Business programme

Northern Sea Route: New Challenges

15 Jun , 09:00–10:15
The World Economy at a Global Turning Point
Congress Centre, zone A, 3rd floor, conference hall A

The Northern Sea Route stands as the paramount transportation artery that connects the vast expanse of Russia's Arctic territories, serving as a vital link between the Northwest and the Far East regions of the country. In the face of mounting sanctions, disruption of existing logistical chains, and shifts in traditional markets, the Northern Sea Route presents a fresh window of opportunity to foster the development of these territories and forge robust partnerships with friendly countries. Additionally, its advancement will unlock new avenues for Russian companies to export their goods in the Asia-Pacific markets, while concurrently addressing a multitude of economic, demographic, social, and political challenges that confront the nation as a cohesive entity. What specific measures must the government implement to ensure the sustained viability of Arctic navigation for the years ahead? What strategic actions should be undertaken to guarantee the safety of navigation along the NSR? How can we alleviate congestion in the Eastern Polygon and along the Baikal-Amur Mainline? What mechanisms exist presently to enhance the efficiency of collaboration among shippers, shipowners, authorities, and infrastructure operators? Is there a collaborative alliance among authorities, shippers, and shipowners to accomplish the targeted cargo flow along the NSR? Is the realization of year-round navigation on the NSR in the near future a plausible endeavour?

Sergey Brilev, President, The Global Energy Association

Sergey Anoprienko, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
Vladislav Kuztetsov, Acting Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region
Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Secretary, State Council of the Russian Federation
Alexey Likhachev, Director General, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Sergey Frank, Chairman of the Council of Participants in Navigation on the NSR; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sovcomflot
Alexey Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Andrey Chibis, Governor of Murmansk Region