Global Economy: New Challenges and Shifting Horizons
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2

Although entrepreneurs in Europe and Russia face different sets of challenges, their aspirations to foster economic growth and innovation remain the same. Building upon research of the World Economic Forum and the Global Agenda Council project on Russia, this interactive workshop will bring participants from Europe and Russia together to explore ideas and best practices in developing entrepreneurial ecosystems. What are the key bottlenecks for fostering entrepreneurship in Russia? What should be government’s role in promoting a culture of entrepreneurship, and how can Russia best adopt a growth model powered by entrepreneurs and driven by a culture of innovation?

Andrew Chakhoyan , Head of Eurasia, World Economic Forum

Arkady Dvorkovich , Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Kostygin , Сhairman of the Board of Directors, Ulmart
Martina Larkin , Head of Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Team, World Economic Forum
Carlos Moreira , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, WISeKey
Andrey Nikitin , Acting Governor of Novgorod Region
Hanna Aase , Founder, Wonderloop
Sergey Solonin , General Director, FINTECH Association
Boris Titov , Presidential Commissioner of the Russian Federation for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights

Oleg Goshchansky , Chairman and Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Alexander Ivlev , Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Michael Calvey , Senior Partner, Baring Vostok Capital Partners
Marina Kolesnik , Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Dmitry Korobkov , Chairman of the Board of Directors, ADV
Murad Sofizade , Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, TravelTipz
Stanislav Shekshnia , Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD
Nicholas Chitov , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Housing Finance Bank Russia


Key moments

Russia has managed to achieve considerable progress in promoting business innovations, and we’re still building on that record of success.
Arkady Dvorkovich