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2015 St. Petersburg Economic Forum Dates Announced

Published: July 7, 2014 (Issue # 1818)



  • The committee hinted that that SPIEF may take place at the Expoforum convention center near the suburban town of Pushkin rather than at Lenexpo on Vasilievsky Island in 2015.
    Photo: For SPT

The citys 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 Russias 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.





 


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Friday, Oct. 31


Put your grammar and logical thinking to the test in a fun and friendly environment during the British Book Centers Board Game Evening starting at 5 p.m. today. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.



Saturday, Nov. 1


The men and women who dedicate their lives to fitness get their chance to compete for the title of best body in Russia at todays Grand Prix Fitness House PRO, the nations premier bodybuilding competition. Not only will men and women be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and a trip to represent their nation at Mr. Olympia but sporting goods and nutritional supplements will also be available for sale. Learn more about the culture of the Indian subcontinent during Diwali, the annual festival of lights that will be celebrated in St. Petersburg this weekend at the Culture Palace on Tambovskaya Ul. For 100 rubles ($2.40), festival-goers listen to Indian music, try on traditional Indian outfits and sample dishes highlighting the culinary diversity of the billion-plus people in the South Asian superpower.



Sunday, Nov. 2


Check out the latest video and interactive games at the Gaming Festival at the Mayakovsky Library ending today. Meet with the developers of the popular and learn more about their work, or learn how to play one of their creations with the opportunity to ask the creators themselves about the exact rules.



Monday, Nov. 3


Non-athletes can get feed their need for competition without breaking a sweat at the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament this evening at the Cube Bar at Lomonosova 1. Referees will judge the validity of each matchup award points to winners while the citys elite fight for the chance to be called the best of the best. Those hoping to play must arrange a team beforehand and pay 200 rubles ($4.80) to enter.



Tuesday, Nov. 4


Attend the premiere of Canadian director Xavier Dolans latest film Mommy at the Avrora theater this evening. The fifth picture from the 25-year-old, it is the story of an unruly teenager but the most alluring (or unappealing) aspect is the way the film was shot: in a 1:1 format that is more reminiscent of Instagram videos than cinematic art. Tickets cost 400 rubles ($9.60) and snacks and drinks will be available.



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