Transformation of the International Labour Market: Meeting the Challenges

25 May , 16:30–17:45
Human Capital in the Digital Economy
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G7

Global supply and demand for talent continues to be out of balance. In many markets, blue collar, manufacturing, and middle management jobs are being rapidly displaced, while in other sectors businesses are struggling to fill IT engineering, digital management, and other highly skilled technology-based positions. What is underlying the skills gap in global markets and what steps can be taken to align talent with emerging employment opportunities? What should businesses and governments do to support workers transitioning from employment that is becoming obsolete, and which companies and economies have established effective programmes for retraining workers? Are governments adequately prepared to respond to such rapid and fundamental changes in labour markets?

Vladimir Gerasimov, First Deputy General Director, Executive Director, Interfax Information Services Group

Simon Bartley, President, WorldSkills International
Hans-Paul Buerkner, Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group
Andrey Volkov, Academic Policy Advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Vsevolod Vukolov, Head, Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud)
Kyriacos Kokkinos, Member of the Board of Directors, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency
Dmitry Peskov, Director, Young Professionals Department, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Agency for Strategic Initiatives)
Natalia Pochinok, Rector, Russian State Social University
Richard White, Vice President for Procurement and Sustainability, Anheuser-Busch InBev Europe
Julia Uzhakina, Director General, Rosatom Corporate Academy