Plenary Meeting

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, Member of the Organizing Committee of the Russian Internet Governance Forum

  • Ludmila Bokova, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Raúl Echeberría, ISOC, Uruguay
  • Ruslan Gattarov, Government of Chelyabinsk region, Russian Federation
  • Rashid Ismailov, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of Russian Federation
  • Janis Karklins, MAG, Latvia
  • Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC, China
  • Leonid Levin, State Duma of Russian Federation
  • Ilya Massukh, The Information Democracy Foundation, Russia
  • Michael Yakushev, ICANN

Special Address

  • Jari Arkko, Expert on Internet Architecture , Ericsson Research, Finland




1. Bottom Up and Upside Down

Moderator: Madina Kasenova, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Oleg Demidov, PIR-Center, Russian Federation
  • Liyun Han, CNNIC, China
  • Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC, China
  • Lucky Masilela, ZACR, South Africa
  • Marilia Maciel, Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
  • Parmindejeet Singh, IT for Change, India
With the BRICS summit in a Russian city of Ufa in the summer 2015 around the corner, some may argue that the bottom-up, multistakeholder driven procedures have fallen short of becoming a universal Internet Governance instrument for the BRICS countries. The expert panel representing the BRIC nations will discuss commonalities and peculiarities in approaches to Internet Governance, and mechanisms to promote good practices which may further cement those nations’ common stance towards the problem.

Coffee break


3. Your call is very important for us

Moderator: Karen Kazaryan, RAEC

  • Frederic Donck, ISOC, Belgium
  • Vartan Khachaturov, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Marinichev, Internet Ombudsman
  • Julien Nocetti, IFRI, Франция
  • Alexander Shepilov, Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Robert Shlegel, State Duma of Russian Federation
  • Michael Yakushev, ICANN

Is the Internet business community’s voice heard of as it should be while shaping the public policy? Are governments indeed listening and keen to promote environment conducive to the industry behemoths and tiny start-ups alike? Are moves like promotion of a sound net neutrality, jurisdictional aspects, taxation of globalized internet businesses and internet trade just all a hype or a serious matter to concern and what could the industry do to make them happen right? These and other issues will be debated at the session by government and business representatives.