Human Capital and Talent Development
Panel Session
Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre

It is the goal of many countries to create an innovative society and achieve economic competitiveness. Are high living standards a prerequisite for the development of innovations, or are they irrelevant, with other factors coming to the fore? How can a system be built for the strategic development of the country and its regions, taking these two points of view into consideration? How can the interests of business, the public, and the authorities be balanced? How and by what means can economic growth be ensured? Do today’s political conditions promote or impede the attainment of these strategic goals?

Vladimir Kvint , Chair of Financial Strategy Department, Moscow School of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

Alexey Abramov , Head, The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology
Abel Aganbegyan , Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences
Sergey Darkin , President, Public Joint Stock Company Pacific Investment Group (PJSC TIGR)
Lilyana Pavlova , Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria
Georgy Poltavchenko , Governor of St. Petersburg
Vladimir Shamakhov , Director of the North-West Institute of Management, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Front row participants
Valery Makarov , Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences; Director, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Vladimir Okrepilov , Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences; General Director, State Regional Centre for Standardization, Metrology, and Testing in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region
Elena Ulyanova , Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy and Strategic Planning of Saint Petersburg
Alexander Tsybulskiy , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation


Key moments

It’s important to concentrate resources on the country’s strategic priorities, and implement only those that have a competitive advantage.
Vladimir Kvint