St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

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Information for task force members only

Critical FAQ regarding the В20 Summit to be held during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum

1. The В20 Summit Date and schedule

The В20 Summit will be taking place on June 20, 2013in St Petersburg, Russia.

The Summit program will be divided up into 6 sessions, each devoted to the topic covered by this or that Task Force, and a plenary session, all in the form of open panel discussion.

The draft schedule: TF sessions - 9:00 - 11:00 am (Pavilion 5), plenary session - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Pavilion 3).

2. How to become a participant

Participation in the В20 events (TF meetings and В20 plenary session) is free of charge.

To participate in SPIEF meetings you will need to purchase a Standard or a Premium participant’s package. For more information, go to the SPIEF webpage http://www.forumspb.com/ru#members_bl_link. A limited number of Premium packages will be distributed free of charge according to В20 Summit quota. More information regarding the free-of-charge packages will become available after the overall list of Summit participants has been compiled and the quota has been confirmed.

3. Registration of participants

To register as a B20 Summit participant the TF and member organization Sherpas are required to send in their lists of participants to Kseniya Tsygankova and Polina Savchuk filled out according to the specified format.

Complete lists of registered Summit participants will be placed on the В20 webpage.

To participate in the SPIEF sessions, guests will be required to complete the registration form on the SPIEF webpage. Please let Kseniya Tsygankova know once you have registered online and mark the respective cell in the registration form (see 8).

4. Conference rooms for the В20 events

B20 Summit sessions will be open for all SPIEF participants. The only constraint on attendance and participation will be room capacity. Information on the room capacity is expected.

5. Hotel in St Petersburg

100 (single and double) rooms will be reserved for the В20 Summit participants at the ‘Vvedensky’ Hotel at 37, Bolshoy Prospect P. S. The booking comes as a three-day package only (June 18 – 21, breakfast included). Price for the three-day package: RUR 62,100 for a single room, and RUR 66,960 for a double room (VAT included). Participants are expected to pay for the booking and for hotel accommodation in full. According to the hotel cancellation policy, late cancellation (after June 11) incurs a 100% late cancellation charge.

To book a room at the hotel please contact Alla Antonenko, t. +7 (812) 332-45-91, ext. 9663, reservation_spb@alrosa-hotels.ru) and submit your reservation details to K. Tsygankova and P. Savchuk (the last column in the B20 Summit registration from).

6. Logistics

The organizers do not cover Summit participants’ travel expenses.

There will be centrally organized transportation from the hotel to the B20 Summit venue (‘LenExpo’) available for participants.

To get visa issuance support via Ministry of International Affairs, you need to mark the respective cell in the registration form and call directly Igor Schipakin (see 8).

7. Handout Materials

Only copies of the Green Book will be printed out for distribution among SPIEF participants. All the other В20 Summit materials including TF documents will be circulated by email.

Printing and circulation of the extended TF recommendations will remain entirely within the TF leadership’s discretion, but whatever their decision, the recommendation format must conform to the requirements set laid down in the approved "brand-book".

8. Contacts

Your principal contacts to assist you with the Summit participation will be
• Kseniya Tsygankova - TsygankovaKV@rspp.ru, t. +7 495 663-04-04, ext. 1154, mobile +7-916-227-29-85,
• Polina Savchuk - SavchukPV@rspp.ru, t. +7 495 663-04-04, ext. 1155, mobile +7-916-224-67-43,
• Igor Schipakin (for visa support) - SchipakinIA@rspp.ru, t. +7 495 663-04-04, ext. 1178, mobile +7 926 904-37-86.
Do not hesitate to call or email them if you have questions concerning the list of participants, hotel booking, logistics etc.




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