Russia’s New Horizons
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2

Over the past several decades regional economic integration has become an integral part of the global economic processes going hand-in-hand with globalization; and regional economic integration is expected to accelerate over the coming years. As with many other regions, economic integration in the post-Soviet space continues in parallel to a globalization of regional activities. What are the opportunities for synergies between the European and Eurasian integration processes in light of the prospective formation of the Eurasian Economic Union by the beginning of 2015? Can the universal character of regionalization lead to the formation of an all-inclusive single economic space?

Viktor Khristenko , President, Business Council, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Peter Balas , Deputy Director General for Trade, European Commission
Erik Berglof , Director of the Institute of Global Affairs, The London School of Economics and political Science (LSE)
Tatiana Valovaya , Member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Angel Gurría , Secretary-General, OECD
Kairat Kelimbetov , Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Philippe Le Houerou , Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Valery Muntiyan , Government Plenipotentiary for Cooperation with the Russian Federation, States-Participants of CIS, EurAsEC and other Regional Groupings
Alexander Rahr , Program Director, Berthold Beitz Center for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Central Asia, German Council on Foreign Relations
Igor Shuvalov , First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Alexey Likhachev , Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Igor Maksimtsev , Rector, St. Petersburg State University of Economics
Igor Petrishenko , Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation; Special Representative of the Republic of Belarus for Integration in the Union State, Eurasian Economic Union, Commonwealth of Independent States, and Collective Security Treaty Organization
Vladimir Salamatov , Director General, World Trade Center Moscow
Andrei Spartak , Director, All-Russian Market Research Institute OJSC


Key moments

We are building a Eurasian economic union based on WTO principles. It will also follow best legal practices and OECD principles.
Igor Shuvalov
The world’s future will be decided in a dialogue between integration structures, and it will also depend on the effectiveness of these very structures and this dialogue.
Viktor Khristenko
We live in a world where the cost of distance is disappearing.
Pascal Lamy