Japanese Business Delegation to Participate in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2011 Free of Charge

By St Petersburg Economic Forum, PRNE
Monday, April 25, 2011

ST PETERSBURG, April 26, 2011 - In light of the recent natural disasters in Japan, the
Organizing Committee of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has
decided to invite a business delegation from Japan to take part in SPIEF 2011
without requiring payment of the registration fee.

Participating in the full range of Forum's programme, heads of
Japanese companies will be able to discuss the current situation in Japan and
elaborate plans for the country's economic recovery.

The following world leaders have confirmed their participation
in the Forum: Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodrigues Zapatero, Indonesian
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Finnish President Tarja Halonen,
President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Antonio Fernandez Reyna, and Sri
Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

President of the People's Republic of China Hu Jintao has been
invited to the Forum by Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev.

Taking into account the Forum participants' heightened
interest in Russia and developing markets, the participating quote for Heads
of corporations is increased.

Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, will
give the opening address at the Forum's first plenary session on June 17,
. Convened under the program theme, "Emerging Leadership for a New Era"
and discussions will be divided into three sub-pillars:

Securing Global Growth: an analysis of the driving forces,
opportunities and risks that are determining the development of the global
economy, steps to mitigate risks, and the establishment of institutional
measures to stimulate economic growth.

Building Russia's Creative Capital: an analysis of steps being
taken to modernize the Russian economy.

Expanding Technology Horizons: an analysis of the
possibilities and limitations for technology development and how it continues
to impact our lives.

Alongside political leaders, the heads of more than 250 of the
world's largest companies and business leaders from a broad range of emerging
market will take part in the Forum. In all, approximately 5,0000 leaders from
government, business, science, media and civil society from more than 70
countries, will converge on St. Petersburg.

For the latest information on the Forum programme and
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