Business programme

The Northern Sea Route: Expanding Arctic Horizons

06 Jun , 09:00–10:15
The Transition to a Multipolar World Economy
Congress Centre, zone A, 3rd floor, conference hall A

The rapid development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) and its transformation into a year-round international transport corridor directly depends on both the growth in transit volumes and the development of the Russian Arctic as a whole. The Russian government is paying particular attention to logistics improvements and how the NSR will affect the development of each Arctic territory. The law on the supply of goods to northern Russia that came into force this year, which envisages the uninterrupted delivery of life-sustaining goods to the Far North, should serve as an additional impetus to attract the attention of shippers to the NSR. If traffic along the NSR increases at the currently projected level, the creation of effective port infrastructure in the regions and the development of Arctic shipbuilding will become increasingly urgent issues. What should the optimal model of supplies to northern Russia look like? What are the advantages of redirecting cargo from railways to sea transport? Is the infrastructure of the Arctic regions ready for increased shipments? What function will the unified maritime operator perform? What volume and what kind of transport is needed today to fulfil all the plans for the volume of cargo transportation via the NSR by 2035? What is the current timeframe for the creation of a full-fledged Arctic shipping fleet and can Russia do this on its own?

Mikhail Bazhenov, Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, Debt Advisory Leader, Technologies of Trust

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, DP World
Mikhail Gordin, Rector, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Vladislav Kuznetsov, Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Region
Igor Levitin, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Field of Transport
Vladimir Panov, Special Representative for the Development of the Arctic, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM; Deputy Chairman, The State Commission for Arctic Development
Ke Jin, General Director, China Freight Forwarding Company
Alexander Tsybulskiy, Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Alexey Chekunkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic
Andrey Chibis, Governor of Murmansk Region

Front row participant
Alexander Bondar, Director of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technical Activities, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief