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

The Russian Government seeks to spur competition amongst regions to develop sound, comprehensive investment projects to attract global investment. But to create dynamic business environments, leaders must create multicompany, multisector economic clusters that are mutually supportive in spurring growth and development. What more should be done to stimulate investment into regions, and what practical measure can be taken to build momentum for this approach?

Alexander Ivlev , Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY

Anatoly Artamonov , Governor of Kaluga Region
Stanislav Voskresensky , Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexander Galushka , Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Oleg Deripaska , President, Member of the Board of Directors, RUSAL
Vladimir Dmitriev , Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Sergey Ivanov , Senior Vice President, Sberbank
Paul Rollinson , President, Chief Executive Officer, Kinross Gold Corporation

Gleb Nikitin , First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Igor Finogenov , Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank


Key moments

“The idea “we take care of our investors just like parents look after their own children” should be followed every day. We should take care of investors. And over time, such investors mature and start paying taxes and creating jobs”.
Anatoly Artamonov
“We believe that, even in the current climate, growth is possible. But we [business] need support”.
Oleg Deripaska
“The main challenge is that if we want to see the dynamic development of the Russian Far East, we should focus on winning the Asia-Pacific market”.
Alexander Galushka