The opening of the MAEF was covered in the Economics supplement to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta (Federal Issue of 15.05.19)
. In the RG, the President of the RAS and Co-Chair of the MAEF Alexander Sergeyev
drew attention to the three most important aspects of the 1st MAEF, its focus and important role. The Economics supplement also published an interview was published with the Co-Chair of the MAEF, President of the Free Economic Society of Russia and the International Union of Economists Sergey Bodrunov, analysis pieces by Academician of the RAS, Head of the Economic Theory and Policy Departmnr at RANEPA Abel Aganbegyan, Deputy Head of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations at the Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksei Kuznetsov, Board Member of the VEO of Russia, Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Ivanov, Vice President of the VEO of Russia, Rector of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Viktor Grishin, Vice President of the VEO of Russia, Rector of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Eskindarov, Vice President of the VEO of Russia, Academic Director at the Publishing House Ekonomicheskaya gazeta Yuri Yakutin, Board Member of the VEO of Russia, Deputy Chair (Chief Economist) at Vnesheconombank Andrey Klepach, Vice President of the VEO of Russia, Executive Director of the Witte Institute of New Industrial Development Sergey Alexander Zolotarev, and Vice-President of the VEO of Russia, Director of the Institute of Socioeconomics at the Moscow University of Finance and Law Alexander Buzgalin.The Rossiyskaya gazeta published a report
covering the 1st MAEF. The publication cites the words of Sergey Bodrunov on the interdependence of technological and economic development: "It is obvious that the future economic leaders are leaders in technology. To be able to make an economic breakthrough, we need to transform the very essence of Russia's economy and its structure. There is no time for a long preparation. Scientists should promptly formulate recommendations for a successful transition to a new reality in the context of the ongoing technological revolution."