The Gaidar Forum is one of the major annual international scientific conferences in the field of economy in Russia. The Forum was established in 2010 in tribute to the memory of Yegor Gaidar, the leading Russian economist and the architect of the Russian reforms of the early 1990s. Over this time, the Forum has become the country’s central political and economic event.
In 2014 the Forum will take place on January 15-18 and will be dedicated to one of the most important modern challenges – sustainable development. The conference "Russia and the World: Sustainable Development" will focus on such top-priority issues as economic growth in the context of global transformations, its potential and effective management, risks associated with innovative entrepreneurship, new industrialization, contradictions of resource-based economies and controversial effects of modernization for the country’s socio-political and economic development.