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On 3 June, 2020, the session ”Russia within global manufacturing chains” was held within INNOPROM ONLINE-2020.

The session was co-moderated by Michael Akim, Deputy Chairman of the AEB Board, Chairman of the AEB Modernisation & Innovation Working Group, and Anton Atrashkin, INNOPROM Business Programme Director.  (on the photo below)

Photo: Michael Akim, Deputy Chairman of the AEB Board, Chairman of the AEB Modernisation & Innovation Working Group; Anton Atrashkin, INNOPROM Business Program Director 

The discussion addressed the role of Russian industry in global manufacturing, crisis influence on international cooperation and networking development, globalization vs. localization. 

Photo: Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of the Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation 

In particular, the following aspects were highlighted by the speakers: global supply chains security, cost increase caused by supply chain disruptions, local content policies vs. exports state support, interdependence of imported high-tech components and exports potential, in-house manufacturing model for companies with large market capitalization, access to finance for ongoing and planned investment projects, increased demand for fright services, US-China trade tensions potential impacts, adaptation of local markets to new conditions, current challenges for the companies with foreign capital in Russia. 

The speakers to the session:

Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

Nikita Gusakov, Senior Vice-President, Rusian Export Cener (REC)

Sergey Kravchenko, President, Boeing Russia & CIS

Natalia Goludina, Advisor to Deputy Chairman of the Board, Sberbank

Matthias Schepp, Chairman of the Board, Russian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK)

Alexis Rodzyanko, President, American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)

Tetsuya Umetsu, Head of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Russia

Pavel Shinsky, CEO, CCI France Russie

Mikhail Makarov, RF Trade Representative in France

Dmitry Prokhorenko, Head of Russian Export Center in Uzbekistan