SPIEF 2019 in full swing
By Lin Yuan and Ni Tao
People's Daily app
A jam-packed business dialogue at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 (SPIEF 2019). This year's forum takes place from June 6-8 and its key topic is "Creating a Sustainable Development Agenda".
Major Russian and international companies with Forum Partner status have the opportunity to present their products and services and organize themed networking areas. One participant experiences some of the exhibited technology.
A wall of some 80,000 flowers shows the Periodic Table of the Elements.
Digital art which features transformation is displayed by a pavilion exhibitor.
Participants could enjoy coffee served by a robot. According to media reports, this year's forum attracted more than 15,000 participants from 75 countries.
Events at the forum traditionally take place in the form of panel sessions, roundtables, televised debates, business breakfasts, and business dialogues devoted to Russia’s relationships with various countries. A media professional reads his scripts.
The forum also features sports events. These include chess, squash, golf and tennis, which are open to participants.