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Проблемы и перспективы развития российской Арктики обсудят на выездной сессии ПМЭФ в Мурманской области

On November 15, 2017, Murmansk will host a regional session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum entitled ‘Russia’s Regions: New Areas of Growth – The Arctic Agenda’. The event is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation jointly with the Russian Export Center (REC) and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI).

The main topics under discussion will be the development of the Arctic regions, the fostering of cooperative ties, the deepening of international collaboration, the growth of manufacturing, and the formation of a new national initiative aimed at opening up the Arctic.

Participants will discuss a range of current issues concerning the problems and prospects associated with Arctic development. What is currently being proposed in terms of legislation to develop state policy in the Arctic? What can be done to stimulate the development of interregional and international ties in order to establish a new industrial and economic platform in the Arctic? What state support measures will enable an increase in shipping along the Northern Sea Route, the modernization of transport and other infrastructure, the installation of safety and communications facilities in ports and, consequently, help to drive the socioeconomic development of Russia’s Arctic regions?

Invited participants:

Moderator:

Irina Afonichkina, Moderator of the Press Centre, TASS Russian News Agency

Panellists:

Marina Kovtun, Governor, Murmansk Region

Alexey Texler, First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Sergey Petrovich, Deputy Director, Second European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Dmitry Makeyev, Regional Communications Director, Russian Export Center

Igor Kustarin, Director of Regional Development, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

Victor Cherepov, Executive Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

Andrey Smirnov, Deputy Director General, Atomflot

Andrey Grachev, Director, Federal and Regional Programmes Department, Norilsk Nickel

Front row participants:

Erik Svedahl, Consul General of the Kingdom of Norway in Murmansk

Lee Jin Khen, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in St. Petersburg

The session in Murmansk continues a series of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum regional events. SPIEF 2018 will take place from May 24 to 26 in St. Petersburg.

Media accreditation

Media accreditation is open until November 13, 2017.

For information regarding media accreditation please call: +7 (812) 406 7709, media@roscongress.org

Venue: Great Hall, Murmansk Regional Philharmonic, 3, Ul. Sofyi Perovskoy, Murmansk

Time: 12:00–17:10

Проблемы и перспективы развития российской Арктики обсудят на выездной сессии ПМЭФ в Мурманской области