Press centre

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum press centre is a modern, interactive venue offering a comfortable working environment for the media. It is located in pavilion H of the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. SPIEF-accredited media representatives, representatives of media partners, and employees of the host broadcaster may access the press centre. A badge is required, which can be collected from the accreditation points.

Press centre working hours

5 June
08:00–20:00
6–7 June 08:00–24:00
8 June
08:00–18:00




Work stations for media representatives

Media work area

Total area: 1,160 m2
Location: press centre (pavilion Н)
Capacity: 300 seats, 10-seat panel area, moderator’s podium

Purpose:
Work area for media representatives, offering 150 pre-equipped work stations, as well as 150 stations where users can connect their own equipment. Work stations will not be assigned to individual journalists or media organizations. Various press events will take place in the media work area throughout SPIEF, except during live broadcasts of plenary sessions and other key Forum events.

Media partner sector

Total area: 430 m2
Location: press centre (pavilion Н)
Capacity: 120 seats

Purpose:

A media work area for SPIEF media partners only. This area is designed for 120 pre-equipped work stations assigned to media organizations in accordance with partnership agreements.

Entry to the media partner sector requires a pass, which can be obtained from the senior administrator. The pass is valid for the duration of SPIEF.

Please note: live broadcasts of the Forum plenary session, as well as other key events, will take place in the media work areas.


Rooms for press events

In order to ensure that media representatives enjoy a comfortable working environment, aside from the media work area, the Forum venue will also have rooms available for press conferences, briefings, and signing ceremonies, as well as interview lounge and press points.

Press hall H3

Total area: 205 m2
Место расположения: press centre (pavilion Н)
Capacity: 100 seats, 6-seat panel area

Signing ceremony halls H1 and H2

Location: press centre (pavilion Н)

Capacity: 70 seats, 8-seat panel area

Signing ceremony point


Location: Passage
Capacity: 4-seat panel area

For more details about services and terms, please visit the BUSINESS SERVICES section.

It will be possible to book the customary protocol and organizational support services for signing ceremonies at any venue within the Forum press centre provided by the SPIEF Organizing Committee for press events (press conferences, briefings, signing ceremonies, interviews, and live media events).

For more details about services and terms, please visit the BUSINESS SERVICES section.


Interview lounge


Location: press centre (pavilion Н)
Area: 32 m2
Equipment: sofa, armchair, coffee table, 12 chairs.

A separate room for conducting individual interviews with St. Petersburg International Economic Forum participants. The maximum time allowed for any one interview is 45 minutes.


Press Points

Location

Press point 1

Next to conference hall D1

Press point 2

Pavilion F

Press point 4

Pavilion G

Press point 5

Pavilion H

Purpose: communication between participants in the official programme and media representatives. Press points are designed in the SPIEF brand style and equipped with a PA system.

YOU CAN APPLY FOR A ROOM FOR A PRESS EVENT VIA THE BUSINESS SERVICES


Information services

Information and Service Centres

The press centre (ExpoForum pavilion H) features information and services points where you will find information on access to Forum events, changes to the programme, services offered, announcements of Forum press events, and other information, in both Russian and English. In the event of any technical difficulties with press centre equipment or your own personal equipment, please contact our Technical Support Service.

Distribution of press releases

Press releases alerting media to press events will be posted on the official SPIEF website in the Press Events Programme in the Media section, and will also be available at the information stand at the press centre entrance, next to the information and services point, as well as in the television and radio area of the International Broadcast Centre. All materials will be available in both Russian and English.

Press event schedule

At the end of May 2019, the Press Events Programme will be posted in the Media section on forumspb.com. The programme will list the location, time, topic, and announcements of press conferences, briefings, and signing ceremonies planned by Forum participants at the SPIEF venue. This service will help you plan your time at the Forum.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi internet access will be provided throughout the press centre. The network name is Roscongress and the password is spief2019.

Public address system

This will keep you informed of the time and location of all major SPIEF press events. This service is available in the press centre and in the media restaurant.


Broadcasts of SPIEF events

Live broadcasts of all Forum events

Live broadcasts of the plenary session and other key Forum events will be shown on screens in the press centre (and in the media work area, media partner section, and dining areas).

Portable radios for simultaneous interpreting will be handed out to media representatives at the event entrance in exchange for a business card or press pass.

Broadcast of Forum sessions and TV coverage

Broadcasts will be shown on flat-screen televisions located in all Forum pavilions. They will feature live broadcasts of events and TV coverage by major Russian and international channels.

Online broadcasts on the Forum website

All events in the Forum business programme will be available for viewing online in real time on the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum website, forumspb.com.

SPIEF 2019 Information TV

For the convenience of media representatives, flat-screen TVs will be available in the press centre to enable journalists to watch live broadcasts of Forum events, as well as to learn about:

  • Schedule of Forum business programme events
  • Cultural and sporting programme schedule
  • The SPIEF Index project, presented by SPIEF and EY. The SPIEF Index is a graphic representation of online interest in Forum topics. The automatic system analyzes in real time the intensity of coverage of key topics on social networks, blogs, and online media sites in Russian and English
  • The SPIEF Channel, a project presented by SPIEF and PwC featuring interviews with senior managers from major Russian and international companies, government officials, and politicians on important economic issues
  • The TASS Windows is a collection of videos showing slide shows lasting between three and five minutes. Each slide features a photograph and text highlighting major news stories reported by TASS
  • SPIEF Points of View, presented jointly with PwC, shows dynamic, real-time results of polls conducted among Forum participants on current economic issues
  • Many other interesting projects.