Programme

THE CIS: MODERN REALITY AND THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINED DEVELOPMENT

Realizing Russia's Competitive Edge
Business Roundtable
Pavilion 8, Conference Hall 8.2 Innovation Hall

Moderator:
Ruslan Grinberg , Director, FSBIS «Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences»

Panellists
Raimbek Batalov , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Raimbek Group
Tamara Guzenkova , Deputy Director, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies
Timothy J. Colton , Chair, Department of Government, Harvard University
Andrey Kostin , President, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Council, Member of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Committee, VTB Bank
Sergei Lebedev , Executive Committee Chairman, Executive Secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Dzhoomart Otorbaev , Prime Minister, Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
Vladimir Semashko , First Deputy Prime Minister, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus
Igor Finogenov , Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank
Frank Schauff , Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
Igor Shuvalov , First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Broadcast

Key moments

“It is very hard to disentangle economics from politics and cultures. And this is nothing unique to the Eurasian Union project; this is the case with many of the economic integration efforts that we’ve seen in the world since 1975”.
Timothy J. Colton
“It’s entirely possible to make settlements with our main trading and economic partners in their national currency; there are no insurmountable barriers to this”.
Andrey Kostin
“The CIS played a major role in forming the economies of its member states”.
Dzhoomart Otorbaev
“Our main goal is to build a Eurasian Economic Union that has a common economic space with the EEC and is more closely woven into the fabric of the Asia-Pacific Region”.
Igor Shuvalov