Thursday, October 19, 2017
Participants registration
Opening ceremony. Welcome speeches

Moderator: Alessandro CASSIERI, RAI PARIS – BUREAU CHIEF (Italy)

  • Federico SBOARINA, Mayor, Verona (Italy)
  • Maria Elena BOSCHI, Undersecretary of State at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Italy)
  • Andrey AKIMOV, President of Management Board, Gazprombank; Honorary President, Association Conoscere Eurasia (Russia)
  • Antonio FALLICO, President, Banca Intesa Russia; President, Association Conoscere Eurasia (Italy)
Special session: New Prospects of the Eurasian Cooperation

Moderator: Antonio FALLICO, President, Banca Intesa Russia; President, Association Conoscere Eurasia (Italy)

  • Romano PRODI, President, Fund for International Cooperation; Prime Minister of Italy 1996 - 1998, 2006 - 2008
  • Gerhard SCHRÖDER, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rosneft; Chancellor of Germany 1998 - 2005
  • Igor SECHIN, President and CEO, Rosneft (Russia)  

Panel members:

  • Emma MARCEGAGLIA, President, Eni; President, Business Europe; President and CEO, Marcegaglia Holding S.p.A. (Italy)
  • LI Yong, Executive Director, CEFC China Energy (China)
  • Ivan GLASENBERG, CEO, Glencore International (Switzerland)
  • Jeremy WEIR, CEO, Trafigura (Singapore)
  • Stefano CAO, CEO, Saipem (Italy)
  • Hirofumi KATASE, Special adviser of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
  • Eulogio DEL PINO, People’s Minister of Petroleum & Mining (Venezuela)
Coffee Break
Session 1: EU-EAEU: Relations Development Between Two Organizations in the Greater Eurasia Space

Is it necessary to conduct a dialogue between the EU and the EAEU? What could be its goals, perspectives and conditions?

Moderator: Mark ENTIN, Head of the European Law Chair; Professor, MGIMO University; Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Luxembourg 2012-2016

  • Grigory RAPOTA, State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus
  • Tatiana VALOVAYA, Minister of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Veronica NIKISHINA, Minister for Trade, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Michael CHRISTIDES, Secretary General of the Permanent International Secretariat of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
  • Philippe PÉGORIER, President, Alstom Russia; Member of the board of the Association of European Business (France)
Session 2: Prospects of the Energy Sector in the Greater Eurasia

The supply of energy resources in the Greater Eurasia space, energy security of countries and regions are the key conditions for successful economic development. The session is intended to cover the points of the demand for energy resources and production capacities of supplier countries. Scenarios and prospects are in focus.

Moderator: Konstantin SIMONOV, General Director, National Energy Security Fund (Russia)

  • Leonid MIKHELSON, Chairman of the Management Board, Novatek (Russia)
  • Elena BURMISTROVA, General Director, Gazprom Export (Russia)
  • Ivan GLASENBERG,  CEO, Glencore International (Switzerland)
  • Marco ALVERÀ, CEO, SNAM (Italy)
  • Domenico D’ELIA, Vice President, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction (France)
  • Theodoros KITSAKOS, CEO, DEPA (Greece)
  • Dmitriy SKOBELEV, Director, Research Institute “Environmental Industrial Policy Center” (Russia)
Session 3: Financial Flows in the Greater Eurasia in the International Geopolitical Context

The financial markets entered a period of uncertainty and imbalance in the face of various structural responses from the US, EU, China, Russia and other countries. In this context, the most palpable anti-Russian sanctions have landed on the financial sector.  

Moderator: Marcello FOA, Editorial Director, Corriere del Ticino Group (Switzerland)

  • Marco TRONCHETTI PROVERA, Executive Vice Chairman, CEO, Pirelli & C.
  • Gaetano MICCICHÈ, President, Banca IMI (Italia)
  • Sergey SUDARIKOV, Member of the Board of Directors, «REGION» Investment company; Vice-President,  Association Conoscere Eurasia (Russia)
  • Alessandro DECIO, CEO and General Director, SACE (Italy)
  • Birzhan KANESHEV, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, KAZAKH INVEST (Kazakhstan)
  • Luciano CIRINÀ, CEO, GENERALI CEE (Italia)
  • Valery PAVLYUK, President, Far Eastern Bank (Russia)
Coffee Break
Session 4: Information in the Service of Business: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Technologies and Big Data
In the era of digital economy, information is an increasingly important condition for making timely and sound decisions, business development and effective risk management. What are the key trends in the availability of information for business? How is industry developing "Big" and "Open" data? How does the transparency of companies change? How do traditional media change in the digital age to meet better the needs of business? 
Moderator: Vladimir GERASIMOV, First Deputy General Director, Executive Director, Interfax News Agency (Russia)
  • Gregorio DE FELICE, Chief Economist, Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy) 
  • Marcus HARTMANN, Managing Director, SWAN Insights; Executive Director Big Data Analytics, Bisnode (Sweden) 
  • Ilya MUNERMAN, General Director, “Munerman and partners” Management Company (Russia) 
  • Aleksei SIDORIN,  IT evangelist, Business solutions architect, CROC (Russia)
  • Richard H. VELDRAN, CFO, The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (USA) 
  • Daniel ZELENSKY, General Director, United Credit Bureau (Russia)
Summing up the Day

Moderator:  Alexey PILKO, Director, Eurasian Communication Center (Russia)

  • Sergey RAZOV, Ambassador of Russia to Italy
  • Aleksandr GURYANOV, Ambassador of  Belarus to Italy
  • Antonio FALLICO, President, Banca Intesa Russia; President, Association Conoscere Eurasia (Italy)
Friday, October 20, 2017
Opening ceremony of the Second Forum Day

Moderator: Luigi DE BIASE, Journalist, TG5-Mediaset (Italy)

  • Vladimir CHIZHOV, Permanent Representative of Russia to the European Union
  • Sergey SIDORSKIY, Minister of Industry and Agroindustrial Complex, Eurasian Economic Commission 
  • Adamkul ZHUNUSOV,  Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission
Session 5: Innovations as a Response to the Economic Development Challenges in the Greater Eurasia

The U.S. presidential election, "Brexit", conflicts in the Middle East, and tensions in various regions of the world reflect profound changes in the geopolitical space. This pace of developments directly affects the economy, both on worldwide trends and on specific areas of development and cooperation. What are the possible future directions?

Moderator: Aleksei BOBROVSKI, Anchor, Russia-24 TV (Russia)

  • Alessandro PROFUMO, CEO, Leonardo (Italy)
  • Alexander SHOKHIN, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (Russia)
  • Sammy KOTWANI, President, Indian Business Alliance (India)
  • Donato IACOVONE, CEO, EY in Italy
  • Mikhail KUSNIROVICH, Chairman of Supervisory Board, Bosco di Ciliegi Group of Companies (Russia)
Coffee Break
Session 6: Interregional Economic Cooperation as the Shortest and Most Efficient Route to Economic Development

Interregional cooperation have enormous practical value in building long-term economic projects. What is the local authorities’ role in economic relations and in dialogue within the Greater Eurasia?

Moderator: Nikolay EFIMOVICH, Director, Radio and Television for the State Union of Russia-Belarus

  • Giovanni TOTI, President, Liguria region (Italy)
  • Ivan BELOZERCEV, Governor, Penza region (Russia) 
  • Chiara APPENDINO, Mayor, Turin (Italy)
  • Maria Vittoria PISANTE, Secretary General, Veolia Water Technologies Italy (France)
  • Mona KHALIL, Executive Director, Russia-Egyptian Business Council (Egypt)
  • Vadim DYMOV, President, Dymov Company (Russia)
  • Anatoly ARTAMONOV,  Governor, Kaluga region (Russia)
Session 7: Transport and Infrastructure Development as the Flywheel of Economic Development of the Greater Eurasia

Transport and infrastructure projects are priorities for economic development of the Greater Eurasia. The enterprises of the industry offer projects for international cooperation.

Moderator: Evelina ZAKAMSKAYA, Anchor, Russia-24 TV (Russia)

  • Nikolay ASAUL, Deputy Minister of Transport (Russia)  
  • Delgermaa BANZRAGCH, Ambassador of Mongolia to Russia
  • Aleksey GROM, President, United Transport and Logistics Company (Belarus-Kazakhstan-Russia) 
  • Paolo Emilio SIGNORINI,  President, Ligurian Sea West Cost Seaport Administration (Italy)
  • William ENGDAHL, Founder, Engdahl Strategic Risk Consulting (USA)
  • Alexei Rakhmanov, СЕО, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Coffee Break
Session 8: Digital Technologies as a Development Catalyst for the Greater Eurasia Countries

Digital technologies, cloud computing, 3D printing, Big Data, augmented and virtual reality and cyber security are rapidly changing the conditions in which business operates, generating new phenomena, for example, crypto-currencies or innovative payment systems. The advancement of the digital economy in combination with 4.0 industrial revolution makes it possible to significantly accelerate development and becomes one of the key drivers of innovation, competitiveness and growth. While it holds huge potential, only a fraction of enterprises is currently taking full advantage of new digital opportunities. At the same time, new risks and new cyber threats are emerging. How could one set up a push forward digitalization, informatization, exchange and collaboration of cyberspace between Eurasia, European Union and all countries within region to help fostering growth, trade and cultural exchanges, how to withstand new challenges in the dynamic environment? 

Moderator: Luciano LARIVERA, Society of Jesus, Economist (Italy)

  • Francesco PROFUMO, President, Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy)
  • Chen NING, Chairman, International Technology Transfer Network Steering Committee (China)
  • Mikhail GERCHUK, General Director of Eurasia region, VEON Group of Companies (Netherlands)
  • Andrey SHPILENKO, Director, Association of Clusters and Technology Parks (Russia)
  • Valeriy VAISBERG, Head of Research, REGION Investment Group of Companies (Russia)
  • Aliya PROKOFIEVA, President, Galaxy Group (Russia)
  • Gian Paolo BALBONI, Digital Transformation Evangelist,  Sant'Anna High University School of Pisa (Italy)
Summing up the Day

Moderator: Paolo MAZZANTI, Director, Askanews (Italy)

  • Alexander STUGLEV, Director, Roscongress Foundation (Russia)
  • Antonio FALLICO, President, Banca Intesa Russia; President, Association Conoscere Eurasia (Italy)