Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge
Panel Session
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2 Innovation Hall

With Korea, Japan, and China in aggregate accounting for more than 70% of global output, the world has a big stake in the success of these economies. But each of Asia’s ‘Big Three’ is resource poor, and Russia has a significant opportunity to expand its economic partnerships in the region. What strategies should Russia pursue as it looks to build a bigger economic footprint in Northeast Asia? How might economic ties develop over the next five years?

Yermolai Solzhenitsyn , Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Ruslan Alikhanov , President and Chief Executive Officer, FESCO
Fyodor Andreev , President, ALROSA
Manabu Kato , Chief Representative in Moscow Office, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Alexey Likhachev , Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Munkhbat Nanjid , Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of Mongolia
Maxim Sokov , Chief Executive Officer, En+ Group


Key moments

"A kind of new, qualitative shift occurred during the President’s visit to China (…) We have really opened up new horizons in terms of more intensive investment in technological cooperation, based on technologies that already exist in both China and Russia".
Alexey Likhachev
"We can offer them [our Asian partners] resources and infrastructure, as well as significant intellectual capital. In turn, they can offer us such practical things as technology, capital with no political strings attached, and their support".
Ruslan Alikhanov
"The policy [for the Far East] should not be based on social or political factors, but on economic realities".
Fyodor Andreev
"It’s at the juncture of competitive advantages where we must structure our collaboration with our partners in China and other Asian countries".
Maxim Sokov