Expanding Economic Horizons: Catalysts for the Advancement of Youth Entrepreneurship in the CIS and the EAEU

17 Jun , 12:00–13:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G5

The shifting geopolitical landscape has spurred the emergence of novel economic spaces and avenues of development across various regions worldwide. In the face of economic sanctions and adversarial rhetoric from unfriendly countries, Russia has redirected its focus towards strategically significant and dependable partners. The well-established and time-tested cooperation among the EAEU countries has demonstrated its efficacy and now holds vast potential for economic advancement among all member states. Today, bolstering integration processes involving the business communities of CIS and EAEU nations is of utmost importance: fostering new formats, investing in promising ventures, and nurturing innovation and initiative. At the core of this vision for business consolidation lies youth entrepreneurship, where individuals are keenly interested in forging fresh channels of communication and establishing robust economic ties. Achieving this necessitates the implementation of effective tools and mechanisms to facilitate mutually beneficial interactions and incentivize collaborative initiatives. How can stakeholders involved in interstate economic integration navigate the process of establishing multi-channel connections? Which avenues prove to be the most effective and beneficial for each party? How can one steer clear of misguided and unpromising paths? What mechanisms and tools should be developed or upgraded to ensure synchronized growth of youth entrepreneurship across EAEU countries? What barriers and limitations exist, and how can they be overcome? Are there sufficient resources and willingness among market participants and government entities to facilitate these endeavours?

Evgenia Chernoskulova, Presenter, Correspondent, Znaniye Russian Society

Denis Ashirov, Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Alexei Beloshitsky, Executive Director, Competence Center of NTI in the Field of "Technologies for Storage and Analysis of Big Data", Lomonosov Moscow State University
Aidar Bulatov, Founder, Factory of Entrepreneurship
Stanislav Korolev, Director, The SCO National Center for Public Diplomacy
Sergey Lebedev, Vice President of Government Relations, AliExpress Russia
Sergey Mikhnevich, Executive Secretary, EAEU Business Council; Managing Director for International Multilateral Cooperation and Integration, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
David Monastyrsky, Chief Economist, Financial Market Strategic Development Department, Chairman of the Youth Council, Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia)
Daniyar Turusbekov, Director, Organizational Support and Protocol Department, Eurasian Economic Commission
Maxim Chereshnev, Chairman of the Board, Council for the Development of Foreign Trade and International Economic Relations; Member of the General Council, All-Russian public organization "Business Russia"

Front row participants
Alina Vdovina, Development Director, Captains of Russia Charity Program
Mikhail Paley, Head, All-Russian Movement "Inspirers"