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Welcome speech of the Chairman of the Saint Petersburg Chamber of Control and Accounts

Dear colleagues! Dear friends!

Saint Petersburg Chamber of Control and Accounts is pleased to welcome the participants of the EURORAI International Seminar and All-Russian Conference of Public Sector Audit Institutions, which will take place in the framework of Saint Petersburg International Forum of Public Sector Audit Institutions during June 2-5, 2015 in Saint Petersburg.

Such a representative forum of institutions involved in state financial control at the regional level is held in Saint Petersburg for the first time. We are honored to host the leaders of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, heads and leading specialists of European countries' audit community and public sector audit institutions of the Russian Federation.

It is no coincidence that topics of the International Seminar and All-Russian Conference are in tune with are devoted to monitoring of the implementation of public procurement. Audit matters of public finance, effective management of budgetary resources are relevant for Russia and European countries than ever. I am sure that the exchange of experience in this important area would result in concrete mechanisms to improve the external control in public procurement system, form a consolidated position to improve the contract system, on the accuracy of which depends the successful implementation of specific government programs in the regions, and ultimately the execution of budget plans, development of industrial and investment potential, sustainable socio-economic development and improvement in the lives of citizens.

I would like to express the hope that participants of the Forum will have the opportunity to exchange practical experiences and views on topical issues of professional activities, establish new business contacts thanks to the extensive business program.

The cultural program proposed to the participants and guests of the Forum allow you to feel the unique charm of the White Nights, see the rich cultural heritage of Northern capital of Russia.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg!

Chairman of the Saint Petersburg Chamber of Control and Accounts –

Vadim Lopatnikov