The 15th Krasnoyarsk Economic forum themed ‘Russia 2018-2014: Reaching the Potential’ gathered Russian and foreign experts who wished to reconsider urgent issues stated in the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly. Forum’s agenda also included the Governmental Transport Commission meeting where the speakers tried to find better approaches to tackling the urgent matters of Krasnoyarsk city development.
According to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich, the main outcome of the discussions was a common understanding of how to cope with today’s most acute problems. "The views and recommendations expressed by the speakers will surely be taken into consideration by the newly-formed government,” he added.
Arkady Dvorkovich stressed that face-to-face communication cannot be replaced by other means of communication: “The forum united heads of all the key federal ministries and a record number of deputy ministers who had been given a great chance to talk over key economic challenges at a single location.
Aleksander Uss added: “Being one of the leading Russian regions, Krasnoyarsk Krai provides perfect opportunities to implement high priority investment project outlined in Yenisei Siberia development plan.”
Yenisei Siberia will consolidate efforts of the largest industrial companies of the region such as RUSAL, SUEK, Siberian Generating Company and NorNickel.
He also talked about the impact that Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum has had on the regional economy growth: “The forum was the place where a new project concerning oil production had been approved. That moment a dream came true for several generations of local residents. Along with oil deposits development, the decision to start developing aluminum and timber production in the Lower Angara area was made in the forum’s venues. Finally, the Winter Universiade that is scheduled for 2019 was the result of discussions hosted by KEF.”
This year more than 5.5 thousand guests from 30 countries and over 60 regions of Russia attended 80 events including Yenisei Siberia road show, discussions and brainstorming sessions. 70 agreements have been signed between state authorities, business, and public organizations.
The forum was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Siberian Federal District Sergei Menyailo, governors, federal ministers, and business CEOs.
Key drivers of economic growth and the most promising investment projects of Yenisei Siberia have been analyzed and supported by the experts. Siberian Federal University signed a number of agreements concerning the forthcoming Universiade 2019 and future cooperation with businesses and educational institutions.