Business programme

Eurasian Regional Partnership in the Post-COVID Era

03 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

In this era of change, tried-and-tested projects that bring countries together are particularly valuable. In the 8th–9th centuries, the Volga trade route connected Western Europe to modern-day Iran. Today, this route is needed more than ever, and with modern capabilities it could be extended to Indian ports. What potential exists for traditional Eurasian partners to cooperate on a North-South corridor, free trade, technology, and new digital platforms? What are the prospects for consolidating national technological development programmes in the region?

Fyodor Lukyanov, Academic Director, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club; Chief Editor, Russia in Global Affairs Journal

Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of India (online)
Hamid Zadboom, Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Iran; Head, Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI)
Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, Astana International Financial Center
Shahin Mustafayev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Veronika Nikishina, General Director, Russian Export Center
Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission

Front row participant
Dmitry Volvach, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation