Russia: Seizing the Opportunities
Panel Session
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2 Innovation Hall

To expand domestic productive capability, Russia must rely on the dynamic capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit of business leaders. However, supporting policies that assure ample access to finance and free movement of labour – along with incentives for local governments to be innovative in delivering the needed social infrastructure – are just a few of the precursors to providing the right foundation for success. Which regions have found success in offering the right formula to attract investment and sustain growth? And how can these models be replicated in other regions?

Alexander Ivlev , Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY

Stefanos Vafeidis , General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia
Alexander Galushka , Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Vladimir Dmitriev , Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Sergey Ivanov , Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Klaus Mangold , Chairman of the Supervisory Board, TUI
Alexander Misharin , First Vice President, Russian Railways
Andrey Murov , Chairman of the Management Board, FGC UES JSC
Maurizio Patarnello , Chief Executive Officer, Nestle Russia and Eurasia Region

Front row participants
Boris Dubrovsky , Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Georgy Kalamanov , Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation


Key moments

We are focused on supporting entrepreneurs and private business. That’s exactly the mission of VEB and the Bank of Development.
Vladimir Dmitriev
The issue of infrastructure not always depends on the regions. In this regard, much hinges on the federal centre and the investment climate.
Sergei Ivanov
I believe that the future of Russia will certainly be linked to raw materials, the energy sector and manufacturing. Also, building a strong value-chain is crucial.
Klaus Mangold