For three days, leaders of modern economy and leading experts discussed features of Russian-European industrial and business partnership, ways of mitigating the consequences of the world economic crisis, tools to support Russian business.
Within the framework of the forum there was a large-scale discussion for potential investors on Russian real estate issues. Issues related to commercial real estate, housing and important social facilities were addressed. Experts and analysts concluded that the greatest prospects are regional construction in Russia, requiring complex and mixed investments. Investors are increasingly interested in Siberia and the Far East.
Speakers at the forum expressed the view that major investment projects were often hampered by the lack of legislation. The state together with business representatives in the near future needs to determine the conditions of joint participation in projects and the procedure for their financing.
During the forum, more than 5,000 people participated in its meetings. The Forum 2012 was a record number of signed agreements: 84 contracts worth over 360 billion r.s. against 68 agreements worth 338 billion r.s. signed last year. Most participants at SPIEF-2012 noted with satisfaction that the present forum was rarely fruitful and useful.