This year marked the 25th edition of SPIEF, which has established itself as a sought-after global networking platform among foreign leaders, heads of major Russian and international companies, and leading experts in science, the media, business and civil society.
The flagship event on the Forum programme is the plenary session, which was attended this year by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Foreign leaders General Secretary of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi participated with video addresses.
The theme of the anniversary edition of SPIEF was ‘New Opportunities in a New World’. The main business programme of SPIEF 2022 was divided into four thematic areas: ‘The New Economic Order: Responding to the Challenges of the Time’, ‘The Russian Economy: New Objectives and Horizons’, ‘Modern Technology for Humanity: Building a Responsible Future’ and ‘Investment in Development as Investment in People’.
The Forum included six bilateral business dialogue events with foreign partners from Egypt, China, Africa, Latin America, Turkey and Iran, as well as meetings with representatives of BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union, and ASEAN.
In addition to the main business programme, the Forum also hosted:
- The Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum
- The International Youth Economic Forum
- The B20 Regional Consultation Forum
- The Creative Business Forum
- The Drug Security Forum
- The SPIEF Junior Dialogue
- The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ Forum
and several thematic platforms: the Innovation Space, the VinoGrad themed venue, the International Centre for Joint Initiatives (ICJI), the Roscongress Club and the Your SPIEF stand.
The international economic event was attended by more than 130 high-ranking officials, including vice presidents and prime ministers of foreign countries, heads of foreign cities and regions, foreign ministers, heads of parliament, representatives of leading international organizations and associations, and heads of diplomatic corps.
The Forum was covered by 3,500 media representatives from 33 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, the Donetsk People's Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldova, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, Uzbekistan, the USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.