The international construction company “Strabag” is asking students to analyze the changes made to the Federal Law 214 of the Russian Federation. Previously, project developers could finance their construction with deposits from residents of the to-be-built apartments. This led to instances where some project developers abused clients’ money and never completed construction successfully. Today, the new law mandates project developers to keep their clients’ money in an escrow account and receive project financing from banks to pay for construction. In the workshop, participants will highlight advantages and disadvantages of the new law for each player on the market and the impact the new law has on the broader real estate market.
Österreichsche Nationalbank (the Central Bank of the Republic of Austria) is looking forward to hearing students’ visions on the future of payment systems. Following the recent launch of the EU fast payments system (TIPS), a wide range of new payment solutions has become feasible. In this workshop, students will identify the most promising opportunities to create disruptive products that will provide a frictionless customer payment experience. They will take on the challenge to develop a comprehensive concept of the Next Big Thing in the field of payment services.
The banking industry today faces a lot of challenges and is becoming more and more competitive due to the active introduction of new technologies. This workshop is supported by “Raiffeisenbank” and dedicated to solving real burning problems of the banking industry. If you are enthusiastic about banking, do not miss this opportunity to become one of the creators of its future. According to your performance you may also get a job offer from the partner.
This workshop will focus on the transport of goods by railway and the overall mobility between the EU, Russia and Asia. It will discuss the Chinese “One Belt One Road” initiative with the project “Breitspur” (http://www.breitspur.com/) as a focal point. The “Breitspur” project should connect the Twin City Region of Vienna and Bratislava with the larger Chinese initiative by extending the broad-gauge railway which currently stops at Košice. Participants of this workshop will analyze and assess which infrastructure investments along the transport route are necessary in order to enhance the transfer of goods and improve mobility, with a particular focus on two actors: the EU and Russia. Participants will discuss challenges and opportunities as well as political, geographical, and micro- and macroeconomic factors.
13.00 Welcome Lunch
14.00 Conference opening
15.00 First workshop session
16.30 Coffee break
17.00 Second workshop session
10.00 Presentation of conference results
10.30 “Governors’ Panel” with Central Bank governors (TBC)
13.00 Third workshop session
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Speech: “Next Steps”
16.00 Conference closing
1. Get inspired by meeting students from across the EU, Russia and the Eurasian Union
2. Meet decision-makers from both sides
3. Learn about similarities and differences in doing business in the EU and Russia
4. Contribute to solving real challenges of businesses and institutions
5. Show your commitment to a positive relationship between the EU and Russia
Before the conference, you will be placed in an international team and together, via online communication, solve one business case from our partners (from April through June). You can indicate the business case you want to solve on the application form, by applying for one of the four workshops. Solving the business case will require a lot of thought and time investment from you in the weeks before the conference. At the conference, you will present to the other students and our partners your solution of the case. Then you will make final conclusions together.
You can apply to the conference by April 10 23:59 MSK by filling out the application form here
Students who are enrolled in any university in the European Union or Eurasian Economic Union (EEA, that is Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) can apply for the conference.
Yes, all participants will stay at a hotel in Moscow at no cost.
Transportation and visa costs can be covered for applicants who demonstrate financial need and submit excellent applications.
We will review all applications by April 7 and will inform you about the application right after.
The idea to organize this conference came from Austrian students from the New Economic School (Moscow) and MGIMO. You can read up on the conference team here .
Contact us with any questions or ideas at email@example.com