SUAI took part in the II Interregional Forum ‘Strengthening of the International SME Alliance between the Russian Federation and the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean’ within the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 (SPIEF’17) held on the premises of the St. Petersburg Expoforum.
SPIEF’17 was attended by representatives of over 30 countries – Trade and Economy ministers, diplomats, state export officials, big business.
Prior to the opening the St. Petersburg Vice-Governor S. Movchan had a meeting with the delegations of Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the meeting the St. Petersburg officials discussed the topical issues with delegates from Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, El-Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Suriname, Panama, Uruguay, and other.
On behalf of the Roscongress Foundation, I would you like to express my sincere gratitude to you for taking part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017.
This year the Forum once again confirmed its high-profile status – SPIEF was attended by more than 14,000 representatives of business, the heads of international organizations, officials, experts, scientists, and media members from more than 143 countries. The Forum is traditionally held under the patronage and with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Forum results are presented in the Outcomes of SPIEF 2017 section on the official website forumspb.com. An archive of the Forum broadcasts can be viewed in the Programme section by selecting the date and name of the event. An archive of photos from all events is available in the Roscongress Photo Bank section.
In addition, an updated edition of the official SPIEF 2017 magazine featuring the opinions of Forum speakers has been published on the website forumspb.com.
In 2018. the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place on May 24-26.
We also invite you to attend other events organized by the Roscongress Foundation. They include key high-profile economic and industry-based events.
All events hosted by the Roscongress Foundation offer services to promote your project, including arranging work with the target audience and media, investment consulting, the search for potential investors as well as a range of advertising services.
Please find attached information about upcoming events and projects which the Roscongress Foundation is preparing.
Best regards, Roscongress Foundation Director Alexander Stuglev
“The 10th APECSS conference was held at University for Aerospace Instrumentation in St Petersburg, Russia, from 9-11 September, 2016. The conference theme was ‘Survival of Early Christian Traditions’. We were delighted to have Prof. Sergey Ivanov, from National Research University, Moscow, as a keynote speaker at the conference delivering his paper entitled ‘The Survival of Extravagant Saintliness in the Mid-Byzantine Period’. Not only were the regular members of APECSS well represented among the presenters and participants at the conference, but it was wonderful to see several Belgian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, UK, and Japanese early career scholars join us as well.
The conference was a great success. Let us thank the organisers of our conference at St Petersburg, for their efforts in bringing us together for an enjoyable meeting, most especially Dr. Basil Lourie and Dr. Xenia Mitrenina. As well, the Society has to extend the gratitude to the Russian convenors, Dr. Julia Antokhina, Rector of SUAI, and Dr. Konstantin Losev, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of SUAI”.
This year Our faculty is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
25 years is, undoubtedly, a short term. Still we shall remember, after 25 years, that the Faculty was being formed and developed under the harsh conditions of the post-Soviet era.
The perception is not as acute now, but at that time it was about the very survival of universities. Everyone had difficult times.
Even the oldest–established humanitarian faculties and universities experienced that, not to mention Our young faculty!
The Faculty of Humanities was, in the shortest time possible, to declare themselves in terms of teaching as strong a division of SUAI as other, older, Faculties of Our University and of other universities in St. Petersburg.
Today we are confident: Our faculty has a highest reputation, it has become integral to SUAI, a modern Faculty of Humanities, a close-knit team inspired by the same aspirations and ideals.
But we are not resting on laurels.
We are constantly opening new directions and introducing new teaching methods, we are successfully conducting scientific research, expanding the horizons of international cooperation under the harsh reality of current geopolitics.
I believe that together we shall cope, and we shall live to see, at the very least, an interesting and active future.
Dr Konstantin Losev, Vice-Rector for International Affairs
On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Early Christian Studies Society (APECSS) I would like to express my gratitude to the State University of Aerospace Instrumentation and in particular to Dr. Losev, as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, for hosting and organising the 10th annual conference of our society in your university between 9 and 11 September this year. I apologise for being slow in offering my gratitude as I have only just returned to Australia from that conference in the past few days. As the conference co-ordinator for APECSS based here in Australia it was a wonderful experience for the members of our society to be in St Petersburg for our annual meeting and to meet more scholars and students from all over Russia interested in early Christianity. I am grateful too for all the hard work of the team around Basil Lourie who made us all feel so welcome. It would be wonderful to make Russia one of the permanent venues for the hosting of future conferences.