ST. PETERSBURG, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The welcome address at this year's Forum was delivered by Sergei Prikhodko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chief of Staff of the Government of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
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The Forum programme was unique in both scope and the subjects covered by a total of over 150 events. The main Forum programme included 84 events:
- Opening of the Forum and the panel discussion 'Economics: Frank Answers to Pressing Questions'
- Plenary Session 'Time to Act: Shared Paths to Stability and Growth'
- SCO Business Forum
- BRICS Business Forum
- B20 Regional Consultation Forum in the format of two panel discussions
- Valdai International Discussion Club session
- Media Summit
- 2 prize award ceremonies: Global Energy, Development Prize
- 44 main programme panel discussions
- 8 business roundtables
- 4 briefings
- 1 Sberbank of Russia Plenary Session;
- 6 events in TV debate format
- 3 events in the format 'Conversations with the Extraordinary'
- 2 discussions in roundtable format
- 3 business breakfasts
- 3 events within the scope of the Forum
A group of our experts worked at all the events, the outcome of which will be a selection of proposals on the results of the business programme for presentation to the President of the Russian Federation.
Over 668 speakers and moderators took part in the discussions at the Forum events.
The central event at the Forum was the Plenary Session 'Time to Act: Shared Paths to Stability and Growth', with the participation of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. This was covered by over 70 international TV channels, including our Media Partners: CNBC, Bloomberg, CCTV
The plenary session, roundtables and briefings were attended by 50 Russian VIPs: ministers, heads of federal agencies and services and 50 foreign VIP participants, including: Al-Najafi Osama, Vice President of Republic of Iraq; Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China; Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan; Saikhanbileg Chimediin, Prime Minister of Mongolia; Tun Nyan, Vice President of Republic of the Union of Myanmar; Dacic Ivica, First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia; Ljajic Rasim, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia; Matyushevski Vasili, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus; Mikvabya Artur, Prime Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia.
High level delegations attended the Forum from China, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and Nicaragua.
The participants in SPIEF 2015 totalled about 10,000, including the Media and accompanying persons.
The events were attended by participants from 120 countries, including Russia.
The Forum was attended this year by CEOs of 486 Russian companies and 319 of foreign companies. There was also a great deal of media interest in the Forum, with 2061 applications being received from 43 countries to participate in the event (excluding Russia).
In 2015, Forum Partners included 53 companies, including 4 General Partners: Sberbank of Russia, NK Rosneft, Vnesheconombank, OAO Gazprom; the Strategic Partner was JSC Rosseti; the Telecommunications Partner - OAO MegaFon, and the Intellectual Partner - PwC; the Business Networking Platform partner - EY.
SOURCE St Petersburg International Economic Forum