07 Jun , 12:00–13:15
Business Dialogue
Pavilion G, conference hall G1

2019 should be a historic year in the development of Russian-African relations. The summit of heads of state in October should take place amidst record growth in Russian exports to Africa. Russia is interested in new markets and international alliances more than ever before, while Africa has solidified its position as one of the centres of global economic growth in recent years. In this context, the countries need to rethink the approaches, mechanisms, and tools they use for cooperation in order to take their relations to the next level as their significance grows in the new conditions of world politics and economics. What steps are needed to give a new impetus to bilateral economic relations? What are the key initiatives and competencies that can create a deeper strategic partnership between Russia and African states?

Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa
Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Isabel Jose dos Santos, Chairman, Unitel SA
Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Dmitry Konyaev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, URALCHEM JSC
Benedict Okey Oramah, President, Chairman of the Board of Director, The African Export Import Bank

Front row participants
Sylvie Baipo-Temon, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Central Africans Abroad of the Central African Republic
Nikita Gusakov, General Director, EXIAR
Boris Ivanov, Managing Director, GPB Global Resources
Nataliya Zaiser, Chair of the Board, Africa Business Initiative UNION; Executive Secretary, Russian National Committee, World Energy Council (WEC)