On June 16, the round table “The EAEU and its trading partners: the common economic space”, a part of SPIEF 2016, will take place in St. Petersburg

Page ContentThere is currently a drift towards regionalisation in the global economy: large-scale regional associations are being formed and new models of interaction between them are being established. Will this lead to the formation of a healthier global economy and common economic space? Or will it lead to countries being unified in “exclusive clubs” and, consequently, the fragmentation of the trade and economic area? How should the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) respond to global economic challenges more effectively? Is there the potential for Eurasia to have its own regional mega-project? What are the interests of the trading partners of the EAEU? These and other questions will be discussed by the round table participants at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016. The session moderator will be Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Tigran Sargsyan. It is anticipated that the speakers will include: Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, Tiziana Bonapace, Head of the Subregional Office for North and Central Asia, ESCAP, Tatyana Valovaya, Member of the Board - Minister in charge of the Development of Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Alexey Likhachev, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Dmitry Pankin, Chairman of the Management Board of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) Philippe Pegorier, Chairman of the Association of European Business (AEB), President of Alstom in Russia, Igor Petrishenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, Special Representative of the Republic of Belarus for matters of integration co-operation within the scope of the Union State, Eurasian Economic Union, Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Collective Treaty Security Organization, Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of PAO Severstal, OAO Silovye Mashiny, Chairman of the Committee on Integration, Trade and Customs Policy and WTO of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Yakunin, President-founder of the World public forum “The Dialogue of civilisations”, former President of JSC Russian Railways, Ablay Myrzakhmetov, Chairman of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of RK “Atameken”, Antonio Fallico, President of the Conoscere Eurasia Association, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Bank Intesa, Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP). The round table at SPIEF 2016 will take place from 10.15 to 11.30 in Pavilion G, Conference Hall G5. Further information on the round table can be found at We kindly request that the media confirm their participation in the round table by email:, and also by telephone: +7 (495) 669 24 00, ext. 41 69, EEC Press Office, Alena Zhiteneva. Contact details for the media Deputy Head of the Press Officeof the Eurasian Economic CommissionMarina Shkurlatova Work tel.: +7 (495) 669 24 00, ext. 41-55Mob.: +7 916 436 08 00 (available through June 15)Mob.: +7 985 847 34 57 (available from the second half of June 15 through June 18)