Global Economy: New Challenges and Shifting Horizons
Panel Session
Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre

The economic development of the Arctic – particularly as it relates to the sustained extraction of hydrocarbons – will require extensive infrastructure construction, robust transport logistics, new fleets of ice breakers and tankers, as well as communications systems and industrial operations that can stand up to the harsh climate. What technical, scientific and industrial knowhow in the subarctic regions can be leveraged in the development of the North? How are these challenges leading to new innovations in the sector, as well as potentially fostering stronger international and interregional cooperation amongst regional players?

Charles Robertson , Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

Leonid Belyaev , Deputy Minister for Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation
Alexander Misharin , First Vice President, Russian Railways
Esko Mustamaki , Managing Director, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc.
Viktor Olersky , Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Alexander Olshevsky , Head, Federal State Institution ‘Sevmorput’ Administration’
Andrey Patrushev , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Projects Development, JSC Gazprom Neft
Alexei Texler , First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Sergey Frank , President, Chief Executive Officer, PAO Sovcomflot
Alexander Tsybulskiy , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Artur Chilingarov , President, Interregional Non-governmental Organization 'Association of Polar Explorers'


Key moments

If we do not utilize Arctic resources, it is apparent that it will not be possible to provide the world with sustainable development.
Sergey Frank
For Russia today, the Arctic is a geostrategic priority. Considering the scale of the Arctic territory Russia occupies, the country has no other option but to become the leader in research and development of this region.
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Human capital will be the most limited resource in resolving the economic problems of the Arctic.
Sergey Frank
The Arctic region must be seen as a new national mega-project.
Alexander Tsybulskiy