«Connect-Universum 2018» presents the key speakers of the Conference

The Organizing Committee of IV International Transdisciplinary Research and Practice Online Conference “Connect-Universum-2018” is glad to announce that we have obtained the preliminary consent of some key speakers, who are ready to present their reports at the webinar on November 29-30, 2018.

Marina Lipetskaya, Director of the Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia), is one of the first speakers who expressed her interest in participating in the Conference. Marina is a holder of a PhD in Geographical Science and an expert on regional strategic planning, who authors various scientific publications; she researches the issues of urban development, predicting the resource and technology markets, and formation of human capital and knowledge economy.

The Organizing Committee is now making a list of the key speakers and collecting applications from the participants of the Conference; after that we will make personal pages for all the participants with the information about the speakers and the themes of their reports.

The Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation is an independent public institution. The Foundation conducts strategic research and provides expert recommendations on a wide range of social and economic issues. The Foundation was established in St. Petersburg in 2000 and was aimed at promoting development of the subjects of the Russian Federation included in the Northwest region as well as securing strategic advantages of the macro-region in national and global economies. At present the geographical coverage of the Foundation’s projects has been extended far beyond the boundaries of the Northwest region. The Foundation has experience in provision of research and consulting services for over 60 Russia’s cities and regions. The CSR “North-West” actively develops and maintains its international contacts. Among the CSR NW partners are organizations from Kazakhstan, Finland, South Korea, China, Japan, Latvia and Estonia. The CSR “North-West” work is targeted primarily at strategic decision-makers and those responsible for their implementation, as well as at expert and consulting groups, and project teams.

Marina Lipetskaya, Director of the Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation