On October 31, 2017 the Eurasian Development Bank will hold its 12th International Conference on Eurasian Integration in Moscow, with Vedomosti as an official partner of the event’s business program.

The Conference will bring together the leaders of the Eurasian Economic Commission, ministries and departments, domestic companies, representatives of international financial institutions, scientific and business circles of the Bank’s member states, foreign scientists and experts.

Key Topics
  • Eurasian integration: stagnation or development?
  • Discussion of relevant aspects of integration processes in the Eurasian space in the field of finance, investment, infrastructure, foreign economic and humanitarian cooperation.
  • The special role of MDBs in infrastructure projects: initiators’ needs, preparation mechanisms, financing tools, risk allocation.
  • Challenges and prospects for economic development. The view of the chief economists.

The EDB conference is an efficient tool for communication and exchange of information for representatives of financial institutions, authorities and economic actors of the Bank’s member states.
EDB is an international financial institution established in 2006 by Russia and Kazakhstan to promote the development of the market economy in its member states, along with the expansion of trade and economic ties. The Bank’s charter capital totals US $7 billion, including US $1.5 billion of paid-in capital and US $5.5 billion of callable capital. The following six countries are currently shareholders of the Bank: Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The headquarters of the bank are located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Participation is free.
If you are interested in participating in the conference, please complete the registration form on the website. If approved by the conference organization committee, we will send you confirmation.

Moscow, Radisson Royal Moscow, 2/1 Kutuzovsky Prospect, building 1


Please address your enquiries regarding the program to the project supervisor Evgenia Nikolaeva Evgenia Nikolaeva via email evgenia.nikolaeva@vedomosti.ru or telephone +7 495 956 2536, ext. 1285; representative of the Eurasian Development Bank Natalia Leonova via email Leonova_np@eabr.org or telephone +7 (727) 244-40-44 ext. 6922; regarding informational support and press accreditation please contact Azima Sapargalieva via email sapargaliyeva_as@eabr.org or telephone: +7 (727) 244-40-44 (ext. 6147) (in Almaty) or +7 (495) 258-27-60 (ext. 2732) (in Moscow)

09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome coffee and registration.

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Conference opening and welcome speech by the Chairman of the Board of EDB Dmitry Pankin.

10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plenary session. Eurasian integration: stagnation or development?


Aleksei Kudrin, Chairman, Center for Strategic Development
Dmitry Pankin, Chairman of the Board, EDB
Natalia Korzhova, President, Finance Academy (Kazakhstan)
Maksim Oreshkin, Minister for Economic Development, Russian Federation*
Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation*
Mikhail Shvydkoi, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation
Roman Starovoyt, Head, Federal Road Agency of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Council of the Eurasian Development Bank*
Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia

* Confirmation expected

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Press briefing.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30p.m. Coffee break.

12:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. Round table. MDBs’ Special Role in Infrastructure Projects: Initiators’ Needs, Preparation Mechanisms, Financing Tools and Risk Allocation.

Olga Revzina, Head of Russian Infrastructure Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills

Giovanni Capannelli, Director, Office of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Kazakhstan
Roman Golovanov
, Head of the PPP Project Formation Unit, Investment Committee, Government of St. Petersburg
Konstantin Limitovsky, Deputy Chairman of the Board, EDB
Timur Maksimov, Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Mints, Chairman of the Management Board, O1 Properties
Pavel Seleznyov, Chairman of the Board, National Public Private Partnership Center
Igor Snegurov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VIS Group
Adil Utembayev, Chairman of the Board, Kazakhstan Project Preparation Fund*

* Confirmation expected

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Round table. Building a common humanitarian space in Eurasia.


Igor Maksimtsev, Rector, St. Petersburg State University

Olga Arkhipova, Head, Tourism and Special Programs Sector, State Hermitage Museum*
Sergey Bogdanov, Acting rector, University RSPU them. A.I. Herzen*
Natalia Korzhova, President, Finance Academy, (Kazakhstan)
Vladimir Razumovskiy, Vice-President, Russian Geographical Society
Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector, Moscow Lomonosov State University
Svetlana Sirmbard, Rector, University of ADAM
Vyacheslav Sutyrin, Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasia-Expert portal, Adviser to the Rector of the State Academic University for the Humanities of the Russian Federation

* Confirmation expected

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Section 1. Challenges and Prospects for Economic Development in Eurasian Countries as Viewed by Chief Economists.


Yaroslav Lissovolik, Chief Economist, EDB

Savas Alpay, Chief Economist, Islamic Development Bank*
Gabriel Di Bella, Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, IMF
Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist, Head of Alfa-Bank Macro Insights
Arup Raha, Chief Economist, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute*
Apurva Sanghi, Lead Economist for the Russian Federation, World Bank
Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank*
Rolf Strauch, Chief Economist, Member of the Management Board, European Stability Mechanism

* Confirmation expected

3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Section 2. Challenges of the Industry 4.0


Maxim Korzhov, Deputy Chairman of the Board, EDB

Ani Aslanyan, Member of the Expert Council on Economic Development of the New Technological Generation at the Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship, the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Galymzhan Akhmetov, Managing Director for Transformation and IT, Eurasian Resources Group S.a.r.l. («ERG»)
Ilya Dmitriev, Head of the group of companies «Monopoly»
Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation by the order of the Russian Federation Government
Anton Ishchenko, Chairman of the Central Council of RSII, Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the 6th convocation
Natalia Kaspersky, President, INFOWATCH, co-founder of Kaspersky Lab*
Mikhail Kovalchuk, President, National Research Center «Kurchatov Institute»*
Karine Minasyan, Member of the board (Minister), Eurasian Economic Commission for Internal Markets, Informatization, Information and Communication Technologies*
Yegor Shipitsyn, Project Manager, National Association of Technology Transfer, «Innopraktika»
Sergey Vasiliev, Deputy Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)

* Confirmation expected

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Presentation by EDB. Eurasian Economic Integration: Integration Projects and Research.

5:30 p.m. Reception.