The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is the main annual international economic and business forum convened in Russia.
Established in 1997, the SPIEF has been held under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation since 2006.
Chaired by the Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the SPIEF programme and activities are organized through a community of major international and Russian business leaders.
The Forum has transformed into a leading global business event over the past few years, attracting over 4000 Russian and international participants, representing government and business leaders from around the world.
In 2011, more than 4,700 participants attended from over 96 countries.