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St Petersburg International Economic Forum held


(Russia) – H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, has attended the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2018, which opened on May 24th.

H.H. Sheikh Hamed attended the main session where President Vladimir Putin spoke, which was also attended by a host of executives, politicians, financial experts and consultants from regional and international financial organisations.

Sheikh Hamed also met with senior officials of the Russian government and a number of executive financial directors of investment bodies, and discussed a number of economic and investment issues of common interest and means of diversifying the sector to serve global economic growth.

The three-day event is being held at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St Petersburg, under the theme ‘Creating an Economy of Trust’, and is attracting more than 10,000 participants from over 120 countries. The SPIEF-2018’s activities focuses on four main themes – Global Economy in an Era of Change; Russia: Utilising Growth Potential; Human Capital in the Digital Economy; and Leadership Technologies.

Sheikh Hamed said the Forum has a major role in establishing a common ground for exchanging information, and presenting ideas and solutions for challenges facing the global economy and anticipating its future.

He added that the UAE’s participation in the Forum – whether through its government bodies or private institutions – stems from its belief that international cooperation contributes to improving the business environment and stimulates global investment.

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