Plenary discussion "The World Economy. Post-COVID Syndrome"
September 9th 2021, 12:10-14:00
Venue: MGIMO University (Moscow State Institute of International Relations)

The coronavirus pandemic caused a global economic shock, which entailed a decline in business activity, lower incomes, and a reversal of globalization.

The countries affected by the pandemic have chosen different scenarios for implementing restrictive measures and supporting the most affected industries and population groups.

Despite all the efforts, it is still difficult to predict when the pandemic will end. However, economic performance shows that we can expect a recovery of the global economy in 2021.

During the plenary discussion, the experts will discuss the future of the global economy, ways to overcome the consequences of the pandemic, and how to prepare for new challenges.

Format topics:

  • Pathways out of the pandemic in different countries
  • The global impact of the pandemic on economic models in the world economy
  • Impact of new technologies on the future of the global economy
  • New challenges and barriers for the global economy in the post-pandemic era
  • Russia and the World. Prospects for economic and business relations, key external and internal factors influencing the future of the partnership


Discussion Moderator:

Konstantin Remchukov, Editor-in-Chief and Director General of Nezavisimaya Gazeta


Invited speakers:

Alexei Chekunkov, Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic;

Oleg Deripaska, Russian Entrepreneur, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Volnoe Delo Foundation, Founder of the Basic Element Company, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute for the Economy of Growth named after P.A. Stolypin;

Francois Fillon (online), Former Prime Minister of France, member of the Board of Directors of Zarubezhneft JSC;

Mads Frederiksen (online), Director of the Arctic Economic Council;

Andrey Sebrant, Director for Strategic Marketing at Yandex Group of Companies, Professor at HSE University;

Matthias Schepp, Chairman of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, Delegate of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in the Russian Federation;

Chris Skinner (online), Independent Commentator on the Financial Markets, Fintech Expert, Author of Best-Selling Books and Finanser.com blog, Founder and Chairman of the Financial Services Club;

Andreas Steininger (online), Professor of Economic Law at the University of Wismar;

Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO University;

Olga Uskova, Founder and President of Cognitive Technologies Group of Companies, Director General of Cognitive Pilot;

Evgeny Vinokurov, Chief Economist at the Eurasian Development Bank and the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development.