Business programme

Partnerships in Eurasia: New Opportunities

16 Jun , 17:00–18:15
The New Economic Order: Responding to the Challenges of the Time
Pavilion F, conference hall F3

The economies of Eurasia are facing some serious challenges: inflationary risks, issues concerning food and energy security, and growing geopolitical tensions. The climate agenda and the technological transformation that it entails are as important as ever. The daunting tasks that the countries and companies of Eurasia currently face must be solved by reformatting the traditional institutions of international trade and finance on which the global economy has been based for decades. Solutions are needed that will enable Eurasian nations to effectively respond to these challenges. This new reality only increases the importance of creating the Greater Eurasian Partnership, which will be comprised of separate sub-regional partnerships that are akin to building blocks of a future pan-Eurasian structure that is based on the common interests of its participants as well as mutual technological, logistical, and infrastructure proposals. The necessary solutions, many of which already began taking shape during the pandemic, involve strengthening regional integration, developing new tools for trade financing and settlements in national currencies, digitalizing trade and transport routes, solving problems related to technological sovereignty, and cooperative projects based on the best technologies. What sustainable development priorities can be addressed through partnerships in Eurasia? What is the potential for reducing risks associated with food and energy security through cooperation in Eurasia? Are the economies of Eurasia partners or competitors in the context of global technological transformation? Can partnerships in Eurasia make up for weakening multilateral mechanisms? What is needed to create sustainable infrastructure for regional cooperation?

Andrey Slepnev, Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission

Yahya Elwathik Bellah Abdelmoneim Ahmed, First Undersecretary – Head of the Egyptian Commercial Service, Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Alexander Galushka, Vice President, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Mher Grigoryan, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Bakhyt Sultanov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Front row participant
Andrey Tochin, Director, Institute for the Development of Integration Processes, Russian Foreign Trade Academy (RFTA) of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation