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June 2017
22 May
Business Roundtable

THE FUTURE FOR CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.3


In recent years, there has been a rapid development in trade, economic, and cultural links between Russia and the United Kingdom, and 2014 has been declared the UK–Russia Year of Culture. Between 2009 and 2012, exports from Britain to Russia grew by more than 75% and from Russia to Britain by 65%. Tourism between the two countries has also increased. What steps are needed to broaden this bilateral economic and cultural exchange? Which branches of industry benefit the most from this increase in bilateral trade and investment?


Moderator:
Liam Halligan, Columnist, Telegraph Media Group; Editor-at-Large, Business New Europe
Panellists:
Makram Azar, Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking, Barclays
Marina Loshak, Director, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Lord Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel; European Commissioner for Trade (2004–2008)
Herbert Moos, Deputy President, Chairman of Management Board, VTB Bank
Roger Munnings, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce; Independent Director, Sistema
Mikhail Shvydkoy, The Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation

Highlights

"The first condition is one of stability and predictability, and that needs to happen first for investors outside Russia to be attracted to invest in Russia".

Makram Azar
Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking, Barclays

"One of the great dangers of doing business in Russia is not to take the time to understand the position of your interlocutor".

Roger Munnings
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce; Independent Director, Sistema

"Until relatively recently, many investors and people in business really regarded the Russian economy, the Russian market, as a must-be place to be present, that’s capable of changing".

Lord Mandelson
Chairman, Global Counsel; European Commissioner for Trade (2004–2008)

At this time

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.1
Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks Arena

THE CASHLESS SOCIETY TO DELIVER IMPROVED ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY AND TRANSPARENCY

In cooperation with Citi

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.2
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

PROSPECTS FOR BOLSTERING PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT IN RUSSIA

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2 Innovation Hall
Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks Panel Session

THE IMPORTANCE OF OPEN DATA FOR ENTERPRISE AND DEVELOPMENT

In cooperation with World Bank

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.3
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

TECHNOLOGY’S PROMISE FOR RUSSIA’S OIL FUTURE

11:45-13:00 Mercedes Bar
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A THREE TIER PENSION SYSTEM IN RUSSIA

11:45-13:00 PepsiCo Café
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

UNLEASHING RUSSIA’S TALENT POOL TO DEVELOP ITS COMPETITIVE STANDING

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1
Managing Disruptions and Embracing Change Panel Session

THE BROADENING IMPACT OF EMERGING MARKET CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY

In cooperation with MTS

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2
Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks Panel Session

SMART IMMIGRATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.3
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

REALIZING THE RUSSIAN ECONOMIC DREAM – THE FUTURE OF RESIDENTIAL OWNERSHIP

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.4
Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge Panel Session

STRATEGIZING IN RUSSIA AND IN THE WORLD: WAGERING ON THE INDIVIDUAL