About SPIGF | St. Petersburg International Gas Forum

Organiser: ExpoForum-International
Exhibition program co-organiser: FAREXPO
Venue: EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Center, St. Petersburg
Official hashtags: #SPIGF #SPIGF #gasforum #gasforum2022

The St. Petersburg International Gas Forum has been held since 2011. Today it is one of the most reputable business events in the gas industry, annually brings together leading representatives of the world community.

The issues discussed on the Forum are devoted to the development of the Russian gas market and global trends in the development of the gas industry.

St. Petersburg International Gas Forum is in the TOP-5 of the largest international congress and exhibition projects in the oil and gas industry.

The uniqueness of the forum is expressed not only in the wide exhibition program, SPIGF from year to year demonstrates a meaningful and relevant congress part.

The Forum organizes more than 90 events in various formats: plenary sessions, conferences, round tables.

The Forum is attended by members of specialized ministries and departments of Russia, world leaders in the gas industry, Russian and international specialized associations, research institutes and analytics centers.

During the years of SPIGF, representatives of the Russian and world political elite took part as speakers - heads of specialized ministries, departments and committees of the Government of the Russian Federation, representatives of regional authorities, representatives of the ministries of Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Bolivia, the Republic of Nigeria.

SPIGF in numbers
13 000
from 28 countries
More 70 events
business program
more 480 speakers
40 000 m2
exhibition area
470 exhibitors
More 250
journalists from
100 russian
and foreign media
international experts
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Participants 7000 8000 10000 11500 16500 30000
Countries 26 32 36 43 51 55
Business events 25 45 60 81 87 92
Speakers 145 291 283 615 620 680
Delegates 1500 2500 4000 4500 5000 5500
Area, sq.m 18000 20000 23000 25000 30000 40000
Exhibitors 339 420 500 500 505 535


  • Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
  • Government of St. Petersburg
  • Association of European Businesses (AEB)
  • World Energy Council (WEC RNC)
  • European Gas Industry Union (Eurogas)
  • Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
  • National Gas Vehicle Consortium of Italy
  • Russian Gas Society

Forum members:

Top managers of the largest oil and gas companies, representatives of innovation centers and project institutes of the country, experts, academicians, heads of specialized universities and research institutes.

Members' positions:
  • 67% Top management
  • 28.8% Engineering staff
Areas of activity:
  • Companies developing technologies and equipment
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Gas industry projects institutes
  • Research companies
  • Transport and logistics companies
  • Finance and investment
  • Study of current trends in the market
  • Search for customers and suppliers
  • Search for goods, services and technologies for business
  • Launching new products to the market
  • Experience exchange
  • Maintaining the image in the industry

SPIGF’s unique benefits

1. Subject consolidation of the exhibition and the convention programs
  • Dialogue between global gas companies and key partners
  • Elaboration of strategic solutions
  • Demonstration of up-to-date technologies and intellectual potential of the sector
2. Platform for interaction between gas industry leaders
  • Among Forum participants – top managers and decision-makers of major industrial companies
  • 99% of visitors are industry experts
3. Forum will take place in Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre – a modern venue for the international dialogue, cooperation and exchange of best practices


Chairman of the Management Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Plenary session of SPIGF-2023
Alexey Miller
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Plenary session of SPIGF-2023
Mr. Nikolay Shulginov
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Plenary session of SPIGF-2023
Mr. Roman Sklyar
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey
Plenary session of SPIGF-2023
Mr. Alparslan Bayraktar
Vice President, China National Petroleum Corporation
Plenary session of SPIGF-2023
Mr. Xie Jun
Minister of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic
Plenary session of SPIGF-2023
Mr. Taalaibek Ibraev
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Plenary session of SPIGF-2023
Mr. Jurabek Mirzamahmudov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Head of Department 623, Gazprom
Plenary session of SPIGF-2022
Oleg Aksyutin
Vice President China National Petroleum Corporation
Plenary session of SPIGF-2022
Huang Yongzhang
Managing Director, National Iranian Oil Company
Plenary session of SPIGF-2022
Mohsen Khojastehmehr
General Director, National Energy Security Fund; First Provost for External Communications; Head of the Politology Department, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Plenary session of SPIGF-2022
Konstantin Simonov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, Director General of Gazprom Export (until 2023)
Plenary session of SPIGF-2021
Elena Burmistrova
Integrated Gas & New Energies Director, Member of the Executive Committee, Royal Dutch Shell plc (until 2022)
Plenary sessions of SPIGF-2022, 2019, 2018
Maarten Wetselaar
President, International Gas Union (until 2021)
Plenary sessions of SPIGF-2022, 2019, 2018
Joe M. Kang
President, The International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (until 2022)
Plenary session of SPIGF-2021
Jean-Marie Dauger
Chief Executive Officer, Uniper SE (until 2023)
Plenary session of SPIGF-2021
Klaus-Dieter Maubach
Chairman of the Executive Board, CEO, OMV AG
Plenary session of SPIGF-2021
Alfred Stern
President, The Global Energy Association
Plenary session of SPIGF-2021
Sergey Brilev
Chairman of the Executive Board, VNG AG
Plenary session of SPIGF-2018
Ulf Heitmueller
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus
Viktor Karankevich
Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Pavel Sorokin
State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Anastasia Bondarenko
Deputy Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation
Vasily Shpak
Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, President, Russian Gas Society
Pavel Zavalny
Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, Gazprom
Vitaly Markelov
Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Director General of the Corporate Security Service Gazprom
Sergey Khomyakov
Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department 308, Gazprom
Vyacheslav Mikhalenko
Head of Department 645, Gazprom
Sergey Skrynnikov
Head of Department 715, Gazprom
Elena Kasyan
Deputy Chairman of the Board, Gazprom (till 2019); CEO, Zenit Football Club
Alexander Medvedev
Director General of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz
Sergey Gustov
Director General, Gazprom VNIIGAZ, LLC
Maxim Nedzvetskiy
CEO, Gazprom Promgaz
Nikolay Storonsky
First Vice President, Gazprombank (until 2023)
Natalia Tretiak
Executive Director, NGVA
Vasiliy Zinin
Deputy General Director for Sales, Gazprom GNP Holding
Dmitry Mironov
CEO, Gazprom Transgaz Belarus
Vladimir Mayorov
President, World Gas Mobility Council
Mariarosa Baroni
CEO, Association of European Businesses
Tadzio Schilling
Secretary of the Group of Experts on Gas, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Branko Milicevic
Director of G.O.R.K.I. Centre, Expert Analyst in energy
Karin Kneissl
Executive Vice President, Board Member, ENGIE; President, Eurogas
Didier Holleaux
Chair of the Board, Africa Business Initiative Union
Nataliya Zaiser
Head of Department for Regulation in the Sphere of Housing and Communal Services and Chemical Industry, Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia
Elena Tsyshevskaya
Head of the Comita Group of Companies for Russia and the CIS, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Comita Group of Companies
Nebojsa Jankovic
Chairman of the Board, Moravia Gas Storage a.s.
Sergey Tregub
CEO and chairman of the Executive Board N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie
Han Fennema
Country Chair Shell Russia (until 2021)
Cederic Cremers
Managing Director, VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH
Konstantin Herzog von Oldenburg
Senior Vice President, OMV Russia Upstream GmbH
Thomas Morris
CEO, Gaznat SA, Chairman, Global Gas Centre
Rene Bautz
Chairman of the Management Board, NC QazaqGaz
Sanzhar Zharkeshov
UGS group director, China National Pipeline Corporation
Li Jianjun
Vice President, Transneft
Pavel Revel-Muroz
Sergey Nikiforovich
Director, Sales and Business Development, Energy Sector, Severstal
Dmitry Goroshkov
Chief Sales Officer for China Telecom Rus
Zhu Jingwei
Vice President for Import Substitution, Rosgeo
Evgeny Muratov
Сhief Compliance Officer, KazMunayGas, Vice President of the Compliance and Business Ethics Association of Kazakhstan
Lazzat Nurmagambetova
Compliance and Business Ethics Manager, SIBUR
Veronika Kiseleva
Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for the Fuel and Energy Complex of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Acting Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering for the Fuel and Energy Sector, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Aleksey Dubinin
D. Sc. in Engineering, Head of Energy Security and Infrastructure Department at Russian Energy Agency Federal State Budgetary Institution, Ministry of Energy of Russia
Violetta Kiushkina
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to the Russian Federation
Smail Benamara
Consul General of India in St Petersburg
Kumar Gaurav
President, Oil and Gas Equipment Manufacturers Association
Konstantin Radinsky
First Deputy Chairman of State Duma Committee on Ecology and Environment Protection (until 2021)
Nikolay Valuev
Minister Counsellor (Economic, Trade & Investment), Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mercy Haruna
Adviser of Minister of Finance of Slovakia
Vladimir Vano
President, Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia
Genady Shmal
CEO, Agency of Technological Development Autonomous Non-Profit Organization
Vladimir Pastukhov
CEO, Institute of Oil and Gas Technology Initiatives (INTI)
Nikolay Kuznetsov
CEO, Engineering and Innovation Support Center
Pavel Dvornichenko
chairman of Russian-Asian Business Council
Maxim Kuznetsov
Vice President, Russian Gas Society
Yuri Vazhenin
Director, Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Tatiana Mitrova
Deputy General Director on Gas Matters, National Energy Security Fund
Alexey Grivach
partner, B1 Group
Denis Burak
Ph. D. in Economics, Founder, Russian Business Ethics Network (RBEN); Associate Professor, Higher School of Economics National Research University (St. Petersburg)
Maxim Storchevoy
Director of Energy Department, Institute for Energy and Finance
Alexey Gromov
D. Sc. of Political Sciences, President, EnergoInnovatsiya Association of Innovative Energy Enterprises
Mikhail Smirnov
Executive Secretary, ARD – Australia Russia Dialogue
Alexey Goncharov
Director for Business Development, Yandex.Taxi LLC
Alexey Fedotov
Russian race driver, Project Director of Silk Way Rally, Head of the racing team «KAMAZ-master», Seven-time winner of the Dakar Rally, Honored Master of Sports of Russia
Vladimir Chagin
President of the International Shukhov Foundation
Leonid Shtern
Managing Director, Gas & Power Markets, St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange
Sergey Trofimenko
president, board chairman, National Association LNG
Pavel Sarafannikov
Chairman of the Editorial Board, Oil and Gas Vertical National Industrial Magazine
Kirill Molodtsov
Deputy Executive Director, Strategic Partnership Director, Innopraktika
Anastasia Pavlenko
Chief Editor, RBC Petersburg
Elena Krom
Director, HH, St. Petersburg
Yulia Sakharova
Еxpert in Engineering Automation and AI
Valentin Kaskov