Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge
Panel Session
Pavilion 3, Amphitheatre

Russia is the world’s fourth largest energy consumer with an energy intensity several times higher than that of other comparative economies. The Russian Government has set the goal of a 40% reduction of energy intensity by 2020, but to realize this ambition will take some EUR 230 billion in investment. What government support measures and financial incentives are required to advance this policy initiative? Can the private sector alone drive the adoption of energy efficient technologies and how can the interdependency of public and private sector agendas best be managed to achieve optimum savings?

Michael Stoppard , Chief Strategist, Global Gas, IHS Energy

Dr. Hans-Paul Buerkner , Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group
Anton Inyutsyn , Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Rustam Minnikhanov , President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Andrey Murov , Chairman of the Management Board, FGC UES JSC
Henri Proglio , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, EDF
Roman Starovoyt , Head, Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor)
Sergei Stepashin , Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Housing and Utilities Reform Fund
Jean-Pascal Tricoire , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric
Dimitris Tsitsiragos , Vice President, New Business, International Finance Corporation

Nikolay Grachev , Vice-President, Executive Director of Energy Efficiency Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
Andrey Chibis , Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation


Key moments

"The key message should be to look at the whole supply chain for everybody, for both producers and consumers, but also to make sure that prices really reflect the scarcity of energy".
Dr. Hans-Paul Buerkner
"To answer the question of who is faster, business or the government, I believe that if the government fails to create favourable conditions, we won’t be able to achieve our goals no matter how efficient business is'.
Roman Starovoit
"Our competitiveness [in Russia] will depend on our ability to meet international standards".
Rustam Minnikhanov