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May 2018
23 May
Panel Session

EXPANDING INDUSTRIALIZATION: A TOOL FOR BROAD-BASED REGIONAL GROWTH

09:45-11:00 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1


The higher cost of doing business in capital cities coupled with the shortage of skilled labour and congested infrastructure is prompting international businesses to shift attention to the regions when entering or expanding industrial operations in Russia. But to fully capitalize on this trend, regional governments must better prepare the business environment. What government measures are presently lacking, and how should industrial zone systems be improved? How can start-up costs be better managed, and what incentive schemes can be expanded upon to maximize foreign investment?


In cooperation with Russian Railways
Moderator:
Michal Rutkowski, Russia Head, World Bank
Panellists:
Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
Eckhard Cordes, Chairman, Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations
Michael Harms, Chairman of the Management Board, Russian-German Chamber of Commerce
Sergey Morozov, Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Svetlana Sagaydak, Senior Vice-President, Sberbank
Alexey Uljukaev, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways
Front row participant:
Vladimir Gruzdev, Governor of the Tula Region

Highlights

“Building Europe without Russia is difficult. Building Europe against Russia is impossible”.

Eckhard Cordes
Chairman, Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations

“It is development of the infrastructure that can drive a rise in the GDP, even from the perspective of existing economic growth theory (…) For society it doesn’t matter what GDP figures we demonstrate; matters how well we live”.

Vladimir Yakunin
President, Russian Railways

At this time

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Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks Panel Session

INVESTOR HEATMAP: SHIFTING STRATEGIES FOR PRIVATE EQUITY AND SOVEREIGN WEALTH

09:45-11:00 Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.1
Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks Arena

THE COMMODITY DEMAND CYCLE: STRATEGIES TO ADJUST TO A NEW NORMAL?

In cooperation with RUSAL

09:45-11:00 Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.3
Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks Arena

THE SHIFTING FORTUNES OF THE MEGA CITY GROWTH ENGINES

09:45-11:00 Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2 Innovation Hall
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Business Roundtable

THE CIS: MODERN REALITY AND THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINED DEVELOPMENT

09:45-11:00 Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre
Managing Disruptions and Embracing Change Panel Session

THE CHANGING MAP FOR GLOBAL GAS

09:45-11:00 Mercedes Bar
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Briefing

FOSTERING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST

09:45-11:00 PepsiCo Café
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

THE NATIONAL RATING OF RUSSIAN REGIONS: INITIAL RESULTS

09:45-11:00 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

BUILDING LONG-TERM INVESTOR PARTNERSHIPS FOR RUSSIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE AGENDA