Business programme

Occam’s Razor: Reviving Business in the Post-COVID Era

03 Jun , 15:00–16:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Congress Centre, conference hall B3
In partnership with PwC

It is hard to argue with the principle, “entities should not be multiplied without necessity” when it comes to spurring economic recovery. A key issue for policymakers and business leaders is to identify what the priorities should be, and what hindrance to business growth can be eliminated. How might recovery measures offer an opportunity to adjust and rebalance the relationship between the public and private sectors, between business and society, between shareholders and stakeholders, and between company employees and management? What investments should be prioritized, and how might accelerating digital transformation offer solutions? And should innovation and creativity be viewed as the most important criteria for a successful business in the post-COVID era?

Vladimir Gerasimov, First Deputy General Director, Executive Director, Interfax Group

Daron Acemoglu, Economist, Co-author of the Book "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty" (online)
Irina Bokova, Member of the Board of Directors, Independent Director, PhosAgro; Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO (2009-2017)
Brett King, Founder, Executive Chairman, Moven (online)
Alexey Kudrin, Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Tim Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Arconic Corporation
Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC (online)
Benedikt Sobotka, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG); Co-Chair, Global Battery Alliance (GBA)