According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the inflow of investments has decreased by 18% over the past year. When it comes to the attraction of foreign direct investments, for the first time ever developing countries are outstripping developed countries. What factors will determine the position of Central and Eastern European countries on the world economy map? What is the potential for development from the expert’s point of view? Will Russia be able to maintain its leadership in attracting investments in the region by developing a non-energy sector? These are the main issues open for discussion at the conference.