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10th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
June 13-15, 2006

Location:

LENEXPO Exhibition Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Forum will include discussions on the strengths and weaknesses of the modern Russian economy. Leading Russian and international economists will share their views on its development trends and forecasting. In the future it is planned to hold these events of the Forum on an annual basis.

The 2006 Forum will be held at the St. Petersburg exhibition centre Lenexpo, where the following international exhibitions will be held simultaneously: "Innovation Achievements", "New Technologies in the Oil, Gas and Energy Sectors", "Investment Projects Exhibition", exhibitions of countries taking part in the Forum.

PROGRAMME OF THE 10th ST.PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM

13 JUNE

10:00-13:30 OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FORUM. PLENARY SESSION

10:00-11:00 OPENING ADDRESS BY VLADIMIR PUTIN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WELCOME ADDRESSES FROM HEADS OF STATES PRESENT AT THE FORUM

11:00-13:30 CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Moderator: S. Lavrov*, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Speeches: Kjell Nordstrom, Jonas Ridderstrale, Professors of Stockholm Economy School J. Stiglits, Professor of Columbia University D. Medvedev, Principal Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Participants: H. Gref, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation Ma Kai, Minister of the State Development and Reform Commission of People's Republic of China Luis Fernando Furlan, Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade of Brazil Sri Kamal Natkh, Minister of Trade and Industry of India

13:30-14:00 EXHIBITIONS OPENING CEREMONY "Innovation Achievements", "New Technologies in the Oil, Gas and Energy Sectors", "Investment Projects Exhibition", exhibitions of countries taking part in the Forum 15:00-17:00 Round-table meetings

15:00-17:00 INNOVATION ECONOMY Moderator: A. Fursenko, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

15:00-17:00 NATURAL RESOURSES ECONOMY Moderators: V. Khristenko, Minister of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation U. Trutnev, Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation

15:00-17:00 NEW BIG 4: BRIC (BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA) Moderator: P. Sazerlend, President of Goldman Saks Company

19:00-20:00 GLOBAL ENERGY Official Award Ceremony "GLOBAL ENERGY" and discussion of today's most important problems in the energy sector 21:00 "Peterhof" Museum-National Park. Official Reception "White Nights". Gala concert performed by V. Gergiev

14 JUNE

10:00-13:00 ANALYSIS OF STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY. CHALLENGES AND THREATS Annual presentation of leading macroeconomic reports Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation

14:30-18:00 Round-table meetings

14:30-16:15 STATE AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP. NEW INSTRUMENTS OF STATE INVESTMENT POLICY Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation

14:30-16:15 TIME TO INVEST IN RUSSIA! Moderator: Karl Johansson, Managing Partner of Ernst and Young in the Commonwealth of Independent States

14:30-16:15 NEW PERSONNEL FOR THE NEW ECONOMY Moderator: A. Novikov, Founder of A. Novikov's Group of Companies

14:30-16:15 IS THERE A CHANCE TO OVERCOME CORRUPTION? Moderator: M. Barshevsky, Authorized Representative of the Government of the Russian Federation in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation

16:30-18:00 ADMINISTRATIVE RESOURCE EFFICIENCY Moderator: S. Naryshkin, Head of the Governmental Establishment of the Russian Federation

16:30-18:00 LEGAL GROUNDWORK FOR INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS Moderator: A. Ivanov, Chairman of the Superior Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation

16:30-18:00 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ST. PETERSBURG Moderator: M. Oseevsky, Vice-Governor of St.Petersburg

16:30-18:00 Session of the Investment Commission SELECTION OF PROJECTS CLAIMING FINANCIAL SUPPORT AGAINST THE RESOURCES OF THE INVESTMENT FUND OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Press Conference on results of Investment Commission session

19:30-21:00 Mariinsky Theatre. Reception and Concert programme on behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 10-th St.Petersburg International Economic Forum

22:00 Tsarskoye Selo Museum-National Park. Ekaterininsky Palace. Reception on behalf of V. Matvienko, Governor of St.Petersburg

15 JUNE

Conference YEAR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES - DEVELOPMENT OF NEW STANDARDS

9:30-11:30 Subject round-table meetings

11:30-13:00 Plenary Session Presenter: S. Mironov, Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

13:00-14:00 OFFICIAL CLOSING OF 10-th ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM Closing Reception of the 10-th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on behalf of Forum's Organizing Committee

PLEASE NOTE THAT May 12th is the last day to register at 1,000 euro and after the 12th the registration fee will be raised to euro 1,500

FOR REGISTRATION OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Veronika Krasheninnikova Representative of the city of St. Petersburg in the United States President, Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation USA-CIS (CTEC)
Tel: 1 212 829 5724
Email: vkb@ctec.ru

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