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St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017

The global economy in search of a new balance was the key theme for discussions in the global pillar of the Forum’s business programme.

Over 900 speakers and moderators took part in the Forum and covered a wide range of topics including socio-economic development, energy, transportation, the environment, healthcare, culture, tourism, education, and science.

Events on the Forum sidelines included: a meeting of the B20, BRICS and SCO conferences as well as a special session devoted to the upcoming 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi in October 2017.

The Forum received media coverage from over 3,000 journalists representing 800 media outlets from 45 countries.

A total of 475 investment agreements, memorandums, and agreements of intent were concluded at the St. Petersburg Forum this year for a total of RUB 1.818 trillion (taking into account agreements whose amounts are not a commercial secret).

The Forum of 2017 was once again an efficient platform for discussions and deliberations in search of solutions to global, regional, and national challenges and pressing issues in a large number of areas.