The XV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is being held June 16-18, 2011, will convene under the theme 'Emerging Leadership for a New Era' in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, will give the opening remarks, and other distinguished guests will include,  Mr. Hu Jintao,  President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. José Luis Rodrigues Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain, Mr. Tarja Halonen,  President of Finland and Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia

Clearly indicating the importance of emerging markets in shaping the future, sessions at the Forum are arranged under three pillars:

- Securing Global Growth will examine the drivers, opportunities and potential risks to the global economy, as well as explore mitigating policies and institutional responses to securing growth;

- Building Russia's Creative Capital will focus on how Russia is striving to reach its next stages in modernization;

- Expanding Technology Horizons will explore the possibilities and limitations as scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, financiers, and policy makers all collaborate to bring new capabilities and innovations to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Senior Executives (Chairman, President, CEOs) from the following EU Companies will travel to St. Petersburg

From Belgium: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Solvay Group, SWIFT scrl; from Cyprus: Global Ports Investment Plc, Robert May Consulting Partners, from Denmark: A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, Atlas Engineering k/s, Carlsberg Group; from Germany: Deutsche Bank, EuroAtlantic Group, German Energy Agency GmbH, IK Investment Partners GmbH, Kloeckner & Co, Linde AG, Metro AG, OWPlan Group, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Siemens AG, Volkswagen AG, Wermuth Asset Management GmbH, Wincor Nixdorf Int’l GmbH, Wintershall Holding GmbH; from Finland : Ahlstrom Capital, Eurofacts Oy, Fortum Corp, SOL Corp., Telko Oy, Thinglink Oy; from France : Alcatel-Lucent, Alstom Group, BNP Paribas Fortis, Electricité de France, GDF Suez, Publicishealthcare Consulting, Renault Group SA, Schlumberger, Société Générale, Total SA, Vanatome; from Hungary : TriGranit; from Italy: Enel SpA, ENI, Pirelli & C SpA; from Luxembourg: Volga Resources; from the Netherlands: Home Credit and Financial Bank , IKEA International Group , NV Nederlandse Gasunie, Royal Dutch Shell Plc; from Poland: SGT EuroPol Gaz SA, Polish Oil & Gas Co., PKN Orlen SA; from Portugal: Jeronimo Martins, Sonaes SGPS; from Spain: Iberdrola SA, Talgo; from Sweden: EOS Russia, Max Matthiesen AB, RusForest Management LLC, Tele2 AB, Scania AB and from the United Kingdom: Astra-Zeneca Plc, BP Plc, CET Intermatrix, Ernst & Young LLC, London Stock Exchange, Rexam Plc.

In addition representatives of EU companies based in Russia will also participate.


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