International Municipal BRICS Forum is an annual platform that brings together the municipalities of the five countries to build political, economic and humanitarian cooperation. This year it’ll be held on November 5-6, in St. Petersburg (Russia).
The Forum’s platforms are geared towards a presentation of socio-economic opportunities and municipal achievements in scientific and engineering efforts, as well as an exchange of best practices aimed at the development of mutually beneficial integration processes. On the margins of the IMBRICS Forum municipalities have an opportunity to present their investment-attractive projects for profitable capital injection, and delegates can establish new business contacts.
The Forum’s program is focused on the discussion of key issues in the field of economic development, trade, investment diversification and evolution of BRICS investment policy, construction and modernization of urban infrastructure, digitalization and innovative technologies, agriculture, ecology, tourism, culture and education, sports, humanitarian cooperation and social project management.
The I International Municipal BRICS Forum (IMBRICS Forum – 2019) was held on 20-22 September 2019 with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Committee for External Affairs of St. Petersburg. It was attended by around 700 delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – representatives of federal, regional and municipal authorities, various government agencies, large commercial business communities, public and scientific organizations.
As a result of IMBRICS Forum – 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation supported the idea of holding the forum in 2020 and agreed on the “BRICS Plus” format of the event. The city and the venues of the business program events will remain the same as in 2019.
More info is available on the event’s official website.