6 июля Wellbeing 10:30 - 12:00 

Age of agglomerations. New world map

The world's 600 largest cities generate 50% of the global GDP and serve as the most efficient platform for developing business, human capital assets and science, thereby constantly expanding their area of influence. New emerging territorial entities - urban agglomerations - are becoming the next logical step in the development of global megacities. By concentrating talents and resources, big agglomerations are growing rapidly and serving as major global and national economic drivers, noticeably transforming the world map. ● How does the global agglomeration development trend influence the economic, political and social map of the world? ● What factors drive the effective growth of an agglomeration? ● What strategic spatial development vectors should Moscow and Russia choose?


Parag Khanna
Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School in Singapore, advisor on the economic strategies of mega-cities and author of the new book CONNECTOGRAPHY: Mapping the Future of Global Civilisation


Sergei Sobyanin
Mayor of Moscow
Eng Cheong Teo
CEO, Surbana Jurong
Dmitry Kozak
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Maxim Oreshkin
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Kadir Topbash
Mayor of Istanbul
Thomas Geisel
Huaiyuan XIAO
Chairman, Standing Committee of Tianjin Municipal People's Congress
Victor Vekselberg
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Renova Group of Companies