Press release SPIEF
Press release for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which will be held on 18-20th of June 2015, with support and participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press release SPIEF
March 5, 2015. Press-release.
SPIEF 2015 Programme Architecture
SPIEF 2015 Forum Theme: ‘Time to Act: Shared Paths to Stability and Growth’
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) will once again
bring together heads of states and governments, political leaders, CEOs and senior
executives of major Russian and international companies, leading experts,
representatives of Russian federal and regional authorities, media representatives as
well as government delegations from key economies on June 18–20, 2015. The theme
of this year’s Forum will be Time to Act: Shared Paths to Stability and Growth.
The business programme will be marked by a variety of international events
and formats. St. Petersburg has been chosen as the platform for key international
events of this year’s business agenda: the SCO and BRICS Business Forums and the
G20 Advisory Forum. The Forum will include an Energy Summit with the heads of
energy companies, a Media Summit, and a Young Leaders Forum.There will also be
a session of the Valdai Club Session, the first of its kind to ever take place at SPIEF.
New formats such as SPIEF DEBATE will be coupled with traditional panel
discussions, briefings, TV debates, arena debates, seminars, country-specific round
tables, business breakfasts, ‘Conversations with the Extraordinary’, and the Global
Energy and Development Prize awards ceremonies – which taken together promise to
create a rich and engaging platform for the exchange of ideas and insights on some of
the most pressing issues confronting global economics and business.
The discussions will cover four main topics of the programme:
GLOBAL ECONOMY: NEW CHALLENGES AND SHIFTING
Sessions on this topic include: the challenges facing the global economy and
financial system; current integration processes and collaboration between
integration associations and the oil, gas and energy industries; international
trade; global infrastructural projects, geopolitics and others.
RUSSIA: SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITIES
This group of sessions features discussions and presentations dedicated to
Russian industrial policy, structural reforms, crisis management measures, the
shift to domestic sources of capital, monetary policy, regional development and
continued steps to improve the Russian investment environment. The
programme also includes a presentation of the National Investment Climate
Rating of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as deep-
dive sessions on key growth sectors for the Russian economy.
HUMAN CAPITAL AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT
These sessions are dedicated to examining how talent can best be nurtured to
meet the needs of changing societies, reforms undertaken in education systems
and how such changes can better correspond to the needs of business;
balancing human resources, effective immigration policy, the impact of aging
global populations on economies, the modernization of healthcare, social
responsibility and philanthropy.
DISRUPTORS: TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGIES
These sessions cover issues ranging from technology transfer, intellectual
property and personal data protection to the development of efficient cyber
security systems, and what spurs transformative innovations.
The SPIEF agenda is developed with the input from leading business,
economics and finance figures; Russian and international media leaders;
representatives of professional business associations and think tanks; and prominent
government figures, scientists and experts the world over.
Detailed information about the Forum is available at the official website
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum annually brings together CEOs and top managers of
major Russian and international companies, heads of state and governments, political leaders, global experts,
representatives of federal and regional authorities, and official delegations from the world’s key regions. In
the last five years, the following world leaders have participated in SPIEF events and activities: Hu Jintao,
former President of China; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany; Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the
Netherlands; José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain; Finnish Presidents Tarja Halonen and
Sauli Niinistö; Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan; Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia;
Gjorge Ivanov, President of Macedonia; Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France; Mahinda Rajapaksa,
President of Sri Lanka; Yves Leterme, former Prime Minister of Belgium; Borut Pahor, former Prime
Minister of Slovenia; and Raila Amolo Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya. Key news-makers and
world experts such as Henry Kissinger, Lloyd Blankfein, Eric Schmidt, Daniel Yergin, Jim O’Neill, George
Magnus, Maria van der Hoeven, Yu Yongding, Gérard Lopez, Daniel Akerson, and many others have
presented at the Forum.