Seventh Central Russian Economic Forum
Kursk city 8 June 2018
General Forum Information
On 8 June 2018, Kursk city will host the SEVENTH CENTRAL RUSSIAN ECONOMIC FORUM which will bring together several thousand professionals and experts. Delegations from the regions of Central Russia and partner countries will traditionally participate in the Forum.
The theme of the 7th CEF Forum, TOWARDS A KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY, will follow up the discussions inspired by the previous forums addressing the human capital, preservation of heritage for future generations, breakthrough technologies and digital transformation, economic and food supply security, interregional cooperation and lots of other topical issues.
KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY is an economy where the main development momentum comes from knowledge and innovations. In an emerging knowledge economy, the role of knowledge as a production factor increases, as it has a significant impact on skills, training, organization and innovations.
Welcome speech of Kursk region Governor
The previous six forums induced discussions of various matters related to ways and prospects for economic development: improving competitiveness through innovations, development of the domestic market and human capital, transition to a digital economy. Come to think of it, these are all parts of one global agenda aimed at building a knowledge economy. This is an economy where knowledge plays a crucial role and production of knowledge becomes a growth driver. A number of countries have made notable progress in building a knowledge economy, while we still have a long way to go. This, however, is the future that needs to be created today.
Official welcome addresses
Secretary of the Civic Chamber of Russia
The economy of future is about knowledge. Digital solutions, successfully implemented innovations and groundbreaking technologies are the cornerstone of Russia’s development and prosperity growth.
It is therefore of special importance that problems related to a knowledge economy should stay in the limelight at the Forum, be thrashed out by leading economic development experts, business people, representatives of public authorities and civic institutions.
Architecture of the Program
1. STRATEGIC SESSION:
INTEGRATION OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION. MANAGING SCIENCE AMIDST DIGITIZATION PROCESSES. DEVELOPMENT OF AN EDUCATIONAL CLUSTER
2. CROSS-INDUSTRY SESSION:
REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL POLICY – HIGH TECHNOLOGIES, DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE, IN-DEMAND SPECIALISTS