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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.



Monday, Sept. 15

Angelic music will ring out in the city during this week’s Third International Harp Competition. Hosted by the Shostakovich Philharmonic in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the country’s best musicians with 40 to 47 strings will convene to find out who’s best.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Lenexpo plays host to Tekhnodrev, a three-day convention that focuses on the woodworking industry in Russia. Promoting the latest technologies and trends, the event features not only exhibitors from some of Russia’s largest woodworking companies but representatives of the forestry industry, who will have their own coinciding forum.

Parlez-vous français? We don’t here at The St. Petersburg Times but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Join the British Book Center’s French Club meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in their location near Technologichesky Institut metro station.

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