Programme 2018

February 15
09:00–10:30
Conference hall 3.7
Improving Quality of Life The Smart City – A New Quality of Life The modern city is changing the lives of its inhabitants, creating an atmosphere in which they can develop and realize their creative and intellect...
The modern city is changing the lives of its inhabitants, creating an atmosphere in which they can develop and realize their creative and intellectual potential. People today don’t just choose a flat somewhere, they look for an environment that interests them and where they feel comfortable living – from their home, to their block, to their entire neighbourhood. Quality of life has become a factor in property prices and the demand for particular areas. Cities have been joined in the competition for human capital by entire countries, with population mobility and the speed of relocation presenting a serious challenge for all developed nations.
How is the quality of an urban environment evaluated by officials, business, and people themselves? How can the most important aspects be identified and attention focused on them? What is social space within the landscape of the contemporary megacity, and where is the boundary between the responsibilities of business and the consumer? How is the introduction of modern technology into the municipal economy influencing the economic and social potential of regions?
Moderator:
Andrey
Chibis
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
Panellists:
Anatoly
Artamonov
Governor of Kaluga Region
Governor of Kaluga Region
Born in 1952 in Kaluga Region.
After graduating from Moscow Agricultural Production Engineering Institute, worked in agricultural and construction sectors of Kaluga Region economy.
In November 1996, he was elected Vice Governor of Kaluga Region.
Since 2000 – Governor of Kaluga Region.
Anatoly Artamonov is one of the most efficient Russian governors, which is proved by Kaluga Region dynamic development. For a number of years it has been holding leading positions among Russian regions according to various ratings.
Anatoly Artamonov holds many awards, including the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit, Republic of Korea; the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany; the Commander of the Legion of Honour, France, and others.
Doctor, Economics.
Alexander
Brechalov
Head of the Udmurt Republic
Head of the Udmurt Republic
In 1994, he graduated with academic distinction from the Krasnodar Highest Military School (Military Institute) named after General of the Army S.M. Shtemenko. In 1999, he graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law named after O.E. Kutafin. In 1994-1996 he was a deputy chief of the custodial service at the Chkalovskiy garrison (special air division). In 1996-1999 – lawyer at TV-6 Media.In 1999-2000 – lawyer at the Alfa Bank.In 2001-2002 – head of the legal division at the Uniastrum Bank.In 2002-2003 – director of the legal department at the Uniastrum Bank. In 2003-2006 – Director General at the LLC “Uniastrum Consulting”. In 2006-2011 – President of the Executive office at the LLC “VBO Consulting”.In 2011-2013 – President of the LLC “VBO Consult”.In 2013-2014 – President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. Since 2014 until 2017 – First Vice-President of the Russian National Non-Governmental Organization for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses “OPORA RUSSIA”. According to the Fund “Institute of Economic, Social and Political Studies”, he is at the top of the ISEPI-2016 List of the Most Promising Politicians and Public Figures in Russia. On 10 September 2017 Alexander Brechalov was elected head of the Udmurt Republic
Pyotr
Zolotarev
Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Born on 30 June 1965 in Moscow.
Education
Moscow Orders of Lenin and October Revolution Aviation Institute named after S. Ordzhonikidze, 1987; Degree – Planning Engineer, Major in Economics and Management of Machine Engineering.
Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics, 1996; Degree – Economist, Major in Finance and Credit. Master of Business Administration (MBA), Major in Finance.
Advanced training – Institute for Continuing Education of the All-Union Foreign Trade Academy, 1990; Major in Foreign Economic Relations.
Employment history
1987 – 1989 - Secretary of Young Communist League Organization in Department No. 5, Moscow Aviation Institute; Instructor of RC of AULYCL, All-Union Leninist Young Communist League, Regional Committee, Moscow.
1989 – 1991 - Expert, Soviet-Swedish Joint Venture “Technoferm Engineering”.
1991 – 1993 - Chief Accountant, Deputy General Director for Finance and Commerce, Acting Chief Accountant, LLP LogoVaz Image LTD.
1993 – 1995 - Head of Budget and Accounting Group, JSC Occidental Petroleum CIS.
1995 – 1997 - Financial Director, Moscow Office of JSC Occidental Petroleum CIS Services, Inc.
1997 – 1999 - Financial Director, CJSC Dilain Company.
1999 – 2004 - Head of Consolidated Financial Reporting and Accounting Methodology Department, YUKOS-Moscow LLC; First Vice President – Vice President for Economics and Finance; Acting President, CJSC YUKOS Refining and Marketing.
2005 – 2007 - General Director, JSC Russian Machines.
2007 – 2009 - General Director, OJSC AMTEL FREDESTEIN.
2010 – 2011 - General Director, Management Company Regional United Systems Vodokanal LLC.
2012 – 2015 - Managing Director for Project Russian Machines LLC.
2015 – 2016 - Head of Business Restructuring Division,Consulting Department, McKinsey & Company CIS.
Since October 2016 - Senior Vice-President of Vnesheconombank.
Since March 2017 - Deputy Chairman of Vnesheconombank.
Since July 2017 - Deputy Chairman – Member of the Board.
Sergey
Kalugin
Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
Sergey graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1991. Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation since April 2017.Sergey has more than 17 years experience in telecommunications and information technology industry. In 2013-2017 - President and CEO of PJSC "Rostelecom". From 2001 to 2012 - Founder and CEO of National Cable Networks /National Telecommunications. Previously, he held a number of top-management positions in investment banking.
Kirill
Komarov
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Kirill Komarov was born on December 29, 1973 in Saint Petersburg. He graduated from the Urals State Law Academy and then, after completion of a postgraduate course, received an advanced law degree. In 1996–2000, he worked for YurCon, a consulting company in Yekaterinburg. Mr Komarov continued his career in Renova Group, first as Chief Legal Officer and Project Director, and then as First Deputy CEO of Renova and CEO of Renova–Razvitie. In 2005, Komarov joined the Federal Water Resources Agency as Deputy Director. In March 2006, he was appointed Vice President of TVEL Fuel Company prior to becoming CEO of Atomenergomash, a TVEL subsidiary. In December 2007, he joined Atomenergoprom where he served first as Deputy CEO and then as Managing Director. In 2010, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Atomenergoprom, and concurrently worked as Director of ROSATOM's Nuclear Power Directorate. Since April 2011 Mr Komarov has served as Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business while remaining CEO of Atomenergoprom. Since February 2015 Mr Komarov has served as First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business while remaining CEO of Atomenergoprom.
Mikhail
Men
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
November 12, 1960 – Born in Sergiev-Possad district of Moscow area.
1978 – 1980 – studied at the Institute of Oil and Gas Industry majoring in Industrial Energy Production.
1980 – 1982 – service at the construction divisions of the Far East Navy. Received a license to operate a construction crane and an honorary certificate for achievements in construction. 1983 – 1991 – worked at various culture intuitions in Moscow and Moscow district. Studied in Moscow Culture Institute.
1991 – 1993 – worked in publishing.
1993 – 1995 – deputy of Moscow Oblast Duma from Sergied-Posad.
1995 – 1999 – deputy of the State Duma of Russian Federation.
1999 – 2002 – vice-governor of Moscow Oblast. Studied at the State Service Academy under the President of Russian Federation, majored in law, graduated cum laude.
2002 – 2005 – deputy mayor of Moscow
2005 – 2013 – governor of Ivanovskaya Oblast, confirmed after presentation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
November 1, 2013 – appointed Minister of Construction and Housing Services. Awarded the Order of Friendship, Order of Honor, Medal for 850th Anniversary of the city of Moscow. Married, has 6 children.
Mikhail
Oseevskiy
President, Rostelecom
President, Rostelecom
Mikhail Eduardovitch Oseevskiy was born in Leningrad on November 30, 1960.
He graduated from the Kalinin Politechnical Institute (Leningradskij Politekhnicheskij Institut imeni Kalinina) in 1983 with a Degree in Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics.
He has wide experience in high-ranking posts in Russian state and business institutions.
From 1986 to 1993, he worked in the Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA in Russian).
From 1993 to 1999, he was Deputy Director and later Director of the Stock Exchange in St. Petersburg.
From 1999, he was a Vice Chairman, and from 2003 First Vice Chairman of the Board Council of the Industrial and Construction Bank in Saint Petersburg.
From 2003 to 2011 he worked as a Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Administration.
In 2011 he was appointed Deputy-Minister of Economic Development of Russia. From July 2012 to March 2017 he worked as a Deputy President and Chairman of VTB Bank Management Board.
In March 2017 he was appointed President of Rostelecom.
Currently M. Oseevskiy is a member of governing bodies of the following organizations: member of the supervisory board of VTB24 (PJSC), JSC Bank VTB Georgia, OJSC Bank VTB (Azerbaijan), member of the board of directors of JSC Unified Electronic Trading Floor, CJSC Bank VTB Belarus, DC JSC Bank VTB (Kazakhstan), T2 RTC Holding LLC, also he is chairman of the board of trustees of Local religious community of the Russian Orthodox Church the curacy of the Kazan Cathedral of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchy).
Front row participants:
Veniamin
Golubitsky
President, KORTROS
President, KORTROS
Veniamin Golubitsky is President of KORTROS (former RENOVA StroyGroup) – a development company that implements large-scale projects in the sphere of residential and commercial real estate.
Prior to joining RENOVA StroyGroup, Mr Golubitsky worked for nine years in the authorities of the Sverdlovsk Region of Russia, where his responsibilities at different times included social issues and state property management.
From October 2003 till May 2005 Mr Golubitsky was Head of Administration of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region. Other positions held in the regional authorities include: First Deputy to the Chairman of the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region, Minister of the State Property Management of the Sverdlovsk Region, Member of the Duma of the Sverdlovsk Region.
In addition to his work as an official, Veniamin Golubitsky made a convincing academic career: having started as a PhD student at the Department of Administrative Law, Moscow State Lomonosov University, he later became Head of the Law Department at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Mr Golubitsky graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Moscow State Lomonosov University and is a Candidate of Legal Sciences.
Sergei
Egorov
Deputy Governor of Tula Region
Deputy Governor of Tula Region
Vladimir
Ivanov
General Director, Spectrum Group of Companies
General Director, Spectrum Group of Companies
Alexey
Makrushin
General Director, Housing, Utilities and Urban Environment Association
General Director, Housing, Utilities and Urban Environment Association
Svetlana
Orlova
Governor of Vladimir Region
Governor of Vladimir Region
Born October 23, 1954 in the town of Obluchye, Khabarovsk Territory.
In 1977 she graduated from Ussuriysk State Teacher Training College, followed by the Khabarovsk Higher Party School and professional development courses at the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. She now holds a PhD in Economics.
From 1971–1991, she worked as a teacher at a boarding school in Vladivostok and was involved in party activities. From 1991–1993, she was Vice President, General Director of the Maritime Territory Women’s For-Profit Charity Organization ANNA. From 1993–1999, she was a deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, a member of the Women of Russia faction, a member of the Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and Finance. From 2000–2001, Orlova was Vice President of ZAO NPO Krosna.
In November 2001, she was elected to the Federation Council to represent the Council of People’s Deputies of the Kemerovo Region. From January 2004 to March 2013, she acted as Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
By presidential decree of the Russian Federation as of March 24, 2013, she was appointed Acting Governor of the Vladimir Region.
On September 8, 2013 elected Governor of the Vladimir Region.
She is a recipient of the Order For Services to Homeland of the fourth degree, Order of Honor, Order of Commonwealth, medal of the Order For Services to Homeland of second degree, a medal In Commemoration of 850 Years of Moscow, a medal In the Commemoration of 1000 Years of Kazan, the P.A. Stolypin medal of second degree, and a medal of the Federation Council, the 20 Years medal, 70 years of Vladimir Region commemorative medal, a Letter of Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation, a Letter of Commendation from the Government of the Russian Federation, awards of the Kemerovo Region, badge For Services to the Development of OAO Russian Railways of first degree, and a badge Railway Worker of Honor. She has also received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
She is Deputy Chairperson of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and heads Russia’s delegation to the Congress.
Arthur
Parfenchikov
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Artyom
Sedov
Deputy Chairman, Expert Board for Energy Conservation and Efficiency at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Chairman, Expert Board for Energy Conservation and Efficiency at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Founder and CEO of Russian software and manufacturing company “Big Three” LCC, Deputy Head of the Expert Board on Energy Efficiency of Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, expert consultant on Smart Cities for EEC UN, working group member for ISO and IEC. R.F., Automation engineer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Technologies and Automation in Civil Engineering department MSUCE, three times winner of R.F. Presidential Scholarship as postgraduate, three times winner of R.F. Government Scholarship as postgraduate, the winner of the R.F. Presidential Grant in science and technology priority guidelines (energy efficiency). Owns 42 R.F. patents, shares authorship for more than 100 research papers, published in scientific journals of Russian Federation, United States of America, Switzerland, Germany, China and others. Shares authorship for 6 study guides.
Being a postgraduate in Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MSUCE) Mr. Sedov finished an internship in TU Berlin, Germany. During his postgraduate course worked in optimization of MEP guidance system automation and developed unique software for it, installed and functioning on real objects. Was one of the creators of a unique Building Automation Systems Laboratory that now is internationally known. The laboratory has been presented on many scientific conferences and exhibitions, and visited by The President of the Russian Federation, members of the Russian Federation Government, Moscow City Council and etc.
In 2013-2015 Mr. Sedov worked as expert-consultant on Smart Cities for EEC UN, UNECE and UN-Habitat. Participated in development of Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities, that are currently the only Smart Cities KPI system recognized on an intergovernmental level. Participated in development of Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing.
Since 2015 – CEO of “Big Three” LCC, known leader in software development for waste management and housing and utilities needs. “Big Three” LCC has participated in the development of few federal information systems. In 2016-2017 software and hardware products for waste management field on both governmental and business levels by “Big Three” LCC have been implemented in 30 R.F. territorial entities. Sealing contracts in 40 other R.F. territorial entities is planned in 2018-2019.
Leonid
Sergeev
Chief Executive Officer, Basel Aero
Chief Executive Officer, Basel Aero
Born on 28 May 1971 in Sverdlovsk His parents are engineers.
He graduated with honors from Kirov Urals Polytechnic Institute with MSc (Master of Science) degree in Engineering and Economics for Heavy Machine Building Enterprises. Obtained Ph.D. degree in Engineering and Economics. In 2003 he obtained Master of Business Administration degree in IMD, Switzerland.

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

During his tenure in Krasnodar Region he implemented the major projects in the field of air transportation, including preparation of Krasnodar Region airports for operations during holding of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games in accordance with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee, as well as the project of renovation of Krasnodar International Airport. Currently he implements the projects related to construction of new terminals of Anapa, Gelendzhik and Krasnodar airports. Basel Aero implemented a number of social responsibility projects for company employees as well as the people of Krasnodar Region.
He has several national awards, the Order For Merit to the Fatherland II class among them.
Ilya
Sotonin
Director for Development, Liga Housing and Public Utilities Management Company
Director for Development, Liga Housing and Public Utilities Management Company
Founder of community management company Liga GKH. While studying in Ural State University founded Liga Company. From that time, Liga grew from managing few houses in Ekaterinburg to a company that works in 3 cities and with more than 10 000 tenants. In 2017 developed a first franchise in facility management market in Russia.
Ilia Sotonin: «My dream – to build a company that will provide best service in facility management in every city of our country»
In March, 2017, Liga GKH was recognized by Russian agency of strategic initiatives as a provider of best practices on the community management market.
Dmitry
Tetenkin
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
Deputy Chairman of the Government of Amur Region
09:30–11:00
Conference hall 3.4
Improving Quality of Life Best Practices in Socioeconomic Development The All-Russian Regional Best Practices and Initiatives in Socioeconomic Development Contest, organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, wa...
The All-Russian Regional Best Practices and Initiatives in Socioeconomic Development Contest, organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, was run for the second time in 2017. The competition is a tool which helps regions to publicize their best practices at a federal level. The key distinctive feature of the competition is the availability of tools which make it possible to replicate and implement the best practices and initiatives of competition finalists in the format of ‘ready solutions’, using the Region-ID information system. What practices from the ranks of the finalists, who are chosen by an expert competition jury, will prove victorious? Can the finalists’ practices be scaled up and applied across all regions of the Russian Federation? How universal are the finalists’ practices? What advantages do the regions that implement best practices obtain? In what sectors can these best practices be applied? What categories of best practice will be in demand in 2018?
Moderator:
Alexey
Bobrovsky
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Alexey Bobrovsky was born on 15 August 1981. In 2002, he graduated from the Journalism Department of the Modern University for the Humanities in Moscow. He has worked as reporter and host on the TV-Centre Channel, Channel 1, Radio Station Business-FM. Since 2009, he has authored and presented the Kurs Dnya [Daily Rate of Exchange] on the Russia-24 TV Channel, Head of the Channel’s Service of Economic News. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Internet site Vestifinance.ru. Since 2016, he has been General Producer of Vestfinance Forum – a new interactive platform, featuring Andrey Klepach, Boris Titov, Alexander Novak, Ksenia Yudaeva and other authoritative economic experts.
Panellists:
Alexey
Dumin
Governor of Tula Region
Governor of Tula Region
Alexey G. Dyumin was born August 28, 1972 in Kursk. In 1994 he graduated from the Voronezh Higher Military Engineering School of Radio Electronics.
In 2009 he graduated with honours from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of Russian Federation, and in 2013 – passed professional retraining at the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces.
Is married and has a son.
From 1994 to 1996 - engineer of the Central unit of Russian Air Force complex technical control.
In 1996-2013 – held various positions in the Federal Guard Service. Provided the participation of President of Russia in various activities both inside the country and abroad, including summits oh the "Group of Eight", the "Group of Twenty", SCO, APEC, etc.
From 2013 to 2016 – deputy chief of the main department of the general staff, chief of general staff – first deputy commander in chief of land forces, deputy minister of defense.
February 2, 2016 was appointed acting governor of Tula region.
Lieutenant-General. Hero of Russia. Was awarded with the order "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV degree with swords, and other various medals.
Natalya
Komarova
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Natalia Komarova was born on the 21st of October 1955 in Pskov Region, she is married and has two children. In 1978 she graduated from Kommunarsk Institute of Mining and Smelting, the faculty of Engineering and Economics, majoring in “Economics and organization of construction” with awarding of qualification Engineer-economist. She began to work at the Kommunarsk Metallurgical Factory as a labor engineer of the laboratory of industrial engineering in 1978. Then she worked as an economist of the planned-economic CCB department. In 1980 Natalia moved to Novy Urengoi of Tyumen Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. There she began to work in the municipal executive committee as a senior inspector. In 1988 Natalia became the chairwoman of the city planning commission. Then she worked as the deputy chairwoman of the municipal executive committee, the deputy of the City Council. In 1992 she became the first deputy of the Head of Administration in Novy Urengoi. In 1994 Natalia was designated as the Head of the city Administration. That year she was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and as a deputy of the NoviyUrengoy Municipal Committee. On the 16thof March 1997 Natalia Komarova continued working as the Head of the municipal formation of NoviyUrengoy up to October 2000 according to the elections results. From October 2000 to December 2001 Natalia worked as a deputy of the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, leading the Economic Committee of the Okrug. At the same time Natalia lectures at the University: she is an associate professor of the Social Management of the Yamal Oil and Gas Institute (branch) of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (since 1999). In December 2001 Natalia was elected as a Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation inYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug. From 2004 to 2007 she is the Head of the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In December 2007 Natalia was elected as the deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug for the third time. In the State Duma of the fifth assembling she continued to be the Head the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee. On the 8thof February 2010 the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev submitted a proposal to the deputies of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Duma a candidature of Natalia Komarova as the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra. At the unscheduled meeting on the 15thof February the deputies in a unanimous vote voice supported her candidature.On the 1stof March Natalia entered the office of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra.
Veniamin
Kondratiev
Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Territory
Head of Administration (Governor) of Krasnodar Territory
Veniamin Kondratiev was born September 1, 1970 in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Region. 1993: graduated from Kuban State University as a philologist and teacher of the Russian language. 1995: graduated from the same University as a lawyer. 1991–1994 – consultant, head of legal at Plutos JSC, Krasnodar. 1994–1995: senior lawyer in Legal Department of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory. 1995–2001: senior legal adviser and a leading specialist of the Legal Department of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory.2001–2003: deputy chief of staff and head of the legal administration of the Krasnodar Territory. 2003–2007: appointed Deputy Governor of the Krasnodar Territory for property, land and legal relations – head of Department of property relations. 2014 to January 2015: Deputy head of the main Department for Federal Property Management of the Presidential Administration. January 2015: Head of the main Department for Federal Property Management of the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation. March 2015 – Deputy Head of Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation.
Rustam
Minnikhanov
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Rustam Minnikhanov was born on March 1, 1957 in the Novyi Arysh village of the Rybno-Slobodsky District in the Tatar ASSR.He graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute in 1978 as mechanical engineer and from Correspondence Institute of Soviet Trade (Moscow) as a commodity expert in 1986.
He is a doctor of economic sciences.
1978-1980 - engineer in the Saby District Association of Selkhoztekhnika.
1980-1983 - senior engineer and chief power engineer in the Saby timber industry enterprise.
1983-1985 - deputy chairman of the District Consumer Society Board.
1985-1990 - chairman of the District Consumer Society Board in the Arsk District.
1990-1992 - chairman of the Arsk District Executive Committee.
1992-1993 - first deputy head of the Arsk District Administration.
1993-1996 - head of the Vysokaya Gora District.
1996-1998 - minister of finance of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In 1998, Rustam Minnikhanov was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 25, 2010 - President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
From March 24, 2015 - Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Order of Friendship (2002); Order of Services to Motherland 4th class (2007); Order of Services to the Republic of Tatarstan (2007); Medal in memory of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg (2003);
Medal in memory of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005); Medal to mark the three billionth ton of oil in Tatarstan (2007); Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2008); Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2009); Certificate of Honor of the President of the Russian Federation (2009); Certificate of Honor of the Government of the Russian Federation (2010); Gratitude of the of the President of the Russian Federation (2012); Gratitude of the of the Government of the Russian Federation (2012, 2013); Order of Honor (2014).
Sergei
Morozov
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Sergey Morozov was born on September 6, 1959 in Ulyanovsk. After graduating from high school, he worked as a machine operator at a furniture factory. He served in the Pacific Fleet from 1977 to 1980.Since 1981 he has worked at the law-enforcement bodies. He graduated from the All-Union Legal Institute with a major in law. He worked his way up from a criminal investigation inspector at the district office of internal affairs up to the head of a special anti-drug trafficking office of the Internal Affairs Department of the Ulyanovsk Region. In 1995, he was appointed head of the Internal Affairs Department of Dimitrovgrad. In December 2000 he was elected Mayor of Dimitrovgrad. In 2003, Dimitrovgrad won a federal competition and was granted the title of the “Cultural Capital of the Volga Region of 2004”. He has twice been awarded special government prizes for achievements in municipal improvements.In December 2004 Mr. Morozov was elected Head of the Administration of the Ulyanovsk Region. On March 28, 2006, the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Ulyanovsk Region approved Mr. Morozov’s candidacy for Governor of the Ulyanovsk Region as submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On March 6, 2011, he was re-elected as Governor for a new term.Mr. Morozov has a PhD in Economy. He defended his dissertation on the subject “Formation of a socioeconomic development strategy for the region”.He is married with five children: two sons and three daughters.
Andrey
Nikitin
Governor of Novgorod Region
Governor of Novgorod Region
Born in 1979 in Moscow.
2001 – graduated from State University of Management.
2007 – was awarded EMBA degree at Stockholm school of Economics.
2002-2011 – held key positions in Ruskompozit Group of companies composed of the largest Russian enterprises which do business in the markets of glass fibre, composite and geosynthetic materials.
2009 — was appointed Director General of Ruskompozit Management Company LLC.
Since 27.07.2011 – held a position of the CEO of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives (ASI).
13.02.2017 – was appointed the acting governor of the Novgorod region by the Presidential Decree.
Member of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia.
Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects.
Member of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.
Awarded the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II class and the Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Gratitude.
Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Married.
Svetlana
Chupsheva
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Svetlana Chupsheva was born in Prague. In 2001 she graduated from Samara State Academy of Economics with Honors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Career
1999 tax planning department chief specialist at Doveritelny I Investitsionny Bank
1999–2004 taxation manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers
2004–2005 vice-president, Gazprom Bank
2005–2006 Raiffaisen Bank Austria board advisor
2006–2010 diretor of the Kuban branch, Raiffaisen Bank
2010 – advisor to the CEO on regional development, Raiffaisen Bank
2010–2013 – Branches director at the central office of Sberbank of Russia
2013 – First Vice-President of Sberbank NPF
Civil Activity
Member of the Presidential Economic Council
Chairwoman of the State Duma Committee on managing retirement investment
Member of the Civil Chamber of the city of Moscow
Member of the board of RUIP
Member of the board of strategic development of Pochta Rossii
Chairwoman of the industry commission on business education at the Manager’s Association
Head of Expert Committee on professional education at Delovaya Rossiya
Member of the coordination council of UMO of Universities of Russia
First chairwoman of Sociology and Social Work committee
Valery
Radaev
Governor of Saratov Region
Governor of Saratov Region
Maxim
Topilin
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Maxim Topilin, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
From 1988 to 1994, engaged in scientific research. Since 1994, various posts in Russian Government Office.
In 2001, appointed Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. Supervised the issues of employment and human resources development.
In 2004, appointed Head of the newly formed Federal Service for Labour and Employment.
In 2008, appointed Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation. Нe was responsible for issues of national labour market policy, and social and demographic policy. One of Mr. Topilin’s successful projects was the development of anti-crisis measures for the labour market during the economic crisis of 2008-2010. Moreover, family social support measures taken at that time improved the demographic situation in the country. Mr. Topilin directly participated in the development of the 2011-2015 state programme "Friendly environment" aimed at the improvement of the quality of life for people with disabilities.
On 21 May, 2012, Mr. Topilin was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. The following issues fall within his competence: labour-management relations, employment, demographic policy, social protection, social security, including retirement security, and state civil service.
Eugeniya
Uvarkina
Chairman of the Commission for Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Chairman of the Commission for Agro-Industrial Complex and Rural Development, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alexey
Tsedenov
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Head of the Republic of Buryatia
Year of birth: 1976.
1998: Graduated from the Far Eastern State Transport University.
1998 – 2002: Held managerial positions at railway transport enterprises.
2002 – 2004: CEO of LLC Dalneftetrans.
2004 – 2006: CEO of JSC "Far Eastern Transport Group".
2006 – 2009: Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy in the field of railway transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
2009 – 2011: Deputy Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation.
January 2012 - June 2012: Head of the Federal Agency of Railway Transport.
June 2012 - February 2017 he worked as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
February 2017 – September 2017: Acting head of the Republic of Buryatia.
Since September 2017: Head of the Republic of Buryatia.
Andrey
Shubin
Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Executive Director, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.2
Improving Quality of Life Digital Education: an Investment in the Future The development of a digital educational environment is today part of a systematic project to improve the quality of education. Its future developm...
The development of a digital educational environment is today part of a systematic project to improve the quality of education. Its future development is closely linked with the adoption of tools to accompany personal learning based on artificial intelligence technology, which will make it possible to use an individual approach for every learner. Digital platforms could take over part of the teacher’s daily routine, leaving them with more time for individual and group work. A genuine opportunity is emerging to formulate a personal learning trajectory. How can business be encouraged to participate in creating a digital educational environment? How can the quality of online self-education be ensured? Is a personal learning trajectory a must have of the future? What barriers of government regulation must be removed to allow digital education to develop?
Moderator:
Alexander
Molchanov
Vice President, Proobraz Managing Company LLC
Vice President, Proobraz Managing Company LLC
Molchanov Alexander Sergeevich, Vice-president at "Proobraz", Deputy Head of the Committee on Professional Education and Training of All Russia Public Organization “Business Russia”, founder and leader of the company "Professional Electronic Education", PhD in Pedagogy. Expert in the field of distance education and e-learning. Has a portfolio of successful projects for starting from scratch online and distance learning, in the field of consulting educational services, the launch of educational centers and units, the launch of educational products, and the anti-crisis management of educational units.
Panellists:
Olga
Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Ivan
Kolomoyets
Chief Executive Director, Co-Founder, Uchi.ru
Chief Executive Director, Co-Founder, Uchi.ru
Ivan Vladimirovich Kolomoets, head of the UCHi.RU educational platform, member of the Expert Council for Education under the Government of the Russian Federation.
2008: Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of General and Applied Physics (studied 2002–2008). The prize taker and winner of Physics Olympiads at various levels (also the winner of the All-Russia Olympiad).
Since 2011: co-founder and head of the UCHi.RU educational platform, which currently has 1.5m active users from all regions of Russia.
Yaroslav
Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Diploma in Economics, Moscow State University named after M. Lomonosov.
In 1992 Yaroslav Kuzminov and Evgeny Yasin came forward with the project of a new type of university specializing in Economics.
In 2011 Y. Kuzminov headed the Expert Group “Labor market, Professional Education, and Migration Policy” in the framework of the development of the Russian Federation “Strategy 2020”.
Yaroslav Kuzminov is Deputy Head of the National Coordination Council for Supporting Young Gifted People; member of presidium of Presidential Economic Council; member the Presidential Commission on for Civil Service and Management Personnel Pool established; member of the Government Commission for the Coordination of the Open Government; member of the Government Commission on Economic Development and Integration et etc.
Professor Kuzminov is an author of more than 100 academic works published in Russia and abroad, and a co-author of over 10 monographs and textbooks. He has been also regularly writing for leading Russian and foreign periodicals.
By decrees of the President of the Russian Federation Y. Kuzminov has been awarded the Order For Merit to the Fatherland (2012) of the IV class and the Order of Honour (2002).
Vladimir
Mau
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Rector, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Vladimir Mau is Doctor of Economics, Professor, PhD, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. Born on 29 December 1959 in Moscow, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of National Economy in 1981.
Since 1991 he participated in the development and implementation of economic reforms in Russia, including working as Advisor to the Chairman of the Russian Government from 1992-1993.
From 1997-2002 Mau was the Head of the Working Center for Economic Reforms of the Russian Government. In 2002, he became the Rector of the Academy of National Economy of the Russian Government, and in 2010 the Rector of the newly formed the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Rector Mau is a renowned expert in the field of economic theory, the history of economic thought and national economy. He is the author of 25 monographs, books and textbooks published in Russia and the UK, as well as more than 600 other works. The main results of his research focus on economic history and the history of economic thought in Russia and the USSR; the theory and history of economic policy; economic transformation and economic reforms.
Rector Mau is a member of Economic Council of the President of Russian Federation. He is and also a chairman of the Expert Board under the Government Commission for Economic Development and Integration, and member of several governmental commissions and committees.
Alexander
Rudik
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Head of the Committee for Professional Education and Training, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Entrepreneur, professional investor, co-founder of a number of educational projects, a public figure, the father of six children. Chairman of the Public and Business Council at the project committee on the strategic direction of the Russian Federation's development "Education". Head of the Committee on professional education and training of the All Russia Public Organization "Business Russia".
Founder and president of the investment company Nova Capital.
Founder and president of Proobraz, a fund and a management company in the education sphere. Co-founder of a number of educational (mel.fm, Maximum, Castle Quiz) and public projects.
Vladimir
Uzun
President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
Vladimir Uzun (25 December, 1967, Kishinev) – Russian publisher, entrepreneur, Ph.D. in Economics.
In 1991 – graduated from Moscow State University with honors. In 1994 – passed Ph.D. defense on the topic “Mechanism of price determination at the publishing market”.
In June 1991 together with his business partner established OLMA-Press Publishers (later OLMA Media Group) which in the course of time became one of the largest in Europe. From 1991 to 1999 – General Director of OLMA-Press Publishers. From 1999 to 2005 – CEO of printing firm Krasnij Proletary. From 1999 to the present day – Chairman of Board of Directors and president of OLMA Media Group, member of Board of Directors of Commercial Bank SDM-BANK .
Since 2013 to the present day – President of joint stock company Prosveshcheniye Publishers.
Front row participants:
Vadim
Malych
Deputy Director of Educational Projects, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Deputy Director of Educational Projects, The Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)
Andrey
Panov
Partner, Bain & Company
Partner, Bain & Company
Andrey Panov is a partner in Bain & Company's Moscow office. He is a member of Bain's Airlines & Transportation and Digitalpractices.
He has more than five years of experience in strategic consulting.
Andrey has advised numerous leading Russian banks, addressing topics such as back office restructuring and centralization, as well as operating model development. He also has extensive experience in the airlines industry, with particular expertise in new airline strategy, business plan development and digital transformation.
Prior to joining Bain, Andrey was a deputy chief-editor for the leading Russian business daily, Vedomosti. He spent six years at the publication covering banks, insurance companies and stock exchanges.
Andrey graduated from Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow State University (PhD) and earned his MBA from INSEAD Business School in France.
Marina
Rakova
Chief Executive Officer, Federal State Autonomous Institution "Russian Foundation for Educational Development"
Chief Executive Officer, Federal State Autonomous Institution "Russian Foundation for Educational Development"
Entrepreneur, Project manager on career guidance and science and technology motivation for kids.
As a school student, Marina represented Russia in various science forums, conferences and contests. By the age of 15 Marina authored over 30 theorems in the field of fundamental mathematics. As a student of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, she was part of the Step into the Future Program, aimed at finding and supporting talented children. In December 2014, Marina Rakova presented her project called New Model for Extracurricular Education for Children to the Agency of Strategic Initiatives. The project was approved on May 27, 2015.
In late 2015 Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region opened Quantoriums - the first science parks for kids that are brining this model to life. Quantoriums use unique educational programs, technology and equipment, created by a community of young and renowned scholars, tech start-up developers, as well as heads of large manufacturing facilities and state corporations that was formed by Marina.
In 2016 Russia opened 24 Quantoriums. The network is expected to expand up to 750 by 2020.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.3
Improving Quality of Life Effective Social Management in Russia’s Regions A critical factor in the effective functioning of regional socio-economic systems is quality management of social development which is aimed at sus...
A critical factor in the effective functioning of regional socio-economic systems is quality management of social development which is aimed at sustainably improving standards in civil society, creating favourable social conditions and tackling existing problems within regions, establishing conditions for improving the level of education among the population, and preserving cultural heritage. Regional governmental bodies act as the fundamental ordering client and guarantor for regional social development, whilst the process of solving complex social challenges can often also involve major companies with the ability and resources to implement social programmes and projects, as well as non-commercial organizations (NCOs). In this way, businesses and NCOs are to an extent agents of social change in society and participate in complex processes of social management on a regional level. As a consequence, establishing cooperation between the government, business, and NCOs is becoming an essential condition for effective social management, as is the search for points of intersection in their social agenda and joint realization of those projects and initiatives which hold the greatest importance for the development of society as a whole. What challenges are regions setting themselves in social development terms? How can regional governments support charitable and social projects being implemented in the non-commercial sector and by commercial companies, and what mechanisms for cooperation between government, business, and NCOs are the most effective? What are the hallmarks of successfully implemented initiatives in the social sector, and how can these practices be rolled out to other regions? How can charitable activity be made systemic at a regional level, and what is needed in order to provide effective management for every branch of this system?
Moderator:
Tinatin
Kandelaki
General Producer, Match TV
General Producer, Match TV
Tina (full name: Tinatin) Kandelaki was born on November, 10 1975 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Her father is an economist and her mother a physician.
Tina graduated from the journalism department of Tbilisi State University and from the department of international relations of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Prior to 1995, she worked at Radio 105 radio station and for Georgian television.
After 1995, she worked for the radio stations and television channels M-Radio, RDV, Serebryany Dozhd, 2x2, Biz-TV, Muz-TV, Vremechko on TVC, YV-6 in Moscow.
2002–2007: host of the Detali programme on the STS TV Channel.
From 2003: host and producer of The Smartest programme.
2008–2011: host of the TV programme Unreal Politics on REN TV and later on NTV channels.
In 2008, Ms. Kandelaki became a co-owner of Apostle Media (later –Centre for Strategic Communications Apostle), specialising in PR and production of television and video content.
In 2010, she was author and host of the discussion programme Alternative on the Vesti FM radio station.
In August 2011, she organised and conducted the first National Educational Forum Smart School.
2010–2012: member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
In 2013, together with Margarita Simonyan, she co-hosted the political talk show Iron Lady on the NTV channel.
From 2014, she was co-investor and art director of the elite club village Shelestovo in New Moscow.
In July 2015, Tina was appointed General Producer and Deputy General Director of the consolidated sports editorial board established on the basis of the new federal TV Channel Match TV.
Panellists:
Irina
Zhukova
Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Programs, Philip Morris International Inc
Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Programs, Philip Morris International Inc
Education: Russian State University for the Humanities, specialization- historian-archivist
Experience: Irina started her career at Philip Morris Sales and Marketing in 1995, she occupied various positions in the Department of Corporate Affairs. In the period of 2008 – 2012, she was the Head of the Communications and PR Department at Tetra Pak. In February 2012 Irina returned to Philip Morris Sales and Marketing as Director for Communications and Public Relations. Since May 2017 Irina is heading the branch of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
Irina is a member of Board of Directors in the Russian Association of Communication Directors and Corporate Publishing; she is also a member of Trustee Council of the National Award Media Manger of Russia. Irina is also heading the working group on CSR in non-commercial partnership the Association of Branded Goods Manufacturers in Russia (RUSBRAND)
Irina Zhukova has many times been rated in the top list of the Directors on corporate and public relations in the Service and Manufacturing of the Consumer Goods sector (project Top 1000 Russian Managers by business journal Kommersant and the Russian Managers Association
Faina
Zakharova
President, Life Line Foundation
President, Life Line Foundation
A public figure, an expert in the non-commercial sector, the President of Life Line Charity Foundation for salvation of severely ill children. Zakharova has been awarded an honorable distinction “For Benevolence”. The above mentioned state reward was presented to her by Mr. Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, in the Kremlin in 2013. Faina Yakovlevna is a member of the Public Council in RF Health Ministry. Zakharova has been a founder and an inspirational figure for establishing the Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Russia). She has guided a number of special CAF Russia programmes. Besides, she was involved in arranging the first conference “Charity in Russia” (2005). In 2014 Faina Zakharova was one of the founders of the Association of Fundraisers. She also deserves credit for running “The Year of Charity in Russia” (2006). Apart from that, she has been the author of a number of successful as well as efficient charity events such as “A red nose – a kind heart!”, the first in Russia charity “Running Race 5275”, “Someone’s life – not a trifle!” and others. In 2017 Faina Zakharova was included in the top 75 list of the most respected people in the country possessing a high moral and professional authority according to The Russian Reporter Magazine. Faina Zakharova is keen on travelling and is interested in modern arts.
Oleg
Kuvshinnikov
Governor of the Vologda Region
Governor of the Vologda Region
Mr. Kuvshinnikov was born in Cherepovets in 1965. He was actively involved in sport in his childhood and youth. He is a candidate master of sports in hockey. 1982 – Began working at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant. 1985–1987 – Served in the Soviet Army. Military rank – sergeant. 1987 – Worked at Cherepovets Metallurgical Plant as the operator of the 250 Mill in the rolling shop. 1994 – Foreman of the rolling shop, then head of the 250 Mill and later deputy head of the production shop. 2000 – Head of the rolling shop. 2002 – Head of Sheet Rolling Shop No. 1. 2002–2006 – Deputy of the Cherepovets City Duma and Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee. 2003 – Member of the United Russia party. 2004–2005 – Member of the Board of Directors of Severstal. 2004–2006 – Director of Social Amenities at Severstal. 2006 – First Deputy Mayor and acting Mayor of Cherepovets. 2007 – Elected Mayor of Cherepovets (65.3% of votes). 2007 – Member of the political council presidium of the Vologda regional branch of the United Russia party. December 2011 – Governor of the Vologda Region. May 17, 2014 – Acting Governor of the Vologda Region. September 23, 2014 – Elected Governor of the Vologda Region (62.98% of votes). Education: 1991 – Yaroslavl College of Soviet Trade. 1994 – St. Petersburg Trade and Economics Institute. 1999 – State University of Management in the ‘Production Management’ programme (Moscow). 2002 – Completed a training course in a corporate programme for the training of ‘Top 100’ managers. 2005 – Completed training in a MBA programme at the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government.
Dmitry
Polikanov
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
President, Con-nection Deaf-Blind Support Foundation; Сhair of the Board, Donors' Forum
Education
In 1998 graduated the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). One year later he defended his PhD in political science there.
Professional background
In 2003-2006, he was Director for Public and International Relations at the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM). In 2007-2012, he was at the leading positions in the United Russia party. In 2012-2013, he was First Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society. In 2014 he helped to set up and headed the Con-nection charity foundation, the goal of which is to establish the sustainable system of assistance to the deafblind people in the Russian regions.
Member of the Expert Council at the Russian Government, Public Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Council on Charity in Social Sphere at the Russian Government, a number of ministerial and inter-agency working groups. Since 2017 Dr. Polikanov presides the Executive Board of the Donors’ Forum. Member of the board of a number of NGOs, including the Board of Trustees of the “Lake Baikal” charity.
Dr Polikanov is the author of over 100 publications on international and European security issues, Russian foreign and domestic policy. He was also a top manager at the PIR Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Federal Social Security Fund of the Russian Federation.
Hobby
Exotic travels in Russia and abroad.
Maria
Chertok
Director, Charities Aid Foundation Russia
Director, Charities Aid Foundation Russia
Maria Chertok has been working with CAF Russia since 1997, since May 2005 as a Director. She has been involved in a number of exciting innovations in the Russian philanthropic sector, including development of community foundations model, corporate giving and private foundations. In 2009 Maria was named one of ten most influential philanthropy professionals in Russia by Russian Reporter magazine. Maria is a Board member of WINGS (World Initiative for Grant-makers Support), member of the Advisory Board of the Community Foundations Partnership, member of the Editorial Board of Alliance magazine and a co-organiser of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. She authored a number of articles and research materials on various aspects of philanthropy and civil society development in Russia and globally. Most recently Maria served as a guest editor of Alliance magazine issue on emerging market philanthropy and co-authored a report “Pathways to NGOs sustainability”. Before working with CAF Maria was a researcher at the Moscow office of the Ford Foundation. She graduated cum laude in sociology from the Moscow State University.
Front row participants:
Olga
Bashkirova
General Director, Renova Charitable Foundation
General Director, Renova Charitable Foundation
CEO, Charitable foundation RENOVA
Graduated from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas as an economist. Since 2004 worked at different positions in the Renova Group of companies at the departments of CSR and corporate development. In 2010 took the position of CEO in the Charitable foundation Renova. Member of the Board of “Russian Donors Forum”, a coalition of donor organizations that brings together leading Russian and outside foundations and companies working in Russia. A keynote speaker for number of conferences on NGO, philanthropy and education topics. Art lover, an amateur collector, MA in Cultural management from Manchester University, UK
Oleg
Eroma
Executive Director, Rasprav krylya! (Spread Your Wings!) Children’s Charitable Foundation
Executive Director, Rasprav krylya! (Spread Your Wings!) Children’s Charitable Foundation
Date of birth 06.03.1968
Professional Experience
2007 – present - Executive Director, President in Charitable Foundation «Spread the Wings!»
2003 – 2007 - Deputy Director in Directorate of Charitable and Educational Programs, MOO «Open Russia»
1992-2002 – work in Logistics and International Trade
Vadim
Kovalev
First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association
First Deputy Executive Director, Russian Managers Association
Born on May 9, 1984 in Moscow. Vadim Kovalyov graduated from the Law School of the Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of Justice, majoring in law, and the School of History, Political Science and Law, majoring in Public Relations. Mr. Kovalyov’s professional background involves executive agencies and non-profit organizations. He is a lecturer at the Russian University of Economics and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Vadim Kovalyov is a member of Moscow City Public Chamber, the Chairman of the Commission on Employment Assistance for Graduates (Youth Council, Ministry of Science and Education) and a member of the Federal Expert Council on Volunteering. Mr. Kovalyov initiative helped creating the National Council for Corporate Volunteering. He organized volunteer assistance to the aggrieved people of Krasnodar Region, the Far East, Syria and the refugees from the South-Eastern part of Ukraine.
Ekaterina
Kruglova
Executive Director, Valentina Tereshkova Charitable Foundation
Executive Director, Valentina Tereshkova Charitable Foundation
Born April 24, 1985 in Irkutsk. Studied at the Law department of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of Russian Federation, between 2010 and 2011 did post-graduate studies at RANEPA. Between November 2010 and February 2016 acted as chief legal advisor of international branch legal department of Sperbank. March 3, 2016 appointed executive director at Pamyat Pokoleniy charity foundation. Married, raises a daughter.
Interview topics:
- history of charity in Rusia;
- forming trust towards charity;
- adaptation difficulties for people with disabilities;
- changing asteretype of a veteran;
- social and psychological adaptation of veterans and war participants.
Elena
Topoleva-Soldunova
Director, Agency for Social Information
Director, Agency for Social Information
Graduated from the Moscow State University of Lomonosov, MA in Philology. Has additional education in social marketing (California State University, USA, Education Development Center, Boston). From 1994 till present Elena has been the director of the non-profit organization Agency for Social Information.
Elena is an active member of NGO community in Russia. She personally does a lot to encourage both business and NGO sectors to become more responsible, transparent and accountable. She was one of the members of the international working group on developing the guidelines for NGO sustainability reporting (Global Reporting Initiative, NGO supplement).
Since 2010 Elena is a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Since 2012 Elena is a member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Since 2012 till 2015 Elena was a member of the Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, and the chair of the Comission on NGO development.
In 2013 she was a member of the Board of the Civic G20.
In 2014 she became the chair of the Public Council of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
Sergey
Fateev
Co-owner, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, BigBox; co-owner, Ulmart
Co-owner, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, BigBox; co-owner, Ulmart
Born: December 30, 1970 in Moscow
Education – High:
Non-State educational institution «Institute of professional valuation", a degree in "Finance and credit»;
Moscow state regional University, a degree in «State and municipal management».
Government award:
First-class Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland».
06.2005-06.2009 - the founder and later the Chairman of the «Council of the movement of young political ecologists "Local".
In 2015 with business partners set up Russian trade network - OPTOCLUB RYADY, that focuses on selling the most popular consumer goods at competitive prices. Today OPTOCLUB RYADY is a modern Russian retailer offering customers a wide range of the most popular products. The area of each OPTOCLUB starts from 16 000 sq. m.
As a shareholder of OOO "BigBox", is working on the Company development, for the last 3 years the Company has constructed two OPTOCLUB in St. Petersburg, one OPTOCLUB in the Leningrad region, in spring of 2018 another OPTOCLUB in the Moscow region is going to be open.
Annual turnover for the year 2017 amounts to 6,3 billion rubles.
In 2009, with his business partners acquired a little-known company "Ulmart". As a shareholder of "Ulmart", develops the business, for the last 7 years "Ulmart" has built 470 order fulfillment centers and has created 6 000 jobs. Since 2014, "Ulmart" has become a leading Federal Internet retailer, the leader of the domestic e-Commerce market. "Ulmart" is the first largest Internet business in Russia (approx.; according to Forbes magazine 2014 2015).
Annual turnover for the year 2017 amounts to 28,5 billion rubles.
Anna
Federmesser
Head, Moscow Multidisciplinary Center for Palliative Care of the Moscow City Health Department
Head, Moscow Multidisciplinary Center for Palliative Care of the Moscow City Health Department
Anna K. Federmesser (Nyuta)
Director of the State Budgetary Public Healthcare Facility "Center for Palliative Care", Healthcare Department of Moscow Founder of VERA Hospice Charity Fund Member of the Council of the President of Russia for Social Care.
Founder and Board Member of the Association of Hospice Care Providers Member of the Public Chamber of Moscow (since 2016)

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

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

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

2012 - State Award: "For Beneficence"
Valery
Fedorov
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Ph.D. in Political Science
Education:
Graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Philosophy). Holds a PhD in Political Science from MSU (2008) with an emphasis on History and Theory of Political Science.
Experience:
Worked in the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University (1991-93), the Centre for Political Trends (1993-2003), Institute of Social and Political Research of the Russian Academy of Science (ISPI RAN) (1997-2003), Centre for Social Information ISPI RAN (2003-2006).
Since September 2003 has been Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM), where he also heads Expert Council. Valery Fedorov is the member of VCIOM Board of Directors (since 2006).
Chief Editor of the "Monitoring. Social and Economic Changes" scientific journal (since 2003).
Anna
Shabarova
Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Vice President for Human Resources and Social Responsibility, Russian Copper Company
Born in Sverdlovsk. Graduated from the Ural State Legal Academy in 1999 and gained a post-graduate degree in Crisis Management in 2005. Anna Shabarova's career began in the Public Prosecution Service of Yekaterinburg in 1995. In 1997-2000 she worked as a legal advisor at the Ural Optical Mechanics Plant, and in 2001-2003 she headed the Legal Department of the Regional Crisis Management Centre. From 2004 to 2011 she was the head of the Ural Office of the Strategiya insolvency administrator partnership, before becoming director for legal issues at the Egoroshinskiy Radio Manufacturing Plant, Sverdlovsk Region, until 2015. Shabarova was appointed Vice President of RCC in 2016. She is currently responsible for HR management andsocial partnerships with regional authorities, as well as RCC’s charity projects and initiatives. Anna is member of the board of trustees of the charity fund of the Russian copper company.
11:15–12:45
Conference hall 3.7
Improving Quality of Life An Environmental Image of Russia’s Future: Prospects and Goals What does Russia’s future look like? Will she suffocate in clouds of smog produced by the fuel and energy industry and cars, or follow the mainstre...
What does Russia’s future look like? Will she suffocate in clouds of smog produced by the fuel and energy industry and cars, or follow the mainstream of global trends in refusing to burn hydrocarbons? What is Russia’s place in the global battle against climate change? What innovative technologies will help to preserve the environment and restore biodiversity? How can an effective transition be made to a green economy and to environmentally friendly technologies? What can be done to safeguard the quality of the environment in urbanized areas and to develop natural areas subject to special preservation? What technologies can be introduced to eliminate accumulated environmental damage and to provide for the civilized collection and processing of waste?
Moderator:
Maria
Morgun
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, Russia Television and Radio
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, Russia Television and Radio
Ms. Morgun graduated from the Department of Political Science, SU HSE, in Media Management.
She has worked as a news reporter for TV Channel Russia 24 since its foundation (2006), highlighting the proceedings of the Government and State Duma and the Russian President’s activities.
Since 2008, she has also presented Economic News.
Since 2012, she has been presenter of news releases.
Since 2014, she has been Editor of the Live Planet TV Channel devoted totally to wildlife, being part of the educational line-up of VGTRK digital package.
Panellists:
Oleg
Belozerov
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Born in 1969. Graduated from St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance in 1992.
1998–2000 OJSC Lenenergo, Deputy Commercial Director, Commercial Director.
2000–2001 Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwestern Federal District, Head of the Financial and Economic Department.
2001–2002 OJSC LOMO, Deputy Director, Management of Corporate Property.
2002–2004 OJSC Russian Fuel Company, Managing Director.
2004–2009 Federal Road Agency, Deputy Head, Head
2009–2015 Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister.
August 2011 Assigned Class Rank of Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation, 1st Class.
August 20, 2015 Appointed President of OJSC Russian Railways.
Mr. Belozerov is the chairman of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and co-chairman of the Russia–France Business Cooperation Council.
He has been recognized for his services by numerous state and industry awards.
Natalia
Gonchar
Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Russian Copper Company
Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Russian Copper Company
Born in Krasnoturyinsk. Graduated with honours from the Ural State Mining University in 1998 as a specialist in Mining Engineering with a degree in Environmental Engineering Protection in Mining.
Natalia Gonchar won the scholarship of the Sverdlovsk Region Governor for the 1996-1998 academic years. In 2003 Ms Gonchar defended a thesis on Geotechnology and Geoecology and got a PhD in Engineering.
From 2005 through 2012, Ms Gonchar held various positions, from the main specialist to deputy head of the environmental safety department of UMMC- Holding (Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company).
In 2006, she received further education at the Ural State Forest Engineering University under the "Ecologist in the field of professional practice" program and got a degree in Ecology.
Since 2012 Ms Gonchar has headed the EHS department of the Russian Copper Company.
In 2017 Natalia Gonchar was appointed Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). She is responsible for environmental protection, conservation of natural resources, occupational safety and health in the companies of RCC Group. She has the Certificate of Merit from the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region.
Viktor
Evtukhov
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Education:
1993 – Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute with a major in economic cybernetics.
2002 – Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law.
2004 – Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations.
2003 – Defended his post-graduate dissertation and granted the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
2008 – International Management Institute of St Petersburg (IMISP) under the Masters of Business Administration programme.
Professional experience:
1998 – Elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (second convocation) for the 33rd Electoral District (Moskovsky District) and was twice re-elected in 2002 and 2007.
2009 – Appointed member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – Representative in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Government of St. Petersburg; representative of Saint Petersburg State University in the government and administrative bodies of the Russian Federation.
2011 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2014 – Appointed State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation under an order of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Andrey
Kolodkin
Director of Department for State Policy and Environmental Protection Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Director of Department for State Policy and Environmental Protection Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Mikhail
Rasstrigin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Andrey
Chibis
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
Andrey
Shipelov
General Director, RT-Invest LLC
General Director, RT-Invest LLC
Front row participants:
Lev
Averbukh
First Deputy Director, Information and Analytical Support Center for the Reserve Business FSBI
First Deputy Director, Information and Analytical Support Center for the Reserve Business FSBI
Natalya
Vavilova
Deputy General Director on Environmental Activities, Center for Caucasus Nature
Deputy General Director on Environmental Activities, Center for Caucasus Nature
Maria
Vasilkova
Member of the Board, Vice President for Marketing, «Segezha Group»
Member of the Board, Vice President for Marketing, «Segezha Group»
Has an extensive experience (over 15 years) in investment and business development.
For over 5 years she represented owner interests in major Russian and international companies (also as a board member).
Industries: metallurgy, agriculture, development etc.
Has a vast experience in designing regional and corporate strategies (over 10 years).
Joined Segezha Group in early 2014, and was appointed vice president for strategic development.
In 2016, appointed vice president for marketing.
As of 2016-2017, she made it to the list of Top 1000 Russian managers by Russian Managers Association (annually published by Kommersant).
In May 2017, she won in the Corporate Finance category of the Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2017 competition organized by EY.
In 2017, she was in the top three of Top 1000 Russian Managers for the contribution to addressing environmental issues.
Alexander
Zakondyrin
Chairman, Political Party Green Alliance
Chairman, Political Party Green Alliance
Yuriy
Korotaev
General Director, Duracell Russia
General Director, Duracell Russia
Sergey
Korotkov
Director, UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation
Director, UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation
Director of the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Co-operation in the Russian Federation Sergey A. Korotkov graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1981 with a degree in mechanical engineering. In 1990, he graduated from the Academy for Foreign Trade under the Foreign Trade Ministry of the USSR. He worked as an expert at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of the USSR starting in 1990, and spent time in Jamaica and Brazil on long-term official assignments. Worked on issues concerning trade and economic cooperation. In 2003, Mr. Korotkov became the director of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project on technology transfer in the field of airborne geophysical studies of natural resources in the basin of Parnaiba, Brazil. The Russia-Brazil Centre for Technological Cooperation was established within the scope of the project. Since 2005, Mr. Korotkov has been the director of the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Co-operation in the Russian Federation. The Centre’s key areas of activity include environmental management, energy efficiency, environmental protection from industrial impact, including the protection and sustainable use of water resources, and support for the integration processes within the framework of the BRICS, CIS and the Customs Union.
Ruslan
Novikov
General Director, «Argumenty I Facty» Ltd.
General Director, «Argumenty I Facty» Ltd.
Born February 5, 1975, in Moscow
In 1997 graduated from the faculty of law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Ph.D. in Economics, MBA
Since 1997 has worked in banking, manufacturing, construction, trade and investment companies holding executive positions.
Has broad experience in company formation, leading companies to the top positions in the market, crisis management.
Entered the board of directors of "Argumenty i Fakty" in April 2014.
Was appointed as CEO of "Argumenty i Fakty" publishing house in December 2014.
Board member of GIPP - Guild of Press Publishers.
In 2016 was proclaimed laureate of the "Best Media manager of Russia 2016" National Award in Press nomination and Federal Press category.
12:00–13:30
Conference hall 3.6
Improving Quality of Life Modern Housing In partnership with Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML) Russia plans to build 800 million square metres of housing by 2025. A construction project on this scale represents a unique opportunity to improve...
Russia plans to build 800 million square metres of housing by 2025. A construction project on this scale represents a unique opportunity to improve quality of life for almost 25 million Russians. The widespread practice of lowering the cost of housing construction as far as possible has already demonstrated its failings. Whilst it solves short-term problems faced by developers and some consumers, it creates new, long-term problems elsewhere: high operating costs (including those resulting from low-quality construction and building materials), cities which are less attractive to young people and highly qualified specialists, social decay, and, as a consequence, a deterioration in the local economy. At the same time, demand for new housing remains stable, and is kept high by accessible mortgages – in 2017, mortgage interest rates fell to 9,5%, a record low in Russian history. The present state of the housing market represents a unique opportunity to create modern and comfortable living conditions as an investment in the development of future generations. In 2017, the Russian Government introduced the concept of ‘standard housing’ with the law ‘On Assisting the Development of Housing Construction’ and other legislation adopted at the national level. In the long term there are plans to approve requirements for standard housing which will define a minimum level of quality for apartments and the urban environment in Russia. These will be incorporated within the integrated regional development standards which are set to be confirmed in 2018. What should modern housing look like in the twenty-first century? How does quality of housing impact on quality of life in a city? What tools does the Government have for increasing access to housing? How can a balance be maintained between housing quality and cost? What structural changes must be effected in order to improve quality of life in Russian cities? How can integrated regional development standards be implemented in a way that ensures that they work? What tools do local authorities have for improving the quality of housing and the environment in cities?
Moderator:
Helle
Juul
Founding Partner, Juul Frost Architects
Founding Partner, Juul Frost Architects
Helle Juul graduated as an architect MAA from the Århus School of Architecture in 1981 and holds a Ph.D. from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of architecture, which she received in 1994.
She is now the CEO and founding partner of JUUL | FROST architects, which she established in 1994 together with her husband and business partner, Flemming Frost. The firm has its head office in Copenhagen, Denmark and has 33 employees.
Helle Juul has overall responsibility for national and international projects. She also teaches and researches and is a consultant for many of the largest educational institutions in the field of urban development and urban space. Campus consultancy projects constitute another important field of work. The application of research in fact has been one of the recurrent themes during Helle Juul’s career, which to a high degree has also defined JUUL | FROST architects’ DNA. Helle Juul is responsible for ’Urban Space as a Development Strategy’, which developed a new approach to the function of public spaces as a catalyst for city development by focussing on transformation and significance as strategic instruments.
Panellists:
Viktor
Evtukhov
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Education:
1993 – Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute with a major in economic cybernetics.
2002 – Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law.
2004 – Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of International Relations.
2003 – Defended his post-graduate dissertation and granted the degree of candidate of economic sciences.
2008 – International Management Institute of St Petersburg (IMISP) under the Masters of Business Administration programme.
Professional experience:
1998 – Elected deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg (second convocation) for the 33rd Electoral District (Moskovsky District) and was twice re-elected in 2002 and 2007.
2009 – Appointed member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – Representative in the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Government of St. Petersburg; representative of Saint Petersburg State University in the government and administrative bodies of the Russian Federation.
2011 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2014 – Appointed State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation under an order of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Elena
Yeremenko
Product Director, Brusnika Company
Product Director, Brusnika Company
Studied marketing management. Professional focus is urban multi-storey housing.
Since 2009 has been developing the competence and the process of creating a product in Brusnika. Leads the design division. Takes part in corporate management.
Pavel
Krutolapov
Managing Partner, Escher LLC
Managing Partner, Escher LLC
Architect, managing partner at Escher
Born in Russia, Chelyabinsk, on December 28, 1984
In 2002 entered the Faculty of Architecture of the South Ural State University.
In 2008 graduated from the South Ural State University with a degree in Architecture
Work Experience:
2005-2007 – architect at Prizma, Project Office
2007-2008 – lead architect at Prizma, Project Office
From 2009 — co-founder and lead architect at Architectural workshop #24, company specializing in design of civil and industrial buildings, public space design and interior design. The project portfolio of the company includes cultural and business centres, hotels, sport centres and residential buildings.
From 2015 — managing partner at Escher, architectural design company which participates in Russian and international competition for urban planning, architecture and design.
Awards:
2006 — “Modernisation of the Small-Park on the Miass River Bank between “Yunost” Palace of Sports and the Local History Museum”: 3d place.
2007 — “MODULOR” Chelyabinsk: 2nd place in the nomination “Landscape Architecture. Projects”, “Private Land Property on Lake Smolino”
2012 — Competition for the design of vehicle entrance to Chelyabinsk: 3d place.
2013 — “Builder of the Year”, nomination “For the Best Completed Project in Civil Engineering”, Meliot Hotel in Chelyabinsk.
2014 — “Belaya Zhemzhuzhina” diploma for the project of Meliot Hotel.
2015 — “Belaya Zhemzhuzhina” diploma for the project of MIKAR business centre.
2016 — “MODULOR” Chelyabinsk: 3d place in the nomination “Civil Buildings” for the project “Modernisation of Church in Novosineglazovo village”.
2017 — International competition “ARCHCHEL-2020”: in the short-list of the nomination “Congress-Centre”.
2017 — International competition “ARCHCHEL-2020”: 3d place in the nomination “Airport”.
Vladimir
Kuzmin
Head, Pole-Design Project Group
Head, Pole-Design Project Group
Kuzmin Vladimir – Architect-designer.
Born in Moscow,1967. Graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute (MARCHI) department "Design of architectural environment." 1992. The founder and the CEO of Pole-Design project group and Senior Lecturer at the Moscow Architectural Institute.1999-till now. Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, the “design” nomination 1998. Winner of the "Golden Section", 2003. Professor MAAM 2009. From 2014 he is a member of the Board of Non-Commercial Partnership "Guildia of Architects and Planners (SRO)."
Curator:
«Archmarket.ru», 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Ekpozitsiya International Academy of Architecture, Moscow branch;
"Arch Moscow" 2004, 2005;
"DIA" innovative design contest 2003, 2005;
"10 Years of Freedom" Marchi, 2002;
"Portrait of the teacher" Muar, 2011.
Solo exhibitions:
"MaterialovIdenie" 2011, Central House of Artists, Moscow;
Personal exhibition, Atlanta, USA, 1997.
Seminars, workshops and conferences:
"MaterialovIdenie" 2010-11 lectures in St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Moscow;
AIA (American Institute of Architects) in Europe's. Zurich, Basel, Switzerland, in 2011.
exhibitionear:
Festival of Architecture "Zodchestvo", 2006, 2007, 2012;2018
"Architectural Biennale in Venice" Pav. The Russian Federation, 2008;
"New Wood", Moscow, 2009;
Archiwood, Moscow, 2010.
Arch-Moscow 2006-2017
Member-Moderator:
Architectural Biennale in Venice, pav. RF, 2004.
Participant:
Russian exposition Architecture Biennale in Beijing, 2004.
The curator of the competition:
"Changing The Face", "DuPont" Russia 2010;
"Transparent House Raynaers" 2011;
Foreign internships:
«AssistArchitects», Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1991 .;
«InPetto" Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992.
Mikhail
Men
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
November 12, 1960 – Born in Sergiev-Possad district of Moscow area.
1978 – 1980 – studied at the Institute of Oil and Gas Industry majoring in Industrial Energy Production.
1980 – 1982 – service at the construction divisions of the Far East Navy. Received a license to operate a construction crane and an honorary certificate for achievements in construction. 1983 – 1991 – worked at various culture intuitions in Moscow and Moscow district. Studied in Moscow Culture Institute.
1991 – 1993 – worked in publishing.
1993 – 1995 – deputy of Moscow Oblast Duma from Sergied-Posad.
1995 – 1999 – deputy of the State Duma of Russian Federation.
1999 – 2002 – vice-governor of Moscow Oblast. Studied at the State Service Academy under the President of Russian Federation, majored in law, graduated cum laude.
2002 – 2005 – deputy mayor of Moscow
2005 – 2013 – governor of Ivanovskaya Oblast, confirmed after presentation of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
November 1, 2013 – appointed Minister of Construction and Housing Services. Awarded the Order of Friendship, Order of Honor, Medal for 850th Anniversary of the city of Moscow. Married, has 6 children.
Magnus
Månsson
Chief Executive Officer, Semrén & Månsson
Chief Executive Officer, Semrén & Månsson
Magnus Månsson is a Master graduate from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he currently holds a professorship at the department of architecture and civil engineering. Another academic merit is a postgraduate degree from Kungliga Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art) in Stockholm.
Magnus Månsson started his architect career as an employee at Semrén Architects in 1979. After becoming co-owner in 1986, he was promoted to CEO in 1989. From 1992 he is the sole owner of the company, that since then also includes his name.
Under his ownership the company has grown and expanded, currently employing 190 people and having offices in Gothenburg, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Moscow and Szczecin.
Magnus Månsson is passionate about working in a broad spectrum of architecture, including city planning, interior design and advanced project management with high understanding of design, technology and economy. His highly profiled involvement in the building industry and social issues has granted him a number of honorary roles: Advisor to state-owned Akademiska Hus, Chairman of the Kasper Salin Jury and representative of Swedish architects in the government group in EU, to name a few. Magnus Månsson co-founded the Association for Building Architects in Sweden, where he acts as Chairman.
Alexander
Plutnik
General Director, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)
General Director, Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML)
2004: graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
2004–2008: expert and advisor to the Department for Support of Priority National Projects, Presidential Experts’ Directorate.
2012: graduated from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University.
2008–2013: served as Aide to Senior Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and Deputy Head of Senior Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov Secretariat.
2013–215: Official Secretary and Deputy Minister for Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
20 April 2015: appointed by the Supervisory Board of JSC AHML as CEO of JSC AHML.
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.3
Improving Quality of Life Exporting Russian Education: New Challenges and Future Strategies A country with a globally competitive education system is able to attract the most talented people. Indeed, it is a major factor in the success of ...
A country with a globally competitive education system is able to attract the most talented people. Indeed, it is a major factor in the success of a knowledge economy. Turnover in the international education services market is in the billions, while exports of services and academic mobility continue to increase. The priority project “Developing the Export Potential of the Russian Education System” is a timely response to the challenges of exporting Russian education. Its goal is to increase the Russian Federation’s share of non-commodity exports by increasing the appeal of Russian education services on the international education market. The project sets out plans to enact a set of system-wide measures aimed at increasing the appeal of Russian education services. These include the promotion of Russian educational standards abroad, educational programmes, and the advantages of receiving an education in the Russian language. They will aim to secure institutional support for the promotion of Russian education services on the international education market, create special structures focusing on the development of international educational initiatives, and train qualified specialists in the field (including through continued professional development). There will also be an emphasis on training teachers capable of working in a variety of joint international educational programmes, as well as on creating and supporting professional development programmes, seminars on methodology, and academic mobility with respect to developing and implementing joint educational programmes. Stakeholders in these endeavours to improve international cooperation will include the government, business, and academic associations. The roundtable will include a presentation of the preliminary outcomes of the priority project, challenges facing Russian universities with respect to exporting services and the most effective routes to solving them, and promoting Russian education as a brand.
Moderator:
Natalia
Tyurina
Head, Department of Commercial Projects in Education and Social Sphere, Directorate of State Internet Projects, Rossiya Segodnya
Head, Department of Commercial Projects in Education and Social Sphere, Directorate of State Internet Projects, Rossiya Segodnya
Panellists:
Yao Nikez
Adu
President, Association of Foreign Students in Russia
President, Association of Foreign Students in Russia
ADU Yao Nikez, birthday 1979, in Republic of Cot d Ivoire/
Graduation: 2007, Bachelor of Law at RUDN University
2009, Master of Law (International Law) at RUDN University
2012, Ph.D of Law at RUDN Unversity
From 2012 until now: Ph.D Associate Professor at RUDN University
From 2013 until now: President of Non-Profit Organization "Association of International Students"
Ekaterina
Babelyuk
Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Saint-Petersburg State University
Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Saint-Petersburg State University
Olga
Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Mario
De Martino
Graduate Student, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Graduate Student, Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Gabriel Anicet
Kotchofa
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Former Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to the Russian Federation and the CIS countries
- Professor, Penza State University
- Associate Professor, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
- Associate Professor, Russian State University of Friendship of the Nations

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

- Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Dialectics and Systems Research and Development;
- Member, International Commission of Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas;
- Member, Association's Accreditation Commission;
- Member, International Center for Educational Systems (UNESCO Office in Russia);
- International Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Oil and Gas Department);
- Member, Board of Trustees, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation;
- Academician, Academy of the World Travel Encyclopaedia;
- Academician, Non-Governmental Organization of Sciences and Innovation NASI.
Vladimir
Filippov
Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Front row participant:
Vera
Podguzova
Managing Director for External Communications, Russian Export Center
Managing Director for External Communications, Russian Export Center
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.5
Improving Quality of Life Healthcare in Russia’s Regions: Performance Today and Goals for 2025 Growing investment in the health of the population is a guarantee of increased labour productivity, economic development, and the preservation of r...
Growing investment in the health of the population is a guarantee of increased labour productivity, economic development, and the preservation of regional social stability. This is a shared challenge, involving the government, business, and citizens themselves. Today, some of Russia’s regions have been able to use the resources provided to achieve improved life expectancy for their populations, whilst others still lag seriously behind. An analysis of achievements and problems within healthcare will provide a basis for understanding how to improve Russian life expectancy from the present 72 to 76 years by 2025. It is clear that such an improvement will require considerable efforts on the part of federal and regional authorities, as well as additional investment and radically new approaches to healthcare. What is the secret of regional leaders in healthcare? What resources are needed to improve the health of the Russian population? What is the optimal balance between government investment in public health and investment on the part of business and citizens themselves? What is the role of the heads of regions and municipal entities in safeguarding the health of the population? What are the priority areas with respect to healthcare investment?
Moderator:
Evelina
Zakamskaya
Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24
Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24
Evelina Zakamskaya was born on November 17, 1977, in Baku, and graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Tver State University. She is a presenter for Radio Mayak and for Mir, a television and radio company. Since 2006, she has been an anchor for television channel Russia 24. She writes and presents Mnenie (Opinion), a talk show covering social and political issues, and Idei, menyayushchie mir (World-Changing Ideas), a series of popular science programmes. Evelina Zakamskaya moderates Russia 24 sessions at major international forums. She is married with two daughters.
Panellists:
Ivan
Belozertsev
Governor of Penza Region
Governor of Penza Region
Ivan Belozertsev was born on 15 September 1958 in Baranovo, Orel Region.
In 1980, he graduated from Ulyanovsk Tank Academy and, in 1992, from the Armed Forces Academy.
Mr Belozertsev started working as an assistant harvester operator while he was still at school.
1976–2004 – occupied various positions in the Army;
2004–2005 – Penza City Duma, Chairman;
2005–2012 –Mayor of Penza;
2012–2015 – Legislative Council of Penza Region, Chairman
May 25, 2015 – appointed Acting Governor of Penza Region;
September 13, 2015 – elected Governor of Penza Region;
September 21, 2015 – officially assumed the office of Governor.
Ivan Belozertsev was awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” and other state awards.
He holds a CSc in teacher training. Married with two children.
Mikhail
Ignatiev
Head of the Chuvash Republic
Head of the Chuvash Republic
He was born on January 8, 1962 in the village of Malye Torkhany, Cheboksarsky district of the Chuvash ASSR.In 1990 Mikhail Vasilievich graduated from the Chuvash Agricultural Institute with a degree in agronomy, in 1997 he graduated from the Moscow University of Consumer Cooperation with a degree in legal studies. In 1998-1999 he passed professional retraining in the Volga-Viatka Academy of State Service in the specialization of "State and Municipal Administration."
Mikhail Vasilievich has a scientific degree of candidate of agricultural sciences.
Mikhail Vasilievich began his labor activity in 1981 in Production Association "Khimprom" (Novocheboksarsk) as an electrician for repair electrical equipment.
1983-1987 - foreman of the field brigade, the head of the Ianishy production site in the collective farm "Progress" of Cheboksary district.
1987-1992 - Chairman of the Board of the collective farm "Progress" Cheboksary district.
1992-1996 - director of CJSC "Progress", Cheboksary district.
1996-1999 - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Chuvash Republic,
1999-2002 - head of the Cheboksary district self-government.
2002-2010 - First Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - Minister of Agriculture of the Chuvash Republic, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic - Minister of Agriculture of the Chuvash Republic.
On July 28, 2010, at the request of the President of the Russian Federation, the State Council of the Chuvash Republic Mikhail Vasilievich was granted the authority of the President of the Chuvash Republic. On August 29, 2010, he assumed the office of President of the Chuvash Republic. From January 1, 2012 - Head of the Chuvash Republic.
He is also a member of the State Council of the Russian Federation.
Awards.
Medal of honor, Medal "For agricultural works", Certificate of honor of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Chuvash ASSR, gold medal of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation "For contribution to the development of the Russian agro-industrial complex"
Mikhail Vasilievich has the honorary diplomas of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia; he was awarded the honorary badge "For merits in the development of physical culture and sport".
Married, has a son and a daughter.
Veronika
Skvortsova
Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Veronika Skvortsova was born in Moscow on November 1, 1960.
She graduated from the 2nd Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute in 1983 and completed a Postgraduate Clinical Residency Programme and an Advanced Postgraduate Programme specializing in neuropathology. In 1994, she qualified as a higher category neurologist.
After graduating, she worked for the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute (the Russian State Medical University since 1991) for 25 years.
Veronika Skvortsova became head of one of Russia’s first neurology emergency services at Moscow’s 1st municipal hospital established on the basis of the neurology clinic of the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute in 1989.
In 1989–1995, she served as assistant and, in 1995–1997, as assistant professor at the Neuropathology Department of the Russian State Medical University.
She became Head of the Fundamental and Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Department in 1997.
Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Director of the Russian Stroke Research Institute in 2005.
She was Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Social Development from 2008 to 2012.
Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Minister of Healthcare by Presidential Executive Order No. 650 of May 21, 2012.
She is vice-president and co-founder of the National Stroke Association, director of the World Stroke Organization and secretary general of the European Stroke Council.
She is a Doctor of Medicine, Professor, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
Veronika Skvortsova is an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.
She has been awarded an Order of Honour and won the Pirogov Prize and Moscow Government Prize in Medicine.
She is the author of more than 400 research papers and holds seven patents for her inventions.
Arkadi
Stolpner
Chairman of the Board of Directors, DTC IIBS
Chairman of the Board of Directors, DTC IIBS
Born March 28, 1958 in Leningrad.
In 1982 Graduated Leningrad’s First Medical Institute named after Pavlov with a major in Medicine.
Completed a post graduate course in VNIIFK in Leningrad in 1987.
In 1990 graduated Shenyang Medical Institute in China with a degree in Oriental Medicine for foreigners.
Since 1991 remained on senior staff of various hi-tech retail and R&D companies.
Became CEO of LDC MIBS in 2003 and currently oversees all the innovative projects in the company. The list of company’s projects includes:
Largest MRI network in Russia.
Largest telemedical network.
Center for radiosurgery and radiotherapy.
World-class athlete in rowing. Married, raised a daughter and two sons.
Maksim
Tkachenko
Executive Director, Association “Public-Private Partnership Development Center” (PPP Development Center)
Executive Director, Association “Public-Private Partnership Development Center” (PPP Development Center)
Education:
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Professional background:
2011–2013: held a number of positions in the Moscow Administration in the following areas: state regulation of public utilities, tariff regulation, state procurement, competition development.
June 2013: GR Director, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
November 2013: Director, Research and Analytics Department, Public-Private Partnership Development Center
September 2014: Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership Development Center

Background in public private partnership:
- PPP Region Rating (PPP Start, 2014). Comprehensive analysis of regions’ readiness for cooperation with private investors on PPP principles;
- Use of concession agreements (2014). Comprehensive analysis of concessions best practices in Russia;
- Developed a method for assessing investment project implementation models involving government or municipal participation. Developed recommendations for EBRD grant use in the best interests of the Ministry for Economic Development;
- Assessment of PPP in Russia. Opinion of businesses (2013). Analysis of public private cooperation in major investment projects.
- PPP in Russia (2013). Awareness study.
Guzel
Ulumbekova
President of the Board, Association of Medical Societies for Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education; Head, Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management
President of the Board, Association of Medical Societies for Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education; Head, Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management
Head of the Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Medical Communities for the Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education.
Chairman of the Commission on Continuing Education of the National Medical Chamber, member of the Coordinating Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia for Development of Continuing Medical and Pharmaceutical Education, member of the Board and Executive Secretary of the Russian Society for Healthcare Organization and Public Health.
Since 2003, she has been heavily involved in expert activities on healthcare organization at the Civic Chamber and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the State Duma Committee on Healthcare, the Strategic Research Centre of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the WHO Council for Evidence-Based Medicine, etc.
Guzel Ulumbekova is the author of the books Russia’s Healthcare. What Needs to Be Done (2010) and Russia’s Healthcare. What Needs to Be Done-2 (2015) and a textbook for medical schools Public Health and Healthcare (2011); she is a contributor to and a member of the editorial board of the national guide Public Health and Healthcare (2013).
Front row participants:
Marwan
Akar
General Director, MSD Russia
General Director, MSD Russia
Г-н Акар начал работу в MSD в качестве инженера-технолога производства. По мере развития карьеры он занимал разные должности с возрастающей сферой ответственности, руководил проектами по трансферу технологий производства вакцин и других лекарственных препаратов, способствовал наращиванию производственных мощностей MSD и компаний-партнеров по всему миру.
В 2008 году г-н Акар был назначен на пост руководителя операций производственного подразделения MSD в регионах «Восточная Европа, Ближний Восток и Африка» и «Европа и Канада». В этой роли он поддерживал стратегические проекты по развитию бизнеса, а также отвечал за партнерства с локальными производителями, в том числе в России.
Г-н Акар получил диплом магистра в Мэрилэндском университете (США) по специальности «Химик-технолог». Он также закончил обучение по программе МВА (Магистр делового администрирования) в Имперском колледже Лондона.
Odes
Baysultanov
First Deputy Minister of North Caucasus Affairs of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Minister of North Caucasus Affairs of the Russian Federation
Baysultanov Odes Khasaevich was born on January 17, 1965 in Belorechye, Chechen-Ingush ASSR.
In 2005 graduated Chechen State university and got a master`s degree in “Public Administration”. Was awarded the academic degree of candidate of Economics Sciences.
Work:
March 1989 – May 1990 senior forwarding agent cooperative “Michurinets”;
May 1990 – September Chief of marketing department of small enterprise “IAMA”;
October 1992 – October 1999 Principal specialist of department of
mechanization and electrification of the Ministry of Agriculture of Chechen Republic;
February 2001 – March 2004 Principal specialist of Department of material and technical support off the office of President and Government of the Chechen Republic;
March 2004 – June 2004 The head of government entity “Management of the building of Chechen Republic Government”;
June 2004 – June 2005 Head of the Department of Presidential and Government affairs of Chechen Republic;
June 2005 – March 2006 Head of the Department of Presidential and Government affairs of Chechen Republic, Minister of Chechen Republic;
March 2006 – March 2007 The first Deputy Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic;
March 2007 – April 2007 acting Chairman of Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic;
April 2007 – May 2012 Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic;
May 2012 – July 2014 Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russian Federation in North Caucasian affair;
July 2014 – May 2016 The Deputy Minister of North Caucasian affairs;
April 2016 – the First Deputy Minister of North Caucasian affairs.
Was awarded by the Order of Friendship, the award "For Merits before the Republic of Dagestan", Kadyrov's award, the medal "For Merits before the Chechen Republic", the Letter of thanks of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, Letters of thanks of the Governor of Chechnya R.A. Kadyrov, the certificate of honor of the Republic of Ingushetia an honorary title "The honorable citizen of the Chechen Republic", an honorary title "The honored economist of Kabardino-Balkar Republic", the Gratitude of the Minister of North Caucasus Affairs is thanked Officially to the International public organization "Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society».
Married, brings up seven children.
Matthias
Wernicke
General Manager, Merck Biopharma Russia and CIS.
General Manager, Merck Biopharma Russia and CIS.
Matthias holds a Master’s as well as Doctor’s degree in Economics from Oxford University, UK.
Before joining Merck, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Co in Berlin providing consulting services to customers from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
Matthias joined Merck in 2014 as a European Head of Market Access & Pricing.
From June 2015 to September 2017, Matthias Wernicke was Managing Director of Merck Austria, based in Vienna.
In October 2017, Dr.Wernicke was appointed General Manager of Merck Biopharma Russia & CIS.
Alexander
Grot
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: May 25 1973, Moscow. Family: married, two daughters. Aleksander has graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) with a degree in applied mathematics. In 1997 he received a master's degree at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (NRU-HSE). He has completed an Executive MBA program at Moscow State University in 2010. Education: Northeastern University (USA), Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan), OISE (Great Britain). Assumed office: President of the Medholding Group; President of Association of Private Clinics of Moscow and CFD (www.apcmed.ru); Vice-president of Association of private dental clinics (www.stomas.ru). Since 2010 Member of «Opora Russia», public organization of Small and medium-sized enterprises. Since 2012 Vice-president of non profit partnership «Opora Russia» Head of «Opora Russia» healthcare committee. Member of «Opora Russia» Moscow department, Head of «Opora Russia» Moscow social issues committee since 2010. Member of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) and the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), Moscow branches public consultations councils. Head of healthcare work group for Moscow Civic Chamber committee on entrepreneurship. Member of FAS Expert council on promoting competition in the social sphere and healthcare. Member of joint NRU-HSE work group for gradual expanding of private sector participation in social services («Healthcare» area). Aleksander has received letters of acknowledgment from the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Health.
Olga
Zabralova
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of of Moscow Region
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of of Moscow Region
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.
Mikhail
Murashko
Head, Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare
Head, Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare
Born on January 9, 1967 in Sverdlovsk.
1986-1988 – served in the USSR Army.
1992 – graduated from Ural State Medical Institute.
August 1992 – March 1996 – intern; Obstetrician Gynecologist, Komi Republic Hospital in Syktyvkar.
March 1996 – November 1996 – Deputy Medical Superintendent for Consulting and Diagnostics, Medical Superintendent, Komi Republic Perinatal Center in Syktyvkar.
November 1996 – December 1999 – Medical Superintendent, Komi Republic Medical Group in Syktyvkar.
January 2000 – March 2006 - Medical Superintendent, Komi Republic Perinatal Center under Komi Republic Agency of Health Care, Syktyvkar.
March 2006 – February 2011 – Minister of Health Care, Komi Republic.
February 2011 – June 2012 – Head of Department, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department (offers a course of pediatrics), Kirov State Medical Academy under the Ministry of health Care of the Russian Federation, Syktyvkar.
July 2012 – March 2013 – Deputy Head, Federal Service for Health Care Supervision, Moscow.
July 2013 – July 2015 – acting Head, Federal Service for Health Care Supervision.
July 14, 2015 till present time – Head of the Federal Service for Health Care Supervision (has the title of the Full State 2-nd Class Counsellor of the Russian Federation).
1999 – Doctor of Medicine.
2004 – postgraduate degrees in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Public Health Care Administration.
Board certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Public Health Care Administration.
Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Human Health in the North Journal. Editorial Board Member, Children’s Health Care in the North West Journal.
Oleg
Shilovskikh
General Director, Cross-Sectoral Scientific and Technical Complex “Eye Microsurgery” (MNTK Eye Microsurgery)
General Director, Cross-Sectoral Scientific and Technical Complex “Eye Microsurgery” (MNTK Eye Microsurgery)
Director General, IRTC Eye Microsurgery Ekaterinburg Center,
Chief ophthalmologist of Sverdlovsk Region
Professional experience 30 years.
Director General, IRTC Eye Microsurgery Ekaterinburg Center, Chief ophthalmologist of Sverdlovsk Region, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of interregional Ekaterinburg Board of Russian Ophthalmologists Society. Has an “Excellent Health Worker” badge, in 2011 was recognized as the best medical organization head of Ekaterinburg, awarded with “Person of the Year” sign, has numerous certificates of honor from Sverdlovsk Region Government, Sverdlovsk Region Public Health Ministry and Administration of Ekaterinburg city.
Leading specialist of Russia in the field of optic reconstructive surgery. Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), German Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons.
O.V. Shilovskikh has published over 130 scientific papers in leading Russian and foreign peer-reviewed journals, has 23 Russian Federation invention patents, 3 international awards: from Greek Society of Ophthalmologists for innovations in cataract surgery; ASCRS Prize for the development of the technology of uveal cataract surgery; 1st Prize of German Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons for the development of the technology of intraocular tumors removal. In 2006 has defended his thesis on the topic “Clinic, diagnostics and differential surgical tactics of congenital lens ectopia”.
O.V. Shilovskikh has graduated from Sverdlovsk State Medical Institute in 1986. О.В. Шиловских в 1986 году окончил Свердловский медицинский институт. He began his career as an ophthalmologist in a medical unit in Pervouralsk. In 1987 he was one of the first persons invited to work in Sverdlovsk Branch of IRTC “Eye Microsurgery” which was opened by Academician Svyatoslav Fyodorov. In 1989, at the age of 25, he was appointed Deputy Director of the branch. In 2001 elected Director General of IRTC Eye Microsurgery Ekaterinburg Center. All these years O.V. Shilovskikh combines leadership with scientific activity and practical surgery, performing over 800 operations per year.
Clinic headed by Oleg Vladimirovich is one of the best ophthalmic clinics in Russia which possesses most modern technologies of diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases.
16:00–17:30
Conference hall 3.8
Improving Quality of Life The Charity of Tomorrow: Trends Shaping the Social Sphere Roscongress Foundation Session Questions about developing human capital, creating a more stable socioeconomic environment, and pursuing environmentally responsible policies have ...
Questions about developing human capital, creating a more stable socioeconomic environment, and pursuing environmentally responsible policies have never been more under the spotlight. These priorities, globalization, and progressive technologies are changing all aspects of society, from education and medicine to manufacturing and communications. The charitable sector is no exception. Notable trends in this area are the increased popularity of social entrepreneurship, the new concept of impact investing, innovative new social projects, the rise of the volunteer movement, and the emergence of the PhilTech sector, which creates digital products and services that are specially designed for non-profit organizations, volunteers, and social entrepreneurs. The speed and effectiveness with which new practices and tools can be integrated into the charitable sector will determine how effectively we can deal with the social challenges facing our society and ensure Russia’s future prosperity. Which modern trends in the charitable sector and which business and non-profit practices are already having a significant influence on regional social development? Are there any innovative technologies which could take charity in Russia to a new level? How can charitable projects that will help to shape the future be implemented in Russia?
Moderator:
Alexander
Tsypkin
Writer
Writer
Alexander Tsypkin is the literary discovery of 2015. From Facebook to the bestsellers.

When you see in Alexander Tsypkin’s book the subtitle ‘A sex situational comedy’ you should take it with a grain of salt. For there are indeed sex situations (rather entertaining and diverse, one should add) in the book. One-night stands and brothels, misalliances and domestic violence, sexting went wrong and almost tragical denouements. But if you leave aside the backdrop and circumstances (which is not a simple task - Tsypkin has a true journo’s grasp of detail, great sense of humour and ear for words), it turns out that all these stories are about eternal issues: devotion and honour, strong women and magnanimous men, and even, literally, about undying love.’

Natalia Kochetkova, Lenta.ru

Born in 1975 to a family of several generations of doctors, he graduated from the School of International Relations of the St.Petersburg State University. An expert in strategic PR, he has worked with major Russian companies. A frequent speaker at major professional fora and conferences, for several years he worked as the PR director of North-Western Megafon. In 2014 he moved to Moscow to get engaged in projects in the field of information politics in corporate conflicts. He has won many professional awards including the Proba-IPRA Golden World Awards.

An opinion journalist, he has also interviewed more than a hundred politicians, cultural, scientific and sport’s figures such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Lev Dodin, Alexander Ovechkin, Ornella Mutti, Diana Vishneva, Konstantin Khabensky et al. He has authored and anchored several TV programmes as well as lectured at the St.Petersburg State University. He is actively involved in the workings of the Children of BELA charity foundation and the Foundation for prevention of cancer.

In July 2015 the AST publishing house brings out the first book of Alexander Tsypkin’s - a collection of satirical stories ‘Long live die-hard women’ that in the span of a month becomes a bestseller, climbing to the first position in the Russian prose list in the ‘Moscow’ book retailer chain. According to the AST publishing house survey, it was the best sold comic book in Russia in 2015. Actually, the book is just a collection of the author’s posts from social networks where breaking all media rules, he posted long-reads, but surprisingly they became a hit.

In October 2015 the author presented his book in Waterstones, a major London bookshop, and gave a lecture in a students’ club in Oxford.

In December 2017 AST published Tsypkin's new book 'The House of Goodbyes' which momentarily became number 1 on the 'Top 10 Best-selling books' list of the 'Moscow' book retailer chain.

Alexander's stories have been read by some of Russia's leading actors, including Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Konstantin Khabenskiy, and Anna Mikhalkova. His project 'UnprincYpled Readings', which he launched in 2015, has quickly gained popularity and sold-out shows took place in top Moscow theaters. Alexander and Konstantin Khabenskiy have traveled to over 10 countries with their programme named after Tsypkin's first book ‘Long live die-hard women’.

Many times have Alexander Tsypkin’s stories being read on stage, including such occasions as the ‘Night of the Arts 2015’and a book festival in the Red Square.

‘Radio Russia’ featured an audio version of a number of his stories performed by the leading St.Petersburg thespians - a ‘Nika’, ‘Golden Mask’ and ‘Golden Sofit’ laureate Sergei Dreiden and an Honoured Artist of Russia, a laureate of the State Prize of the USSR and the State Prize of Russia Pavel Semak.

January 2016 saw a literature reading of Tsypkin’s stories for the Russian community in Singapore, put together with informational support from the Russian Embassy in Singapore.

That very January Alexander took part in a ‘Russian literature’ festival in Paris that brought together a number of prominent Russian writers including Andrei Bitov, Victor Yerofeev, Alexander Snegirev, Vladimir Fedorovsky et al. It was in the framework of the festival that stories of the author from St.Petesrburg were first heard in a foreign language.

In February 2016 came out the video-version of a semi-staged reading of the ‘Tomato juice’ story performed by Danila Kozlovsky, a leading Russian stage and screen actor familiar to an international audience for the blockbuster ‘Twilight’. During one week the video garnered 1 million hits on Facebook and has now over 5 million views.

An audio-book released that month and voiced by Danila Kozlovsky, Pavel Derevianko and many other film actors and TV anchors as well as the author himself became a bestseller in Russia in just two weeks.

In March 2016 a French translation of ‘Long live die-hard women’ was presented in Paris.

Recently, Alexander co-wrote a short film that is part of a feature 'About Love. Adult edition' by Anna Melikyan, which premiered this fall. Tsypkin has also, along with Ksenia Rappoport, directed a short film 'Goodbye, my lover!' that sold for the record 10 million rubles at the charity auction 'Action'.

Quotes from reviews:

‘His stories are gulped in one go and just stay there. Today, when long and big-scale works have but lost all chances of being read, short-story masters who perfect the most complicated form of literature have got a unique opportunity to influence the readers and change their inner world...Brilliantly written, sad and funny, with their words these stories bring us back the meanings, and with the meanings, we regain emotions and caring about people’.

The founder and director of the Multimedia Art Museum Olga Sviblova

Alexander Tsypkin’s book presents a wonderful chance to understand today’s Russia from within. It comprises a multitude of diverse stories, amazing, juicy and always kind. One can trace this young author’s lineage to de La Fontaine’s fables, Balzac’s ‘Human comedy’ and the wit of Sacha Guitry who, too, was born in St.Petersburg. This one is a very contemporary and very Russian book that reminds us that Russians can and love laughing, first of all, at themselves.

Héléna Perroud,

Former adviser to the president of France Jacques Chirac, director of the French Institute in St.Petersburg and Cultural attache of the French Embassy in Russia

‘Alexander Tsypkin’s stories amaze with their staggering nakedness of a masterfully depicted world of a St.Petesrburg slacker. It seems that never before in the history of Russian prose has anyone spoken with such humor and freedom on major serious topics that are very exciting for us today’.

Artistic director of the ‘Stanislavsky electric theatre’ Boris Yukhananov

‘For me, Alexander Tsypkin is the Leningrad’s Isaac Babel’

Pyotr Semak, an Honoured Artist of Russia, actor of ‘MDT - Theatre of Europe

‘One thing is obvious - Tsypkin combines in his short novellas brilliant humor and deep emotions in a remarkable manner, at the same time he is delicate even when he is writing on seemingly taboo subjects. Some sentences from Tsypkin’s stories are so rich, flashy and self-sufficient that they may easily have a life of their own’.

The Russian newspaper

‘Tsypkin’s stories have that thing that I value most in literature and gastronomy - the stuffing. Inside laughter, there’s always sadness, in every drama, there is a smile.

Alexander Malenkov, Editor-in-Chief of Maxim Russian Edition.

‘Life writes bang-up plots. The author outstripped me and millions of other people by turning these plots into short stories’.

Polina Sokhranova, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Russia

‘Life in Alexander Tsypkin’s stories is light and nonchalant. Sometimes its lightness is unbearable. Still, in every short story, there is lust for the harmony lost, for the quiet caressing of humanity. And we understand that, no matter how comic they look, people in his texts are not just pictures, not mere pawns. They must be cared for and loved.’
Panellists:
Riccardo
Valentini
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Presidential Advisor, Head of Far Eastern Climate Smart Project, Far Eastern Federal University; Head, CMCC (The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change)
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Presidential Advisor, Head of Far Eastern Climate Smart Project, Far Eastern Federal University; Head, CMCC (The Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change)
Riccardo Valentini is full professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Tuscia, Italy.
His expertise concern the role of land use changes and forestry in the carbon cycle, biodiversity and bioenergy. He is also involved through IPCC and governmental bodies on policies about the global carbon cycle and the role of land use changes and forestry
He is coordinator of several EU projects aiming to understand and quantify the terrestrial carbon budget and greenhouse gases emissions. He is coordinator of the EU-Proiect CARBOAFRICA.
He is Doctor Honoris Causa Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux, Belgium. He is a Nobel Price for Peace as member of the IPCC board.
He is Director of the Impacts Division of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Member of the Biogeoscience Committe of the European Research Council
2009: Chairman of the Global Terrestrial Observation System Programme, sponsored by FAO/UNESCO/UNEP/ICSU/WMO.
2010: Coordinator of the EU project CLIMAFRICA.
2010: Award of the Advanced Senior Grant of the European Research Coucil.
2010: Member of Aurelio Peccei Foundation – Club di Roma 2011 – Coordinator of the EU project GEOCARBON.
Georgiy
Konnov
Director of Development of b2b-Products of Electronic Commerce, QIWI
Director of Development of b2b-Products of Electronic Commerce, QIWI
Alena
Kuratova
Founder, Chairman, Charity Fund "Children-Butterflies"
Founder, Chairman, Charity Fund "Children-Butterflies"
Born on 24 May 1982 in Moscow.
2002 - Graduated from the Russian University of Cooperation, BA in Marketing.
2011- Present The Founder and CEO of Charity Foundation “B.E.L.A. Butterfly Children” for children affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
2017-2020 - The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA), MA in “Organization and management of the health sector”
Member of the Social Council at The Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.
Married with a son.
Elena
Kutukova
Deputy Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region - Head of the Representative Office of the Arkhangelsk Region under the Government of the Russian Federation
Deputy Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region - Head of the Representative Office of the Arkhangelsk Region under the Government of the Russian Federation
Elena Kutukova was born on June 1, 1972. She graduated from the State University of Management majoring in Economics and Analytics, PhD in Economics. Starting from 2008, Ms. Kutukova is a member of the Board of Trustees at Aleksandro-Oshevesnky Monastery (Kargopol District, Arkhangelsk Oblast). Authored the Endangered Masterpieces of Kargopol Area exhibition and initiated the creation of the Oshevensky Volost museum complex. Between 2014 and September 2017, held the position of Acting Director of the Research Institute for Systems Analysis under Russia’s Auditing Chamber. In September 2017, appointed Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast/Head of Arkhangelsk Oblast Representative Office under the Government of the Russian Federation
Alexey
Malinovskiy
Senior Vice President, Head, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, Mastercard
Senior Vice President, Head, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, Mastercard
Alexey Malinovskiy is Head of Mastercard in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia. He is responsible for driving development of electronic payments and for company growth in these 4 fast growing European markets. Since 2013 and by now he has been the President of Mastercard Members Association in Russia.
Alexey joined Mastercard in 2010 as Head of Government Relations and Public Policy in HGEM. He actively participates in the work of the Ministry of Finance Interinstitutional Council. He is a member of the Expert Council on Financial Markets under the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia. Alexey also represents Mastercard on the Board of the Russian National Payment Council.
Before joining Mastercard, he worked in a number of Russian and international companies from high-tech sector holding various leadership positions for more than fifteen years.
Fatima
Mukhomedzhan
Deputy Director, The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Deputy Director, The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Fatima Mukhomedzhan, deputy director of the Art, Science and Sport Foundation.
Education: Graduated from the Moscow State University (Lomonosov MSU) in 1996.
Professional experience: 2nd-degree specialist of V/O Rosvneshtorg at the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations and Trade from 1996 to 1997.
Coordinator of the Info-Business magazine in ZAO Community-Press from 1997 to 1998.
Project coordinator in OOO Mendel Info Marketing from 1998 to 2002.
Assistant to Shakuum M.L., deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia of the 4th and 5th convocations, from 2006 to 2009.
Advisor to Shvetsova L.A., Deputy Mayor of Moscow, from 2009 to 2011.
Ms. Mukhomedzhan has been working for charity since 2011. She took the deputy director position in Alisher Usmanov’s Art, Science and Sport Foundation in December 2011. The foundation has been established to assist in arranging art, culture and sports events of public significance and implementing social and scientific awareness projects in Russia.
Elizaveta
Oleskina
Director, Charitable Foundation "Old Age for Joy"
Director, Charitable Foundation "Old Age for Joy"
Graduate of Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, founder and director/CEO of “Enjoyable Ageing” charitable fund, a non-profit organisation aimed at helping elderly and disabled people, member of the Council on Guardianship under the Government of the Russian Federation. The foundation led by Elizaveta provides psychological, financial, medical, social and welfare support as well as information and advice to elderly people in difficult situations. Currently the foundation is collaborating with 25 regions, supervising 150 care homes, paying the wages of 160 carers, training the staff for care organisations. Apart from that, the fund is setting up a reliable home care service. It was “Enjoyable Ageing” that initiated the establishment of public long-term care system in Russia and is now actively participating in developing its mechanisms. Since 2018 the foundation will be part of the Federal pilot project of implementing the LTC system in accordance with the President’s order.
Oksana
Oracheva
General Director, Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation
General Director, Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation
Oksana Oracheva, General Director of the Foundation since 2014. Prior to joining the Foundation Oksana served as Russia Program Director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program at Moscow office of the Institute of International Education from 2000 till 2010. Oksana was chair of the Governing Council of the Russian Donors Forum in 2015 and 2016. Oksana is a political scientist and has over 20 years of work experience in non-profit sector. Since 1989 she has been teaching different courses on political history and political science. She has written more than 50 scientific publications on federalism, center-periphery relations and good governance. Oksana holds a MSocSc in political science degree of the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in political history from Perm State University and did research as a visiting professor at Yale University.
Anna
Soshinskaya
President, Responsible for the Future Charitable Foundation, Amway Russia
President, Responsible for the Future Charitable Foundation, Amway Russia
President. Responsible for the Future Amway Charity Foundation. Born in Moscow and graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University (School of Chemistry) and Moscow State Linguistic University. Over 10 years’ experience in Public Relations and Social Programmes. Over the years, Anna has held high-level positions in PR departments of such companies as Johnson&Johnson, Avon, Eli Lilly and DuPont.
Several large nation-wide healthcare projects and GR initiatives have been implemented under her guidance. They include charity programmes targeting cancer treatment, domestic violence prevention, better safety for children and teenagers, etc. In May 2012, Ms. Soshinskaya joined Amway Russia as PR and GR Director. In this position, she is in charge of all kinds outside communications, including the media, government agencies and non-profit organisations.
Anna Soshinskaya is fluent in English and French. Married, with four children. Topics for comment:
- State regulation of commerce, including distance selling and mobile retail (direct sales); - Legislation regulating manufacturing and sales of chemicals, biologically active additives and cosmetics; - Global market of direct sales industry, perfumes and cosmetics, household chemicals, healthy food dishes; - Consumer market in Russia (segments: perfumes and cosmetics, household chemicals, luxury items, food dishes); - Current state of new manufacturing technologies in household chemicals, BAAs and cosmetics; - Entrepreneurship and small business; - Corporate social responsibilities and charity initiatives.
Maksim
Tokarev
Director, Center for the Development of Environmental and Social Projects
Director, Center for the Development of Environmental and Social Projects
Dmitry
Tomchuk
Executive Director, PERI Charity Foundation
Executive Director, PERI Charity Foundation
Before joining the Peri foundation in February 2018 Dmitry worked as Vice-President of Development at the Rybakov Foundation. In 2015-2016 he worked as COO at Zvooq (Zvoog operates an online music streaming platform). Between 2013 and 2014 he worked as Vice-President of Operations, Perm Office Director at Xsolla. From 2012 to 2013 he served as Head of Sales & Business Development Russia & CIS, Airbnb. In 2010-2011 he worked as Managing Director of Perm Region at Groupon. He graduated from the Perm National Research Polytechnic University of Economics and Management.
Elena
Topoleva-Soldunova
Director, Agency for Social Information
Director, Agency for Social Information
Graduated from the Moscow State University of Lomonosov, MA in Philology. Has additional education in social marketing (California State University, USA, Education Development Center, Boston). From 1994 till present Elena has been the director of the non-profit organization Agency for Social Information.
Elena is an active member of NGO community in Russia. She personally does a lot to encourage both business and NGO sectors to become more responsible, transparent and accountable. She was one of the members of the international working group on developing the guidelines for NGO sustainability reporting (Global Reporting Initiative, NGO supplement).
Since 2010 Elena is a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Since 2012 Elena is a member of the Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Since 2012 till 2015 Elena was a member of the Council on Civil Society Development and Human Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, and the chair of the Comission on NGO development.
In 2013 she was a member of the Board of the Civic G20.
In 2014 she became the chair of the Public Council of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.
Anna
Federmesser
Head, Moscow Multidisciplinary Center for Palliative Care of the Moscow City Health Department
Head, Moscow Multidisciplinary Center for Palliative Care of the Moscow City Health Department
Anna K. Federmesser (Nyuta)
Director of the State Budgetary Public Healthcare Facility "Center for Palliative Care", Healthcare Department of Moscow Founder of VERA Hospice Charity Fund Member of the Council of the President of Russia for Social Care.
Founder and Board Member of the Association of Hospice Care Providers Member of the Public Chamber of Moscow (since 2016)

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

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

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

2012 - State Award: "For Beneficence"
Anastasia
Tsvetkova
General Director, Lake Baikal Foundation
General Director, Lake Baikal Foundation
CEO at The Lake Baikal Foundation for Environmental Applications and Research, member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum, member of the Russian Public Relations Association. Implemented dozens of projects aimed at building a dialogue between state, business, NGOs, mass media at national and international levels. Holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in International Relations from St. Petersburg State University; accomplished training under the European student exchange program at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and the Hague University (Holland).
February 16
11:00–12:30
Conference hall 3.7
Improving Quality of Life The Future of the Labour Market Changes under way in various sectors of the economy (the implementation of innovative projects, the creation of high-productivity jobs, etc.) deman...
Changes under way in various sectors of the economy (the implementation of innovative projects, the creation of high-productivity jobs, etc.) demand a highly professional workforce, whose labour will have the greatest possible effect on the pace and quality of economic growth, as well as new approaches to developing essential qualifications and labour mobility for implementing promising projects. What professions will be the most in demand in the near future? Once qualifications have been confirmed, what comes next? Will it be possible to get another job in another area?
Moderator:
Tatiana
Maleva
Director, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
Director, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
PhD in Economics (1991), Master of Business Administration (2005). Graduated from Moscow State University in 1979.
Starting from 2013: Director, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting under the Russian presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
2012-2013 – Director, Institute of Humanitarian Development of the Megapolis.
2002-2012 – Director, Independent Institute for Social Policy.
2012 – Member, the President of the Russian Federation’ Economic Council; Head of the Working Group for Human Capital and Social Policy.
2011-2012 – Head of Expert Group for Proposals on the Problems of Russia’s Social and Economic Strategy until 2020 (Strategy 2020) (Group 3: Pension Reform).
2008-2012 – Member, Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.
Awards: Order of Friendship (2017), Order of Honor (2012), Medal of the Association of Independent Centers for Economics Analysis for achievements in economic analysis (2014), Medal of the Federal State Statistics Service for achievements of Russia’s 2010 census (2012), International Leontief Award for contribution to Economic Reforms (2010).
Published over 120 research papers.
Panellists:
Aleksey
Vovchenko
First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Coordinates the activities aiming at forming state policy as well as norm and legislature regulation in demographics and gender equality, social protection and protection of family, women, children, elderly, veterans, foster care, citizen with partial and full disabilities and social services; in employment and healthcare, labor migration, alternative state service.
Norn April 19, 1975 in Chagan, Semipalatinsk Oblast.
In 1997 graduated Smolensk Pedagogical Institute named after Marx with a degree in Modern Languages. In 2001 gradated Moscow State University of Foreign Relations with a degree in Law.
June 24 2015 appointed by the decree of the government of Russia as the First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Services of the Russian Federation.
Married. Has two children
1 Class Active State Councilor of the Russian Federation.
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).
Elena
Kudryashova
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Culture Development Directorate, Sberbank
Managing Director, Head of Corporate Culture Development Directorate, Sberbank
From April 2015 – Managing Director, Head of the Corporate Culture Development Team.
Elena is responsible for the Sberbank corporate culture development project, which includes non-material motivation programs, volunteer programs for employees, staff' involvement research, initiatives for children and families of employees.
Elena also is a member of the Sberbank' Charity Foundation Board "Investment to the future"
2011 – 2015: Internal Communications Director, Sberbank CIB.
2009 – 2011: Internal Communications Director, the Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO.
2005 – 2009: Head of internal communications, Group of companies "VimpelCom".
2000 – 2005: International relations manager, Boeing in Russia / CIS.
Elena graduated Moscow State Pedagogical University (Linguistic faculty) and All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (Economic faculty).
Has a daughter.
Nina
Kuzmina
Deputy Chair, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR)
Deputy Chair, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR)
Born on May 28, 1962. In 1985 Nina Kuzmina graduated from Moscow Sate University, School of Economics. She started her career in 1989 in education. In 2000 she joined the Executive Office of Independent Trade Union Federation. In 2009 she was appointed its Chairman. In July 2014 Nina Kuzmina was appointed President of the Labor and Social Relations Academy. Ms. Kuzmina is also a Deputy Chairperson of the Federation (pro bono), and Deputy Coordinator for the Russian Trilateral Commission on Social and Labor Relations, where she represents trade unions.
Lilia
Ovcharova
Head of Human Capital, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Head of Human Capital, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Robert
Urazov
General Director, WorldSkills Russia, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
General Director, WorldSkills Russia, Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers
Date of birth 06.02.1979. Tertiary education history. 1996 -2001 Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin, qualification - Manager, major – Management. Degree - Candidate of Economic Sciences. Employment history. 31.12.2014 – present. Director General of The alliance “The Agency for Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers WorldSkills Russia”. 20.11.2013 – 22.04.2014. Assistant to the Minister for Development of the Russian Far East. 02.03.2011 – 19.11.2013. Vice Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Tatarstan. 01.11.2007 – 01.03.2011. Head of the office of financial service of Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Tatarstan. 22.05.2006 – 31.10.2007. Head of the Budget Department Tatarstan Branch of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation. 07.06.2004 – 22.05.2006. Head of the Maintenance Department Tatarstan Branch of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.
Publications and research papers. 29.04.2006. Management and efficiency marking of investment activity in social sphere.
Front row participants:
Alexander
Leybovich
Chief Executive Officer, National Agency of Qualifications Development
Chief Executive Officer, National Agency of Qualifications Development
Olga
Pilipenko
Rector, Oryol State University
Rector, Oryol State University
13:00–14:30
Conference hall 3.3
Improving Quality of Life The Silver Economy: Maturity in Business The over-50s offer significant but currently underappreciated potential for expanding entrepreneurial activity. According to data from Rosstat, ove...
The over-50s offer significant but currently underappreciated potential for expanding entrepreneurial activity. According to data from Rosstat, over-50s account for over 40% of the Russian population, and this figure is set to rise by 450,000–500,000 people a year. What should be done to encourage people over 45 to become entrepreneurs? How can real success stories boost growth in entrepreneurial activity? Which forms of interaction between the state, business and development institutions will be most effective in developing entrepreneurship in this section of the population?
Moderator:
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
Panellists:
Dmitry
Butrin
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant Publishing House
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant Publishing House
Dmitry Butrin was born on 28 August 1974 in the town of Fryazino, Moscow Region.
1997–1998: correspondent, editor, executive editor at RosBusinessConsulting news agency.
1998–2000: Head of Information Department, Kompaniya weekly business magazine.
2000–2005: Special Correspondent, Kommersant newspaper.
2005: Deputy Editor-in-Chief, SmartMoney weekly business magazine (Independent Media Sanoma Publishing House).
Since 2005: Head of Economic Policy Department, Kommersant Publishing House.
Since 2015: Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Kommersant Publishing House.
Aleksey
Vovchenko
First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Coordinates the activities aiming at forming state policy as well as norm and legislature regulation in demographics and gender equality, social protection and protection of family, women, children, elderly, veterans, foster care, citizen with partial and full disabilities and social services; in employment and healthcare, labor migration, alternative state service.
Norn April 19, 1975 in Chagan, Semipalatinsk Oblast.
In 1997 graduated Smolensk Pedagogical Institute named after Marx with a degree in Modern Languages. In 2001 gradated Moscow State University of Foreign Relations with a degree in Law.
June 24 2015 appointed by the decree of the government of Russia as the First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Services of the Russian Federation.
Married. Has two children
1 Class Active State Councilor of the Russian Federation.
Vladimir
Nazarov
Director, Scientific Research Finance Institute
Director, Scientific Research Finance Institute
Vladimir Nazarov CSc (Econ.) is Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Scientific-Research Institute of Finance”, member of the Russian Ministry of Finance College and member of the Expert Board under the Russian Government.
2004–2005: Junior Fellow at the Macroeconomics and Finance Division, Institute for the Economy in Transition.
2005–2007: headed the laboratory of fiscal federalism and subnational finance, Institute for the Economy in Transition.
2007–2012: headed the Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government.
Since 2013: Deputy Director, Science, Institute of Social Analysis and Forecast at RANEPA under the Russian President. Since 2013: Director, Financial Research Institute.
His academic interests include inter-budgetary relations (including development of methods for transfer distribution between regional and local budgets), reform of the public sector, developing methods for assessing the efficiency of regional and local authorities, direct taxes, pension reform and healthcare economics. He is included among the Top-100 reserve of public administration staff under the patronage of the Russian President.
Nina
Osovitskaya
Consultant of HR-Brand Award, Expert of HR-Branding, HeadHunter
Consultant of HR-Brand Award, Expert of HR-Branding, HeadHunter
Consultant, HR Brand Award
HR Branding Expert, HeadHunter

1996 – graduated from School of Psychology, Moscow State University.

2001- employed with HeadHunter (hh.ru).
2007 - Consultant, HR Brand Award (hrbrand.ru).
In 2010 developed the method for the Russian Employer Rating (rating.hh.ru). Ms. Osovitskaya is the Rating’s expert. Authored a number of research papers and books on hiring, HR branding, marketing tools in HR. Author and host for her master class on efficient HR branding.
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.
Front row participants:
Marina
Bludyan
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Bludyan, Marina Anatolievna was born on December 26, 1961 in Moscow.
In 1985 she graduated from Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University.
In 1989 she graduated from Foreign Trade Academy of the USSR.
She is a Vice-President of Russian non-governmental organization for small and medium business «OPORA RUSSIA»; a member of the Supreme Council of the All-Russian political party «United Russia»; the representative of the Presidential Commissioner for protection of the entrepreneurs rights; the Committee Coordinator of the All-Russian People’s Front; the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SPA “Phoenix”, LLC; the Deputy Chairperson of Public Council of the Federal Accreditation Service; a member of the Public Council of the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart), a member of the Council of SRO “Association PPE” (Association of designers, manufacturers and suppliers of personal protective equipment).
Marina Bludyan is the author and patent holder of 18 Russian invention patents and 8 international invention patents.
Natalya
Zolotykh
General Director, Company of Patent Attorneys Transtechnology
General Director, Company of Patent Attorneys Transtechnology
Natalia
Korotchenkova
Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation
Member of the Management Board, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SME Corporation