Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
Panel Session

Rich in commodities and possessing a strong logistics infrastructure, a number of Russian industrial sectors have the opportunity to leverage import substitution policy initiatives to move up the value chain and expand technical-based and automated production. What sectors are best positioned to move up the value chain, and what are the barriers to accelerating greater value-added production that is competitive on a global scale? What financing options do Russian firms – both major corporations and SMEs – have as they seek to revamp their operations to move into value-added production?

Charles Robertson , Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

Emmanuel Babeau , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric
Bertrand Bonvin , President, Russia and Belarus, Philip Morris International (PMI)
Mikhail Delyagin , Director, Institute for Problems of Globalization
Viktor Evtukhov , State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kalinin , President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Dmitriy Konov , Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding
Sergey Nedoroslev , Chairman of the Board, Kaskol Group
Dmitry Osipov , Chief Executive Officer, Uralkali
Elena Panina , Deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation; President, National Research Institute for Economic Strategy; Chairperson, Moscow Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Yuri Slyusar , President, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)
Vladislav Soloviev , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board, RUSAL
Alexander Shestakov , President, Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia