Business programme

8 April
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum

Prospects for the Development of the Northern Sea Route

In partnership with the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
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In accordance with the Federal law dated 27 December 2018 No. 525-FZ “On implementing changes to individual legal acts of the Russian Federation,” the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has begun to function as the sole infrastructure operator of the Northern Sea Route. The Rosatom State Corporation is responsible for implementing state policy and managing state property related to the development and sustainable function of the Northern Sea Route and for creating facilities to meet the electricity demands of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Experts will discuss proposals to increase the efficiency of ship route planning, improve ice monitoring and marine area navigation and hydrography along the Northern Sea Route, develop seaport infrastructure, form a cargo base, and create an icebreaker fleet.
A special Rosatom State Corporation field event will be held on the 50 Let Pobedy icebreaker under the real conditions of winter-spring navigation in the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea.
Moderator
Vyacheslav Ruksha
Deputy Director General – Director for the Northern Sea Route Directorate, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Born on 17 February 1954. In 1976 he graduated from the Leningrad ‘Order of the October Revolution’ Higher Engineering Marine School named after Adm. S. O. Makarov. He held the positions of adviser to the president of OAO Russian Railways, head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport, first Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and General Director of OAO Murmansk Shipping Company. Since the establishment of FGUP Atomflot in 2008 and its merger with the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, he has been the enterprise’s General Director. On 24 July 2018, he was appointed Deputy Director General and Head of the Directorate for the Northern Sea Route, ROSATOM.
Panellists
Dmitry Artyukhov
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region
Olga Atyukova
Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District
Deputy Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District
Yury Borisov
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation; Chairman, Marine Board under the Government of the Russian Federation
Sergey Vakhrukov
Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Alexander Isayev
Chairman of the Board, Vostokugol Management Company
Aleksey Kazanin
Deputy General Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Marine Arctic Geological Expedition
Mustafa Kashka
General Director, Atomflot
Mustafa Kashka was born on the 11th of May 1964. He graduated from Novorossiysk High Engineering Marine School with a degree in “Exploitation of ship power plants”.
Qualification – ship engineer.
In 1987 started to work for Murmansk Shipping Company as an ordinary steam generator worker and grew up to a position of steam generator Chief Engineer. Worked on the atomic ice breakers «Arktica», «Rossiya», «Sibir».
In 2003 was appointed as a Deputy Technical Director of atomic fleet in Atomic Fleet Technical Exploitation Department of Murmansk Shipping Company.
2007-2008 – Chief Engineer of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Northern Federal Enterprise on Radioactive Wastes Treatment”.
Since 2008 года – First Deputy Director – Chief Engineer of FSUE Atomflot.
On February 26, 2019 was assigned as a Director General of FSUE Atomflot by the Order of ROSATOM State Corporation.
Andrey Klepach
Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist), Member of the Board, State Development Corporation VEB.RF
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.
Alexander Kozlov
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Born on January 2, 1981, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 2003 graduated from Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship with Moscow Government with specialty in Jurisprudence. Awarded with the qualification of the Lawyer.
2000 – 2007 worked as a Leading Legal Adviser, Acting Assistant Director General for Legal Issues, Acting Head of Legal Department, Head of Legal Department, Deputy Director General for Legal Issues and Corporate Safety of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk city.
In 2007 was assigned to a position of the Director of CJSC Russian Coal’ branch in Gukovo city.
From 2008 - Director of the branch of JSC Russian Coal, in Blagoveshchensk.
2009 - 2010 – held position of the Director General of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk.
On February 2, 2011 – assigned to a position of First Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
From February 23, 2011, took a position of Minister of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
On September 14, 2014, won the elections and became the Mayor of Blagoveshchensk City by receiving 38.68% of votes.
On March 25, 2015, was appointed as a temporary Acting Governor of Amur Region by the order of V.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
On September 20, 2015 started to work as a Governor of Amur Region.
On May 18, 2018 was appointed as Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Married. No children.
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.
Yury Malyshev
Chief Executive Officer, SCF Arctic
Yury Mikhov
Chief Executive Officer, Hydrographic Department
Vladislav Onishchenko
Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Graduated from Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1995–1998 – Head of the Analytical Department of the PRIME-TASS business news agency;
1997–2000 – Senior Expert with the economic expert group of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation;
2001–2012 – Manager of projects introduced by the Government Executive Office, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and international projects in the CIS countries;
2012–2018 - First Deputy Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
On 18 August, 2018 he was appointed as the new Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
Dmitry Pospelov
Senior Vice President, VTB Bank
Alexander Poshivai
Deputy Head, The Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport
Pavel Sorokin
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
During the last 3.5 years Pavel Sorokin worked for Morgan Stanley as the Russian Oil & Gas sector lead and Vice President. In 2014-2015 he was ranked one of the best oil & gas sector analysts in Russia and EMEA in Extel and Institutional Investor. Pavel also used to work at Alfa-bank and Unicredit investment banking divisions and had Senior Accountant experience covering Oil & Gas sector at Ernst & Yong. Pavel headed the Ministry of Energy’s “Energy Research Center” at the Russian Energy Agency which provides in-house research and advice to the Ministry of Energy. From March 2018 he was appointed Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation.
Vasily Strugov
Deputy General Director for Fleet, Rosmorport
Yury Trutnev
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District
Born on March 1, 1956, in Perm, to a family of oil industry workers.
1978: graduated from the Perm Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Mining Engineering.
As a student, Mr Trutnev interned with Polaznaneft and Komineft oil companies as an assistant drill-operator and then drill-operator of oil and gas production equipment.
1978: engineer and junior research associate at PermNIPIneft, a design institute developing oil and gas production equipment.
1981-1988: worked at Perm city and regional Young Communist League (YCL) committees and the regional sports committee.
1988: founded and headed the Kontakt physical fitness and recreation association.
1990: CEO of EKS LIMITED Co.
1996: CEO of shareholding company E.K.S. International comprising EKS Group enterprises.
1994: deputy of the Perm regional legislature and Chairman of its Economic Policy and Taxation Committee.
December 1996: elected Perm Mayor.
December 9, 1996: sworn in as Perm Mayor.
December 2000: elected Governor of the Perm Region.
March 9, 2004: appointed Natural Resources Minister.
State awards: Order of Merit (1988) and the Russian Government's Honorary Certificate (2006).
August 31, 2013: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District.
Married, with five children.
Holds a 3rd Dan in the Kyokushin karate style and enjoys a variety of sports.
Lev Feodosyev
First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Nikolay Kharitonov
Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
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”.
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region
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.
2005-2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry
of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2008-2011: Worked in various positions аt the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2011-2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry
of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2013-2014: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2014-2017: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since September 2017 - Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area.
On October 1, 2018, assumed the post of Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area.

8 April
08:30–09:30
Youth Day Pavilion F, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Stand

Networking

Communication is the key, underlying concept of the Forum’s youth day. The programme encompasses a unique and managed event format offering a host of networking and education opportunities. Renowned scientists will be among those participating in the networking session.
Moderator
Maxim Nikitinsky
Founder, Delo Business Cluster

8 April
10:00–18:00
Youth Day Pavilion F, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Stand

Mentors’ Lounge for Entrepreneurs and Specialists

Young people frequently encounter a range of problems. These may stem from difficulties finding and attracting investment, settling on the wrong aim or strategy, failing to create a clear plan and losing focus, poor resource management, not knowing their customers’ needs, not properly leveraging technology, the lack of a global vision, limited access to capital, and not having the requisite contacts. These, together with numerous other issues and errors, prevent a business from developing and providing the desired results. Books, articles, courses, and training programmes together provide a knowledge framework. However, they do not allow an individual to view themselves from a new perspective and determine the exact steps to take in a specific situation. The only way to effectively diagnose the issues encountered by a young person is to turn to a more experienced mentor and take a closer look at the environment they work in.
Panellists
Ivan Akhtiorsky
Business Consultant, Consultant for Go Strategic Game
Maria Gavrilo
Board Member, Head of the Commission for Marine Natural Heritage and Protected Areas, Marine Heritage: Explore and Save Association
Valery Ivanov
Deputy General Director for Human Resources, Gazprom Flot
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.
Egor Poezzhaev
Scientific Consultant of Public Reception in Ekaterinburg, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology
Olga Porodnova
Head, AliaVita Clinic

8 April
10:00–11:15
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

The Involvement of Young People in Environmental Initiatives to Support Sustainable Development in the Arctic

Russia’s Far North is incredibly vulnerable. This is due both to climate change, and the increasing development of the Russian Arctic as a whole. The rapid construction of transport routes, and in particular the Northern Sea Route, brings with it increasing risks. As a result, issues concerning environmentally sustainable development are more pressing than ever. These include instilling a culture of environmental responsibility among the local population and workers based in the Far North.
Moderator
Dmitry Fishkin
Deputy Director, Department of Public Policy and Regulation for Hydrometeorology and the Study of the Arctic, Antarctic, and the World Ocean, Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Panellists
Alla Volynskaya
Head of Educational Projects, Vernadsky Non-Governmental Ecological Foundation
Ilya Dunichkin
Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Development, National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering
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.
Evgeny Rozhkovsky
Chairman, Green Arctic
Sergey Solovyev
President, Velikoy Severnoy Tropoy Foundation
Kirill Chistyakov
Director, Institute of Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg State University
Olga Shtemberg
Chairperson, Committee for Supporting Entrepreneurship in the Field New Quality of Life and Sustainable Development, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
State Counselor of the Russian Federation; Ph.D. in Biology and Medicine; Founder and director of the non-profit organization LIFE Foundation for the Promotion of Sustainable Development of Territories and Water Areas; assistant deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chair of the Committee for natural resources and ecology of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; Chair of the Committee for supporting entrepreneurship in the field of new quality of life and sustainable development of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From 1977 to 1992, Olga Shtemberg conducted research as part of the fundamental and applied research programmes in the Arctic at the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences, starting as intern researcher and advancing to senior researcher. From 1992 to 2005, she held various government positions at the central office of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation: from leading specialist to Head of the Department for Planning and Coordinating Environmental Activities, to Deputy Director of the Department of Science and Innovations of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources.
Olga Shtemberg authored more than 200 works in science and popular science, including four monographs and collections of works in the following areas: sustainable development, quality of life, development of marine natural resources, mechanisms of intoxication and detoxification, marine biological technologies and healing products of marine origin, government administration of sustainable environmental management, technical regulation (certification, environmental management and environmental auditing, assessment and confirmation of compliance).
Front row participants
Maxim Lapushkin
Postgraduate, Kostyakov All-Russian Research Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation
Yegor Shchekhovsky
Postgraduate, ITMO University (Saint Petersburg)

8 April
10:00–11:15
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

Arctic Development is One of Russia's Key Scientific and Technological Development Priorities

The Arctic has always been one of Russia's state interests. This region is important both from an economic and a geopolitical perspective. This area is home to a third of the world's hydrocarbon reserves and the Northern Sea Route is a convenient transport artery for conveying domestic, strategic, and military cargo. Our country's priority objectives in the Arctic include increasing the use of the region’s agricultural potential, protecting the Arctic's unique ecological systems, developing the Arctic energy sector, monitoring climate change, and protecting the northern border.
Moderator
Oleg Naraykin
Vice President, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Panellists
Alexander Bedritsky
President, Russian Hydrometeorological Society
Born July 10, 1947 in Angren, near Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Higher education: graduated from the Tashkent Electrotechnical Institute of Communications in 1975.
He started work in 1965. Until 1969 he worked in several technical and engineering positions at companies in the cities of Andijan and Tashkent.
1969 – 1977: Senior Engineer and Deputy Director of the Computing Centre of the Hydrometeorological Service of the Uzbek SSR.
1973 – 1974: military service in the Armed Forces of the USSR.
1977 – 1980: Chief Engineer of the Central Asian Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute of the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Control.
1980 – 1992: Deputy Head of the Uzbek Republic Hydrometeorological Directorate of the USSR State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Control.
1992 – 1993: First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Russia.
1993 – 2009: Head of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.
2003: Elected to a four-year term as President of the World Meteorological Organization (re-elected in 2007).
2009 —2018: Adviser to the President of Russia.
Mr Bedritsky is Married and has Three Sons.
Awarded the Order for Services to the Fatherland IV Degree, the Order of Courage, and Other Medals.
Raif Vasilov
Deputy Head of the NBICS Nature-like Technologies Complex, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Valeriy Mikheev
Rector, Russian State Hydrometeorological University
Oleg Sirazetdinov
Director, Consolidated NPP Equipment Procurement, Rusatom Overseas
Alexander Frolov
Member of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO
Front row participants
Roman Gogolev
Director of the International Centre for the Development of Future Skills, M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
Igbal Guliyev
Deputy Director, International Energy Policy and Diplomacy Institute of Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (MIEP MGIMO)
Stepan Reev
Deputy Director, State Energy Policy Department; Responsible for interaction with the federal executive authorities and executive authorities of the regions of the Russian Federation on Arctic affairs, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

8 April
11:45–13:00
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

Prospects and Issues Related to the Development of Oil and Gas Deposits in the Arctic

As oil and gas resources in traditional production regions start to dwindle, the Arctic will increasingly be viewed as one of the main places to replenish hydrocarbon reserves for the globe. Correspondingly, Arctic nations will display ever-increasing interest in developing the region. Russia possesses enormous potential to replenish its hydrocarbon reserves and resources through developing offshore fields in the Arctic. However, in order to unlock this potential, the government needs to put in place a judicious and carefully considered policy, as well as a programme to encourage extraction companies to invest.
Moderator
Alexander Oganov
Director, Department of Oil and Gas Well Drilling, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University)
Panellists
Stanislav Golubin
Acting Director, Corporate Scientific and Technical Centre for Offshore Oil and Gas Resources Development, Gazprom VNIIGAZ
Andrey Gustoy
Deputy General Director for Organizational Affairs, Gazprom Neft Shelf
Gennady Kazanin
General Director, Marine Arctic Geological Exploration Expedition
Vladimir Mironov
Deputy General Director for Prospective Development, Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg
Andrey Suetinov
Chief Engineer and First Deputy General Director, Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Alexey Fadeyev
Head, Program Offshore Projects Promotion, Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
Front row participants
Andrey Labuzov
Engineer, Krylov State Research Centre
Alexander Norka
Deputy Director, Management Staff Training Department, Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg

8 April
11:45–13:00
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

Lectures by the Leading Scientists from the Kurchatov Institute, Aimed at Young Scientists and Students, on ‘The Practical Scientific Side of Arctic Regional Development’

Moderator
Nadezhda Chubova
Head of the Youth Policy and Pre-University Career Guidance Centre, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Panellists
Oleg Kiknadze
Head of the Laboratory for Remote Monitoring of Nuclear and Radiation Hazardous Facilities, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Andrey Konevega
Head of the Department of Molecular and Radiation Biophysics, National Research Centre «Kurchatov Institute» - PNPI
Andrey Korolev
Deputy Director, National Research Centre ”Kurchatov Institute”

8 April
14:00–15:15
Youth Day

Plenary Session

Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

Bringing Together Young People in the Arctic: Opportunities for Personal Development and Career Growth

The Arctic cannot be developed without projects which involve young people. As the most active segment of society, they hold the key to responding to the challenges of the modern era. In order to provide the Arctic with a young, professional workforce, it is crucial to determine the life strategies of young people in the region and create an environment which will aid their professional and personal development.
Moderator
Matvey Navdayev
Programme Director, Terra Scientia on Klyazma River National Educational Youth Forum
Panellists
Nina Veysalova
First Vice President, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON); Advisor to the Rector, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
In 1996, she graduated from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg (Department of the Peoples of the North) specializing in Philology and gained the qualification of a teacher of Russian and Even language and literature.

Career:
1996 to 2006 – teacher of Even language and literature, teacher of Russian language and literature at Yerbogachen secondary school.
2006 to 2010 – municipal service, a head specialist on issues of indigenous minorities of the North of the Katangsky District, deputy head of the Erbogachensky municipality.
2010 to 2015 – public service, an adviser to the Governor of the Irkutsk Region on the affairs of the indigenous peoples of the North.
2015 to 2018 – Chief of Staff of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East.
2018 – present – Advisor to the Rector of Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.

Holds a civil service rank: Full State Councillor 3rd Class of the Russian Federation.

Community Service:
She is an expert in national policy issues.
First Vice-President of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation.
President of the Irkutsk Regional Public Organization ‘Union of Indigenous Minorities of the North of the Irkutsk Region’ at the Congress of Indigenous Minorities of the Irkutsk Region.
She is a member of the Public Council of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, the Advisory Council on Indigenous Minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation with the Presidential Plenipotentiary Representative in the Siberian Federal District, and the Council of the International Public Association Reindeer Herding.

In 2018, she became one of the presidential candidate Vladimir Putin’s election campaign activists.
Vladislav Davankov
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russia – the Land of Opportunities
Artem Korolev
Director, Nadezhnaya Smena Charity Foundation
Ivan Moskvin
President, Architecture and Design Foundation
Andrey Platonov
Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Yelena Platonova
Development Director, Polar Convoy St. Petersburg Regional Public Organization
Vladimir Khavinson
Director, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology
Director of the Saint-Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, Head of the Gerontology and Geriatrics Dpt. at the NW State Medical University, Main Specialist in Gerontology And Geriatrics of the Governments of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences, Vice–President of the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Past President of the European Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Since 1971 V. Khavinson has been engaged in studying the role of peptides in regulation of the mechanisms of ageing, design, preclinical and clinical studies of new peptide geroprotectors. His 35-year long investigations resulted in elaboration of a method for complex application of peptide bioregulators to slow down ageing and increase average life span. 6 peptide pharmaceuticals and 64 food supplements developed by V. Khavinson have been introduced into clinical practice.
V. Khavinson is the author of over 800 scientific publications with the major achievements summarized in his books “Peptides and Ageing” (NEL, 2002) and “Gerontological aspects of genome peptide regulation” (Karger AG, 2005). He is the author of 205 Russian and International patents. In 2009 the Institute headed by him was designated an IAGG Collaborating Centre. In 2010 the Institute was given a Special Consultative Status of the UN ECOSOC.
Front row participants
Danil Yegorov
Teacher, Vorkuta Mining and Economics College
Anna Nikolaychik
Radiation Safety Engineer, Atomflot
Anton Pustovalov
Deputy Director, Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, Nenets Autonomous Region
Aygul Shadrina
Member of the Youth Council of Oil and Gas Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

8 April
14:00–15:45
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Congress Centre, Conference hall B1

Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee Meeting

Registration for the event is over
The Regional Coordinators Committee (RCC) is a collegial executive body and consists of regional representatives appointed by members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Forum from their regions. The Committee is chaired by the regional coordinator from the presiding region. Currently, the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the Russian Federation, is chairing the Northern Forum. In the coming years, the Northern Forum will strengthen its project and cooperation activities, taking into account the future chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Council. The agenda of the Regional Coordinators Committee meeting includes consideration of the main outcomes of the work of the Northern Forum in 2018, and discussion of the Northern Forum’s draft Strategy. An important part of the meeting will also be the preparation of proposals by the Northern Forum for the period of Russia's chairmanship, such as the possibility of creating a committee for the hosting and preparation of Arctic Council events in the Russian Federation during its chairmanship (Arctic Hosting Committee), as well as a proposal to hold important Arctic Council events in the northern and Arctic regions of the Russian Federation. Other items that will be considered during the meeting include preparation of the 14th General Assembly in 2020, and work on the other activities of the Northern Forum.

8 April
15:45–17:00
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

The Development of Infrastructure in the Far North

The government’s transport infrastructure development policy for the Arctic aims in part to provide full road and rail support for ports and the Northern Sea Route. A road and railway network is currently being constructed in the polar regions. The most important projects under way include Belkomur, the Bovanenkovo–Sabetta Railway, the Northern Latitudinal Railway, and the construction of facilities for the Tommot–Yakutsk Railway. In order to ensure economic and food security for remote regions, it is also crucial to provide inland shipping in the Arctic.
Moderator
Konstantin Smolnikov
Project Manager for Alternative Modes of Transport for the Arctic and Subpolar Regions, AlexMarin
Panellists
Igor Deligach
Executive Director, Port Arthur
Yuriy Zhuravel
Vice-Rector for International Activities, Maritime State University Named After Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy
Anton Zubkov
Director of Strategy and Development, Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions
Leonid Irlitsa
Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer, Atomflot
Yuriy Mogilyuk
Training Center Deputy Director, Modern Commercial Fleet
Vadim Morozov
Scientific Adviser, Russian University of Transport
Yuriy Fadeev
Chief Designer of Pressurized Water Reactor Plants (VVER) Afrikantov OKB Mechanical Engineering
Vladimir Chepetz
Head, Federal Agency for Railway Transport Roszheldor
Front row participants
Andrey Ryzhenkov
Head of the Talazhskoye Municipality, Primorsky District, Arkhangelsk Region
Zabava Ustinova
Design Engineer, Iceberg Central Design Bureau

8 April
15:45–17:00
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

Lectures by the Leading Scientists from the Kurchatov Institute, Aimed at Young Scientists and Students, on ‘The Practical Scientific Side of Arctic Regional Development’

Moderator
Nadezhda Chubova
Head of the Youth Policy and Pre-University Career Guidance Centre, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Panellists
Oleg Glibenko
Lead Engineer, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’ - CRISM Prometey
Alexey Kudrinskiy
Senior Researcher, Laboratory for the Technological Application of Low-Temperature Plasma, Applied Plasma Technologies, Department of Kurchatov Physical and Chemical Technology Complex, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute‘
Alexander Polyakov
Deputy Head of the Department of Economics of Research and Development for International Cooperation, St. Petersburg State University

8 April
17:30–18:45
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

Supporting Young Enterprise in the Arctic

The conditions for creating a young enterprise ecosystem in the Arctic are currently insufficient. They fail to fully respond to challenges related to improving the investment climate, developing tech entrepreneurship, introducing and using new technologies (including energy-saving technologies), and providing career growth in the field. A number of steps can be taken to help develop the small and medium business sector in the Arctic: the regulatory framework can be improved, red tape removed, and funding increased. It is essential to create an integrated support system for projects spearheaded by young people in order to secure development in the region.
Moderator
Nikolay Ostarkov
Member of the General Council, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Panellists
Anatoly Zorin
Director, Russian Youth Business Assistance Center
Anatoly Zorin, Director of the Federal State Budget Organization ‘Russian Centre for Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship’.
Since 2015, Anatoly Zorin worked at the Regional Cooperation Analytical Department of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.
In 2017, he was appointed Director of FGBU ‘Russian Centre for Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship’.
Viktor Ikonnikov
Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region
Elena Kozak
Director, Center for the Development of Innovative Teams and Projects “Creative Cluster”; Head of the Project “Arctic Youth”, Taimyr College
Alexander Kondrashin
Director General, Agency for Investment Development of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Pavel Lenets
Director, Sapphire
Olga Shtemberg
Chairperson, Committee for Supporting Entrepreneurship in the Field New Quality of Life and Sustainable Development, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
State Counselor of the Russian Federation; Ph.D. in Biology and Medicine; Founder and director of the non-profit organization LIFE Foundation for the Promotion of Sustainable Development of Territories and Water Areas; assistant deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chair of the Committee for natural resources and ecology of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; Chair of the Committee for supporting entrepreneurship in the field of new quality of life and sustainable development of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From 1977 to 1992, Olga Shtemberg conducted research as part of the fundamental and applied research programmes in the Arctic at the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences, starting as intern researcher and advancing to senior researcher. From 1992 to 2005, she held various government positions at the central office of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation: from leading specialist to Head of the Department for Planning and Coordinating Environmental Activities, to Deputy Director of the Department of Science and Innovations of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources.
Olga Shtemberg authored more than 200 works in science and popular science, including four monographs and collections of works in the following areas: sustainable development, quality of life, development of marine natural resources, mechanisms of intoxication and detoxification, marine biological technologies and healing products of marine origin, government administration of sustainable environmental management, technical regulation (certification, environmental management and environmental auditing, assessment and confirmation of compliance).

8 April
17:30–18:45
Youth Day Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

The Development of a Social Model for People’s Presence in the Region

Given the development of the Northern Sea Route and the needs of international business partners, a highly-qualified workforce is essential, as is the development of a modern educational infrastructure in the Arctic. The development of the Arctic calls for a new social model for the region, one which would provide the opportunity to move away from fly-in fly-out work models, and which does not lead to the kind of negative social impact caused by the development of the North during the Soviet period, which Russia has still not been able to fully overcome. Today, it seems prudent to move to a staffing policy which provides for a sensible and motivationally transparent combination of longer-term residencies and postings.
Moderator
Alexander Pilyasov
General Director, Regional Consulting Institute; Director, North and Arctic Economics Centre for the Study of Productive Forces
Panellists
Larisa Pastukhova
Chair of the Board, Council of the Youth Socio-Economic Initiatives All-Russian Union of Public Associations
Anton Serikov
Head of Direction for Partner Relationships, ANO Russia - a Land of Opportunity
Anton Serikov graduated from the Rostov State University in 2002 with a degree in sociology, defended his candidate thesis in sociology, and graduated from the doctoral studies at the Southern Federal University. He received additional education at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO Department of Political Science), School of Management Skolkovo (rectors’ courses ‘New Leaders of Higher Education’), RANEPA (Graduate School of Public Administration). Starting in 2005, he worked at the Southern Federal University, serving as a teacher, head of laboratory, dean of the faculty and director of the institute. He was involved in the issues of Russian regional policy and national security.
In 2018, Anton Serikov became a finalist in the Leaders of Russia national management competition, and, based on its results, he was invited to work for the Office of Internal Policy of the Presidential Domestic Policy Directorate. He headed the department of organizational support and received the state rank of Full State Counsellor class III. Later he joined the independent non-profit organization ‘Russia: the Country of Opportunities’ established by the President of the Russian Federation, and was in charge of interaction with partners. He currently serves as project leader at the independent non-profit organization ‘Russia: the Country of Opportunities’ in charge of building a regional network and interacting with universities and government agencies.
Ekaterina Sokolova
Deputy Vice Rector for International Activities, Maritime State University Named After Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy
Gennadiy Cheurin
Head, Training Center for the Prevention of Social and Natural Emergencies
Front row participants
Maksim Gutenev
Associate Professor of International Relations and Foreign Regional Studies, South Ural State University
Kirill Zasimenkov
Executive Secretary, Local Branch, Soviet District, Ufa, Bashkortostan Regional Branch of United Russia
Aygul Shadrina
Member of the Youth Council of Oil and Gas Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

9 April
10:00–11:30
Sustainable Development Congress Centre, Conference hall B1

Public Health: The Key to the Successful Opening up and Economic Development of the Arctic

Addressing major challenges in the development of the Arctic zone and the implementation of investment projects to develop the oil and gas complex and the infrastructure of the Northern Sea Route are linked to the involvement of significant human capital, the creation and development of residential areas, and the wellbeing of the environment and safe working conditions. The extreme climatic conditions of the North, such as exposure to cold, hypoxia, chemical pollution of the environment, a lack of essential trace elements, and a high prevalence of parasitic and infectious diseases caused by the warming of the Arctic climate, dictate what kind of nutrition may be provided and which preventive measures carried out in order to help minimize health risks, both for those arriving in the Arctic and the indigenous population. How can the health of those working in open areas of the Arctic be maintained? What are the priority areas of research and development in Arctic medicine? How may the prevention of infectious diseases among temporary residents and the local population of the Arctic be improved? What are the priorities in terms of preventive measures to ensure the sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing of those living in the North?
Moderator
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
Panellists
Igor Bobrovnitskiy
Deputy Director, Center for Strategic Planning and Management of Biomedical Health Risks of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Igor Bobrovnitsky, holder of a Habilitation degree in Medicine, professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Upon graduation from the Kirov Military Medical Academy, from 1976 to 1998, he worked at the National Scientific Research Institute of Aerospace Medicine under the Ministry of Defence where he defended PhD theses on crew health care in adverse environmental and working conditions. In 1970–1990, under the leadership of the famous polar explorer and professor Vitaly Volovich, he repeatedly organized and participated in Arctic expeditions aimed at developing and testing rescue aids for cycle-independent stations in the Far North. He participated in the Russian–Indian Arctic field research. Honoured Doctor of the Russian Federation. Winner of the Russian Federation Government Award in science and technology.
1998–2015 – Deputy Director for Research of FGBU RRC of Rehabilitation Medicine and Balneotherapy under the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.
Since 2015 he has been working at FGBU Centre for Strategic Planning and Management of Biomedical Health Risks under the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation. Currently, he is a Deputy Director of the Centre for Academic Affairs, Head of Sysin Research Institute of Human Ecology and Environmental Health, Chairman of the Scientific Council Commission on the Arctic Health Challenges under the Medical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He is the author of 670 scientific publications and 43 patents of invention. Nineteen doctors and 22 candidates of sciences defended their theses under his academic advisory.
He is an elected full-member of Biomedicine Section of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Vice-President of Local Public Organization ‘The Association of the Polar Explorers’ (ASPOL), the chairman of the ASPOL Public Committee on Arctic Medicine, a member of the Expert Council Presidium of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on the legislation improvement in the Far East, equivalent territories and in the Arctic area of the Russian Federation.
Sergey Gorbanev
Director General, North-West Public Health Research Center
Born on July 18, 1959 in Leningrad, graduated from Leningrad Sanitary-Hygienic Medical Institute, Sanitary-hygienic faculty in 1982. From 1982 to 2016 he worked in sanitary-hygienic service of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region. From February 2005 to March 2016 he was the Head of the Office of Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being and the Chief State Sanitary Doctor in Leningrad Region.
In 1997 he defended his thesis on the topic: “Comprehensive environmental and hygienic diagnosis of drinking water supply conditions for Leningrad region population and ways to optimize them”, after which he was awarded the academic degree of Candidate of medical sciences.
In 2006 he defended his doctoral thesis on the subject: “Scientific principles of hygienic safety of Leningrad region population, taking into account geochemical and man-made features of the region” after which he was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of medical sciences.
In 2002 he was certified as an environmental auditor according to ISO 1400 international standard requirements.
He is the author of over 100 official publications (domestic and foreign), as well as 2 monographs.
Since April 1, 2016 Sergei Gorbanev has been the Director of the Federal Budgetary Institution of Science: “North-West Public Health Research Center”.
Jon-Oyvind Odland
Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Secretary, International Union for Circumpolar Health
Jon Øyvind Odland, født 29.05.54
Updated February 2018
MD 1980, Laudabilis. Specialist Obstetrics and Gynecology 1990.
PhD University of Tromso 2000.
Professor of Global Health, NTNU, Trondheim (2018---- full position).
Professor of International Health, Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Community Medicine, UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø (2007-2017 full time. From 2018 20% position).
Visiting professor, Department of Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2013--)
Visiting professor, GYN/OB Department, College of Medicine, University of Malawi (2013-)
Key National Expert, Sustainable Development Working Group, Arctic Council (2010--)
President of the Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research (2009-- 2011)
Chair of AMAP Human Health Assessment Group (2009 --).
2005-2010: Board member, Board for International stipends, The Norwegian Research Council;
2005-2009: Board member MILGENHEL, The Norwegian Research Council
2009-2012: Chair of the Board MILGENHEL (from 2011 MILPAAHEL), The Norwegian Research Council
2012 - 2015: President, International Union of Circumpolar Health.
2000 -: Teacher and supervisor in Health Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Public Health at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level in Norway, Russia, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Island, Iceland, Canada, Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Australia, Argentina, and Vietnam.
Totally 20 PhD students supervised to their final dissertation, in Norway, Russia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa.
PhD candidates at different stages in Norway, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Russia, focused on birth registry studies, obstetrics, and public health, Supervision of 2-3 Master thesis annually since 2000. Module leader of Global Health at the International semester at the Medical school, 4th year, The Health Faculty, UiT.
Leader of the Master Program in Global Health, NTNU from 2018.
Scientific editor, Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Selected publications last five years (totally 158 cited in Pubmed and 213 registered in Cristin.no
Bravo N, Grimalt JO, Chashchin M, Chashchin VP, Odland JØ.Drivers of maternal accumulation of organohalogen pollutants in Arctic areas (Chukotka, Russia) and 4,4'-DDT effects on the newborns. Environ Int. 2019 Mar;124:541-552. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.049.
Sovershaeva E, Shamu T, Wilsgaard T, Bandason T, Flægstad T, Katzenstein D, Ferrand RA, Odland J. Patterns of detectable viraemia among children and adults with HIV infection taking antiretroviral therapy in Zimbabwe. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Jan;78:65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.10.019.
Majonga ED, Rehman AM, Simms V, Mchugh G, Mujuru HA, Nathoo K, Odland JO, Patel MS, Kaski JP, Ferrand RA. High prevalence of echocardiographic abnormalities in older HIV-infected children taking antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2018 Nov 28;32(18):2739-2748. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002031.
Odland ML, Membe-Gadama G, Kafulafula U, Jacobsen GW, Odland JØ, Darj E.
Effects of refresher training on the use of manual vacuum aspiration in the treatment of incomplete abortions: a quasi-experimental study in Malawi. BMJ Glob Health. 2018 Sep 23;3(5):e000823. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000823.
Nliwasa M, MacPherson P, Gupta-Wright A, Mwapasa M, Horton K, Odland JØ, Flach C, Corbett EL. High HIV and active tuberculosis prevalence and increased mortality risk in adults with symptoms of TB: a systematic review and meta-analyses. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Jul;21(7):e25162. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25162. Review.
Roik, Elena Evgenievna; Sharashova, Ekaterina; Kharkova, Olga Alexandrovna; Nieboer, Evert; Postoev, Vitaly Alexandrovich; Odland, Jon Øyvind. Sociodemographic characteristics, sexual behaviour and knowledge about cervical cancer prevention as risk factors for high-risk human papillomavirus infection in Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 2018; Volum 77 (1). ISSN 1239-9736.s doi: 10.1080/22423982.2018.1498681.

Ten book chapters in environmental and maternal health related issues since 2000.
Editor of four AMAP Human Health Assessment Reports 1998-2015 (www.amap.no).
Co-author of the Report to the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety: Benefit and risk assessment of breast milk for infant health in Norway. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) 2013.
Editor of a book: Teenage Reproductive Health: Pregnancy, Contraception, Unsafe Abortion, Fertility. Published by IJERPH, 2018.

Ongoing studies:
PI of the Breathe study, supported by Globvac. Ongoing clinical trial of azithromycin treatment of lung complications in HIV-positive children and adolescents in Malawi and Zimbabwe. The first papers are published.
PI of the MISA cohort of Northern Norway. Five PhD candidates finished using the MISA cohort, with focus on pregnancy outcome, persistent toxic substances, nutrition, and endocrine disruption.
Chair of Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program Human Health Assessment Group (AMAP).
Coordinator of national studies in all Arctic countries. Ongoing “twin studies” on contaminants, nutrition and pregnancy outcome in South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
Birth registry studies in Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. Eight PhD students in Tromsø, Trondheim, Arkhangelsk, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Co-PI for health and environment studies in North-west Russia, Nenets, Yakutia and Chukotka in collaboration with North West Public Health Research Center, St.Petersburg, and The Federal University of St.Petersburg, named after Mechnikov.
Recently granted a program on PhD education and research in The Arctic Russia by the SiU, Center for International Education, Bergen, Norway.
Leader of the NORHED program “A Novel program for Master- and PhD education of midwives in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia”.
Ongoing establishment of a federal screening program on cervical cancer in North-West Russia in collaboration with regional health authorities. Recently three papers for dr. Roik`s PhD, se list of publications.
Arja Rautio
Vice-President Research at the University of the Arctic, University of Oulu
Arja Rautio, Vice-President of Research University of the Arctic, and Professor of Arctic Research in Thule Institute, University of Oulu, has been working in the field of circumpolar health and well-being, marginalization, research ethics and human-environment relationships since 2006. The main research projects at the moment are Nunataruyk and ECDMET in the Horizon2020 program and Development of think thank functions of the Northern Dimension Institute, Research Ethics in Sami and First Nations and One Arctic - One Health projects. Dr Rautio is acting as a national key expert in the Arctic Council - Human Health Expert groups of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (www.amap.no) and Sustainable Development Working Group (co-chair of AHHEG). She is a board member of the International Union of Circumpolar Health and Chair of the Nordic Society of Circumpolar Health. Dr Rautio has published around 150 research papers.
Yngvar Thomassen
Senior Adviser, Department of Chemical and Biological Work Environment, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI)
Yngvar Thomassen was born in Porsgrunn, Norway, on March 25, 1947. Thomassen's academic training (cand real) was obtained in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Oslo from where he graduated in 1973. He spent one year at the Norwegian Defense Institute before taking a post research associate position at the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Oslo, where he conducted research for 2 1/2 years. In 1978 he visited The University of Toronto, Department of Environmental Studies and Geology, for one year with a Royal Norwegian grant (visiting scientist).
He currently retired as a research director, Department of Chemical and Biological Work Environment, National Institute of Occupational Health in Oslo where he has spent 42 years of his professional life.
He is also appointed from 2004 as a professor in environmental chemistry, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences outside Oslo.
Since 2018 he has been the leading scientist in a Russian mega-project organized at Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk focusing on the biological transfer of environmental pollutants into the food chain of the indigenous Artic population of Russia.
Thomassen is the author or co-author of 196 scientific publications, the majority focusing on atomic spectrometry and other spectrometric methods for the determination of essential and toxic elements. His research focuses on clinical aspects of analytical chemistry and the application of atomic spectroscopy within the context of environmental and occupational health.
Front row participants
Ashild Andreassen
Senior Scientist, Department of Virology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Senior scientist at the Virology Department of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway. Åshild Kristine was born on 15 November 1961. In 1987 she graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology at the University of Trondheim, Norway. She received the rank of civil engineer in biotechnology. She received her doctoral degree in biotechnology at the University of Oslo, Norway in 1996. Since 2001 to present, she has worked the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway.
Since 2013 to present, Åshild Kristine has served as Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee on Food and Feed for the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms at the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment in Oslo, Norway.
Since 2015 to present, she has been professionally responsible for reference information on tick-borne encephalitis. As the Scientific Coordinator of the Virology Department, she is in charge of creating a national and international network for tick-borne diseases, strengthening international capacity in Poland and Nepal and supervising the training of graduate and undergraduate students.
Since 2017 to present, she has been Professor at the Department of Natural Sciences and Environmental Health of the Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences at the University of Southeast Norway, Bø.
Since 2009 to present, Åshild Kristine has worked as GMO Risk Assessment Consultant at the Norwegian Nutrition Safety Committee.
Since 2012 to present, she has worked at the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment under the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Directorate for Nature Management as a member of the panel on risk assessment of genetically modified organisms. Since 2012 to present, she has been a committee member at the Norwegian Society of Tick-borne Diseases, as well as project manager for the Barents Region projects B1209, B13106 and B1412 on dealing with the establishment of a tick-borne disease surveillance network in the Barents Region and in the northern and western parts of Norway, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.
Galina Degteva
Director, Research Institute of Arctic Medicine, Northern State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Galina Degteva was born in 1949. She graduated from the Arkhangelsk State Medical Institute in 1974. She joined the Northern State Medical University from the branch of the Scientific Research Institute of Human Morphology of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR after successfully passing the competition. She has been working at the Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology since January 1984 to present – first as an assistant, after defending her candidate dissertation in 1993 as associate professor, and after defending her doctoral dissertation in 1997 as professor.
Galina Degteva, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology at the Northern State Medical University, is a highly qualified teacher and leading specialist in child and adolescent hygiene, as well as in Arctic medicine. A member of ASPOL, she authored more than 180 scientific publications and 10 monographs.
She is engaged in scientific research in medical and hygienic aspects of living of the shift workers involved in the oil and gas sector in the Arctic. During her scientific work on climate change research for the World Health Organization, the team under Galina Degteva’s leadership gave an assessment of the residents’ vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and developed an Adaptation Strategy to climate change effects on health for the Arkhangelsk Region and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Russian Federation.
Galina Degteva pays great attention to the health of the younger generation of northerners, as she develops and implements modern preventive technologies to preserve and promote the health of children and adolescents during their study at educational facilities. She holds a patent for the ‘Single desk (two options)’ prototype. This invention has shown high efficiency in reducing the risk of posture disorders in schoolchildren. Currently she is actively engaged in the issues of nutrition of children in educational facilities of the Russian Arctic.
Galina Degteva is a member of the Scientific Council on Hygiene and Health Care of Children and Adolescents of the Medical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of the Profile Commission on Hygiene of Children and Adolescents of the Expert Council in healthcare at the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, a member of the Commission on State Sanitary and Epidemiological Regulation of the Federal Service for Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare, chief freelance specialist in the hygiene of children and adolescents of the Ministry of Health of Arkhangelsk Region, Chairwoman of the Arkhangelsk branch of the Russian Society for School and University Health and Medicine (ROShUMZ), a member of the editorial board of the Moscow-based School and University Medicine magazine.
In 2004, Galina Degteva was awarded the Amosov medal for the development of medical and preventive care in the Russian European North. In 2005, she was awarded the Medal of the 2nd degree Order for Merit to the Fatherland for her achievements in healthcare and many years of earnest work. In 2010, she was awarded the Order of Archangel Michael for her outstanding contribution to the development of circumpolar medicine. In 2016, for her contribution to the development of school and university medicine, she was awarded the Haass Big Bronze Medal ‘Hurry to Do Good’. In 2018, for her many years of work and contribution to the development of science, she was awarded the distinction ‘For Merit to the Arkhangelsk Region’.
Areg Totolian
Director, Institut Pasteur in St. Petersburg for Research in Epidemiology and Microbiology of Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing
Director of Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Professor (2003), Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (2011), Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2014), academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2016)
Areg A.Totolian was born on 27 December 1958 in Yerevan (Armenia), and moved to Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg) in 1964.
In 1975 he entered the First Pavlov Medical Institute of Leningrad (The First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg /PSPbGMU) where he worked until 2008. He was trained and acquired his professional experience in the fields of internal diseases, pulmonology and general and clinical laboratory immunology.
In 1986 А. Totolian organized a Clinical Immunology Laboratory run by him until 2000; by authorization of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, organized, at the premises of the PSPbGMU, a Research Guidance Centre of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation for Molecular Medicine (headed by him until 2008).
In 1987 he passed Ph.D. defence on pulmonology and immunology; in 1997 - earned his doctorate in immunology (concerned with the development of approaches and methodology of laboratory immunological diagnosis for diseases at the base of the achievements of fundamental immunology, immunochemical and molecular technologies).
From 1993 to 1995 he received training in infectious immunology at Istituto Superiore di Sanita (Rome, Italy).
For the first time in Russia, under the supervision of A. Totolian, 12 specialized immune programs were developed and since 2002 put into practice of the Federal System for External Quality Assessment of Clinical Laboratory Tests.
Under his direction 27 PhD theses and two doctorate theses were defended dealing with the strategy and methods of laboratory immune diagnosis; He is the author and a co-author of more than 440 research papers and 13 patents.
Since 2008, А. Totolian have been the Deputy Director for Research, the Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Seroepidemiology (since 2016 - Laboratory of Molecular Immunology); since 2015 - the Director and interim of the Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute.
His main research activities are combined with teaching in PSPbGMU, here since 2013, he has directed the curriculum of clinical immunology and since 2015 has headed the Department of Immunology.
A. Totolian is an independent allergologist and immunologist at the Public Health Committee of the Government of St. Petersburg, Chairman of the Board of the regional office of the Russian Association of Allergologists and Clinical Immunologists in St. Petersburg (since 2017); Member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Scientific Society for Immunology and of All-Russian Scientific Society of Epidemiologists, Microbiologists and Parasitologists; member of the Board the Russian Scientific Society of Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis.
A. Totolian is Editor in Chief of the Infection and Immunity journal, deputy editor-in-chief of the Medical Immunology journal, member of the editorial boards and editorial teams of Clinical laboratory diagnostics, Journal of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Immunobiology, HIV infection and immunosupressions, Molecular Medicine, Cytokines and Inflammation, Russian Journal of Immunology journals.
A. Totolian participated in the establishment of the Department of the Russian Association of Allergologists and Clinical Immunologists in St. Petersburg, initiated and organized the annual (since 1997) All-Russia scientific forum with international participation Days of immunology in St.-Petersburg, and the annual (since 2010) All-Russian scientific school on Clinical Immunology Immunology for physicians in Pushkinskiye Gory (Pskov region).
In accordance with the decision of the Committee on Science and Higher Education of the Government of Saint Petersburg, the team led by A. Totolian was officially registered in 2013 as a scientific school in the field of Medical Immunology and Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis, and included in the Register of the Leading Scientific and Pedagogical Schools of St. Petersburg.
In 2013 А. Totolian received the gold medal from the Russian Scientific Society for Immunology for phenomenal achievements in the field of immunology.
In 2016 А. Totolian became the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He is married, has 2 children.

9 April
10:00–11:30
The Open Ocean Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

The Northern Sea Route – The Key to the Development of the Russian Arctic

In partnership with the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
The Northern Sea Route is the most direct transport corridor linking Asia and Europe. It is also a core Arctic economic project for Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a goal of increasing freight traffic from 20 million tonnes to 80 million tonnes in five years. Plans to develop the Northern Sea Route and support shipping envisage the creation of a port infrastructure and a fleet which includes icebreakers. These plans must be in sync with other plans to develop Arctic regions, centres of economic growth, and other forms of transport. What’s more, the Northern Sea Route is a major, multifunctional transport and logistics project, which means that modern management methods are needed. Issues regarding navigational and hydrographic support, and ensuring shipping safety along the Northern Sea Route are also of key consideration. Meteorological, hydrological and ice-related services are being developed and implemented, and inroads are being made in a number of other areas. These include promising radio communications setups for rescue operations, pilotless aircraft to conduct monitoring and ice patrol operations, and GIS. What are the prospects for expanding the logistics potential of the Northern Sea Route? How can the development of the Northern Sea Route’s infrastructure be synchronized with new investment projects? How can the Northern Sea Route be integrated with the region’s infrastructure network? How can safe and year-round navigation along the Northern Sea Route be ensured?
Moderator
Dmitry Schugorev
Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel
Schugorev Dmitry. 38 y.o. Born in Moscow in 1978. At present time - a news anchor at Russia-24 news channel. Began his carreer as a broadcast journalist at ORT Channel in 2000. Has been working as a TV journalist totally for 14 years: ORT/First Channel, RT, Russia-24. In 2007-2009 was a host anchor at Vesti FM radio station. Filmed several documentaries, analytical TV programmes, made dozens of interviews with top politicians, public, financial and cultural newsmakers. Took active part in producing and airing the annual TV show with Vladimir Putin in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Was the author and host anchor of several projects at Russia-24 concerning the parliamentary and presidential elections, major political and economic events. Also works as a TV reporter and commentator. Every year takes part at the International Economic Forum in St Petersburgh. Fluent in English and German.
Panellists
Maxim Akimov
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Born March 1, 1970 in Maloyaroslavets, Kaluzhskaya oblast. Graduated history department of Kaluiga State Pedagogical University. Worked two years as a history teacher. Served in the military. 1994 – 1996 – headed Fineart-Audit. 1996 – 1997 – chairman of a regional commission on securities. 1997 – 2001 – deputy director of economy and industry department of Kaluzhsky regional government. 2001 – 2004 – first deputy of a state property committee of Kaluzhskaya oblast. 2004 – minister of economic development of Kaluzhsky region. 2004 – 2007 – first deputy of Kaluga mayor, then mayor of Kaluga. 2007 – May 2012 – deputy governor of Kaluzhskaya oblast. May 22, 2012 appointed deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. May 24, 2013 appointed first deputy chief of staff of the Government of the Russian Federation. May 18, 2018 appointed Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. Married, has two sons.
Dmitry Artyukhov
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region
Alexander Drozdenko
Governor of Leningrad Region
Born on November 1, 1964 in the Dzhambul Region, Kazakhstan, Alexander Drozdenko graduated from Leningrad Agriculture Institute in 1986 with a degree in the economics and organization of agriculture. He obtained a PhD in Economics in 2007. Between 1988 and 2002, he worked in various positions in the Kingisepp District of the Leningrad Region. In November 2002, Alexander Drozdenko was invited to join the Government of the Leningrad Region and appointed as the Region’s Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Leningrad Region Committee on State Property Management. In May 2012, the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region, on the recommendation of the President of the Russian Federation, elected Drozdenko as Governor of the Leningrad Region. He was inaugurated on May 28, 2012. On May 12, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the Early Termination of the Powers of the Governor of the Leningrad Region.” Alexander Drozdenko has been appointed acting Governor of the Leningrad Region. At the pre-term gubernatorial elections in Leningrad Oblast that took place on 13 September 2015 Alexander Drozdenko received the majority of votes. On 30 September 2015 Alexander Drozdenko took office as the Governor.
Alexander Kozlov
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Born on January 2, 1981, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 2003 graduated from Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship with Moscow Government with specialty in Jurisprudence. Awarded with the qualification of the Lawyer.
2000 – 2007 worked as a Leading Legal Adviser, Acting Assistant Director General for Legal Issues, Acting Head of Legal Department, Head of Legal Department, Deputy Director General for Legal Issues and Corporate Safety of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk city.
In 2007 was assigned to a position of the Director of CJSC Russian Coal’ branch in Gukovo city.
From 2008 - Director of the branch of JSC Russian Coal, in Blagoveshchensk.
2009 - 2010 – held position of the Director General of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk.
On February 2, 2011 – assigned to a position of First Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
From February 23, 2011, took a position of Minister of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
On September 14, 2014, won the elections and became the Mayor of Blagoveshchensk City by receiving 38.68% of votes.
On March 25, 2015, was appointed as a temporary Acting Governor of Amur Region by the order of V.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
On September 20, 2015 started to work as a Governor of Amur Region.
On May 18, 2018 was appointed as Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Married. No children.
Konstantin Kosachev
Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Russian Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs
Alexey Likhachev
Chief Executive Officer, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Alexey Likhachev is Director General of ROSATOM. He assumed office in October 2016. Mr. Likhachev has since been responsible for overseeing the entire spectrum of the state corporation’s activities.
Before joining ROSATOM, Mr. Likhachev worked in the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, where he held a wide variety of leadership positions. He joined the ministry in 2007. He worked as an advisor to the Minister of Economic Development until 2008, in 2010 he was appointed Deputy Minister, and in February 2015 he was promoted to the position of First Deputy Minister of Economic Development.
Throughout his career, Mr. Likhachev held senior positions in other governmental bodies and public organizations as well. He was a member of the State Duma (the lower house of Russia’s parliamentary body), serving as Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism (2000-2007). Previously, he worked as managing director of Social Industrial Insurance Company ‘Aval’ in Nizhniy Novgorod (1992-2000).
Mr. Likhachev graduated from Gorky State University and started his career as an engineer in the Gorky Research Institute of Instrumentation (1985-1987). In 1998 he graduated from the Economic Faculty of Nizhniy Novgorod State University with a Ph.D. in economics.
Leonid Mikhelson
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK
Sergey Frank
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sovcomflot
Mr Sergey Ottovich Frank was born on 13 August 1960 in Novosibirsk.
In 1983 Mr Frank graduated with honours from the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University in Vladivostok, specialising in ship navigation on sea routes. In 1995 he completed a law degree at the Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok. In 2007 he defended his PhD dissertation in technical sciences.
1984-1989 – Deputy director of the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University.
1989-1995 – Head of the external economic relations department, Deputy head of finance and economics, and deputy general director at the Far Eastern Shipping Company.
1995-1996 – Deputy director of the department for maritime transport at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
1996-1998 – Deputy, then First Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
1998-2004 – Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
Since October 2004 – President and Chief Executive Officer of PAO Sovcomflot.
Simultaneously from 2014 – Chairman of the Board of AO United Shipbuilding Corporation;
Member of the presidium at the Maritime Board under the Government of the Russian Federation ;
Member of the State Committee for issues of development of the Arctic;
Member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; deputy head of the Union’s committee for transport and transport infrastructure;
Head of the Council at the Russian Chamber of Shipping.
Head of the supervisory board and The Honourable President of the Admiral G.I Nevelskoy Maritime State University;
Member of the supervisory board of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Member of the supervisory board of the Russian Geographic Society.
Park Heung Kyeong
Ambassador for Arctic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea
Front row participants
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 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).
Oleg Ryazantsev
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born on April 16, 1982 in Zhukovsky, Moscow region
Education:
In 2005 he graduated from the State University – Higher school of Economics with a degree in political Science»
In 2014, he took a refresher course at the HIGHER school of Economics under the program "Management of state and municipal procurement»
Working activity:
2007 – 2 008 – adviser to the head of the Federal Agency for industry, Moscow
2008 – 2011 – adviser, leading adviser of the Department of technical regulation and civil marine engineering of the Department of shipbuilding industry and marine engineering of the Ministry of industry and trade of Russian Federation, Moscow
2011 – 2014 – Deputy head of the Department of scientific and technical information, Deputy Director of the Department of development of the military-industrial complex, Deputy Director of the Department of development of the military-industrial complex and investment activity of the Ministry of industry and trade of Russian Federation, Moscow
2014 – 2017 – Director of the Department of military-industrial complex of the Ministry of industry and trade of Russian Federation, Moscow
2017 – n/a – Deputy Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Rewards:
2006 – Thanks to the Ministry of industry and energy of Russia
2012 – Awarded the honorary title "Honorary machine Builder»
2015 – «Medal of the order of merit for the Fatherland»
2018 – Medal of V. V. Bakhirev

Additional information
State councillor of the Russian Federation of 3 classes
Nikolay Kharitonov
Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
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”.
Yury Tsvetkov
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Head, The Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport
Born 07 July 1965 in Veliky Novgorod.
Graduated from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, majoring in Maritime Navigation.
Started the career as a second-class sailor on the Suntar fishing vessel of the Northeast Naval Fleet Administration (SVUMF) in Tiksi.
Rose in the ranks from the fourth to the second mate on the ships of the Baltic Shipping Company and the Unicom Company (Cyprus).
Received training at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration majoring in Economics and Company Management, Economic and Public Finance Management, the Durham University Business School, Great Britain, the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, the Columbia University Business School, USA.
1996–2008 – worked in the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, where he supervised budgetary expenditures for investments, construction, federal funds and the banking system, and then he was responsible for the units of transport, communications, informatics and road industry.
From January to July 2008 – Deputy Director General – Head of the Internal Control and Corporate Risk Management Unit of Sovcomflot
2008–2009 – First Vice President of OAO United Shipbuilding Corporation
2009–2012 – Deputy Director General – Head of the Internal Audit Unit of OAO Sovcomflot
Since 2012 – president of PAO Novoship, the largest Russian shipping company on the Black Sea.
In August 2018 was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport.
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region
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.
2005-2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry
of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2008-2011: Worked in various positions аt the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2011-2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry
of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2013-2014: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2014-2017: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since September 2017 - Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area.
On October 1, 2018, assumed the post of Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area.
Andrey Chibis
Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
21 March 2019: Acting Governor of Murmansk Region

9 April
10:00–11:30
The Open Ocean Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

Arctic Shelf Development: The Potential and the Risks

Hydrocarbon prospecting and production is an area of strategic importance for the commercial development of the Arctic, given the huge potential of the basins of the continental shelf. It is an also an area which comes with a high degree of economic risk, but is nevertheless crucial for replenishing the nation’s natural resource base and for the development of the Arctic. The development of offshore fields in the Arctic requires new technology and equipment, as well as geological prospecting work. All this translates to a significant investment of time and money. It therefore depends on close collaboration between extraction companies in Russia and international partners. The situation is complicated by the fact that various companies are in need of essentially unique technological solutions. What barriers are hindering the development of the shelf, and how feasible is it to remove them? What incentives could be put in place for the private sector to become more involved in geological prospecting work on the shelf?
Moderator
Maksim Nechaev
Director for Consulting, IHS Markit Russia
Panellists
Evgeniy Ambrosov
Senior Executive Vice-President, Member of the Management Board, Sovcomflot; Deputy Chairman, Member of the Executive Committee, Arctic Economic Council
Born on 23 July, 1957 in Vladivostok in the FESCO Captain’s family.
Education:
Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University, specialising in Maritime Navigation;
Career:
1979 - 1997: Cargo Officer on board the liner vessels of the Far-Eastern Shipping Company. At the Company head office he started as Manager at Chartering Department and later was upgraded to the Head of Fleet Operation Department;
1997 - 2000: Vice-President, Head of Fleet Operation Department, OAO Far-Eastern Shipping Company;
2000 - 2002: Senior Vice-President, OAO Sovcomflot;
2002 - 2007: President, OAO Far-Eastern Shipping Company;
2008 - 2009: President and CEO, FESCO Transportation Group;
Since 2009: Senior Executive Vice-President, PAO Sovcomflot.
Member of the Expert Council affiliated to the government of Russian Federation, working group "Development of Arctic and Northern Sea Route" (Экспертный совет при Правительстве РФ, рабочая группа "Развитие Арктики и Северного морского пути").
Arctic Economic Council – Vice Chairman, Member of the Executive Committee.
Mikhail Grigoryev
Director, co-owner, Geological Consulting Center “GECON”
Andrey Patrushev
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft
Pavel Sorokin
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
During the last 3.5 years Pavel Sorokin worked for Morgan Stanley as the Russian Oil & Gas sector lead and Vice President. In 2014-2015 he was ranked one of the best oil & gas sector analysts in Russia and EMEA in Extel and Institutional Investor. Pavel also used to work at Alfa-bank and Unicredit investment banking divisions and had Senior Accountant experience covering Oil & Gas sector at Ernst & Yong. Pavel headed the Ministry of Energy’s “Energy Research Center” at the Russian Energy Agency which provides in-house research and advice to the Ministry of Energy. From March 2018 he was appointed Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation.
Peter Stewart
Chief Energy Analyst, Interfax Global Energy
Peter has been a frequent speaker at energy industry conferences for the last decade. He is currently the Chief Energy Analyst at Interfax Global Energy Services, and managing editor of the monthly Gas Analytica, a new publication that provides expert insight into Gas markets fundamentals and short- and medium-term price forecasts. Before Interfax, he worked for 5 years as Principal Consultant at KBC Energy Economics, where he was chief economist and led the group’s market analysis team. He is also involved in econometric research at Surrey University on the subject of oil and gas pricing benchmarks, building on his 20 years of experience with the Price Reporting Agency (PRA) Platts. He worked at Platts in a number of different roles, including Director of Markets and Pricing, in which role he was responsible for Platts global assessment processes for all commodities. Peter is a frequent speaker at oil and energy industry conferences on all aspects of the oil and gas value chain, as well as emerging markets such as bio-fuels. He has spoken and chaired discussion sessions at conferences in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Asia for companies such as Euromoney, Oil Council, SMi, Platts, Informa, Lloyds List and others. He has also contributed to discussion on radio and TV programs on energy issues, and provided training on energy pricing to government departments, academic institutions and many large companies. His specialisms include: oil and gas supply-demand fundamentals and trade; oil refining; oil and gas pricing; new fuels technology; technical and econometric analysis of markets; and the role and practices of the PRAs. Book-length publications: Korea: The Next Step (Euromoney Books, 1994); Pakistan: Meeting the Challenge (Euromoney Books, 1995); Spectrum Guide to the UAE (Camerapix, 1996) Research articles: Oil Benchmarks in International Trade issue of Oxford Energy Forum with Bassam Fattouh (Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, February 2012); BFO assessment methodology (OIES, 2003); contributor to Old Oil, New Rules (Platts/McGraw-Hill, 2000); Benchmark Pricing (DRI/PAC, 2000); Asian Oil Pricing Mechanisms (Platts, 1993).
Denis Khramov
First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Graduated in 1997 from the Urals State Law Academy with a degree in Law. In 1999 completed a master’s course in Private Law with the Russian School of Private Law. In 2004, he obtained his candidate degree in Law.
From 1995 he was an in-house counsel at Transneftegaz CJSC. In 1997, he joined the Legal Center for Northern Territories as a lawyer and was subsequently appointed Chief Specialist and Deputy Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Fuel and Energy in 1999.
In 2001, he was appointed Deputy Head of Department and Head of Department with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
In 2002, he joined Zarubezhneft JSC as Deputy Head of Division with the responsibility of supervising subsoil use, economic and financial affairs. In 2007 he became Senior Lawyer at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.
From 2008 he held a number of positions with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, including Chief Officer for State Policy and Regulation in Geology and Subsoil Use and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, and was appointed First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation in 2014. During his service with the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, he was in charge of economic and financial affairs, geology and subsoil use.
His outstanding service was recognized with awards at different levels.
In December 2015, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Management Board at OAO NOVATEK.

9 April
10:00–11:30
Sustainable Development Pavilion F, Conference hall F1

The Arctic: A Region of Rivalry or Cooperation?

In recent times, the Arctic has invariably been a core topic of discussion. A range of circumstances are behind this increasing focus on the Arctic, from the macroregion’s geopolitical and strategic role (as a space where the interests of nuclear superpowers intersect), to its economic potential (with regards resources and transport routes), to environmental challenges (global warming). In the coming decades, the Arctic could serve as a major repository of energy resources, and one of the planet’s key transport arteries. It is therefore unsurprising that the interests of numerous countries – both in the Arctic and beyond – are tied to the region. Security is another major factor. All Arctic nations have some form of military programme, as do other powers interested in expanding to the North.
Topics for discussion at this session will include regional approaches taken by Arctic Council nations, opportunities to collaborate on lowering underlying tensions and confrontational rhetoric, and focusing on a positive agenda. Particular attention will be given to cross-border and interregional cooperation in the economic and humanitarian fields.
Moderator
Sophie Shevardnadze
Journalist, Anchor
Sophie Shevardnadze is a TV and Radio Journalist, television and radio show host, op-ed writer and interviewer for Russia’s leading magazines and public figure in Europe and Russia

For the past five years, Sophie has hosted her own program SophieCo, on Russia’s English language network channel RT (Russia Today) interviewing prominent politicians and newsmakers from around the world.Sophie co-hosted two radio shows on Echo of Moscow and has hosted shows for Russia’s Chanel One.

Sophie also writes op-ed articles, columns and flagship interviews for Russia’s leading magazines and newspapers. She moderates various panels and public talks, all around the world, on various topics from politics to charity. Some of the venues include United Nation, the St.Petersburg Economic Forum, Eurasian Forum. Sophie has been a speaker at Harvard and Yale on matters of media and foreign relations.

She often conducts lectures, seminars and master classes on Journalism and Media. Sophie has been heavily involved with the philanthropic fund of Russia, VERA foundation with a focus on hospice care for both adults and children, and a Board Member of the Global Teachers Prize Academy and the Russian TV Academy.

Sophie was born in a political family, as a granddaughter of the last foreign minister of the Soviet Union and later president of Georgia, Edward Shevardnadze. Raised and educated between Tbilisi, Paris and New York, she is fluent in 5 languages (English, French, Russia, Georgian and conversant in Italian). She has earned her BA degree at Emerson College, and an MA degree from NYU in Broadcast Journalism.
Panellists
Arken Imirbaki
Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress
Mr. Arken Imirbaki, an ethnic Uygur, is a native of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China (XUAR PRC). He was born in 1953, graduated from the Northwest College of Light Industry and launched his career in March 1971. Currently, he is a Member of the 19th CPC Central Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 13th NPC.
1971–1972 – a representative of the ‘educated youth’ of the Dongfeng county of Urumqi, XUAR PRC.
1972–1974 – Worker of the Ceramics and Porcelain Factory in Urumqi, XUAR PRC.
1974–1977 – a student at the Northwest College of Light Industry.
1977–19784 – Deputy Director of the Ceramics and Porcelain Factory in Urumqi, XUAR PRC.
1984–1986 – deputy head of the Industry Bureau in Urumqi, XUAR PRC.
1986–1992 – Deputy Director of the City Economics Committee in Urumqi, XUAR PRC.
1992–1994 – Assistant to Mayor of Urumqi, XUAR PRC.
1994–1997 – Deputy Director General of Economic and Trade Committee of XUAR PRC.
1997 – 1999 – Deputy Secretary of the Electronics Industry Department of the Party Committee of XUAR PRC.
1999–2001 – Secretary General of the Autonomous Region People’s Government of XUAR PRC.
2001 – Vice-Chairman of the Autonomous Region People’s Government of XUAR PRC.
2001–2008 – a permanent member of the Party Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Autonomous Region People’s Government of XUAR PRC.
2008–2013 – Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of XUAR PRC.
2013–2018 – Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of XUAR PRC.
2018 – Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 13th NPC.
Sergey Lavrov
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Born in 1950, Russian. 1972 - graduated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Has command of English, French and Sinhalese. Started his career in 1972 at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka. 1976-1981 - worked in the Department of International Organizations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1981-1988 - First Secretary, Counselor and Senior Counselor in the Permanent Representation of the USSR at the UN. 1988-1990 - Deputy Head of the Department of International Economic Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1990-1992 - Director of the Foreign Ministry's Department of International Organizations and Global Problems. 1992-1994 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 1994-2004 - Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation since 2004. Has the rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation. Decorated with government awards. Married, with one daughter.
Anders Samuelsen
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark
Member period
• Member of Parliament for Liberal Alliance in Greater North Zealand constituency from 15 September 2011.
• Member of Parliament for Liberal Alliance in Greater East Jutland constituency from 28 August 2008 to 15 September 2011.
• Member of Parliament for New Alliance in Greater East Jutland constituency from 13 November 2007 to 27 August 2008.
• Member of Parliament for the Social Liberal Party in West Zealand County constituency from 20 November 2001 to 15 July 2004.
• Temporary Member of Parliament for the Social Liberal Party in Vejle County constituency from 31 March 1998 to 19 November 2001.
• Temporary Member of Parliament for the Social Liberal Party in Vejle County constituency from 5 December 1997 to 11 December 1997.
• Candidate for Liberal Alliance in all nomination districts in the constituency from 2010.
• Candidate for Liberal Alliance in all nomination districts in the constituency from 2008 to 2010.
• Candidate for New Alliance in all nomination districts in the constituency from 2007 to 2008.
• Candidate for the Social Liberal Party in Holbæk nomination district from 1998 to 2004.
• Candidate for the Social Liberal Party in Horsens nomination district from 1994 to 1998.

Parliamentary career
• Minister for Foreign Affairs from 28 November 2016.
• Member of the European Parliament 20 July 2004 - 28 November 2007.
• Party Chairman of Liberal Alliance from 2009.
Education and jobs
• M.Sc. (political science), Aarhus University, from 1987 to 1993.
• Consultant, Castberggård High School for the Deaf, from 1994 to 1998.

Affiliations
• Member of the board of representatives of the Danish Arts Council 2009-2011.
• Member of the board of representatives of the Danish Arts Foundation 2009-2011.
• Member of the board of representatives of CARE Danmark from 2010.

Publications
Author of »Vejen til et bedre Europa – en bro mellem ja og nej« (The Road to a Better Europe – a bridge between Yes and No), People's Press, 2004, »Europas stemmer« (European Voices), Gyldendal, 2005, »Breve fra Europa – de første år i Bruxelles« (Letters from Europe – the first years in Brussels), Hovedland, 2006 and »Det Danmark jeg drømmer om – Danmark i et større perspektiv« (The Denmark I dream of - Denmark in a broader perspective), 2015.
Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway
Ine Eriksen Søreide is Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway. She was Minister of
Defence from 2013 to 2017. Before that, she served as member of the Storting
(Norwegian parliament) for 12 years. From 2009 to 2013, she chaired the Standing
Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence. In the same period, she was also Head of
the Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament as well as Head of the
European Consultative Committee. From 2005 to 2009, Ms Eriksen Søreide chaired the
Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs.
Ms Eriksen Søreide started her political career in 1996 as a member of the Central
Committee of the Young Conservatives. From 2000 to 2004, she was Chair of the Young
Conservatives. She was a member of the Conservative Party Executive Committee from
2004 to 2014. Ms Eriksen Søreide has a graduate degree in Law from the University of
Tromsø. She was born in 1976 and grew up in Strømmen, just outside Oslo.
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.

9 April
10:00–11:30
Sustainable Development Pavilion F, Conference hall F3

Future Arctic: Sustainable Solutions

The Arctic is becoming increasingly significant. The region’s environment is altering rapidly, and cli-mate change is already a reality. While this creates challenges, it also provides new opportunities. Se-curity and sustainable development in the Arctic are vital. Arctic nations are particularly responsible for collaborating on enduring solutions. Black carbon emissions are a major contributing factor to warming in the Arctic. Technologies which can effectively reduce emissions already exist, and they not only offer health and environmental benefits, but economic ones too. What steps need to be taken in the Arctic to respond to current challenges? What examples of clean energy exist in the region? What needs to be done to facilitate the transition to cleaner fuel, particularly liquefied natural gas in Arctic shipping?
Moderator
Alistair Clark
Managing Director of the Environment and Sustainability Department, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Dr Alistair Clark is Managing Director of the Environment and Sustainability Department at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). His role includes ensuring that all investments are consistent with the Environmental and Social Policy and Environmental Procedures of EBRD and he is also responsible for providing strategic direction to EBRD on the implementation of the Bank’s environmental and social mandate and the incorporation of environmental and social aspects in all sector and country policies and strategies. Dr Clark has been managing the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership (NDEP) since its establishment in 2002. NDEP is a multi-donor fund with pooled resources of over EUR 348 million which are used as grants to support nuclear safety and environmental investments in the north-west of Russia including the Arctic region. Dr Clark is a member of EBRD’s Senior Management Group. In addition, he is a member of the UK Export Guarantee Advisory Council and Trustee of Television for the Environment, a UK registered charity specialising in environmental and social issues.
Panellists
Roy Angelvik
State Secretary for the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Norway
Mr Angelvik was appointed State Secretary for the Minister of Fisheries in May 2016. Prior to this, he worked as a political adviser to the Minister of Fisheries from December 2015. As State Secretary, he is dedicated to aquaculture, bio-economy and research. Angelvik became a certified chef in 1994 and worked as a chef until 2001. He was editor of a cookbook on local Norwegian cuisine that was published in 2002. He has been self-employed and has run a catering and canteen operation for nearly ten years. In addition to his career, he has been actively involved in the Progress Party in Sør-Trøndelag county, as leader of the local party, as county leader, and as a council representative.
Tero Vauraste
Chairman, Arctic Economic Council; President, Mariadi Oy
Mr. Tero Vauraste, 51, is the owner and Managing Director of Mariadi ltd. an Arctic and maritime consultancy agency since 2018. He has served as President and CEO of Arctia 2009-2018, a Finnish polar maritime services company in icebreaking, research and oil spill response operating 11 icebreakers in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic. In 2007-2009 he was Managing Director of Hertz Car Rental in Finland and in 2001-2007 SVP with Finnair, managing airport ground handling in Arctic conditions in Northern Europe.
He is Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council. He is also chairing the Maritime sub-committee of the Finland-China innovation Committee.
He has a degree of MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management / Leicester University and a Naval officer’s degree from the Finnish Naval Academy being a Lieutenant-Commander (Ret).
He has served as a vessel master, special unit commander and as a SAR instructor in Finnish Coast Guard.
He is the Chairman of Finnish Arctic Society and a member of Advisory Board of Finnish Lifeboat Institution. He has various other positions of trust.
He has provided many papers in terms of Arctic economic development and is a known speaker in the international Arctic fora.
Dmitry Kobylkin
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Born on July 7 1971 in Astrakhan to the family of engineers-geophysicists.
1993: Graduated from Ufa Oil Institute majoring in mining engineering and geophysics. Started work activity in Shelf geophysical group in Gelendzhik.
1993: Invited to the Tarasovskoye Directorate of Geophysical Works in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as a geophysical engineer.
1994-1995: Geologist with the Tarkosalinskoye oil and gas exploration expedition.
1996-2001: Personnel Director, First Deputy General Director at Purneftegazgeologiya. Starting in 2000, led the development of the Khancheiskoye field and managed oil and gas exploration there.
May 2001: Appointed General Director of Khancheineftegaz.
From 2002: First Deputy Head of the Administration of Purovsky District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
2003: Graduated from the occupational retraining institute at the Ural Academy of Public Administration specializing in State and Municipal Management.
2005: Elected Head of the Purovsky District.
2009: Included in the personnel pool of the President of the Russian Federation.
March 2010: Nominated by the Russian President and confirmed as Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly.
12 March 2015: Appointed Acting Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by Presidential Executive Order.
1 October 2015: Elected Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly. The region reaches stable social and economic development in all areas and becomes of the top 5 regional leaders in the Russian Federation.
18 May 2018: Appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment by Presidential Executive Order.
Dmitry Kobylkin has multiple awards and titles of honour including:
Certificate of Merit of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2011);
Honorary Citizen of Purovsky District Title (2011);
“For Serving the Justice” Badge of Honour, Federal Arbitration of the Western-Siberian District (2012);
Medal of the Order for Service to the Motherland, Second Degree (by Order of the President of the RF, 2012);
Badge of Honour of the Chamber of Commerce of the RF (2013);
Certificate of Merit by the Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation (2013);
Medal “For Excellence in Emergency Relief Operation”, Ministry of Civil Defence Affairs, Emergencies, and Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian Federation;
Badge “For Social Partnership”, All-Russia Trade Union of Education Workers (2015);
Badge of Honour “For input into the development of the legislation of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area”, Legislative Assembly of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2015);
Certificate of Merit of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2015);
Medal “For loyalty to the North”, Association of indigenous small peoples of the North, Siberia and Russian Far East (2015);
“Order of the Faithful Saint Prince Daniil of Moscow”, Third Degree, Russian Orthodox Church (2015);
“The Order of Friendship” (by the Order of the President of the RF, 2015)
Badge “For Contribution to International Cooperation” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (2016)
Gratitude of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2017)
Married, with three children.
Marie-Anne Coninsx
Ambassador at Large for the Arctic, European External Action Service
Marie-Anne Coninsx is Ambassador at Large for the Arctic, since September 2017. She previously was European Union' Ambassador to Canada (2013-2017) - where she extensively visited the Canadian Arctic, after serving 4 years as the EU Ambassador to Mexico.
She also served as the number two at the EU Delegations in New York and Geneva, providing her with extensive experience on multilateral issues. She has been an EU official since 1984.
Ambassador Coninsx studied law at Gent University (Belgium), did post-graduate studies at Cambridge University (UK) and at European University in Nancy (France). She is Belgian and speaks 5 languages.
Lev Levit
Representative of the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region for the Development of the Arctic
Born in 1977 in Arkhangelsk.
He graduated from the M.V. Lomonosov Pomor State University in Arkhangelsk, holds two university degrees: Norwegian and English Philology and Legal Science. He studied at Oslo, Tromsø and Bodø, Norway universities. Candidate of Philosophical Sciences. He participated in and coordinated numerous international projects. Speaks Norwegian and English.
He was an advisor to the Arctic Council Secretariat (Tromsø, Norway, 2011–2013), worked at the Arkhangelsk Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2013–2014), Pomor State University (Arkhangelsk, 1999–2008), educational institutes of Norway (2009–2011), international enterprises and organizations in Arkhangelsk.
Since 2014, holds the position of the representative of the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region on the Arctic development. He coordinates regional Arctic policy, contributes to the work of government agencies for the development of the Arctic. He is fully engaged in the development and implementation of Arctic projects and events in the Arkhangelsk Region.
Hannele Pokka
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Finland; Chair of the Northern Forum (2001–2005)
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).
Magnus Rystedt
Managing Director, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
Magnus Rystedt, M. Sc. (Civil Engineering), is the Managing Director of the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). Mr. Rystedt has worked for NEFCO since 2000 and has extensive experience in project financing within the environmental field. Before NEFCO, Mr. Rystedt served in St. Petersburg as Swedish Team Leader for Stockholm Water, implementing institutional strengthening of the water company Vodokanal and also worked with VAI VA-Project AB (currently part of SWECO) developing infrastructure projects in Russia and the Baltic States.
NEFCO is an international financial institution (IFI) established in 1990 by the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden with the specific purpose to promote environmental investments and sustainable development. Over the years, NEFCO has financed more than 900 small and medium-sized, private and public projects across different sectors in 60 countries, with a strong focus on Eastern Europe, the Baltic Sea, and the Arctic and Barents Regions. NEFCO has an extensive network within the green community and a proven ability to connect stakeholders and different financiers to relevant projects. As a result, NEFCO has managed to attract a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral fund management assignments. NEFCO’s headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland.
Arto Raety
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Fortum Corporation
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications as of 29 February 2016
Born 1955, nationality: Finnish, Lieutenant General (Ret.), Member of the Management Team as of 1 April 2016, Employed by Fortum since 2016
Previous positions:
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence of Finland, 2011–2015 and Director of the National Defence Policy Unit, 2005–2008
Various positions within Finnish Defence Forces, including, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations at Defence Command, 2009–2010; Chief of Staff at Army Command, 2008–2009; Brigade Commander, Pori Brigade, 2000–2002; Commanding Officer of the Finnish Battalion in KFOR , Kosovo, 2000; Deputy Chief of the International Department, Defence Command, 1997–2000
Director of the National Defence Courses of the Finnish Government, 2003–2004
Finnish Liaison Officer at NATO HQ and PCC SHAPE, Brussels, Belgium, 1994–1997
Key positions of trust:
Chairman of the Board at Destia Oy, 2015–
Member of the Board and Vice Chairman, Destia Oy, 2014–2015
Member of the Board at Ahlström Capital Cleantech Fund I, 2011–
Chairman of the National Security Committee, Finland, 2011–2015
Member of the Emergency Supply Council, 2011–2015.
Igor Tonkovidov
Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer, Sovcomflot
Jaakko Henttonen
Special Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland
Jaakko Henttonen (born in 1951 in Finland), Special Adviser on the Arctic Environment at Arctic Eco Advisors Ltd, provides services on the Arctic Environmental issues based on a contract basis with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (05/2018 - ). He has worked as Adviser on Northern Dimension for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) between 2015 and 2017 before which he worked as Director of the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership Support Fund (NDEP) in London and St. Petersburg. Mr. Henttonen has been giving presentations at seminars, conferences, workshops and other fora on environmental investments since 1975 both at national and international occasions. He holds a number of other positions of responsibility, such as that of an Adviser to the Board of the Finnish Water Forum (2017 - ) and Member of the Project Advisory Committee for the Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation (2015 - ).
Mikael Hildén
Chair of Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane, Arctic Council; Director of Climate Change Programme, Finnish Environment Institute
Prof. Mikael Hildén is Director of the Climate Change Programme at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Research Programme towards a Carbon Neutral and Resource Efficient Finland of the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland.
He is currently the Chair of the Arctic Council’s Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane. He has also served as expert in developing legislation nationally and in the EU and serves as Expert Councilor for the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland.
Dr Hildén has published more than 70 refereed papers, two monographs, more than 170 reports and studies and numerous articles for a general audience. He has edited three special issues on environmental policy studies and is the co-editor of a book on adapting to climate change in Europe.
Patricia Espinosa Cantellano
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Espinosa took office as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on 18 July 2016.
Ambassador of Mexico to Germany since 2012 and from 2001 to 2002, Ms. Espinosa was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, bringing more than 30 years of experience at highest levels in international relations, specialized in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights.
As Mexico's representative on multilateral bodies and international organizations in Vienna, Geneva and New York, Ms. Espinosa has been engaged as leader in the global challenge to address climate change and its consequences, notably as Chair of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC leading to the adoption of the Cancun Agreements. Named by the UN Secretary-General to the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, she is a tireless supporter of multilateralism as a way to improve conditions for development in all regions of the world, understanding the inextricable link between the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Elected Chair of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (1996) she played a key role in the process leading to the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 4th World Conference on Women. Previous Ambassador of Mexico to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and UN Organisations in Vienna (2002-2006), she was Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989-1991) and responsible for economic issues at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva (1982-1988).
She has postgraduate studies in International Law from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and is holder of a Degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico.

9 April
12:00–13:30
Coastal Territories Congress Centre, Conference hall B1

Small Business, Big Potential

Running a small or medium-sized business in the Arctic brings its own challenges, which the government needs to take into consideration when creating (primarily at the regional level) a policy to support them. For a small business in the region to be competitive, the requisite infrastructure needs to be in place, and it needs to be of a high quality. This encompasses support for logistics, roads, an electric grid, utilities, and air/port access for supplies. It also depends on government regulation in areas such as rates for electrical power and hardship allowances. An individual approach is required in single-industry towns in the Arctic, where small and medium business provide a way to solve issues connected to employment and diversifying local economies. How can people living in the region be encouraged to start their own businesses? What can be done to engage the interest of young people, thereby reducing migration? What forms of support should be made available to small and medium business in the Arctic? What should be done to make SMEs in the Arctic more competitive? How can SMEs get involved in infrastructure projects?
Moderator
Alexey Bobrovsky
Head of the Economic Programme, Russia 24 TV Channel
Alexey Bobrovsky was born on 15 August 1981. In 2002, he graduated from the Journalism Department of the Modern University for the Humanities in Moscow. He has worked as reporter and host on the TV-Centre Channel, Channel 1, Radio Station Business-FM. Since 2009, he has authored and presented the Kurs Dnya [Daily Rate of Exchange] on the Russia-24 TV Channel, Head of the Channel’s Service of Economic News. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Internet site Vestifinance.ru. Since 2016, he has been General Producer of Vestfinance Forum – a new interactive platform, featuring Andrey Klepach, Boris Titov, Alexander Novak, Ksenia Yudaeva and other authoritative economic experts.
Panellists
Oleg Dubnov
Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Member of the Board of Directors at ROSSETI, PJSC. Earlier, in 2011-2015 – Director for Power Engineering in Polyus Gold, responsible for power supply of upstream assets and power asset management in the company. In 2008-2010 – Advisor of Chairman of the Board in RusHydro, JSC. Earlier – Director General in Far Eastern Energy Management Company, JSC (sole executive body of Kamchatskenergo JSC and JSC Geoterm JSC) and Executive Director of RAO UES of Russia – engaged in projects focused on power engineering restructuring and long-term programs for the Far East electric power systems development.
Graduated from the Vologda Railway College with a degree in Power supply, A.S. Griboedov Institute of International Law and Economics majoring in Legal Studies, and the International Institute of Fuel and Energy Complex by MGIMO University of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the qualification in World Economy with English language skills.
Oleg was awarded the Gratitude of Chairman of the Board of RAO UES of Russia, and in June 2008 was granted a title of Honoured Employee of the Unified Energy System of Russia.
In January 2017 Oleg joined the Skolkovo team as Vice-President and Executive Director of Energy Efficiency Cluster.
Olga Epifanova
Deputy Chair, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Education
Simferopol Soviet Commerce College (1985); Open British University (2001); Pomor State University named after Mikhail Lomonosov (2002); Institute of Management, Law and Advanced Training under the Presidential Management Training Program (2004).
Honored Worker of Commerce of the Russian Federation.
She has the qualification "Arbitration Manager of the Ministry of Justice of Russia".
Career
Mrs. EPIFANOVA was a Member of the Coordination Council under the President of the Russian Federation on the implementation of the National Action Strategy for Children for 2012-2017 and a Member of the Government Commission on the Crime Prevention.
She is currently a Member of the Presidium of the State Commission for the Development of the Arctic Region, Head of the working group "Regulatory legal support" and also President of the Expert Council on Legislative Support for the Development of the Extreme North Regions, Equated Localities, Far East Regions, and the Territories of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation.
Parliamentary Activities
2009-2011: Member of the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly of Deputies (Regional Parliament).
2011-2016: Member of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (VI Convocation). Deputy Head of the Committee on the Family, Women and Children; October 2015-2016: Head of the Committee.
Since 2016: Member of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (VII Convocation). Member of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Property and Land Relations.
She is responsible for organizing cooperation of the Russian State Duma with parliaments of Indonesia, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Barents Region, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
Coordinator of the Parliamentary Group for relations with the Parliament of the Republic of Korea.
Awards:
Letter of Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (2018).
Letter of Gratitude of the Government of the Russian Federation (2017).
Diploma of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2013).
Honorary Badge of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation "For merits in the development of Parliamentarism" (2016).
Letter of Gratitude from the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2013).
Letter of Gratitude from the Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2018).
Vadim Zhivulin
Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexander Kalinin
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA
Born on November 4, 1966 in the city of Chelyabinsk.
In 1989 graduated with honors from the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute, specialization in robototronics, diploma qualification in electrical engineering.
From 1989 to 1991 has undertaken postgraduate training program at the Department of Engineering Economics of the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute.
In 1991 founded a wholesale and retail company engaged in export and import operations. Fluent in spoken English.
In 1995-1998 has graduated from the Ural Academy of Public Administration with a degree in law.
In 1998 invested in the creation of a manufacturing company. The company designs and manufactures motor control centers, co-author of an invention patent.
In 2002 became a founding member of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2005 was elected Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional office of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2007 was elected to the Board of “OPORA RUSSIA”.
In 2012 was elected first Vice-President of “OPORA RUSSIA” on energy, infrastructure and cluster policy.
Since 2013 – member of the Government Commission on Electric Power Development.
In 2013 was elected Co-Chairman of the Staff of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the All-Russian Public Movement “People's Front” for Russia!”
Since 2014 – member of the Board of Directors of JSC “ROSSETI” (June 2014), member of the Board of Directors of RAO “UES” (August 2014).
October 29, 2014 was elected President of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA RUSSIA” and Non-Profit Partnership “OPORA”
Awarded with certificates of acknowledgement of the Presidential Administration, Government of the Russian Federation, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region.
Sergey Katyrin
President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
Born on October 2, 1954 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Car and Road Construction Institute and the International Business School of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Took an active part in establishing and developing the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, which held its founding Congress on October 19, 1991. At the 7th congress in March 2016, he was elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation for a second term. The range of Sergei Katyrin's activities as President of CCI Russia includes effective coordination within the national network of chambers of commerce and industry of Russia, which incorporates territorial chambers of commerce and industry, associations and business unions. Establishment of productive cooperation with legislative assemblies and executive authorities at both national and regional levels constitutes yet another area of his daily concern. Sergei Katyrin represents Russia's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in major business unions where he is among the board members.
He is a member of the working group for joint anti-corruption measures of representatives of the business community and government authorities under the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption and takes part in meetings of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Counteracting Corruption. He sits on the government's Commission for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses and is a member of the Public Council for Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, which works under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly. At the same time, Sergei Katyrin fulfils functions related to the international activities of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, being Chairman of the Russian chapter of the BRICS Business Council and Chairman of the Russian National Branch of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Business Council. In addition, he is a member of the Committee of the Chief Executives of CIS Chambers of Commerce and Industry. During the term of Sergei Katyrin’s presidency, the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed the Anti-Corruption Charter of Russian Business.
Svetlana Rubashkina
Director, Norilsk Development Agency
Work experience - 20 years:
2018 — until now, Norilsk Development Agency, Director
2015 — 2018, Charity Programme Department “Norilsk Nickel”, polar division, Head of Department
2012 — 2015, Social and Religious Relations Department, Administration of Krasnodar region, Head of Department
2009 — 2012, Development Centre of social and cultural projects “Your direction”, Director
2006 — 2009, Vladimir Potanin Foundation, Councilor
1997 — 2006, Russian Southern Resource Centre, Public Retaliations manager
1989 — 1997, Krasnodar school, History teacher
Education:
2002, Moscow High School of Economy and Sociology Science, Sociology
1990, Kuban State University, Historian, history teacher
Professional rewards:
2016, Social and economic development commitment reward
Norilsk city deputy Council
2014, Kuban development commitment reward
Administration of Krasnodar region
2008, Appreciation letter by President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Solodov
Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Born: June 26, 1982 in Moscow. 2004: he graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University. 2002: studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (France). 2004 to 2007: took a post-graduate course at Moscow State University to become a Candidate of Political Sciences. Since 2005: has lectured and conducted research at the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University, headed the Centre for new public administration technologies, participated in development and launch of a number of programmes for training civil servants, including the Programme for Training of Basic and Perspective Levels of the Federal Reserve of Managerial Resources, under which over 300 civil servants have received training. He has authored over 30 articles on public administration. Since 2013: Head of the department of projects and practices in the area “Young Professionals” of the autonomous nonprofit organisation Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects. He was responsible for organising selection of and support for projects in the area of developing professional staff, with 45 projects implemented under his leadership. He has taken an active part in launching the programme “Global Education”, as well as in organising a number of foresight sessions.
Front row participant
Ivan Kulyavtsev
Minister of Economic Development of Arkhangelsk Region

9 April
12:00–13:30
The Open Ocean Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

Production and Use of LNG in the Arctic

Liquified natural gas is one of the gas industry’s most promising markets. The launch of LNG projects on the Yamal Peninsula is providing Russia with a genuine chance of becoming one of the world leaders in the market. In fact, LNG is expected to make up half of the total amount of freight transported along the Northern Sea Route. In addition, work is under way to develop technologies which will lead to a reduction in capital expenditure and the creation of a technological base for LNG projects in Russia. Which projects in this field are of international significance, and what steps are needed to implement them? What impact are these projects having on the region’s economy? How can LNG production be rolled out in the Russian Arctic? What potential is there for the localization of large-capacity LNG liquefaction technology?
Moderator
Ryan Chilcote
TV Host, Special Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
With two decades of journalism under his belt at Bloomberg Television and CNN, Ryan Chilcote's been an eyewitness to many of the biggest stories of our time. Thanks to his unique background spanning general and financial news, Chilcote is as at home interviewing world leaders and politicians at the World Economic Forum in Davos as he is reporting from the world's front lines. Ryan has received several awards for his work. Among them: an Emmy nomination for Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast from the National Academy for Television Arts & Sciences, a New York Film Festival World Medal, a Clarion Award, and a nomination at the Prix Bayeux Competition for War Correspondents. Chilcote's relentless reporting has taken him from the United States throughout the whole of Europe, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya and Iceland. After graduating from the University of California in 1995, Chilcote moved to Russia where he worked for CNN and traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union. In 2007, he moved to the United Kingdom to join Bloomberg. Since March 2017, he joined the PBS NewsHour team.
Panellists
Dmitry Artyukhov
Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region
Kirill Dmitriev
Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Prior to becoming CEO of RDIF in 2011, Kirill Dmitriev headed a number of large private equity funds and completed a series of landmark transactions, including the sale of Delta Bank to General Electric, Delta Credit Bank to Société Générale, STS Media to Fidelity Investments, etc. At the beginning of his career he worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. He is Deputy Chairman of the Investment Council under the Chairman of the State Duma of Russia, Vice President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and was appointed by the President of Russia as a member of the BRICS and the APEC business councils; he also was selected as ‘Young Global Leader’ by the World Economic Forum. He serves as a member of the boards of directors of Rostelecom, Gazprombank, MDMG, Russian Railways and a member of the boards of trustees of the Mariinsky Theatre and Moscow State University.
In 2011 he was the only Russian representative in the list of ‘100 most influential private equity professionals of the decade’ (Private Equity International). He holds a BA in Economics with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University and an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from the Harvard Business School.
Dmitry Kobylkin
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Born on July 7 1971 in Astrakhan to the family of engineers-geophysicists.
1993: Graduated from Ufa Oil Institute majoring in mining engineering and geophysics. Started work activity in Shelf geophysical group in Gelendzhik.
1993: Invited to the Tarasovskoye Directorate of Geophysical Works in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as a geophysical engineer.
1994-1995: Geologist with the Tarkosalinskoye oil and gas exploration expedition.
1996-2001: Personnel Director, First Deputy General Director at Purneftegazgeologiya. Starting in 2000, led the development of the Khancheiskoye field and managed oil and gas exploration there.
May 2001: Appointed General Director of Khancheineftegaz.
From 2002: First Deputy Head of the Administration of Purovsky District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
2003: Graduated from the occupational retraining institute at the Ural Academy of Public Administration specializing in State and Municipal Management.
2005: Elected Head of the Purovsky District.
2009: Included in the personnel pool of the President of the Russian Federation.
March 2010: Nominated by the Russian President and confirmed as Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly.
12 March 2015: Appointed Acting Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by Presidential Executive Order.
1 October 2015: Elected Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly. The region reaches stable social and economic development in all areas and becomes of the top 5 regional leaders in the Russian Federation.
18 May 2018: Appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment by Presidential Executive Order.
Dmitry Kobylkin has multiple awards and titles of honour including:
Certificate of Merit of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2011);
Honorary Citizen of Purovsky District Title (2011);
“For Serving the Justice” Badge of Honour, Federal Arbitration of the Western-Siberian District (2012);
Medal of the Order for Service to the Motherland, Second Degree (by Order of the President of the RF, 2012);
Badge of Honour of the Chamber of Commerce of the RF (2013);
Certificate of Merit by the Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation (2013);
Medal “For Excellence in Emergency Relief Operation”, Ministry of Civil Defence Affairs, Emergencies, and Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian Federation;
Badge “For Social Partnership”, All-Russia Trade Union of Education Workers (2015);
Badge of Honour “For input into the development of the legislation of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area”, Legislative Assembly of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2015);
Certificate of Merit of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2015);
Medal “For loyalty to the North”, Association of indigenous small peoples of the North, Siberia and Russian Far East (2015);
“Order of the Faithful Saint Prince Daniil of Moscow”, Third Degree, Russian Orthodox Church (2015);
“The Order of Friendship” (by the Order of the President of the RF, 2015)
Badge “For Contribution to International Cooperation” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (2016)
Gratitude of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2017)
Married, with three children.
Arnaud Le Foll
Total Country Chair Russia; General Director, Total Exploration and Production Russie
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.
Lev Feodosyev
First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Front row participant
Valery Seleznev
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

9 April
12:00–13:30
Sustainable Development Congress Centre, Conference hall D3

Extracting Solid Mineral Deposits in the Arctic: Increasing Investment Appeal

The history of the industrial development of the Russian Arctic is not only inextricably linked to the extraction and processing of liquid hydrocarbons, but also solid mineral deposits. Today, with government support, projects to develop new solid mineral deposits are well under way, including for gold, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, silver, platinum, tin, and coal. Additional mechanisms are also being put in place to foster ongoing development in the sector. Given the tough geological and climatic conditions in the region, one of the government’s most important tasks is to draw up an effective regulatory framework to encourage companies to set up operations in the region, boost geological prospecting work, protect the environment, and promote the efficient use of subsoil resources. What measures could the government implement to ensure the profitability of mining projects in the Arctic? What specific steps need to be taken to increase the level to which the Arctic is studied?
Moderator
Mikhail Grigoryev
Director, co-owner, Geological Consulting Center “GECON”
Panellists
Michiel van Akkooi
Senior Vice President for Government Relations, Kinross Gold Corporation
Michiel (Mike) van Akkooi is Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Kinross Gold Corporation. Michiel, a native of the Netherlands, joined Kinross Gold Corporation after a diverse career in international politics with the Dutch Government. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and an executive MBA from HEC Paris. Michiel has worked across cultures, countries and continents for over 25 years.
Prior joining Kinross, Michiel held various global government and corporate affairs roles with BHP Billiton across the company’s minerals and petroleum portfolio based in Singapore, Houston and Melbourne.
Victor Kudinov
General Director, Regional Mining Company
06.2015 – p.t. CEO of Regional mining company, LLC (management company of GDK Baimskaya, LLC, Dalenergomost, LLC (till March 2019))
04.2014 – 06.2015, Advisor for the Governor of Chukotka in energy utilities sector. Main goal was to Develop regional strategy in energy utilities sector and to get approvals from Federal Government and Ministry of Energy
2008 – 2013, 1st Deputy CEO of Mezhregion-Energostroy, the owner of construction of combined cycle heating plant in Sochi in the scope of preparation for XXII Olympic games Sochi-2014. In parallel he designed and started-up as Deputy CEO the company Mezhregionenergostroy, which was the owner of several brown-field construction projects (power plants of more than 400 MW)
2007-2008, Deputy CEO of DVEUK, JSC (management company of Kamchatskenergo, JSC and Geotherm, JSC) responsible for business strategy and execution of investment projects
2004-2007, different positions in UES of Russia, JSC
Education
2018, Executive MBA (Best fellow student award), European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin
2004, New Economic School, Master of Arts in Economics (finance)
2001, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Master of Arts in applied Physics and Mathematics
Alison LeClaire
Director General, Circumpolar Affairs and Eastern Europe & Eurasia Relations, Global Affairs Canada
Sergey Neruchev
Chief Executive Officer, AGD DIAMONDS
Year of birth: 1961

Career:
1983 – graduated from Leningrad State University, Geological Department.
2002 – graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences.
S.S. Neruchev was awarded the title of Honored Prospector.
1983 – 1997 – Sevmorgeologiya, Production Geological Association; geologist, engineer, head of the department at All-Russia Research Institute “Oceangeology”.
1997 – 2000 – Deputy Director General, member of the Board of Directors of Norilskgazprom, OAO.
2000 – 2004 – Director General of Nizhnevolzhskgeologia, Federal State Unitary Enterprise.
2004 – 2005 – Vice-Governor of the Sakhalin Region.
2005 – 2007 – Deputy Director General of LENARC, OOO.
2007 – 2009 – Adviser to Director General of IG ALROSA, OAO.
2009 – 2015 – Director General of Geotransgaz, ZAO and Urengoy Gas Company, OOO.
2017 – 2018 – Deputy Director General of the All-Russia Minerals Research Institute, Federal State Institution.

2018 – present – Director General of JSC “AGD DIAMONDS”.
Igor Semenov
Executive Director, First Ore Mining Company
Born on March 15, 1987 in the city of Cheboksary of the Chuvash ASSR. In 2009 graduated from the National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI". In 2016, he graduated with honors from the Presidential program of management training of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.
Over the years, he worked at Concern VKO Almaz-Antey JSC, Techsnabexport (Tenex) JSC. From 2013 to August 2014 - First Deputy General Director of the First Ore-Mining Company JSC. From August 2014 was a General Director of Elkon MMP JSC (enterprise mining division of the State Corporation Rosatom). Currently holds the position of executive director of JSC First Ore-Mining Company.
Igor was awarded the gold badge "Miner of Russia", Patriarchal Sign of the Holy Great Martyr Barbara, the medal "In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church", Certificate of Merit of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use, the Medal "For contribution to the development of the nuclear industry" 2nd degree.
It is one of the five most professional and influential leaders of the Russian mining and metallurgical sector according to the TOP-1000 Russian Managers rating, compiled by the Kommersant publishing house.
Roman Trotsenko
Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation
Education Institute of Asian and African countries at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law (Lomonosov MSU), internship at Yale University (USA) and the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
Academic degree: Ph.D. in Economics
For over 20 years Roman Trotsenko has been engaged in crisis management of enterprises in various sectors of the economy, designing and managing of development projects (residential and office projects in Moscow and the Moscow region), consolidation and management of Russian airports.
Core businesses: Russian airports (about 14 airports operated by NOVAPORT), development projects in Moscow and Russian regions, river transport (freight and passenger traffic, shipbuilding), chemical industry, sea port development.
State awards: the Jubilee Medal "300 Years of the Russian Navy" (1996), awarded with badge "Honorary Worker of the Russian Federation Transport" (2011), the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"; in 1999-2004-2008 was recognized as a highly-skilled specialist in crisis management of industrial enterprises. Laureate in Science and Technology (2014).

9 April
12:00–13:30
The Open Ocean Congress Centre, Conference hall D4

Developing Port Infrastructure in the North

In partnership with the Rosmorport
In line with increasing volumes of domestic and international freight, plans are in place to increase the capacity of sea ports in the Russian Arctic. This will primarily concern transport of hydrocarbons, coal, ores, and metals. A number of ports in the Arctic offer potential, including Sabetta, Lavna, Vykhodnoy, Kola, Dudinka, Dikson, Indiga, and Kandalaksha, amongst others. However, not all of them have been included in the comprehensive plan to expand and modernize transport infrastructure by 2024. Consensus has yet to be reached in the expert community or government as to which ports could be characterized as key hubs for the development of freight transport along the Northern Sea Route, ensuring safe navigation, and providing supplies to the North. What might be the consequences of increasing trans-shipment volumes in the Arctic basin? How can technological effectiveness and safety be ensured in the functioning of port infrastructure? What support measures for ports in the Arctic need to be introduced today? Might it be possible to apply free port status to key locations, as per Vladivostok?
Moderator
Pavel Seleznev
Chairman, Public-Private Partnership Development Center; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Avtodor-Invest
PhD in Economics.
1. Education. In 2005, graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 2010, PhD on developing public-private partnership in Russia.
2. Career. 2005-2007 – senior specialist, VTB Bank. 2007-2009 – Deputy CEO; Member, Management Board, VTB Project Management. 2008-2010 – Board Member, Energocomplex. 2009 – Cofounder, Chairman, Management Board, National Center for Developing Public Private Partnership, an autonomous non-profit organization.
3. Public Activity. Chairman, Committee for Public Private Partnership, Chamber of Trade and Industry. Member, General Council, Delovaya Rossiya. Member, Expert Council, Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Member, Supervisory Council, Federal Center for Project Financing. Member, Working Group for Developing Transportation Related Infrastructure Projects, Presidential Economic Council. Member, Presidium, Council for Public Private Partnership Development, Military Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership in Health Care under the Ministry of Health Care of the Russian Federation.
Panellists
Mikhail Bazhenov
Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, Debt Advisory Leader, PwC
Education:
• St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance; diploma in Finance and;
• Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Working experience:
• 2003- present time. PwC Russia. Partner, Capital Projects & Infrastructure, Debt Advisory Leader
Areas of specialization:
Mikhail Bazhenov is the partner in PwC Infrastructure and Project Financing practice and has already over 15 years’ experience in providing services in project financing, strategic advisory, project structuring and project financing and transactions on private-public partnership basis. Mikhail’s projects portfolio comprises a number of significant projects in transportation sector.
Over the last 6 years, Mikhail led about 30 engagements in the port industry (projection of cargo base, valuation, raising finance, structuring PPP projects, completion of M&A transactions, change of tariff regulation) both for private and public companies. Additionally to his engagements in Russia, Mikhail carried out some port projects in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Poland and Romania.
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Chairman, Arctic Circle
Eduard Gudkov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
Ruslan Davydov
First Deputy Head, Federal Customs Service of Russia
Denis Ilatovskiy
Deputy General Director, Director for Logistics, SUEK
Born in 1971.
Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Mines and Steel in 1994 and in 2011 graduated from Executive MBA AMS IBS-Moscow (Belgium).
2007 - Zagorsk Paints-and-Varnihshes Works CEO;
2008 - 2012 Baltic Metallurgical Terminal (Ust Luga) CEO;
2010 – 2012 - OMK Director for Logistics;
Since 2012 – Deputy General Director – Director for Logistics OJSC «SUEK».
Mikhail Konstantinov
Executive Vice President, Gazprombank (Joint Stock Company); General Director, Electronic Trading Platform GPB
Andrey Lavrischev
General Director, Rosmorport
Andrey Lavrishchev was born on 12 October, 1959 in Blagoveschensk, Amur region.
In 1981 he graduated from Military Orders of Lenin, October Revolution and Suvorov Academy named after F.E. Dzerzhinsky with a specialization in physics energy control aids, as a military engineer of electronics.
In 1986 he graduated from Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov with a specialization in applied mathematics, as a mathematician.
He began his labor activity in 1976.
Career profile for over the last 5 years.
From July 2004 till February 2006 he was deputy director of Railway, Marine and River Transport State Policy Department of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
From February 2006 till September 2010 he held a post of deputy director of Marine and River Transport State Policy Department of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
From September 2010 till September 2011 Andrey Vasilievich held the post of the Executive director of FSUE “Rosmorport”. From June till September 2011 acted as General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport” without leaving his current position.
From September 2011 till March 2013 on the ground of the Government of Russian Federation Head S.B.Ivanov dated 13.09.2011 No. SI-P9-6473 and the Rosmorrechflot order dated 21.09.2011 No. 72/k-mrf held the post of the General director of the FSUE “Rosmorport”.
From March 2013 till October 2017 he worked as Executive Director of FSUE “Rosmorport”.
In June 2013 in accordance with Rosmorrechflot order dated 19.06.2013 No. 132/k-mrf he acted as General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport” without leaving his current position.
In October 2017 according to order of Rosmorrechflot No. 124/k-mrf of October 4, 2017, he acted as General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport” without leaving his current position.
In October 2017 according to order of Rosmorrechflot No. 132/k-mrf of October 24, 2017 he was appointed General Director of FSUE “Rosmorport”.
Awards:
Medal of the order “For Merits to the Fatherland” II degree;
Badge “To Honored Worker of the Russian Transport”;
Badge “In Memory of 200 Years to Water and Land Communications Administration”.
Certificate of honor of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
Commendations:
Certificate of honor of Ministry of the Russian Federation for Antimonopoly Policy and Support of Entrepreneurship;
Letter of Thanks of Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
Letter of Thanks of Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
Honorary title:
Honored regulator of Natural Monopolies.
Vladislav Onishchenko
Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Graduated from Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1995–1998 – Head of the Analytical Department of the PRIME-TASS business news agency;
1997–2000 – Senior Expert with the economic expert group of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation;
2001–2012 – Manager of projects introduced by the Government Executive Office, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and international projects in the CIS countries;
2012–2018 - First Deputy Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
On 18 August, 2018 he was appointed as the new Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the 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).
Vyacheslav Ruksha
Deputy Director General – Director for the Northern Sea Route Directorate, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Born on 17 February 1954. In 1976 he graduated from the Leningrad ‘Order of the October Revolution’ Higher Engineering Marine School named after Adm. S. O. Makarov. He held the positions of adviser to the president of OAO Russian Railways, head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport, first Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and General Director of OAO Murmansk Shipping Company. Since the establishment of FGUP Atomflot in 2008 and its merger with the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, he has been the enterprise’s General Director. On 24 July 2018, he was appointed Deputy Director General and Head of the Directorate for the Northern Sea Route, ROSATOM.
Dmitry Tvardovsky
First Deputy General Director, VEB Infrastructure
In 2004 joined the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, where he held a number of positions.
2010 – Advisor to the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
2012 – Aide to the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation. In this position he was in charge of developing mechanisms for attracting non-budgetary investment in transport infrastructure.
Dmitry Tvardovsky has a vast experience in preparing and implementing projects of public-private partnership in transport and transport-related infrastructure. Oversaw drafting legislation for concession agreements regulation.
Dmitry Tvardovsky was part of the group that organized issuance of the first infrastructure related bonds. The funds raised through bonds were used for road construction.
In 2014 headed a subsidiary of Russian Highways (Avtodor State Company). In this role he was in charge of building a corporate and financial structure for the holding system of the subsidiaries for their further merge into Russian Highways Holding.
Dmitry Tvardovsky was in charge of the Strategic Planning Department at Russian Highways, where he formed a programme for highways and expressways that provided for spatial development through transport related infrastructure.
15 April 2018 – Acting CEO, Federal Centre for Project Planning.
27 April 2018 - CEO, Federal Centre for Project Planning.

9 April
12:00–13:30
Sustainable Development Pavilion F, Conference hall F1

National Projects in the Russian Arctic: Implementation Mechanisms

The interests of the Arctic are not only reflected in the comprehensive plan to expand and modernize transport infrastructure by 2024. The geo-strategic importance that Russian places on the macroregion has led to it occupying a special place in 12 national projects set out by President Vladimir Putin. These cover demography, healthcare, education, housing and the urban environment, ecology, safe and high-quality roads, workforce productivity and supporting employment, science, the digital economy, culture, small and medium enterprise, and international cooperation and exports. What measures do the national projects set out for regions in the Arctic? How will they affect the region’s economy and quality of life? Are these measures sufficient, or are additional resources required?
Moderator
Maxim Filimonov
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Editor, TASS Russia
Maxim Filimonov was born in Tallin August 8, 1974. In 1996 he graduated journalism department of Moscow State University. Since 1993 worked a journalist for a number of different outlets: Baltic News Service, Reuters, Prime TASS, Vremya MH, Vedomosti. Since 2002 – chief editor, Russian language section, Moscow Reuters officeSince 2007 – deputy chief editor, RIA Novosti Since 2011 – first deputy chief editor, RIA Novosti In 2014 joined TASS as an adviser to the CEOIn 2015 became deputy CEO, chief editor of TASS.
Panellists
Alexander Kozlov
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Born on January 2, 1981, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 2003 graduated from Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship with Moscow Government with specialty in Jurisprudence. Awarded with the qualification of the Lawyer.
2000 – 2007 worked as a Leading Legal Adviser, Acting Assistant Director General for Legal Issues, Acting Head of Legal Department, Head of Legal Department, Deputy Director General for Legal Issues and Corporate Safety of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk city.
In 2007 was assigned to a position of the Director of CJSC Russian Coal’ branch in Gukovo city.
From 2008 - Director of the branch of JSC Russian Coal, in Blagoveshchensk.
2009 - 2010 – held position of the Director General of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk.
On February 2, 2011 – assigned to a position of First Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
From February 23, 2011, took a position of Minister of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
On September 14, 2014, won the elections and became the Mayor of Blagoveshchensk City by receiving 38.68% of votes.
On March 25, 2015, was appointed as a temporary Acting Governor of Amur Region by the order of V.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
On September 20, 2015 started to work as a Governor of Amur Region.
On May 18, 2018 was appointed as Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Married. No children.
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.
Mikhail Margelov
Vice President, Transneft
Aysen Nikolaev
Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Born on January 22, 1972 in Leningrad
1994 - graduated from the physics department of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Started his career in finance corporation «SAPI»
1995 – Deputy Chairman of the Board of «Almazergienbank»
1998 – The Chairman of «Almazergienbank»
2004 – Minister of Finance of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2007 – Chief of the Presidential and Government Administration of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2011 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2012 - 2017 – Mayor of the city of Yakutsk
May 2018 – appointed as acting Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
The Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) since September 2018
He was elected to the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Granted title of honor «Honored Worker of National Economy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)». Decorated with diplomas of the Federation Council, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Married, with three children.
Arthur Parfenchikov
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Nikolay Kharitonov
Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
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”.
Andrey Chibis
Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
21 March 2019: Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
Vladimir Yakushev
Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation

9 April
12:00–13:30
The Open Ocean Pavilion F, Conference hall F3

Opportunities and Risks for the Ocean Economy: Ensuring Sustainable Use of the World Ocean’s Natural Riches

In partnership with Rosgeologia
Throughout history, the seas and oceans have played a vital role in trade between nations and as a provider of resources and ecosystem services, thereby boosting development. As a result of economic growth and a rising population, the world needs more ocean resources and services. There is a strong interlinkage between clean and healthy oceans, sustainable resource use, and economic growth. Sustainable management and use of the world’s oceans are therefore crucial for our future. The World Ocean’s resources offer huge potential as a source of food, energy, and raw materials. However, current trends indicate that the ecosystem of the World Ocean is deteriorating. The ocean, and coastal waters in particular, are suffering due to mankind’s actions, including increasing maritime activity and exploitation of the ocean’s resources. In order to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas, and marine resources, coastal states need to work together to manage shared sea areas. All nations have raised their technological safety requirements for activities and projects in order to better manage environmental risks. The desire to preserve the ecosystem has also led to more stringent requirements and protection measures. How should a system ensuring the sustainable use of the ocean and its resources look? What measures should be taken to preserve and replenish natural riches? What role should bilateral and multilateral collaboration between nations and scientific communities play? What success stories could we learn from in this respect?
Moderator
Maxim Safonov
Director, Green Capital Alliance; Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of 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”.
Key note
Erna Solberg
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway
Panellists
Roy Angelvik
State Secretary for the Minister of Fisheries, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Norway
Riccardo Valentini
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Professor, University of Tuscia
Riccardo Valentini is full professor of Forest Ecology at the University of Tuscia, Italy.
His expertise concern the role of land use changes and forestry in the carbon cycle, biodiversity and bioenergy. He is also involved through IPCC and governmental bodies on policies about the global carbon cycle and the role of land use changes and forestry
He is coordinator of several EU projects aiming to understand and quantify the terrestrial carbon budget and greenhouse gases emissions. He is coordinator of the EU-Proiect CARBOAFRICA.
He is Doctor Honoris Causa Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux, Belgium. He is a Nobel Price for Peace as member of the IPCC board.
He is Director of the Impacts Division of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Member of the Biogeoscience Committe of the European Research Council
2009: Chairman of the Global Terrestrial Observation System Programme, sponsored by FAO/UNESCO/UNEP/ICSU/WMO.
2010: Coordinator of the EU project CLIMAFRICA.
2010: Award of the Advanced Senior Grant of the European Research Coucil.
2010: Member of Aurelio Peccei Foundation – Club di Roma 2011 – Coordinator of the EU project GEOCARBON.
Sergey Gorkov
General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosgeologia
Antonio Navarra
President, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC)
Alexander Sergeev
President, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vyacheslav Fetisov
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Patron for Polar Regions, United Nations Environment Programme
Viacheslav Alexandrovich “Slava” Fetisov is a retired professional ice hockey defenseman and coach who earned two Stanley Cups during his time as a player and one as coach with the NHL. He also earned two Olympic gold medals, one silver and one bronze during his hockey career as both a player for the Soviet national team and as manager for the Russian national team. Slava is a currently an acting member of the State Duma of Russia—one of the two bodies that make up the Russian Federal Assembly. After the 2002 Winter Olympics, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered him the position as Minister of Sport, a post he held until 2008. Fetisov has become passionate about polar conservation and was a formidable advocate on behalf of the Ross Sea within Russia with a commitment to work for long-term protections through a network of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean. In 2018 he was appointed UN Environment Patron for Polar Regions.
Jose Maria Figueres
President of the Republic of Costa Rica (1994-1998); Founder, Antarctica2020; Co-Founder, Ocean Unite
José María Figueres is the Founder of Antarctica2020 and the co-Founder of Ocean Unite. Mr Figueres was the President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998, under a one-term constitutional mandate. Since leaving government, Mr Figueres has served as the Co-Chair of the Global Ocean Commission and on numerous other boards. He was chairman of LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) as well as the small business agency FUNDES Internacional. In 2000, he was appointed Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, and served as the organisation’s first Chief Executive between 2003 and 2004. He has also been a Director of the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Stockholm Environment Institute, WWF, and served as the President of the Carbon War Room.
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.
Front row participants
Kirill Kolonchin
Director, The Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
Kirill Kolonchin is the Director of The Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO).He has a Ph.D. in Economics and is an Associate Professor. He worked as Deputy head of the Tambov and Novosibirsk regions. He supervised the issues of food processing industry and product quality in the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia. Kirill Kolonchin is included in the personnel reserve of the President of the Russian Federation.
In 2018, by decision of the country's leadership, he was engaged in uniting sectoral research institutes of the fisheries industry into a single research and development center. Today, 28 scientific institutions from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok have become branches of VNIRO.That allows to pursue a systematic and large-scale work related to assessing the current state of aquatic biological resources and to significantly expand the presence of Russian Federation’s in surveys of the World Ocean together with leading scientists from other countries.
Ruslan Novikov
General Director, Argumenty I Facty
Born February 5, 1975, in Moscow
In 1997 graduated from the faculty of law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Ph.D. in Economics, MBA
Since 1997 has worked in banking, manufacturing, construction, trade and investment companies holding executive positions.
Has broad experience in company formation, leading companies to the top positions in the market, crisis management.
Entered the board of directors of "Argumenty i Fakty" in April 2014.
Was appointed as CEO of "Argumenty i Fakty" publishing house in December 2014.
Board member of GIPP - Guild of Press Publishers.
In 2016 was proclaimed laureate of the "Best Media manager of Russia 2016" National Award in Press nomination and Federal Press category.
Peter Winsor
Director of Arctic Programme, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Dr. Peter Winsor is the Director of WWF’s Arctic Programme, which has focused on Arctic conservation for almost three decades.
Peter has worked in the Arctic for over 20 years as an oceanography professor and has over 40 publications in leading international journals covering oceanography, climate and ecosystems of the Arctic and Antarctica.
Peter has lived in Fairbanks, Alaska for the last 10 years and has spent significant time in the Arctic and its communities both leading field work and exploring the landscape and mountains. He has participated in large field programs from crossing the Arctic Ocean on icebreakers to initiating community-based science in the Alaskan Arctic.
Geir Huse
Research Director, Marine Ecosystem and Resources, Institute of Marine Research

9 April
14:00–16:00

Plenary Session

Congress Centre, Plenary session hall

The Arctic. An Ocean of Opportunity

Address by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin
Address by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö
Address by President of the Republic of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
Address by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway Erna Solberg
Address by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Löfven
Moderator
John Fraher
Senior Executive Editor for Global Business and Finance, Bloomberg
John Fraher has been the Executive Editor, International Government since July 2014. Prior to this, he was the Managing Editor for Economics and Government in Europe, Middle East and Africa since 2011. Fraher has covered the global economy, politics and central banking at Bloomberg News since 2002. As Executive Editor, he manages close on 100 reporters and editors in more than 30 bureaus. He studied European history at Oxford University before earning a Master’s degree in European politics at the London School of Economics. Fraher is based in London.

9 April
16:30–18:00
The Open Ocean Congress Centre, Conference hall B1

Transport Connectivity: The Arctic, Far East, Siberia, and the Urals

Transport connectivity is of major importance for the development of the transport system in the Arctic. It can help achieve regional integration and provide for the needs of the local population, business, rescue services, research expeditions, and tourism. The development of provincial transport links will make settlements more accessible and facilitate the transportation of industrial goods, including those carried by international freight dispatchers. In order to create a new model for economic growth in Russia and ensure quality of life, it is crucial to build transport links between the Arctic, Siberia, the Urals, and the Far East. How can effective transport links between macroregions be put in place? What other projects in this area are of strategic importance? How can provincial transport links be connected to key routes? Are there any opportunities to optimize intermodal transport in the Arctic?
Moderator
Vladislav Onishchenko
Head, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Graduated from Faculty of Economics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
1995–1998 – Head of the Analytical Department of the PRIME-TASS business news agency;
1997–2000 – Senior Expert with the economic expert group of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation;
2001–2012 – Manager of projects introduced by the Government Executive Office, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and international projects in the CIS countries;
2012–2018 - First Deputy Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
On 18 August, 2018 he was appointed as the new Head of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation.
Panellists
Alexey Alsufyev
First Deputy Governor, Chairman of the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region
Tero Vauraste
Chairman, Arctic Economic Council; President, Mariadi Oy
Mr. Tero Vauraste, 51, is the owner and Managing Director of Mariadi ltd. an Arctic and maritime consultancy agency since 2018. He has served as President and CEO of Arctia 2009-2018, a Finnish polar maritime services company in icebreaking, research and oil spill response operating 11 icebreakers in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic. In 2007-2009 he was Managing Director of Hertz Car Rental in Finland and in 2001-2007 SVP with Finnair, managing airport ground handling in Arctic conditions in Northern Europe.
He is Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council. He is also chairing the Maritime sub-committee of the Finland-China innovation Committee.
He has a degree of MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management / Leicester University and a Naval officer’s degree from the Finnish Naval Academy being a Lieutenant-Commander (Ret).
He has served as a vessel master, special unit commander and as a SAR instructor in Finnish Coast Guard.
He is the Chairman of Finnish Arctic Society and a member of Advisory Board of Finnish Lifeboat Institution. He has various other positions of trust.
He has provided many papers in terms of Arctic economic development and is a known speaker in the international Arctic fora.
Igor Malygin
Director, Solomenko Institute of Transport Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Sergei Menyailo
Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy in the Siberian Federal District
Born on 22 August 1960, in Alagir, North Ossetia Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
1983 - Graduated from S. M. Kirov Caspian Higher Naval Academy.
1995 - Graduated from Admiral of the Soviet Navy N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy.
2004 - Graduated from the Russian Federation Armed Forces General Staff Academy.
Served in commanding posts in the Northern Fleet, commanded a surface vessel brigade in the Caspian Flotilla, and held commanding posts in the Black Sea Fleet. Active combat veteran, holds the rank of reserve Vice-Admiral.
2014–2016 - Governor of the City of Sevastopol.
2016 - Since July 28, Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the Siberian Federal District
Decorated with the Order For Services to the Fatherland IV class depicting swords, the orders of Alexander Nevsky and of Military Merit, and the Medal for Combat Service.
Married with two sons.
Dmitriy Repin
Project Manager, Unified Protected Information and Telecommunication System of the Transport Complex of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation
Pavel Seleznev
Chairman, Public-Private Partnership Development Center; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Avtodor-Invest
PhD in Economics.
1. Education. In 2005, graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 2010, PhD on developing public-private partnership in Russia.
2. Career. 2005-2007 – senior specialist, VTB Bank. 2007-2009 – Deputy CEO; Member, Management Board, VTB Project Management. 2008-2010 – Board Member, Energocomplex. 2009 – Cofounder, Chairman, Management Board, National Center for Developing Public Private Partnership, an autonomous non-profit organization.
3. Public Activity. Chairman, Committee for Public Private Partnership, Chamber of Trade and Industry. Member, General Council, Delovaya Rossiya. Member, Expert Council, Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Member, Supervisory Council, Federal Center for Project Financing. Member, Working Group for Developing Transportation Related Infrastructure Projects, Presidential Economic Council. Member, Presidium, Council for Public Private Partnership Development, Military Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. Member, Coordination Council for Public Private Partnership in Health Care under the Ministry of Health Care of the Russian Federation.
Nikolay Kharitonov
Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
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”.
Vladimir Shchelokov
Chief Executive Officer, Interregional Company Belkomur
Front row participants
Yulia Zvorykina
Director, Institute for Research and Examination of Vnesheconombank
Kansuke Nagaoka
Ambassador in charge of Policy Planning and International Security Policy, Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Mr. Kansuke Nagaoka joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 1989, and now is Ambassador in charge of Policy Planning and International Security Policy, as well as Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Policy Bureau. He has been posted in Geneva (Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva) and Iraq as Minister, and in Israel as Counselor. In the Foreign Ministry, he served as Director for international law, specialized Agencies and Middle East affairs, and also as Deputy Director for nuclear disarmament and loan aid affairs.

9 April
16:30–18:00
Coastal Territories Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

Digitization and the Future of Connectivity in the Arctic

An objective has been set for the Russian economy to undergo a digital transformation, which will in part involve building an IT infrastructure. The environmental conditions of the Arctic make it ideal for building data centres capable of processing and storing huge amounts of data needed by government bodies and private companies. In addition, the development of geoinformation services is continuing apace. These will enable regions and business activity to be better managed, and infrastructure facilities to be monitored for changes. They will also provide new opportunities to search for mineral resources. At the same time, the lack of connectivity in some regions of the Arctic is continuing to lead to digital inequality among the population, and is hindering the development of local businesses. What can be done to ensure that the Arctic is not left by the wayside during efforts to completely digitize the economy and state? What initiatives are under way to achieve the primary goal of providing affordable and stable internet connectivity to people in the Arctic? Can the climatic advantages offered by the region be leveraged today to develop new industries? What form will the Arctic’s information and telecommunications infrastructure take in the near future?
Moderator
Andrey Chibis
Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
Born 19 March 1979, in Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic.
1996–2001: studied Jurisprudence at the Moscow Consumer Cooperation University. 2001–2004: Lawyer (private law practice) 2004–2005: Advisor to the Governor of the Ryazan Region and later Head of the Expert Department at the Administration of the President of the Chuvash Republic.
2006–2007: Deputy Director of Construction Department, Head of Support Team for the national project Affordable Housing promoted by the Russian Ministry of Regional Development.
2007–2008: Head of the Directorate for Affordable Housing Market Development at the Federal Agency for Construction, Housing and Utilities. 2008–2011: Chairman of the Management Board, member of the Managing Committee, Director for Legal and Corporate Issues, RSS Plc.
From July 2009: Vice-President of the National Union of Water Utility. 2011–2012: Executive Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Research Institute Fund under the All-Russia People’s Front. Since October 2011: Executive Director of NP Development of Housing and Utilities. Since August 2012: member of the Advisory Panel under the Russian Government and Head of the Working Group for Development of Housing and Utilities under the Advisory Panel of the Russian Government. 6 December 2013: appointed to the position of Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities, Russian Federation. 1 October 2014: appointed Chief State Housing Inspector of Russia. December 2015: elected Bureau Member of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management.
21 March 2019: Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
Panellists
Andrey Balatsenko
Vice President, Director of the North-West Macroregional Branch, Rostelecom
Andrey Balatsenko
Vice President and Director of the North-West Macroregional Branch
Andrey Balatsenko was born on September 10, 1965 in the village of Peleduy in Lenskiy District of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1987 he graduated from the Novosibirsk Electrotechnical Institute of Communication with a degree in Automated Telecommunications.

He began his career in the industry in 1987 as an engineer in an operations laboratory of a line unit in the Blagoveschensk city telephone exchange in Amur Region, working his way up to head of line unit. From 1997 to 2001 he held the position of chief engineer of the Blagoveschensk city telephone network of OJSC Amursvyaz, before working as director of the company’s Blagoveschensk telephone and telegraph network from 2001 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004 Andrey headed the Blagoveschensk telephone and telegraph network of the Amur Branch of OJSC Dalsvyaz, and in 2004 became the Branch’s 1st deputy director and technical director. From 2005 to 2009 Andrey worked as deputy general director and director of the Kamchatka Branch, director of the Sakhalin Branch and director of the Primorsky Branch of OJSC Dalsvyaz. In June 2009 he was appointed general director of OJSC Dalsvyaz, and in April 2011 became Vice President and Director of the Far Eastern Macroregional Division of OJSC Rostelecom. In September 2013 Andrey Balatsenko was appointed Vice President of OJSC Rostelecom and Director of its North-West Macroregional Division.
Marjukka Vihavainen-Pitkanen
Co-Chairman, The Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic
Marjukka Vihavainen-Pitkänen is a Senior Adviser in the Networks Department at the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland. In over 20 years at the Ministry she has worked in various positions: as a secretary and chairman of transport working groups and also as a personal adviser to the Permanent Secretary in negotiations relating to Russia and its transport policy. Lately she has been particularly involved in telecommunications infrastructure questions, for example, as a coordinator of the North-East Passage Data Cable Project and with tasks related to connectivity in the Arctic. When Finland assumed the Presidency of the Arctic Council in May 2017, she was nominated to be the co-chair of the Task Force on Improved Connectivity in the Arctic.
Heidar Gudjonsson
Vice Chairman, The Arctic Economic Council (AEC)
Heidar Gudjonsson is Managing Director of Ursus Investment and Chairman of the Board of Vodafone Iceland, Eykon Energy and the first infrastructure investment fund in the Arctic (2015).
He is the Chairman of the Icelandic-Arctic Chamber of Commerce, is on the Advisory Board of the Arctic Circle and author of the “Arctic Push: Iceland and the Opportunities” (2013), a bestseller in Iceland.
Aysen Nikolaev
Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Born on January 22, 1972 in Leningrad
1994 - graduated from the physics department of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Started his career in finance corporation «SAPI»
1995 – Deputy Chairman of the Board of «Almazergienbank»
1998 – The Chairman of «Almazergienbank»
2004 – Minister of Finance of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2007 – Chief of the Presidential and Government Administration of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2011 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2012 - 2017 – Mayor of the city of Yakutsk
May 2018 – appointed as acting Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
The Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) since September 2018
He was elected to the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Granted title of honor «Honored Worker of National Economy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)». Decorated with diplomas of the Federation Council, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Married, with three children.
Dmitry Purim
Chairman of the Management Board, Sovfracht
Date of birth: 13 December 1966

Place of birth: Simferopol

Education: University Degree, engineer-cryophysicist,
MEI (1991)

Academic degree: Ph.D. in Economics (2008)

Foreign languages: fluent in English


Professional background:

1984 to 1991: studying at MEI, interrupted for mandatory military service (1985–1987)

1991–1998: First Vice-President, OAO SAWA Group, Moscow

1998 – present: Deputy General Director, subsequently General Director, and Chairman of the Management Board, ОАО Sovfracht.

Member of the Council of the Association of Polar Explorers, Chairman of the Expert Council of the FSUE Rosmorport, member of the Council of the National Industrial Association of Employers of ‘Russian Chamber of Shipping’, Coordination Council for Transport Policy under the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Coordination Council of the National Public Organization ‘Business Russia’, Member of the Russian Union Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), the Public Council under the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport.

Government and Departmental Awards:
‘Honorary Polar Explorer’ and ‘Honorary Worker of the Marine Fleet’ badges, ‘Certificate of Merit of the Marine and River Fleet Service’, ‘Certificate of Merit of the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation’; ‘For Outstanding Military Service’, Medal of the Order of ‘Merit for the Motherland’ 2nd degree.
Valentina Rudсhenko
Member of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on Regional Policy and Problems of North and Far East
Cristina Serrano Leal
Director General for International Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain
Cristina Serrano Leal is Director General for International Economic Relations, Ministry for
Foreign Affairs, in charge of leading Spain´s bilateral economic relations with third countries
worldwide, together with Spanish Embassies abroad, as well as Spain´s interests and
representation in various international organizations (OECD, ICAO, IEA…).
She belongs to the Special Corps of Government Economists of the Spanish Ministry of
Economy, and holds a Bachelor in Economics and Business from the Autonoma University of
Madrid and a Ph. D. in Economics from the UNED University of Madrid.
Previous positions include:
Deputy Director General for Trade Policy with Latin America and North America, responsible
for developing Spain´s trade policy in LATAM and North America; Economic and Trade
Counselor, Spain´s Permanent Representation to the EU, representing Spain in the Trade
Policy Committee, (TPC) of the Council in charge of trade and investment negotiations of EU
Free Trade Agreements and WTO negotiations.
Deputy Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Union, in the
Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Executive Senior Adviser and Vice Deputy Director General for
Economic and Financial EU Affairs.
She is a Board member of the Spanish ECA (CESCE), of the Cooperation Agency (AECID) and
of the Spanish Trade Chamber of Spain, among other companies and public bodies.

She is author of the book on EU finances “El Presupuesto Comunitario: Problemas presentes
y retos futuros (The European Budget: Present problems and Future Challenges)” and more
than 50 publications on EU affairs and international economics, and has been a regular
lecturer at various Masters at the IE (Instituto de Empresa), Instituto de Administración
Pública (INAP) and Escuela Diplomática (Diplomatic School) among others.
Ms Serrano Leal is officer of the Royal Order of Isabel la Católica and of the Order of Civil
Merit, and Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Ekaterina Solntseva
Chief Digital Officer, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Ekaterina Solntseva has been working in IT since 1999. She is currently in charge of ABBYY business development all over the world. Ekaterina came to ABBYY in January 2008, to the position of Marketing Advisor to CEO ABBYY Russia.
Before July 2008, she had worked at the Russian office as Advisor to the CEO for marketing and then took the position of Director of Mobile Platform Products Department, in charge of developing applications for mobile platforms, marketing and sale of mobile products on the world market. In 2013, ABBYY was included in the TOP 5 developers of mobile apps in Russia in revenue terms (according to the analytical company App Annie).
Prior to joining ABBYY, Ekaterina held executive positions in marketing and business development at Yandex, IBS and Medialogy.
Ms. Solntseva graduated from the Moscow State University, Physics Department. She holds Master’s degree in Physics and Mathematics.
Ekaterina’s hobbies include skiing and exotic travel and she is also engaged in charity projects. She has a daughter.
Vladimir Yakushev
Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Front row participant
Ivan Boltenkov
Deputy Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Region

9 April
16:30–18:00
Coastal Territories Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

Russia’s Support for Private Investment in the Arctic: A New Approach

In partnership with Oil & Gas Holding
More than 100 investment projects worth more than USD 130 billion have been initiated in the Russian Arctic. Together they encompass natural resource production, forestry and fisheries, developing sea ports, and railway infrastructure. Less than half of these have reached the active implementation stage. Conditions for investing and doing business in the Arctic are tougher, and the risks and costs involved are higher than in the rest of Russia. Access to advanced technology for working in Arctic conditions is limited. However, realizing the investment potential of the Arctic could lead to a breakthrough in Russia’s overall economic development. What needs to be done to unlock the investment potential of the region and win over investors? How will the new incentive system for investment projects in the Arctic look?
Moderator
Alexander Ivlev
CIS Managing Partner, Deputy Regional Accounts Leader for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY
He is actively involved in the work of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia. At the 2007 World Economic Forum, Alexander was entered in the list of Young Global Leaders, and in 2009 he was included in the top 100 young leaders in the Russian Presidential Reserve. He is vice president of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Russia.
Alexander is a member of the Expert Council of the Open Innovations Forum, the Executive Committee of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Public Council of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. He leads the National Business Initiative’s road map Improving the quality of the regulatory environment for business.
Alexander supervises the Entrepreneur of the Year program in Russia.
Alexander has over twenty years of experience in strategic development, client service and government and corporate affairs.
He is a graduate of Moscow State Linguistic University (1991) and has an EMBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2003).
Panellists
Alexander Kozlov
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Born on January 2, 1981, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 2003 graduated from Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship with Moscow Government with specialty in Jurisprudence. Awarded with the qualification of the Lawyer.
2000 – 2007 worked as a Leading Legal Adviser, Acting Assistant Director General for Legal Issues, Acting Head of Legal Department, Head of Legal Department, Deputy Director General for Legal Issues and Corporate Safety of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk city.
In 2007 was assigned to a position of the Director of CJSC Russian Coal’ branch in Gukovo city.
From 2008 - Director of the branch of JSC Russian Coal, in Blagoveshchensk.
2009 - 2010 – held position of the Director General of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk.
On February 2, 2011 – assigned to a position of First Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
From February 23, 2011, took a position of Minister of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
On September 14, 2014, won the elections and became the Mayor of Blagoveshchensk City by receiving 38.68% of votes.
On March 25, 2015, was appointed as a temporary Acting Governor of Amur Region by the order of V.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
On September 20, 2015 started to work as a Governor of Amur Region.
On May 18, 2018 was appointed as Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Married. No children.
Leonid Mikhelson
Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK
Andrey Patrushev
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Shelf Projects Development, Gazprom Neft
Dmitry Pristanskov
State Secretary – Vice-President, MMC NORILSK NICKEL
Date of birth: December 17, 1976. In 1999, he graduated with honor from Saint-Petersburg State University, Law Faculty, with a specialization in "Jurisprudence". In 2003, he underwent professional training in the International Institute of Banking with a specialization in "Finance and Credit". Candidate of Juridical Science. He has written more than 10 academic and research articles and publications. In 2013, he published a monograph in bank crediting problems. From 1999 until 2001, he had been working in prosecution authorities as a Deputy Prosecutor in Vyborg District of Saint-Petersburg, later – a Prosecutor of – Department of Lawfulness Observance Supervision at Hearing of Civil Cases by Courts of the Prosecutor's Office of the Leningrad region. From 2001 to 2005, he had been working in commercial organizations. At the Federal Agency for State Property Management, he has been holding a position of the Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management from March 2005 until August 2009. In August 2009, he was appointed to a position of the Head of Scientific Organizations Property Management. From December 2010 until March 2014 – a Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management. Since March 28, 2014 – Director of Federal and Regional Programs of PJSC "MMC "Norilsk Nickel". Pursuant to the order of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation dated April 20, 2016 No. 732-р, Dmitry Vladimirovich Pristanskov was appointed to a position
of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management. According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was decorated with a second-class Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland.
Roman Trotsenko
Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors, AEON Corporation
Education Institute of Asian and African countries at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law (Lomonosov MSU), internship at Yale University (USA) and the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
Academic degree: Ph.D. in Economics
For over 20 years Roman Trotsenko has been engaged in crisis management of enterprises in various sectors of the economy, designing and managing of development projects (residential and office projects in Moscow and the Moscow region), consolidation and management of Russian airports.
Core businesses: Russian airports (about 14 airports operated by NOVAPORT), development projects in Moscow and Russian regions, river transport (freight and passenger traffic, shipbuilding), chemical industry, sea port development.
State awards: the Jubilee Medal "300 Years of the Russian Navy" (1996), awarded with badge "Honorary Worker of the Russian Federation Transport" (2011), the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"; in 1999-2004-2008 was recognized as a highly-skilled specialist in crisis management of industrial enterprises. Laureate in Science and Technology (2014).
Yury Trutnev
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District
Born on March 1, 1956, in Perm, to a family of oil industry workers.
1978: graduated from the Perm Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Mining Engineering.
As a student, Mr Trutnev interned with Polaznaneft and Komineft oil companies as an assistant drill-operator and then drill-operator of oil and gas production equipment.
1978: engineer and junior research associate at PermNIPIneft, a design institute developing oil and gas production equipment.
1981-1988: worked at Perm city and regional Young Communist League (YCL) committees and the regional sports committee.
1988: founded and headed the Kontakt physical fitness and recreation association.
1990: CEO of EKS LIMITED Co.
1996: CEO of shareholding company E.K.S. International comprising EKS Group enterprises.
1994: deputy of the Perm regional legislature and Chairman of its Economic Policy and Taxation Committee.
December 1996: elected Perm Mayor.
December 9, 1996: sworn in as Perm Mayor.
December 2000: elected Governor of the Perm Region.
March 9, 2004: appointed Natural Resources Minister.
State awards: Order of Merit (1988) and the Russian Government's Honorary Certificate (2006).
August 31, 2013: Appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District.
Married, with five children.
Holds a 3rd Dan in the Kyokushin karate style and enjoys a variety of sports.
Front row participant
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region
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.
2005-2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry
of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2008-2011: Worked in various positions аt the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2011-2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry
of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2013-2014: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2014-2017: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since September 2017 - Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area.
On October 1, 2018, assumed the post of Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area.

9 April
16:30–18:00
The Open Ocean Congress Centre, Conference hall D3

Shipbuilding: Achievements and Innovation

In partnership with Rosneft
Russia’s civil maritime fleet in the Arctic has grown noticeably in recent years. However, shipbuilding needs to continue in order to increase the amount of freight transported along the Northern Sea Route. The industry also needs to provide vessels for ice escort, navigation technical support, rescue operations, fishing, and cruise travel. Particular attention has been given to constructing a fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers in order to increase opportunities for commercial navigation in the Russian Arctic. Four LNG-powered icebreakers are planned to be constructed by 2024, enabling year-round commodity shipments to be made from the port of Sabetta. A number of promising advancements are currently under development. These include engines powered on cheaper and more environmentally friendly forms of fuel, materials and constructions, on-board systems, and technology which will help protect vessels from ice and reduce the overall impact of ice. Work is also under way in innovative areas such as autonomous and remote control of large vessels in order to transport hazardous freight and lower transportation costs. How will the arctic maritime fleet look in the near future? What innovations and technologies in shipbuilding could already be introduced? What best international practices could be applied in Russia?
Moderator
Olga Surikova
Head of Far East Practice, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Panellists
Evgeny Appolonov
General Director, Lazurit Central Design Bureau
Mustafa Kashka
General Director, Atomflot
Mustafa Kashka was born on the 11th of May 1964. He graduated from Novorossiysk High Engineering Marine School with a degree in “Exploitation of ship power plants”.
Qualification – ship engineer.
In 1987 started to work for Murmansk Shipping Company as an ordinary steam generator worker and grew up to a position of steam generator Chief Engineer. Worked on the atomic ice breakers «Arktica», «Rossiya», «Sibir».
In 2003 was appointed as a Deputy Technical Director of atomic fleet in Atomic Fleet Technical Exploitation Department of Murmansk Shipping Company.
2007-2008 – Chief Engineer of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Northern Federal Enterprise on Radioactive Wastes Treatment”.
Since 2008 года – First Deputy Director – Chief Engineer of FSUE Atomflot.
On February 26, 2019 was assigned as a Director General of FSUE Atomflot by the Order of ROSATOM State Corporation.
Dmitry Kolodyazhny
Vice President for Technical Development, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Kirill Molodtsov
Aide to the Chief of Staff, Presidential Executive Office
Born 14 March 1968 in Leningrad.
Education
Academy of the Ministry of State Security, Law; Federal State Higher Educational Institution Russian Foreign Trade Academy under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Global Economy; Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Oil and Gas Production.
Biography
In 1993, graduated the Academy of the Ministry of State Security majoring in Law; in 2003, graduated the Federal State Higher Educational Institution Russian Foreign Trade Academy under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, majoring in Global Economy; in 2013, graduated Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas majoring in Oil and Gas Production.
Since 1998 has been employed in gas mining and processing industry.
2002–2004 – Head of Department for Investment and Project Management, Sibur-Holding JSC.
2006–2008 – Manager, Eastern Siberia-GAS project (Kovykta gas-condensate field, Irkutsk Oblast).
2010–2012 – Deputy CEO, Vice President for Technical and Economic Assessment and 2nd/3rd phases Coordination, Stockman Development AG.
2013 – July 6, 2018 - Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
On July 6, 2018, appointed Aide to the Chief of Staff, Presidential Executive Office.
Awards:
Medal of the Oder for Services to the Fatherland, 2nd degree (2017).
Honoured Oil Worker (2017).
Commemorative medal of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games and 11th Winter Paralympic Games of 2014 in Sochi (2014).
Certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (2014).
Award by another agency.
Family status. Married, with two children.
Yury Tsvetkov
Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Head, The Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport
Born 07 July 1965 in Veliky Novgorod.
Graduated from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, majoring in Maritime Navigation.
Started the career as a second-class sailor on the Suntar fishing vessel of the Northeast Naval Fleet Administration (SVUMF) in Tiksi.
Rose in the ranks from the fourth to the second mate on the ships of the Baltic Shipping Company and the Unicom Company (Cyprus).
Received training at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration majoring in Economics and Company Management, Economic and Public Finance Management, the Durham University Business School, Great Britain, the Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, the Columbia University Business School, USA.
1996–2008 – worked in the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, where he supervised budgetary expenditures for investments, construction, federal funds and the banking system, and then he was responsible for the units of transport, communications, informatics and road industry.
From January to July 2008 – Deputy Director General – Head of the Internal Control and Corporate Risk Management Unit of Sovcomflot
2008–2009 – First Vice President of OAO United Shipbuilding Corporation
2009–2012 – Deputy Director General – Head of the Internal Audit Unit of OAO Sovcomflot
Since 2012 – president of PAO Novoship, the largest Russian shipping company on the Black Sea.
In August 2018 was appointed Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport.
Front row participants
Yury Gabdrafikov
Deputy Director General for Research and Production Activities, Shipbuilding and Shiprepair Technology Center
Born on April 22, 1964
In 1987 graduated the Leningrad Shipbuilding University (Presently Saint -Petersburg State Marine Technical University).
From 1987 till 2013worked at Baltic Shipyard, and made there a career from straw boss to Executive director.
From 2013 till 2015 worked at CJSC“BARS” as a Director (Production & Development).
From 2015 till 2016 worked as temporary acting Director General at JSC”ProletarskyZavod”.
From 2016 has working atJSC “Shipbuilding &Shiprepair Technology Center” (JSC SSTC) as a Deputy Director General on Scientific – Production Activities.
Alexey Oryshchenko
Director General, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’ – Prometey Central Research Institute of Structural Materials
Doctor of Engineering, Professor
Honorary Mechanical Engineer of the Russian Federation
Honorary Naval Architect of the Russian Federation
Honorary Science and Technology Worker of the Russian Federation

Scientific Activities:
- Material sciences, metallurgy and welding, structural integrity of materials and reliability of structures;
- Nanotechnologies and structural nanomaterials;
- Irradiated material sciences.

Alexey Oryschenko is an author of more than 170 published works, 60 inventions, 5 monographs, and 3 course books.
Awards:
- Order of Alexander Nevsky (2017);
- Order of Honour (2010);
- The Russian Government Award in Science and Engineering (2011);
- Medal “In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg” (2003);
- Jubilee Medal “300 Years of the Russian Navy” (1996);
The certificates of merit, badges of merit and other rewards of the Government of St. Petersburg.
Alexander Ryzhkov
General Director, Chief Designer, Iceberg Central Design Bureau
Alexandr V. Ryzhkov was born in Leningrad on 26 April, 1979.
In 2002, he graduated with honours from the Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University ("LETI) with a degree in "Automated control and information processing systems".
In 2004, he graduated with honours from the evening department of the Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University with a degree in "Ship building" without discontinuing work.
Since 2000, he has been working for CDB "Iceberg". He passed all stages of professional development: from design engineer of the 3rd category to General Director, Chief Designer of the Bureau.
Working as a Chief Designer for general engineering and as a Deputy Chief Designer of 22220 Project, he was involved in development of following projects:
- multi-purpose nuclear icebreaker of the third generation;
- floating power unit of low power nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" ;
- multi-purpose nuclear icebreaker of offshore type.
In 2018, CDB "Iceberg", JSC developed engineering design for nuclear icebreaker "Leader" with direct involvement and under the leadership of A.V. Ryzhkov.
In August of 2014, he was elected as a Director General, Chief Designer of CDB "Iceberg", JSC.
He is awarded with Certificate of Honour of the Government of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Oleg Timofeyev
Deputy General Director for Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, Krylov State Research Centre
Oleg Ya. Timofeev was born in 1957, graduated from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute (1980), Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, specialist in structural strength and reliability of surface and underwater technology, as well as in general engineering of offshore structures. I have been working at Krylov State Research Centre since 2006, Deputy Director General (Shipbuilding and Marine Technologies).

9 April
16:30–18:00
Sustainable Development Congress Centre, Conference hall D4

Arctic Researchers’ Dialogue

In order to deliver effective results, the development of the Arctic must take place on a fundamentally new scientific basis. The Arctic Scientific Cooperation Agreement is one the effective mechanisms by which to achieve this. What are the specificities of implementing the agreement at a national level? What additional steps could be taken at a national and international level to develop and deepen broad-based international research of the macroregion?
Moderator
Vladimir Pavlenko
Vice President, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
Born in Moscow in 1945. He graduated from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Department of Electronic Engineering. The first approach to the Arctic was in 1972 with the Council for the Study of Production Power under the USSR State Planning Committee in the Burkhanov laboratory. He created economic and mathematical models for the development of regional production clusters of the North. Since 1988, he worked under the direct academic supervision of academician Nikolai Laverov. The research interest focuses on the development of the Arctic regions.
1991–2000 – Director of SCCAR under the Presidium of USSR AS (RAS).
2000–2012 – Deputy Director of OGI RAS.
2012–2017 – Chairman of the Presidium of ASC UB RAS, Director of the Laverov FRCISA RAS, Arkhangelsk.
In 1990–1991 – Member of the SAAC under the USSR Cabinet, 1999–2012 – Member of IDC for Svalbard.
He participated in 12 marine and more than two dozens of terrestrial expeditions. Honorary polar explorer, awarded the diploma of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
In 1992 he actively participated in the establishment of ISOPE, in 2015 he was elected vice-president of this international conference.
Since 2003, he is a representative of the RAS in the International Arctic Scientific Committee (IASC), in 2014 he was elected vice-president, in 2018 – re-elected for the next term.
2003–2017 – Professor, Head of the MIIGAiK Department.
He published more than 150 scientific papers, a member of the editorial board of several professional journals.
Panellists
Katarina Gardfeldt
Director General, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Gårdfeldt has been appointed by the Swedish Government as Director-General of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. The Secretariat is mandated to co-ordinate and promote Swedish polar research; it organizes and supports research expeditions to the polar regions and manages research infrastructure.
Gårdfeldt is the initiator of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Northern Europe and is a member of the Leadership Council.
She is Associate Professor in Environmental Inorganic Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology, and is Director of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. She is principal investigator in ‘SWEDARCTIC and SWEDARP Swedish national polar research programmes – 2014 and beyond’, a roadmap for Swedish polar research, and was selected through a peer review process by the Swedish Research Council VR and SPRS.
Her research focus has been devoted to atmospheric transport and transformation of mercury species. She has participated in several scientific expeditions, including to the Arctic, Antarctica, and the Mediterranean Sea. Gårdfeldt is the vice chairman of the Environmental Committee at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Alexey Gvishiani
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Chairman, Scientific Council for the Study of the Arctic and Antarctic, Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexei Gvishiani is an Academic of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the Earth Sciences Department, member of the Academia Europaea, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the study of Arctic and Antarctic, Honorary Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematical Sciences, professor of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris. 2008–2018 – Member of the Council of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
2016–2018 Vice-Chair of IIASA Council.
He is the author of six monographs published in five languages and several hundred top-rated publications.
Alexei Gvishiani is well known at home and abroad for his research in mathematical geology, geophysics and big data system analysis.
He spoke at major international conferences.
Research Supervisor and Chairman of the Geophysical Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GC RAS).
Deputy Chairman of the System Analysis Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Paula Kankaanpaa
Vice President, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC); Director, Marine Research Centre, Finnish Environment Institute
Professor Paula Kankaanpää is the Director of the Marine Research Centre of the Finnish Environment Institute (SKYE) that operates the Finnish ice-strengthened Research Vessel Aranda. Currently Kankaanpää is also leading a multi-sectoral project on the Finnish Marine Information Portal. She acted as Director of the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland from 2000–2015. She was a visiting fellow at Dartmouth College in 2010. Kankaanpää worked as a Senior Advisor for the Arctic, Barents and Antarctic co-operation in the Ministry of the Environment in 1991–1999. She acted as the Deputy Executive Secretary of Arctic Council’s CAFF Working Group in Iceland, 1998. Kankaanpää's PhD focused on sea ice pressure ridges at the University of Helsinki while working as a scientist in the Finnish Marine Research Institute. She also studied in the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Kankaanpää is a Vice President of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), a Finnish Delegate of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), a member of the Arctic Team of the Ministry of the Environment and chair of the Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research.
Heidemarie Kassens
Vice Chairman of the Marine Working Group, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
Dr. Heidemarie Kassens is a marine geologist with 25 years of experience in Arctic research. She is the head of the working group ‘Siberian Arctic’ at GEOMAR Helmhotz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the German Director of the Otto Schmidt Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research in St. Petersburg. She has been the PI of many research projects, was the chief scientist of 21 Russian-German expeditions to the Arctic Ocean. To involve young scientists and students in the research, she played a major role in initiating the Otto Schmidt Laboratory at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg as well as the Russian-German Master Programme for Polar and Marine Sciences POMOR. Dr. Kassens is a member of the German National Committee SCAR/IASC and holds the Vice Chairs of the IASC Marine Working Group and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Society of Polar Research. Recently she has become a member of the Deutsch-Russisches Forum. In 2017, she was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements and her contributions to the promotion of young German-Russian scientists.
Sergey Krivovichev
Chairman, Federal Research Center "Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences"
Sergey Krivovichev, Chairman of the Federal Research Centre ‘Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ in Apatity, Kola Peninsula; Head of the Department of Crystallography at the Institute of Earth Science at the St. Petersburg State University; Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences; Professor, Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy sciences. Born in 1972 in St. Petersburg, in 1994 Sergey Krivovichev graduated from the geological department of the St. Petersburg State University; from 1999 to 2005, he worked in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He specializes in mineralogy, crystal chemistry, radiochemistry and materials science. In 2008 Sergey Krivovichev received the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology for young scientists (2008). He is a foreign member of the Turin Academy of Sciences; ex-president of the International Mineralogical Association (2014–2016); Vice-President of the Russian Mineralogical Society; Lead Editor at the European Journal of Mineralogy; member of the editorial boards of several Russian and international journals. Sergey Krivovichev is a member of the Council for the Study of the Arctic and Antarctic of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Government Commission for the Russian presence on the Svalbard archipelago. Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).
Andrey Petrov
President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA); Professor, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Andrey N. Petrov is President of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) and Director of the ARCTICenter and Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Northern Iowa in the US. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Social and Human Sciences Working Group, Head of the IASSA Delegation to the Arctic Council, and is Past Chair of the Polar Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). His expertise is in economic geography and regional development in the Arctic, Arctic sustainability, indicators of well-being in Arctic communities, and impacts of resource development, benefit sharing, and the knowledge economy in remote regions. He leads U.S. flagship scientific cooperation initiatives in the Arctic social sciences, Arctic-FROST, and Arctic-COAST. Dr. Petrov is the lead author of the recent books ‘Arctic Sustainability Research: Past, Present and Future’ (Routledge, 2017) and ‘Arctic Sustainability: A Synthesis of Knowledge’ (forthcoming in 2019), and has been a lead contributor to the Arctic Human Development Report and Arctic Social Indicators.
Vladislav Petrov
Director, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences
Vladislav Petrov was born on 26 January 1958 in Moscow into a family of public servants. In 1975 he graduated from School No. 310. In 1976–1978 he served in the Armed Forces. In 1979 he enrolled in, and in 1984 he graduated from the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute, Geological Survey department, with a degree in Geological Survey, Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Deposits, specializing in Deposits of Rare and Radioactive Elements; qualification: Mining Engineer Geologist. Since 1984 to the present, Vladislav has been working at the Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IGEM RAS), starting as engineer and advancing to the position of chief researcher. In 1994 he defended his candidate’s thesis at IGEM RAS on ‘Patterns of localization and structural-petrophysical control of uranium mineralization in the sedimentary-volcanic rocks of the Dornot deposit, Eastern Mongolia.’ In 2006 he defended his doctoral dissertation at IGEM RAS on ‘Tectonodynamic conditions for the isolation of radioactive waste in crystalline rocks.’ In October 2009, he was appointed deputy director for scientific work at IGEM RAS. Since August 2015 he has been Head of the Laboratory of Geoinformatics at IGEM RAS. Since 29 September 2018 Vladislav Petrov has been Director of IGEM RAS. Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 22 December 2011, Russian Academy of Sciences Earth Sciences Division, Section of Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Mining Sciences; specialty: Geology of Ore Deposits. Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Earth Sciences Division. He authored and co-authored more than 450 scientific works, including more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed Russian and foreign magazine and publications, and co-authored seven monographs.
Lars-Otto Reiersen
Senior Advisor to the Rector at the University of Tromsо, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Educated in marine biology, University of Oslo, Norway in 1978.
Research position at the University of Oslo (1979–1984), analyzing basic physiological processes in marine fishes and effects due to oil and dispersants on fish and marine ecosystems.
Senior engineer and head of section at the Norwegian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (1985–1992), regulating operation and handling acute discharges from shipping and oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the seas around Norway and at Svalbard. National delegate to expert groups under the Oslo and Paris Convention (OSPAR) and the London Dumping Convention (LDC).
Chair of the Scientific Assessment Group assessing pollution of the North Sea under the North Sea Task Force (1988–1993). Member of the Norwegian delegation (1989–1991) preparing the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS), signed by Arctic ministers of Environment in 1991 and reorganized into the Arctic Council (1996).
Served as the Executive Secretary for Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) (1992–2017), assessing and reporting trends and effects due to pollution and climate change on Arctic ecosystems and humans, and proposed policy relevant actions based on science.
Evaluated and contributed to monitoring, research and assessment programs in Canada, Denmark, EU, India, Russia, UNEP and the USA.
Senior Advisor to the Rector of the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway, with priority focus on Arctic science and international cooperation (2017 – present).
Aleksandr Savenkov
Director, Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences
Director of the Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences; Fellow Correspondent of Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Russian statesman, and legal scholar.
Professional background:
Since 1985, served in a Military Prosecutor’s Office, since 1994 in the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office. He headed Military Prosecutor’s offices of the Siberian and Moscow military command regions. In 2002 he was appointed First Deputy Chief Military Prosecutor.
On 10 June 2002, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation appointed Mr Savenkov Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation – Chief Military Prosecutor.
2006–2008 First Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2009–2013 Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for the Vladimir Region.
In 2014, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation – Head of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
In 2017, he took leadership of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Merits, awards, achievements:
He was awarded the Order of Merit for the Motherland 3rd and 4th degrees, Order of Alexander Nevsky and Order of Honour. He is a recipient of more than 50 medals and departmental awards of Russia and foreign countries. He was honoured with Recognition Certificates by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Alexander Sergeev
President, Russian Academy of Sciences
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.

9 April
16:30–18:00
Coastal Territories Pavilion F, Conference hall F1

Healthcare in the Arctic: Two Years’ Progress and New Objectives

Russia's Arctic regions play a vital role in achieving the goal of increasing the nation’s life expectancy to 78 years by 2024. The development of the Northern Sea Route presents a new challenge – how can these coastal regions be made more attractive for new workers and their families? Vital to the success of these objectives, just like in other federal subjects, is access to high-quality medical care, preventative health programmes, increasing prosperity, and teamwork. However, these objectives will need to be achieved in the more difficult conditions of the Arctic and faster than in the regions located below the 60th parallel. What successes have Russia's Arctic regions seen in the last two years? How has the problem of insufficient medical staff in Arctic territories been addressed in Russia and abroad? What have been the successes and problems related to the integration of telemedicine technology in the Arctic? What unique issues does patient routing in the Northern territories face? How can we foster teamwork in addressing public healthcare issues on a regional and municipal level? What are the priority scientific and research plans for improving the healthcare in the Arctic?
Moderator
Evelina Zakamskaya
Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24
Evelina Zakamskaya was born on November 17, 1977, in Baku, and graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Tver State University. She is a presenter for Radio Mayak and for Mir, a television and radio company. Since 2006, she has been an anchor for television channel Russia 24. She writes and presents Mnenie (Opinion), a talk show covering social and political issues, and Idei, menyayushchie mir (World-Changing Ideas), a series of popular science programmes. Evelina Zakamskaya moderates Russia 24 sessions at major international forums. Since 2017 - Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel. She is married with two daughters.
Panellists
Evgeny Kamkin
Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Kyoesti Oikarinen
Chairman, City Board of Oulu
Kyösti Oikarinen is a trained dentist and a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has been working at the university in several positions. During the last four years he was the dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Oulu University. He has also worked long academic periods abroad in Hamburg, Germany and in Kuwait.
Oikarinen has also a long career as an elected politician in the City of Oulu, Finland. Between 2005 and 2012, he was member of the City Council during which years he held several positions of trust e.g. the Chairman of the City Council and Chairman of the Merger Board of Oulu as well as the Chairman of the Board of Oulu Region.
Kyösti Oikarinen was re-elected into the City Council in April 2017 and was nominated as the Chairman of the Oulu City Board in August.
Arja Rautio
Vice-President Research at the University of the Arctic, University of Oulu
Arja Rautio, Vice-President of Research University of the Arctic, and Professor of Arctic Research in Thule Institute, University of Oulu, has been working in the field of circumpolar health and well-being, marginalization, research ethics and human-environment relationships since 2006. The main research projects at the moment are Nunataruyk and ECDMET in the Horizon2020 program and Development of think thank functions of the Northern Dimension Institute, Research Ethics in Sami and First Nations and One Arctic - One Health projects. Dr Rautio is acting as a national key expert in the Arctic Council - Human Health Expert groups of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (www.amap.no) and Sustainable Development Working Group (co-chair of AHHEG). She is a board member of the International Union of Circumpolar Health and Chair of the Nordic Society of Circumpolar Health. Dr Rautio has published around 150 research papers.
Vladimir Solodov
Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Born: June 26, 1982 in Moscow. 2004: he graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University. 2002: studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (France). 2004 to 2007: took a post-graduate course at Moscow State University to become a Candidate of Political Sciences. Since 2005: has lectured and conducted research at the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University, headed the Centre for new public administration technologies, participated in development and launch of a number of programmes for training civil servants, including the Programme for Training of Basic and Perspective Levels of the Federal Reserve of Managerial Resources, under which over 300 civil servants have received training. He has authored over 30 articles on public administration. Since 2013: Head of the department of projects and practices in the area “Young Professionals” of the autonomous nonprofit organisation Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects. He was responsible for organising selection of and support for projects in the area of developing professional staff, with 45 projects implemented under his leadership. He has taken an active part in launching the programme “Global Education”, as well as in organising a number of foresight sessions.
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).
Anne Husebekk
Rector, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
Born: December 15th 1955
Education: Candidatus medicinae (MD)
University of Tromsø, 1982
Doctor Medicinae (Dr.Med.)
University of Tromsø, 1989
Certified specialist: “Immunology and Transfusion medicine”, Norwegian Medical Association, 1991
Professor: Professor (Immunology),
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Norway.
2002-
Rector/president: UiT The Arctic University of Norway 2013-
Board member:
Research Council of Norway; Division for Science 2015-
UiT The Arctic University of Norway 2013- (head of the board)
Centre of High North Logistics (CHNL) 2016-
Arktisk senter for ubemannede fly (ASUF) 2015-
The board for proposals of the royal order of St. Olav 2015-
Government appointed Committees:
Proposal for a new law for biobanks (2002)
Proposal for a new law on health research (2008)
Referee: Tidsskrift for den norske legeforening, Blood, Vox Sang, Transfusion.
Publications: Over 100 research publications.
Peter Sköld
Director, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (Arcum)
Peter Sköld is professor of history, Sami culture and society development at Umeå University, Sweden. He is director of the Centre for Arctic Research (Arcum). Sköld’s research profile includes Arctic sustainable development, historical demography, population statistics, indigenous health transitions and northern cultures. He was one of the authors of Arctic Human Development Report II. Peter Sköld has an active engagement in Arctic research planning, in stakeholder cooperation, and international collaboration. Sköld is former president of International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), chair of WG Human and Social Sciences in the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and chair of the Board of Governors of the University of the Arctic (UArctic). He is also a Swedish delegate of the Arctic Council Culture, Economy and Geography Expert Group (SECEG). During the Swedish chairmanship of the Barents Euro Arctic Council (BEAC) Sköld chairs the Joint Working Group on Education and Research (JWGER). In 2015, Peter Sköld was appointed Honorary Consul of Västerbotten to Latvia and in 2016 he was appointed official Climate Ambassador of Västerbotten. In 2014–2019, Sköld has been co-scientific leader of the 4.5 million Euro project ‘New Governance for Sustainable Development in the European Arctic’, involving 35 researchers.
Front row participants
Dmitry Berezin
Minister of Health of the Komi Republic
Igor Bobrovnitskiy
Deputy Director, Center for Strategic Planning and Management of Biomedical Health Risks of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Igor Bobrovnitsky, holder of a Habilitation degree in Medicine, professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Upon graduation from the Kirov Military Medical Academy, from 1976 to 1998, he worked at the National Scientific Research Institute of Aerospace Medicine under the Ministry of Defence where he defended PhD theses on crew health care in adverse environmental and working conditions. In 1970–1990, under the leadership of the famous polar explorer and professor Vitaly Volovich, he repeatedly organized and participated in Arctic expeditions aimed at developing and testing rescue aids for cycle-independent stations in the Far North. He participated in the Russian–Indian Arctic field research. Honoured Doctor of the Russian Federation. Winner of the Russian Federation Government Award in science and technology.
1998–2015 – Deputy Director for Research of FGBU RRC of Rehabilitation Medicine and Balneotherapy under the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.
Since 2015 he has been working at FGBU Centre for Strategic Planning and Management of Biomedical Health Risks under the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation. Currently, he is a Deputy Director of the Centre for Academic Affairs, Head of Sysin Research Institute of Human Ecology and Environmental Health, Chairman of the Scientific Council Commission on the Arctic Health Challenges under the Medical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He is the author of 670 scientific publications and 43 patents of invention. Nineteen doctors and 22 candidates of sciences defended their theses under his academic advisory.
He is an elected full-member of Biomedicine Section of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Vice-President of Local Public Organization ‘The Association of the Polar Explorers’ (ASPOL), the chairman of the ASPOL Public Committee on Arctic Medicine, a member of the Expert Council Presidium of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on the legislation improvement in the Far East, equivalent territories and in the Arctic area of the Russian Federation.
Anton Karpunov
Minister of Health of the Arkhangelsk Region
Igor Mosyagin
Head of the Department of Marine Medicine, “Northern State Medical University” of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Igor Mosyagin, Head of Medical Service of the Russian Navy’s High Command, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, full member of several public academies (Russian Academy of Military Science, International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences, Russian Academy of Natural History), one of the leaders of maritime medicine in the Russian Federation, founder and head of the maritime medicine section at the Scientific Expert Council of the Maritime Collegium under the Government of the Russian Federation, expert of the Medical and Biological Problems of Defence section at the Scientific Expert Council of the Russian State Duma Committee, expert in Arctic Medicine at the public commission of the Interregional Public Organization Association of Polar Explorers.
Igor Mosyagin authored and co-authored 240 scientific publications, 33 educational and training course books, including those endorsed by educational and methodical association at the federal level, 10 monographs, Manual for Naval Surgeons Emergency Surgery. Founder and editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Maritime Medicine, member of the editorial boards and councils of peer-reviewed scientific journals included in the List of the Higher Attestation Commission: Military Medical Journal of the Russian Ministry of Defence, Navy magazine Maritime Collection.
Co-developer of government strategic planning documents: Maritime Doctrine of the Russian Federation, Fundamentals of the government policy in the naval activities of the Russian Federation until 2030, draft of the Federal Law on the state management of maritime activities in the Russian Federation until 2030; scientific leader of the project ‘Concepts of Maritime Medicine Development in the Russian Federation until 2030’.

9 April
16:30–18:00
Sustainable Development Pavilion F, Conference hall F3

The Arctic – The ‘Weather Kitchen’

The ongoing and anticipated changes (warming) in the climate of the Arctic create new challenges and new opportunities for Russia’s economy, social sphere and defense, and they require urgent adaptation efforts. In Russia, adaptation to climate change is the principal task for climate services. Countering the climate challenge requires a clear understanding of the causes, effects and prospects of climate change; in addition, it implies constant and continuous monitoring of the climate system itself, as well as assessment of climate impacts, adjustment of forecasts and monitoring the effectiveness of adaptation measures taken. Science is the key resource for adapting to climate change. When planning its adaptation, a facility (economic unit, type of economic activity or territory) does so based on scientifically proven strategies that include quantitative assessments of current and future weather and climate risks, such as current state of the climate system and future climate change scenarios, exposure and vulnerability of the facility at risk, as well as acceptable risk values based on economic and social factors.
Moderator
Vladimir Kattsov
Director, Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring
Vladimir Kattsov
Director, Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory (MGO) of Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), St.Petersburg, (since 2007), Head. Roshydromet’s Climate Centre, Doctor of Sciences in physics and mathematics. Science interests: Global and regional climate 3D modelling; high-latitude climate dynamics; climate risks; adaptation to climate change. Publications: Over 100 scientific publications in national and foreign peer-reviewed journals and books. Lead Author of the 3rd (2001), 4th (2007), 5th (2013-2014) and Review Editor of the 6th Assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Lead Author of climate assessment reports of the Arctic Council. Lead Author of the First and Second Roshydromet’s Assessment reports “Climate change and their impacts over the territory of Russian Federation” (2008; 2014); Author and Editor of the “Report on climate risks over the territory of Russian Federation” (2017). Expert activities: Since 2016 – Member of the Adaptation Committee, UNFCCC. In 2008-2009 – Coordinating Lead Author of the project of the Climate Doctrine of Russian Federation (signed by the President 17.12.2009). In 2009-2018 – Member of Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). In 2006-2018 – Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, APCC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Climate Center).
Panellists
Sylvie-Agnes Bermann
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Russian Federation
A graduate of the Paris-Sorbonne University, the Paris Institute of Political
Studies, the French Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations and the
Beijing Languages Institute, Mme Bermann embarked on her diplomatic career in 1979.

Vice-Consul at the French Consulate in Hong Kong from 1979 to 1980, she became Second
Secretary at the French Embassy in China between 1980 and 1982. She was subsequently
responsible for policy relating to China at the Quai d’Orsay’s Asia and Oceania Directorate
until 1986, when she became Second Counsellor at the French Embassy in Moscow. In 1989,
Sylvie Bermann returned to Paris to take up the post of Head of the Southeast Asia
Department.

In 1992 she was appointed Second Counsellor at the French Permanent Mission to the UN. In 1996, she became Head of the Common Foreign and Security Policy Department
at the French Foreign Ministry, before becoming Ambassador to the Western European Union
and to the European Union’s Political and Security Committee in Brussels in 2002.
She headed the French Foreign Ministry’s directorate for the UN and international
organizations, human rights and Francophony, from 2005 to 2011.

She was Ambassador to China from February 2011 to July 2014, becoming the first woman to
hold the post of French Ambassador in a country which is a permanent member of the
Security Council. She was then French Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2014 to 2017 before being appointed Ambassador to the Russian Federation in September 2017.
Roman Vilfand
Scientific Leader, Hydrometeorological Research Center of the Russian Federation
Vilfand Roman Mendelevich - Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honored Meteorologist of the Russian Federation, Scientific Director of the FSBI "Hydrometeorological Center of Russia".
Born in 1948 in Kiev.
In 1971 he graduated from the Department of Meteorology and Climatology at the Faculty of Geography of the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
From February 1973 to the present, he has been working at the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia (until 1992, the USSR Hydrometeorological Center) as an engineer, senior engineer, junior researcher, senior researcher, head of laboratory, deputy director, since 2001 – director, June 2018 - Scientific Director.
Member of the Academic Council of the Russian Geographical Society.
Member of the Board and the Scientific and Technical Council of Roshydromet, Head of the Research Direction "Methods, Models and Technologies of Hydrometeorological Calculations and Forecasts" – “Proceedings of the Hydrometeorological Research Center of the Russian Federation”), since 2015 included in the list of the Higher Attestation Commission of Russia.
Over 35 years R.M. Vilfand delivers a course of lectures on the methods of long-term weather forecasts at Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, heads the Scientific Council of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia and is a member of dissertation councils at the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia and Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov.
Author and co-author of more than 190 scientific papers.
Aleksey Kokorin
Climate Change Officer, World Wildlife Fund Russia
Alexey Kokorin has 40 years’ experience in a variety of climate change issues. He is author of more than 170 scientific and general-audience papers on the physical science basis of climate change, international climate cooperation, education and science popularization. Before 2000, Kokorin worked for the Moscow State University and the Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of the Russian Academy of Science and Roshydromet, where he rose through the ranks from junior to leading researcher. He holds a PhD in physics and mathematics. Since 2000, Kokorin is Climate and Energy Programme Director, WWF-Russia. In many years, he was Lead Author of the IPCC. In 2016-2017, he was WWF Project Lead for renewable energy development analysis for off-grid Arctic settlements. In 2017-2018, he was leading the project of the RF President grant, devoted to interactive lesson for school students “Forest and Climate“. Currently, Alexey Kokorin is working under the Russian-German project of the RF Ministry of Nature Resources and Ecology and WWF that aspires to develop protected areas in the Russian Arctic with climate change adaptation (2017 – 2023). He is also science adviser for the project on climate change awareness raising of young people in the Barents region (project of WWF and Northern (Arctic) Federal University, 2019-2022). Alexey Kokorin is doing many public activities while espousing a rigorously scientific view of the anthropogenic impact on climate and the UN Paris Agreement.
Alexander Makarov
Director, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Александр Сергеевич Макаров – учёный-геоморфолог, доктор географических наук, профессор РАН.
Кандидатская и докторская диссертации посвящены изменчивости природной среды Арктики за последние десять тысяч лет. В сферу научных интересов входят палеогеография полярных областей Земли в голоцене, а также изменчивость уровня Мирового океана.
В 2000 году поступил в Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет на факультет географии и геоэкологии, кафедра геоморфологии. В июне 2005 года поступил на работу в отдел географии полярных стран ААНИИ и продолжал активную экспедиционную и исследовательскую деятельность. В 2003–2009 годах ежегодно участвовал в организации и проведении международных российско-германских экспедиций в дельту р. Лены, а с 2010 по 2015 год руководил этими экспедициями. В 2009 году на основе собранных материалов защитил кандидатскую диссертацию по специальности «Геоморфология и эволюционная география» на тему «Колебания уровня моря Лаптевых как фактор формирования дельты реки Лены в голоцене»,в 2017 году – докторскую диссертацию на тему «Колебания уровня арктических морей в голоцене». Участвовал в создании новой современной научно-исследовательской станции на о. Самойловский. В 2016 году назначен на должность заместителя директора ФГБУ «ААНИИ», после чего возглавил работу по созданию Российского научного центра на архипелаге Шпицберген. С сентября 2017 года занимает пост директора Арктического и антарктического научно-исследовательского института Росгидромета.
Igor Mokhov
Scientific Leader, Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Born in Orenburg in 1950. Graduated from the Faculty of Molecular and Chemical Physics of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). Since 1975 - at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, since 1996 - Head of the Laboratory of Climate Theory, since 2002 - Head of the Department of Climate Process Research, in 2009-2018 - Director IAP RAS. Since 1997 - Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, since 2016 - Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor MIPT and the Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, where since 2016 the Head of the Department of Atmospheric Physics. Author of more than 500 scientific papers in the field of atmospheric physics, climate theory, diagnostics and modeling of climate change. National Representative of Russia in the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, member of the International Commission on Climate and Polar Meteorology, Chairman of the Commission on Climate of the National Geophysical Committee. He participated in the preparation of the Climate Doctrine of the Russian Federation and the Comprehensive Plan for its implementation, in the preparation of Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Coordinator of the RAS Presidium program “Climate Change: Causes, Risks, Consequences, Problems of Adaptation and Regulation”.
Boris Porfiriev
Director, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
Dr. Sc. (economics), Professor, Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Porfiriev was born in 1955 in Moscow. The 1977 cum laude graduate of the Moscow State University. Since that time has been working in the institutes of the former USSR (now Russian) Academy of Sciences, or RAS; from 2010 to currently in the RAS Institute for Economic Forecasting. Since 2018 he is the Director of the Institute and the head of Laboratory for analysis and forecasting of the natural and technological risks to economic development.
Dr. Porfiriev received PhD (1981) and Doctor of Science (1990) both in economics, and Professor (management) in 1996. Elected the RAS Corresponding member in 2011 and the RAS Full member in 2016.
Research and teaching areas include: analysis, forecasting and policy decision making in crisis situations, economics and management of natural and technological hazards, including those posed by climate change. In the areas above he has been writing extensively both in Russia and abroad making over 300 contributions including some 80 books and papers published in the peer-reviewed international journals and by the US, European, Australian and China publishers.
Dr. Porfiriev is a member of the RAS Presidium, the RAS Research Council on Environmental Issues, Council of Experts of the EMERCOM of Russia. In 2002-2006 he was elected and served a vice-president and in 2011-2015 the first vice-president of the International Research Committee for Disasters of the International Sociological Association. He is a laureate of the 2005 EMERCOM research and technological award and the 2009 E. Varga RAS award for outstanding research on the world economy issues (for the monograph “Economics of Climate Change”. Moscow, 2008).
Anna Romanovskaya
Director, Yu.A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring
Romanovskaya Anna is a Director of the Ya.A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology (IGCE). In 1995 she graduated from the biological and chemical faculty of the Moscow State Pedagogical University named after V. I. Lenin with honors. Obtained her Ph.D. in 2000 and degree of Doctor of Sciences (Biology) in 2008 for research of greenhouse gas emissions and removals in agriculture, forestry and land use change of Russia. Since 2000 works in the IGCE in the positions of leading engineer, scientific researcher, leading scientific researcher, head of laboratory, head of Department, Deputy Director, Director since 2017. In 2006 he was awarded the title of Senior Researcher. Since 2012 he has been a Corresponding member of the Russian Ecological Academy. She participated in the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change and acted as a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report of IPCC, Working Group III, chapter 11 “Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)”. She is also involved in the climate change international negotiations under UNFCCC for last 10 years. In 2016 Romanovskaya has been elected to the Corresponding member of the Russian academy of Sciences. Published more of 90 scientific publications.
Petteri Taalas
Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
Professor Taalas was elected in May 2015 as the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for a mandate running from 2016 to 2019. He was born in 1961 in Helsinki, Finland. He holds a PhD in Meteorology (Helsinki University, Physics department 1993, Univ. of Eastern Finland: meteorology, physics, physical chemistry and international development)

Before joining WMO he was the Director-General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute 2002-2005, 2007-2015 (National weather, climate and marine Institute).
He has also held positions in International development and scientific fields:

Director of Development and Regional Activities Department of WMO, Geneva 2005-2007
Research professor on Remote Sensing/FMI 2000-2002
Senior scientist/scientist at the FMI 1986-1999

He is also a Member of various international activities:

• Member of WMO Executive Council 2008-2015
• Chairman of EUMETSAT Council 2010-2014 (European Meteorological Satellite Organization)
• Chairman of EUMETNET Council 2003-2005
(EUMETNET is a network of 31 European National Meteorological Services based in Brussels),
Member of ECMWF Council 2002-5, 2007-2015,
(The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by most of the nations of Europe and is based at Shinfield Park, Reading, UK)
• Principal Delegate of Finland to IPCC 2007-15 (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
• Member of American Meteorological Society 2007-2014
• Honorary Doctor, Teri University, India (2016)
• Honorary Member 2015, China Meteorological Association
• Chairman of the Board of University of Eastern Finland (2009-2015)
• Member Board of Directors of Fortum Energy Company (2013-2015)
Ruslan Edelgeriyev
Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues
Born on December 4 1974, in Tsentoroi, Shalinsky District, Chechen-Ingush ASSR

2001: Graduated from Krasnodar Law Institute under the Interior Ministry, with a degree in Jurisprudence

2010: Graduated from Chechen State University, with a degree in Production Technology and Agricultural Products Processing

2014: Graduated from Kuban State Agricultural University, with a degree in Horticulture

1992–1994: Service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

1994–2004: Service in the law enforcement system

2007–2008: First Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Chechen Republic

2008–2012: Deputy Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic and Minister of Agriculture of the Chechen Republic

2012–2018: Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic

2018 June 22 – present: Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation


Married, has five children.
Patricia Espinosa Cantellano
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Ms. Espinosa took office as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on 18 July 2016.
Ambassador of Mexico to Germany since 2012 and from 2001 to 2002, Ms. Espinosa was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, bringing more than 30 years of experience at highest levels in international relations, specialized in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights.
As Mexico's representative on multilateral bodies and international organizations in Vienna, Geneva and New York, Ms. Espinosa has been engaged as leader in the global challenge to address climate change and its consequences, notably as Chair of the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC leading to the adoption of the Cancun Agreements. Named by the UN Secretary-General to the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, she is a tireless supporter of multilateralism as a way to improve conditions for development in all regions of the world, understanding the inextricable link between the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Elected Chair of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (1996) she played a key role in the process leading to the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action at the 4th World Conference on Women. Previous Ambassador of Mexico to Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and UN Organisations in Vienna (2002-2006), she was Chief of Staff to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989-1991) and responsible for economic issues at the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN in Geneva (1982-1988).
She has postgraduate studies in International Law from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and is holder of a Degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico.
Maxim Yakovenko
Head, Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
1991 graduated with an honours degree in rocket engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute.
1996 awarded an honours masters’s degree in economics from Moscow's Higher School of Economics.
1984 - 1999 worked in the non-governmental sector.
1999 - 2001 an advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation V.B. Khristenko
2001 joined the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and spent two years there in the capacity of the Deputy Minister
2003-2004 worked in the Central Office of the Government of the Russian Federation as the Head of Department of Public Resources.
2004 - 2013 worked in both governmental and non-governmental institutions.
2014 Deputy-Head of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring (Roshydromet)
2017 Head of Roshydromet

9 April
18:30–20:00
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Pavilion F, Conference hall F2

Session of the State Commission for Arctic Development

By invitation

10 April
08:00–09:15

Business Breakfast

Hilton Hotel

St. Petersburg Small Civil Shipbuilding for the Needs of the Arctic Regions of the Russian Federation

Registration is now closed
Moderator
Sergey Movchan
Advisor to the Acting Governor of St. Petersburg
Panellists
Alexander Beglov
Acting Governor of St. Petersburg
Sergey Gaplikov
Head of the Republic of Komi
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.
Aysen Nikolaev
Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Born on January 22, 1972 in Leningrad
1994 - graduated from the physics department of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Started his career in finance corporation «SAPI»
1995 – Deputy Chairman of the Board of «Almazergienbank»
1998 – The Chairman of «Almazergienbank»
2004 – Minister of Finance of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2007 – Chief of the Presidential and Government Administration of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2011 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2012 - 2017 – Mayor of the city of Yakutsk
May 2018 – appointed as acting Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
The Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) since September 2018
He was elected to the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Granted title of honor «Honored Worker of National Economy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)». Decorated with diplomas of the Federation Council, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Married, with three children.
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).
Arthur Parfenchikov
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region
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.
2005-2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry
of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2008-2011: Worked in various positions аt the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2011-2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry
of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2013-2014: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2014-2017: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since September 2017 - Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area.
On October 1, 2018, assumed the post of Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area.

10 April
09:00–10:30
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Congress Centre, Conference hall B1

Arctic Municipalities Forum

The agenda for the 2nd Arctic Municipalities Forum will incorporate a range of topics, including the socioeconomic development of Arctic regions, inter-municipal and inter-regional collaboration, support for small and medium enterprise, improving people’s quality of life, healthcare, improving education, and training personnel for the Arctic. The event will facilitate dialogue between municipal, regional, and federal government authorities. It will also help better integrate urban and rural development initiatives with Arctic nations’ national and regional policies, and allow positive experience and best practices to be shared.
Moderator
Lev Levit
Representative of the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region for the Development of the Arctic
Born in 1977 in Arkhangelsk.
He graduated from the M.V. Lomonosov Pomor State University in Arkhangelsk, holds two university degrees: Norwegian and English Philology and Legal Science. He studied at Oslo, Tromsø and Bodø, Norway universities. Candidate of Philosophical Sciences. He participated in and coordinated numerous international projects. Speaks Norwegian and English.
He was an advisor to the Arctic Council Secretariat (Tromsø, Norway, 2011–2013), worked at the Arkhangelsk Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2013–2014), Pomor State University (Arkhangelsk, 1999–2008), educational institutes of Norway (2009–2011), international enterprises and organizations in Arkhangelsk.
Since 2014, holds the position of the representative of the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region on the Arctic development. He coordinates regional Arctic policy, contributes to the work of government agencies for the development of the Arctic. He is fully engaged in the development and implementation of Arctic projects and events in the Arkhangelsk Region.
Panellists
Dmitry Volkov
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Born on 15 May 1969 in Voskresenskoye village, Yaroslavl Region
1994 He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University majoring in Physics and Law. Holds a Candidate of Psychological Sciences Degree.
1989–2016 He worked in senior positions in commercial organisations in Moscow. Since 2013, Deputy Head of the ASI working group on improving the business climate in the construction industry.
2016–2018 Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Khabarovsk Territory on integrated development of Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk.
From August to November 2018
Assistant Secretary of the Minister of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation
3 November 2018 Appointed Deputy Minister of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Volkov is the winner of the first Leaders of Russia national management competition.
Alexander Kozlov
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Born on January 2, 1981, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 2003 graduated from Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship with Moscow Government with specialty in Jurisprudence. Awarded with the qualification of the Lawyer.
2000 – 2007 worked as a Leading Legal Adviser, Acting Assistant Director General for Legal Issues, Acting Head of Legal Department, Head of Legal Department, Deputy Director General for Legal Issues and Corporate Safety of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk city.
In 2007 was assigned to a position of the Director of CJSC Russian Coal’ branch in Gukovo city.
From 2008 - Director of the branch of JSC Russian Coal, in Blagoveshchensk.
2009 - 2010 – held position of the Director General of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk.
On February 2, 2011 – assigned to a position of First Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
From February 23, 2011, took a position of Minister of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
On September 14, 2014, won the elections and became the Mayor of Blagoveshchensk City by receiving 38.68% of votes.
On March 25, 2015, was appointed as a temporary Acting Governor of Amur Region by the order of V.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
On September 20, 2015 started to work as a Governor of Amur Region.
On May 18, 2018 was appointed as Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Married. No children.
Alexander Krutikov
Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Born November 17, 1987 in Odintsovo, Moscow Region.
2009: graduated with distinction from Odintsovo University in “State and municipal administration”.
Since 2009: Pro-Rector for innovative and scientific development of Odintsovo University;
2010: elected Deputy to the Council of Deputies of the Odintsovo Municipal District;
Since 2012: Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Odintsovo Municipal District. June 12, 2013: co-founded the All-Russia People’s Front.
2013: appointed First Deputy Head of the Odintsovo Municipal District Administration.
September 2014: qualified for the administration team of the Far East by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and appointed Deputy Director of the Department for the Territorial and Socioeconomic Development of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Since December 2015: Director of the Department for Implementation of Investment Projects of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Front row participants
Oleg Belak
Head of Municipal Formation Urban Region Naryan-Mar
Galina Gavrilova
Acting Head of Taimyrsky Dolgano-Nenets Municipal District
Mikhail Gmyrin
Association Chairman, Non-Profit Organization Association Arctic Municipalities
Mikhail Gmyrin was born on 1 March 1959 in Oma, a village in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug of the Arkhangelsk Region.
In 1960, his family moved to Severodvinsk.
Mikhail Gmyrin has technical and legal training: he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Water Transport, the Modern Institute for the Humanities in Moscow and the Lomonosov Pomor State University in Arkhangelsk.
After graduating from a vocational school, he worked as an electrician at the Zvezdochka machine-building enterprise.
From 1978 to 1980, he served in the Armed Forces, and re-joined Zvezdochka after completing his service.
Mikhail Gmyrin has been engaged in the union work at Zvezdochka since 1989, as chairman of the company’s energy service trade union committee, deputy chairman of the union committee, and chairman of the primary union organization of Zvezdochka Ship Repair Centre from 1992 to March 2009.
From 1996 to 2009 he served three terms as deputy of the Arkhangelsk Regional Assembly, where he headed the Regional Assembly Committee on the military-industrial complex and conversion policy.
For several years he represented the Arkhangelsk Deputy Assembly at the Regional College of Judges.
On 1 March 2009 Mikhail Gmyrin was elected Head of the Severodvinsk Municipality and Mayor of Severodvinsk.
In September 2013, he was re-elected Mayor of Severodvinsk.
In December 2014, Mayor of Severodvinsk Mikhail Gmyrin became one of the founders and elected Chairman of ‘Arctic Municipalities’ – an association of municipalities located in the coastal territory of the Russian Arctic zone. He is a member of the expert council on legislative support for the development of the regions of the Far North and other localities with equal status, territories of the Far East, and other territories included in the Russian Arctic zone.
He was awarded the Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, II degree; the Order of Friendship; the Presidential Commemorative Medal and Certificate for significant contribution to the preparation and holding of the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014; Certificate of Honour of the Russian Defense Minister.
Mikhail Gmyrin is married and has raised two sons.
Igor Godzish
Head of Municipal Formation Arkhangelsk City
Yuriy Gurin
Head of Municipal Formation Dudinka City
Yuriy Dolgikh
Head of Municipal Formation Urban Region Vorkuta
Andrey Malkhasyan
Head of Municipal Formation Kolsky District
Aleksey Mikheev
Head of Municipal Formation Municipal District Zapolyarny District
Mikhail Pavlov
Head of Municipal Formation Kandalakshsky District
Ivan Semenov
Head of Municipality Anabarsky National Dolgan-Evenk Ulus (District), Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Igor Skubenko
Head of Municipal Formation Severodvinsk
Born on 1 October 1974 in the family of a military officer.
He graduated from the State Marine Technical University (Sevmashvtuz), St. Petersburg, Department of Economics and Management.
In 1998 he began his professional career in Board of Education of the Severodvinsk Administration. In 2010, he undertook professional retraining in Educational Law and became deputy head of the Department of Education of Severodvinsk administration. Then he advanced in further training in Education Administration in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. He also studied in Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, a programme of Professional Retraining for Project Management Team Training for the Development of Mono-Industry Towns. He completed professional retraining in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Regional Teams Development programme.
In 2013, he was appointed Minister of Education and Science of the Arkhangelsk Region.
In 2017 he took charge the Severodvinsk municipality.
Married with two daughters.
Sergey Somov
Head of Municipal Formation Kovdorsky District
Born on 7 June 1973 in Kovdor, Murmansk Region. Graduated with honours from the Ural State Mining and Geological Academy (mining electrical engineer) and St. Petersburg State Transport University (manager-economist).
His career started in 1993 as an electrical fitter at the flotation site of OA Kovdorsky Mining and Processing Plant.
From 1995 to 1998 he worked as an engineer in the Electrical Laboratory of the plant.
Since 1998, he transferred to the management department of the Kovdorsky Plant, where he worked his way up from a foreign trade specialist to a logistics director.
On 10 October 2017, elected head of Kovdor District.
In 2018, together with Murmansk Region’s team took professional retraining course 'Development of Regional Teams' at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
He is fond of sports. He is married with a son, two daughters and two grandchildren.

10 April
09:00–10:30
Sustainable Development Congress Centre, Conference hall D1

Nature-Like Technologies to Meet the Needs of the Arctic

Today, the Arctic is a region of partnership in the field of nature-like technologies. As a result of interdisciplinary research, they are paving the way for environmentally friendly and autonomous sources of nuclear and alternative energy, cold-resistant and biohybrid functional materials, and technologies which can be used in waste disposal and land rehabilitation in the Arctic. What can be done to ensure the sustainable development of the Arctic though the use of nature-like technologies in energy generation and consumption? What are the prospects for innovative solutions in energy and biotechnology which could result in regions becoming self-sufficient, primarily through the use of small nuclear power plants, renewable energy sources, and food provision technology? What new materials and plasma technologies could be used for waste processing in the Arctic? What could be done in this area to rehabilitate regions of the Arctic?
Moderator
Mikhail Kovalchuk
President, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Panellists
Vladimir Dorofeev
Chief Executive Officer, St.Petersburg Marine Design Bureau Malachite
Vladimir Dorofeev, General Director of Saint-Petersburg Marine Design Bureau «Malachite», JSC since 2011 till today.
Was born on 17-th of September, 1968 in Leningrad.
After graduation Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute in 1991 has been working in Marine Design Bureau «Malachite». He began his working career as an engineer.
In 1997 he was appointed to the position of the deputy chief designer of the latest ship – experimental deep-water technical vessel for ocean exploration.
In December, 2007 Vladimir Dorofeev was appointed to the position of the deputy general designer of deep-diving technical means.
In 2008 he became the first deputy General Director – Chief engineer of Marine Design Bureau «Malachite».
In 2012 Vladimir Dorofeev was awarded the title «The engineer of the decade» by International Union of scientific and engineering public associations.
He is the member of Council of shipbuilding of the Russian Government, the member of editorships of scientific and technical magazines, often makes reports at scientific conferences and symposiums and also publishes articles in various editions.
Vladimir Dorofeev is the Candidate of Technical Sciences (2016).
He is awarded the Order of Courage (2009), the Order of Sea Merits (2018), the anniversary medal «300 years of Russian Navy» (1996).
Alexander Dynkin
President, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
Alexander Dynkin, Director of Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) RAS, Academician, Dr. of Science (Economics), Academician Secretary of the Division for Global Issues and International Relations of RAS, Member of the Presidium of RAS.
A. Dynkin is a Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Science and Education, the Economic Council under President of the Russian Federation, the Presidential Commission for Strategic Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector and Environment Security, the Scientific Council of the RF Security Council, the Russian Foreign Minister’s Scientific Council.
Dynkin’s research areas comprise the issues of economic growth, forecasting, energy, international comparisons, the patterns of innovation development, global issues, international relations and international security.
The full volume of scientific researches – more than 400 quires published in Russia, Germany, USA, Japan, South Korea etc.
Dmitry Kobylkin
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Born on July 7 1971 in Astrakhan to the family of engineers-geophysicists.
1993: Graduated from Ufa Oil Institute majoring in mining engineering and geophysics. Started work activity in Shelf geophysical group in Gelendzhik.
1993: Invited to the Tarasovskoye Directorate of Geophysical Works in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as a geophysical engineer.
1994-1995: Geologist with the Tarkosalinskoye oil and gas exploration expedition.
1996-2001: Personnel Director, First Deputy General Director at Purneftegazgeologiya. Starting in 2000, led the development of the Khancheiskoye field and managed oil and gas exploration there.
May 2001: Appointed General Director of Khancheineftegaz.
From 2002: First Deputy Head of the Administration of Purovsky District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
2003: Graduated from the occupational retraining institute at the Ural Academy of Public Administration specializing in State and Municipal Management.
2005: Elected Head of the Purovsky District.
2009: Included in the personnel pool of the President of the Russian Federation.
March 2010: Nominated by the Russian President and confirmed as Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly.
12 March 2015: Appointed Acting Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by Presidential Executive Order.
1 October 2015: Elected Governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area by the region’s Legislative Assembly. The region reaches stable social and economic development in all areas and becomes of the top 5 regional leaders in the Russian Federation.
18 May 2018: Appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Environment by Presidential Executive Order.
Dmitry Kobylkin has multiple awards and titles of honour including:
Certificate of Merit of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2011);
Honorary Citizen of Purovsky District Title (2011);
“For Serving the Justice” Badge of Honour, Federal Arbitration of the Western-Siberian District (2012);
Medal of the Order for Service to the Motherland, Second Degree (by Order of the President of the RF, 2012);
Badge of Honour of the Chamber of Commerce of the RF (2013);
Certificate of Merit by the Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation (2013);
Medal “For Excellence in Emergency Relief Operation”, Ministry of Civil Defence Affairs, Emergencies, and Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian Federation;
Badge “For Social Partnership”, All-Russia Trade Union of Education Workers (2015);
Badge of Honour “For input into the development of the legislation of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area”, Legislative Assembly of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area (2015);
Certificate of Merit of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2015);
Medal “For loyalty to the North”, Association of indigenous small peoples of the North, Siberia and Russian Far East (2015);
“Order of the Faithful Saint Prince Daniil of Moscow”, Third Degree, Russian Orthodox Church (2015);
“The Order of Friendship” (by the Order of the President of the RF, 2015)
Badge “For Contribution to International Cooperation” by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (2016)
Gratitude of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (2017)
Married, with three children.
Oleg Naraykin
Vice President, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’
Alexey Oryshchenko
Director General, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’ – Prometey Central Research Institute of Structural Materials
Doctor of Engineering, Professor
Honorary Mechanical Engineer of the Russian Federation
Honorary Naval Architect of the Russian Federation
Honorary Science and Technology Worker of the Russian Federation

Scientific Activities:
- Material sciences, metallurgy and welding, structural integrity of materials and reliability of structures;
- Nanotechnologies and structural nanomaterials;
- Irradiated material sciences.

Alexey Oryschenko is an author of more than 170 published works, 60 inventions, 5 monographs, and 3 course books.
Awards:
- Order of Alexander Nevsky (2017);
- Order of Honour (2010);
- The Russian Government Award in Science and Engineering (2011);
- Medal “In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of Saint Petersburg” (2003);
- Jubilee Medal “300 Years of the Russian Navy” (1996);
The certificates of merit, badges of merit and other rewards of the Government of St. Petersburg.
Vladislav Panchenko
Chairman of the Board, Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
Date of birth: 15.09.1947

Graduated from:
M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU),
Faculty of physics
Ph. D and Doctor of science in Physics, MSU

Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)
RAS Presidium Member
Full Professor
Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation
Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), President
Global Research Council (GRC), Chair (GRC – international organization of more than 100 national science funding agencies)
MSU, Medical Physics Department, Chair
Federal Research and Development Center for Crystallography and Photonics, Scientific Director
International Society for Optical Engineering (former SPIE), Russian Chapter, President (1998-2006)
SPIE Fellow Member
Optical Society of America (OSA), Member of the International Directorate (1999 – 2001)

Renowned Russian scientist in the fields of
Physics of laser-matter interaction, non-linear optics
Laser material treatment and laser micro-nanotechnology
Laser and information 3 D additive technologies for biomedical applications, medical physics

Laureate of the Russian Federation State Prize
Laureate of the Russian Federation Government Prize

Holder of
Order For Merit to the Fatherland (Russia)
Order of Friendship (Russia)
National Order of the Legion of Honour (France)
Alexey 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.
Vyacheslav Ruksha
Deputy Director General – Director for the Northern Sea Route Directorate, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Born on 17 February 1954. In 1976 he graduated from the Leningrad ‘Order of the October Revolution’ Higher Engineering Marine School named after Adm. S. O. Makarov. He held the positions of adviser to the president of OAO Russian Railways, head of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport, first Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and General Director of OAO Murmansk Shipping Company. Since the establishment of FGUP Atomflot in 2008 and its merger with the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, he has been the enterprise’s General Director. On 24 July 2018, he was appointed Deputy Director General and Head of the Directorate for the Northern Sea Route, ROSATOM.
Oleg Ryazantsev
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born on April 16, 1982 in Zhukovsky, Moscow region
Education:
In 2005 he graduated from the State University – Higher school of Economics with a degree in political Science»
In 2014, he took a refresher course at the HIGHER school of Economics under the program "Management of state and municipal procurement»
Working activity:
2007 – 2 008 – adviser to the head of the Federal Agency for industry, Moscow
2008 – 2011 – adviser, leading adviser of the Department of technical regulation and civil marine engineering of the Department of shipbuilding industry and marine engineering of the Ministry of industry and trade of Russian Federation, Moscow
2011 – 2014 – Deputy head of the Department of scientific and technical information, Deputy Director of the Department of development of the military-industrial complex, Deputy Director of the Department of development of the military-industrial complex and investment activity of the Ministry of industry and trade of Russian Federation, Moscow
2014 – 2017 – Director of the Department of military-industrial complex of the Ministry of industry and trade of Russian Federation, Moscow
2017 – n/a – Deputy Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Rewards:
2006 – Thanks to the Ministry of industry and energy of Russia
2012 – Awarded the honorary title "Honorary machine Builder»
2015 – «Medal of the order of merit for the Fatherland»
2018 – Medal of V. V. Bakhirev

Additional information
State councillor of the Russian Federation of 3 classes
Georgiy Fokin
Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Transgaz St. Petersburg
Georgy Fokin was born on June 4, 1965, in Leningrad.
He graduated from the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute after V.I. Ulyanov (Lenin) (now Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI"), Department of Electronic Technology.
Since 1994 - Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics.
Since 2016 - Doctor of Sciences in Engineering.
After graduation, he worked in the Ioffe institute for a number of years, he managed the molecular epitaxy laboratory of Advanced Technologies and Development Center, JSC.
His further activities are related to the solution of economic and financial matters in JSC "Bank "Rossiya", Radio Broadcasting and Communication Center No. 2, then in the St. Petersburg Regional Center-Branch of the FSUE “Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network”.

Since 2004 - Deputy General Director of Corporate Property Development and Management at LLC Lentransgaz (now LLC Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg).
In April 2008, he was appointed as the General Director of LLC Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg by the decision of Gazprom (since July 17, 2015 - PJSC Gazprom)

He was awarded more than 25 orders, medals and insignias of various state and public organizations.
Andrey Fursenko
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Born on July 17, 1949, in Leningrad (now St Petersburg). 1971 – graduated from Zhdanov Leningrad State University; Doctor of Physics and Mathematics. 1971-1991 – junior researcher, laboratory head, deputy director for research, leading researcher at the Ioffe Physical Technical Institute of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Leningrad. 1991-1993 – Vice President of Advanced Technology Centre, St Petersburg. 1994-2001 – Director of Regional Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development, St Petersburg. From 2000 – Chairman of the Academic Council of the Centre for Strategic Research North-West Foundation. 2001-2002 – Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation. From June 2002 – First Deputy Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation. From December 2003 – Acting Minister of Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation. March 9, 2004 – appointed Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Since May 21, 2012 – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation. State award – Honorary Diploma of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Aleksandr Yanenko
Director, State Research Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms of the National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’

10 April
09:00–10:30
Sustainable Development Congress Centre, Conference hall D2

The Accessible Arctic: Standards, Safety, and Sustainability

The development of new territories and the implementation of promising industrial projects, including the use of digital solutions, would not be possible without the regulatory and technical support of new technologies guaranteeing the safety and quality of products and services. Differences in production processes in national standardization and conformity assessment systems make the development of international projects in remote and hard-to-reach regions more costly, requiring additional organizational, financial, and time resources. How may overcoming technical barriers through the development of common approaches within the framework of special policies and uniform standardization and conformity assessment mechanisms help in addressing the problems of Arctic development? Are real production facilities ready, when entering this difficult market, to be competitive, and at what expense? Who and how should create the rules of the game where there are none? How may a highly sought-after infrastructure be built for the improvement of environmental sustainability and in order to create a comfortable environment for work and life in the Arctic?
Moderator
Alexey Abramov
Head, The Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart)
Alexey Abramov was born September 16, 1979 in Gorky city (USSR).
Graduated from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
(National Research Institute), Law Department.
In 2000 started his career as an Attorney Assistant and within four years was engaged in attorney practice.
In 2004-2006 was responsible for expert-legal activity in All-Russia Public Organization SUPPORT OF RUSSIA (OPORA RUSSIA).
In 2006-2007 was an expert in the Centre for Legal Support of Local
Self-Government.
In 2007 became Vice-President of the Centre for Public Reforms.
From 2008 to 2013 worked as an Assistant of the First Deputy Prime-Minister
Igor Shuvalov.
While working for Russia’s s Government Establishment, he supervised the technical regulating and standardization matters, the intellectual property institution development, small- and medium scale business support.
September 2, 2013 was appointed Deputy Head of Rosstandart.
July 9, 2014 A.Abramov was appointed Head of Rosstandart according to the
Decree of the Russian Government.
Married, two children.
Panellists
Aleksey Besprozvannykh
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Born in 1979 in Leninogorsk (Kazakhstan).
In 2002 graduated from Polzunov Altai State Technical University majoring in technology, equipment and automatization in machine building. Has a Master’s degree in Technical Studies and Technology. Same year got a received a second diploma in Economics and Management in Machine Building at the same University.
2009-2010 – competed Executive MBA in Skolkovo.
2002-2003 – ERP consultant, Byte Soft (Barnaul).
2003-2004 – Head of Subscriber Equipment Section, MTS-Barnaul.
2004-2005 – Head of Department, Regional Division, MTS Office in Siberia.
2005 – Director for Key Customers, MTS Office in Siberia.
2008 – Marketing Director for Business Market, MTS Office in Siberia.
2009-2012 – Director, MTS Office in Voronezh.
August, 2012 – Deputy Chairman of the Government, Voronezh Oblast/ Head of Industry and Transportation Department, Voronezh Oblast.
June 2013 – Deputy Chairman of the Government, Voronezh Oblast.
May 2016 – Director, Regional Industrial Policy Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
December 2017 – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Married, with two children.
Dmitry Kolodyazhny
Vice President for Technical Development, United Shipbuilding Corporation
Elena Kudryashova
Rector, Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU)
Dmitry Pristanskov
State Secretary – Vice-President, MMC NORILSK NICKEL
Date of birth: December 17, 1976. In 1999, he graduated with honor from Saint-Petersburg State University, Law Faculty, with a specialization in "Jurisprudence". In 2003, he underwent professional training in the International Institute of Banking with a specialization in "Finance and Credit". Candidate of Juridical Science. He has written more than 10 academic and research articles and publications. In 2013, he published a monograph in bank crediting problems. From 1999 until 2001, he had been working in prosecution authorities as a Deputy Prosecutor in Vyborg District of Saint-Petersburg, later – a Prosecutor of – Department of Lawfulness Observance Supervision at Hearing of Civil Cases by Courts of the Prosecutor's Office of the Leningrad region. From 2001 to 2005, he had been working in commercial organizations. At the Federal Agency for State Property Management, he has been holding a position of the Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management from March 2005 until August 2009. In August 2009, he was appointed to a position of the Head of Scientific Organizations Property Management. From December 2010 until March 2014 – a Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management. Since March 28, 2014 – Director of Federal and Regional Programs of PJSC "MMC "Norilsk Nickel". Pursuant to the order of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation dated April 20, 2016 No. 732-р, Dmitry Vladimirovich Pristanskov was appointed to a position
of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management. According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was decorated with a second-class Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland.
Dmitry Skobelev
Director, Environmental Industrial Policy Centre
Director at Federal State Autonomous Body Research Institute Environmental Industrial Policy Centre (EIPC), Head of Best Available Technologies Bureau (Buro NDT).
Dmitry Skobelev was born in 1962 in Moscow. In 1984 he graduated from the A.F. Mozhaysky Military-Space Institute with a degree in Mathematical Software of Automated Control Systems. In 2013, he graduated from the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration with a degree in State and Municipal Management.
Since 1995, Dmitry Skobelev has held senior positions in several government and commercial organizations and was engaged in the implementation of information technology at various enterprises.
Since 2017, he has headed the Federal State Autonomous Body Research Institute ‘Environmental Industrial Policy Centre’ (EIPC) and Best Available Technologies Bureau (Buro NDT).
Dmitry Skobelev has a degree as candidate of economic sciences. He received the award of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology.
Olga Shtemberg
Chairperson, Committee for Supporting Entrepreneurship in the Field New Quality of Life and Sustainable Development, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
State Counselor of the Russian Federation; Ph.D. in Biology and Medicine; Founder and director of the non-profit organization LIFE Foundation for the Promotion of Sustainable Development of Territories and Water Areas; assistant deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chair of the Committee for natural resources and ecology of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; Chair of the Committee for supporting entrepreneurship in the field of new quality of life and sustainable development of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From 1977 to 1992, Olga Shtemberg conducted research as part of the fundamental and applied research programmes in the Arctic at the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences, starting as intern researcher and advancing to senior researcher. From 1992 to 2005, she held various government positions at the central office of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation: from leading specialist to Head of the Department for Planning and Coordinating Environmental Activities, to Deputy Director of the Department of Science and Innovations of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources.
Olga Shtemberg authored more than 200 works in science and popular science, including four monographs and collections of works in the following areas: sustainable development, quality of life, development of marine natural resources, mechanisms of intoxication and detoxification, marine biological technologies and healing products of marine origin, government administration of sustainable environmental management, technical regulation (certification, environmental management and environmental auditing, assessment and confirmation of compliance).
Front row participant
Nikita Kuprikov
Director, Polar Initiative
Nikita Kuprikov in 2011 graduated with honors from the Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) in the specialty "Aircraft / -the helicopter building", and defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of technical sciences, specialty 05.07.02. Design, construction and production of aircraft (technical sciences). The topic of the thesis is “Structural-parametric analysis of the effect of the moment-inertial factor on the appearance of an Arctic-based aircraft”.
Since 2016 Kuprikov N.M. Doctoral student at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, specialty 08.00.05 Economics and Management of National Economy (economic sciences).
Kuprikov N.M. author of the article "Polar Aviation" in the Big Russian Encyclopedia.
Kuprikov N.M. a member of expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, the High-latitude experiment on testing ultralight aircraft (Barneo Station, 2009) and 63 Russian Antarctic Expedition (Progress Station RAE, 2017-2018).
Kuprikov N.M. in the position of associate professor, he has been teaching since 2011 and lectures at the MAI (National Research University), MGIMO (University), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Murmansk Arctic State University.
In 2017 Kuprikova N.M. organized and became chairman of the Technical Committee on Standardization No. 187 "Conducting research in the polar regions" in the structure of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology. A draft national standard GOST R “Research in the polar regions. Terms and Definitions".

10 April
09:00–10:30
Coastal Territories Congress Centre, Conference hall D3

Construction in the North: Longevity and Durability

The Arctic is a region of strategic importance to Russia. Consequently, large-scale projects to modernize and reconstruct social, industrial, residential, transport, and other infrastructure require new construction regulations which take into account the harsh conditions of the permafrost. The huge man-made impact on Arctic temperatures and the environment is leading an increased risk of buildings deteriorating or collapsing. Work will continue in 2019 to update the regulatory framework governing construction in Russia. This will primarily concern the use of new materials and technology. How should the regulatory framework governing design and construction in the Arctic look? What modern construction materials and technologies could be used to improve efficiency and lower operating costs? What should be done to organize a monitoring system for the constantly changing conditions of the permafrost?
Moderator
Pavel Spirin
Managing Director, Scientific and Research Institute of Perspective City Building
Born on 21 September 1982.
- participated in the development of land use planning documents of the Russian Federation;
- head of the urban design works in St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Murmansk Regions, Perm and Altai Territories, Komi and Crimea Republics;
- project manager for a rapprochement of land use approaches of Russia and Germany (the EcoRUS project) with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry for Environment of Germany;
- head of research for documents preparation for the linear facilities planning, model projects of master plans for urban districts and communities;
- head of research ‘Development of Tools for Marine Aquatic (Spatial) Planning and Proposals for Its Application in the Baltic Sea Context’, 2012, commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation;
- authored guidelines for the preparation of land use planning schemes for Russian Regions (Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Order No.169);
- head of the procedural framework for the development concept of the Federal Government Land Use Planning Information System, 2014;
- the chief administrator of RAS integrated scientific projects No.6.12, No.136; etc.
Scientific and applied interests: issues of land use and urban planning, environmental management, applied aspects of geographical information systems use.
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Member of the Arctic and Antarctic Council at the Federation Council
Member of the country's professional team
Authored more than 70 scientific publications, eight monographs.
Panellists
Rinat Akhmetchin
Mayor of Norilsk
In 1987 graduated from the Perm National Research Polytechnic University with a degree in Mining machines and complexes (mining mechanical engineer), in 2001 – the St. Petersburg State University
of Aerospace Instrumentation with a degree in Law (lawyer).
Began his labor activity in 1984 as an on-duty fitter for the repair of equipment of the IV category - section of the self-propelled equipment of the Norilsk mine-plowing trust. Then he worked as a drifter,
an electrician for the repair of equipment, a master of the underground section at the enterprises of the Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine named after A.P. Zavenyagin.
1990-2006 – the Taimyrsky Mine: duty mechanic for the repair of equipment, mechanics of the underground section, head of the underground section, deputy head of the personnel department, deputy director for personnel of the Taimyrsky Mine.
2006-2008 - deputy Head for personnel of the Polar Division of Nornickel.
From 2008-2017 - general Director of Norilsk Industrial Transport LLC.
September 21, 2017 at the first session of the fifth convocation of the Norilsk City Council of Deputies elected Head of the Norilsk city.
Andrey Basov
Head, Federal Autonomous Institution "Federal Centre for Regulation, Standardisation and Technical Conformity Assessment in Construction”
Aligyushad Kerimov
Director, Research Center for the study of permafrost "Ecofundament" named after M. Kim
Born in 1965, since 1978 lives in Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory.
In 1982, he graduated from High School No. 6, Norilsk.
From 1982 to 1987, he studied at the Norilsk Industrial Institute and graduated with honours (Lenin scholarship holder) with a degree in civil engineering.
From 1987 to 1988 he served in missile troops of the Soviet Army as a computer operator and obtained the rank of lieutenant in reserve.
From 1989 to 2010, he worked at the Norilsk Department of Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP) under Rosstroy. Head of the Norilsk department. Wrote a thesis ‘Studies of Pile Foundations in Changing Permafrost Conditions (in the Norilsk Industrial Region context)’.
Since 1990, as a head teacher (part-time), and later as an assistant professor, he read courses ‘Concrete and Masonry Structures’ and ‘Strategy for Information Technology in Construction’ at the Department of Construction and Heat, Gas and Water Supply of the Norilsk Industrial Institute.
Mr Kerimov authored 75 academic papers, participated in international academic conferences in Russia, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Japan, Holland, Spain, France, USA, Greece, and Croatia.
Since 1997, Member of the Norilsk Urban Council.
Since March 2018, Advisor to the Mayor of Norilsk on the Arctic construction.
Vladimir Pushkarev
Deputy Chairman, The State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
He was elected as a member of the Federal list of candidates nominated by the all-Russian political party United Russia.
Born on February 22, 1973. Higher education-Russian state University for the Humanities. Until the election of a Director of NP "Russian Centre of Arctic exploration". Member of the United Russia faction. Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on regional policy and problems of the North and the Far East.
Vladimir Solodov
Chairman of the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Born: June 26, 1982 in Moscow. 2004: he graduated from the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University. 2002: studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (France). 2004 to 2007: took a post-graduate course at Moscow State University to become a Candidate of Political Sciences. Since 2005: has lectured and conducted research at the School of Public Administration at Moscow State University, headed the Centre for new public administration technologies, participated in development and launch of a number of programmes for training civil servants, including the Programme for Training of Basic and Perspective Levels of the Federal Reserve of Managerial Resources, under which over 300 civil servants have received training. He has authored over 30 articles on public administration. Since 2013: Head of the department of projects and practices in the area “Young Professionals” of the autonomous nonprofit organisation Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects. He was responsible for organising selection of and support for projects in the area of developing professional staff, with 45 projects implemented under his leadership. He has taken an active part in launching the programme “Global Education”, as well as in organising a number of foresight sessions.
Igor Shpektor
President, Union of Cities of the Arctic Circle and Extreme North
Born on 5 October 1938 in Kharkiv.
Graduated from the Kharkiv Civil Engineering Institute.
Since 1962 he was an engineer at Vodokanalproject (Kharkiv).
Since 1969 he worked as a manager at Teplovodokanal in Vorkuta.
Author of mine water treatment project, head of the construction of the only dam beyond the Arctic Circle.
From 1998 to 2007 he was the mayor of Vorkuta.
Multiple times elected as a member of city and district councils, member of Supreme Council and State Council of the Komi Republic, member of the Local Governance Council under the President B. Yeltsin.
Since 1992 – President of the Arctic and Far North City Alliance. Member of the Association of Polar Explorers of the Russian Federation, member of the Arctic and Antarctic Expert Advisory Board at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Supervisory Council for the Housing and Utilities Reform Facilitation Fund, Deputy Chairman of the Public Council at the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, member of housing and utilities interagency working group at the Government of the Russian Federation, Head of the Committee of the Russian National Congress of Municipalities.
Academician, full member of the International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences.
Has a number of state and department awards of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation.
Front row participants
Nikolay Kazakov
Director of Research Center for Study and Control of Geodynamic Processes of Transition Zones, Special Research Bureau for Automation of Marine Researches of the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Konstantin Leonidov
Deputy Director General, Russian Scientific and Technical Centre for Information on Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment
Born on the 25th of July 1972 in Moscow.
1997 graduated from the Moscow State Aviation Technological University named after K.E. Tsiolkovsky with a specialization in «aircraft testing», qualification - systems engineer.
2008 took an upgrade training program course in «Economics, state finances, public administration and law» at the Academy of national economy under the government of the Russian Federation, 2009 an upgrade training program course «Workshop: Human resources management» at the Russian presidential academy of public administration. 2014 completed an upgrade training program course «Performance issues of the contract system in the sphere of procurement of goods, works, and services for provisioning governmental and municipal needs» at the National research university Higher school of economics.
1997-2007 hold the position of engineer, research scientist, head of the division at the Russian research institute for certification (VNIIS).
2007-2012 served as adviser, adviser general, deputy head of the Defense industry and high technology division of the Government of the Russian Federation.
2012-2017 hold the post of the Director of the Department on state policy in the field of technical regulation and ensuring unity of measurements of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.
On the 26th of December 2017 by the order of the Federal Agency on technical regulation and metrology was appointed to the position of the acting director of the Russian national research institute for standardization of materials and technologies.
Konstantin Vladimirovich Leonidov is the leading coordinator of the technical advisory group on the development of the EuroAsian Economic Community Technical regulation “On the safety of amusement rides and amusement devices”.
Konstantin Vladimirovich is the author and co-author of various publications and research articles, such as:
- E.A. Zayats, N.P. Mif, G.V. Pankina, V.A. Bryukhanov, E.I. Laptieva - Guidance manual “Metrology Provision of product testing for compliance verification”, 2003.
- Modern Requirements on electromagnetic compliance/ Magazine “Certification”, 2005, №3.
- Car service center accreditation as one of the stages within quality service compliance confirmation/ Magazine “Certification”, 2004, №4.
- I.Z. Aronov, E.V. Belov, V.G. Versan, V.I. Galeev, V.S. Dubinin, T.P. Kocherigina, V.I. Kruglov, V.K. Ovcharov, B.V. Osipov, N.N. Patrakov, S.V. Pugachev, A.V. Rakov, M.L. Rakhmanov, A.M. Ribakov, V.I. Sedov, A.L. Terkel, V.Ya. Timko, I.M. Feldman, I.I. Chaika, G.I. Elkin. “Technical regulation” – manual for educational institutions aimed to facilitating the implementation of higher professional educational programs within the subject “Metrology, standardization and certification”, training program “ Quality management”, 2008.
- Best available techniques: aspects of personnel training and continuing professional development/ Magazine “Kompetentnost”, 1/122/2015.
By the Russian Federation Presidential Decree from the 21th of February 2015 Konstantin Leonidov was awarded with the Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation.
Married. Has three children.
Igor Chernogolov
President, Penetron Russia
Born in Schelkun, Sverdlovsk Region.
1987: graduated from the Ural State Polytechnic Institute in Metal-Cutting Equipment and started his career in the construction business.
1993: Head of Uralpromservice. The company was later renamed Penetron-Russia and, in 2005, opened a construction mix plant.
Under Mr. Chernogolov’s guidance, the company developed new materials that protect concrete against water and restore damaged concrete.
Since 2005: has been forming the updated system of state standards and a regulatory framework for modern and innovative construction materials. His active participation helped adoption of State Standard 56703-2015.
Mr. Chernogolov has been awarded certificates of merit by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Construction of the Sverdlovsk Region, as well as certificates of merit and acknowledgement by the Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region and the National Union of Construction Industry Members. Penetron-Russia has been awarded the title of best construction materials company in Russia on a number of occasions.
Igor Chernogov holds the title of Honorary Builder of Russia. He is a member of the Management Board of All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and
Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA and is Vice-President of the Small and Medium-Sized Business Union of the Sverdlovsk Region.
Married. Has three daughters.

10 April
09:00–10:30
Sustainable Development Congress Centre, Conference hall D4

Applied Research in the Arctic

Today, international scientific cooperation in the region is key for conducting research and implementing projects of global significance, which no one nation would be capable of implementing on their own. In order to develop the Arctic effectively, efforts are needed in fundamental and applied research, and the time taken to apply the resulting conclusions and recommendations needs to be as short as possible. The establishment of ties between the scientific community and the business sector is a crucial objective, as is the creation of entire research and development chains. Science diplomacy in Arctic research and projects is no mere slogan, but a vital necessity. How are the results of applied research being applied today for the needs of companies operating in the real sector? What opportunities exist to strengthen ties between science and research organizations in the macroregion? Can the Arctic serve as a platform to unite the global scientific community?
Moderator
Alexander Vylegzhanin
Editor-in-Chief, Moscow Journal of International Law
Doctor of Law, Professor, is a Head of the Program of International Law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO- University). He is elected as a Vice-president of the Russian Association of International Law and a Vice-President of the Russian Association of the Law of the Sea. He is nominated by the Russian Federation to the list of arbitrators according to Annex VII of the UNCLOS. He is elected as a Member of the Committee on the Arctic and Antarctic of the Council of Federation (the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament). Honorable Lawyer of the Russian Federation. He is Editor-in Chief of the Moscow Journal of International Law and also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “JUS GENTIUM” and of the Journal “STATE AND LAW”. He has publicized a wide array of books and papers on international law, mainly in Russian .
Panellists
Anatoly Alexandrov
Rector, Bauman Moscow State Technical University (National Research University)
Anatoly A. Alexandrov graduated from the Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1975 and was assigned to work as an engineer in his majoring field at the department "Starting Rocket Systems". A research engineer, a postgraduate student, the first secretary of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League of the Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School, the Deputy Director, the Chief Engineer, the Director of the Experimental Plant, since April 2010 - the Rector of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Under the leadership of Anatoly A. Alexandrov a breakthrough scientific research was performed and a large amount of development works were conducted, including ones in cooperation with the enterprises of the military-industrial complex, ones in the field of ammunition, radiolocation, laser technology and optical electronic equipment, ones in regard of the means for space control, armored vehicles, robotics, weapons for the navy, All of them being of the most importance to the national security and maintaining of a high level of the country's defense potential. He is one of the initiators of the development of a new concept of military training for students as reserve soldiers and sergeants for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Anatoly A. Alexandrov is the author of more than 160 scientific and educational works in the field of risk theory, fracture mechanics, industrial safety and operation of the hazardous production facilities. Under his leadership six Candidates of Technical Science and two Doctors of Technical Science had been prepared.
Owing to the successive actions of the Rector Anatoly A. Alexandrov for the integration of the University Academic Staff efforts in the field of scientific activity, the average annual amount of funding for research and development carried out over the past five years amounted to 3.64 billion rubles and increased 7 times compared to the previous period. In terms of the research and development works "portfolio" the Bauman Moscow State Technical University ranks first among the Universities in Russia. The University annually implements about 90 major research projects in the interests of public security, civil and defense industries.
The recognition of the BMSTU role in strengthening the country's defense comes out as the inclusion of the most intricate complex developments of the University in the state defense order. Over the past five years, the total amount of works carried out as a part of the state defense order amounted to over 10 billion rubles, which is a unique indicator for the Russian Universities.
In recent years, the BMSTU activities is getting consistently high public rating. In the Russian universities ranking, prepared by the Expert RA agency, the University ranks first in terms of demand for its graduates by the employers; in the rating of agencies "Interfax" and "Echo of Moscow" - the first in the nominations "quality of education" and "innovation and entrepreneurship". In the QS ranking and the ranking of the Universities of the BRICS countries BMSTU is the first among Technical Universities in Russia.
Anatoly A. Alexandrov leads a large public work, being the President of the Association of Technical Universities, a Member of the Board of the Skolkovo Foundation, a Member of the National Council under the President of the Russian Federation on professional qualifications, a Member of the Expert Council of the Chairman of the Military-Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation, a Member of the Interdepartmental Expert Commission on Space, a Member of the Council for Scientific and Technical Policy at the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a Member of the Expert Council of the Emergency Ministry, a Member of the Public Council under the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, a Member of the Public Council under the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation.
He was awarded the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 4th degree, the Order of Honor, the Medal for «Labor Valor», the Medal "850 years of Moscow", the Order "Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation".
Galina Antonovskaya
Director, Seismology Laboratory, N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Russian Academy of Sciences
PhD, Head of the Laboratory of Seismology of the N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research (FCIARctic), Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation.
In 2001 graduated from the Pomor State University named after M. V. Lomonosov, specialty "Physicist. Teacher».
Since 2000 works at the Institute of Ecological Problems of the North UB RAS (now FCIARctic), career advancement by moving from a Research assistant to Head of Laboratory.
Research interests: seismic monitoring of the Russian Arctic, geodynamics of platform territories, structure health monitoring, development of seismic methods for structure survey.
Author and co-author of more than 120 scientific papers, 3 monographs
Ole Arve Misund
Director, Norwegian Polar Institute
Sergey Kruglikov
Chair, Department of Controlled System Modelling, Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin
Lars Kullerud
President, University of the Arctic (UArctic)
Alexander Makarov
Director, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Александр Сергеевич Макаров – учёный-геоморфолог, доктор географических наук, профессор РАН.
Кандидатская и докторская диссертации посвящены изменчивости природной среды Арктики за последние десять тысяч лет. В сферу научных интересов входят палеогеография полярных областей Земли в голоцене, а также изменчивость уровня Мирового океана.
В 2000 году поступил в Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет на факультет географии и геоэкологии, кафедра геоморфологии. В июне 2005 года поступил на работу в отдел географии полярных стран ААНИИ и продолжал активную экспедиционную и исследовательскую деятельность. В 2003–2009 годах ежегодно участвовал в организации и проведении международных российско-германских экспедиций в дельту р. Лены, а с 2010 по 2015 год руководил этими экспедициями. В 2009 году на основе собранных материалов защитил кандидатскую диссертацию по специальности «Геоморфология и эволюционная география» на тему «Колебания уровня моря Лаптевых как фактор формирования дельты реки Лены в голоцене»,в 2017 году – докторскую диссертацию на тему «Колебания уровня арктических морей в голоцене». Участвовал в создании новой современной научно-исследовательской станции на о. Самойловский. В 2016 году назначен на должность заместителя директора ФГБУ «ААНИИ», после чего возглавил работу по созданию Российского научного центра на архипелаге Шпицберген. С сентября 2017 года занимает пост директора Арктического и антарктического научно-исследовательского института Росгидромета.
Lyubov Nefedova
Director, R&D Technology Centre for Additive Technologies and Materials, Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defence Corporation
Mikhail Filonov
Vice-Rector for Science and Innovations, National University of Science and Technology MISiS
Filonov M. R. graduated from the faculty of physics and chemistry of MISIS in 1984.
In 1989 he did the post-doc "Improving the technology of obtaining amorphous materials based on the study of physical and chemical properties of amorphizing melts." In 2001 he did his doctoral thesis "Development of the theory and technology of the amorphization process based on the study of physical and chemical properties of melts Fe-B and Co-B".
Since 2009, he has held the position of Vice-rector for research and development. Area of scientific interests of Filonov M. R. is the physicochemistry and technology of inorganic materials (ceramics, cermets, amorphous and nanocrystalline materials and coatings, metal and ion melts), metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, materials science, medical materials.
Front row participants
Alexander Lutovinov
Deputy Director for Research, Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Sergey Motyzhev
Director of the Scientific Research Department for Instrument Engineering, Federal State Budget Scientific Institution Marine Hydrophysical Institute of RAS; Director, Marlin-Yug
Motyzhev Sergey Vladimirovich was born in 1946 in Sevastopol. In 1974 he graduated with honors the Sevastopol Instrument Building Institute in the specialty of Radio Engineering. Since 1973, he worked in various engineering and scientific positions at the Marine Hydrophysical Institute (MHI) NASU, where in 1976 he graduated the postgraduate school. Candidate of Technical Sciences since 1986, Doctor of Technical Sciences since 1999. 2005 State Prize Winner of Ukraine in the field of science and technology. The author and co-author of about 180 scientific articles, including 42 certificates for inventions and patents. The main scientific interest is creation and implementation of measuring and information technologies for operational buoy monitoring of the World Ocean. From 2015 to present - Head of the Instrument Engineering Department at the MHI RAS. In 1996, he created an innovation enterprise - Marlin-Yug LLC. Currently, the company occupies a leading position in the world in the field of buoy instrument making, supplying innovative equipment for Russian needs and world research centers.
Evgeny Starozhuk
Vice-Rector for Economic Affairs and Innovations, Bauman Moscow State Technical University (National Research University)
Evgeniy A. Starozhuk was born on May 31, 1969 in Moscow. He graduated from the Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1994, the Financial Academy in 2007 and the MBA Program of the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation in 2009.
He was awarded the medal "300 years of the Navy" He is the author of more than 80 scientific papers. He leads a large public work, is the President of the BMSTU Foundation for the Support and Development.
He has held various executive positions, namely:
1994-1999 – Manager of the affairs of the "Hephaestus" Association;
1999-2004 – General Director of ZAO "VCM Enterprise";
2004-2007 – Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Industry;
2007-2009 – Deputy Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Acoustic Institute named after Academician Andreev";
2009-02.2011 – General Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Research Institute Atoll", Dubna;
02.2011 - until now– Vice-Rector for Economics and Innovations of BMSTU.

10 April
09:00–10:30
The Open Ocean Pavilion F, Conference hall F1

Key Aspects of Promising Areas of the Arctic Fishing Industry

Traditionally, fishing continues to be one of the key industries in the economy of the Arctic regions. Modern conditions dictate the need for taking a more prudent attitude towards the industry and a more rational, economic approach to fish processing, for a transition to products with high added value, and for the need for high-tech production methods, including on ships, during fishing. The development of industrial aquaculture in the Arctic region requires separate consideration. Promising areas include the development of marine terminals for integrated servicing of fishing vessels, improving port infrastructure, and the ability to deliver fish and fish products from the Far East along the Northern Sea Route. How may we preserve the unique northern territories, where fishing is the main kind of work available? What types of state support are relevant to the Arctic territories, and which of these are the most effective? What is needed in order to preserve the biodiversity of the Arctic seas, sustainable fishing, and aquaculture? What kinds of modern technologies may be used in new fishing vessels, for the development of aquaculture, and in the construction of fish processing plants in the northern territories? What are the prospects for the Northern Sea Route for the delivery of fish products? How may the attractiveness of Arctic fish ports be increased?
Moderator
Ekaterina Tribilustova
Senior Project Manager, Eurofish International Organization for the Development of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in Europe
Ms. Tribilustova started her carrier in the International Utilization and Marketing Division (FIIU) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome in 2005, then she joined Eurofish International Organisation in Copenhagen, which is a part of the global FISHINFO Network. From 2007 until the present, she has been the leading international expert in the area of economic analysis in catching, post-harvest and aquaculture sectors and marketing of fisheries and aquaculture products. She has performed various projects for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the European Commission (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries - DG MARE), the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM - FAO), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Norwegian Seafood Council, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry of Italy, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain, ARPA Asociados, the Ministry of Agriculture of Croatia, Swiss Import Promotion Programme, and other organisations. She has been the keynote speaker at numerous international conferences, including the Regional Aquaculture Conference under the Presidency of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and a moderator of international conferences, round tables and workshops in the countries of Western and Eastern Europe. She speaks Russian, English, Italian, Norwegian, and Danish.
Panellists
Roy Angelvik
State Secretary for the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Fisheries of the Kingdom of Norway
Mr Angelvik was appointed State Secretary for the Minister of Fisheries in May 2016. Prior to this, he worked as a political adviser to the Minister of Fisheries from December 2015. As State Secretary, he is dedicated to aquaculture, bio-economy and research. Angelvik became a certified chef in 1994 and worked as a chef until 2001. He was editor of a cookbook on local Norwegian cuisine that was published in 2002. He has been self-employed and has run a catering and canteen operation for nearly ten years. In addition to his career, he has been actively involved in the Progress Party in Sør-Trøndelag county, as leader of the local party, as county leader, and as a council representative.
Kjell Ingebrigtsen
Chairman of the Board, Norwegian Fishermen’s Association
Working Chairman of the Board at the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association;
Skipper at commercial fishing vessel with long-time organisational experience;
Council representative at Gildeskål municipality;
Member of the Board at The Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation;
Member of the Board at the Nordland branch of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association;
Chairman of the Board at the Nordland branch of the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association;
Member of the Board at the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association;

Working Chairman of the Board at the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association since 2013
Chairman at Professional Committee for research on resources since 2015
Anton Giaever
Deputy Director, Akvaplan-niva
Anton Anders Giæver, Deputy Director at the research and consultancy company Akvaplan-niva, Norway has more than 30-years experience in biological, technical and economic aspects of aquaculture with specific knowledge and competence from the Norwegian salmon industry. He fed his first salmon in 1985 and was a fish farmer until 2000. As Deputy Director at Akvaplan-niva, Mr. Giæver is responsible for the aquaculture strategy with special interest for planning and management, environmental impact and risk assessments, business strategies and evaluations, scientific based tools for sustainable development and growth in aquaculture. Mr. Giæver has over 20-years’ experience of collaboration with Russia.
Joji Morishita
Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Paul Nicklen
Co-Founder, Director, SeaLegacy
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).
Liu Xinzhong
Deputy Head, Bureau of Fisheries and Fisheries Fishery Law Enforcement, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China
Scott Highleyman
Vice President, Conservation Policy and Programs, Ocean Conservancy
Ilya Shestakov
Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Head, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo)
Was born on 15 July 1978 in Leningrad, Russian Federation. In 2000 graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, in 2009 - Russian Academy of Civil Service of the President of the Russian Federation. PhD in Economics. Until 2001 served in different positions in the commercial organizations, in 2001-2008 – Deputy head of the credit department of open joint-stock company «Gazprom»; in 2009-2010 – General director of open joint-stock company «Russian Research Institute of Agricultural Equipment»; in 02.2010-07.2010 – Deputy director of the Department of food, processing industry, regulation of the agri-food market and quality of production, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; 07.2011-01.2014 – Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; from 20.01.2014 till present time – Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of Federal Agency for Fisheries
Kristjan Thor Juliusson
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Republic of Iceland
Front row participants
David Benton
Commissioner, United States Arctic Research Commission
Mr. Benton has over 30 years of experience in national and international oceans governance. Benton was appointed to the United States Arctic Research Commission by President Barack Obama in June of 2012 and is currently serving his second term on the USARC. Most recently, he served as a member of the US delegation to negotiations for a new fishery agreement for the Central Arctic Ocean. Parties to these negotiations include Canada, Denmark on behalf of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Norway, Russia, China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Iceland, the European Union and the United States. These negotiations were successfully concluded in November 2017, establishing a moratorium on commercial fishing in the CAO and committing the Parties to developing a joint program of scientific research in the Arctic Ocean. Benton’s past experience includes representing the State of Alaska in international negotiations and on national fisheries issues including negotiations with China, Russia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, and at the United Nations. He also represented the State of Alaska in numerous legislative initiatives in Congress including reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and the American Fisheries Act. Mr. Benton was appointed by President Clinton as Alaska’s Commissioner on the US Canada Pacific Salmon Commission, serving as part of the US team that negotiated a 10 year resolution to the salmon management conflict between the US and Canada. He helped establish the Northern Boundary Fund, a $75 million bi-national endowment that funds fishery science and restoration projects in northern British Columbia and Alaska. He served 9 years on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 3 years as Chair. Benton served on the North Pacific Research Board, as the first Chair of the NPRB at its inception in 2001-2003 and again as the special fisheries representative 2004-2006. He currently sits on the board representing the USARC. From 2004 to 2010 Benton was the Executive Director of the Marine Conservation Alliance, a coalition of harvesters, processors, and coastal communities involved in Alaska’s groundfish and crab fisheries. He led industry efforts to secure US Arctic Fishery Management Plan closing US Arctic waters to commercial fishing. Benton currently works as a consultant to the seafood industry and environmental organizations on a range of oceans management and conservation matters. Mr. Benton spends his spare time as President of the Alaska Lighthouse Association, and is deeply involved in restoring Point Retreat Lighthouse on Admiralty Island.
Konstantin Drevetnyak
Acting General Director, Fishing Industry Union of the North
Liu Yingjie
Deputy Chairman, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
Olga Kuznetsova
Deputy Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
Born 10 May 1983, in Eisk, Krasnodar Krai
Education:
2005 – graduated from Murmansk State Technical University, specialty «World economy», qualification – economist.
Professional experience:
10.2005 - 07.2006 – sales agent of the sales and delivery department of Melifaro LLC (Murmansk)
07.2006 - 12.2008 – 1st category specialist of the department of development of innovations, entrepreneurship and tourism, 1st category specialist of the sector of interregional economic cooperation and tourism development, 1st category specialist of the tourism development sector of the Economic development department of the Murmansk region (Murmansk)
12.2008 - 09.2011 – leading specialist, head of tourism development sector, deputy head of foreign economic relations, tourism development, cross-border and interregional cooperation, head of tourism development sector Ministry of economic development of the Murmansk Region (Murmansk)
09.2011 - 04.2012 – head of the department of regional policy and special projects of the Administration of the OJSC Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company (Murmansk)
05.2012 - 06.2013 – acting head, head of the Government order administration of the Murmansk Region (Murmansk)
07.2013 - 04.2015 – chairperson of the Committee for the Development of Industry and Entrepreneurship of the Murmansk Region (Murmansk)
04.2015 - 07.2018 – minister of Industry and Entrepreneurship of the Murmansk region (Murmansk)
since 07.2018 – deputy Governor of the Murmansk region
Awards:
2018 – certificate of appreciation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Alison LeClaire
Director General, Circumpolar Affairs and Eastern Europe & Eurasia Relations, Global Affairs Canada

10 April
09:00–10:30
Coastal Territories Pavilion F, Conference hall F3

A Warm Welcome: Opportunities for Great Tourist Discoveries in the Arctic

Tourism offers tremendous opportunities for the Arctic and contributes to the development of territories and local communities: it stimulates entrepreneurial activity, job creation, new social infrastructure and better quality of education, and helps to popularize cultural and natural heritage.
Russia has enormous infrastructure and natural opportunities for the development of tourism in the Arctic, taking into account the importance of preserving the unique ecosystem of the region and the way of life of the small-numbered indigenous peoples of the North. At the same time, tourism requires an integrated approach, which would take into consideration the interests of all the countries of the macroregion, the scientific community, the tourism industry and tourists themselves. On the agenda is an assessment of the real effect of developing the tourism industry in the northern regions, as well as the ideal image of Arctic tourism in the future. It is clear that the entire region requires a special approach on part of the government, businesses and tourists; this includes treating nature with respect and preserving the special status of local communities. What types of tourism are likely to develop in the region most successfully, and what is their possible economic effect? How may we make amends for the negative impact of tourist areas on the environment and the life of the local population? How may an imbalance in the economies of the tourist regions be prevented?
Moderator
Andrey Sokolov
Deputy Director General, TASS Russia
Andrei Sokolov was born on February 15, 1976 in Mytishchi, Moscow Region. 1997: graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in marketing. 2001 to 2014: worked at the Ministry of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation.2014 to 2015: worked at the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Crimean Affairs.Since December 2015: Assistant General Director of the TASS news agency. Has been involved in the develoment and implementation of the following programmes: Government programme of the Russian Federation “Socioeconomic develoment of the Far East and the Baikal Region”; Government programme of the Russian Federation “Development of the North Caucasus Federal District” for the period up to 2025; Government programme “Accessible environment” for the period from 2011 to 2015; Federal target programme “Economic and social development of the Far East and the Baikal Region for the period up to 2018’; Federal target programme “Socioeconomic develoment of the Kuril Islands (Sakhalin Region) from 2016 to 2025”; Federal target programme “Socioeconomic development of the Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol up to 2020”; Federal target programme “Development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation from 2016 to 2020”; Federal target programme “Development of domestic and inbound tourism in the Russian Federation (2011 to 2018)”; Awards: Honourary Certificate of the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation (2004), Honourary Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation (2009), award pin “For merit” (2011) and others.
Panellists
Zarina Doguzova
Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Yulia Zvorykina
Director, Institute for Research and Examination of Vnesheconombank
Alexander Kirilov
Director, National Park Russian Arctic
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.
Inge Solheim
Norwegian Traveller, Expert on Polar Regions
Inge Solheim is considered as one of the world’s leading adventure guides and polar explorers. He is the professional people are directed to when they wish to undertake pioneering journeys in the most extreme environments on earth. Scientific projects, TV productions and private expeditions. Inge is working with ocean conservation and helping charity organizations. He is a brand Ambassador for Breitling.
Aleksey Tikhomirov
Deputy Executive Director, Russian Geographical Society
Deputy Executive Director of the all-Russian non- governmental organization "Russian geographical society»
Born on October 6, 1980 in Moscow.
In 2002 graduated from the faculty of law of the Moscow State University of service (now the Russian State University of tourism and service), after which he worked in various positions in commercial structures, public institutions.
In 2006 he successfully defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of sociological Sciences in MGIMO (U) of the Russian foreign Ministry.
From 2014 to 2017 - assistant to the first Deputy Governor, Deputy Director Of the Department of state property management of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra.
Since 2017, he has held the position of Director of the regional development Department of the Executive Directorate of the Russian geographical society.
He currently holds the position of Deputy Executive Director of the Russian geographical society.
Supervises the activities and projects of the regional offices of the Society, exhibition and educational activities of the Society, the development of tourism and legal support of the Society.
Front row participants
Aleksandr Gruzdev
Director, Wrangel Island State Nature Reserve
Date of birth: 22 of October 1962
Education: higher education
Graduated from Moscow Forestry Institute in 1989
Candidate of Biological Sciences
Worked in State Institution «Wrangel Island State Nature Reserve» as a Lead Researcher since 2002, appointed director in 2007
Member of the Commission for Wisent and Bison (sub-group – muskox) of All-Russian Theriological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Author of 40 scientific publications (articles and abstracts) and 2 multi-authored monographs
2001 – Department of Hunting Resource Management of Ministry of Agriculture (Russia) rewarded with Certificate of Honor for successful participation in the programme of creation of free-living muskox populations in Yakutia
2010 – rewarded with breastplate «Order of Merit for Nature Conservation» by Ministry of Natural Resources
Valery Korovkin
Managing Director, “21st Century Arctic” International Union of Marine Protected Areas of the Arctic and the Far East
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Key skills stem from many years employment in two spheres - as a newsman at Moscow radio overseas service (analogue of BBC World service) and Interfax news agency, as well as a government official in tourism and economy sectors.
Arctic agenda got a high profile with me during my assignment in Sweden 2004-2009 (Russian Trade Mission). It only took hold tight later on in my tenure as the head of International cooperation department at the Federal agency for tourism 2009-2018.
EDUCATION
Marketing, IUC Öst, Finspång, Sweden, Certificate, 2005
Government Service Academy of the Russian Federation, Graduate level program for mid-career professionals, Certificate, 2002.
Moscow State University, Five year academic program, State Diploma/Degree in Journalism, 1975
Elena Kutukova
Deputy Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region - Head of the Representative Office of the Arkhangelsk Region under the Government of the Russian Federation
Elena Kutukova was born on June 1, 1972. She graduated from the State University of Management majoring in Economics and Analytics, PhD in Economics. Starting from 2008, Ms. Kutukova is a member of the Board of Trustees at Aleksandro-Oshevesnky Monastery (Kargopol District, Arkhangelsk Oblast). Authored the Endangered Masterpieces of Kargopol Area exhibition and initiated the creation of the Oshevensky Volost museum complex. Between 2014 and September 2017, held the position of Acting Director of the Research Institute for Systems Analysis under Russia’s Auditing Chamber. In September 2017, appointed Deputy Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast/Head of Arkhangelsk Oblast Representative Office under the Government of the Russian Federation
Albina Pashkevich
Associate Professor, Dalarna University
Albina Pashkevich is an Associate Professor in Tourism Studies, at Centre for Tourism and Leisure Research, at Dalarna University, Sweden. Her research interests include investigations concerning tourism development of Arctic territories, study of institutional settings allowing for the alternative development of local communities, including maritime and coastal tourism based in the cultural and natural heritage of these areas. Albina’s research areas combine a territory of several Arctic Russian regions (Arkhangelsk oblast, Nenets Autonomous Okrug), but also Svalbard (Norway), Northern Sweden, Greenland and Canada (Labrador). Albina is part of the research efforts within the Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic research under the program Responsible Development of the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges – Pathways to Action. She is a member of steering committee of the International Polar Tourism Research Network.
Valentina Pivnenko
First Deputy Chairman, State Duma Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East
Carina Ren
Associate Professor, Tourism Research Unit, Aalborg University
Carina Ren, PhD, Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark. In her research on tourism development in Greenland and the Arctic, Ren explores connections between tourism and other fields of the social through cultural and digital innovation, knowledge collaboration and value co-creation. An example of her recent research activities is the ARCTISEN project, which develops culturally sensitive tourism in the Arctic through digitally mediated capacity building. Ren has published in leading Arctic and tourism journals and is the co-editor of several special issues and books, recently Co-Creating Tourism Research. Towards collaborative ways of knowing (2017, Routledge).
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.
Viktoria Elias
Director, Conservation Programmes, World Wildlife Fund Russia
Victoria Elias, PhD, Programme Director of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia. She is responsible for WWF-Russia Conservation Strategy development and implementation, coordinates WWF Russia work in the Arctic and line manages programmes on Biodiversity conservation including rare species and protected areas, Sustainable Marine Fishery, Climate and Energy, Amur Branch and regional programmes in Barents, Kamchatka/Bering Sea, Russian Caucasus and Altay-Sayan. Prior to joining WWF Russia in 2007, Victoria was a Chair of the European ECO-Forum – Pan-European environmental NGO Coalition. Dr. Elias has broad experience on environmental and sustainable development issues at national and international level, including involvement in strategic policy processes and research, as well as chairing Pan-European Biodiversity Platform on behalf Russia. In 2015-2018 Dr. Elias served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - IPBES.

10 April
09:30–11:00
Special Events on the Sidelines of the Forum Congress Centre, Conference hall B2

2nd Northern Forum Governors’ Meeting

The Northern Forum is adopting the new Northern Forum Strategy 2030 and seeks to realize its potential to fully represent the regions and business partners in discussions on policies in the Arctic and beyond. What should be the approach to implementation of the new strategy in practice, at all levels? How can the new Northern Forum make more effective use of its observer status in the Arctic Council? What approach to cooperation with other major participants in the international Arctic and Northern agenda should be used by the Northern Forum? How to implement tangible and visible actions to support recognition at home and abroad? What kind of activities would allow to demonstrate the benefits of the Northern Forum membership to the regional authorities and businesses?
Moderator
Alexander Tsybulskiy
Governor of Nenets Autonomous Region
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.
2005-2008: Worked in various positions at the Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry
of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.
2008-2011: Worked in various positions аt the Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2011-2013: Director of the Department of International Relations and Development of Cross-Border Cooperation, Director of the Department for the Coordination of State Industry Programs, Ministry
of Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
2013-2014: Aide to the Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Director of the Department for Interaction with Customs Union Authorities and Economic Cooperation with CIS Countries, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
2014-2017: Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
Since September 2017 - Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area.
On October 1, 2018, assumed the post of Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area.
Welcoming address
Aleksandr Akimov
Chairman of the Council for the Arctic and Antarctic at the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chair, Federation Council Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government, and Affairs of the North
Alexander Kozlov
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic
Born on January 2, 1981, in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In 2003 graduated from Moscow Academy of Entrepreneurship with Moscow Government with specialty in Jurisprudence. Awarded with the qualification of the Lawyer.
2000 – 2007 worked as a Leading Legal Adviser, Acting Assistant Director General for Legal Issues, Acting Head of Legal Department, Head of Legal Department, Deputy Director General for Legal Issues and Corporate Safety of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk city.
In 2007 was assigned to a position of the Director of CJSC Russian Coal’ branch in Gukovo city.
From 2008 - Director of the branch of JSC Russian Coal, in Blagoveshchensk.
2009 - 2010 – held position of the Director General of LLC Amur Coal, Raichikhinsk.
On February 2, 2011 – assigned to a position of First Deputy Minister of Construction, Architecture and Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
From February 23, 2011, took a position of Minister of Housing and Utilities Infrastructure of Amur Region.
On September 14, 2014, won the elections and became the Mayor of Blagoveshchensk City by receiving 38.68% of votes.
On March 25, 2015, was appointed as a temporary Acting Governor of Amur Region by the order of V.V.Putin, President of the Russian Federation.
On September 20, 2015 started to work as a Governor of Amur Region.
On May 18, 2018 was appointed as Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East.
Married. No children.
Nikolay Korchunov
Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Anne Lammila
Consul General of the Republic of Finland in Saint Petersburg
Asa Larsson-Blind
President, Saami Council
Grigory Ledkov
President, Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East (RAIPON)
Hannele Pokka
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Finland; Chair of the Northern Forum (2001–2005)
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).
Nikolay Kharitonov
Chairman of the Committee for Regional Policy and Issues of the North and Far East, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
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”.
Sergey Kharuchi
Council President, Association of World Reindeer Herders
Panellists
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.
Alexander Mazharov
Deputy Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
Svein Mathiesen
Head of Institute of Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry, University of the Arctic
Aysen Nikolaev
Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Born on January 22, 1972 in Leningrad
1994 - graduated from the physics department of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Started his career in finance corporation «SAPI»
1995 – Deputy Chairman of the Board of «Almazergienbank»
1998 – The Chairman of «Almazergienbank»
2004 – Minister of Finance of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2007 – Chief of the Presidential and Government Administration of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2011 – First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
2012 - 2017 – Mayor of the city of Yakutsk
May 2018 – appointed as acting Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
The Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) since September 2018
He was elected to the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Granted title of honor «Honored Worker of National Economy of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)». Decorated with diplomas of the Federation Council, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Married, with three children.
Alexander Pilyasov
General Director, Regional Consulting Institute; Director, North and Arctic Economics Centre for the Study of Productive Forces
Kjell Stokvik
Managing Director, Centre for High North Logistics, Nord University Business School
Kjell Stokvik is the Managing Director of the Centre for High North Logistics (CHNL ) with their HQ located in Kirkenes, Norway. Mr. Stokvik has previously worked with finance, logistics, foreign policy issues related to humanitarian aid and development aid. He have also gained experience managing NGO’s in complexed relief operations both in the field and at HQ. Prior to joining the CHNL Mr.Stokvik worked as Humanitarian director for CARE International in Oslo.
Mr Stokvik is originally from Leknes in Lofoten, Norway He has a Master’s degree in Business and Administration from the Nord University in Bodø Norway. He has also studied in Sweden and at other universities in Norway.
Lassi Heininen
Professor of Arctic Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland
Front row participants
Magdalena Andersson
Governor of Västerbotten County of the Kingdom of Sweden
About
Borned in Sweden 1954
Married. One daughter.
Occupation
2012 Governor, County of Västerbotten
2003-2012 Member of Parliament, Sweden
1999-2002 Ahlsell AB District Manager/Regional Head
1991-1998 Tibnor Industrivaruhus Sales Manager
1991 Företagarna Project Manager
1971-1991 Edströms Maskinaffär Account Manager
1973-2002 Local politics in various borders – as a part-time politician, County of Jönköping
Various national board seats
1998-02 Police board Jönköpings län Board member
2002-12 Stiftelsen Fria Media Board member
2004-2008 Läkemedelsverket (MPA) Board member
2008-11 Nationella Donationsrådet (organ donation)Board member
2010-12 Apotekens Service AB (pharmacy) Agency controller
2005-11 Moderatkvinnorna Sverige Chair
(womens wing of Moderat Party)
2013- Prins Gustav Adolf och Prinsessan Sibyllas
Minnesfond Board member
Others
Enjoy walking, golf, reading and travel.
No allergies.
Ragnhild Vassvik
Chairman, Finnmark County Council of the Kingdom of Norway
Tero Vauraste
Chairman, Arctic Economic Council; President, Mariadi Oy
Mr. Tero Vauraste, 51, is the owner and Managing Director of Mariadi ltd. an Arctic and maritime consultancy agency since 2018. He has served as President and CEO of Arctia 2009-2018, a Finnish polar maritime services company in icebreaking, research and oil spill response operating 11 icebreakers in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic. In 2007-2009 he was Managing Director of Hertz Car Rental in Finland and in 2001-2007 SVP with Finnair, managing airport ground handling in Arctic conditions in Northern Europe.
He is Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council. He is also chairing the Maritime sub-committee of the Finland-China innovation Committee.
He has a degree of MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management / Leicester University and a Naval officer’s degree from the Finnish Naval Academy being a Lieutenant-Commander (Ret).
He has served as a vessel master, special unit commander and as a SAR instructor in Finnish Coast Guard.
He is the Chairman of Finnish Arctic Society and a member of Advisory Board of Finnish Lifeboat Institution. He has various other positions of trust.
He has provided many papers in terms of Arctic economic development and is a known speaker in the international Arctic fora.
Aleksandr Vorotnikov
Expert for Public-Private Partnership, PORA Expert Center (Project Office for the Development of the Arctic)
Petr Gogolev
Chairman, State Assembly Il Tumen of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Elena Golomareva
Chairman of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Minorities of the North and Arctic Affairs Issues, State Assembly Il Tumen of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Lev Gorilovskiy
President, Polyplastic Group
2013, graduated from Moscow State University, Faculty of Business Administration.
2015, graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Moscow State University.
His Master’s thesis won the All-Russia competition of graduation qualification works organized by Ernst & Young.
2010–2013, implements successful projects in the field of mobile applications development, custom development, and IT.
2013, he joins the POLYPLASTIC Group, where he successfully launches a platform for large-scale freight transport optimization by shifting the logistics distribution model on to an online auction.
Today, the POLYPLASTIC Group is the biggest producer of polymer piping systems in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. At present, the Group includes 16 manufacturing plants and more than 15 trading houses.
He organized a project for launching a retail business: an online store and pick-up site were opened in Moscow to improve the company’s service and speed up deliveries.
During development of the retail store and expansion of sales of polymer piping systems, he entered into contracts with the Obi GmbH and Castorama retail networks in Russia.
At the end of 2015, he commences successful development in the sphere of refurbishment and renovation of utility networks in Moscow using trenchless methods. Methods that had no mass application previously became recognizable in all big companies of Moscow, such as Mosvodokanal, Mosgaz, Rosvodokanal, etc. During 2015–2017, a massive reconstruction of the city centre is implemented using these technologies.
As a result of the work, a new construction line for utility networks appeared with a turnover of RUB 1 billion in 2017. At the moment, about 1/4 of the water supply network in Moscow has been restored using these technologies.
Currently, he is working on a new project for analyzing concession projects and developing new directions for the Group.
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Chairman, Arctic Circle
Aleksandr Zhirkov
First Deputy Chairman, State Assembly Il Tumen of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia
Pentti Malinen
Head, Regional Council of Kainuu of the Republic of Finland