On the SPIEF forum in St. Petersburg is expected 12 thousand participants

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Interest in the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF) has grown considerably, this year is expected to about 12 thousand participants, said in an interview to the leading news agencies of Russia, the Governor of the city Georgy Poltavchenko.

«According to the organizing Committee, it is expected that about 12 thousand participants. Interest in the St. Petersburg forum has grown very significantly. Two weeks before the opening of the confirmation received 15% more than the same time a year ago. Thirty-nine Ministers from 26 countries have expressed their desire to come to St. Petersburg, the heads of the 250 largest foreign companies, 74 Russian regions, the UN Secretary General, the Prime Minister of India, the President of Moldova and President of the Republika Srpska», he said.

According to the Governor, in the main business program of the forum includes 108 events.

«Also about half more than last time, business representatives requested rooms for conducting negotiations. Even with the commissioning of new hotels, negotiation is still lacking. And this year every place of the stand at least two candidates. That is, our forum isn’t just living, it attracts more and more attention and interest. There is a growing number of experts and representation of the world of business,» — said Poltavchenko.

St. Petersburg international economic forum, the main issue will be the search for a new balance in the global economy, will be held June 1-3 in St. Petersburg. The forum is held since 1997, and since 2006 is held under the patronage and with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation. SPIEF has become the world’s leading platform for communication of representatives of business circles and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets and the world at large.