In Russia next week

I’ll be at the 9th annual EABIS conference next week in St Petersburg.

If any readers will be there, please look me up after the second plenary panel, which I am moderating.

I’m looking forward to hearing about corporate responsibility in Russia and some other emerging markets. I hope to return with at least a few interviews from this list of speakers:

Alexei Mordashev – Chairman and CEO, Severstal
Javier Santiso – Chair, OECD Emerging Markets Network and ESADE
Jean-Pierre Lehmann – Professor of International Political Economy, IMD and Founder, Evian Group
Nikolay Pryanishnikov – CEO, Microsoft Russia
Sergey Litovchenko – CEO, Russian Managers Association

Microsoft, in particular, will be interesting to chat with, given the New York Times article this week I mentioned in this post.

One clear signal of how seriously corporate leaders take the debate is whether or not they’ll talk to me on the record. Given my magazine will be unknown to them, it’s perhaps an indicator of sorts.

I’ll look forward to reporting back next week on my return.

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