Business programme

Unlocking the Production Potential of Russian Companies

16 Jun , 09:00–10:00
The Russian Economy: From Adaptation to Growth
Pavilion F, conference hall F21 (2nd floor)

Following the departure of Western manufacturers and the restrictions imposed by many governments on exports to Russia, nearly all sectors have been tasked with increasing output and expanding their product range. However, due to capacity constraints, companies in Russia are often unable to respond quickly and ramp up the production of high-quality products. The closed foreign capital markets have exacerbated the problem, making it difficult to raise funds needed to expand production. In any case, building plants is a long process and in order to respond quickly to the challenges faced by industry in Russia today, we need to ensure that the full potential of existing production assets is unlocked by improving the quality of manufactured goods, accelerating the launch of new products, and increasing labour productivity and equipment effectiveness. Do asset owners, including the government, have an adequate understanding of the production potential of the assets they manage? How can we minimise the risks associated with the loss of expertise and access to high-tech production technologies? How can we ensure the smooth and effective implementation of improvements to production processes? How important is the role of digital technologies in the drive for efficiency? How can we motivate management to implement systematic and long-term change? How can we enhance work culture and accountability for the end result? What role can the government play to incentivize improvements in production efficiency and quality?

Andrey Kuzmin, Partner, Acting Head of Consulting, Technology and Transactions, B1 Group of Companies

Omar Ahmed Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology of the United Arab Emirates
Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Anna Orlova, General Director, All-Union Research Center for Transport Technologies; Director of Scientific and Technical Development, Research and Production Corporation United Wagon Company
Nikita Ryblenkov, General Director, Novostal-M
Alexander Tarabrin, Deputy Chairman, VEB.RF
Anatoly Khramtsov, Deputy General Director - Chief Engineer, Russian Railways
Evgeny Chernyakov, Deputy General Director for Sales and Operations, Severstal
Mikhail Yurchuk, Deputy CEO for Government Relations, Atlas Mining (JSC “UMMC”)

Front row participant
Alexander Kobenko, Member of the Board of Directors, ACRON HOLDING