Mark Minevich and TriGlobal Strategic Ventures (“TGSV”) participated in the 10th Annual International Russian Economic Forum hosted by the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St. Petersburg on June 13-15. The Forum was organized by the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Over the last 10 years the St. Petersburg Forum has become a significantly important event in Russia, being a representative institution of the integration into the international economic system. This year’s forum focused on “Globalization and competitive advantages of developing countries”. Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, opened the ceremony by addressing the most important issues currently facing both Russia and the world society, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Russian economy.

Many world authoritative representatives participated in the Forum, including Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; German Gref, Minister of Economics and Trade of Russia; Anne Krueger, the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, the Ministers of Economy of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and many others of the world’s business and political elite. The program included “round tables” on key economic issues, press conferences, exhibitions, presentations, and a cultural program.

Mark Minevich, prominent book author, global technology visionary and Co-Chair of BTM Institute led the TGSV’s delegation which included former Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Barak whom Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a brief meeting to discuss Barak’s views on the situation in the Middle East and the settlement of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, as well as Eddie Trump, CEO of Trump Group and Elite Model Management.

“It was a great pleasure to welcome Messrs Barak, Trump and Minevich to St. Petersburg to participate in the 10th Annual International Russian Economic Forum with TGSV. This Forum proved to be crucial for building stronger relationships between the East and West. We were honored to host such prominent political and business leaders”, said Vitaly Pruss, a TGSV partner.