August 24, 2016 18.36 UTC +3
Published time (text): January 17, 2017 01:40 UTC +3
August 31, 2016 13.57 UTC +3
Approximately 900 speakers and moderators participated in Spief 2017, according to a summary of the results of the event released by Roscongress, the event organiser. The number of business programme events was aproximately double that of 2016, according to the sponsor: a total of 127 events.
Events of Spief 2017, like the preceding year, included panel sessions, business dialogues, TV debates. Additional events included: meetings of BRICS, and the B20, among others.
A difference of SPIEF 2017 to the preceding three years events was a Russia - US business dialogue. It was attended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Katrina Wood
(sources: Roscongress.org, TASS )
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Russia-USA Business Dialogue panel discussion as part of the 2017 St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2017) at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St Petersburg, Russia, June 2, 2017. Sergei Savostyanov/TASS Host Photo Agency
Published time: June 8, 2017 03:06 GMT + 3
Edited time: June 8, 2017 04:57 GMT + 3
Left: photo courtesy of
Roscongress Foundation (forumspb. tassphoto.com)