PwC – Knowledge Partner™

for the St.Petersburg International Economic Forum

PwC is your Knowledge Partner

PwC has a long and proud tradition of engagement with the world’s premier business events. As the Knowledge Partner for the St Petersburg International Economic Forum since 2010, PwC has made an important contribution to the development of the international business climate and the economy in Russia.

At SPIEF, we carry out a range of projects to help forum participants and the international community learn about the most important trends in the global economy and to facilitate the sharing of views and experience among forum participants.

In our capacity as Knowledge Partner, we design all of the thematic sessions for the SPIEF business programme. In addition, we interview prominent forum participants, produce videos of key sessions, conduct of survey with the leading CEOs in attendance, and announce the winners of the Russian Business Book of the Year Award.

Forum Participants

Bob Moritz

Global Chairman of PwC, PwC Russia


Blair Sheppard

Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development, PwC Russia


Norbert Schwieters

Global EU&R Leader, Global Power & Utilities Leader, PwC Russia


Nick Kós

Country Managing Partner of PwC Hungary, PwC Russia


Igor Lotakov

Managing Partner PwC in Russia, PwC Russia

+7 (495) 967-6494


Jason Wardell

Partner, Assurance Leader, PwC Russia

+7 (495) 967 6020


PwC sessions

Will budgetary and tax policies drive economic growth?

The predictability and stability of the government’s monetary policy is critical for investors, businesses and the regions. Andrey Makarov, Chairman of the Budget and Tax Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, led a discussion on this topic today during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. Igor Lotakov, PwC Russia’s Country Managing Partner, also participated in the discussion on tax policy.

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Social inequality as a global issue and the role of business in resolving it

Experts long ago included increasing social inequality in the list of the greatest challenges facing modern society. On the first day of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, prominent economists, businessmen and sociologists gathered to discuss this topic.

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Cybersports: A new global trend in sports and business

As part of the 2018 St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Oleg Malyshev (Partner, PwC Russia) took part in the panel discussion "Cybersports: A new global trend in sports and business". Tina Kandelaki (General Producer, Match TV) moderated the session.

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SME development tools: international experience

On the eve of the official opening of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Alina Lavrentieva, who leads PwC Russia’s Private Company Services practice, participated in a discussion on global experience in business support.

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SME development tools: international experience

23 May, 14:30–16:00
PwC participant: Alina Lavrentieva, Partner, Pharmaceuticals Leader, Tax Services

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Cybersport: global trends in sport and business

24 May, 09:00–10:15
PwC participant: Oleg Malyshev, Partner, Deals Leader

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Business to the rescue: addressing social inequality on a global scale

24 May, 11:00–12:15
PwC participant: Bob Moritz, Global Chairman of PwC

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Moving from the knowledge economy to the trust economy

24 May, 15:00–16:15
PwC participant: Igor Lotakov, Managing Partner PwC in Russia

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Digitalization and future energy systems

25 May, 16:30–17:45
PwC participant: Norbert Schwieters, Global EU&R Leader, Global Power & Utilities Leader

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The ecosystem of innovative and creative entrepreneurship: from education to successful startups

25 May, 16:30–17:45
PwC participant: Blair Sheppard, Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership Development

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In 2016, we launched a project to produce videos of key forum sessions. The PwC SPIEF team shoots brief video presentations featuring the most important insights, facts and analysis from key forum sessions. The videos are aimed at sparking dialogue among forum participants as well as keeping everyone informed about the daily agenda. 

SPIEF channel

SPIEF channel is a joint project between the Forum organisers and PwC. In the run up to and during the forum itself, the channel shows short interviews with high-level speakers and Russian and foreign experts, as well as highlights from the most important sessions.

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SPIEF Point of View

Each year, PwC conducts a survey of the online community and forum participants on the economic issues that are addressed during the forum. The results of the survey are displayed on TV screens throughout the forum.                                       




Speaker Quotes

As in previous years, PwC continues to capture insights from the most interesting presentations for publication on the SPIEF website and distrubution to news organisations all around the world. 

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Contact us

Anna Smischenko-Mironova
PR Manager
Tel: +7 (495) 967-6172

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