The programme for the Russian Investment Forum, which will be held in Sochi on February 27–28, 2017, was published.

The Forum’s two-day business programme currently includes 27 events, including a plenary session that will be attended by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The key theme of the Forum is “New Projects for Growth.”

The Russian Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Energy, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, Federal Tourism Agency, Open Government, Russian Academy of Sciences, Administration of the Krasnodar Territory, Delovaya Rossiya organization, Russian Export Center, Agency for Strategic Initiatives and OPORA ROSSII small-business association, among others, are all actively involved in preparations for the sessions that will be held at the Forum.

The structure of the Russian Investment Forum’s business programme consists of three thematic blocks:

“A New Regional Policy. Opportunities for Development.” This block will consider new approaches to stimulating regional policy and offer an assessment of the results from applying the project-based approach to the implementation of priority projects within the main areas of the strategic development of the Russian Federation as well as the functioning of priority social and economic development areas and the investment climate in the regions.

The “Improving Business Efficiency. Opportunities for Growth” block will involve a discussion of the existing mechanisms used to support business, improvements to business infrastructure and measures to improve business activities in the regions. Opportunities for the growth of business in different sectors will be considered: the export of goods and services, tourism and sports legacy, among other things. Special attention will be devoted to youth and women’s entrepreneurship in Russia.

The “Implementing Projects for Life” thematic block will focus on a discussion of projects that aim to create a comfortable living environment in the Russian regions, including the development of education, healthcare, social and housing infrastructure and spatial development.

As part of the business programme, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold a meeting of the presidium of the Council of the Russian President for Strategic Development and Priority Projects that will be attended by the heads of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

The “Development Prizes – 2017” awards ceremony, which was founded by Vnesheconombank and serves as a form of professional encouragement for significant contributions to Russia’s social and economic development, will be held on the Forum sidelines. In 2017, the contest will have six categories: “Best Infrastructure Project,” “Best Project in Industry,” “Best Project for the Integrated Development of Territories,” “Best Project in Innovations and High Technologies,” “Best Project in Ecology and Green Technologies” and “Best Export Project.”

Forum participants will have the opportunity to visit an exhibition of investment projects over the two days of the Forum. The main objective of the exhibition is to demonstrate real projects that are being implemented or are planned for implementation in Russia’s regions and also create a communication platform for interaction and to develop business contacts among representatives of the government and the business community.

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January 17, 2017

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