwide?


Moderator:
Philip Sterkin, Editor of ‘Economy’, Vedomosti
Panelists:
Yu Dezhi, Director, Harbin Economic and Technological Development Zone
Nurakhmet Dzhanabekov, Chairman of the Board, SEZ Seaport Aktau
Dominique Fache, Member of the Board of Directors, Sophia Antipolis Science Park in Nice
Oleg Kostin, Chief Executive Officer, Special Economic Zones JSC
Wilfred Loo, Vice-President, JURONG Consultants
He Shushan, Chairman, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)

Highlights

Свободные экономические зоны не могут быть озером в пустыне, это развитие страны в целом.

Dominique Fache
Member of the Board of Directors, Sophia Antipolis Science Park in Nice

Only the state is capable of creating a project whose aim is the inflow of new technologies.

Oleg Kostin
Chief Executive Officer, Special Economic Zones JSC

The special economic zone is like a child. You don’t just give birth to a child and then leave it alone, you have to nurture and grow the child, until it matures.

Wilfred Loo
Vice-President, JURONG Consultants

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