St. Petersburg hosted the first series of events under Russia's chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on Dec. 12-13. The events included a symposium to set APEC's 2012 priorities and the Informal Senior Officials Meeting.
Sberbank employees celebrate their professional holiday on the 12th of November, while on the same day the bank itself celebrates its 170th anniversary. The big 2011 ceremony started with a business breakfast with the theme, “Global finances: between the hammer and the anvil”, which took place in the Ritz Carlton Hotel and included participation former minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin. The economic situation in the country was the key issue for discussion. Then a conference “New management technologies. What’s going to change the world? ” took place in the Merchant Court.