Board Chairman of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Jack Ma plans to meet Russian businessmen and politicians within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), a source close to the company told TASS on Wednesday.

“Chances [that he will attend the SPIEF – TASS] are fairly high. If he comes, he will definitely meet both Russian businessmen and officials,” the source said.

Jack Ma participated in the SPIEF last year.

The twentieth St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) will be held on June 16-18 on a new site near St. Petersburg. The new economic reality and the search for new growth drivers will be key topics for discussions at the Forum.