St. Petersburg International
The idea of a Free Trade Area (FTA) between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has moved into the realm of reality since the economics and trade ministers of Russia and ASEAN decided at a meeting to set up a study task force, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexei Ulyukayev told journalists.
The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place from June 1–3, 2017 in accordance with the decision of the President of the Russian Federation.
The Russian Public Relations Association (RASO) has announced the recipients of its annual PR awards, and the Roscongress Foundation has won the ‘Investment growth in Russia’ category for its series of SPIEF 2016 sessions, ‘Russia’s regions: new areas of growth’.
Russia increased oil supplies to China by 41.8% to 22.169 million tonnes, putting the country in first place for the five-month period from January to May this year, Chinese customs authorities report.
On June 16–18, the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was held, bringing together more than 12,000 participants from 133 countries, including media representatives and accompanying persons. On June 16, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office, and Chairman of the SPIEF Organizing Committee Sergei Prikhodko gave a welcome address at the official opening of the Forum.
The Arctic Welcomes Other Regions panel session took place as part of the Conference on the Economic Development of the Arctic. The Arctic’s environment calls for specifically designed technologies, products, and services, as well as a special template for cooperation between the various regional players.
A panel session entitled ‘Unified Transport Infrastructure in the Region: The Global Importance of the Northern Sea Route’ was held on June 18, 2016 as part of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
A Conference on the Economic Development of the Arctic was held as part of SPIEF 2016. The plenary session speakers presented on the topic of ‘International Cooperation for the Development of the Economic Potential of the Arctic Zone’.
A Conference on the Economic Development of the Arctic took place on June 18 as part of the Business Program of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
This panel session was held on the final day of SPIEF 2016 as part of the Conference on the Economic Development of the Arctic.
Vladimir Putin met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The presidents’ conversation took place at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum before the plenary session, in which they will take part.
At ‘The Economics of Sport: State, Media, and Business Working Together’ panel session, the participants discussed the prospects for development of sport as an efficient sector of the economy.
Vladimir Putin met with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
June 17, 2016 16:20St Petersburg President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi took part in the plenary session.
The participants in the morning panel session of the Forum’s second day discussed nature protection policy and green technologies, returns on and popularity of such technologies among producers.
The ‘If Not Oil, Then What? Russia’s Place in the New Global Trade Structure’ TV debates took place at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17.
TV Debates entitled ‘Enhancing the Competitiveness of Russia’s Investment Environment’ were held on June 17, 2016 in the framework of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
At SPIEF 2016, the participants in the panel session ‘Russian Industrial Production – Moving Up the Value Chain’, discussed strategic aspects of developing Russian industry.
On June 17, 2016, panel session titled ‘Re-Globalization: Tectonic Shifts in the Geo-Economic Landscape’ was held as part of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The session was attended by participants from Russia, the US, Denmark, India, Great Britain, Turkey, and France.
The representatives of Russian and American companies tried to estimate the current situation in the sphere of business and cooperation ties, presented possible government measures to provide more comfortable conditions of cooperation and assessed prospects for the development of relations between the United Stated and Russia.