The Russian Investment Forum opened in Sochi. The key topic of this year’s forum is 'Envisioning the future'. The programme features three topical modules: 'New Regional Policy: Improving Administration', 'A Fresh Boost for Regional Business', and 'Improving the Quality of Life'.
"This year, the Forum will bring together a record number of heads of Russia’s constituent entities, with 41 regions opening their own booths at the investment exhibition. The Forum’s business programme focuses on improvements to public administration, inter-budget relations, promotion of regional entrepreneurship, digital technologies, human capital, the healthcare system, social sphere, and other matters," TASS cited Russia's Presidential Advisor Anton Kobyakov as saying.
The day’s business sessions will spotlight the input of young entrepreneurs into the country’s development.
A plenary session ‘Investing in the regions, investing in the future,’ to be attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, will be held on 15 February. Medvedev will also meet with the business community to discuss 'Non-resource exports development: Objectives and tools' and attend one of the scheduled round-table meetings.
The event’s second day will also see the opening of the Non-Profit Sector Lab – a new platform deployed by the Roscongress Foundation to help charity and non‑profit organizations present and publicize their programmes, events and lectures with a view to facilitating development of social projects.