Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks
Sberbank Session
Pavilion 8A, Congress Hall

The era of exponential growth in many emerging economies increasingly looks to be receding into history, setting off a debate on the potential merits of new approaches to economic policy. In the case of Russia, the country can continue to seek the optimum balance and speed of integration into the international economic space; secondly it needs to set its priorities and strike the right balance between traditional and more knowledge-intensive industries over the medium term, and finally, it will need to manage the classical debate on the government’s role in the economy. What is the correct path for Russia to deliver the next generation in growth? What problems must be overcome as the government takes strong action to resolve macroeconomic problems, yet introduces necessary liberalization measures which are important for long-term economic stability? What steps should be taken to attract investment to modernize the economy while increasing competitiveness?

Herman Gref , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank

Dominic Barton , Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
Charles Wyplosz , Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Sergei Glazyev , Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
Alexey Kudrin , Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Lord Mandelson , Chairman, Global Counsel LLP
Anton Siluanov , Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Alexey Uljukaev , Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Anatoliy Chubais , Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation
Vladimir Yakunin , Chairman of Supervisory Board, DOC Research Institute; Doctor of Political Science


Key moments

"One of the key challenges for the Russian economy is diversifying the economy of innovations".
Herman Gref
"We have to require more accountability from those who manage resources, make decisions, and shape policy through their actions".
Sergei Glazyev
"Institutional reforms and more rational use of existing revenues by the state could stimulate economic growth significantly".
Alexei Kudrin