Creative Business Forum

What Will Russia Come Up with Next?

02 Jun , 14:30–16:00
Creative Business Forum
Plenary Session
Pavilion G, Passage Hall
In partnership with Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

There is an increasing struggle, in today’s global world, to find creative people capable of creating new ideas and launching truly innovative projects. Cities are being transformed from ‘factories of goods’ into ‘factories of talent’, while heritage and cultural diversity are becoming as critical a resource as oil and gas. In a world where people are the ‘new oil’, the competitive countries are the ones that not only get things done but also invent. Russia is historically known for its rich cultural heritage and bold, creative ideas, while the ingenuity of its craftsmen is legendary. Now Russia needs to develop an environment and ecosystem where talent and creative projects can thrive, so that we can share our creativity with the rest of the world. What Russian products are in demand internationally? How can we take on global competition? What barriers are there to entering foreign markets? What role can foundations and business play to support this?

Tinatin Kandelaki, General Producer, Match TV

Timur Bekmambetov, Director, Producer, Screenwriter; Founder, Bazelevs
Gulnaz Kadyrova, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kapkov, Head of the Centre for Culture Economy, Urban Development and Creative Industries Research, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Sergey Novikov, Chief of the Presidential Directorate for Social Projects
Yuliana Slashcheva, Chairman of the Management Board, Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio; General Director, Gorky Film Studio; Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Animated Film Association
Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Sergey Shnurov, General Producer, RTVI; Musician, Poet
Olga Yarilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation