Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich will head the Russian government delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum. The Davos forum will be attended by federal ministers and representatives of the state and business. The key international consultative platform will host discussions on the contemporary global challenges, the future of politics, economics, and digital technologies. Within the framework of the Russian agenda, the development of industry and public-private partnership is planned for discussion.
Throughout the entire duration of the forum in the Swiss Alps, the official Russian residence, the Russia House, will operate. The House will unite the leaders of the business community, well-known politicians, economists, together with scientists and various artists. The residence is going to have a busy business and cultural programme, an organized space for meetings and negotiations.
The main goal of the Russia House is to demonstrate Russia’s openness to dialogue and collaboration to achieve overall business success. The organizer of the Russian residence is Russia’s largest operator of convention and exhibition events – the Roscongress Foundation. After signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Roscongress Foundation and the International Organization for Private and Public Partnerships ‘World Economic Forum’ at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2017, the Russia House got the status of the official Russian residence.
During the recent meeting of Igor Shuvalov, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister, with Borge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum, the results of the ‘Future of Industry in Russia’ project were presented. This project is one of the 14 initiatives on which experts of the World Economic Forum work. The parties reviewed the results of the work already done and discussed possible options for public-private partnership programs that could contribute to the development of Russian industry.
A new – network-based – work format was also discussed. It envisages close interaction between the Russian Federation and the Forum’s Organizing Committee not only during the annual meetings in Davos and summer programs, but also on an ongoing basis. The president of the World Economic Forum, who assumed office in October 2017, expressed his confidence that the Russian participation in next year’s forum will be as fruitful as those held in the previous years.
The 48th World Economic Forum will take place on 23 to 26 January in Davos, Switzerland.