Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum

From Feb. 27 – March 1, 2014, the city of Krasnoyarsk will host the 11th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum. Entitled “Russia: New Sources of Growth,” the event is sponsored by the Russian government.

The forum will include presentations of Siberian development projects in such areas as energy, transport and high-tech industries.

On the top of the agenda will be the new economic growth strategy set out by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his policy article “The Time of Simple Solutions is Gone.”

According to Medvedev’s text, Russian economic growth can no longer be sustained solely by government spending, budget stimulus measures and volatile export markets. Government officials and leading Russian and foreign experts will use the Krasnoyarsk forum as an opportunity to discuss possible new engines of economic growth, including their potential limitations.

The three-day event will include four separate sections: "Business Activity and Growth Industries," "The Social Sector: Course Towards Greater Efficiency," "State Governance: Are Reforms Inevitable?" and “New Engines of Growth: the Eastern Vector.”

The Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum is one of the most anticipated events of its kind in Russia; it also ranks in the top three of Russia’s most productive business forums. The 2013 event attracted more than 4,000 participants, including representatives from 57 Russian regions and 16 foreign countries. The program of this year's Krasnoyarsk forum will include the signing of 26 investment agreements worth a total of over 3.8 billion rubles ($110 million).

For more information, visit the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum website

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