Valdai Discussion Club at SPIEF-2021. Speakers
Expoforum, Peterburgskoye highway 64/1, St. Petersburg

On June 3, within the framework of the business programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum-2021, the Valdai Discussion Club will hold two sessions, titled “Risks of Sanctions to the Global Financial System and International Business” (11:00 a.m. Moscow Time) and "The Right to a Privacy in a World of Big Data" (5:00 p.m.).


  • Igor Ashmanov, General Director, Kribrum; Managing Partner, Ashmanov and Partners

  • Andrei Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics 

  • Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Vladimir Chizhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union

  • Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of  Human Rights

  • Arnaud Dubien, Director of the Franco-Russian Observo Analytical Centre

  • Tony Ewing, Managing Director, Conquer Risk Capital & Advisory Board Member, RC Investments

  • Mikhail Fedotov, Director, International Research and Educational Center “UNESCO Chair on Copyright, Neighboring, Cultural and Information Rights” of the National Research University Higher School of Economics

  • Christopher Gerry, Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Political Economy, Dean, St. Antony’s College University of Oxford; Professor, Visiting Lecturer, Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies HSE 

  • Vladimir Kolychev, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation

  • Roman Maksimov, Chief Executive Officer, Rutube

  • Tatyana Matveeva, Head, Presidential Directorate for the Development of Information and Communication Technology and Communication Infrastructure 

  • Sergei Plugotarenko, Director, Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC)

  • Igor Pototsky, Chairman of the Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Field of Media Communications, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation; General Director, STP Sales House

  • Ivan Timofeev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club.