Business programme

New Development of Siberia: A 21st-Century Megaproject

16 Jun , 10:30–11:30
The Russian Economy: From Adaptation to Growth
Pavilion H, conference hall H23 (2nd floor)

The development of Siberia is an integral part of the Russian Federation's sovereign economic development project. The region's strategic location as a gateway to the East, its expansive agricultural land, abundant untapped natural resources, and the potential to construct modern urban centres, together with the freedom to plan an efficient transport network, make Siberia a promising experimental site for creating infrastructure that promotes a higher quality of life, urban comfort and rapid industrial growth. It is important to achieve these objectives by 2035, during which time Siberia's contribution to the Russian economy will increase, alongside the creation of modern transport routes, upgraded urban centres and industrial logistics complexes. What are the tangible tools available for Siberia's development? What is the plan for territorial development, and how can global best practices be implemented in this region, often referred to as Russia's "pearl"?

Alexey Bobrovsky, Economic Observer

Elena Bezdenezhnykh, Vice President for Regional Policy and Government and Administration Relations, RUSAL
Dmitry Vakhrukov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexander Drozdov, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Andrey Klepach, Chief Economist, VEB.RF
Anatoly Popov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Sergey Tsivilev, Governor of Kemerovo Region – Kuzbass