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The keynote of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has been approved

April 01, 15:12 UTC+3
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The Organizing Committee has approved the keynote topic and highlights of the business programme for the 20th anniversary St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The motto for SPIEF 2016, which will take place on June 16–18, is “Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality”. The discussion will cover five main topics:

  • Stimulating Demand, Seeking Growth
  • Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
  • The New Geo-economic Dynamics
  • Navigating Revolutions in Technology
  • The Human Dimension

The SPIEF programme includes a SCO Business Forum and a G20 Business Forum. Within the scope of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the tradition will continue of holding the Global Energy Awards Ceremony and the Energy Summit, in which heads of global fuel and energy majors will take part. In addition, there are plans for a special session of the Valdai Club and events of the Conversations with the Extraordinary cycle. For the first time, on the sidelines of the Forum, the first Conference for the Sustainable Development of the Arctic will be held. The discussions will be held in traditional forum formats such as workshops, roundtables, business breakfasts and TV debates.

Day zero of the SPIEF will feature the second Russian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Forum. The first Conference for the Sustainable Development of the Arctic is scheduled to take place on the Forum’s sidelines.

More than 200 leading experts from Russia, Europe, the US, Asia and Australia participated in developing the Forum programme. As Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov notes in this connection, “the Forum platform is open to all participants without exception. As in previous years, we intend to have a constructive dialogue with all interested parties. I am convinced that the Forum programme will fully demonstrate this”.

Please visit www.forumspb.com for more details about the SPIEF programme.

Background:

Russia’s premier economic forum, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum first took place in 1997 and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation. Over the past decade, SPIEF has become a leading international venue for interaction among representatives of the business community. SPIEF attracts over 10,000 participants from the world’s major economies annually, including heads of state, political leaders, executives of major corporations, and leading global experts from academia and the media.

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