06 April

On the 12th Northern Dimension Forum

On 8 April 2021 the 12th Northern Dimension Forum will be organised online by the Northern Dimension Business Council (NDBC) in cooperation with the Association of European Businesses (AEB), the St Petersburg Graduate School of Management and the Moscow School of Management «Skolkovo».

REGISTER HERE: XII Northern Dimension Forum (skolkovo.ru)

The Forum is one of the cornerstones of the Northern Dimension –
a common policy that has been implemented together by four equal partners – Russia, EU, Iceland and Norway since 2007. For more than ten years of its existence this annual event has proven to be a valuable platform where representatives of national and regional authorities, business and expert community, civil society from the Northern Dimension area can exchange views, develop solutions on a wide range of cooperation issues in the North of Europe as well as support project activities.

This time the Forum is focused on «Connectivity now. Boosting flows of people, information, energy, goods and services».

The following speakers are foreseen at the Plenary Session:

Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation;

Markus Ederer, EU Ambassador to the Russian Federation;

Sebastian Tolstoy, President, Ericsson Eastern Europe and Central Asia;

Sergey Pavlov, First Deputy CEO, OAO RZD (Russian Railways);

Johan Vanderplaetse, AEB Board Chairman, Senior Vice President, President for Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric;

Rolf Jansson, President and CEO, VR Group; Co-Chairman of the NDBC;

Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors, PAO «Severstal»;
Co-Chairman of the NDBC.

This year's Forum will also feature six different parallel sessions:

1. Creative Industries – Digital Solutions For Businesses. Connecting the Unconnected: the Role of Creative Industries within the Cross-Sectoral Cooperation;

2. Ecology & Circular Еconomy;

3. Energy & Energy Efficiency;

4. Health & Lifestyle. Digitalisation of Healthcare: Trends and Challenges;

5. Mobility. New Forms оf Mobility and Connectivity;

6. Transport & Logistics.

The previous ND Forum gathered more than 800 online participants representing ministries, agencies, regional authorities, business and expert community as well as civil society from the Northern Dimension area.

REGISTER HERE: XII Northern Dimension Forum (skolkovo.ru)