Forum Programme Concept


The rapidity of technological change inspires and frightens. Being blind for the future and not preparing for it is just unreasonable, that’s why the Stakeholders of the Future becomes a key theme of the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum 2018.

Who are those actors who are interested in bringing the future closer today? Who is interested in social, political and technological changes? Are they involved in strategic planning? Are they heard by those who are developing strategies in 2018? How to consolidate the stakeholders that can plan and manage the future, ensure sustainable development, “making possible tomorrow what is impossible today” to meet the needs of present and future generations of Russians?

Who will be the stakeholders in the future, in 15-20 years? What kind of society do we want to see in 2040? Who will influence development, then: society as a whole, connected by social networks, financial elite, professional futurologists or even artificial intelligence?

The rapidly coming future, which brings opportunities and risks, will be a keynote discussion of the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum 2018.


The Strategic Planning Leaders Forum 2018 programme will reflect relevant requests from the community of strategists, centering around two thematic pillars:

  1. Strategic Planning Mechanics: four years have already passed since the planners and strategists relied on the 172-FZ “On strategic planning in the Russian Federation”. What did we understand during this time? What did we learn? Is it necessary to amend the law? Are there any effective schemes for organizing a planning process, forecasting and planning technologies, and tools to align plans vertically and horizontally? How to “revive” strategies?
  2. Content of Strategies: current trends, guidelines of strategic documents of the federal level, ideas and projects that promote development, smart economy, new sources of resources.


  1. Planning for the future and the future of planning.
  2. Human capital: stakeholders of change.
  3. Strategic planning best practices, technology planning news.
  4. Cooperation for regional development: international, interregional, intermunicipal.
  5. Balance towards humanism – a key to sustainable innovation in Russia (Forum Green Day).


  1. Planning for the future with old technologies?
  2. “Reviving” strategies: the strategy as a platform.
  3. Effective tools for public participation.
  4. Combining strategic planning with project management.
  5. Information for planning: new opportunities of state information systems.
  6. Human capital: the lack of people or the excess of people?
  7. Technological state: managing changes.
  8. Russia’s spatial development strategy: a platform for implementing spatial policy or the priorities for regional development?
  9. The strategic planning system under 172-FZ or the Presidential Decrees defining the national development goals?
  10. Synchronizing federal and regional documents: the unification of the unique.
  11. Cooperation strategies: intermunicipal and interregional strategies.
  12. Strategic Planning Leaders Forum expertise: regional strategies review 2018.
  13. A lot of small ones: presentation of the winners of the small cities strategies contest.
  14. Strategizing of scientific and technological development.
  15. The green vector of technological breakthrough: nature-like technologies and a circular economy.
  16. Cities in motion: multimodal transportation systems and mobility management strategies.
  17. The market of strategic consulting: shortage of qualified experts?
  18. Strategic consultant and customer: interaction models.
  19. International cooperation as a resource for regional development.
  20. Cross-border cooperation programmes – strategy implementation tool.


  1. Strategies for small and medium-sized cities.
  2. Regional strategies review 2017-2018.


The Regional Studies Association (RSA) English Speaking Conference “Urban and Regional Resilience: Strategies for Success” to be held on the sidelines of the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum. The registered Forum participants will be able to attend the conference meetings.


As a part of the Year of Volunteers in Russia.

XVII All-Russia Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders ©