Georgy Bryusov, Head of Sports, Entertainment, and Special Programmes for the Roscongress Foundation, talked about how the sporting traditions of the countrys major international economic forums were established this year. The sporting programme was first introduced at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2016, then at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, and will return at the Sochi International Investment Forum 2016.
The Sochi International Investment Forum 2016 sporting programme will also include a gala ice hockey match between the Night Hockey League and Forum participants, a tennis tournament, and the Sochi Corporate Games, an important part of which will be the Formula 1 circuit run.
«The run past the historic sites of St. Petersburg and the charity run in aid of the Siberian tiger and Amur leopard in Vladivostok were great additions to those forums, and gave the participants an energy boost for the business programme. On October 1, Sochi will take up the torch», Mr. Bryusov said.
Participants in this event will have a unique opportunity to run around the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, to see the venues used for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics through a racing drivers eyes, and to set their own personal lap records. Runners will be able to do one, two, or four laps of the 5,555-metre circuit. Many famous people have run around the track at Sochi Autodrom. In October 2015, for example, Formula One driver Jenson Button ran a lap in 23 minutes.
The Sochi Corporate Games will feature tournaments in 11 disciplines, including futsal, volleyball, basketball, chess, and checkers. «The Games will be a great festival of sport and a significant social project for the Russian Olympic capital. The Games have already proven to be an effective format for problem solving and teambuilding, and for promoting sport among the economically active population», said Mr. Bryusov.
It should be noted that around 500 employees of government and business organizations in Krasnodar Territory are set to take part in the Games. The Games have been organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the administration of Krasnodar Territory in cooperation with Rossiysky Capital Bank and the KSK Group.