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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.
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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

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.



Saturday, Oct. 25

AVA Expo, the eighth edition of the event revolving around all things pop, returns to Lenexpo this weekend. Geeks, nerds, dweebs and dorks will have their chance to talk science fiction and explore a variety of international pop culture. Tickets for the event can be purchased on their website at

Sunday, Oct. 26

Zenit St. Petersburg returns home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Mordovia Saransk in a Russian Premier League game. Currently at the top of the league thanks to their undefeated start to the season, the northern club hopes to extend the gap between them and second-place CSKA Moscow and win the title for the first time in three years. Tickets are available at the stadium box office or on the club’s website.

Monday, Oct. 27

Today marks the end of the art exhibit “Neophobia” at the Erarta Museum. Artists Alexey Semichov and Andrei Kuzmin took a neo-modernist approach to represent the array of fears that are ever-present throughout our lives. Tickets are 200 rubles ($4.90).

Tuesday, Oct. 28

The Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel plays host to SPIBA’s Marketing and Communications Committee’s round table discussion on “Government Relations Practices in Russia” this morning. The discussion starts at 9:30 a.m. and participation must be confirmed by Oct. 24.

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