BUILDING OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY IN RUSSIAN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
Public procurement makes up between 13% and 20% of GDP for economies worldwide, thereby having a significant impact on the allocation of public funds and on economic growth. Ensuring efficient and effective government purchasing is a key part of the reform agenda for many countries, including Russia, which recently introduced an electronic trading platform for public procurement. How has Russian and international business taken to this innovation and what further improvements should be made? How successful have other major economies been in truly opening up their public sector procurement to both domestic and international players?
Alexander Lyubimov , General Director, RBC-TV
Sergey Gabestro , General Director, Fabrikant.ru LLC
Anton Getta , Advisor to the Head of the Executive Committee, All Russia Peoples Front
Lidiya Nikiforova , Chairman of the Board, Guild of Domestic Specialists on Government and Municipal Orders
Victor Stepanov , Vice President, OPORA Russia; Director General, RTS-Tender
Alexander Yastrib , Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, Bank of Moscow