ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
This year's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, will convene on 21-23 June under the theme, 'Leadership that Works' (http://2012.forumspb.com/). The Forum's official programme will feature a range of sessions organized under four interrelated pillars, and designed in various formats so as to stimulate interactivity and enrich participant experience. In addition to the traditional panel sessions it will include a number of 'session series', industry breakfasts, business round tables, and plenary sessions with participation of global political and business leaders.
The sessions under the first pillar - Securing the Future - will examine major shifts underway in the global economy and their impact on the political economies and societies at large. The increasing role of emerging economic powers in developing regional markets will be discussed in the 'region-omics' series.
The sessions under Realizing Russia's Potential pillar will be of particular interest to the participants who are concerned with Russian political and economic affairs. The Forum 2012 will provide a unique opportunity to engage with the incoming Government of the Russian Federation as the country takes steps to reinforce its reform agenda in the post-election period. This pillar will include a number of briefings by the members of the newly-formed Russian government.
Leadership in Focus - a series of one-on-one conversations with leaders from government, finance, technology, media and the arts - is a new format of sessions the Forum will introduce in 2012. These sessions will examine the forces - and people - reshaping our world, and will seek to identify the skills that are needed to succeed in a rapidly shifting environment.
Sessions of the Responding to Impact Technologies pillar will explore how policymakers and business leaders are responding to the ongoing and accelerating technical advances world wide, and will include presentations of Russian Breakthrough Technologies.
The Energy Club Summit, which has become one of the key events in the calendar of the global energy community, will be a traditional programme highlight, drawing energy experts and heads of major energy companies and energy ministers the world over.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) established in 1997 is a leading international economic and business forum held annually in Russia. Since 2006 SPIEF is held under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation.
SOURCE St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Foundation