Business programme

Digital Business and New “Lifeforms” Post-COVID-19

04 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Congress Centre, conference hall D3

For the past year businesses have been operating under new restrictions and requirements imposed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The commercial sector is adapting to the new normal by transitioning to remote working. The government has not only taken steps to support small and medium sized enterprises, but has also worked to develop a digital business ecosystem to address the challenges of our times, including a new corporate relations system. How is the digital ecosystem making it easier and safer to do business? Is remote working already the standard option? What services enabling contracts to be signed and implemented remotely might be offered in the future? How should this new economy be taxed, and what social protection is available to self-employed people working remotely? How can self-employed people compete for government contracts? What skills and new knowledge do businesses need in order to compete? Could an infrastructure offering affordable turnkey IT services for remote working be put in place, and if so, how would it look? How has the coronavirus changed corporate regulation, including with regard to new terms concerning bankruptcy?

Alexander Ivlev, CIS Managing Partner, Deputy Regional Accounts Leader for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY

Svetlana Balanova, Chief Executive Officer, National Media Group
Tatyana Ilyushnikova, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Pravdivyy, Chief Executive Officer, Avito
Aleksandr Sobolev, Director for Strategy and Business Development, MegaFon
Artem Sokolov, President, The Association of Internet Trade Companies (online)
Julia Solovieva, Managing Director, Google Russia

Front row participants
Dmitry Komissarov, General Director, MyOffice (online)
Savva Shipov, Deputy General Director - Director for Digital Transformation, URALCHEM