The 11th St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum took place on 28–30 November 2018, with Finland acting as a partner country of the forum for the first time. Other partners included the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs (Rusnano Group) and Bank Saint Petersburg. The event is organized by the St. Petersburg Committee for Industrial Policy and Innovations. Traditionally the 22nd Russian Industrialist International Forum was held at the same site as the St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum. The events took place at the ExpoForum Exhibition and Convention Centre.