St. Petersburg Forum Boasts 650 Agreements Signed, with Record Attendance from Record Nations
June 8 , 2019 (EIRNS)—TASS reports that this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) was the largest yet, with record attendance from a record number of nations: some 19,000 participants from 145 countries, including 1,300 “at the level of top leaders,” as well as seven heads of state, according to Advisor to the Russian President and Executive Secretary of the SPIEF Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov. “The largest delegation this year was the Chinese with 1,072 participants, the second was the U.S. delegation with 520 people,” he said.
Speaking at a press conference after the close of the SPIEF today, Kobyakov said: “This year a record number of agreements was concluded, 650 agreements totaling 3.1 trillion rubles [$47.81 billion]—the ones that are not commercial secret.”
Over 1,300 companies from around the world were represented, and 2,500 Russian companies, and 4,800 journalists.