St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will open on June 16. The meetings, roundtables, and panel discussions held at the event focus on the most pressing and topical issues of the day. For politicians, business executives, and public figures from Russia and around the world, the event offers a platform for sharing best practices and proposing groundbreaking solutions to a wide range of issues facing the economy, finance, trade, and investment.
The theme of this year’s Forum is “Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality”
Forum guests and participants can expect a far-reaching and comprehensive programme, which includes the Business 20 Forum, BRICS Business Forum, and SCO Business Forum, as well as meetings between official delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, and other countries. Among the other events scheduled are a special Valdai Club session, the Russian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Forum, and a conference focused exclusively on the Arctic. Conversely, the traditional Global Energy Award and Development Award ceremonies will also be held during the Forum, along with a business summit for heads of the world’s largest energy producers.
This is the first time when events associated with statistics have been included into the Forum’s programme. The panel session «ANALYSING EVERYTHING: THE CONTINUED BIG DATA REVOLUTION» was organized by RASt as part of «Life in the time of innovation» section.
The RASt members Alexey Ponomarenko and Alexander Surinov (Head, Federal State Statistics Service) will take part in the discussion. Other speakers are: Alan Thompson ( Russia Director, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce RBCC), Clemens Blum Clemens Blum , ( Executive Vice-President Industry, Member of Executive Committee, Schneider Electric), Steve Crown (Vice-President, Microsoft), Sergey Kalugin (President, Rostelecom), Sergey Kravchenko (President, Boeing Russia/CIS), Igor Shchegolev (Aide to the President of the Russian Federation), Evgeny Yasin (Academic Supervisor, National Research University Higher School of Economics), Alexander Zharov (Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor)