The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2011 Will Convene Under the Theme ‘Emerging Leadership for a New Era’

April 12, 2011

ST PETERSBURG, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The XV St. Petersburg
International Economic Forum, which is being held June 16-18, 2011, will
convene under the theme ‘Emerging Leadership for a New Era’ in St.
Petersburg, Russia

Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, will give the
opening remarks, and in the coming weeks, SPIEF expects to confirm the
participation of heads of state from a range of key emerging markets and
developed economies.

Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Arkady Dvorkovich, told
journalists today at a briefing, “We are expecting a lot of guests for the
Forum in St. Petersburg. The Chinese President Hu Jintao has been invited as
honorable guest, and will make one of the main speeches after Russian
President Dmitry Medvedev speaks at the plenary session.”

Clearly indicating the importance of emerging markets in shaping the
future, sessions at the Forum are arranged under three pillars:

– Securing Global Growth will examine the drivers, opportunities and
potential risks to the global economy, as well as explore mitigating policies
and institutional responses to securing growth;

– Building Russia’s Creative Capital will focus on how Russia is striving
to reach its next stages in modernization;

– Expanding Technology Horizons will explore the possibilities and
limitations as scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, financiers, and policy
makers all collaborate to bring new capabilities and innovations to meet the
challenges of today and tomorrow.

Updated information on the Forum programme and confirmed discussion panel
participants can been found online at http://www.forumspb.com

SOURCE St Petersburg Economic Forum

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