SHAPING A NEW ERA IN RUSSIAN INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURING: DOMESTIC MARKET OR EXTERNAL EXPANSION?
Recent years have seen dramatic shifts in the global landscape, compelling the Russian government to re-examine its domestic economic and industrial policies and implement development programmes designed to spur domestic production. At the same time, businesses are cultivating new markets and revamping technological infrastructure to create a “new reality” for Russia’s manufacturing and export sectors. Can the combination of adverse external pressures and the corresponding introduction of import substitution policy measures drive the advancement of cutting-edge, world-class industries? Which sectors hold the most promise, and how can this be realized? What role should the government play in supporting Russia’s traditionally strong industries, and what should be left to market forces?
Yermolai Solzhenitsyn , Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Igor Borovikov , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Softline
Alexander Galitsky , Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Alexander Dynkin , Member and Secretary of the Department of Global Problems and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Anatoly Karachinsky , President, IBS Group
Albina Nikkonen , Executive Director, Russian Venture Capital Association
Dmitry Peskov , Director, Young Professionals Department, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Agency for Strategic Initiatives)
Jean-Philippe Platteau , Professor of economics, University of Namur; Director, Centre of Research in the Economics of Development (CRED)
Andrei Fursenko , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Aleksander Yakovenko , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland