Russia: Seizing the Opportunities
Panel Session
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1

Russian policymakers have made the transition from an economy heavily dependent upon commodity exports to a more diversified model characterized by innovative, value-added production as a priority objective. What industries stand to benefit first from such a restructuring? How might such a strategy position Russia in the global division of production? What practical measures should be taken first to bring this industrial policy to fruition?

Sergey Brilev , Anchor, Deputy Director, Russia TV Channel; President, The Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas

Siegfried Wolf , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russian Machines Corporation
Denis Manturov , Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Paul Meehan , Regional Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Bain & Company
Henri Poupart-Lafarge , President of Transport Sector, Executive Vice-President, Alstom
Alexei Rakhmanov , President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Andrey Sapelin , First Deputy Chairman, State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Vladislav Soloviev , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board, RUSAL
Victor Tolokonsky , Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
Vladimir Yakunin , Chairman of Supervisory Board, DOC Research Institute; Doctor of Political Science

Front row participants
Ruslan Grinberg , Director, FSBIS «Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences»
Sergey Sidorsky , Member of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board (Minister) in Charge of Industry and Agriculture; Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honourary Professor, Belarusian State University of Transport


Key moments

All countries today are seeking to create added value at home. The time for simply supplying your products to the market has passed.
Denis Manturov
The government cannot be the main driver of development; the driver of development should be the private sector.
Victor Tolokonsky
Mega-projects with state participation are the only alternative to entrenched structural overreliance on energy and commodities in the Russian economy.
Ruslan Grinberg