The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is kicking off today
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03.06.2021 в 14:29
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is kicking off at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Center in the Russian northern capital on Wednesday and will last until 5 June, bringing together thousands of business representatives.

The event in St. Petersburg will be visited by about 2,000 foreign participants representing 53 nations. The largest delegations are expected from Qatar, the guest country of this year’s forum, as well as from the United States and China.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz will address the event’s plenary session via a video linkup. Russian President Vladimir Putin will address its participants in person on Friday.