Business programme


03 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Business Dialogue
Congress Centre, conference hall B2

Several years have passed since the first Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum. The continued degradation of Western-style globalization systems, which has accelerated due to onset of the coronavirus pandemic crisis, has changed the shape of the Russia’s business strategy in Africa. The most important areas of Russia–Africa cooperation in the near future are healthcare, food security, infrastructure projects, education, and science. What results will Russia and Africa bring to the next Summit, planned for 2022? What business strategies will benefit both Russian and African interests? Which Russian investment projects are already being implemented in the African continent, and how is the Russia–Africa partnership mechanism and toolkit developing?

Irina Abramova, Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

H.E. Rania Almashat, Minister of International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt
H.E. Sarah Agbor Anyang, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission (online)
Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa
Dmitry Konyaev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, URALCHEM
Kirill Lipa, General Director, Transmashholding
Igor Morozov, Member of the Committee for Economy Policy of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation
Edouard Ngirente, Prime-Minister of the Republic of Rwanda
Firmin Ngrebada, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic
Sergey Pavlov, First Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways
Alexander Saltanov, Chairman, The Association of Economic Cooperation with African States

Front row participants
Rene Awambeng, Director & Global Head, Client Relations, Afreximbank
Nikita Gusakov, Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR; Senior Vice President, Russian Export Center
Joshua Phoho Setipa, Managing Director, United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries
Aleksei Chepa, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation