26 May 2014 17:42

Interfax issues record number of news items at SPIEF-2014

MOSCOW. May 26 (Interfax) – Interfax issued a record number of news items and analytical reviews on the St. Petersburg Economic Forum-2014 (SPIEF-2014) for the second year in a row, and the agency also created a new top-20 rating for the most cited SPIEF-2014 participants.

Interfax, the media partner of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, reported on all the important events from the forum. Over the three days of May 22-24, SPIEF-2014 was mentioned in Interfax’s news items more than 1,600 times compared with 1,500 in 2013 and 980 in 2012.

Interfax calculated the top-20 most cited SPIEF participants for the first time this year based on the SCAN system, which provides access to the electronic archives of over 16,000 information sources. After each day of the Forum, the rating was calculated based on two categories – businessmen and government officials. The rating immediately gained popularity among SPIEF’s guests, particularly the press services of government ministries, agencies and companies whose top officials were included in the rating. Results can be seen at http://www.interfax.ru/business/377827.

As in previous years, Interfax’s exhibition stand in Lenexpo‘s 7th pavilion was an active press platform. Visitors included top managers from Russia’s leading companies, as well as high-ranking officials, including Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) chief Mikhail Pogosyan, Bashneft President and Board of Directors Chairman Alexander Korsik, and Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi.

Because this year’s SPIEF took place against a highly charged political and economic backdrop, Interfax gave Forum participants access to its main Financial and Economic Newswire on May 22-25. This newswire, which is received by leading corporations, banks and market participants, contains the most important political, economic, corporate and financial news, as well as timely analysis of changes on financial markets.