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ST PETERSBURG, Russia,
April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
25 April, 2012 the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum with the support of the Ministry for Economic Development of the
Russian Federation, RTS group and Micex group will provide a unique platform for discussions, for the first time organized abroad and entitled "The Road to
St. Petersburg. The Expanding Silk Road:
East Asia in the 21st Century". The event will take place in
Hong Kong and gather 120 international participants, representing government and business leaders not only from Russian and Asian countries but from around the world. It is planned to organize this event annually.
The event discussion will host a range of prominent panelists, representing Russian and Asian political and business leadership as well as international investor community, and will be moderated by
Bernard Lo, News Anchor, CNBC Hong Kong.
The panelists will include
Sergei Sinkevich, Vice President, MICEX-RTS,
Sean Glodek, Managing Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund,
Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media,
Victor Huang, Partner, PwC Hong Kong,
James Pearson, Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Institutions Strategic Coverage, Standard Chartered Bank,
Sergei Beliakov, Head, Department for Investment Policy and Development of Private/Public Partnership, Ministry of Economic development of the
Jonathan Schmidt, Strategic Advisor, SPIEF, Andrey Zokin, Executive Vice-President, Gazprombank OJSC.
Participants of the event will explore the potential for
Russia to expand trade and investment in
Asia and further regional economic integration. In a wide ranging interactive debate, panelists will share their views about
Asia's potential role in investing in and developing
Siberia to unlock resource and industrial development in
East Russia, will discuss the Russian firms enhancing investment and trade in
Asia. The results, suggestions, ideas of the session will be included to the programme of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum where participants continue
East Asia dialogue.