2-3 September 2016 , Vladivostok

Dimitry Afanasiev Will Moderate a Session at the Eastern Economic Forum

On September 2-3, 2016, the Eastern Economic Forum supported by the Russian Government will be held in Vladivostok. Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of EPAM, will moderate the key session Protecting the Rights of Investors in the Far East: Guaranteed Safeguards within the general discussion titled Opening up the Russian Far East: Incentives for Investors.

The discussion will take place on September 2, Friday, from 17:30 to 19:00 (Building A, level 8, Conference hall 11).


  • Sergey Darkin — President, PJSC "Pacific Investment Group" (TIGR) 
  • Yuriy Gulyagin — Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation 
  • Shiv Vikram Khemka — Vice-Chairman, SUN Group 
  • Kyung Bum Lee — President, Chief Executive Officer, LS Networks Co., Ltd. 
  • Andrei Nazarov — Co-Chairman, All-Russia Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) 
  • Vadim Shvetsov — General Director, “SOLLERS” PJSC

Front row participant: 

  • Doo-Sik Kim — Senior Partner, Shin & Kim

Targeted measures to reduce administrative barriers and expand economic freedoms have improved the investment climate in Russia, which now ranks ahead of the remaining BRICS countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business rating. The new law on arbitration courts coming into force, a reduction in the number of administrative checks, liberalization of criminal legislation, and better dialogue between the business community and law enforcement agencies have further contributed to increased investor confidence. To what extent is the business community satisfied with the security of its investments in the Far East, are there still risks which it would like to see eliminated? How will the regulatory environment develop and what further action should be taken by the federal and regional authorities?

For more information please visit the event’s website.