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The Forum will be held in face-to-face format using modern digital technologies.

A meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation and holding of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2021 was held. The main aspects of the preparation of the forum were discussed, including the preparation of the site and city infrastructure for events taking into account the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor, the formation of a business program, the course of the invitation campaign and promotion of the forum. It will take place on June 2-5 at the Expoforum Exhibition and Convention Center.

According to Andrei Belousov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the organizing committee for the preparation and holding of SPIEF, safety and organization of comfortable access to the site will be a priority for the forum organizers. “I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we have not yet conducted such major business events, taking into account the restrictions caused by the pandemic. It is necessary to conduct a thorough preparation of events, to ensure safety and comfort for all forum participants, ”he stressed.

In order to ensure the safety of the participants, an appropriate working group of the organizing committee was created, headed by the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, whose task will be to develop a set of epidemiological safety measures for use at the SPIEF site. In particular, careful monitoring of the health status of passengers arriving in St. Petersburg should be organized. The infrastructure for organizing participants’ access to the site will be expanded. It is also planned to equip the ventilation systems of the Expoforum Exhibition and Convention Center with special disinfection devices.

According to Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee, the forum this year will become even more technological, in accordance with the requirements of the time: “The Forum will be held in a traditional face-to-face format using modern digital technologies that provide an opportunity to broadcast events on its resources. Foreign participants are actively expressing interest in full-time participation in the events of the forum, and this format will be maintained in compliance with all safety measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus infection in accordance with the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor and the World Health Organization, with which we are in close contact. Currently, work is underway to formulate the business program of the forum. Tracks of the program will traditionally be devoted to issues of the global and Russian economy, social issues and technology development ”.

The SPIEF will also host the Russian Small and Medium Business Forum, the Youth Forum, SCO, BRICS and ASEAN events, the B20 Regional Advisory Council, the Creative Business Forum and the Drug Safety Forum, as well as events on the Arctic and African agenda and in bilateral formats.

The invitation campaign of the forum is currently being actively pursued, events are planned to promote it, said Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board, Director of the Roscongress Foundation: events to promote the forum. As part of the SPIEF promotion campaign, a number of events of the “Russian Regions – New Growth Points” series will take place, as well as joint events with ASI, REC, CCI of Russia, Oporaya Rossii, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Delovaya Rossiya. In addition, during the pandemic, promotion through the creation of digital content came to the fore – we actively involved and developed YouTube channels, thematic projects and fund platforms, created Telegram channels and new digital products that will also be involved in the campaign. “

More information about the preparations and events of SPIEF 2021 – on the official website https: //forumspb.kom, on the forum’s social networks and on the Roscongress Foundation Telegram channel https: //t.te/roscongress.

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