According to the results of 2019, 35 international business events were held in St. Petersburg. According to UIA data, Saint Petersburg has ranked 47th among the leading Congress destinations, while Russia ranked the 30th.
Since 1960 the UIA has prepared statistics statistics on the international meetings that have taken place worldwide in the preceding year. Meetings taken into consideration include those organized and/or sponsored by international organizations, i.e. the sittings of their principal organs, congresses, conventions, symposia, regional sessions grouping several countries, as well as some national meetings with international participation organized by national branches of international associations.