COVID-19 pandemia is responsible for severe and shocking negative effects on the global and national economies, and BRICS countries are not the exception. Pandemic downside pressures overlapped with the already existing serious economic problems and that makes current situation extremely difficult to overcome without focused and coordinated efforts оn multilateral and regional level. BRICS countries are the key economies in their regions and therefore bear responsibility for pandemic containment actions and their results. Sound anti-pandemic recovery policies should be elaborated and effectively implemented. This session will explore current economic trends and developments in BRICS countries, their pandemic containment policies with special focus on the applied best practices, joint anti-pandemic efforts within BRICS, and also discuss the agenda for future action on the national, plurilateral in the BRICS format and multilateral level to combat COVID-19 pronounced destructive influence on economic development.
Dr. Andrey Spartak - Chairman, Committee on economic integration and foreign economic activity at CCI of Russia, Director of JSC "All-Russian Market Research Institute”, Head of Chair in the Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, Member of the Russian Academia of Sciences
MR. Alexander Knobel - Head of Institute for International Economy and Finance, Russian Foreign Trade Academy
MR. Cas Coovadia - Chief Executive, Business Unity South Africa
MS. Lerato Mataboge - Deputy Director General, Department of Trade, Industry & Competition south africa
DR. VICTORIA PANOVA - MANAGING DIRECTOR, RUSSIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON BRICS RESEARCH; SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISOR, BRICS RUSSIA EXPERT COUNCIL
Dr. Ajit Ranade - Group Executive President & Chief Economist, Aditya Birla group (india)
DR. NIRANJAN HIRANANDANI - CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, HIRANANDANI GROUP OF COMPANIES (INDIA)
MR. Marcelo Souza Azevedo - Manager of Economic Analysis, Brazilian National Confederation of Industry
MR. Leonardo Botelho Ferreira - Senior Adviser, International and Investor Relations, Brazilian Development Bank
Mr. WANG XiaoDong - Deputy General Manager, Deputy Party Secretary (In Charge), Epec E-commerce Co.,Ltd.
Mr. Terence XIONG - Vice President for Global Development, BGI Group (china)