Business programme

Sport Without Borders: New Scenarios and Formats

17 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Investment in Development as Investment in People
Congress Centre, conference hall D3

Global sport found itself at the forefront of sanctioning practices: it became a new "norm" to threaten the right of athletes to participate in international competitions and to express their national self-identity. New precedents are being set where competitions are manipulated, while the traditional values of sport are being challenged. At the same time, relations between Russia and China are developing dynamically, while BRICS and SCO aspire to become the centres of a multipolar world. What role does sport play in these integration processes? The years 2022 and 2023 have been declared the years of Russian-Chinese cooperation in physical culture and sport. How can we use this potential to expand interaction in the athletic field? What new competition formats are planned for the near future? How can we make them interesting for both business and media? What principles will become the basis for cooperation in sport in BRICS, SCO, and EAEC countries? What channels of cooperation with international athletic organizations are currently open to Russia and how is this dialogue going? What are the priorities for the development of Russian sport in the new reality? What is the status on the preparations for the Russia-China Open Games in Ekaterinburg in 2023 with the participation of athletes from the SCO, BRICS, EAEC, and CIS countries?

Tinatin Kandelaki, Deputy Director General, Gazprom-Media Holding; Managing Director, Gazprom-Media Entertainment Television

Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport; President, World Olympians Association (online)
Irina Viner-Usmanova, Chairman of the Commission on Physical Training and Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation; President, Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation
Marcos Diaz, Chairperson of Eighth Session of the Conference of Parties to the International Conference Against Doping in Sport, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (online)
Alexander Karelin, Member of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Foreign Affairs; Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist in Greco-Roman wrestling
Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Oleg Matytsin, Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Svischev, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation on Sport and Physical Culture; President, Curling Federation of Russia
Alexander Tashchin, General Producer, Match TV channel
Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Jian Zhang, President, Beijing Sport University (online)
Ksenia Shoygu, Head of the Project Office for the Creation of a Tourist and Recreational Cluster, ANO "Island of Forts"

Front row participants
Olga Dveirina, Director, Institute of Scientific Research, Digital, Innovative and Analytical Technologies of the P.F. Lesgaft National University; Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences; Deputy Chairman, Coordinating Council for the Maintenance and Development of Healthy Lifestyle Norms of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of Primorsky Territory
Evgeny Kuyvashev, Governor of Sverdlovsk Region
Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom; General Director, Football Club Zenit
Raisa Terekhina, Chairman, Public Council under the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation; Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences; Professor; Head of the Department of Theory and Methodology of Gymnastics, P.F. Lesgaft National State University of Physical Culture, Sports and Health
Lei Zhong, Chairman of the Union of Chinese Stidents, Embassy of the People`s Republic of China in the Russian Federation