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Official name: The National Congress “Modernization of Russian Industry: Development Priorities”
Receiving country and city: Russia, Moscow
Date: December 8, 2017
Place: Hotel Complex of President-Hotel (24,B.Yakimanka Str.)
Status: International, annual
First holding date: 2006
Official web-site:

Organizers: “Initiative” Business Support and Development Center ANO

Permanent partners of the Congress are:

  • Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • Industry Development Fund
  • Russian Technological Agency
  • “Business Russia” All-Russian Public Organization
  • “SUPPORT OF RUSSIA” All-Russian Public Organization for the Support of Small and Medium-Sized Business
  • “ROSTEKH” Public Corporation
  • Vnesheconombank
  • “Russian Railway” OJSC
  • RUSNANO Fund of Infrastructural and Educational Programs
  • Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Small and Medium-Sized Business Support Center
  • Technology Updating and Development Fund
  • Center of Investments, Technology and Trade
  • “Federal Center of Project Funding” OJSC
  • Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
  • Russian Agency for the Development of Information Society
  • Russian Union of Builders
  • Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia


Key audience: Managers of industrial enterprises of Russia and foreign countries, governors, managers of profiled ministries and agencies, representatives of regional authorities, expert and investment community, academia, largest public organizations of Russia and leading media.

Main advantage: Individual approach to each participant, exclusive support to business community, and provision of all the required conditions for the establishment of new contacts at the Congress and solution of business tasks.

All participants of the National Congress are decision-making senior managers and represented structures are carefully selected in advance by the executive direction of the event with the purpose of getting the maximum result from holding the Congress and the most efficient establishment of new business contacts. Due to this, the number of participants of the National Congress is always strictly limited.

The government is open to a new format of interaction with business with the main priorities being the interests of entrepreneurs, the people creating the basic wealth and prosperity of the country. The interests of all representatives of stakeholders, including domestic producers and result-oriented business practitioners must be taken into account to develop the most promising development strategy of the country. This goal can be achieved only in the direct partnership of the state and business structures.

The National Congress “Modernization of Russian Industry: Development Priorities” is held annually since 2006.

The National Congress is an open international business platform oriented primarily at the establishment of long-term partnership relations between entrepreneurs, state structures and public organizations.

The format of the annual meetings of entrepreneurs from the entire Russia and abroad with the participation of representatives of top officials of the country allows establishment of a site for open dialogue with a possibility of taking reasonable decisions, better understanding of each other’s interests, establishment of long-term partnership relations and scheduling further steps on the efficient development of the industrial policy of the country.



Draft Program
dated 20.09.2017.

Industry Modernization of Russia: Priorities of Development


December, 8th
Moscow, Hotel Complex of President-Hotel
(24,B.Yakimanka Str.)


09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Meeting official delegations, Registration of the Congress participants
Welcoming coffee, recent press


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Official opening ceremony of the Congress, Congress Plenary Session


Key issues to discuss at the Plenary Session of the Congress:

  • System approaches to building up personnel, intellectual and technological capabilities of Russia
  • National security and independence of Russia, the position of the country in the world with regard to long-term perspective
  • Competitiveness of national companies
  • The creation of an infrastructure for implementation of innovative solutions
  • The development of new business models based on the mass introduction of advance technologies
  • The instruments for national companies support
  • The formation of a management system able to join efforts of the levels of authority, business, academic and research organizations in the areas of breakthrough industrial technologies.


The following guests are invited as key participants of the session::

Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Denis Valentinovich Manturov, Minister of Industry of Trade of the Russian Federation

Nikolay Anatolievich Nikiforov, Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation

Sergey Semyonovich Sobyanin, Major of Moscow

Sergey Nikolaevich Katyrin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Roman Vasilievich Petrutsa, Director of the Industrial Development Fund

Sergey Nikolaevich Gorkov, Chairman of the State Corporation of Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)

Boris Yurievich Titov, Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation on Protection of Entrepreneurs' Rights

Yury Matevich Urlichich, Deputy Chief of the Analytical Centre attached to the Government of the Russian Federation

Natalia Ivanovna Zolotykh, Vice President of All-Russia Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business of OPORA ROSSII

Sergey Viktorovich Chemezov, General Director of Rostech State Corporation

Igor Rubenovich Agamirzyan, Vice President of Higher School of Economy National Research University

Alexander Arnoldovich Braverman, Member of the Board of Directors, General Director - Chairman of the Board for Federal Corporation on Development of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship JSC


12:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Work of Business Development Territory

This is dialogue platform for cooperation of the business community, search of new business partners and reception of professional consulting on the issues of business support and development, as well as opportunities of an access for the entities of small and medium entrepreneurship to procurements and tenders in the State Companies and corporations.

Business Development Territory is:

  • Exposition of an Exhibition of the Congress Partners and Sponsors
  • Business Contacts Area - series of meetings and negotiations planned in advance
  • Workshops and business seminars
  • Professional consulting on legal, juridical and financial issues
  • Opportunity for presenting own projects and ideas
  • Business lunch with the representatives from Development Institutions, State Companies and State Corporations.


The purpose of negotiations: to discuss opportunities of cooperation with potential partners
Negotiating parties are conventionally divided into two main categories: Residents and Applicants.

The Residents are state companies, state corporations, funds, development institutions, non-commercial partnerships, representatives of big business, investment, financial and bank organizations.
The Residents carry out individual professional consulting on the available instruments for entrepreneurship support or the services on business development, as well as they tell about opportunities of an access of small and medium entrepreneurship entities to procurements and tenders in State Companies and corporations.

The Applicants are the Summit participants declared their interest in negotiation with the residents. Also, all the Summit participants can arrange and hold negotiations and business meetings with each other, i.e. other participants of business community Summit.


The RESIDENTS of the Business Development Territory

  • United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC (USC)
  • Russian Agricultural Bank JSC
  • Russian Export Centre JSC (REC)
  • Federal Corporation on Development of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship JSC (SME Corporation)
  • SME Bank JSC
  • Arktichesky Fond Perspektivnykh Proektov i Issledovaniy (AFPPI)
  • VEB (Vnesheconombank, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs)
  • Federal Centre for Project Finance of VEB Group
  • State-Financed Entity of Maly Biznes Moskvy
  • Russian Highways State Company (Avtodor SC)
  • RUSNANO State Corporation
  • Rostech State Corporation
  • Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation
  • Non-Profit Organization of Centre for Support of Small and Medium Business
  • Russian Railways OJSC ( RR OJSC)
  • Gazprom PJSC
  • United Aircraft Corporation PJSC (UAC)
  • Rosseti PJSC
  • Rostelecom PJSC
  • RusHydro PJSC
  • Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia
  • Soyuz Stroiteley Rossii
  • Fund the Modernization and Development of Technologies
  • Industrial Development Fund (IDF)


03:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Thematic Sections of the Congress

The section speakers representing executive and legislature authorities, public organizations, expert, investment and business community will make reports on topics specified in the agenda.

The participants of Sections will have an opportunity to ask questions to Speakers, comment on expressed theses, propose own ideas, thus determining the line of discussion. Based on records of each Section, it is planned to prepare a final document containing specific proposals to improve the enterprise environment and sent this document to the Presidential Council for Economic Modernization and Innovative Development, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation and relevant Ministries and authorities.

Please note that the list of topics for discussion during the Sections not final and may be amended taking into account wishes of the Congress registered participants. The list of invited Speakers and Experts is created from among senior executives. In case they are not able to attend personally, the representatives of below authorities shall be assigned to participate in the Congress.


Section No. 1 “Development of Aviation and Astronautic Industry - Priority of Industrial Policy of Russia”

Issues to be discussed during this Section:

  • Information technologies in creation, production, operation and management of aerospace facilities;
  • Commercialization of scientific research results;
  • New-generation materials and technologies for promising aircraft and space equipment;
  • Design and production of aircrafts, space research and projects;
  • Working processes and technologies in the Russian aircraft engine building sector and power stations;
  • Development of export of aviation products;
  • Creation of multilevel Earth's remote sensing systems;
  • Strategic changes in the global aerospace sector: new management challenges and opportunities;
  • Innovation technologies: new solutions in the aviation and space industry.


Section No. 2 “State Policy in Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry”

Issues to be discussed during this Section:

  • State program for development of the pharmaceutical and medical industry;
  • Local content in manufacture of high-technology medicinal products;
  • Measures of state support for development of the Russian pharmaceutical and medical industry;
  • Experience in application of new approaches to the treatment of diseases in various therapeutic areas;
  • Improvement of the health care system;
  • Use of new technologies in medicine;
  • Creation of infrastructure for growth and development of the small, medium-sized and large technology companies;
  • Pharm 2020 and Medprom 2020 Strategy.


Section No. 3 “Industrial and Civil Construction in Russia. New Construction Materials”

Issues to be discussed during this Section:

  • The construction cluster is a driver of innovative development of Russian regions, new conditions and opportunities for investors;
  • Technical upgrading problems in the construction complex;
  • Adoption of building information modelling technologies;
  • Usage of innovative technologies to upgrade the transport infrastructure of the country;
  • Experience in using innovation technologies by road-industry contractor organizations;
  • BIM adoption roadmap;
  • Creation of legislation friendly to private investments for upgrade and innovative development of the construction complex, housing and utility sector of the country;
  • Modern construction materials and technologies.


Section No. 4 “Digital Technologies as a Strategic Area of Economic Modernization”

Issues to be discussed during this Section:

  • Opportunities and risks of digital transformation of the economy;
  • Innovation infrastructure of a city: how to create modern technologies, and not just to use them;
  • Corporate venture funds in the digital economy;
  • National B2B platforms, role of the state. Catalog of industrial products and new business opportunities;
  • Ensuring technological independence of Russia when developing the IT infrastructure;
  • Russia’s opportunities to participate in international alliances in the area of digital economy research and development;
  • Opportunities to export the Russian IT solutions;
  • Prerequisites of safe information exchange between all participants of the digital economy sector;
  • Removal of legal restrictions to digital economy development in separate branches of the legislation;
  • Creation of incentives for private companies to implement the data telecommunication network and DPC development projects;
  • Smart economy — smart production.


Section No. 5 “Development of Machine Building and Military-Industrial Complex of Russia in Present-Day Conditions. High-Technology Industrial Products”

Issues to be discussed during this Section:

  • Innovations and profit: return on investments for adoption of advanced technologies;
  • Prospects for technological re-equipment of machine-building production facilities;
  • Improvement in quality of products and ecological characteristics of machine-building facilities;
  • Increase in competitiveness of Russian products at external markets;
  • Programs of state support for innovative processes in the machine-building sector;
  • Training programs for technical experts: talent pool of the national machine building sector;
  • Development of modern methods to control and check details, units, components and machines in the course of their production and operation;
  • Automation of technological processes and robotic technology;
  • Condition of investment environment in the national machine building sector. Financing of research and development activities;
  • Strategy to develop export of machine building products;
  • State and corporate levels of management in the military-industrial complex. 21st century technologies having an impact on formation of rational and efficient management systems for the military-industrial complex;
  • Information technologies in the military-industrial complex;
  • New in forming state contracts in the Russian military-industrial complex;
  • Assistance to military industry organizations in development and production of hi-technology industrial products;
  • Strategy and requirements of the state for development of the military companies and their cooperation.


Section No. 6 “Assurance of Food Supply Security and Development of the Agrarian Industry”

Issues to be discussed during this Section:

  • Affordable loans for landowners: transfer of best practices, new financing opportunities;
  • Intelligent technologies in management of food industry technological processes;
  • Initiatives aimed to support and compensate for direct expenses associated with creation and modernization of the agrarian industry;
  • Restriction of tariffs for services provided by natural monopolies as a factor of increase in enterprise efficiency;
  • Food and processing industry: condition and development tends;
  • Support for export-oriented agricultural producers and food industry enterprises;
  • Russian land market: agriculture development opportunities.


04:30 p.m. – 06:30 p.m.

Meetings of the International Energy Forum “Innovations. Infrastructure. Security”

The International Energy Forum is held annually since 2009. This is a known platform for open dialogue between business and authorities, the development of long-term partnerships, the planning of further steps in the development of the fuel and energy industry taking into account the views of the business.

Partners of the Forum are: the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Energy Agency, ROSSETI PJSC, RUSNANO, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia. The organizational and analytical support of the event is provided by ANO Center of business support and development “Initiative”.

Among the regular participants of the Forum are: heads of enterprises of oil and gas and energy industries of Russia and abroad, representatives of the profile ministries and departments, of the Government of the Russian Federation, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, representatives of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, expert community and academia, major public organizations, business and socio-political mass media.

In 2017, the International Energy Forum will be held in the framework of the National Congress “Modernization of Russian Industry: Development Priorities”, which will allow Forum participants to effectively implement the opportunities to expand the circle of business partners and customers, to establish more contacts, to make proposals to the state authorities of the Russian Federation not only on the development of the fuel and energy sector, but also on the improvement of the industrial policy of the country as a whole.


Questions for discussion at the International Energy Forum:


  • New developments and technologies in the fuel and energy industry
  • Modernization and technological renovation of the energy sector of the country’s economy



  • Infrastructure projects of the fuel and energy sector
  • The Arctic shelf – the area of strategic development of Russia
  • Hard-to-recover oil reserves. Problems of shelves
  • The status and trends of development of electric power industry of Russia
  • Development of public-private partnerships at the implementation of energy projects



  • Economic, social and environmental components of functioning of the production facility: points of interaction
  • Policies of companies in the field of industrial safety. Objectives as defined by the state, international standards and in-house designs: who's in the advance guard?
  • Health and safety: an expanded vision of corporate and personal security issues
  • Solution of social and environmental issues, associated with the development of extractive industries


07:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

Gala-dinner (under special invitations)


Please, pay attention that you may participate in the National Congress only under an individual invitation and
strictly under recommendation of Congress Partners or permanent participants of previous years.

Executive Directorate of the Congress:
Tel./Fax: +7(495) 283-00-43,
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