Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
Panel Session

Despite a moderation in growth rates, China and other Asian economies will remain the principal drivers of global economic growth in the long term, and this presents Russia with an opportunity to invest in a number of infrastructure projects and create specialized development platforms to further integrate with the Asia-Pacific region. While there is enormous potential, much needs to be done to capitalize on the pivot east. What first steps should be taken to build a stronger foundation of success for deepening economic ties? How are projects being funded and what sectors stand to benefit? And, in particular, what role can government and policymakers play in attracting Asian investment to the Russian Far East?

Alexander Ivlev , Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY

Peter Voser , Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Ltd
Alexander Galushka , Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Paul Rollinson , President, Chief Executive Officer, Kinross Gold Corporation
Alexey Chekunkov , Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Alexey Chichkanov , Executive Vice-President, Head of the Public–Private Partnership Center, Gazprombank
Alexey Yakovitskiy , Global Chief Executive Officer, VTB Capital Holding

Pavel Grachev , Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Sergey Tolstoguzov , Director General, RAO Energy Systems of the East


Key moments

If we can replicate here the best experience I truly believe Russia can leverage to much more opportunities.
Paul Rollinson
Finally Asia is turning into the “second Europe”, meaning that this is also an exporter of capital.
Alexey Yakovitskiy
The starting point is that we need a plan, a framework in which we can develop the supergrid.
Peter Voser