Greetings to the participants from the representatives of the city Administration. Presentations: Mr. Alexander Chuyev (Moscow - St. Petersburg), Deputy of the State Duma, Vice-Chairman of Committee for Public Associations and Religious Organizations. The charity law and the possibilities of changes in tax legislation as elements of a legal state.
12:00-13:30 Plenary session(Conference Hall, Angleterre Hotel) Presentations: Dr. Yulia Hodorova (Moscow), Development Manager, Russian Representative Office of Charities Aid Foundation (UK - Russia). Effective charity in Russia: challenges and approaches. Archpriest Alexander (Stepanov) (St. Petersburg), Chairman, Charity Department of St. Petersburg Eparchy. Collaboration of the Russian Orthodox Church with state and public organizations in the social sphere. Mr. Keshav Govind Parande (India), General Manager of SEWA International. Charity in India since Historical Time.
13:30-15:00 Charity exhibition, publications on charity, charity lottery. Fourchette.(Gallery of the Ground Floor)
15:00-16:30 Plenary session(Conference Hall, Angleterre Hotel) Presentations: Mr. Alexei Stern (St. Petersburg), Head of Department of North-Western Regional Management of URALSIB Financial Corporation. Charity program "URALSIB gives hope: education, work, habitation". Mrs. Anna Orlova (St. Petersburg), Manager of partnership program of the Centre for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's). Non-governmental organizations in St. Petersburg - modern tendencies.
Prof. Matthias Benad (Germany), Professor of Bielefeld University. Privatization of state charity in Western Europe. Mr. Ashok Chowgule (India), Vice-President of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Voluntarism in Hindu charities. Mr. Frank Fabel (Germany), Executive Director of Fabel, Werner & Schnittke. How to prevent misuse of donated funds? Internal control, state control, external control.
20:00 Dinner (please, place your orders in advance, choose from the list of downtown restaurants - see Evening Proposals on the board)
17 June, Saturday
9:45-10:00 Additional registration for those who are visiting charitable organizations (The Main Hall, Angleterre Hotel)
10:00-12:30 Morning visit of the two groups to the Charity/Investment Organizations (see List of Charitable Organizations)
International Workshop (Round Tables) "Spiritual Investment and Scientific Research-Concepts and Experiences of Charity Investment and Practical Sponsorship" supported by the Additional Grant Award from LSI/Metanexus Program
10:30-12:30 Round Table (1): Charity/investment issues in Science & Education (Bulgakov Hall, 3rd Floor). Leaders: Prof. Tatiana Pavlova (Moscow), Chief Expert, Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Dr. Natalia Pecherskaya (St. Petersburg), Rector of St. Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy.
14:15-16:30 Afternoon visit of two groups to the Charity/Investment Organizations (see List of Charitable Organizations)
15:00-16:30 Round Table (2): Charity/investment issues in Religion & Culture (The House of Mercy, nab. Leytenanta Shmidta, 39) Leaders: Prof. Edmund Weber (Germany), Dean, Department of Comparative Religion, Frankfurt University, Archpriest Alexander (Stepanov) (St. Petersburg), Director, The House of Mercy
17:00-18:30 Round Table Meetings:
Round Table (3): Non-governmental organizations and management in charity/investment (Pavlova-1 Hall, Ground Floor). Leaders: Ms. Brigitte Lafrechoux (France), Chief Manager, Romanov Foundation, Mr. Hanno Gundert (Germany), Chief Manager, "German-Russian Exchange" public organization
Round Table (4): Mass media on charity/investment (Pavlova-2 Hall, Ground Floor). Leaders: Mr. Arkady Sosnov (St. Petersburg), Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Maecenas", Mr. Greg Sandstrom (Canada), Correspondent for "St. Petersburg Times"
19:30 - Departure for the cruise boat
18 June, Sunday
15:30-17:00 Open Discussion of the results of the Conference Press-conference (Pavlova Hall, Ground Floor)