Russian economic forum on June 1-3

Dhaka,  Fri,  18 August 2017
Published : 17 May 2017, 14:01:19 | Updated : 17 May 2017, 14:02:19
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Russian economic forum on June 1-3

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), also known as Russian economic forum, is scheduled to take place on June 1-3, 2017.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian PM Narendra Modi, and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern will attend the important event, according to a report of Russian Times.  

Some 39 ministers from 26 countries have confirmed their participation in the forum, with a total estimated number of participants, including businessmen and representatives of various international organisations, exceeding 5,000.  

Among others, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Fatih, the heads of 250 foreign companies, including BP, Total, and Boeing, are also expected to arrive in St. Petersburg., the cultural capital of Russia.

More than 70 Russian regional heads and over 700 of the country’s companies have also signed up to discuss key global economic and financial issues with international partners.

SPIEF is known to be a major deal-making event, with $17 billion worth of deals not subject to commercial secrecy made in 2016.

This year’s SPIEF promises the most intensive programme in the forum’s history, with a total of 108 business events planned.

- AK
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