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?
Philip Sterkin , Editor of ‘Economy’, Vedomosti
Nurakhmet Dzhanabekov , Chairman of the Board, SEZ Seaport Aktau
Yu Dezhi , Director, Harbin Economic and Technological Development Zone
Oleg Kostin , Vice President, Gazprombank (Joint-Stock Company)
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Dominique Fache , Director, Sophia Antipolis Foundation; Chairman, Russian Technology Foundation (RTF)
He Shushan , Chairman, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)