This year the forum will take place under the slogan Manage the Difficulties, Control the Risks.
Heads of major international corporations, leading Russian companies and representatives of the Russian Government have been invited to attend the forum’s plenary session. Over 2,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, including investors from Russia, Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Africa are expected to attend.
The forum is the leading event in attracting portfolio and strategic investment in the Russian economy and promotes effective cooperation between Russian businesses and international investors.
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On the same day, the President will meet with members of the WorldSkills-Russia national team that took first place in team scoring at the 44th WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Competition.
The Russian national team was represented by 58 competitors and 52 experts from 24 regions of the country and took part in the competitions in all 52 competencies at WorldSkills International. Apart from high scores the Russian team was fifth in the number of medals won. It took 11 medals, including six gold, four silver and one bronze.
WorldSkills International is an effective tool for personnel training in accordance with world standards and the requirements of new high-tech production lines. Participants demonstrate their professional skills in the categories Construction and Building Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, and Transportation and Logistics. A total of 78 countries have joined the competition during its half century history. Russia joined in 2012 and has taken part in three world and two European championships.