EY involvement in organizing the APEC Summit
Country Managing Partner for Russia,
Drawing up an agenda that is interesting and relevant for all APEC member countries is a challenging task in view of the diversity of APEC economies. It is very important that Russia proposed a number of initiatives.
Russia managed to formulate an agenda of interest to APEC countries while taking into account Russia's interests. I hope that many of these initiatives will be implemented in future, including in the Russian Federation.
EY will also present interesting surveys for discussion at the summit. We are ready to share the vision that top politicians and businesspeople have of Russian investment climate development and to discuss ways of rapidly developing the country. The summit sessions will allow us to formulate further important initiatives and approaches to addressing the most acute issues both in Russia and globally.
November 2011–August 2012
Ernst & Young took part in several events and initiatives in preparing for the APEC summit. In December 2011, Alexander Ivlev, EY Country Managing Partner for Russia, took part in a symposium where APEC priorities were set for 2012.
On 25 June 2012, Victor Borodin, EY CIS Oil and Gas Tax Leader, spoke at a meeting of APEC energy ministers. At the meeting, representatives of twenty-one countries discussed current development trends in the energy sector.
EY specialists have also joined working groups to prepare Russian initiatives on technology transfer and the development of eco-cities. The APEC Business Advisory Council’s annual report to APEC Economic Leaders will include the following initiatives prepared by EY specialists:
- Report on measures to develop eco-cities in APEC member countries and a new "green" construction standard
- Project for international treaty (convention) development, aimed at establishing uniform requirements for agreements on technology rights transfer that are entered into by companies in the APEC region.
On 23 August 2012, Oleg Danilin, Ernst & Young’s partner, took part in a press conference organized by Interfax to discuss customs challenges and lack of transport infrastructure in Russia. For photos and key findings of the meeting, please visit the Summit’s official website.