05 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Business Dialogue
Congress Centre, conference hall B1

In 2020 the entire world has lived through the age of critical changes and unpredictability. The coronavirus pandemic significantly changed the economic landscape both globally and regionally by impacting international economic relations; and cooperation between Russia and Japan was no exception to this rule. In 2020, trade volume between the two countries reached USD 16.2 billion, which is 20.4% lower than in the previous year. However, during the pandemic, both Russian and Japanese companies proved that their business can adapt quickly and be resilient to the new environment. How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect economic and business cooperation between Russia and Japan and how can this impact be mastered? What is the role of the ‘Eight-Point Cooperation Plan’? Can it lead to a quantitative and qualitative transformation of economic ties between the two countries? What can become an additional stimulus for launching joint projects in new areas, in particular, in healthcare, digital technologies and green economy, as well as for developing partnership for the purpose of embracing new technologies? How can trade and investment flows be expanded and diversified? What contribution can business make to the process of slowing down climate change?

Session broadcast in Japanese

Shigeru Murayama, President, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the NIS (ROTOBO); Special Advisor, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (online)
Alexey Repik, Chairman, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm

Masami Iijima, Director, Mitsui & Co Ltd (online)
Hirosi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (online)
Fumiya Kokubu, Chairman, Japan-Russian Committee for Economic Cooperation, Federation of Economic Organisations Keidanren; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Marubeni Corporation (online)
Sergey Pavlov, First Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways
Maksim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Nobuhiko Sasaki, Chief Executive Officer, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) (online)
Roman Trotsenko, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation
Yoshihide Hayashizaki, President, Chief Executive Officer, Mirai Genomics (online)
Vladislav Shapsha, Governor of Kaluga Region
Vadim Shvetsov, General Director, Sollers Group

Front row participant
Vadim Kulikov, Director, International Fund of Technological Development