KPMG delegates took part in different sessions and round tables where they discussed the key economic challenges faced by Russia and other countries.
On 16–18 June St. Petersburg was the venue for the 20th International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which is an annual platform for global political and economic leaders to discuss current events. Every year, the SPIEF is attended by over 10,000 participants from Russia and abroad: heads of state and government, top managers of large corporations, leading international experts from academic circles, the media, and civic society.
KPMG professionals actively participate in the SPIEF on the annual basis, and this year our specially invited guest was John Scott, Deputy Global Chairman of KPMG International and EMA Chairman. John took part in the session "A new ecosystem for Russian small- and medium-sized enterprises" dedicated to entrepreneurship drivers, and in the session on the talent factor in economics "Labour mobility and the future of the social contract between the company and employees".
In addition to the sessions, a range of other events was held as part of the SPIEF. Alexei Romanenko, KPMG in Russia and the CIS Head of Infrastructure, spoke at the round table dedicated to developing territories, and Stepan Svetankov, Corporate Finance Partner, shared his project experience at the seminar on systematic approaches to public-private partnerships.
During the SPIEF, KPMG Partners acted as special guests at the Kommersant FM field studio and shared their views on the development of various Russian economy sectors in daily live broadcasts.
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