Full-time SPIEF 2021 will give new impetus to the development of business ties amid the pandemic
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the participants, organizers and guests of the 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which will be held at the Expoforum Exhibition and Convention Center on June 2-5, subject to strict security measures. measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
As the head of state noted, according to the established tradition, the forum will discuss the key, most pressing issues of the modern economy with the participation of government officials, heads of large companies, corporations and banks, authoritative experts, and young people. entrepreneurs who have already started a successful business.
“Such an open constructive dialogue is especially important today, when it is necessary to jointly overcome the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected the life of all countries and significantly limited international contacts. Other socio-economic problems related to poverty, education and employment, labor market prospects, violation of the practice of fair competition require the most serious attention, ”the President of the Russian Federation said in his greeting published on the Kremlin website. …
“It is obvious that without building equal and constructive cooperation between members of the world community, expanding multifaceted business ties, it is impossible to effectively resist global challenges and provide conditions for sustainable development. We have been doing this work for a long time within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, promoting the principles of free trade, mutually beneficial exchange of investments and technologies. Our country is interested in closer economic, scientific and technical cooperation with partners in other regions. We are ready to share our experience in areas such as healthcare and digitalization, together improve telecommunications, energy and transport infrastructure, work on the most important aspects of the environmental and climate agenda, ”the text says.
In addition, in his greeting, Vladimir Putin, who is expected to personally participate in the SPIEF plenary session, expressed confidence that the agreements and agreements reached at the forum would serve the development of international relations and contribute to the implementation of new economic projects.
The main theme of SPIEF 2021 is “Together again. Economics of the New Reality ”. The main business program consists of four thematic blocks: “Joining efforts for the sake of development”, “National development goals: from goals to results”, “Man in a new reality. Responding to global challenges ”and“ Technologies expanding horizons ”.
According to the information provided on the website of the Roscongress Foundation, which is the organizer of the forum, on the sidelines of the SPIEF cross-country dialogues with representatives of the business communities of Africa, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Latin America, North America, Finland, France, Sweden, Japan and the EAEU-ASEAN dialogue “. The business program includes over 130 expert discussions and covers a wide range of topics for the development of various sectors of the economy.
“The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this year will be the first large-scale business event after a forced break in face-to-face events. We provided support to foreign guests of the forum for unhindered entry into the Russian Federation, and representative delegations from many countries confirmed their participation. A significant part of the business program is devoted to issues of cooperation, international cooperation for development. Today we have already found ourselves in a new reality, the world has changed, our task is to rebuild, and for this it is extremely important to unite our efforts, to build a dialogue both at the national and international levels, ”said Anton Kobyakov. Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the Forum Organizing Committee (Anton Kobyakov).
Qatar will host SPIEF 2021.
It is expected that his delegation will become one of the most numerous in the history of the country’s participation in international economic forums: representatives of 50 Qatari organizations will come to St. Petersburg. Within the framework of the SPIEF business program, discussions are planned on the development of trade, economic and cultural relations between Russia and Qatar. In addition, the Russia-Qatar Business Dialogue will take place – a high-level discussion on the further development of investment opportunities.
Foreign participants of SPIEF include Patrick Pouyann, Chairman and CEO of Total; Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Wintershall Dea GmbH; Christian Bruch,
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