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

Governor of Kursk region Alexander Mikhailov

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.