SPIEF Youth Day: Mentoring and Sharing Experience to Shape Russia's Future

SPIEF Youth Day: Mentoring and Sharing Experience to Shape Russia's Future

Business programme for the International Youth Economic Forum has been published. The event will be held during Youth Day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 8 June in St. Petersburg and will conclude SPIEF 2024. The event is organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

"The thematic name of the International Youth Economic Forum in 2024 is "Day of the Future". It reflects Russia's development priorities for the coming years: shaping the future of the country and society, which is closely linked to supporting the activities of young scientists, specialists, and entrepreneurs. An important step towards the implementation of this concept of national development was the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin "On Approval of the Fundamentals of State Policy of the Russian Federation in Teaching History." Both history and mentoring appeal to experience, its comprehension, and thus provide opportunities for creating the future in which young people of Russia will live in," said Anton Kobyakov, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee.

The agenda of the SPIEF 2024 Youth Day covers all areas of professional fulfillment of the younger generation: measures to support scientific research and projects, business, development of professional communities of young people, international scientific and technological projects, issues of artificial intelligence development, strategies for working with experience to develop national self-awareness while expanding and promoting Russian products and technologies. This approach will create opportunities for the self-fulfillment of talented young people and form the necessary "talent pool" of the best young specialists in various fields for the sustainable development of the country's economy.

This year's Forum programme is designed in cooperation with young people and includes practical formats based on the discussion of real cases and transfer of experience, using game tools.

The SPIEF 2024 Youth Day programme includes more than 30 events. Lectures, business games and masterclasses will be given by representatives of Russian business, media entrepreneurs and experts in various fields. Participants will be able to immerse themselves in the processes of creating, implementing and promoting projects under the guidance of experienced mentors and business professionals.

The discussions of the Forum's business programme will touch upon the topics of reflecting on experience and making the most of the opportunities of youth, for instance the session "I Wish I Knew It at 20". The discussion "Thinking or Computing?" will raise questions about the limits of the use of artificial intelligence: the opportunities and threats it brings to the modern world and its impact on human biochemistry and biophysics. Participants of the session entitled "Science: Fashion of the 21st Century?" will consider the role and use of modern scientific discoveries in the creation of everyday products and services.

The business game "From Idea to Product" will take place in conditions as close as possible to the work of a start-up. The participants of the business simulation will go through all the stages: from brainstorming and forming their project team to creating a product, launching it on the market and defending it in front of investors. As a continuation of the mentoring vector, the Mentor Lounge will host a show-format event "Business Never Sleeps: Review 360", where young entrepreneurs will be able to get practical advice on how to realize their ideas and projects.

The business programme also includes a presentation of new interactive solutions for involving young people in science entitled "Well, it’s an insight! A brand new format for scientific communications".

SPIEF 2024 will be held from 5 to 8 June 2024 in St. Petersburg. The Forum is organized by the Roscongress Foundation. The main theme of the event – ‘The Formation of New Centres of Growth as the Cornerstone of a Multipolar World’ – reveals the points of application of joint efforts of the state, business and society to ensure conditions for sustainable development of the country taking into account the national priorities.

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