St Petersburg International Economic Forum: LEADERSHIP THAT WORKS
ST PETERSBURG, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
This year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum, will convene under the theme,
‘Leadership that Works’. The Forum’s official programme will feature a range of sessions
organized under four interrelated content pillars, and designed in various formats so as
to stimulate interactivity and enrich participant experience. In addition to the
traditional panel sessions and roundtables it will include a number of ‘session series’,
industry breakfasts, business round tables, and plenary sessions with participation of
global political and business leaders.
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The sessions under the first pillar – Securing the Future – will examine major shifts
underway in the global economy and their impact on the political economies and societies
at large. The increasing role of emerging economic powers in developing regional markets
will be discussed in the ‘region-omics’ series.
The sessions under Realizing Russia’s Potential pillar will be of particular interest
to the participants who are concerned with Russian political and economic affairs. The
Forum 2012 will provide a unique opportunity to engage with the new Government of the
Russian Federation as the country takes steps to reinforce its reform agenda in the
post-election period. This pillar will include a number of briefings by the members of the
newly-formed Russian government.
Leadership in Focus – a series of one-on-one conversations with leaders from
government, finance, technology, media and the arts – is a new format of sessions
introduced in 2012. These sessions will feature Henry Kissinger, Yevgeny Primakov, Gerard
Lopez, Lloyd Blankfein, Arkady Volozh, and other leaders, and will examine the forces -
and people – reshaping our world, and will seek to identify the skills that are needed to
succeed in a rapidly shifting environment.
Sessions of the Responding to Impact Technologies pillar will explore how policymakers
and business leaders are responding to the ongoing and accelerating technical advances
world wide, and will include presentations of Russian Breakthrough Technologies.
This year SPIEF will provide a SPIEF mobile app to improve the participant experience
during the Forum. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, the app
will allow participants to download live Forum information (programme, schedule, news,
video, and photos) to their mobile devices. The app also supports exchanging messages and
scheduling meetings among participants, personal Agenda, useful info etc.
SOURCE St Petersburg International Economic Forum