St Petersburg International Economic Forum: The Expanding Silk Road: Russia and East Asia in the 21st Century
ST PETERSBURG, Russia, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
On 25 April, 2012 the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum with the support of
the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation, RTS group and Micex group
will provide a unique platform for discussions, for the first time organized abroad and
entitled “The Road to St. Petersburg. The Expanding Silk Road: Russia and East Asia in the
21st Century”. The event will take place in Hong Kong and gather 120 international
participants, representing government and business leaders not only from Russian and Asian
countries but from around the world. It is planned to organize this event annually.
The event discussion will host a range of prominent panelists, representing Russian
and Asian political and business leadership as well as international investor community,
and will be moderated by Bernard Lo, News Anchor, CNBC Hong Kong.
The panelists will include Sergei Sinkevich, Vice President, MICEX-RTS, Sean Glodek,
Managing Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief, Caixin
Media, Victor Huang, Partner, PwC Hong Kong, James Pearson, Managing Director and Global
Head, Financial Institutions Strategic Coverage, Standard Chartered Bank, Sergei Beliakov,
Head, Department for Investment Policy and Development of Private/Public Partnership,
Ministry of Economic development of the Russian Federation, Jonathan Schmidt, Strategic
Advisor, SPIEF, Andrey Zokin, Executive Vice-President, Gazprombank OJSC.
Participants of the event will explore the potential for Russia to expand trade and
investment in Asia and further regional economic integration. In a wide ranging
interactive debate, panelists will share their views about Asia’s potential role in
investing in and developing Siberia to unlock resource and industrial development in East
Russia, will discuss the Russian firms enhancing investment and trade in Asia. The
results, suggestions, ideas of the session will be included to the programme of St.
Petersburg International Economic Forum where participants continue Russia and East Asia
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) established in 1997 is a
leading international economic and business forum held annually in Russia. Since 2006
SPIEF is held under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation.
SOURCE St Petersburg Economic Forum