Despite a moderation in growth rates, China and other Asian economies will remain the principal drivers of global economic growth in the long term, and this presents Russia with an opportunity to invest in a number of infrastructure projects and create specialized development platforms to further integrate with the Asia-Pacific region. While there is enormous potential, much needs to be done to capitalize on the pivot east. What first steps should be taken to build a stronger foundation of success for deepening economic ties? How are projects being funded and what sectors stand to benefit? And, in particular, what role can government and policymakers play in attracting Asian investment to the Russian Far East?
Alexander Ivlev , Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Peter Voser , Chairman of the Board of Directors, ABB Ltd
Alexander Galushka , Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Paul Rollinson , President, Chief Executive Officer, Kinross Gold Corporation
Alexey Chekunkov , Chief Executive Officer, Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund
Alexey Chichkanov , Executive Vice-President, Head of the Public–Private Partnership Center, Gazprombank
Alexey Yakovitskiy , Global Chief Executive Officer, VTB Capital Holding