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Information of the St Petersburg Committee for  Industrial Policy and Innovations 06.10.2015

Information of the St Petersburg Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovations

Today, October 5, 2015, at the St Petersburg Centre for Import Substitution and Localization, ahead of the St Petersburg International Innovation Forum, a press-conference has been held. The conference was attended by: Chairperson of St Petersburg Industrial Policy and Innovations Committee,
Maksim Meyksin, Chairperson of the Committee for Science and Higher Education, Andrey Maksimov, Vice President of ExpoForum International, Sergey Alekseev, Executive Vice President of Saint Petersburg Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Alexander Zolotarev, Representative of the St Petersburg Polytechnic University, Anna Sokolova.

During the press conference, Maksim Meyksin has spoken on the Forum's business agenda that is going to host over 65 events, 9 of which will be outdoor. "On the first day of the Forum, October 7, a range of major business events will take place including a plenary session, joint meeting of the Presidium of Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and Regional Association of Employers of the St Petersburg Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and a presentation of the St Petersburg Territorial Clusters Monitoring Results. The second day will be dedicated to education, development of regions and information technologies issues. The third day, traditionally, will be youth. Quite a number of sessions and business events dedicated to startup investments", said Maksim Meyksin. He also highlighted that participation in the Forum was confirmed by 43 Russian regions, as well as guests from Belarus, Finland, Switzerland, Armenia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, and other countries.

It should be noted that the event is held yearly in partnership with the Russian Manufacturer International Forum. During his speech at the conference, Sergey Alekseev told that such companies as "Leninets", "Zvezda", "Avangard", "Positron", "LOMO", "Novosibirsk Tool Plant", "Topaz", B&Bartoni, and many others will present their booths. For the first time, "Russian Industrialist" forum will be hosting a presentation of a complex for production of metal-working machines in St Petersburg and an exposition of energy-saving projects in Switzerland.

It should be reminded that this year, for the first time, the Forum will take place in the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre,
October 7-9.

The Forum's motto is "Passing ahead of tomorrow". The main theme of the event comprises the key concepts of innovation activities:  technological foresight, infrastructure and institutional support, demand for innovation and human resourcing.

Additional information:

576-00-09, CIPI Press Service


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