Russia’s New Horizons
Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre

Russian regions are responding with different approaches as they become increasingly exposed to the global marketplace while also re-orienting their industries in the aftermath of the Crisis. As a result, neighbouring regions need to work together and create beneficial synergies to gain competitiveness and establish more sustainable models in the face of a rapidly changing and highly challenging international environment. How should regions manage the duality of competition and cooperation when dealing with other regions? What should policy makers do to encourage greater preparedness as regions become more exposed to international markets?

Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Oleg Goshchansky , Chairman and Managing Partner, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Vladimir Knyaginin , Vice President, Strategic Research Center Foundation
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)

Key moments

Russian regions are fighting a battle for 1980s-style investment, following the 1980s logic: we allow access to our markets, expecting new businesses to be established on these markets in return. But the war for investment in the 2000s, 2010s, and perhaps 2020s, is about access to talent.
Vladimir Knyaginin
What the regions need to do now is join together; ideally, to get the centre of a market in their area. And if that’s not possible, they need to join together with whoever is acting as the nucleus for the process of creating a market.к
Vladimir Knyaginin
Raising investment is a sport where you have to run faster than the others.
Oleg Goshchansky
The state is also an investor and it invests its funds like anyone else, the difference being that its benefits take the form of taxes and social well-being within its territory.
Alexander Smekalin