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 director 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?

Nikolay Korzhenevsky, analyst, expert of the Higher School of Economics; author and presenter of the program «Economy: The Course of the Day», TV channel «Russia 24»

Tigran Sargsyan, Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission
Aleksei Kudrin, Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research
Dmitry Pankin, Chairman of the Board, EDB
Alexander Pankin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Natalia Korzhova, President, «Financial Academy» JSC, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia

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

Vladimir Buzuev, Head, Project Finance Service, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Giovanni Capannelli, Country Director, Kazakhstan Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank
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 Seleznev, Chairman of the Board, National PPP Center
Igor Snegurov, CEO, VIS Group
Albert Yeganyan, Chairman of the board of directors, Investment company InfraONE*

* Confirmation expected

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

Igor Maksimtsev, Rector, The St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)

Irina Alexeeva, Director, St Petersburg School of Conference Interpreting and Translation, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
Natalia Korzhova, President, «Financial Academy» JSC, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Vladimir Razumovskiy, Vice-President, Russian Geographical Society
Alexander Sidorovich, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Eurasian Association of Universities, Professor, Director, Kazakhstan branch, Lomonosov Moscow 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
Igor Zadorin, Director, International Research Agency «Eurasian Monitor»

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

Gabriel Di Bella, Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, IMF
Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist, Head of Alfa-Bank Macro Insights
Apurva Sanghi, Lead Economist for the Russian Federation, World Bank
Rolf Strauch, Chief Economist, Member of the Management Board, European Stability Mechanism

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, Founder of telegram channel @blockchainrf, Member of the expert council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Roman Deniskin, Vice President for Production, Eurasian Group
Pavel Golberg, Head, Analytical department of the group of companies «Monopoly»
Anton Ishchenko, Chairman of the Central Council of RSII, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation
Yegor Shipitsyn, Executive Director, National Association of Technology Transfer
Sergey Trofimov, General Director, «Inframinе»
Sergey Vasiliev, Deputy Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)

4:30 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Presentation by EDB. Eurasian Economic Integration.

5:00p.m. Reception.