The IV Moscow financial forum has finished in the "Manege" Central Exhibition Hall. Over two days of work the Forum was attended by more than 4000 people, more than 200 speakers participated in 28 events of the business program, more than 500 media representatives worked on the site. At the main plenary session of the Forum “Russian economy: opportunities for advanced development”, the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev addressed.

The second working day of the Moscow Financial Forum was opened by the plenary session “Economic Reforms in Russia: evolution and today's priorities”. First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov, President, Chairman of the Management Board of Sberbank German Gref, Chairman of the Management Board of “UK ROSNANO” OJSC, Chairman of the Management Board of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs Anatoly Chubais discussed possible directions of changes in the Russian economy, what past experience should be considered and what is worth preparing for.

The speakers of the session “Innovations in the field of non-contact tax administration. Experience of the implementation of the “Self-Employed” project” summed up the first results of the project in the pilot regions. “The goal of the new tax regime, the pilot project “Self-employed” is by no means the search for any additional income. More than 50% of those who registered, according to statistics from tax authorities, have never paid anything. The goal is to involve taxpayers in legal relations with the state by applying new technologies and to create trust in the taxpayer by the state,” — underlined the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Ilya Trunin.

The discussion “Business media vs new media: who owns the future?” gathered at the Moscow Financial Forum the heads of leading business publications and anyone who is interested in the current state of the Russian journalism. During an interactive survey, it turned out that for 60% of the audience, the main tool for forming the agenda is social networks and telegrams. At the same time, the same 60% trust traditional business media more than new media. “Whereas media activities are an important part of all world economic processes, so we fit in on topics in the agenda of the forum”, — chief editor of Business FM Ilya Kopelevich.

A separate business session was dedicated to digital literacy. The transfer to the online plane of all the processes of providing financial services carries not only advantages, but also dangers. “Most users of digital services don’t feel the risks. Many are too inebriated with the ease with which transactions are made. The situation is more serious than it seems to be,” — said Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Sergey Storchak. The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation issued training manuals on financial literacy with a circulation of 11.5 million copies, which by the end of the year will become available in schools in 50 regions of Russia.

The role of human capital in the state economy was discussed at the session “Youth as main resource in achievement of national objectives”. “Our aim is to create maximum opportunities for the young people’s self-fulfillment in our country. This is going to result in a stable development of our state. Youth is our present, not future. Our future has just started their second or third grade and is only pondering over the way they will live”, — Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Alexandr Bugaev stressed.

With support of the State Development Corporation “VEB.RF” was held a round table “Promising direction of the implementation in the test mode of social impact projects in the Arctic and the Far Eastern Federal District”. The session “Federal treasury – new rules and new possibilities” was held in the format of an open dialogue with the Head of the Treasury of Russia Roman Artyukhin.

In addition, on the second day of the forum were held the business sessions: “The oil sector fiscal policy impact on social and economic development of Russia”, “Creation of conditions for self-realization and bringing talents to light as a factor of socio-economic development”, “The sub-federal debt market: we are waiting for changes”, “Budgetary expenditure management efficiency: international practice and Russian practice”, “Development of system of financial control and audit in government control sector: today and tomorrow”.

The general sponsor of the Moscow Financial Forum is “VTB” Group. The main sponsors are OJSC “Alrosa”, PJSC “Sberbank” and JSC “Gazprombank”. The official sponsors are “Rosoboronexport” and JSC “RT-Finance”. The forum was held with the support of “Rostec” State Corporation.