The key theme of the Forum 2017 – Implementation Tools and Resources.

The weak record of implementing grand plans is the main reproach to strategy developers. Russia has already accumulated enough experience (in December 1, 2017 it was 20 years since the adoption of the new Russia's first strategic document – the Strategic plan of St. Petersburg) to be able to learn the lessons from the development and the implementation of past strategies.

Successful implementation of strategies is facilitated by:

  • strict selection of priorities;
  • ability to find a balance between ambitions and realism;
  • choosing the right implementation tools;
  • looking for implementation resources in the entire possible range;
  • all-inclusive consideration of the process of “strategizing – programming – budgeting”;
  • competent use of project management.

The strategy should point out at existing tools to support economic growth and/or the
necessity to create new instruments at the regional level. A qualified analysis of development
resources and development barriers, including institutional ones, is required.

Plans implementation will be the underlying theme of the Strategic Planning Forum 2017.


The Program of the Strategic Planning Forum 2017 will reflect relevant requests from the community of strategists and will involve two subject cores:

  1. Strategic Planning Mechanics: compliance with the 172-FL "On strategic planning in the Russian Federation", organization of work on planning, forecasting and planning technologies, schemes for linking vertical and horizontal plans, search and selection of implementation tools.
  2. Strategies’ Content: current trends, guidelines of strategic documents at the federal level, ideas and projects that promote development, smart economy, new resources to implement strategies.

Actions are grouped into five thematic lines:

  1. Designing the Future: Foresights, Scenarios, Forecasts.
  2. Implementation Success Factors: Project Management, Tools, Resources.
  3. The Best Practice of Regional and Municipal Strategic Planning, Planning Technology News.
  4. Sustainable Development - Keynote of Modern Strategies (Forum Green Day).
  5. International Cooperation for Regional Development.
  1. Scenario Solutions for the Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2035.
  2. The Practice of Designing Spatial Development Scenarios.
  3. Development and Implementation of Effective Strategic Planning Mechanisms Using Information Systems.
  4. Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Public Administration System.
  5. SMART City and Digital Revolution.
  6. Development of Strategic Planning System in the Russian Federation: The Evaluation and Development Trends.
  7. All-Russian Development Institutions and Resources: Application Aspects.
  8. Regional Development Institutions: Leaders’ Experience.
  9. Strategic Triangle: Strategizing - Programming – Budgeting.
  10. Project Management as a Tool for Priorities Implementation.
  11. Risk Management Tools for Implementing a Region’s Strategy.
  12. State Programs Restart: Correcting Mistakes.
  13. City Strategies Contest 2017 Semifinals.
  14. Strategies that Have Changed Cities.
  15. Strategy of Krasnodar Region: Realistic Ambitions?
  16. Competitiveness of Regions - Competitiveness of Russia.
  17. Why Has the GREEN Topic Become a State Strategy?
  18. Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies of Cities and Regions: From Talk to Work.
  19. Strategies of Developing Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems and Eco-Friendly Modes of Transport.
  20. Global Trends in Transport Accessibility and Urban Mobility.
  21. The GREEN Vector of Technological Breakthrough: Tools for Implementation of Sustainable Development Strategies of Cities and Regions.
  22. International Cooperation for Regional Development.
  23. Eurasian Integration: Regional Dimension.
  24. Russia-EU Cross-Border Cooperation Programs 2014-2020: The Tool for Implementing Regions’ Strategic Goals.
  25. INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme: Russia-EU Strategic Partnership and Macro-Regional Cooperation Tools.
  1. Strategies that Have Changed Cities.
  2. City Strategies Contest 2017.
  1. Twenty Years of the Strategic Plan of St. Petersburg.
  2. Twenty Years of Strategic Planning in Russia.


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