The three-day St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) kicked off on 6 June, bringing together high-profile politicians as well as representatives of major international companies and organisations.
Over the past two decades, SPIEF, which has been held since 1997, has become one of the leading global platforms to discuss global economic issues.
In 2019, delegations from nearly all the EU countries, including Germany, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Hungary and others, as well as senior officials from Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, the Central African Republic and Ivory Coast, are taking part in various business sessions of the forum.
The 2019 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) has attracted thousands of companies, businessmen, and officials from around the world to discuss the global economy and Russia's place in it.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told journalists at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Saturday that he sees no reason as to why the production of Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft should be stopped after the deadly fire aboard the plane in early May.
For scientists the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, is a venue to announce the results of their work, and get the attention of world politicians, economists, and business people to the technical progress and innovations being made. For one to succeed this has to be done in a simple form to help leaders make the correct decisions.
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ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Huawei shared plans on cooperation with Russia during the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with entrepreneurs at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev said Friday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and South Sudanese Vice President Taban Deng Gai discussed the ongoing conflict settlement process in the African country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Although the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is mostly known for attracting major politicians and businessmen, sharing their visions for the future of both the Russian and global economy, the venue has much more to offer than that.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting with the heads of foreign companies during the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow on Wednesday, beginning a state visit to Russia in order to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and take part in the ongoing St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has participated at the Russian-Chinese Energy Business Forum, held at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum (SPIEF), speaking about cooperation between Moscow and Beijing.
The Russian president touched upon a variety of issues during his speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which annually attracts heads of states, corporate leaders, and researchers from around the world.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Chinese President Xi Jinping called US President Donald Trump his friend and expressed confidence that the US leader did not want to completely sever ties with China.
Sputnik has spoken at 2019 SPIEF to Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of Rostec, chairman of the Union of Russian Mechanical Engineers, to find out about promising markets for Rostec, and specifically about Latin American markets.
Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, told Sputnik about the situation in the Russian economy against the backdrop of sanctions and how European companies are ready to return to cooperation, as well as about the association’s joint activities with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Sputnik has discussed changes in the labour market, the impact of digitalisation of the economy on the labour market, and the value of employees with Ian Colebourne, CEO of Deloitte CIS.
Sputnik has spoken to Tero Vauraste, President and CEO of Mariadi Ltd., Finland, Vice Chairman of Arctic Economic Council, to find out more about the SPIEF World Ocean Session, trade routes in the Arctic, and the process of handover between Finland and Iceland.
In the most recent development of the US-Huawei row, Facebook has reportedly stopped pre-installing its apps, including WhatsApp and Instagram, on Huawei devices, even on existing models.
ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Russia is interested in expanding the presence of Chinese companies on its market and highly appreciates the willingness of China’s businesses to work jointly, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving a speech at a plenary session during the second day of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), along with Chinese President Xi Jinping, President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev, and other politicians.
Rishabh Sethi, Head of Global projects in BRICS International Forum, told Sputnik about the role of public diplomacy in the processes taking place in large international associations, such as BRICS.