Securing the Future
Pavilion 4, Hall 4.3

The ongoing European financial crisis, elections in several major G8 countries, political instability in the Middle East, and volatile energy prices are just a few of the factors contributing to economic uncertainty. What are the key risks and opportunities for the global economy – in particular for major emerging economic powers – over the coming 12 to 18 months?

Sergei Guriev , Rector, New Economic School

Cevdet Akçay , Chief Economist, Koç Financial Services and Yapı Kredi
Dr. Lúcio Vinhas de Souza , Sovereign Chief Economist, Moody’s Investor Services
Oleg Vyugin , Member of the Board of Directors, Independent Director, Rosneft; Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Simeon Djankov , Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Bulgaria
Alexey Kudrin , Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Yaroslav Lissovolik , Chief Economist, Member of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Dr. Jun Ma , Managing Director, Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank in China
Vladimir Mau , Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Alexei Moiseev , Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Roland Nash , Senior Partner and Chief Investment Strategist, Verno Capital
Peter Ong , Head of Civil Service Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance Permanent Secretary (Special Duties), Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Singapore
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)


Key moments

The problem is not that the debt is too large; but that the debt was evidently not created and used effectively enough.
Oleg Viyugin
No serious crisis prevention measures were taken this year.
Alexei Kudrin
This is a crisis of the traditional welfare state. It is impossible to get out of this crisis while saving the welfare state - which is what a significant part of Europe has been doing up to now.
Vladimir Mau
Admittedly, the demographics, competitiveness and fiscal policy of Europe are inconsistent.
Vladimir Mau