Chairman, Moscow Financial Forum
Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation
S. S. Sobyanin
Mayor of Moscow
The first Moscow financial forum, held in 2016 on the initiative of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and with the support of the Moscow Government, laid the foundation for a good tradition – meetings of professionals aimed at discussing topical issues and developing effective solutions in the financial sphere of Russia. The forum brought together reputable representatives of federal and regional authorities, government agencies, heads of major Russian companies, leading world and Russian economists and experts, as well as public and political figures.
The second Forum is to take place at the Manège Central Exhibition Hall on September 8, 2017. It will be devoted to the topic "Financial System of the 21st Century Competitive Economy: Challenges and Solutions" and timed to coincide with the 215th anniversary of the Russian Ministry of Finance and the 870th anniversary of Moscow as the largest financial center of our country and the whole of Eastern Europe.
We are going to talk about the problems of the shadow sector, the volatility of oil prices, the budget, tax and debt policy of the state, the prospects for inter-budgetary relations, human capital and the problem of poverty. Much attention will be paid to improving the quality of public administration, developing the system of state control and public procurement.
We expect that the second Moscow financial forum will become a platform for a constructive dialogue between professionals and experts, business and government, and its results will play a positive role in the development of the financial system and the entire Russian economy.