Programme 2018

February 15
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
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
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 3.5
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 3.9
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
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 3.9
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business The Contribution of Innovative Clusters to Regional Investment Attractiveness A great deal of activity is in evidence today surrounding the formation of companies and the scaling-up of their operations – startups and scaleups...
A great deal of activity is in evidence today surrounding the formation of companies and the scaling-up of their operations – startups and scaleups. The largest contribution to employment growth is being provided by just 3% of the most dynamic companies. This poses a new challenge for national economic policy. Some answers may be found in a cluster policy. The structure of a cluster is formed by existing companies which have already established themselves, cemented their position in business or science, and matured to the point of being able to undertake joint action. Clusters can help strengthen the demonstration effect for fast-growing companies by facilitating more intensive and open communication between their members. A number of existing fast-growing companies (for example, from the list of ‘national champions’) whose competitiveness is chiefly dependent on their local surroundings, can form clusters around themselves, attracting new organizations and transforming existing ones. Are traditional support measures in the sphere of small and medium-sized businesses and innovation sufficient to stimulate the scaling-up of successful companies? What new tools can be proposed for the support of fast-growing companies, and how can old tools be reoriented for these purposes? What is the role of leading Russian clusters in the realm of cutting-edge technologies and in transforming the stream of startups into a stream of fast-growing companies?
Moderator:
Pavel
Rudnik
Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
Project Manager, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
Panellists:
Andrey
Antonov
Deputy Governor of Tomsk Region for Economy Issues
Deputy Governor of Tomsk Region for Economy Issues
Andrei Antonov was born November 13, 1978 in Seversk. In 2001 graduated the department of economics and construction management of the Tomsk State Architecture University cum laude. In 2003 graduated cum laude the management training program for public service organizations. From 2001 to 2011 worked at Tomskaya Domostroitelnaya Kompania JSC covering a career from an economist to director of commerce to deputy director for quality control. Since 2011 – CEO of Tomskaya Stroitelnaya Servisnaya Kompaniya LLC. In 2010 elected a deputy of the Tomsk State Duma, 5th Session from Akademichesky district, chairman of the commission on economic development and business support.
Since September 1, 2012 – deputy governor of Tomsk oblast on economics.
Member of the work group on implementing the concept of creating innovative center INO TOMSK in the Tomsk region, an initiative headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation A. Dvorkovich.
Co-chairman of the committee of modernization and innovative economy of the Association of the Innovative Regions of Russia.
Member of the project committee on improving special organization of the economy of the Russian Federation at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Dmitriy
Ivanchenko
Senior Vice President, Head of Expert and Analytical Directorate, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Senior Vice President, Head of Expert and Analytical Directorate, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Dmitry
Razumovsky
Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region
Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga Region
2000: graduated from the North-Western Academy of Public Administration (Kaluga Branch) in Finance and Credit and the Moscow Bauman State Technical University (Kaluga Branch) in Machine Building.
2000: joined Tsentrgeomonitoring as a Senior Research Assistant.
2002: Head of Geology Department of the Western Regional Centre of the Russian Academy of Natural Science.
May 2003: Deputy Director, Prityazhenie, Geological and Manufacturing Unit
August 2003: Senior Expert, Department of Public Utilities Reform, Ministry of Construction, Roads and Public Utilities, Kaluga Region
2004–2006: Senior Expert, Deputy Head of Financial Division, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
August 2008: Deputy Head of Department for Finance and Economics, Federal Agency for Subsoil Use
November 2009: Deputy CEO/Head of Environmental Department, Kaluga Region Development Corporation
March 2010: Head of Division for Economics and Property, Kaluga City Administration
October 2013: Minister of Information Social Development, Kaluga Region
July 2016: Minister for Economic Development, Kaluga Region
CSc in Economics.
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.
Elena
Shmeleva
Head, Talent and Success Foundation
Head, Talent and Success Foundation
Education
Saint-Petersburg State University (SpBU), Sociology department (1995), Candidate of Sociological Sciences (2005).
Experience
1993-1999 - Research Institute for Complex Social Studies, Saint-Petersburg State University;
1999-2006 – Director of the research agency, Director of the Russian branch of Media Tenor International, international media research institute;
2006-2007 – Expert at The Center for Strategic Research Foundation, Head of Analytical department at General Executive Committee of the «United Russia» political party;
2007-2011 – Head of the Journalism department, Saint-Petersburg State University;
2011-2014 – Vice President of the «Sistema» Charity Fund;
2012-2014 – Head of «Lift to the Future», non-profit partnership for promotion of intellectual and creative potential of the youth;
2012-2014 – Acting Dean of Higher School of Management and Innovation of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Author of two monographs and 32 scientific articles;
Since 2015 – Head of Educational Foundation «Talent and Success», Member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for Science and Education.
Heinrich
Schmidt
Head of Life Science, Russia & CIS, Merck
Head of Life Science, Russia & CIS, Merck
Born in 1956 Austria
Since November 2015 – Life Science Director, Merck Russia and CIS
In 1986 joined the company, which later was integrated into Merck (previously – Millipore, Merck Millipore)
Since then occupied a number of leading positions, including the following ones:
2014 - 15 - Head of Sales & Development, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Merck Millipore
2013 - 14 - Head of Customer Service Europe/EMEA, Merck Millipore
2011 - 13 - Director of Bio-Monitoring & Biopharm Process Solutions EMEA, Merck Millipore International Sales
2005 - 11 - Area Sales Manager Millipore Export Europe
1999 - 2005 - European Manager of the Central Sales Support Organization (CSSO), Life Sciences Division
1994 - 99 Austrian Country Manager and Director Millipore India Private Limited
1986 - 94 Various management positions at Millipore Intertech, Vienna
1984 - 86 Area Sales Manager for CSSR for Diagnostics and Instrumentation (Boehringer Mannheim)
Holds Master degree in Biotechnology from the University of Bodenkultur, Vienna
Front row participants:
Semen
Vuymenkov
Minister of Economic Development of the Arkhangelsk Region
Minister of Economic Development of the Arkhangelsk Region
Alexander
Kobenko
Acting Deputy Governor - Minister of Economic Development, Investments and Trade of the Samara Region
Acting Deputy Governor - Minister of Economic Development, Investments and Trade of the Samara Region
Born in 1978 in the Omsk Region.
Successfully graduated from the Siberian State Automobile and Highway Academy (Omsk) in 2000 and started his career in the large enterprises of Omsk: Head of Department of Budget Planning and Control at Open Joint-Stock Company “Omsky Kauchuk”, later as the Head of Department of Master Planning and Control at OJSC “Omsktekhuglerod”.
In 2002 was appointed the Head of Projects at the “Carana” consulting company (Moscow) and in 2004 became one of the managing partners at the “Cogito Management Consulting”.
In 2005 he started working at OJSC “AVTOVAZ” in Togliatti as the Head of the Managing office of the Financial Directorate, and as the Director of the Project “Budget Management System Development”.In 2009 he chaired the Directorate for Economy and Planning of the VP for Finance and Economy and was the acting Finance Director of OJSC “AVTOVAZ”.
On 19 June 2012 the Governor of the Samara Region appointed Mr. Kobenko to the position of Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Samara Region – the Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of the Samara Region. In 2014 the Order of the Governor of the Samara Region appointed him to the position of the Vice Governor - Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade of the Samara Region.
The priority lines of activity are the development of investment potential of the region, creation of conditions for the implementation of youth initiatives and projects in the sphere of innovations and entrepreneurship, development of cluster policy.
Maxim
Shereykin
General Director, Agency for Technological Development
General Director, Agency for Technological Development
Was born in 1974 in Kaluga. Education. 1997 г. – Bauman Moscow State Technological University (Kaluga branch), system engineer. 2008 г. – The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA). Work experience. In 1992 started his career as a system programmer at commercial communal bank of Kaluga. In 1998 was invited to Public Administration, started as a senior specialist, then was promoted to Head of macroeconomic forecast and productive power placement division of Economy and Production Department of Kaluga region. In 2002-2003 participated in creation and launching of “Kaluga Mortgage Corporation” at the post of deputy General Director. From 2004 till 2008 was occupied as deputy Minister – head of investment department at Ministry of Economic Development of Kaluga region. In 2008 took up an appointment as Minister of Economic Development of Kaluga region. In 2009-2010 was occupied as Deputy Head of Administration of Obninsk for Economic Development. Since February 2010 till September 2013 was Deputy Governor of Kaluga region. Since September 2013 till May 2016 was Deputy Minister for Development of Far East of Russian Federation. At present Mr. Shereykin is CEO in Agency of technological development established by Government of Russian Federation. Awards. Holds the Distinguished Service Medal for Kaluga state of 2nd and 3rd degree.
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
February 16
09:00–10:30
Tolstoy Hall
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Creating Ecosystems to Develop E-Commerce: Challenges and Opportunities The introduction of information and communications technologies and changing consumer preferences have led to the rapid growth of online commerce, ...
The introduction of information and communications technologies and changing consumer preferences have led to the rapid growth of online commerce, which is opening up opportunities for Russian companies to enter not only domestic but also foreign markets. Russia’s e-commerce sector has expanded at a brisk pace in recent years, and continues to grow with confidence. Experts assess the value of the e-commerce market in Russia in 2017 at RUB 1.1 trillion. To accelerate the pace of e-commerce, it would be a good idea to establish an ecosystem based around a technology platform, which would bring together sellers, buyers and service companies, marketing and delivering goods to consumers in every region of the country and overseas. This would give companies easier market access for their products. Companies would simply need to decide what to produce and offer for sale. Manufacturing and supply, marketing, the website, accounting functionality, warehousing, financing and delivery would all be provided through such a platform. What is currently determining the development of domestic and external e-commerce? How can digital economy ecosystems help to radically change the landscape in this sector? What impact might a platform have on the growth of small and medium-sized business?
Moderator:
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.
Panellists:
Iliya
Dimitrov
Executive Director, Association of Electronic Trading Platforms
Executive Director, Association of Electronic Trading Platforms
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.
Boris
Nuraliev
Founder, Director, 1C
Founder, Director, 1C
Born in Moscow in 1958. Married with three children.
Graduated with honours from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics (MESI) with a degree in Automated Control System in 1980. Holds a PhD in Economics, dissertation on the automation of system design for computer processing of economic information.
Worked at MESI as an engineer since 1980, then started working as a junior researcher. Worked at the Scientific Research and Design Institute for Industrial Technology of the Central Statistical Administration of the USSR (now Statinform of the Federal State Statistics Service) as a senior researcher, sector manager, department manager and head engineer since 1987.
Headed up 1C Company, which specialized in the development, distribution and support for computer programs, in 1991. 1C is most famous for 1C:Enterprise programs, which are used by millions of employees in commercial and public organizations every day in order to increase management and accounting. The company is also famous for products developed for home computers and the sphere of education.
1C:Enterprise includes integrated ERP-class solutions for asset management of industrial, commercial and service organizations; products for financial management and accounting of holding companies and individual organizations; products for the organization of electronic document management, electronic document exchange between organizations and delivery of electronic reporting to regulatory authorities; payroll and personnel management; for the automation of state and municipal agencies; and a variety of industry-specific solutions developed by 1C, its partners and independent organizations. Since 2013, 1C has been included in the Forbes Russia’s 200 largest private companies rating.
Nikolai
Podguzov
General Director, Russian Post
General Director, Russian Post
Born May 29, 1974 in Leningrad.
1997 – graduated Saint-Petersburg State Technical University.
2000 – graduated Moscow State University of International Relations
2000 – 2003 – occupied various positions at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
2003 – 2006 – vice-president of the TRUST bank. 2006 – 2010 – vice-president of the Renaissance capital – Finance Consultant. 2010 – 2012 – deputy head, VTB Capitol.
2012 – 2013 deputy director of the Economics Department at the Government of the Russian Federation.
2013 – 2017 – deputy minister of economic development of the Russian Federation
2017 – CEO of Pochta Rossii, the Russian postal service
Ilya
Sattarov
Deputy General Director for Chain Development, Sales and Human Resources, PJSC "Magnit"
Deputy General Director for Chain Development, Sales and Human Resources, PJSC "Magnit"
Yermolai
Solzhenitsyn
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Supports companies in the metals and mining, oil and gas, aircraft, and travel sectors, helping clients to improve strategy, operations and sales, as well as leading organization and governance transformations.
Since joining McKinsey in 1998, Yermolai has developed wide experience in strategy development, operations and sales improvements, and organizational and governance system transformation for companies in the metallurgy, oil and gas, aircraft, and transportation sectors. He takes an active part in projects related to municipal and regional infrastructure development , as well as healthcare system improvement efforts aimed at improving the quality of services provided by healthcare institutions.
Yermolai is a leader of McKinsey EMEA Metals & Mining Practice and a co-leader of McKinsey’s EMEA Oil & Gas Practice. He is a member of our global Travel, Infrastructure, and Logistics Practice and takes an active part in international projects to develop new approaches to operations improvements for companies in the raw materials sector.Yermolai is a also a co-leader of McKinsey’s Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products practices in Europe.
Before joining McKinsey, Yermolai spent several years working in China and Taiwan and, later, as a consultant at the World Bank in Washington DC.
Front row participant:
Dmitry
Mezentsev
Chairman of The Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation Committee on Economic Policy
Chairman of The Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation Committee on Economic Policy
Born August 18, 1959 in Leningrad.
After graduating, in 1981, from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers, worked as a workshop expert of the Leningrad-Baltic Locomotive Depot of the Oktyabrskaya Railways.
1983–1984: carried out Young Communist League work in Leningrad.
1984–1990: served as an officer in the Soviet Army, in the army press division.
1990–1991: people’s deputy of the Leningrad City Soviet, head of the Leningrad Soviet and city executive committee press centre.
1991–1996: Chairman of the Press and Media Committee of the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office, representative of the Ministry for Information and the Press of Russia.
1996–1999: Deputy Chairman of the State Press Committee of the Russian Federation.
November 1999: President, Centre for Strategic Research (Moscow).
January 2002 – June 2009: member of the Council of the Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (CF FARF), representative of the Administration of the Irkutsk Region on the CF FARF; 2002–2006: Chairman of the CF Commission on information policy.
2004–2009: Vice Chairman of the CF FARF
2006: by directive of the Government of the RF, appointed authorized representative for the SCO Business Council and elected Chairman of the SCO Business Council; re-elected in 2009.
2009–2012: Governor and Chairman of the Government of the Irkutsk Region.
On June 7, 2012, at the SCO summit in Beijing, appointed Secretary-General of the Organisation for January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.
Ambassador.
Professor, Head of Political Psychology Department, St. Petersburg University, since 2008, CSc (Psych.), associate professor of MGIMO (U) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR and of Russia since 1988.
Marries with a daughter and a grandson.
Awards: Order ‘For services to the Homeland’ 4th degree, Order of Honour, medals, officer of the state Order of the Legion d’Honneur (France), medal ‘For strengthening Russian–Chinese Friendship’.
09:00–10:30
Hall №2
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Investment in Tourism: Attractive Segments of the Sector and Preparations for the 2018 World Cup The tourism industry is a promising area for investment. One rouble invested in tourism can yield as many as five roubles in return. As part of a t...
The tourism industry is a promising area for investment. One rouble invested in tourism can yield as many as five roubles in return. As part of a targeted federal programme to develop domestic and foreign tourism in the Russian Federation over the period 2011–2018, a large number of investment projects are being implemented which are centred around the creation of tourism, recreation, and motor tourism clusters. Individual Russian regions are also progressing with their own investment initiatives. In 2018 Russia will host the FIFA World Cup. Preparations for this important sporting event will involve new challenges and new investment opportunities. What segments of the tourism sector are the most promising today, and what are the factors that determine their investment attractiveness? What are the specific features of industrial, cruise-based, ethnographic, and other kinds of tourism from the point of view of investment? What role can domestic and inbound tourism play in improving a region’s investment appeal? What will the 2018 World Cup contribute to the development of the sector from an investment point of view, and how can effective use be made of the ‘championship legacy’ once the matches are over?
Moderator:
Maxim
Safonov
Director, Green Capital Alliens; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Director, Green Capital Alliens; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Maxim Safonov is an international affairs expert in economics, and a prominent specialist in the banking services area. He has worked for a long time on the practical problems of developing banking and non-banking financial organizations, located in Russia and abroad. He has several decades of publications on the issues of national economic security, the regulation of financial systems, and anti-crisis management using financial organizations.
Professional experience:
2013-present: advisor/deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences
2011-2014: doctoral candidate at RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation (out of work)
2001-present: senior lecturer/associate professor/professor at the Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Russian government/ RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation
1999-2002: Chief Consultant of the Board of Directors/ Head of Analysis, Forecasting and Strategic Planning / Head of the Department of Development and Planning of the Bank for Foreign Economic Activities (Vnesheconombank).
1998-1999: director for corporate financing/deputy general director of Unicon/Consulting group
1996-1998: working and training abroad
1994-1996: advisor on specialized projects, City Mayor’s Office, St. Petersburg
1991-1992: general manager, Russian-American joint venture, the Hermitage Marketing Company
Education
1982-1987: Leningrad State University named after A.A. Zhdanov, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Orientalist and historian
1992–1994 : Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, International Affairs, PhD Related Program.
1996–1998: — John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Continuing Education Program, Business to Government Relations
1998-2000: The Banking Management Center/Faculty of Finance and Banking Business, Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation, Finances and Credit, Banking Business, economist
2007-2009: Doctoral candidate at the Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian, The global economy and international relations, dissertation theme: “The Development of Approaches to Improve the Competitiveness of the National Economy by Attracting International Capital”.
2011-2014: Doctoral candidate at RANEPA, Management and the national economy sector, doctoral thesis on the “Transformation of the Management of Financial Resources in the National Economy Esing the Example of the Modernization of Public Corporations”.
Panellists:
Olga
Arkhangelskaya
Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY
Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY
Olga has more than 15 years of experience in Real Estate, specializing in real estate valuation, feasibility studies, financial analysis, real estate portfolio strategy development, concept development cluster analysis, hospitality, financing and transaction structuring. Olga was the first RICS Chairwoman in the CIS; she is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Russia. In 2010 Olga won the prize "Personality of the Year" at the Annual Commercial Real Estate Moscow Awards. Her personal and professional achievements have made Olga one of the most influential real estate market experts.
Yuri
Barzykin
Vice President, Russian Union of Travel Industry
Vice President, Russian Union of Travel Industry
1991–1993: Mr. Barzykin was MP and Deputy Chairman of City Council of People’s Deputies of Sochi. 1994–1998: MP and Deputy Chairman for Legislation and Legal Policy under the Legislative Assembly of Krasnodar Krai. 1996–2001: MP and Chairman of the Sochi City Assembly of the first and second convocations. 2001–2003: Deputy Head of the Krasnodar Krai Administration for development of the Azov and Black Sea coast, sanatoria, resorts and tourism, as well as General Director of the Department for Integrated Development of the Azov and Black Sea Coast; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Krasnaya Polyana Plc; organised preparations for creating the tourist and recreational alpine resort Krasnaya Polyana in Sochi.2003: United Russia Party Envoy to the Krasnodar Krai. He spearheaded the regional election headquarters of the party for elections to Russia’s State Duma. 2004 –2008: Member of the Party’s General Council. 2003–2007: MP in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the fourth convocation from United Russia, Vice-Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Chairman of the Subcommittee for the Tourist Services Market.Since 2008: Vice-President of the Russian Union of Tourist Industry. Since 2005: Chairman of the Committee for Entrepreneurship in Tourism. Mr. Barzykin is an expert of the Coordination Council for implementing the federal target programme “Development of Inland and Inbound Tourism in the Russian Federation (2011–2018).”He is a member of advisory boards for tourism under the Committee of the Federation Council for social policy, the Russian State Duma Committee for Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, and the FAS of Russia.
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.
Vladimir
Platonov
President, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Education
People’s Friendship University, Economics and Law Department, jurisprudence
Professor, PhD. Counselor of Justice. Head of the Department of Political Science of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University.
Work experience
1983 – 1991: the Prosecutor’s office, Moscow. Went from an intern to the Deputy District Attorney.
1991 – 1993 - private legal practice.
The Deputy of the Moscow City Duma for six electoral terms.
06.1994 – 09.2014: the Chairman of the Moscow City Duma.
1996 – 2001: the Member of the Federation Council, Chairman of the Committee for constitutional law and legal issues, then the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council.
Oleg
Safonov
Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Born in 1969 in Tselinograd (Kazakh SSR), graduated magna cum laude from the State Financial Academy (currently, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation) with a degree in finance and credit. Ph.D. in Economics.Married, has three children. Upon graduating, worked at several Russian banks (UNIKOMBANK, Eastern European Investment Bank, Soyuzaviakosmos and ORGRESBANK). In 2003 — 2007 — Head of the Financial Department at the Stock Market «Russian Trading System».In 2009 — 2010 — Deputy General Director for Economy and Finance at «UralVagonZavod» Scientific Industrial Corporation» PLC. In 2010 — 2014 — Financial Director at «Center for Science-Intensive Technologies» OJSC. Since May 2014 to the present — Acting Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism, Ministry of Culture of Russia. Ph.D. in Economics. Speaks English. Married, has three children.
Sergey
Kharitonov
General Director, "North Caucasus Development Corporation" JSC
General Director, "North Caucasus Development Corporation" JSC
Front row participants:
Ruslan
Bayramov
President, Dialogue of Cultures – United World International Public Charity Fund
President, Dialogue of Cultures – United World International Public Charity Fund
Aleksey
Kozhevnikov
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
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.
Viktor
Olersky
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport
Deputy Minister of transport of Russian Federation- Head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot)
Born April 26, 1965, Liepaja, Latvian SSR
Graduated in 1987 from the Leningrad Higher Marine Engineering College. Candidate of technical sciences.
1987-1991 Baltic Shipping Company, Engineer
1992-2009 Infotech Baltika, Director
2001-03 SK Volga Shipping Company, Board Chairman
2003-09 North-Western Shipping Company, Board Chairman
2009-present Russian Transport Ministry, Deputy Minister
2016 - appointed Deputy Minister of Transport – Head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot)
Marina
Smirnova
Partner, Head of Hospitality and Tourism Department, Cushman & Wakefield
Partner, Head of Hospitality and Tourism Department, Cushman & Wakefield
Partner, Head of Hospitality and Tourism department, Cushman & Wakefield
Over 20 years of experience in hotel real estate, including working experience in public organizations facilitating development of tourism in Russian Federation
Professional expertise in business consulting (Colliers International, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Cushman & Wakefield)
Professional expertise in JSC “Krasnaya Polyana” (Head of development department in construction of ski resort “Gornaya Karusel”, Sochi)
Speaker and moderator at professional industry events and conferences, including participation in conferences of Federation Council, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Coordination Tourist Council under the Government of Russian Federation
Author of analytical articles in profile Media
RICS Member
Foreign languages: French (fluent), English
Khasan
Timizhev
General Director, JSC "Northern Caucasus Resorts"
General Director, JSC "Northern Caucasus Resorts"
Olga
Tkacheva
Deputy General Director for Strategic Development and Marketing, Flotiliya
Deputy General Director for Strategic Development and Marketing, Flotiliya
Alexander
Fedulin
Rector, Russian State University of Tourism and Service
Rector, Russian State University of Tourism and Service
Born November 25, 1959 in Moscow
Since 1988 and currently works at the Russian state University of tourism and service. In 2006 A. A. Fedulin when holding alternative elections, he was elected Rector of the RSUTS. He was reelected for the second term in May of 2011; in April 2017 - for the third term.
During working time in the field of education A. A. Fedulin and his collaboration with leading scientists of RSUTS developed and published 160 scientific and educational-methodical works.
Professor A. A. Fedulin is:
- President of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council on tourism development in the Central Federal district;
- a member of the Expert Council for tourism of the Federation Council Committee on social policy;
- a member of the Coordinating Council for tourism under the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation;
- a member of the Presidium of the Public Council under Federal Agency for tourism;
- a member of Coordinating Council on tourism under the Government of Moscow;
- a member of the Tourism and development of small business Committee in Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation;
- a member of the inter-agency commission (Ministry of education and science and Federal Agency for tourism) for training in tourism.
A. A. Fedulin is married and has two children.
Mikhail
Khomich
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic
Mikhail Khomich
PhD in Economics, Deputy Head of the Udmurtiya Republican Government
Prior to that:
- head of the Mentor Association in SKOLKOVO
- professor at the Department of Economics at MSUIR and Munich Business School
- host of Zaimemsya Delom on VestiFM
Graduated Economics Department of MSU and SKOLKOVO MBA Executive Program
Member of the Edinaya Rossiya Higher Council
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.7
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in Agroindustry: How to Increase Profitability Strengthening small business and creating a favourable environment to promote entrepreneurial activity in rural areas are priorities for the govern...
Strengthening small business and creating a favourable environment to promote entrepreneurial activity in rural areas are priorities for the government. Agroindustrial SMEs fulfil an important social function and make a significant contribution to the sustainable development of Russia’s regions. At a time when Russia is successfully entering global food markets, SMEs are faced with the challenge of effectively integrating into the global value chain. At the same time, new niches are appearing in local markets, reflecting shifts in Russian consumer preferences, and SMEs are best placed to fill those niches. How can Russian SMEs monetize their market potential in the modern agroindustrial sector? What is their competitive advantage in the global food market?
Moderator:
Vitaliy
Sheremet
Partner, Head of Agricultural Practice, KPMG in Russia and CIS
Partner, Head of Agricultural Practice, KPMG in Russia and CIS
Qualification:
Vitaly has a bachelor’s degree in management (international economic relations) from the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Certified Russian Statutory Auditor.
Experience:
Vitaly started his audit career in 1999 at KPMG in Moldova. Since then Vitaly worked on the Moldovan, Romanian and Ukrainian markets. In 2011 Vitaly joined KPMG in Russia and the CIS.
During 17 years in audit, Vitaly has obtained extensive experience of working with companies from different sectors of the economy – industrial production, transport and infrastructure, construction and property development, agriculture.
Due to his extensive industry expertise Vitaly is heading KPMG Agribusiness Practice in Russia and the CIS (starting from 2013), and represents KPMG at various national and international industry events. Vitaly regularly comments on the agribusiness and market trends to leading Russian industry and business media (Agroinvestor, Vedomosti, Kommersant). He is also an invited expert on a number of radio and TV business programs (RBC, Vesti-24, Kommersant).
Vitaly specializes in the audit of the financial statements of Russian and foreign companies prepared in accordance with Russian accounting standards and IFRS and provides respective compilation assistance. Vitaly regularly works as a Quality Review Partner on KPMG’s largest audit and advisory projects in the agricultural sector and is responsible for a number of projects with industry unions and the ministries of agriculture of Russia and CIS countries.
Panellists:
Dmitry
Golovanov
Chairman of the Board, SME Bank JSC
Chairman of the Board, SME Bank JSC
Dmitry Y. Golovanov was born in 1971 in Moscow. In 1996 he graduated from the State Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (Finance and Credit specialty).In 1988 – 1994 he workedin the Main Territorial Department of the Bank of Russia in the Moscow Oblast.
In 1994 - 1998 D.Golovanov worked in Unicombank where he rose from senior economist to head of lending and investment department. In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of CB Respublikansky Bank. Since December 1999 he was acting director of the Russian Bank for Development and in August 2000 he was appointed member of the board and First Deputy Chairman of the Board (since April 2011 – SME Bank). From June 2014 till June 2016 – Chairman of the Board ROSEXIMBANK.
From July 18, 2016 Dmitry Golovanov entered upon his duties as SME Bank’s CEO. The decision on his appointment was made by the Supervisory Board of the Bank on June 28, 2016.
Alexey
Zhdanov
Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Agricultural Bank
Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Russian Agricultural Bank
Rustem
Mardanov
Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Oleg
Mironenko
Executive Director, National Organic Union
Executive Director, National Organic Union
Elena
Rodionova
Chairman, Agricultural Consumer Processing Supply and Marketing Cooperative "Pishchevik"
Chairman, Agricultural Consumer Processing Supply and Marketing Cooperative "Pishchevik"
Victor
Semenov
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Belaya Dacha
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Belaya Dacha
He was born on 14 January 1958. Graduated from Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, in 1980 Victor came to work to the state owned farm "Belaya Dacha" (Moscow region), where started his career from foreman assistant. With the team of associates, he made scientific and technical revolution in a particular farm, so that the farm became the group of companies "Belaya Dacha". Today the Group is the market leader in development and implementation of new technologies in food production, ready-to-eat fresh salads and vegetable mixes, as well as the largest developer in Moscow region (MEGA Belaya Dacha Outlet village Belaya Dacha, LCD Nine, and so on).
From 1998 to 1999 - Minister of agriculture and food of the Russian Federation.
From 1999 to 2011 - Deputy of the State Duma (third, fourth and fifth convocations).
Currently Victor is at the head of the Agriculture Development Committee of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and industry, Association of agriculture unions (ASSAGROS), multiregional social movement "Orthodox Russia" and Charity fund of social initiatives "People's enterprise".
He is married and has two adult children, 6 grandchildren.
Dzhambulat
Khatuov
First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Date of birth: June 3, 1962
Place of birth: Cossack village of Sovetskaya, Krasnodar Territory
Education: higher
Graduated from:
1984: Peoples Friendship Moscow Cooperative Institute
1997: Belgorod University of Consumer Cooperation
Major discipline, academic degree, title: economic-organiser, legal adviser,Candidate of Sciences (Economics)
Marital status: married, has a son and a daughter
Government awards:
2nd class medal “For Merit to the Fatherland”
Honoured Certificate of the President of the Russian Federation
3rd class Order “For Merits to the Fatherland”
Title “Hero of Labour of Kuban”

Professional experience
1986–1998: Chairman of the Board, District Consumer Society of the Uspensky District, Krasnodar Territory;
1992–2006: Deputy, Chairman of the Council of Deputies of the Uspensky District, Krasnodar Territory;
2002–2006: Head of Uspensky District Municipality, Krasnodar Territory;
2006–2008: Head of the Armavir Urban Municipality, Krasnodar Territory;
2008–2009: First Deputy Head of Municipality, acting head of the City of Sochi, Krasnodar Territory;
2009–2015: First Deputy Head of Administration (Governor), Krasnodar Territory;
February 2016 to April 2016: Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Moscow;
Since April 2016: First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Front row participants:
Alexander
Dvoinykh
Head of Domodedovo Urban District
Head of Domodedovo Urban District
Sergey
Penshin
Head, Farm "Urozhainoe"
Head, Farm "Urozhainoe"
Yury
Rudakov
President, Union of Wild Growing Products Processors; Deputy Director for Development, Honey Fair
President, Union of Wild Growing Products Processors; Deputy Director for Development, Honey Fair
Mikhail
Sneg
Director for Export Policy and Analysis, Russian Export Center
Director for Export Policy and Analysis, Russian Export Center
Alexander
Khlynov
General Director, Vologodskiy Ivan-Chai
General Director, Vologodskiy Ivan-Chai
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.8
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Updating Russia’s Linen Industry Revitalizing the Russian linen industry, which has lost its position in the Russian and global markets over the course of the last two decades, is ...
Revitalizing the Russian linen industry, which has lost its position in the Russian and global markets over the course of the last two decades, is a top priority of state industrial policy on domestic light industry and one of the key focuses of the light industry development strategy in the short term. Limiting factors in the development of the linen industry are a shortage of quality raw flax fibre, a lack of modern technology for growing and processing flax, and an absence of funds. In order to revitalize the linen industry, approaches to its growth and redevelopment need to be substantially transformed. Creating interregional clusters and organizing cooperation between agricultural producers of flax and the textile industry is one of the first steps to be taken in this direction. How did the present situation faced by the linen industry come about? What proposals are there for concentrating existing support mechanisms provided by the Russian Ministries of Agriculture and Industry, and what new approaches to modernization of the linen industry are available?
Moderator:
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.
Panellists:
Yuriy M.
Voytsekhovskiy
Chairman of the Board, Vologda Textile Factory
Chairman of the Board, Vologda Textile Factory
Viktor
Ivanov
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Linen Union Inter-regional Public Fund
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Linen Union Inter-regional Public Fund
Konstantin
Klyuka
Chief Executive Officer, Agroindustrial Holding PROMAGRO
Chief Executive Officer, Agroindustrial Holding PROMAGRO
Education:
2010 – Moscow State University, Master’s degree in Anti-Crisis Management
2016 – Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Professional Experience:
2010 - 2012 года – held different positions in Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and at Citibank and ATON investment banks.
2012-2014 – Board Member, Marketing Director and Foreign Economic Relations at Oskolsky Plant of Metallurgical Machinery.
2013-2014 – Deputy of Managing Director at PROMAGRO Management Company.
2014 - present – CEO of Agroindustrial Holding PROMAGRO.
2015 – Elected spokesman of Belgorod Municipal Duma, Member of Budgeting and Finance Committee.
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.
Konanykhin
Konanykhin
General Director, Tver Agro-Industrial Company
General Director, Tver Agro-Industrial Company
Anatoliy
Kutsenko
Director of the Department of Economy, Investments and Agricultural Markets Regulation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Director of the Department of Economy, Investments and Agricultural Markets Regulation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
Rostislav
Rovbel
Deputy Governor of Smolensk Region - Head of Investment Development Department of Smolensk Region
Deputy Governor of Smolensk Region - Head of Investment Development Department of Smolensk Region
Alexander
Svinin
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Udmurtia
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Udmurtia
Date of birth: January 4th, 1988
Place of birth: Syktyvkar, Komi Republic
Education: National Research University Higher School of Economics Sankt Petersburg, Master in Public Administration
Biography
Alexander Svinin was born and grew up in Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi Republic. In 2005 he was admitted to the Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics and in 2009 he graduated with the Bachelor’s degree. Two years later, in 2011, he graduated from the National Research University Higher School of Economics Sankt Petersburg with the Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Career
Alexander has started his career path in the human resources department of the Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association.
In 2007 he came as an assistant to the Kelly Services, and then was promoted to the consultant role.
From 2010 to 2011 he worked as a consultant in the ANKOR.
In 2012 he launched his own company Smart Start that aims to help the recent graduates to find a job through the social networks.
In 11 months Smart Start had more than 45,000 students from 20 regions of Russia registered, and more than 350 companies placing their vacancies in the application.
In 2012 Alexander was elected as member of the board of “Opora Rossii”.
In 2015 he became an assistant of the Secretary of the Civic Chamber.
Also, in 2015 he became the head of the project “Perspectiva”, launched by the Civic Chamber.
In 2015 he headed the “Perspectiva” fund, the grantee of the presidential grants.
In 2017 he became an Economic Counselor of the Head of the Udmurt Republic.
Then in 2017 he was appointed to the acting First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic.
Since 2017 he is the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic.
Sergey
Sitnikov
Governor of Kostroma Region
Governor of Kostroma Region
Date of Birth: 18/01/1963
Place of birth: Kostroma
Background
Sergey Sitnikov born January 18, 1963 in Kostroma.
In 1986 Sergey Sitnikov graduated from Kostroma State Pedagogical Institute (specialty "teacher of history and social science, methodologist of the educational work"), then serving in the Soviet Army.
In 1987 he came to the "Komsomol work" and was appointed Secretary of the Kostroma regional Komsomol committee.
In 1990 he went to work in the media, in 1991 he became the chief editor of Kostroma regional youth newspaper "Young Leninist".
In 1992 he headed the Committee for Youth, Family and Children Administration of the Kostroma region.
In 1998 Sergey Sitnikov took over as head of the Kostroma State TV and Radio Company.
In 2002-2004 he was appointed chairman of the STRC Kaliningrad "Amber", Deputy Director General of Radio Baltika, head of the holding "Baltic Media Group".
2005 -2007 - head the STRC "Kostroma".
In December 2005 Sergey Sitnikov was elected a deputy of the Kostroma Regional Duma on the party "United Russia" list.
In 2007 - deputy Head of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Mass Communications and Protection of Cultural Heritage (Rossvyazokhrankultura).
In 2008, he is a deputy head, head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor).
April 13, 2012, President Dmitry Medvedev from the list of candidates for the post of head of the region represented by the head of the party "United Russia" State chose the candidacy of Sergey Sitnikov. Kostroma Oblast Duma deputies supported the candidacy of Sergey Sitnikov, and April 28, 2012 he was confirmed as head of the Kostroma region.
Sergey Sitnikov is a member of the Russian Union of Journalists, awarded the medal "For Services to the Fatherland" II degree (1998), I degree (2010), the Order of Friendship (2007).
Pavel
Kharitonov
Co-Founder, Manufaktura Balina
Co-Founder, Manufaktura Balina
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.9
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Does Small Business Have a Place in Exports? A View from Entrepreneurs Only 0.5% of Russian small and medium-sized businesses presently export their products, whereas this figure exceeds 30% in Germany and is as high a...
Only 0.5% of Russian small and medium-sized businesses presently export their products, whereas this figure exceeds 30% in Germany and is as high as 70% in Japan. In order to achieve economic growth, it is essential to increase exports as one of the major indicators of competitiveness. How do small businesses rate their export potential? What are the difficulties faced by Russian small businesses, and how can these be overcome? How can the share of small and medium-sized business in the export of goods and services be increased?
Moderator:
Konstantin
Bogdanenko
Acting Vice-Governor of Primorsky Territory
Acting Vice-Governor of Primorsky Territory
Born April 22, 1972 in Vladivostok. In 1989 he graduated from the Vladivostok secondary school number 45, enrolled in Zhitomir Higher Military School of radio electronics and air defense. After Ukraine gained independence training interrupted and transferred to the Department of radio electronics and instrument of the Far Eastern Technical University (Vladivostok). DVPI graduated in 1994 with a degree in "Electrical Engineer". In 2013, he received additional education in the Graduate School of Business of Moscow State University. University for MBA Executive program. He began his career in 1994 managing the first commercial radio Vladivostok - VBC. Since 1998 he has been working in the Group companies DNS, co-owner and co-founder of which is. Director of production and logistics complex "Aviapolis" Jankowski ". She leads an active social life. Since 2010 it is in the Primorsky branch of the Russian business organization "Support of Russia", now head of the office substituent. He was a member of the public expert council under the governor of Primorye Territory on information technology, industry and economics. Since 2013 - participant of the regional expert group of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Since February 1, 2018 he has served as acting Vice-Governor of Primorsky Territory. Has three children
Panellists:
Yuliya
Balasheva
General Director, Business on export LLC
General Director, Business on export LLC
Nikolay
Dunaev
General Director, Energoservis LLC
General Director, Energoservis LLC
General Director of LLC "Energoservis"; Head of the Committee on Industry, member of the Presidium of the Russian public organization of small and medium business "OPORA RUSSIA". Born in 1980 in Tula. High education. He graduated from the Law Faculty of Marmara University in Istanbul in "International Trade Law". In 2002, he opened an office of the industrial holding in Russia. Later he founded a number of industrial joint ventures with Turkish, Italian and German businesspersons. The main range of activities: industrial compressors, refrigeration and power generating equipment. Regions of the presence of these companies in five regions of Russia: Moscow, Samara, Kazan, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg. Actively participates in the organization of business cooperation and business community. Since 2012 actively participates in the activities of the All-Russian Public Organization of Small and Medium Enterprises "SUPPORT OF RUSSIA" in the discussion of draft laws and works in committees and commissions. Member of the Investment Committee of business associations (RSPP, the CCI and the "SUPPORT OF RUSSIA"). He speaks Turkish, English and Italian
Inna
Melnikova
Chairman of the Board, Association of Professional Mediators
Chairman of the Board, Association of Professional Mediators
Svetlana
Negrebetskikh
General Director, Zlatdecor LLC
General Director, Zlatdecor LLC
Front row participants:
Mikhail
Antipov
Head of ,Russian Export Center
Head of ,Russian Export Center
Mikhail was born on 26 March 1979 in Moscow
Higher education: Russian Customs Academy, Russian Foreign Trade Academy
2000 – 2004 Legal Department, State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation
2004 – 2017 Department for Foreign Trade Regulation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
2007 – 2009 UNECE, Committee on Trade, Vice-Chairman
Since 2017 – Russian Export Centre
Participated in negotiations on the draft of the new EAEU Customs Code
Nikita
Bantsekin
Member of the Management Board, Head of Public Relations and International Affairs Directorate,SME Corporation
Member of the Management Board, Head of Public Relations and International Affairs Directorate,SME Corporation
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.
Dmitry
Satin
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Tax Service (FTS)
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Tax Service (FTS)
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.
Nadiya
Cherkasova
Member of the Board, Head of Small and Medium Business, Otkrytie
Member of the Board, Head of Small and Medium Business, Otkrytie
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.
11:00–12:30
Hall №2
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Women’s Leadership: The Energy of the Future One of the most pressing priorities for Russia is to capitalize on new drivers of growth. Female entrepreneurship is undoubtedly one of these. Busi...
One of the most pressing priorities for Russia is to capitalize on new drivers of growth. Female entrepreneurship is undoubtedly one of these. Businesses owned by women form a significant and rapidly growing proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises. As well as in sales and services, women are also now engaged in the agroindustrial, construction, high-tech, and banking sectors. In some countries, companies with female directors contribute 50–60% of gross domestic product. Female business is now a substantial component of entrepreneurship as a whole. What obstacles do women have to overcome on their way to success? What is the real position of women in top management? The keys to women’s success in business. Opportunities that the modern market offers Russian women. What models can be followed and what specific steps taken to achieve success?
Moderator:
Oksana
Pushkina
TV presenter; Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for Family, Women and Children
TV presenter; Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for Family, Women and Children
Oksana Viktorovna Pushkina was born on May 10, 1963 in the city of Petrozavodsk. Her mother is a journalist, her father, a coach in track and field athletics.

In 1979, she graduated from a Youth Athletics Centre as a specialist in the rhythmic-sportive gymnastics. In 1980, she graduated from the general and music school. She is Master of Sports of rhythmic-sportive gymnastics. In 1985, she graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Leningrad State University named after A. Zhdanov. During the period 1985 to 1991, she worked in the youth editorial office of the Leningrad Television Studio. Since 1990, she was releasing and hosting cycles of weekly TV programmes called "Lady Luck", "The Man of Result", and “American Encounters with Oksana Pushkina”.

In December 1997, the channel of ORT TV broadcaster released the author's television project "Women's Stories by Oksana Pushkina". From September 1999 to February 2013 on the NTV channel, Oksana was an anchor hosting her own weekly programme "Oksana Pushkina’s Woman View". Since February 2013, she hosted as a programme "I file for divorce" at the Russia’s Channel One.

In 2006, forming a couple with Alexei Yagudin she participated in the figure skating show "Stars on Ice" broadcasted by Channel One. Beginning from September 2014 on, she took an active part in the activities of the Moscow Region Public Chamber, heading the Commission on the General Public Quality of Living, Healthcare, Social Policy and Labour Relations.

On June 18, 2015, she was appointed to a position of a Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Moscow region by a resolution of the Moscow Regional Duma (on a proposal from the Moscow Region Governor A. Vorobyov).

In September 2016, she was elected a deputy for the State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly from a single-mandate electoral district No.122 of the electoral association titled “All-Russian political party "The United Russia"”.

Position of Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Family, Women and Children.

At present, she is schooling for a second higher education with the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and State Service.

She was awarded with the ‘Order of Friendship’ (June 27, 2007) - for a great contribution to the development of domestic television and long record of effective work.

She is the “Olympia” national prizewinner for public recognition of women’s achievements, awarded in 2004 by the Russian Academy of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Awarded a title of “Honoured cultural professional” of the Republic of Karelia in 2017.

Resides in Moscow. Has a son born in 1988.
Panellist:
Nataliya
Fileva
Member of the Board of Directors, S7 Group
Member of the Board of Directors, S7 Group
11:00–12:30
Conference hall 3.2
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Public Finance. Developing Mechanisms for Crowdfunding, Crowdinvesting, and Crowdlending An investment crowdfunding mechanism is being actively applied in today’s economy with the objective of structuring investments more efficiently. C...
An investment crowdfunding mechanism is being actively applied in today’s economy with the objective of structuring investments more efficiently. Crowdfunding will eventually make it possible to attract investors to innovative venture projects directly and within short periods of time, reducing transactional costs. Countries like the UK, the USA, and Israel are actively applying crowdfunding and crowdlending mechanisms as tools for attracting investment. Russia presently lacks specialized crowdfunding regulation, which is making it more difficult to develop the mechanism. One important issue in the development of crowdfunding today is that of ICOs. Currently, most regulators have defined an approach to regulating this phenomenon which takes into account possible risks. What might the consequences of a crowdfunding mechanism in Russia be? Is it possible to use international experience as a basis to take crowdfunding in Russia to a new level? What are the prospects for crowdfunding as a mechanism for financing innovative projects? Could ICOs present an alternative to venture investments? How can general financial market infrastructure be adapted to fund innovative projects?
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:
Nikita
Abramenko
General Director, Potok Digital
General Director, Potok Digital
Anatoly
Aksakov
Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Financial Markets; President, Association of Regional Banks of Russia (Association ‘Russia’)
Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Financial Markets; President, Association of Regional Banks of Russia (Association ‘Russia’)
A.G. Aksakov was born on November 28, 1957 in the village Ermolaevo of Kumertausky district in Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1975 he graduated from high school of the village Vilino Bakhchisaraysky district of the Crimean region.
For two years he worked in a factory.

In 1983 he graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2005 he graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Since 1986 worked as a lecturer at Chuvash State University.

In 1994-1995 - Deputy of the State Council of Chuvash Republic. In 1994-1997 - Deputy Director of Institute of Economics, Finance and Law (Cheboksary).

In 1995-1997 - Director of the Cheboksary branches of the Moscow commercial banks.

In 1997 - Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers - Minister of Economy of the Chuvash Republic..

Since 1999 - Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the third, forth,sixth and seventh convocation of the Cheboksary single member electoral district. Worked as Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship and
Deputy Chairman of Credit Organizations and Financial Markets Committee.

Since April, 2015 - Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy, Innovation Development and Entrepreneurship.
Since 2016 - Chairman of the Financial Market Committee.
Since 2002-2009 member of the National Banking Council of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Since 2016 - Member of the National Financial Council of the Bank of Russia.
Since 2006 - President of the Association of Regional Banks of Russia.
Since 2017 - Chairman of the Board of the Association of Banks of Russia (Association "Russia").

He was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the IV degree, the medals of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the I and II degrees, the certificate of honor of the President of Russia, the Certificate of Honor and the honorary mark of the State Duma of the Russian Federation "For Merits in the Development of Legislation and Russian Parliamentarism", medal of the Peter Stolypin, honored with Commendations of the President of Russia and Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

Author of about one hundred laws on the socio-economic development of the country.
Kirill
Bulatov
Director General, VEB Innovations
Director General, VEB Innovations
Pekka
Viljakainen
Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital
Mr. Pekka A. Viljakainen was born in Finland 1972. He studied engineering at the University of Technology in Lappeenranta. For 25 years worked as an ambassador between business executives and technology teams. He started as an entrepreneur in 1986, by establishing Oy Visual Systems Ltd. (1986-2004). His company was merged with TietoEnator in 2000. Mr. Viljakainen is widely known by his nickname, Bulldozer. The nickname was earned by his reputation and track record for handling very complex governance and political topics inside large international organizations. During his corporate carrier he acted as trusted advisor for CEO’s and chairman’s specializing for the transformation related to enterprise digitalization and HR.
After 26 years of his active Visual Systems-Tieto carrier, he left from operative roles on 2011 and focused to his non-profit leadership education project called www.nofear-community.com . Because of this he has been visiting speaker and advisor for several international corporations and faculties (like IMD Business School).
Since 2012 Mr Viljakainen is acting as senior advisor for the president of Skolkovo Foundation. Since that among other directions of work, he has been acting as a founder and advisor for several nationwide entrepreneurship programs in Russian Federation. Startup Tour Open Innovations 2013-2018 (over 85 cities of Russia and CIS) and international conference Startup Village 2013-2018. During those programs he has build a strong network of entrepreneurs, local governmental institutions as well as universities across Russia and abroad.
Mr Viljakainen is the member of Strategic Board of the Russian Postal Service and member of the Supervisory Board of PAO “Pochta Bank”. Chairman of the Board of ‘’Skolkovo – Venture Investments’’, Chairman of the Board “ZYFRA”.
Mr Viljakainen is also known as investor, business angel and advisor for several high-tech companies. Those activities are handled thru his family investment office called www.Aii.fi
He is also well known supporter and philanthropic for several areas related to education, classical music as well as several social projects. His hobbies are helicopter flying PPL(H), cross country skiing, weight lifting and triathlon.
Stephan
Kuznetsov
Advisor to First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Advisor to First Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Iskender
Nurbekov
Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Legal Matters and Initiatives, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Legal Matters and Initiatives, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Iskender Nurbekov is a Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Law Initiatives at
Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) since 2013. Provided legal
support and participated in establishment of major investment, educational
and expert programs of the Fund. Mainly focuses on Russian law initiatives
and venture market standards (best practice). Manages and overviews special
projects of the Fund including IIDF activities in the context of
implementation of some orders issued by the President of Russia as well as
infrastructure projects. As an expert in and representative of venture,
Internet and IT industry successfully participated in drafting and lobbying
of civil legislation (options, indemnity, representations and warranties),
legislation on substitution of foreign software in state procurement
(Registry of the Russian Software), health legislation (telemedicine and
information technologies in public health system) etc. Before IIDF worked as
a senior legal officer in charge of intellectual property issues at Skolkovo
Foundation. Has got a legal consulting and banking industry background. PhD
in Law.
Konstantin
Shabalin
Chief Executive Officer, StartTrack
Chief Executive Officer, StartTrack
2002: graduated from Novosibirsk State Technical University, Automation and Computer Engineering department. He has an MBA in investment management (NRU HSE).
2005-2011: the head of internet projects department in the BCS Financial Group, wich provides brokerage services in Russia since 1995.
2011-2012: the head of Internet projects department in the Financial Group Life, which includes banks and companies that provide services to the financial market.
2012-2013: CEO of the first russian crowdinvesting platform SmartMarket.
2014-p.t.: CEO of crowdinvesting platform StartTrack. StartTrack is leading russian investment crowdfunding platform, wich allows people invest alongside professional investors in start-up, early stage and growth businesses through equity and debt investment options.Since the company's foundation 23 projects from various industries has attrackted more than 350 million rubles on StartTrack, and the the number of accredited investors has been exceeded 970 people. StartTrack also organizes educational courses for investors, where Konstantin is a regular speaker.
Front row participants:
Alexey
Basov
Deputy General Director, Investment Director, Member of the Management Board, RVC JSC
Deputy General Director, Investment Director, Member of the Management Board, RVC JSC
Zelimkhan
Munaev
Managing Partner, Member of the Board of Directors, QBF
Managing Partner, Member of the Board of Directors, QBF
2009 - Manager, BNP Paribas;
2010 joined to QBF as a portfolio manager. In 2012 – he became Head of Sales Department, QBF;
In 2013 Zelimkhan graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, specialty "Finance and credit", specialization "Valuation and property management".
Since 2016, he holds the position of Managing Partner and a member of the Board of Directors QBF.
The results of working team by Zelimkhan confirm the received awards Spears’, Investor Awards, The Financial elite of Russia.
Zelimkhan studding under the program EMBA in RSPP’18
Owns qualification certificates FSFR 1.0, 5.0 stock market.
11:00–12:30
Conference hall 3.3
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Business Events: Is There a New Tool That Could Boost the Investment Attractiveness of Russia’s Regions? Global experience indicates that holding major international events creates a significant economic impact in diverse sectors of the economy. Many n...
Global experience indicates that holding major international events creates a significant economic impact in diverse sectors of the economy. Many national governments worldwide, together with regional and local authorities, are working purposefully to facilitate the construction of associated infrastructure in their cities, improve transport systems, and build hotels and convention venues. Russia has also seen positive developments in this area in recent years. In particular, an organization has been created specifically to promote the convention infrastructure found in the regions on the international stage and attract international convention events. Organizing new events in Russia’s regions will first and foremost help to create new jobs. It will also contribute to attracting investment and developing a positive image of Russia’s regions at an international level. In this way, business events can constitute an important factor in attracting investment for regional development. What steps must government and business take in order to attract major international events to Russia’s regions? How important is the role of Russia’s regions in attracting international events? What is the role of the National Convention Bureau in promoting regions and attracting business events of various formats? To what extent can business events help to realize regional export potential? What steps must be taken to promote the investment and economic potential of Russia’s regions domestically and abroad?
Moderator:
Maxim
Safonov
Director, Green Capital Alliens; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Director, Green Capital Alliens; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Maxim Safonov is an international affairs expert in economics, and a prominent specialist in the banking services area. He has worked for a long time on the practical problems of developing banking and non-banking financial organizations, located in Russia and abroad. He has several decades of publications on the issues of national economic security, the regulation of financial systems, and anti-crisis management using financial organizations.
Professional experience:
2013-present: advisor/deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences
2011-2014: doctoral candidate at RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation (out of work)
2001-present: senior lecturer/associate professor/professor at the Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Russian government/ RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation
1999-2002: Chief Consultant of the Board of Directors/ Head of Analysis, Forecasting and Strategic Planning / Head of the Department of Development and Planning of the Bank for Foreign Economic Activities (Vnesheconombank).
1998-1999: director for corporate financing/deputy general director of Unicon/Consulting group
1996-1998: working and training abroad
1994-1996: advisor on specialized projects, City Mayor’s Office, St. Petersburg
1991-1992: general manager, Russian-American joint venture, the Hermitage Marketing Company
Education
1982-1987: Leningrad State University named after A.A. Zhdanov, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Orientalist and historian
1992–1994 : Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, International Affairs, PhD Related Program.
1996–1998: — John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Continuing Education Program, Business to Government Relations
1998-2000: The Banking Management Center/Faculty of Finance and Banking Business, Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation, Finances and Credit, Banking Business, economist
2007-2009: Doctoral candidate at the Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian, The global economy and international relations, dissertation theme: “The Development of Approaches to Improve the Competitiveness of the National Economy by Attracting International Capital”.
2011-2014: Doctoral candidate at RANEPA, Management and the national economy sector, doctoral thesis on the “Transformation of the Management of Financial Resources in the National Economy Esing the Example of the Modernization of Public Corporations”.
Panellists:
Marc
Bartholomy
Partner, Head of the Corporate and Real Estate Practices, Branch of Clifford Chance CIS Limited
Partner, Head of the Corporate and Real Estate Practices, Branch of Clifford Chance CIS Limited
Alexey
Kalachev
Ghief Executive Officer, Russia Convention Bureau
Ghief Executive Officer, Russia Convention Bureau
Has a vast experience in largest private companies and government bodies. Draws on 15 years in communications, event and project management, which includes organizing and managing Russian and international event projects, exhibitions and conferences, as well as public relations. His main focus is efficient cooperation with event industry players, such as private companies, international industry associations, Russian and foreign state companies, as well as partners representing other industries.
Has held a number of large events both in Russian and foreign venues and provided communications support for government bodies and private companies.
Has worked outside Russia, focusing on event industry, business contacts and organizing exhibitions and congresses for both Russian and foreign participants.
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.
Rustem
Mardanov
Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Aleksey
Orlov
First Deputy Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast
First Deputy Governor of the Sverdlovsk Oblast
Front row participants:
Vasiliy
Zhabin
General Director, Krasnodar Region Development Corporation CJSC
General Director, Krasnodar Region Development Corporation CJSC
Stanislav
Natapov
General Director, Transport of Moscow OJSC
General Director, Transport of Moscow OJSC
Stanislav Natapov is in charge of global marketing of Moscow’s transportation system. He presents transportation projects of Russia’s capital at top Russian and international events. His responsibilities involve reporting achievements of Moscow’s transportation to the top federal officials, as well as international professional community.
Started his collaboration with the Government of Moscow in 2011. In 2012, supervised public private partnership projects in the office of Vice Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and in Transportation Department in 2013. In 2013, was appointed Deputy to Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow. In 2014 got the position of CEO at Transport Moskvy JSC.
Started his career in global marketing and PPP in 2006. In 2006-2010 was employed with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, an international law firm. In 2010-2011 worked for Skorostnye Magistrali , a subsidiary of Russian Railways.
Stanislav Natapov graduated from Moscow State Law Academy. He holds a PhD in Law. Mr. Natapov authored No Law for Corporations. How to Hold Corporations Liable for Human Rights Violations in Poorest Countries based on International Law. Speaks several foreign languages. Married, with a daughter.
Vladimir
Platonov
President, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry
President, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Education
People’s Friendship University, Economics and Law Department, jurisprudence
Professor, PhD. Counselor of Justice. Head of the Department of Political Science of the Russian Peoples' Friendship University.
Work experience
1983 – 1991: the Prosecutor’s office, Moscow. Went from an intern to the Deputy District Attorney.
1991 – 1993 - private legal practice.
The Deputy of the Moscow City Duma for six electoral terms.
06.1994 – 09.2014: the Chairman of the Moscow City Duma.
1996 – 2001: the Member of the Federation Council, Chairman of the Committee for constitutional law and legal issues, then the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council.
Mikhail
Sneg
Director for Export Policy and Analysis, Russian Export Center
Director for Export Policy and Analysis, Russian Export Center
Sergey
Filatov
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Oryol Region; Head, Oryol Region Department of Economic Development and Investment Activity
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Oryol Region; Head, Oryol Region Department of Economic Development and Investment Activity
Date of birth: 20 may 1964.
Place of birth: p. Scheb-plant Meshchovsk district of the Kaluga region.
Education: graduated from Moscow state technical University named after N. E. Bauman on a speciality «Designing and production of radio equipment» (1990), Moscow state technical University named after N. E. Bauman on a speciality «Economics and Company Management» (1999).
Candidate of economic Sciences (2005).
Labour activity:
from 1982 to 1993 he passed military service, worked in the Komsomol;
from 1994 to 2015, he held senior positions in Financial and Industrial chamber of the Kaluga region, GUP «Clearing centre of the Kaluga region», in the financial direction of the Government of the Kaluga region, the Federal Tax Service Directorate for the city of Moscow, LLC «Kaskad-Energoset», the Federal Agency for Supplies of Weaponry, Military and Special Equipment and Materiel, GUP MO «Moscow regional road centre» (Moscow).
In October 2015 he was appointed as acting member of the Government of the Oryol region ‒ head of the Department of economic development and investment activity of the Oryol region.
Since January 2016, he has held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Oryol region − head of the Department of economic development and investment activity of the Oryol region.
He has the title «Honorable Builder», was awarded the second-class «Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland».
Married, has a daughter and a son.
Azamat
Tseboyev
Deputy General Director for Marketing and Comminications, Bid Committee, Expo 2025
Deputy General Director for Marketing and Comminications, Bid Committee, Expo 2025
11:00–12:30
Conference hall 3.6
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Creating Ecosystems for Young Enterprise Businesses run by young people represent a significant segment of small enterprise. One of the priority areas for government support of small and m...
Businesses run by young people represent a significant segment of small enterprise. One of the priority areas for government support of small and medium-sized enterprises covers measures to encourage young people to engage in entrepreneurial activity. It is the present generation of young people and young enterprise that will make up our country’s image in 10 years’ time: helping young people in business to develop today will determine the rate of economic growth and of Russia’s national development tomorrow. What are the particular features of young enterprise? What is needed to develop it? What can be done to help overcome its weaknesses and develop its strengths? Is it possible to apply international experience in supporting and developing young enterprise?
Moderator:
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”
Panellists:
Dmitry
Bogdanov
Deputy Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Deputy Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Born February 2, 1979 in Tolyatti

Education:
2001 – graduated Tolyatti Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Electrical Supply of Industrial Enterprises
2010 – graduated Samara State University of Economics with a degree in Finance and Credit
2016 – graduated SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management, a program for Training Teams of Monocity Development Management

Work experience:
2001 – 2010 – engineer, department head, director in commercial organizations
2010 – 2011 – deputy head on investment consulting and project expertise of monocities at VNESHEKONOMBANK
2011 -2012 – head of Russian residents relations at high-tech technoaprk Zhigulevskaya Dolina
2012 – 2017 – head of the Department of Economic Development of the Tolyatti city district
Starting 2017 – deputy prime minister of Ulyansky Oblast government
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
Andrey
Vanin
Chief Executive Officer, Delovaya Sreda
Chief Executive Officer, Delovaya Sreda
Andrei Vanin graduated Kemerovo State University, got an MBA from London Business School and MANCOSA Business College.

Started his career in Heineken, covering the ground from trade representative to the regional director on Western Siberia. In 2009 appointed division manager for trade marketing at Sun InBev. In2011 became regional director at Multon (juice division of Coca-Cola in Russia).

Worked at Sberbank as director of retail and service, deputy director of Moscow Bank for retail.

Starting June, 2017 heads Delovaya Sreda, an affiliated structure of Sberbank, The company is an operator of the Russian platform of knowledge and services for business, inspired by Sberbank and Ministery of Economic Development.
Yuri
Zubov
Director, Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS)
Director, Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS)
Date of birth:
April 20, 1979

Education
2001

Work Experience
September, 2016 – present
graduated from the Moscow State University for Culture and the Arts, Faculty of Management and Social-Information Technologies, PhD
Director of the Federal State-Funded Institution “Federal Institute of Industrial Property” (FIPS)
2016 – September 2016
Deputy Director of the Federal State-Funded Institution “Federal Institute of Industrial Property” (FIPS)
2013-2016
Deputy Head of Information Technologies Division, the Federal State-Funded Institution “Main Administration for Service to the Diplomatic Corps” (GlavUpDK)
2013
Head of Quality Assessments of Professional Education Division of Government Services Department, Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor)
2008-2012
Head of Science, Innovations and Information Technologies Division of the Science and Education Department, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
2000 – 2008
Senior executive positions in “BIBLIO-GLOBUS Trading House” Ltd. in business development,
Member of Supervisory Board of “Biblio-Globus” Holding Company

Awards and Honors
Holder of the Russian Federation Third Class Adviser
Bronze and Silver Badges of Honor from the Management of “Biblio-Globus Trading House” Ltd.
Certificate of Merit of the Head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media for long and distinguished service
Certificate of Merit of the Head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media for long and distinguished service
Honored with Commendation of the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation for the initiative, active participation and professional approach in the work
Participated in the “Public Service Foundations”
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.
Milana
Privalova
General Director, Eva Ltd.
General Director, Eva Ltd.
Mikhail
Khomich
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Udmurt Republic
Mikhail Khomich
PhD in Economics, Deputy Head of the Udmurtiya Republican Government
Prior to that:
- head of the Mentor Association in SKOLKOVO
- professor at the Department of Economics at MSUIR and Munich Business School
- host of Zaimemsya Delom on VestiFM
Graduated Economics Department of MSU and SKOLKOVO MBA Executive Program
Member of the Edinaya Rossiya Higher Council
13:00–14:30
Conference hall 3.2
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Improving Labour Productivity: A National Priority Ever since Toyota introduced ‘lean manufacturing’ technology, it has proven to be effective in improving labour productivity on the production line...
Ever since Toyota introduced ‘lean manufacturing’ technology, it has proven to be effective in improving labour productivity on the production lines of major enterprises around the world. Today, lean is not just a technology, it is an ideology focused on efficiently organizing processes within an enterprise, with applications outside the industrial sector. How can we encourage enterprises to genuinely engage with a programme to increase productivity? Can this experience and methodology be applied to public administration? How can we create a high-performing regional administration?
Moderator:
Anna
Chesakova
Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Panellists:
Vlada
Bogdanova
Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company
Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company
Oleg
Bulekov
Deputy Prime Minister of Ryazan Region
Deputy Prime Minister of Ryazan 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).
Alexey
Dronov
Managing Director, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant
Managing Director, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant
Managing Director, Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant. Alexey Dronov started his career at the Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (PNPP) in 1998. He held the following positions: Assistant Foreman, Economist, Engineer, Deputy Head of Electric Welding Shop, Deputy Head of Production, Production Director of PNPP, as well Operations Director and Production Director at the Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant Group. Between November 2013 and October 2016, Alexey Dronov was Head of the Pervouralsk Administration. Pervouralsk is a single industry town with multiple social and economic issues. As Head of the Administration, Mr Dronov focused on developing and upgrading the infrastructure and utilities, as well as manpower training to satisfy the needs of hi-end manufacturing facilities in the town. Under Mr. Dronov’s stewardship, Pervouralsk created a system for forecasting the manpower requirements of local production facilities and offering vocational guidance for secondary school and community college students and launched a practice orientated (dual) educational system. Alexey Dronov was also instrumental in implementing the Ural Engineering School Programme, which was initiated by the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region. In September 2016, Alexey Dronov was elected a Deputy to the Sverdlovsk Region Legislative Council, where he joined the Committee for Budget, Finance and Taxes. In October 2016, Mr. Dronov became Managing Director of PNPP and, in December 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Managing Council of the Pervouralsk Metallurgy College. Alexey Dronov graduated from Ural State University in 1998 in Metallurgy Machines and Equipment and from Urals State Law Academy in 2005 in Legal Support in a Market Economy. In 2005, Mr. Dronov finished a retraining course in Strategic Management at Ural State Technical University.
Ivan
Kolchanov
General Director, OJSC «Suksun Optical & Mechanical plant»
General Director, OJSC «Suksun Optical & Mechanical plant»
Dmitry
Lomovtsev
Minister of Industry and Fuel and Energy Complex, Director of Industrial Policy Department, Government of the Tula Region
Minister of Industry and Fuel and Energy Complex, Director of Industrial Policy Department, Government of the Tula Region
13:00–14:30
Conference hall 3.5
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business A New Structure for the Economy of Russia’s Regions: Where are the Sources of Efficiency? The model for the sustainable socioeconomic development of Russia’s regions is based on global and national factors in achieving efficiency within ...
The model for the sustainable socioeconomic development of Russia’s regions is based on global and national factors in achieving efficiency within these regions, which are competing for access to investment resources and human capital. New directions for regional structural policy: regional competitiveness as an objective and long-term resource for progress. What contemporary tools of government regional structural policy are the most relevant and productive? Where can room for modernization be found in the sectoral structure of Russia’s regions? How can a historically high level of regional diversity in terms of the level and dynamism of socioeconomic development be used to the country’s advantage? Can a compromise be found between international integration processes and the preservation of regional identity?
Moderator:
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».
Panellists:
Olga
Arkhangelskaya
Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY
Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hospitality, and Construction Services, Head of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Government, and Public Group in the CIS, EY
Olga has more than 15 years of experience in Real Estate, specializing in real estate valuation, feasibility studies, financial analysis, real estate portfolio strategy development, concept development cluster analysis, hospitality, financing and transaction structuring. Olga was the first RICS Chairwoman in the CIS; she is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Russia. In 2010 Olga won the prize "Personality of the Year" at the Annual Commercial Real Estate Moscow Awards. Her personal and professional achievements have made Olga one of the most influential real estate market experts.
Georgiy
Gorshkov
First Deputy President - Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank
First Deputy President - Chairman of the Management Board, Post Bank
Georgy Gorshkov was born in 1975. In 1997, he graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, and in 1999, he received an MBA from Imperial College Management School in London. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Sciences. From 1994 to 2002, he worked as Deputy General Director of LLC Creative Marketing Group; from 2002 to 2004 as General Director of LLC CMG Strategy; from 2004 to 2008 as Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing Department, and Director of Card Development Department of Russian Standard Bank. From 2008 to 2012 he worked as Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Business Department of VTB24. From 2012 to 2016, he was First Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of Leto Bank and became First Deputy President-Chairman of the Board of Post Bank in March 2016.
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)
Alexey
Krylovskiy
Managing Director, Consortium Leontief Centre - AV Group
Managing Director, Consortium Leontief Centre - AV Group
Andrey
Pavlov
Founder, president, Zenden Group
Founder, president, Zenden Group
Alexander
Pakhomov
Managing Director, Head of Regional Network Management Unit, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Managing Director, Head of Regional Network Management Unit, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Alexis
Rodzianko
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, came to this role after three decades as a banker in New York and Moscow. He held senior positions in IFC Metropol, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and JP Morgan in Moscow from 1995 through 2013. Previously he was a senior banker at Chemical Bank in New York in the Emerging Markets business of the bank.
He serves as an independent member of the Board of SKB Bank in Russia and is a member of the Board of Centurion Capital (a Russian microfinance company).
Before receiving his MBA from Columbia University in 1980, he served as interpreter at the SALT II negotiations in Geneva. He is a 1973 graduate of Dartmouth College.
A fluent Russian speaker, he owns the Moscow Polo Club and represents Russia at the International Polo Federation (FIP). He is married and lives in Moscow with his wife Inna.
Front row participants:
Elena
Dybova
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born on March 14, 1965 in Rzhev, Tver Region. She graduated with distinction from the Moscow Technological Institute. A Lenin Scholarship holder. In 1991, she opened her own company, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2016. In 2014, Elena Dybova was appointed head of the Committee for Development of the Small and Medium-Sized Businesses under the CCI of Russia. At the 7th Congress of the CCI of Russia, she was elected Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
Elena Dybova takes an active part in all events (conferences, roundtables and meetings) to protect the interests of small businesses and optimise their cooperation with government authorities. She 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, a member of the Government Commission on Crime Prevention and the Expert Council for Contract Relations under the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Elena Dybova is a member of the Regional Headquarters of the Regional Department of the All-Russia Public Movement PEOPLE’s FRONT FOR RUSSIA in Moscow and head of the Working Group “For Honest and Efficient Economy”. She is married with two children.
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
13:00–14:30
Conference hall 3.7
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Russian Companies Can Produce. They Need to Know What and Why Russian companies traditionally treat spending on R&D as a burdensome secondary concern, which is the first thing to be jettisoned in challenging t...
Russian companies traditionally treat spending on R&D as a burdensome secondary concern, which is the first thing to be jettisoned in challenging times. If, on the other hand, they are serious about producing goods which will sell on the market, how can they do this without studying the market and conducting research into consumer behaviour? How is it possible to operate within a country at all without understanding it or showing interest in it? How simple and inexpensive is it to improve relations between producers and consumers?
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:
Gulnaz
Kadyrova
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Was born July, the 6th in Naberezhnye Chelny. Education: Higher. In 1987 graduated from The Kazan financial and Economic University, specialization «Industry Planning». Economist, PhD (Doctor’s degree in Economic Sciences). Experience: Since 1987 - 1989 - Economist in Department of Labor Organization and salary in Production Association «KamAZ»; Since 1989 - 1990 – Economist of financial department of State executive committee in Naberezhnye Chelny; Since 1990 – 1997 – State tax inspection in Naberezhnye Chelny; Since 1997 – 2001 – Econimic adviser – counselor of the portreeve of Naberezhnye Chelny; Since 2001 – 2003 – Director in Audit company; Since 2003 – 2004 – Deputy Head of Administration of Naberezhnye Chelny in economic and financial sphere; Since 2004 – 2006 – Head of Economic and Financial Department in Federal industrial agency of Russian Federation «Rosprom»; Since 2006 – 2007 – deputy Director of the State Department of industrial policy of Ministry of Industry and Energy of Russian Federation ; In January 2008 was appointed as Director of Department of fiscal and finance in Ministry of Industry and Energy of Russian Federation; July 11th was appointed by an order of Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation (Order №11) as Director of fiscal policy and finance Department of Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation; Since 2014 – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation.
Dmitry
Mednikov
Deputy General Director, Federal State Unitary Enterprise All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
Deputy General Director, Federal State Unitary Enterprise All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
Born April 2, 1980. 2002 – graduated Department of Journalism of Moscow State University. Joined VGTRK in 2000: 2000–2001 – Chief Editor of Mezhdunarodnaya Panorama. 2001–2002 – Head of International Information Department at the Office of Information Programmes. 2002–2003 – Head of International and Regional Information Department at the Office of Information Programmes. As of 2003 – Head Editor of Rossiya 24 channel. As of 2009 – Deputy Executive Director, head of Digital Technology Development Department. As of 2010 – Senior Editor of the Editors’ Office of Rossiya 2 channel. As of 2013 – CEO of Tsifrovoe Televidenie JSC. As of 2015 – Deputy Executive Director on Development. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Geographic Society. Member of the Coordination Council of the All-Russian Znanie Society. In 2009 included in the top 100 young professionals list under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation. Recipient of Friendship Order after the decree No. 589 dated May 5, 2011 ‘On State Awards of the Russian Federation’; received medal of the order ‘For Service to the Motherland’ of 2nd degree; September 1, 2014 – received Order of Honour.
Sergey
Nazarov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, INTERSKOL
Chairman of the Board of Directors, INTERSKOL
Stanislav
Naumov
Government Relations Director, Member of the Executive Committee, Х5 Retail Group
Government Relations Director, Member of the Executive Committee, Х5 Retail Group
Kirill
Tanaev
Director, MOMRI - Modern Media Research Institute
Director, MOMRI - Modern Media Research Institute
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:
Marina
Burnier
Chief Executive Officer, Grand-Vino LLC
Chief Executive Officer, Grand-Vino LLC
Igor
Moskovtsev
Chief Executive Officer, Korenovskiy Milk Processing Factory CJSC
Chief Executive Officer, Korenovskiy Milk Processing Factory CJSC
13:00–14:30
Conference hall 3.9
A Fresh Boost for Regional Business Family Values: How is Business Helping to Make Russian Families Richer? Family companies account for between 50% and 80% of jobs in the global economy, and represent more than two thirds of companies worldwide. The grow...
Family companies account for between 50% and 80% of jobs in the global economy, and represent more than two thirds of companies worldwide. The growth rate of family businesses in Russia is lagging behind global indicators. According to expert data, family businesses are more crisis-resistant. Today, Russia is lacking the concepts and definitions of ‘family business’ and ‘family enterprise’. Removing imperfections in the regulatory framework and creating the best possible conditions for family businesses to be run will make it possible to take Russian business to a new level, increase the prosperity of the Russian population, and transition to an innovative form of economic development. What incentives should the government offer citizens in order to significantly increase the proportion of family companies in Russia? What steps must be taken in order to make running a family business viable and economically advantageous?
Moderator:
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.
Panellists:
Andrey
Kukhtin
Director, Multiservice Management Ltd.
Director, Multiservice Management Ltd.
Nikolay
Miroshnichenko
Director, E.MI
Director, E.MI
Miroshnichenko Nikolay Ivanovich was born in the city of Armavir, the Krasnodar Territory, on 9 April 1951. In 1966, upon completion of the nine-year programme, he was enrolled at the professional training school, where he graduated in 1970, whereafter he was allocated and left to the Russia’s Far East. In Vladivostok he did the two-year military service in the Soviet Army, and after army discharge he had been working on foreign shipping vessels for 4 years.
In 1976, he returned to Armavir, where he enrolled at the Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated with Honors in 1982. In 1984, he left together with his family to the Komsomol construction project in Yakutia to build the Neryungrinskiy open-pit coal mine, where he had held the management positions until 1996.
Upon the return to Armavir, together with his wife Lyubov Gennadievna they started to run a business. In 2002, together with his younger daughter Vera they organized in Rostov-on-Don a small nail studio together with a training center, by that making come true the business plan created by Vera in her second year of studies in institute.
Nowadays, it is the family business, wherein the husbands of his daughters – Aleksey and Maksim – take an active part. The family business includes the Training Center in Rostov-on-Don and 86 author’s Schools of Nail Design by Ekaterina Miroshnichenko all over the world. The own production of the E.Mi entire products range for manicure in Russia and Czech Republic, two E.Mi Trade Houses in Rostov-on-Don and Prague with 80 representatives in 28 countries across the world.
While intensively developing in the sphere of the beauty industry, every member of the family never forgets about the family values. The large family raises the worthy successors of the common family business.
Ruslan
Smolensky
Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region
Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region
Nadezhda
Surova
Director, Institute of Administration and Socioeconomic Design, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Director, Institute of Administration and Socioeconomic Design, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics
Head of the Management and Social Economic Projects Institute at the Russian Economics University named after G.V. Plekhanov, PhD, head of the Management Human Resources Association.
N. Surova in as expert is a novel area for research in Russia: social project and social entrepreneurial activity. She’s a member of the expert council of the Federation Council on Regional Politics and Local Self-Governance, expert council of the State Duma, expert council of the Government of the Russian Federation on Social Policy and Social Services Improvement, councils at the Ministery of Economic Development, Committee of Public Communications of the city of Moscow,etc.
Since 2003 takes active part in the development of the non-government sector in the social sphere in Russian Federation.
Authored over 400 publications on project, political, social, innovative, investment and tax management. Author of the first textbook on project management in social sphere (2015) and social entrepreneurial activity (2017).
In 2015 Plekhanov University opens a research facility called Institute of Social Projects for her research. The institute developed together with Nashe Budushee foundation Social Entrepreneurial Activity programs, course materials and acceleration programs.
In 2016 the institute expanded to Management and Social Economic Projects Institute and currently is the only educational facility in Russia that prepares young social entrepreneurs as leaders of the social change in Russia.
Falk
Tischendorf
Partner, Head of Moscow office, BEITEN BURKHARDT
Partner, Head of Moscow office, BEITEN BURKHARDT
Azat
Fazlyev
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Bashkortostan
Place of birth: Ufa
Date of birth: September 21, 1968

Education:
1990 -Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Engineer/Economist

Career:
1989-1990 – Deputy Secretary, Committee, All-Union Leninist Young Communist League, Ufa State Aviation Technical University;
1990-1991 – Engineer, Ufa State Aviation Technical University;
1991-2007 – CEO, Orientir;
2007-2010 – CEO, Ural Investment Agency; Chairman, Ural Leasing Center;
2010 – 2015 – Vice President, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Republic of Bashkortostan;
December 2015 – presently - President, Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Republic of Bashkortostan.

Awards:
Certificate of Merit from the President of the Russian Federation.