European and Eurasian Integration: Possibilities for a New Interface

Panel Session
Congress Centre, Conference Hall B2

The Eurasian Economic Union can become a development hub for a more encompassing ‘Big Eurasia’ project. Today’s agenda is extremely urgent for all concerned parties, with particular attention being paid to energy, transport and infrastructure, migration, and other issues. Many in European business are ready to cooperate and there is an interest in developing relations with EAEU economies. How can structural cooperation between the EU and the EAEU be fostered and is it possible to strike a comprehensive cooperation agreement? Will the global surge in protectionism impact the feasibility of a ‘Big Eurasia’ project?

Tigran Sargsyan , Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission

Vache Gabrielian , Vice Prime Minister, Minister of International Economic Integration and Reform of the Republic of Armenia
Sergey Karaganov , Dean, School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics; Honorary Chairman of the Presidium, Council on Foreign and Defence Policy
Alexander Machkevitch , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eurasian Resources Group S.a.r.l. (ERG)
Philippe Pegorier , President, Alstom Russia; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Antonio Fallico , President, Conoscere Eurasia Association; Chairman, Board of Directors, Banca Intesa
Viktor Khristenko , President, Business Council, Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Front row participants:
Evgeny Vinokurov , Director, Centre for Integration Studies, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Grigory Rapota , Secretary of State, The Standing Committee of the Union State
Jean-Pierre Thomas , President, Thomas Vendome Investment
Frank Schauff , Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses