The Organizing Committee under the chairmanship of Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, on 18 December 2017 held a meeting addressing the preparation for the Russian Investment Forum to be held in 2018.
The participants in the meeting discussed the business, cultural, and sporting programmes, as well as organizational issues concerning the preparation for the Forum.
The structure of the business program consists of three thematic blocks: ‘New Regional Policy: Improving Governance’, ‘Business in the Regions. Giving a New Impetus’, and ‘Improving Living Standards’.
The two-day business program includes a plenary session with the participation of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. The head of government will also hold a meeting with the heads of constituent entities of the Russian Federation and a meeting with representatives of business communities. The Forum in Sochi also features the Day of Youth Entrepreneurship, as well as the ceremony to award the A.P. Pochinok Prize based on the results of the All-Russia Regional Socioeconomic Development Competition and the Development Award based on the results of the national annual competition established by Vnesheconombank in 2012 to encourage investment activities and ensure an attractive and favorable investment climate in Russia.
Guests and participants will be able to visit the exhibition of regional investment projects, which will display projects from 36 constituent entities of the Russian Federation that are being implemented or are planned for implementation.
“The Forum in Sochi will traditionally bring together at its venue the leaders of federal authorities, heads of major Russian companies, heads of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, leading experts and media leaders. Participants will focus on discussions of topical issues of the Russian domestic socio-economic agenda. The Sochi Forum will emphasize the presentation of the economic and investment potential of the Russian regions,” said Anton Kobyakov, adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, deputy chairman and executive secretary of the Organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of the Russian Investment Forum.
The Russian Investment Forum will be held in Sochi on 15–16 February 2018, with the participation of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.