15 Days Remain Until the Start of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

ST PETERSBURG, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The key theme of SPIEF 2013 will be ‘Finding Resolve to Build the New Global Economy’. The Forum’s participants will include leading political, business, and financial representatives from around the world. They will gather to engage in thoughtful dialogue regarding the most effective means of creating a viable and sustainable system for a constantly changing world.

This year many managers from large companies ranking in Forbs and Fortune have already confirmed that they will take part in SPIEF: Juergen Fitschen (Deutsche Bank AG), Klaus Kleinfeld (Alcoa Inc), Hubertus von Grunberg (ABB Group), Patrick Kron (Alstom Group), Johannes Teyssen (E.ON SE), John T. Chambers (Cisco Systems Inc), Ivan Glasenberg (Glencore International Plc), Michael Dell (Dell Inc), Rex W. Tillerson (ExxonMobil Corporation), Robert Dudley (BP Plc), Paal Kibsgaard (Schlumberger Ltd), Michael L. Corbat (Citigroup Inc), Paul Polman (Unilever NV), Herman Gref (Sberbank) Alexey Miller (Gazprom OJSC), Igor Sechin (Rosneft Oil Company), Vagit Alekperov (Lukoil OJSC) and many others.

The official SPIEF programme will centre around the following pillars: «The Global Growth Agenda», «Russia in the Global Agenda», «New Catalysts for Change», «Conversations to Make a Difference».

Since Russia has assumed the G20 presidency this year, on June 20 SPIEF will host the B20 Business Summit, meeting of the leaders of business advisory groups B20, who will meet to work on specific proposals for stimulating the global economy, creating new jobs, and improving the monetary and financial system, which will be presented at the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg. The Forum will also be a venue for the Russia-ASEAN business forum, which will allow all participants, world leaders and experts to contribute to the creation of a global agenda.

For more information visit the official website of the Forum: www.forumspb.com