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Wednesday, 18 May 2016
09:15-09:30 Welcome Address
Eraj Shirvani, Head of Emerging Markets Group, Global Markets, Credit Suisse
09:30-11:15 Panel I - Is China likely to help or hinder the world economy in the years ahead?
Is the Chinese economy still losing pace? Will China? currency weaken sharply against the
dollar? Will a further fall in China's import growth push the rest of the world into recession?
How will China's economic developments affect Russia?
Host: Dong Tao, Chief Regional Economist, Non-Japan Asia, Credit Suisse
Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia
Maxim Oreshkin, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Dr. Nouriel Roubini, Co-founder and Chairman, Roubini Global Economics
and Asian Development Bank
11:15-11:45 Coffee Break
11:45-13:00 Panel II - Cheap commodities: winners and losers
Have commodity prices reliably bottomed out? Will slow growth in China keep commodity
prices low for many years? Will the supply of commodities fall sufficiently to allow prices to
rise, even in the context of slow growth in demand from China? How should Russia respond
to the possible prospect of a long period with low global oil prices?
Host: Ric Deverell, Head of Global Fixed Income and Economic Research, Credit Suisse
Pavel Yurchenko, Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, Ilim Group
Andrei Laptev, Head of Strategy, Severstal
Denis Nushtaev, Chief Strategist, RUSAL
Marcel Salikhov, Director of Economic Research, Head of Department, Institute for
Energy and Finance
13:00-14:30 Buffet Lunch
14:30-15:45 Panel III - Political tensions everywhere
the global power of commodity-exporting nations? Has it heightened the risk of international
conflict? Has it changed Russia? international policy priorities? Will it help strengthen political
and economic ties between Russia and China? Will it make Russia drift further away from the
rest of Europe?
Host: Gregory White, Senior Editor, Bloomberg
Ekaterina Schulmann, Political Scientist, Academy of National Economy and
Alexander Gabuev, Chair, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center
Mikhail Dmitriev, President of the New Economic Growth Partnership, Russia
Kirill Rogov, Political Scientist, Liberal Mission Foundation, Russia
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Panel IV -Too many challenges: navigating the policy responses
What should be done to make Russian industrial and service-sector companies more competitive
and to reduce the country's reliance on the resource sector? Is openness to external trade
essential? Does China's developmental experience provide lessons that matter for Russia?
Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
Alexander Afanasiev, CEO, Moscow Exchange
Martin Gilman, Professor of Economics, Higher School of Economics
Natalya Volchkova, Assistant Professor, New Economic School, CEFIR Policy Director
17:30-17:45 Closing Remarks
17:45 onwards Drinks Reception
*Subject to change