Realizing Russia’s Potential
Panel discussion
Pavilion 4, Hall 4.3

In order for Russia to develop knowledge-intensive industries, it must nurture its domestic education system while implementing measures to attract highly qualified talent from across the globe. What areas of expertise will be of most use to the Russian economy in the near future, and what can Russia learn from other BRICS economies in attracting highly qualified specialists?

Dmitry Peskov , Director, Young Professionals Department, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Agency for Strategic Initiatives)

Andrei Volkov , Academic policy advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Sergei Guriev , Rector, New Economic School
Zoya Zaitseva , Regional Director for Central Europe and Central Asia, Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd (QS)
Edward Crawley , Founding President, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Dmitry Livanov , Minister of Science and Education of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Pryanishnikov , President, Microsoft in Russia
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Stanislav Shekshnia , Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD

Sergey Vorobiev , President, Co-Founder, Ward Howell
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Natalya Ionova , Vice-President, Human Resources, Evraz Group S.A.
Isak Frumin , Academic Advisor, Institute for the Development of Education, National Research University of the Higher School of Economics


Key moments

Education should be led by its purpose, which is served by society – by its country.
Louisa Wong