24 Jun 2013 17:25

Interfax reviews results of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum-2013

Interfax issues a record number of news items and analytical reviews on the St. Petersburg Economic Forum-2013, which this year was attended by a record number of participants.
Interfax, the media partner of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, reported on all the important events from the forum (there were 103 compared to 77 in 2012) and its correspondents carried out its highest number ever of interviews with highly-placed officials and business representatives. Among them were interviews with the Russian Telecoms Minister Nikolai Nikiforov, Open Government Affairs Minister Mikhail Abysov, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov, the owner of investment group Volga Resources, Gennady Timchenko, AFK Sistema Board Chairman Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Russneft President Mikhail Gutseriev and many others.
The SCAN system, which provides access to the electronic archives of 10,000 information sources, shows that the St. Petersburg Economic Forum-2013 was mentioned over 1,500 times in Interfax news, compared to 980 in 2012.
Guests of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum-2013 who visited the Interfax Group‘s exhibition stand in Lenexpo‘s 7th pavilion were able to obtain free access to the SCAN system. All participants of the 2013 forum received free access to Interfax newswires via www.ifax.ru.
Interfax presented its new information and analysis system SPARK-Marketing, which enables complex multifunctional analysis of markets, including government procurement, and can help achieve effective marketing solutions.
The Interfax stand was also a busy press platform and during the forum it was visited by leading bankers, businessmen and government officials.
There were 1,245 accredited members of the press from 20 countries at the forum this year, along with 7,190 participants, including the heads of 176 major foreign and 436 Russian companies.