Programme

Russia–France

25 May, 12:00–13:30
Business Dialogue
Pavilion F, Conference Hall F3

Russia and France have a history of bilateral relations that goes back centuries. How are economic relations between the two countries evolving, and what are the expectations of the captains of industry on both sides? Can restrictions in trade and finance be mutually lifted, or have the parties adapted to the sanctions? Where are the reserves of our economies hidden? How may a historical friendship be transformed into economic growth and the development of an innovative economy? Are there any opportunities for increasing the mutually beneficial transfer of technology? What are the prospects for bilateral cooperation as part of the digital transformation, and Russian-French cooperation in building the industry of the future and modernizing urban infrastructure? Are Russian and French companies in third-country markets competitors or partners?

Moderator
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Panellists
Anatoly Artamonov, Governor of Kaluga Region
Oleg Belozerov, Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Olivier Brandicourt, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi
Victor Vekselberg, President, Skolkovo Foundation
Pierre Gattaz, President, Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF)
Andrey Guryev, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, PhosAgro
Kirill Dmitriev, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Benoit Potier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Air Liquide SA
Patrick Pouyanne, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Total
Frederic Daniel Sanchez, Chairman of the Executive Board, Fives SA
Gennadiy Timchenko, Founder, Main Shareholder, Volga Group
Wilhelm Hubner, Chairman of the Management Board, Auchan Holding SA

Front row participants
Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Region
Dmitry Korobkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ADV
Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer, Engie
Luc Nadal, Chairman of the Management Board, GEFCO Group
Elena Panina, Deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Frederic Oudea, President, European Banking Federation; Chief Executive Officer, Société Générale
Emmanuel Faber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Danone SA
Andrey Filatov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tuloma Investment Company LLC

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