International Youth Economic Forum (IYEF) will take place in St. Petersburg as a part of the Business Programme of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh) and the Roscongress Foundation.
The Forum Programme includes more than ten panel sessions where young specialists will discuss economic and political issues with government officials, Russian and international business leaders, and distinguished international gurus and scientists.
The key event of the SPIEF Youth Day Programme will be the central meeting called Russia's Youth Economic Agenda for 2018–2024. Participants of the meeting will discuss the developing potential for young people as an economically active part of the population and raising young entrepreneurs’ contribution to GDP.
In addition, important and timely issues of national and international cooperation within the youth community will also be discussed at IYEF, in particular:
Information technologies in the modern world will be discussed together with famous journalists and bloggers. The session is called Young People in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: What is Real? and will be moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of Russia Today and International Information Agency “Rossiya Segodnya” Margarita Simonyan.
Maria Zakharova will speak at the session called Global Responsibility as a Key Attribute for Young People. Together with the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, participants will be able to discuss the ways of involving young people in the global agenda of economic development.
The Knowledge Economy and a New Paradigm for Developing Human Capital session will cover the essence of competitive advantage in Russia’s knowledge economy that would match ‘oil and gas’. Tina Kandelaki will moderate this session.
Ceremony of awarding the finalists of the National contest of young authors’ and educational projects aimed at the social and economic development of Russian regions My Country – My Russia will also take place at the Forum.
“The International Youth Economic Forum is organized in compliance with the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on setting up a permanent youth platform based on the SPIEF. Involving the new generation in cooperation at the highest international level is of utmost importance. This will promote an atmosphere of mutual understanding among the subjects of the economy in different countries in the near future, which is exactly the objective of the SPIEF – the creation of a trust economy,” said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Head of the Programme Committee of the SPIEF Organizing Committee.
Details of the IYEF are available on the website: https://www.forumspb.com/programme
Roscongress Foundation – a major organizer of congress and exhibition events
The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential and strengthening the country’s image by organizing conventions, exhibitions, and public events.The Foundation develops substantive content for such events, providing companies and organizations with advice, information, and expert guidance, and offering comprehensive evaluation, analysis, and coverage of the Russian and global economic agendas.It offers administrative services and promotional support for business projects and helps to attract investment, including in the form of public-private partnerships.
Today, its annual programme includes events held from Montevideo to Vladivostok, offering an opportunity to bring together global business leaders, experts, the media, and government officials in one place, creating favourable conditions for dialogue and the promotion of new ideas and projects, and assisting in the creation of social enterprise and charity projects.