Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge
Panel Session
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2

With the US reshoring manufacturing capacity and China seeking to move beyond labour-intensive production, the global industrial landscape is undergoing fundamental shifts. Facing stiffer global competition – but possessing a well-educated, highly skilled workforce and rich in energy resources – what approaches might Russian industrialists and policymakers learn and adopt from the US, China, and others to shore up competitiveness? What immediate steps should be taken to put Russia on a path towards reaching its industrial potential?

Ekaterina Trofimova , Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)

Manfred Eibeck , Chief Executive Officer, Russian Machines
Evgeny Gavrilenkov , Chief Economist, Managing Director, Sberbank CIB
Andrey Guryev , Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board, PhosAgro
Luca Caruso , Partner, Director, Bain & Company
Yaroslav Lissovolik , Chief Economist, Member of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Denis Manturov , Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alexander Misharin , First Vice President, Russian Railways
Andrey Slepnev , Deputy Chief of Government Staff; Director, Project Management Department, Government of the Russian Federation


Key moments

“It is impossible to develop industry without fixed assets or full-scale technological upgrades.”
Denis Manturov
“The first part of putting things in order is deciding on the focus of our monetary policy. This shouldn’t just be a bunch of targets…it should be a low inflation rate.”
Evgeny Gavrilenkov
“Machine building is one of the cornerstones of Russian industry and it will continue to be so in the future.”
Manfred Eibeck