Programme

Share and Earn: The Sharing Economy

26 May, 11:45–13:00
The Global Economy in an Era of Change
Congress Centre, Conference Hall B2

The sharing economy is a fast-growing socioeconomic model that facilitates the rational use or exchange of resources. It reduces the burden on the environment while enabling people from various countries to earn additional income. The companies operating in this sphere generally see profits of up to 15% of total turnover, with the remaining benefit going to users. The development of the sharing economy has brought a number of changes to society: the creation of a digital ecosystem with the participation of millions of consumers, the emergence of the ‘online reputation’ phenomenon, allowing strangers to trust each other, ‘thanks’ system guarantees, consumers prioritizing use over ownership, and the development of microentrepreneurship. What opportunities and risks does the development of the sharing economy entail? What impact does it have on traditional business models? How is regulation in this area developing?

Moderator
Karen Kazaryan, Director, Institute for Internet Research

Panellists
Nicolas Brusson, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, BlaBlaCar
Andrey Verbitsky, Regional Managing Director for Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Israel, Airbnb
Artem Ermolaev, Minister of the Government of Moscow; Head, Department of Information Technologies, Government of Moscow
Elena Ivashentseva, Senior Partner, Baring Vostok Capital Partners
Marc-Andre Kamel, Partner, Leader, Global Retail Practice, Bain & Company
Dominic Fean, Vice President for Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Daniil Shuleyko, Managing Director, Yandex.Taxi

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