As it upholds high quality standards, the Roscongress Foundation is increasing the number of annual projects dedicated to different subjects both in Russia and abroad.
The Russian Investment Forum (formerly the International Investment Forum) took place in February 2017 at the Main Media Centre of Sochis Olympic Park. Even though only half a year had passed since the previous event, the number of participants increased 8% and the value of agreements signed there exceeded RUB 200 billion*.
The Arctic, Territory of Dialogue International Arctic Forum took place on 2930 March in Arkhangelsk. It was launched in 2010 as a major venue for engaging discussion and detailed analysis of urgent issues and the outlook for development of the Arctic area. Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and President of Iceland Guðni Jóhannesson attended the Forum, in addition to nine foreign ministers, 31 international delegations and more than 2,400 participants.
The 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was attended by a record number of participants more than 14,000 businesspeople, heads of international organizations, officials, experts, academics and journalists from more than 143 countries, including chief executives of 700 Russian and 400 international companies. Companies from the United States, Germany, China, Italy, Japan and elsewhere were widely represented. More than 3,000 journalists representing 800 news organizations from 45 countries covered the Forum.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Federal Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern, and Moldovas President Igor Dodon attended the plenary session. The SPIEF 2017 plenary session was broadcast live by 83 TV channels that, as European Broadcasting Union (ЕВU) members, cover the whole of Europe and African countries.
The 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum saw the signing of 475 investment agreements, memoranda and letters of intent to a total of RUB 1,817.9 billion*.
The 26th International Financial Congress took place on 1214 July in St. Petersburg. The event was characterized by a new branding style. The IFC logo now sports the Northern Capitals drawbridges symbolizing development and dialogue, as well as the search for common ground between business and regulators and among different financial market sectors. Some 1,300 participants from 35 countries, including EEU members, China, the United States, Japan, the UK, Germany, Italy and elsewhere gathered to discuss the financial systems contribution to the nations economic development. The participants included representatives of banks, insurers, pension funds and other financial market players, central banks and international financial institutions, in addition to journalists.
*Amounts of signed, non-classified agreements shown at the exchange rate in effect on the day of signing.