The message reads, in part:
“Since its foundation the forum has established itself as a platform for effective and constructive dialogue between the government, businesses and experts on a wide range of issues on the socioeconomic agenda. It offers a venue for a professional debate on the challenges currently faced by the Russian regions, efforts to improve the business and investment climate, and step up cooperation and partnership ties.
This year, the forum focuses on modernisation and new technology for the Russian economy, improving its competitiveness and export potential, and training qualified professionals for research-intensive industries. Regions, businesses and educational institutions have a major role to play in delivering on these ambitious tasks.”