Expoforum Director Reveals Specifics of SPIEF

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Sergey Voronkov, General Director of the Expoforum-International Convention and Exhibition Center, told reporters on May 1 about the specifics of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) this year.

According to him, a distinctive feature of the upcoming forum will be special attention to the safety of the event. It is noted that the organizers of the event tried to take into account the issues of logistics, the number of people at the meetings, and also provide for the disinfection of indoor air. The developed system will operate not only at the forum site, but throughout the city, starting from Pulkovo airport and hotels, Voronkov explained.

“Considering that at least 15 thousand guests come to SPIEF, this is an extremely difficult task. This is a challenge for us, we have been holding events at Expoforum since August 2020, we have already held more than 60 of them, about 700 thousand people have passed through the site, but this event is not of such a scale, ”he said.

Despite the fact that some events previously united 15 thousand people at their venues, visitors were not there at the same time. However, this year’s SPIEF implies the simultaneous presence of a large number of people on the site every day. Thus, the event will be implemented on a global and unprecedented scale, Voronkov emphasized.

SPIEF 2021 is planned to be held offline, which determines the importance of adhering to all measures to prevent the spread of viral diseases. The organizers of the event provided for the use of all the technologies necessary for this, including control thermometry, chemical and sanitary treatment of premises.

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) will be held face-to-face with the use of modern digital technologies on June 2-5, 2021 at the Expoforum Exhibition and Convention Center. The architecture of the business program has already been published on the official website of the event. The main topic of the forum is “Together again. Economics of the New Reality ”.

The main business program of SPIEF 2021 includes more than 100 events in four thematic areas dedicated to the global and Russian economies, social and technological agenda. Also, for the first time within the framework of the SPIEF, the youth section “SPIEF Junior” will be held, in which 200 Russian schoolchildren and 100 schoolchildren from Qatar will take part.