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    St.Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016

    The agenda for SPIEF 2016, which is taking place on June 16-18 at a new venue for the first time in 20 years - at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre - includes business forums of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS, and the Business 20. According to the organizing committee, the number of contracts at SPIEF is expected to be no less than in 2015 when the total volume of agreements reached 293 billion rubles ($4.4 billion). Ushakov said June 14 that the number of SPIEF participants would exceed 10,000 this year, compared to 7,500 in 2015.