Moscow to host BRICS Future Forum Cloud City in September 2024

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On July 5, a press conference introduced the upcoming “BRICS Future Forum Cloud City”, set to take place on September 18-19, 2024, at the Zaryadye Moscow Concert Hall. The forum will bring together participants from over 30 countries, including BRICS nations, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the CIS, showcasing Moscow’s technological innovations.

Despite facing Western sanctions and restrictions, Moscow continues to thrive as one of the world’s fastest-growing cities. Rae Kwon Chung, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Honorary Chairperson of the BRICS Future Forum.

Cloud City, praised Moscow’s urban infrastructure development, highlighting its innovation infrastructure. Chung emphasized that the forum would play a crucial role in shaping the future of cities globally, stating, “Moscow shows a very interesting model of a sustainable megacity… Moscow does perfectly in terms of air quality, water quality, and housing”.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Program Director of the Forum and CEO of the Management Company of Digital Evolution Ventures, outlined the event’s structure, which will include business, cultural, and exhibition programs. A key focus will be on developing efficient and comfortable urban infrastructure, driving opportunities for residents and businesses. Kuznetsov noted Moscow’s internationally recognized business support tools and the forum’s role as a platform for sharing expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship.

During the press conference, Rae Kwon Chung spoke about the key parameters of modern cities and drivers of their development, and reminded that Moscow, as the venue of the Forum, was the flagship of urban infrastructure development, including innovation infrastructure, not only among the BRICS countries but also among other global megacities. In addition, the speaker admitted that the BRICS Future Forum. Cloud City, would play a crucial role in shaping the future of cities, both within the union and globally.

“Moscow shows a very interesting model of a sustainable megacity. Undoubtedly, Moscow is one of the world’s largest megacities. Many large cities face problems when implementing the green economy and sustainable development conditions, but Moscow does perfectly in terms of air quality, water quality, and housing. Compared to other megacities, such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, and New Delhi, Moscow is a much greener city”, Rae Kwon Chung concluded.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Program Director of the Forum told that the event structure would include business, cultural, and exhibition programs. One of the key topics of the forum will be the discussion regarding arrangement of efficient and comfortable urban infrastructure to drive an additional pool of opportunities for the megacity’s residents and business projects being implemented. The next significant topic will be the business development.

As Evgeny Kuznetsov admitted, Moscow has formed a wide range of business support tools, of which many have been recognized internationally. The Forum will become a platform where specialists in innovation and entrepreneurship development will be able to share their experience and accelerate the elaboration of modern business development tools in the BRICS countries.

The next block of the forum program will be consideration of stimulating creative and educational processes. The fourth important block of the program will be discussion of people’s life in the future, during which the experts will work out strategies to shape a comfortable life for megacity residents.

“We are going to see a dramatic and iconic event. Moscow retains its position as one of the world’s centers of intellectual discussion on the goals and directions of development. The Forum is organized in such a way as to ensure an effective dialog between business and innovators, city authorities and city residents. Importantly, the Forum will become a platform not only for discussion of plans, ideas, prospects, and global opportunities but also for sharing real experience in what people need”, said Evgeny Kuznetsov.

The forum will also address creative and educational processes, along with strategies for enhancing residents’ quality of life in megacities. Kuznetsov remarked, “The Forum is organized in such a way as to ensure an effective dialog between business and innovators, city authorities and city residents”.

The BRICS Future Forum Cloud City is expected to attract over 5,000 attendees, with more than 300 speakers and experts, including entrepreneurs, tech company representatives, city leaders, and others. The discussions will center on technologies, innovative business models, and new approaches to public administration, aiming to create a comfortable, safe, and high-tech environment for sustainable megacity development.

This is the second time the BRICS Future Forum Cloud City will be held in Moscow. The 2023 forum featured notable figures such as Nobel Peace Prize laureates Muhammad Yunus and Rae Kwon Chung (Head of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee), Emir Kusturica (a film director), Aisha Bin Bishr (Chairperson of the Dubai Future Council for Digital Operations and a visionary in the world of future megacities), Khaled El-Attar (Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt), Ankita Sachdev (Director of the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry), and other experts. A number of international agreements for more than 33 billion rubles were signed at the forum.

The BRICS Future Forum Cloud City promises to be a significant event, reinforcing Moscow’s status as a global center for intellectual discussion and innovation.

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