Since 2013 the Valdai Discussion Club has been at the forefront of conceptualizing and discussing Russia’s turn to the East, becoming in 2015 the leading think tank on international cooperation in the Eurasian space. Each year the Valdai Club holds a series of events as part of this program, including the Asian Regional Conference, the Russian-Chinese Conference, and the Russia-Kazakhstan Expert Forum, which all bring together prominent experts from across the region. The Valdai Club is expected to contribute to preparations for the business program of the Eastern Economic Forum. In addition, the program provides for conducting in-depth analysis in the form of regular reports and papers. In 2019, the program will focus on the development of the Comprehensive Eurasian Partnership and Eurasian integration, strategic prospects for strengthening Russia’s positions in Asia, as well as devising practical recommendations to promote deeper economic and political cooperation in the region.