Realizing Russia’s Potential
Panel discussion
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.1

In recent years we have witnessed new trends in regional integration across global markets. While aimed at enhanced economic growth and prosperity, there is a fear that regional integration could lead to increased protectionism. Can regional integration be a path towards a functioning, sustainable global economic system; and in particular how might the widening and deepening of the Common Economic Space (CES) and Russia’s accession to the WTO accelerate global integration? Is Europe and/or Asia the priority for deeper regional ties?

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

Tatiana Valovaya , Member of the Board - Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Kairat Kelimbetov , Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Alexander Rahr , Program Director, Berthold Beitz Center for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Central Asia, German Council on Foreign Relations
Andrey Slepnev , Deputy Chief of Government Staff; Director, Project Management Department, Government of the Russian Federation
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Reiner Hartmann , Head of Moscow Representative Office, E.ON Global Commodities SE; Chairman of Honorary Council, AEB
Alexander Shokhin , President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Alexander Dynkin , Member and Secretary of the Department of Global Problems and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Jean-Pierre Thomas , President, Thomas Vendome Investment
Igor Finogenov , Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank
Igor Yurgens , President, All-Russian Union of Insurers


Key moments

The problem is that in the financial sector, while markets are global, regulations are national.
Alejandro Jara
The focus of Eurasian integration has become even more obvious and significant.
Viktor Khristenko
In my view, both deepening and expansion — that kind of integration — are the real route to the global economy.
Andrei Kobyakov