Exporting education is an important developmental trend and creating conditions to attract foreign students is a priority. The Russian market is only now taking shape but it holds great investment potential. Initiatives include attracting foreign students through the development of modern campuses, foreign branches and representative offices, summer and winter schools, international educational programmes, the creation of an English-speaking environment at universities, the development of online courses as well as the introduction of modern technologies, which individually and collectively enhance the competitiveness of leading Russian universities in the international markets.
Natalya Timakova, Member of the Board of Directors, Skolkovo Association
Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa
Eduard Galazhinsky, Rector, National Research Tomsk State University
Mikhail Kotyukov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Yaroslav Kuzminov, Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Liu Limin, Chairman, China Association for International Exchange in Education
Alena Parfenova, Senior Lecturer, Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology
Maksim Reshetnikov, Governor of Perm Territory
Lawrence Stein, Vice President for Intellectual Property and International Business Community Relations, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Svetlana Yachevskaya, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board – Member of the Management Board, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Front row participants
Sergey Bachevsky, Rector, Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications
Andrey Volkov, Academic Policy Advisor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Magdalena Gaete, Official Representative of the University of Navarra in the Russian Federation
Vladimir Knyaginin, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg
Mikhail Kozhevnikov, President, Prosveshcheniye Group of Companies
Nikolay Kudryavtsev, Rector, FSAEI HPE «Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology State University»
Mikhail Kuznetsov, Director of the Center for System Transformations of the Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Winner, Leaders of Russia National Management Competition
Vadim Lobov, President, Synergy Corporation
Vladimir Miklushevskiy, President, Moscow Polytechnic University
Alexander Povalko, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Management Board, RVC
Natalya Trunova, Vice President, Head of Spatial Development, Center for Strategic Research Foundation
Vyacheslav Tsyganov, Chief Information Officer, Tinkoff Bank
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.
Over the last 21 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.
The main events of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum took place on 6–8 June, 2019 at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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