The 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2021) was held from 2 to 5 June. SPIEF 2021 became the world's first and largest offline business event after a forced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The forum was held in a traditional format using modern digital technologies. Officials, political and public figures, business representatives from 141 countries of the world came to St. Petersburg to participate in the Forum. Sergey Merzlyakov, General Director of RPC LLC, became a delegate from the Russian Peat Company Group of Companies.
The Forum's motto is “Together again. Economy of a new reality”. It demonstrated the public demand for face-to-face discussions to achieve breakthrough ideas in the world. During numerous discussions, priority topics for the successful development of the country and increasing the competitiveness of Russia in world markets were discussed - energy, ecology, development of the Arctic, drug safety, creative industries, support for small and medium-sized businesses, education.