St Petersburg International Economic Forum: Leadership That Works

ST PETERSBURG, June 18, 2012/PRNewswire/AsiaNet Pakistan –

This year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum, will convene under the theme, ‘Leadership that Works’. The Forum’s official programme will feature a range of sessions organized under four interrelated content pillars, and designed in various formats so as to stimulate interactivity and enrich participant experience. In addition to the traditional panel sessions and roundtables it will include a number of ‘session series’, industry breakfasts, business round tables, and plenary sessions with participation of global political and business leaders.

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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 Russias 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 new 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 introduced in 2012. These sessions will feature Henry Kissinger, Yevgeny Primakov, Gerard Lopez, Lloyd Blankfein, Arkady Volozh, and other leaders, and 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.

This year SPIEF will provide a SPIEF mobile app to improve the participant experience during the Forum. Available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, the app will allow participants to download live Forum information (programme, schedule, news, video, and photos) to their mobile devices. The app also supports exchanging messages and scheduling meetings among participants, personal Agenda, useful info etc.

Source: St Petersburg International Economic Forum

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