Programme

SMART IMMIGRATION STRATEGIES FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

Spurring Growth While Mitigating Risks
Panel Session
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2

Moderator:
Alexey Bobrovsky , Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists
Timothy J. Colton , Chair, Department of Government, Harvard University
Yaroslav Kuzminov , Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
David Owen , Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS
Maxim Topilin , Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Andrei Fursenko , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Frank Schauff , Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses

Broadcast

Key moments

“The politics of immigration is to some extent about cultural differences and adjustment… it’s also about economics and labour markets.”
Timothy J. Colton
“On the one hand, we should think about a differentiated policy with respect to highly qualified personnel and, on the other hand, we should also consider protecting low-skilled migrant workers.”
Maxim Topilin
“I am absolutely sure that everything can be settled by 2016 if the business community writes up labor contract prescriptions that can be put into the relevant Russian legislation.”
Maxim Topilin