Within the framework of the Moscow Academic Economic Forum, USUE hosted the conference “Strategic Vectors of Urals Development: Science, Education, and Production”. The event was organized jointly with the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Presentations on the development of the region were made by leading representatives of science, business and politics of the Sverdlovsk region
The conference was moderated by Director of the Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yulia Lavrikova and USUE Vice-Rector for Research Elena Dvoryadkina. She greeted the audience and summed up the first day of the MAEF - 2019:
“The Moscow Academic Economic Forum is taking place in 28 regions of Russia. The Urals was one of the three regional platforms that were represented at the plenary meeting in Moscow and the rector of our University also participated in it. Today, state bodies of the Sverdlovsk region, the Sverdlovsk Regional Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, as well as business representatives gathered at our site. One of the key ideas of the Forum is to find points of contact between science, industry, government and educational organizations in order to outline the vectors for the development of the region. ”
Professor Yevgeny Animitsa, chair of the USUE Department of Regional and Municipal Economics and Management, addressed the audience noting the role of the Urals in the development of economics and production, “Considering the role of our region in the development of the country, the future of the Urals is in many ways the future of Russia. Unfortunately, we still do not know our region very well, which is not surprising, since many projects are still top-secret and can be opened no earlier than 50 years from now. The archives of the USSR State Planning Committee are still not open. Recently, we have celebrated the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. We spoke little about the fact that our land played a decisive role in the Victory. The Urals produced more than half the weapons for that war. I have been engaged in studying the Urals for almost half a century and all the time I find some new nuances of the development of this region.”
The next speaker was. Minister of Economy and Territorial Development of the Sverdlovsk Region Tatiana Gladkova. She presented a report “Strategic development projects as a tool for the implementation of national projects in the Sverdlovsk region”.
“The most important factor in improving the competitiveness of the economy under modern conditions is an efficiently functioning system of state strategic management. This determines the vector, the main priorities, goals and objectives of economic development. The main development priorities of our region are defined in the regional socio-economic development strategy until 2030, as well as in the Governor’s “Five Year Development” program. Currently, 23 sectoral and intersectoral strategies are being worked on, ” Tatiana Viktorovna began.
Elena Forkush, deputy head of the Administration of the Leninsky district of Yekaterinburg for economics and construction, made a report "Development of strategies for the Leninsky district of Yekaterinburg ”. She said, “The strategic line of the future development of the Leninsky district is a priority, which allows us to determine in a very concise manner what the area should become in the event of successful implementation of the strategy. This mission should define a picture of the desired future territory, which is understood, supported and implemented by the government, business, and all the segments of the population. The strategic goal of the development of Yekaterinburg is to ensure a steadily increasing quality of life for present and future generations. ”
Doctor of Economics, professor, director of the Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of RAS Yulia Lavrikova spoke about the problem of vector formation and spatial development of the Ural Federal District. Executive Vice President of the Regional Association of Employers of the Sverdlovsk Regional Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Tatiana Kansafarova presented a report “Directions of interaction of science, education, and production in the Urals”.
Deputy Head of the Department of e-commerce development of PJSC "TMK" Artem Kolokolnikov in his report highlighted the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy in the process of development of TMK.
The reports were also presented by Yevgeny Popov, head of the Center for Economic Theory, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Economics, professor at the Institute of Economics, UB RAS; Alexander Kokovikhin, professor, director of the USUE Institute of Management and Information Technologies; Artem Kolokolchikov, deputy head of the Department for the development of e-commerce at PJSC "Pipe Metallurgical Company", and Svetlana Orekhova, Doctor of Economics, acting chair of the USUE Department of Business Economics.