THE EMERGING ECONOMIC POWERS’ GROWTH & STABILITY NETWORK
SPIEF gathers the leading decision-makers of the emerging economic powers to identify and deliberate the key challenges facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world at large, while engaging communities to find common purpose and establish frameworks to forge solutions which will drive the growth and stability agenda.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) was founded in 1997 and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation.
Over the past decade, the Forum has developed into a leading global business network, attracting over 7,500 international and Russian participants, including government and business leaders from the emerging economic powers as well as leading global voices from academia, the media, and civil society.
The Forum’s business programme 2014 was held under the theme
“SUSTAINING CONFIDENCE IN A WORLD UNDERGOING TRANSFORMATION”.
More than 500 speakers took part in 82 interactive sessions.
Last year, key themes focused on how to restore business confidence in the global economy, and what governments and business should do to mitigate risks and promote sustainable development.