The Forum started with an exhibition of investment projects in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, and a presentation of the new investment portal of the Republic of Crimea, which enables business people to become an investor or receive the status of the Free Economic Zone resident online. Twelve investment agreements were signed, to the total tune of over 70 billion rubles.

An important part of the plenary discussion, sectoral meetings and working group and committee meetings was dedicated to the issues of transformation of the Russian economy in the modern environment and building a favorable investment climate in Crimea.

According to the Forum participants, one important output of this expert meeting was a clearly defined position of the international business community regarding abolition of sanctions against Russia and Crimea.

RISS was represented at the Forum by Deputy Director I.V. Prokofyev and members of the Institute’s regional information and analytical centers. During a discussion on building long-term social and economic development strategies for Crimea and Sevastopol, RISS experts seconded the opinion on synchronizing regional programming work and on adopting a common Strategy for Crimean Federal District.