programme of the Eastern Economic Forum with the key themes and annotations for
main sessions has been published on the official website. The Forum will take place
in Vladivostok on 4–6 September.
As of now, the EEF business programme consists of around 50 business events, including
panel discussions, roundtables and business dialogues.
“The business programme of
the 5th Eastern Economic Forum reflects principal trends of the
global economic development. The agenda of the anniversary Forum includes relevant
discussions on key economic, technological and social issues. I am sure that participation
of leading experts and diverse formats will allow to work out new solutions for
strengthening international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and will
facilitate further socio-economic development of the Russian Far East,” noted Anton Kobyakov,
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the
Organizing Committee of the Eastern Economic Forum.
programme of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum consists of four themed blocks:
for Accelerating Economic Growth’, ‘Improving the Business Environment’, ‘The Far East and Asia
Pacific: Fostering Collaboration’, and ‘New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life’.
for Accelerating Economic Growth’ block participants will discuss preferential regimes that
are in place in the Far East, as well as new measures that are necessary for
economic growth and increasing investment attractiveness of the region. The discussions
will focus on such mechanisms as Advanced Special Economic Zones, Free Port of
Vladivostok, Far Eastern Hectare programme, and financial and non-financial
investor support measures. A number of sessions will be dedicated to the potential
of key Far Eastern industries, including high-tech, forestry, fishery and
aquaculture, agriculture, as well as development of the resource base of the
Far East and the Arctic. The topics for ‘Increasing the
Investment Appeal of the Far East’ session featuring heads of Far Eastern regions include
making regional authorities more efficient and fostering a favourable business
The ‘Improving the Business Environment’ block will be dedicated
to creating new opportunities for investors in the Far East. Among the key topics
are improvement of national jurisdiction and protection of investors’ rights; transformation
of the public administration system in the face of digitalization; as well as
development of small and medium-sized businesses as a key driver for
accelerated economic growth of the Far East. Apart from that, participants will
discuss support measures and key projects in such areas as petrochemistry and
‘The Far East and Asia Pacific:
Fostering Collaboration’ theme will be devoted to the economic interaction
between Russia and the Asia-Pacific countries. Participants will discuss key integration
factors and prospects of business cooperation development. The principal topics
include international scientific and technological cooperation; digital transformation
of international trade; participation of the Far East in global value chains;
infrastructure for data economy; future of the Russian Arctic and transport
corridors going through the Far East. As part of the block, a Valdai Club
session ‘The Asian
Mirror: the Pivot East through the Eyes of Asian Partners’ will be held.
The ‘New Solutions for Improving
Quality of Life’ block
will focus on social development of the Far East. Participants will discuss such
issues as attracting private investment in the social sphere; improving the
quality of education in the region; development of modern urban environment and
building cities of the future; as well as Far Eastern social innovations. Apart
from that, they will touch upon key vectors for healthcare development, including
the creation of an international medical cluster in Vladivostok.
2019 business programme will also feature five business dialogues, where representatives
of the Russian business community will discuss issues of economic cooperation with
participants from Japan, India, China, the Republic of Korea and ASEAN.