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RIGF 2024 program released

The 14th Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF 2024) will take place in a hybrid format on April 9-10, 2024. The preliminary program has been published on its website.

RIGF 2024’s agenda comprises eight sections delving into discussions on international cooperation and technological leadership, strategies for artificial intelligence development, cybercrime, online security, data governance, digital inequality and inclusivity, the balance of interests in navigating technology regulation, the Global Digital Compact, and other pertinent topics.

Speakers slated to deliver remarks at the forum’s opening ceremony include Alexander Khinshtein, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Informational Policy, Technologies and Communications; Tatyana Matveyeva, Head of the Russian Presidential Directorate for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies and Communications Infrastructure; Chengetai Masango, Head of the Office of the UN Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum; Alexey Borodin, General Director of the Executive Committee of the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications; and Vadim Glushchenko, Director of the Center for Global IT-Cooperation. The event will be hosted by Andrey Vorobyev, Director of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ.

The forum will commence on April 9 with a panel discussion titled Data Economics: International Cooperation and Technological Leadership. Participants will discuss projects and initiatives designed to foster an ecosystem for data management, including personnel, regulatory, technological, and other pertinent items. A focal point of the panel discussion will be the role of development institutions in shaping the data economy at both the national and international levels.

The first day of RIGF 2024 will also feature sessions addressing the formulation of strategies for artificial intelligence development, cybersecurity, cybercrime prevention, global digital governance, and cooperation.

On the second day of the forum, April 10, activities will begin with the traditional presentation ceremony of the For Service to the Internet (Virtuti Interneti) award, followed by a speech by the recipient. Established by the Coordination Center in 2010, this award honors individuals from the internet community, business, science, and government who have significantly contributed to the advancement of the Runet and the global internet.

Key themes of the second day will revolve around inclusivity, environment, sustainable development, data management, and striking a balance between private and public interests. Participants will explore how an inclusive approach can broaden business horizons, share insights on using digital technologies for reducing environmental impact, discuss the quest for novel legal frameworks ensuring free and secure data exchange among ecosystem participants while safeguarding the rights and interests of data subjects and owners. Moreover, discussions will aim at finding a golden mean for reconciling private and public interests.

The key speakers of the forum include participants in the previous forums and also new faces: Anna Abramova (MGIMO Center for Artificial Intelligence); Evgeny Burnaev (Skoltech); Anton Gorelkin (Russian State Duma); Alexey Goreslavsky (Internet Development Institute); Vladimir Dozhdev (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation); Karen Kazaryan (Digital Economy); Irina Levova (Internet Research Institute); Alexey Lukatsky (Positive Technologies); Andrey Neznamov (Sberbank); Alexander Pavlov (Russian Information Technology Development Fund); Sergey Plugotarenko (Digital Economy); Maria Saikina (RAEC); Olesya Sukhanos (Megafon); Aleksandr Tiulkanov (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies); Roman Chaplygin (Solar), and many others.

For the detailed forum program, visit the website.

Become part of the discussions at RIGF 2024! Participation in the forum is free, but registration is required.

The Russian Internet Governance Forum serves as a unique platform for fostering multilateral dialogue among government officials, business circles, and representatives of public organizations concerning internet regulation matters. The event is held by the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ., the Center for Global IT-Cooperation, and with support from the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.

RIGF 2024 strategic information partners are Izvestiya and RG Media.

Information partners: Public News Service, Vechernyaya Moskva newspaper, the Regional Information Agency of the Moscow Region, PRO BIZNES television channel, RSpectr, Otrkytye Sistemy Publishing House, the online portals Moskva 24,, Pervy Natsionalny, HELPINVER – Open a New Russia,,,,, Mobile Telecommunications,,, as well as the magazines Vestnik Svyazi, CONNECT. The World of Information Technologies, BIT.Business&Information Technology, and System Administrator.