Programme

February 14
09:30–11:30
Conference hall 3.4
Young Enterprise Day Networking The concept at the heart of Young Enterprise Day is connections. The main task of partner organizations is to help young entrepreneurs find the rig...
The concept at the heart of Young Enterprise Day is connections. The main task of partner organizations is to help young entrepreneurs find the right people and make useful contacts. The event programme offers a unique format based around a synergy of managed networking and education. A number of prominent business people will take part in the networking session.
Moderators:
Lev
Abdullin
Chairman, Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, Krasnodar Division, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chairman, Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, Krasnodar Division, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Artem
Androsov
Chairman, Committee for Youth Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chairman, Committee for Youth Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Born February 16, 1987
2007: Business Programme Diploma, Brisbane, Australia.
2009: graduated from Tumen State Academy of Architecture and Construction in industrial and civil engineering.
2013: elected Chairman of the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia, Tumen Office.
As of the 2015, the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia had held over 150 events, involving over 6000 people.
2016: Chairman of the Federal Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, which covers 17 regional ones.
2016: represented Russia at the International Forum of Young European Entrepreneurs.
2017: Artem Androsov’s team will host the Economy and Entrepreneurship Section at the 19th Festival of Youth and Students, attended by participants from 150 countries.
Artem
Buduchev
Deputy Chairman, Mentoring Committee, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Deputy Chairman, Mentoring Committee, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Artem
Vorobiev
Chairman, IT Committee, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chairman, IT Committee, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Aleksandr
Zakharov
Chairman, Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, Ulyanovsk Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chairman, Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, Ulyanovsk Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Sergey
Linkevich
Chairman, Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chairman, Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Dmitry
Petrulyov
Individual Entrepreneur; Director, FOL’GA Creative Agency
Individual Entrepreneur; Director, FOL’GA Creative Agency
Artem
Rakhmeyev
Deputy Chairman, Committee on Mentoring, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Deputy Chairman, Committee on Mentoring, Tyumen Division All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
11:40–13:10
Conference hall 3.2
Young Enterprise Day Challenges and Opportunities for Young People in the Digital Economy Internet Initiatives Development Fund Session Experts estimate that Russia will face a number of challenges within the next 5–10 years which will significantly change the requirements placed on...
Experts estimate that Russia will face a number of challenges within the next 5–10 years which will significantly change the requirements placed on human capital – the working population, along with its qualifications, skills and professions. How will the role of young people in the digital economy change and what can be done now? What should employers look out for when hiring young people? How can they build teams that are capable of working effectively in this new reality? Trends that are having the greatest impact on the business environment:
The digitalization of the economy The digital economy has been recognized as a key economic development tool in Russia and worldwide. Digitalization could make over 6 million jobs in Russia redundant and cause changes to the requirements and structure of a further 20 million.
The changing demographic profile of the population It is anticipated that the number of young people, who are among the highest contributors to society, will decreased by 29%, and that the proportion of ‘older’ people will grow by 32% (Rosstat)
The growth of global competition for human capital and, as a result, an outflow of professionals away from Russia.
Panellists:
Vadim
Malych
Deputy Director of Educational Projects, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Deputy Director of Educational Projects, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Denis
Popovtsev
Education Department Chief Analyst, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Education Department Chief Analyst, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
11:40–13:10
Conference hall 3.5
Young Enterprise Day Legal Aspects of Cryptocurrencies Young Lawyers of Russia Session Key issues:
• Cryptocurrencies from the Perspective of Russian Law
• Global Practicies for the Legal Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
...
Key issues:
• Cryptocurrencies from the Perspective of Russian Law
• Global Practicies for the Legal Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
• Legal Aspects of Using Cryptocurrencies as a Source of Funding for Small-Scale Business Where No Other Banking Products are Available
• Attitude of Russian State Authorities to Cryptocurrencies: the Ministry of Finance, Cetral Bank, Rosfinmonitoring, and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation.
• International Financial Transactions in Cryptocurrencies: Loans, Investments, Ownership
• Rights of Cryptocurrency Owners in the Russian Federation: Risks and Opportunities.
• Administrative and Judicial Protection of the Interests of Cryptocurrency Owners in Russia and Worldwide
• Analysis of Court Desicions on Cases Involving Cryptocurrencies
• Taxation and Cryptocurrencies
• The Future of Legal Regulation of the Cryptocurrencies Market in the Russian Federation
Moderator:
Sergey
Bruyev
Chairman of the Board, Young Lawyers of Russia; Executive Partner, LightHouse Legal
Chairman of the Board, Young Lawyers of Russia; Executive Partner, LightHouse Legal
Panellists:
Ilya
Alembayev
Senior Partner, Versus.legal
Senior Partner, Versus.legal
Anton
Guglya
Co-Founder, Cryptoacademy
Co-Founder, Cryptoacademy
Elina
Sidorenko
Leader of the Work Group for the Assessment of Risks Associated with Cryptocurrencies, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Leader of the Work Group for the Assessment of Risks Associated with Cryptocurrencies, State Duma of the Russian Federation
11:40–13:10
Conference hall 3.6
Young Enterprise Day Development of Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation Session The Russian Federation is now developing business support infrastructure in the technology and innovation sectors: a network of technology parks an...
The Russian Federation is now developing business support infrastructure in the technology and innovation sectors: a network of technology parks and business incubators has been created, engineering and prototyping centres are operating, and a network of youth innovation creativity centres is being established in the country’s regions as a basic mechanism to involve young people in the innovation economy. These measures aim to create the conditions in which young people can set up and develop successful innovative companies. Bringing together technological and business skills within innovative project teams is of particular importance. Successful high-tech products can only emerge when engineers and scientists interact closely with professional and competent entrepreneurs, and the key to survival for innovative solutions is to build an effective business plan and marketing strategy. The section for young entrepreneurs will feature project sessions for products being developed by residents of Russia’s youth innovation creativity centres. The purpose of the section is to design effective business plans and development strategies for innovative products from the centres’ residents.
Panellists:
Yulia
Alferova
Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Timur
Vakhitov
Project Manager, the Project Office of the Centre for Young Innovation and Creativity of the Russian Federation
Project Manager, the Project Office of the Centre for Young Innovation and Creativity of the Russian Federation
Yuriy
Kuntsev
Project Manager, The Project Office of the Centre for Young Innovation and Creativity of the Russian Federation
Project Manager, The Project Office of the Centre for Young Innovation and Creativity of the Russian Federation
Olesya
Teterina
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
11:40–13:10
Conference hall 3.8
Young Enterprise Day Investing in Young Innovators: Intellectual Property and Youth Projects Talent and Success Foundation Session The role of young people in the economy of the future is becoming more and more significant. A lot of new products and corresponding intellectual p...
The role of young people in the economy of the future is becoming more and more significant. A lot of new products and corresponding intellectual property requiring registration and future commercialization are being created across a number of design schools.
Key issues:
• Discussion of Mechanisms and Rules Regulating the Intellectual Property of Underaged Proprietors
• Business Models Based on Intellectual Property for Scientific, Technical and IT Projects
Moderators:
Igor
Asonov
Programme Director, Sirius Science Park
Programme Director, Sirius Science Park
Vladimir
Klimarev
Head, Advanced Research and Programmes Department, Sirius Science Park
Head, Advanced Research and Programmes Department, Sirius Science Park
Panellists:
Alina
Akinshina
Executive Director, Co-Founder, Online Patent
Executive Director, Co-Founder, Online Patent
Vladimir
Elin
Associate Professor of the Information Security Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Associate Professor of the Information Security Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Ilya
Kononenko
Head of the Department for Support and Development of Portal Solutions, Federal Institute of Industrial Property
Head of the Department for Support and Development of Portal Solutions, Federal Institute of Industrial Property
11:40–13:10
Conference hall 3.9
Young Enterprise Day Co-working Centres as a New Form of Government Support for Beginning Entrepreneurs Krasnodar Territory Investment and SME Development Department Session Recent years have seen the ways of organizing work and space that co-working centres have to offer gain increasing popularity in Russia. Co-working...
Recent years have seen the ways of organizing work and space that co-working centres have to offer gain increasing popularity in Russia. Co-working centres are characterized by their flexible organization of workspace and their aspirations to form a community of residents and an internal business culture. This format is attracting the interest of the entrepreneurial community, and especially of those entrepreneurs who operate their businesses primarily via the Internet. Platforms like these provide startups with an opportunity to reduce the costs associated with doing business during the most difficult phase – getting their business off the ground. Government co-working centres offer residents not only free and fully equipped workspaces, but also accounting and legal services, regular educational events, and access to project mentoring institutions.
The idea behind government co-working centres is to provide a full spectrum of government support services in the form of a ‘package’ offer to residents. This will make it possible, using a combination of benefits, to encourage businesses to move out of the informal sector of the economy.
Key issues:
• A services-based approach to supporting beginning entrepreneurs
• Programmes for tutoring, mentoring, and accelerating the projects of co-working centre residents
• Cooperation between co-working centre residents and financial and credit organizations
• Prospects for the development of co-working centers in Russia
Moderator:
Arseniy
Uralov
President, Association of Accelerators; Head, Scientific and Educational Center "Technological Forge"
President, Association of Accelerators; Head, Scientific and Educational Center "Technological Forge"
Panellists:
Alexey
Biryukov
Entrepreneur, Investor; Tutor, Action Station Co-working Centre
Entrepreneur, Investor; Tutor, Action Station Co-working Centre
Yury
Volkov
Head of Investments and Small and Medium Enterprise Development Department of the Krasnodar Region
Head of Investments and Small and Medium Enterprise Development Department of the Krasnodar Region
Polina
Korostieva
Deputy Director of the Department of Economics, Rostov-on-Don
Deputy Director of the Department of Economics, Rostov-on-Don
Diana
Lipinskaya
Director, "Center-Invest Bank" Krasnodar Branch
Director, "Center-Invest Bank" Krasnodar Branch
Ramil
Mukhtasarov
Managing Partner, RE Group
Managing Partner, RE Group
Managing Partner, RE Group. Born 19.01.1984
Education: 2007: graduated from the department for investment management at Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering 2010: graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Innovative Projects Management
2015: internship in Japan on Implementation of IT in the urban infrastructure. 2010: internship in Israel on Techoparks and Start-Ups of Israel 2007: State and Municipal Management course at the Academy of State Service of Tatarstan
2004–2005: International Relations, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Professional experience: Projects carried out while working for the Office of Tatarstan Republic with the President’s Office and for the Government of Moscow:
1.Development, raising investment and finding residents for IDEA Technopark, HSE Business incubator, Investment and venture fund RT, Zvorikyn Project, Strogino Technopark, Slava Technopark, Zelenograd Business Incubator, Moskovskaya Venturnaya Kompaniya JSC; 2.Concept development and implementation for Centre of Innovative Development of Moscow; 3.Development of the programme: Moscow – Innovative Capital of Russia 2012 – 2015; 4.Development of investment projects for the innovative infrastructure in the Russian Federation: technoparks, technopolises, business incubators, co-workings; 5.GR for large-scale investment projects in the regions of the Russian Federation.
Dmitry
Shvets
General Director, Co-working 2.0: Nagatino Club Co-working Centre, supported by the Moscow Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship
General Director, Co-working 2.0: Nagatino Club Co-working Centre, supported by the Moscow Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship
11:40–15:40
Conference hall 3.3
Young Enterprise Day Master Classes Training Programmes Delivered by the Russian Export Center’s Export School The key objective of the master classes provided by the training programme of the Russian Export Center is to draw the attention of the relevant au...
The key objective of the master classes provided by the training programme of the Russian Export Center is to draw the attention of the relevant audience to the subject of exports and to familiarize participants with the most relevant issues examined within the REC Export School’s training programme as well as the methodology and basic principles behind how the programme is implemented. It is important to note that the Export School’s training programme is delivered in the format of business training sessions which combine theoretical knowledge with practical exercises, during the completion of which participants have the opportunity to develop skills as they receive them in real-time. The REC Export School’s foundation programme encompasses the full cycle of implementing an export project, from identifying and analysing foreign markets to preparing and making shipments. The master classes offered reveal some of the most vital and discussed topics involved and have been selected on the basis of feedback from graduates of the training course.
Presentation of the REC Export School Training Programme:
Artur
Lyashchenko
Director of Marketing, School of Exports, Russian Export Center
Director of Marketing, School of Exports, Russian Export Center
Master Class ‘State Support for Export-Oriented Activities’:
Oksana
Voronkova
(Ph.D., Economics); REC Export School Regional Trainer; Lecturer at the Department of Global Economics and International Business, Rostov State University of Economics
(Ph.D., Economics); REC Export School Regional Trainer; Lecturer at the Department of Global Economics and International Business, Rostov State University of Economics
Master Class ‘Calculating the Logistical Costs of Export’:
Oksana
Voronkova
(Ph.D., Economics); REC Export School Regional Trainer; Lecturer at the Department of Global Economics and International Business, Rostov State University of Economics
(Ph.D., Economics); REC Export School Regional Trainer; Lecturer at the Department of Global Economics and International Business, Rostov State University of Economics
Master Class ‘Exporting Online: Through the Marketplace or Your Own Internet Store?’:
Oksana
Voronkova
(Ph.D., Economics); REC Export School Regional Trainer; Lecturer at the Department of Global Economics and International Business, Rostov State University of Economics
(Ph.D., Economics); REC Export School Regional Trainer; Lecturer at the Department of Global Economics and International Business, Rostov State University of Economics
11:40–15:40
Conference hall 3.4
Young Enterprise Day Mentor Lounge for Entrepreneurs and Professionals Entrepreneurs and professionals often encounter difficulties such as:
finding and attracting investment, the wrong choice of goals and strateg...
Entrepreneurs and professionals often encounter difficulties such as:
finding and attracting investment, the wrong choice of goals and strategies, absence of a clear plan and losing focus, poor resource management, lack of awareness of their clients' needs, difficulties scaling their projects, poor use of technology, absence of a global vision, ineffective marketing and PR, limited access to capital, lack of necessary contacts, and many other problems and mistakes which prevent them achieving their desired results and growing their businesses. Our knowledge system is made up of articles, books, courses, and educational programmes. But these do not help individuals to see themselves and their businesses from the outside and to identify the right thing to do in a given situation. Only more experienced mentors and the environment in which an entrepreneur or professional finds themselves can help to diagnose problems.
Moderators:
Dmitry
Agarunov
Entrepreneur; Founder, Gameland (Hacker, Gameland, and Total Football Magazines, Television Channels Gameland TV and MAN TV)
Entrepreneur; Founder, Gameland (Hacker, Gameland, and Total Football Magazines, Television Channels Gameland TV and MAN TV)
Artem
Androsov
Chairman, Committee for Youth Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chairman, Committee for Youth Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Born February 16, 1987
2007: Business Programme Diploma, Brisbane, Australia.
2009: graduated from Tumen State Academy of Architecture and Construction in industrial and civil engineering.
2013: elected Chairman of the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia, Tumen Office.
As of the 2015, the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia had held over 150 events, involving over 6000 people.
2016: Chairman of the Federal Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, which covers 17 regional ones.
2016: represented Russia at the International Forum of Young European Entrepreneurs.
2017: Artem Androsov’s team will host the Economy and Entrepreneurship Section at the 19th Festival of Youth and Students, attended by participants from 150 countries.
Ruben
Arutunyan
Founder, President, Henderson
Founder, President, Henderson
Mikhail
Broitman
Entrepreneur and Investor; Co-Founder, Vardanyan, Broitman & Partners
Entrepreneur and Investor; Co-Founder, Vardanyan, Broitman & Partners
Vladimir
Voloshin
Entrepreneur and Investor; Managing Partner, Newman Sport & Business Consulting; Co-Founder, IRONSTAR International Triathlon Competition and ROSA RUN Running Festival
Entrepreneur and Investor; Managing Partner, Newman Sport & Business Consulting; Co-Founder, IRONSTAR International Triathlon Competition and ROSA RUN Running Festival
Vladimir
Gamza
Entrepreneur and Social Activist; Managing Partner, DDP GROUP; Chairman of the RF CCI Committee on Financial Markets and Credit Organizations
Entrepreneur and Social Activist; Managing Partner, DDP GROUP; Chairman of the RF CCI Committee on Financial Markets and Credit Organizations
Alexey
Goryachev
Entrepreneur, Investment Banker and Investor; Managing Partner, RMG Partners; Head, YPO Moscow; Ambassador, Skolkovo Business School
Entrepreneur, Investment Banker and Investor; Managing Partner, RMG Partners; Head, YPO Moscow; Ambassador, Skolkovo Business School
Petr
Klimov
General Director, Experum
General Director, Experum
Evgeniy
Larionov
Entrepreneur and Investor; Owner, Ex Libris (Media Research Agency); Founder, Nationwide Coffee House Chain Coffee and the City; Partner, Kernite Capital; Co-Founder, Experum Project
Entrepreneur and Investor; Owner, Ex Libris (Media Research Agency); Founder, Nationwide Coffee House Chain Coffee and the City; Partner, Kernite Capital; Co-Founder, Experum Project
Yevgeny
Lashkov
Entrepreneur, Itovary.ru project
Entrepreneur, Itovary.ru project
Muslim
Muslimov
Entrepreneur; Founder, Clinic No. 1 network of medical centres
Entrepreneur; Founder, Clinic No. 1 network of medical centres
Gor
Nahapetyan
Serial Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Co-Founder, Profilum, CrashPro future Careers School, The Friends Foundation
Serial Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Co-Founder, Profilum, CrashPro future Careers School, The Friends Foundation
Eduard
Omarov
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA Russia
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA Russia
Born 28 November 1964
1971-1981 studied at the school № 201 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
1983-1985 served in the Soviet Army of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
1985-1993 served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Tyumen city.
Since 1993 till nowadays – businessman, Director-general of “Kvanta +”
Education:
Tyumen Industrial University. Speciality: Mechanical Engineer.
Tyumen State University. Speciality: Psychologist.
Academic degree: Ph.D
Deputy of Tyumen Regional Duma
Vice-president of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business "OPORA RUSSIA"
Member of the Enterprise Development Council under the Commissioner of the Russian Federation President in the Urals Federal District.
Lecturer at Tyumen State University. Scientific articles on the topic of success and success in business.
The author of “Artisans and the Rockefellers: for those who want to be successful”, 2014
Author of the educational project “Evening School of Entrepreneur”
Vitaly
Polekhin
Investor; President, The National Business Angels Association; Director, SKOLKOVO Investors’ Club
Investor; President, The National Business Angels Association; Director, SKOLKOVO Investors’ Club
Alexey
Prokofiev
Entrepreneur, Visionary; Partner, AddVenture.vc; Founder and Partner, Open Street Capital; Founder and Partner, Open Persective Privatstiftung
Entrepreneur, Visionary; Partner, AddVenture.vc; Founder and Partner, Open Street Capital; Founder and Partner, Open Persective Privatstiftung
Alexander
Rudik
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Entrepreneur, professional investor, co-founder of a number of educational projects, a public figure, the father of six children. Chairman of the Public and Business Council at the project committee on the strategic direction of the Russian Federation's development "Education". Head of the Committee on professional education and training of the All Russia Public Organization "Business Russia".
Founder and president of the investment company Nova Capital.
Founder and president of Proobraz, a fund and a management company in the education sphere. Co-founder of a number of educational (mel.fm, Maximum, Castle Quiz) and public projects.
14:10–15:40
Conference hall 3.2
Young Enterprise Day Modern Business in Rural Areas: Opportunities and Prospects Russian Union of Rural Youth Session The speakers in this section will share their stories about how they have made their business successful in rural areas, how to develop your busine...
The speakers in this section will share their stories about how they have made their business successful in rural areas, how to develop your business using state aid, and how agricultural businesses can compete with large agricultural corporations in the current climate.
Key issues:
• State Support Measures for Businesses in Rural Areas
• Cooperation for Small-Scale Businesses
• Successful Business Cases from Rural Areas
Moderator:
Yulia
Ogloblina
Chair, Central Council of the Russian Union of Rural Youth; Member of the Central Council of the All-Russia People's Front
Chair, Central Council of the Russian Union of Rural Youth; Member of the Central Council of the All-Russia People's Front
Panellists:
Anatoly
Korotaev
Director, Cooperative Systems, Lipetsk Region
Director, Cooperative Systems, Lipetsk Region
Alexander
Lagutin
Head, Department of Agroindustrial Development, Natural Resources, the Environment, Horticultural Non-Profit Partnerships, and Municipal Monitoring of the City District of Lukhovitsy, Moscow Region
Head, Department of Agroindustrial Development, Natural Resources, the Environment, Horticultural Non-Profit Partnerships, and Municipal Monitoring of the City District of Lukhovitsy, Moscow Region
Andrey
Manokhin
Head, Regional Volunteer Center for Improving Financial Literacy "Assistance" of the Tambov Region, Candidate of Economic Sciences
Head, Regional Volunteer Center for Improving Financial Literacy "Assistance" of the Tambov Region, Candidate of Economic Sciences
Maria
Unitsaeva
Individual Entrepreneur, Bezenchuksky District, Samara Region
Individual Entrepreneur, Bezenchuksky District, Samara Region
14:10–15:40
Conference hall 3.5
Young Enterprise Day Entrepreneurship in a Time of Awareness: Surviving Failure and Achieving Success Center for Strategic Research Foundation Session Only about 6% of the Russian population are entrepreneurs or business owners. Just 2.1% of people between 18 and 64 are interested in running a bus...
Only about 6% of the Russian population are entrepreneurs or business owners. Just 2.1% of people between 18 and 64 are interested in running a business, which is considerably lower than the European average of 11.9%. One of the key problems is that people are terrified of making a mistake. How can you learn to make mistakes, acquire valuable experience, and move on to reach new heights in business? What can you do to avoid quitting if your first efforts are not successful? What skills does today’s business person require? How can you use current conditions to develop a business?
Panellists:
Alexey
Grishchenko
Head, Laboratory of Business Environment Innovations, Sberbank
Head, Laboratory of Business Environment Innovations, Sberbank
Artem
Elmuratov
Head of Business Development, Genotek
Head of Business Development, Genotek
Elena
Kamay
Organizer, Lambada Market
Organizer, Lambada Market
Mariya
Shklyaruk
Vice President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Vice President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Candidate of economic sciences (2013),
Magister Legum, Universität Hamburg, Law faculty (2012),
St. Petersburg University of MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs), 2006 — economist, 2001 — jurist, diploma with honors.
Author of the "Legal Statistics: systematic conflict between knowledge of crime and its intradepartmental work applications" study, marked in 2014 as one of the "14 most interesting economic research papers on Russia", http://www.opec.ru/1784375.html
Coauthor of the “Study of the mechanics of the Russian law enforcement system inner workings” research paper, marked in 2012 as one of the “12 most interesting econom
14:10–15:40
Conference hall 3.6
Young Enterprise Day Young Enterprise – Fulcrum of the National Economy All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia Session The future of Russia and its integrated development depend on the young generation. Particular attention is being devoted to young enterprise as on...
The future of Russia and its integrated development depend on the young generation. Particular attention is being devoted to young enterprise as one of the central pillars of the developing economy of tomorrow.
Key issues:
• Federal and regional support measures for young enterprise
• The emergence of entrepreneurial thinking within different age groups
• The creation of communities as a major tool for developing young enterprise
• An experienced tutor as the key to success
Moderator:
Artem
Androsov
Chairman, Committee for Youth Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chairman, Committee for Youth Entrepreneurship, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Born February 16, 1987
2007: Business Programme Diploma, Brisbane, Australia.
2009: graduated from Tumen State Academy of Architecture and Construction in industrial and civil engineering.
2013: elected Chairman of the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia, Tumen Office.
As of the 2015, the Youth Entrepreneurship Committee of OPORA Russia had held over 150 events, involving over 6000 people.
2016: Chairman of the Federal Committee on Youth Entrepreneurship, which covers 17 regional ones.
2016: represented Russia at the International Forum of Young European Entrepreneurs.
2017: Artem Androsov’s team will host the Economy and Entrepreneurship Section at the 19th Festival of Youth and Students, attended by participants from 150 countries.
Panellists:
Yulia
Alferova
Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ruben
Arutunyan
Founder, President, Henderson
Founder, President, Henderson
Alexander
Dzheus
Director General, Orlyonok; Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Sixth Convocation of Krasnodar Territory
Director General, Orlyonok; Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Sixth Convocation of Krasnodar Territory
Yevgeny
Lashkov
Entrepreneur, Itovary.ru project
Entrepreneur, Itovary.ru project
Eduard
Omarov
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA Russia
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA Russia
Born 28 November 1964
1971-1981 studied at the school № 201 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.
1983-1985 served in the Soviet Army of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
1985-1993 served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Tyumen city.
Since 1993 till nowadays – businessman, Director-general of “Kvanta +”
Education:
Tyumen Industrial University. Speciality: Mechanical Engineer.
Tyumen State University. Speciality: Psychologist.
Academic degree: Ph.D
Deputy of Tyumen Regional Duma
Vice-president of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business "OPORA RUSSIA"
Member of the Enterprise Development Council under the Commissioner of the Russian Federation President in the Urals Federal District.
Lecturer at Tyumen State University. Scientific articles on the topic of success and success in business.
The author of “Artisans and the Rockefellers: for those who want to be successful”, 2014
Author of the educational project “Evening School of Entrepreneur”
Maksim
Parshin
Director, Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Director, Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on July 23, 1976 in Mytishchi, Moscow Region.
In 1998, Mr. Parhin graduated from Moscow State University and, in 2001, he completed a post-graduate course. In 2008, he graduated from the International Institute of International Business under the Russian Foreign Trade Academy (MBA).
2002–2013: deputy division director, division director and then deputy department director at the Russian Ministry for Economic Development.
2013: He was appointed Deputy General Director of FSUE Mail of Russia.
2014–2015: Deputy Director, Federal Service for Labour and Employment.
Since January 2015: Director of the Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Russian Ministry for Economic Development.
Mr. Parshin has been awarded the Diploma of Honour by the Russian Government.
14:10–15:40
Conference hall 3.7
Young Enterprise Day Things You Won’t Find in Business Textbooks Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) Session So you’ve set up your own business. You’ve read all the literature and gone through the registration stages. What now? Where do you steer your ship...
So you’ve set up your own business. You’ve read all the literature and gone through the registration stages. What now? Where do you steer your ship? How do you find your own niche? How do you survive and beat the competition? How do you build your own successful strategy not just on paper, but in practice, in THIS country, operating under THESE conditions and laws?Successful entrepreneurs from Delovaya Rossiya have done it! The participants in this section embarked on their business careers with student startups and grew to become leaders of European and Russian industries. How did they do it? Why not ask them yourself?
Key issues:
• The Age of Pioneers (difficulties in your initial years: how to avoid or minimize risk)
• Per aspera ad astra (development strategies: a variety of options and recommendations from those who have done it)
• Knocking on Heaven’s Door (how support tools actually work and which of them you should definitely use)
• Russian Knights in Faraway Lands (Delovaya Rossiya’s business ambassadors talk about setting up a company abroad: how to run and maintain it)
Moderator:
Elena
Bocherova
Vice President, Head of the Executive Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Vice President, Head of the Executive Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
1985.07.18, Lipetsk, Russian Federation. HIGHER EDUCATION: Lipetsk State Technical University, course "Applied Mathematics". WORK EXPERIENCE: 2015 till pres. – Vice-President, Head of the Executive Committee of the All-Russian public organization "BUSINESS RUSSIA"; 2012 till pres. – Business ombudsman “Youth entrepreneurship”; 2013 to 2015 - Deputy Director of “Young Professionals” at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). Co-organizer of “FORESIGHT FLEET 2013", “FORESIGHT FLEET 2015”, cofounder of “National competence system and qualifications” road map; 2012 to 2013 - Deputy Director of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs; 2011 to 2015 - Chairman - Subcommittee “Youth entrepreneurship development” into the Committee “Private entrepreneurship, SME development”; 2006 to 2012 - deputy of Lipetsk Regional Council of IV and V convocations ("United Russia" political faction); 2009 to 2012- Head of the Federal program "You are the entrepreneur" Federal Agency for Youth Affairs; 2010, 2011. - Organizer of All-Russian competition YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF RUSSIA; 2010, 2011 - Co-organizer INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ECONOMIC FORUM (SPIEF); 2009, 2010, 2011 - Head of “YOU - THE ENTREPRENEUR” session of the National Youth Educational Forum SELIGER; 2006 to 2009 - Head of ENTREPRENEURSHIP YOUTH SCHOOL project. The project received approval of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2009. Then it was transformed into comprehensive program “Youth involvement in the business”
Panellists:
Vadim
Kulubekov
Owner, Avista-Modul Engineering Group
Owner, Avista-Modul Engineering Group
Sergey
Nedoroslev
President, STAN LLC
President, STAN LLC
Born 1963 in Barnaul, Altai Region.
1985: graduated from Altai State University in Radio Physics and Electronics. He then pursued post-graduate studies at the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, where he focused his research on semi-conductor production and semi-conductor based devices.
2007: Candidate of Economics, thesis on “Corporate governance in state-controlled joint stock companies”.
Since 1987: has worked in various companies he set up. He established the Kaskol Group, which became one of the biggest industrial holding groups.
2012: one of the founders of STAN, a leading heavy machinery manufacturer in the country.
Member of the Coordinating and General Councils of the All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia), member of the Administrative Office of the Board of the All-Russia Sector Association of Employers Union of Russian Engineering Union and board member of a number of companies, including RZD JSCo and others.
Andrey
Pavlov
Founder, president, Zenden Group
Founder, president, Zenden Group
Aleksey
Poroshin
General Director, FIRST Investment Consulting Group
General Director, FIRST Investment Consulting Group
Born in Perm, Russia on 28 April, 1980.
Graduated from the State University “Perm National Research Polytechnic University”, Diploma in Economy and Business Administration.
Managing Partner and the CEO of the Investment Consulting Group "First". Has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking sector, as well as on the Russian financial market.
·Member of the General Council, co-chairman of the Сenter for financial and credit support of business of All Russia Public Organization “Delovaya Rossiya”.
·Member of the Committee on Monetary Policy and of the Committee on work with government institutions and the development of support measures of All Russia Public Organization “Delovaya Rossiya”.
·Member of the working group for coordination of development and filling of the SME Business Navigator of SME Corporation.
·Member of the expert group for the main direction of the strategic development of the Russian Federation «Small business and the support of the individual entrepreneurial initiative».
·Member of the Interdepartmental Comission for the implementation of new comprehensive investment projects in priority areas of the civilian industry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
·Member of the working group «Business Projects» of the expert council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
·Member of Board of directots of NPO Iskra, PAO, Perm.
·Member of Board of directors of OJSC “Proton-Perm motors”, Perm.
·Member of the Board of NGO "Perm fraternity".
Alexey
Repik
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Born in Moscow, Russia on 27 August 1979.Graduated from the State University “Higher School of Economics”, Diploma in Economy and Business Administration.Since 1995 in Healthcare and Pharmaceutics.R-Pharm Founder. President of All-Russia Business Association “Delovaya Rossiya” (“Business Russia”), actively participating in the improvement of investment climate in the Russian Federation and the establishment of the regional investment standard.Member of the Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation.Member of the Presidential Council for Priority National Projects and Demographic Policy.Member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Head of Commission on Investment Climate.Representative (public ombudsman) of the Commissioner of the Presidential Council on the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs on issues related to the protection of the rights of foreign investors.Board-member and Co-chairman of Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on pharmaceutical and medical industry.Co-Chairman of the National Rating CommitteeMember of the Public Council under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (pharmaceutical, medical equipment and technologies).Member of the Supervisory Board of the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "Agency for Strategic Initiatives".
Alexander
Rudik
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Entrepreneur, professional investor, co-founder of a number of educational projects, a public figure, the father of six children. Chairman of the Public and Business Council at the project committee on the strategic direction of the Russian Federation's development "Education". Head of the Committee on professional education and training of the All Russia Public Organization "Business Russia".
Founder and president of the investment company Nova Capital.
Founder and president of Proobraz, a fund and a management company in the education sphere. Co-founder of a number of educational (mel.fm, Maximum, Castle Quiz) and public projects.
Vakhtang
Sagareyshvili
Deputy General Director for Investment Development, Management Company Victoria Estate
Deputy General Director for Investment Development, Management Company Victoria Estate
Olesya
Teterina
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexander
Elinson
General Director, Electron
General Director, Electron
Works for the NIPK Electron Co since 1996. Headed strategically important for the company direction for the development of innovative technologies and international cooperation. Stood at the origins of the export activities of the company. Developed a fundamentally new type of cooperation between the leaders of the Russian and foreign market - a full cycle of innovative partnership. Actively engaged in the promotion and development of medical technologies in radiology, healthcare innovation, new solutions in medical equipment and IT. A member of the Presidium of the General Council of the All Russia Public Organization “Delovaya Rossiya”, and the head of its branch office of medical equipment, as well as a member of the Advisory Council on Health of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy. Awarded diplomas and citations of the Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovations of St. Petersburg; the RF Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Governor of St. Petersburg. In 2015, he was awarded the citation "for active public work" on behalf of the President Vladimir Putin.
14:10–15:40
Conference hall 3.9
Young Enterprise Day Social Entrepreneurship: Driving Force behind Youth Projects Session on Social Entrepreneurship This session is aimed at showcasing successful practices in implementing youth projects, and discussing support for social and youth entrepreneursh...
This session is aimed at showcasing successful practices in implementing youth projects, and discussing support for social and youth entrepreneurship. The session will be structured in the form of discussions between organizations offering infrastructure support for small and medium-sized business and experts and creators of successful business projects.
Key issues:
• Social entrepreneurship: trends in this sector of economy, legal recognition of the term, and developmental trends in the industry.
• The role of the state in developing social and youth entrepreneurship.
• The federal programme You are an Entrepreneur as a way to bring your project to fruition. The key activities of the programme, its achievements and future prospects. Experience in solving key problems for the programme, and success stories. Growth Areas
• How youth social entrepreneurship has developed throughout the country, and its achievements and prospects. Experience in solving problems encountered involving young people in social entrepreneurship. Growth Areas
Moderator:
Denis
Bogatov
Director, Centre for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship, Russian State Social University
Director, Centre for the Development of Social Entrepreneurship, Russian State Social University
Panellists:
Valeriya
Asafova
Director, Childhood Street (Crimea, Chukotka Autonomous District)
Director, Childhood Street (Crimea, Chukotka Autonomous District)
Roman
Banin
Social Entrepreneur (Bryansk Region)
Social Entrepreneur (Bryansk Region)
Anatoly
Zorin
Director, Rospredprinimatel
Director, Rospredprinimatel
Oksana
Kozyreva
Head, Center for Innovations in the Social Sphere of the Altai Territory
Head, Center for Innovations in the Social Sphere of the Altai Territory
Denis
Krivosheyev
Deputy Chairman, State Committee of the Republic of Mordovia for Youth Affairs
Deputy Chairman, State Committee of the Republic of Mordovia for Youth Affairs
Anton
Kumov
Entrepreneur; Project Director, Honey from Kuma (Rostov Region)
Entrepreneur; Project Director, Honey from Kuma (Rostov Region)
Nikita
Nikishkin
Social Entrepreneur; Pure Business Centre for Environmental Project Development
Social Entrepreneur; Pure Business Centre for Environmental Project Development
Igor
Nosov
Social Entrepreneur (Altai Territory)
Social Entrepreneur (Altai Territory)
Maksim
Parshin
Director, Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Director, Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on July 23, 1976 in Mytishchi, Moscow Region.
In 1998, Mr. Parhin graduated from Moscow State University and, in 2001, he completed a post-graduate course. In 2008, he graduated from the International Institute of International Business under the Russian Foreign Trade Academy (MBA).
2002–2013: deputy division director, division director and then deputy department director at the Russian Ministry for Economic Development.
2013: He was appointed Deputy General Director of FSUE Mail of Russia.
2014–2015: Deputy Director, Federal Service for Labour and Employment.
Since January 2015: Director of the Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Russian Ministry for Economic Development.
Mr. Parshin has been awarded the Diploma of Honour by the Russian Government.
Larisa
Pastukhova
Chair of the Board, Youth Socio-Economic Initiatives All-Russian Union of Public Associations
Chair of the Board, Youth Socio-Economic Initiatives All-Russian Union of Public Associations
Natalia
Pochinok
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector of the Russian State Social University.
Born 04.07.1976
Education
1997 – Graduates REA majoring in Finance and Credit
2002 – Graduates RGSU in Law
2005 – gets PhD in Economics
2014 – becomes a docent, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Career
1999 tax planning department chief specialist at Doveritelny I Investitsionny Bank
1999–2004 taxation manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers
2004–2005 vice-president, Gazprom Bank
2005–2006 Raiffaisen Bank Austria board advisor
2006–2010 diretor of the Kuban branch, Raiffaisen Bank
2010 – advisor to the CEO on regional development, Raiffaisen Bank
2010–2013 – Branches director at the central office of Sberbank of Russia
2013 – First Vice-President of Sberbank NPF
Civil Activity
Member of the Presidential Economic Council
Chairwoman of the State Duma Committee on managing retirement investment
Member of the Civil Chamber of the city of Moscow
Member of the board of RUIP
Member of the board of strategic development of Pochta Rossii
Chairwoman of the industry commission on business education at the Manager’s Association
Head of Expert Committee on professional education at Delovaya Rossiya
Member of the coordination council of UMO of Universities of Russia
First chairwoman of Sociology and Social Work committee
Evgeniya
Telitsina
Executive Director, Towards Change Foundation
Executive Director, Towards Change Foundation
Olesya
Teterina
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Director, the Department for the Development of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and Competition, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
16:00–17:30
Pushkin Hall
Plenary session Young Enterprise Day The New Economy: The Potential of Youth Entrepreneurship The changing structure of international labour markets and the shortage of jobs for young professionals in the country’s regions are the key challe...
The changing structure of international labour markets and the shortage of jobs for young professionals in the country’s regions are the key challenges for Russian economic development in the twenty-first century. The pull of major urban metropolises is creating imbalances in the workforce available to their small and medium-sized counterparts, and slowing the diversification of local economies. In these complex and unpredictable times, an increasingly important role is being played by young entrepreneurs, who are flexible, proactive, sensitive to innovation, and ready to change the environment around them. They possess the reserves of energy and time needed to experiment, and are developing new economic sectors based on promising ideas and advanced technologies, and creating local manufacturing industries as they revive and rethink traditional crafts. Their efforts are helpig regions to grow their human capital and establish new city brands, and the structure of international exports is changing in favour of rceative goods and services.
Moderator:
Maxim
Bouev
Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, New Economic School; Professor, Dean, Department of Economics, European University at St. Petersburg
Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, New Economic School; Professor, Dean, Department of Economics, European University at St. Petersburg
Panellists:
Alexander
Bugaev
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Born April 24, 1980 in Moscow
Education
In 2002 Graduated Moscow State Agricultural Engineering University named after V.P. Goryachkin with a degree in Engineering. Simultaneously attended military classes in the same university, received the rank of the Lieutenant in the Reserve.
In 2005 had his thesis defense, received PhD in Technical Sciences.
In 2006 attended leadership training courses at VSHU.
In 2010 graduated Moscow State Academy of State and Municipal Management in State and Municipal Management.
In 2013 graduated RANEPA in Sociology and Management.
Work and Civic Activity
2002 – 2003 – curator for the Central Federal District of the executive committee of the Molodezhnoe Edinstvo LLC
2003 – 2004 – head of technology testing for Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2004 – 2008 – head of IT at the Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2005 – 2013 – senior assistant professor at the Machinery Reliability department at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2009 – Doctorate student at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2010 – head of education department of Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2010 – 2011 – head of Sozvezdie Center at the Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2011 – 2012 – head of Department of Family and Youth Policy at the North-Western District of Moscow
2012 – 2014 – deputy head of Prefecture of the South-Western District of Moscow
2014 – 2015 – deputy head of the Federal Youth Agency (Rosmolodezh)
2015 – 2017 – head of analytics, head of the regional cooperation department of the Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Regions on internal policy
Since 2017 – head of Federal Youth Agency
Family
Married, has a son
Igor
Galas
Deputy Head (Governor) of the Krasnodar Region Administration
Deputy Head (Governor) of the Krasnodar Region Administration
Galas Igor Petrovich, the Deputy Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar region on Financial and Economic Issues, was born on the 1st of April in 1979 in Starominskaya village of Starominskoi district, Krasnodar region. In 1997 he graduated from the Rostov State Econimic Academy, the Department of Finance and Credit. The same year he entered the service of the tax office in Starominskoi district.
In 2001 I.P. Galas became the Financial Administration Head of Starominskoi district. In the same year he was appointed head of the financial management of the Department of Finance, Budjet and Control of Krasnodar region in Starominskoi district and held the office until October 2007.
The next stage of his work was the entry into office of the deputy head of the Finance Department, Budjet and Control of Krasnodar region.
In 2013 I.P. Galas was appointed to the post of Minister of Economy of Krasnodar region.
Galas in 2014 was awarded the honorary title "Honored Economist of Kuban".
In October 2015 he was appointed Deputy Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar region.
Alexander
Kalinin
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Born on November 4, 1966 in the city of Chelyabinsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute, specialization in robototronics, diploma qualification in electrical engineering.
From 1989 to 1991 has undertaken postgraduate training program at the Department of Engineering Economics of the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute.
In 1991 founded a wholesale and retail company engaged in export and import operations. Fluent in spoken English.
In 1995-1998 has graduated from the Ural Academy of Public Administration with a degree in law.
In 1998 invested in the creation of a manufacturing company. The company designs and manufactures motor control centers, co-author of an invention patent.
In 2002 became a founding member of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2005 was elected Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional office of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2007 was elected to the Board of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2012 was elected first Vice-President of “OPORA RUSSIA” on energy, infrastructure and cluster policy.
Since 2013 – member of the Government Commission on Electric Power Development.
In 2013 was elected Co-Chairman of the Staff of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the All-Russian Public Movement “People's Front” for Russia!”
Since 2014 – member of the Board of Directors of JSC “ROSSETI” (June 2014), member of the Board of Directors of RAO “UES” (August 2014).
October 29, 2014 was elected President of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA” and Non-Profit Partnership “OPORA”
Awarded with certificates of acknowledgement of the Presidential Administration, Government of the Russian Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region.
Alexey
Kudrin
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
In April 2016, became the Head of the Centre for Strategic Development and the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Council.
April 2012 – Chairman, Committee of Civil Initiatives.
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University.
2000-2011 – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2000-2003 and 2008-2011 – Deputy Chairman, Government of the Russian Federation.
A number of times, experts voted Mr. Kudrin the best minister of finance in Europe and in the world.
Early 1990-s – chaired: Committee for Economic Reform, Executive Committee, Leningrad Council; Committee for Leningrad Free Entrepreneurship Zone, Committee for Economic Development and Main Financial Directorate (later Financial Committee), Saint Petersburg City Hall.
1996 – Deputy Chief, Presidential Administration; Head of the Main Control Directorate for the President of the Russian Federation.
1997 – First Deputy Minister of Finance,
1983 – graduated from School of Economics, Leningrad State University, majoring in Economics.
1987 – PhD in Economics.
Was employed with the Institute of Social and Economic Problems under the USSR Academy of Sciences. Authored over 30 research papers on economics and finance.
Nonna
Materkova
Founder, Creative Industries Support Foundation “Creative Practives”
Founder, Creative Industries Support Foundation “Creative Practives”
Holds a Masters in Economics and Finance from St Petersburg University. Has been awarded Yeltsin and British Council Scholarships. Studied at the London School of Economics. Nonna led the Department of Major Investment Projects within the Finance Committee of St Petersburg. She worked on the first eurobond issuance in the City of St Petersburg and EBRD Financial Credibility Programme and with numerous other international financial institutions.
In 2009 Nonna set up Calvert 22 Foundation, the UK's first not-for-profit institution dedicated to supporting the contemporary culture and creativity of the New East: Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.
The foundation is active in three main areas: art and culture, digital media and research. Nonna oversees all of the foundation’s activities including its exhibitions and events space in Shoreditch, the award-winning online magazine The Calvert Journal and a number of projects focused on research and policy for the creative industries of the region.
Nonna also leads on the foundation’s workshop and professional acceleration programmes for young entrepreneurs working in the creative industries of the New East. She is the founder of Calvert Forum, a think-tank for the New East, focused on research and policy for the creative industries of the region. Organised in collaboration with regional governments, the Forum was launched in St Petersburg (2013), followed by editions in Voronezh (2014), Kazan (2015) and Siberia (Nov 2017).
In 2016 Nonna led on the launch of the Creative Capital Index, a large-scale project developed in partnership with PwC Russia. The practical purpose of the Index is to evaluate and compare Russia’s most dynamic cities in terms of their prospects for economic modernisation and their investment appeal.
Nonna has also devised Makers of Siberia, a mentorship programme established to support young Siberian entrepreneurs to innovate and promote their creative work internationally.
Liu
Sini
Director of Community, Startup Sauna
Director of Community, Startup Sauna
Viktor
Skuratov
Founder, Skuratov Coffee
Founder, Skuratov Coffee
Front row participants:
Artem
Elmuratov
Head of Business Development, Genotek
Head of Business Development, Genotek
Nikolay
Kuzyakov
Director for Development, Vanyushkiny Sladosti Ltd.
Director for Development, Vanyushkiny Sladosti Ltd.
Nikolay Kuzyakov is a cofounder of Vanyushkiny Sladosti Group. He’s been developing confectionary business in Penza for over a decade. This is a family business that employs hundreds of people, holds sites of thousands square meters and makes tons of products. Nikolay Kuzyakov earned his first million at the age of 18, and at the age of 19 he created a company that later reached significant manufacturing capacities. Vanyushkiny Sladosti are sold in 35 000 stores. And the confectionary factory can boast over 1 000 tons of produce a month.
Vanyushkiny Sladosti Group includes: agricultural facilities, a confectionary production, food service and online sales. The company’s products are sold in 75 regions of Russia, as well as in Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Germany and Israel. Its brands are represented in the following retailers: Magnit, Spar, Pyatyorochka, GiperGlobus, Monetka, Metro, Billa, Perekryostok, Karusel, Zaodno, Auchan etc. Vanyushkiny Sladosti is the leading confectionary business in the Volga Region. And all of it started with an idea. Idea + Patience + Resilience + Goals + Team = Success.
Winner of the Young Entrepreneur of Russia Contest in 2012-2013.
Winner of EY International Competition of Young Entrepreneurs in 2015.
Member, Youth Government of Penza Oblast. Youth Minister of Economy.
Member, Public Council under the Ministry of Economy.
Chairman, Opora Rossii’s Youth Committee in Penza Oblast.
Alexander
Rudik
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Entrepreneur, professional investor, co-founder of a number of educational projects, a public figure, the father of six children. Chairman of the Public and Business Council at the project committee on the strategic direction of the Russian Federation's development "Education". Head of the Committee on professional education and training of the All Russia Public Organization "Business Russia".
Founder and president of the investment company Nova Capital.
Founder and president of Proobraz, a fund and a management company in the education sphere. Co-founder of a number of educational (mel.fm, Maximum, Castle Quiz) and public projects.
17:40–19:00
Conference hall 3.6
Young Enterprise Day The Role of Young People in Shaping the Economy of the Future The world is now on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution, set to completely change the way we live, work and communicate. This name has been...
The world is now on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution, set to completely change the way we live, work and communicate. This name has been given to the current era of innovations, where advanced technologies are rapidly and radically transforming entire sectors of the economy.
In shaping this future economy, there will inevitably be great changes for all involved in global politics, from the private to the public sector, as well as changes in the academic world and in society itself. Across the world, young people are the driving force behind innovation; they are the stimulus for putting new initiatives into practice, they contribute new ideas and energy, and they have enormous intellectual potential. The value of youth in the modern world is also rising due to the growing importance of the education and professional skills necessary in the context of a scientific and technological revolution.
Key issues:
• Young people and the fourth industrial revolution
• Focus on digital technologies
• Re-shaping business models
• Employment market management
• How do young people contribute to shaping the economy of the future?
Moderator:
Yekaterina
Dragunova
Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Panellists:
Elena
Bocherova
Vice President, Head of the Executive Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Vice President, Head of the Executive Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
1985.07.18, Lipetsk, Russian Federation. HIGHER EDUCATION: Lipetsk State Technical University, course "Applied Mathematics". WORK EXPERIENCE: 2015 till pres. – Vice-President, Head of the Executive Committee of the All-Russian public organization "BUSINESS RUSSIA"; 2012 till pres. – Business ombudsman “Youth entrepreneurship”; 2013 to 2015 - Deputy Director of “Young Professionals” at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). Co-organizer of “FORESIGHT FLEET 2013", “FORESIGHT FLEET 2015”, cofounder of “National competence system and qualifications” road map; 2012 to 2013 - Deputy Director of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs; 2011 to 2015 - Chairman - Subcommittee “Youth entrepreneurship development” into the Committee “Private entrepreneurship, SME development”; 2006 to 2012 - deputy of Lipetsk Regional Council of IV and V convocations ("United Russia" political faction); 2009 to 2012- Head of the Federal program "You are the entrepreneur" Federal Agency for Youth Affairs; 2010, 2011. - Organizer of All-Russian competition YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF RUSSIA; 2010, 2011 - Co-organizer INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ECONOMIC FORUM (SPIEF); 2009, 2010, 2011 - Head of “YOU - THE ENTREPRENEUR” session of the National Youth Educational Forum SELIGER; 2006 to 2009 - Head of ENTREPRENEURSHIP YOUTH SCHOOL project. The project received approval of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2009. Then it was transformed into comprehensive program “Youth involvement in the business”
Alexander
Bugaev
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Born April 24, 1980 in Moscow
Education
In 2002 Graduated Moscow State Agricultural Engineering University named after V.P. Goryachkin with a degree in Engineering. Simultaneously attended military classes in the same university, received the rank of the Lieutenant in the Reserve.
In 2005 had his thesis defense, received PhD in Technical Sciences.
In 2006 attended leadership training courses at VSHU.
In 2010 graduated Moscow State Academy of State and Municipal Management in State and Municipal Management.
In 2013 graduated RANEPA in Sociology and Management.
Work and Civic Activity
2002 – 2003 – curator for the Central Federal District of the executive committee of the Molodezhnoe Edinstvo LLC
2003 – 2004 – head of technology testing for Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2004 – 2008 – head of IT at the Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2005 – 2013 – senior assistant professor at the Machinery Reliability department at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2009 – Doctorate student at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2010 – head of education department of Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2010 – 2011 – head of Sozvezdie Center at the Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2011 – 2012 – head of Department of Family and Youth Policy at the North-Western District of Moscow
2012 – 2014 – deputy head of Prefecture of the South-Western District of Moscow
2014 – 2015 – deputy head of the Federal Youth Agency (Rosmolodezh)
2015 – 2017 – head of analytics, head of the regional cooperation department of the Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Regions on internal policy
Since 2017 – head of Federal Youth Agency
Family
Married, has a son
Alexander
Kalinin
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Born on November 4, 1966 in the city of Chelyabinsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute, specialization in robototronics, diploma qualification in electrical engineering.
From 1989 to 1991 has undertaken postgraduate training program at the Department of Engineering Economics of the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute.
In 1991 founded a wholesale and retail company engaged in export and import operations. Fluent in spoken English.
In 1995-1998 has graduated from the Ural Academy of Public Administration with a degree in law.
In 1998 invested in the creation of a manufacturing company. The company designs and manufactures motor control centers, co-author of an invention patent.
In 2002 became a founding member of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2005 was elected Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional office of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2007 was elected to the Board of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2012 was elected first Vice-President of “OPORA RUSSIA” on energy, infrastructure and cluster policy.
Since 2013 – member of the Government Commission on Electric Power Development.
In 2013 was elected Co-Chairman of the Staff of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the All-Russian Public Movement “People's Front” for Russia!”
Since 2014 – member of the Board of Directors of JSC “ROSSETI” (June 2014), member of the Board of Directors of RAO “UES” (August 2014).
October 29, 2014 was elected President of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA” and Non-Profit Partnership “OPORA”
Awarded with certificates of acknowledgement of the Presidential Administration, Government of the Russian Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region.
Muslim
Muslimov
Entrepreneur; Founder, Clinic No. 1 network of medical centres
Entrepreneur; Founder, Clinic No. 1 network of medical centres
Maksim
Parshin
Director, Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Director, Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on July 23, 1976 in Mytishchi, Moscow Region.
In 1998, Mr. Parhin graduated from Moscow State University and, in 2001, he completed a post-graduate course. In 2008, he graduated from the International Institute of International Business under the Russian Foreign Trade Academy (MBA).
2002–2013: deputy division director, division director and then deputy department director at the Russian Ministry for Economic Development.
2013: He was appointed Deputy General Director of FSUE Mail of Russia.
2014–2015: Deputy Director, Federal Service for Labour and Employment.
Since January 2015: Director of the Department for Small and Medium-sized Business and Competition, Russian Ministry for Economic Development.
Mr. Parshin has been awarded the Diploma of Honour by the Russian Government.
Ivan
Fedotov
Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
Director, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
Director, AIRR, Vice Rector, RANEPA
Born on April 11, 1978 in Moscow.
In 2000 he graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (ANE). He defended his thesis in 2004. He was conferred the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences. In 2007, he received the title of Associate Professor.
Experience:
2001-2002: Executive Director, “International Investment Symposium” Center of ANE.
2002-2004: research fellow, “Investment Management School” Center of ANE.
2004-2007: Deputy Dean, the Faculty “School of Economics of Land Markets” of ANE.
2007-2009: Vice-Dean, the Faculty of Economics of Real Estate, ANE.
2006-2008: leader of the Innovative Educational Program in the framework of the National Priority Project “Education”.
2009 till present: Vice-rector, RANEPA.
Since 2010: Director, the Gaidar Forum – the annual international applied research conference in the sphere of economics.
2012: he supervised the development of socio-economic strategy in Russia up to 2020 (Strategy 2020) on behalf of RANEPA.
2016 till present: Director, the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.
Fluent in English and French. Awarded with the Medal of the Second Class Order For Merit to the Fatherland.
Married, brings up a son.
Andrey
Sharov
Vice-President – Head of GR Department, Sberbank
Vice-President – Head of GR Department, Sberbank
Born November 1, 1971. Graduated from Krasnoyarsk State University in 1994 and the Russian Civil Service Academy under the President of the Russian Federation in 1997. CSc (Law).Career1994: leading specialist, chief specialist of the legal department, Administration of Krasnoyarsk.1995–1996: leading specialist, chief specialist, head of department, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.1996–2002: specialist expert, consultant, counsel of the Human Resource Department of the President of the Russian Federation (Presidential Executive Office).2002–2004: head of Civil Service Administration, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.2004–2009: Director, Department of State Regulation of the Economy, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.2009–2010: Director, Department for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises and Competition, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.December 7, 2010: appointed Director, Department of State Governance, Regional Development and Local Government, Government Executive Office.May–November 2012: Vice Governor, Chairman of the Moscow Region Government.Since January 2014: Vice President, Head of Small Business Development Department, Sberbank of Russia.
Front row participants:
Oleg
Zorya
Head, All-Russian Project "Urban Renovations" All-Russia Public Organization "Students of Russia"
Head, All-Russian Project "Urban Renovations" All-Russia Public Organization "Students of Russia"
Evgeniy
Larionov
Entrepreneur and Investor; Owner, Ex Libris (Media Research Agency); Founder, Nationwide Coffee House Chain Coffee and the City; Partner, Kernite Capital; Co-Founder, Experum Project
Entrepreneur and Investor; Owner, Ex Libris (Media Research Agency); Founder, Nationwide Coffee House Chain Coffee and the City; Partner, Kernite Capital; Co-Founder, Experum Project
February 15
08:30–10:00
BAIKAL bar&restaurant
Business Breakfast Agricultural Exports as Part of Regional Development Strategy Russia is a multinational state with a unique tapestry of traditions and cultures. The regional diversity of food and agricultural products in Russ...
Russia is a multinational state with a unique tapestry of traditions and cultures. The regional diversity of food and agricultural products in Russia attracts genuine interest from foreign consumers, and this is further increased when Russian regions are effectively positioned as distinctive. Recent changes in the country's system of agricultural subsidies give regions more autonomy in developing the sector, including for exports. The higher the autonomy, the greater the responsibility. Is the development of agricultural exports one of the priority areas for regional development? How do regions monetize their distinctiveness on foreign markets? What international experience can be used to build effective regional value propositions for exports?

By invitation only
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.2
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Making Russia More Attractive as a Jurisdiction for Investors An enormous amount of work has recently been carried out to improve Russia’s legal system. This includes large-scale reforms of the Civil Code and ...
An enormous amount of work has recently been carried out to improve Russia’s legal system. This includes large-scale reforms of the Civil Code and changes to the commercial arbitration system. Reforms to oversight are also being introduced. Modern legal standards have been introduced to the Russian system, allowing even the most complex investment projects to be realized. Assurances and guarantees, escrow accounts, shareholder agreements, and many other legal instruments are already part of legal reality in Russia. The speed and efficiency of the commercial arbitration process in Russia are the result of organizational changes to state courts, as well as reforms to the procedure for setting up arbitration courts and the expansion of their authority, among other modifications. All of these changes are the subject of widespread discussion in the legal world. Despite this transformation, however, business owners and senior managers in Russian companies are often still imprisoned by myths about the exclusivity of English law. What are the strengths of the Russian legal system? What new opportunities for business are there within the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation? How successful have measures introduced to reduce administrative pressure on business proven to be? What impact is the increasing appeal of Russia as a jurisdiction having on attracting investment?
Moderator:
Vladimir
Gruzdev
Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
Gruzdev Vladimir Sergeyevich – Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of lawyers of Russia (ALRF).
Born February 6, 1967 in Bolshevo, Moscow region.
Education:
1984: graduated from the Moscow Suvorov military school.
1991: graduated from the Krasnoznamenny Military institute.
2000: graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Law Faculty).
2003: defended his PhD thesis.
Foreign languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English.
Career:
1991-1993 served in the Foreign Intelligence Service of the RF.
1993: founded the trading company “The Seventh Continent”, where he held management positions.
2001: was elected as a deputy of the Moscow city Duma.
2003: was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of the fourth convocation.
2007: was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of the fifth convocation.
2011-2016: governor of the Tula region.
2009-2016: member of the Presidium of the ALRF.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Executive Board of the ALRF.
Awards:
- Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 2nd Class;
- Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 3rd Class and 4th Class;
- Russian Federation Presidential and Governmental Certificates of Honour;
- Gratitudes of the President and the Government of the RF;
- Medal “For Battle Merit”;
- Honourary Title “Soldier-internationalist”;
- Honourary badges of the State Duma and the Federation Council.
Panellists:
Boris
Boltyanskiy
Editor-in-Chief, Pravo.ru
Editor-in-Chief, Pravo.ru
Elena
Borisenko
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank
As the First Vice-President and the Member of the Board, Ms. Borisenko is overseeing the Gazprombank’s Legal Department and responsible for addressing all legal matters encountered by Gazprombank and its group of companies.
Education
Saint Petersburg State University, Law School (2000)
Legal practice
Private legal practice, corporate and commercial law (2000-2008)
Member of Saint-Petersburg Bar Chamber (2001-2008)
State Service
2008 - 2009 - Advisor to the Head of the Federal Registration Service
2009 - 2010 - Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Feb. 2010 - March 2011 – Head of the Department of Legal Aid and Cooperation with Judicial System, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
2011 - 2012 - Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Official Representative of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
2012 - 2015 – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
Teaching and lecturing
Saint-Petersburg State University, Law School, State and Administrative Law Department (2013-till now)
Victoria
Burkovskaya
Partner, Head of White Collar Crime Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Partner, Head of White Collar Crime Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Viktoria Burkovskaya has a post-doctoral degree in Law and is one of the leading experts in Criminal Law, majoring in business-related crimes, criminal trial and compliance with anti-corruption law.
Ms. Burkovskaya provides consult in personal data protection, licensing cryptographic activity and cryptographic services.
Between 2006 and 2009 Ms. Burkovskaya held the position of Senior Research Associate at General Prosecutor’s Office Academy, where she prepared legal opinion on various business-related criminal cases, including illegal business operations, money laundering, smuggling, tax evasion etc., as well as crimes against public order and policies, cases tried by the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation and cases to extradition of Russian citizens.
Viktoria Burkovskaya plays an active role in reforming criminal legislation of the Russian Federation. She’s a member of the Criminal and Commercial Court Working Group (under International Commercial Court in Paris) and the Co-Chairperson of Business Against Corruption (Center of Public Procedures under Delovaya Rossiya). She has authored over 80 works in law journals. Ms. Burkovskaya is a Professor of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Process and Forensics at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where she teaches legal psychology and forensics.
Viktoria Burkovskaya is an alumni of Voronezh State Teacher Training University (1996, cum laude), Moscow State Law Academy (2002, cum laude), post-graduate program of the Research Institute for Legality Consolidation and Public Order under General Prosecutor’s Office (2000) and post-doctoral program of the Management Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (2005).
In 2015 the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation awarded Ms. Burkovskaya with a Certificate of Merit. In 2016 Boris Titov, the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights, awarded Viktoria Burkovskaya with a Certificate of Merit for her active pro bono work to defend entrepreneurs’ rights.
Ms. Burkovskaya is a member of Moscow City Bar.
Andrei
Nazarov
Co-Chairman, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Co-Chairman, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
1999: NPO Bashkirskiy Torgovo-Promishlenniy Soyuz, Chairman
1999–2003: Deputy to the Sibay state council, Chairman of the Social Committee
2003–2007: Deputy to the State Assembly of Bashkortostan
2004: Chairman of the entrepreneurial organization of Bashkortostan
2005: Director of the Center for strategic research under the auspices of the President of the RB
2007–2011: Deputy to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, 5th session. Senior Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the civil, criminal, arbitration and judicial legislature.
2011–2014: Advisor to the President of the Republic of Bashkortostan, representative of the President of the Republic of Bashkortostan on investment cooperation.
Since 2014: Co-chairman of the national public organization Delovaya Rossiya.
Executive Chairman of the Centre for Civic Initiatives Business against Corruption.
Chairman of the regional division of the national public organization Association of Lawyers of Russia.
Holds various state awards.
Irina
Panarina
General Manager, Russia and Eurasia, AstraZeneca
General Manager, Russia and Eurasia, AstraZeneca
Since May 2017 Irina Panarina has been appointed to the position of General Manager of AstraZeneca, Russia and Eurasia. Irina is responsible for AstraZeneca business in Russia & Eurasia Area and she leads AstraZeneca Russia.
Irina Panarina has worked for AstraZeneca since 2009. In October 2015 Irina joined the Russian team as Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Business Unit Head. Before coming to Russia, Irina Panarina held the position of General Manager at AstraZeneca Ukraine.
Prior to joining AstraZeneca Irina held regional roles at GSK Pharma headquarters in London, UK.
Irina Panarina has work experience in marketing, product portfolio management, people development.
Irina Panarina has degrees from Newcastle University & South Bank University. She also holds MBA degree from INSEAD Business School.
Aleksey
Pukhov
Deputy Head, Main Department for Supervision of the Execution of Federal Legislation; Head, Office for Supervision of the Observance of the Rights of Entrepreneurs of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
Deputy Head, Main Department for Supervision of the Execution of Federal Legislation; Head, Office for Supervision of the Observance of the Rights of Entrepreneurs of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
Born in Moscow in 1969. Graduated Moscow State Legislative Academy with a degree in Law.
February 1992 to March 1996: served in the Moscow Public Prosecution office as: aid to the Tagansky Prosecution Officers, Prosecutor, Senior Prosecutor of Law and Legislature Compliance.
Since March 1996: joined central headquarters of General Prosecution Office. Served as deputy department chief in Central Federal District, deputy department head on economics law compliance, head of the law compliance department in the municipal service of the Head Office of the law compliance service.
Since September 2007: deputy head of the Department of Federal Law Compliance.
Since June 2012: appointed deputy head of the Department of Federal Law Compliance on Entrepreneurial Rights Protection.
Front row participants:
Anatoliy
Bakaev
Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk region of the fifth convocation
Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk region of the fifth convocation
Alexander
Bragin
Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Oleg
Zhukov
Partner, Tm Defence Legal Services
Partner, Tm Defence Legal Services
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.3
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business New Industrial Models: Contract Manufacturing and Interregional Cooperation as a Tool for Attracting Investment It is not possible for industry to develop rapidly or for enterprises to increase labour productivity without an influx of investment from major co...
It is not possible for industry to develop rapidly or for enterprises to increase labour productivity without an influx of investment from major companies that have proven industrial competence and forward-looking development plans. This challenge can be tackled with the help of new industrial models that improve the quality of proposals to potential investors, plus a target-oriented approach to the implementation of investment projects that takes account of federal and regional technology priorities, based on the skills that the region needs and has developed. One of these new industrial models is the concept of technology competence centres operating along the lines of an ‘open’ contract manufacturing service, enabling industrial enterprises to boost productivity and cut costs. Industry clusters are another effective industrial model for attracting investment. These take advantage of interregional cooperation to integrate production chains, allowing for the needs and technological competence of the regions. How can the potential of existing industry clusters be harnessed to develop regional industry? How are the regions creating new investment niches? How can the potential of interregional industrial cooperation be mobilized to attract investors to the regions?
Moderator:
Andrey
Shpilenko
Director, Technopark and Cluster Development Association; Member of the Strategic Council on Investment in New Industries, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Director, Technopark and Cluster Development Association; Member of the Strategic Council on Investment in New Industries, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Andrei Shpilenko was born on July 27, 1975.
2005: graduated with distinction from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Public Service HR Management.
2012: completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) course at the same Academy, specialising in Economics and Finance.
2013: completed the postgraduate course at the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Computer Science and IT Support, specialising in Economics and Management of the National Economy (business administration, managing sectors of the national economy, IT and communication clusters); he is CSc (Econ.).
2005 to 2007: Deputy Head of Staff in the group of MPs from the United Russia faction at the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
2008 to 2009: Principal of the State Educational Institution of Higher Vocational Training, Moscow State University of Technologies and Management.
2009 to 2012: Chairman of the Management Board, Technopark Sarov, c.
Since 2011: Director of the Clusters and Technoparks Association.
Since 2012: Member of the council of the Military Industrial Committee on developing human relations potential of the military industry at the Government of the Russian Federation
Since 2012: Member of the council of the Military Industrial Committee on developing PPPs for creating new generations of weaponry and military equipment, head of the pilot projects group at the Government of the Russian Federation
Panellists:
Aleksey
Besprozvannykh
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born in 1979 in Leninogorsk (Kazakhstan).
In 2002 graduated from Polzunov Altai State Technical University majoring in technology, equipment and automatization in machine building. Has a Master’s degree in Technical Studies and Technology. Same year got a received a second diploma in Economics and Management in Machine Building at the same University.
2009-2010 – competed Executive MBA in Skolkovo.
2002-2003 – ERP consultant, Byte Soft (Barnaul).
2003-2004 – Head of Subscriber Equipment Section, MTS-Barnaul.
2004-2005 – Head of Department, Regional Division, MTS Office in Siberia.
2005 – Director for Key Customers, MTS Office in Siberia.
2008 – Marketing Director for Business Market, MTS Office in Siberia.
2009-2012 – Director, MTS Office in Voronezh.
August, 2012 – Deputy Chairman of the Government, Voronezh Oblast/ Head of Industry and Transportation Department, Voronezh Oblast.
June 2013 – Deputy Chairman of the Government, Voronezh Oblast.
May 2016 – Director, Regional Industrial Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
December 2017 – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Married, with two children.
Aleksandr
Gusev
Acting Governor of Voronezh Region
Acting Governor of Voronezh Region
Denis
Kravchenko
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Denis Kravchenko, born April 17, 1976 in Volgograd into a family of engineers.
1999: graduated from St Petersburg State Polytechnical University
2005: postgraduate degree in economics from the same university.
2002: joined government service with the central office of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament. Held a number of major administrative posts in the United Russia party's parliamentary faction; headed the public relations department of the State Duma's central office.
2002–2003: pro-bono adviser to Russian Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov.
2007: deputy head, State Committee for Youth Affairs, subsequently transformed into the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
From 2011: government service at the regional level as a Deputy Governor of Pskov Region, supervised the regional representative office of the Russian government.
March 2014: Deputy General Director, United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC).
February 2016: promoted to his current position of Senior Deputy General Director and State Secretary at the URSC.
September 2016: became a member of the 7th State Duma. Currently Vice-Chairman, State Duma committee for economic policy, industry, innovative development and entrepreneurship.
Class 2 Full Counsellor of State of the Russian Federation.
Card-carrying member of United Russia since 2003.
Since 2014: member of the Expert Council under the Russian government and of administrative bodies at several Russian defence enterprises.
Incumbent chairman of the Youth Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Holds a number of government and ministerial awards, including a presidential commendation (2007).
In 2016, the Russian dailies Vedomosti and Kommersant named Kravchenko among the top 50 best senior managers in Russia.
Married, with two children; lives in Moscow.
Mikhail
Sutyaginskiy
Chairman of the Board, Titan
Chairman of the Board, Titan
Chairman of the board of directors of “Group of Companies “Titan”, JSC.
Born on January 1, 1962. Since 1979 has been living and working in Omsk. Education: Omsk Institute of Railroad Transport Engineers (1984); Moscow State University of Economy, Statistics and Informatics (2000).
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy began his labor activity at Omsk petroleum refinery. Since 1989 Mikhail has been carrying on active entrepreneurial business. Mikhail established Group of Companies “Titan”. The company became a leader on regional and Russian petrochemical markets.
In March 2007 - Mikhail became Deputy of Legislative Assembly of the Omsk Region. From 2007 to 2011 –State Duma Deputy of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the Y convocation, Committee member on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship.
Mikhail Sutyaginskiy is a member of expert board under the Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, is a member of industrial and regional public organizations.
Mikhail was given various awards for professional and charitable activity, including medal of Saint Seraphim Sarovsky of the 1st degree, Medal "For outstanding achievements" etc.
Alexandr
Tyunin
General Director, UMATEX Group
General Director, UMATEX Group
Born October 10, 1974 in Ivanovo. In 1997 graduated the economics department at the Yaroslavl State University. In 2002 received a diploma in law from the same university. Between 2001 and 2013 occupied various senior positions in local and international telecommunication companies. In 2013 became CEO of a large producer of composite materials. In April 2016 elected CEO of NPK Khimprominzhiniring JSC, brand UMATEX Group (Rosatom State Corporation). Possesses vast experience in launching and developing businesses, managing holding structures, delivering high-tech products to export markets. Married, has two sons.
Front row participants:
Artem
Verkhovtsev
Acting Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh Oblast
Acting Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh Oblast
Semen
Vuymenkov
Minister of Economic Development of the Arkhangelsk Region
Minister of Economic Development of the Arkhangelsk Region
Yuriy
Korolev
Deputy General Director, Limited Liability Company «Investment Company of Vnesheconombank» («VEB Capital»)
Deputy General Director, Limited Liability Company «Investment Company of Vnesheconombank» («VEB Capital»)
Vadim
Kulikov
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
Graduated from the energy department of Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School, honored inventor of Russia (2009).
Responsible for the selection of projects in the Agency, responsible for interaction with public development institutions, technology parks, foundations.
Has successful experience with incubators and accelerators leading engineering schools of Russia (MIPT, Moscow State Technical University, Moscow State University, MIIT, MEI, etc.), the US (GeorgiaTech, MIT, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU POLY, FAU, and others), Israel (Technion) and Europe (University of Technology of Lausanne, Stockholm University of Technology, etc.), development institutions in Russia (RUSNANO, Russian Venture Company, Skolkovo), USA (NYSEDRA / NY, DOE).
Vadim is actively involved in projects for the reconstruction of engineering competencies and practices of commercialization of innovative technologies in Russia, in cooperation with the committees and commissions of the RSPP (Working Group Skolkovo, on Innovation Board), Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, Commission of Engineering of the Government and the President of the Russian Federation.
Vadim
Oykin
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Saratov Oblast
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Saratov Oblast
Vsevolod
Smakov
Managing Director - Head of Directorate for Industry, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Managing Director - Head of Directorate for Industry, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Born 13.10.1979 in Ozersk, Chelyabinsk oblast.
Graduated The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of the Russian Federation with an emphasis in international politics.
Works in banking since 2001. Since January 2017 – managing director of The Eurasian Development Bank, head of the industry directorate. 2004-2016 – worked in various VTB structures, board member in various VTB affiliated banks in Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, France and Germany.
Yury
Chayka
First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
Born on 08.03.1970 in Amur region, the city of Raychikhinsk.
In 1993 got his first higher education – graduated from the Polytechnic Institute with a degree in "Industrial electronics", in 2012 graduated from the Technic Institute with a degree in "Finances and credit". In 2012 got a degree in an additional postgraduate program "Governmental and municipal administration" of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. From 01.01.1995 to 01.10.2010 – worked in the field of retail business of household goods and personal appliance in the "Insight-Amur" in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, made a career from the position of a manager to the position of a financial director.
From 20.12.2010 to 11.08.2014 – Deputy minister of small and medium business, Deputy minister – the head of the Small and medium business department in the Ministry of economic development and foreign relations of Khabarovsky Krai.
August, 2014 – February, 2015 - Chairman of the Committee on investment and innovation development of the Khabarovsky Krai Government. February, 2015 to October, 2015 - minister of investment and land-property policy of Khabarovsky Krai.
October, 2015 to present: Deputy Chairman of the Khabarovsky Krai Government – minister of investment and land-property policy of Khabarovsky Krai.
Aleksey
Shchedrov
Head of the Directorate for Innovative and Industrial Policy of the Lipetsk Region
Head of the Directorate for Innovative and Industrial Policy of the Lipetsk Region
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.5
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business How to Raise a Unicorn: Attracting Investment to the Innovation Sector Over the last 30–40 years, the role of knowledge and innovation in the socioeconomic development of society has been growing at an unbelievable pac...
Over the last 30–40 years, the role of knowledge and innovation in the socioeconomic development of society has been growing at an unbelievable pace. The innovative economy is today taking on a particular relevance as one of the mechanisms accelerating economic growth. Investment resources are playing a key role in this. There is currently a shortage of long-term investment in Russia, including in terms of resources from institutional investors in the innovation sector, at a time when contributions from such investors are forming a significant share of investments abroad. Startups serve as a major generator of innovative products. Every newcomer to innovative business dreams of raising a unicorn company. Giants like Uber and Airbnb have demonstrated that raising a unicorn really is possible! A programme is already being implemented in Russia to provide state support to ‘national champions’ – fast-growing companies with the potential to increase export revenue, although the growth of companies like these is limited unless significant investment can be attracted or they go public. Who are these unicorns exactly – are they a myth, or a reality? Is there a future for Russian unicorn startups? Could the Moscow Exchange become a key mechanism for ‘rearing’ companies like these? What government support tools could be used to help unicorn companies? How realistic is it for a Russian technology company to float on the Russian stock exchange? What conditions need to be put in place in order to attract funds from institutional investors into the innovation sector of the Russian economy? What new tools need to be developed for investment in innovative companies?
Moderator:
Oleg
Fomichev
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on February 7, 1977.
In 1998 graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University. Bachelor of Management (diploma with honours).
1998—2000: State University — Higher School of Economics. Master of Economics (diploma with honours).
1999—2000 — Leading Specialist of the General Analytical Division of the Department for Enterprise Reforming of the Ministry of Economy of the Russian Federation.
2000—2003: postgraduate studies, State University — Higher School of Economics.
2000 — Expert of the Centre of Strategic Development (CSD).
2002—2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Programs of Economy Development and Cooperation with International Financial Organizations of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Research Assistant of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Director for Development of the Centre of Strategic Development Foundation.
2006—2008: Head of the Department for Economic Policy and Competitive Ability of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
January—July 2008: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
July 2008—November 2010: Director of the Strategic Program Management and Budgeting Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
November 2010 – July 2012 — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since July 2012 – State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Panellists:
Sergei
Belyakov
President, Association of Non-State Pension Funds (ANPF)
President, Association of Non-State Pension Funds (ANPF)
Born June 26, 1973 in Moscow.
1998: graduated from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in law.
1991–1993: served in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, border guard troops
1993–1999: studied at the Academy of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation; served in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
2001–2002: Adviser to the General Directorate of the Reforma International Foundation for Economic and Social Reforms
2002–2008: Chief Specialist, Department of External Relations, Adviser to Deputy General Director, Advisor at the Government and Public Organization Relations Division, OOO Basic Element
2005–2008: Aide to the President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Deputy Department Director (part time)
2008–2009: Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2009–2012: Director of the Department for Investment Policy and Development of Public-Private Partnership at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2012–2014: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2014–2015: Chairman of the Board of the SPIEF Foundation
Since 2014: Adviser to the RDIF, Chairman of the Management Board of the National Association of Investment and Development Agencies (NAAIR)
Since 2016: President of the Association of Non-State Pension Funds
Alexander
Idrisov
President, Founder, Strategy Partners Group
President, Founder, Strategy Partners Group
The founder and President of Strategy Partners Group – the leading Russian strategy advisory firm, founded in1994. He was a pioneer of innovation and venture capital activity in Russia.

Project experience:
• Strategy and competitiveness:
o Managed the strategy development for dozens of leading Russian corporations
o Led the strategy advisory team for several regions in Russia and CIS
o Led a group of international experts on the strategy development for Kazakhstan

• Operations management:
o Developed and successfully launched dozens of the sales stimulation and cost reduction programs
o Developed and successfully implemented several Business restructuring program

• Startups and Innovation:
o Successfully launched and funded a number of startups
o Developed the portfolio growth strategy for venture capital fund

• Corporate Finance:
o Led development of investment proposals for a number of corporations and support them during the capital raising process
o Developed a number of pre-IPO strategies
o One of the leading expert on financial modeling in Russia. Designed the Project expert - one of the most popular software product.

Led the development of number the state programs for different industries (Forestry, Retail, Chemical industry, Aerospace, Energy, Railway, Electronics, etc.)
Member of "Open Government" of Russia (Independent Advisory Board)
Gennadiy
Margolit
Executive Director, Innovation and Investment Market, Moscow Exchange
Executive Director, Innovation and Investment Market, Moscow Exchange
Graduated from Plekhanov Institute of National Economy in 1982 and successfully completed a course at the Post Graduate School of State Academy of Management with a PhD degree in economics in 1992.
Gennady Margolit worked for the Russian Academy of Science at the Institute of Market Issues. After completing a one-year Market Economy course offered by the World Bank in cooperation with The Joint Vienna Institute in 1994, Gennady Margolit joined the MICEX Group of companies as a lead economist where he took part in the launch and development of the securities market at MICEX and was promoted to Stock Market Director and later appointed Vice-President. The primary responsibility area: operations and development of Innovation and Investment Market Sector, as well as Growth Sector, which was established in July 2017 for the purpose of cooperation with the midcap companies
Dmitry
Morozov
General Director, BIOCAD
General Director, BIOCAD
Date of birth: February 1, 1965
Place of birth: Moscow
Marital status: Married, with three children
Dmitry Morozov is a member of the Council for Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry attached to the Government of the Russian Federation. He is on the list of the Top 500 reserve management executives under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.Dmitry Morozov graduated from the Radio Technology Department of the State Academy of Consumer Services in Moscow.
1997–1998: Studied at the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economy in Moscow, Department of Finance and Credit. Earned a diploma in Economics.
1998: Successfully completed an MBA programme at the MIRBIS Moscow International Higher School of Business and obtained an MBA in Management.
2004: Studied at the Keio Business School in Japan under a presidential programme.
1993–2002: Vice Chairman of the Management Board, CentroCredit Bank.
2001: Founded CJSC Biocad; currently serves as its President.
Biocad manufactures ready-made medicines, pharmaceutical substances and genetic engineering products.
Alexander
Povalko
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Mr. Aleksandr B. Povalko was born in Lyubertsy, Moscow Region, on May 16, 1970.
He graduated from Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute majoring in Radio Engineering (1992) and Maymonid State University majoring in Applied Mathematics (1996).
From 1994 to 2007, Mr. Aleksandr B. Povalko worked as Senior Consultant of Valuation Department, Project Director, and Director of Business Development of PACC.
From 2007 to 2008 — Director of Strategic Planning, RENOVA Stroy Group CJSC.
From 2008 to 2012 — Deputy Head of the State Committee for Youth Affairs of the Russian Federation and Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
From 2012 to 2016 — Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
2016 — CEO of RVC.
Information on membership and participation in commissions, committees, advisory councils, and other public agencies:
— Member of the Working Group of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation for monitoring achievement of targets of social and economic development of the Russian Federation;
— Member of the interdepartmental commission for monitoring efficiency of educational institutions of higher education;
— Member of the interdepartmental working group on implementation of pilot projects at leading engineering and technical universities to build engineering centers and companies;
— Member of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Fund for Social and Economic Support of Russian Cinematography;
— Member of the interdepartmental working group for development of the National Technology Initiative.
Nikolay
Tsekhomskiy
First Deputy Chairman - Member of the Management Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
First Deputy Chairman - Member of the Management Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
First Deputy Chairman – member of the Board. Born on March 21, 1974, in Leningrad. Professional education background: in 1995, 1996, St. Petersburg State Academy of Engineering and Economics, qualification – bachelor of management, manager economist, speciality - management, economics and management in engineering. Science degree PhD in Economics, 22.06.1999. Employment record: in 1995-1998 - Economist, Economist/Auditor, and Expert/Auditor at Ernst & Young (St. Petersburg and Representative Office of Ernst & Young (CIS) Ltd. In 1998–1999 – Accountant, Chief Accountant at Representative Office of Brunswick Warburg (Cyprus) Limited. In 1999–2002 – Financial Controller, Financial Director of Renaissance Capital Investment Group. In 2002–2005 – Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Investments at Mobile TeleSystems OJSC. In 2005-2009- Senior Vice President,Member of the Executive Board at Vneshtorgbank OJSC (from01.03.2007 was renamed as Bank VTB OJSC). From November 2009 to December 2011 - Chairman of the Executive Board of Barclays Bank LLC. In 2012-2016 - Adviser to the President of Sberbank of Russia. Vice-President – Director of the Finance Department of Sberbank, Senior Vice-President and Director of the Finance Department of Sberbank of Russia (from 14.08.2015 was renamed as PJSC Sberbank). From March 2016 – Adviser to Vnesheconombank Chairman. From April 2016 – Vnesheconombank First Deputy Chairman.
Tagir
Yapparov
Chairman of the Management Board, Russoft Association; Chairman of the Board, I.T.
Chairman of the Management Board, Russoft Association; Chairman of the Board, I.T.
Mr. Yapparov was born April 18, 1963 in Ufa, Bashkortostan In 1980 Tagir enrolled at the Department of Physics in Moscow State University. Tagir graduated in 1986 and three years later completed his postgraduate studies at the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University.
In November 1990 Tagir, together with his university friend Igor Kasimov, founded Information Technologies Company (I.T. Co.), and has headed the company ever since. Today, I.T. Group ranked among the largest Russian IT holdings, national leaders in enterprise software development and IT services.
Mr. Yapparov actively participates in the work of industry associations of Russian IT-market:
• 2013-2018 Mr. Yapparov elected as a member of Board of Russian non-profit Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT)
• 2016-2018 Tagir elected as a Chairman of RUSSOFT Association - a nationwide Association of the most technically competent software developing companies from Russia.
According to various expert surveys and ratings, Tagir Yapparov is one of the most professional managers of the Russian IT market. He is an author of more than 50 scientific articles appearing in Russia’s leading professional publications. Ranked among the best IT managers according to Managers Association «TOP 100 Russian Managers».
Mr. Yapparov focuses his efforts on overall management and strategic development of I.T. Group.
Front row participants:
Sergey
Vasin
Chief Executive Officer, Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation, JSC
Chief Executive Officer, Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation, JSC
Dmitry
Kalayev
Deputy Director for Acceleration and Educational Programmes, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Deputy Director for Acceleration and Educational Programmes, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Oleg
Konev
Managing Partner, Da Vinci Capital
Managing Partner, Da Vinci Capital
Natalia
Korotchenkova
Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation
Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation
Igor
Nosov
General Director, Special Economic Zone "Innopolis"
General Director, Special Economic Zone "Innopolis"
Konstantin
Polunin
Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Konstantin Polunin is a Partner and Managing Director of BCG Moscow office. He joined BCG in 2008 as a Principal and was promoted to a Partner and Managing Director in 2012. He is a member of BCG's global energy and industrial goods practice areas, as well as a core member of BCG's public sector practice. His extensive consulting experience over the past decade includes projects in Russia, CIS and Europe. Konstantin has worked mostly with the clients in energy, chemical, automotive and transportation industries as well as public sector and government in Russia and Europe. He studied chemistry at the Moscow State University and graduated in chemistry at the Technical University Berlin, with focus on organic chemistry and biochemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Russian Academy of Science, with focus on development of new materials, exploring their physical and chemical properties and application opportunities. Since December 2013, Konstantin is a member of the working group on the National Entrepreneurial Initiative under the President's Economic Council of Russian Federation.
Sergey
Tishchenko
Chief Executive Officer, Expert RA
Chief Executive Officer, Expert RA
Born in Moscow in 1959. Graduated from the Red Banner A.F. Mozhaisky Military Engineering Institute with a first-class degree in “Radiotechnical systems and monitoring systems”; CSc (Tech. Sc.); 1995: received a master’s degree in economics from the National Research University Higher School of Economics. 1976 to 1993: served in the army.
1994 to 1998, worked at Inter-industry Commerce Bank, rising from the position of expert to that of Senior Vice-President.
999: qualified as an auditor in bank auditing. Throughout his working career, Mr. Tishchenko has worked as a top manager in financial institutions, the banking and insurance business, including at OAO Mosbiznesbank, ACB Moseximbank, OAO RNCB, OOO Lizingbiznesprom, Standart Reserve insurance company, MSK insurance company, Stolichnaya Insurance Group holding and Ingosstrakh-Zhizn insurance company. His previous place of work was AO Soyuz Bank, where he was Chairman of the Board. Since February 2, 2016: General Director of RAEX (Expert RA) Rating Agency
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.7
Improving Quality of Life The Smart City – A New Quality of Life The modern city is changing the lives of its inhabitants, creating an atmosphere in which they can develop and realize their creative and intellect...
The modern city is changing the lives of its inhabitants, creating an atmosphere in which they can develop and realize their creative and intellectual potential. People today don’t just choose a flat somewhere, they look for an environment that interests them and where they feel comfortable living – from their home, to their block, to their entire neighbourhood. Quality of life has become a factor in property prices and the demand for particular areas. Cities have been joined in the competition for human capital by entire countries, with population mobility and the speed of relocation presenting a serious challenge for all developed nations.
How is the quality of an urban environment evaluated by officials, business, and people themselves? How can the most important aspects be identified and attention focused on them? What is social space within the landscape of the contemporary megacity, and where is the boundary between the responsibilities of business and the consumer? How is the introduction of modern technology into the municipal economy influencing the economic and social potential of regions?
Moderator:
Andrey
Chibis
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
Panellists:
Anatoly
Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 in Kaluga Region.
After graduating from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute, worked in agricultural and construction sectors of Kaluga Region economy.
In November 1996, he was elected Vice Governor of Kaluga Region.
Since 2000 – Governor of Kaluga Region.
Anatoly Artamonov is one of the most efficient Russian governors, which is proved by Kaluga Region dynamic development. For a number of years it has been holding leading positions among Russian regions according to various ratings.
Anatoly Artamonov holds many awards, including the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Republic of Korea; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; the Commander of the Legion of Honour, France, and others.
Doctor, Economics.
Alexander
Brechalov
Head of the Udmurt Republic
Head of the Udmurt Republic
In 1994, he graduated with academic distinction from the Krasnodar Highest Military School (Military Institute) named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko. In 1999, he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law named after O.E. Kutafin. In 1994-1996 he was a deputy chief of the custodial service at the Chkalovskiy garrison (special air division). In 1996-1999 – lawyer at TV-6 Media.In 1999-2000 – lawyer at the Alfa Bank.In 2001-2002 – head of the legal division at the Uniastrum Bank.In 2002-2003 – director of the legal department at the Uniastrum Bank. In 2003-2006 – Director General at the LLC “Uniastrum Consulting”. In 2006-2011 – President of the Executive office at the LLC “VBO Consulting”.In 2011-2013 – President of the LLC “VBO Consult”.In 2013-2014 – President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. Since 2014 until 2017 – First Vice-President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. According to the Fund “Institute of Economic, Social and Political Studies”, he is at the top of the ISEPI-2016 List of the Most Promising Politicians and Public Figures in Russia. On 10 September 2017 Alexander Brechalov was elected head of the Udmurt Republic
Pyotr
Zolotarev
Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Born on 30 June 1965 in Moscow.
Education
Moscow Orders of Lenin and October Revolution Aviation Institute named after S. Ordzhonikidze, 1987; Degree – Planning Engineer, Major in Economics and Management of Machine Engineering.
Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, 1996; Degree – Economist, Major in Finance and Credit. Master of Business Administration (MBA), Major in Finance.
Advanced training – Institute for Continuing Education of the All-Union Foreign Trade Academy, 1990; Major in Foreign Economic Relations.
Employment history
1987 – 1989 - Secretary of Young Communist League Organization in Department No. 5, Moscow Aviation Institute; Instructor of RC of AULYCL, All-Union Leninist Young Communist League, Regional Committee, Moscow.
1989 – 1991 - Expert, Soviet-Swedish Joint Venture “Technoferm Engineering”.
1991 – 1993 - Chief Accountant, Deputy General Director for Finance and Commerce, Acting Chief Accountant, LLP LogoVaz Image LTD.
1993 – 1995 - Head of Budget and Accounting Group, JSC Occidental Petroleum CIS.
1995 – 1997 - Financial Director, Moscow Office of JSC Occidental Petroleum CIS Services, Inc.
1997 – 1999 - Financial Director, CJSC Dilain Company.
1999 – 2004 - Head of Consolidated Financial Reporting and Accounting Methodology Department, YUKOS-Moscow LLC; First Vice President – Vice President for Economics and Finance; Acting President, CJSC YUKOS Refining and Marketing.
2005 – 2007 - General Director, JSC Russian Machines.
2007 – 2009 - General Director, OJSC AMTEL FREDESTEIN.
2010 – 2011 - General Director, Management Company Regional United Systems Vodokanal LLC.
2012 – 2015 - Managing Director for Project Russian Machines LLC.
2015 – 2016 - Head of Business Restructuring Division,Consulting Department, McKinsey & Company CIS.
Since October 2016 - Senior Vice-President of Vnesheconombank.
Since March 2017 - Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank.
Since July 2017 - Deputy Chairman – Member of the Board.
Sergey
Kalugin
Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Sergey graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1991. Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation since April 2017.Sergey has more than 17 years experience in telecommunications and information technology industry. In 2013-2017 - President and CEO of PJSC "Rostelecom". From 2001 to 2012 - Founder and CEO of National Cable Networks /National Telecommunications. Previously, he held a number of top-management positions in investment banking.
Kirill
Komarov
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Kirill Komarov was born on December 29, 1973 in Saint Petersburg. He graduated from the Urals State Law Academy and then, after completion of a postgraduate course, received an advanced law degree. In 1996–2000, he worked for YurCon, a consulting company in Yekaterinburg. Mr Komarov continued his career in Renova Group, first as Chief Legal Officer and Project Director, and then as First Deputy CEO of Renova and CEO of Renova–Razvitie. In 2005, Komarov joined the Federal Water Resources Agency as Deputy Director. In March 2006, he was appointed Vice President of TVEL Fuel Company prior to becoming CEO of Atomenergomash, a TVEL subsidiary. In December 2007, he joined Atomenergoprom where he served first as Deputy CEO and then as Managing Director. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Atomenergoprom, and concurrently worked as Director of ROSATOM's Nuclear Power Directorate. Since April 2011 Mr Komarov has served as Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business while remaining CEO of Atomenergoprom. Since February 2015 Mr Komarov has served as First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business while remaining CEO of Atomenergoprom.
Mikhail
Men
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
November 12, 1960 – Born in Sergiev-Possad district of Moscow area.
1978 – 1980 – studied at the Institute of Oil and Gas Industry majoring in Industrial Energy Production.
1980 – 1982 – service at the construction divisions of the Far East Navy. Received a license to operate a construction crane and an honorary certificate for achievements in construction. 1983 – 1991 – worked at various culture intuitions in Moscow and Moscow district. Studied in Moscow Culture Institute.
1991 – 1993 – worked in publishing.
1993 – 1995 – deputy of Moscow Oblast Duma from Sergied-Posad.
1995 – 1999 – deputy of the State Duma of Russian Federation.
1999 – 2002 – vice-governor of Moscow Oblast. Studied at the State Service Academy under the President of Russian Federation, majored in law, graduated cum laude.
2002 – 2005 – deputy mayor of Moscow
2005 – 2013 – governor of Ivanovskaya Oblast, confirmed after presentation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
November 1, 2013 – appointed Minister of Construction and Housing Services. Awarded the Order of Friendship, Order of Honor, Medal for 850th Anniversary of the city of Moscow. Married, has 6 children.
Mikhail
Oseevskiy
President, Rostelecom
President, Rostelecom
Mikhail Eduardovitch Oseevskiy was born in Leningrad on November 30, 1960.
He graduated from the Kalinin Politechnical Institute (Leningradskij Politekhnicheskij Institut imeni Kalinina) in 1983 with a Degree in Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics.
He has wide experience in high-ranking posts in Russian state and business institutions.
From 1986 to 1993, he worked in the Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA in Russian).
From 1993 to 1999, he was Deputy Director and later Director of the Stock Exchange in St. Petersburg.
From 1999, he was a Vice Chairman, and from 2003 First Vice Chairman of the Board Council of the Industrial and Construction Bank in Saint Petersburg.
From 2003 to 2011 he worked as a Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Administration.
In 2011 he was appointed Deputy-Minister of Economic Development of Russia. From July 2012 to March 2017 he worked as a Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board.
In March 2017 he was appointed President of Rostelecom.
Currently M. Oseevskiy is a member of governing bodies of the following organizations: member of the supervisory board of VTB24 (PJSC), JSC Bank VTB Georgia, OJSC Bank VTB (Azerbaijan), member of the board of directors of JSC Unified Electronic Trading Floor, CJSC Bank VTB Belarus, DC JSC Bank VTB (Kazakhstan), T2 RTC Holding LLC, also he is chairman of the board of trustees of Local religious community of the Russian Orthodox Church the curacy of the Kazan Cathedral of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy).
Front row participants:
Veniamin
Golubitsky
President, KORTROS
President, KORTROS
Veniamin Golubitsky is President of KORTROS (former RENOVA StroyGroup) – a development company that implements large-scale projects in the sphere of residential and commercial real estate.
Prior to joining RENOVA StroyGroup, Mr Golubitsky worked for nine years in the authorities of the Sverdlovsk Region of Russia, where his responsibilities at different times included social issues and state property management.
From October 2003 till May 2005 Mr Golubitsky was Head of Administration of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region. Other positions held in the regional authorities include: First Deputy to the Chairman of the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region, Minister of the State Property Management of the Sverdlovsk Region, Member of the Duma of the Sverdlovsk Region.
In addition to his work as an official, Veniamin Golubitsky made a convincing academic career: having started as a PhD student at the Department of Administrative Law, Moscow State Lomonosov University, he later became Head of the Law Department at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Mr Golubitsky graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Moscow State Lomonosov University and is a Candidate of Legal Sciences.
Sergei
Egorov
Deputy Governor of Tula Region
Deputy Governor of Tula Region
Vladimir
Ivanov
General Director, Spectrum Group of Companies
General Director, Spectrum Group of Companies
Alexey
Makrushin
General Director, Housing, Utilities and Urban Environment Association
General Director, Housing, Utilities and Urban Environment Association
Svetlana
Orlova
Governor of Vladimir Region
Governor of Vladimir Region
Born October 23, 1954 in the town of Obluchye, Khabarovsk Territory.
In 1977 she graduated from Ussuriysk State Teacher Training College, followed by the Khabarovsk Higher Party School and professional development courses at the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. She now holds a PhD in Economics.
From 1971–1991, she worked as a teacher at a boarding school in Vladivostok and was involved in party activities. From 1991–1993, she was Vice President, General Director of the Maritime Territory Women’s For-Profit Charity Organization ANNA. From 1993–1999, she was a deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, a member of the Women of Russia faction, a member of the Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and Finance. From 2000–2001, Orlova was Vice President of ZAO NPO Krosna.
In November 2001, she was elected to the Federation Council to represent the Council of People’s Deputies of the Kemerovo Region. From January 2004 to March 2013, she acted as Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
By presidential decree of the Russian Federation as of March 24, 2013, she was appointed Acting Governor of the Vladimir Region.
On September 8, 2013 elected Governor of the Vladimir Region.
She is a recipient of the Order For Services to Homeland of the fourth degree, Order of Honor, Order of Commonwealth, medal of the Order For Services to Homeland of second degree, a medal In Commemoration of 850 Years of Moscow, a medal In the Commemoration of 1000 Years of Kazan, the P.A. Stolypin medal of second degree, and a medal of the Federation Council, the 20 Years medal, 70 years of Vladimir Region commemorative medal, a Letter of Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation, a Letter of Commendation from the Government of the Russian Federation, awards of the Kemerovo Region, badge For Services to the Development of OAO Russian Railways of first degree, and a badge Railway Worker of Honor. She has also received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
She is Deputy Chairperson of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and heads Russia’s delegation to the Congress.
Arthur
Parfenchikov
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Artyom
Sedov
Deputy Chairman, Expert Board for Energy Conservation and Efficiency at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairman, Expert Board for Energy Conservation and Efficiency at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Founder and CEO of Russian software and manufacturing company “Big Three” LCC, Deputy Head of the Expert Board on Energy Efficiency of Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, expert consultant on Smart Cities for EEC UN, working group member for ISO and IEC. R.F., Automation engineer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Technologies and Automation in Civil Engineering department MSUCE, three times winner of R.F. Presidential Scholarship as postgraduate, three times winner of R.F. Government Scholarship as postgraduate, the winner of the R.F. Presidential Grant in science and technology priority guidelines (energy efficiency). Owns 42 R.F. patents, shares authorship for more than 100 research papers, published in scientific journals of Russian Federation, United States of America, Switzerland, Germany, China and others. Shares authorship for 6 study guides.
Being a postgraduate in Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE) Mr. Sedov finished an internship in TU Berlin, Germany. During his postgraduate course worked in optimization of MEP guidance system automation and developed unique software for it, installed and functioning on real objects. Was one of the creators of a unique Building Automation Systems Laboratory that now is internationally known. The laboratory has been presented on many scientific conferences and exhibitions, and visited by The President of the Russian Federation, members of the Russian Federation Government, Moscow City Council and etc.
In 2013-2015 Mr. Sedov worked as expert-consultant on Smart Cities for EEC UN, UNECE and UN-Habitat. Participated in development of Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities, that are currently the only Smart Cities KPI system recognized on an intergovernmental level. Participated in development of Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing.
Since 2015 – CEO of “Big Three” LCC, known leader in software development for waste management and housing and utilities needs. “Big Three” LCC has participated in the development of few federal information systems. In 2016-2017 software and hardware products for waste management field on both governmental and business levels by “Big Three” LCC have been implemented in 30 R.F. territorial entities. Sealing contracts in 40 other R.F. territorial entities is planned in 2018-2019.
Leonid
Sergeev
Chief Executive Officer, Basel Aero
Chief Executive Officer, Basel Aero
Born on 28 May 1971 in Sverdlovsk His parents are engineers.
He graduated with honors from Kirov Urals Polytechnic Institute with MSc (Master of Science) degree in Engineering and Economics for Heavy Machine Building Enterprises. Obtained Ph.D. degree in Engineering and Economics. In 2003 he obtained Master of Business Administration degree in IMD, Switzerland.

Leonid Sergeev joined Basic Element in 2008. Since 2012 Leonid Sergeev has headed Basel Aero a joint venture between Basic Element, Sberbank of Russia and Changi Airports International, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Changi Airport Group. At present, Basel Aero owns airports located in Krasnodar, Sochi, Anapa and Gelendzhik.

During his tenure in Krasnodar Region he implemented the major projects in the field of air transportation, including preparation of Krasnodar Region airports for operations during holding of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games in accordance with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee, as well as the project of renovation of Krasnodar International Airport. Currently he implements the projects related to construction of new terminals of Anapa, Gelendzhik and Krasnodar airports. Basel Aero implemented a number of social responsibility projects for company employees as well as the people of Krasnodar Region.
He has several national awards, the Order For Merit to the Fatherland II class among them.
Ilya
Sotonin
Director for Development, Liga Housing and Public Utilities Management Company
Director for Development, Liga Housing and Public Utilities Management Company
Founder of community management company Liga GKH. While studying in Ural State University founded Liga Company. From that time, Liga grew from managing few houses in Ekaterinburg to a company that works in 3 cities and with more than 10 000 tenants. In 2017 developed a first franchise in facility management market in Russia.
Ilia Sotonin: «My dream – to build a company that will provide best service in facility management in every city of our country»
In March, 2017, Liga GKH was recognized by Russian agency of strategic initiatives as a provider of best practices on the community management market.
Dmitry
Tetenkin
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.9
New Regional Policy: Improving Administration Human Capital: The Keystone of the Future Economy in the Russian Far East The key driver of a new, knowledge-based economy is human capital, an area where investments can contribute to a country’s social and economic deve...
The key driver of a new, knowledge-based economy is human capital, an area where investments can contribute to a country’s social and economic development. Human capital plays a vital role in the development of new economy of the Russian Far East. The large-scale creation of new production facilities in the Far East, initiated as a result of new development mechanisms, has brought to the forefront questions of how the macroregion can attract and retain the workforce it requires, how young specialists can be trained in areas that are in demand, and how conditions conducive to doing business can be maintained. By 2025, there will already be more than 115,000 new modern and highly productive jobs in the Russian Far East. How can we develop and invest in human capital in the Russian Far East? How can regions accumulate and develop their human capital and come out on top in the competition for people? How will businesses in the future economy ensure the growth of human capital? What modern tools and approaches can be used to assess the level of human capital?
Moderator:
Alexander
Ivlev
Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Country Managing Partner for Russia, EY
Alexander is the leader of EY Russia. He is actively involved in the work of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia. At the 2007 World Economic Forum, Alexander was entered in the list of Young Global Leaders, and in 2009 he was included in the top 100 young leaders in the Russian Presidential Reserve. He is vice president of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Russia.
Alexander is a member of the Expert Council of the Open Innovations Forum, the Executive Committee of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Public Council of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. He leads the National Business Initiative’s road map Improving the quality of the regulatory environment for business.
Alexander supervises the Entrepreneur of the Year program in Russia.
Alexander has over twenty years of experience in strategic development, client service and government and corporate affairs.
He is a graduate of Moscow State Linguistic University (1991) and has an EMBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2003).
Panellists:
Nikita
Anisimov
Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Rector, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Nikita Anisimov was born in Khimki on 20 February 1978. In 1998,graduated from Moscow State University. In 2001, defended Candidate’s thesis in Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Author of several scientific works. From 2007 to 2009, Executive Secretary of the Russian Council for School Olympiads. Over the 11 years of his work at Moscow State University, rose to Pro-rector. In 2013, appointed Pro-rector for educational work of Moscow Polytechnic University. From 2015 to August 2016, Senior Pro-rector of Moscow Polytechnic University and acting Rector. Since 18 August 2016, Acting Rector of the Far Eastern Federal University. Since 14 December, Rector of the Far Eastern Federal University
Shlomo
Weber
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
2016 – present Rector — New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 2013 - present — Academic Director, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 1997 – 2016— Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University.Some of Professional And Other Positions:Chair of Finance and Audit Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Executive Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Board of Directors, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the International Academic Council, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg; Member of the International Advisory Board, Economic Education Research Consortium (EERC).Some of recent Academic Awards:2013 – Winner of the National Megagrant Competition,3rd wave, The Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Federation; 2010 –Fernand Braudel Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence; 2004 – E.H.E.S.S. Professorship, University of Toulouse, France; 2002 – The Humboldt Research Prize for Outstanding Foreign Scientists; 2000 – Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan.Some of the administrative duties:Academic Director, International School of Economics, Tbilisi, Georgia, Research Director, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Chairman, Department of Economics, SMU.
Valentin
Timakov
Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Director General, Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District
Valentin Timakov was born on the 28th of February 1969 in the city of Cheboksary. In 1989 graduated from French Department of Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistics University. From 1995 to 2000 Timakov worked in Philip Morris Company, where he ran the gamut from commercial officer to business development specialist. In 2000 started his career in Liggett Ducat Company as Capability and Talent Manager and in 5 years left the company as the Head of Human Resources and Administration. In 2005 Timakov was appointed to the position of Director of Human Resources and Administration in SIBENKO (Siberian Coal Energy Company). From 2007 to 2009 held the position of HR-Director in En+Group (RUSAL, Evrosibenergo, Central European Aluminium Company, United Petroleum Group). From 2009 – Vice President of Human Resources in IBM East Europa/Asia. In June 2013 Timakov was appointed to the position of Vice President of Russian Post. From 2015 – Under-secretary of Minister of the Development of the Russian Far East, committee member of Russian Union of Industrialists and Enterpreneurs. October 2015 – Director General of Agency for the Development of Human Capital in the Far Eastern Federal District. Upgrade qualifications: Global HR strategies- London Business School; Corporate Director- Institute of Directors, UK; Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development; Maximizing Human Capital. Thunderbird Program – CBSD.
Sergey
Tyrtsev
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
Valery
Fedorov
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Ph.D. in Political Science
Education:
Graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Philosophy). Holds a PhD in Political Science from MSU (2008) with an emphasis on History and Theory of Political Science.
Experience:
Worked in the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University (1991-93), the Centre for Political Trends (1993-2003), Institute of Social and Political Research of the Russian Academy of Science (ISPI RAN) (1997-2003), Centre for Social Information ISPI RAN (2003-2006).
Since September 2003 has been Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), where he also heads Expert Council. Valery Fedorov is the member of VCIOM Board of Directors (since 2006).
Chief Editor of the "Monitoring. Social and Economic Changes" scientific journal (since 2003).
Evgeniy
Chekin
Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Evgeniy CHEKIN was appointed Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in October 2016.
The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the largest region of Russia with an area of 3 million km2and a population of roughly 1 million. Yakutia is Russia’s largest producer and exporter of rough diamonds and is also home to the large Chayandinskoye natural gas field with a confirmed 1.4 trillion m3 of reserves, which is currently under development and is due to start supplying products for the needs of the Asia-Pacific energy and industry market in 2019. Yakutia has other production and economic sectors for which it is seeking investors, including infrastructure, energy, agriculture, tourism, high technology, and healthcare.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Evgeny CHEKIN was actively involved in the medical and financial sectors, working his way up from a resident physician at the Department of Neurology and chief economist of the Financial Department to senior positions. Highlights of his professional activities include forming Yakutia’s state policy on investment activity and public-private partnership, creating and implementing the cluster policy for the region’s development, and establishing regional development institutions in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The principles, methods, and forms for implementing Yakutia’s state investment policy were developed in 2011 with his active participation.
Evgeny CHEKIN is a graduate of Yaroslavl State Medical Academy and the All-Russian State Distance-Learning Institute of Finance and Economics
1995–1997 – Orderly at a rural first aid paramedic station
1997–1998 – Internship at Yaroslavl State Medical Academy
1998–2002 – Emergency room doctor
2002–2003 – Chief physician at a health and recreation resort
2003–2005 – Director of ANO Regional Foundation Centre
2005–2007 – Chief economist of the financial department, chief marketing operations manager, and senior credit expert at BINBANK
2007 – Director of a branch of RK Nomosleasing
2008–2009 – Executive Director of a standalone unit of VTB Leasing
2009–2011 – Head of the Public-Private Partnership Division of the Department of Economic Development of the Yaroslavl Region
2011–2012 – Head of the Public-Private Partnership Department of the Ministry of Economy and Industrial Policy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
2012–2016 – Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Front row participants:
Dmitriy
Gluzhko
Deputy General Director for the Implementation of the Regional Staff Standard for Industrial Growth, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
Deputy General Director for the Implementation of the Regional Staff Standard for Industrial Growth, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
Alexey
Muratov
Partner, KB "Strelka"
Partner, KB "Strelka"
He served as the chief editor of the magazine "Project Russia" from 2007 to 2013. Author of more than hundred scientific and public articles in journals of Russia, Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy and France. Professor of the International Academy of architecture. Award winner of the Union of Moscow Architects contest “Golden Section”. Science council member of Schusev State Museum of Architecture. Skolkovo Town Planning Council member until 2014. In 2011-2012 was the representative of the Atelier international du Grand Paris (AIGP) in Moscow.
Grigoriy
Smolyak
Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Director, Department of Human Сapital and Territorial Development, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East
Born in 1973 in Khabarovsk.
In 1995, Grigory graduated from the History Department of Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University.
In 2002–2013, he worked in the Office of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of the Russian Federation to in the Far Eastern Federal District, and from 2009 to 2013 he served as Head of the Internal Policy Department.
In February 2014, he became Deputy Director, and in October 2014, Director of a Department of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Smolyak is a 3rd Class Full State Counsellor of the Russian Federation.
He has been awarded with a Certificate of Honour from the President of the Russian Federation.
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.10
New Regional Policy: Improving Administration A New Format for EAEU Cooperation: Industrial Subcontracting and Cooperation Together with technology transfer, industrial subcontracting and cooperation have already long been widely used in developed industrial nations to ...
Together with technology transfer, industrial subcontracting and cooperation have already long been widely used in developed industrial nations to achieve high levels of efficiency and competitiveness in manufacturing. By 2019 it is planned that work will be complete on a Eurasian network for industrial cooperation and subcontracting, which will help to optimize production processes and significantly increase competitiveness, both at the level of individual businesses and at the regional level, to raise efficiency at manufacturing plants as a whole, and to free up organizational, financial, and human resources which can then be used to develop new areas of activity. What role might a new mechanism for integration play? How will a new format for collaboration impact the industrial and economic development of EAEU member states?
Moderator:
Vladimir
Salamatov
General Director, International Trade and Integration Research Center
General Director, International Trade and Integration Research Center
Prof. Vladimir Salamatov, CSc (Tech.), DSc (Econ.), 1980: graduated from the Moscow Vehicle and Road Construction Institute in Mechanical Engineering; 1998: graduated from the Academy of Finance under the Russian Government in Credit and Finance. Corresponding Fellow of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, Class 2 Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation, author of academic works on military economics and technical regulation, inventor, holder of patents in engineering. 1983 to 1995: research fellow. 1995 to 2004: department director, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Vice-President of commercial banks, including in Evrofinance and Vneshtorgbank. 2004 to 2008: Deputy Department Director at the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation. 2008: Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 2010 to 2011: Coordinating Committee of the Customs Union (Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan and Russian Federation), in charge of technical regulation and use of sanitary, veterinary and phytosanitary measures. 2012 to 2016: Managing Director of the World Trade Centre in Moscow. Since 2016: CEO, International Trade and Integration, LLC. 2013 to 2016: Chairman, Committee for Economic Integration between SCO and CIS under the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. July 2013: Chairman, Public Board under the Federal Accreditation Service RusAccreditation. September 2013: holds the chair of international commerce at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). 2014: recognised as CEO of the Year in the Growth Performance category of The Moscow Times Awards.
Panellists:
Andrey
Belyaninov
Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
In 1978, Andrei Belianinov graduated from Plekhanov Moscow Institute of the National Economy with a degree in finance and banking, an economist.
In 2005, earned a doctorate in economics, and in 2015 - a doctorate in political science.
After graduation, Belianinov served in KGB of the USSR. He worked in a number of foreign countries, and in the late 1980s was an employee of the USSR Embassy in the German Democratic Republic.
In 1992-1994,Belianinov was Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of REA-Bank.
In 1994-1999, he held the positions of Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Chairman of the Management Board of Novikombank.
In 1999, he took the position of Deputy Director General of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Promexport.
In 2004-2006, he was Director of the Federal Service for Defence Contracts.
In 2006-2016, he headed the Federal Customs Service.
In 2017, he became Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.
Andrei Belianinov has received governmental and departmental awards.
On 1 December 2017, Belianinov was appointed Chairman of the EDB Management Board.
Nonna
Kagramanyan
Vice-President for International Affairs, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Vice-President for International Affairs, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Professional specialization:
Management in the sphere of social and economic policy, strategic planning, crisis management, public administration. PR-communication. GR-communication. International affairs
Public and expert activities:
Member of the Expert Council of ANO "Agency for strategic initiatives".
Expert of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Expert of the Civic Chamber of Moscow.
Business coordinator at the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Member of the working group «On implementation of the “Single Window” mechanism within the System of Foreign Economic Activity Regulation»
Board member of the International Business and Enterprise Academy.
The member of the Project committee for the main direction of strategic development of the Russian Federation "International cooperation and export" at Public Business Council.
Member of the working group, responsible for the preparation of the passports of the priority projects International Cooperation and Export in Industry
Member of the working group "On measures to be taken to increase investment appeal in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation” at the State Council of the Russian Federation.
Member of the working group "Support of access to foreign markets and export support" of the National entrepreneurial initiative.
Member of the interdepartmental working group on export promotion through the development of electronic commerce.
Member of the working group on elimination of excessive administrative barriers at the BRICS Business Council
Andrey
Klepach
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
In 1981 graduated from the Economic Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University, specialty – economist, lecturer of political economics, candidate of economic science.In 1981 – 1991 worked at the Political Economics Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University.In 1991 – 1998 worked at the Institute of National Economic Forecasting, the Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher, head of laboratory). In 1998 – 1999 – Director of the Research Department of the Russian Central Bank. In 1999 – 2004 – Executive Director of the Economic Research Foundation Development Center.In 2004 – 2008 – Head of the Macro Economic Forecasting Department of the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry. From February of 2008 to July of 2014 – Russian Economic Development Deputy Minister. From July 2014 – Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) – Member of the Board.In 2007 was awarded a title of Honored Economist for improving the Russian financial system, forming and developing its institutions.In 2011 was awarded the Order of Merit for his many years of exceptional work and public activities.
Sergey
Mayorov
Chairman of the Management Board, Mechanical Engineering Cluster of the Republic of Tatarstan
Chairman of the Management Board, Mechanical Engineering Cluster of the Republic of Tatarstan
Vasily
Osmakov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born June 8, 1983, Moscow. 2005: graduated from Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies.
2008: gained his CSc from the State University of Management in Moscow.
Career background: 2004–2008: Ministry of Industry and Energy: Head of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Priority Projects Support under the Economic Analysis and Planning Division; Advisor to the Public Relations Department; Senior Expert of the PR Department. 2008–2012: Assistant and Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2012–2016: Director of Strategic Development and Project Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 31 August 2016: appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Since 2015, Mr Osmakov has held the title of Full State Counsellor. CSc in Economics. Married with a child.
Philippe
Pegorier
President for Russia and CIS, Alstom; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
President for Russia and CIS, Alstom; Member of the Board, Association of European Businesses (AEB)
Philippe Pegorier has been President and General Director of Alstom Russia since January 2011. Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure equipment and services. Mr. Pegorier started his career 30 years ago in Moscow after graduating from KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux. He subsequently held positions in the Ministry for the Economy and Finance of France in Paris, Teheran, Kiev and Moscow. He also served as diplomatic advisor to Christine Lagarde during her term as Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade of France. Philippe Pegorier holds the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour.
Sergey
Sidorsky
Member of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board (Minister) in Charge of Industry and Agroindustrial Complex; Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honourary Professor, Belarusian State University of Transport
Member of the Eurasian Economic Commission Board (Minister) in Charge of Industry and Agroindustrial Complex; Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honourary Professor, Belarusian State University of Transport
Born on March 13, 1954. Doctor of Technical Science.In 1976 graduated from Belarusian Institute of Railway Transport Engineers.2001 – 2002 – Deputy Prime Minster of the Republic of Belarus.2002 – 2003 – First deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Belarus, acting prime Minister.2003 – 2010 – Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus.On February 1, 2012 was appointed as a Member of the Eurasian.Economic Commission Board (Minister) in charge of Industry and Agriculture.
Vladimir
Smetana
Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Machine Manufacturing, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Machine Manufacturing, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Vice President of Strategic Development of Group of Companies “Finval”.
Member of the Working Group under the Provisional Commission of the Federation Council on the development of Russian legislation on engineering and engineering activities;
Member of the Expert Council under the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovation Development and Entrepreneurship on the issues of invention and rationalization, intellectual property, engineering, children's scientific and technical creativity;
Member of the Council for Engineering and Industrial Design at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia;
Chairman of the Commission for the Development of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering of the All-Russian Industrial Association of Employers "The Union of Machine Builders of Russia";
Member of the Expert Council on the development of competition in the field of mechanical engineering Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia.
Dmitry
Usov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, National Agency For Development Of Local Content "NADLoC"
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, National Agency For Development Of Local Content "NADLoC"
09:30–11:00
Conference hall 3.4
Improving Quality of Life Best Practices in Socioeconomic Development The All-Russian Regional Best Practices and Initiatives in Socioeconomic Development Contest, organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, wa...
The All-Russian Regional Best Practices and Initiatives in Socioeconomic Development Contest, organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, was run for the second time in 2017. The competition is a tool which helps regions to publicize their best practices at a federal level. The key distinctive feature of the competition is the availability of tools which make it possible to replicate and implement the best practices and initiatives of competition finalists in the format of ‘ready solutions’, using the Region-ID information system. What practices from the ranks of the finalists, who are chosen by an expert competition jury, will prove victorious? Can the finalists’ practices be scaled up and applied across all regions of the Russian Federation? How universal are the finalists’ practices? What advantages do the regions that implement best practices obtain? In what sectors can these best practices be applied? What categories of best practice will be in demand in 2018?
Moderator:
Alexey
Bobrovsky
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Alexey Bobrovsky was born on 15 August 1981. In 2002, he graduated from the Journalism Department of the Modern University for the Humanities in Moscow. He has worked as reporter and host on the TV-Centre Channel, Channel 1, Radio Station Business-FM. Since 2009, he has authored and presented the Kurs Dnya [Daily Rate of Exchange] on the Russia-24 TV Channel, Head of the Channel’s Service of Economic News. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Internet site Vestifinance.ru. Since 2016, he has been General Producer of Vestfinance Forum – a new interactive platform, featuring Andrey Klepach, Boris Titov, Alexander Novak, Ksenia Yudaeva and other authoritative economic experts.
Panellists:
Alexey
Dumin
Governor of Tula Region
Governor of Tula Region
Alexey G. Dyumin was born August 28, 1972 in Kursk. In 1994 he graduated from the Voronezh Higher Military Engineering School of Radio Electronics.
In 2009 he graduated with honours from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of Russian Federation, and in 2013 – passed professional retraining at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
Is married and has a son.
From 1994 to 1996 - engineer of the Central unit of Russian Air Force complex technical control.
In 1996-2013 – held various positions in the Federal Guard Service. Provided the participation of President of Russia in various activities both inside the country and abroad, including summits oh the "Group of Eight", the "Group of Twenty", SCO, APEC, etc.
From 2013 to 2016 – deputy chief of the main department of the general staff, chief of general staff – first deputy commander in chief of land forces, deputy minister of defense.
February 2, 2016 was appointed acting governor of Tula region.
Lieutenant-General. Hero of Russia. Was awarded with the order "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV degree with swords, and other various medals.
Natalya
Komarova
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Natalia Komarova was born on the 21st of October 1955 in Pskov Region, she is married and has two children. In 1978 she graduated from Kommunarsk Institute of Mining and Smelting, the faculty of Engineering and Economics, majoring in “Economics and organization of construction” with awarding of qualification Engineer-economist. She began to work at the Kommunarsk Metallurgical Factory as a labor engineer of the laboratory of industrial engineering in 1978. Then she worked as an economist of the planned-economic CCB department. In 1980 Natalia moved to Novy Urengoi of Tyumen Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. There she began to work in the municipal executive committee as a senior inspector. In 1988 Natalia became the chairwoman of the city planning commission. Then she worked as the deputy chairwoman of the municipal executive committee, the deputy of the City Council. In 1992 she became the first deputy of the Head of Administration in Novy Urengoi. In 1994 Natalia was designated as the Head of the city Administration. That year she was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and as a deputy of the NoviyUrengoy Municipal Committee. On the 16thof March 1997 Natalia Komarova continued working as the Head of the municipal formation of NoviyUrengoy up to October 2000 according to the elections results. From October 2000 to December 2001 Natalia worked as a deputy of the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, leading the Economic Committee of the Okrug. At the same time Natalia lectures at the University: she is an associate professor of the Social Management of the Yamal Oil and Gas Institute (branch) of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (since 1999). In December 2001 Natalia was elected as a Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation inYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug. From 2004 to 2007 she is the Head of the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In December 2007 Natalia was elected as the deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug for the third time. In the State Duma of the fifth assembling she continued to be the Head the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee. On the 8thof February 2010 the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev submitted a proposal to the deputies of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Duma a candidature of Natalia Komarova as the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra. At the unscheduled meeting on the 15thof February the deputies in a unanimous vote voice supported her candidature.On the 1stof March Natalia entered the office of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra.
Veniamin
Kondratiev
Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Territory
Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Territory
Veniamin Kondratiev was born September 1, 1970 in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Region. 1993: graduated from Kuban State University as a philologist and teacher of the Russian language. 1995: graduated from the same University as a lawyer. 1991–1994 – consultant, head of legal at Plutos JSC, Krasnodar. 1994–1995: senior lawyer in Legal Department of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory. 1995–2001: senior legal adviser and a leading specialist of the Legal Department of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory.2001–2003: deputy chief of staff and head of the legal administration of the Krasnodar Territory. 2003–2007: appointed Deputy Governor of the Krasnodar Territory for property, land and legal relations – head of Department of property relations. 2014 to January 2015: Deputy head of the main Department for Federal Property Management of the Presidential Administration. January 2015: Head of the main Department for Federal Property Management of the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation. March 2015 – Deputy Head of Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation.
Rustam
Minnikhanov
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Rustam Minnikhanov was born on March 1, 1957 in the Novyi Arysh village of the Rybno-Slobodsky District in the Tatar ASSR.He graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute in 1978 as mechanical engineer and from Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade (Moscow) as a commodity expert in 1986.
He is a doctor of economic sciences.
1978-1980 - engineer in the Saby District Association of Selkhoztekhnika.
1980-1983 - senior engineer and chief power engineer in the Saby timber industry enterprise.
1983-1985 - deputy chairman of the District Consumer Society Board.
1985-1990 - chairman of the District Consumer Society Board in the Arsk District.
1990-1992 - chairman of the Arsk District Executive Committee.
1992-1993 - first deputy head of the Arsk District Administration.
1993-1996 - head of the Vysokaya Gora District.
1996-1998 - minister of finance of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In 1998, Rustam Minnikhanov was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 25, 2010 - President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 24, 2015 - Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Order of Friendship (2002); Order of Services to Motherland 4th class (2007); Order of Services to the Republic of Tatarstan (2007); Medal in memory of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg (2003);
Medal in memory of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005); Medal to mark the three billionth ton of oil in Tatarstan (2007); Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2008); Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2009); Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2009); Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation (2010); Gratitude of the of the President of the Russian Federation (2012); Gratitude of the of the Government of the Russian Federation (2012, 2013); Order of Honor (2014).
Sergei
Morozov
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Sergey Morozov was born on September 6, 1959 in Ulyanovsk. After graduating from high school, he worked as a machine operator at a furniture factory. He served in the Pacific Fleet from 1977 to 1980.Since 1981 he has worked at the law-enforcement bodies. He graduated from the All-Union Legal Institute with a major in law. He worked his way up from a criminal investigation inspector at the district office of internal affairs up to the head of a special anti-drug trafficking office of the Internal Affairs Department of the Ulyanovsk Region. In 1995, he was appointed head of the Internal Affairs Department of Dimitrovgrad. In December 2000 he was elected Mayor of Dimitrovgrad. In 2003, Dimitrovgrad won a federal competition and was granted the title of the “Cultural Capital of the Volga Region of 2004”. He has twice been awarded special government prizes for achievements in municipal improvements.In December 2004 Mr. Morozov was elected Head of the Administration of the Ulyanovsk Region. On March 28, 2006, the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk Region approved Mr. Morozov’s candidacy for Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region as submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On March 6, 2011, he was re-elected as Governor for a new term.Mr. Morozov has a PhD in Economy. He defended his dissertation on the subject “Formation of a socioeconomic development strategy for the region”.He is married with five children: two sons and three daughters.
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Born in 1979 in Moscow.
2001 – graduated from State University of Management.
2007 – was awarded EMBA degree at Stockholm school of Economics.
2002-2011 – held key positions in Ruskompozit Group of companies composed of the largest Russian enterprises which do business in the markets of glass fibre, composite and geosynthetic materials.
2009 — was appointed Director General of Ruskompozit Management Company LLC.
Since 27.07.2011 – held a position of the CEO of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
13.02.2017 – was appointed the acting governor of the Novgorod region by the Presidential Decree.
Member of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia.
Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.
Awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class and the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Gratitude.
Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Married.
Svetlana
Chupsheva
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Svetlana Chupsheva was born in Prague. In 2001 she graduated from Samara State Academy of Economics with Honors.

Commencing from 2000 Svetlana Chupsheva worked at the Central Department of the Bank of Russia for Samara Region, then at the Government of Samara Region.

From 2004 she held position of the Director General of the Rating Agency of the Government of Samara Region, and was the head of the State Institution Agency for Economic Development of Samara Region.

From 2009 – adviser to the Deputy Chairmen of the Government of Samara Region – Ministry of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of Samara Region, then adviser to the Chairman of the Board of the CB Regional Credit, LLC.

From 2011 – corporate director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). On August 10, 2015 she was appointed as the line director of the Social Projects of the ASI.

From 2017 – Director General of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

She is awarded with the Certificate of Merit issued by the President of the Russian Federation, she has the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the President of the Russian Federation and the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the Mayor of Moscow.

She brings up four children.
Vyacheslav
Shport
Governor of Khabarovsk Territory
Governor of Khabarovsk Territory
Front row participants:
Dmitry
Azarov
Acting Governor of Samara Region
Acting Governor of Samara Region
Anatoly
Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 in Kaluga Region.
After graduating from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute, worked in agricultural and construction sectors of Kaluga Region economy.
In November 1996, he was elected Vice Governor of Kaluga Region.
Since 2000 – Governor of Kaluga Region.
Anatoly Artamonov is one of the most efficient Russian governors, which is proved by Kaluga Region dynamic development. For a number of years it has been holding leading positions among Russian regions according to various ratings.
Anatoly Artamonov holds many awards, including the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Republic of Korea; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; the Commander of the Legion of Honour, France, and others.
Doctor, Economics.
Alexander
Bugaev
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Born April 24, 1980 in Moscow
Education
In 2002 Graduated Moscow State Agricultural Engineering University named after V.P. Goryachkin with a degree in Engineering. Simultaneously attended military classes in the same university, received the rank of the Lieutenant in the Reserve.
In 2005 had his thesis defense, received PhD in Technical Sciences.
In 2006 attended leadership training courses at VSHU.
In 2010 graduated Moscow State Academy of State and Municipal Management in State and Municipal Management.
In 2013 graduated RANEPA in Sociology and Management.
Work and Civic Activity
2002 – 2003 – curator for the Central Federal District of the executive committee of the Molodezhnoe Edinstvo LLC
2003 – 2004 – head of technology testing for Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2004 – 2008 – head of IT at the Center of Information Technologies at State Agricultural Engineering University
2005 – 2013 – senior assistant professor at the Machinery Reliability department at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2009 – Doctorate student at State Agricultural Engineering University
2007 – 2010 – head of education department of Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2010 – 2011 – head of Sozvezdie Center at the Moscow Department of Family and Youth Policy
2011 – 2012 – head of Department of Family and Youth Policy at the North-Western District of Moscow
2012 – 2014 – deputy head of Prefecture of the South-Western District of Moscow
2014 – 2015 – deputy head of the Federal Youth Agency (Rosmolodezh)
2015 – 2017 – head of analytics, head of the regional cooperation department of the Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Regions on internal policy
Since 2017 – head of Federal Youth Agency
Family
Married, has a son
Aleksey
Vovchenko
First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Coordinates the activities aiming at forming state policy as well as norm and legislature regulation in demographics and gender equality, social protection and protection of family, women, children, elderly, veterans, foster care, citizen with partial and full disabilities and social services; in employment and healthcare, labor migration, alternative state service.
Norn April 19, 1975 in Chagan, Semipalatinsk Oblast.
In 1997 graduated Smolensk Pedagogical Institute named after Marx with a degree in Modern Languages. In 2001 gradated Moscow State University of Foreign Relations with a degree in Law.
June 24 2015 appointed by the decree of the government of Russia as the First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Services of the Russian Federation.
Married. Has two children
1 Class Active State Councilor of the Russian Federation.
Alexander
Kozlov
Governor of Amur Region
Governor of Amur Region
Born on January 2, 1981, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 2003 graduated from Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship with Moscow Government with specialty in Jurisprudence. Awarded with the qualification of the Lawyer.
2000 – 2007 worked as a Leading Legal Adviser, Acting Assistant Director General for Legal Issues, Acting Head of Legal Department, Head of Legal Department, Deputy Director General for Legal Issues and Corporate Safety of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk city.
In 2007 was assigned to a position of the Director of CJSC Russian Coal’ branch in Gukovo city.
From 2008 - Director of the branch of JSC Russian Coal, in Blagoveshchensk.
2009 - 2010 – held position of the Director General of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk.
On February 2, 2011 – assigned to a position of First Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
From February 23, 2011, took a position of Minister of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
On September 14, 2014, won the elections and became the Mayor of Blagoveshchensk City by receiving 38.68% of votes.
On March 25, 2015, was appointed as a temporary Acting Governor of Amur Region by the order of V.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
On September 20, 2015 started to work as a Governor of Amur Region.
Married. No children.
Oleg
Korolev
Governor of Lipetsk Region
Governor of Lipetsk Region
Nikolay
Lubimov
Governor of Ryazan Oblast
Governor of Ryazan Oblast
Education - higher, University degree. In 1993, he graduated with honours from Kaluga State Pedagogical University after Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky, with a specialization "teacher of history". In 2001, also with honours graduated from Moscow Humanitarian-Economic Institute (Kaluga branch), with a degree - "jurisprudent". After finishing the University, he headed the scientific-research sector of KSPU after Tsiolkovsky. From 1997 to 2003, held leading positions in organizations of the Kaluga region. June 2004, was appointed to the post of the minister of economic development of the Kaluga region. December 2007, was voted as the Head of the Kaluga City. December 2010, was named to the post of the deputy Governor of the Kaluga region, in 2012 – the deputy Governor of the Kaluga region - the chief of staff of the Kaluga region Governor.
In 2015, was elected as the Legislative Assembly Chairman of the Kaluga region.
September 2016, was voted as a Deputy of the Russian Federation State Duma, was included into the Budget and Taxation Committee, took charge of the sub-committee for interaction with the Account Chamber of Russia.
Was awarded with Honorary Diploma of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with medal "For Merit To The Kaluga region" of the III degree. Was graced with a number of official and public awards.
By the Russian Federation President Decree from 14/02/2017 № 65 is appointed to the position of the Governor designate of the Ryazan region.
September 18, 2017 took office of the Governor of the Ryazan region.
Married, has two daughters.
Irina
Makieva
Deputy Chair, head of the program "Integrated development of mono-cities", Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chair, head of the program "Integrated development of mono-cities", Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Education:
• Graduated from the Gorky State University in 1989 with a degree in Economics, specialising in Industry Planning.
• Graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Law Academy in 2001.
Experience:
• 2002–2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Regulation of Entrepreneurial Activity at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
• 2004–2006: Chief Adviser at the Analytical Department of the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
2006: Deputy Head of the Department of Priority National Projects at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2006–2008: Head of the Department for Analysis of Performance by Executive Authorities at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2008–2009: Deputy Head of Secretariat of First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation I.I. Shuvalov.
• Since November 2009: Vice-Chairman of the State Corporation «The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)».
Awards:
Has received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation.
Awarded with the medal “For Special Contribution to the Development of Kuzbass” of the 3rd degree in 2010 in recognition of her high professionalism and significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Kemerovo Region.
Awarded the Republic of Tatarstan medal “For Valiant Labour” in recognition of her efficient efforts to modernise the economy of mono-industry towns and fruitful cooperation with the Republic of Tatarstan. Has received a commendation from the President of the Republic of Tatarstan in recognition of her significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Natalia
Pochinok
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector of the Russian State Social University.
Born 04.07.1976
Education
1997 – Graduates REA majoring in Finance and Credit
2002 – Graduates RGSU in Law
2005 – gets PhD in Economics
2014 – becomes a docent, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Career
1999 tax planning department chief specialist at Doveritelny I Investitsionny Bank
1999–2004 taxation manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers
2004–2005 vice-president, Gazprom Bank
2005–2006 Raiffaisen Bank Austria board advisor
2006–2010 diretor of the Kuban branch, Raiffaisen Bank
2010 – advisor to the CEO on regional development, Raiffaisen Bank
2010–2013 – Branches director at the central office of Sberbank of Russia
2013 – First Vice-President of Sberbank NPF
Civil Activity
Member of the Presidential Economic Council
Chairwoman of the State Duma Committee on managing retirement investment
Member of the Civil Chamber of the city of Moscow
Member of the board of RUIP
Member of the board of strategic development of Pochta Rossii
Chairwoman of the industry commission on business education at the Manager’s Association
Head of Expert Committee on professional education at Delovaya Rossiya
Member of the coordination council of UMO of Universities of Russia
First chairwoman of Sociology and Social Work committee
Valery
Radaev
Governor of Saratov Region
Governor of Saratov Region
Maxim
Topilin
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
From 1988 to 1994, engaged in scientific research. Since 1994, various posts in Russian Government Office.
In 2001, appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. Supervised the issues of employment and human resources development.
In 2004, appointed Head of the newly formed Federal Service for Labour and Employment.
In 2008, appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation. Нe was responsible for issues of national labour market policy, and social and demographic policy. One of Mr. Topilin’s successful projects was the development of anti-crisis measures for the labour market during the economic crisis of 2008-2010. Moreover, family social support measures taken at that time improved the demographic situation in the country. Mr. Topilin directly participated in the development of the 2011-2015 state programme "Friendly environment" aimed at the improvement of the quality of life for people with disabilities.
On 21 May, 2012, Mr. Topilin was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. The following issues fall within his competence: labour-management relations, employment, demographic policy, social protection, social security, including retirement security, and state civil service.
Eugeniya
Uvarkina
Chairman of the Commission for Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Commission for Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alexey
Tsedenov
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Year of birth: 1976.
1998: Graduated from the Far Eastern State Transport University.
1998 – 2002: Held managerial positions at railway transport enterprises.
2002 – 2004: CEO of LLC Dalneftetrans.
2004 – 2006: CEO of JSC "Far Eastern Transport Group".
2006 – 2009: Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy in the field of railway transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
2009 – 2011: Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
January 2012 - June 2012: Head of the Federal Agency of Railway Transport.
June 2012 - February 2017 he worked as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
February 2017 – September 2017: Acting head of the Republic of Buryatia.
Since September 2017: Head of the Republic of Buryatia.
Andrey
Shubin
Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
10:00–11:30
Conference hall 3.6
New Regional Policy: Improving Administration Russia’s Taxation System: Meeting the Challenges The Russian taxation system has traversed a long path over the course of its existence. Much experience has been gathered and an enormous amount of...
The Russian taxation system has traversed a long path over the course of its existence. Much experience has been gathered and an enormous amount of work done, but new times present us with new challenges. New technologies mean that modifications to tax policy are required, while globalization processes are leading to competition between jurisdictions. The search is ongoing for an optimal balance that will ensure the taxation system is effective for both business and government.
Can tax policy be modified to stimulate economic growth without losing revenue? Is it necessary to develop mechanisms for counteracting the minimization of the tax burden, or can these reductions be used to increase the attractiveness of Russia as a tax jurisdiction? Are a single code and a single administrator necessary in order to regulate the various fiscal payments? How can a system be created that minimizes administrative costs for taxpayers? What approach should be taken with regard to federal incentives that relate to taxes which contribute to regional budgets? Should help go to businesses or regions? Basing regional budgets on income tax leads to a growth in inequality and places a heavy burden on taxpayers, but how can the system be replaced, and is this possible in principle? In what direction is tax legislation developing: towards establishing common principles or towards detailed regulation for a variety of situations? In his message to the Federal Assembly in December 2016, the President of the Russian Federation said that we must orientate our tax policy towards the central objective of stimulating business activity, economic growth, and investment. This year – 2018 – will be a year for decisions.
Moderator:
Andrey
Makarov
Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Taxes, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Taxes, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Born 22 July 1954 in Moscow.
Graduated Moscow University Law School, holds a PhD in Law.
1982-1993 attorney-at-law, defense counsel in many high-profile cases, one of the founders of an independent Bar Association of the USSR (1988).
1993 –head of the Security Council Department for support of the Interagency Commission for Fight against Corruption in the Higher Ranks of Power.
Representative of the President of Russia in the Constitutional Assembly for drafting and adopting the Constitution of the Russian Federation.
December 1993 – elected to the State Duma; Member of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Duma.
Active participant in the drafting an adoption of practically all legislative acts concerning taxation and the budget, as well as the Law on the Auditing Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Author of the Law on the Practice of Law and the Bar Association of the Russian Federation and a large number of other major legislative acts.
Head of the working group for drafting the Law on Voluntary Declaration by Physical Persons of their Assets and Bank Accounts
Andrey Makarov is a firm and consistent advocate of enhancing the role of the Russian Parliament as a branch of state power; he was instrumental in the drafting and enacting a recently adopted amendment to the Law on Parliamentary Control whereby the Parliament is given powers to exercise control of the budget regulations, including the control of the efficiency of budget spending.
Panellists:
Tatyana
Golikova
Chairwoman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Chairwoman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Born on February 9, 1966 in Mytishchi (Moscow Region).
1987 – graduated from the Moscow Institute of Commerce (Plekhanov Russian University of Economics).
1987-1990 – Junior Research Associate of the Payroll Division of the Scientific-Research Institute of the State Committee for Labour of the USSR.
1990 – 1992 – Economist, Principal Economist of the General Division of the Scientific-Research Institute of the State Committee for Labour of the RSFSR.
1992 – 1995 – Principal Economist, Chief Economist, Head of the Division for Budgetary Policy and Analysis of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
1995 -1996 – Deputy Head of the Budget Department – Head of the General Division of Consolidated Budget of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
1996-1998 – Deputy Head of the Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
April 1998-August 1998 – Head of the Budget Department, member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
August 1998 -June 1999 – Head of the Budgetary Policy Department, member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
June 1999 –June 2002 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
August 2002-April 2004 – First Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
April 2004-September 2007 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
In 2005 she became a Ph.D. defensing a thesis: "Regulation of intergovernmental relations in the Russian Federation", in 2008 she became a Doctor of Economics on the same topic.
On September 24, 2007 she was appointed to the position of the Health and Social Development Minister of the Russian Federation.
Since May 21, 2012 – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
On September, 9, 2013 President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin submitted to the State Duma for consideration the candidature of T.A. Golikova as the Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Council for Countering Corruption.
On September 20, 2013 she was appointed to post of the Chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber.
Honoured Economist of Russia.
Knight of the Order Honour and the Order of Friendship. She was awarded the Order for Merit to the Fatherland of I and II class, the Orders for Merit to the Fatherland of III and IV class.
Igor
Lotakov
Country Managing Partner, PwC Russia
Country Managing Partner, PwC Russia
Having joined PwC in Moscow in 1995, Igor became a partner in 2006. During his twenty-year career at PwC Russia, he has helped to build a market-leading practice providing assurance and other services to a wide range of top Russian and international energy and utilities companies. Igor's diverse project track record includes the audit of complex group consolidations, provision of consulting and risk assurance services. In addition to significant client responsibilities, Igor has held a number of leadership roles within PwC. He has led the Russian Oil & Gas, Mining and Utilities practice, was Assurance Leader for Russia and Central & Eastern Europe. Igor is a member of ACCA and a CFA charterholder.
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Maxim Oreshkin was born on 21 July 1982 in Moscow.
2004: completed a Master’s programme in Economics at the Higher School of Economics
April 2002 to June 2006: various positions at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
June 2006 to July 2010: various positions at ROSBANK
July 2010 to June 2012: Head of Research on Russia and the CIS at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
June 2012 to August 2013: Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital
September 2013 to March 2015: Director of the Long-term Strategic Planning Department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
March 2015 to November 2016: Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 30 November 2016: Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Anton
Siluanov
Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Born April 12, 1963 in Moscow.
Education: Higher. D. Sc. (Economics)
Speaks German
1985: Graduated from Moscow Finance Institute specialising in Finances and Credit.
08.1985–03.1987 – RSFSR Ministry of Finance, economist, senior economist.
03.1987–05.1989 – Served in the Soviet Army.
05.1989–01.1992 – RSFSR Ministry of Finance, leading economist, category 1 economist, leading economist, deputy head of subdepartment, consultant.
02.1992–02.1992 – Ministry of Economics and Finance of the Russian Federation, deputy head of department.
02.1992–10.1997 – Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, deputy head of Budget Management Department, head of department, deputy head of Budget Department.
10.1997–07.2003 – Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, head of Macroeconomic Policy and Banking Department; from 22.03.2001 member of the Ministry of Finance Board.
07.2003–05.2004 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
05.2004–12.2005 – Director of Inter-budgetary Relations Department.
12.2005–09.2011 – Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
09.2011–12.2011 – Acting Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
Since 12.2011 – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.

2001 – awarded certificate of merit of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2002 – received Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation.
2002 – received Gratitude of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2013 – received order “For services to the Homeland” Grade III.
Front row participants:
Nikolay
Lubimov
Governor of Ryazan Oblast
Governor of Ryazan Oblast
Education - higher, University degree. In 1993, he graduated with honours from Kaluga State Pedagogical University after Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky, with a specialization "teacher of history". In 2001, also with honours graduated from Moscow Humanitarian-Economic Institute (Kaluga branch), with a degree - "jurisprudent". After finishing the University, he headed the scientific-research sector of KSPU after Tsiolkovsky. From 1997 to 2003, held leading positions in organizations of the Kaluga region. June 2004, was appointed to the post of the minister of economic development of the Kaluga region. December 2007, was voted as the Head of the Kaluga City. December 2010, was named to the post of the deputy Governor of the Kaluga region, in 2012 – the deputy Governor of the Kaluga region - the chief of staff of the Kaluga region Governor.
In 2015, was elected as the Legislative Assembly Chairman of the Kaluga region.
September 2016, was voted as a Deputy of the Russian Federation State Duma, was included into the Budget and Taxation Committee, took charge of the sub-committee for interaction with the Account Chamber of Russia.
Was awarded with Honorary Diploma of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with medal "For Merit To The Kaluga region" of the III degree. Was graced with a number of official and public awards.
By the Russian Federation President Decree from 14/02/2017 № 65 is appointed to the position of the Governor designate of the Ryazan region.
September 18, 2017 took office of the Governor of the Ryazan region.
Married, has two daughters.
Vladimir
Mau
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Vladimir Mau is Doctor of Economics, Professor, PhD, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. Born on 29 December 1959 in Moscow, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of National Economy in 1981.
Since 1991 he participated in the development and implementation of economic reforms in Russia, including working as Advisor to the Chairman of the Russian Government from 1992-1993.
From 1997-2002 Mau was the Head of the Working Center for Economic Reforms of the Russian Government. In 2002, he became the Rector of the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Government, and in 2010 the Rector of the newly formed the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Rector Mau is a renowned expert in the field of economic theory, the history of economic thought and national economy. He is the author of 25 monographs, books and textbooks published in Russia and the UK, as well as more than 600 other works. The main results of his research focus on economic history and the history of economic thought in Russia and the USSR; the theory and history of economic policy; economic transformation and economic reforms.
Rector Mau is a member of Economic Council of the President of Russian Federation. He is and also a chairman of the Expert Board under the Government Commission for Economic Development and Integration, and member of several governmental commissions and committees.
Mikhail
Orlov
Partner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia
Partner, Head of Tax and Legal, KPMG Russia
Mikhail is a Chairman of the Tax and Customs Law Expert Council of the Russian State Duma and a Public Tax Ombudsman under RF Presidential Commissioner for the Entrepreneurs' Rights, drafts legislation. Prior to joining KPMG, Mikhail participated in reforming Russian economics legislation, acted as Head of the Taxation Policy Department with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, was a Partner at a well-known Law Firm. Mikhail has 23 years of legal experience in: supporting clients in tax related disputes, conducting cases in arbitration courts and courts of general jurisdiction and consulting on different tax issues.
Alexey
Repik
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Born in Moscow, Russia on 27 August 1979.Graduated from the State University “Higher School of Economics”, Diploma in Economy and Business Administration.Since 1995 in Healthcare and Pharmaceutics.R-Pharm Founder. President of All-Russia Business Association “Delovaya Rossiya” (“Business Russia”), actively participating in the improvement of investment climate in the Russian Federation and the establishment of the regional investment standard.Member of the Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation.Member of the Presidential Council for Priority National Projects and Demographic Policy.Member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Head of Commission on Investment Climate.Representative (public ombudsman) of the Commissioner of the Presidential Council on the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs on issues related to the protection of the rights of foreign investors.Board-member and Co-chairman of Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs on pharmaceutical and medical industry.Co-Chairman of the National Rating CommitteeMember of the Public Council under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (pharmaceutical, medical equipment and technologies).Member of the Supervisory Board of the Autonomous Nonprofit Organization "Agency for Strategic Initiatives".
Maksim
Reshetnikov
Governor of Perm Territory
Governor of Perm Territory
- Born 11 July, 1979, Perm.
- 2000: Graduated from Perm State University with a degree in economics and mathematics. PhD (Economics).
- 2002: Earned a degree in linguistics and translation.
- PhD Economic.
- 2002 — 2005: Head of Budget Planning Division, Head of Division for Regional Finance and Investments, Deputy Head of the Main Economic Directorate of the Administration of the Perm Region.
- 2005 — 2007: First Deputy Chairman, Planning Department, Perm Region; First Deputy Head of the Executive Office under the Governor of the Perm Territory.
- 2007 — 2009: Deputy Director, Department for Inter-Budget Relations; Director, Department for Monitoring and Evaluation of Efficiency of Government Authorities of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Regional Development of Russia.
- 2009: Head of the Executive Office of the Governor of the Perm Territory.
- 2009 — 2010: Director, Department for State Governance, Regional Development and Local Government of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation.
- 2010: First Deputy Chief of Staff to the Moscow Mayor and Moscow Government.
- 23 April, 2012: Appointed Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Moscow Department for Economic Policy and Development by an executive order of the Mayor of Moscow.
- On 18 September 2017 was elected governor of Perm Territory.
- Actual State Councillor of the City of Moscow 1st Class. Awarded Honorary Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation and Letter of Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.
Alexander
Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
Alexander N. Shokhin was born 25 December, 1951. Graduated from the Moscow State University in 1974. Doctor of Economics, Professor. Twice, in 1991-1994 and in 1998, Mr. Shokhin held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. In 1991-1994 he also held positions of Minister of Labor, Minister of Economics, Chairman of the Russian Agency for International Cooperation and Development. From 1994 to 2002 – Deputy of the State Duma, with the posts of First Vice Chairman of the State Duma, leader of the Duma party bloc 'Our Home is Russia', Head of the Duma Committee on Credit Institutions and Capital Markets. Since 1995 - President of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics. From 2002 to 2006 – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Investment Group "Renaissance Capital". From 2005 to 2009 – member of the RF Public Chamber. Since 2005 – President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Mr. Shokhin is a member of several deliberative bodies under the Russian President and Government. He is also an independent director on the Boards of several companies, including ALROSA, Russian Railways, TMK and others.
11:15–12:45
Pushkin Hall
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Is it Easy to be an Entrepreneur? Perspectives from Business and Government Sberbank Panel Session Small and medium-sized businesses create a great many jobs worldwide, facilitating economic diversification and increasing resistance to economic s...
Small and medium-sized businesses create a great many jobs worldwide, facilitating economic diversification and increasing resistance to economic shocks. In the Russian economy, they account for 21% of GDP. While this represents an increase, their potential is undoubtedly greater still. The appearance of new enterprises is associated in many respects with economic modernization and greater efficiency. Small and medium-sized companies are more rapidly able to react to the demands of the market, create niche products, and adapt to ever-shortening product lifecycles. So what is preventing this potential from being realized? Why isn’t entrepreneurship as popular in Russia as it should be, with only 5% of the population describing themselves as prepared to open a business within the next three years? Entrepreneurs complain about excessive red tape, especially unscheduled inspections, difficulty accessing loans, and a lack of infrastructure needed to develop. However, equally serious obstacles to development are a lack of entrepreneurial skills and a shortage of qualified workers. How can special educational programmes for business be created and made accessible to all? Small companies need to gain access to regional, national, and global knowledge bases, and to create systems for managing the implementation and integration of this knowledge. The Russian government has developed a long-term strategy for developing entrepreneurship and is currently implementing it with success. But is it enough? Can we expect a technological breakthrough and a growth in technological exports from this sector? How do entrepreneurs rate the efforts of the government and development institutions?
Moderator:
Herman
Gref
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Herman Gref was born on February 8, 1964, in the village of Panfilovo, Irtysh District, in the Pavlodar Region of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.
1990: graduated from the Law Faculty at Omsk State University, specializing in Jurisprudence. He also holds a PhD in Economics.
1991–1992: legal counsel, category 1, for the Committee for Economic Development and Property of the Administration for Petrodvorets and St. Petersburg.
1992: appointed head of the Petrodvorets District Agency of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1992–1994: Chairman of the Property Management Committee, Deputy Head of Petrodvorets Administration.
1994: became Vice-Chairman and then Senior Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1997–1998: Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Committee for the Management of Municipal Property, St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office.
1998–2000: Senior Deputy Minister for State Property of the Russian Federation.
2000–2007: Minister for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Since November 2007: CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of OAO Sberbank of Russia.
Awarded orders “For Merit to the Fatherland”, 3rd and 4th degrees, Order of Honour, order of Alexander Nevsky, the P.A. Stolypin medal, 2nd degree, the order of Faithful Saint Prince Daniil Moskovsky, 1st degree, the Certificate of Merit and Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.
He was awarded the highest French distinction, and was made an Officer of the Légion d'honneur.
For special achievements in the banking sector and his personal contribution to the development of Sberbank, he was awarded the Golden Sign of Sberbank of Russia.
Panellists:
Irina
Zalevskaya
Chief Executive Officer, Babyboom Maternity and Paediatric Clinic, Cesare Ponti Beauty Salon, and Laviani Cosmetology Clinic
Chief Executive Officer, Babyboom Maternity and Paediatric Clinic, Cesare Ponti Beauty Salon, and Laviani Cosmetology Clinic
Alexey
Logantsov
Chief Executive Officer, Logasoft; Chairman, Vologda Region Branch, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Chief Executive Officer, Logasoft; Chairman, Vologda Region Branch, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Sofya
Petreykova
Art Director, Co-Founder, Euro-Decor and C
Art Director, Co-Founder, Euro-Decor and C
Dmitry
Petrulyov
Individual Entrepreneur; Director, FOL’GA Creative Agency
Individual Entrepreneur; Director, FOL’GA Creative Agency
Front row participants:
Tatyana
Golendeeva
Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service of Russia
Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service of Russia
Daniil
Egorov
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Tax Service оf Russia
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Tax Service оf Russia
Alexander
Kalinin
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Born on November 4, 1966 in the city of Chelyabinsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute, specialization in robototronics, diploma qualification in electrical engineering.
From 1989 to 1991 has undertaken postgraduate training program at the Department of Engineering Economics of the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute.
In 1991 founded a wholesale and retail company engaged in export and import operations. Fluent in spoken English.
In 1995-1998 has graduated from the Ural Academy of Public Administration with a degree in law.
In 1998 invested in the creation of a manufacturing company. The company designs and manufactures motor control centers, co-author of an invention patent.
In 2002 became a founding member of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2005 was elected Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional office of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2007 was elected to the Board of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2012 was elected first Vice-President of “OPORA RUSSIA” on energy, infrastructure and cluster policy.
Since 2013 – member of the Government Commission on Electric Power Development.
In 2013 was elected Co-Chairman of the Staff of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the All-Russian Public Movement “People's Front” for Russia!”
Since 2014 – member of the Board of Directors of JSC “ROSSETI” (June 2014), member of the Board of Directors of RAO “UES” (August 2014).
October 29, 2014 was elected President of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA” and Non-Profit Partnership “OPORA”
Awarded with certificates of acknowledgement of the Presidential Administration, Government of the Russian Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region.
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Born in 1979 in Moscow.
2001 – graduated from State University of Management.
2007 – was awarded EMBA degree at Stockholm school of Economics.
2002-2011 – held key positions in Ruskompozit Group of companies composed of the largest Russian enterprises which do business in the markets of glass fibre, composite and geosynthetic materials.
2009 — was appointed Director General of Ruskompozit Management Company LLC.
Since 27.07.2011 – held a position of the CEO of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
13.02.2017 – was appointed the acting governor of the Novgorod region by the Presidential Decree.
Member of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia.
Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.
Awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class and the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Gratitude.
Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Married.
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Maxim Oreshkin was born on 21 July 1982 in Moscow.
2004: completed a Master’s programme in Economics at the Higher School of Economics
April 2002 to June 2006: various positions at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
June 2006 to July 2010: various positions at ROSBANK
July 2010 to June 2012: Head of Research on Russia and the CIS at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
June 2012 to August 2013: Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital
September 2013 to March 2015: Director of the Long-term Strategic Planning Department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
March 2015 to November 2016: Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 30 November 2016: Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Anatoly
Popov
Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Business Division, Sberbank
Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Business Division, Sberbank
Olga
Suslova
Director for Strategic Partnerships, Google Russia
Director for Strategic Partnerships, Google Russia
11:15–12:45
Tolstoy Hall
New Regional Policy: Improving Administration Prospects for Collaboration between Government and Business in Disaster Reduction The second half of the twentieth century saw an upward trend in the number of major disasters, both natural and manmade. In Russia alone, the cost ...
The second half of the twentieth century saw an upward trend in the number of major disasters, both natural and manmade. In Russia alone, the cost of damage directly and indirectly resulting from extreme situations of various kinds could reach up to 2% of national GDP. Today, it is more effective to invest in reducing the risk of a disaster than it is to struggle with the consequences of one. If a positive effect is to be achieved in this area, it is extremely important that government and business collaborate on a constructive basis. What measures must a government take to motivate business to invest in disaster protection? What has been achieved in a year of monitoring and oversight activity? How can administrative costs for business be reduced? Could preventive work carried out on business facilities become an alternative to checks?
Moderator:
Sergey
Kadadov
Deputy Minister for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief of the Russian Federation
Sergei Kadadov was born on 8 August 1975 in Partizansk in the Primorye Territory.
1996: graduated from the Moscow Higher Military Road Engineering School.
1996–1997: senior officer at the Office of Civil Defense and Emergency Prevention in Kuznetsk, Penza Region.
July 1997–April 2000: head of the Department for Engineering and Technical Arrangements at the Department for Civil Defence and Prevention of Emergency Situations of Penza.
September 2000: student at the Faculty of Civil Defence of Military Engineering University, from which he graduated in June 2003.
2003–2004: senior officer at the Office for the Organization and Support of Civil Defense Activities of the Department of Civil Defence of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
2004–2008: senior officer at the Office for the Organization and Support of Civil Defense Activities and Special Public Protection Measures of the Department of Civil Defence of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
2008–April 2009: deputy head of the Office for the Improvement of Civil Protection of the Department of Civil Defence of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
2009–2011: headed the Office for Peace-to-Wartime Switch Control Systems of the Department of Civil Defence of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
2011–2013: deputy head of the Department of Civil Defence of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
2013–May 2015: headed the Main Office of the Emergency Situations Ministry of Russia for the Kursk Region.
25 May–1 July 2015: deputy head of the Directorate of Program Implementation and Control over Budget Spending Efficiency.
Since July 2015: has headed the Directorate of Program Implementation and Control over Budget Spending Efficiency of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
In April, Mr. Kadadov was appointed Head of the Supervisory and Preventive Efforts Department.
Since August, he has been Deputy Minister for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief.
He is married with two children.
Panellists:
Mikhail
Abyzov
Minister of the Russian Federation
Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 1993, Michael Abyzov held senior positions in several fuel and energy companies.
In 1998 Abyzov became a board member and head of the department of investment policy and business projects at RAO "UES of Russia".
Since 1999, Abyzov has been the Deputy Chairman of the Board at RAO "UES of Russia".
From 2003 to 2005 Abyzov was chairman of the board at JSC "Russian Communal Systems".
Since 2004, due to organizational structure changes at RAO "UES of Russia," Abyzov was appointed a member of the Executive Board and managing director of business unit number 1.
From 2005 to 2007 he was the general director of CJSC "UK KRU."
From 2006 to January 16, 2012 Abyzov M. A. was Chairman of the Board of Directors to the business group RU-COM.
From July 2007 to January 16, 2012 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "E4 Group"
From August 2007 to January 2011 Abyzov was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Mostotrest".
By Presidential Decree on 18 January 2012 (Decree no. 81) he was appointed Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation.
By Presidential Decree on 21 May 2012 he was appointed the Minister of Open Government.
Marina
Bludyan
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Bludyan, Marina Anatolievna was born on December 26, 1961 in Moscow.
In 1985 she graduated from Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University.
In 1989 she graduated from Foreign Trade Academy of the USSR.
She is a Vice-President of Russian non-governmental organization for small and medium business «OPORA RUSSIA»; a member of the Supreme Council of the All-Russian political party «United Russia»; the representative of the Presidential Commissioner for protection of the entrepreneurs rights; the Committee Coordinator of the All-Russian People’s Front; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SPA “Phoenix”, LLC; the Deputy Chairperson of Public Council of the Federal Accreditation Service; a member of the Public Council of the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart), a member of the Council of SRO “Association PPE” (Association of designers, manufacturers and suppliers of personal protective equipment).
Marina Bludyan is the author and patent holder of 18 Russian invention patents and 8 international invention patents.
Lev
Kvitsinia
Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Abkhazia
Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Abkhazia
David
Tonoyan
Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia
Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia
Born: 27 December, 1967 in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Education:
1991 – graduated from Yerevan State University
1997 – graduated from Military-Diplomacy Academy of RF
Service:
1986-1988 – served in the USSR Armed Forces
Since 1992 – has been in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia
1992-1994 – served in the RA Ministry of Internal Affairs
1994 – assumed a military service in the RA MoD Department of Military Police as head of branch
1997 – served in the RA MoD Department of Armaments
Work Experience:
Since 1998 – has held different posts adjacent to NATO Allied Command Operations Headquarter
2004 – was appointed the RA Armed Forces Representative to NATO
by the order of the RA Minster of Defence
2007 – was appointed Head of International Military Cooperation and Defence Programs of the RA Ministry of Defence under the presidential decree signed by the RA President
2009 – was appointed Head of Department of Defence Policy of the RA Ministry of Defence under the presidential decree signed by the RA President
2010 –was given the degree of the 2nd class state adviser of the Special Civil Service under the presidential decree signed by the RA President
2010 – under the presidential decree signed on October 2 the RA President was appointed First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia
2017- under the presidential decree signed on February 6 by the RA President was appointed Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia
Awards:
“For Services to Fatherland”1st degree medal (2012)
“For Services to Fatherland” 2nd degree medal (2008)
RA MoD “For Impeccable service” 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree medals
RA MoDMedal “Vazgen Sargsyan” (2005)
RA MoDMedal “Andranik Ozanyan” (2008)
“For Services to Fatherland” 2nd degree order
Marital Status
Married, has a son and a daughter
Savva
Shipov
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
He was born on January 15, 1980 in Kaliningrad. In 2001, he graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy. In 2005, he graduated from the post-graduate department of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences with a PhD degree in law. From 1999 to 2002 Savva Shipov worked as a specialist of the State Legal Department of the Ministry of Federal Affairs, National and Migration Policy of the Russian Federation. From 2001 to 2002 – an expert in the working group of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation in the preparation of proposals on the division of powers between the federal bodies of state power, bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation and local self-government. From 2002 to 2007 – worked as a lawyer, head of the legal department, deputy director of the NGO "Center for Legal Support to Local Government." From 2006 to 2008 – the expert of the interdepartmental working group on federal relations and local self-government of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on the improvement of public administration. From 2007 to 2008 – President, Head of the Legal Experts Group on State Building and Local Government NGO "Center for Public Reforms." From August 2008 – Deputy Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. From October 2008 - Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. From January 2010 - Director of the Department of State Regulation of Economy, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. From 2011 to 2016 – head of the Federal Accreditation Service. In June 2016 Savva Shipov was appointed deputy minister of economic development of the Russian Federation
Front row participants:
Alexander
Bragin
Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Vladimir
Bykov
Executive Secretary, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Executive Secretary, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Graduated Moscow Economics Institute in Business Planning in 1975.
1968 – 1970 Work in the institute of physical geology
1970 – 1972 Mandatory military service
1972 – 1977 Senior engineer of heating, Moscow Institute of planning
1978 – 1987 VLKSM career
1987 – 1993 Director-coordinator of the Soviet (then Russian) Culture Foundation
1993 – 1994 CEO of the Federation of the Stock Exchanges of Russia
Starting 1994 –Head of the Entrepreneurial Unions Communications department, director if the Entrepreneurial Unions Communications department at Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation
As manager of CCIR Mr. Bikov coordinates cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Member of the government commission on preventing emergency situations, member of the civic council at the MES, member of the work group on doubling functions prevention in various branches of economy oversight groups at the Government Reform Commission.
Vladimir
Kudryavtsev
Chairman of the Central Board, All-Russian Volunteer Fire Organization
Chairman of the Central Board, All-Russian Volunteer Fire Organization
Vladimir Kudryavtsev, born 07.01.1956 in Leningrad.
In 1977, he graduated from the Leningrad Fire Technology College of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs; in 1984, graduated from Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR. In 2002, he was conferred a candidate degree in law. In 2005, he completed advanced training at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia specialising in Defense and Safety of the Russian Federation.
1977 - 2013 – served as midlevel, senior and supreme command staff at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR and Russia, and the Emercom of Russia.
In 2011, by a presidential decree he was awarded the title of major general of the internal service.
Received a number of state (including the Order of Honor and second-class Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland") and over 30 ministerial awards.
In June 2013, Vladimir Kudryavtsev was elected President of the Board of St Petersburg City Division of All-Russian Voluntary Fire Organization (VDPO).
In April 2016, at the 14th congress of VDPO he was elected President of the VDPO Central Board.
Oleg
Nikolaenko
Head of the HSE Department, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Head of the HSE Department, PJSC Gazprom Neft
1992 – graduated from Kiev Institute of Foreign Languages.
2009 - graduated from Academy of Labor and Social Relations majoring in Safety.
2008 – MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Higher School of Economics.
IRCA Auditor/Senior auditor for Quality Management Systems.
Completed a number of courses on EHS in Russia and overseas, as well as corporate subject matter programs.
1992-1995 – Foreign Economic Relations Department, Varieganeftegaz.
1995-2005 – EHS Department, Schlumberger in Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey.
2005-2007 – EHS Director, TNK-BP.
2008 – presently – Director, EHS Department, Gazprom Neft, Deputy Chairman, EHS Committee of the Russian Union of Industry and Commerce, Member of Research and Technics Council of Rostechnadzor.
Mikhail
Pryadilnikov
Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Pryadilnikov was born November 6, 1977. In 2009 he defended a doctorate (Ph.D, Government) at the Department of Political Science at Harvard.
2002-2009 - World Bank’s consultant on regulatory reform and investment climate.
2009-2010 - Head of CEO Office of "ROSNO" OJSC, a part of Allianz.
2010-2011 - scientific supervisor of Center for Strategic Research Fund (CSR).
2011-2013 - Head of Directorate for Coordination of Economic Policy and Development of Moscow.
2013 – 2014 - Director of Department of Strategic Management, Government Programs and Investment Projects of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
December 2014 – present day – Deputy Head of Analytical Center for the RF Government, head of project office on controlling institutions reform.
Aleksey
Pukhov
Deputy Head, Main Department for Supervision of the Execution of Federal Legislation; Head, Office for Supervision of the Observance of the Rights of Entrepreneurs of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
Deputy Head, Main Department for Supervision of the Execution of Federal Legislation; Head, Office for Supervision of the Observance of the Rights of Entrepreneurs of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
Born in Moscow in 1969. Graduated Moscow State Legislative Academy with a degree in Law.
February 1992 to March 1996: served in the Moscow Public Prosecution office as: aid to the Tagansky Prosecution Officers, Prosecutor, Senior Prosecutor of Law and Legislature Compliance.
Since March 1996: joined central headquarters of General Prosecution Office. Served as deputy department chief in Central Federal District, deputy department head on economics law compliance, head of the law compliance department in the municipal service of the Head Office of the law compliance service.
Since September 2007: deputy head of the Department of Federal Law Compliance.
Since June 2012: appointed deputy head of the Department of Federal Law Compliance on Entrepreneurial Rights Protection.
Andrey
Spiridonov
Deputy Director, Department of the Government of the Russian Federation on the formation of the "Open Government" system
Deputy Director, Department of the Government of the Russian Federation on the formation of the "Open Government" system
11:15–12:45
Dostoyevsky Hall
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Social Enterprise as a Resource in Regional Development Today in Russia, a new phenomenon has arisen in the entrepreneurial sphere – social enterprise. ‘Social enterprise’ is about the voluntary particip...
Today in Russia, a new phenomenon has arisen in the entrepreneurial sphere – social enterprise. ‘Social enterprise’ is about the voluntary participation of entrepreneurs in solving acute social challenges, not with the goal of exacting maximum profit, but rather of achieving maximum social effect. A bill to reinforce the concept of social enterprise has now been developed and submitted to the Russian Federation Government. Comprehensive measures are being put in place to develop this area of entrepreneurship. Social enterprise is one of the priorities of current state social policy, and work in this area should be continued. What is the present status of social enterprise in Russia’s regions? How can the involvement of social entrepreneurs facilitate the resolution of acute social problems and regional development? What support measures are already being provided, and what others are needed? Is major business ready to provide support to social enterprise? How does Russian experience in social enterprise compare with global best practices?
Moderator:
Natalia
Pochinok
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector, Russian State Social University
Rector of the Russian State Social University.
Born 04.07.1976
Education
1997 – Graduates REA majoring in Finance and Credit
2002 – Graduates RGSU in Law
2005 – gets PhD in Economics
2014 – becomes a docent, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Career
1999 tax planning department chief specialist at Doveritelny I Investitsionny Bank
1999–2004 taxation manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers
2004–2005 vice-president, Gazprom Bank
2005–2006 Raiffaisen Bank Austria board advisor
2006–2010 diretor of the Kuban branch, Raiffaisen Bank
2010 – advisor to the CEO on regional development, Raiffaisen Bank
2010–2013 – Branches director at the central office of Sberbank of Russia
2013 – First Vice-President of Sberbank NPF
Civil Activity
Member of the Presidential Economic Council
Chairwoman of the State Duma Committee on managing retirement investment
Member of the Civil Chamber of the city of Moscow
Member of the board of RUIP
Member of the board of strategic development of Pochta Rossii
Chairwoman of the industry commission on business education at the Manager’s Association
Head of Expert Committee on professional education at Delovaya Rossiya
Member of the coordination council of UMO of Universities of Russia
First chairwoman of Sociology and Social Work committee
Panellists:
Alexander
Braverman
Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Mr. Braverman was born on May 1, 1954. He graduated from Kharkiv Engineering and Economics Institute and completed graduate studies at Lomonosov Moscow State Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies. He is a Doctor of Economic Sciences and a professor. 1995–1997 – He served as president of the Russian Marketing Association. 1997–1999 – He was Deputy Chairman of the State Property Committee of the Russian Federation and then First Deputy Minister of State Property of the Russian Federation as well as acting Minister of State Property of the Russian Federation. 1999–2000 – He served as president of the Russian Marketing Association. 2000–2004 – He was Deputy Minister of Property Relations of the Russian Federation and a State Secretary. 2006–2008 – He served as Chairman of the Committee for the Development of an Affordable Housing Market under the Russian Presidential Council for the Implementation of Priority National Projects and the Demographic Policy. August 2008 – Under Order No. 1145-r of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, he was appointed Director General of the Russian Housing Development Foundation.On Oct the 2nd 2015 A. Braverman was appointed as General Director of Joint-stock company «Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation» (JSC «RSMB Corporation» ). From October 12, 2015 he is a member of the Board of Directors of JSC «RSMB Corporation» ex officio.
Natalya
Komarova
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Natalia Komarova was born on the 21st of October 1955 in Pskov Region, she is married and has two children. In 1978 she graduated from Kommunarsk Institute of Mining and Smelting, the faculty of Engineering and Economics, majoring in “Economics and organization of construction” with awarding of qualification Engineer-economist. She began to work at the Kommunarsk Metallurgical Factory as a labor engineer of the laboratory of industrial engineering in 1978. Then she worked as an economist of the planned-economic CCB department. In 1980 Natalia moved to Novy Urengoi of Tyumen Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. There she began to work in the municipal executive committee as a senior inspector. In 1988 Natalia became the chairwoman of the city planning commission. Then she worked as the deputy chairwoman of the municipal executive committee, the deputy of the City Council. In 1992 she became the first deputy of the Head of Administration in Novy Urengoi. In 1994 Natalia was designated as the Head of the city Administration. That year she was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and as a deputy of the NoviyUrengoy Municipal Committee. On the 16thof March 1997 Natalia Komarova continued working as the Head of the municipal formation of NoviyUrengoy up to October 2000 according to the elections results. From October 2000 to December 2001 Natalia worked as a deputy of the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, leading the Economic Committee of the Okrug. At the same time Natalia lectures at the University: she is an associate professor of the Social Management of the Yamal Oil and Gas Institute (branch) of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (since 1999). In December 2001 Natalia was elected as a Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation inYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug. From 2004 to 2007 she is the Head of the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In December 2007 Natalia was elected as the deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug for the third time. In the State Duma of the fifth assembling she continued to be the Head the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee. On the 8thof February 2010 the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev submitted a proposal to the deputies of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Duma a candidature of Natalia Komarova as the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra. At the unscheduled meeting on the 15thof February the deputies in a unanimous vote voice supported her candidature.On the 1stof March Natalia entered the office of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra.
Svetlana
Orlova
Governor of Vladimir Region
Governor of Vladimir Region
Born October 23, 1954 in the town of Obluchye, Khabarovsk Territory.
In 1977 she graduated from Ussuriysk State Teacher Training College, followed by the Khabarovsk Higher Party School and professional development courses at the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. She now holds a PhD in Economics.
From 1971–1991, she worked as a teacher at a boarding school in Vladivostok and was involved in party activities. From 1991–1993, she was Vice President, General Director of the Maritime Territory Women’s For-Profit Charity Organization ANNA. From 1993–1999, she was a deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, a member of the Women of Russia faction, a member of the Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and Finance. From 2000–2001, Orlova was Vice President of ZAO NPO Krosna.
In November 2001, she was elected to the Federation Council to represent the Council of People’s Deputies of the Kemerovo Region. From January 2004 to March 2013, she acted as Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
By presidential decree of the Russian Federation as of March 24, 2013, she was appointed Acting Governor of the Vladimir Region.
On September 8, 2013 elected Governor of the Vladimir Region.
She is a recipient of the Order For Services to Homeland of the fourth degree, Order of Honor, Order of Commonwealth, medal of the Order For Services to Homeland of second degree, a medal In Commemoration of 850 Years of Moscow, a medal In the Commemoration of 1000 Years of Kazan, the P.A. Stolypin medal of second degree, and a medal of the Federation Council, the 20 Years medal, 70 years of Vladimir Region commemorative medal, a Letter of Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation, a Letter of Commendation from the Government of the Russian Federation, awards of the Kemerovo Region, badge For Services to the Development of OAO Russian Railways of first degree, and a badge Railway Worker of Honor. She has also received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
She is Deputy Chairperson of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and heads Russia’s delegation to the Congress.
Oleg
Fomichev
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on February 7, 1977.
In 1998 graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University. Bachelor of Management (diploma with honours).
1998—2000: State University — Higher School of Economics. Master of Economics (diploma with honours).
1999—2000 — Leading Specialist of the General Analytical Division of the Department for Enterprise Reforming of the Ministry of Economy of the Russian Federation.
2000—2003: postgraduate studies, State University — Higher School of Economics.
2000 — Expert of the Centre of Strategic Development (CSD).
2002—2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Programs of Economy Development and Cooperation with International Financial Organizations of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Research Assistant of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
2004—2006: Director for Development of the Centre of Strategic Development Foundation.
2006—2008: Head of the Department for Economic Policy and Competitive Ability of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
January—July 2008: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
July 2008—November 2010: Director of the Strategic Program Management and Budgeting Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
November 2010 – July 2012 — Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since July 2012 – State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Eugeniya
Shokhina
Director, Social Projects Support Fund
Director, Social Projects Support Fund
Evgeniya Shokhina was born February 9, 1982 in Moscow.
2003 – graduated the Department of Applied Political Science at the Higher School of Economics.
2005 – received an MBA in Political and Business Communications at the Communications Management Institute at MHSE.
2011-2012 – graduated the Executive MBA program in Innovative Management and Management in Energy Business at the Communications Management Institute at MHSE.
Since 2016 – studies Corporate law at the The Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Has a PhD in Political Science.

Work experience
Since 2017 – Social Projects Foundation, director
Since 2013 – RSPP Business School, president
2015-2017 – deputy head of the Tula Oblast delegation at the Government of the Russian Federation
Since 2010 – editor-in-chief, Business Russia Magazine
2007-2011 – Center for Corporate Events Management at RSPP, director
2001 – 2006 – various business ventures
Founder of the RSPP Children’s School – social project for children aged 7-14 in professional orientation and entrepreneurial activity.
Recipient of the Presidential Honorary Certificate for social and economic achievements in 2015.
Recipient of the VI Award Young Enrepreneur of the Year in Social Entrepreneurial Projects in 2014.
Recipient of the Honorary Certificate from the Ministry of Economic Development for social and economic policy design in 2012.
Supports Russkaya Beryoza foundation (since 2007), holds charity events
Married, mother of four
Front row participants:
Vladimir
Vainer
Director, Gladway Foundation for the Development of Media Projects and Social Programmes
Director, Gladway Foundation for the Development of Media Projects and Social Programmes
Public figure, has been working in non-State sector since 1987.
Vladimir was born in Kemerovo, graduated from the Kaluga Pedagogical Institute (Qualification "Teacher of History, Socio-Political subjects and Sociology").
Author of courses, researches and books on social economics, social entrepreneurship, social advertising and marketing.
Permanent speaker of forums, conferences and seminars in Russia and abroad. Expert of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Foundation for regional social programs "Our Future ". Assistant to the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Mentor of social startup contest SAP UP in Kazakhstan and Belarus. Compiler of the annual catalog "Social Entrepreneurship of Russia". Mentor of the program "Cities of the Future" of the Center of Social Technologies Garant and CITI Foundation
Developer of regional educational programs and public campaigns on promotion of NGOs and social entrepreneurship.
Sergey
Golubev
General Director, Foundation for Social Investment
General Director, Foundation for Social Investment
Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Head of the Committee for Social Entrepreneurship of OPORA RUSSIA, member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives in Innovation, Head of the Federal Acceleration Program for Social Entrepreneurship “Social Innovations”.
Since 2003 he has been actively involved in the development of the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship in the Russian Federation. For the first time the technology of accelerating socially significant entrepreneurial projects was developed jointly with the Omsk Social Innovation Center in 2011–2013. Subsequently highly customized accelerating technology has become the basis for the Federal Acceleration Program for Social Entrepreneurship “Social Innovations” that is being implemented in Moscow city, Moscow, Rostov and Perm regions. Since 2015 he has been developing incubation programs for non-profit organizations conductive to strengthening their financial stability and their inclusion in social services market.
As the Head of a working group under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation which evaluates practices of Social Innovation Centers and Resource Centers for non-profit organizations, Sergey is actively involved in the development of guidelines for improving the social entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations support network.
Yuliya
Zhigulina
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Managing Director, Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programmes
Maria
Morozova
General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Maria Andreyevna Morozova has been heading the Elena & Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation from the day when it was created in December 2010. Since then, the Timchenko Foundation has become one of Russia’s leading private foundations implementing programs aimed at supporting active ageing, developing sports and culture, helping families and children. These strategic directions are designed to further comprehensive solutions of Russia’s social problems, with a special emphasis on its regions.

The program portfolio of The Timchenko Foundation embraces over 100 projects, both all around Russia and abroad. Here are some of them: Society for All Ages National Conference, competitions like Active Generation, Cultural Mosaic of Small Towns and Villages, Dobryi Lyod [Good Ice], Right Family Course and others.

As an active participant of expert panels and public forums that tackle topics matching the priorities of The Timchenko Foundation activities Maria Morozova has occupied the following positions: member of the Community Council with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the Russian Federation (including Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission for Social Assistance and member of the Commission of Labor and Local Employment); head of Senior Citizen section with the Russian Federation Government’s Community Council on Guardianship Issues in the Social Sphere; member of the Expert Board with the Agency of Strategic Initiatives; member of The Council of the Federation Committee on Social Innovation Development in Territorial Entities of the Russian Federation, member of the Joint advisory board of the President Grants foundation and others.
Alexey
Nazarov
Partner, Head of Strategy and Operation, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Partner, Head of Strategy and Operation, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Qualification: Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, MBA; MIT Sloan School of Management: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, majors in “Financial Management” (with honors). Experience: Alexey has international experience as a head of strategy consulting projects, M&A support and operations consulting projects. Recent projects: Strategy development for a leading bridge construction engineering company; Strategic diagnostics for a leading bridge construction engineering company; Management model for an engineering company; Development of organizational structure and KPI system for a major construction company; Development strategy elaboration for a leading machine-building holding; Financial block development for the SME 2030 strategy (received gratitude awards from the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation); Universal banking strategy development; Development of innovation KPIs for the leading pipeline company; Strategy development for a postal operator; Analysis of market strategy, distribution system and market position for the construction of a copper wire rod-manufacturing plant in the RF; Strategy and business model development and fundraising assistance to the agricultural cluster in one of the RF regions; Supermarket chain (Beijing, China): market research to optimize the price strategy. Development of the price strategy implementation plan; Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation: preparation of M3 Federal Highway development and reconstruction strategy; Power generating company (Moscow): advising on the optimization of procurement, personnel incentivization and assessment systems; Business concept development for the Olympic technological cluster on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, including the rationale of the business plan components, best practice benchmarking and financial model development.
Natalya
Nikitina
Director, Museum of Disappeared Taste "Kolomna Pastila"
Director, Museum of Disappeared Taste "Kolomna Pastila"
CEO, Kolomensky Posad Center for Educational Tourism, an autonomous non-profit organization.
2016: award from the Government of the Russian Federation for recreating a historical site and creating Kolomna Pastila museum and tourism complex. 2014: the project to revive Kolomna pastila was globally recognized and became the official dainty of the UK-Russia Year of Culture.
In 2017 Kolomna pastila got to be the official symbol of the Russia-Austria Year of Tourism.
Natalia Nikitina is a socially oriented business person. In 2015 she received the Impulse of Kindness award for her systematic approach to socially oriented entrepreneurship.
Kolomna Center for Educational Tourism chaired by Natalia Nikitina is a receiver of multiple awards, including The Best in Heritage, Accessible World in 2012, The Best European Museum in 2012 and The Best European Museum in 2017.

Authored and managed a number of award and grant winning projects, such as A Park for a Day for the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, Center for Museum Technology (an educational project), Kolomna Pastila Museum, Museum Posad. The New Life of an Old Town, the Museum Pastila Factory, Kalachnaya Museum.

Natalia Nikitina helped develop the concept for a creative cluster in Kolomna. She wrote a number of articles and made numerous speeches at international symposiums, conferences, master classes and TV shows addressing the essential experience in developing historic sites using contemporary humanitarian practices.

Member, Public Chamber of Moscow Oblast.
Member, Commission for Culture, Historic and Cultural Heritage Revival and Folk Crafts Development chaired by Egor Konchalovsky.
Irina
Serbina
Chairman, Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Chairman, Centre for Innovations in the Social Sphere
Date of birth: January 26, 1963.
Education - Omsk State University, 1980-1985, History Faculty. Diploma with honors.
Additional education: I and II International Schools of Civil Initiatives and Social Management; The program of Internship in USA “Civic education and upbringing”, School for project evaluation.
The President of the first in Russia «Center for Social innovation» (infrastructural organization created for support and development of social entrepreneurship).
One of the authors who implemented new model, School of Social Entrepreneurship, it successfully works in 19 subjects of RF.
Awarded with ASI diploma for the contribution into the development of the best social practices in RF,
Laureate of "Impulse of Good" award in the nomination « For Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Promotion ».
The member of the Public Chamber of the Omsk Region since 2017.
Sergey
Slipchenko
Vice President for Corporate Affairs in Russia and Belarus, Philip Morris International
Vice President for Corporate Affairs in Russia and Belarus, Philip Morris International
Sergey Slipchenko joined Philip Morris International (PMI) affiliates in Russia as sales representative in 1994. He has further progressed through various positions of increased responsibility in Sales. In 2000, Sergey was appointed Manager Sales Development and Training at PMI Operations Center in Lausanne and moved to Switzerland.
During his next career stage, Sergey worked as Director Sales and Distribution at Philip Morris Ukraine where he later headed the Marketing function. In 2007, he returned to Russia as Director Marketing, and in 2010, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director Philip Morris Romania and Bulgaria.
Sergey was appointed Vice President Corporate Affairs for PMI affiliates in Russia in January 2015. In this capacity, he is in charge of Government Relations, Communications, and Public Affairs.
Sergey was born on January 18, 1971, in Moscow, Russia. He holds a degree in international journalism from the Moscow State University. In 2001, he earned an Executive MBA at INSEAD Business School.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.2
Improving Quality of Life Digital Education: an Investment in the Future The development of a digital educational environment is today part of a systematic project to improve the quality of education. Its future developm...
The development of a digital educational environment is today part of a systematic project to improve the quality of education. Its future development is closely linked with the adoption of tools to accompany personal learning based on artificial intelligence technology, which will make it possible to use an individual approach for every learner. Digital platforms could take over part of the teacher’s daily routine, leaving them with more time for individual and group work. A genuine opportunity is emerging to formulate a personal learning trajectory. How can business be encouraged to participate in creating a digital educational environment? How can the quality of online self-education be ensured? Is a personal learning trajectory a must have of the future? What barriers of government regulation must be removed to allow digital education to develop?
Moderator:
Alexander
Molchanov
Vice President, Proobraz Managing Company LLC
Vice President, Proobraz Managing Company LLC
Molchanov Alexander Sergeevich, Vice-president at "Proobraz", Deputy Head of the Committee on Professional Education and Training of All Russia Public Organization “Business Russia”, founder and leader of the company "Professional Electronic Education", PhD in Pedagogy. Expert in the field of distance education and e-learning. Has a portfolio of successful projects for starting from scratch online and distance learning, in the field of consulting educational services, the launch of educational centers and units, the launch of educational products, and the anti-crisis management of educational units.
Panellists:
Olga
Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Ivan
Kolomoyets
Chief Executive Director, Co-Founder, Uchi.ru
Chief Executive Director, Co-Founder, Uchi.ru
Ivan Vladimirovich Kolomoets, head of the UCHi.RU educational platform, member of the Expert Council for Education under the Government of the Russian Federation.
2008: Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of General and Applied Physics (studied 2002–2008). The prize taker and winner of Physics Olympiads at various levels (also the winner of the All-Russia Olympiad).
Since 2011: co-founder and head of the UCHi.RU educational platform, which currently has 1.5m active users from all regions of Russia.
Yaroslav
Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Diploma in Economics, Moscow State University named after M. Lomonosov.
In 1992 Yaroslav Kuzminov and Evgeny Yasin came forward with the project of a new type of university specializing in Economics.
In 2011 Y. Kuzminov headed the Expert Group “Labor market, Professional Education, and Migration Policy” in the framework of the development of the Russian Federation “Strategy 2020”.
Yaroslav Kuzminov is Deputy Head of the National Coordination Council for Supporting Young Gifted People; member of presidium of Presidential Economic Council; member the Presidential Commission on for Civil Service and Management Personnel Pool established; member of the Government Commission for the Coordination of the Open Government; member of the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration et etc.
Professor Kuzminov is an author of more than 100 academic works published in Russia and abroad, and a co-author of over 10 monographs and textbooks. He has been also regularly writing for leading Russian and foreign periodicals.
By decrees of the President of the Russian Federation Y. Kuzminov has been awarded the Order For Merit to the Fatherland (2012) of the IV class and the Order of Honour (2002).
Vladimir
Mau
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Vladimir Mau is Doctor of Economics, Professor, PhD, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. Born on 29 December 1959 in Moscow, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of National Economy in 1981.
Since 1991 he participated in the development and implementation of economic reforms in Russia, including working as Advisor to the Chairman of the Russian Government from 1992-1993.
From 1997-2002 Mau was the Head of the Working Center for Economic Reforms of the Russian Government. In 2002, he became the Rector of the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Government, and in 2010 the Rector of the newly formed the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Rector Mau is a renowned expert in the field of economic theory, the history of economic thought and national economy. He is the author of 25 monographs, books and textbooks published in Russia and the UK, as well as more than 600 other works. The main results of his research focus on economic history and the history of economic thought in Russia and the USSR; the theory and history of economic policy; economic transformation and economic reforms.
Rector Mau is a member of Economic Council of the President of Russian Federation. He is and also a chairman of the Expert Board under the Government Commission for Economic Development and Integration, and member of several governmental commissions and committees.
Alexander
Rudik
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Entrepreneur, professional investor, co-founder of a number of educational projects, a public figure, the father of six children. Chairman of the Public and Business Council at the project committee on the strategic direction of the Russian Federation's development "Education". Head of the Committee on professional education and training of the All Russia Public Organization "Business Russia".
Founder and president of the investment company Nova Capital.
Founder and president of Proobraz, a fund and a management company in the education sphere. Co-founder of a number of educational (mel.fm, Maximum, Castle Quiz) and public projects.
Vladimir
Uzun
President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
Vladimir Uzun (25 December, 1967, Kishinev) – Russian publisher, entrepreneur, Ph.D. in Economics.
In 1991 – graduated from Moscow State University with honors. In 1994 – passed Ph.D. defense on the topic “Mechanism of price determination at the publishing market”.
In June 1991 together with his business partner established OLMA-Press Publishers (later OLMA Media Group) which in the course of time became one of the largest in Europe. From 1991 to 1999 – General Director of OLMA-Press Publishers. From 1999 to 2005 – CEO of printing firm Krasnij Proletary. From 1999 to the present day – Chairman of Board of Directors and president of OLMA Media Group, member of Board of Directors of Commercial Bank SDM-BANK .
Since 2013 to the present day – President of joint stock company Prosveshcheniye Publishers.
Front row participants:
Vadim
Malych
Deputy Director of Educational Projects, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Deputy Director of Educational Projects, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Andrey
Panov
Partner, Bain & Company
Partner, Bain & Company
Andrey Panov is a partner in Bain & Company's Moscow office. He is a member of Bain's Airlines & Transportation and Digitalpractices.
He has more than five years of experience in strategic consulting.
Andrey has advised numerous leading Russian banks, addressing topics such as back office restructuring and centralization, as well as operating model development. He also has extensive experience in the airlines industry, with particular expertise in new airline strategy, business plan development and digital transformation.
Prior to joining Bain, Andrey was a deputy chief-editor for the leading Russian business daily, Vedomosti. He spent six years at the publication covering banks, insurance companies and stock exchanges.
Andrey graduated from Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow State University (PhD) and earned his MBA from INSEAD Business School in France.
Marina
Rakova
Chief Executive Officer, Federal State Autonomous Institution "Russian Foundation for Educational Development"
Chief Executive Officer, Federal State Autonomous Institution "Russian Foundation for Educational Development"
Entrepreneur, Project manager on career guidance and science and technology motivation for kids.
As a school student, Marina represented Russia in various science forums, conferences and contests. By the age of 15 Marina authored over 30 theorems in the field of fundamental mathematics. As a student of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, she was part of the Step into the Future Program, aimed at finding and supporting talented children. In December 2014, Marina Rakova presented her project called New Model for Extracurricular Education for Children to the Agency of Strategic Initiatives. The project was approved on May 27, 2015.
In late 2015 Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region opened Quantoriums - the first science parks for kids that are brining this model to life. Quantoriums use unique educational programs, technology and equipment, created by a community of young and renowned scholars, tech start-up developers, as well as heads of large manufacturing facilities and state corporations that was formed by Marina.
In 2016 Russia opened 24 Quantoriums. The network is expected to expand up to 750 by 2020.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.3
Improving Quality of Life Effective Social Management in Russia’s Regions A critical factor in the effective functioning of regional socio-economic systems is quality management of social development which is aimed at sus...
A critical factor in the effective functioning of regional socio-economic systems is quality management of social development which is aimed at sustainably improving standards in civil society, creating favourable social conditions and tackling existing problems within regions, establishing conditions for improving the level of education among the population, and preserving cultural heritage. Regional governmental bodies act as the fundamental ordering client and guarantor for regional social development, whilst the process of solving complex social challenges can often also involve major companies with the ability and resources to implement social programmes and projects, as well as non-commercial organizations (NCOs). In this way, businesses and NCOs are to an extent agents of social change in society and participate in complex processes of social management on a regional level. As a consequence, establishing cooperation between the government, business, and NCOs is becoming an essential condition for effective social management, as is the search for points of intersection in their social agenda and joint realization of those projects and initiatives which hold the greatest importance for the development of society as a whole. What challenges are regions setting themselves in social development terms? How can regional governments support charitable and social projects being implemented in the non-commercial sector and by commercial companies, and what mechanisms for cooperation between government, business, and NCOs are the most effective? What are the hallmarks of successfully implemented initiatives in the social sector, and how can these practices be rolled out to other regions? How can charitable activity be made systemic at a regional level, and what is needed in order to provide effective management for every branch of this system?
Moderator:
Tinatin
Kandelaki
General Producer, Match TV
General Producer, Match TV
Tina (full name: Tinatin) Kandelaki was born on November, 10 1975 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Her father is an economist and her mother a physician.
Tina graduated from the journalism department of Tbilisi State University and from the department of international relations of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Prior to 1995, she worked at Radio 105 radio station and for Georgian television.
After 1995, she worked for the radio stations and television channels M-Radio, RDV, Serebryany Dozhd, 2x2, Biz-TV, Muz-TV, Vremechko on TVC, YV-6 in Moscow.
2002–2007: host of the Detali programme on the STS TV Channel.
From 2003: host and producer of The Smartest programme.
2008–2011: host of the TV programme Unreal Politics on REN TV and later on NTV channels.
In 2008, Ms. Kandelaki became a co-owner of Apostle Media (later –Centre for Strategic Communications Apostle), specialising in PR and production of television and video content.
In 2010, she was author and host of the discussion programme Alternative on the Vesti FM radio station.
In August 2011, she organised and conducted the first National Educational Forum Smart School.
2010–2012: member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
In 2013, together with Margarita Simonyan, she co-hosted the political talk show Iron Lady on the NTV channel.
From 2014, she was co-investor and art director of the elite club village Shelestovo in New Moscow.
In July 2015, Tina was appointed General Producer and Deputy General Director of the consolidated sports editorial board established on the basis of the new federal TV Channel Match TV.
Panellists:
Irina
Zhukova
Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Programs, Philip Morris International Inc
Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Programs, Philip Morris International Inc
Education: Russian State University for the Humanities, specialization- historian-archivist
Experience: Irina started her career at Philip Morris Sales and Marketing in 1995, she occupied various positions in the Department of Corporate Affairs. In the period of 2008 – 2012, she was the Head of the Communications and PR Department at Tetra Pak. In February 2012 Irina returned to Philip Morris Sales and Marketing as Director for Communications and Public Relations. Since May 2017 Irina is heading the branch of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
Irina is a member of Board of Directors in the Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing; she is also a member of Trustee Council of the National Award Media Manger of Russia. Irina is also heading the working group on CSR in non-commercial partnership the Association of Branded Goods Manufacturers in Russia (RUSBRAND)
Irina Zhukova has many times been rated in the top list of the Directors on corporate and public relations in the Service and Manufacturing of the Consumer Goods sector (project Top 1000 Russian Managers by business journal Kommersant and the Russian Managers Association
Faina
Zakharova
President, Life Line Foundation
President, Life Line Foundation
A public figure, an expert in the non-commercial sector, the President of Life Line Charity Foundation for salvation of severely ill children. Zakharova has been awarded an honorable distinction “For Benevolence”. The above mentioned state reward was presented to her by Mr. Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, in the Kremlin in 2013. Faina Yakovlevna is a member of the Public Council in RF Health Ministry. Zakharova has been a founder and an inspirational figure for establishing the Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Russia). She has guided a number of special CAF Russia programmes. Besides, she was involved in arranging the first conference “Charity in Russia” (2005). In 2014 Faina Zakharova was one of the founders of the Association of Fundraisers. She also deserves credit for running “The Year of Charity in Russia” (2006). Apart from that, she has been the author of a number of successful as well as efficient charity events such as “A red nose – a kind heart!”, the first in Russia charity “Running Race 5275”, “Someone’s life – not a trifle!” and others. In 2017 Faina Zakharova was included in the top 75 list of the most respected people in the country possessing a high moral and professional authority according to The Russian Reporter Magazine. Faina Zakharova is keen on travelling and is interested in modern arts.
Oleg
Kuvshinnikov
Governor of the Vologda Region
Governor of the Vologda Region
Mr. Kuvshinnikov was born in Cherepovets in 1965. He was actively involved in sport in his childhood and youth. He is a candidate master of sports in hockey. 1982 – Began working at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant. 1985–1987 – Served in the Soviet Army. Military rank – sergeant. 1987 – Worked at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant as the operator of the 250 Mill in the rolling shop. 1994 – Foreman of the rolling shop, then head of the 250 Mill and later deputy head of the production shop. 2000 – Head of the rolling shop. 2002 – Head of Sheet Rolling Shop No. 1. 2002–2006 – Deputy of the Cherepovets City Duma and Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee. 2003 – Member of the United Russia party. 2004–2005 – Member of the Board of Directors of Severstal. 2004–2006 – Director of Social Amenities at Severstal. 2006 – First Deputy Mayor and acting Mayor of Cherepovets. 2007 – Elected Mayor of Cherepovets (65.3% of votes). 2007 – Member of the political council presidium of the Vologda regional branch of the United Russia party. December 2011 – Governor of the Vologda Region. May 17, 2014 – Acting Governor of the Vologda Region. September 23, 2014 – Elected Governor of the Vologda Region (62.98% of votes). Education: 1991 – Yaroslavl College of Soviet Trade. 1994 – St. Petersburg Trade and Economics Institute. 1999 – State University of Management in the ‘Production Management’ programme (Moscow). 2002 – Completed a training course in a corporate programme for the training of ‘Top 100’ managers. 2005 – Completed training in a MBA programme at the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government.
Dmitry
Polikanov
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
Education
In 1998 graduated the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). One year later he defended his PhD in political science there.
Professional background
In 2003-2006, he was Director for Public and International Relations at the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM). In 2007-2012, he was at the leading positions in the United Russia party. In 2012-2013, he was First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society. In 2014 he helped to set up and headed the Con-nection charity foundation, the goal of which is to establish the sustainable system of assistance to the deafblind people in the Russian regions.
Member of the Expert Council at the Russian Government, Public Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Council on Charity in Social Sphere at the Russian Government, a number of ministerial and inter-agency working groups. Since 2017 Dr. Polikanov presides the Executive Board of the Donors’ Forum. Member of the board of a number of NGOs, including the Board of Trustees of the “Lake Baikal” charity.
Dr Polikanov is the author of over 100 publications on international and European security issues, Russian foreign and domestic policy. He was also a top manager at the PIR Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Federal Social Security Fund of the Russian Federation.
Hobby
Exotic travels in Russia and abroad.
Maria
Chertok
Director, Charities Aid Foundation Russia
Director, Charities Aid Foundation Russia
Maria Chertok has been working with CAF Russia since 1997, since May 2005 as a Director. She has been involved in a number of exciting innovations in the Russian philanthropic sector, including development of community foundations model, corporate giving and private foundations. In 2009 Maria was named one of ten most influential philanthropy professionals in Russia by Russian Reporter magazine. Maria is a Board member of WINGS (World Initiative for Grant-makers Support), member of the Advisory Board of the Community Foundations Partnership, member of the Editorial Board of Alliance magazine and a co-organiser of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. She authored a number of articles and research materials on various aspects of philanthropy and civil society development in Russia and globally. Most recently Maria served as a guest editor of Alliance magazine issue on emerging market philanthropy and co-authored a report “Pathways to NGOs sustainability”. Before working with CAF Maria was a researcher at the Moscow office of the Ford Foundation. She graduated cum laude in sociology from the Moscow State University.
Front row participants:
Olga
Bashkirova
General Director, Renova Charitable Foundation
General Director, Renova Charitable Foundation
CEO, Charitable foundation RENOVA
Graduated from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas as an economist. Since 2004 worked at different positions in the Renova Group of companies at the departments of CSR and corporate development. In 2010 took the position of CEO in the Charitable foundation Renova. Member of the Board of “Russian Donors Forum”, a coalition of donor organizations that brings together leading Russian and outside foundations and companies working in Russia. A keynote speaker for number of conferences on NGO, philanthropy and education topics. Art lover, an amateur collector, MA in Cultural management from Manchester University, UK
Oleg
Eroma
Executive Director, Rasprav krylya! (Spread Your Wings!) Children’s Charitable Foundation
Executive Director, Rasprav krylya! (Spread Your Wings!) Children’s Charitable Foundation
Date of birth 06.03.1968
Professional Experience
2007 – present - Executive Director, President in Charitable Foundation «Spread the Wings!»
2003 – 2007 - Deputy Director in Directorate of Charitable and Educational Programs, MOO «Open Russia»
1992-2002 – work in Logistics and International Trade
Vadim
Kovalev
First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association
First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association
Born on May 9, 1984 in Moscow. Vadim Kovalyov graduated from the Law School of the Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice, majoring in law, and the School of History, Political Science and Law, majoring in Public Relations. Mr. Kovalyov’s professional background involves executive agencies and non-profit organizations. He is a lecturer at the Russian University of Economics and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Vadim Kovalyov is a member of Moscow City Public Chamber, the Chairman of the Commission on Employment Assistance for Graduates (Youth Council, Ministry of Science and Education) and a member of the Federal Expert Council on Volunteering. Mr. Kovalyov initiative helped creating the National Council for Corporate Volunteering. He organized volunteer assistance to the aggrieved people of Krasnodar Region, the Far East, Syria and the refugees from the South-Eastern part of Ukraine.
Ekaterina
Kruglova
Executive Director, Valentina Tereshkova Charitable Foundation
Executive Director, Valentina Tereshkova Charitable Foundation
Born April 24, 1985 in Irkutsk. Studied at the Law department of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of Russian Federation, between 2010 and 2011 did post-graduate studies at RANEPA. Between November 2010 and February 2016 acted as chief legal advisor of international branch legal department of Sperbank. March 3, 2016 appointed executive director at Pamyat Pokoleniy charity foundation. Married, raises a daughter.
Interview topics:
- history of charity in Rusia;
- forming trust towards charity;
- adaptation difficulties for people with disabilities;
- changing asteretype of a veteran;
- social and psychological adaptation of veterans and war participants.
Elena
Topoleva-Soldunova
Director, Agency for Social Information
Director, Agency for Social Information
Graduated from the Moscow State University of Lomonosov, MA in Philology. Has additional education in social marketing (California State University, USA, Education Development Center, Boston). From 1994 till present Elena has been the director of the non-profit organization Agency for Social Information.
Elena is an active member of NGO community in Russia. She personally does a lot to encourage both business and NGO sectors to become more responsible, transparent and accountable. She was one of the members of the international working group on developing the guidelines for NGO sustainability reporting (Global Reporting Initiative, NGO supplement).
Since 2010 Elena is a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Since 2012 Elena is a member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Since 2012 till 2015 Elena was a member of the Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, and the chair of the Comission on NGO development.
In 2013 she was a member of the Board of the Civic G20.
In 2014 she became the chair of the Public Council of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
Sergey
Fateev
Co-owner, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, BigBox; co-owner, Ulmart
Co-owner, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, BigBox; co-owner, Ulmart
Born: December 30, 1970 in Moscow
Education – High:
Non-State educational institution «Institute of professional valuation", a degree in "Finance and credit»;
Moscow state regional University, a degree in «State and municipal management».
Government award:
First-class Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland».
06.2005-06.2009 - the founder and later the Chairman of the «Council of the movement of young political ecologists "Local".
In 2015 with business partners set up Russian trade network - OPTOCLUB RYADY, that focuses on selling the most popular consumer goods at competitive prices. Today OPTOCLUB RYADY is a modern Russian retailer offering customers a wide range of the most popular products. The area of each OPTOCLUB starts from 16 000 sq. m.
As a shareholder of OOO "BigBox", is working on the Company development, for the last 3 years the Company has constructed two OPTOCLUB in St. Petersburg, one OPTOCLUB in the Leningrad region, in spring of 2018 another OPTOCLUB in the Moscow region is going to be open.
Annual turnover for the year 2017 amounts to 6,3 billion rubles.
In 2009, with his business partners acquired a little-known company "Ulmart". As a shareholder of "Ulmart", develops the business, for the last 7 years "Ulmart" has built 470 order fulfillment centers and has created 6 000 jobs. Since 2014, "Ulmart" has become a leading Federal Internet retailer, the leader of the domestic e-Commerce market. "Ulmart" is the first largest Internet business in Russia (approx.; according to Forbes magazine 2014 2015).
Annual turnover for the year 2017 amounts to 28,5 billion rubles.
Anna
Federmesser
Head, Moscow Multidisciplinary Center for Palliative Care of the Moscow City Health Department
Head, Moscow Multidisciplinary Center for Palliative Care of the Moscow City Health Department
Anna K. Federmesser (Nyuta)
Director of the State Budgetary Public Healthcare Facility "Center for Palliative Care", Healthcare Department of Moscow Founder of VERA Hospice Charity Fund Member of the Council of the President of Russia for Social Care.
Founder and Board Member of the Association of Hospice Care Providers Member of the Public Chamber of Moscow (since 2016)

Born in Moscow on May 11, 1977.
In 1994 Nyuta Federmesser graduated from a specialized foreign language school (English) with a Silver Medal.
In 1995 - 1997 she studied English at Cambridge University.
She is a graduate of Maurice Thorez Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages, Pedagogical Department (2000).
In 2013, Nyuta Federmesser completed the graduate program "Management in Healthcare" at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.
She has volunteered at Russian and British hospices since age 17.

Nyuta Federmesser is the founder of VERA Hospice Charity Fund (2006). Currently, VERA supports the Center for Palliative Medicine and 8 hospices in Moscow, as well as over 60 hospices in other regions of Russia. The Fund provides help for families with incurable children in Moscow, the Moscow Region, and other regions in Russia (over 350 families in total). It is currently building the "Lighthouse" - the first hospice for children in Moscow, simultaneously providing training for hospice employees, informing the society about the objectives and goals of hospice care, initiating and supporting changes in legislation that benefit the rights of terminally ill patients.

On April 25, 2016 Anna K. Federmesser was appointed Director of the State Budgetary Public Healthcare Facility "Center for Palliative Care", Healthcare Department of Moscow. Since this time, a structure has been formed that unites 8 hospices, 4 departments for palliative care and 9 homecare service providers for patients. Over 2,000 patients receive help every month. Furthermore, norms, standards and procedures for providing palliative care are constantly being developed.

2012 - State Award: "For Beneficence"
Valery
Fedorov
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Ph.D. in Political Science
Education:
Graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Philosophy). Holds a PhD in Political Science from MSU (2008) with an emphasis on History and Theory of Political Science.
Experience:
Worked in the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University (1991-93), the Centre for Political Trends (1993-2003), Institute of Social and Political Research of the Russian Academy of Science (ISPI RAN) (1997-2003), Centre for Social Information ISPI RAN (2003-2006).
Since September 2003 has been Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), where he also heads Expert Council. Valery Fedorov is the member of VCIOM Board of Directors (since 2006).
Chief Editor of the "Monitoring. Social and Economic Changes" scientific journal (since 2003).
Anna
Shabarova
Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Born in Sverdlovsk. Graduated from the Ural State Legal Academy in 1999 and gained a post-graduate degree in Crisis Management in 2005. Anna Shabarova's career began in the Public Prosecution Service of Yekaterinburg in 1995. In 1997-2000 she worked as a legal advisor at the Ural Optical Mechanics Plant, and in 2001-2003 she headed the Legal Department of the Regional Crisis Management Centre. From 2004 to 2011 she was the head of the Ural Office of the Strategiya insolvency administrator partnership, before becoming director for legal issues at the Egoroshinskiy Radio Manufacturing Plant, Sverdlovsk Region, until 2015. Shabarova was appointed Vice President of RCC in 2016. She is currently responsible for HR management andsocial partnerships with regional authorities, as well as RCC’s charity projects and initiatives. Anna is member of the board of trustees of the charity fund of the Russian copper company.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.5
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Smart Energy: Challenges and Strategies A digital revolution is taking place in all sectors of the economy. Only a small proportion of these transformations are noticeable to the consumer...
A digital revolution is taking place in all sectors of the economy. Only a small proportion of these transformations are noticeable to the consumer, whereas a large number of them are invisible to the naked eye, but will have a revolutionary effect on the efficiency of all economic processes. The fuel and energy industry is no exception. The widespread deployment of sensors, the Internet of Things, and the growth of computing power and artificial intelligence capabilities are making it possible to optimize manufacturing processes and reduce the costs of production. In addition to a sharp intensification of competition on the global energy market, this could lead to the emergence of new technological leaders and a loss in competitiveness among those who fail to participate in the digital race. For Russia, a global energy leader, these questions are especially relevant. How long will the resilience of traditional energy producers allow them to survive without implementing new breakthrough technologies? What is the price of transformation? What has already been done to lay the foundations for the coming IT leap, and what must Russia still do in order to preserve and improve its competitiveness in the global energy arena?
Moderator:
Pavel
Sorokin
Head, Analytical Center of the Energy Sector, Russian Energy Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Head, Analytical Center of the Energy Sector, Russian Energy Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
During the last 3.5 years Pavel Sorokin worked for Morgan Stanley as the Russian Oil & Gas sector lead and Vice President. In 2014-2015 he was ranked one of the best oil & gas sector analysts in Russia and EMEA in Extel and Institutional Investor. Pavel also used to work at Alfa-bank and Unicredit investment banking divisions and had Senior Accountant experience covering Oil & Gas sector at Ernst & Yong.
At the moment Pavel heads Ministry of Energy’s “Energy Research Center” at the Russian Energy Agency which provides in-house research and advice to the Ministry of Energy.
Panellists:
Kirill
Dmitriev
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Prior to becoming CEO of RDIF in 2011, Kirill Dmitriev headed a number of large private equity funds and completed a series of landmark transactions, including the sale of Delta Bank to General Electric, Delta Credit Bank to Société Générale, STS Media to Fidelity Investments, etc. At the beginning of his career he worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. He is Deputy Chairman of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia, Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and was appointed by the President of Russia as a member of the BRICS and the APEC business councils; he also was selected as ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum. He serves as a member of the boards of directors of Rostelecom, Gazprombank, MDMG, Russian Railways and a member of the boards of trustees of the Mariinsky Theatre and Moscow State University.
In 2011 he was the only Russian representative in the list of ‘100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade’ (Private Equity International). He holds a BA in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.
Alexander
Dyukov
Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, PJSC Gazprom Neft
Born in 1967. After leaving school in 1985 he entered the Lenin’s Shipbuilding Institute. Subsequently, from 1996 to 1998, Dyukov took up the post of Financial Manager and Chief Executive director of CJSC St-Petersburg Oil Terminal. In 1998 he was economics director, and during 1999 acted as chief director, of JSC St-Petersburg SeaPort. In 2000 he resumed his duties in JSC St-Petersburg Oil Terminal as Chairman of the Board of Directors. In 2001 he took an IMISP MBA degree. In February 2003 he was appointed President of JSC AK SIBUR. Since July 2005 he has also been President of JSC AKS Holding. In November 2005 he ceased working as the President of JSC AK SIBUR. He is President of OJSC AKS Holding, and since December 2005, he has also been President of JSC SIBUR Holding. Since November 2006 he has been Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC SIBUR Holding. From 2011 — Deputy Chairman of Board of Directors of JSC SIBUR Holding. On 23 November 2006 he was appointed Acting President of JSC Gazprom Neft’. On 30 December 2006 he was elected President of JSC Gazprom Neft’ by the ordinary general meeting of shareholders.
Pavel
Kadochnikov
President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
President, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Born in Krasnoyarsk on 28th March 1978
Educational Background:
1999: Graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Economics of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and in 2001: Conferred the Master’s degree by the Moscow. Institute of Physics and Technology and New Economic School
2002 – 2005 - Postgraduate Courses at the Institute for the Economy in Transition, Department for Intramural Studies, Specialty 08 00 01 "Theory of Economics", PhD in Economic Sciences.
Vice Rector for Scientific Affairs, All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Head, Real Sector" Research Division, Institute for the Economy in Transition (at present – Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy).
Deputy Director, "New Economic Education" Foundation.
Deputy Head, Systems Analysis of Economics Department, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Conferred the Certificate of Commendation of the Government of the Russian Federation for the significant contribution made to the development of the Socio-Economic Development Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2020.
Dmitry
Konov
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR Holding; Chairman of the Management Board, SIBUR LLC
Year of birth: 1970
1994: Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) with a degree in International Economic Relations.
2001: Received an IMD MBA degree.
2004–2009: Various positions at OAO AK SIBUR, including Advisor to the President, Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, Senior Vice President for Corporate Policy and Strategy, President, member of the Board of Directors.
2005–2012: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO SIBUR Russian Tyres.
2006–2011: President of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2007–2010: Member of the Board of Directors of OAO Polief.
2007–2010: Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Sibur-Trans.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Group’s Management Board.
Since 2007: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO RusVinyl.
Since 2008: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO SNHK.
2008–2011:Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Sibur-Fertilizers.
Since 2009: Chairman of the Management Board of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
2010–2013: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO Tobolsk-Polymer.
Since 2014: Chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Stroytransgaz .
Since 2014: Member of the Board of Directors of OOO STGM, ZAO STGM.
2011 - 2016: General Director of the Management Company OOO SIBUR.
Since 2016: Chairman of the Management Board of OOO SIBUR.
Mr. Konov served in the Treasury Department of OAO NK YUKOS, held various positions at AKB Trust and Investment Bank, including Vice President – Head of the Investment Banking Department and Managing Director of Corporate Finance Department, was a member of the Board of Directors of OAO Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and OAO Gazprombank.
Andrey
Kuzyaev
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, ER-Telecom Holding
Andrey Kuzyaev, born on October 6, 1965, in Perm, Russia.
In 1987, he graduated from the Perm State University with a degree in Economics.
In 1991, founded and took the lead of one of the first exchanges in Russia, Perm Commodity Exchange, later reorganized to become Perm Financial and Industrial Group (PFIG) of which he is Chairman of the Board and owner. One of the main assets of PFIG since 2005 is ER Telecom Holding. The Group also holds assets in oilfield services, financial sector, and real estate. PFIG consists of 50 companies that employ over 20 000 people.
Since its establishment in 1995 and until 2003, Andrey Kuzyaev was General Director of LUKOIL-Perm, a subsidiary of LUKOIL Oil Company. In 2000, he was appointed President of LUKOIL Overseas, operator of LUKOIL's international upstream projects, and in 2005, Vice President of LUKOIL Oil Company.
In December 2014, he was elected Chairman of the Board of ER-Telecom Holding, and in July 2015, he was appointed as President of the company.
Andrey Kuzyaev is also Chairman of the Board of the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund and Chairman of the Supervisory Council of the Perm State University.
Pavel
Livinsky
General Director, Rosseti
General Director, Rosseti
Born on 19 February 1980 in Chelyabinsk
Education
Graduated with honours from Moscow University in 2001 with a degree in Economics.
In 2003, he received a master’s degree in Management (Summa Cum Laude).
Positions held
Pavel Livinsky’s built his entire career in the power sector. He held management positions in major power sector companies based in different Russian regions. Since 2006, he worked at companies comprising the Moscow grid.
In 2006, he was appointed Deputy General Director for Service Sales and Development at Moscow City Power Grid Company, and later was appointed Deputy General Director for Customer Relations and Technological Connection at MOESK.
In 2011, he became CEO at United Energy Company.
In 2013, he was appointed Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy Sector of Moscow.Born on 19 February 1980 in Chelyabinsk
Education
Graduated with honours from Moscow University in 2001 with a degree in Economics.
In 2003, he received a master’s degree in Management (Summa Cum Laude).
Positions held
Pavel Livinsky’s built his entire career in the power sector. He held management positions in major power sector companies based in different Russian regions. Since 2006, he worked at companies comprising the Moscow grid.
In 2006, he was appointed Deputy General Director for Service Sales and Development at Moscow City Power Grid Company, and later was appointed Deputy General Director for Customer Relations and Technological Connection at MOESK.
In 2011, he became CEO at United Energy Company.
In 2013, he was appointed Head of the Department of Fuel and Energy Sector of Moscow.
In 2017, he became Head of the Moscow Department of Housing, Utilities and Amenities.
On 11 September 2017, he was appointed Director General of Rosseti.
Dietrich
Moeller
President for Russia and Central Asia, Siemens AG
President for Russia and Central Asia, Siemens AG
Prof. Dr.- Ing. Dr.h.c. (mult.) Dietrich G. Möller
President & CEO of Siemens Russia
Born December 6, 1957, in Dresden, Germany.
Married, 2 children.
Education:
Polytechnical Institute, Kiev (Electrical Engineering).
Technical University, Dresden (PhD of Engineering Sciences).
Moscow State University of Railway Engineering – Professor, Honorary Doctor
National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” - Honorary Doctor
Professional carrier:
1982-1990: ELPRO AG, Germany: Director for Research & Development (last position).
1991-1999: Siemens AG, Germany:
Automation & Drives, Head of Department “Traction Converters”
Transportation Systems, Head of Business Unit “Components”,
Head of Business Unit of DUEWAG AG,
Head of Engineering of Trains Division
2000-2006: President of Trains Division, Siemens Transportation Systems
Since 2006: President & CEO of Siemens Russia, Senior Vice-President Siemens AG, Germany.
Alexander
Novak
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mr Alexander Novak, born August 23rd , 1971 in Donetsk region of Ukranian SSR, is currently serving as Russia's Minister of Energy. From 2000 to 2002 he was Deputy Mayor of Norilsk on financial and economic issues and First Deputy Mayor of Norilsk. In 2002-2007 was Vice Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Head of the Main Financial Directorate of the Krasnoyarsk Krai administration. From July 2007 to September 2008 he was the First Vice Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai and from July to September 2008 he was also the Chairman of the government of Krasnoyarsk Krai. From September 2008 he was the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and from October 2008, a member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of Russia. He is a graduated from the Norilsk Industrial Institute and the Moscow Lomonosov State University.
Front row participants:
Irina
Gaida
Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Partner, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Irina Gaida joined BCG in 2005. She is the leader of the Energy practice group in BCG CIS. Irina works on a variety of issues, including organizational issues, operational efficiency improvements, and growth, as well as market entry strategies and due diligence/PMI support. Her client portfolio includes Russian VIOCs and major international companies working in Russia. As a member of the global Energy practice group, Irina is closely involved in several global studies on topics such as BRIC markets fuel retailing and gas market developments.
Prior to BCG Irina worked as a strategy consultant on various projects for industrial goods, FMCG, health care, and financial services companies in Europe and former CIS countries. She also worked as an operational and financial auditor for United Technologies Corporation in London and Hartford, CT, and as an audit consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in St. Petersburg.
Irina earned her MBA degree at Harvard Business School in 2003. She also holds an MSc degree in economics from the St. Petersburg State University, specializing in operations research. Irina has ACCA diploma in auditing and accounting and is a certified Russian Statutory Auditor.
Kirill
Komarov
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Kirill Komarov was born on December 29, 1973 in Saint Petersburg. He graduated from the Urals State Law Academy and then, after completion of a postgraduate course, received an advanced law degree. In 1996–2000, he worked for YurCon, a consulting company in Yekaterinburg. Mr Komarov continued his career in Renova Group, first as Chief Legal Officer and Project Director, and then as First Deputy CEO of Renova and CEO of Renova–Razvitie. In 2005, Komarov joined the Federal Water Resources Agency as Deputy Director. In March 2006, he was appointed Vice President of TVEL Fuel Company prior to becoming CEO of Atomenergomash, a TVEL subsidiary. In December 2007, he joined Atomenergoprom where he served first as Deputy CEO and then as Managing Director. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Atomenergoprom, and concurrently worked as Director of ROSATOM's Nuclear Power Directorate. Since April 2011 Mr Komarov has served as Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business while remaining CEO of Atomenergoprom. Since February 2015 Mr Komarov has served as First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business while remaining CEO of Atomenergoprom.
Vladislav
Onishchenko
First Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Graduated from Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1995–1998 – Head of the Analytical Department of the PRIME-TASS business news agency;
1997–2000 – Senior Expert with the economic expert group of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation;
2001–2012 – Manager of projects introduced by the Government Executive Office, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and international projects in the CIS countries;
2012 – First Deputy Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
Vasily
Osmakov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born June 8, 1983, Moscow. 2005: graduated from Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies.
2008: gained his CSc from the State University of Management in Moscow.
Career background: 2004–2008: Ministry of Industry and Energy: Head of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Priority Projects Support under the Economic Analysis and Planning Division; Advisor to the Public Relations Department; Senior Expert of the PR Department. 2008–2012: Assistant and Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2012–2016: Director of Strategic Development and Project Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 31 August 2016: appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Since 2015, Mr Osmakov has held the title of Full State Counsellor. CSc in Economics. Married with a child.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.7
Improving Quality of Life An Environmental Image of Russia’s Future: Prospects and Goals What does Russia’s future look like? Will she suffocate in clouds of smog produced by the fuel and energy industry and cars, or follow the mainstre...
What does Russia’s future look like? Will she suffocate in clouds of smog produced by the fuel and energy industry and cars, or follow the mainstream of global trends in refusing to burn hydrocarbons? What is Russia’s place in the global battle against climate change? What innovative technologies will help to preserve the environment and restore biodiversity? How can an effective transition be made to a green economy and to environmentally friendly technologies? What can be done to safeguard the quality of the environment in urbanized areas and to develop natural areas subject to special preservation? What technologies can be introduced to eliminate accumulated environmental damage and to provide for the civilized collection and processing of waste?
Moderator:
Maria
Morgun
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, Russia Television and Radio
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, Russia Television and Radio
Ms. Morgun graduated from the Department of Political Science, SU HSE, in Media Management.
She has worked as a news reporter for TV Channel Russia 24 since its foundation (2006), highlighting the proceedings of the Government and State Duma and the Russian President’s activities.
Since 2008, she has also presented Economic News.
Since 2012, she has been presenter of news releases.
Since 2014, she has been Editor of the Live Planet TV Channel devoted totally to wildlife, being part of the educational line-up of VGTRK digital package.
Panellists:
Oleg
Belozerov
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Born in 1969. Graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 1992.
1998–2000 OJSC Lenenergo, Deputy Commercial Director, Commercial Director.
2000–2001 Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District, Head of the Financial and Economic Department.
2001–2002 OJSC LOMO, Deputy Director, Management of Corporate Property.
2002–2004 OJSC Russian Fuel Company, Managing Director.
2004–2009 Federal Road Agency, Deputy Head, Head
2009–2015 Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister.
August 2011 Assigned Class Rank of Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation, 1st Class.
August 20, 2015 Appointed President of OJSC Russian Railways.
Mr. Belozerov is the chairman of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and co-chairman of the Russia–France Business Cooperation Council.
He has been recognized for his services by numerous state and industry awards.
Natalia
Gonchar
Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Russian Copper Company
Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Russian Copper Company
Born in Krasnoturyinsk. Graduated with honours from the Ural State Mining University in 1998 as a specialist in Mining Engineering with a degree in Environmental Engineering Protection in Mining.
Natalia Gonchar won the scholarship of the Sverdlovsk Region Governor for the 1996-1998 academic years. In 2003 Ms Gonchar defended a thesis on Geotechnology and Geoecology and got a PhD in Engineering.
From 2005 through 2012, Ms Gonchar held various positions, from the main specialist to deputy head of the environmental safety department of UMMC- Holding (Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company).
In 2006, she received further education at the Ural State Forest Engineering University under the "Ecologist in the field of professional practice" program and got a degree in Ecology.
Since 2012 Ms Gonchar has headed the EHS department of the Russian Copper Company.
In 2017 Natalia Gonchar was appointed Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). She is responsible for environmental protection, conservation of natural resources, occupational safety and health in the companies of RCC Group. She has the Certificate of Merit from the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region.
Viktor
Evtukhov
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Education:
1993 – Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute with a major in economic cybernetics.
2002 – Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law.
2004 – Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations.
2003 – Defended his post-graduate dissertation and granted the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
2008 – International Management Institute of St Petersburg (IMISP) under the Masters of Business Administration programme.
Professional experience:
1998 – Elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (second convocation) for the 33rd Electoral District (Moskovsky District) and was twice re-elected in 2002 and 2007.
2009 – Appointed member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – Representative in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Government of St. Petersburg; representative of Saint Petersburg State University in the government and administrative bodies of the Russian Federation.
2011 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2014 – Appointed State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation under an order of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Andrey
Kolodkin
Director of Department for State Policy and Environmental Protection Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Director of Department for State Policy and Environmental Protection Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Mikhail
Rasstrigin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Andrey
Chibis
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
Andrey
Shipelov
General Director, RT-Invest LLC
General Director, RT-Invest LLC
Front row participants:
Lev
Averbukh
First Deputy Director, Information and Analytical Support Center for the Reserve Business FSBI
First Deputy Director, Information and Analytical Support Center for the Reserve Business FSBI
Natalya
Vavilova
Deputy General Director on Environmental Activities, Center for Caucasus Nature
Deputy General Director on Environmental Activities, Center for Caucasus Nature
Maria
Vasilkova
Member of the Board, Vice President for Marketing, «Segezha Group»
Member of the Board, Vice President for Marketing, «Segezha Group»
Has an extensive experience (over 15 years) in investment and business development.
For over 5 years she represented owner interests in major Russian and international companies (also as a board member).
Industries: metallurgy, agriculture, development etc.
Has a vast experience in designing regional and corporate strategies (over 10 years).
Joined Segezha Group in early 2014, and was appointed vice president for strategic development.
In 2016, appointed vice president for marketing.
As of 2016-2017, she made it to the list of Top 1000 Russian managers by Russian Managers Association (annually published by Kommersant).
In May 2017, she won in the Corporate Finance category of the Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2017 competition organized by EY.
In 2017, she was in the top three of Top 1000 Russian Managers for the contribution to addressing environmental issues.
Alexander
Zakondyrin
Chairman, Political Party Green Alliance
Chairman, Political Party Green Alliance
Yuriy
Korotaev
General Director, Duracell Russia
General Director, Duracell Russia
Sergey
Korotkov
Director, UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation
Director, UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation
Director of the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Co-operation in the Russian Federation Sergey A. Korotkov graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering. In 1990, he graduated from the Academy for Foreign Trade under the Foreign Trade Ministry of the USSR. He worked as an expert at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of the USSR starting in 1990, and spent time in Jamaica and Brazil on long-term official assignments. Worked on issues concerning trade and economic cooperation. In 2003, Mr. Korotkov became the director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project on technology transfer in the field of airborne geophysical studies of natural resources in the basin of Parnaiba, Brazil. The Russia-Brazil Centre for Technological Cooperation was established within the scope of the project. Since 2005, Mr. Korotkov has been the director of the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Co-operation in the Russian Federation. The Centre’s key areas of activity include environmental management, energy efficiency, environmental protection from industrial impact, including the protection and sustainable use of water resources, and support for the integration processes within the framework of the BRICS, CIS and the Customs Union.
Ruslan
Novikov
General Director, «Argumenty I Facty» Ltd.
General Director, «Argumenty I Facty» Ltd.
Born February 5, 1975, in Moscow
In 1997 graduated from the faculty of law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Ph.D. in Economics, MBA
Since 1997 has worked in banking, manufacturing, construction, trade and investment companies holding executive positions.
Has broad experience in company formation, leading companies to the top positions in the market, crisis management.
Entered the board of directors of "Argumenty i Fakty" in April 2014.
Was appointed as CEO of "Argumenty i Fakty" publishing house in December 2014.
Board member of GIPP - Guild of Press Publishers.
In 2016 was proclaimed laureate of the "Best Media manager of Russia 2016" National Award in Press nomination and Federal Press category.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.9
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Cities and Regions: A Creative Environment and Development Institutions Russia’s cities and regions exhibit significant potential for economic growth. One of the key factors constraining development in cities and region...
Russia’s cities and regions exhibit significant potential for economic growth. One of the key factors constraining development in cities and regions is the institutional landscape: regulation of the most important sectors for urban and regional development and the system for allocating authority among governmental bodies. Changes to the legal landscape in such areas as the management of state and municipal property (including land resources), the regulation of urban planning, and support for the creation and operation of investment infrastructure, among other things, could help to unleash economic growth in cities and regions, increase their competitiveness, and implement comprehensive regional development projects. Cities are the foundation of the creative economy, because it is in cities that dense networks of collaborating individuals are concentrated together with production and sales markets for innovative goods and services. Global digital technologies have made it possible to increase connectivity between cities and led to an increase in their creative capital and human potential as a result of direct access to knowledge and information. The contemporary city implies the development not only of an effective urban infrastructure, but also of a fully-fledged creative environment, with a high degree of cultural openness, economic diversification, social responsibility, and comfortable surroundings. It is this creative environment which attracts a highly qualified workforce and potential investors.
Moderator:
Natalya
Trunova
President, Non-profit Partnership National Urban Planners’ Guild; Chairperson, Expert Council on Public Space Development, Non-profit Partnership Russian Managers and Developers’ Guild
President, Non-profit Partnership National Urban Planners’ Guild; Chairperson, Expert Council on Public Space Development, Non-profit Partnership Russian Managers and Developers’ Guild
Panellists:
Konstantin
Aksenov
Vice President for Strategic Development, GS Group
Vice President for Strategic Development, GS Group
Igor
Drozdov
Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1977.
In 1999 graduated cum laude from the law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has PhD in law.
Between 2004 and 2005 he worked as an advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
From 2005 headed the secretariat of the Chairman of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.
2006-2010 - chief of staff/administrator of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.
In December 2010 he was appointed director of legal issues of the Skolkovo Foundation, and in November 2011, he was in addition appointed a vice president of the foundation. In September 2012, he became senior vice president for legal and administrative issues.
Member of the council on intellectual property of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia. Member of the expert council of the Russian government.
Associate professor at the civil law faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Has authored more than 30 studies of civil law issues.
Member of the board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.
Has received state awards including the gratitude of the Russian President.
Chairman of the Board of the Skolkovo Foundation since June 14, 2016.
Alexey
Kudrin
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
In April 2016, became the Head of the Centre for Strategic Development and the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Council.
April 2012 – Chairman, Committee of Civil Initiatives.
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University.
2000-2011 – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2000-2003 and 2008-2011 – Deputy Chairman, Government of the Russian Federation.
A number of times, experts voted Mr. Kudrin the best minister of finance in Europe and in the world.
Early 1990-s – chaired: Committee for Economic Reform, Executive Committee, Leningrad Council; Committee for Leningrad Free Entrepreneurship Zone, Committee for Economic Development and Main Financial Directorate (later Financial Committee), Saint Petersburg City Hall.
1996 – Deputy Chief, Presidential Administration; Head of the Main Control Directorate for the President of the Russian Federation.
1997 – First Deputy Minister of Finance,
1983 – graduated from School of Economics, Leningrad State University, majoring in Economics.
1987 – PhD in Economics.
Was employed with the Institute of Social and Economic Problems under the USSR Academy of Sciences. Authored over 30 research papers on economics and finance.
Yaroslav
Lissovolik
Chief Economist, Managing Director for Research, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Chief Economist, Managing Director for Research, Eurasian Development Bank (EDB)
Yaroslav Lissovolik joined the Eurasian Development Bank as its Chief Economist in 2015. In 2001-2004 he worked in the International Monetary Fund, where he was Advisor to the Executive Director for the Russian Federation in Washington. In 2004 Yaroslav Lissovolik joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Economist; in 2009 he became Head of Company Research in Russia and in 2011- a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank in Russia. Yaroslav Lissovolik earned a BA in Economics from Harvard University; an MA in International Economic Relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations; an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, holds a PhD in Economics and is a professor at the department of World Economy at the Diplomatic Academy. Yaroslav Lissovolik is a member of the Advisory Council of the Central Bank of Russia, a member of the Council on foreign and defense policy and a member of the Bretton Woods Committee. In 2012 Yaroslav Lissovolik became a member of the Expert Council of the Russian government as well as the Working group on macroeconomic policy of the Presidential Economic Council. He has published books on Russia's entry to the WTO and on Russia's integration into the world economy, as well as numerous articles and papers on economic and policy issues.
Igor
Lotakov
Country Managing Partner, PwC Russia
Country Managing Partner, PwC Russia
Having joined PwC in Moscow in 1995, Igor became a partner in 2006. During his twenty-year career at PwC Russia, he has helped to build a market-leading practice providing assurance and other services to a wide range of top Russian and international energy and utilities companies. Igor's diverse project track record includes the audit of complex group consolidations, provision of consulting and risk assurance services. In addition to significant client responsibilities, Igor has held a number of leadership roles within PwC. He has led the Russian Oil & Gas, Mining and Utilities practice, was Assurance Leader for Russia and Central & Eastern Europe. Igor is a member of ACCA and a CFA charterholder.
Denis
Shchukin
Director, Creative Industries Support Foundation “Creative Practives”
Director, Creative Industries Support Foundation “Creative Practives”
Front row participants:
Shlomo
Weber
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
Rector, Academic Head, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School; Professor, Southern Methodist University
2016 – present Rector — New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 2013 - present — Academic Director, Center for Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, 1997 – 2016— Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University.Some of Professional And Other Positions:Chair of Finance and Audit Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Executive Committee, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the Board of Directors, Global Development Network (GDN); Member of the International Academic Council, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg; Member of the International Advisory Board, Economic Education Research Consortium (EERC).Some of recent Academic Awards:2013 – Winner of the National Megagrant Competition,3rd wave, The Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Federation; 2010 –Fernand Braudel Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence; 2004 – E.H.E.S.S. Professorship, University of Toulouse, France; 2002 – The Humboldt Research Prize for Outstanding Foreign Scientists; 2000 – Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan.Some of the administrative duties:Academic Director, International School of Economics, Tbilisi, Georgia, Research Director, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Chairman, Department of Economics, SMU.
Marina
Zhunich
Director for Government Relations, Google LLC
Director for Government Relations, Google LLC
Ilya
Malenko
Minister of Industry and Trade, Novgorod Region
Minister of Industry and Trade, Novgorod Region
Anna
Meleshina
Director for Public Affairs and Communications (Russia and Belarus), Coca-Cola
Director for Public Affairs and Communications (Russia and Belarus), Coca-Cola
Alexey
Firsov
General Director, Platforma Social Design Centre
General Director, Platforma Social Design Centre
Since 2015 - General Director and company founder of the Center for social design “Platforma”. In different years held positions of Communications Director in RUSNANO, WCIOM, Managing Director for communications in Volga Group, represented as PR-Director Russian entrepreneur Gennadiy Timchenko, was head of public relations in SIBUR, Millhouse, Sibneft.
In 1997 graduated from the faculty of Philosophy of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Aleksandr
Shenderyuk-Zhidkov
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kaliningrad Region
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kaliningrad Region
11:30–13:00
Conference hall 3.4
New Regional Policy: Improving Administration New Regional Policy: Continuity or Change? The sustainable development of the regions is one of the most important priorities of the Russian Federation’s state policy. The country’s economic...
The sustainable development of the regions is one of the most important priorities of the Russian Federation’s state policy. The country’s economic development, the social standing of its citizens, and the territorial integrity of the state all depend on this policy. At the same time, human capital, infrastructure, manufacturing, and natural resources are distributed extremely unevenly across the country, creating a unique set of competitive advantages, opportunities, and challenges for each region. In spring 2018, the Government of the Russian Federation is putting the final touches on a spatial development strategy (SDS). Will the SDS become the basis of a new regional policy? What priorities for the development of the regions does it allocate? Which territories are supposed to become drivers of national and regional economic growth in the near future? Which regions and territories will require special attention and support? What infrastructural constraints need to be alleviated first? What tools will make it possible to reveal the socioeconomic potential of the regions? Where can the necessary resources be found? What is the best way to transition from interregional competition to cooperation?
Moderator:
Nikolay
Korzhenevsky
Economic Observer, Russia 24 TV Channel
Economic Observer, Russia 24 TV Channel
Mr. Korzhenevsky earned his Master’s degree at State University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and had internship at Stanford University (California, USA). He specialises mainly in international finance; the core area of his academic interests is the interrelationship between financial markets and macroeconomic processes. He worked as author and presenter of the Markets programme on RBC-TV and later as Deputy Director of the Centre for Economic Forecasts, Gazprombank. Since 2013, Mr. Korzhenevsky has been author and presenter of the programme Economics: Day Rates on TV Channel Russia-24, which is devoted to key macroeconomic and financial topics of the day. He also highlights the main economic events (Davos Forum, SPIEF). In parallel he is working on his thesis Contemporary Methods of Monetary Policy and the Implicit Function of Central Banks. He is also continuing his academic activities at the HSE.
Panellists:
Alexander
Brechalov
Head of the Udmurt Republic
Head of the Udmurt Republic
In 1994, he graduated with academic distinction from the Krasnodar Highest Military School (Military Institute) named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko. In 1999, he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law named after O.E. Kutafin. In 1994-1996 he was a deputy chief of the custodial service at the Chkalovskiy garrison (special air division). In 1996-1999 – lawyer at TV-6 Media.In 1999-2000 – lawyer at the Alfa Bank.In 2001-2002 – head of the legal division at the Uniastrum Bank.In 2002-2003 – director of the legal department at the Uniastrum Bank. In 2003-2006 – Director General at the LLC “Uniastrum Consulting”. In 2006-2011 – President of the Executive office at the LLC “VBO Consulting”.In 2011-2013 – President of the LLC “VBO Consult”.In 2013-2014 – President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. Since 2014 until 2017 – First Vice-President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. According to the Fund “Institute of Economic, Social and Political Studies”, he is at the top of the ISEPI-2016 List of the Most Promising Politicians and Public Figures in Russia. On 10 September 2017 Alexander Brechalov was elected head of the Udmurt Republic
Andrei
Vorobyov
Governor of Moscow Region
Governor of Moscow Region
Andrey Vorobyov was born on April 14, 1970 in Krasnoyarsk.
2000: Worked as a staffer at the Government of the Russian Federation – assistant to Deputy Chairman of the Government Sergey Shoigu.
2000–2012: President of the Inter-Regional Public Foundation of Support for the United Russia Party.
2002–2003: Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, representative of the executive authority of the Republic of Adygea, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on Control over Maintenance of Federation Council Operations, member of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Taxes.
2003–2011: Deputy at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the fourth and fifth convocations, Deputy Head of Faction of the United Russia party.
2005–2012: Head of the Central Executive Committee of United Russia.
November 8, 2012 to September 8, 2013: Acting Governor of the Moscow Region.
September 10, 2013: Appointed Governor of the Moscow Region.
Stanislav
Voskresensky
Acting Governor of Ivanovo Region
Acting Governor of Ivanovo Region
In 1998 graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a degree in International Economic Relations.
1995-1999 – worked on tax issues in Russian and foreign assurance firms.
1999-2004 – Financial Director for organizations involved in specialized subterranean engineering and construction.
2004-2008 – Deputy Director of the President’s Expert Commission.
2008-2012 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2012-2014 – Deputy Presidential Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District. He was responsible for coordinating the efforts of federal authorities in developing Kaliningrad Region.
Since August, 19, 2014 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
He heads the Russian Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Russian-Chinese Commission on Investment Cooperation. He heads the task force on the advancement of Russia’s economic Interests in the Asia-Pacific region under the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration.
Alexey
Dumin
Governor of Tula Region
Governor of Tula Region
Alexey G. Dyumin was born August 28, 1972 in Kursk. In 1994 he graduated from the Voronezh Higher Military Engineering School of Radio Electronics.
In 2009 he graduated with honours from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of Russian Federation, and in 2013 – passed professional retraining at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
Is married and has a son.
From 1994 to 1996 - engineer of the Central unit of Russian Air Force complex technical control.
In 1996-2013 – held various positions in the Federal Guard Service. Provided the participation of President of Russia in various activities both inside the country and abroad, including summits oh the "Group of Eight", the "Group of Twenty", SCO, APEC, etc.
From 2013 to 2016 – deputy chief of the main department of the general staff, chief of general staff – first deputy commander in chief of land forces, deputy minister of defense.
February 2, 2016 was appointed acting governor of Tula region.
Lieutenant-General. Hero of Russia. Was awarded with the order "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV degree with swords, and other various medals.
Dmitry
Kozak
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Kozak, born November 7, 1958.
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Saint Petersburg State University, he worked at the Leningrad Prosecutor’s Office as a senior prosecutor in 1985—1989.
1990—1994: head of the legal department, head of legal management at the St. Petersburg City Council.
1994—1998: chairman of the legal committee for the Mayor’s Office of St. Petersburg, Governor’s Office, St. Petersburg.
1998: Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, chairman of the legal committee for the Governor’s Office of St. Petersburg.
1999: elected chairman of the board of directors for the International Investment Fiscal Union.
1999—2000: head of the government office, Minister of the Russian Federation.
2000—2003: deputy leader of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.
2003—2004: first deputy header of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation.
In 2004: chief of government staff of the Russian Federation.
2004—2007: Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Southern Federal District.
2007—2008: Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
14th October 2008: appointed Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Maxim Oreshkin was born on 21 July 1982 in Moscow.
2004: completed a Master’s programme in Economics at the Higher School of Economics
April 2002 to June 2006: various positions at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
June 2006 to July 2010: various positions at ROSBANK
July 2010 to June 2012: Head of Research on Russia and the CIS at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
June 2012 to August 2013: Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital
September 2013 to March 2015: Director of the Long-term Strategic Planning Department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
March 2015 to November 2016: Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 30 November 2016: Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Svetlana
Chupsheva
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Svetlana Chupsheva was born in Prague. In 2001 she graduated from Samara State Academy of Economics with Honors.

Commencing from 2000 Svetlana Chupsheva worked at the Central Department of the Bank of Russia for Samara Region, then at the Government of Samara Region.

From 2004 she held position of the Director General of the Rating Agency of the Government of Samara Region, and was the head of the State Institution Agency for Economic Development of Samara Region.

From 2009 – adviser to the Deputy Chairmen of the Government of Samara Region – Ministry of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of Samara Region, then adviser to the Chairman of the Board of the CB Regional Credit, LLC.

From 2011 – corporate director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). On August 10, 2015 she was appointed as the line director of the Social Projects of the ASI.

From 2017 – Director General of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

She is awarded with the Certificate of Merit issued by the President of the Russian Federation, she has the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the President of the Russian Federation and the certificate of acknowledgement issued by the Mayor of Moscow.

She brings up four children.
Front row participants:
Andrey
Kovalev
Head of Administration of Donetsk City
Head of Administration of Donetsk City
Andrey
Maksimov
Chairman of the Advisory Council, Union of Russian Cities
Chairman of the Advisory Council, Union of Russian Cities
Veronika
Minina
Deputy Governor, Government of the Novgorod Region
Deputy Governor, Government of the Novgorod Region
Date and place of birth: 1969 г., Velikiye Luki, Novgorod Oblast.
Education: higher
In 1994 graduated from Saint Petersburg State University. In 2007 graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
Majors: Law, Accounting, Analysis and Audit.
Qualification: lawyer, economist.
Further training: financial market specialist majoring in custody business, brokerage, dealership and securities management.
Career:
1994-2006 – junior and senior positions in Sberbank Office #8629 in Novgorod.
September 2006- May 2010 – Director, Novgorod Office, VSK Insurance Company.
May 2010 – presently First Deputy Governor, Novgorod Oblast.
Andrey
Tolmachev
Head of Administration of Municipal Formation Svetlogorsky District MI
Head of Administration of Municipal Formation Svetlogorsky District MI
Alexander
Tsybulskiy
Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
Born on July 15, 1979 in Moscow.
Education:
Graduated from the Military University attached to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2001.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Business in 2006.
Fluent in English, Greek and French.
Work experience:
1996–2005: Military service.
2006–2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
February–August 2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of International Cooperation, Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation.
2008–2010: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2010–2011: Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2011–2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
January–March 2013: Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
March–September 2013: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
September–December 2013: Director of the Department of the Minister’s Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2014–November 2014: Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
November 2014 to September 2017: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since September 2017 - Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area.
12:00–13:30
Conference hall 3.6
Improving Quality of Life Modern Housing In partnership with Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML) Russia plans to build 800 million square metres of housing by 2025. A construction project on this scale represents a unique opportunity to improve...
Russia plans to build 800 million square metres of housing by 2025. A construction project on this scale represents a unique opportunity to improve quality of life for almost 25 million Russians. The widespread practice of lowering the cost of housing construction as far as possible has already demonstrated its failings. Whilst it solves short-term problems faced by developers and some consumers, it creates new, long-term problems elsewhere: high operating costs (including those resulting from low-quality construction and building materials), cities which are less attractive to young people and highly qualified specialists, social decay, and, as a consequence, a deterioration in the local economy. At the same time, demand for new housing remains stable, and is kept high by accessible mortgages – in 2017, mortgage interest rates fell to 9,5%, a record low in Russian history. The present state of the housing market represents a unique opportunity to create modern and comfortable living conditions as an investment in the development of future generations. In 2017, the Russian Government introduced the concept of ‘standard housing’ with the law ‘On Assisting the Development of Housing Construction’ and other legislation adopted at the national level. In the long term there are plans to approve requirements for standard housing which will define a minimum level of quality for apartments and the urban environment in Russia. These will be incorporated within the integrated regional development standards which are set to be confirmed in 2018. What should modern housing look like in the twenty-first century? How does quality of housing impact on quality of life in a city? What tools does the Government have for increasing access to housing? How can a balance be maintained between housing quality and cost? What structural changes must be effected in order to improve quality of life in Russian cities? How can integrated regional development standards be implemented in a way that ensures that they work? What tools do local authorities have for improving the quality of housing and the environment in cities?
Moderator:
Helle
Juul
Founding Partner, Juul Frost Architects
Founding Partner, Juul Frost Architects
Helle Juul graduated as an architect MAA from the Århus School of Architecture in 1981 and holds a Ph.D. from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of architecture, which she received in 1994.
She is now the CEO and founding partner of JUUL | FROST architects, which she established in 1994 together with her husband and business partner, Flemming Frost. The firm has its head office in Copenhagen, Denmark and has 33 employees.
Helle Juul has overall responsibility for national and international projects. She also teaches and researches and is a consultant for many of the largest educational institutions in the field of urban development and urban space. Campus consultancy projects constitute another important field of work. The application of research in fact has been one of the recurrent themes during Helle Juul’s career, which to a high degree has also defined JUUL | FROST architects’ DNA. Helle Juul is responsible for ’Urban Space as a Development Strategy’, which developed a new approach to the function of public spaces as a catalyst for city development by focussing on transformation and significance as strategic instruments.
Panellists:
Viktor
Evtukhov
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Education:
1993 – Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute with a major in economic cybernetics.
2002 – Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law.
2004 – Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations.
2003 – Defended his post-graduate dissertation and granted the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
2008 – International Management Institute of St Petersburg (IMISP) under the Masters of Business Administration programme.
Professional experience:
1998 – Elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (second convocation) for the 33rd Electoral District (Moskovsky District) and was twice re-elected in 2002 and 2007.
2009 – Appointed member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – Representative in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Government of St. Petersburg; representative of Saint Petersburg State University in the government and administrative bodies of the Russian Federation.
2011 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2014 – Appointed State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation under an order of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Elena
Yeremenko
Product Director, Brusnika Company
Product Director, Brusnika Company
Studied marketing management. Professional focus is urban multi-storey housing.
Since 2009 has been developing the competence and the process of creating a product in Brusnika. Leads the design division. Takes part in corporate management.
Pavel
Krutolapov
Managing Partner, Escher LLC
Managing Partner, Escher LLC
Architect, managing partner at Escher
Born in Russia, Chelyabinsk, on December 28, 1984
In 2002 entered the Faculty of Architecture of the South Ural State University.
In 2008 graduated from the South Ural State University with a degree in Architecture
Work Experience:
2005-2007 – architect at Prizma, Project Office
2007-2008 – lead architect at Prizma, Project Office
From 2009 — co-founder and lead architect at Architectural workshop #24, company specializing in design of civil and industrial buildings, public space design and interior design. The project portfolio of the company includes cultural and business centres, hotels, sport centres and residential buildings.
From 2015 — managing partner at Escher, architectural design company which participates in Russian and international competition for urban planning, architecture and design.
Awards:
2006 — “Modernisation of the Small-Park on the Miass River Bank between “Yunost” Palace of Sports and the Local History Museum”: 3d place.
2007 — “MODULOR” Chelyabinsk: 2nd place in the nomination “Landscape Architecture. Projects”, “Private Land Property on Lake Smolino”
2012 — Competition for the design of vehicle entrance to Chelyabinsk: 3d place.
2013 — “Builder of the Year”, nomination “For the Best Completed Project in Civil Engineering”, Meliot Hotel in Chelyabinsk.
2014 — “Belaya Zhemzhuzhina” diploma for the project of Meliot Hotel.
2015 — “Belaya Zhemzhuzhina” diploma for the project of MIKAR business centre.
2016 — “MODULOR” Chelyabinsk: 3d place in the nomination “Civil Buildings” for the project “Modernisation of Church in Novosineglazovo village”.
2017 — International competition “ARCHCHEL-2020”: in the short-list of the nomination “Congress-Centre”.
2017 — International competition “ARCHCHEL-2020”: 3d place in the nomination “Airport”.
Vladimir
Kuzmin
Head, Pole-Design Project Group
Head, Pole-Design Project Group
Kuzmin Vladimir – Architect-designer.
Born in Moscow,1967. Graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute (MARCHI) department "Design of architectural environment." 1992. The founder and the CEO of Pole-Design project group and Senior Lecturer at the Moscow Architectural Institute.1999-till now. Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, the “design” nomination 1998. Winner of the "Golden Section", 2003. Professor MAAM 2009. From 2014 he is a member of the Board of Non-Commercial Partnership "Guildia of Architects and Planners (SRO)."
Curator:
«Archmarket.ru», 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Ekpozitsiya International Academy of Architecture, Moscow branch;
"Arch Moscow" 2004, 2005;
"DIA" innovative design contest 2003, 2005;
"10 Years of Freedom" Marchi, 2002;
"Portrait of the teacher" Muar, 2011.
Solo exhibitions:
"MaterialovIdenie" 2011, Central House of Artists, Moscow;
Personal exhibition, Atlanta, USA, 1997.
Seminars, workshops and conferences:
"MaterialovIdenie" 2010-11 lectures in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow;
AIA (American Institute of Architects) in Europe's. Zurich, Basel, Switzerland, in 2011.
exhibitionear:
Festival of Architecture "Zodchestvo", 2006, 2007, 2012;2018
"Architectural Biennale in Venice" Pav. The Russian Federation, 2008;
"New Wood", Moscow, 2009;
Archiwood, Moscow, 2010.
Arch-Moscow 2006-2017
Member-Moderator:
Architectural Biennale in Venice, pav. RF, 2004.
Participant:
Russian exposition Architecture Biennale in Beijing, 2004.
The curator of the competition:
"Changing The Face", "DuPont" Russia 2010;
"Transparent House Raynaers" 2011;
Foreign internships:
«AssistArchitects», Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1991 .;
«InPetto" Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992.
Mikhail
Men
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
November 12, 1960 – Born in Sergiev-Possad district of Moscow area.
1978 – 1980 – studied at the Institute of Oil and Gas Industry majoring in Industrial Energy Production.
1980 – 1982 – service at the construction divisions of the Far East Navy. Received a license to operate a construction crane and an honorary certificate for achievements in construction. 1983 – 1991 – worked at various culture intuitions in Moscow and Moscow district. Studied in Moscow Culture Institute.
1991 – 1993 – worked in publishing.
1993 – 1995 – deputy of Moscow Oblast Duma from Sergied-Posad.
1995 – 1999 – deputy of the State Duma of Russian Federation.
1999 – 2002 – vice-governor of Moscow Oblast. Studied at the State Service Academy under the President of Russian Federation, majored in law, graduated cum laude.
2002 – 2005 – deputy mayor of Moscow
2005 – 2013 – governor of Ivanovskaya Oblast, confirmed after presentation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
November 1, 2013 – appointed Minister of Construction and Housing Services. Awarded the Order of Friendship, Order of Honor, Medal for 850th Anniversary of the city of Moscow. Married, has 6 children.
Magnus
Månsson
Chief Executive Officer, Semrén & Månsson
Chief Executive Officer, Semrén & Månsson
Magnus Månsson is a Master graduate from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he currently holds a professorship at the department of architecture and civil engineering. Another academic merit is a postgraduate degree from Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art) in Stockholm.
Magnus Månsson started his architect career as an employee at Semrén Architects in 1979. After becoming co-owner in 1986, he was promoted to CEO in 1989. From 1992 he is the sole owner of the company, that since then also includes his name.
Under his ownership the company has grown and expanded, currently employing 190 people and having offices in Gothenburg, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Szczecin.
Magnus Månsson is passionate about working in a broad spectrum of architecture, including city planning, interior design and advanced project management with high understanding of design, technology and economy. His highly profiled involvement in the building industry and social issues has granted him a number of honorary roles: Advisor to state-owned Akademiska Hus, Chairman of the Kasper Salin Jury and representative of Swedish architects in the government group in EU, to name a few. Magnus Månsson co-founded the Association for Building Architects in Sweden, where he acts as Chairman.
Alexander
Plutnik
General Director, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)
General Director, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)
2004: graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
2004–2008: expert and advisor to the Department for Support of Priority National Projects, Presidential Experts’ Directorate.
2012: graduated from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University.
2008–2013: served as Aide to Senior Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and Deputy Head of Senior Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov Secretariat.
2013–215: Official Secretary and Deputy Minister for Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
20 April 2015: appointed by the Supervisory Board of JSC AHML as CEO of JSC AHML.
14:00–15:30
Plenary session hall
Plenary session Investing in the Regions, Investing in the Future Address by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
Address by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
Moderator:
Andrey
Sharonov
President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Andrei Sharonov joined Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in September 2013 as Dean, having left the position of Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in Moscow City Government.Born in 1964 in Ufa, Andrei Sharonov graduated as an engineer from Ufa State Aviation Technical University and as a lawyer from Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation; in 1994 obtained his PhD in Social Studies.From 1989 to 1991 a Member of the Soviet Parliament, Congress of People’s deputies of the USSR; till 1996 chaired the Russian Federal Committee (Ministry) on Youth Affairs.In 1996-2007 occupied the positions of Deputy Minister, State Secretary and First Deputy Minister at Economics Development Ministry of Russian Federation.In the period from 2007 till 2010, Managing Director and the Board of Directors’ Chairman for Troika Dialog (Private Investment Company).Board Member for OJSC NOVATEK, ALROSA Group, Bank of Moscow OJSC, OJSC Sovcomflot, MC NefteTransService LLC and JSC Eco-System Management Company.As of December 22, 2010, by appointment of Moscow City Mayor Decree, Andrei Sharonov served at Moscow City Government as Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in charge of budgeting, industrial and city business development, regional rate regulations as well as competition and public retail and procurement policy, trade and services.Since 2012, Andrei Sharonov is heading Executive Committees of Moscow Urban Forum and Open Innovations Forum.Andrei Sharonov received 2009 “Aristos” Awards as “Independent Director” and “Director of the Year”; the Person of the Year in Business Reputation for 2012.Andrei Sharonov was awarded with the Order of Honour and granted the title of “Honoured Economist of Russian Federation”.
Panellists:
Alexey
Komissarov
Vice Rector, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA); Director, The Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA)
Vice Rector, The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA); Director, The Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA)
1994: Graduated from Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University – MADI with an Engineer’s Degree in Automobile Maintenance and Repairs.
2003: Obtained an MBA Degree at Kingston University, UK.
2009: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, a course in a joint MBA program of Kingston University and The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
In 2010 founded a business incubator at the InCube of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
2010: Winner of the Russian stage of Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of the Year» international contest under the heading "Industrial Production".
February 2011: Appointed by Mayor’s executive order Head of Moscow Department of Support for Small and Medium-Sized Business.
June 2011: Appointed by Mayor’s executive order Head of Moscow Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship Department.
In 2013 received an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University (UK) for his outstanding contribution to the development of entrepreneurship.
September 17, 2013: Appointed Moscow Government Minister and Head of Moscow Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship Department.
August 29, 2014: Appointed as Adviser to Moscow Mayor.
March 2015: Alexey headed Zimin chair for entrepreneurial leadership at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
March 24, 2015: In the result of direct competitive selection organized by Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade together with Agency for Strategic Initiatives Alexey was elected as Director of Industrial Development Fund.
Dmitry
Morozov
General Director, BIOCAD
General Director, BIOCAD
Date of birth: February 1, 1965
Place of birth: Moscow
Marital status: Married, with three children
Dmitry Morozov is a member of the Council for Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry attached to the Government of the Russian Federation. He is on the list of the Top 500 reserve management executives under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.Dmitry Morozov graduated from the Radio Technology Department of the State Academy of Consumer Services in Moscow.
1997–1998: Studied at the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economy in Moscow, Department of Finance and Credit. Earned a diploma in Economics.
1998: Successfully completed an MBA programme at the MIRBIS Moscow International Higher School of Business and obtained an MBA in Management.
2004: Studied at the Keio Business School in Japan under a presidential programme.
1993–2002: Vice Chairman of the Management Board, CentroCredit Bank.
2001: Founded CJSC Biocad; currently serves as its President.
Biocad manufactures ready-made medicines, pharmaceutical substances and genetic engineering products.
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Born in 1979 in Moscow.
2001 – graduated from State University of Management.
2007 – was awarded EMBA degree at Stockholm school of Economics.
2002-2011 – held key positions in Ruskompozit Group of companies composed of the largest Russian enterprises which do business in the markets of glass fibre, composite and geosynthetic materials.
2009 — was appointed Director General of Ruskompozit Management Company LLC.
Since 27.07.2011 – held a position of the CEO of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
13.02.2017 – was appointed the acting governor of the Novgorod region by the Presidential Decree.
Member of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia.
Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.
Awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class and the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Gratitude.
Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Married.
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Maxim Oreshkin was born on 21 July 1982 in Moscow.
2004: completed a Master’s programme in Economics at the Higher School of Economics
April 2002 to June 2006: various positions at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
June 2006 to July 2010: various positions at ROSBANK
July 2010 to June 2012: Head of Research on Russia and the CIS at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
June 2012 to August 2013: Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital
September 2013 to March 2015: Director of the Long-term Strategic Planning Department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
March 2015 to November 2016: Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 30 November 2016: Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
16:00–17:30
Tolstoy Hall
New Regional Policy: Improving Administration The Future of Open and Digital Public Administration Amidst complex social processes and new economic challenges, the need to ensure that government authorities’ work is done openly represents an impo...
Amidst complex social processes and new economic challenges, the need to ensure that government authorities’ work is done openly represents an important challenge. This is especially necessary at the regional and municipal levels in Russia. Citizens are increasingly voicing demands to be able to interact directly with government bodies. Open government is gradually transforming into an open state – one which is closer to people and which makes use of new digital technologies. Concepts like ‘government in your pocket’ and ‘single window’ are now leading global trends. Large volumes of open data serve as a basis for interaction and a foundation for digital government. What image of the future does such a system have to offer in terms of the next political cycle? What are the challenges facing regional authorities in this respect? What does the federal government need to do to transition to new cycle?
Moderator:
Mikhail
Abyzov
Minister of the Russian Federation
Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 1993, Michael Abyzov held senior positions in several fuel and energy companies.
In 1998 Abyzov became a board member and head of the department of investment policy and business projects at RAO "UES of Russia".
Since 1999, Abyzov has been the Deputy Chairman of the Board at RAO "UES of Russia".
From 2003 to 2005 Abyzov was chairman of the board at JSC "Russian Communal Systems".
Since 2004, due to organizational structure changes at RAO "UES of Russia," Abyzov was appointed a member of the Executive Board and managing director of business unit number 1.
From 2005 to 2007 he was the general director of CJSC "UK KRU."
From 2006 to January 16, 2012 Abyzov M. A. was Chairman of the Board of Directors to the business group RU-COM.
From July 2007 to January 16, 2012 - Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "E4 Group"
From August 2007 to January 2011 Abyzov was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Mostotrest".
By Presidential Decree on 18 January 2012 (Decree no. 81) he was appointed Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation.
By Presidential Decree on 21 May 2012 he was appointed the Minister of Open Government.
Panellists:
Arkady
Dvorkovich
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born March 26, 1972 in Moscow.
Education
1994: Graduated from the Economics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in Economic Cybernetics.
1994: Graduated from the New Economic School with a Masters in Economics.
1997: Graduated from Duke University in North Carolina with a Masters in Economics.
Experience
1994: Consultant, senior expert, chief executive and scientific director of the Economic Expert Group of the Russian Ministry of Finance.
2000: Expert at the Centre for Strategic Research.
August 2000: Adviser to the Minister for Economic Development and Trade.
2001: Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade.
2004-2008: Head of the Presidential Experts' Directorate.
2008-May 2012: Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.
May 21, 2012: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order.
Alexey
Kudrin
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
In April 2016, became the Head of the Centre for Strategic Development and the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Council.
April 2012 – Chairman, Committee of Civil Initiatives.
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University.
2000-2011 – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation.
2000-2003 and 2008-2011 – Deputy Chairman, Government of the Russian Federation.
A number of times, experts voted Mr. Kudrin the best minister of finance in Europe and in the world.
Early 1990-s – chaired: Committee for Economic Reform, Executive Committee, Leningrad Council; Committee for Leningrad Free Entrepreneurship Zone, Committee for Economic Development and Main Financial Directorate (later Financial Committee), Saint Petersburg City Hall.
1996 – Deputy Chief, Presidential Administration; Head of the Main Control Directorate for the President of the Russian Federation.
1997 – First Deputy Minister of Finance,
1983 – graduated from School of Economics, Leningrad State University, majoring in Economics.
1987 – PhD in Economics.
Was employed with the Institute of Social and Economic Problems under the USSR Academy of Sciences. Authored over 30 research papers on economics and finance.
Nikolay
Nikiforov
Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Nikolay Nikiforov was assigned the role Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation on May 21, 2012. Earlier he took position of Executive Director in the Information Technology Centre of Tatarstan Republic, and later Deputy Prime Minister of Communications in Tatarstan Republic. He has successfully completed a large-scale project on development and integration of electronic government in the Republic of Tatarstan.
Maksim
Reshetnikov
Governor of Perm Territory
Governor of Perm Territory
- Born 11 July, 1979, Perm.
- 2000: Graduated from Perm State University with a degree in economics and mathematics. PhD (Economics).
- 2002: Earned a degree in linguistics and translation.
- PhD Economic.
- 2002 — 2005: Head of Budget Planning Division, Head of Division for Regional Finance and Investments, Deputy Head of the Main Economic Directorate of the Administration of the Perm Region.
- 2005 — 2007: First Deputy Chairman, Planning Department, Perm Region; First Deputy Head of the Executive Office under the Governor of the Perm Territory.
- 2007 — 2009: Deputy Director, Department for Inter-Budget Relations; Director, Department for Monitoring and Evaluation of Efficiency of Government Authorities of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Regional Development of Russia.
- 2009: Head of the Executive Office of the Governor of the Perm Territory.
- 2009 — 2010: Director, Department for State Governance, Regional Development and Local Government of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation.
- 2010: First Deputy Chief of Staff to the Moscow Mayor and Moscow Government.
- 23 April, 2012: Appointed Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Moscow Department for Economic Policy and Development by an executive order of the Mayor of Moscow.
- On 18 September 2017 was elected governor of Perm Territory.
- Actual State Councillor of the City of Moscow 1st Class. Awarded Honorary Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation and Letter of Gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.
Maxim
Topilin
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
From 1988 to 1994, engaged in scientific research. Since 1994, various posts in Russian Government Office.
In 2001, appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. Supervised the issues of employment and human resources development.
In 2004, appointed Head of the newly formed Federal Service for Labour and Employment.
In 2008, appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation. Нe was responsible for issues of national labour market policy, and social and demographic policy. One of Mr. Topilin’s successful projects was the development of anti-crisis measures for the labour market during the economic crisis of 2008-2010. Moreover, family social support measures taken at that time improved the demographic situation in the country. Mr. Topilin directly participated in the development of the 2011-2015 state programme "Friendly environment" aimed at the improvement of the quality of life for people with disabilities.
On 21 May, 2012, Mr. Topilin was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. The following issues fall within his competence: labour-management relations, employment, demographic policy, social protection, social security, including retirement security, and state civil service.
Valery
Fedorov
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Ph.D. in Political Science
Education:
Graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Philosophy). Holds a PhD in Political Science from MSU (2008) with an emphasis on History and Theory of Political Science.
Experience:
Worked in the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University (1991-93), the Centre for Political Trends (1993-2003), Institute of Social and Political Research of the Russian Academy of Science (ISPI RAN) (1997-2003), Centre for Social Information ISPI RAN (2003-2006).
Since September 2003 has been Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), where he also heads Expert Council. Valery Fedorov is the member of VCIOM Board of Directors (since 2006).
Chief Editor of the "Monitoring. Social and Economic Changes" scientific journal (since 2003).
Front row participants:
Natalya
Virtuozova
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Vice Governor of Moscow Region
Vsevolod
Vukolov
Head, Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud)
Head, Federal Service for Labour and Employment (Rostrud)
Born April 17, 1969Mr. Vukolov graduated from Moscow State Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation in 1994 and from Russian Academy of Public Administration in 2000. Between 2001 and 2008 Vsevolod Vukolov hold various positions in the Executive Office of the Government of the Russian Federation, including as the Director of Public and Local Administration Department. Vsevolod Vukolov is a 1st degree state councellor.In 2013 Mr. Vukolov was appointed as the Head of Federal Employment Service (Rostrud).
Viktor
Ikonnikov
Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk Region for Strategic Planning and Investment Policy
Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk Region for Strategic Planning and Investment Policy
Born on October 21, 1981 in Arkhangelsk. Graduated from Arkhangelsk State Technical University. In 2013 completed an integrated program on Arkhangelsk Oblast development outlook, strategy and resources at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO.
Career:
2001 – road construction worker, Vinogradovskoe Road Maintenance and Construction Unit, Arkhangeslk Oblast.
2003 – 1st grade specialist, tariff regulation and economic analysis department, Regional Energy Commission, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
2003-2004 – senior specialist, tariff regulation and economic analysis department, Regional Energy Commission, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
2004-2010 – senior tariff and price consultant, electric energy regulation and control department, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
2011-2012 – Head of Department, Investment and Energy Efficiency Department, Tariff and Price Agency, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
2012-2015 – Director, Tariff and Price Agency, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
2015 – Minister for economic development and competition policy, Arkhangelsk Oblast.
Starting from December 2015: Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast.
Starting from February 16, 2017: Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk for Strategic Planning and Investment Policy.
Evgeniy
Kozlov
Deputy Head of Administration of the Mayor and Government, Government of Moscow
Deputy Head of Administration of the Mayor and Government, Government of Moscow
Mikhail
Oseevskiy
President, Rostelecom
President, Rostelecom
Mikhail Eduardovitch Oseevskiy was born in Leningrad on November 30, 1960.
He graduated from the Kalinin Politechnical Institute (Leningradskij Politekhnicheskij Institut imeni Kalinina) in 1983 with a Degree in Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics.
He has wide experience in high-ranking posts in Russian state and business institutions.
From 1986 to 1993, he worked in the Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA in Russian).
From 1993 to 1999, he was Deputy Director and later Director of the Stock Exchange in St. Petersburg.
From 1999, he was a Vice Chairman, and from 2003 First Vice Chairman of the Board Council of the Industrial and Construction Bank in Saint Petersburg.
From 2003 to 2011 he worked as a Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Administration.
In 2011 he was appointed Deputy-Minister of Economic Development of Russia. From July 2012 to March 2017 he worked as a Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board.
In March 2017 he was appointed President of Rostelecom.
Currently M. Oseevskiy is a member of governing bodies of the following organizations: member of the supervisory board of VTB24 (PJSC), JSC Bank VTB Georgia, OJSC Bank VTB (Azerbaijan), member of the board of directors of JSC Unified Electronic Trading Floor, CJSC Bank VTB Belarus, DC JSC Bank VTB (Kazakhstan), T2 RTC Holding LLC, also he is chairman of the board of trustees of Local religious community of the Russian Orthodox Church the curacy of the Kazan Cathedral of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy).
Dmitry
Pristanskov
Deputy Minister — Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management
Deputy Minister — Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management
Date of birth: December 17, 1976. In 1999, he graduated with honor from Saint-Petersburg State University, Law Faculty, with a specialization in "Jurisprudence". In 2003, he underwent professional training in the International Institute of Banking with a specialization in "Finance and Credit". Candidate of Juridical Science. He has written more than 10 academic and research articles and publications. In 2013, he published a monograph in bank crediting problems. From 1999 until 2001, he had been working in prosecution authorities as a Deputy Prosecutor in Vyborg District of Saint-Petersburg, later – a Prosecutor of – Department of Lawfulness Observance Supervision at Hearing of Civil Cases by Courts of the Prosecutor's Office of the Leningrad region. From 2001 to 2005, he had been working in commercial organizations. At the Federal Agency for State Property Management, he has been holding a position of the Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management from March 2005 until August 2009. In August 2009, he was appointed to a position of the Head of Scientific Organizations Property Management. From December 2010 until March 2014 – a Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management. Since March 28, 2014 – Director of Federal and Regional Programs of PJSC "MMC "Norilsk Nickel". Pursuant to the order of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation dated April 20, 2016 No. 732-р, Dmitry Vladimirovich Pristanskov was appointed to a position
of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management. According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was decorated with a second-class Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland.
Yury
Chayka
First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
First Deputy Chair of the Government of Khabarovsk Territory for Investment and Priority Projects
Born on 08.03.1970 in Amur region, the city of Raychikhinsk.
In 1993 got his first higher education – graduated from the Polytechnic Institute with a degree in "Industrial electronics", in 2012 graduated from the Technic Institute with a degree in "Finances and credit". In 2012 got a degree in an additional postgraduate program "Governmental and municipal administration" of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. From 01.01.1995 to 01.10.2010 – worked in the field of retail business of household goods and personal appliance in the "Insight-Amur" in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, made a career from the position of a manager to the position of a financial director.
From 20.12.2010 to 11.08.2014 – Deputy minister of small and medium business, Deputy minister – the head of the Small and medium business department in the Ministry of economic development and foreign relations of Khabarovsky Krai.
August, 2014 – February, 2015 - Chairman of the Committee on investment and innovation development of the Khabarovsky Krai Government. February, 2015 to October, 2015 - minister of investment and land-property policy of Khabarovsky Krai.
October, 2015 to present: Deputy Chairman of the Khabarovsky Krai Government – minister of investment and land-property policy of Khabarovsky Krai.
Roman
Shaykhutdinov
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Minister of Informatization and Communication of the Republic of Tatarstan
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Minister of Informatization and Communication of the Republic of Tatarstan
Roman Shaykhutdinov was born 28 August 1974 in Kazan. Graduated from the Kazan State University named after V.I.Ulyanov-Lenin major in “Jurisprudence” (1996), finished postgraduate study of the Legal faculty of the Kazan State University named after V.I.Ulyanov-Lenin major in “Jurisprudence” (2000), advanced training at the Russian Academy of national economy and state service under the President of the Russian Federation on the supplementary professional program "Management skill: development of regional teams" (2016). In 2017 have been trained in the joint program of Moscow school of Management "SKOLKOVO" and Kazan (Volga) Federal University "Model of management of strategic projects of the Republic of Tatarstan". Speaks English.
From May 2012 - Acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Acting Minister of informatization and communications of the Republic of Tatarstan
While in the capacity of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Minister of Information and Communication of the Republic of Tatarstan, Roman Shaykhutdinov has made a substantial contribution to the development of the information society and promotion of the Republic of Tatarstan as a leader in IT development.
Ekaterina
Shapochka
Managing Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Managing Director, Analytical Center "Forum"
Aleksandr
Shenderyuk-Zhidkov
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kaliningrad Region
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kaliningrad Region
16:00–17:30
Dostoyevsky Hall
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Quality as the Foundation of Competitiveness Contemporary approaches to managing enterprises and organizations view quality as a set of criteria to be applied to all business processes, from c...
Contemporary approaches to managing enterprises and organizations view quality as a set of criteria to be applied to all business processes, from cost management to consumer interactions. International experience shows that a systematic approach of this kind not only makes it possible for enterprises to increase labour productivity and production efficiency, but also ensures positive change at a macroeconomic level. Could quality become the foundation for a national strategy, and what is its role in creating the ‘country of origin’ effect? What is the role of regional brands in this process? What are the specific features of investment projects in the field of quality? What tools have already been introduced in Russia to encourage domestic enterprises to produce quality products and services, and how effective are these proving to be?
Moderator:
Ilya
Semin
Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Director, Monitoring Centre for Industry Development; Member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Born in Kostroma in 1985. Graduated from Kostroma State Technology University in Economics and Management (2007) and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Sociology Management (2012).
Since 2005: expert in business education at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kostroma Region.
2007– 2008: engaged in business.
2008: Executive director of the Regional Council of Delovaya Rossiya;
Since 2011: member of Delovaya Rossiya:
Since 2012: chief of the Central Executive Committee, member of the Presidium of the General Council of the organization.
Member of the Expert Council for the National Rating of the Russian Federation Regions, member of the Public Council at the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Currently: Director of the Monitoring Centre for Industry Development, Vice-President of Delovaya Rossiya, Chairman of the Centre for Regional Development and Support of Priority Projects.
Heads public projects such as Investment Municipality, Contract System in Action, History of Russian Entrepreneurial Activity.
Panellists:
Alexey
Abramov
Head, The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology
Head, The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology
Alexey Abramov was born September 16, 1979 in Gorky city (USSR).
Graduated from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
(National Research Institute), Law Department.
In 2000 started his career as an Attorney Assistant and within four years was engaged in attorney practice.
In 2004-2006 was responsible for expert-legal activity in All-Russia Public Organization SUPPORT OF RUSSIA (OPORA RUSSIA).
In 2006-2007 was an expert in the Centre for Legal Support of Local
Self-Government.
In 2007 became Vice-President of the Centre for Public Reforms.
From 2008 to 2013 worked as an Assistant of the First Deputy Prime-Minister
Igor Shuvalov.
While working for Russia’s s Government Establishment, he supervised the technical regulating and standardization matters, the intellectual property institution development, small- and medium scale business support.
September 2, 2013 was appointed Deputy Head of Rosstandart.
July 9, 2014 A.Abramov was appointed Head of Rosstandart according to the
Decree of the Russian Government.
Married, two children.
Alexey
Kalitsev
Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Company/CIS
Managing Director, Hyundai Motor Company/CIS
Alexey Kalitsev was born in Moscow in 1977. In 2000 he graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University, received a PhD degree in Economic sciences. Alexey Kalitsev has been working in the automotive industry since 2000. From 2010 to 2015 he was Sales Director of Hyundai Motor CIS, from 2015 to 2017 — Executive Director of Hyundai Motor CIS. In August 2017, Alexey Kalitsev was appointed Managing Director of Hyundai Motor CIS responsible for development strategy of Hyundai and Genesis brands in Russia.

During the years of work at Hyundai Motor CIS Alexey Kalitsev made a significant contribution to the strengthening positions of the Hyundai brand on the Russian market, significantly expanded the dealer network and successfully launched a new premium Genesis brand in Russia.
Denis
Manturov
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Denis Manturov was born on February 23, 1969, in Murmansk.
Education:
1994 – Lomonosov Moscow State University, major in Sociology.
1997 – Postgraduate studies at Moscow State University, PhD.
2002 – Doctoral programme at Moscow Aviation Institute.
2006 – Russian Academy of Public Service under the President of the Russian Federation, major in Law.
Professional experience:
1998 – Appointed Deputy General Director of Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
2000 – Appointed Commercial Director of Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.
2001 – Appointed Deputy Chairman of State Investment Corporation (Gosincor).
2003 – Appointed General Director of OAO OPK Oboronprom.
2007 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation.
2008 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed acting Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Awards:
2007 – Awarded the Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland (Second Class)”.
2008 – Awarded the Order of Friendship.
2009 – Awarded the Order of Honour.
2010 – Awarded an Honorary Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation.
2013 – Awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland (Fourth Class)”.
Additional information:
Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation (First Class).
Mr. Manturov was included in the “Golden 100” Personnel Management Reserve under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation.
He speaks multiple foreign languages.
He is married with a daughter and a son.
Maxim
Protasov
Head, Russian Quality System
Head, Russian Quality System
Born: 1972 in Moscow. Graduated from the Economics Faculty of Moscow State University and completed postgraduate research at the Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1999 through 2005: member of the Supervisory Council of the National Securities Market Association, of the expert council of the Financial Markets Committee under the State Duma of the Russian Federation.2011 through 2015: held the position of Chairman of the Management Board of the National Association of Producers and Suppliers of Foodstuffs Rusprodsoyuz. June 2015: appointed head of the Autonomous Non-commercial Organization Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo), set up by Russian Government Directive. Is an active participant in many expert organisations, in particular Open Government, Expert Council of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, working group of the Public Council of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on foodstuff quality, member of the Commission for Supervising the Code of Fair Practices. Married with three children.
Yevgeny
Savchenko
Governor of Belgorod Region
Governor of Belgorod Region
Date of birth: April 8, 1950
Place of birth: the village of Krasnaya Yaruga, Belgorod region
Education: Stary Oskol Geological College,
Moscow Agricultural Academy named after K.A. Timiryazev (1976), qualification – an agronomist
Academic degree: Prof., Ph.D. in Economics.
Started his career as a chief agronomist of the collective farm
in the village of Rakitnoye (Belgorod region), and then as the director of the farm. Later on he worked in the district, regional and federal governmental organs including as he deputy chairman of Belgorod regional executive committee, deputy chief of crop production department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Russian Federation.
In October 1993 - appointed (and in December 1995 and in May 1999 - elected the head of the Administration of Belgorod region. From 1996 to 2001 - a member of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. He also worked as Chairman of the Committee of the Council
of Federation on Agrarian Policy.
From 2003- elected Governor of Belgorod region.
E. Savchenko has many government awards, the awards of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Married, has two daughters.
Front row participants:
Evgeny
Lyashenko
Executive Director, EFKO Group of Companies
Executive Director, EFKO Group of Companies
Evgeny Lyashenko – CEO of EFKO Group, shareholder.

Date and place of birth:
7 May 1974, Ust-Kamenogorsk city in the Kazakh SSR.

Education:
Voronezh State University, majoring in Economics.

Evgeny Lyashenko started his career in EFKO in 1996. In 2002–2004, he worked as CFO of APIK EFKO CJSC; since 2004 Mr. Lyashenko has held the position of CEO of EFKO Management company JSC. During this time, the company’s revenue increased from 4 to 108 billion RUB. Under the leadership of Mr. Lyashenko, the company has grown from a regional oil extraction plant to the systemically important company in Russian food industry and became one of the Fat&Oil market leaders in the Eurasian Economic Union.
Anton
Saraykin
Quality Director – Director of Quality department, KAMAZ PTC
Quality Director – Director of Quality department, KAMAZ PTC
Anton Saraykin was born in Naberezhnye Chelny in 1980. In 2002, he graduated from the Kama State Polytechnic Institute majoring in «Economics and Company Management in Machine-building Industry» and in 2005, he gained a degree of Ph.D. in Economics.
Anton Saraykin is engaged in the automotive industry starting from 2007. From 2007 through 2008, he was employed as a leading economist, head of Bureau of Economic Analysis at KAMAZ Diesel OJSC. Between 2008 and 2013, he held the office as the Deputy Director for HR and Public relations and the Deputy General Director for Economics and Finances at KAMAZ Diesel OJSC.
From 2013 to 2018, he held the position of Director of the Economics department at KAMAZ OJSC.
In January 2018, he was appointed to the position of Quality Director – Director of Quality department.
16:00–17:30
Hall №2
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Infrastructure Mortgages: Public–Private Partnership 2.0 ROSINFRA Infrastructure Congress Event International assessments suggest that in order to ensure the stable growth of the Russian economy, investment in developing infrastructure must be...
International assessments suggest that in order to ensure the stable growth of the Russian economy, investment in developing infrastructure must be more than doubled – to RUB 4.4–5.4 trillion annually. At a time of reduced budgetary funding for infrastructure, it is important to encourage private investment into this area. In order to achieve this, the Russian Ministry of Economic Development has come up with an ‘infrastructure mortgage’ programme, at the initiative of the President. The programme includes improvements for current public-private partnership schemes and the creation of a fundamentally new mechanism for attracting investment, measures to develop more convenient and transparent legislation and guarantees for investors in infrastructure, and the development of measures for pre-project financing, among others. Will the proposed measures be effective? What results will they make it possible to achieve? Will they be sufficient to solve problems arising from the lack of infrastructure development? What else must be done to achieve a breakthrough in terms of infrastructure?
Moderator:
Maxim
Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Maxim Oreshkin was born on 21 July 1982 in Moscow.
2004: completed a Master’s programme in Economics at the Higher School of Economics
April 2002 to June 2006: various positions at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
June 2006 to July 2010: various positions at ROSBANK
July 2010 to June 2012: Head of Research on Russia and the CIS at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
June 2012 to August 2013: Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital
September 2013 to March 2015: Director of the Long-term Strategic Planning Department at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
March 2015 to November 2016: Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Since 30 November 2016: Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Panellists:
Oleg
Belozerov
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Born in 1969. Graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 1992.
1998–2000 OJSC Lenenergo, Deputy Commercial Director, Commercial Director.
2000–2001 Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District, Head of the Financial and Economic Department.
2001–2002 OJSC LOMO, Deputy Director, Management of Corporate Property.
2002–2004 OJSC Russian Fuel Company, Managing Director.
2004–2009 Federal Road Agency, Deputy Head, Head
2009–2015 Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister.
August 2011 Assigned Class Rank of Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation, 1st Class.
August 20, 2015 Appointed President of OJSC Russian Railways.
Mr. Belozerov is the chairman of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and co-chairman of the Russia–France Business Cooperation Council.
He has been recognized for his services by numerous state and industry awards.
Kirill
Dmitriev
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Prior to becoming CEO of RDIF in 2011, Kirill Dmitriev headed a number of large private equity funds and completed a series of landmark transactions, including the sale of Delta Bank to General Electric, Delta Credit Bank to Société Générale, STS Media to Fidelity Investments, etc. At the beginning of his career he worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. He is Deputy Chairman of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia, Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and was appointed by the President of Russia as a member of the BRICS and the APEC business councils; he also was selected as ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum. He serves as a member of the boards of directors of Rostelecom, Gazprombank, MDMG, Russian Railways and a member of the boards of trustees of the Mariinsky Theatre and Moscow State University.
In 2011 he was the only Russian representative in the list of ‘100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade’ (Private Equity International). He holds a BA in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.
Alexey
Dumin
Governor of Tula Region
Governor of Tula Region
Alexey G. Dyumin was born August 28, 1972 in Kursk. In 1994 he graduated from the Voronezh Higher Military Engineering School of Radio Electronics.
In 2009 he graduated with honours from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of Russian Federation, and in 2013 – passed professional retraining at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
Is married and has a son.
From 1994 to 1996 - engineer of the Central unit of Russian Air Force complex technical control.
In 1996-2013 – held various positions in the Federal Guard Service. Provided the participation of President of Russia in various activities both inside the country and abroad, including summits oh the "Group of Eight", the "Group of Twenty", SCO, APEC, etc.
From 2013 to 2016 – deputy chief of the main department of the general staff, chief of general staff – first deputy commander in chief of land forces, deputy minister of defense.
February 2, 2016 was appointed acting governor of Tula region.
Lieutenant-General. Hero of Russia. Was awarded with the order "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV degree with swords, and other various medals.
Andrey
Kostin
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Member of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee, VTB Bank
President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Member of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee, VTB Bank
With VTB Bank since 2002. President and Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council
Previously held positions:
In 1996 under the Presidential Decree Appointed as Chairman of Vnesheconombank, with the authorities being extended in 1999 for another three years.
In 1995 – Elected First Deputy Chairman, National Reserve Bank.
1993-1995 – Deputy Head of Foreign Investment Department, Imperial Bank.
1979-1992 – Diplomatic service: during 1979-1982 – in the USSR Consulate General in Australia, in 1985-1990 – in the USSR Embassy in Great Britain.
In 1979 – graduated cum laude from Moscow State University with a degree in International Economics, Ph.D. in Economics.
Awarded with the Orders of Merit for the Fatherland III, IV degree, the Medal of Honor and the Order of Merit (France).
Born in 1956, in Moscow.
Maxim
Sokolov
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Born in Leningrad on September 29, 1968.
Completed his national service in the army in 1987–1989.
Graduated from St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Economics in 1991. He also studied at the university’s Faculty of Law from 1989 to 1991.
From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Sokolov taught at the St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Economics.
From 1992–1999, he was General Director of ROSSI Concern.
From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Sokolov was General Director of Korporatsia C.
From 2004 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects of St. Petersburg.
In 2009, Mr. Sokolov became a member of the Government of St. Petersburg: Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade.
On December 4, 2009, he was named Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
On 21 May, 2012, Mr. Sokolov was appointed Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order No. 660.
Maksim Sokolov has been awarded the Ribbon of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 2nd class and the Governor of St. Petersburg Badge “For the Humanization of the St. Petersburg school”.
He has three sons.
Front row participants:
Denis
Anisimov
Deputy General Director, AVTOBAN Road-Building Company JSC
Deputy General Director, AVTOBAN Road-Building Company JSC
Graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
majoring in Accounting and Audit (1994)
• 1994–1999: lending expert, Head of Lending Department,
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at Lanta-Bank
• 1999–2003: Chairman of the Management Board at
Slavyansky Industrial Bank
• 2003–2009: Branch Office Manager,
Branch Office Deputy Head, Head of Moscow Branch Office
of Yugra Bank
• 2009 – present: Deputy CEO for Financial Development and
management of investment projects of JSC AVTOBAN RBC
Elena
Borisenko
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprombank
As the First Vice-President and the Member of the Board, Ms. Borisenko is overseeing the Gazprombank’s Legal Department and responsible for addressing all legal matters encountered by Gazprombank and its group of companies.
Education
Saint Petersburg State University, Law School (2000)
Legal practice
Private legal practice, corporate and commercial law (2000-2008)
Member of Saint-Petersburg Bar Chamber (2001-2008)
State Service
2008 - 2009 - Advisor to the Head of the Federal Registration Service
2009 - 2010 - Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
Feb. 2010 - March 2011 – Head of the Department of Legal Aid and Cooperation with Judicial System, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
2011 - 2012 - Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Official Representative of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation
2012 - 2015 – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
Teaching and lecturing
Saint-Petersburg State University, Law School, State and Administrative Law Department (2013-till now)
Denis
Butsayev
Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Region Government and Minister of Investment and Innovation for Moscow Region
Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Region Government and Minister of Investment and Innovation for Moscow Region
Born 07.03.1977
City of birth Moscow
Education Higher
Graduated from Kutafin Moscow State Law University in 1999 in Law.
Family Divorced. Father of two
Work experience
1998–2004: lawyer, head of legal at IBM EE/A, IBM EMEA.
2004–2005: head of legal for CIS and Eastern Europe at Hewlett Packard LLC, Hewlett Packard LLC EMEA.
2005–2007: head of legal for CIS and Eastern Europe, board member at Hewlett Packard LLC.
2008–2009: Member of the Expert Advisory Board under the Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
2010–2012: Director and Managing Partner at the PANORAMA investment group.
2013: advisor to the Governor of the Moscow Region.
2012–2013: CEO of PAT Technology project company of ROSNANO JSC
2013–2014: Minister of Investment and Innovations of the Moscow Region
2014–2015: Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow Region
Since 2015: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investment and Innovations of the Moscow Region
Stanislav
Voskresensky
Acting Governor of Ivanovo Region
Acting Governor of Ivanovo Region
In 1998 graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a degree in International Economic Relations.
1995-1999 – worked on tax issues in Russian and foreign assurance firms.
1999-2004 – Financial Director for organizations involved in specialized subterranean engineering and construction.
2004-2008 – Deputy Director of the President’s Expert Commission.
2008-2012 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2012-2014 – Deputy Presidential Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District. He was responsible for coordinating the efforts of federal authorities in developing Kaliningrad Region.
Since August, 19, 2014 – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
He heads the Russian Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Russian-Chinese Commission on Investment Cooperation. He heads the task force on the advancement of Russia’s economic Interests in the Asia-Pacific region under the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration.
Sergey
Gorkov
Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Born December 1, 1968, in the Orenburg Oblast.In 1994, graduated from the Academy of the Federal Security Service of Russia with a specialization in Law. In 2002, graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics with a specialization in Finance & Credit.1994-1997 — Deputy Head and Head of the HR Department at Menatep Bank.1997-2005 — held senior positions at the HR departments of Yukos and Yukos Moscow oil companies.2008-2010 — Director of the HR Policy Department of Sberbank of Russia2010-2016 — member of the Executive Board and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank.From February, 2016 — State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”, Chairman.Has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for Services to the Fatherland, 2nd class and the Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Boris
Dubrovsky
Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Governor of Chelyabinsk Region
Boris Dubrovskiy was born on November 22d, 1958, in Magnitogorsk (the Chelyabinsk region).
In 1990 he graduated with distinction from Magnitogorsk State Mounting and Smelting Institute named after G.I. Nosov;
In 2001 – Academy of National Economy functioning under the RF Government aegis (“Enterprise and Organization Management”).
In 1976 upon the graduation, he was employed by Magnitogorsk Integrated Iron and Steel Works (“MMK” OJSC).
In 2000 he was promoted up to the Deputy Commercial Director and Equipment Department Chief consecutively; in 2002 Boris Dubrovskiy became a Technical Director and then Chief Engineer of “MMK” OJSC.
From 2003 to 2008 Boris Dubrovskiy worked as a Sales Director both on home market and abroad as well as Executive Director of “MMK” OJSC.
From 2009 to June 2011 he held the official position of the First Deputy General Director of "Research and Production Corporation "UralVagonZavod" OJSC.
Since May of 2011 his career has been culminated as a General Director and Chairman of the Management Board of “MMK” OJSC.
He was elected as a Governor of the Chelyabinsk region in September 14th, 2014.
Boris Alexandrovich Dubrovskiy was awarded a medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland, II degree, in 2003; Medal of Honour in 2012, and a Decoration of Merit for the Chelyabinsk Region in 2013.
Andrey
Ivanov
Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
Sergei
Kelbakh
Chairman of the Board, Russian Highways
Chairman of the Board, Russian Highways
Sergei Kelbakh, Chairman of the Board of the State Company Russian Highways (Avtodor)
Born on April 3, 1959 in the city of Slavgorod, Altai Krai.
1985 – graduated from the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute.
1994 – graduated from the Russian-German Higher School of Management of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
1996–2007 – General Manager of OOO Agentstvo Neudorf-Strelna.
2007–2008 – Adviser to the Chairman of the Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Improvement and Road Management of the Government of St. Petersburg.
2008–2009 – General Director of Russian Highways Federal State Agency.
2009–2011 – First Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Highways Company.
Since December 27, 2011 – Chairman of the Board of the Russian State Highways Company.
Doctor of Economics. First Deputy Head of State-Private Partnership Department, Professor of the University of Finances under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Pavel
Seleznev
Chairman, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
Chairman, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
PhD in Economics.
1. Education. In 2005, graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 2010, PhD on developing public-private partnership in Russia.
2. Career. 2005-2007 – senior specialist, VTB Bank. 2007-2009 – Deputy CEO; Member, Management Board, VTB Project Management. 2008-2010 – Board Member, Energocomplex. 2009 – Cofounder, Chairman, Management Board, National Center for Developing Public Private Partnership, an autonomous non-profit organization.
3. Public Activity. Chairman, Committee for Public Private Partnership, Chamber of Trade and Industry. Member, General Council, Delovaya Rossiya. Member, Expert Council, Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Member, Supervisory Council, Federal Center for Project Financing. Member, Working Group for Developing Transportation Related Infrastructure Projects, Presidential Economic Council. Member, Presidium, Council for Public Private Partnership Development, Military Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership in Health Care under the Ministry of Health Care of the Russian Federation.
Yury
Sizov
First Deputy Director General, Leader Asset Management
First Deputy Director General, Leader Asset Management
With a DSc in Economics and a CSc in Technology, Yuri Sizov has authored more than 100 papers and six monographs on shareholder law, corporate governance systems, the stock market, macroeconomics and finance. He holds qualification certificates of all categories issued by the Russian Federal Securities Commission and Federal Financial Markets Commission.
From 1982, he was a postgraduate student, engineer and academic supervisor at the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers.
1991 to 1993: Director, Territorial Agency of the Moscow State Property Committee for the North-Eastern District of Moscow. He was elected to the first Moscow State Duma (1993–1997) and headed its Budget and Finance Commission.
From 1995, Yuri Sizov was in charge of establishing the Moscow Securities Commission and subsequently became its chief executive.
1997 to 2008: Chairman of the Moscow Regional Branch of the Russian Federal Securities Commission, Head of the Regional Branch of the Federal Financial Markets Commission.
He was a member of the Management Board of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an arbiter of the Arbitration Commission on Corporate Ethics of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Since 2008: First Deputy General Director, Lider Asset Management Company.
Alexander
Smekalin
Chairman of the Government of Ulyanovsk Region
Chairman of the Government of Ulyanovsk Region
Alexander Smekalin was born on March 25, 1980, in the Ulyanovsk region.
In 2002 he graduated with honours from Ulyanovsk State University (Institute of Economics and Business, Management Department).
2002 – 2009 – he made his way up from the Principal Specialist to the Head of the Department of Investments and Foreign affairs of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region
2009 – Head of the Investments Department of the Ministry of Economy of the Ulyanovsk region
2010 – Head of the Department of Regional Economy Modernization and Development of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region.
2011 – Minister of Strategic Development and Innovations of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region
2013 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region - Minister of Strategic Development and Innovations
2014 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region
2016 – Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk region
Married, has two children.
Igor
Snegurov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, VIS Group
Chairman of the Board of Directors, VIS Group
Date of birth: November 15, 1965
Igor Snegurov graduated from M. I. Kalinin Leningrad Polytechnic Institute.
He has a degree from the St. Petersburg State University of Economics in banking.
In 2001-2009, he was Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of SEVZAPINVESTPROMBANK, and later adviser to the President of the bank.
In 2005-2015, he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of VIS Construction Group. Since 2015, he has been CEO of the company.
He has been awarded a variety of awards for services to the Astrakhan and Yaroslavl regions, as well as an honorary diploma from the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.2
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Russian Goods on Global Markets: a Glance into the Future Creating and promoting brands for domestic goods is one of the key challenges involved in expanding exports of finished products. Promoting strong ...
Creating and promoting brands for domestic goods is one of the key challenges involved in expanding exports of finished products. Promoting strong and competitive Russian product brands helps to create stable consumer demand and reinforce a positive national image. What are the basic tools for promoting the ‘Made in Russia’ export brand, and how can it be safeguarded from a legal point of view? What role are product brands playing in promoting the image of Russia’s regions? What is the significance of franchising in promoting the image of Russian brands? What challenges are Russian companies in non-commodity sectors overcoming in gaining access to foreign markets? What role is the introduction of new industrial technologies playing in boosting the export potential of competitive domestic products? What position do regional SMEs fill in the export of finished products from Russia?
Moderators:
Sergey
Katyrin
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born on October 2, 1954 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Car and Road Construction Institute and the International Business School of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Took an active part in establishing and developing the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, which held its founding Congress on October 19, 1991. At the 7th congress in March 2016, he was elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation for a second term. The range of Sergei Katyrin's activities as President of CCI Russia includes effective coordination within the national network of chambers of commerce and industry of Russia, which incorporates territorial chambers of commerce and industry, associations and business unions. Establishment of productive cooperation with legislative assemblies and executive authorities at both national and regional levels constitutes yet another area of his daily concern. Sergei Katyrin represents Russia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in major business unions where he is among the board members.
He is a member of the working group for joint anti-corruption measures of representatives of the business community and government authorities under the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption and takes part in meetings of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption. He sits on the government's Commission for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses and is a member of the Public Council for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, which works under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly. At the same time, Sergei Katyrin fulfils functions related to the international activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, being Chairman of the Russian chapter of the BRICS Business Council and Chairman of the Russian National Branch of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Business Council. In addition, he is a member of the Committee of the Chief Executives of CIS Chambers of Commerce and Industry. During the term of Sergei Katyrin’s presidency, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed the Anti-Corruption Charter of Russian Business.
Alexey
Tyupanov
Executive Director, Russian Export Center; Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR
Executive Director, Russian Export Center; Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR
Date and place of birth: 21 January 1984, Arzamas-16.
Education:
Lomonosov Moscow State University, degree in mathematics (2006).
State University of Management, MBA (2008).
Speaks English.
Employment:
2006–2008 – Specialist, Head of Funding and IR, Bank of Moscow.
2008–2009 – Director of Debt Capital Markets and Financial Institutions, Eurocommerce.
2009–2011 – Deputy Head, Head of Debt Finance Division, Vnesheconombank.
2011–2012 – Deputy Head of Commercial relations and International Cooperation, EXIAR.
2012–2013 – Head of International Business Development, EXIAR.
2013 – Member of the Management Board – Head of structured project and International business development, EXIAR.
Since 01 January 2014 – Member of the Management Board – Managing Director of Business Development and Underwriting, EXIAR.
Since 31 December 2014 – Chairman of the Management Board – CEO, EXIAR.
Panellists:
Viktor
Evtukhov
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Education:
1993 – Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute with a major in economic cybernetics.
2002 – Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law.
2004 – Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations.
2003 – Defended his post-graduate dissertation and granted the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
2008 – International Management Institute of St Petersburg (IMISP) under the Masters of Business Administration programme.
Professional experience:
1998 – Elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (second convocation) for the 33rd Electoral District (Moskovsky District) and was twice re-elected in 2002 and 2007.
2009 – Appointed member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – Representative in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Government of St. Petersburg; representative of Saint Petersburg State University in the government and administrative bodies of the Russian Federation.
2011 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2014 – Appointed State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation under an order of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Anton
Koltsov
First Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Government of the Vologda Oblast
First Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Government of the Vologda Oblast
Born on June 24, 1973 in Cherepovets, Vologda Oblast.
Education:
In 1996 graduated from Yaroslavl State Medical Academy majoring in pediatrics.
In 2003 graduated from Cherepovets State University as metal forming engineer.
In 2010 took an occupational retraining course in the Russian State Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the Government of Russian Federation. Master of Business Administration.
Career:
2016 till presently – First Deputy Governor, Vologda Oblast.
2015 – 2016 – Director for EHS, Severstal Management.
2012-2015 – Head of EHS Division, Severstal.
2011-2012 – Production Director, Firma Stoik
2010-2011 – Director for Mechanical Equipment Maintenance, Firma Stoik.
2010-2010 – Maintenance Director, Firma Stoik.
2008-2010 – Development Director, Firma Stoik
2008-2008 – Deputy CEO for Projects, Firma Stoik.
2004-2008 – Head of Maintenance Shop, Firma Stoik.
2003-2004 – Manager, Firma Stoik.
2000-2003 – Technology Engineer, Firma Stoik.
1997-2000 – Surgeon, Cherepovets City Hospital.
1996-1997 – Intern, Cherepovets City Hospital.
Married, with two children.
Alexander
Misharin
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Railways
Alexander Misharin was born in 1959. He graduated from the Urals State University of Railway Transport as a Railway Transport Electrification in 1981. He obtained his second university degree, in economics, from the same university in 1997. Misharin has a CSc degree in economics and a DSc in engineering.He started out as an electrician and rose through the company to become chief engineer of Sverdlovsk Railway. He served as Deputy, First Deputy Minister of the Railways, Chief of Sverdlovsk Railway, Director of the Department for Integrated Development of the Infrastructure of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and Director of the Department for Industry and Infrastructure of the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation.He was Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region from 2009 to 2012.Alexander Misharin became First Vice-President of Russian Railways JSCo in December 2012.
Ekaterina
Soyak
General Director, EMTG
General Director, EMTG
CEO of EMTG
Presidium member of NP OPORA
Chairman of OPORA ROSSII franchising committee.
One of the founders of franchising in Russia. In 2003 founded the first franchising exhibition BUYBRAND Expo that remain a trendsetter in Russia and neighboring countries for the past 15 years. Over this period of time thanks to active promotion of franchising among the entrepreneurial community combined with consulting efforts Ms. Soyak helped a number of international companies enter the Russian market. Organization of the exhibition and following education programs resulted in over 14 000 franchisees in Russia and around it.
Feburary 2014 Ekaterina Soyak received an official certificate of appreciation of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation for merits in carrying out state policy for small and medium-sized businesses.
Pasquale
Terracciano
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to the Russian Federation
Born in Naples, 4 May 1956.
1978 Law Degree, University of Naples
1981 Enters Italian Diplomatic Service
1982 Second Secretary, Human Resources Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1985 Consul at Consulate General, Rio de Janeiro
1989 First Secretary later Counsellor (1991), Italian Permanent Representation to
NATO, Brussels
1993 Counsellor, Economic Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995 Counsellor, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
1996 Counsellor later First Counsellor (1998), Italian Embassy, London and Alternate
Executive Director for Italy at EBRD
2000 First Counsellor, Italian Permanent Representation to the Atlantic Council,
Brussels
2001 Deputy Head of Cabinet to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
2004 Head of Information and Press Office and Spokesman for the Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs
2006 Ambassador to Madrid, also accredited to Andorra
2010 Chief of Cabinet to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
2011 Diplomatic Adviser to the Italian Prime Minister and Prime Minister’s G8 and
G20 Sherpa Representative
2013 Ambassador to London
2018 Ambassador to Moscow
Ambassador Terracciano is married to Karen Lawrence and has two sons and a
daughter.
Front row participants:
Anatoly
Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 in Kaluga Region.
After graduating from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute, worked in agricultural and construction sectors of Kaluga Region economy.
In November 1996, he was elected Vice Governor of Kaluga Region.
Since 2000 – Governor of Kaluga Region.
Anatoly Artamonov is one of the most efficient Russian governors, which is proved by Kaluga Region dynamic development. For a number of years it has been holding leading positions among Russian regions according to various ratings.
Anatoly Artamonov holds many awards, including the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Republic of Korea; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; the Commander of the Legion of Honour, France, and others.
Doctor, Economics.
Pavel
Gagarin
Chairman of the Board, Gradient Alpha
Chairman of the Board, Gradient Alpha
Gradient Alpha Consulting Group and Gradient Alpha Investments Group chairman of the Board.
Expert in investments, finances, taxation, banking and strategic risk-management.
Member of International Fianciers Guild, Russian Union of Industrialists and Enterpreneurs.
Chairman of Moscow City Duma's Legislation Committee's Expert council.
Chairman of "Delovaya Rossiya" (Business Russia) audit division.
Member of expert councils: State Duma's committees on economic policy, innovation development and enterpreneurship, financial markets, budgeting and taxation.
Memter of Chamber of Commerce and Industry's investment policy committee, head of CCI's expert council on tax risk-managementtaxation.
Graduated from Moscow State Institute of Radio-engineering, Electronics and Automation; Modern Business Institute; INFINET courses (USA)
MBA (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration).
MBA teacher at RANEPA Institute of business administration.
Member of Russia Today project (formation the positive image of russian business abroad).
Author of «125 recommendations for a taxpayer» and «300 Pieces of Investment Device».
Sergey
Glushkov
General Director, Red Fox
General Director, Red Fox
Nonna
Kagramanyan
Vice-President for International Affairs, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Vice-President for International Affairs, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Professional specialization:
Management in the sphere of social and economic policy, strategic planning, crisis management, public administration. PR-communication. GR-communication. International affairs
Public and expert activities:
Member of the Expert Council of ANO "Agency for strategic initiatives".
Expert of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Expert of the Civic Chamber of Moscow.
Business coordinator at the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Member of the working group «On implementation of the “Single Window” mechanism within the System of Foreign Economic Activity Regulation»
Board member of the International Business and Enterprise Academy.
The member of the Project committee for the main direction of strategic development of the Russian Federation "International cooperation and export" at Public Business Council.
Member of the working group, responsible for the preparation of the passports of the priority projects International Cooperation and Export in Industry
Member of the working group "On measures to be taken to increase investment appeal in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation” at the State Council of the Russian Federation.
Member of the working group "Support of access to foreign markets and export support" of the National entrepreneurial initiative.
Member of the interdepartmental working group on export promotion through the development of electronic commerce.
Member of the working group on elimination of excessive administrative barriers at the BRICS Business Council
Pavel
Katkov
Senior Partner, KATKOV & PARTNERS LLP
Senior Partner, KATKOV & PARTNERS LLP
Vadim
Kulikov
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
First Deputy General Director, Agency for Technological Development
Graduated from the energy department of Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School, honored inventor of Russia (2009).
Responsible for the selection of projects in the Agency, responsible for interaction with public development institutions, technology parks, foundations.
Has successful experience with incubators and accelerators leading engineering schools of Russia (MIPT, Moscow State Technical University, Moscow State University, MIIT, MEI, etc.), the US (GeorgiaTech, MIT, Berkeley, Columbia, NYU POLY, FAU, and others), Israel (Technion) and Europe (University of Technology of Lausanne, Stockholm University of Technology, etc.), development institutions in Russia (RUSNANO, Russian Venture Company, Skolkovo), USA (NYSEDRA / NY, DOE).
Vadim is actively involved in projects for the reconstruction of engineering competencies and practices of commercialization of innovative technologies in Russia, in cooperation with the committees and commissions of the RSPP (Working Group Skolkovo, on Innovation Board), Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, Commission of Engineering of the Government and the President of the Russian Federation.
Agnessa
Osipova
President, Russian Franchise Association (RFA); President, Baskin Robbins Production International
President, Russian Franchise Association (RFA); President, Baskin Robbins Production International
In 2014 – elected a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Management.
On December 1, 2016 joined the Expert Council on development of trade activities in the Russian Federation of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.
Since June 2016 – President of the Russian Franchise Association (RFA).
Since 2016 – Osipova A.A. Member of the World Franchise Council (WFC) Under the leadership of Osipova A. A. JSC "BRPI" developed promising areas of activity of the enterprise, including the development of production and its modernization, franchise business promotion, improvement of the concepts and formats of outlets. Special attention is paid to supporting small and medium-sized businesses that provides the opportunity to open new businesses and create additional jobs in the regions of Russia and CIS countries. Currently more than 300 cafes of the company in 115 cities and countries of the CIS and Baltic States provide jobs for more than 2,000 people.
The plant quality management system is certified for compliance with ISO 9001-2008. In 2014 JSC "BRPI" received a certificate "Management System of food safety" FSSC 22000.
The plant quality management system is certified for compliance with ISO 9001-2008. In 2014 JSC "BRPI" received a certificate "management System of food safety" FSSC 22000.
Since 2009 JSC “BRPI” has been an Official Purveyor to the Moscow Kremlin.
JSC "BRPI" - the official licensee of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014
The company conducts charitable activities and charity trips for school children to the ice cream factory, provides support to orphanages in Moscow and St.-Petersburg, to municipal societies and funds of the disabled.
JSC "BRPI" is a partner of the military tattoo festival "Spasskaya Tower" in the Red Square, the primary sponsor of ice-cream Festival in Sokolniki park, a partner in many Federal, municipal, sports, cultural and other social events.
Maria
Sapuntsova
Deputy Head, Russian Quality System
Deputy Head, Russian Quality System
Maria Sapuntsova
Deputy Head, Roskachestvo

Graduated Moscow State Institute with honors. She has also obtained an MBA from RANEPA and KingstonUniversity (joint program).
She started her career as a journalist and then became a press-secretary for Director General of Norilsk Nickel, Alexander Khloponin. She took part in his electorate campaigns for the governor of Taymyr region in 2000, as well as for the governor of Krasnoyarsk region in 2004. She was governor’s spokesman and managed the press-service in Taymyr region.
In 2004 she became the Head of the Public Relations department of the largest Russian mineral fertilizer producer EuroChem. In addition to managing the press service she also was in charge of leading internal communications in the holding with over 30,000 employees.
In 2010 she became the Head of Public Relations in Rosselkhozbank. Among her responsibilities were also conducting federal advertising campaigns and running a wide regional network.
One and a half year later she started her professional development in the premium market of consumer goods, becoming a Marketing Director of BORK, a large manufacturer of home appliances.
From 2016 she has worked as a Deputy Head of Roskachestvo. She is responsible for the Communication and Analytical departments, relationship with the manufacturers and the regions, and GR.
Carlos
Chanduvi Suárez
Chief, LAC Regional Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Chief, LAC Regional Division, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.3
Improving Quality of Life Exporting Russian Education: New Challenges and Future Strategies A country with a globally competitive education system is able to attract the most talented people. Indeed, it is a major factor in the success of ...
A country with a globally competitive education system is able to attract the most talented people. Indeed, it is a major factor in the success of a knowledge economy. Turnover in the international education services market is in the billions, while exports of services and academic mobility continue to increase. The priority project “Developing the Export Potential of the Russian Education System” is a timely response to the challenges of exporting Russian education. Its goal is to increase the Russian Federation’s share of non-commodity exports by increasing the appeal of Russian education services on the international education market. The project sets out plans to enact a set of system-wide measures aimed at increasing the appeal of Russian education services. These include the promotion of Russian educational standards abroad, educational programmes, and the advantages of receiving an education in the Russian language. They will aim to secure institutional support for the promotion of Russian education services on the international education market, create special structures focusing on the development of international educational initiatives, and train qualified specialists in the field (including through continued professional development). There will also be an emphasis on training teachers capable of working in a variety of joint international educational programmes, as well as on creating and supporting professional development programmes, seminars on methodology, and academic mobility with respect to developing and implementing joint educational programmes. Stakeholders in these endeavours to improve international cooperation will include the government, business, and academic associations. The roundtable will include a presentation of the preliminary outcomes of the priority project, challenges facing Russian universities with respect to exporting services and the most effective routes to solving them, and promoting Russian education as a brand.
Moderator:
Natalia
Tyurina
Head, Department of Commercial Projects in Education and Social Sphere, Directorate of State Internet Projects, Rossiya Segodnya
Head, Department of Commercial Projects in Education and Social Sphere, Directorate of State Internet Projects, Rossiya Segodnya
Panellists:
Yao Nikez
Adu
President, Association of Foreign Students in Russia
President, Association of Foreign Students in Russia
ADU Yao Nikez, birthday 1979, in Republic of Cot d Ivoire/
Graduation: 2007, Bachelor of Law at RUDN University
2009, Master of Law (International Law) at RUDN University
2012, Ph.D of Law at RUDN Unversity
From 2012 until now: Ph.D Associate Professor at RUDN University
From 2013 until now: President of Non-Profit Organization "Association of International Students"
Ekaterina
Babelyuk
Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Saint-Petersburg State University
Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Saint-Petersburg State University
Olga
Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Mario
De Martino
Graduate Student, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Graduate Student, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Gabriel Anicet
Kotchofa
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Former Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to the Russian Federation and the CIS countries
- Professor, Penza State University
- Associate Professor, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
- Associate Professor, Russian State University of Friendship of the Nations

- President, High Council of Beninese Abroad (HCBE).
- Natural Resources Consultant to the President of the Republic of Benin.
- Secretary General, International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Born on February 27, 1959 in the Republic Benin.
1982 – pre-university studies, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia in Novomoskovsk.
1987 - Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas majoring in Geology, Gas and Oil Deposit Exploration. PhD in Geology and Mineralogy.

1994 – 2013 – Associate Professor, Oil and Gas Exploration Theory Department, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas;
2007 – 2016 - Associate Professor, Mining and Oil Business Department, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas;
2000 – 2013 - Associate Professor, Moscow Academy of Economics and Law;
2013 – 2015 – Professor, Environmental Studies Department, Penza State University;
Starting from 2017 - Associate Professor, Exploration Department, Moscow State University;


1996 – 2013 – Founder, President, Association of Foreign Students in Russia;
Starting from 2002 – Secretary General, International University Sports Federation (FISU);
Starting from 2006 – President, African Diplomatic Academy in Russia;
Starting from 2014 – Deputy Chairman, Board of Trustees, Association of Foreign Students in Russia;
2014 – 2016 – President, Association of Russian Speaking Ambassadors in Russia;
2007 – 2016 – President, High Council of Beninese Abroad (HCBE)
Starting from 2017 – President, Association of Foreign Alumni in Russia;
Starting from 2017 – Vice President, Russian-Chinese-African Foundation in Russia;
Starting from 2017 – Deputy Chairman for Government and Diplomatic Organizations Relations, African Business Initiative;
Starting from 2017 – President, VEGARUS, a non-profit union;


- Honorary Professor, Belgorod State Technological University of Construction Materials;
- Honorary Professor, Moscow Academy of Economics and Law;
- Honorary Professor, Ural State University of Economics;
- Honorary Professor, Institute of Friendship of People of the Caucasus;
- Honorary Professor, Pushkin State Institute of the Russian Language;
- Honorary Professor, Astrakhan State University

- Honorary Peace Envoy, Eurasian Economic Youth Forum; receiver of the Gold Star Award.

December 2013 – awarded with the National Order of Benin (status: Commander).
2017 – awarded with an order for the promotion of the Russian language in the world.

- Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Dialectics and Systems Research and Development;
- Member, International Commission of Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas;
- Member, Association's Accreditation Commission;
- Member, International Center for Educational Systems (UNESCO Office in Russia);
- International Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Oil and Gas Department);
- Member, Board of Trustees, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation;
- Academician, Academy of the World Travel Encyclopaedia;
- Academician, Non-Governmental Organization of Sciences and Innovation NASI.
Vladimir
Filippov
Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Front row participant:
Vera
Podguzova
Managing Director for External Communications, Russian Export Center
Managing Director for External Communications, Russian Export Center
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.4
New Regional Policy: Improving Administration Single-Industry Towns: Let’s Plan the Future In partnership with Single-Industry Town Development Foundation A year ago, the mayors of single-industry towns were presented with some specific challenges. Work is not, however, progressing at the same speed a...
A year ago, the mayors of single-industry towns were presented with some specific challenges. Work is not, however, progressing at the same speed and level of efficiency in every single-industry town, and the efforts of regional and municipal authorities are not always sufficient. What have been the outcomes of implementing the Programme in 2017? What results have single-industry towns and regions been able to achieve? What types of collaboration between regional and municipal authorities and business have proven the most effective? What is the best way to harness the initiative of active citizens, and how can the residents of single-industry towns be encouraged to get involved in development efforts?
Moderators:
Irina
Makieva
Deputy Chair, head of the program "Integrated development of mono-cities", Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chair, head of the program "Integrated development of mono-cities", Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Education:
• Graduated from the Gorky State University in 1989 with a degree in Economics, specialising in Industry Planning.
• Graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Law Academy in 2001.
Experience:
• 2002–2004: Deputy Head of the Department for Regulation of Entrepreneurial Activity at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
• 2004–2006: Chief Adviser at the Analytical Department of the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
2006: Deputy Head of the Department of Priority National Projects at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2006–2008: Head of the Department for Analysis of Performance by Executive Authorities at the Expert Division under the President of the Russian Federation.
• 2008–2009: Deputy Head of Secretariat of First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation I.I. Shuvalov.
• Since November 2009: Vice-Chairman of the State Corporation «The Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)».
Awards:
Has received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation.
Awarded with the medal “For Special Contribution to the Development of Kuzbass” of the 3rd degree in 2010 in recognition of her high professionalism and significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Kemerovo Region.
Awarded the Republic of Tatarstan medal “For Valiant Labour” in recognition of her efficient efforts to modernise the economy of mono-industry towns and fruitful cooperation with the Republic of Tatarstan. Has received a commendation from the President of the Republic of Tatarstan in recognition of her significant contribution to the social and economic development of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Kirill
Tokarev
Anchor, RBC
Anchor, RBC
Panellists:
Boris
Belyaev
Head of Kumertau City District Administration
Head of Kumertau City District Administration
Alexander
Brechalov
Head of the Udmurt Republic
Head of the Udmurt Republic
In 1994, he graduated with academic distinction from the Krasnodar Highest Military School (Military Institute) named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko. In 1999, he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law named after O.E. Kutafin. In 1994-1996 he was a deputy chief of the custodial service at the Chkalovskiy garrison (special air division). In 1996-1999 – lawyer at TV-6 Media.In 1999-2000 – lawyer at the Alfa Bank.In 2001-2002 – head of the legal division at the Uniastrum Bank.In 2002-2003 – director of the legal department at the Uniastrum Bank. In 2003-2006 – Director General at the LLC “Uniastrum Consulting”. In 2006-2011 – President of the Executive office at the LLC “VBO Consulting”.In 2011-2013 – President of the LLC “VBO Consult”.In 2013-2014 – President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. Since 2014 until 2017 – First Vice-President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. According to the Fund “Institute of Economic, Social and Political Studies”, he is at the top of the ISEPI-2016 List of the Most Promising Politicians and Public Figures in Russia. On 10 September 2017 Alexander Brechalov was elected head of the Udmurt Republic
Alexander
Essen
Head of the City of Sarapul
Head of the City of Sarapul
Andrey
Kovalev
Head of Administration of Donetsk City
Head of Administration of Donetsk City
Oleg
Kuvshinnikov
Governor of the Vologda Region
Governor of the Vologda Region
Mr. Kuvshinnikov was born in Cherepovets in 1965. He was actively involved in sport in his childhood and youth. He is a candidate master of sports in hockey. 1982 – Began working at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant. 1985–1987 – Served in the Soviet Army. Military rank – sergeant. 1987 – Worked at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant as the operator of the 250 Mill in the rolling shop. 1994 – Foreman of the rolling shop, then head of the 250 Mill and later deputy head of the production shop. 2000 – Head of the rolling shop. 2002 – Head of Sheet Rolling Shop No. 1. 2002–2006 – Deputy of the Cherepovets City Duma and Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee. 2003 – Member of the United Russia party. 2004–2005 – Member of the Board of Directors of Severstal. 2004–2006 – Director of Social Amenities at Severstal. 2006 – First Deputy Mayor and acting Mayor of Cherepovets. 2007 – Elected Mayor of Cherepovets (65.3% of votes). 2007 – Member of the political council presidium of the Vologda regional branch of the United Russia party. December 2011 – Governor of the Vologda Region. May 17, 2014 – Acting Governor of the Vologda Region. September 23, 2014 – Elected Governor of the Vologda Region (62.98% of votes). Education: 1991 – Yaroslavl College of Soviet Trade. 1994 – St. Petersburg Trade and Economics Institute. 1999 – State University of Management in the ‘Production Management’ programme (Moscow). 2002 – Completed a training course in a corporate programme for the training of ‘Top 100’ managers. 2005 – Completed training in a MBA programme at the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government.
Sergey
Kuznetsov
Head of Novokuznetsk City
Head of Novokuznetsk City
Anatoly
Kurgansky
Head of Administration of the Kameshkovsky District
Head of Administration of the Kameshkovsky District
Rustam
Minnikhanov
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Rustam Minnikhanov was born on March 1, 1957 in the Novyi Arysh village of the Rybno-Slobodsky District in the Tatar ASSR.He graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute in 1978 as mechanical engineer and from Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade (Moscow) as a commodity expert in 1986.
He is a doctor of economic sciences.
1978-1980 - engineer in the Saby District Association of Selkhoztekhnika.
1980-1983 - senior engineer and chief power engineer in the Saby timber industry enterprise.
1983-1985 - deputy chairman of the District Consumer Society Board.
1985-1990 - chairman of the District Consumer Society Board in the Arsk District.
1990-1992 - chairman of the Arsk District Executive Committee.
1992-1993 - first deputy head of the Arsk District Administration.
1993-1996 - head of the Vysokaya Gora District.
1996-1998 - minister of finance of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In 1998, Rustam Minnikhanov was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 25, 2010 - President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 24, 2015 - Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Order of Friendship (2002); Order of Services to Motherland 4th class (2007); Order of Services to the Republic of Tatarstan (2007); Medal in memory of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg (2003);
Medal in memory of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005); Medal to mark the three billionth ton of oil in Tatarstan (2007); Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2008); Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2009); Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2009); Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation (2010); Gratitude of the of the President of the Russian Federation (2012); Gratitude of the of the Government of the Russian Federation (2012, 2013); Order of Honor (2014).
Sergei
Morozov
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Sergey Morozov was born on September 6, 1959 in Ulyanovsk. After graduating from high school, he worked as a machine operator at a furniture factory. He served in the Pacific Fleet from 1977 to 1980.Since 1981 he has worked at the law-enforcement bodies. He graduated from the All-Union Legal Institute with a major in law. He worked his way up from a criminal investigation inspector at the district office of internal affairs up to the head of a special anti-drug trafficking office of the Internal Affairs Department of the Ulyanovsk Region. In 1995, he was appointed head of the Internal Affairs Department of Dimitrovgrad. In December 2000 he was elected Mayor of Dimitrovgrad. In 2003, Dimitrovgrad won a federal competition and was granted the title of the “Cultural Capital of the Volga Region of 2004”. He has twice been awarded special government prizes for achievements in municipal improvements.In December 2004 Mr. Morozov was elected Head of the Administration of the Ulyanovsk Region. On March 28, 2006, the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk Region approved Mr. Morozov’s candidacy for Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region as submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On March 6, 2011, he was re-elected as Governor for a new term.Mr. Morozov has a PhD in Economy. He defended his dissertation on the subject “Formation of a socioeconomic development strategy for the region”.He is married with five children: two sons and three daughters.
Aleksandr
Nikitin
Head of Administration of Tambov Region
Head of Administration of Tambov Region
Graduated from Michurinsk State Agrarian University (MSAU).
Started his career as a consultant on financial and economic issues of Agrarian Reform and Rural Development support Fund.
Since 2009 - Head of MSAU.
Since 2011 - Chairman of the Tambov Regional Duma and member of the Board of public organization “Russian public Association of agricultural economists”.
Member of the Commission on agrarian-food policy, environment and ecology of the Legislators Council of the Russian Federation.
Included in the management personnel pool under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation.
Awarded the badge of the trade Union of agro-industrial complex workers of the Russian Federation, medal named after T. Maltseva for the great contribution to the development of scientific and methodological support of farms effective activities in Russia on insurance, accounting and taxation. Awarded Honorary diplomas of Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation and the medal "For contribution to science".
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Born in 1979 in Moscow.
2001 – graduated from State University of Management.
2007 – was awarded EMBA degree at Stockholm school of Economics.
2002-2011 – held key positions in Ruskompozit Group of companies composed of the largest Russian enterprises which do business in the markets of glass fibre, composite and geosynthetic materials.
2009 — was appointed Director General of Ruskompozit Management Company LLC.
Since 27.07.2011 – held a position of the CEO of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
13.02.2017 – was appointed the acting governor of the Novgorod region by the Presidential Decree.
Member of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia.
Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.
Awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class and the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Gratitude.
Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Married.
Svetlana
Orlova
Governor of Vladimir Region
Governor of Vladimir Region
Born October 23, 1954 in the town of Obluchye, Khabarovsk Territory.
In 1977 she graduated from Ussuriysk State Teacher Training College, followed by the Khabarovsk Higher Party School and professional development courses at the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. She now holds a PhD in Economics.
From 1971–1991, she worked as a teacher at a boarding school in Vladivostok and was involved in party activities. From 1991–1993, she was Vice President, General Director of the Maritime Territory Women’s For-Profit Charity Organization ANNA. From 1993–1999, she was a deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, a member of the Women of Russia faction, a member of the Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and Finance. From 2000–2001, Orlova was Vice President of ZAO NPO Krosna.
In November 2001, she was elected to the Federation Council to represent the Council of People’s Deputies of the Kemerovo Region. From January 2004 to March 2013, she acted as Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
By presidential decree of the Russian Federation as of March 24, 2013, she was appointed Acting Governor of the Vladimir Region.
On September 8, 2013 elected Governor of the Vladimir Region.
She is a recipient of the Order For Services to Homeland of the fourth degree, Order of Honor, Order of Commonwealth, medal of the Order For Services to Homeland of second degree, a medal In Commemoration of 850 Years of Moscow, a medal In the Commemoration of 1000 Years of Kazan, the P.A. Stolypin medal of second degree, and a medal of the Federation Council, the 20 Years medal, 70 years of Vladimir Region commemorative medal, a Letter of Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation, a Letter of Commendation from the Government of the Russian Federation, awards of the Kemerovo Region, badge For Services to the Development of OAO Russian Railways of first degree, and a badge Railway Worker of Honor. She has also received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
She is Deputy Chairperson of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and heads Russia’s delegation to the Congress.
Aleksey
Plakhotnikov
Administration of Kotovsk City
Administration of Kotovsk City
Sergey
Popov
Head of Yurga City
Head of Yurga City
Was born on July, the 4th, 1957 in Morozovo, Kemerovo region.
In 1972 Sergey Vladimirovich finished school №3 in Yurga.
In 1976 he graduated from the Yurga Mechanical College, having received the qualification of a process technician.
From 1976 to 1978 he served in the ranks of the Soviet Army.
In 1986 he received his first higher education, graduating from the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering.
From 2002 to 2006 he studied at the Tomsk State University at the Faculty of Law, having received a qualification as a lawyer.
Sergei Vladimirovich began his labor activity in 1976 at the Yurga Machine-Building Plant as a milling machine operator, then as a construction metalworker.
From 1982 to 1990 - service in the military representation of the Ministry of Defense.
In April 1990, he returned to the Yurga Machine-Building Plant as a leading design engineer and in July of the same year was appointed head of the bureau of technical experts.
From 1990 to 1997, Sergei Vladimirovich held various managerial positions: the head of the bureau of the foreign trade company (FTC) of the YMBP Industrial Group (IG), the head of the FTC production and technical department, the deputy director of the FTC at the YMBP IG, and the deputy head of the foreign trade department of the YMBP IG.
Since April 1997, he worked as deputy head of the mayor - the Chair of Municipal Property Management Committee.
Since November 1998, he headed the branch No8 of the Agency of Justice for Real Estate Property Rights and transactions with them.
Since May 2011, he has been appointed to the post of the First Deputy Head of Yurga, with the assignment of the acting Mayor duties.
From December 2011 to the present, Sergei Vladimirovich holds the post of the Mayor of Yurga.
Among other awards: medals "Father's Glory", "For Service to Kuzbass", "70 Years of the Kemerovo Region", a golden sign "For the implementation of national projects in the Kuzbass".
He is married and has children.
Sergei Vladimirovich is fond of fishing and spearfishing, goes in for sports, speaks several foreign languages. The main values of life is honesty, openness, responsibility.
Alexander
Ustinov
Head of Krasnoturinsk Town District
Head of Krasnoturinsk Town District
Rustem
Khamitov
Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan
He has finished a secondary school in 1971 in Ufa. In 1977 He had graduated the Moscow’s Higher Technical College by H.E. Baumann (the specialty was “aircraft engines”) and returned to Ufa, where in succeeding years he worked at the Ufa Engine Plant and at the Ufa Aviation Institute. Since 1986 he worked as the head of the laboratory for the land use of aviation engines, further – as the chief of the scientific-production department in the Eastern division of the all-Russian Scientific and Research Institute for trunk pipelines construction. In 1990 Rustem Khamitov was elected a deputy of the Bashkir Autonomous Republic’s Supreme Council, where he worked as the chairman of the Supreme Council’s commission for ecology and rational use of natural resources. In 1993-1994 he was working as the Director of the Institute of applied ecology and nature management RB. In 1994-1996 Rustem Khamitov was heading the Ministry of wild-life conservation, nature management, prevention and liquidation of the emergency situations’ after-effects RB. In 1996-1999 he was the Minister for emergency situations and ecological security RB and a member of the Security Council RB. In 1999 Rustem Khamitov has headed the department for prevention and liquidation of emergency situations under the Emergencies Ministry of Russian Federation Since 2000 he was appointed the chief federal inspector in Republic of Bashkortostan under the Plenipotentiary of the President of Russian Federation in Volga federal district and further – the acting deputy Plenipotentiary of the President of Russian Federation in Volga federal district. In 2003-2004 Rustem Khamitov was the chief of the interregional inspectorate for the biggest tax-payers N4, the head of the Biggest Tax-Payers Department under the Ministry for taxes and dues of Russian Federation. In 2004 Rustem Khamitov was appointed the head of the Federal Water Resources Agency. He worked as the deputy President of JSC “RUSHYDRO” since 2009. On July 15, 2010, Rustem Zakievitch Khamitov was appointed the interim acting President of Republic of Bashkortostan in accordance with the decree of the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. On July 19, 2010, the deputies of the State Council-Kurultay-RB have approved the candidature of Rustem Khamitov, offered by the President of Russia and vested him with the authority of the President of Republic of Bashkortostan. Rustem Khamitov is a doctor of technical sciences on the problems of automated control systems. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications. Rustem Khamitov is rewarded with the Honorable Diploma RB (1999), with the Honorable Diploma of Russian Federation’s Government (2004) and with the Gratitude of the President of Russian Federation (2008). Rustem Khamitov is married and has two children.
Vladimir
Chernov
First Deputy Governor of Kemerovo Region
First Deputy Governor of Kemerovo Region
Vladimir Nikolayevich Chernov was born in 1973 in Anzhero-Sudzhensk. In 1995, he graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University, major in electrical engineering.
He attended the program of management training for the Russian national economy organizations (Presidential program) and had an internship in Germany.
In 2015, Vladimir Nikolayevich completed in non-government educational institution “Moscow School of Management “Skolkovo” the training program to train the teams that manage the single-industry towns development projects.
His career started in the “Anzheromash” in 1995. In 1998 - 1999, he worked as a head of department of marketing and sales, chief engineer in JSC “AVTOS”. From 1999 to 2003, he was a deputy head of Anzhero-Sudzhensk. Until 2008, Vladimir Nikolayevich was the first deputy head of the city. In the period from 2008 to 2011, he was CEO of the refinery “Severny Kuzbass”.
From 2011 to 2016, he was a head of Anzhero-Sudzhensk.
In September 2016, he was appointed Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region for investment and innovation. In November 2016, Vladimir Nikolayevich was appointed First Deputy Governor of the Kemerovo region.
Front row participants:
Oleg
Astakhov
Chief Doctor, Municipal Hospital of the City of Kumertau SBIH
Chief Doctor, Municipal Hospital of the City of Kumertau SBIH
Vladimir
Gusev
Chairman, Association of Homeowners "Uyut"
Chairman, Association of Homeowners "Uyut"
Dmitriy
Islamov
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Ilya
Krivogov
Chief Executive Officer, Single-Industry Town Development Foundation
Chief Executive Officer, Single-Industry Town Development Foundation
Education: 1993-1996 – studied at the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics 1993-1996 – graduated Moscow Textile Academy majoring in Production Technology1996-1998 – graduated Moscow Higher School of Economics with an MBA, majored in Economics of a Company. Post-graduate studies in MHSE in Economics and Governmental Management. In 2002 went through an International Program for Development Efficiency Evaluation Program in Carlton University of Ottawa, Canada. Work experience: 1997-2010 – managing positions in the Federalniy Centr Proektnogo Finansirovania JSC.2010-2015 – chief of investment consulting and monocities project expertise of the External Policies Department in Vneshekonombank. Since August, 2015 – CEO of NGO Fond Razvitiya Monogorodov.
Alexey
Muratov
Partner, KB "Strelka"
Partner, KB "Strelka"
He served as the chief editor of the magazine "Project Russia" from 2007 to 2013. Author of more than hundred scientific and public articles in journals of Russia, Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy and France. Professor of the International Academy of architecture. Award winner of the Union of Moscow Architects contest “Golden Section”. Science council member of Schusev State Museum of Architecture. Skolkovo Town Planning Council member until 2014. In 2011-2012 was the representative of the Atelier international du Grand Paris (AIGP) in Moscow.
Maria
Prozorova
Project Manager, Siberian Investment Group
Project Manager, Siberian Investment Group
Anna
Shabarova
Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Born in Sverdlovsk. Graduated from the Ural State Legal Academy in 1999 and gained a post-graduate degree in Crisis Management in 2005. Anna Shabarova's career began in the Public Prosecution Service of Yekaterinburg in 1995. In 1997-2000 she worked as a legal advisor at the Ural Optical Mechanics Plant, and in 2001-2003 she headed the Legal Department of the Regional Crisis Management Centre. From 2004 to 2011 she was the head of the Ural Office of the Strategiya insolvency administrator partnership, before becoming director for legal issues at the Egoroshinskiy Radio Manufacturing Plant, Sverdlovsk Region, until 2015. Shabarova was appointed Vice President of RCC in 2016. She is currently responsible for HR management andsocial partnerships with regional authorities, as well as RCC’s charity projects and initiatives. Anna is member of the board of trustees of the charity fund of the Russian copper company.
Andrey
Sharonov
President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
President, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Andrei Sharonov joined Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in September 2013 as Dean, having left the position of Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in Moscow City Government.Born in 1964 in Ufa, Andrei Sharonov graduated as an engineer from Ufa State Aviation Technical University and as a lawyer from Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation; in 1994 obtained his PhD in Social Studies.From 1989 to 1991 a Member of the Soviet Parliament, Congress of People’s deputies of the USSR; till 1996 chaired the Russian Federal Committee (Ministry) on Youth Affairs.In 1996-2007 occupied the positions of Deputy Minister, State Secretary and First Deputy Minister at Economics Development Ministry of Russian Federation.In the period from 2007 till 2010, Managing Director and the Board of Directors’ Chairman for Troika Dialog (Private Investment Company).Board Member for OJSC NOVATEK, ALROSA Group, Bank of Moscow OJSC, OJSC Sovcomflot, MC NefteTransService LLC and JSC Eco-System Management Company.As of December 22, 2010, by appointment of Moscow City Mayor Decree, Andrei Sharonov served at Moscow City Government as Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy in charge of budgeting, industrial and city business development, regional rate regulations as well as competition and public retail and procurement policy, trade and services.Since 2012, Andrei Sharonov is heading Executive Committees of Moscow Urban Forum and Open Innovations Forum.Andrei Sharonov received 2009 “Aristos” Awards as “Independent Director” and “Director of the Year”; the Person of the Year in Business Reputation for 2012.Andrei Sharonov was awarded with the Order of Honour and granted the title of “Honoured Economist of Russian Federation”.
Savva
Shipov
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
He was born on January 15, 1980 in Kaliningrad. In 2001, he graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy. In 2005, he graduated from the post-graduate department of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences with a PhD degree in law. From 1999 to 2002 Savva Shipov worked as a specialist of the State Legal Department of the Ministry of Federal Affairs, National and Migration Policy of the Russian Federation. From 2001 to 2002 – an expert in the working group of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation in the preparation of proposals on the division of powers between the federal bodies of state power, bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation and local self-government. From 2002 to 2007 – worked as a lawyer, head of the legal department, deputy director of the NGO "Center for Legal Support to Local Government." From 2006 to 2008 – the expert of the interdepartmental working group on federal relations and local self-government of the Commission under the President of the Russian Federation on the improvement of public administration. From 2007 to 2008 – President, Head of the Legal Experts Group on State Building and Local Government NGO "Center for Public Reforms." From August 2008 – Deputy Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. From October 2008 - Director of the Department of federative relations and local self-government of the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. From January 2010 - Director of the Department of State Regulation of Economy, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. From 2011 to 2016 – head of the Federal Accreditation Service. In June 2016 Savva Shipov was appointed deputy minister of economic development of the Russian Federation
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.5
Improving Quality of Life Healthcare in Russia’s Regions: Performance Today and Goals for 2025 Growing investment in the health of the population is a guarantee of increased labour productivity, economic development, and the preservation of r...
Growing investment in the health of the population is a guarantee of increased labour productivity, economic development, and the preservation of regional social stability. This is a shared challenge, involving the government, business, and citizens themselves. Today, some of Russia’s regions have been able to use the resources provided to achieve improved life expectancy for their populations, whilst others still lag seriously behind. An analysis of achievements and problems within healthcare will provide a basis for understanding how to improve Russian life expectancy from the present 72 to 76 years by 2025. It is clear that such an improvement will require considerable efforts on the part of federal and regional authorities, as well as additional investment and radically new approaches to healthcare. What is the secret of regional leaders in healthcare? What resources are needed to improve the health of the Russian population? What is the optimal balance between government investment in public health and investment on the part of business and citizens themselves? What is the role of the heads of regions and municipal entities in safeguarding the health of the population? What are the priority areas with respect to healthcare investment?
Moderator:
Evelina
Zakamskaya
Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24
Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24
Evelina Zakamskaya was born on November 17, 1977, in Baku, and graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Tver State University. She is a presenter for Radio Mayak and for Mir, a television and radio company. Since 2006, she has been an anchor for television channel Russia 24. She writes and presents Mnenie (Opinion), a talk show covering social and political issues, and Idei, menyayushchie mir (World-Changing Ideas), a series of popular science programmes. Evelina Zakamskaya moderates Russia 24 sessions at major international forums. She is married with two daughters.
Panellists:
Ivan
Belozertsev
Governor of Penza Region
Governor of Penza Region
Ivan Belozertsev was born on 15 September 1958 in Baranovo, Orel Region.
In 1980, he graduated from Ulyanovsk Tank Academy and, in 1992, from the Armed Forces Academy.
Mr Belozertsev started working as an assistant harvester operator while he was still at school.
1976–2004 – occupied various positions in the Army;
2004–2005 – Penza City Duma, Chairman;
2005–2012 –Mayor of Penza;
2012–2015 – Legislative Council of Penza Region, Chairman
May 25, 2015 – appointed Acting Governor of Penza Region;
September 13, 2015 – elected Governor of Penza Region;
September 21, 2015 – officially assumed the office of Governor.
Ivan Belozertsev was awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” and other state awards.
He holds a CSc in teacher training. Married with two children.
Mikhail
Ignatiev
Head of the Chuvash Republic
Head of the Chuvash Republic
He was born on January 8, 1962 in the village of Malye Torkhany, Cheboksarsky district of the Chuvash ASSR.In 1990 Mikhail Vasilievich graduated from the Chuvash Agricultural Institute with a degree in agronomy, in 1997 he graduated from the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation with a degree in legal studies. In 1998-1999 he passed professional retraining in the Volga-Viatka Academy of State Service in the specialization of "State and Municipal Administration."
Mikhail Vasilievich has a scientific degree of candidate of agricultural sciences.
Mikhail Vasilievich began his labor activity in 1981 in Production Association "Khimprom" (Novocheboksarsk) as an electrician for repair electrical equipment.
1983-1987 - foreman of the field brigade, the head of the Ianishy production site in the collective farm "Progress" of Cheboksary district.
1987-1992 - Chairman of the Board of the collective farm "Progress" Cheboksary district.
1992-1996 - director of CJSC "Progress", Cheboksary district.
1996-1999 - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Chuvash Republic,
1999-2002 - head of the Cheboksary district self-government.
2002-2010 - First Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - Minister of Agriculture of the Chuvash Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - Minister of Agriculture of the Chuvash Republic.
On July 28, 2010, at the request of the President of the Russian Federation, the State Council of the Chuvash Republic Mikhail Vasilievich was granted the authority of the President of the Chuvash Republic. On August 29, 2010, he assumed the office of President of the Chuvash Republic. From January 1, 2012 - Head of the Chuvash Republic.
He is also a member of the State Council of the Russian Federation.
Awards.
Medal of honor, Medal "For agricultural works", Certificate of honor of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Chuvash ASSR, gold medal of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation "For contribution to the development of the Russian agro-industrial complex"
Mikhail Vasilievich has the honorary diplomas of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia; he was awarded the honorary badge "For merits in the development of physical culture and sport".
Married, has a son and a daughter.
Veronika
Skvortsova
Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Veronika Skvortsova was born in Moscow on November 1, 1960.
She graduated from the 2nd Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute in 1983 and completed a Postgraduate Clinical Residency Programme and an Advanced Postgraduate Programme specializing in neuropathology. In 1994, she qualified as a higher category neurologist.
After graduating, she worked for the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute (the Russian State Medical University since 1991) for 25 years.
Veronika Skvortsova became head of one of Russia’s first neurology emergency services at Moscow’s 1st municipal hospital established on the basis of the neurology clinic of the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute in 1989.
In 1989–1995, she served as assistant and, in 1995–1997, as assistant professor at the Neuropathology Department of the Russian State Medical University.
She became Head of the Fundamental and Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Department in 1997.
Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Director of the Russian Stroke Research Institute in 2005.
She was Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Social Development from 2008 to 2012.
Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Minister of Healthcare by Presidential Executive Order No. 650 of May 21, 2012.
She is vice-president and co-founder of the National Stroke Association, director of the World Stroke Organization and secretary general of the European Stroke Council.
She is a Doctor of Medicine, Professor, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
Veronika Skvortsova is an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.
She has been awarded an Order of Honour and won the Pirogov Prize and Moscow Government Prize in Medicine.
She is the author of more than 400 research papers and holds seven patents for her inventions.
Arkadi
Stolpner
Chairman of the Board of Directors, DTC IIBS
Chairman of the Board of Directors, DTC IIBS
Born March 28, 1958 in Leningrad.
In 1982 Graduated Leningrad’s First Medical Institute named after Pavlov with a major in Medicine.
Completed a post graduate course in VNIIFK in Leningrad in 1987.
In 1990 graduated Shenyang Medical Institute in China with a degree in Oriental Medicine for foreigners.
Since 1991 remained on senior staff of various hi-tech retail and R&D companies.
Became CEO of LDC MIBS in 2003 and currently oversees all the innovative projects in the company. The list of company’s projects includes:
Largest MRI network in Russia.
Largest telemedical network.
Center for radiosurgery and radiotherapy.
World-class athlete in rowing. Married, raised a daughter and two sons.
Maksim
Tkachenko
Executive Director, Association “Public-Private Partnership Development Center” (PPP Development Center)
Executive Director, Association “Public-Private Partnership Development Center” (PPP Development Center)
Education:
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Professional background:
2011–2013: held a number of positions in the Moscow Administration in the following areas: state regulation of public utilities, tariff regulation, state procurement, competition development.
June 2013: GR Director, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
November 2013: Director, Research and Analytics Department, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
September 2014: Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership Development Center

Background in public private partnership:
- PPP Region Rating (PPP Start, 2014). Comprehensive analysis of regions’ readiness for cooperation with private investors on PPP principles;
- Use of concession agreements (2014). Comprehensive analysis of concessions best practices in Russia;
- Developed a method for assessing investment project implementation models involving government or municipal participation. Developed recommendations for EBRD grant use in the best interests of the Ministry for Economic Development;
- Assessment of PPP in Russia. Opinion of businesses (2013). Analysis of public private cooperation in major investment proje