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, under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.
Over the last 21 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole.
SPIEF 2018, which was devoted to the key theme of Building a Trust Economy, brought together more than 17,000 participants from 143 countries. Attendees included more than 200 heads of major international companies and 700 heads of Russian companies.