Fiscal and Tax Policy as Factors Affecting Economic Growth

25 May , 10:15–11:30
Harnessing Russia’s Growth Potential
Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall D1

The end of 2017 signalled a turning point for the Russian economy, which re-emerged on a trajectory of sustainable growth. The predictability and stability of the state’s monetary and credit policy is of fundamental importance to investors, the business community and the regions. It is even more crucial given the anticipated changes to the tax legislation and the state budget, with the aim of achieving the goals set for the Russian economy. How can the tax system be further refined? What should business and investors expect? How should a balance best be struck between the interests of business and the state? How can continued stability in the fiscal system be ensured while continuing to fulfil the state’s social obligations? How can public spending be made more efficient? How are relations between government departments being developed with regard to fiscal issues?

Andrey Makarov, Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Taxes, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Mau, Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Anton Siluanov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Finance Minister of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Igor Lotakov, Country Managing Partner, PwC Russia
Nikolay Lubimov, Governor of Ryazan Region
Mikhail Orlov, Partner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia
Maksim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)