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Qatar Airways will be one of the main international companies to participate in the next St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which will take place in this same city, in Russia from 2 to 5 June.
Now in its 24th edition, SPIEF is one of the largest global investment and economy events of its kind and will feature the State of Qatar as a guest country.
Held every year under the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin, SPIEF is organized by the Roscongress Foundation and brings together representatives of important Russian and international companies, political figures, and business leaders from around the world. The honorary position of the State of Qatar at the Forum as a guest country demonstrates the dedication and commitment of both countries to further cement their economic, cultural, and tourist relations.
The Chief Executive of the Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is an extremely important global event, and economic development will be of the utmost importance in the wake of the damage done by the pandemic. ”
“Qatar Airways is proud to be among the main drivers of trade between the State of Qatar and the Russian Federation, as demonstrated by our continued commitment to the Russian market over the years. We look forward to welcoming guests and visitors to our exhibition stand, where you can experience our world-class products and our hospitality first hand”.
Qatar Airways started operations in the Russian capital in 2003 and celebrates more than 17 years of direct flights to Moscow. In 2017, the airline further demonstrated its commitment to the region, adding direct flights to St. Petersburg.
The Forum was initially scheduled for 2020, but was later postponed to June 2021, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s edition should take place from June 2nd to 5th, under strict health and safety measures. The last edition of the Forum, held in 2019, brought together more than 19,000 participants from around 145 countries and saw the signing of around 745 trade agreements.