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Scientists Explore Further Development in International Economic Cooperation

Published: April 11, 2014 (Issue # 1805)




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On Apr. 3, an international conference was held in St. Petersburg at the FBU Test-St. Petersburg State Center with the main focus titled: Strategic Priorities of Economic Development in Russia and Europe: Prospects for Integration."

The conference was a continuation of discussions from a seminar held in Stockholm in October 2013 where the main focus then was titled: "Independent Research for the Improvement of Quality in the World," and was organized by the Swedish Research Institute of Industrial Economics. As a result of the significant progress made then in the study of integration processes in international economic activities, a decision was made to continue such seminars to order to keep collaborations moving forward.

The conference being held in St. Petersburg this year had added significance as this year marks the 180th birthday anniversary of world renowned scientist, Dmitri Mendeleev, whose research still impacts the scientific world today. In fact, the FBU Test-St. Petersburg State Center, where the seminar was held, was developed under an initiative by Mendeleev as a center for Standardization, Metrology and Testing. In addition, a significant number of Mendeleevs scientific papers were also referred to in regards to economic issues discussed at the forum, including the development of economic relations between Russia and foreign countries.

The importance of developing economic cooperation between Russia and Europe remains a high. Today, many single multinational technological developments have been formed as a result from long-term projects by Russia and European companies. This in turn has had a major impact on macroeconomic integration, the removal of customs barriers as well as the development of legislation.

The focus on increasing economic performance indexes through joint projects in various fields of science and technology have the aim of improving the quality of lives for people - a main priority for socio-economic development for any community, state or country.

As a result, an effort was made at the conference this year for participants to focus on questions regarding quality of life by comparing standards and values among emerging countries and the West. Participants were also asked to consider strategies for the development of administrative-territorial entities on the basis of international standardization as a way to further develop relations between Russian and the European Union.

Presenting at the conference were well-known and respected Russian and foreign scientists including: Professor Magnus Henrekson, President of the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN, Sweden); Professor Torbjorn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE, Sweden); Dr. Vladimir Kvint, foreign member for the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Financial Strategy department at the Moscow School of Economics, Head of Strategic Management MSU, President of the International Academy of Emerging Markets (USA); and Professor Vladimir Okrepilov, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Director of the FBU Test-St. Petersburg State Center.

The conference proved to be an important contribution to the development of constructive and mutually beneficial economic cooperation between Russia and Europe, which in turn will have a significant and positive impact on the future of not only society but for every individual, by providing an increased standard in quality of life.

The information is provided by specialists of Federal State Funded Institution Test-St.-Petersburg"





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Wednesday, Oct. 1


The St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2014 kicks off today at Lenexpo, where it will be presenting the latest and greatest ideas until Oct. 3. Focusing on economic development and the decisions and measures necessary to encourage development in Russias most important industries, the event is a possibility to discuss the innovations currently available in a variety of fields.


Representatives of the Russian and international media industries arrive in St. Petersburg for the first ever International Media Forum being hosted by the city until Oct. 10. With a variety of events on tap, including workshops, lectures and film screenings, the event plans to reemphasize the citys reputation as the countrys culture capital and as an emerging market and location for the visual arts.



Thursday, Oct. 2


The celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Mikhail Lermontov continues with todays free exhibition in the citys Lermontov Library at 19 Liteiny Prospekt. Titled Under the Rustling Wings, the temporary exhibition will feature the costumes and scenery used in the 1917 production of Lermontovs play The Masquerade, which he wrote in 1835 when he was only 21 years old.



Friday, Oct. 3


Learn more about how to manage and evaluate employee performance during SPIBAs Human Resources Committee meeting this morning on Employee Assessment: Global and Local Trends. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the discussion will touch on such topics as the partnership between HR and business, reliable assessment strategies and more, with Tatiana Andrianova, the head of the SHL Russia and CIS branch in St. Petersburg, as the featured guest. Confirm your participation by Oct. 2 by emailing office@spiba.ru or calling 325 9091.


AmChams Procurement Committee Meeting is at 9 a.m. this morning in their office in the New St. Isaac Office Center on Ulitsa Yakubovicha.



Saturday, Oct. 4


Wine and cheese lovers will get their chance to revel during Scandinavia Country Club and Spas Wine Market Weekend. Going on today and tomorrow, wining diners can listen to live music, take part in culinary classes and, of course, sample a variety of fine wines from around the world. The cost of admission is 400 rubles ($10.30) for adults and 200 rubles ($5.15) for children.



Sunday, Oct. 5


Look for the latest fall fashions at the Autumn Market today in Freedom Anticafe at 7 Kazanskaya Ulitsa. The minimarket plans to offer clothes more flattering than the puffy jackets that are a staple of the citys cold-weather fashion, while offering the same amount of protection from the biting winds blowing off of the Baltic.



Monday, Oct. 6


SKA St. Petersburg, the citys KHL affiliate, welcomes Slovakian club HC Slovan in a match-up tonight at the Ice Palace near the Prospekt Bolshevikov metro station. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased on the clubs website or in person at either the arenas box office or the clubs merchandise store on Nevsky Prospekt.



Tuesday, Oct. 7


Learn more about Russias energy industry at the St. Petersburg Energy Forum that begins today and runs through Oct. 10. Attracting industry experts and political and business representatives, the forum plans to welcome more than 350 plus companies and their representatives to discuss the future of Russias largest economic sector.



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