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Full Business Programme for the 7th Eastern Economic Forum Published

26 August 2022
Опубликована полная деловая программа VII Восточного экономического форума

Eastern Economic Forum full business programme has been published on the official website of the event. It includes more than 90 sessions and features over 330 speakers and moderators. EEF 2022 will be held from 5 to 8 September in Vladivostok. ‘The Path to a Multipolar World’ is the main theme of this year's Forum.

“The Forum has become one of the most important tools for the development of the entire Far East. Its main objective is to attract investors and receive feedback from business: how well we have been able to shape effective support mechanisms and what measures are still needed to build new enterprises, create new jobs and develop the economy of the Far Eastern regions. The EEF provides an opportunity for a dialogue between investors, business, and government representatives, to discuss topical issues, hold official meetings and negotiations, and conclude agreements and contracts", stressed Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the EEF.

Sessions in the EEF 2022 business programme are divided into 6 thematic blocks: ‘Russia's Place in the World: Diamonds are Made under Pressure’, ‘Global Division of Labour: From Old Connections to New’, ‘Financial Markets: What Holds Value when there is a Loss of Confidence?’, ‘Creating a New Quality of Life for People’, ‘Everyone has their Own Route: The Logistics of a Changed World’, and Patriotism over Tolerance’. The Youth EEF block holds a special place in the agenda. It includes a presentation of the Muravyov-Amursky 2030 programme, as well as discussions that will focus on social networks, youth entrepreneurship, the future of the financial market, business education and careers. The key event of the Forum will traditionally be a plenary session.

“The Eastern Economic Forum opens the autumn business season. Regular Forum participants are used to meeting in the Far East in September. This year, we are expecting visitors from over 60 countries, official delegations, investors and entrepreneurs interested in developing the region. I am sure that our partners and guests are missing the lively dialogue that is reinforced by this year's impressive business programme,” said Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the EEF 2022 Organizing Committee.

The 2nd International Tiger Forum will be held on 5 September, the opening day of the Forum. The main objective of the event is focusing the attention of the international community on tiger conservation and helping to find ideas and solutions to the financial and technical issues related to tiger conservation.

A special focus in the EEF 2022 business programme is given to country-specific business dialogues: Russia–India, Russia–Vietnam, Russia–Mongolia, and Russia–ASEAN. The Forum will also include a meeting of the Business Council for the Development of the Russian Far East and the North-Eastern Provinces of China, and a conference on investment and trade in the Arctic. The Forum will also host a session of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

The events of the block entitled ‘Russia's Place in the World: Diamonds are Made under Pressure’ will include sessions on the future of international relations, economy, investment, industry, and other spheres. Special attention will be paid to import substitution and its prospects. Participants in the discussions will include Alexei Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic; Sergey Katyrin, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mikhail Karisalov, Chairman of the Board and CEO of SIBUR; Alexander Isaevich, CEO and Chairman of the Board of SME Corporation; Nikolai Zapryagaev, CEO of the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation; Alexander Vedyakhin, First Deputy Chairman of Sberbank's Management Board; Vinay Maloo, founder and chairman of Enso Group; Skannd Tyagi, Founder & CEO of Starshot Ventures; and others,

‘Global Division of Labour: From Old Connections to New’ track will discuss the future of certain industries: aviation and shipbuilding, oil and gas processing, construction, the automotive industry, agriculture and fisheries, mariculture, pharmaceuticals, and others. Sessions will also focus on the development of an efficient energy industry, environment, food diplomacy, the climate agenda, and other topics. Forum participants will also discuss one of the strategic areas of state policy: the development of domestic and inbound tourism.

Speakers include Nikolai Shulginov, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation; Andrey Ryumin, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of Rosseti; Nikolai Sobolev, CEO of Sollers Auto; Maxim Sokolov, President of AVTOVAZ; Ivan Mikhnov, President of Antey Group; Vadim Badeha, CEO of Ural Civil Aviation Plant; Nikolai Kolesov, CEO of Russian Helicopters; and others.

Discussions on the ‘Financial Markets: What Holds Value when there is a Loss of Confidence?’ track will focus on the banking sector, digital finance, and the balance of global currencies in a new environment of deepening contradictions. Particular attention will be paid to the first results and prospects of the Far Eastern Concession programme. The sessions will be attended by Alexei Moiseyev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation; Alexander Sergeyev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Nikolai Kharitonov, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Committee for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic; Pavel Seleznev, General Director of the National PPP Centre; Igor Runets, Founder and General Director of BitRiver; and others.

The ‘Everyone has their Own Route: The Logistics of a Changed World’ block will bring together discussions on the BAM and Trans-Siberian Railway, the new supply chain, the Northern Sea Route, as well as on airport infrastructure in the Far East and the Arctic, and the struggle for aviation accessibility. A special focus will be placed on the seamless transport and logistics space of Greater Eurasia. Participants in sessions include Igor Chalik, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Maxim Akimov, Director General of Russian Post; Arkady Korostelev, President and Chairman of the Management Board of FESCO; Konstantin Basyuk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Khabarovsk Airport; Konstantin Sukhorebrik, Director General of Aurora Airlines; and Ivan Pechorin, Managing Director of the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation.

The topics of the ‘Creating a New Quality of Life for People’ track are education, healthcare, sports, and culture. Participants in the events will discuss the development of towns in the Russian Far East and the construction sector, as well as talk about the lives of indigenous peoples in the Far East and how to bring Russian authors back to bookshelves. Speakers of the track include Olga Lyubimova, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation; Igor Shuvalov, Chairman of VEB.RF; Vitaly Mutko, CEO of DOM.RF; Alexey Vostokov, CEO of Polyus; Vladimir Solodov, Governor of Kamchatka Territory; Konstantin Shestakov, Mayor of Vladivostok; and heads of museums and other cultural institutions.

Finally, the EEF 2022 business programme 'Patriotism over Tolerance' will bring together talented young people, university students and schoolchildren, who will talk about the future of Russia, discuss the development of youth environmental initiatives and the mass training of personnel to develop new competencies for the future economy of the country. Alexei Komissarov, Director General of ANO Russia – Country of Opportunities; Natalia Tretyak, First Vice-President of Gazprombank; and representatives of youth non-profit organizations and associations will take part in the events of this block.

For EEF 2022 updates and news, go to the official Forum social network pages 


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