Business programme

Lessons Learned during the Pandemic – Stories of Business Successes and Failures

04 Jun , 12:00–13:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Pavilion G, conference hall G2

A reluctance to admit one’s mistakes, either to oneself, or to others, can greatly hinder personal development, and experience does not merely imply living through an event. Indeed, it is vital to also reflect upon experiences in order to develop. The past year provided more opportunities than any other in recent history to acquire new experience, be it personal, professional, or social. The conclusions drawn would be enough to fill multiple textbooks covering all areas of life. What impact has this difficult period had on people? What managerial challenges have been faced, and what practices have proven to be effective? Have people’s attitudes towards success and failure changed in any way? What are the main lessons that can be drawn from the events of 2020, and how can this experience be applied in the future?

Andrey Sharonov, President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Jan Dunning, Chairman of the Management Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Magnit
Mikhail Karisalov, Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, SIBUR
David Manzini, President for Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Caucasus and Central Asia, PepsiCo
Jim Rogers, Independent Director, PhosAgro; Chairman, Beeland Interests Inc.
Kristina Tikhonova, President, Microsoft Rus
Peter Herweck, Chief Executive Officer, AVEVA Group plc
Vladimir Chirakhov, President, Chairman of the Management Board, Sistema
Alexander Shevelev, Chief Executive Officer, Severstal Management