On June 16, the 20th Anniversary International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2016) started its work in Saint Petersburg. The forum was attended by a delegation of Gazprom International (Gazprom’s sole specialized company for implementing upstream projects abroad), led by Andrey Fick, Managing Director.
On the first day of SPIEF, the management of Gazprom International held several meetings with the heads of international oil and gas companies, at which the sides discussed key issues of bilateral cooperation in the oil and gas sector. As a member of the Gazprom delegation, Andrey Fick participated in negotiations with Mario Mehren, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Wintershall Holding GmbH. The parties exchanged views on the current state and the prospects of joint energy projects.
In addition, on Thursday, Gazprom International and Schneider Electric signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the area of staff training and development. The document was signed by Andrey Fick and Clemens Blum, Executive Vice President of Schneider.
On the same day, the head of Gazprom International held a meeting with Kazumasa Miyazawa, General Manager of the Japanese company Mitsui Sakhalin Holdings. The sides discussed the opportunities and prospects for cooperation between the two companies.
Gazprom International is a 100% subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom and serves as the sole operator of its hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration and development projects outside the Russian Federation. The company operates in nearly 20 countries on four continents.
St Petersburg International Economic Forum is a leading global platform for communication between representatives of the business sector and for discussion of the key economy-related issues faced by Russia, the developing markets and the world as a whole.
SPIEF is attended by over 10 000 participants from both Russia and abroad, including Heads of State and Government of developing countries, heads of major companies and leading internationally recognized experts representing academia, the mass media and civil society.
The Forum first took place in 1997. Since 2006, it has been held with the support and participation of the President of the Russian Federation.