13th Annual International Conference on Eurasian Economic Integration

The event will bring together heads of ministries and other authorities, the Eurasian Economic Commission, national companies, representatives of international financial institutions, academia, businesses, and experts from the Bank’s member states and other countries. 

Key topics:

  • Eurasian integration agenda
  • Trade finance: how export agencies support integration
  • Eurasian infrastructure breakthrough: national projects driving development and integration
  • Energy: balancing conventional and new sources of energy
  • Establishing a single EAEU space for settlements in national currencies

The EDB’s conferences have become an effective instrument of communication and information exchange for financial institutions, authorities and businesses in the Bank’s member states. 

Venue: World Trade Centre, 12 Krasnopresnenskaya Nab., Moscow

Date: 22 November 2018

Time: from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Welcome coffee and registration

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sections

 

Section 1.

 

Establishing a single EAEU space for settlements in national currencies

 

Establishing a single space for settlements in national currencies and enhancing their role in mutual payments is one of the most important issues on the agenda of Eurasian integration. The participants will discuss the current progress and challenges in establishing such a space, the ways to overcome them, and future developments.

Section 2.

 

Eurasian infrastructure breakthrough: national projects driving development and integration

 

Russia has launched a large-scale infrastructure development plan, and Kazakhstan is running Nurly Zhol, a comprehensive infrastructure programme. How can national development agendas catalyse integration in Eurasia? What is needed to take advantage of the transboundary multiplier effect these investments produce in Eurasia?

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Coffee break

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm

Conference opening and welcome speech by the Chairman of the Management Board at the EDB

12:40 pm – 2:00 pm

Plenary session. Eurasian integration agenda

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Press briefing

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Lunch

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sections

 

Section 3. 

 

Energy: balancing conventional and new sources of energy 

 

All the EDB countries run programmes to develop and support renewable energy. However, the share of new renewable energy sources (solar and wind plants) in their energy balances remains low, as they are still dominated by conventional hydrocarbon-fired generation. Renewable energy sources continue to face serious technology limitations. In addition, their volume and quality depend heavily on natural conditions. What is the optimal balance between upgrading obsolete gas and coal-fired generation facilities and promoting renewable energy in the EDB countries?

Section 4. 

 

Trade finance: how export agencies support integration

 

Development institutions traditionally pay less attention to supporting mutual trade than infrastructure development. However, at the current level of the development of the single economic space, it is trade that remains the key driver of integration in the EDB countries. What instruments to support exports do national agencies have at hand? What mechanisms of interaction with development banks have proven to be effective?

Risk assessment, success stories.

 

 

5:00 pm

Buffet reception


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