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Roscongress Summed Up the Eastern Economic Forum 2021

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The VI Eastern Economic Forum took place on September 2-4 in Vladivostok. The slogan of the Forum is “New Opportunities for the Far East in a Changing World”.

“We held the VI Eastern Economic Forum in conditions when it was necessary to comply with restrictions due to the corona virus infection, this affected the number of participants. But at the same time, the Forum was still attended by many countries represented by heads of government bodies and business representatives. We reported to the President of Russia on the results of our work and talked about our plans for the next period. Vladimir Vladimirovich supported many of our proposals and gave instructions for further work in order to develop the Far East. We will continue to work so that investments from Russian and foreign companies come to the Far East. We will try to create new opportunities, securing the status of a technology testing ground for the Far East.

On the whole, the development of the Far East is a highly profitable process. We reported at the Forum that subsidies to the Far East have already paid off: we have invested 80 billion rubles, and the budget received taxes, taking into account preferences from organizations, in the amount of 123 billion rubles. That is, the budget has already received a direct benefit from the development of the Far East. This work needs to be continued and expanded. It is necessary to think more about creating conditions for investing in the construction of new enterprises, the development of industries,” said Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev.

Among the innovations of the EEF-2021, the Deputy Prime Minister noted the format of the meeting between the head of state and moderators. “The format of the meeting with the moderators Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was assessed as one of the most successful of what we brought to his attention at the forum. It seems to me that we have made a small step forward in terms of the efficiency of the Forum. Those proposals that business representatives and experts within their industries consider the most important were submitted for consideration by the President,” he said.

“The Eastern Economic Forum once again demonstrated its relevance among officials, the business community and experts from Russia and Asia-Pacific countries. The forum brought together more than 4,000 participants, including more than 400 heads of companies, and journalists from 58 countries, the most representative were delegations from the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, China and Kazakhstan. A rich business program was prepared, which included more than 100 events on the most pressing issues of the global and regional agenda. More than 900 speakers and moderators took part in the discussions. A record number of agreements were signed on the sidelines of the Forum - 380 agreements worth 3.6 trillion rubles. This testifies to the practical effectiveness and role of the Forum as one of the tools for the development of the Far East,” said Adviser to the President of Russia, Executive Secretary of the WEF Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov.

Business program


The Forum hosted over 100 events dedicated to the most pressing topics of the international and regional agenda, including panel discussions, round tables, and business dialogues.


All discussions took place within four blocks:

·      ;   "Economy of the new time: what will change and what will remain",

·         "The Far East - New Challenges and Opportunities",

·     "Shared Responsibility in a Changing World",

·     "Youth WEF".


The key event of the VI Eastern Economic Forum is a plenary session with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The event was attended by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the President of Mongolia Ukhnagiin Khurelsukh.

Video greetings were sent by the President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Prayut Chan-Ocha.

The discussion was moderated by the TV presenter of the State TV Company “TV channel “Russia” Sergey Brilev.

The following events took place during the Forum:

·         7 country business dialogues: Russia-ASEAN, Russia-Italy, Russia-China, Russia-Europe, Russia-India, Russia-Japan, Russia-Republic of Korea;

·     X International APEC Conference on Higher Education;

·     International conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mongolia;

·     Discussion of the Greater Eurasian Partnership;

17 events were held at the Spaces of Trust within the framework of the Creative Business Forum, the Innovation Territory, the Healthy Society Project and the Innosocium Laboratory.


Youth EEF

For the first time in the business program of the Forum as a separate track "Youth WEF" was allocated. A total of 20 events were held. The sessions were attended by young Far Eastern entrepreneurs, managers and business owners, participants and finalists of the projects of the presidential platform "Russia - a Land of Opportunities", participants and finalists of the All-Russian competitions for schoolchildren "Big Change" and for students "Your move", public opinion leaders and representatives creative industries, as well as government and non-profit organizations.

On September 2–3, participants attended panel sessions of the main business program of the EEF-2021, and on September 4, they acted as speakers and participants in the discussions of the Youth EEF. In particular, issues such as the values of young Far East residents, existing obstacles for young entrepreneurs, the education system, the impact of social networks, the future of the financial market, copyright, attracting investments, involving young people in the development of the urban environment, career guidance, the Great Eurasian Partnership, youth cooperation were discussed. with other countries, adaptation of the tourism industry and other issues.



Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar took part in the Forum in person. For the first time, the Minister of Oil and Gas Industry of India Hardeep Singh Puri and the Minister of Planning, Finance and Industry of Myanmar Shein Win participated in the Forum.

The forum was attended by diplomatic representatives from 25 countries: Austria, Argentina, Vietnam, Germany, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Italy, Yemen, Kazakhstan, China, Laos, Malaysia , Mali, Malta, Myanmar, New Zealand, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Finland, Chile, Sweden, South Africa, Japan.

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport Sergey Borisovich Ivanov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation< b> Anton Anatolyevich Kobyakov, Assistant to the President Maxim Oreshkin.

8 federal ministers : Minister of Science and Higher Education Falkov Valery Nikolaevich; Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Aleksey Olegovich Chekunkov; Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Alexander Alexandrovich Kozlov; Minister of Industry and Trade Manturov Denis Valentinovich; Minister of Sports Matytsin Oleg Vasilievich, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Kotyakov Anton Olegovich; Minister of Transport Savelyev Vitaly Gennadievich; Minister of Energy Shulginov Nikolai Grigorievich.

10 heads of federal services and agencies: Federal State Registration Service , cadastre and cartography Skufinsky Oleg Aleksandrovich; Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Shugaev Dmitry Evgenievich; Federal Service for Intellectual Property Ivliev Grigory Petrovich, Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare Popova Anna Yurievna; Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Razuvaeva Ksenia Denisovna; Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs Igor Vyacheslavovich Barinov; Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation Primakov Evgeny Alexandrovich; Federal Agency for Subsoil Use Petrov Evgeny Ignatievich; Federal Agency for Fisheries Shestakov Ilya Vasilyevich; Federal Tourism Agency Doguzova Zarina Valerievna;

12 heads of subjects of the Russian Federation: Governor of the Kemerovo region Tsivilev Sergey Evgenievich; Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region Goldstein Rostislav Ernstovich; Governor of the Trans-Baikal Territory Osipov Alexander Mikhailovich; Governor of the Kamchatka Territory Solodov Vladimir Viktorovich; Governor of the Magadan Region Nosov Sergey Konstantinovich; Governor of the Primorsky Territory Kozhemyako Oleg Nikolaevich; head of the Republic of Altai Khorokhordin Oleg Leonidovich; head of the Republic of Buryatia Tsydenov Alexey Sambuevich; Head of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia Nikolaev Aisen Sergeevich; Governor of the Sakhalin Region Limarenko Valery Igorevich; Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Degtyarev Mikhail Vladimirovich; Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Roman Valentinovich Kopin.

The Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Viktorovich Krasnov took part.

As part of the representation of business structures, the Forum was attended by such heads of leading foreign companies as Chief Executive Officer of Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering Co Ltd Ka Sam-Hyun; CEO of KT Corporation Ku Hyeonmo; Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors, Director of Iida Group Holdings Co Ltd Mori Kazuhiko, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group, Chief Executive Officer of DP World Limited Sultan Ahmad Sultan bin Sulayem, as well as representatives of such well-known foreign corporations such as Deloitte and Touche CIS JSC, China Railway Construction Corporation International Investment Group, Schneider Electric JSC.

For the first time at the senior management level, the largest Indian oil and gas companies participated: GAIL India Limited, Oil India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, ONGC Videsh Limited.

Significant representatives of Russian business took part: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Joint Stock Financial Corporation Sistema PJSC Evtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich; Chairman of the Board, General Director of Gazprom Neft PJSC Dyukov Alexander Valerievich; Chairman of the Board of PJSC Gazprom Miller Alexey Borisovich; Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Aleksey Evgenyevich Likhachev; President - Chairman of the Board VTB Bank PJSC Kostin Andrey Leonidovich; Chairman of the Board of PAO NOVATEK Mikhelson Leonid Viktorovich; Chairman of the Board of PJSC Holding SIBUR Konov Dmitry Vladimirovich; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sovcomflot PAO Frank Sergey Ottovich, General Director of JSC Stroytransgaz Lavlentsev Vladimir Alexandrovich.

Active participation in the Forum was taken by the Chairman of the Board of Directors without executive powers of EVRAZ Plc Abramov Alexander Grigoryevich and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KAZ Minerals Plc Novachuk Oleg Nikolaevich, as well as the President of the International Judo Foundation Rotenberg Arkady Romanovich.


More than 380 agreements for the amount of 3.6 trillion rubles (considered agreements, the amount of which is not a commercial secret).

International and foreign companies, organizations, ministries and departments signed 24 documents - 9 with China, 6 with Japan, 3 with Kazakhstan, one with Austria, Vietnam , Canada, Serbia, South Korea, Ethiopia.


Five agreements were signed in the presence of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

     The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and the head of Sberbank German Gref signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the implementation of digital transformation projects in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the transition to a digitalization platform model and the concept of Data Driven Government.

·     The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, VTB, VEB.RF Corporation and the ESN group of companies signed an Agreement of intent to build methanol-powered ships at Russian shipyards.

·     The Udokan Copper Company, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the government of the Trans-Baikal Territory signed an Agreement of Intent to implement the second phase of the Udokan copper deposit development project. The company's investments in the construction of the second stage of the MMC Udokan will amount to about 289 billion rubles.

·     The Ministry for the Development of the Far East, the Khabarovsk Territory and the VEB.RF Corporation signed an Agreement on the establishment of the Far Eastern Children's Recreation and Recreation Center in the Khabarovsk Territory. Several residential buildings will be built, as well as sports, administrative, educational and recreational blocks. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

·     VEB.RF Corporation, Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, and Fish Corporation Managing Company LLC signed an Agreement on the implementation of an investment project for the integrated development of fish logistics in Russia.


In the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev, three agreements were signed, including:

·     JSC "Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic" and the company "Primorsky Metallurgical Plant" entered into an investment agreement on the construction of a metallurgical plant in the territory of advanced development "Bolshoi Kamen" in the Primorsky Territory to produce 1.5 million tons of wide-format plate steel per year and 250 thousand tons of steel. tons per year of large diameter pipes. The main consumer of flat products will be the only large-capacity shipyard Zvezda in Russia, which is also a resident of the Bolshoy Kamen ASEZ.

·     An agreement on the construction of an amusement park and a world-class golf club with a developed infrastructure in Vladivostok was concluded between the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic, the Corporation for the Development of the Primorsky Territory, the Primorsky Territory Investment Agency and the Vostok Resorts company. The total investment will amount to 23.5 billion rubles.

·     The Memorandum on the establishment of the Voskhod Technological Investment Fund was signed by the Russian Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and INTERROS Holding Company. High-tech projects in such areas as green technologies, environmental monitoring and security, renewable energy sources, digital technologies and industry 4.0, biotechnology and medicine, and educational technologies will be considered as priority areas for the Fund's activities.


Other notable agreements include:

·   ;      LLC Ruskhim Gas, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, Gazprombank, VTB, VEB.RF Corporation signed an Agreement on the construction of a methanol production plant with a capacity of 1,800 thousand tons per year. The volume of investments is 204 billion rubles.

·     Amur-Minerals LLC and Gazprombank JSC signed a syndicated loan agreement for financing AmurMinerals LLC. The volume of investments is 195 billion rubles.

·     PJSC Sberbank, Gazprombank and the Russian Copper Company Group signed a syndicated loan agreement in the amount of 195 billion rubles to finance the group's project to develop the Malmyzhskoye copper deposit in the Khabarovsk Territory.

·     VEB.RF, Primorsky Krai, the Russian Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic and JSC Port Infrastructure Development Center signed an agreement on cooperation for the implementation of a large-scale port project. The total cargo turnover of the new port will be over 70 million tons. The estimated total investment in the project to create a port is estimated at 180 billion rubles.

·     JSC "Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic" and "Primorsky Metallurgical Plant" signed an Agreement on the establishment of production in the territory of advanced development "Bolshoi Kamen", investing 158 billion rubles.

·     FSUE Atomflot and JSC Atomenergomash signed a contract for the supply of a modernized floating power unit worth more than 100 billion rubles.

·     GC "Stroytransgaz" and "Kitaystroy" signed an agreement for 20 billion rubles. for the construction of a new cultural center in Vladivostok.

Cultural program

Far East Street is one from the key events of the WEF cultural program. On the embankment of Ajax Bay, all 11 regions of the Far East presented their potential and achievements in the field of economy, culture and tourism. Three federal ministries also presented their expositions at the exhibition: the Ministry of Sports of Russia, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.

On the embankment of Ajax Bay, planting of a public garden of relict plants of the Far East took place. Among the participants in the planting of the square are the Minister of Russia for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexey Chekunkov, the Minister of Sports of Russia Oleg Matytsin, the head of Vladivostok Konstantin Shestakov, the chairman Board of Directors, Director of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev, representatives of federal and regional authorities.

Unique exhibitions were opened for guests and participants of the Forum in the Primorsky State Art Gallery. One of the most striking is “Under the sky of Venice. Veduta of the 18th century from the collection of Intesa Sanpaolo. The exposition consisted of four paintings by such landscape painters as Canaletto, Francesco Guardi, Michele Marieschiand Hendrik Frans van Lint. The works on display are among the most significant in the collection of the Venetian painting.

Other events of the cultural program include:

·  ;       exhibition – “Russian Art. From the icon to the avant-garde";

·     exposition “Union of land and water. The Theme of the Shell in Works of Applied Art of the 16th-21st Centuries from the Collection of the State Hermitage”;

·     opening of an innovative light and music fountain with the participation of Sberbank jointly with the Administration of Vladivostok;

·     evening of classical music with opera singer, People's Artist of Russia Khibla Gerzmava;

·     Dima Bilan, Vyacheslav Butusov, Masha Weber and others performed on stage.

The cultural program of the EEF-2021 also includes expositions and excursions from the Museum of the History of the Far East. VK Arseniev, concerts of the Primorsky Philharmonic and other cultural institutions, as well as film screenings.

The partners of the cultural program were: NPO "Association of Miners of Primorye", PJSC "Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port", Group of Companies "DNS Development", Group T1.

Sports program

The central sporting event of the EEF-2021 was the Jigoro Kano International Judo Tournament under the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The traditional tournament was held in a new format - a match between the junior teams of Russia and the world, which was made up of the winners and prize-winners of the 2019 World Championship from Germany, Hungary, France, Turkey, the Netherlands and Tajikistan. The Russian team became the winner of the competition.

For the second time, under the auspices of the WEF, a stage of the World Curling Series among mixed doubles was held. The tournament in Vladivostok opened the international Olympic season in this discipline.

The Russian Surfing Championship was also held as part of the sports program. In Vladivostok, the best of the best in Russia were determined in the disciplines of "long board" and SUP (board with a paddle).

In the pavilion of the Ministry of Sports of Russia at the exhibition "Street of the Far East" tournaments were held to pass the TRP standards.

Also, as part of the sports program, such events were held as:

·         gala ice hockey match Roscongress Cup;

·     tennis tournament Roscongress Business Cup;

·     II Interregional Festival "Far Eastern Games" among the subjects of the Far Eastern Federal District;

·     gala football match Skolkovo-Eastern football game;

·     gala basketball match Skolkovo-Eastern basketball game;

·     curling tournament for participants of the EEF Roscongress Cup;

·     Roscongress Cup. Sailing regatta in the class "Pay-25".

The partners of the sports program were: MANTERA-GROUP LLC, RNKB Bank (PJSC).


EEF-2021 provided for exhibitions in several formats.

The exposition of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic spoke about the results of the new economic policy in the macroregion, presented key sectors of the economy, investment opportunities, activities and tasks of development institutions , as well as ongoing and promising investment projects, mechanisms for the operation of preferential regimes (territories of priority development and the free port of Vladivostok).

The exhibition spaces of the federal authorities of Russia were united by the common name "Welcome to the Far East!". Their pavilions were presented by:

·         Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia;

·     Rostourism;

·     Rosreestr;

·     Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia;

·     Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia;

·     Ministry of Transport of Russia;

·     Prosecutor General's Office;

·     Federal Service for State Registration of Cadastre and Cartography and Roskartografiya;

·     Rospotrebnadzor;

·     Federal Biomedical Agency;

·     Rossotrudnichestvo;

·     Federal Agency for Fisheries.


Photo exhibitions of EEF-2021 exhibitors were also held as part of the VI Eastern Economic Forum. At the exhibition “Transbaikalia. Flight” presented unique works by natives of Transbaikalia - the famous sculptor Dashinima Namdakov and the famous gunsmith Zhigzhit Bayaskhalanov.

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The photo exhibition “Best Available Technologies”, prepared by the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company, reflected the activities of Vostochny Port JSC, the largest specialized terminal in Russia with high-tech coal transshipment from various Russian producers, a modern logistics infrastructure facility.

Thematic zones

Within the exhibition space of the EEF-2021 a number of thematic zones were organized, including the Space of Trust, a unique platform that brings together four projects of the Roscongress Foundation: the Creative Business Forum, the Innovation Territory, the Healthy Society Project, and the Innosocium Laboratory. The space provided extensive opportunities for free communication for representatives of government, business, non-profit organizations and the scientific community. During the days of the EEF-2021, numerous business discussions, pitch sessions and foresight sessions were held at the venue.


EEF Partners

EEF-2021 partners were 58 companies, including: State Development Corporation VEB .RF”, VTB Bank (PJSC), Gazprom PJSC, RusHydro PJSC, SIBUR Holding PJSC, Hyundai Motor CIS LLC, Rosseti PJSC, Aeroflot PJSC, Sberbank PJSC, Gazprombank JSC , FESCO Group, Polyus PJSC, Rosatom State Corporation, Rosneft Oil Company PJSC, Udokan Copper LLC, Independent Oil and Gas Company JSC, NOVATEK PJSC, RUSSIAN POST JSC, Gazprom Neft PJSC , DOM.RF JSC, Huawei Tech Company LLC, Kolmar Group JSC, MTS PJSC, Norilsk Nickel MMC PJSC, PIK SZ PJSC, UMMC OJSC, Rosselkhozbank JSC, LLC Rusagro Group of Companies, OOO MC Sibanthracite, PJSC TMK, OOO Mars, OOO Okko, KT Corporation (Korea Telecom), JSC Russian Railways, OOO VEB Ventures, OOO NSZK ”, PJSC Pacific Investment Group, LLC Key Point, JSC Stroytransgaz, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh), PJSC ALROSA (PJSC), JSC Concern VKO Almaz Antey, LLC Intelligent Utility Systems, MC RDIF JSC, TrnasContainer PJSC, VSK CJSC, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVOBAIKALSEA Company, ATC, Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia LLC, PepsiCo Holdings LLC, Orimi Trade Group of Companies , Public Law Company "Russian Ecological Operator", V-TELL Group of Companies, Yamaguchi, CJSC "Korenovsky Milk Canning Plant".

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