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What to expect from the Saint Petersburg International Media Forum

St. Petersburg is well known to the business community as the traditional venue for the Economic Forum. I am thrilled to welcome the leaders of the international media industry to our city, which we hope will become an important venue for business development and interaction. The Media Forum has prepared an exceptional program of film and TV premieres for the citizens of Saint Petersburg and we are delighted that the historical building of the Stock Exchange, originally meant for fostering business ties and holding negotiations, will become the event s main venue. I have no doubt that the expertise of the organizers, combined with the support of the city, will guarantee the success of the initiative.

Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg


The whole idea of the Media Forum is to establish an exciting entertainment industry venue in Saint Petersburg. We went to great lengths in order to achieve our goal, devising a cross-platform concept, inviting the participants well in advance, preparing a list of films and panel discussion topics, picking out an appropriate location for the film market, and many other things. But no one could foresee that the Forum would acquire an additional significance. The political climate should affect neither the professionals that create films, TV or digital content nor the public that such productions are meant for. Culture represents a bridge that unites nations and people of good will and is especially relevant in one of the most beautiful cities of the world, one in which bridges are drawn every night. In due time, an annual Forum will allow St. Petersburg to establish itself as an internationally in-demand area for the entertainment industry.

Katya Mtsitouridze, ROSKINO CEO, SPIMF concept developer and general producer


The St. Petersburg Media Forum is just starting out but I am sure that it will become one of the most important events for the Russian and world media industries. We are proud of our partnership with ROSKINO and the Forum, since it is of paramount importance for us to support initiatives that offer a major role for Russia in shaping the world s common cultural space. We wish all the SPIMF participants a fruitful time, successful new partnerships and a fresh sense of perspective. We are glad that Aeroflot Russian Airlines is contributing to the development and expansion of our national media industry.

Vadim Zingman, Aeroflot deputy director for customer service

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Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg I am thrilled to welcome the leaders of the international media industry to our city, which we hope will become an important venue for business development and interaction. The Media Forum has also prepared an exceptional program of film and TV premieres for the citizens of Saint Petersburg.
Vadim Zingman, Aeroflot deputy director for customer service The St. Petersburg Media Forum is just starting out but I am sure that it will become one of the most important events for the Russian and world media industries. We wish all the SPIMF participants a fruitful time, successful new partnerships and a fresh sense of perspective.

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