The second day of RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, Russia's national exhibit at the IMEX 2018 International trade Fair, was very eventful. The exhibit became a platform for meetings between buyers and event hosts with the Russian participants. Representatives of major companies and international associations were keenly interested in the Russian destinations showcased at the fair. The platform hosted a range of productive meetings, which resulted in preliminary cooperation agreements. The exhibit's guests were especially intrigued by the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD region presentation. They appreciated the featured destinations' infrastructure and event capacity, as well as the specific industries native to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar Krai, and the Sverdlovsk and Kaliningrad Oblasts.
The exhibit was attended by Alexander Bulay, Russia's Consul General in Germany, along with a delegation from the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Germany. The guests of honour met with the contributors and commented on the event's importance and on the vital need to work on business connections with Germany's key industries. Consul General Alexander Bulay wished all exhibitors to have a fruitful show and said he was confident that events like this were crucial to strengthening economic relations between the two countries.
Russian's national exhibit saw a tremendous influx of visitors, which lasted until the very evening. At the end of the work day, the exhibitors, corporate representatives, event hosts, and spokespeople of international associations met again at the evening reception. The part featured a lottery, with the prizes being provided by the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD contributors. Around 300 visitors of the exhibit took part in the lottery. The lucky winners became the proud owners of the permission to reside and host an event at a hotel in Ufa, granted by the Bashkortostan Convention Bureau. They also received amber accessories and traditional marzipan from the Kaliningrad Oblast and a book on the State Hermitage from the Meet Russia Company. The Roskongress Foundation provided a special prize of its own: a painting of a typical Russian landscape. The party guests were thrilled by the fabled Russian hospitality and expressed their eagerness to meet their new partners again, this time at international events held in Russia.
We would like to remind our readers that the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD National Exhibit, organised by the Russian Convention Bureau, will keep operating at the Messe Frankfurt venue in Frankfurt, Germany, until May 17, 2018.
During the second day of the exhibit, the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD stand was visited by a delegation headed by Alexander Bulay, Russia's Consul General in Germany. The diplomatic representative inspected the exhibits and talked the contributors and to to Alexey Kalachev, head of the Russian Convention Bureau.
Consul General Alexander Bulay called the creation of such an important marketing tool as the National Congress Bureau a timely and important event.
In a conversation with the Russian Convention Bureau Director, the diplomat pointed out that Germany is one of the world's leading international trade fair and forum hosts. He also emphasised that the German business community is greatly interested in Russia and that it is important to keep networking with the representatives of the country's key industries. According to the diplomat, international exhibitions and conventions will prove very efficient when expanding economic connections between the two countries.
To recap: the RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD National Exhibit, organised by the Russian Convention Bureau, was unveiled at IMEX 2018 on May 15. The collective stand's contributors include representatives of national and regional event hosting companies, convention bureaus, hotel chains, resorts, and convention and exhibition centres from Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, Krasnodar Krai, and the Sverdlovsk and Kaliningrad Oblasts. The exhibit will keep operating at the Messe Frankfurt venue in Frankfurt, Germany, until May 17.
May 15, 2018, the national exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD at the largest international specialized exhibition IMEX-2018 opened in Frankfurt.
The work of the stand started with the active business program. Participants of the collective stand RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD held a number of negotiations and meetings with potential foreign partners and representatives of the leading foreign industrial media.
The studies in the event industry and the leading experts note than the current market needs new destinations to hold international business events. This niche may be occupied by the Russian Federation that has the experience of holding large business and sports events, and proposes organizers and associations a large choice of places with developed infrastructure.
The international public shows vital interest in the activity of the Russian Convention Bureau and to the Russian regions presented on the stand. Representatives of buyers, event organizers and largest European industry mass media note that Russia is an interesting multi-cultural venue to hold high-level events. The Russian Federation has unique advantages, is rich in natural resources and cultural traditions. The participants and guests of the exhibition found out about regional specialization of territories and peculiarities of Russian regions. Professional event organizers expressed their interest and intentions for further cooperation with the Russian Convention Bureau that presents event possibilities of Russia.
The site RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD will be a place for meetings with representatives of RF diplomatic corps, Trade Mission of Russia in Germany with participants of the exhibition, entrepreneurs and event organizers, largest regional mass media.
The business program includes presentations of the leading players in the Russian event market from Moscow, Republic of Bashkortostan, Krasnodar Krai, Kaliningrad and Sverdlovsk regions. During the exhibition, the project of EXPO World Exhibition 2025 in Yekaterinburg will be presented. The national stand is decorated with official symbols of the FIFA World Cup ahead of this competition that will start in Russia in a month. The exhibition participants and stand guests may have a virtual tour to host cities using interactive technologies and take a photo on the stand at the background of sights.
We would like to remind you that the national exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, organized by the Russian Convention Bureau, will work in Messe Frankfurt exhibition center in Frankfurt from May 15 to May 17, 2018.
EXPO 2025 Ekaterinburg will be presented on the 16th of May at 12.00 at the national exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, organized be the Russian Convention Bureau during IMEX-2018 exhibition.
The world exhibition movement is the most vivid example of successful overcoming of cultural, interethnic, ideological and political contradictions, for the sake of the happiness and prosperity of future generations. Russia has been a part of this great process since 1851, but has never hosted EXPO on its territory.
Russian choice for World EXPO 2025 is the city of Ekaterinburg. Being located on the border of Europe and Asia, it takes the best of two worlds, playing an important role of a cultural bridge between continents. Today it is a modern, dynamic, rapidly growing city, one of the cultural, educational and industrial centers of our country.
EXPO 2025 theme – “Changing the World: Innovations And Better Life For Future Generations” – expresses the global need for a renewed and responsible reflection on our world and the challenges we face by focusing on humanity and innovation as interlinked drivers to improve the quality of life.
EXPO 2025 in Ekaterinburg will be the biggest EXPO-site ever – 555 ha of beautiful land laying within close proximity to the city centre. After 2025 it will be transformed into a Smart City, technologically and socially advanced place, safe in terms of ecology, transport and energy, great for the development of human personality and the formation of a new generation. EXPO 2025 will become a unique technological platform for testing and implementing existing and promising innovative projects, that will transform the urban environment and improve the quality of life.
We invite the participants and guests of IMEX exhibition, mass media representatives to visit our stand No. G420 at the exhibition centre Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany) from May 15 to May 17, 2018.
Russian National Souvenirs will be created at the Russian collective stand during IMEX from 15 to 17 May,2018.
At our Work-Shops all the guests will be able to create authentic gifts in modern interpretation, Zernovushka, finger-eyed angels or wooden billets-magnets by their own with the help of our masters.
You can find detailed information about the Workshops here
Looking forward to meeting you at our stand #G420, the exhibition centre Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany), May 15-17, 2018.
Russia's largest travel operator, UTS Group, will take part in the largest international specialized exhibition IMEX-2018 under one brand RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD. The exhibition will be held from May 15 to May 17, 2018 at Messe Frankfurt exhibition center in Frankfurt (Germany).
UTS, established in 1994, is the founder of UTS Group holding company, which includes the subsidiaries Hotelbook-Service and UTS Travel. UTS Group is one of the ten largest travel operators in Russia. Main areas of activity: Corporate services, UTS24, MICE & Event, VIP and Sport. UTS Group is the winner of the prestigious international award, World Travel Market, as Russia's best travel company. UTS Group of Companies is certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has direct agreements with over 100 Russian and foreign airlines. UTS Group is a member of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, Association of Assistance to Travel Technologies. Detailed information is available at www.utsgroup.org.
Russian DMC companies will present their event possibilities under one brand RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD at the largest international specialized exhibition, IMEX-2018. The exhibition will be held from May 15 to May 17, 2018 at Messe Frankfurt exhibition center in Frankfurt (Germany).
In RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, Russia will be represented by DMCs from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad.
Russia Fresh is a Russian DMC company based in Moscow, which has an office in Berlin. The organization provides a wide range of services in event industry. Its main mission is to ruin old stereotypes about Russia and reveal its modern and fascinating aspects. Russia is a diverse country that provides unique possibilities for business and rest. See more details on the website: www.russiafresh.com
Meet Russia is a DMC company that presents Russia as a place for holding business events, and proposes international organizers a wide range of opportunities to promote projects on the Russian market: media support, marketing services, organization of events, design and construction of stands, cultural and incentive programs, etc. See more details on the website: www.meet-russia.com
BALTMA TOURS DMC is one of the oldest travel operators in Russia and the Baltic region which has 26 years of experience. The company offers the best destinations in Russia and on the Baltic Sea shore: Kaliningrad, Baltic countries and Poland. The main principles of work include creativity, focus on the customer, high efficiency and mobility. See more details on the website: www.baltma.ru
The Tourism Development Center of Sverdlovsk region will present the tourist infrastructure of the region to world event industry professionals at IMEX-2018 exhibition (May 15–17, Messe Frankfurt exhibition center, Frankfurt).
The main aim of the Tourism Development Center of Sverdlovsk region is to develop the tourist and recreational potential of Sverdlovsk region and ensure sustainable development of internal tourism.
By promoting the tourist product on the Russian and international markets, the Tourism Development Center conducts the process of information support of tourists, deals with organization and holding of B2C and В2В events in the sphere of tourism, and also develops tourist infrastructure and is aimed at improvement of tourists service quality.
Detailed information is available at www.gotoural.com.
Roscongress fund will take place in the national exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD as part of the largest international specialized exhibition IMEX-2018 from May 15 to May 17 in Frankfurt.
Roscongress fund is the leading organizer of exhibitions and conferences that offers a wide range of services to hold events of any type and any level of complexity.
Roscongress fund was established in 2007 to assist development of the economic potential and strengthen the image of Russia by organizing and holding congress, exhibition and public events. The fund forms their content part, provides consulting, information and expert support to companies and organizations, and also studies, analyzes and covers the questions of Russian and global economic agenda on all sides. The fund ensures administration and assists in promotion of business projects and attraction of investments, including as part of public and private partnership.
Today, the Fund's annual program includes events from Montevideo to Vladivostok, which allows to gather world business leaders, experts, mass media, power representatives in one place, create better conditions to discuss and promote new ideas and projects, and also provide assistance in formation of social entrepreneurship and charitable projects.
Detailed information is available at www.roscongress.org.
The Republic of Tatarstan will participate in the national exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD and show its main destinations and promotion possibilities at IMEX-2018.
Today, the Republic of Tatarstan is the most innovative and highly-developed region of the Russian Federation in the economic aspect. Tatarstan is located in the center of the European part of Russia on the East European Plain, at the junction of the two largest rivers, the Volga and the Kama.
In over 1000 years of its history, the Tatarstan's capital, Kazan, showed itself as a bright example of tolerance where representatives of different cultures and nationalities coexist in a friendly manner. Kazan hosts the largest international sports events, and the city is popular with organizers of forums and conferences.
The Tatarstan Convention Bureau and Korston will provide assistance in organization of the most successful events in Tatarstan, show the event potential of the region from May 15 to May 17, 2018 on the stand No. G420 at Messe Frankfurt exhibition center in Frankfurt (Germany).
We will remind you that Kazan is one of the host cities of FIFA 2018 World Cup.
The Republic of Bashkortostan will present its infrastructural achievements to the professionals of the world event industry at the stand RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD at IMEX exhibition, which will take place in Frankfurt from May 15 to May 17.
The Government of Bashkiria started systemic work to build up the congress industry. Promotion of the Republic as a promising destination of congress, exhibition and business tourism is dealt with by Bashkortostan Convention Bureau.
Following 2017, Ufa entered TOP 10 of the National Rating of the Russian event-driven potential. Ufa occupies the 9th place in the country by the rating of best tourist destinations in Russia published by TripAdvisor travel site. Ufa Congress Hall won in the Best Congress, Exhibition and Business Center nomination in Russia according to the Russian Business Travel&MICE Award 2017. Bashkortostan became a partner of the National Convention Bureau Association (Russian Convention Bureau).
At RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD stand, the Republic of Bashkortostan is ready to present event possibilities of the region and thus show the national alternative to foreign business tourism destinations, confirm interest in cooperation with international congress associations and specialized organizations, and also invite to important events scheduled in Bashkortostan in 2018–2021.
«Key tasks of Bashkiria's participation in IMEX: search of partners from international associations, studying the market, attracting leading MICE agencies and corporate customers in Russia, CIS countries, Europe, Asia and America, strengthening the reputation, – comments Director of the Bashkortostan Convention Bureau, Nikolay Fadeev. – Meetings have been arranged with over 50 representatives of different associations in economic branches that are top priority for the region: agriculture, medicine, oil and gas extraction, oil and gas processing, energy, culture, sports, youth policy, development of cities. Also, time has been appointed for negotiations with residents of congress bureaus in other cities and countries».
Imeretinsky hotel complex will present its infrastructural possibilities at the largest international specialized exhibition, IMEX-2018, from May 15 to May 17 in Frankfurt.
The hotel complex will become a participant of the national exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, organized for the first time by the National Convention Bureau Association (Russian Convention Bureau).
Imeretinsky unites a cozy 4* hotel and a spacious aparthotel located near the Olympic park (Sochi). The hotel is a part of Imeretinsky resort area, and it works under the Russian Hotels brand. The complex has all necessary facilities not only for a comfortable family rest but also for holding business events. Additional information: www.im-hotel.ru
We will remind you that Sochi is one of the host cities of FIFA 2018 World Cup.
AccorHotels Russia and CIS will be represented at the national exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD at IMEX-2018 from May 15 to May 17 in Frankfurt. Russia's collective stand has been organized for the first time by the Russian Covention Bureau.
AccorHotels Group, the world's leading hotel operator, has been present in Russia since 1992 and is the first international operator that opened middle and economy price segment hotels.
As part of the Russian stand business program, AccorHotels Russia and CIS will hold a number of presentations of its hotels presented in Russian cities. The group hotels are located in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi, Tyumen, Kazan, etc.
We will remind you that AccorHotels Russia and CIS offers its services to guests and fans of FIFA 2018 World Cup in 10 cities where global sport event is held. Detailed information: www.accorhotels.com.
Russian regions represent their event opportunities under one brand RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD at the largest international specialised exhibition IMEX-2018. The exhibition will be held from May 15 till May 17, 2018 in Frankfurt (Germany).
At the exposition RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, Russia will be represented by the key players of the Russian event industry market. These include representatives of national and regional companies in the meeting industry, congress bureaux, hotel networks, resorts, congress and exhibition centres, PCO and DMC from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, republics of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, Krasnodar Territory, Sverdlovsk and Kaliningrad regions.
Russian Collective Stand will become a single business space based on the principles of hospitality and openness. In the Presentation Zone the Russian regions will demonstrate their event opportunities. One of the presentations will be devoted to the World exhibition EXPO2025 in Ekaterinburg. During the work of the exposition, special attention will be paid to the forthcoming the FIFA World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia for the first time.
Representatives of the Russian companies will be able to discuss the prospects of cooperation with international IMEX participants in the Networking area at the booth. Such format will provide for the effective dialog among market professionals and potential foreign partners.
We invite the participants and guests of IMEX exhibition, mass media representatives to discover unique places of Russia to hold the international meetings in the comfortable atmosphere of stand No. G420 at the exhibition centre Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany) from May 15 to May 17, 2018.
From May 15 till May 17, 2018, a key exhibition event in the field of event industry and incentive tourism, the largest international specialised exhibition IMEX-2018, where market professionals from 150 countries take part on an annual basis, will be held in Frankfurt (Germany). For the first time Russia will be represented at IMEX with a collective stand RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD, organised by the Russian Convention Bureau (National Convention Bureau Association).
RUSSIA OPEN TO THE WORLD is the national stand of the Russian Federation representing the event potential of Russian regions at specialised exhibitions and fairs on the international market. The exposition under one brand will be organised by the Russian Convention Bureau for the second time, and it takes into account the good experience received at IBTM World exhibition in Barcelona held in November, 2017. At IBTM World, the organisers and participants highly appreciated the work of the exposition, which found its reflection in positive feedback and intentions to cooperate in the future.
"One of the key tasks of Russia's participation in international events is to present the event potential of the regions of our country and their infrastructural possibilities to the largest world market players, says the head of the Russian delegation, Director of National Convention Bureau Association, Alexey Kalachev, – By collecting the Russian industry professionals at the national stand, we are planning not only to vividly show Russia's great potential but also to determine the prospects of cooperation with our foreign colleagues."
Remember that The Russian Convention Bureau was established in November, 2017 with support of the Government of the Russian Federation for effective development of the national events industry and integration into the world event industry. The Russian Convention Bureau is promoting the event potential of the Russian regions in the international market, attracting international events in the country to form image of Russia as a business- and investments-friendly country.
The Russian Convention Bureau is intended to act as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for potential event organizers and buyers selecting destination countries for their events. One of the key goals of the organization is to promote Russia and its regions on foreign markets for international events organizing.
Imeretinskiy Hotel Complex consists of a 4* hotel and apartment complex and is located in direct proximity to the Olympic Park. Its unique location makes it accessible by any transport in less than 40 minutes. We can boast of the best view: the windows of our comfortable rooms and spacious apartments overlook both the spectacular mountaintops and the Black Sea coast. Our hotel complex has everything required for a comfortable family vacation as well as for conducting business events.
Russia’s bid is for World Expo 2025 in the city of Ekaterinburg.
Ekaterinburg is located in the central part of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia. The central location of the city has determined its key role in the European-Asian transport and trade system, which has contributed to the development of Ekaterinburg as a major centre of transport, distribution, trading and intermediation on both a regional and international level. Today, Ekaterinburg is more than just a major transportation hub and a modern industrial metropolis. It also stands at the forefront of scientific and medical progress, actively engaging in research and innovation.
On behalf of all citizens of the region, we will be delighted to invite you to Ekaterinburg, a candidate city to host the EXPO in 2025.
Bashkortostan Convention Bureau promotes Bashkortostan as Russian region that has great potential in holding congress and MICE activities. Having unique experience in holding major international and national events, Bashkortostan Convention Bureau offers assistance in organizing events in the Republic of Bashkortostan in the framework of cooperation with MICE agencies and corporate customers. Due to the work under the auspices of Bashkortostan Republic Government, the Bashkortostan Convention Bureau has exclusive opportunities to create conditions for organizing congress and MICE events in Ufa and Bashkortostan.
Convention & Visitors Bureau of Sochi is an assistant which can find reliable contractors for all companies participating in organization of conferences, seminars, congresses, exhibitions & other business meetings.
The Republic of Tatarstan is the most innovative and highly developed region in Russia.Tatarstan’s capital city Kazan has 1000-year history and a vivid example of tolerance. Convention Bureau & Korston are happy to assist you in conducting your best event in Tatarstan with High-class facilities for the events, great value for money, efficient team.
The Roscongress Foundation is a major conference and exhibition organizer, and offers a range of services for running events of all kinds and levels of complexity. The Foundation’s annual programme includes events held from Montevideo to Vladivostok, offering an opportunity to bring together global business representatives in one place.
The main aim of Tourism Development Centre of the Sverdlovsk region is the development of the tourism potential of the Sverdlovsk region, the sustainable development of domestic tourism.
Tourism Development Centre promotes tourist product on the national/international markets, provides information support of tourists, organizes and conducts B2C and B2B events in the sphere of tourism, as well as developing tourist infrastructure and is aimed at improving the quality of tourist services.
AccorHotels, world’s leading hotel operator, has been present on the hospitality market in Russia, CIS and Georgia since 1992, being the first international operator to open properties of midscale and economy segment in the region. National coverage in Russia, CIS and Georgia includes Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Sochi, Tbilisi, Tyumen, Kazan etc.
BALTMA TOURS DMC is one of the oldest MICE experts in Russia and Baltic Region with 26 years of experience. We offer the best destinations in Russian and on Baltic Sea shores at reasonable prices: Kaliningrad, Baltic States and Poland. Our key principles are creative and customer-oriented approach, high efficiency and flexibility.
Meet Russia is a DMC project that opens Russia as a destination for all kind of events and provides the foreign organizers with a wide range of opportunities to promote their projects in the Russian market, such as media support & consulting services; event stand construction and design; incentive & cultural programs; travel services.
Russia Fresh (Ltd.) is a Russian DMC based in Moscow with an office in Berlin. We provide a wide range of services in MICE and leisure travel. Our company is established by professionals from travel industry with the main mission of wiping away old stereotypes about Russia and to unveil the modern and mesmerizing aspects of this diverse country that offers unique opportunities for both business and leisure purposes.
By offering a reliable service and introducing original and fresh ideas for your events, we aim to keep you in our network of business.
UTS Group was founded in 1994 and is ranked among the TOP-5 travel companies of Russia & CIS. Our prior business segments are Incoming travel to Russia and CIS, M.I.C.E. and Incentive travel, Group Leisure, Business trips, Sport and Cultural events, Hotels and Services Online, flight & train Ticketing. Our team is more than 600 employees working in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Sochi offices along with representatives in UK, France, Germany, Spain and India. Social responsibility is an integral part of the UTS Group corporate life because we realize our contribution to social development and appreciate the world around us. Our corporate social responsibility projects are focused on such areas as education, culture, healthcare and support of social communities and children's organizations.
Sputnik International News Agency and Radio is an international news agency and radio broadcaster with multimedia information hubs in over 20 countries. News websites available in 30+ languages, including English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Turkish and French. Sputnik websites provide various multimedia content including infographics, photo and video reports, live streaming, podcasts and online polls.
The exhibition portal EXPOCLUB.ru provides information and services in the field of exhibition activities in Russia and abroad. Our experience allows us to offer our clients the most efficient ways to promote their products and services, to search for new markets and suppliers. We help hundreds of companies every year to increase turnover and to find new business partners. The portal contains a catalog of major trade shows and conferences in more than 100 industries, as well as information about venues and industry organizations all over the world. EXPOCLUB.ru – new opportunities for your business.
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