Business programme

Russia–EU Relations: Responding to the Challenges of Time

03 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Pavilion F, conference hall F3

Sustainable development goals set standard and universal baseline both for government and business. Technologies and innovations developed and implemented by Russian and European companies directly facilitate reaching of such goals as “good health and well-being”, “affordable and clean energy”, “industry, innovation, and infrastructure” and contribute to many others. At the same time more and more companies set ambitious individual goals in ESG agenda, e.g. decrease carbon emission. In such spheres as wind energy Russian and European business already have strong background of cooperation, others like digital health, green transport and hydrogen create opportunities for the nearest future. How technologies of the fourth industrial revolution could contribute to the SDG? Which fields of industrial, scientific, and technological cooperation between Russia and Europe would be most beneficial for both parties? Could business serve as an example of best practices in sustainable development for public and civil society institutions? How to get access to green finance?

Johan Vanderplaetse, Chairman, Association of European Businesses; President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric

Igor Artamonov, Head of the Administration of Lipetsk Region
Arun Bansal, Executive Vice-president, Head of Market Area Europe and Latin America, Ericsson
Francois Jackow, Executive Vice President, Member of the Executive Committee, Air Liquide SA
Konstantin Kosachev, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Severstal
Simone Mori, Head of Europe and Euro-Mediterranean Affairs, Enel S.p.A.
Maksim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Leonid Fedun, Vice President for Strategic Development, Executive​ Member of the Board of Directors, LUKOIL
Vladimir Chizhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU
Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Ilya Polyakov, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosbank; Member of the Management Board, Societe Generale Group
Aleksandar Ruzevic, Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola HBC Russia
Alexander Shokhin, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)