PETERSBURG, Russia, July 2, 2012 / PRNewswire / – Three presidents, two prime ministers and dozens of senior ministry officials, more than 75 of the top executives of Fortune 1000, and over 400 personalities from the fields of business and finance in Russia were among the 5,000 who gathered on the 16th. International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg on 21-23 June to discuss, debate and networking do what is necessary to have a “Leadership that works.”
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Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, gave the opening speech, and four other heads of state also attended the Forum this year: Sauli Niinistö , President of Finland , Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Nikola Gruevski , Prime Minister of Macedonia and Amolo Raila Odinga Prime Minister of Kenya.
a comprehensive official program that emphasized the interactions between global leaders and dealt with economic, political and technological important that shape the global agenda, participants could choose from more than one hundred of plenary sessions, debates 28 Interactive panel, four breakfasts and lunches sector, 10 roundtables, seven presentations and other events involving politicians and businessmen from different countries. The Business Forum included a total of 77 events (compared to 63 conducted in 2011).
SPIEF 2012 program has been prepared keeping in mind four main pillars of content: Securing the future , Realizing the potential of Russia , Reply to technologies Impact , Leadership in Focus .
The consensus among the participants of the main issues facing Russia and the world included the financial crisis in Europe, changes in leadership in major economies, political instability in the Middle East, the volatility of energy prices, increased demand from emerging markets technological innovations and their impact on business and government sectors, and the growing role of emerging economies in the development of regional and global agendas.
Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, outlined a broad agenda and foreign in his keynote address at the plenary session, emphasizing that he considered his main task from now on be the implementation of a large-scale transformation for the country’s political economy .
As tradition, the Global Energy prize was handed over to the jury celebrating developments in energy equipment into space. The award recipients were scholars Boris Katorgin, Valery Kostyuk and British scientist Rodney John Allam , and 33 million rubles were divided equally among the three.
SPIEF 2012 expanded its series of televised debates this year, involving both national and international broadcasters. The Russia Today co-produced “Crossroads of Europe: post-crisis scenarios” and dealt with the main steps that need to be taken to solidify confidence in the eurozone. Debates organized in conjunction with the channel CNBC focused on the theme “Banking in the XXI century: new models for a new era” while Bloomberg has focused on “New emerging financial centers.” CNN co-held a debate on the “BRIC demand”, while the Caixin Media aired a debate on the economic model of the transformer China : “Evolution or division.” Finally, Reuters TV helped produce a session on the changes in investment strategy for emerging markets in the “Identifying Alpha.”
A series of individual discussions entitled “Conversations to make a difference” were presented as part of the business of the SPIEF 2012, which included respected leaders of Russia and other countries in sectors such as politics, business, finance and technology, such Henry Kissinger Yevgeny Primakov Gerard Lopez Lloyd Blankfein Oleg Deripaska , among others.
contracts worth 360 billion rubles were signed in SPIEF 2012, the number of participants exceeded 5,300 people.
International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg in 2012 proved to be more advantageous in terms of contracts and negotiations than in previous years. A total of 84 contracts were signed as part of SPIEF 2012, with nine of them having a combined value of more than 360 billion rubles, as well as four loan agreements by 164.4 billion rubles.
SPIEF 2012 was relatively balance compared to participants with 1,018 representatives of Russian companies in Russia and 942 international business executives. Among the participants in the Forum program had more than 157 leading executives of multinational companies and 447 executives of leading Russian companies. 290 personalities from the government and representatives of official delegations from 77 countries participated in the SPIEF in 2012.