SPIEF 2019 Strengthening international cooperation
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was held at the beginning of June. Members of Wintershall Dea’s top management attended the international gathering on behalf of Wintershall Dea and spelled out: Russia and Europe are united by far more than just economic ties.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is the most important event of the year for the Russian economy. In June, it brings together leading politicians, company representatives and experts from all over the world, offering them a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges in global and Russian markets.
Russia is one of the key pillars in Wintershall Dea’s portfolio and the region where the biggest increase in production is planned. We have been operating successfully in Russia for more than 25 years, relying on long-term strategic partnerships with Russian companies. Together, we produce hydrocarbons in Western Siberia and Southern Russia.
Over 19,000 visitors from more than 145 countries – including many heads of state and CEOs – travelled to SPIEF 2019. Mario Mehren (CEO), Thilo Wieland (Member of the Board, Region Russia, Latin America and Transportation) and Torsten Murin (Managing Director Wintershall Dea Russia) were at the international forum on behalf of Wintershall Dea and met with major figures such as Russia’s Minister of Energy, Alexander Novak, and Minister of the Environment, Dmitry Kobylkin. At the Business Dialogue Russia-Germany, the importance of the strategic partnership with Russia was highlighted. The meeting was also attended by Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier, and the Minister President of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Manuela Schwesig. “Natural gas is an all-rounder”, said Mario Mehren at the panel discussion “The Impact of the Natural Gas Engine on the Economy and Climate”, adding that Europe could not achieve its own climate targets without Russian gas.
Agenda check: SPIEF is one of the year’s key events for Torsten Murin, Managing Director of Wintershall Dea Russia, Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall Dea, and Thilo Wieland, Member of the Board.
Wintershall Dea CEO Mario Mehren at the meeting with Russia’s Minister of the Environment, Dmitry Kobylkin.
Mario Mehren in an interview with the ARD: SPIEF is also an important event for the media.
Thilo Wieland stresses the relevance of Russian-German partnership in an interview with the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
Torsten Murin gave an interview to the radio station Business FM.
Committed to a good partnership: Mario Mehren speaking with Dmitry Artyukhov, Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Russia is one of the most important growth regions for Wintershall Dea. Mario Mehren and Torsten Murin spelled that out at a meeting with Russia’s Minister of Energy, Alexander Novak.
The Wintershall Dea team at SPIEF 2019.