Russia–Baltic States: Pathways to Trust and a Beneficial Partnership

06 Jun , 11:00–12:15
Business Dialogue
Pavilion G, conference hall G7

There is a great deal of potential for cooperation between Russia and the Baltic states; however, trust is currently at an insufficient level. Can the situation be turned around? What can be done to find a constructive and mutually beneficial solution to current problems? The answer is likely to be found in the economic arena. Dialogue on matters concerning transit, tourism, and ties between border areas and wider regions can provide an initial benchmark. This can then be supplemented with discussions on agriculture, energy, and other topics.

Igor Yurgens, Chairman of Advisory Board, Baltic Forum; Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development

Anton Alikhanov, Governor of Kaliningrad Region
Visvalds Busils, Chairman, NK Tehnologija
Jonas Viesulas, Director, FEROGAMA; Member of the Presidium, Lithuanian Confederation of Employers
Tiit Vahi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Port of Sillamae
Alexander Kolpakov, Chairman, Russia – Latvia Business Council
Igor Maksimtsev, Rector, Saint Petersburg State University of Economics
Victor Trigubko, Senior Vice President, Mechel
Sergei Cheryomin, Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India