On April 15, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Union ‘Agency of Development of Professional Communities and Skilled Workers’ (WorldSkills Russia) will host a roundtable discussion entitled ‘Human Capital as a Factor for Economic Growth: From National Interests to International Corporation’.
Participants in the discussion will include: Director General the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Agneta Rising; Deputy Director General for Research and Development of WorldSkills Russia and Russia’a official delegate to WorldSkills International Ekaterina Loshkareva; Director of the Talent and Success Foundation Elena Shmeleva; Chief Human Resources Officer at SAP CIS Vera Solomatina; First Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba Fernando González Bermúdez; Chief Human Resources Officer at ROSATOM Tatiana Terentyeva; CEO of Tecnatom Javier Guerra; Ambassador for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) Nadine Dereza; and Founder and CEO of Thomas Thor Associates Callum Thomas. The event will be moderated by Konstantin Polunin, a Partner and Associate Director at Boston Consulting Group.
The main topic of the roundtable presented by ROSATOM, Boston Consulting Group and WorldSkills Russia will be the problems of the comprehensive study of the best global practices in training personnel against the background of current economic, technological and social changes. State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is the national strategic partner at the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan on August 22–27, 2019. Every two years, more than 1600 Competitors from over 60 countries compete in 56 disciplines. Over 1500 experts will take part as judges in the competition. The event will take place at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre.
The roundtable will take place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the Grey Hall of the Main Media Centre.
Training personnel for the economy of the future is one of the key problems of the global economy today. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), over 35% of workers already fall short of their employers’ requirements, and the gap continues to grow. Experts report that the global economy is losing $2.1 trillion as a result of the shortage in properly trained workers. The transformation of the global labour markets and the institution of employment as a whole, as well as the pace and complexity of technological and social changes, require effective solutions and a reassessment of the principles of international cooperation.
The main topic for this year’s Forum is “Nuclear for better life.” For the first time in the history of the Forum, the business programme has been compiled by the International Programme Committee, which is made up of: Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency William Magwood, Director General of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Agneta Rising, former Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators Jacques Régaldo and former Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Luis E. Echávarri, among others. ATOMEXPO 2019 participants (heads of state structures, major companies and public organizations, as well as international experts) will discuss global issues in the development of carbon-free energy, a responsible approach to the environment and natural resources, green investments and international partnerships for sustainable development. Among the key topics at roundtables are: the non-energy application of nuclear and radiation technologies in industry, science, medicine and agriculture; digital solutions for infrastructure projects; knowledge management; and the development of human capital assets. A number of important documents are expected to be signed on the side-lines of the Forum, including agreements on strategic cooperation and partnership, commercial contracts and documents on the development of projects. The exhibition will feature a wide range of advanced nuclear technologies and new products, including products that are not related to the energy industry. The exhibition area will take up over 13,000 square metres.