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SPIEF 2024 results: a record number of participants and more than a thousand agreements

Date: July 15, 2024 Time: 05:16:29

At SPIEF 2024, 1,073 agreements worth more than 6.49 trillion rubles were signed

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The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which was held from June 5 to 8, was attended by 21.8 thousand people from 139 countries and territories. This information was expressed by the advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, executive secretary of the SPIEF organizing committee, Anton Kobyakov.

“Such a significant presence of numerous foreign delegations and business representatives once again confirmed that there is no question of any international isolation of Russia,” Kobiakov said.

This year the forum had a record number of participants, despite various sanctions. Guests at SPIEF 2024 discussed international trade and cooperation, sales markets, technological leadership and investment.

The President of Bolivia, Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, the leader of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, the President of Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhania, and the head of the Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, attended Saint Petersburg. More than 120 foreign officials also participated in the forum. The honorary status of the guest country belonged to the Sultanate of Oman.

On the Russian side, 40 senior officials, 30 heads of federal services and agencies, as well as 81 heads of regions were present at the SPIEF. Russian and foreign media showed unprecedented interest in the event. The number of journalists who worked at the forum was more than 4,216 people from 34 countries.

As a result of the forum, 1,073 agreements were signed for a total amount of more than 6.49 trillion rubles, including 55 representatives of foreign companies. Most of the agreements were reached in the field of socio-economic development of the regions: 251 agreements were signed. 241 documents were signed in industry and construction, and 106 in the field of high technology and telecommunications.

In terms of the number of concluded agreements, St. Petersburg became the leader among the regions. The northern capital signed 69 such documents worth 1.23 trillion rubles. In second place was the Tomsk region with 10 deals worth 600 billion rubles, in third place was Moscow with 19 deals worth 572 billion rubles.

The key event of SPIEF 2024 was the plenary session with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Numerous discussions on the business program also took place within the framework of four thematic blocks. Special attention was paid to active international cooperation, including new opportunities for trade and economic interaction between the BRICS countries.

Events such as the Business Twenty Forum, the Russian Small and Medium Enterprises Forum, the Medicine Safety Forum, the BRICS Creative Business Forum and the International Youth Economic Forum have traditionally been held during SPIEF.

The cultural program included more than 40 events. In addition, within the framework of the Sports Games forum, more than 20 events were held in 18 sports.

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Puck Henry
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