BRICS 2.0
new countries and new opportunities
April 3, 2024
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ABOUT
The year 2024 is marked by the chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the BRICS Association, as well as the accession of new member countries: Egypt, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia. The role and influence of the Association on the world stage is actively growing, as well as trade turnover between countries.
  • International Trade
    How will the accession of new countries affect the processes of international trade?
  • Cooperation and Networking
    Are global trade tensions affecting BRICS cooperation?
  • Cross border Settlements
    How will the BRICS countries pay each other?
  • Digital Innovation
    How will the BRICS Bridge and other digital financial innovations help in international settlements?
  • Customs Regulation
    How to overcome customs regulation barriers between countries?
  • Arbitration Space

    Is a single BRICS Arbitration Space possible?

Forum Programme
April 3, 2024
10:00 – 12:00
Plenary Session I. Looking to the Future: Joining BRICS and Developing Trade
Welcoming Speech: Tatiana Monaghan, Secretary General, ICC Russia

Moderator: Anton Sviridenko, Executive Director of the Stolypin Institute of Growth Economics

Speakers:
  • Andrei Terekhin, The Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the UAE
  • Vladimir Padalko, Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Sergey Mikhnevich, Managing Director of the Department of International Multilateral Cooperation and Integration, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Topic: BRICS interaction with multilateral institutions of international cooperation: the role of business.
  • Ved Prakash Singh, Trade Representative of India in the Russian Federation
  • Ahmed Al Shehhi, Head of the Trade and Economic Department of the UAE Embassy in the Russian Federation. Topic: UAE economy and BRICS cooperation.
  • Rahimi Mohsen, Trade Attache of the Iranian Embassy in Russia. Topic: New horizons in Iran-Russia trade: The impact of Iran’s membership in BRICS.
  • Andrei Terekhin
    The Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the UAE
  • Vladimir Padalko
    Vice President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Sergey Mikhnevich
    Managing Director of the Department of International Multilateral Cooperation and Integration, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
  • Ved Prakash Singh
    Trade Representative of India in the Russian Federation
  • Ahmed Hasan Alshehhi
    Head of the Trade and Economic Department of the UAE Embassy in the Russian Federation
  • Anton Sviridenko
    Executive Director of the Stolypin Institute of Growth Economics
12:15–14:00
Plenary Session II. Prospects for the creation of a single digital platform of the BRICS countries
Moderator: Anna Maximenko, Partner, Kucher Kuleshov Maximenko & Partners (KKMP)
Speakers:
  • Andrey Mikhaylishin, Head of the BRICS PAYMENTS & FINTECH task force of the Financial Services Working Group of the BRICS Business Council. Topic: Prospects for creating an international payment system and BRICS currency
  • Elena Avakyan, Counsel, Higher School of Economics (HSE). Topic: Tokens vs Crypto: which is more effective in international settlements?
  • Mikhail Zharikov, Professor of the Department of World Economics and World Finance, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Oleg Preksin, CEO and Co-Founder, New Financial Alliance. BRICS Pay
  • Andrey Mikhaylishin
    Head of the BRICS PAYMENTS & FINTECH task force of the Financial Services Working Group of the BRICS Business Council.
  • Mikhail Zharikov
    Professor of the Department of World Economics and World Finance, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Anna Maximenko
    Kucher Kuleshov Maximenko & Partners (KKMP)
  • Elena Avakyan
    Counsel, Higher School of Economics (HSE)
14:00 – 15:00
Lunch
Networking
6 parallel sessions
15:00 - 18:15
Rodchenko Hall
  • Lev Gershanok
    Director of the Legal Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Evgeny Bulatov
    Deputy Director of the Department of International Law and Cooperation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Mahmud Hussain
    Founding Partner, M&Co
  • Sergey Belov
    Dean of the Faculty of Law, St. Petersburg State University
  • Vladimir Talanov
    Counsel, EPAM Law Firm
  • Anton Maltsev
    Partner, Head of Litigation Practice for Disputes and Arbitration, «Melling, Voitishkin & Partners» Law Firm
  • Elena Trusova
    Partner, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Practice, ALUMNI Partners
  • Magomed Gasanov
    Partner, ALRUD Law Firm
  • Yulia Mullina
    Director of the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration
  • Alexey Dudko
    Senior Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Investigation Practice, LEVEL Legal Services
  • Dmitry Andreev
    Counsel, «Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners»
  • Artyom Dudin
    Director of Legal Support, JSC «RAOS Project»
  • Marina Basova
    Head of the Claims and Litigation Practice, SIBUR
Popova Hall
  • Egor Susin
    Managing Director, Gazprombank Private Banking
  • Angelina Akimenko
    Director for Advanced Financial Technologies, Russian Export Center JSC
  • Sergey Storchak
    Senior Banker, VEB.RF
  • Maria Gorlyakova
    Head of the Department of Settlements and Financial Support of Foreign Economic Activity, Gazprom Neft
  • Andrey Lukhmenev
    Director for Development of Digital Payment Services, FinTech Association
  • Elena Chernova
    Doctor of Economics, First Vice-Rector of St. Petersburg State Universit
  • Marat Samarsky
    Counsel, Verba LEGAL