Business programme

The Greater Eurasian Partnership in an Era of Technological Transformation

03 Jun , 15:00–16:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

The world is entering a new technological and economic paradigm, in which the biggest factors will be full digitalization, green growth, and the automation of management systems. The events of 2020 only served to highlight the importance of such a transition, and the considerable influence once held by the multinational financial giants is now shifting towards big tech. The ensuing battle for leadership in the digital sphere will involve a balance of cooperation and competition, which will in turn determine economic growth. This process will not only involve corporations, but governments too. For a region as vast and as diverse as Eurasia, the process will bring with it critical risks, but also excellent opportunities to work together. Leading Eurasian economies are responding by pushing forward a range of regional transformation initiatives in order to ensure a secure technological transition. Could these initiatives be combined in the interests of the entire continent? How might the EAEU’s vision of a Greater Eurasian Partnership develop in light of the new reality?

Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission
Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
Philippe Pegorier, Correspondent in Russia, MEDEF International; Member of the Management Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Anatoliy Chubais, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for relations with international organizations to achieve sustainable development goals
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)