Sports and entertainment programme


By days
22 May
18:00–00:00
Leningrad Rally
St. Petersburg, Manezhnaya Ploshchad
The Leningrad Rally promises to be an exciting and educational event to spend with family and friends. Guests will be able to meet and talk to owners of classic cars. There will also be the opportunity to view St. Petersburg from a new perspective, and discover hidden corners of the city.
The rally itself will take place across more than 100 kilometres of well-paved road. The event will not only give participants the chance to experience a sporting rally at the wheel of their beloved classic car, but also to experience an exciting quest which will incorporate elements of a sightseeing tour of the city.
The rally will start from Manezhnaya Ploshchad, the site of the Second International Transport Festival (SPbTransportFest), located in the very heart of St. Petersburg.
The festival will open with a spectacular parade of vintage vehicles, featuring hundreds of classic buses, trolleybuses, trams, trucks, and cars. It will provide an opportunity to see vehicles from private collections and museums attached to transport companies based in St. Petersburg, Moscow, various regions of Russia, and other countries.
The rally will end at the new creative space of Nikolskie Ryady.

Access to the event as a spectator is open to all.

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


23 May
11:00–20:00
ROSCONGRESS CUP. Show Jumping Tournament
St. Petersburg, Derby Horse Club (19, Shosseinaya Ulitsa, Enkolovo, Leningrad Region)
Derby Horse Club, together with the J.U.M.P. riding team, will be delighted to welcome amateurs and professionals alike to this exciting event.
The Roscongress Cup show jumping tournament will take place at one of Russia’s leading horse clubs, with special prizes awarded to the youngest competitors. It is an excellent opportunity for Forum participants to enjoy a unique atmosphere, as well as the picturesque surroundings of the club.

Access to the event as a spectator is open to all.

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


02 Jun
18:00–21:00
ROSCONGRESS CUP. Gala hockey match
St. Petersburg, The Tavrichesky Garden Multifunctional Entertainment Complex (4a, Potemkinskaya Ulitsa)
Gala hockey matches have become a sports traditions of economic forums. Representatives of the political and business elite will take the ice in St. Petersburg. All participants in the match will receive commemorative medals, but the main reward for them will be vivid emotions and an energy boost for the Forum’s business programme.

This event is open to Premium Package participants by invitation only. Prior registration is required. For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the personal web office.

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


03 Jun
18:00–22:00
ROSCONGRESS SQUASH CUP
St. Petersburg, RC Club (35/4, Pr. Marshala Govorova, Propaganda Business Centre)
The Roscongress Squash Cup is open to all those wishing to continue their discussions in an informal environment, and to network among squash enthusiasts. All abilities are welcome. The event will include master classes and a match between Russian squash professionals.

Squash is one of the fastest-growing sports today, and is attracting new devotees among people who care about their health, and enjoy the thrill of competition, speed, and excitement. People of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy the sport.

The event is open to premium and standard package participants. Prior registration is required. For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the personal web office.

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


04 Jun
19:00–00:00
An evening of professional boxing
St. Petersburg, SIBUR ARENA (8, Futbolnaya Alleya)
Fedor Chudinov WBA Gold in Super-Middleweight will face South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg on 4 June in St. Petersburg. Their meeting will be the main event during the evening of professional boxing at Sibur Arena, which will be held for the first time as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Ceremonial weigh-ins and a staredown between the athletes will take place on 3 June at the Roscongress Club Main Lounge at the SPIEF venue.
Fedor Chudinov has won 23 out of 26 fights in the professional ring, including 16 by knockout. Chudinov's previous fight against Malawian Isaac Chilemba in February 2021 ended in a draw. Liebenberg defeated Rowan Campbell early this March in a fight for the South African title and a number of regional WBA and IBO belts.
In the co-headlining fight, the WBA Gold Super-flyweight champion and Russian Olympic medalist Mikhail Aloyan (5-1) will enter the ring for the first time since December 2019. The Russian athlete will face another boxer from South Africa, Lyndale Chemesi. Russian Khariton Agrba (5-0), the silver medalist of the 2019 European Games, will make his sixth fight in the professional ring and will face former WBA regular champion Rene Alvarado (32-9) of Nicaragua in a 10-round bout in welterweight. Ilya Popov, winner of the 2018 Youth Olympics, and Ruslan Kolesnikov, silver medalist at the 2018 Youth Olympics, will make their professional ring debuts.


Premium Package participants may present their badge to be granted entry. For more information, please visit the personal web office.

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


05 Jun
09:00–19:00
Roscongress Cup: White Nights tennis tournament
Sestroretsk, Razliv sports club (1, Ul. Akademika Vernova)
The Roscongress Cup: White Nights tennis tournament has become a regular fixture at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Razliv sports club, located on the bank of the lake of the same name, will welcome members of the political and business elites from Russia and abroad, renowned figures from the worlds of culture and sport, and representatives from a range of other fields.
The tournament opening ceremony will be attended by Vice Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Belsky.
This doubles tournament will take the form of a round robin, followed by semi-finals and a final. The finals will take the form of a knock-out.

The event is open to premium package participants. Prior registration is required. For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the personal web office.

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


05 Jun
10:00–23:00
ROSCONGRESS GOLF CUP 2021
St. Petersburg, Peterhof Golf Club (1, Gofmeysterskaya Ulitsa, Peterhof)
Roscongress Golf Cup has become a regular fixture of SPIEF. It is based at Peterhof Golf Club, which is located 25 minutes from Pulkovo Airport, and a mere few minutes from the famed Peterhof Palace and fountains, Konstantin Palace, and Alexandria Park. The tournament programme will also include master classes and entertainment for guests.

This event is open to Premium Package participants by invitation only. Prior registration is required. For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the personal web office.

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


05 Jun
10:00–18:00
Ladoga Trophy 2021 rally raid
St. Petersburg, Leningrad region
The start of the Ladoga Trophy is a regular fixture of the Forum’s sporting programme. Once again, spectators will have the chance to enjoy the world’s biggest off-road festival. More than 100 teams from across Russia are set to take part in the festival, which will take them on an exciting journey across Karelia and Leningrad Region. The course itself stretches over 2,500 km, with around 400 km of particularly tough terrain.
Among those taking part in the Ladoga Trophy will be:
professional drivers in specially fitted cars;
road tourists in off-road vehicles;
quad bikers and motorcyclists of all levels;
marathon runners (the Ladoga Trophy Trail will be a new feature of this year’s event).
The festival is set to take place on 5–13 June 2021.

Access to the event as a spectator is open to all.

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


05 Jun
14:00–23:00
The Yawara Challenge team judo tournament
Vsevolozhsk, MillCreek Russia (1, Ul. Klubnaya)
This Challenge series judo club tournament is a new event in the SPIEF sporting programme. One of the most successful clubs in Europe and Asia – Yawara-Neva – will challenge two club teams from Spain – AJM Madrid (men) and JC Valencia (women).
The match-up tournament will consist of two rounds of seven five-minute bouts. The tournament will pit two men’s and two women’s teams together, with the winning teams being awarded the Yawara Challenge trophy.

Key honours:
Yawara-Neva (men) – eight-time European club team champions (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017)
Yawara-Neva (women) – three-time European club team champions (2002, 2004, 2017)
JC Valencia – five-time Spanish club team champions, Golden League European club team championship runners up in 2017 and 2019
AJM Madrid – two-time Spanish club team champions

This event is open to Premium Package participants by invitation only. Event invitations can be acquired at the Sports and Entertainment Programme stand.

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