A meeting of the Organizing Committee was held in the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia devoted to the preparation of the II International Forum of development institutions in Yekaterinburg
In the Ministry of Regional Development of Russian Federation there was a meeting of the Organizing Committee, chaired by the Deputy Minister Mikhail D. Krouk, devoted to preparation of the II International Forum of development institutions, to be held on April 2-3 in Yekaterinburg. The meeting was attended by the Deputy President – Chairman of the Board of JSC “Bank VTB” Mikhail E. Oseevsky, General Director of JSC ” Corporation of the Middle Urals ” Sergey V. Filippov, representatives of the Government of the Sverdlovsk region, as well as representatives of the expert, banking and business community.
The forum is organized by the Ministry of Regional Development, Government of Sverdlovsk region, the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the National Investment Agency “Invest in Russia”, JSC “Corporation of the Middle Urals”, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Public organization “Business Russia”, the National Association of Investment and Development Agency – NAAIR, the Association of Industrial Parks, Russian management community.
To date, more than 400 people have signed up to the Forum, including representatives of 45 regional development institutions. Among those confirmed their participation there are experts from WAIPA, Irish Agency for Entrepreneurship, Trade and Innovation (Forfás), Investment agencies of France, Belarus, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, the Agency for Promotion of Economic Development in North Rhine – Westphalia (Germany), Singapore Economic Development Board.
During the meeting participants discussed the program of activities. On the first day of the forum it is planned to hold a plenary session “Inter-layer cooperation between development institutions: how to create synergy?”, which will be attended by the Minister of Regional Development Igor N. Slyunyaev, Commissioner of the President of the Russian Federation for the Protection of the rights of entrepreneurs Boris Y. Titov, the Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Eugeny V. Kuyvashev, President of RSPP Alexander N. Shohin, as well as representatives of the EBRD, the World Bank, the Eurasian Development Bank.
This year the forum will include the following roundtables:
– “Industrial parks as part of the national industrial policy”;
– “Federal Development Institutions: experiences, risks and prospects of work in the regions”;
– “Successful practices of area modernization – the role of development institutions. Development of single-industry towns.”
At the moment, the program of master class organized by WAIPA for regional agencies devoted to working standards of investment promotion agencies is being finalized.
In addition, it is planned to hold a round table “Invest in Russia!”, which will present the National Agency for attracting investments created within the Ministry of Regional Development of Russian Federation. The Organizing Committee has set the task to make the II International Forum in Yekaterinburg a wide platform for enhancing cooperation between the federal and regional development institutions to be carried out at the background of moderate projections for growth of regional economies, as well as a platform to promote successful regional practices.
The next meeting of the Organizing Committee is scheduled for the 26 of March.