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XI Annual Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders

On October 22-23, 2012 in St. Petersburg the XI Annual Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders will take place. The core theme of the XI Forum is the Potential for Integration. One of the key international events of the Forum 2012 is a Round Table "Integrated Development of Rural and Urban Areas: Experience of the Baltic Sea Region". The Organisers of the Round Table are VASAB Committee on Spatial Development in the BSR, Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, Committee for External Relations of Saint Petersburg, and International Centre for Social and Economic Research - Leontief Centre.

2012-2013 is the year of Russian Presidency in the Council of Baltic Sea States, the Baltic Sea Region Energy Co-operation (BASREC), as well as in the Committee on Spatial Development in the Baltic Sea Region. In this regard special attention at the round table will be given to priorities and flagship projects of Russian Presidency in the Council of Baltic Sea States, with a focus on the best practices in the field of rural-urban cooperation and partnership. In addition, there will be a presentation of the VASAB project "Regional monitoring in the European macro-region - testing for the Baltic Sea".

This year the two-day Forum program will generate 30 different events – plenary sessions, round tables, expert discussions and benchmarking presentations. The organizers of the Forum events are the State Duma of Russia, Ministry for Regional Development of Russia, Ministry for Economic Development of Russia, Saint-Petersburg City Administration, Russian Emergencies Ministry, the Government of St. Petersburg, Vnesheconombank, the Union of Architects of Russia, federal universities and leading consulting companies. International Forum program is presented by a series of round tables on green solutions and technologies for sustainable development of the regions and cities, as well as on the European interregional cooperation experience.

For ten years the Forum remains a leading Russian platform for the discussion of development strategies for regions and cities of Russia. Each year, the Forum brings together more than 1,000 representatives of the federal government, executive and legislative bodies of RF subjects, municipalities, business organizations, scientific and expert community and media.
Welcome to the XI Annual Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders!

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