"Another traditional event in the program with the president, it is held every year, it is really very valuable and important, is a meeting with the heads of the largest foreign companies and business associations. The heads of such companies as BP, Siemens, Huawei, Shell, Boeing, Total, Volvo, Toyota, etc. [will attend the meeting]," Ushakov said.
SPIEF, held annually in Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg, is a major global platform for communication between business representatives and the discussion of crucial economic issues. The upcoming event will start on Thursday and will continue until Saturday. Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is the official media partner of the forum.