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Flagship Conference “Russia: What Strategy in a Changing World”


On 21 May 2013, AEB held its 10th Flagship Conference named “Russia: What Strategy in a Changing World” at the Marriott Grand Hotel. 

The Conference was dedicated to the following issues: the challenges and possibilities of Russia’s presidency in G20; Russia’s key role for European and national economy as Oil &Gas exporter; existing tools and achievements in development, modernization and innovation of Russian economy. The welcoming speech was delivered by Dr. Frank Schauff, AEB CEO. Panel sessions were moderated by Reiner Hartmann, Chairman of the AEB Board and of the AEB Energy Committee, Alexander Ivlev, Country Managing Partner for Russia, Ernst & Young and Michael Akim, Director of Strategic Development, ABB. 

Speakers at the event were: Sergey Storchak, RF Deputy Finance Minister; Odd Per Brekk, Senior Resident Representative, IMF in the RF; Igor Yurgens, Vice-President, RSPP, Chairman of the Board, INSOR; Roger Munnings, Independent Director, JSFC Sistema, AEB Board Member; Vladimir Feygin, President, Institute for Energy and Finance; Jacques de Boisseson, General Representative in Russia, Total; Igor Ignatiev, Deputy Country Chair in Russia, Shell; Maxim Shirokov, General Director, E.ON Russia; Alexander Idrisov, Managing Partner, Strategy Partners Group; Dominique Fache, President, Foundation Sophia Antiopolis; Irina Bakhtina, Director Communications, Board Member, Unilever; Vadim Kulikov, Head of Kulikov Innovation Centre, Chairman of the Board, Ecowave Technologies.

The current topics discussed at the event, raised a keen interest of the guests and media representatives.