I.Metshin speaking at the Made in Kazan forum: “We need another brainstorming session to find solutions on emerging issues”
The Made in Kazan forum has opened in the capital of Tatarstan. The Mayor
of Kazan Ilsur Metshin welcomed the participants of the forum – entrepreneurs
and top managers of companies who will act as experts in 11 sectors of the
economy. About 100 entrepreneurs take part in the forum.
This year, the
forum is dedicated to the principles of creation a confidence economy and, in
addition to the usual communication with high–level experts, provides for a
global mind format - a brainstorming session. The Mayor of Kazan noted that in
the present economic situation, the country is facing a new challenge. “I meet
with businessmen, visit enterprises, and it turned out that we need another
brainstorming session, we need to find solutions on emerging issues, – I.Metshin
said. – We have passed through the first shock, at such meetings we need to
find solutions concerning our future development. It is not the end of the
world. We are realistic, we face many challenges, but there are windows of
opportunity. Fortunately, Kazan and Tatarstan have a safety margin”.
The Mayor of
Kazan cited a conversation with Nail Maganov, CEO of PAO Tatneft, as an example
of the importance of expert opinion for decision-making about the situation on
the world oil market. When asked what would happen if other countries replaced
Russia in the oil market, whose share is slightly more than 20 percent, Nail
Maganov replied that Russian oil could be replaced only by 10 percent, even if
the embargo was lifted from Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia. This information, as
Ilsur Metshin said, has become an important starting point for understanding
the sustainability of the situation and making decisions regarding projects
implemented in the city.
I.Metshin told about
the history of the forum. “The first forum was held in 2010, we have a great desire
to organize it. After we attended an educational forum in Singapore and heard many
interesting ideas, we then moved this platform to Kazan. Then speakers from all
over the world came to us. In this collaboration, we were looking for the
future of Kazan, and I was impressed with the number of people who want to
change themselves and the world around them”, – he noted.
of Tatarstan has always been actively engaged in the development of the
economy, I.Metshin emphasized. “Kazan has a unique opportunity. We will discuss
at the forum what the opportunity is and what need to be done by the business
community, our government, the city and the federal government”, – the Mayor
said and wished everyone successful work at the forum.
Chair of the Board of Directors of MDM Bank, Independent Director of the Moscow
Stock Exchange, Nail Maganov, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of PAO Tatneft,
business partnerships expert, independent legal adviser, executive & team coach,
system business consultant Natalia Belzer also addressed the participants of
Among the moderators
of the industry tables are the founder of the international online service
Uremont, the head of the public reception of the Commissioner for the
Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs in Moscow in the South-Eastern
Administrative district Artur Terisayan, co-founder and CEO of Kazan Express
Linar Khusnullin, CEO of AO SEZ PPT Alabuga, Deputy of the Tatarstan State
Council Timur Shagivaleyev and others.