April 3-4 2018
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Key theme: "Russia and the world: image of the future".
February 16th, 2018
The participants of discussion talked about a situation in Russian cinematography, television, architecture segments. more
February 15th, 2018
Experts say that even cement in Russia is made on imported equipment. There are no domestic analogues and technologies left. Dmitri Myasnikov, Director of the MPC "Romcor": "We say that we have domestic pig production, our own pig farms.
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February 14th, 2018
At the meeting of the RF CCI Council on Industrial Development and Competitiveness of the Russian Economy, which was held on February 12, 2018, the influence of cultural policy on the competitiveness of domestic industry was discussed. more
February 12th, 2018
Within the framework of the MEF-2018 for the first time an objective attempt will be made to estimate the national benefits from the sensational initiative "One belt and one way". The conference will be moderated by the expert of the Moscow Economic Forum, professor of the PFUR Yuri Tavrovsky, who today agreed to share with us hopes and first disappointments on the path of China-Russia strategic cooperation. more
February 6th, 2018
The publisher of the "Peasant News" portal, the Moscow Economic Forum expert, Candidate of Economic Sciences - Igor Abakumov, believes that the state should only create conditions for the Russian farming development. As the moderator of the MEF round table on topic "The Future of Russian Rural Territories in the World Modernist System," the economist shared his understanding of the Russian rural areas development with the example of England and Denmark experience. Why it is worth reconsidering the relation to agroholdings, read further. more
February 5th, 2018
Representatives of "opposing camps" met at one site: financiers-monetarists from the federal government and nationally oriented industrialists with regional leaders. With the participation of Vladimir Putin, they discussed expensive loans, oppressions of domestic producers, staff deficit that in itself is rarity. more
January 25th, 2018
The Secretary of the Federal Council of the «Partia Dela», the expert of the Moscow Economic Forum Alexei Lapushkin tells about his forecasts of the development of the Russian credit and financial system and ensuring the availability of loans for small and medium-sized businesses in an exclusive commentary to Regions Online. more
January 24th, 2018
Deputies of the Communist Party faction have repeatedly submitted to the State Duma a bill that suggests the withdrawal of Russia from the World Trade Organization (WTO). The text of the document is posted on Friday in the electronic database of the lower house of parliament more
January 24th, 2018
The Eurasian Economic Commission (ECE) will hold a competition for projects of Eurasian digital platforms, BelTA learned from the press service of the ECE. The goals, objectives and criteria for selecting projects for the competition were determined during the foresight session in Moscow. more
January 23rd, 2018
At the Gaidar forum, many representatives of liberals disintegrated in ideas how to equip Russia according to the variant of Britain, Estonia, Malaysia, and Singapore. more
January 16th, 2018
The theme of the VI Moscow Economic Forum "Russia and the World: the Image of the Future". more
January 11th, 2018
Russia will not withdraw from the WTO. In the Ministry of Economics, they answered the Federation Council. Earlier in the Upper Chamber, they threatened to leave the trade organization. The reason is that the EU demands almost 1.5 billion euros. more
January 9th, 2018
Recently I learned that Pacific shrimps will be grown in the Kaluga region. On the tables of metropolitan restaurants, shrimp will now be fresh, not unfrozen, and a new; rapidly growing industry will appear in domestic agriculture. more
January 9th, 2018
Rostselmash is in the process of developing an agreement on the company's participation in the Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal in Egypt, the president of the Rosspetsmash association and co-owner of the Rostselmash plant, the co-organizer of the IEF Konstantin Babkin, told RIA News more
December 20th, 2017
Experts of the All-Russian People's Front (ONF) propose the creation of an environmental code in the Russian Federation, said the expert of the MEF, coordinator of the Center for Public Monitoring of the ONF on the problems of the environment and forest protection Vladimir Gutenev at the "Action Forum" of the ONF "Russia looking to the future" in Moscow. more
December 19th, 2017
In the press center of "MK" a round table was held with the participation of well-known scientists and analysts, dedicated to summarizing the economic results of the outgoing year and forecasts for 2018. more
December 18th, 2017
A meeting of the Expert Council on Legislative Provision of Agricultural, Food and Road-Building Machinery under the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship was held.

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December 5th, 2017
Yesterday I met Ruslan Greenberg. The forthcoming Sixth Moscow Economic Forum was discussed. The results of the meeting are: more
December 1st, 2017
The Russian Academy of Sciences hosted a scientific conference "Results of the market transformation of the Russian economy in 1991-2016. What's next?" more

About the forum

Moscow Economic Forum is an international expert platform for working out strategic decisions and anti-crisis programs aimed at the development of Russia's economic policy.

At the forum the contradictions of the course of Russia's development dominant today are analysed, the potential of alternative development and opportunities for its implementation are evaluated.

In 2013 the Forum was held for the first time. Venue — the Moscow State University — the oldest classic University in Russia. The Russian center of science and culture.

MEF-2018

The VI Moscow economic forum will be held on April 3-4, 2018
with the assistance of Russian Academy of Sciences.
“The subject of MEF-2018 – "Russia and the world: image of the future".

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The main objective of the forum - is formation of Russia's future image and search of answers to the following questions: "What goals do we set?", "What are we striving for?", "What role will Russia play in the world economy?", "What will be imported and what will be exported? What will our children be engaged in?", "What will our society be like, and what values ​​will become ideals?"

Special attention at a forum will be paid to participation of young leading scientists, students of economic Russian higher education institutions, businessmen and public figures.

The agenda of a forum includes 4 plenary sessions and 20 thematic round tables devoted to: tendencies in world economy, geopolitical role of Russia, the strategy of economic development, influence of the existing valuable models on image of the future.

About MEF-2017

Central Forum will be held in Moscow on March 30–31 and will focus on:
“The turn of the world history. Russia’s new strategy”

Location: Shuvalov Housing, MSU named after M.V. Lomonosov
Address: Moscow, Lomonosovsky Prospekt, 27, Building 4

Its 25 years since the beginning of market reforms in Russia. False guidance provoked a prolonged lag of Russia behind the world powers. We are keeping the wrong course and it is not planned to change.

What do we have to do in order for Russia to become the world leader to year 2025? / How will it reflect on life of every citizen? / Is there an alternative to liberal policy in Russia?

On this and many other we will speak on Moscow Economic Forum March 30–31, 2017.

MEF-2016

Main theme of the MEF 2016 was “25 years of market reforms in Russia and the world. What's next?”. Failure to understand the importance of the problems of creating economic subjects of the market economy, the wrong allocation of resources, the concept of shock therapy, because of which the bulk of the high-tech industries was lost, and gradualism led to expensive errors. The processes that occurred in our country in the recent past, allegedly in order to increase competition, have been tampered with destructive model, parasitizing on natural resources. The main result of MEF 2016: the Russian government needs the new course of economic policy.

Among the participants:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn — Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2007 to 2011;
Gores Alferov — Nobel Prize in Physics (2000), Vice-President of RAS;
Giulietto Chiesa — an Italian journalist, writer and public figure;
Sergei Kolesnikov — President of the company “Technonikol”;
Vittorio Torrembini — Chairman of the Association of Italian entrepreneurs in Russia GIM-Unimpresa;
Nathan Hunt — Chairman of the Board, CERBA Moscow, Founder.

MEF-2015

Main theme of the MEF 2015 was “A new course. Time does not wait”. Neoliberalism has exhausted itself — the conclusion made by the Forum. However, it dominates the economic policy, culture and education. This is a hindrance to the further development of Russia, which has huge potential. Non-commodity production creates a demand for skilled creative staff, the conditions for the emergence and implementation of various innovations, the conditions for technological, social and demographic progress, and it creates a request to improve the human environment.

Among the participants:
Evgeniy Savchenko — the Governor of the Belgorod region;
Daisuke Kotegawa — Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from Japan in 2007–2010;
Sergei Arbuzov — Chairman of the Association “Research Center of economic and socio-cultural development of the CIS countries, Central and Eastern Europe”;
Tair Mansurov — Member of the Board (Minister) of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission;
Valeriy Fadeev — editor in chief of the magazine “Expert” (1998), a member of the Public Chamber.

About MEF-2015 (pdf-file)
MEF-2014

The slogan of MEF-2014 is “For the development of production!” In the modern world, if the nation does create, it becomes sick deprives itself of the future. The development of national production makes science and education popular, increases the welfare of the population, improves the moral climate in society, sets new ambitious goals for the young generations, moves the economy forward, makes life and work in the country comfortable and the future — clear and promising. At the Forum the participants discussed how the economic policy should change so that the production becomes profitable in Russia.

Among the participants:
Grzegorz Kolodko — professor in Kozminsky University, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland (1994–1997, 2002–2003);
Yevgeny Primakov — Chairman of the Government of Russia (1998–1999);
Vladimir Yakunin — head of JSC “Russian Railways”;
Kerstin Kaiser — member of Parliament of Brandenburg, Germany;
Sergey Glazyev — Advisor to the President of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

About MEF-2014 (pdf-file)

MEF-2013

The first Forum was held under the slogan “against market fundamentalism — for sound economic policy”. The participants agreed that the current ultra-liberal policy in Russia has not justified itself. For the last 22 years in the country 20 000 industrial enterprises and 15 000 settlements disappeared, the population decreased, the unemployment increased. The Forum produced proposals for reforms in tax, industrial, agricultural and monetary policies, which allow to realize Russian development potential.

Among the participants:
Immanuel Wallerstein — professor of Yale University, USA;
Viktor Sadovnichiy — rector of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov;
Zhores Alferov — winner of the Nobel prize in physics 2000, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
Alfred Gusenbauer — Federal Chancellor of Austria in 2007–2008;
Askar Akayev — academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the first President of Kyrgyzstan.

About MEF-2013 (pdf-file)

Co-chairmen of MEF

Konstantin Babkin
Konstantin Babkin
Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, President of the Industrial Union “Novoe Sodruzhestvo”
Ruslan Grinberg
Ruslan Grinberg
Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, Scientific director of the Institute of Economy of the RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences)

Program

Key theme: “Russia and the world: the future image


April 3th, 2018. Tuesday
08.00–10.00
1st floor, Hall
Registration of participants

10.00–10.30
3 floor, Conference hall, simultaneous translation
Opening of the Forum

10.30–12.00
3 floor, Conference hall, simultaneous translation
I Plenary discussion
“Russia of the future: challenges, strategies, mechanisms for achieving success”
Questions for discussion:

- What image of the future will allow to overcome crisis in economy and development of the country?
- What problems and contradictions need to be solved first?
- How to realize the development potential of Russia's agriculture and industry?
- Resources for development: sources of economic transformation financing, volumes of investments and expected result.

Moderator:
Konstantin Babkin, Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, President of Industrial Union “New Commonwealth”


12.00–12.30
2nd Floor, Atrium
Coffee break

12.30–14.00
3 floor, Conference hall, simultaneous translation
II Plenary Discussion
“The Global World in the Conditions of Radical Changes: Risks and Chances”
Questions for discussion:

-Will the alienation of Russia and the West increase? Is there any chance to prevent the new Cold War expansion?
- Do remedies for the West triumphalism and for syndrome of Russian "elder brother" exist?
- How and who will manage to operate the new order economy?

Moderator:
Ruslan Grinberg, Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, scientific director of the Institute of Economics


14.00–15.00
2nd floor, Atrium
Dinner

15.00–16.30
Conferences, debates

15.00–16.30
3rd floor, Red Hall
Conference "Problems on the Eurasian Union and the Chinese strategy "Belt and the Way "interface"
Questions for discussion:

- What difficulties do not allow to increase the economic cooperation of our countries?
- Why are the contours of containment built around Russia and China?
- What else don't we know about a new Silk way?
- Whether Russia can use the Chinese model for development of the economy?
- What will China buy from all countries of the world? Will Russia take advantage of this?

Moderator:
Yuri Tavrovsky, Orientalist, the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship Professor


15.00–16.30
3rd floor, Beige Hall
Conference "The future of Russian rural areas in the context of agrarian world development"
Questions for discussion:

- Is the priority paradigm of support for agroholdings correct?
- What is the practice of developing a cooperative economy in Scandinavian agriculture?
- What are the facts of latifundia limitation in Europe?
- Rural development: for whom, for what, and who is against?
- Changes in national structure of rural areas: whether there are risks?
- The Future of Russian agricultural sector: how to disrupt the anchor and step beyond the horizon?

Moderator:
Igor Abakumov, host of "Agrarian Policy" television program


15.00–16.30
Debate Zone
Debate "Do We Need Censorship?"

Moderator:
Marine Voskanyan, Journalist, political scientist, member of the organizing committee of the MEF


16.30–17.00
2nd Floor, Atrium
Coffee break

17.00–18.30
Conferences, debates

17.00–18.30
3rd floor, Blue Hall
Conference "Policy of the Russian Bank - how to restore confidence in commercial banks and start investing in the real sector?"
Questions for discussion:

- Banking system of Russia: what was constructed during 25 years?
- Global financial trends and the Russian financial sector: who is out of step?
- What is the Bank of Russia's responsibility for ensuring economic growth?
- Small and medium-sized banks: Is there life in the regions?
- Lending to economic development: how to ensure accessibility?

Moderator:
Vladimir Gamza, Chairman of the Russian CCI Committee on Financial Markets and Credit Organizations, Managing Partner of DDP GROUP


17.00–18.30
3rd floor, Green Hall
Conference "International trade and WTO: how to ensure fair conditions for participation?"
Questions for discussion:

International trade became the field for political wars long ago and directly the economy solves little today. Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization hasn't protected our country from sanctions and hasn't created privileges for our producers in foreign markets. Moreover, the introduction of protectionist measures, the strengthening of the national industry is directly prohibited by the WTO rules. However, our country is not the only one that bears losses.
Representatives of dissatisfied countries will meet at the session and try to coordinate their efforts in the fight against unequal conditions of competition.

Moderator:
Nikolai Kolomeitsev, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs


April 4th, 2018. Wednesday
08.00–09.00
1st floor, Hall
Registration of the new participants

09.00–10.30
Conferences, debates

10.00–11.30
3rd floor, Beige Hall
Conference “International conservative club”
About a discussion topic: :

Today, the key issue on the international agenda is the preservation of political sovereignty in the conditions of globalism. Many countries of the world are in a dependent state from global norms, tendencies, rules and can't undertake own economic reforms. How can we answer this challenge?

Moderator:
Alexey Lapushkin, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Secretary of the Federal Council of “PARTIA DELA”


10.00–11.30
3rd floor, Red Hall
Conference “Information wars - what happens to the media and information sphere in Russia and in the world?”
Questions for discussion:

For several years already, the sphere of media, social networks, information communications has turned into a field of endless geopolitical struggle.
- Why is this happening, is this the fault of the new formats of information delivery or is it a controlled process?
- What is the role of the media and leading IT corporations in this?
- Who needs a transformation of the information space in an aggressive and manipulative environment?
- What are the prospects - will the new informational war end? How to return a media and an expert discussion in a reasonable direction?

Moderator:
Marine Voskanyan, Journalist, political scientist, member of the organizing committee of the MEF


11.30–12.00
2nd Floor, Atrium
Coffee break

12.00–13.30
3rd floor, Green Hall
Conference “Russia and the Future World Order сreation”
Questions for discussion:

- Whether the new world order will develop chaotically, or his organized formation is possible?
- Whether formation of the third pole in a world deal (a new analog of the Non-Aligned Movement) taking into account the interests of a number of large regional players is possible (Russia, India, Iran, Turkey, etc.)? Whether this third pole will be able to act as the factor balancing a design of a world order?
- What are the causes and roots of modern Russophobia?
- What are the prospects of Russia as an active player in the new world order?

Moderator:
Andrei Kobyakov, an economist and publicist, member of the Organizing Committee of the MEF


12.00–13.30
3rd floor, Blue Hall
Conference “Whether Presidential Elections Became a Public Discussion about the Future of the Country?”
Questions for discussion:

- What main issue was resolved on these elections?
- What possible answers of different political forces on the main issue?
- What direction of future development was presented by each of the candidates?
- What was the mechanism of public discussion - have the main issues become the main subject of discussion?
- What not personal (a name, a figure), but substantial decision have we received as a result of elections?
- Elections are held, there is a result - what are the main directions of the public discussion about the ways of the country's development at this new stage?

Moderator:
Yuri Boldyrev, Member of the Editorial Board of the Russian business magazine, economist, writer


12.00–13.30
Debate Zone
Debate “How to win the new cold war? Challenges for the economy ”
Questions for discussion:

Russia is now in a state of Cold War II. There will not be hot battles on the fronts, everything here is decided by confrontation in the sphere of economy, industry, science and technology, in the sphere of the country's development. We need a new type of mobilization economy.
- What model of the mobilization economy do we need to choose?
- Do the leading countries of the world reject the principle of the global division of labor and are they turning to the "new 1930s"?
- Do we use the situation as a chance for a new industrialization, the realization of ambitious development projects and reasonable protectionism?

Moderator:
Yuriy Krupnov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Demography, Migration and Regional Development, a member of the General Council of the Political Party “PARTIYA DELA”


13.30–14.00
2nd Floor, Atrium
Dinner

14.30–16.00
2nd Floor, Conference Hall, Simultaneous translation
III Plenary discussion
“On the way to the New World Economic Order”
About a discussion topic:

Inequality today is not only an income inequality, but also an inequality of people's access to public goods and development institutions. The modern economy needs a medicine. Are there effective recipes against inequality and can we carry out popular reforms in our country?

Moderator:
Alexander Buzgalin, Professor of the Moscow State University named after M.V.  Lomonosov


16.00–16.30
2nd Floor, Atrium
Coffee break

16.30–18.00
3nd Floor, Conference Hall, Simultaneous translation
The final plenary discussion. Summing up the results of the Forum

18.00–19.30
2nd Floor, Atrium
Buffet

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Participation

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Konstantin Babkin
Konstantin Babkin
President of the Industrial Union “Novoe Sodruzhestvo”
“Russia has everything for dynamic development. The only thing missing is economic policy, specific measures that would take the country forward”
Grzegorz Kolodko
Grzegorz Kolodko
Professor of Kozminsky University, Minister of Finance of Poland (1994–1997, 2002–2003)
“What happened to your technologies? They were the best in the world in some spheres of industry one generation ago”
Vladimir Yakunin
Vladimir Yakunin
Russian statesman, President of JSC “Russian Railways”
“Russia is on the place that makes our economic planners speak not just about the necessity of leaving the existing model of the economy, but also develop practical measures”
Yevgeniy Primakov
Yevgeniy Primakov
Academician of the RAS, President of the Nonprofit Partnership “Mercury Club”
“We should develop a program of state’s participation in technological progress of our economy”
Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein
Professor of Yale University, the USA
“It is impossible to predict which way the world economy will follow, what will be the collective choice. But it can be stated that we have a huge potential to affect future choices”
Viktor Sadovnichiy
Viktor Sadovnichiy
Rector of the Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
“The main idea of the forum is to unite the efforts of economists, political scientists, philosophers, mathematicians around the idea, what the economy should be in the future”
Ruslan Grinberg
Ruslan Grinberg
Scientific director of the Institute of Economy of the RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences)
“It is necessary to develop the policy of stimulating of domestic production. Otherwise, the country will lose the scientific-technical potential 5–6 years later”
Alfred Gusenbauer
Alfred Gusenbauer
Austrian politician, Federal Chancellor of Austria in 2007–2008
“Today, social justice is a prerequisite for economic success”
Zhores Alferov
Zhores Alferov
Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Nobel prize winner, academician
“All science is applied. The only difference is that some applications arise quickly and some — after centuries”
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