This year, Siberia is hosting the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum for the thirteenth time. The main point of focus will be Strategy 2030, which will allow us to look at the development of our country in the long term. We will also discuss the currently unstable economic climate. Discussion participants will include representatives of state, regional and municipal authorities, the business community, development institutions, experts and public figures. True to tradition, discussions will be held in an open format, and all participants of the Forum are welcome to take part in the dialogue.
The second day of the Forum will be dedicated to the work of development institutions and subjects, including that undertaken in the context of Strategy 2030.
I invite you to attend the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, and have high hopes for fruitful and effective work during the upcoming Forum.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Dear colleagues, partners and friends.
I am glad to greet you in the run-up to the 13th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, one of the most important economic events of the year.
The capital of the Kray is once again setting up its discussion platforms, and welcoming leading economic experts, representatives of federal and regional authorities, business leaders and public figures.
Traditionally, the Krasnoyarsk forum is the stage from which issues that are key to the future development of the country are aired. Naturally, this year's agenda includes one of the most important and large-scale related topics, which is the forecast of the long-term socio-economic development of Russia "Strategy 2030". For us it is very important that it is Krasnoyarsk that will become the platform for discussion of a document that is so strategically important for the state.
Krasnoyarsk Kray stands on the front lines of Russian economy, as a supporting element of development not only in Siberia, but the whole country. Krasnoyarsk programmes and projects are the cornerstone for the power and energy security of the country, its transport strategy, and the cultural, scientific, and sporting glory. Even in the most difficult times, we feel the winds of progress. Currently, we are actively developing the innovative and manufacturing structure of the region, designing a new airport, building venues for the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019, expanding transport and social infrastructures, reviving the splendour and beauty of the ancient capital of Siberia, the town of Yeniseysk. I am sure that our areas of improvement and work results deserve the attention of our colleagues and partners.
Everything that has been created and is being created in the region, we are ready to offer to our partners for cooperation. We anticipate efficient collaboration of efforts and mutual development in both the design of our common future and the implementation of these projects.
I am truly glad that, as has become tradition, the business programme of the Forum is preceded by the day of youth initiatives. Young people who will have to solve the many social and governmental problems of tomorrow are raising pressing questions and making the debate at the forum more diverse and inclusive. This year, special emphasis will be placed on the topic that is instrumental to state development: that of the social contract. And I am glad that the Youth Government of the Kray managed to attract the collaboration of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. Today, when the world is changing so rapidly, when there is such a great need for new ideas, for proactive work, for development, it is with particular clarity that we acknowledge the opportunities and the energy of the youth.
I wish practical success and productive work to all the participants of the forum and sincerely hope that the harsh Siberian winter only serves to bolster our warm hospitality! We cordially invite you to Siberia!
Governor of Krasnoyarsk Kray
V. A. Tolokonskiy