Business programme

Life without Audits: A Reality or an Illusion?

16 Jun , 11:00–12:15
The Russian Economy: New Objectives and Horizons
Pavilion G, conference hall G7

State oversight is a key element of economic development in any country. Over the past few years, Russia has carried out reforms of control and oversight activities in an effort to find a balance between reducing the burden on business and minimizing the risks of harm to people’s lives and health. There has recently been greater integration between the legislative and executive authorities, prosecutors, and public organizations in this area. Today, the ‘cornerstone’ of the reform is the observance of the current moratorium on audits. Does the moratorium provide any real benefit for business? Are auditors ready for such changes? Is the Government planning to further reduce the supervisory burden? Is there a need for regulatory oversight? Why does the Government need feedback from business?

Vladimir Gerasimov, First Deputy General Director, Interfax Information Services Group

Andrei Vorobyov, Governor of Moscow Region
Dmitriy Grigorenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Government Staff
Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kalinin, President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA