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The New SCO Business Agenda in Today’s World

2 June 2022
Новая деловая повестка ШОС в современных условиях

The business programme of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will include a session entitled ‘The New SCO Business Agenda in Today’s World’, dedicated to the development of cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. 

In today’s new geopolitical reality, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation plays a defining role in the economic development of the entire Eurasian space due to a combination of factors. 

In order to restore the global economic system, it is particularly important to align economic policy approaches of the Organisation’s member countries, avoid imbalances in trade and investment regulation and create additional incentives to deepen and diversify cooperation in all areas of the trade and economic agenda. 

The session participants will discuss the best ways to promote the interests of SCO businesses and boost their potential within the framework of the SCO Development Strategy until 2025. 

One important topic of discussion will also be how to put the enormous geopolitical potential of the SCO into practical cooperation at the business level. 

“Today, businesses of the Organisation’s countries are facing new opportunities up for to deepen cooperation. We see that entrepreneurs are interested in expanding contacts and promoting their goods and services in the markets of our countries. There is a need to strengthen cooperation in investment, innovation, establishment of reliable transport and logistics links, and financial infrastructure. In general, businesses are looking for ways to improve trade conditions in the region, reduce administrative barriers, and address other problems that hamper the potential of economic cooperation in the SCO region,” said Sergey Katyrin, Chairman of the Management Board, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.


St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place on 15–18 June 2022 in the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

All real-time news on the preparation for SPIEF 2022 is available on the official Forum social network accounts.