The Russia — ASEAN Business Forum will take place on May 19, 2016 on the margins of the Third Summit of the Russian Federation and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Forum will offer a unique opportunity to promote a constructive dialogue between leading representatives from business, politics, civil society, and the expert communities of Russia and ASEAN member states on key issues of trade, economic, investment, and technology cooperation. It will also enable participants to expand their business contacts, and will open up new horizons for deepening interregional integration.
1.TOWARDS NEW ASEAN–RUSSIA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP: ESSENTIAL TOOLS, MECHANISMS, AND DRIVERS OF GROWTH
Eurasia has become the champion of integration. Russia and the ASEAN member states are active players in this process, promoting their own integration projects. This requires the establishment of a new economic partnership between them, with the ultimate aim of securing economic growth and improving living standards. These processes open up new opportunities for business and create new challenges. Panellists will seek to define what drives growth in trade and investment, and identify barriers to creating stronger relationships between Russia and the ASEAN member states.
2.RUSSIA’S EXPORT POTENTIAL: IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES OF ASEAN MEMBER STATES
Opportunities for Russian companies to get involved in national industrial development programmes in ASEAN member states: integration into production chains and sector-specific development plans. Overview of ASEAN development projects to be implemented in 2016–2018. Track record of joint implementation of strategic projects in the ASEAN region: success stories and challenges. Supply and contractor requirements of development programme operators (development institutions – Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines). Proposals made by Russian companies. Financial tools required to support the involvement of Russian business.
3.MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The development of information exchange between Russia and ASEAN countries: cooperation in the field of media and mass communications, information technology, and e-government.
RUSSIA–ASEAN PARTNERSHIP IN THE NEW INTEGRATION ARCHITECTURE OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESSES
Specific features of integration processes in the AsiaPacific region. Interaction between the EEU, SCO, and ASEAN: new opportunities for businesses. Project cooperation between Russia and ASEAN countries: development prospects.