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Eastern Economic Forum 2019 business programme published

(People's Daily Online)    16:26, August 06, 2019

The business programme of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) has now been published on the official website, consisting of around 50 business events, including panel discussions, roundtables and business dialogues. The Forum will take place in Vladivostok, Russia, on 4–6 September.

“The business programme of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum reflects principal trends of 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 us 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 and Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the Eastern Economic Forum. 

The business programme of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum consists of four themed blocks: ‘New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth,’ ‘Improving the Business Environment,’ ‘The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration,’ and ‘New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life.’ 

During ‘New Solutions for Accelerating Economic Growth,’ 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, the Free Port of Vladivostok, Far Eastern Hectare programme, as well as financial and non-financial investor support measures.

The ‘Improving the Business Environment’ block will be dedicated to creating new opportunities for investors in the Far East. Aside from that, participants will discuss support measures and key projects in such areas as petrochemistry and tourism. 

‘The Far East and Asia Pacific: Fostering Collaboration’ block will be devoted to the economic interaction between Russia and Asia-Pacific countries. Participants will discuss key integration factors and prospects of business cooperation development. 

The ‘New Solutions for Improving Quality of Life’ block will focus on the 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.

The EEF 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. 

Detailed information about the Forum business programme can be found on the official website forumvostok.ru/en. 

Reference Information

The Eastern Economic Forum

The Eastern Economic Forum is held annually to facilitate the accelerated development of the Russian Far East’s economy and expand international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region following an Executive order of the President of the Russian Federation No. 250 on 19 May 2015. The 2019 Eastern Economic Forum will be held in Vladivostok from 4–6 September at the Far Eastern Federal University’s (FEFU) campus in Russkiy Ostrov. 

The Official EEF Site: www.forumvostok.ru/en

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organiser of international conventions, exhibitions, and public events. The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 to facilitate the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives. The Foundation’s events draw more than 80,000 participants each year from 203 countries, with more than 10,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 2,500 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with economic partners from 93 countries worldwide. 

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