Business programme

Investment Projects in the Arctic: Incentive Regimes

17 Jun , 12:00–13:15
The Russian Economy: New Objectives and Horizons
Pavilion G, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic. ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ booth

For more than a year and a half, the world’s largest special economic zone has been operating in the Russian Arctic. It brings together several preferential regimes in nine of the country’s regions, and, despite the challenges posed by the global economy, the business community’s interest in implementing projects in these hard-to-reach territories is only growing. Over the past year, the number of residents of preferential regimes in the Arctic has increased by more than 250, which shows how appealing the range of tax and administrative benefits are. However, the climatic features of the Arctic regions and the specifics associated with the implementing projects there exacerbate various problems for investors, particularly given the turbulence of the global economy this year. What role can the Russian Arctic play in developing the economy during this period of sanctions? What referential solutions in the Arctic do these new times dictate? What major projects are already being implemented and may be promising in the near future? What support measures do residents need to ensure independence from Western organizations and holdings?

Nikolay Zapryagaev, General Director, Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Sergey Bachin, General Director, Vasta Discovery
Eduard Gudkov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Evgeniy Ditrikh, Chief Executive Officer, GTLK
Sergey Dubovitskiy, Senior Vice President – Head of Strategy and Strategic Project Management, Logistics and Resources, Norilsk Nickel
Vladimir Panov, Special Representative for the Development of the Arctic, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM; Deputy Chairman, State Commission for the Development of the Arctic
Alexey Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic

Front row participants
Roman Kopin, Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Vladimir Uiba, Head of the Republic of Komi
Alexander Uss, Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
Alexander Tsybulskiy, Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Andrey Chibis, Governor of Murmansk Region