Congress Centre, Conference Hall D1

Prospects for the development and diversification of economic cooperation between the BRICS countries, and opportunities to expand market access amongst the five economies are priority agenda items for the BRICS Business Forum. Discussions will also focus on national development programmes and instruments to facilitate investment activities, as well as the role of the BRICS New Development Bank in supporting promising areas such as infrastructure, energy, and others.

Sergey Katyrin , President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Anatoly Aksakov , Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Financial Markets; President, Association of Regional Banks of Russia (Association ‘Russia’)
Sergey Bednov , General Director, Expocentre
Sergey Vasiliev , Deputy Chairman, Member of the Management Board, State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Kundapur Vaman Kamath , President, New Development Bank (NDB)
Natalya Komarova , Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Shiv Vikram Khemka , Vice Chairman, SUN Group
Alexey Likhachev , Chief Executive Officer, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Mzwandile Collen Masina , Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Alexander Misharin , First Vice President, Russian Railways
Anna Nesterova , Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, GlobalRus Trade
Naushad Darius Forbes , President, Confederation of Indian Industry; Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall
Dmitriy Shugaev , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, International Affairs, Rostec State Corporation


Key moments

The most important thing we need to do in the BRICS context is to figure out a strategy for human capital.
Shiv Vikram Khemka
I think BRICS can play a very important role in the coming decades, if we are able to coordinate and work together in an organized way, creating growth on the planet, helping to create jobs, food security, and other kinds of security, as well as geopolitical security.
Shiv Vikram Khemka