SPIEF 2018

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The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. It’s held annually since 1997. Over the last 20 years SPIEF has become a leading global platform for business community, where the businessmen can meet and discuss the key economic issues. 

SPIEF is now held at the new venue ExpoForum which was opened in 2014. It’s a modern convention and exhibition centre that meets the standards of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.    

SPIEF 2018 Business Programme

The main theme of the Business Programme this year will be Building a Trust Economy.

The key issue for discussions and panel sessions are the following:

  • The Global Economy in an Era of Change
  • Harnessing Russia’s Growth Potential
  • Technology for Leadership
  • Human Capital in the Digital Economy

The programme includes Business Dialogues and Business Breakfasts.

SPIEF 2018 Sporting Programme

  • Gala hockey match ‘Forum Team – St. Petersburg Government Team’
  • Gala basketball match ‘Forum Team – St. Petersburg Government Team’
  • Friendly match between the women’s national teams of Russia and France on sabre fencing
  • SPIEF 2018 International Golf Tournament
  • White Nights tennis tournament
  • St. Petersburg Corporate Games
  • Ladoga Trophy Raid start ceremony
  • Leningrad Retro Rally

SPIEF 2018 Cultural Programme

  • 2018 Sand Sculpture Festival
  • Tulip Festival on Yelagin Island
  • A charity concert at the Fabergé Museum
  • Grand opening of the 26th St. Petersburg Palaces International Music Festival
  • Gala performance to mark the 200th anniversary of Marius Petipa’s birth
  • Event hosted by the Governor of St. Petersburg in celebration of the 22nd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

This event will take place on the Palace Square in the heart of St. Petersburg. This year the guests will be able to witness the unique musical show Classics at the Palace Square, a major city event. The concert will feature world opera stars, including the spectacular duo Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak, the magnificent soprano Valentina Naforniţa. 

  • Singing Bridges Light and Music Show
  • Festive Fireworks over the Neva River

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