ARD is seeking expressions of interest for participation in Australia-Russia bilateral event at SPIGF.

SIGF Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry. During the Forum industry leaders make their decisions that provide direct impact on formation of the global gas market.

Among Forum participants – top managers of large world leaders on the oil and gas market, representatives of the innovation centers and design institutes, industry experts, academicians, heads of specialised universities and research institutions.

The Forum is supported by federal and regional authorities: Ministry of energy of the Russian Federation, Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation, Administration of St. Petersburg, and Russian and foreign industry associations

One site taking together representatives of state authority bodies, key international and Russian business communities and representatives of the R&D communities and design institutes can discuss global tendencies and state policy in the gas sector and many other actual problems.

The St. Petersburg International Gas Forum dates back from 2011. The principal objective of the Forum is to provide a platform for substantive dialogue between leaders of gas industry. The Forum is by rights a unique gas industry event in Russia: besides an extensive exhibition program, every year the Forum provides a convention program that ensures substantive discussion of the most acute and pressing issues.

SPIGF’s unique benefits

1. Subject consolidation of the exhibition and the convention programs

  • Dialogue between global gas companies and key partners

  • Elaboration of strategic solutions

  • Demonstration of up-to-date technologies and intellectual potential of the sector

2. Platform for interaction between gas industry leaders

  • Among Forum participants – top managers and decision-makers of major industrial companies

  • 99% of visitors are industry experts

3. Forum will take place in Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre – a modern venue for the international dialogue, cooperation and exchange of best practices

Program of the Forum:

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Business breakfast with the Russian Ambassador to Australia, HE Dr Alexey Pavlovsky, took place on 16th June 2021 with support from the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) during the APPEA 2021 Conference and Exhibition in Perth.

Image courtesy of Trevor Collens.

Around 50 guests representing Australian petroleum and mining companies, APPEA, WA Government, universities, business consultants, and media attended the event and engaged in a frank discussion with the Ambassador.

In his address to the participants Dr Pavlovsky commented on the status and prospects of Australia – Russia bilateral relations with particular emphasis on trade, investment, opportunities in the sphere of petroleum and energy.

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Dr Pavlovsky also shared his views on what business and cooperation opportunities exist in the environment when various economic sanctions and countermeasures have been imposed by Australian and Russian governments because of disagreements on certain political issues.

Skolkovo Energy Centre and Severstal provided video addresses to the breakfast participants:

Dr Pavlovsky’s address was followed by a Q&A session.

After the event Dr Pavlovsky was interviewed by AFR.

On October 24–27, 2022, the 25th World Energy Congress will be held in St. Petersburg under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. This global event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the World Energy Council, will bring together professionals from all over the world who will gather to shape the future of energy.

ARD is seeking expressions of interest to participate in this event.

To participate in the event, one should register:

For more information see the WEC2022 Booklet:

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