Sporting programme


19 –26 May 2018

25 May
00:00–00:00
ROSCONGRESS CUP. Chess tournament
Pavilion F, Сhess lounge
The chess tournament is a real gem of the Forum: members of the Russian and foreign political and business elites, outstanding figures in sports and culture, and delegates from all walks of life will compete in the intellectual struggle for the Roscongress Cup.

Participants may attend the event by showing their badges. More details are available in your personal web office.


25 May
05:30–07:30
ROSCONGRESS CUP. SPIEF RACE 2018
Krestovsky Island, St. Petersburg
The Roscongress Cup. SPIEF Race 2018, which is part of the SPIEF sporting programme, will take place on Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg. Forum participants, as well as residents and guests of St. Petersburg, will have an opportunity to run a distance of 5,000 metres.

The run is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation with the support of the Russian Triathlon Federation.

To participate in the race, please use the link to register.


25 May
09:00–18:00
Peace Rally
Convention and Exhibition Centre EXPOFORUM
The international project ‘Peace Rally’ which will be held this year under the mottos ‘Russia and Europe Together’ and ‘Russia and the Western Countries Travel Along One Peacemaking Road’ will be included in the programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Rally will be held for the second time in a row and will start from Monte Carlo on 16 May. The first stage is scheduled to finish by 23 May at the SPIEF venue and the participants themselves will take an active part in the Forum.

Such rare collectible antique cars as Buick 1947 Roadmaster, Morgan 1973, Aston Martin DB2, Morgan Threewheeler, MG Racing 1969, Rolls Royce Corniche, Citroen 1922 will participate in the Peace Rally.

The second stage of the rally starts from St. Petersburg on May 26. The ceremonial finish is scheduled for June 2 in Monaco, where the rally participants will meet Prince Albert II.

The number of participants will increase at this stage as Russian businessmen join the drivers in retro and sport cars.

Free entrance.


25 May
18:00–23:00
ROSCONGRESS CUP. Squash Tournament
PRO Sports Centre, 35/4, Ulitsa Marshala Govorova, Propaganda Business Centre
For the first time an open squash tournament will be held as part of the SPIEF 2018 sporting programme. The tournament will be hosted by St. Petersburg’s largest squash club, the PRO Sports Centre.At present, squash is experiencing a real boom the whole world over.
The game has the power to give one a long lasting energy boost and carries with it a charge of positive, creative energy. The excitement and thrill of the game have the power to fill your everyday routine with new sensations. Squash is a good fit for people of all different ages and degrees of physical fitness.
Representatives of the political and business elite will meet up in exciting clashes on the court. As a part of the tournament there will also be master classes and demonstration matches put on by the stars of squash.
Access to participate in the event is by accreditation. For more detailed information, please see your personal web office.