Business programme


15 Jun , 11:00–12:15
Business Dialogue
Pavilion G, conference hall G1

The year 2023 marks the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on economic cooperation, as well as the 5th anniversary of the Russia–ASEAN Strategic Partnership. The ongoing structural transformation of the global economy necessitates a higher degree of integration and interaction within these associations, thereby expanding the potential for cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and ASEAN on the international stage. This aspect remains at the forefront of the dialogue between these integration associations, with the aim of creating additional incentives to deepen and diversify cooperation across all aspects of the trade and economic agenda. These areas include the circular economy, energy efficiency, industry, food security, logistics, digital technologies, and tourism. By establishing closer contacts between the EAEU and individual ASEAN countries, including the negotiation of free trade agreements, mutual trade is boosted and ties between business communities are strengthened. What are the emerging opportunities for cooperation between the EAEU and ASEAN in the new economic reality? What is the envisioned economic cooperation between these two associations by the year 2030? How can digital transformation play a role in addressing pressing issues within the joint integration agenda? Which infrastructure projects, including areas such as transportation, logistics, digital advancements, and international settlements, will contribute to the growth of trade and economic ties between the member states of the two integration alliances?

Ivan Polyakov, Chairman, Russia–ASEAN Business Council

Igor Bailen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the Russian Federation
Denis Butsayev, General Director, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company
Sergey Glazyev, Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Evgeny Zagaynov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the ASEAN (online)
Kan Zaw, Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Vladimir Ilichev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Arsjad Rasjid, Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council; Chairman, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) (online)
Satvinder Singh, Deputy Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (online)