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St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF)


About the Forum

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.

Over the last 20 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for representatives of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole. 

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 was attended by over 12,000 participants from 133 countries, including heads of state and government from emerging economies, heads of major corporations, and the world’s leading experts in the fields of science, the media, and civil society.

Summary of SPIEF 2016

The programme of the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum included over 300 events. The Forum’s key event was the plenary session “Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality”, covered by 86 international television channels, including SPIEF Media Partners CNBC, Bloomberg, CCTV, and CNN.

Discussions hosted by the Forum were built around five programme pillars:

  • Sustaining Economic Expansion
  • Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
  • The New Geo-Economic Dynamics
  • Navigating Revolutions in Technology
  • The Human Dimension

More than 600 speakers and moderators participated in discussions and debates at the Forum.

The Forum was attended by over 40 Russian and 60 international high-ranking officials, as well as more than 600 heads of Russian companies and 300 foreign executives.

A total of 356 agreements were signed at the Forum, with a total value of RUB 1 trillion 46 million.

A total of 67 cultural and sporting events also took place as part of SPIEF 2016, including performances at the city’s theatres, concerts, exhibitions, hockey and tennis tournaments, a charity run, and many more.

More detailed information about the outcomes of SPIEF 2016 is available here.

Unique opportunities at SPIEF

An effective platform for business communication: meetings with colleagues, partners, experts, world business leaders, internationally recognized political figures, and leaders in science, culture, and the media. Areas of the Forum venue where meetings can be held are set aside for participants along with a range of services, including a Business Networking Platform, networking areas, foreign country lounges, the SPIEF Investment & Business Expo, themed lounge areas, and meeting rooms.

Conversations to make a difference: meetings with high-ranking Russian and international leaders, government representatives, and members of foreign delegations, including from BRICS, SCO, and CIS countries. The fundamental issues and trends affecting Russia, emerging economies, and the world are identified, analysed, and publicized.

Exchange of experience and expertise: showcasing and fostering business opportunities, creating new trends through innovative approaches, and information on cutting-edge technologies.

Media promotion: attendance of over 700 media companies, television link-ups from leading global TV companies for the entire duration of the event, and the opportunity to organize a press conference at the Forum venue.

Cultural programme: additional events allowing for more informal discussion. Forum participants and guests have the chance to visit Russia’s cultural capital in June, during the unique White Nights season, to see top theatrical productions from St. Petersburg’s theatres (which have been especially timed to coincide with SPIEF), and attend charity events.

Sports programme: the chance to become a spectator and attend sports tournaments, corporate games, football and hockey matches, and to forge new contacts in an atmosphere of sporting camaraderie and informal discussion. 

Participation formats

Participants of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 will be able to choose from two participation formats:

Premium Package

  • access to all events in the SPIEF business programme(except invitation-only events);
  • access to all events in the SPIEF cultural programme(except invitation-only events);
  • a set of SPIEF Premium Package handout materials.

Standard Package

  • access to all events in the SPIEF business programme(excluding the plenary session* and invitation-only events);
  • participation in some SPIEF cultural programme events;
  • a set of SPIEF Standard Package handout materials.

*Please note that Standard Package participants will not be granted access to the plenary session area in the run-up to and during the plenary session.

For more information, see: Participants

Participation fees

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For more information, see: Participants

Become a SPIEF partner

Legal entities and individuals registered in the Russian Federation or abroad who have contributed to the organization and preparation of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum are eligible to become SPIEF partners. This contribution may take the form of material, financial, technical, or other support, by agreement with the Forum organizers and in accordance with the terms of a signed agreement.

We are open to suggestions and are willing to work together to provide effective solutions for your business needs.

For more information, see: Partners

SPIEF Investment & Business Expo

SPIEF Investment & Business Expo is an exhibition taking place as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum:

  • a platform for companies to showcase their promising Russian and international investment projects. Presentations are given by company heads and regional government leaders;
  • a demonstration of B2B solutions and technologies by Russian and international companies;
  • constructive dialogue with heads of global corporations, government representatives, international experts, and the media.

The exhibition pavilion will house the SPIEF Presentation Area with the support of EY, which will feature an event programme highlighting the following:

  • the investment potential of Russia’s regions and various projects from major companies;
  • the development potential of regional and national projects over the coming years;
  • the needs of Russia today.

For additional information about the exhibition and other opportunities to promote your company at SPIEF, please contact the Roscongress Foundation Exhibition Sales and Marketing Directorate:

Tel.: +7 (495) 640 9291

Email: expo@roscongress.org

For more information, see: Exhibition

SPIEF events

Each year, a series of major regional events, business forums, and meetings between members of the business community is held as part of efforts to promote the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

In December 2015, the Roscongress Foundation launched a series of events entitled “Russia's Regions: New Areas of Growth” in collaboration with the Russian Export Center and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, with the support of EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council. The events are aimed at expanding investment opportunities and improving the export potential of Russia’s regions. Events under this series have taken place in Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Moscow, Tula, and Yaroslavl, and will continue to be held in 2017.

In addition to the regional events in Russia, each year the Roscongress Foundation also runs a series of overseas events aimed at maintaining cooperation between Russian and foreign officials, and the business and scientific communities. The practical nature of the Roscongress Foundation’s outreach events makes an important contribution to tackling the economic challenges facing Russia and the world today.

In 2015–2016, events were held in Italy, India, China, Germany, and Uruguay, and the 2016 programme concluded with the Russia–Iran Business Forum, which was held in Tehran. In 2017, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum overseas sessions are planned for the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland), Boao Forum for Asia (China), Hannover Messe (Germany), and business forums in Cuba and Italy.

More detailed information about SPIEF events is available here.

Contact information

Should you have any questions regarding participation in SPIEF, or require additional information about partner packages and opportunities for participation in the Forum’s events, please contact the Roscongress Foundation.

12, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow, 123610, Russia

88A, Sredny Prospekt, V.O., St. Petersburg, 199106, Russia

Information for participants:

+7 (812) 680 0000

Information about exhibitions:

+7 (495) 640 9291

Information for the media:

+7 (812) 635 8018


+7 (812) 680 0034