Business programme

Quality of Life as a Key Driver of Contemporary Development

03 Jun , 17:00–18:15
The Human Factor in Responding to Global Challenges
Congress Centre, conference hall D2 (VEB Space)

The importance of human capital has grown markedly in the modern economy. Those who are able to attract the best staff are granted a key competitive advantage and enjoy high rates of growth. In recent decades, people have begun to place greater emphasis on quality of life, including with regard to health, the environment, and working conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has only consolidated this trend. Quality of life has therefore become the key factor in successful development. What is quality of life? How is it defined? How can the state, society and business help to improve the quality of life of citizens? What approaches and international best practices could be adopted most effectively in Russia?

Vladimir Mau, Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

Louise Dann, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Adviser of Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Marco Mira D'Ercole, Counsellor, WISE Centre (Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equality of Opportunity), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (online)
Maxim Oreshkin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Assistant Secretary-General, Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, United Nations Development Programme (online)
Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Igor Shuvalov, Chairman, VEB.RF

Front row participants
Mikhail Kuznetsov, Head of the Executive Committee, All-Russia People's Front
Nikolai Podguzov, Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank
Xenia Frank, Chair of the Supervisory Board, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation