The message of greetings reads, in part:
“For the first time in the last several years, the global economy is showing signs of recovery. The Forum will discuss how to consolidate the emerging trends and assess the risks and challenges related to the introduction of new technologies.
The sweeping changes taking place today require effective measures by the international community to enhance the international governance architecture in order to take coordinated steps to ensure that all population groups benefit from the fruits of globalisation and thereby guarantee sustainable and balanced development.
Over these years, the Forum has gained substantial authority as a recognised global discussion platform open for direct and engaged dialogue on the relevant issues we face today.
This June, heads of state and government, prominent public and political figures, and business and expert community representatives from Russia and many other countries will once again gather in St Petersburg.
I am confident that the initiatives and recommendations the Forum produces will contribute to developing common, consolidated approaches, and the contracts and agreements executed on the Forum’s sidelines will give impetus to international cooperation and help to launch and implement new, mutually advantageous projects.”