TASS will provide real-time access to photo reports from every event of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
TASS is the official photohost agency of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will take place in the Northern Capital on 24–26 May.
SPIEF 2018 photo bank will open at forumspb.tassphoto.com. Reports of TASS photojournalists will be uploaded live to the website for viewing and downloading in high resolution for all guests, participants and media representatives accredited at the Forum free of charge. The service is also tailored for mobile devices.
Six main sections of the website, namely Top News, Approaching Forum, Business Events, Cultural Events, Sport Events, Forum's Life will accumulate photos from all SPIEF 2018 events open for media, as well as previous years' forums footage and views of St. Petersburg.
Reference to SPIEF 2018 is mandatory when using images for commercial purposes.
To recap, the Russian News Agency TASS also is a Media Partner of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Additionally, the agency is the operator of the SPIEF Presentation Area supported by EY and the Foreign Investment Advisory Council.
Opening a meeting with representatives of the French business association MEDEF, Russia’s Minister of Economic Development, Maxim Oreshkin, described the period of stable growth now being experienced in Russia’s economy. The Minister referred to the seasonally adjusted GDP figures published in January which showed growth through to December.
A session titled ‘Is Modern Business Capable of Implementing Successful Long-Term Strategies?’ will be held at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The event will be moderated by First Deputy CEO, Executive Director of the Interfax Group Vladimir Gerasimov, panellists include Jesper Brodin, President and CEO of IKEA Group, Igor Lotakov, Country Managing Partner, PwC Russia, Tatsuyoshi Saijo, Professor at the Center for Environmental Innovation Design for Sustainability, Osaka University, Programme Professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Guzel Sanzhapova, Cocco Bello Co-Founder, Andrew Sommers, President of A.B. Somers & Associates, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (2000–2013), and others.
A panel session on MERCOSUR took place at the Interregional Forum ‘Strengthening international SMEs alliances between the Russian Federation and Latin America and the Caribbean’ on the Zero Day of SPIEF 2016. The session participants outlined the potential of their respective countries for expanding mutually beneficial cooperation with Russia in various industries.
The government of the Chelyabinsk Region will present a number of legal models for investing in the Chelyabinsk–Yekaterinburg high-speed railway at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Chelyabinsk Region Governor Boris Dubrovsky told TASS
“Digital economy is a new paradigm for the development of the state, the economy and society.”
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.