I am pleased to welcome the participants and guests of the II Annual Investment Forum!
This significant event offers an opportunity for government representatives, business leaders, bankers, and leading experts to discuss some urgent issues related to the development of our City and shape our plans for the future.
Attracting investment is the foundation of the sustainable social and economic growth of Saint Petersburg. Today, the work with entrepreneurs is entering a qualitatively new level: administrative procedures and their processing times are getting simpler and faster, while incentives and preferences are becoming a serious driver of modern projects.
Within the last two years, Saint Petersburg introduced more measures to support investors than during the previous several years. It helped the Northern Capital strengthen its position in the National Rating of Investment Climate. Today, the City on the Neva is among the top twenty Russian regions with the best environment for doing business. We implement unique innovative projects and actively develop pharmaceutical and medical clusters. This autumn, the Center of Proton Radiotherapy will host its first patients.
Our benchmarks remain the same. We will continue to lower administrative barriers. We will direct businesses to invest into research-intensive and technologically advanced sectors. We will offer a special support to the projects aimed to preserve historic landmarks and create new community spaces, as well as to major infrastructure development projects.
I am confident that this Forum will give an additional impetus to the development of the investment sphere in Saint Petersburg.
I wish all the participants productive discussions, new ideas, and successful projects!
Governor of Saint Petersburg
Investment climate in Saint-Petersburg: how to create favorable conditions for business?
Import substitution as a method for stimulating investment activity
Implementation experience and prospects of private and public partnership projects
New spheres for investments: does future belong to the creative cluster?
high-level discussions of most relevant issues of investment activity in St. Petersburg
identification of necessary qualitative changes for improving the investment attractiveness of the city
development of effective mechanisms for attracting investments into different sectors of the city economy
offering relevant measures for supporting investors and protecting their rights
presentation of your own investment projects and taking part in successful St. Petersburg projects competition
Solutions developed at the Forum will become strategic guidelines for further work on developing favourable investment climate in Saint-Petersburg; they will also give an impulse to creation of modern enterprises and urban infrastructure that will improve the quality of life for people living in the city.