Dialogue with the World Economic Forum to be continued in Saint Petersburg
A meeting has taken place in Geneva between Alexander Stuglev, Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation, and Børge Brende, President of the Managing Board of the World Economic Forum. They discussed the opportunities for further cooperation within the forum format, particularly at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
"We have a positive experience working together while organizing the Russia House in Davos. We expect our partners to actively participate in the events of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. I am confident that SPIEF 2018 will become yet another example of successful cooperation with our colleagues. We have had close ties for several years, and we will work to maintain and strengthen them in the future”, Alexander Stuglev noted.
In 2018, the Roscongress Foundation organized the Russia House in Davos as Russia's official residence. It became possible due to the memorandum on cooperation signed between the Roscongress Foundation and the World Economic Forum, international organization for public-private partnership, at SPIEF 2017. Over a thousand people visited the Russia House. For more information, see the Russia House official website houserussia.com.
On June 1, St. Petersburg hosted the M-1 Challenge 79 MMA event as part of SPIEF 2017. The card was headlined by MMA legend, Russia’s own Alexander Shlemenko, and Brandon Halsey from the United States. In the end, it took Shlemenko just 25 seconds to avenge his 2014 submission loss to the American with a crushing kick to the body followed by a series of strikes to earn the TKO victory.
A special edition of Izvestia SPbGEU based on the outcomes of public discussions that took place at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 has been compiled with the support of the Roscongress Foundation. The volume is largely devoted to scientific articles offering a summary and theoretical interpretation of the outcomes of discussions that took place at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2019. Issues at the focus of discussions included the development of human capital, energy, the digital economy, legal support, the investment climate, technology, and developing the tourism sector.
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To the participants, organizers and guests of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019
I extend warm greetings to all the Forum participants and guests.
For more than two decades now, the Forum has been contributing in significant ways to finding answers to the key questions the world is facing today, and shaping a meaningful and constructive agenda for far-reaching international cooperation in the interests of sustainable and balanced development. This year government officials, prominent politicians and experts, as well as business leaders and researchers, will come together to discuss the future of the Russian and global economy and exchange views on various matters related to digitalisation and the technological challenges, as well as such urgent problems as climate change and growing social inequality.
We are all, undoubtedly, committed to promoting peace and security in the world, preserving and multiplying the cultural heritage of humankind so that people from across the world can fulfil their potential, get an education and work in dignity, confident in the future of their children. In order to deliver on these objectives, we need an economy that is strong and effective, honest and transparent global trade rules, free exchange in investment and technologies, and competition that is healthy and fair. Russia is open to proactive and equitable cooperation with all countries, regional and international organisations for achieving overall economic growth, developing transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructures, and promoting integration processes, including in Eurasia and the Asia-Pacific Region.
I strongly believe that the recommendations developed at the Forum and the agreements signed on its sidelines will serve the cause of enhancing international partnerships and building a prosperous future for our countries and peoples.
I hope you enjoy fruitful communication and wish you all the best.