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June 2017
19 June
Russia 24 TV Debates

INVESTMENT IN RUSSIA: NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN CHANGED REALITIES

11:45-13:00 Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.1
The fallout from recent geopolitical tensions has led to major changes in the Russian economy, creating opportunities as businesses shift strategies to meet new challenges. In one major trend, the combination of economic sanctions and low oil prices is accelerating a move towards the development and expansion of domestic industrial production in sectors that have traditionally been served by imports. How has the recent geopolitical turmoil impacted investor strategies in Russia? Do these changes broaden the investment landscape for Middle East and Asia players? Which sectors stand to benefit most?
Moderator:
Evelina Zakamskaya, Anchor, Russia 24; Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel
Panellists:
Mahmood H. Alkooheji, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company
Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Sectors, Mubadala Development Company
Andrei Belousov, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Dhanin Chearavanont, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Charoen Pokphand Group
Heungsik Choo, Chief Investment Officer, Korea Investment Corporation
Kirill Dmitriev, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Fang Fenglei, Founding Partner, Chairman of the Board, Hopu Investment
Bing Hu, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Russia-China Investment Fund
Tadashi Maeda, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Laurent Vigier, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, CDC International Capital
Front row participant:
Pekka Viljakainen, Advisor to the President, Skolkovo Foundation; Chairman, Aii Capital

Highlights

Substituting state investments with private ones is not an end in itself. There are always industrial niches and areas in an economy that cannot be provided solely by private investments.

Sergei Naryshkin
Chairman, State Duma of the Russian Federation

The Russian economy and Russian currency have been suffering from devaluation. We have now reached a new point of equilibrium and the race is on to see who can grab a place in the market fastest.

Andrei Belousov
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

In Russia, there are two necessary and sufficient conditions for investment growth and capital raising on a large scale: availability of substantial internal savings and rapidly growing markets.

Andrei Belousov
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation

Russia is building bridges with new partners, and we are undoubtedly certain that geopolitical tensions are easing.

Kirill Dmitriev
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

We have a strong belief that the middle class in Russia will grow and that there will also be more private and public money coming from China invested in Russia.

Bing Hu
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Russia-China Investment Fund

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