Tanya Jonson to Attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

The SPIEF Runs from June 6 – 8

As a member of the global business community, Tanya Johnson regularly attends important economic functions, including this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Russia. This event attracts business leaders and financial analysts from around the world, giving them a chance to discuss the latest economic issues and propose realistic solutions. The forum addresses a range of topics and issues, including economic conditions in Russia, future economic trends, and the state of global markets.

Tanya Johnson looks forward to this year’s economic forum. Learn more about the SPIEF and the current state of global economy.

What to Expect at the 2019 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

This year’s economic forum will be held at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia. The schedule includes a range of different business-related events, including regional events, economic forums, and business meetings.

The Roscongress Foundation will host a series of events as part of a new project called Russia’s Regions: New Areas of Growth, a joint venture with the Russian Export Center and the Agency of Strategic Initiatives that aims to identify emerging markets and economic opportunities in the region.

The forum also includes off-site events that are designed to foster increasing collaboration between Russian economic interests and foreign officials, businesses, and the scientific and medical communities. All kinds of professionals are expected to attend, including Russian and international business leaders, foreign leaders and members of the scientific and medical communities.

Last year’s economic forum included 17,000 participants from 143 countries, 150 business events, and over 4,000 journalists. The event resulted in the signing of 593 contracts, worth a total of 2.65 trillion RUB, or over 41 billion U.S. dollars. This year’s forum should be no different, as attendance continues to rise year after year.

The State of Global Markets

According to the UN World Economic Situation and Prospects Analysis, global economic growth is expected to remain at 3% throughout 2019 and 2020, but this rise in economic activity has also led to increased risk throughout the developing world. Worldwide unemployment has reached historic lows, but some countries are still struggling to create an economic foothold.

Income inequality continues to be a major concern throughout much of the world. Urban areas continue developing at a rapid rate, while rural and suburban areas often lack access to economic opportunities. Climate change will also likely be a chief concern at this year’s economic forum. Climate-related events continue to wreak havoc on certain markets, threatening the sustainability of long-term economic growth.

Ongoing trade disputes will also be top of mind at this year’s economic forum as the world’s two largest economies continue issuing tariffs on imported goods. The U.S. is in the middle of a bitter trade war with China, while also threatening any country that continues doing business with Iran.


As the founder and CEO of Blackhorse, LLC, a consulting and venture capital group, Tanya Johnson is excited to attend this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. She regularly advises her team on the latest geopolitical and economic risks with a proven track record for success. Her consulting firm specializes in developing opaque markets using actionable analyses of political and financial risks.

Attending the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum gives Tanya Johnson a chance to learn about the latest economic and political trends from a range of business professionals and industry insiders. She then uses this information to better advise and educate her team and her firm’s clients as they look for economic opportunities in these emerging markets.

Stay tuned for more updates as Tanya Jonson continues her travels abroad.

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