Realizing Russia’s Potential
Business round table
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1

There are a number of recent developments and industry-specific initiatives aimed at spurring Russian–European business and industrial collaboration, including Russia’s membership in the WTO, EurAsEC, and the Customs Union. Moreover, progress has been made towards signing and implementation of the Russia–EU Partnership for Modernization. What are the key factors affecting the formation of a common socio-economic space between Lisbon and Vladivostok and what measures should be undertaken to accelerate diversification of economic relations between Russia and the EU?

Esko Aho , Prime Minister of Finland (1991–1995); Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries

Peter Balas , Deputy Director General for Trade, European Commission
Victor Vekselberg , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renova Group; President, Skolkovo Foundation
Peter Loescher , President, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG
Alexey Likhachev , Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Frans van Houten , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board and Executive Committee, Philips
Anatoliy Chubais , Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation

Key moments

The EU and Russia can collaborate to achieve things. I think we are bright enough. We can help each other chart the right course for the future.
Esko Aho
The key task for the European Union today is, of course, the immediate and maximum acceleration of political integration.
Anatoly Chubais