XIII International Conference «Russian Regions in the Focus of Changes»


November 13 - 17, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, the XIII international conference "Russian regions in the focus of change" will take place.
For many years the conference has been the largest discussion platform in the Urals to discuss issues of regional development with representatives of the executive branch, the academic community, middle business leaders and large industrial enterprises of various territories. In different years A.Auzan, E.Gaydar, V.Glazychev, A.Klepach, Y.Kuzminov, V.Polterovich, E.Rainert, E.Solzhenitsyn, I.Frumin, A.Shadrin took part in the conference. Frequent guests of the conference are A.Yakovlev, N.Zubarevich, S.Afontsev and many other well-known experts.
Organizers: Ural Federal University, Higher School of Economics and Management of UrFU, Analytical Center "Expert", business magazine "Expert-Ural".
Co-organizers: National Research University Higher School of Economics, HSE - St. Petersburg, PFUR, Administration of the city of Yekaterinburg.
The program includes business and academic days, which include: plenary sessions, open lectures and master classes from invited experts, more than 20 scientific thematic sections, a youth forum, a series of round tables and other special events.

The key theme of the conference

In the agenda:
- Digital technologies that change regions and cities;
- Perspective export markets and sources of competitiveness of Russian companies;
- Creation of joint values ​​to ensure the quality of business education world-class;
- Industry of the future: on the way to the industry 4.0;
- Human capital: what kind of personnel are needed for a smart city;
- Improving business performance: case studies of successful companies;
- Conducting major international and all-Russian events as a marketing area
and other topics.

Participation was confirmed by:
E.G. Yasin, supervisor of research at the Higher School of Economics
A.N. Klepach, Deputy Chairman (Chief Economist) - Member of the Management Board of Vnesheconombank
N.V. Zubarevich, Professor of the Geographical Faculty of Moscow State University
S.A. Afontsev, Head of the Department of Economic Theory IMEMO RAS
A.A. Yakovlev, director of the Institute for the Analysis of Enterprises and Markets of the Higher School of Economics, president of the Association of Independent Economic Analysis Centers
E.Yu. Yakovlev, Professor of Economics, Director of Data Banks NES
I. Ganguly, Professor of Massachusetts University in Amherst
K. Leonard, a leading researcher at the Institute for Regional Studies and Urban Planning,
T. Mascon, Senior Vice President of AACSB International and Director-Coordinator for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
D. Bengoa, Vice President, University of Applied Research in Management in Mannheim (Germany)
And others. The list of confirmed speakers can be found on the conference website at https://conf-expert.urfu.ru/en/nashi-ehksperty/

Special events of the conference:
- X Jubilee School of Economic Analysis
- Accreditation seminar AASCB (for the first time in the regions of Russia)
- Thematic sections of partner universities and co-organizers of the conference
- Honorary reports of the winners of the National Prize for Applied Economics, Ina Ganguly, Professor at the Massachusetts University in Amherst and Yevgeny Yakovlev, Professor of Economics at NES


As a speaker of the thematic section
Until October 1, 2018 in the registration form on the site https://conf-expert.urfu.ru/en/registracija/dlja-uchastnikov-s-dokladom/ it is necessary to attach the annotation and keywords in the volume from 1,000 to 3,000 characters (including spaces, in Word 2003 format).
The duration of presentation of the report at the session is no more than 15 minutes. One author can present at the conference 1 personal report and not more than 2 reports in co-authorship.
The decision to include the reports in the conference program will be taken no later than October 15, 2018 on the basis of expertise conducted by members of the organizing committee, which includes the heads of the thematic sections.

As a participant in academic days without a report
The registration form for participation in academic days is open until November 1, 2018 and is available on the conference website https://conf-expert.urfu.ru/en/registracija/dlja-slushatelei-bez-doklada/

Based on the results of the conference, a collection of materials will be prepared, which will be published by the Higher School of Economics of the UrFU in electronic form and registered with the RINC.
The full text of the article for publication in the collection of conference materials should be sent to the email conf.urfu2018@gmail.com no later than October 15, 2018. The subject of the letter should indicate "ARTICLE FOR THE COLLECTION". The decision to publish reports in the electronic collection of conference materials is taken by the editorial board of the collection, taking into account the results of the review.
NB! The papers are accepted for publication, which were fully presented at the conference and were not published earlier.