For sport, the Forum has become a traditional platform for dialogue with companies and presentation of their projects.
A photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN
Zenit basketball players will strengthen teams made up of representatives from politics and business at the Roscongress Cup gala match, which will be held on June 16 as part of SPIEF Sport Week. The joint organization of a basketball match under the auspices of the 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will be the first step in the implementation of the agreement signed by the sports platform of the Roscongress Foundation, RK-Sport and BC Zenit.
– For sport, the Forum has become a traditional platform for dialogue with companies and presentation of their projects. This year, the SPIEF Sport Week program brings together events in 10 sports and the basketball gala match will be held for the sixth time, said Alexei Valkov, director of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, who took part in the ceremony.
The signing of the agreement took place before the first semi-final of the VTB United League, in which the basketball club Zenit hosted UNICS Kazan. This season, the Saint Petersburg club took fourth place in the Euroleague when Russian teams were excluded and had every chance of reaching the Euroleague Final Four for the first time in its history. . Also this spring, the teams of the Zenit Basketball Academy have won all the major junior championships: the championship of the Children’s and Youth Basketball League and the VTB United Youth League.
– Zenit is not only one of the leading basketball clubs in Russia and Europe – we are a modern sports company. Our organization actively develops partnerships in existing and new areas of our business. We are pleased to become partners of the Roscongress Foundation and co-organizers of the events of the sports program of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. We are confident that our participation will not only support the excellent tradition of basketball gala matches, but also allow them to take place at an even higher level of quality,” said Alexander Tserkovny, General Manager of BC Zenit.
Over the years, Olympic champion Sergei Tarakanov, Olympic medalists Andrei Kirilenko and Ilona Korstin, European champions Sergei Bykov and Alexei Savrasenko, World and European championship medalist Andrei Fetisov and other prominent basketball players have participated in gala matches at SPIEF over the years.
– Each of the previous 6 matches had its own story. With Zenit, we will increase it during the Anniversary Forum. We also discussed community development cooperation. Zenit is creating a business community around the club, and the Roscongress Foundation is developing a year-round club sports story in Moscow for successful people and will expand it to St. Petersburg,” said Sergey Moskvitin, CEO of RK -Sport.
The 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will be held from June 15 to 18, 2022.
The Roscongress Cup gala match will take place with the support of Skolkovo Basketball Club. SPIEF Sport Week is managed by RK-Sport, the sports platform of the Roscongress Foundation.
You can read the complete SPIEF Sport Week program on the Forum’s official website.