Russia’s New Horizons
Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.1

As Russia accelerates its integration with surrounding East Asian economies, Russian investment activity in East Siberia is on the rise. But both private sector and sovereign Japanese, Korean, and Chinese financial institutions can make significant strategic gains by participating in Siberian development. What are some of the key regional projects that will be soon coming on stream? How might international players participate in and benefit from Siberia’s development, and what must Russia do to improve the investment climate in the region?

Yermolai Solzhenitsyn , Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Bing Hu , Co-Chief Executive Officer, Russia-China Investment Fund
Artem Volynets , Chief Executive Officer, SAPINDA CIS
Vladimir Dmitriev , Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Tadashi Maeda , Managing Executive Officer, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Pavel Grachev , Chief Executive Officer, Polyus
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)


Key moments

Western money will end up there as long as there is an attitude of trust. It is high time we got it together and, at the upper end, do everything possible to cultivate positive relations with our neighbours to the south and make major investments. It is also our main hope that this money is invested directly into the region. Our colleagues from the southern countries shouldn’t fret about owing assets in our country. Nothing bad will happen.
Artem Volynets
We, the development corporation, the structures for which we are responsible, the development fund for the Far East and Transbaikal, the structures we’ve formed with the Chinese investment corporation, and the joint fund, all should aim to raise funds and private investment. The scale of this is enormous.
Vladimir Dmitriev
The Far East has matured towards a more headlong state policy with respect to subsurface resource management, especially in regards to solid mineral resources.
Vitaly Nesis
The central government (federal government) has to put lots of money into transportation infrastructure so that business people can come. I hope that the outdated legislation that has been hindering development of local business will be finally cleared up.
Hu Bing