The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: New Opportunities in a New World
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), was running last week from June 15 to 18. Over the last 24 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole. This year’s forum is dubbed: ‘New Opportunities in a New World’.
"Representatives of 127 countries, over 200 Western and other foreign companies are attending the forum. It shows that those who imposed sanctions and who exerted pressure must be disappointed. Russia’s isolation has gone wrong, it has not worked," Matviyenko said. "Moreover, we can see a growing interest of Asian, African and Latin American countries in developing and expanding cooperation with Russia."
The speaker of the upper house of Russia’s parliament added that Russia does not seek isolation, which is the position of the country’s leadership.
Answering the question of Russian Travel Digest about the impact of withdrawing from World Tourism Organization the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Tourism Sangadzhi Tarbaev stressed the need to initiate a new tourism organization inviting the countries willing to develop tourism relations with Russia.
Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Dogusova noted at the specific panel session “Tourism: new trends, new possibilities, new routs” that inbound tourists from all over the world are welcomed to Russia. The agency will continue with the initiatives of making Russia attractive and accessible for guest from abroad.
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Natalia Klimenok, graduated from two the most popular Russian universities, Moscow State Linguistic University in 2001 (specialization - linguistics and intercultural communication) and Moscow State University in 2002 (specialization - PR and publicity), several years worked on radio station, before to come to tourism industry in 1995. 8 years she worked in one of the biggest tour operator in Russia, Labirint Travel Company, the main wholesales for such destinations as Greece, Finland and Scandinavia. Natalia has experience in MICE industry, including cooperation with federal organisations. Natalia has PhD in social science. Recently Natalia works in Baginet Sales and Marketing Agency as Executive Director.