Draft Forum Program

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

8:30‐​10:00

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

Registration of participants

10:00-​17:30

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

B2B contacts – business communication area

/ prior registration on the website required /

9:30-​10:00

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

Official exhibition opening

10:00-​13:00

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

Official opening of the 2017 SLAVIC INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM (SIEF)

Plenary session: “INTEGRATION OF THE SLAVIC COMMONWEALTH MARKETS ON THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW TECHNOLOGY PARADIGM”

Location

Forum location: Bryansk regional Palace of Children’s and Youth Art named after Yuri Gagarin – Griboedova St. 1A, Bryansk city
Great Hall

Forum Agenda:
  • Cooperation between countries and regions in a digital economy. The market of technologies, new solutions and innovations. Interconnection of digital platforms to ensure a single commercial environment.
  • Food market. Exports of agricultural products to neighboring states as a way to achieve a positive trade balance. The market of the Commonwealth countries as an alternative to the WTO and sanctions. Creation of an advanced integrated value-adding chain: production, storage, processing, packaging. Service-based business model in agriculture (e.g., purchase of a plowing service instead of a tractor). Lease of precision farming
  • Establishment of regional production chains. Investment projects in the segment of processing of raw agricultural products create demand for special food processing equipment. Bryansk region has a high potential in the mechanical engineering segment. What measures should be taken to ensure a pickup in the mechanical engineering segment driven by the rapid development of agriculture so that Bryansk region manufactures equipment for the regional food cluster?
  • Contract manufacturing in the industrial sector. Use of existing space, equipment and labor resources for making products, materials and components under other firms’ brands. Employment of underutilized production capacities.
  • Economic landscape of the Silk Road project. New opportunities for Russian businesses and regional development. Ways to unleash the potential of Bryansk region for creating a modern transport and logistics complex based on advanced digital technologies, to contribute to the new Silk Road as an equal partner.
  • New forms of trade in the digital economy. Development of shared electronic trading systems in the Commonwealth states.
  • Present-day mechanisms for export promotion of regional products amidst a digital economy and the application of IT solutions.
  • Market of educational services in neighboring countries and regions. The innovative economic model creates demand for highly educated professionals, especially in the IT sector. Transformation of the educational system for new objectives. Who will take the lead in training employees for the digital economy?
  • Labor market. The transition to a new technology paradigm causes a sharp productivity increase while reducing the need for human resources. Ways to prevent unemployment and to ensure employment. Ensuring higher living standards under these circumstances.
Moderated by:

Valeria Mozganova, head of the Real Estate sector, Business.FM

13:00-​14:00

Lunch time

Restaurants of Bruyansk city (subject to invitations)

Thematic workshops (held simultaneously):

10:00-​17:30

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

Business exhibition – opening hours

14:00-​​14:30

Transfer to thematic workshop locations

14:30-​17:30

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

COMPETITIVE EDGE OF INDUSTRIAL GOODS AND SERVICES FROM THE SLAVIC COMMONWEALTH STATES. OPPORTUNITIES & PROSPECTS OF THE SILK ROAD PROJECT

Location

Bryansk regional Palace of Children’s and Youth Art named after Yuri Gagarin – Griboedova St. 1A, Bryansk city
Theatre Hall

Hosts

Department for Industry, Transport and Communications of Bryansk region
with the assistance of the Agency of Technological Development

Discussion agenda:
  • Industrial enterprises in a new technology paradigm. Intangible assets such as data and technology: a new source of productive power for companies? The bulk of value of newly created goods is the cost of applied technology. Experience of leading edge companies.
  • Creation of contract networks, building up flexible adjustable production facilities: a new opportunity for modernization in the mechanical engineering sector. Implementation of new technology solutions as a means of increasing competitiveness of industrial enterprises. New interaction models for industrial manufacturers of the Slavic Commonwealth states.
  • New production techniques. Industrial Internet of Things technologies, additive technologies – fiction or reality? Experience gained from practice.
  • The use of expensive advanced equipment dramatically increases the “cost of ownership” of the equipment. Advantages and disadvantages of the new production strategies – the uberisation of production capacities and the service-based business model.
  • Development of technology turns out to be substantially more effective than the manufacture of material components and end products. Transition from real production to technology production and outsourcing of manufacturing functions. Theory and practice: dealing with the problem of no reliable contractors for outsourcing.
  • Choosing between the development of new technologies and the transfer of external advanced technologies. What is the best option in terms of economic policy and what do enterprises choose?
  • Development of cooperation ties between enterprises of Bryansk region with neighboring states based on new industry types.
  • Creation of a major passenger and cargo aviation hub in Bryansk as the backbone for a new cluster in the region and a prospective traffic center for the Silk Road project.
  • Prospects and ways of reviving the domestic food processing machinery and equipment industry amidst the development of agriculture.
  • Technology parks as a growth medium for new knowledge-based production facilities. Who acts as the anchor investor in creating a network of innovative technology parks in regions: the Government, major business holdings or associations of innovative enterprises?
  • Domestic component base for the digital economy. Required support measures.
  • The Silk Road project as a catalyst for the development of the logistics cluster in Bryansk region. Ways to attract investors to projects of building local logistics centers.
Moderated by:

Vitaly Yeremeev, Deputy CEO, Head of the Industry Analysis Department, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

14:30-​17:30

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURAL MARKETS IN A NEW ECONOMY

Location

Bryansk regional Palace of Children’s and Youth Art named after Yuri Gagarin – Griboedova St. 1A, Bryansk city
Great Hall

Hosts

Department of agriculture of Bryansk region, Bryansk State Agrarian University, AK&M Information Agency

Discussion agenda:

Technology market in agriculture

  • Food supply security of regions and the country. New technology solutions for creating an integrated field-to-fork agroindustrial chain. Development of own modern food processing facilities, creation of high technology warehouses as a way to lower dependence on imported foodstuffs.
  • Research and development activities in agriculture. Opportunities to implement projects jointly with neighboring countries. Research and innovation cooperation between countries, experience gained in the Eurasian Economic Union. Opportunities for cooperation between Bryansk region and neighboring states. Special features of technology and innovation transfers in agriculture.
  • Contract-based manufacturing in agriculture. Effective utilization of existing capacities and staff. New opportunities for manufacturers of end products. Support to businesses employing the contract manufacturing

Food market

  • Export of food as a follow-on step in the import substitution Concerted actions of the Slavic Commonwealth states in the global food market.
  • Grain market. Exports of grain as an alternative to the sale of non-renewable resource-based commodities.
  • Information support of export-focused manufacturers. Capabilities of the Center for analysis of agricultural exports in assisting food
  • Biologically safe food. Ways to improve its production efficiency, finding a balance between high production costs and affordable prices. Control over the environmental safety of food products.
  • Impact of FAO programs on the food market
  • Balance between international trade cooperation and reasonable protectionist measures in domestic markets. Selling home products in Bryansk stores. Mechanisms for protecting the regional market.
  • Bryansk electronic agricultural exchange: are there creation prospects?

Sales markets for farmers and small-scale agricultural producers

  • Involvement of small-scale producers and farmers in processing systems for agricultural raw materials and in food markets. Eliminating barriers to access of farmers and small producers to retail chains. Can weekend fairs and markets meet the challenge of selling farmer-grown products?
  • E-stores as a new market for farmers and small businesses. Retail export opportunities provided by marketplaces. Are farmers ready to enter electronic markets?

Development of rural areas

  • Dealing with personnel matters in rural areas. Support of young specialists. Ensuring decent employment for rural workers amidst a technology modernization process.
  • Destiny of small villages and communities. Ways to preserve the best of rural traditions. Providing essential social services to rural residents.
Moderated by:

Nikolay Lychev, Editor-in-Chief, Agroinvestor magazine

14:30-​17:30

Palace named after Yuri Gagarin

IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGIES ON THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT. SMART CITY, CLEAN ECOSYSTEM, SAFE ENVIRONMENT, EASILY ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC SERVICES

Location

Bryansk regional Palace of Children’s and Youth Art named after Yuri Gagarin – Griboedova St. 1A, Bryansk city
Universal Hall

Hosts

Department for Economic Development of Bryansk region, Department for Regional Security of Bryansk region, Department for Fuel, Energy, Housing and Public Utility Services of Bryansk region, Department for Natural Resources and Environment of Bryansk region

Discussion agenda:
  • Digital transformation of cities. How can new technologies make the urban environment more attractive? What new services are residents waiting for?
  • A safe urban environment: video surveillance, photo and video recording, situation centers, intelligent transport infrastructure, integrated security solutions in public transport vehicles. What systems are supplied to the market? Building a safe urban environment based on a single platform.
  • Capabilities of municipal authorities in financing the development of smart city The use of public-private partnership and lease schemes in the development of a smart environment.
  • Application of smart technology solutions in the housing and public utilities sector. Smart Homes. Experience of countries and regions.
  • Smart systems for large cities and small communities: experience of neighboring countries.
  • Digital environment protection solutions. Control of air and water quality. Monitoring of garbage removal and recycling. New waste recycling technologies.
  • Electronic services. Easy access to public services. Electronic services in the housing and public utilities sector.
Moderated by:

Ilya Khaet, business development director, I-Teco

14:30-​17:30

Bryansk CCI

TRADE COOPERATION ACROSS THE SLAVIC COMMONWEALTH. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRANCE OF LOCAL PRODUCERS TO ELECTRONIC MARKETS.

Location

Bryansk Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Komsomolskaya St. 11, Bryansk city

Hosts

“Bryansk Chamber of Commerce and Industry” Union, state procurement department of Bryansk region, Bryansk branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), a federal state educational budget institution of higher professional education

Discussion agenda:
  • International e-commerce. Support of manufacturers in entering external markets.
  • Electronic marketplace for the Union State. Choosing between integration with a global (American, European, Chinese) platform and development of a new platform.
  • Organization of and conditions for access to international trade marketplaces. Review of international marketplaces.
  • International tenders and related bidding procedures.
  • Case study: Food City and Vladimir Agro electronic marketplaces.
  • Financial support of foreign trade operations. Electronic banking. Development of the corporate bond market.
  • Exchange trading in international business activities: expansion of the list of agricultural products admitted to exchange trading.
Moderated by:

Antonina Katyanina, President, “Bryansk Chamber of Commerce and Industry” Union

14:30-​17:30

Library named after Tyutchev

CREATION OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE JOBS. GROWTH STRATEGY FOR THE LABOR AND EDUCATION MARKET

Location

Bryansk regional universal scholarly library named after F.I. Tyutchev – K. Marx Square 5, Bryansk
Concert Hall

Hosts

Department for Education and Science of Bryansk region, Bryansk regional department of the National Labor and Employment Service, Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ rights in Bryansk region, regional department of the All-Russian public movement “People’s Front “For Russia” in Bryansk region

Discussion agenda:
  • Professional employees in the economies of regions and the Slavic Commonwealth states. What specialists will be in demand in the market? Professional qualification requirements in the labor market.
  • New challenges for today’s education. Changes at all levels of the educational process. Networking cooperation across the “school-college-university” environment based on distance education technologies.
  • Implementation of the “New Specialists for Advanced Technologies” federal project in Bryansk region as part of the transition to the new top-50 federal state educational standards.
  • The WorldSkills movement as an effective instrument for improving skills of graduates, enhancing the material and technical resources of secondary vocational education institutions, raising the prestige of blue-collar occupations.
  • Technical education Networking cooperation between schools, universities and enterprises.
  • Application of new technologies in employment relations. Electronic services in the sector of employment. The future of recruitment agencies. Electronic bridge connecting employer and universities: prospects for the international labor market development.

Labor and education market development tools

  • Value, calculation methodology and statistics of highly effective jobs in Russia and in the region. Key growth constraints.
  • High relevance of programs aimed at supporting stable employment, development of youth entrepreneurship, family businesses and businesses focused on social services to the population for proper regional development.
  • Priorities in the social and economic development of the region, key objectives of creating highly effective jobs and improving efficiency of employment.
Candidates for moderation:

Leonid Mazurik, Editor-in-chief, HR Director magazine

Pavel Adasikov, Business Rights Commissioner in Bryansk region

Valery Rodomanov, co-Chairman, Bryansk regional headquarters, All-Russia People’s Front;

14:30-​17:30

Library named after Tyutchev

NEW TRENDS IN CULTURAL COOPERATION BETWEEN BORDER REGIONS OF SLAVIC COUNTRIES

Location

Bryansk regional universal scholarly library named after F.I. Tyutchev – K. Marx Square 5, Bryansk
Concert Hall

Hosts

Department for Culture of Bryansk region, Bryansk regional universal scholarly library named after F.I. Tyutchev
with the assistance of non commercial partnership “Automation directions in museums and information technologies” (ADIT)

Discussion agenda:
  • IT penetration into the society. How does the cultural environment become accessible from anywhere in the world? What kind of transformation should international cultural projects undergo in the Slavic unity movement?
  • Future oriented and innovative projects in creating and operating e-libraries, electronic collections, electronic library systems in the Slavic Commonwealth states.
  • Museums outside of museums: understanding the idea. Mobile technology for mobile projects
  • Museums in a digital era: website, applications, multimedia, interactive programs.
  • Automated ticketing systems: from concept to usability for different target groups. The art of bringing youth to the theatre, the elderly to an online purchase.
  • Theatres in a digital environment. The generation of high technology and the classic perception of the theatre.
Moderated by:

Alexander Artamonov, expert of the “Museum solutions” creative taskforce, senior lecturer of the public administration faculty, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), senior analyst of the Moscow Center of Museum Development, Presidium member of non commercial partnership “Automation directions in museums and information technologies” (ADIT)

14:30-​17:30

Bryansk State University

SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES UNLEASHING CREATIVE ENERGY OF THE YOUTH

Location

Bryansk State University named after academician I.G. Petrovsky – Bezhitskaya Str. 14, Bryansk city

Hosts

Department for Economic Development of Bryansk region, state autonomous institution “Bryansk regional business incubator”, higher education institutions of Bryansk region

Discussion agenda:

  • Can a young entrepreneur catalyze the development of high-technology production facilities?
  • Creating an innovative startup company and receiving support.
  • Taking advantage of franchise opportunities.
  • Benefits of the SME preferential lending system for young businesses.
  • Online training opportunities for young entrepreneurs
  • Ways for small businesses to enter the export market of the Slavic Commonwealth states.
  • Opportunities for SMEs to bid for public procurement contracts.
  • Multifunctional public services centers for young entrepreneurs: what kind of assistance is needed?
Moderated by:

Elena Sklyar, Director, state autonomous institution “Bryansk regional business incubator

14:30-​17:30

Bryansk State University

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS AND MODELS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Location

Bryansk State University named after academician I.G. Petrovsky – Bezhitskaya Str. 14, Bryansk city

Hosts

Department for Economic Development of Bryansk region, state autonomous institution “Bryansk regional business incubator”, higher education institutions of Bryansk region

Discussion agenda:
  • Social entrepreneurship as a technology platform for creating jobs in single-industry towns and rural communities.
  • Electronic venues for information exchange between social entrepreneurs and consumers.
  • Crowdfunding platforms, fundraising, Center for Innovations in the Social Sphere: social entrepreneurship support formats.
  • Socialization and personal fulfillment of children within the framework of the “Childhood Infrastructure” national technology platform.
  • Value and business model of social entrepreneurship as a basis for the information and technology infrastructure of nonprofit organizations.
  • Online opportunities for supporting disadvantaged labor market participants.
  • Best practices / success stories of social entrepreneurs working across the Slavic Commonwealth.
Moderated by:

Viktor Kalinin, Pro-rector for innovations in the social sphere, RSSU

Anna Brusnitsyna, Expert, “Our Future” Foundation

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