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G20 Partnership for Growth and Jobs

Higher School of Economics, Moscow

August 29, 2013

This G20 pre-summit conference, held in Moscow on the eve of the St. Petersburg Summit, has three purposes: first, to educate an influential audience of international and Russian opinion leaders about the G20 system and its forthcoming St. Petersburg Summit; second, to allow G20 governors to outline their current challenges and test their ideas for solutions with an informed and influential audience; and third, to allow key stakeholders to offer their advice and recommendations for solutions and improvements and give their priorities visibility on the eve of the summit itself. This high-profile, multi-stakeholder invitational conference, open to the media, thus gathers leading individuals from the G20's government, international institutions, academic, business, think tank and civil society communities for an intense dialogue just as preparations for the St. Petersburg Summit enter their final stage.

Official Russian G20 Presidency
International Organisations Research Institute
G20 Research Group
Australiaan Embassy in Russia
International Chamber of Commerce
Shanghai International Studies University
The Stanley Foundation
Newsdesk Media
Lowy Institute for International Policy

9:00–9:15 Registration
9:15–9:30 Welcome Remarks: Prospects for the St. Petersburg Summit
Ksenia Yudaeva, Chief of the Presidential Experts' Directorate and the Russian G20 Sherpa
9:30-11:15 The St. Petersburg Summit Agenda: Priorities and Possibilities
Chair: Vadim Lukov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Coordinator for G20 and BRICS Affairs

Reforms in the International Financial Architecture: An IMF Perspective
Bikas Joshi, Resident Representative to the Russian Federation, International Monetary Fund

Managing Monetary and Fiscal Policy for Economic Growth
Sergey Drobyshevsky, Head, Macroeconomics and Finance Division, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Managing Director, Russia's G20 Expert Council

Financing Investment and Infrastructure
Representative of Russian Direct Investments Fund (RDIF) (TBD)

Public Debt Management
Martin Gilman, Director, Center for Advanced Studies, National Research University – Higher School of Economics

Key Challenges of Financial Regulation Reform
Vasiliy Solodkov, Director, Banking Institute, Head, Subdepartment of Banking, Academic Department of Finance, National Research University – Higher School of Economics

Enhancing International Coordination of Monetary Policies

Li Rui, Financial Risk Manager, Financial Engineer School of International Finance and Commerce, Shanghai International Studies University
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30–12:45 The St. Petersburg Summit Agenda: Priorities and Outreach Partners
Chair: Marina Larionova, Head, International Organizations Research Institute, National Research University – Higher School of Economics
Co-chair: Sarp Kalkan, Policy Adviser, Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)

Mobilizing the Power of Business
Alexander Shokhin, B20 Russia Chairman, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)

Mobilizing the Power of Civil Society
Mikhail Fedotov, Chairman, Presidential Council of the Russian Federation for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights

Enhancing Economic Equality for Growth and Jobs
John Kirton, Co-director, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto (Civil 20 Task Force on Equity)

Generating Jobs through Entrepreneurship
Victor Sedov, President, Centre for Entrepreneurship (Russia), Chairman, G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance 2013 – 2014

The Importance of Energy to the G20 Agenda
Representative of GDF Suez (TBD)
12:45–13:15 Keynote Speech: Restoring Fairness to the International Tax System
Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, Centre of Tax Policies and Administration, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
13:15–14:15 Lunch
14:15–16:00 Strengthening G20 Governance
Chair: Vladimir Zuev, Professor, Head of the Department of International Economic Organizations and European Integration, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University – Higher School of Economics

The G20 and Growth and Development
Zia Qureshi, Director of Strategy and Operations, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank

Strengthening Financial Regulation: The Role of the Financial Stability Board
Jiejin Zhu, Associate Professor, Shanghai International Studies University

Global Risks Governance: The G20, the G8 and the BRICS Relationship
Mark Rakhmangulov, Deputy Director, Global Governance Research Center, International Organizations Research Institute, National Research University – Higher School of Economics

The G20's Compliance Performance
Caroline Bracht, Researcher, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto; Andrei Sakharov, Researcher, Global Governance Research Center, Andrey Shelepov, Researcher, Global Governance Research Center, International Organizations Research Institute, National Research University – Higher School of Economics
16:00–16:15 Break
16:15–17:30 Plans, Prospects and Possibilities for Brisbane and Beyond
Chair: John Sloan, Canada's Ambassador to the Russian Federation
Co-chair: John Kirton, Co-director, G20 Research Group, University of Toronto

From the Russian to the Australian G20 Presidency
Paul Myler, Australia's Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Plans, Prospects and Possibilities for Brisbane and Beyond
Mike Callaghan, Program Director, G20 Studies Centre, Lowy Institute

Generating Growth through Trade
Güven Sak, Managing Director, Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

Prospects and Possibilities for G20 Governance
David Shorr, Program Officer, Stanley Foundation

Building the G20 from St Petersburg to Brisbane
Andrew F. Cooper, Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo
18:00-20:00 Concluding Reception

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