The Eurasian Week Forum & Expo is an event to be held annually by the Eurasian Economic Union Member States and the Eurasian Economic Commission. The decision to hold the Eurasian Week Forum & Expo was taken by the Prime Ministers of the EAEU Member States back in 2015.
The Forum is designed as an effective dialogue platform, where businesses, academia, governments of the EAEU Member States and those of the third countries could meet to discuss the key issues of economic development in the context of global challenges and jointly elaborate strategic decisions.
In 2016 the Eurasian Week Forum & Expo takes place for the first time. The main focus of this year’s Forum is “The EAEU in the global innovation agenda”.
The Forum agenda will include the following issues:
∙ Eurasian technological platforms development,
∙ Union’s single market formation,
∙ Member States companies’ industrial cooperation and high-tech export development.
At the Expo the EAEU Member States will introduce national high-tech leaders, present innovative start-ups and demonstrate major achievements in high-tech industries.
On October 26-28, Moscow will host the first Eurasian Week Forum and Expo dedicated to the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union
On October 26-28, the Eurasian Week Forum and Expo dedicated to the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union will be held for the first time. The event will be held on the territory of the Technopark of the Skolkovo Innovation Center at the Open Innovations Forum.
The cross-cutting theme of the Eurasian Week 2016 Forum and Expo will be “The EAEU in the Global Innovation Agenda”, and the key player of the forum will be the technological entrepreneur. The business programme invites the forum participants to discuss topical practical issues related to the creation and development of Eurasian Technology Platforms, strategies to further elaborate the common markets of the Union and the development of industrial cooperation between companies of the Union, as well as the applied tasks of promoting the export of high-tech goods.
The discussions will involve the potential and real scope of the integration association as a player in the high-tech market.
The interactive presentation will include an introduction of the information exchange system with interested persons on the detection and elimination of obstacles in the EAEU. There will be conferences on the digital agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union and Technical Regulation, as well as a conference of the heads of the authorised authorities of the Member States in the field of transport.
In cooperation with the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the EEC will hold a round table where the participants will discuss approaches to Asia-Pacific regional trade agreements. It is planned to hold a round table on the prospects of developing RFID technology in the Union, and a separate discussion on the development of cooperation in the domestic market of the Union to promote the exports by the EAEU Members States. There will be round tables on improving the competitiveness of the EAEU economies, improving customs regulation, the prospects for the formation of the EAEU common energy resource markets, etc.
On the sidelines of the forum, it is planned to hold a session of the Coordination Council for the Development of Engineering of the Customs Union under the Russian Engineering Union. The public organisation Opora Russii (“Support of Russia”) will hold a round table entitled “The Localisation Tool for Building a Cluster Economy in Russia” on the sidelines of the forum.
The Forum events are focused on practical dialogue between the national government authorities of the Member States of the Union, the Eurasian Economic Commission, representatives of the business community, and experts from international organisations. The forum will allow its participants to extend business contacts with third country regulators and entrepreneurs with whom the Union is developing cooperation, including in innovation spheres: Israel, South Korea, Singapore, China, India, Vietnam, Egypt, Iran, Chile, the EU, Mercosur and ASEAN countries.
On October 26, the Open Innovations Forum, where it is planned to hold the Eurasian Week Forum and Expo, will be opened by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.
In the course of the discussion session held within the Eurasian Week Forum and Expo, the forum participants will exchange their opinions on the following issues:
- How should a competitive foreign trade regime be built?
- Which industries should become the driving force of integration?
Which challenges are required to be addressed first?
Which foreign economic partners will provide an environment for increasing cooperation in the field of technology on a mutually beneficial basis?
Session moderator – Director General of the Analytical Credit Rating Agency Ekaterina Trofimova. Speakers will be presented by the Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Trade of the EEC Veronika Nikishina, Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Industry and Agroindustrial Complex of the EEC Sergey Sidorskiy, Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Economy and Financial Policy of the EEC Timur Suleimenov, Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kuandyk Bishimbayev, Director General of the Ministry of Economy and Industry of Israel Amit Lang, Minister of Trade and Industry of Singapore Koh Poh Koon, CEO of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Guo Ping, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lenovo Group Ltd. Yang Yuanqing.
Moderators and speakers of the business programme of the Eurasian Week Forum and Expo will include the Ministers of the EEC, President of Skolkovo Foundation Viktor Vekselberg, the First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexey Likhachev, State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Evtukhov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the All-Russian Insurance Association (ARIA) Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Committee for Technical Regulation of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Dmitry Pumpyansky, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Armenia Emil Tarasyan, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Nazarenko, Chairman of the Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee of the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Birzhan Kaneshev, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Almaz Sazbakov, Head of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation Alexey Abramov, etc.
The exhibition part of the Eurasian Week Forum and Expo will be arranged as a group of stands of five EAEU Member States, a stand of the Eurasian Economic Commission, as well as a stand of the Eurasian Development Bank. The EAEU Member States will present on the stands their national leaders in the field of high technology, startup projects in the innovation sphere, as well as achievements reached in the new technological industries.
Participation in the Eurasian Week Forum and Expo is an additional opportunity to showcase startup projects to the target audience, meet with venture capital and corporate investors and expand international trade relations.
The Eurasian Week Forum and Expo programme and information about the speakers has been posted on the Forum’s official website at www.eurasianweek.org.
Participants and guests will be granted access to the Forum and Expo only after registering on the official Eurasian Week website in the “Registration” section (http://www.eurasianweek.org/registration).
Contact the Forum and Expo organisers to get more information regarding the terms of participation, visa support, how to get to the venue and other organisational issues (in the “Contacts” section http://www.eurasianweek.org/contacts).
Media representatives must register on the official Eurasian Week website in the “Registration” section to obtain accreditation (http://www.eurasianweek.org/registration). When filling in the registration form, please select “Participant Type” and “Media” status. Registration is open through 19 October.
Eurasian Week is an annual Forum and Expo that is jointly held by the Eurasian Economic Union and the Eurasian Economic Commission.
The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) is the permanent supranational regulatory body of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which started its functioning on February 2, 2012 The EEC comprises representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Decisions of the Commission are binding on the territory of the EAEU Member States. The Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission is Tigran Sargsyan.
The Treaty on the Establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union was signed on May 29, 2014 and entered into force on January 01 2015. The Union provides for freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and labour, as well as a coordinated, agreed or single policy in various sectors of the economy. The goal of the EAEU is to provide conditions for the stable development of the economies of the Member States to raise the living standards of their population, implement overall modernization, cooperation and increase the competitiveness of the national economies.
The Supreme Eurasian Economic Council is the supreme body of the Union and comprises the Presidents of the Member States.
The Eurasian Intergovernmental Economic Council is a body that comprises the Prime Ministers of the Member States.
The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission is a body that comprises the Deputy Prime Ministers of the Member States.
In accordance with the annual rotation, the bodies of the Union have been chaired by Kazakhstan in 2016. The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is the Chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.