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May 2018
19 June
Business Breakfast

INDUSTRIAL PARKS AND ECONOMIC ZONES: CREATING CLUSTERS FOR INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

08:15-09:15 Pavilion 5, Business Breakfast Hall 5.5
Creating regional centres where industry and technology companies can collaborate and leverage mutual competencies is a key strategy to delivering more balanced regional development. More recently, this approach has been coupled with support for SMEs, particularly in the fields of innovation and advanced technologies, as well as new opportunities in product manufacturing necessitated by import substitution policies. What further measures should be undertaken to implement a ‘cluster’ approach in Russia’s regions? How can this lead to increases in productivity and sustained growth?
Moderator:
Dmitry Schugorev, Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel
Panellists:
Alexander Braverman, Member of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, SME Corporation
Dominique Fache, Director, Sophia Antipolis Foundation; Chairman, Russian Technology Foundation (RTF)
Oleg Fomichev, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Men, Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Jay Nibbe, Member of the Global Executive Committee and Global Vice Chairman – Tax, EY
Andrey Nikitin, Acting Governor of Novgorod Region
Iwao Ohashi, Advisor on Japan and APAC, Association of industrial parks in Russia
Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Alfonso Vegara, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fundacion Metropoli
Linan Wang, Chief Executive Officer, Hua Bao International Investment Company

Highlights

The authorities must work with business in order to implement the cluster approach. Everything now is in place for this, in spite of budget constraints.

Igor Shuvalov
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation

Industrial parks and clusters are very attractive platforms and Chinese companies are ready to take part. However, the infrastructure of these parks requires comprehensive support from the government.

Linan Wang
Chief Executive Officer, Hua Bao International Investment Company

Over the next ten years, the housing market will completely change. Within the scope of the cluster approach, this will be the answer to demands for a new quality of life – “Live, work, and develop.”

Igor Shuvalov
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation

If you can find the infrastructure, incentives and information, this will help to attract investments and create an industrial environment for innovations.

Jay Nibbe
Member of the Global Executive Committee and Global Vice Chairman – Tax, EY