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"St. Petersburg Int'l Economic Forum" to Be Held in Seoul on April 3
Russian Envoy Konstantin Vnukov to Adress Forum
Russian Ambassador to Seoul
Konstantin Vnukov

In the run-up to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a session entitled‘Commodity and Tech Futures – Russia and the Asia Century’ will be held in Seoul, Korea on April 3, 2013 with the participation of leading business andfinancial organizations, and government representatives from Russia, the Republic of Korea, and the countries of Northeast Asia.

On April 3 in the Republic of Korea (Lotte Hotel Seoul) a special panel session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place with the support of the Federation of Korean Industries on the topic "Commodity and Technological Futures — A New Era in Russian and Asian Cooperation."

The session will explore the potential for the future expansion of tradeand investment between Russia, the Republic of Korea, and other Northeast Asian countries, aswell as ways for the Republic of Korea to participate in unlocking the resource potential of Siberia and developing industrial production in the Far East of Russia.

Representatives of business and financial organizations and the governments of Russia, the Republic of Korea and countries of Northeast Asia will discuss the following key topics:

•A new model for growth and development in Northeast Asia. The potential for increasingthe share of Russian resources in Asian markets and the role of Northeast Asian directinvestment and capital markets in supporting regional development in Russia.

•New trade and investment models: key infrastructure needs, trade routes, andopportunities for the further expansion of regional trade and investment.

•The demand for new technology and new approaches

– the potential for increasing Russia’s participation in the global supply chain.

•Risk mitigation and the role of governments and sovereign wealth funds in supporting economic development.

•The global context: Russia’s priorities during its G20 Presidency.

On the Road to SPIEF


The session will explore the potential to further expand trade and investment among Russia, the Republic of Korea and other N.E. Asian economies, as well as the Republic of Korea’s potential role in developing Siberia to unlock resource and industrial development in the Far East of Russia:

• New paradigms for growth and development in N.E. Asia

– potential for Russia to enhance resource provision targeting Asian markets and the role of N.E. Asian direct investment and capital markets in supporting Russian regional development

• New trade and investment models

– key infrastructure needs, trade routes and opportunities to further deepening of regional trade and investment

• Technology and shifts in demand

– potential for Russia in the global supply chain

• Risk mitigation and role of governments and Sovereign Wealth Funds in supporting economic development

• Global context: Russia’s Priorities during G-20 Presidency

Event Agenda

17:30 Welcome Cocktail

Panel (invited)

18:00 Opening Remarks

• Chan-Ho Park, Secretary General, the Federation of Korean Industries (*)18:15 Special Address

• Jin-Hyun, Han, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea

• Sergey Belyakov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (*)18:30 Panel discussion “Commodity and Tech Futures

– Russia and the Asia Century”Panelists (invited)• Didier Casimiro, Vice President for Commerce and Logistics, Rosneft

• Chong-Suk Choi, President & CEO of KIC (Korea Investment Corporation)

• Kangsoo Choo, CEO, KOGAS (Korean Gas Corporation)

• Mong-Hyuck Chung, Chairman and CEO, Hyundai Corporation

• Sean Glodeck, Director, RDIF, Russia (*)

• Kang Hyeon-gu, CEO,

• Yong Hwan Kim, President and CEO, Korea Eximbank

• Young-tae Kim, President, SK Holdings

• Jae-Ho Ko, CEO, DSEM (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.)

• Oh-Hyun Kwon, Vice Chairman & CEO, Samsung Electronics

• Kuzma Marchyk, Deputy general director, CFO, SUEK• Changyong Rhee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

• Arthur Tait, Managing Director and President, GM&T Singapore• Artem Volynets, CEO En+ Group (*)

• Lee Chan Woo, CEO and President, STX Heavy Industries


• William Pesek, Asia-Pacific Columnist, Bloomberg News (*)

19:30 Summary Remarks and “Road to SPIEF”
• Konstantin Vnukov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation (*)

19:35 Networking Reception

For information on media accreditation, please contact the St. Petersburg International EconomicForum’s Media Accreditation CentreSt. Petersburg International Economic ForumTel./Fax: +7 (812) 635 8018.Email:






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