2015 St. Petersburg Economic Forum Dates Announced
Published: July 7, 2014 (Issue # 1818)
The city’s Committee on Economic Policy has announced that the 2015 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will be held from June 18 to 20, reports Fontanka.ru
The committee held a meeting summing up the 2014 forum on July 2, at which the announcement was made.
This year, SPIEF was held in May so as not to conflict with the G8 Summit that had been expected to take place in St. Petersburg in June. Because of Russia’s worsening relations with the West over Crimea, the summit was cancelled but SPIEF organizers decided to maintain the earlier date.
In 2015, the event will again be held at the end of June. Unlike past years, however, the committee hinted that that the event may take place at the Expoforum convention center near the suburban town of Pushkin rather than at Lenexpo on Vasilievsky Island. The announcement of the possible move was greeted with relief by locals who annually suffer significant disruptions to traffic and ground transportation during the forum.