14:00—15:00

Opening Ceremony for New Transhipment Terminal in Murmansk

Norilsk Nickel has completed construction on a new transhipment terminal that can process 1.5 million tonnes of container freight each year as part of the development of the Murmansk transport hub.
The opening ceremony for the new transhipment terminal at the Murmansk seaport will take place on March 28, 2017 in Murmansk in thematic coordination with the programme of the session ‘The Arctic: Territory of Transport Opportunities’.
Panellists
Sergey Batekhin
Senior Vice President, Norilsk Nickel
Marina Kovtun
Governor of Murmansk Region
Viktor Olersky
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Родился 26 апреля 1965 в г. Лиепая, Латвийская ССР. Born April 26, 1965 in Liepaya, Latvia. 1987 graduated Makarov Academy in Leningrad. Between 1987 and 1991 worked at Baltic Shipping Company. Between 1991 and 1994 - deputy CEO of Infotek Baltika As of 1994 – director of Infotek Baltika Mr. Olersky has been awarded the medal “Commemoration of 300 year anniversary of St Petersburg” and medal “For excellence in marine activity”. July 30, 2009 appointed deputy minister of transportation of Russian Federation.

09:00—21:00
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Vladimir Kuzin Ski Stadium

‘The Arctic. Made in Russia’ International Youth Educational Forum

Working in the harsh conditions of the Arctic is extremely difficult, and requires not only truly unique technological solutions, but also the availability of a professional workforce. ‘The Arctic. Made in Russia’ International Youth Educational Forum will bring together young professionals from diverse scientific backgrounds involved in research in the Arctic and in the North as a whole.
Over the course of the Forum, teams of young specialists will work together to create the most effective strategies for developing the ‘support zones’ of the Arctic region. This work will lay the foundations for the establishment of a young workforce to implement Russia’s most significant projects in the Arctic.
A major objective of the Forum is therefore to encourage young specialists to consolidate and create communities of scientists and other experts, with the aim of coming up with solutions to the most significant challenges facing the development of Russia’s Arctic zone, and expanding and growing the human resource potential necessary to provide a qualified workforce for Arctic projects.

09:00—10:30
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Northern State Medical University, Conference hall

The Arctic Municipalities Forum

During this event, Arctic municipalities will formulate an agenda to address issues of socioeconomic development in the Arctic regions, the availability of resources in municipalities, intermunicipal and interregional cooperation, support for small and medium-sized businesses, increasing standards of living for the population, and creating the necessary conditions to encourage young people to stay. The event will serve as a platform for dialogue between municipal, regional, federal, and international authorities, and for managing issues of development in the Arctic regions, improving coordination between urban and rural municipalities and the national and regional policies of Arctic states, and sharing positive experiences and best practices in these areas.

10:30—11:30
Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Assembly hall

Forum Opening Ceremony

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Presentation by Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Presentation by Artur Chilingarov, Special Presidential Representative for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic
Presentation by Wang Yang, Vice Premier of the State Council of the Peoples’ Republic of China
Presentation by Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Presentation by Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland
Presentation by Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Presentation by John F. Tefft, United States Ambassador to the Russian Federation
Presentation by Sam Tan, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Manpower, Republic of Singapore
Presentation by Igor Orlov, Governor of Arkhangelsk Region

12:00—13:00
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Assembly hall

Session of the State Commission for Arctic Development

By invitation
The State Commission for Arctic Development was founded by the Russian Government in March 2015 in accordance with a decree issued by the Russian President.
The aim of the State Commission is to coordinate the work of federal and regional authorities and other state bodies in addressing social and economic issues in the Arctic, as well as in the areas of transport development, environmental matters, international collaboration, and national security.
Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation was appointed Chair of the State Commission.
Issues for discussion:
• Drafting the Russia’s state programme on the socioeconomic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2020 and beyond
• Development of the nuclear icebreaker fleet in Russia
• Human resource development in the Arctic
• Work experience and proposals to implement priority development areas for Russia’s Arctic zone
• Implementation of the provisions of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) in the Russian Federation
• The Scientific and industrial potential of St. Petersburg in meeting challenges related to developing the Arctic
Meeting participants: heads of federal agencies; senior officials representing Russian regions located within the Arctic zone; Russian presidential plenipotentiary envoys to individual federal districts; representatives from the Security Council and the Presidential Administration; and other state bodies, scientific and non-governmental organizations, and businesses forming part of the State Commission for Arctic Development.
Chairman
Dmitry Rogozin
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born December 21, 1963 in Moscow, into the family of Oleg Rogozin, a prominent organiser of the Soviet defence industry and military science. Education 1986: Graduated with distinction from the International Department of the Journalism Faculty at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. 1988: Graduated with distinction from the Economic Faculty of the Marxism-Leninism University of the Moscow City Committee of the Soviet Communist Party. Experience 1990-1994: Vice President of the Research and Educational Organisation RAU-Corporation. 1994-1997: Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Congress of Russian Communities. 1997-2007: Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of three convocations; Deputy Chairman of the Security Committee; Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federal Assembly in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; Head of the Rodina (Motherland) Parliamentary Party and Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly. 1998: Taught a special course, National Security, at the Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces. 2002-2004: Special Presidential Representative for the Kaliningrad Region on the Expansion of the European Union. 2008-2011: Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium. February 2011 – 2012: Special Presidential Representative on Anti-Missile Defence and Negotiations with NATO Countries on This Issue. December 23, 2011: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister. March 21, 2012: Appointed Special Presidential Representative for Transdnestria. May 21, 2012: Reappointed Deputy Prime Minister by a Presidential Executive Order. From January 17, 2012: Heads the Government’s Military-Industrial Commission. From February 15, 2012: First Deputy Chairman of the “Victory” Organising Committee. From June 26, 2012: Chairman of the Marine Board of the Government. Holds a DSc (Philosophy and Theories of Wars) degree. DSc in Engineering, specialising in the theory of armaments, military and technical policy, and weapons systems. Has written a number of books on military strategy and politics. Served as Editor in Chief of the “War and Peace in Terms and Definitions” Glossary of Military Terminology, which was published in 2004 and 2011. Received a weapon with a personal inscription engraved on it for ensuring the release of hostages seized by terrorist groups in the Chechen Republic in 1996-1999. Holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Married, with a son and two grandsons.
Panellists
Sergei Menyailo
Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy in the Siberian Federal District
Viktor Olersky
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Родился 26 апреля 1965 в г. Лиепая, Латвийская ССР. Born April 26, 1965 in Liepaya, Latvia. 1987 graduated Makarov Academy in Leningrad. Between 1987 and 1991 worked at Baltic Shipping Company. Between 1991 and 1994 - deputy CEO of Infotek Baltika As of 1994 – director of Infotek Baltika Mr. Olersky has been awarded the medal “Commemoration of 300 year anniversary of St Petersburg” and medal “For excellence in marine activity”. July 30, 2009 appointed deputy minister of transportation of Russian Federation.
Igor Orlov
Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Igor Orlov was born on 17 August 1964 in Debaltsevo, Donetsk Region. In 1987, he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrumentation, specialising in Electric Equipment for Aircrafts, and gained a qualification as an Electrical Engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics.After graduating, he was appointed as an Electrician to repair the electrical equipment at the Mechanical Engineering Enterprise Zvezdochka in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region. After working from 1988 to 1994 for scientific-research design and technology bureau Onega in Severodvinsk of the Arkhangelsk Region, Igor came back to Zvezdochka as Deputy General Manager. In 2008, he left Severodvinsk but continued his career in the same capacity at the Yantar Pribaltiysky Shipbuilding Works in Kaliningrad. Soon after that, he was appointed Managing Director of this enterprise. For just half a year, he worked as Senior Deputy Executive and Production Director of the car assembly company LLC Avtotor-Holding in Kaliningrad. In January 2012, Mr. Orlov became Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region. During his long career in industry, Igor Orlov was decorated with state and departmental awards: the Medal of the Order “For Merits to the Fatherland” of the second degree (2011), the Medal of Peter the Great (2004), the Medal “For Labour Valour” (2004) and the Lapel Pin “Shock Worker of the 12th Five-Year Plan” (1991).
Vasily Osmakov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born June 8, 1983, Moscow. 2005: graduated from Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies. 2008: gained his CSc from the State University of Management in Moscow. Career background: 2004–2008: Ministry of Industry and Energy: Head of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Priority Projects Support under the Economic Analysis and Planning Division; Advisor to the Public Relations Department; Senior Expert of the PR Department. 2008–2012: Assistant and Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 2012–2016: Director of Strategic Development and Project Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 31 August 2016: appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Since 2015, Mr Osmakov has held the title of Full State Counsellor. CSc in Economics. Married with a child.
Georgy Poltavchenko
Governor of St.Petersburg
Born February 24, 1953 into a navy family in Baku. 1976 – graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aerospace Instrumentation (as a mechanical engineer specializing in aerospace medicine instruments). 1976 – engineer at the defence enterprise NPO Leninets. 1978 – instructor at the Nevsky regional committee of the Young Communist League. 1979–1994 – service with the KGB (head of the Vyborg City Department of the KGB for the Leningrad Region and St. Petersburg). 1994–1999 – head of the St. Petersburg Administration of the Federal Service of the Tax Police, Lieutenant General of the Tax Police. 1999–2000 – Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Leningrad Region. 2000–2011 -– Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Central Federal District. On August 31, 2011, Mr. Poltavchenko was appointed Government of St. Petersburg. Awards: Order ‘For service to the homeland’ IV degree (2003), Order ‘For service to the homeland’ III degree (2008), Order of Alexander Nevsky (2013), and other state awards.
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on July 15, 1979 in Moscow. Education: Graduated from the Military University attached to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2001. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Business in 2006. Fluent in English, Greek and French. Work experience: 1996–2005: Military service. 2006–2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. February–August 2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of International Cooperation, Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. 2008–2010: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2010–2011: Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2011–2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. January–March 2013: Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. March–September 2013: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. September–December 2013: Director of the Department of the Minister’s Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. 2014–November 2014: Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. November 2014 to present: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Olga Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

13:30—15:00
Science and Technology Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Assembly hall

The Arctic: Territory of Modern Energy

The rise in global living standards and industrial output, the fight against energy poverty, and the increasing need for diversified energy sources are the key factors contributing to global demand for hydrocarbons. Its enormous fossil fuel reserves, in combination with the development of modern technologies in the fields of energy, transport, and environmental protection, enable the Arctic to be viewed as a key centre for hydrocarbon extraction.

Issues for discussion:
• What overall share of the Russian and global markets could Arctic hydrocarbons represent?
• What challenges does the development of the Arctic pose for the global community?
• How much investment is required in the economy of the Arctic regions of the Russian Federation?
• In what fields must international scientific and technological collaboration be intensified to provide fresh, strong impetus to Arctic development?
• Addressing current issues of energy supply to the Arctic regions through resolving hydrocarbon extraction challenges in the same regions
Moderator
Sergey Brilev
Anchor, Deputy Director, Russia TV Channel; President, Bering Bellingshausen Institute for the Americas
Russian TV presenter, writer and public figure. Deputy Director of the Rossiya TV channel for special informational projects, President of the Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for Both Americas (Montevideo), member of the Praesidium of the Foreign and Defence Policy Council (Moscow), the only Russian journalist to have interviewed both the last two Presidents of the Russian Federation and the USA: Putin and Medvedev, Bush and Obama. Born 24 July 1972 in Havana (Cuba). Graduated from MGIMO MID RF (1995, Moscow), the Montevideo Institute of Foreign Languages (1991, Uruguay), and finished BBC courses (1995, London). Career: 1990–1993: Komsomolskaya Pravda. Trainee, scholarship holder, correspondent-intern in the department of science and education. 1993–1995: Moscow News. International department special correspondent. In parallel, Moscow correspondent of the Uruguay El Observador Económico and the Argentinian La Razón, as well as Russian State Duma Latin America expert. Since 1995: Rossiya (RTR) TV channel, including: 1995–1996: Vesti special correspondent (including during the First Chechen War). 1996–2001: Bureau Chief in London. First broadcast as presenter on 11 September 2001 (day of the terrorist acts in the USA). 2001–2003: presenter of evening Vesti. 2003–2007: presenter of Vesti Nedeli, Deputy Director, Directorate of information programmes. Since 2008: presenter of the Vesti on Saturday programme, Deputy Director of Rossiya TV channel. Author of a multitude of documentary films: Secret of Three Oceans, Constitutional Practice, Duma Thinking, Right to Right, Heavy Oil, Another Coal, The Caribbean Crisis. An Incomprehensible Story, Nazarbayev’s Line, etc. Author of the books: Forgotten Allies in World War II (2012) and Fidel. Football. Falklands (2008). One of the main spheres of his professional activity is interviewing heads of state. In particular, in Latin America: Chavez (Venezuela), Ortega (Nicaragua), Correa (Ecuador), Morales (Bolivia), Sanguinetti (Uruguay), Bachelet (Chile) and so on. By order of the Russian President, awarded the Order of Friendship, the medals 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg and 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005). Was the finalist and winner of the TEFI awards many times. Speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Panellists
Evgeniy Ambrosov
Senior Executive Vice-President, PAO "Sovcomflot"
Dmitry Bosov
Chairman, VostokCoal
David Campbell
President, BP Russia
David Campbell joined BP in 1984 after the graduation from Aberdeen University. Between 1984 & 1990, worked as a Petroleum Engineer in the offshore North Sea and onshore in England. After three years working on the Prudhoe Bay field in the Alaskan Arctic, he completed a secondment with Pemex in Mexico before returning to BP in London. In 2001 was appointed as Leader of the Forties, Montrose & Arbroath fields in the North Sea. From 2003 to 2007 took leading positions in TNK-BP in Russia. In 2007 returned to BP as Technical Director and Vice President for operation in the North Sea. In 2009 was appointed as BP Chief Operating Officer of the new Iraq business. From May to December 2012 led a BP Group wide review of contractor safety management. In January 2013 was appointed as the Head of the Group Chief Executive’s Office in BP corporate headquarters in London. Was appointed President, BP Russia reporting directly to the Group Chief Executive and based in Moscow, effective from 31 March 2014. David was born in Inverness, Scotland. Married, with two sons and two daughters.
Vitaly Markelov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, Gazprom
Leonid Mikhelson
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK
Alexander Novak
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mr Alexander Novak, born August 23rd , 1971 in Donetsk region of Ukranian SSR, is currently serving as Russia's Minister of Energy. From 2000 to 2002 he was Deputy Mayor of Norilsk on financial and economic issues and First Deputy Mayor of Norilsk. In 2002-2007 was Vice Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Head of the Main Financial Directorate of the Krasnoyarsk Krai administration. From July 2007 to September 2008 he was the First Vice Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai and from July to September 2008 he was also the Chairman of the government of Krasnoyarsk Krai. From September 2008 he was the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and from October 2008, a member of the board of the Ministry of Finance of Russia. He is a graduated from the Norilsk Industrial Institute and the Moscow Lomonosov State University.
Front row participants
Vasiliy Bogoyavlenskiy
Deputy Director for Research, Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences FSBIS
Natalya Komarova
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Natalia Komarova was born on the 21st of October 1955 in Pskov Region, she is married and has two children. In 1978 she graduated from Kommunarsk Institute of Mining and Smelting, the faculty of Engineering and Economics, majoring in “Economics and organization of construction” with awarding of qualification Engineer-economist. She began to work at the Kommunarsk Metallurgical Factory as a labor engineer of the laboratory of industrial engineering in 1978. Then she worked as an economist of the planned-economic CCB department. In 1980 Natalia moved to Novy Urengoi of Tyumen Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. There she began to work in the municipal executive committee as a senior inspector. In 1988 Natalia became the chairwoman of the city planning commission. Then she worked as the deputy chairwoman of the municipal executive committee, the deputy of the City Council. In 1992 she became the first deputy of the Head of Administration in Novy Urengoi. In 1994 Natalia was designated as the Head of the city Administration. That year she was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and as a deputy of the NoviyUrengoy Municipal Committee. On the 16thof March 1997 Natalia Komarova continued working as the Head of the municipal formation of NoviyUrengoy up to October 2000 according to the elections results. From October 2000 to December 2001 Natalia worked as a deputy of the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, leading the Economic Committee of the Okrug. At the same time Natalia lectures at the University: she is an associate professor of the Social Management of the Yamal Oil and Gas Institute (branch) of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (since 1999). In December 2001 Natalia was elected as a Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation inYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug. From 2004 to 2007 she is the Head of the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In December 2007 Natalia was elected as the deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug for the third time. In the State Duma of the fifth assembling she continued to be the Head the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee. On the 8thof February 2010 the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev submitted a proposal to the deputies of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Duma a candidature of Natalia Komarova as the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra. At the unscheduled meeting on the 15thof February the deputies in a unanimous vote voice supported her candidature.On the 1stof March Natalia entered the office of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra.
Roman Kopin
Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Roman Kopin was born on March 5, 1974. In 1996 he had finished Volgo-Vyatskaya Academy of government service having graduated of department of the State and municipal administration. Since 2001 till now Roman Kopin lives and works in Chukotka. In 2001 he was Governor’s adviser on economical issues. In December 2001 he was the head of municipal administration of Chaunskiy district, and in 2003 he was the head of Bilibino municipal district. In April 2008 he was appointed as the Vice-Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region and at the same time he was the chief of Department of industrial and farming policy. 13 of July 2008 during the close vote of deputies of regional Duma Roman Kopin was appointed as the Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region. On September 8, 2013 he was elected the Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area. On September 24 Roman Kopin took the oath and officially entered a position. He was awarded by "Medal of honor" the decree of the President of Russian Federation He is married and has two children, a son and a daughter.
Victor Tolokonsky
Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
Studied economics at the Novosikirsk Public Economy Institute and did postgraduate studies at Novosibirsk State University. Between 1981 and 1991 - various leadership positions at the Novosibirsk Regional Communist Party Executive Committee. Between 1991 and 1993 - vice chairman of Novosibirsk City Communist Party Executive Committee Between 1993 and 1999 – mayor of Novosibirsk. Between 2000 and September 2010 – Governor of Novosibirsky region. As of September 9, 2010 – plenipotentiary representative of the President of Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District. May 12, 2014 – appointed the provisional governor of Krasnoyarsky Region by the President of the Russian Federation. During the election Viktor Tolokonsky was supported by 425017 people (63,3 %). As of September 26, 2014 – the governor of the Krasnoyarsky Region. Cavalier of Order of Honor, IV Class Order of Merit and Friendship Order. Awarded the medal for Organizing the Russian National Census, orders of the Russian Orthodox Church and an honorary badge for Public Acclaim. Recepient of the Russia’s Best Governor prize. Married, two children.

13:30—15:00
Sustainable Development of the Arctic Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 3

The Arctic: Territory of Ecology

One of the priorities of international cooperation in the Arctic is ensuring the protection of the environment. Major objectives with respect to environmental protection include preserving and safeguarding the Arctic’s natural environment and reversing the environmental impact of economic activity in the challenging circumstances of a growing economy and global climate change. Russia adopts a responsible approach to its activities in the Arctic, and to the preservation of the Arctic’s unique natural ecosystems, natural landscapes, and flora and fauna.
In recent years, several projects have been conducted on Russia’s Arctic territory with the objective of reversing the impact of pollution and other negative effects on the surrounding environment caused by economic and other types of activity. These efforts have resulted in the elimination of a significant quantity of material which had posed a genuine threat to the environment.

Issues for discussion:
• Preserving biodiversity in the Arctic – the international environmental obligations of Arctic states
• Methods for predicting potential environmental damage caused by economic activity and mechanisms for preventing it
• Measures for ensuring corporate environmental responsibility in the Arctic
Moderator
Maria Morgun
Chief Editor, Live Planet TV; Anchor, Correspondent, Russia Television and Radio
Ms. Morgun graduated from the Department of Political Science, SU HSE, in Media Management. She has worked as a news reporter for TV Channel Russia 24 since its foundation (2006), highlighting the proceedings of the Government and State Duma and the Russian President’s activities. Since 2008, she has also presented Economic News. Since 2012, she has been presenter of news releases. Since 2014, she has been Editor of the Live Planet TV Channel devoted totally to wildlife, being part of the educational line-up of VGTRK digital package.
Panellists
David Balton
Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Arctic Council
Ambassador David A. Balton is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries in the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science. He is responsible for coordinating the development of U.S. foreign policy concerning oceans and fisheries, and overseeing U.S. participation in international organizations dealing with these issues. His portfolio includes managing U.S. foreign policy issues relating to the Arctic and Antarctica. Ambassador Balton has functioned as the lead U.S. negotiator on a wide range of agreements in the field of oceans and fisheries and has chaired numerous international meetings. His Arctic Council experience includes co-chairing the Arctic Council Task Forces that produced the 2011 Agreement on Cooperation on Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic and the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic. He is presently serving as Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials. Ambassador Balton previously served for 6 years as Director of the Office of Marine Conservation in the Department of State and for 12 years in the Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser. Ambassador Balton received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1981 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985. He has also appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. (juggling oranges).
Elena Bezdenezhnykh
Vice President, State Secretary, GR, Norilsk Nickel
Education: graduated from Krasnoyarsk State University with a degree in law Professional experience: Started working in 1995 for Zavenyagin Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant rising from the ladder of service from legal adviser to Director of Corporate and Legal Department. She was appointed Director of Legal Department of MMC Norilsk Nickel in 2008. Since 2012 was appointed Deputy CEO, in 2015 – Vice President - Corporate Governance, Assset Management and Legal Affairs, MMS Norilsk Nickel In 2015 – Vice-President- Corporate Governance, Assset Management and Legal Affairs,MMS Norilsk Nickel At present- Vice President- State Secretary, GR.
Murad Kerimov
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Born July 10, 1978 in Derbent Education: 1999: graduated from the Law College of Moscow State University 2000: Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas 2012: Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Holds a CSc in Law Work experience: 04.03.2014–29.04.2016: deputy head of the Federal Water Resources Agency, Moscow 09.2013–03.2014: aide to the Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District, Khabarovsk 03.2013–09.2013: deputy chief of department for development of sports and wellbeing under the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, Moscow 05.2012–03.2013: advisor to the federal Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Moscow 08.2011–05.2012: advisor to the federal Minister for Natural Resources and Environment, Moscow 12.2010–08.2011: deputy head of the Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service for the Central Federal District, Moscow 2000–2010: aide to the Presnya District Attorney, senior aide to Lefortovo District Attorney, attorney for the environmental supervision department of the interdepartmental attorney’s office, deputy interregional attorney for environmental supervision, Moscow State awards: Merited Environmental Worker insignia from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia , 2012 Work Excellence insignia from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia, 2013 Medal for Services to the Motherland, 2nd Degree, 2014 Rank: Full State Counsellor of the Russian Federation, 3rd class Supervises: Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service Department for State Environmental Policy Department for International Cooperation
Dmitry Kobylkin
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Erik Solheim
Executive Director, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Erik Solheim is the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). Prior to joining UN Environment in August 2016, Solheim was the chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). From 2007 to 2012, Solheim held the combined portfolio of Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development, and from 2005 to 2007 served as Minister of International Development. During his time as Minister, Norwegian aid reached 1%, the highest in the world. Solheim is also an experienced peace negotiator, having acted as the main facilitator of the peace process in Sri Lanka from 1998 to 2005. He continued to lead peace efforts in Sri Lanka as Minister, and has contributed to peace processes in Sudan, Nepal, Myanmar and Burundi. In addition to his career as a Minister and at the OECD, Solheim has served as UN Environment’s Special Envoy for Environment, Conflict and Disaster since 2013 and a Patron of Nature for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2012. Solheim holds a degree in history and social studies from the University of Oslo.
Front row participants
Salve Dahle
Director, Akvaplan-niva
Stefan Flückiger
Ambassador, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; Coordinator of Swiss Arctic and Science Policy
Stefan Fluckiger, born 1958, Head of Sectoral Foreign Policies Division (Global Issues) at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs since 2014; graduate from University of Zurich and Yale (MA); entered the FDFA in 1989; stationed in Harare (Zimbabwe) until 1990; manager in economic development until 1994; Country Officer at the World Bank for Haiti in Washington D.C. and Port-au-Prince until 1997; Head of Economic Affairs at the Swiss Embassy Berlin until 2002; Strategy and Planning at economic and social policy think tank Avenir Suisse in Zurich until 2006; Deputy chief of mission (until 2010) and chief of mission at the Swiss Delegation at the OECD in Paris until 2014.
Alexander Frolov
Head, Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet)
Alexander V. Frolov holds the diploma in oceanography from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1980 he defended the PhD thesis in physics and mathematics with specialization in geophysics (marine physics). From 1979 until 1999 he worked in the Hydrometeorological Research Centre of the USSR (since 1992 the Hydrometeorological Centre of the Russian Federation) in different capacities from junior researcher to Director. In this period he undertook scientific research in the field of atmosphere and ocean dynamics, numerical weather prediction and hydrometeorological data assimilation. In 2001 Dr. Frolov was appointed as the Deputy Head and in 2010 as the Head of the Federal Service on Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet). He is the Full State 1st Class Counsellor of the Russian Federation. He is the author of more than 80 scientific publications published both in Russian and international scientific journals. Dr. Frolov is the Chair of the National Committee of the Russian Federation for the International Hydrological Programme of UNESCO, Permanent Representative of Russia with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Member of the WMO Executive Council. He holds several government awards of the Russian Federation. Dr. Frolov is married and has a son.
Dmitry Gavrilov
Deputy Director General, Rosgeo
Vladimir Grachev
President, Vernadsky Nongovernmental Environmental Foundation
Elena Kutukova
Acting Director, Federal Research Institute of System Analysis of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Alexander Mazharov
Deputy Governor; Director, Department of International and Foreign Economic Relations, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Aleksandr Myaskov
Director, Moscow Mining University (MISiS Mining College of MISiS)
Ildar Neverov
Chairman, Committee for Ecology, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
13 June 1979 (37 yrs) Current Projects: Commercial: Head of SEVER Group, Moscow, Russia. Оperations with demolition of buildings, recycled waste in Russian Federation and CIS: steel scrap, plastic waste, carton waste, glass waste, electornic scrap. $ 50 mln turnover annualy. Owner of TYOR OU (Estonia), Tallinn, Estonia. Trading with steel scrap and steam coal worldwide, port management (Murmansk and Poti), logistic services in Russia and Georgia, vessel management, $120 mln USD turnover annually. Board Member, Murmansk Shipping Company. The oldest and largest shipping company in the Russian Federation for Arctic logistics on the Nothern Sea Route. $50 mln turnover annually. Board Member, Bank Sputnik, Moscow, Russia. Banking and financial operations in Russia and CIS Public:Business ombudsman of the President of the Russian Federation for environment. Ambassador of Bureau of International Recycling in Russia. Head of the Environmental Committee of Business Russia. Member of Financial Commission of Moscow City. Charity:Founder of Asylum.Entrepreneur of Theatre “Pevtsov”. Work Experience: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Moscow, Russia, Tax Consultant (2002-2004) Education: Finance Academy of the Government of the Russian Federation, Banking Business, graduated 2002 in Moscow, Russia Personal: Active traveller, twice visited North Pole, 90 + countries.
Oleg Petrov
General Director, Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute
Hannele Pokka
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Finland
Hannele Pokka serves as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of the Environment. She is the highest-ranking public servant within the Ministry. Ms Pokka is also Docent of Environmental Law at the University of Lapland. Previously, she has served as governor of the Province of Lapland and the minister of justice. From 1979 to 1994, Ms Pokka was a Member of Parliament. She has special interest and expertise in Arctic issues and has held the position, for example, of chair of the Barents Regional Council and the Northern Forum. Educational Background: Hannele Pokka holds a doctoral degree in environmental law. She is an honorary doctor of environment and forestry at the University of Eastern Finland (previously, University of Joensuu).
Vladimir Pushkarev
Deputy Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Liisa Rohweder
Secretary General, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Finland
CEO of WWF Finland, chairman of the WWF Global Arctic programme. Prior to WWF, she was a professor of sustainable development. During the time as a professor, she published several scientific articles and 8 books on corporate social responsibility, climate change, sustainable development and education for sustainability. She has been since the beginning of 2000 an active advocator for sustainable development in the Finnish society. At the moment dr. Rohweder holds several positions of trust in businesses and the academe, including board memberships in the VR group (Finnish National Railway Company) and Lappeenranta University of Technology. She is also a member of several executive level committees in different ministries. Liisa joined WWF as early as in 2004 as a Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

13:30—15:00
Economic Development Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 4

Socioeconomic Development Mechanisms in the Arctic Macroregion

Various regional development institutes – development agencies and corporations – have been set up to promote development and attract investment to the regions of the Russian Federation. These organizations help to boost regional development, implement regional development strategies, and establish regions’ investment appeal. They also launch and support investment projects. What kind of projects are being supported, how are they implemented, and what obstacles do they face?
A further key issue is joint work by the regional authorities and the development agencies and corporations. Good coordination and close collaboration on the part of development agencies and corporations will inevitably facilitate the development of the Arctic macroregion.
Issues for discussion:
• The social and economic development of the Arctic zone. The implementation of key investment projects and the realities of supporting these projects
• The investment attractiveness of regions in the Arctic zone. Ensuring that investors receive a warm reception in a harsh climate
• What kind of development institute does the Arctic region need?
• The development of interregional and international cooperation on project implementation
Moderator
Viktor Ikonnikov
Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk Region for Strategic Planning and Investment Policy
Panellists
Dmitry Artukhov
Deputy Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Maria Dmitrieva
Acting General Director, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Development Corporation
Valentina Pivnenko
First Deputy Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Timo Rautajoki
Chief Executive Officer, Lapland Chamber of Commerce
Karen Stepanian
First Deputy Director General (Sea and River Transportation), Sovfracht
Alexey Tukavin
First Deputy Governor of Murmansk Region
Front row participants
Aleksey Baryshkin
Chief Executive Officer, Murmansk Region Development Corporation
Evgeny Dankevich
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Mr. Dankevich chairs the Management Board of Otkritie Financial Corporation Bank, and also is a member of the Boards of Directors of Khanty- Mansiysk Otkritie Bank, TRUST Bank, Otkritie Broker, LUKOIL-GARANT Non-state Pension Fund, Kineshma City Power Network, Northern River Shipping Company, FINSTROY, and a member of the Moscow Exchange Counsil. During his career, Mr. Dankevich worked at GUTA-BANK, Otkritie Brokerage House, and Osnovaniye Investment Company. In 1990, Mr. Dankevich graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronics. In 1993, he received his degree in Financial Management from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Alexander Kalinin
General Director, Foundation Agency for Infrastructure and Industrial Development of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Aleksandr Khodachek
President of Saint Petersburg Branch, National Research University Higher School of Economics FSAEI HE
Alexey Kovalev
General Director, Arkhangelsk Region Development Corporation
Nikolay Pegin
General Director, Development Corporation of Kamchatka
Born 23/05/1962;In 1997 graduated from the Khabarovsk state technical University;In 2009 graduated from St. Petersburg state University of civil aviation;In 2012 enrolled in a doctoral program at peoples Friendship University of Russia ( Russian Peoples ‘ Friendship University) on specialty of : political institutions, processes and technologies;From 1981 to 1984, serving in the Navy of the USSR;From 1987 to 1991 – instructor Department of Komsomol organizations, second Secretary, first Secretary of Milkovsky district Committee of the Kamchatsky Krai;From 1991 to 1994, Secretary of the regional Committee of the Komsomol, First Secretary of the Kamchatsky OK Russian Union of Youth, member of the Bureaus Central Committee of Russian Union of Youth;From 1994 to 2005 worked in commercial structures;From 2005 to 2008 – First Deputy Chairman of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city district;From 2010 to 2012 – Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Yevreisky Autonomous region;From 2012 to 2013 – Deputy Chairman of the Government of Kamchatsky Krai (in Moscow);From 2013 – General Director of JSC “Development Corporation of Kamchatka”Author of over 30 published scientific publications. Became known as researcher of the formation process of local self-government in the Far East. Involved in the institution construction of local self-government and state power in various regions of the Russian Federation on the Russian Far East. Has a lot of practice in management and political consulting.
Mikhail Sonkin
Deputy Governor of Tomsk Region for Science, Education, and Innovative Policy

13:30—15:30
Sustainable Development of the Arctic Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 6

The Arctic: Territory of Transport Opportunities

Transport is a key factor in ensuring the competitiveness of enterprises in the Arctic zone; furthermore, it fulfils a social function in helping to ensure a good standard of living for the population. The direction of the macroregion’s development and the Arctic’s contribution to the creation of a new model for stimulating economic growth in Russia are both dependent on the extent to which its transport infrastructure can be developed and new technologies introduced. Transport is not only a sector which serves industry, but is also one of the major consumers of innovation in the Arctic zone.
The Northern Sea Route and the waters of the Arctic seas and of Russia’s navigable rivers that flow into them, together with interconnecting railways, provide cargo owners with reliable delivery routes thanks to the development of intermodal hubs. The Russian Government is taking steps to ensure a high degree of transport accessibility. In the Arctic region, priority is given to transport projects which operate on the basis of public–private partnership.

Issues for discussion:
• Strategic areas for developing transport infrastructure and logistics in the Arctic
• Ensuring transport accessibility in Arctic regions, serving both passengers and freight
• International collaboration to ensure safe navigation in the Arctic
Moderator
Yulia Zvorykina
Director, Project Office Northern Delivery
Panellists
Vadim Bugaev
General Director, VostokCoal
Mikhail Grigoryev
Member, Scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Alexei Rakhmanov
President, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Alexey Rakhmanov was born on July 18, 1964. In 1986 he graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Polytechnic Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering. In 2003 he graduated from the School of Business at the University of Chicago with a degree of Master of Business Administration. In the early stages of his career, he held various positions in the public and private entities. In 1996 he joined international auditing and consulting firm Ernst & Young where he worked until 2002. Between 2002 and 2008 he served as Director for Strategy and Business Development at JSC Severstal-Auto. In July 2008 he was appointed Director of the Department of Automotive Industry and Agricultural Machinery at Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, and in March 2012 – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. Since June 2014 he has been President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Alexey Rakhmanov is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University (SPbSMTU), Chairman of the Shipbuilding Industry and Marine Equipment Committee of the Russian Engineering Union, Member of the Russian Engineering Union Management Board.
Aleksandr Roslyakov
Chief Executive Officer, Onego Shipping
Alexander E. Roslyakov was born on 14 January 1970 in family police colonel at place of his service: city Dubossary, Moldavian Republic. After leaving school in 1987 he entered the State Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, Navigational Faculty. Till 1999, Alexander worked a chief mate of merchant fleet, being qualified as deep sea captain for full range of vessels without restrictions. After 1999, he was managing in transports and logistics of Lemo Group. In 2001 he graduated from Presidential Managing Courses and received a master's degree at the French Institute of Management in Paris. Since 2001 he is director of various transport logistic and construction companies. On the 2015 he reached the North Pole and South Pole in 2017 as member of Expeditions. Married, 3 daughters.
Maxim Sokolov
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Maksim Sokolov. Born in Leningrad on September 29, 1968. Completed his national service in the army in 1987–1989. Graduated from St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Economics in 1991. He also studied at the university’s Faculty of Law from 1989 to 1991. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Sokolov taught at the St. Petersburg State University Faculty of Economics. From 1992–1999, he was General Director of ROSSI Concern. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Sokolov was General Director of Korporatsia C. From 2004 to 2009, he served as Chairman of the Committee for Investment and Strategic Projects of St. Petersburg. In 2009, Mr. Sokolov became a member of the Government of St. Petersburg: Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade. On December 4, 2009, he was named Director of the Department of Industry and Infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation. On 21 May, 2012, Mr. Sokolov was appointed Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation by Presidential Executive Order No. 660. Maksim Sokolov has been awarded the Ribbon of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 2nd class and the Governor of St. Petersburg Badge “For the Humanization of the St. Petersburg school”. He has three sons.
Front row participants
Alexey Alsufyev
First Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region
Yakov Antonov
General Director, Northern Shipping Company
Sergey Batekhin
Senior Vice President, Norilsk Nickel
Oddgeir Danielsen
Director, Secretariat of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics
Oddgeir Danielsen presently works as the Director for the Secretariat of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and logistics – an international co-operation body in the transport and logistics field for 11 countries (Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden) and the European Commission. Mr. Danielsen has worked within the Barents Euro Arctic Cooperation as the chairman of the Barents Regional Committee and member of the Committee of Senior Officials. Experience within the field of transport and logistics has been earned by working in the business for many years on both practical and administrative level including holding the position as the Port Director in the Northern Norwegian Port - Kirkenes. Broad experience in international cooperation is gained based on a variety of Russian - Norwegian cooperation projects as well as multinational cooperation projects.
Paul Fuhs
President of the Board of Directors, Marine Exchange of Alaska
Paul Fuhs is currently the President of the Board of the Marine Exchange of Alaska that provides vessel tracking, monitoring and emergency response for safe Arctic shipping in Alaska. Mr. Fuhs is also an experienced emergency response diver in the Arctic and specializes in the use of explosives underwater. He was also the Minister of Commerce and International Trade for Alaska and the former Mayor of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, which is a historical Aleut and Russian community which served as a critical transfer point for vessels being transferred to Russia under the Lend Lease program during World War II.
Arun Pratap Golaya
Senior Defence Specialist of the Secretariat of the National Security Council
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Chairman, Arctic Circle
Alexandrs Isurins
Chairman of the Executive Board, President, FESCO
Young-jun Kim
Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
Neil O'Rourke
Senior Director, Safe Shipping and Economic Intelligence, Canadian Coast Guard
Neil has been with the Canadian Coast Guard for the past 7 years. He is responsible for the national policies associated with the Icebreaking, Aids to Navigation, Waterways and MCTS programs. He is also the national lead for Arctic policy and Coast Guard fees. He has previously worked as Director, Integrated Logistic Support and Director, Organizational Restructuring. Prior to his work in the Coast Guard, Neil worked in the private sector in a variety of roles, including Operations Manager for Petro-Canada Fuels and as a Management Consultant. Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University (2002) and an MBA in International Business from the University of Ottawa (2003).
Vyacheslav Ruksha
Director General, Atomflot
Kazuko Shiraishi
Ambassador for Women, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Affairs and Ambassador in Charge of Arctic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Reko-Antti Suojanen
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Aker Arctic Technology
Reko-Antti Suojanen (born in 1969, Naval Architect M.Sc.) has worked in a variety of marine and computer technology organizations. His roles in marine organizations have included concept designer, researcher, and management positions. In computer technology organizations, Mr. Suojanen worked as a CFD application specialist. He began his career in 1996 at Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku Shipyard, working as a hydrodynamicist and project engineer, and later served the Finnish IT center for science (CSC) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. After that he joined the team at the Masa-Yards Arctic Research Centre (MARC), working as an arctic marine engineer and project manager. Mr. Suojanen has been involved in numerous arctic shipping projects, and joined the newly founded Aker Arctic Technology Inc at the beginning of 2005, where he was responsible for managing arctic consultation services, coordinating research and development, and managing larger client projects. Today he is the managing director of Aker Arctic Technology Inc. He has also been published in international journals and given presentations at numerous international maritime conferences.
Mikhail Suslin
Deputy Head, Internal Audit Department, Chief Marine Inspector, Sovcomflot
Sam Tan
Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office & Ministry of Manpower, Republic of Singapore
Mr Tan began his career at the People’s Association in 1983 and undertook various leadership positions. From 1992, he was Deputy Executive Director of the Chinese Development Assistance Council and became its Executive Director in 1997. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Business China from 2007 to 2009. He received the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2002. In 2006, Mr Tan was elected Member of Parliament and subsequently appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry, and Information, Communications and the Arts in July 2009. In November 2010 he was promoted to Senior Parliamentary Secretary for both portfolios. He served as Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (May 2011-October 2012), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (May 2011-April 2014), Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (Nov 2012-April 2014). He served as Mayor of Central Singapore District from 2012 to 2014. In May 2014, Mr Tan served as Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, and Culture, Community and Youth (May 2014-Sep 2015). Mr Tan is currently Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Manpower. He also serves as Chairman of Government Feedback Unit REACH since October 2015. Mr Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 1983.

13:30—15:30
Science and Technology Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 7

The Arctic: Territory of Scientific Cooperation

Joint scientific research is a vital aspect of international cooperation in the Arctic. Indeed, this has been the case since the first International Polar Year in 1882, and the concept has steadily developed since then. The International Polar Year of 2007–2008 initiated by Russia was an unprecedented success. Its results made it possible to understand and assess the scale of the changes occurring in the Arctic environment.
Among the items on the agenda is the need to further integrate the efforts of the international scientific community. These include efforts to develop practical recommendations to adapt different types of activity in the Arctic to climate change in the macroregion.
Issues for discussion:
• Global change in the Arctic – main trends and challenges
• International scientific cooperation programmes in the Arctic
• Observations and observation platforms in the high-latitude Arctic region – development prospects
Moderator
Maxim Safonov
Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of the National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Maxim Safonov is an international affairs expert in economics, and a prominent specialist in the banking services area. He has worked for a long time on the practical problems of developing banking and non-banking financial organizations, located in Russia and abroad. He has several decades of publications on the issues of national economic security, the regulation of financial systems, and anti-crisis management using financial organizations. Professional experience: 2013-present: advisor/deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2011-2014: doctoral candidate at RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation (out of work) 2001-present: senior lecturer/associate professor/professor at the Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Russian government/ RANEPA under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation 1999-2002: Chief Consultant of the Board of Directors/ Head of Analysis, Forecasting and Strategic Planning / Head of the Department of Development and Planning of the Bank for Foreign Economic Activities (Vnesheconombank). 1998-1999: director for corporate financing/deputy general director of Unicon/Consulting group 1996-1998: working and training abroad 1994-1996: advisor on specialized projects, City Mayor’s Office, St. Petersburg 1991-1992: general manager, Russian-American joint venture, the Hermitage Marketing Company Education 1982-1987: Leningrad State University named after A.A. Zhdanov, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Orientalist and historian 1992–1994 : Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, International Affairs, PhD Related Program. 1996–1998: — John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Continuing Education Program, Business to Government Relations 1998-2000: The Banking Management Center/Faculty of Finance and Banking Business, Academy for the National Economy under the auspices of the Government of the Russian Federation, Finances and Credit, Banking Business, economist 2007-2009: Doctoral candidate at the Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian, The global economy and international relations, dissertation theme: “The Development of Approaches to Improve the Competitiveness of the National Economy by Attracting International Capital”. 2011-2014: Doctoral candidate at RANEPA, Management and the national economy sector, doctoral thesis on the “Transformation of the Management of Financial Resources in the National Economy Esing the Example of the Modernization of Public Corporations”.
Panellists
Paul Berkman
Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy, Tufts University
Igor Bobrovnitskiy
Director, Centre of Environmental Medicine, Sisin National Research Institute of Human Ecology and Environmental Hygiene under the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Artur Chilingarov
Special Presidential Representative for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic; President, Association of Polar Explorers
In 1963 he graduated from the S.O. Makarov Leningrad Higher School of Marine Engineering with a degree in Oceanology.1963–1969: Worked at the Tiksi Arctic Research Laboratory.1969–1974: Headed the North Pole 19 and North Pole 22 drift ice-based research stations and the Bellingshausen research station.1974–1979: Head of the Amderma Territorial Hydrometeorology Division.1979–1986: Head of the Personnel and Education Institutions Division of the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Control.1986–1992: Deputy Chairman of the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Control.In 1985 he was awarded with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for rescuing the Mikhail Somov ship that was stuck in ice.In 1987 he led a research expedition on-board the Sibir nuclear-powered icebreaker.1989–1990: Organized the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition.In 1991 he led the Airborne Expedition to the Antarctic.In 2003 he initiated the establishment of the North Pole 32 drift ice-based research station.In 2008 he was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.He is a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the 1st–5th convocations.2011–2014: member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, representing the Tula Region.Since 2014: Member of the Board of Directors, Rosneft.
Yang Huigen
Director General, Polar Research Institute of China
Lars-Otto Reiersen
Executive Secretary of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessement Programme Working Group of the Arctic Council
Front row participants
Aleksandr Danilov
Advisor to the Director, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute FSBI
Aurélien Dommergue
Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Glaciology and Geophysics, Institute of Environmental Geosciences, Université Grenoble Alpes
Sébastien Gadal
Professor, Aix-Marseille University
Julia L. Gourley
Senior Arctic Official of the USA, Arctic Council
Ichiyo Ishikawa
Executive Commentator, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Gennadiy Matishov
Director, Murmansk Marine Biological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences FSBIS
Laurent Mayet
Special Representative for Poles, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France
Vladimir Pavlenko
Director, Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences

17:00—18:30
Science and Technology Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Assembly hall

The Arctic: Territory of Cutting-Edge Technology

The Arctic is a place for researching, testing, and implementing innovative new technologies and developments. Today, the Arctic is becoming a region of partnership in advanced technology. Here, joint international efforts will solve challenges such as how to adapt existing technical solutions to Arctic conditions, and develop new technologies to increase the efficiency and safety of economic activity in low-temperature conditions, improve the competitiveness of manufactured products, reduce energy and resource costs, and reduce the risk and minimize the impact of man-made accidents.

Issues for discussion:
• Essential innovations for the Arctic, setting up centres to consolidate and transfer projects: successful models and case studies
• Experience of implementing innovative social technologies to improve the living standards of Arctic populations
• Cooperation in developing and testing Arctic technologies; experience of international cooperation
Moderator
Alexey Komissarov
Director, Industrial Development Fund (Russian Foundation for Technological Development)
1994: Graduated from Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University – MADI with an Engineer’s Degree in Automobile Maintenance and Repairs. 2003: Obtained an MBA Degree at Kingston University, UK. 2009: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, a course in a joint MBA program of Kingston University and The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. In 2010 founded a business incubator at the InCube of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. 2010: Winner of the Russian stage of Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of the Year» international contest under the heading "Industrial Production". February 2011: Appointed by Mayor’s executive order Head of Moscow Department of Support for Small and Medium-Sized Business. June 2011: Appointed by Mayor’s executive order Head of Moscow Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship Department. In 2013 received an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University (UK) for his outstanding contribution to the development of entrepreneurship. September 17, 2013: Appointed Moscow Government Minister and Head of Moscow Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship Department. August 29, 2014: Appointed as Adviser to Moscow Mayor. March 2015: Alexey headed Zimin chair for entrepreneurial leadership at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. March 24, 2015: In the result of direct competitive selection organized by Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade together with Agency for Strategic Initiatives Alexey was elected as Director of Industrial Development Fund.
Panellists
Evgeny Dankevich
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Supervisory Board, Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation
Mr. Dankevich chairs the Management Board of Otkritie Financial Corporation Bank, and also is a member of the Boards of Directors of Khanty- Mansiysk Otkritie Bank, TRUST Bank, Otkritie Broker, LUKOIL-GARANT Non-state Pension Fund, Kineshma City Power Network, Northern River Shipping Company, FINSTROY, and a member of the Moscow Exchange Counsil. During his career, Mr. Dankevich worked at GUTA-BANK, Otkritie Brokerage House, and Osnovaniye Investment Company. In 1990, Mr. Dankevich graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronics. In 1993, he received his degree in Financial Management from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Vasily Osmakov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born June 8, 1983, Moscow. 2005: graduated from Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies. 2008: gained his CSc from the State University of Management in Moscow. Career background: 2004–2008: Ministry of Industry and Energy: Head of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Priority Projects Support under the Economic Analysis and Planning Division; Advisor to the Public Relations Department; Senior Expert of the PR Department. 2008–2012: Assistant and Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 2012–2016: Director of Strategic Development and Project Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 31 August 2016: appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Since 2015, Mr Osmakov has held the title of Full State Counsellor. CSc in Economics. Married with a child.
Anatoliy Perminov
Deputy General Director for Work in the Field of the Forecasting Aerospace Monitoring, Russian Space Systems
Viacheslav Pershukov
Deputy Director General – Director of the Innovation Complex, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
David Scott
President and Chief Executive Officer, Polar Knowledge Canada
Dr. David J. Scott is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Polar Knowledge Canada. He joined the organization as Executive Director of the former Canadian Polar Commission in March 2012, and co-led the recent merger of the Canadian Polar Commission with the Canadian High Arctic Research Station initiative. Dr. Scott had a long career with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), culminating as Director, Northern Canada Division. Prior to that, he was acting Director General, Planning and Operations Branch, and led the GSC's Gas Hydrates and Northern Resources Development programs. From 1999-2003, he was based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, as the founding Chief Geologist of the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office. Dr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) and a PhD in Geological Sciences (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada) where his thesis research investigated the tectonic origin of two-billion year old oceanic crust in Arctic Quebec. He was a Research Associate in uranium-lead geochronology at the GEOTOP laboratories of the University of Quebec at Montreal. He has published and presented over 80 technical papers.
Evgeniy Toropov
Chief Engineer, Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering
Front row participants
Sergey Egorov
Director of Science and Innovation, ASE Engineering Company
Ivan Ivanov
General Director, Nacional Engineering Center of Energetics
Taras Popov
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) under the President of the Russian Federation
Sergey Savchuk
Director General, Tyumenenergo
Grigoriy Trubnikov
Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

17:00—18:30
Economic Development Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 3

The Barents and European Arctic Region: Building Cooperation

The expansion of international cooperation is currently gaining in significance for the territories of Russia’s Arctic region. Among the topics on the agenda will be relations between the EU and Russia’s northwestern regions located within the Northern Dimension macroregions and the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC). These will be discussed by key figures in Northern Europe and Russia involved in implementing international cooperation programmes alongside a wide range of other areas related to the development of the Arctic.

Issues for discussion:
• International cooperation in Russia’s Arctic zone. The European vector of development
• The Russia–EU Kolarctic Cross-Border Cooperation programmes for 2007–2013 and 2014–2020 as examples of mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and Europe in the Arctic
• The Northern Dimension. A shared policy on northern Europe
• The Barents and European Arctic region. Priorities and results of the Russian Federation’s chairmanship of the BEAC
• The role and place of the Arctic in the development strategies of the Northern Dimension and BEAC macroregions
Moderator
Slava Khodko
Head of Project Development Directorate, Roscongress Foundation
Panellists
Tomas Hallberg
Head, International Barents Secretariat
Tomas Hallberg has been the Head of the International Barents Secretariat since 2015. His main task is to lead the Secretariat, whose responsibility is to coordinate the work between the 14 working groups in the 14 Barents regions. Tomas Hallberg has worked internationally for the past 25 years. He lived for more than 10 years in Russia. Five of them he was a Counselor of the Swedish Embassy in Moscow, promoting Swedish companies’ work with energy efficiency and green technologies. During 2008-2010 Mr. Hallberg worked as a Deputy General Director for IKEA Russia and CIS, responsible for governmental relations. In the early 2000 he headed an international NGO working with prevention of drug addictions. In this field he is the co-author of two books published in Russian and English.
Arthur Parfenchikov
Acting Head of the Republic of Karelia
Sergey Petrovich
Deputy Director, Second European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Chair, Committee of Senior Officials of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC)
Valentina Pivnenko
First Deputy Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Mika Riipi
Governor of Lapland, Finland
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on July 15, 1979 in Moscow. Education: Graduated from the Military University attached to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2001. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Business in 2006. Fluent in English, Greek and French. Work experience: 1996–2005: Military service. 2006–2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. February–August 2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of International Cooperation, Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. 2008–2010: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2010–2011: Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2011–2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. January–March 2013: Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. March–September 2013: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. September–December 2013: Director of the Department of the Minister’s Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. 2014–November 2014: Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. November 2014 to present: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Front row participants
Cecile Mirset
Governor of the Province of Troms
Cecilie Myrseth is chair of the Troms County Government since 2015. Prior to becoming the regional political leader in her county, Myrseth was the group leader of the Labour Party in the Troms County Parliament for four years. Myrseth holds several prominent positions in the Labour Party. She is a member of the National Board of the Labour Party and is the party’s top candidate from Troms County in the national parliamentary elections in September. Myrseth currently chairs the North Norwegian Council, a political body for the three northernmost counties promoting interregional cooperation. Myrseth is 32 years old and has a cand.psychol. degree from the University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway.
Timo Rautajoki
Chief Executive Officer, Lapland Chamber of Commerce

17:00—18:30
Economic Development Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 4

The Arctic: Integrating Efforts to Achieve Strategic Growth

The Arctic regions possess a wealth of experience in creating strategies for socioeconomic development. To carry out major projects, including those featuring international participation, requires both cooperation and collaboration. The formulation and implementation of such projects should take into consideration both regional strategies and shared strategies for the development of the Arctic as a whole. The sharing of accumulated experience in the practical implementation of these strategies takes on still greater importance when integrating efforts to achieve sustainable development.
Russia is formulating its own socioeconomic development strategy in the Arctic using the mechanism of ‘support zones’. The development of industry is likewise being facilitated by the establishment of industrial clusters, which are being created in the Arctic with the support of the government.

Issues for discussion:
• Socioeconomic development tools for the Arctic; the creation of ‘support zones’ for development and ensuring that they function properly
• Measures for supporting and attracting investment in industrial projects in the Arctic
• The potential for diverse forms of cooperative participation in developing the Arctic, including international collaboration
Moderator
Alexander Ignatiev
Chief Editor, Arctic Herald magazine
2012 - currently - Editor-in-Chief of the Arctic Herald journal 2008 - 2012 - Head of the International Barents Secretariat (Norway, Kirkenes) 2006 - 2008 - Ambassador at Large of the MFA of Russia 2000 - 2005 - Ambassador of Russia to the Republic of Kenya, Permanent Representative of Russia to the International Organizations in Nairobi (UNEP and HABITAT) 1997 - 2000 - Deputy Director, Director of the 2. European Departament of the MFA of Russia 1992 - 1997 - Minister-Councellor of the Russian Embassy to Finland 1966 - 1992 - various positions in the Russian diplomatic service in Moscow and abroad In the MFA of USSR/Russia since 1966. Sphere of interests - International cooperation and activity of international organizations in in the North and Arctic.
Panellists
Valery Chichkanov
Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
Igor Koshin
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
Bjørn Olsen
Rector, Nord University
Bjorn Olsen is a Rector of Nord University and Professor at Nord University Business School. Professor Bjorn Olsen has an extensive list of publications in the field of management and organisational leadership. In addition, Bjørn Olsen has strong administrative competence and experience working on leadership positions for commercial sector and serving as dean at Nord University Business School and nowadays as rector at Nord University.
Maxim Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born in Moscow 21 July 1982Holds a higher education degree2004: finished post-graduate studies at the Higher School of Economics majoring in EconomicsSpeaks English 04/2002–06/2006 – Chief Economist, Division Head at the Central Bank of the Russian Federation 06/2006–07/2010 – Chief Manager, Managing Director of Rosbank07/2010–06/2012 – Head of Analytics for Russia and CIS at Credit Agricol Corporate and Investment Bank06/2012–08/2013 – Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital 09/2013–03/2015 – Department Director for Long-Term Planning at the Ministry of Finance of the Russian FederationSince 03/2015 – Deputy Minister of Finance
Tero Vauraste
Vice Chair, Arctic Economic Council
Mr. Vauraste heads Arctia, a Finnish shipowner and operator of eight icebreakers. Arctia provides icebreaking, offshore and maritime services in the Baltic Sea and polar areas. Mr. Vauraste also serves as Vice Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council, an independent organization established in 2014 that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development, as well as the sharing of best practices, technological solutions, standards and other information. Mr. Vauraste’s educational background includes a M.Sc. in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University and a naval officer exam from the Finnish Naval Academy. He has served as vessel master and several other positions in the Finnish Coast Guard. His current military rank is Lieutenant-Commander. Prior to joining Arctia in 2009, he has long experience in senior executive positions within the traffic and logistics service clusters. In addition to his duties at Arctia and the Arctic Economic Council, CEO Vauraste holds several positions of trust, including Chairman of the Finnish Maritime Weather Advisory Group, and member of the Advisory Group at the Finnish Lifeboat Institution.
Front row participants
Ivan Abramov
First Deputy Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Alexey Bagaryakov
Vice Rector, Federal State Budgeted Educational Institution of Higher Education “Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry for the Economic Development of the Russian Federation”
Egor Borisov
Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Borisov Egor Afanasevich was born on 15 August 1954 in the village of Churapcha Churapchinsky area Yakutia. In 1979 Graduated Novosibirsk agricultural Institute on a speciality "Mechanization of agriculture", qualification "engineer-mechanic". Doctor of economic Sciences. Labor activity In 1971-1991 – the mechanic-repairman, the manager of the Churapchinsky district Association "agriculture", first Deputy head of the Churapchinsky district of the Department of agriculture, the second Secretary of the Churapchinsky district party Committee, Chairman of Churapchinsky regional Council of people's deputies. In 1991-1992 – Deputy Minister of agriculture of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) General Director of Association "Yakutagrotechservices". In 1992-1998 – Deputy, first Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 1998-2000 – Minister of agriculture and preparations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Director of the Yakut research Institute of agriculture. In 1997-2002 – Director of the Yakut scientific research Institute of agriculture. In 2002-2003 – the first Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 2003-2010 – Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 2010-2014, the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 14 Sep 2014-elected Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 27 September 2014 assumed the position of head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for the period of 5 years. Public and political activity Member of all-Russian political party "United Russia". The President of Federation of wrestling of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). State awards and titles Honored worker of national economy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The Order of Friendship. Railway honorary Builder of the Russian Federation. Master of communications of the Russian Federation. Honorary donor of the Russian Federation. The mark of distinction "Civic virtue".
Craig Fleener
Arctic Policy Advisor of the Government of the State of Alaska
Arvind Gupta
Deputy National Security Adviser of the Government of the Republic of India
Andrei Klepach
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
In 1981 graduated from the Economic Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University, specialty – economist, lecturer of political economics, candidate of economic science.In 1981 – 1991 worked at the Political Economics Department of the Moscow Lomonosov State University.In 1991 – 1998 worked at the Institute of National Economic Forecasting, the Russian Academy of Sciences (lead researcher, head of laboratory).In 1998 – 1999 – Director of the Research Department of the Russian Central Bank.In 1999 – 2004 – Executive Director of the Economic Research Foundation Development Center.In 2004 – 2008 – Head of the Macro Economic Forecasting Department of the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry.From February of 2008 to July of 2014 – Russian Economic Development Deputy Minister.From July 2014 – Vnesheconombank Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) – Member of the Board.In 2007 was awarded a title of Honored Economist for improving the Russian financial system, forming and developing its institutions.In 2011 was awarded the Order of Merit for his many years of exceptional work and public activities.
Igor Loskutov
Head, Interregional Department, Federal Financial Monitoring Service for the Northwestern Federal District
Valery Mitko
President, Arctic Academy of Science
Igor Orlov
Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Igor Orlov was born on 17 August 1964 in Debaltsevo, Donetsk Region. In 1987, he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrumentation, specialising in Electric Equipment for Aircrafts, and gained a qualification as an Electrical Engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics.After graduating, he was appointed as an Electrician to repair the electrical equipment at the Mechanical Engineering Enterprise Zvezdochka in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region. After working from 1988 to 1994 for scientific-research design and technology bureau Onega in Severodvinsk of the Arkhangelsk Region, Igor came back to Zvezdochka as Deputy General Manager. In 2008, he left Severodvinsk but continued his career in the same capacity at the Yantar Pribaltiysky Shipbuilding Works in Kaliningrad. Soon after that, he was appointed Managing Director of this enterprise. For just half a year, he worked as Senior Deputy Executive and Production Director of the car assembly company LLC Avtotor-Holding in Kaliningrad. In January 2012, Mr. Orlov became Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region. During his long career in industry, Igor Orlov was decorated with state and departmental awards: the Medal of the Order “For Merits to the Fatherland” of the second degree (2011), the Medal of Peter the Great (2004), the Medal “For Labour Valour” (2004) and the Lapel Pin “Shock Worker of the 12th Five-Year Plan” (1991).
Liana Pepelyayeva
Director, Regional Development Department of the Government of the Russian Federation
Born on December 9, 1965 in Novosibirsk. Liana Pepelyaeva graduated from the Law School of Tomsk State University (Novosibirsk Branch) in 1988 and from the School of Economics of Novosibirsk State Academy of Economics and Management in 1996. Between 1988 and 1998 Ms. Pepelyeva worked as a lawyer in Novosibirsk area legal aid office. She was appointed Director of Sibirskaya Yuridicheskaya Kontora Law Firm in 1998 and Chairperson in 2003. Liana Pepelyaeva was elected Deputy of Novosibirsk City Council twice – in 1996 and in 2001. In 2003 and 2007 she was elected Deputy of the State Duma. In June 2012 Ms. Pepelyaeva joined Regional Development Department of the Government of the Russian Federation as its Director. Liana Pepelyaeva has a PhD in Law and holds a status of the Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation. She has two daughters.
Sergey Vakhrukov
Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Verkhovtsev
General Director, Atomredmetzoloto

17:00—18:30
Human Capital Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 6

The Arctic: Territory of History, Culture, and Tourism

The indigenous peoples and population of Russia’s North are the bearers of a distinctive material and spiritual culture, which also has significant potential in terms of cultural tourism. The Arctic is a territory of astounding accomplishments on the part of those who have discovered and developed it. Pioneers of Arctic exploration, seafarers, and missionaries have all left their mark on the history of opening up these northern lands, and Russia has played a leading role.
The Arctic attracts scientists, researchers, and travellers from all over the world. It is essential that this heritage is preserved and protected. The region offers enormous opportunity for adventure and extreme tourism, as well as educational travel. With the right approach, these sectors could lay the groundwork for a successful tourism industry in Russia’s northern regions.

Issues for discussion:
• Preservation of the North’s cultural and historical heritage
• Viable cultural projects in the Arctic
• Areas and tools for developing the Arctic’s tourism industry
Moderator
Alexander Potekhin
Chairman, Association of the Mass Media of the Northwest
Panellists
Igor Barinov
Head, Russian Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs
Susan Barr
President, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
Iakov
Bishop of Naryan-Mar and Mezensky
Alison LeClaire
Senior Arctic Official for Canada, Global Affairs Canada
Oleg Safonov
Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Born in 1969 in Tselinograd (Kazakh SSR), graduated magna cum laude from the State Financial Academy (currently, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation) with a degree in finance and credit. Ph.D. in Economics.Married, has three children. Upon graduating, worked at several Russian banks (UNIKOMBANK, Eastern European Investment Bank, Soyuzaviakosmos and ORGRESBANK). In 2003 — 2007 — Head of the Financial Department at the Stock Market «Russian Trading System».In 2009 — 2010 — Deputy General Director for Economy and Finance at «UralVagonZavod» Scientific Industrial Corporation» PLC. In 2010 — 2014 — Financial Director at «Center for Science-Intensive Technologies» OJSC. Since May 2014 to the present — Acting Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism, Ministry of Culture of Russia. Ph.D. in Economics. Speaks English. Married, has three children.
Front row participants
Nikolay Kharitonov
Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Nikolai Kharitonov graduated from the Novosibirsk Agricultural Institute with in agronomics and from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation. He is a Candidate of Sciences (Econ.). Director of a state farm, Chairman of AO Galinskoye (Moshkov District of the Novosibirsk Region). Honoured agricultural worker of the Russian Federation. Honoured physical culture worker of the Russian Federation. He has been elected deputy to the rural and district councils of people’s deputies, deputy to the Novosibirsk Region Council of People’s Deputies, a people’s deputy of the RSFSR; has been a member of the Committee of the Supreme Council of the Russian Federation for social development of rural areas, agrarian issues and food. Nikolai Kharitonov was nominated by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation as President of the Russian Federation in the 2004 election. Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of all the six convocations. Member of the faction of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. He has been awarded the “Order of Friendship”, medals “For Labour Merit”, “To commemorate the 850th Anniversary of Moscow”, the commemorative anniversary medal and commemorative token of the Chairman of the State Duma “100 Years from the Day the State Duma was Founded in Russia”, Honorary Certificate of the State Duma, badge of honour of the State Duma “For Merits in Developing Parliamentarism”, gold medal “For Contribution to the Development of the Agricultural Complex of Russia”, medal “For Merits to the Novosibirsk Region”.
Grigory Ledkov
President, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East (RAIPON)
Alexander Merzlov
President, Russian Association of the Most Beautiful Villages
Igor Nikolaev
Director, Blessed Warrior St. Fyodor Ushakov Charitable Foundation for Culturally and Socially Important Initiatives
Igor Panin
Head, Northwest Regional Centre, Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies, and Elimination of the Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM of Russia)
Nikolai Saveliev
Founder, Poseidon Expeditions
Alexander Veselov
General Director, Arktikugol State Trust, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

09:00—21:00
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Vladimir Kuzin Ski Stadium

‘The Arctic. Made in Russia’ International Youth Educational Forum


09:00—11:00
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 7

Arctic Business Forum

Although a large number of support measures have been introduced by the government, businesses are not sufficiently aware of what is available. There is a pressing need to integrate strategies, programmes, and proposals for developing the Arctic, specific regions, industries, small and medium-sized businesses in the Arctic, and regional authorities. There is also a need to establish infrastructure and an improved energy network for use by participating and new commercial ventures. The Arctic is an attractive region for investment, not only for large enterprises, but also for small and medium-sized businesses.
The projects being implemented in the Russian Arctic by Russian companies and overseas partners offer a pathway to removing barriers which would otherwise impede constructive cooperation with government bodies at various levels. This highlights the importance of collaboration between the Business Council of the State Commission for Arctic Development – the business arm of the advisory body, which provides the Commission with a consolidated viewpoint from the business community on current issues affecting the socioeconomic development of the Russian Arctic in order to establish a favourable investment climate – and the Arctic Economic Council, which aims to build a model of international cooperation that will secure a central role for business in the sustainable development of the Arctic.

Issues for discussion:
• Pooling efforts to promote the economic development of the Arctic: the optimal format for cooperation between government and business on specific projects
• International collaboration to implement Arctic investment projects – identifying the best models for cooperation
• Involvement in the Arctic projects of small and medium-sized enterprises
Moderator
Mikhail Grigoryev
Member, Scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Panellists
Evgeniy Ambrosov
Senior Executive Vice-President, PAO "Sovcomflot"
Elena Bezdenezhnykh
Vice President, State Secretary, GR, Norilsk Nickel
Education: graduated from Krasnoyarsk State University with a degree in law Professional experience: Started working in 1995 for Zavenyagin Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant rising from the ladder of service from legal adviser to Director of Corporate and Legal Department. She was appointed Director of Legal Department of MMC Norilsk Nickel in 2008. Since 2012 was appointed Deputy CEO, in 2015 – Vice President - Corporate Governance, Assset Management and Legal Affairs, MMS Norilsk Nickel In 2015 – Vice-President- Corporate Governance, Assset Management and Legal Affairs,MMS Norilsk Nickel At present- Vice President- State Secretary, GR.
Aleksi Härkönen
Senior Arctic Official for Finland
Viktor Ikonnikov
Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk Region for Strategic Planning and Investment Policy
Vasily Osmakov
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born June 8, 1983, Moscow. 2005: graduated from Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies. 2008: gained his CSc from the State University of Management in Moscow. Career background: 2004–2008: Ministry of Industry and Energy: Head of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Strategic Planning and Research Department; Assistant Administrator of Priority Projects Support under the Economic Analysis and Planning Division; Advisor to the Public Relations Department; Senior Expert of the PR Department. 2008–2012: Assistant and Advisor to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 2012–2016: Director of Strategic Development and Project Management Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. 31 August 2016: appointed Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Since 2015, Mr Osmakov has held the title of Full State Counsellor. CSc in Economics. Married with a child.
Sergey Smirnov
Director, Sozvezdiye Oil and Gas Industry Suppliers Association
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Born on July 15, 1979 in Moscow. Education: Graduated from the Military University attached to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 2001. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Business in 2006. Fluent in English, Greek and French. Work experience: 1996–2005: Military service. 2006–2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation. February–August 2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of International Cooperation, Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. 2008–2010: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2010–2011: Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. 2011–2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. January–March 2013: Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation. March–September 2013: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. September–December 2013: Director of the Department of the Minister’s Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. 2014–November 2014: Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. November 2014 to present: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Tero Vauraste
Vice Chair, Arctic Economic Council
Mr. Vauraste heads Arctia, a Finnish shipowner and operator of eight icebreakers. Arctia provides icebreaking, offshore and maritime services in the Baltic Sea and polar areas. Mr. Vauraste also serves as Vice Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council, an independent organization established in 2014 that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development, as well as the sharing of best practices, technological solutions, standards and other information. Mr. Vauraste’s educational background includes a M.Sc. in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University and a naval officer exam from the Finnish Naval Academy. He has served as vessel master and several other positions in the Finnish Coast Guard. His current military rank is Lieutenant-Commander. Prior to joining Arctia in 2009, he has long experience in senior executive positions within the traffic and logistics service clusters. In addition to his duties at Arctia and the Arctic Economic Council, CEO Vauraste holds several positions of trust, including Chairman of the Finnish Maritime Weather Advisory Group, and member of the Advisory Group at the Finnish Lifeboat Institution.
Front row participants
Yakov Antonov
General Director, Northern Shipping Company
Anton Filatov
General Director, Oboronlogistika
Alexandrs Isurins
Chairman of the Executive Board, President, FESCO
Karen Stepanian
First Deputy Director General (Sea and River Transportation), Sovfracht

09:00—11:00
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Government of Arkhangelsk Region, Oval hall (No. 232)

Northern Forum Governors’ Meeting

Partnership in the Arctic is built not only at the intergovernmental level, but also at the interregional level. The Northern Forum, which brings together the governors of northern regions, is a major international nongovernmental organization. It also has observer status on the Arctic Council and consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The Northern Forum is an important tool for enhancing and expanding non-political dialogue among the governors of Arctic and northern regions of various countries and the leaders of municipalities and organizations.
The Northern Forum includes regions of the Russian Federation (Krasnoyarsk Territory, Chutkotka Autonomous Area, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Nenets Autonomous Area, Magadan Region, Primorsky Territory, and Kamchatka Region), Iceland (the city of Akureyri), the USA (Alaska), the Republic of Korea (Gangwon Province), and Finland (Lapland).
Until 2013, the Northern Forum Secretariat was located in Anchorage, Alaska (USA); it is presently situated in Yakutsk (Sakha Republic (Yakutia)). Krasnoyarsk Territory has chaired the Northern Forum since November 2015.

Issues for discussion:
• Strengthening the role of the Northern Forum in Arctic collaboration
• The socioeconomic development of the North and the Arctic
• Improving living standards for the region’s population
Moderator
Victor Tolokonsky
Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory
Studied economics at the Novosikirsk Public Economy Institute and did postgraduate studies at Novosibirsk State University. Between 1981 and 1991 - various leadership positions at the Novosibirsk Regional Communist Party Executive Committee. Between 1991 and 1993 - vice chairman of Novosibirsk City Communist Party Executive Committee Between 1993 and 1999 – mayor of Novosibirsk. Between 2000 and September 2010 – Governor of Novosibirsky region. As of September 9, 2010 – plenipotentiary representative of the President of Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District. May 12, 2014 – appointed the provisional governor of Krasnoyarsky Region by the President of the Russian Federation. During the election Viktor Tolokonsky was supported by 425017 people (63,3 %). As of September 26, 2014 – the governor of the Krasnoyarsky Region. Cavalier of Order of Honor, IV Class Order of Merit and Friendship Order. Awarded the medal for Organizing the Russian National Census, orders of the Russian Orthodox Church and an honorary badge for Public Acclaim. Recepient of the Russia’s Best Governor prize. Married, two children.
Panellists
Stepan Aznauryan
Deputy Governor; Head of the Representative Office of Magadan Region under the Government of the Russian Federation in Moscow
Egor Borisov
Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
Borisov Egor Afanasevich was born on 15 August 1954 in the village of Churapcha Churapchinsky area Yakutia. In 1979 Graduated Novosibirsk agricultural Institute on a speciality "Mechanization of agriculture", qualification "engineer-mechanic". Doctor of economic Sciences. Labor activity In 1971-1991 – the mechanic-repairman, the manager of the Churapchinsky district Association "agriculture", first Deputy head of the Churapchinsky district of the Department of agriculture, the second Secretary of the Churapchinsky district party Committee, Chairman of Churapchinsky regional Council of people's deputies. In 1991-1992 – Deputy Minister of agriculture of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) General Director of Association "Yakutagrotechservices". In 1992-1998 – Deputy, first Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 1998-2000 – Minister of agriculture and preparations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Director of the Yakut research Institute of agriculture. In 1997-2002 – Director of the Yakut scientific research Institute of agriculture. In 2002-2003 – the first Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 2003-2010 – Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). In 2010-2014, the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 14 Sep 2014-elected Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 27 September 2014 assumed the position of head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for the period of 5 years. Public and political activity Member of all-Russian political party "United Russia". The President of Federation of wrestling of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). State awards and titles Honored worker of national economy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The Order of Friendship. Railway honorary Builder of the Russian Federation. Master of communications of the Russian Federation. Honorary donor of the Russian Federation. The mark of distinction "Civic virtue".
Mira Kleist
Special Advisor, Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Greenland
Natalya Komarova
Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Natalia Komarova was born on the 21st of October 1955 in Pskov Region, she is married and has two children. In 1978 she graduated from Kommunarsk Institute of Mining and Smelting, the faculty of Engineering and Economics, majoring in “Economics and organization of construction” with awarding of qualification Engineer-economist. She began to work at the Kommunarsk Metallurgical Factory as a labor engineer of the laboratory of industrial engineering in 1978. Then she worked as an economist of the planned-economic CCB department. In 1980 Natalia moved to Novy Urengoi of Tyumen Region, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. There she began to work in the municipal executive committee as a senior inspector. In 1988 Natalia became the chairwoman of the city planning commission. Then she worked as the deputy chairwoman of the municipal executive committee, the deputy of the City Council. In 1992 she became the first deputy of the Head of Administration in Novy Urengoi. In 1994 Natalia was designated as the Head of the city Administration. That year she was elected as a deputy of the State Duma of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and as a deputy of the NoviyUrengoy Municipal Committee. On the 16thof March 1997 Natalia Komarova continued working as the Head of the municipal formation of NoviyUrengoy up to October 2000 according to the elections results. From October 2000 to December 2001 Natalia worked as a deputy of the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, leading the Economic Committee of the Okrug. At the same time Natalia lectures at the University: she is an associate professor of the Social Management of the Yamal Oil and Gas Institute (branch) of the Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (since 1999). In December 2001 Natalia was elected as a Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation inYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug. From 2004 to 2007 she is the Head of the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In December 2007 Natalia was elected as the deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Electoral Okrug for the third time. In the State Duma of the fifth assembling she continued to be the Head the Natural Resources and Nature Management Committee. On the 8thof February 2010 the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev submitted a proposal to the deputies of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Duma a candidature of Natalia Komarova as the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra. At the unscheduled meeting on the 15thof February the deputies in a unanimous vote voice supported her candidature.On the 1stof March Natalia entered the office of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug –Ugra.
Roman Kopin
Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area
Roman Kopin was born on March 5, 1974. In 1996 he had finished Volgo-Vyatskaya Academy of government service having graduated of department of the State and municipal administration. Since 2001 till now Roman Kopin lives and works in Chukotka. In 2001 he was Governor’s adviser on economical issues. In December 2001 he was the head of municipal administration of Chaunskiy district, and in 2003 he was the head of Bilibino municipal district. In April 2008 he was appointed as the Vice-Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region and at the same time he was the chief of Department of industrial and farming policy. 13 of July 2008 during the close vote of deputies of regional Duma Roman Kopin was appointed as the Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region. On September 8, 2013 he was elected the Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Area. On September 24 Roman Kopin took the oath and officially entered a position. He was awarded by "Medal of honor" the decree of the President of Russian Federation He is married and has two children, a son and a daughter.
Igor Koshin
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
Cecile Mirset
Governor of the Province of Troms
Cecilie Myrseth is chair of the Troms County Government since 2015. Prior to becoming the regional political leader in her county, Myrseth was the group leader of the Labour Party in the Troms County Parliament for four years. Myrseth holds several prominent positions in the Labour Party. She is a member of the National Board of the Labour Party and is the party’s top candidate from Troms County in the national parliamentary elections in September. Myrseth currently chairs the North Norwegian Council, a political body for the three northernmost counties promoting interregional cooperation. Myrseth is 32 years old and has a cand.psychol. degree from the University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway.
Igor Orlov
Governor of Arkhangelsk Region
Igor Orlov was born on 17 August 1964 in Debaltsevo, Donetsk Region. In 1987, he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrumentation, specialising in Electric Equipment for Aircrafts, and gained a qualification as an Electrical Engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics.After graduating, he was appointed as an Electrician to repair the electrical equipment at the Mechanical Engineering Enterprise Zvezdochka in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region. After working from 1988 to 1994 for scientific-research design and technology bureau Onega in Severodvinsk of the Arkhangelsk Region, Igor came back to Zvezdochka as Deputy General Manager. In 2008, he left Severodvinsk but continued his career in the same capacity at the Yantar Pribaltiysky Shipbuilding Works in Kaliningrad. Soon after that, he was appointed Managing Director of this enterprise. For just half a year, he worked as Senior Deputy Executive and Production Director of the car assembly company LLC Avtotor-Holding in Kaliningrad. In January 2012, Mr. Orlov became Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region. During his long career in industry, Igor Orlov was decorated with state and departmental awards: the Medal of the Order “For Merits to the Fatherland” of the second degree (2011), the Medal of Peter the Great (2004), the Medal “For Labour Valour” (2004) and the Lapel Pin “Shock Worker of the 12th Five-Year Plan” (1991).
Mika Riipi
Governor of Lapland, Finland
Evgeny Vishnyakov
Vice Governor of Primorsky Territory

09:00—10:30
Sustainable Development of the Arctic Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 6

Environmental Responsibility in the Arctic: Standards of Conduct and Doing Business

To preserve the unique ecosystem of the Arctic for future generations, strong government regulation is not enough. Maintaining the ecological balance in the Arctic must be a common objective for government, business, and society. Whether already established or just starting out in the Arctic, businesses need to assume a heightened degree of responsibility for preserving the environment.

Issues for discussion:
• How should they do this – by producing their own environmental regulations/green standards, or by adopting global social compacts?
• Are Russian businesses ready for this? Can existing public standards form the basis for a new environmental self-regulatory institution for the Russian Arctic?
• What international practices in terms of the relationship between social compacts and government regulation can be applied to the environmental development of the Arctic?
Moderator
Grigori Dobromelov
Director, Institute of Applied Political Research
Panellists
Oleg Budargin
Director General, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosseti
He was born on November 16, 1960. He graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute with highest honors, majoring in "Industrial and civil construction". In 1984 he started his professional career as a foreman in the Construction and Erection Department of the shaft-sinking trust company of Norilsk Nickel. Then he became deputy head of the Production Department of the Construction and Erection Association "Norilskstroy". In 1995 he was appointed deputy general director of Norilsk Nickel.From 2000 - Norilsk mayor, from 2003 - governor of Taymyr (Dolgan-Nenets) Autonomous Region.On October 27, 2009 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders he was elected Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "FGC UES".In June 2013 he was elected Director General of Joint Stock Company "ROSSETI".He is a member of the Russian Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environmental Security.Vice chairman and senior adviser of World Energy Council (WEC) in charge of regional development.He has a number of national and industrial awards.
Alexander Korobkov
General Director, Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
Vladimir Masloboev
Director, Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems
Hannele Pokka
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Finland
Hannele Pokka serves as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of the Environment. She is the highest-ranking public servant within the Ministry. Ms Pokka is also Docent of Environmental Law at the University of Lapland. Previously, she has served as governor of the Province of Lapland and the minister of justice. From 1979 to 1994, Ms Pokka was a Member of Parliament. She has special interest and expertise in Arctic issues and has held the position, for example, of chair of the Barents Regional Council and the Northern Forum. Educational Background: Hannele Pokka holds a doctoral degree in environmental law. She is an honorary doctor of environment and forestry at the University of Eastern Finland (previously, University of Joensuu).
David Scott
President and Chief Executive Officer, Polar Knowledge Canada
Dr. David J. Scott is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Polar Knowledge Canada. He joined the organization as Executive Director of the former Canadian Polar Commission in March 2012, and co-led the recent merger of the Canadian Polar Commission with the Canadian High Arctic Research Station initiative. Dr. Scott had a long career with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), culminating as Director, Northern Canada Division. Prior to that, he was acting Director General, Planning and Operations Branch, and led the GSC's Gas Hydrates and Northern Resources Development programs. From 1999-2003, he was based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, as the founding Chief Geologist of the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office. Dr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada) and a PhD in Geological Sciences (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada) where his thesis research investigated the tectonic origin of two-billion year old oceanic crust in Arctic Quebec. He was a Research Associate in uranium-lead geochronology at the GEOTOP laboratories of the University of Quebec at Montreal. He has published and presented over 80 technical papers.
Front row participants
Vladimir Chuprov
Head, Energy Programme, Greenpeace Russia
Nikolay Gerasimov
Deputy Chairman of the Government, Minister of Industry, Natural Resources, Energy and Transport of the Republic of Komi
Jakob Granit
Director General, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Rashid Ismailov
Director, Green Standards Environmental Certification Centre
Alexey Knizhnikov
Extractive Industry Environmental Policy Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia
Studded in Moscow State University on geography – 1977-82. Have 25 year experience to work out vin-vin solutions and conflict resolution among environmental NGOs and extractive industry and energy sector in Russia. The current priority topics are combating associated gas flaring in Russia, oil spill response issues in ice conditions, promoting best international standards in Russia such as Strategic Environmental assessment (SEA), Sustainable Hydropower Protocols. The latest outcomes - started up project on the environmental responsibility rating of oil&gas companies. The priority regions are Russian Arctic, Amur basin, Altay Mountains, Kamchatka, and Caspian Sea.
Evgeny Knyazhev
Deputy General Director, VTB Ecology
Nikita Kuprikov
Director, Polar Initiative
Svetlana Lipina
Director, Centre for Innovation Economics, Russian Foreign Trade Academy; Council for the Study of Production Forces under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

09:30—11:00
Human Capital Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Assembly hall

The Arctic: Territory of Professionals

In recent decades, the Arctic has unquestionably become one of the world’s most significant regions. The attention devoted to the Arctic today is the result both of geopolitics and of global changes that have taken place in this region of the planet.
The Arctic is distinct from other regions by virtue of its enormous resource potential and political stability.
Global climate change and, simultaneously, the intensification of industrial development in the Arctic region are creating both opportunities for the economies of the Arctic states and significant challenges and risks for the surrounding environment, for society, and for mankind.
The key issues at the present time, which include minimizing the environmental risks of industrial activity in the context of climate change, developing mechanisms for helping the people and societies of the Arctic to adapt to changing circumstances, preserving ecosystems, and developing green technologies for the industrial development of the region, necessitate a consolidation of intellectual, technological, and human resources, both at the national level and in the organization of multilateral international cooperation aimed at expanding science and education in the region and utilizing their potential to ensure that the Arctic becomes a region of sustainable development.

Issues for discussion:
• Human capital in the Arctic as a factor in shaping and developing the Arctic region and a knowledge-based economy
• Using human resources to ensure sustainable development of the Arctic: successful models and case studies
• Creating the infrastructure and systems necessary for a sustained presence of intellectual capital in the Arctic region
• International collaboration in science and education in the Arctic region: regional policy, research and educational priorities, education for indigenous peoples
• Arctic communities: challenges for adaptation and development
Moderator
Elena Kudryashova
Rector, Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU)
Panellists
Anne Husebekk
Rector, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Lars Kullerud
President, University of the Arctic (UArctic)
Peter Sköld
Director, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (Arcum)
Arctic research has a great responsibility to meet the challenges faced by peoples and societies in the north. Since many of these challenges are shared between different regions of the Arctic international research cooperation is of great importance. This stretches from the work of research organizations such as IASSA, IASC and UArctic, to cooperation between northern universities, and the practical implementation of efforts in large-scale research projects. It is crucial to define the most urgent research tasks, both in a global and in a regional perspective. The importance of understanding and counteracting the negative impact of climate change has a solid position, while sustainable use of natural resources and the specific challenges of northern societies are yet to be developed. This presentation lifts forward the collaboration between research projects and local citizens (stakeholders), and the extra-ordinary challenges indigenous education and research experience.
Olga Vasilyeva
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
Mauri Ylä-Kotola
Rector, University of Lapland
Educated at the University of Helsinki, Ph.D. Mauri Ylä-Kotola is President of University of Lapland located in Rovaniemi, Finland. Prior to his current position Ylä-Kotola worked as Rector of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. From 2007 to 2011 he was also Chairman of the Board of Finnish Electronic Library Fin-E-Lib. Mauri Ylä-Kotola's areas of academic expertise include, e.g., the thematics and problematics of the information society, media technologies, content production, computer-mediated communication and electronic aesthetics. He has undertaken research in the new forms and methods of interactive media, especially synthetic multi-user environments, and has recently been working on a project on philosophical questions of virtual reality technologies and spatial interfaces. Ylä-Kotola regularly lectures at various European universities. He has been a member of several scientific committees, including the Committee of Media Culture Program of the Finnish Academy, the Board of C.I.T.I. Institute (New University of Lisbon), the Committee of EMMABA, and the Board of the European Institute for a Sustainable Information Society. Mauri Ylä-Kotola has received two honorary titles. He was nominated to Doctor of Humane Letters (Litterarum humanarum doctor) in 2008 by the Board of University of Urbana (Ohio, United States of America). In 2009 he was nominated to Honorary Professor at The Pedagogical University of Murmansk (Russian Federation).
Larisa Zelkova
Senior Vice President, HR, Social Policy, and Public Relations, Norilsk Nickel
Front row participants
Renata Abdulina
Chairman, St. Petersburg Government Committee for Youth Policy and Interaction with Social Organizations
Sergey Baryshnikov
Rector, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping
Tatiana Buchkova
Deputy Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Olga Epifanova
Deputy Chair, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Marina Kovtun
Governor of Murmansk Region
Frode Mellemvik
Director, High North Centre, Nord University
Natalya Nesterova
Head of Human Resource Management and Organizational Affairs, Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
Mike Sfraga
Director, Polar Initiative, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Arctic research has a great responsibility to meet the challenges faced by peoples and societies in the north. Since many of these challenges are shared between different regions of the Arctic international research cooperation is of great importance. This stretches from the work of research organizations such as IASSA, IASC and UArctic, to cooperation between northern universities, and the practical implementation of efforts in large-scale research projects. It is crucial to define the most urgent research tasks, both in a global and in a regional perspective. The importance of understanding and counteracting the negative impact of climate change has a solid position, while sustainable use of natural resources and the specific challenges of northern societies are yet to be developed. This presentation lifts forward the collaboration between research projects and local citizens (stakeholders), and the extra-ordinary challenges indigenous education and research experience.
Mikhail Sonkin
Deputy Governor of Tomsk Region for Science, Education, and Innovative Policy
Tuija Turunen
Professor, University of Lapland

09:30—11:00
Human Capital Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 4

The Arctic: Territory of a Favourable Living Environment

Today, the strategic challenge of developing the Arctic is to stabilize demographic processes and increase the effectiveness of measures to protect and improve the health of inhabitants. Preventive measures play a key role in this respect. Natural and anthropogenic factors place high demands on the human body, posing risks to health and resulting in demographic and economic losses. The climate changes which have occurred in the Arctic also affect the epidemiological and epizootic situation.
In addition to the temperature factor, new risks arise from development in new territories where the risk of infection from animals is little studied. In carrying out large-scale investment projects to develop the northern territories, it is necessary to justify, devise, and implement unconventional management decisions regarding people’s working conditions and lives.
In addition, given the risk of epidemics developing, it is essential to intensify cooperation among all concerned, both in the fight against new infections and in addressing the problems of known diseases. Losses caused by health threats need to be reduced. This will lead to an increase not only in investment returns, but also in quality of life. The importance of cooperation between businesses and governments in providing occupational safety in the Arctic comes to the fore when addressing the key problem of retaining human capital.

Issues for discussion:
• What are the characteristics of the emergence and spread of infectious and mass non-infectious diseases in Arctic conditions? What are the demographic and economic consequences, and what preventive measures can be taken?
• How can we ensure healthy and safe working conditions and prevent occupational diseases in Arctic conditions?
• What are the sanitary, hygienic, and epidemiological safety conditions like in towns and settlements in the Arctic?
• How can we help to build capacity to prevent epidemics in the Arctic region?
• Inclusive investment: should the private sector invest in healthcare and support favourable working conditions to reduce losses caused by epidemics?
Moderator
Alexey Litvyakov
Journalist, Russian News Agency TASS
Panellists
Sergey Emmanuilov
Chair of Committee on Health Care and Social Policy, Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies
Birgitta Evengård
Professor, Chief Physician, Department of Clinical Microbiology; Head of Infectious Diseases Unit, Umeå University
Anna Popova
Head, Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Ms. Popova, M.D., has a degree in medicine and prophylactics, professor in medical hygiene. Worked as an epidemiologist, chief of epidemiology at Budennovsk hospital, chief epidiemologist in State Center in Serpukhov and Pushino, deputy head of Rospoterbnadzor in Moscow oblast, head of HR or Rospoterbnadzor and deputy chief of Rospotrebnadzor . After a decree of the government of Russian Federation government N1931 temporary acted as chief of Federal Agency for consumer protection and human wellbeing from October 23, 2013. Following a decree of the government of Russian Federation N571-p appointed head of Rospoterbnadzor. Married, has two children
Yngvar Thomassen
Research Director, Department of Chemical and Biological Work Environment, National Institute of Occupational Health in Oslo, Norway
Areg Totolian
Director, Institut Pasteur in St. Petersburg
Front row participants
Boris Filippov
Vice Chair of Academic Council, Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Alexander Frolov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Investment Company Akvilon Invest
Sergey Gorbanev
Director General, North-West Public Health Research Center
Andrey Gudkov
Head of the Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology, Northern State Medical University
Felix Karmazinov
Strategic Program Coordinator, SUE «Vodokanal of St. Petersburg»
Vadim Kopylov
Chief Engineer, Kolskaya Mining and Metallurgical Company
Marianne Røgeberg
Head of Arctic Affairs, NordForsk

11:00—12:00
Human Capital Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Hall 6

The Arctic: Territory of Health

Healthcare systems in the Arctic face a range of challenges specific to the region, including difficulties in accessing population centres and industrial areas, low population density, difficult climatic conditions, the effects of the polar day and polar night, and environmental problems. In addition to the need to develop healthcare services in the region, there is also a need to adapt the latest technologies for application in the region. This can be achieved by sharing the experience of medical practices preparing people for life in non-standard conditions, and by participating in joint projects to develop equipment for diagnosing and treating the health problems of people residing in extreme conditions. Another important objective is improving the life expectancy of the population of Russia’s Arctic regions from the current 71 to 74 years. A number of initial steps must be taken in this direction: improving working and living conditions, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and providing prompt and high-quality medical services. In order to achieve these objectives, a coordinated healthcare strategy must be developed for the sub-polar region’s population. Such a strategy can only be developed and implemented with the coordinated efforts of all parties involved – government, business, and scientific, educational, and civil society organizations.
Issues for discussion:
• In the current climate, how can research on the negative effects of the Arctic environment on the population’s health be coordinated?
• How can the population of the Arctic regions be motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and who should be assigned this responsibility?
• What is business doing to look after the health of its workers?
• What are the priorities for healthcare development in Russia’s Arctic regions in the coming years?
• How can medical staff be attracted to work in sub-polar regions?
• What factors could help initiate an information revolution for healthcare in remote districts?
Moderator
Anne Husebekk
Rector, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Panellists
Lubov Gorbatova
Rector, Northern State Medical University
Dmitry Kobylkin
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Veronika Skvortsova
Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Veronika Skvortsova was born in Moscow on November 1, 1960. She graduated from the 2nd Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute in 1983 and completed a Postgraduate Clinical Residency Programme and an Advanced Postgraduate Programme specializing in neuropathology. In 1994, she qualified as a higher category neurologist. After graduating, she worked for the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute (the Russian State Medical University since 1991) for 25 years. Veronika Skvortsova became head of one of Russia’s first neurology emergency services at Moscow’s 1st municipal hospital established on the basis of the neurology clinic of the 2nd Moscow State Medical Institute in 1989. In 1989–1995, she served as assistant and, in 1995–1997, as assistant professor at the Neuropathology Department of the Russian State Medical University. She became Head of the Fundamental and Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery Department in 1997. Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Director of the Russian Stroke Research Institute in 2005. She was Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Social Development from 2008 to 2012. Veronika Skvortsova was appointed Minister of Healthcare by Presidential Executive Order No. 650 of May 21, 2012. She is vice-president and co-founder of the National Stroke Association, director of the World Stroke Organization and secretary general of the European Stroke Council. She is a Doctor of Medicine, Professor, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Veronika Skvortsova is an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation. She has been awarded an Order of Honour and won the Pirogov Prize and Moscow Government Prize in Medicine. She is the author of more than 400 research papers and holds seven patents for her inventions.
Vladimir Uiba
Head, Federal Medical-Biological Agency of the Russian Federation
Guzel Ulumbekova
President of the Board, Association of Medical Societies for Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education; Head, Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management
Head of the Higher School of Healthcare Organization and Management, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Medical Communities for the Quality of Medical Care and Medical Education. Chairman of the Commission on Continuing Education of the National Medical Chamber, member of the Coordinating Council of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia for Development of Continuing Medical and Pharmaceutical Education, member of the Board and Executive Secretary of the Russian Society for Healthcare Organization and Public Health. Since 2003, she has been heavily involved in expert activities on healthcare organization at the Civic Chamber and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the State Duma Committee on Healthcare, the Strategic Research Centre of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the WHO Council for Evidence-Based Medicine, etc. Guzel Ulumbekova is the author of the books Russia’s Healthcare. What Needs to Be Done (2010) and Russia’s Healthcare. What Needs to Be Done-2 (2015) and a textbook for medical schools Public Health and Healthcare (2011); she is a contributor to and a member of the editorial board of the national guide Public Health and Healthcare (2013).
Front row participants
Igor Bobrovnitskiy
Director, Centre of Environmental Medicine, Sisin National Research Institute of Human Ecology and Environmental Hygiene under the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Evgeny Boyko
Director, Institute of Physiology, Komi Science Centre
Maksim Chashchin
Doctor of Medical Science; Head, Arctic Medicine Research Laboratory, Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University
Olga Epifanova
Deputy Chair, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Anton Karpunov
Minister of Health of the Arkhangelsk Region
Igor Mosyagin
Chief of Medical Service, Russian Federation Naval High Command
Natalia Stadchenko
Chairman, Federal Mandatory Health Insurance Fund

13:00—14:30
Plenary Session Arkhangelsk Lomonosov Drama Theatre, Plenary session hall

People and the Arctic

Address by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

Address by the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö

Address by the President of the Republic of Iceland Guðni Jóhannesson
Moderator
Geoff Cutmore
Anchor, CNBC
Geoff Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship Squawk Box programme in EMEA. The three hour show, which broadcasts worldwide five days a week, bookends the opening of European equity markets and is a must see for financial professionals, C-suite executives and investors. Cutmore is one of CNBC’s most experienced presenters, with more than 15 years dedicated to financial broadcasting. He has anchored programmes for CNBC in both Europe and Asia, having spent a number of years working in Hong Kong. Cutmore covers the most important senior business gatherings for CNBC including the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos and China and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where he has interviewed the world’s top CEOs, economists and political leaders. He has reported on the most important issues facing the global economy today and has also led special programming on Central and Eastern Europe, climate change and the global energy challenge. Cutmore is a contributor to business and finance magazines including the Economist, Investors Chronicle and Money Market. His first book on the markets, New Market Mavericks, was well received.