Programme

From Carbon to Oxygen: The Economy of a New Era

25 May, 16:30–17:45
Harnessing Russia’s Growth Potential
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall B1

The global economy is setting new trends and dictating new working conditions in the Russian forestry industry. What will drive its development, and what direction might investors choose as they identify their market niche? How can the realities encountered by project initiators, such as environmental concerns, high-tech innovations in production, the availability of raw materials, and reforestation commitments, as well as costly credit lines, best be addressed? How can market participants capitalize on the current opportunities? How can the environmental responsibilities of producers and consumers be balanced in selecting and transitioning to new biomaterials in construction, trade, and energy? What could stimulate businesses and the general population to use environmentally responsible wood materials, as has been the case in developed economies, and as these materials become increasingly important in a world still dominated by concrete and petroleum-based products? What is our contribution to living conditions for future generations?

Moderator
Dmitry Guberniev, Anchor

Panellists
Pavel Bilibin, Senior Vice President, Director of Wood Processing Complex, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Zhou Liqun, General Manager, China Chengtong International Investment Ltd.
Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Zakhar Smushkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ilim Group
Xu Xiangchun, Vice General Manager, Metallurgical Corporation of China Ltd.
Ali Uzdenov, Senior Vice President, JSFC Sistema

Front row participants
Alexander Idrisov, President, Founder, Strategy Partners Group
Denis Kondratyev, Member of the Supervisory Board, Self-Regulating Social Organization, League of Waste Paper Processing Companies
Oleg Kuvshinnikov, Governor of the Vologda Region
Igor Orlov, Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Anatoly Safronov, First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SFT Group LLC
Alexander Uss, Acting Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
Alexander Shestakov, President, Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia

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