DRAFT PROGRAMME OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT

“RUSSIA – ISLAMIC WORLD: KAZANSUMMIT 2017”

18-21st of May, 2017, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia

THURSDAY, MAY 18TH, 2017
08:00

Registration of Participants throughout a day

08:30
“INVEST EXPO”
Exhibition 

Presentation of special economic zones infrastructure and possibilities, innovation projects, leading industrial actors and unions, finance institutions and Russian regions’ investment potential. This exhibition is a universal and effective presentation platform.
08:30
“RUSSIA HALAL EXPO” Exhibition Opening

Halal industry is popular with companies who claim to provide high-quality services and desire to satisfy the needs of the most sophisticated audience. The largest Russian food and services producers one by one enter the Halal market by opening special production lines or by implementing technological enhancements to the production process. The exhibition is a universal platform which helps to reach groundbreaking results, i.e. to push up sales, present new products and services, improve company image, raise brand awareness and loyalty level, form dealers and distributors system, examine the market or competitors, etc.
Throughout the day
Work of the Press Center: media pluralism in the digital space 
09:00 — 12:00
MEDIA ONLINE: “PREVENTION OF EXTREMISM IN SOCIAL NETWORKS”
International conference

The conference will bring together speakers, experts and journalists competent in the context of intelligential counteraction of extremism in social networks. Globally renowned scientists, leaders of the Russian Muslim clergy and politicians together with representatives of the media will gain insight on the topic of the anti-propaganda of extremism and terrorism in the Internet. Working languages of the Conference: Tatar, Russian, English, Arabic.

10:00 – 12:00

3rd  KAZAN OIC YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM EDUCATIONAL SESSION “PRESENTATION SKILLS”
Educational session

The Forum programme is aimed at discovery of and support for the most interesting start-up projects by the young entrepreneurs from the OIC member-countries. 150 persons aged 18 to 35 from 30 Islamic countries and Russian business community representatives are the participants of the Forum who have passed the competitive selection at the website www.oicyouthforum.tatar. The format of a hackathon enables the young entrepreneurs and developers with different background to work together on the problems to solve. 

10:00 –12:00
“EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE ISLAMIC FINANCE SECTOR: RUSSIA, CIS, ISLAMIC WORLD”
Research and practice seminar

One of the most important requirements of the Russian developing economy is to ensure its stable growth. In recent years, Russia and the CIS countries have paid much attention to the development of Islamic finance. Consequently, the question of the educational needs arises for real sector of Islamic finance in Russia and the CIS, as well as the ways of development.

10:00 –12:00

"RUSSIA-EGYPT: CHALLENGES, PROSPECTS, OPPORTUNITIES"
Round table

The leadership of Russia seeks to strengthen the diplomatic and economic influence of our country in the Arab world. One of the footholds in the region is Egypt. In the opinion of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, this is a very promising country. Cairo is making serious efforts to expand cooperation with Moscow on a whole range of directions - political, military-technical, energy, trade, investment, etc. What opportunities exist for the development of Russian-Egyptian cooperation?
12:00 – 13:30
Coffee-break
13:30 – 14:00

HALAL INDUSTRY
International conference opening

During the last decades, it has been marked by increase in demand for «Halal» products and services. In particular, in the Russian Federation, the interest in this segment of the market has also increased due to the high quality products and services. Increasing demand for products also suggests the importance of strict monitoring of the production process of products «Halal» as well as the market.
14:00 – 15:30

LABORATORY OF IT START-PROJECTS IDEAS OF 3rd KAZAN OIC YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM
Technical workshop

The Forum programme is aimed at discovery of and support for the most interesting start-up projects by the young entrepreneurs from the OIC member-countries. 150 persons aged 18 to 35 from 30 Islamic countries and Russian business community representatives are the participants of the Forum who have passed the competitive selection at the website www.oicyouthforum.tatar. The format of a hackathon enables the young entrepreneurs and developers with different background to work together on the problems to solve. At the end of the hackathon the 15 best start-up creators get the opportunity to present their projects during the investment session of the KazanSummit.

14:00 – 15:30
"OPPORTUNITIES AND PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC FINANCE IN RUSSIA"
Business-discussion

The introduction of mechanisms and instruments of Islamic finance and banking is impossible without knowledge of the features of the functioning of the Islamic financial system and the foundations of civil-legal forms of investment activity of Islamic banks. What are the advantages of the Islamic banking system, and what difficulties can a banker and a depositor face? What are the laws and regulations that underlie the Islamic banking system? How are they regulated by national legislation and regulations?
14:00 – 15:30

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIFIED HALAL STANDARDS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
International conference

In recent decades, there has been an increase in demand for Halal products and services. In Russia, interest in this segment of the market has also grown due to the high quality of products and services. The increase in demand for products also stipulates the importance of strict control over both the production process of Halal products and the sales market. The conference will allow to discuss important aspects of the development of Halal products and services, the possibility of developing medical tourism in accordance with Halal standards, as a new direction of this industry; Role and impact of information technology on the "Halal" sector, the features of certification and international standards. The format of the discussion will attract international experts, representatives of financial institutions, business and investment companies to the discussion. Participants will form an understanding of the practical application of Halal standards.

14:00 – 15:30
IMPROVING CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS COMPETENCE RUSSIA-ARAB WORLD
Presentation of innovative programs

During the presentation, two specialized courses, first developed in Russia, will be presented: "Peculiarities of intercultural communication. Russia-Arab World "and" Muslim-Christian interaction. Challenges and prospects. " Educational courses are designed specifically for Russian and Arab commercial, government and educational structures. The presentation will focus on the issues of international communication, the specifics of Russian-Arab interaction and the relevance of programs to enhance intercultural competence.
14:00 – 15:30
OIC YOUNG DIPLOMATS CONFERENCE OPENING
Networking-session

The unique discussion platform for young employees acting foreign ministers, with the participation of well-known public and political figures, diplomats, representatives of the authorities. The event is based on the principle of network diplomacy. The term «network» should be viewed as equal elements of the relationship, to build horizontally. The concept of «networks» is actively integrated into the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.

The purpose of the concept of «network diplomacy» can be defined as the formation and development of close interpersonal contacts among the young diplomats and experts in international affairs, and representatives of member countries of the elites on the basis of equal, non-formal and creative communication. As a result — the establishment on this basis of understanding the atmosphere of trust and common interests, as well as the strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation in the long term
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee-break
16:00 – 18:00

THE 3rd KAZAN OIC YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM
Technical workshop

The Forum programme is aimed at discovery of and support for the most interesting start-up projects by the young entrepreneurs from the OIC member-countries. 150 persons aged 18 to 35 from 30 Islamic countries and Russian business community representatives are the participants of the Forum who have passed the competitive selection at the website www.oicyouthforum.tatar. The format of a hackathon enables the young entrepreneurs and developers with different background to work together on the problems to solve. At the end of the hackathon the 15 best start-up creators get the opportunity to present their projects during the investment session of the KazanSummit.
16:00 – 18:00

HALAL. MADE IN RUSSIA – INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED!
International conference

In recent decades, there has been a demand growth for Halal products and services. In particular, in the Russian Federation, interest in this market segment has also grown due to the highly provided quality of products and services.

The demand growth for products also stipulates the importance of strict control over both the production process of Halal products and the sales market. The conference will allow to discuss important aspects of the development of Halal products and services, the possibility of developing medical tourism in accordance with Halal standards, as a new direction of this industry; Role and impact of information technology on the "Halal" sector, the features of certification and international standards. The format of the discussion will attract international experts, representatives of financial institutions, business and investment companies to the discussion. Participants will form an understanding of the practical application of Halal standards.

16:00 – 18:00

“CROWDFUNDING: ECONOMICS OF CONSCIENCE AS AN ANSWER TO FUTURE CHALLENGES”
Business-discussion

Crowdfunding has rapidly become a popular way to start an interesting project. More and more enterprises, start-ups in particular, appeal to this kind of funding to make their ideas come true, and the countries of Islamic word are not an exception. Moreover, the idea of “conscience economics” gets a substantial boost in OIC member countries, as it is deeply supported by real grassroot initiative. What are the reasons of islamic and capitalistic financial systems representatives, for they have different guidelines to follow?  What valuable experience and stimulation mechanisms can we derive? What do we want the economy future to become and what can we do in order to make the conscience rule upon the economic process and not the other way round?
16:00 – 18:00

OIC YOUNG DIPLOMATS CONFERENCE 
Networking-session

The unique discussion platform for young employees acting foreign ministers, with the participation of well-known public and political figures, diplomats, representatives of the authorities. The event is based on the principle of network diplomacy. The term «network» should be viewed as equal elements of the relationship, to build horizontally. The concept of «networks» is actively integrated into the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.

The purpose of the concept of «network diplomacy» can be defined as the formation and development of close interpersonal contacts among the young diplomats and experts in international affairs, and representatives of member countries of the elites on the basis of equal, non-formal and creative communication. As a result — the establishment on this basis of understanding the atmosphere of trust and common interests, as well as the strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation in the long term.
16:00 – 18:00

REGULATORY ISSUES OF THE FIELD OF ISLAMIC FINANCE IN RUSSIA AND CIS COUNTRIES
The networking-session

Over the past few years, the significant interest in Islamic finance, including regulation, has been gaining momentum in Russia and the CIS. The CIS countries have great potential for the development of the Islamic finance industry.

The leading regions continue to seek great strides in attracting foreign investors and developing banking that conforms to the principles of Islamic finance, continuously working to strengthen the legal framework.

The wide attention of the world market to this industry is conditioned by the desire of investors to diversify their activities and enter new markets.

What tools for the development of Islamic financing mechanisms should be used to ensure equal conditions for the functioning of Islamic and traditional financial instruments?

Throughout the day
B2B MEETINGS
18.30
Transfer to the Official Reception hosted by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov (according to VIP invitations)
FRIDAY, MAY 19TH, 2017
07:00
Registration of Participants throughout the day
Throughout the day
Work of the Press Center: media pluralism in the digital space 
8:00 – 9:30

“ISLAMIC BANKING IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION”
Sberbank business breakfast

Banking sector in a context of volatility and turbulence of international relations has to adjust to the new market conjuncture.  Being a rapidly growing segment of finance market, nowadays islamic banking system is attractive to the whole word. The Russian Federation is currently home for about 20 million Muslims, but the issue of introducing islamic finances is not only for their interests, but also for traditional banks, seeking sources of long-term profit. However, under the current legislation islamic banking cannot fully develop. What changes the traditional Russian banking system is to come? What difficulties can arise in the way for the introduction of islamic banking? What are the conditions and the possibilities the Russian side have to offer for the islamic business now?
8:00 – 9:30

OIC YOUNG DIPLOMATS PITCHING-SESSION
Pitching session

The unique discussion platform for young employees acting foreign ministers, with the participation of well-known public and political figures, diplomats, representatives of the authorities. The event is based on the principle of network diplomacy. The term «network» should be viewed as equal elements of the relationship, to build horizontally. The concept of «networks» is actively integrated into the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.

The purpose of the concept of «network diplomacy» can be defined as the formation and development of close interpersonal contacts among the young diplomats and experts in international affairs, and representatives of member countries of the elites on the basis of equal, non-formal and creative communication. As a result — the establishment on this basis of understanding the atmosphere of trust and common interests, as well as the strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation in the long term.
9:30 – 10:00
VIP guests’ visit to the exhibition 
10:00 – 11:30

PLENARY MEETING

Today the international community is in front of the question of further development and definition of the main vectors of the global economy. Accelerating the pace of economic, technological and management changes save chances for development and success only for quickly adaptable economies, which are able to respond quickly to the challenges, implement innovative technologies, and reorient in a changing global environment. Now these are the objectives sets itself by the Russian economy, which causes the search of perspective partners and potential investments.

One of the key directions of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation is to build long-term and multilateral relations with the countries of the Islamic world in the political, economic and humanitarian spheres. OIC countries are opening new opportunities for Russia, for investment development in the commercial and industrial sector. Therefore, the study and implementation of the foundations of Islamic finance is a special interest.

In turn, new opportunities for growth and establish long-term business relationship with Russian partners appears in front of the Islamic countries, new markets and projects for the implementation of the Islamic financial system opens up.
11:30 – 12:00
PRESS-BRIEFING
11:30 – 12:00
Transfer to Qolşärif Mosque
12:00–13:00
Friday prayer, Jumu’ah. Qolşärif Mosque visit, one of the most beautiful symbols of Kazan.
13:00 – 13:30
Lunch-break
13:00 – 13:30
State dinner with the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Minnikhanov R.N. (by invitation)
13:30 – 14:30
MICHAL KANOO KEYNOTE SPEECH "MULTICULTURAL COOPERATION"
13:30 – 16:00

3rd KAZAN OIC YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE CLUB OF INVESTORS
Invest-session

The growth key driver is the youth. Islamic countries and the Russian Federation try to develop the youth by investing in them as in our future. During the Summit the number of youth events such as Summer international youth camp, 3rd OIC member-countries youth entrepreneurs Kazan Forum, OIC Youth forum government meeting, OIC member-countries youth entrepreneurs association Council and Social entrepreneurship International OIC youth award will take place. 30 Islamic countries and Russian business community representatives will be the participants of the Forum. The 15 best start-up creators will get the opportunity to present their projects in order to find investors and get some practical recommendations.

14:30 – 16:00

“PROSPECTS FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE IN THE CIS REGION: FOCUS ON SME, TAKAFUL AND SUKUK”
CIBAFI InFocus session

As Islamic finance continues to expand and strengthen its position, internationalization and the strengthening of global linkages are seen as increasingly important issues. With Islamic finance establishing its presence in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS countries), the broader CIS region has also been seen as potential market to tap into alternative sources of investment and funding, as well as catering the needs of its domestic market. This InFocus session, led by the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) will bring together an international panel of distinguished Islamic finance industry stakeholders to discuss emerging opportunities, prospects and challenges for Islamic finance institution in the region.
14:30 – 16:00

“BIG ROLE-PLAYNG GAME: EXPORT LEADER”
Round table

The development of the national economy cannot be imagined without foreign economic relations. The highest rates of economic development are typical for those countries where foreign trade expands rapidly, especially exports. The carrying-out of the international economic and regional connections is critical for the right functioning of the industry and economic development. The export topic is complex but relevant issue nowadays and means big risk. How can one become a leader in the big export role-playing game? 

14:30 – 16:00

OIC YOUNG DIPLOMATS NETWORKING-SESSION
Networking session

The unique discussion platform for young employees acting foreign ministers, with the participation of well-known public and political figures, diplomats, representatives of the authorities. The event is based on the principle of network diplomacy. The term «network» should be viewed as equal elements of the relationship, to build horizontally. The concept of «networks» is actively integrated into the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.

The purpose of the concept of «network diplomacy» can be defined as the formation and development of close interpersonal contacts among the young diplomats and experts in international affairs, and representatives of member countries of the elites on the basis of equal, non-formal and creative communication. As a result — the establishment on this basis of understanding the atmosphere of trust and common interests, as well as the strengthening of mutually beneficial cooperation in the long term.

14:30 – 16:00
“HAND-MADE WORLD: PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HUMAN WELLBEING AS THE DRIVER OF WORLD GROWTH”
Think Tank 

Country economics directly depends on human beings and everyone can contribute to the creation of the sustainable economic development. In the Islamic world countries businessmen and investors pay great attention to the human wellbeing as a key success factor. What can every one and each do for the economic development? Do we have to “become responsible, forever, for what we have tamed”?

The essence of inclusive economics is its care for ecology and company employees in the first place. More and more companies chose this development path instead of profit seeking. However, it is difficult to find the success formula. How is it possible to find the golden mean between the interests of people, the nature and the need of increasing the profits? Where is the balance between effective resource management, money accumulations and corporate social responsibility?
14:30 – 16:00

“HALAL TOURISM: STATUS QUO & FUTURE OUTLOOK”
Thematic session

What role does tourist destination play and how to make tourist business a sustainable development formula under the consumer market turbulence? New attraction and recreation areas competitiveness factors.
16:00 – 16:30

Coffee-break

16:30 – 18:00

“INVESTMENT TO RUSSIA: NEW LAWS FOR THE INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS”
Round table

New law enactment always changes the existing system. For the efficient work it is of great importance to monitor innovations and react as fast as possible for reaching good results. What impact does the competitive approach have on region and country investment climate in general? The participation in the Round table will enable to discuss the questions and find the problem solutions in the light of real and regional specifics.

16:30 – 18:00
“MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WORKGROUP MEETING ON REGIONAL INVESTMENT AGENCIES’ EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT”
Workgroup meeting

The workgroup is created within the framework of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation. It was created in order to facilitate collaboration processes in the field of private-public partnership. Development corporations and agencies from every corner of Russia, key international and federal development institutions, federal and regional authorities’ representatives will participate in this meeting.
16:30 – 18:00

“SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A DRIVER OF POSITIVE CHANGES”
Panel discussion

Entrepreneur business long ago stopped being associated only with profit-making. In contemporary world, businessman is a strategist and has to focus on socially important problems of modern society. Which conditions can be created today to force the social entrepreneurship? What is the role of government in this process?

16:30 – 18:00

“ECOLOGY AND ECONOMICS: FACE TO FACE”
Open discussion

The question of rivalry between ecology and economics has been engrossing the great minds for ages. The nature and manufacture that have been considered being incompatible, happen to be so connected one to another that their existence depends directly on their ties to each other. Due to the continuous consumption of exhaustible resources and pollution the world is one step away from the dangerous ecological problem, which can be solved only by uniting efforts of ecologists, businessmen and governments. There are different approaches to this global problem in various parts of the world and Islamic world countries have one too. How can one turn ecology into business and make a profit of it? Modern ecological economics.

16:30 – 18:00
“HEALTHCARE SYSTEM STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE OIC MEMBER COUNTRIES: HALAL HEALTH”
International forum

During the last decades, it has been marked by increase in demand for «Halal» products and services. In particular, in the Russian Federation, the interest in this segment of the market has also increased due to the high quality products and services. Increasing demand for products also suggests the importance of strict monitoring of the production process of products «Halal» as well as the market. Conference will discuss important aspects of «Halal» products and services development, the development of medical tourism opportunities for «Halal» standards as a new direction of the industry; the role and impact of information technologies on the «Halal» sector, particularly certification and international standards.
Throughout the day
B2B MEETINGS
19:00-22:00
А) Kazan historic and cultural sightseeing tour
B) 30th International classic ballet festival named after Rudolf Nureyev
C) “Islamic world cuisine competition” International competition-festival
SATURDAY, MAY 20TH, 2017
10:00 — 15:00

TRADITIONAL CONGRESS OF MUSLIMS “IZGE ZHYENY BULGARIANS”
The festival event

Cultural program including a demonstration of handicrafts, Muslim commodities and Islamic literature.
15:00 — 19:00
River cruise to Kazan
20:00 – 22:00
Visit of the theater performance of K. Tinchurin "The Blue Shawl" to the Tatar State Academic Theater. G. Kamal
SUNDAY, MAY 21ST, 2017
09:00
KAZAN MARATHON 2017

Apart from marathon distance run for 42.2 kilometers, there will be half-marathon distance run (21.1km), 10K run and business-run for 3km distance.