SPIEF Sport Games

By days
16 June
Clean Games
For the first time, the SPIEF sports programme includes the Clean Games, a team competition aimed at cleaning up green spaces. Participants compete to collect and sort litter, with the chance to win prizes.

Forum participants will step outside the conference halls and engage in a joint environmental volunteering experience, thereby demonstrating their dedication to taking tangible steps towards environmental stewardship.

The event will be held as a mini-festival, featuring music, a host, a banner photo zone, a picnic and an awards ceremony.

The event will be held in compliance with all COVID-19 prevention measures.

You will be able to register for the games in your personal web office after 22 May 2023.

16 June
Simultaneous chess match with a Grandmaster using artificial intelligence
For the first time at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, there will be a simultaneous chess match using artificial intelligence.

Renowned grandmasters Sergey Karjakin and Teimour Radjabov will be challenged by 12 Forum participants, assisted by the newly developed Russian software Mendeleev Chess. Under the rules of the match, the software will guide Forum participants through every second move.

The programme, created by Karjakin and Radjabov, was created under the umbrella of Innopraktika and is powered by artificial intelligence.

The event will be held in compliance with all COVID-19 prevention measures.

You will be able to register for the session in your personal web office.

16 June
Yawara Challenge Judo Tournament
Универсальный зал NOVA ARENA, Гражданский пр., д. 100
The Yawara Challenge judo tournament will be held for the third time as part of SPIEF. One of the most titled clubs in Europe and Russia, Yawara-Neva, alongside Lokomotiv, will meet foreign clubs from friendly countries on the tatami.

The competition will be staged in three rounds of five five-minute bouts in a head-to-head format.

Key achievements of the Russian participating clubs:
Yawara-Neva – Eight-time winner of the European Club Judo Championship (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017).

Lokomotiv – Silver medal in the European Club Judo Championships – Europa League (2015).

Access to the event is by invitation only.

The event will comply with all COVID-19 safety measures.

16 June
White Nights 2023 International Aikido Festival
Клуб айкидо «Ленкай», наб. Обводного канала, д. 123Б
Join the world of aikido and other Japanese martial arts at the White Nights Festival. It will be held for the 31st time and is already a traditional event for the Forum.

At the Festival, participants will showcase their training sessions and kenjutsu and jōdō techniques.

The Festival aims to promote and develop aikido in Russia through strengthening friendly and cultural ties between cities and clubs in Russia, the CIS and non-CIS countries, improving skills and sharing experience.

16 June
'Come to the Table' table tennis tournament
A meeting with three-time world champion and 19-time Russian table tennis champion Maxim Shmyrev will be held at the We lodge country club at the Copper Lake. The organizers have invited experts and professionals to discuss the development of table tennis in Russia. Specifically, they have identified 10 comprehensive schools in the North-West region where the introduction of table tennis into the curriculum is planned.

Мероприятие будет проходить с соблюдением всех мер по профилактике COVID-19.

16 June
Roscongress Basketball Cup
Sibur Arena, 8, Futbolnaya Alleya
The gala match will be held in the much-loved format of a clash between the two capitals, Moscow and St. Petersburg. The match will be supported by Zenit Basketball Club. Last year, the match was won by the team from the city on the River Neva, led by Zenit Football Club General Director Alexander Medvedev. Let's see if he can lead his team to victory this year again.

The gala match participants will have a unique opportunity to play in the Sibur Arena, the home of one of the giants of European basketball. Zenit's leading basketball players will lead teams made up of Forum participants, major business leaders and government representatives.

You can register for the event in your personal web office.

The event will comply with all COVID-19 safety measures.

16 June
Roscongress Squash Cup
Сквош клуб «Октябрь», Октябрьская набережная, д. 6, лит. В
The Roscongress Squash Cup returns to the SPIEF sports programme in a new team championship format. You are invited to join the Forum team or make up your own four-player corporate team.

The Forum's squash tournament offers adrenaline, breakneck velocity, unbelievable reactions, and extreme speed. Thanks to the sport’s simple rules, everyone is welcome to try their hand.

The event will be held in compliance with all COVID-19 prevention measures.

You will be able to register for the tournament in your personal web office.