Yalta International Economic Forum 2019

Recently, the anniversary Vth Yalta International Economic Forum took place in Crimea.

In 2019, the key topic one of the most prestigious business events in Russia was Peace. Russia. Crimea. New Global Reality. On the one hand, the topic was a logical result of 4 preceeding years of work. On the other, it has always been a keynote of all ongoing discussions. After all, it is Crimea that has become a global symbol of the new economic policy model, free from double standards.

Business track

«Magic cube»

As part of the business track the participants of the anniversary Yalta International Economic Forum were invited to formulate the main pillars of the New World Reality, similar to the world's most famous Magic Cube puzzle. The six sides of the Yalta Cube reflected 6 main areas of the forum's agenda: society and media, innovations, international relations, business security and business climate development, strategic and media innovations, international relations, strategic development areas and national projects of Russia, digital economy.


Thus, the Forum programme consisted of 54 industry-specific sessions. The Forum participants architected the future of construction industry, banking, tourism, retail and other sectors of the economy. They also came up with the concepts for the improvement of the competitive edge of Russian jurisdiction, comfortable urban habitat, gastronomy, public control and combating fake news in the media and the Internet.



The anniversary Yalta Forum programme included 3 plenary sessions.

Дмитрий Козак

The topic of the main session was Peace. Russia. Crimea. New Global Reality. The Forum was attended by the Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, Acting Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation for Regional Economic Integration Sergey Glazyev, Chairman of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights Mikhail Fedotov, Head of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives Svetlana Chupsheva, Director of the State Duma Anatoly Aksakov.

At the international plenary session - Multipolar World. Global Change Trends - the representatives of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and Niger discussed the possibilities of trade, cultural and diplomatic development.

One of the main events of the Forum was the second Yalta Conference dedicated to trade and economic sanctions. The delegates from more than 50 countries of the world discussed measures to combat this instrument of political pressure, as well as opportunities for strengthening of cooperation between the nations experiencing economic pressure of the United States and the EU.

Yalta conference

Sanctioned world. Global challenges.

Oleg Gubin, professor at the University of California.

The discussion was attended by businessmen and politicians, lead experts and journalists from various countries. The discussion was devoted to trade and economic sanctions - one of the main tools of political manipulation of a number of countries according to the session attendees.

The sanctions imposed by the United States and some European countries against Russia must be lifted - this is the key idea that the majority of the audience conveyed in their speeches in various forms.

Also, the conference participants discussed ways to counteract sanctions. The ideas included strengthening cooperation between the countries experiencing economic pressure of the United States and its allies, developing independence from Western institutions. The participants expressed their sincere interest in developing cooperation with Russia.



Our Forum brought together people who want to aid their countries and are committed to the political and economic cooperation, development of friendly relations. We share such values as mutual respect, traditions, various cultures and customs, diversity of denominations. And these values dominate our meeting today."
Sergey Aksenov
Head of the Republic of Crimea

Youth track

The Forum business track included sessions with eminent speakers, as well as heads of state-owned enterprises and public officers.

Here are some vital issues of the young generation which were discussed among other things:

  • Shaping Comfortable Urban Habitat federal project and its driving forces in the regions of the Russian Federation;
  • Cryptocurrency fever through the eyes of the youth;
  • Plenary session - World. Russia. Crimea. The new world reality through the eyes of the youth;
  • Diplomacy and sustainable development. What am I doing today for tomorrow?
  • The online era. Сontemporary media and blogging;
  • The year of the theater. Challenges and expectations.


Youth track

New global reality

  • A decision was made to postpone the VI Yalta International Economic Forum to the second quarter of 2023. The exact dates of the forum will be announced later.

    The Decree of the Head of the Republic of Crimea dated September 22, 2022 No. 1263-rg was published on the portal of the Government of the Republic of Crimea."
    Sergey Aksenov
    Head of the Republic of Crimea
  • YIEF proved to be a successful framework for the presentation of the investment potential of Crimea, as well as investment proposals and opportunities for Russian and foreign companies. Traditionally, the forum has comfortable and friendly environment for an open and meaningful dialogue..."
    Dmitry Kozak
    Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation
  • YIEF is an ideal space for the discussion of current global issues and for a meaningful dialogue between countries."
    Andrey Nazarov
    Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of YIEF Foundation
  • YIEF, along with the State Development Corporation and the Free Economic Zone, has become one of the most effective tools for attracting investors to the region. In 4 years, it brought to Crimea more than a hundred agreements in various sectors of economy. Traditional - agriculture, viticulture and tourism. And new ones - construction and light industry. Each of them allowed not only to implement best practices, to adopt experience and human capital, but also have an impulse to the development of related industries"
    Rustam Muratov
    First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Minister of Economic Development and Investment Policy of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Executive Secretary of the Board of Trustees of YIEF Foundation
  • No doubt, there are prospects for investment projects in the Crimea and for contracts to ship Crimean products to other republics and regions. The name of the forum itself brings prospects already. Each of us strives for a bright future for our countries, bright future for Russia and the whole world"
    Anatoly Bibilov
    President of South Ossetia
  • For us, YIEF is an excellent opportunity to establish efficient contacts helping to take economic and trade relations between Russia and Syria to the new governmental level, to increase bilateral trade and investment volume."
    Samer Al-Khalil
    Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade of Syria
  • YIEF has become a space for discussion, which is vital in the current global situation. It is a very difficult time now – there are many conflicts, and it is very important to exchange opinions and views here and now."
    Markus Fronmayer
    Bundestag Deputy
  • YIEF, held on an annual basis, serves as a clear evidence of gradual progress in foreign economic relations. A diverse landscape of attendees shows that any attempt to politicize international economic relations is pointless. The isolation of Crimea is a myth!"
    Maria Zakharova
    Official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation