A major U.S. company ExxonMobil, Boeing, GM, The Coca-Cola Company, Procter&Gamble and Cargill and Cushman&Wakefield have confirmed that their representatives are planning to attend the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF) in early June, despite the fact that earlier the us Ambassador to Russia John huntsman refused to visit because of the case against the founder of the investment Fund Baring Vostok Michael Calvey.
On may 29, Forbes reported. For inquiries about the upcoming visit of the forum answered seven large companies. One company — Mondelez International said that it had no plans to attend the forum, as in the past year. Eight — Mars, Apple, Philip Morris, McDonald’s, Ford, and JPMorgan, Citi and Bank of America has not responded to the request. The organizer of the SPIEF Foundation “Recongress” — does not reveal how many U.S. companies have registered to participate in the forum, said the representative of the organizing Committee. Accreditation, meanwhile, is still open.
It became known yesterday that the US Ambassador to Russia John huntsman, like last year, will not take part in SPIEF, which will be held in St. Petersburg from 6 to 8 June. In addition, the state Department reported that the us government delegation to the forum at all. The U.S. Embassy representative explained that this year the cause of failure — the detention of an American investor Michael Calvey, who is accused in Russia of fraud amounting to about 2.5 billion rubles from the Bank “East”. From mid-February to early April, he was in custody, later he softened the measure of restraint to house arrest.
He Calvey signed up for SPIEF, previously reported to RBC. To participate in the forum it is planned to submit petition to the Investigation Committee.
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