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Recreational events of SPIEF 2019

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 (SPIEF) will take place from 6th to 8th of June. Guests are coming not only for the official program but also for the exceptional festive events held during the forum days. Here you can not only have a fun time but also meet the high-ranked guests of SPIEF in an informal setting. This year, in the evening list of the SPIEF events, are almost 40 concerts, receptions, and parties, and below you can find some of them.

5th of June
"A different setting for Nornickel"

Prior to the opening day of the SPIEF, "Nornickel" will hold their first party on 5th of June, at 18:18, at the "Palma Palace" (Pereulok Pirogova, 18). The Party will be open to participants by invitation only. "A different setting for Nornickel" will transform the historic mansion on the Moika river to the home to high-tech, music, ecology and the creativity of the Northern people. It is said that the "Nornickel" event promises to become a portal, through which guests will be able to move to the Putorana Plateau, travel 2-km under the ground of the extractive mine beyond the Arctic Circle, and visit the company's unique ice-breaker, which crosses the latitudes of the Northen Sea Route.

6th of June
Reception by Forbes

This year, Forbes, for the first time has presented the rating of the most perspective and young Russians "30 to 30". The editorial office will present it on the first day of SPIEF together with Anna-Mariya Treneva, the regional director of Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. The event will be held for the Forbes list participants and their children, as well as representatives of the business elite. The artists of the label Little Big Family will be headliners of the event.

6th of June
Reception by VTB

The VTB will have the most eventful evening program. On the first day, in the State Chapel Choir, the bank will hold the performance of the MusicAeterna orchestra under the conduction of the Teodor Currentzis. And in a day, will hold an event called "the Time Forward". On the event will perform the band "Lyube" and "Vyacheslav Butusov". Between these events, will be held the world premiere of the opera buffa "Worker and Kolkhoz Woman". As special guests are announced musician Sergey Mazaev and ballet dancer Ilze Liepa.

7th of June
Dinner with Valeriy Gergiev "The Stars of White Nights"

The Festival "The Stars of White Nights", which is held on all stages of Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg from 22nd May till 21st of June, is 26th. As in earlier years, during the SPIEF, Valery Gergiev will hold a dinner in Tsarskoe Selo. Among the guests from earlier years, one could meet the minister of culture Vladimir Medinskiy, the vice prime minister Olga Golodets, Oleg Deripaska, Mikhail Gutseriyev, and, of course, all admirers of the Mariinsky Theatre.

8th of June
Oper "Aida"

The Oper by Giuseppe Verdi "Aida", performed by Anna Netrebko, yearly attracts opera experts to the concert halls around the world. This year, it will be possible to hear her performance on the last day of SPIEF in Mariinsky Theatre. Behind the conductor's stand will be Valery Gergiev himself.

The complete list of the recreational and business program can be found on the website of SPIEF.

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