The II All-Russian Forum of Development Institutions opens in Yekaterinburg.


03_04_2014_2The II all-Russian Forum of Development Institutions, with the participation of the Minister of Regional Development Igor Slyunyaev, opens in Yekaterinburg. The forum is organized by Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, Sverdlovsk Region Government, the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), National Investment Agency “Invest in Russia”, JSC “Corporation of the Middle Urals Development,” European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Public organization “Business Russia” and the National Association of Investment and Development Agency.

The second consecutive year the Forum becomes a key platform of the country to discuss important issues of enhancement of investment attractiveness of Russian regions. Those registered at the Forum amounted to over 1000 people. It is attended by 60 regional corporations and development agencies, representatives of federal and regional authorities, the key Russian financial institutions, federal development institutions.

This year, the Forum expanded its audience and gained an international status: among the participants – top managers of the world leading corporations and development agencies (including those of Ireland, France, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Mexico, the Republic of Belarus).

The Forum will focus on the inter-layer cooperation between development institutions in the fields of implementing the investment projects, especially in infrastructure, as well as organizing projects using public-private partnerships.

– The purpose of the Forum – not only to acquaint the participants with the best regional investment practices, but also to set the correct algorithms for development institutions, to increase efficiency of interaction between regions and investors who are ready to invest in promising projects, – said the head of Ministry of Regional Development Igor Slyunyaev in his welcoming speech to the Forum.

The plenary session “Inter-layer cooperation of development institutions: how to create synergy?”, dedicated to the organization of effective cooperation between institutions, is to open the Forum. It will be attended by the Minister of Regional Development Igor Slyunyaev, the Governor of Sverdlovsk area Evgeniy Kuiyvashev, the Ombudsman under the RF President for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs Boris Titov, the President of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexarder Shokhin, the representatives of EBRD, Eurasian Development Bank, the World Bank.

Igor Slyunyayev will also speak at the round table «Industrial parks as an element of national industrial policy», during which a presentation of the best practices of creation and management of industrial parks will take place.

Deputy Minister of Regional Development Mikhail Kruk will conduct methodological training seminar for the heads of Executive bodies (responsible for economic development of regions) on the issue of increasing the investment attractiveness of the RF subjects.

Mikhail Kruk also moderates the round table «Strategy of territory development as a competitive advantage. How to stop «carbon copy» planning?».

The Head of National Agency «Invest in Russia» Yury Voicehovsky and the President of WAIPA Carlos Bronzatto will give a master class «international practices of the agencies to attract direct investment», during which there will be a panel discussion «Invest in Russia!»

The second day of the Forum will be opened with a plenary session «New markets for investment: which industries the Russian regions should be oriented on according to the investment forecast 2030?»