The forum, organized by the Free Economic Society of Russia, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the International Union of Economists, began its work on May 26, 2021. This year the Forum was dedicated to the theme “Global transformation of modern society and national development goals of Russia”.
The forum was opened by its co-chairs – President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev and President of the Free Economic Society of Russia, President of the International Union of Economists Sergey Bodrunov.
Alexander Sergeyev noted that the Moscow Academic Economic Forum is dedicated to finding new opportunities for the development of the Russian economy and how to use them correctly.
“The COVID time had a significant impact on economic processes, some of the problems worsened, some, on the contrary, were resolved faster. In a sense, there was a breakdown from the trajectory of slow development and a transition to another, the characteristics of which we cannot yet clearly define. We are the architects of a new trajectory for economic development. Much will depend on new decisions being made in the economy. In the course of their formation, a wide range of professional opinions is in great demand,” said the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Sergey Bodrunov emphasized that the MAEF traditionally brings together experts and scientists from the regions of Russia and foreign countries. 3,000 experts joined the forum. The total number of participants is 7,500 people, including experts and scientists from 32 countries. The President of the VEO of Russia also said that 63 regional sites in 41 constituent entities of the Russian Federation operated within the framework of the forum from 17 to 25 May.
At the opening of the MAEF, the expansion of its architecture was announced. So, within the framework of the MAEF, the following annual industry and thematic forums will start working: the Arctic Academic Forum, the Eurasian Academic Economic Forum, the Agrarian Economic Forum, the Ural Economic Forum, the Energy Forum, the International Ufa Humanitarian Scientific Forum, the Historical and Philosophical Academic Forum, the Forum “Communications and development of modern society ”, International Tourism Forum. This will increase the forum’s expert potential, strengthen the consolidated position of the scientific and expert communities on issues of socio-economic development.
On the first day of the forum, the winners and laureates of the XXIV All-Russian competition of scientific works of youth “Economic Growth of Russia”, organized by the Free Economic Society of Russia with the participation and support of the International Union of Economists, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Economic Newspaper. The young people were congratulated and presented with diplomas and mementos by the President of the VEO of Russia Sergey Bodrunov, the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev and the Vice-President of the VEO of Russia, the Minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Sergey Glazyev.
Then a plenary session (recording of a live broadcast) took place, at which a number of well-known Russian scientists and experts spoke.
On May 27, 2021, the MAEF-2021 plenary conferences (live recording) were held at the venues of the leading universities in Moscow:
- Alternatives to the socio-economic development of Russian society (Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation)
- Digital transformation of the economy: redesigning our future or evolution of standard models? (Plekhanov Russian University of Economics)
- Global socio-economic transformations: the future of Russia “(V International Political and Economic Congress) (Moscow School of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University)
- The new role of agriculture in the modern economy and the priorities of Russia’s agricultural policy (online format)
- Digital transformation and artificial intelligence: is a machine uprising possible? – The view of generation Z (Moscow Aviation Institute).
The final plenary session and summing up of the results of the forum (recording of the live broadcast) were held in the congress hall of the Free Economic Society of Russia.
General director of the Institute of the Information Society Tatiana Ershova was invited to participate in the third international Moscow Academic Economic Forum. She attended the first plenary session, which took place on May 26, 2021 in the large conference hall of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and then watched the forum remotely.
More details about the forum are available on the MAEF website.