Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg to host business forum on global products

Yekaterinburg will host a business forum on managing global products on Tuesday.

The forum brings together representatives of Ural Federal University's business school and the Yekaterinburg branch of Moscow's Project Management Institute to talk about the organization of large-scale projects coming to Russia, including the Olympic Games in Sochi, the FIFA World Cup and the World Exhibition Expo 2020.

The event will explore such questions as how to account for risks and who will take responsibility for the result. Organizers will discuss the dreams and realities of such large projects, as well as project management technology, how to avoid budget overruns and management of unforeseen circumstances and risks.

Speakers at the event will include Toshio Nakamura, the managing director of Japan's Chamber of Commerce; Alexander Levin, the adviser governor of the Sverdlovsk region and the chairman of the Sverdlovsk Creative Union of Journalists; and Sergei Cehpikov, two-time Olympic champion and two-time world champion in biathlon.

Eugene Pikulev, the head of the Yekaterinburg branch of PMI; Andrew Besedin, the president of the Ural Chamber of Commerce and Susumu Kuramoto, the managing director of the Institute of Global Industrial and Social Progress will also participate in the forum.