KAZAN, October 20 14:00 — 15:35

Business and the government in the new reality

Any critical situation – whether it is an economic crisis, a natural disaster or a biological threat – should be evaluated not only and not so much in terms of its accompanying negative effects, but in terms of its stimulating, developing beginning, transforming outdated models of life, which in times of prosperity do not have enough resources and will to change.

The most common concepts describing the development of humanity in the period before the COVID-19 pandemic pointed to a hyper-connected world and the globalization of the economy as the main drivers of innovative development, allowing technological breakthroughs due to convergence and ever-increasing interaction between people despite geographical distances.

But how can we continue to develop at the same pace when hyper-connectivity and globalization are being replaced by a surge of protectionism and isolation? All this leads to a transformation of the picture of further technological and economic development of mankind, the closure of state borders, a sharp drop in income from foreign trade and a reduction in the flow of knowledge and technology. It is time to search for development resources within the local economy, to search for new technological leaders and to redefine markets. Where can we find the resources to overcome the crisis and resume economic growth? How will companies and states get out of isolation, and who will be able to adapt to the new world faster?

  • A divided huper-connected world. Recipes for economic recovery.
  • Technology or crisis. Who sets the trends for the digital future?
  • New Digital Normal. Are we ready for a changed world?