Sakhalin Region will participate in the Far East Street exhibition that will be held on 38 September in Vladivostok as part of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.
In 2018, the pavilion of Sakhalin Region became the best among expositions of the Far Eastern regions. This year visitors will see the same structure shaped as two gigantic incident waves, with minor changes. One of the waves will simulate a sailboat, and a gray whale will plunge under the other one. The choice of this sea animal was deliberate: a population of gray whales lives in the Sea of Okhotsk, on the northeast Sakhalin shelf. This species is listed in the Russian Red Book and the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but over the last 10 years their population level has been rapidly restoring.
There will be several areas inside the Sakhalin pavilion. Economy and investment will tell about strategic development projects of the island, ASEZ residents, regional development institutes, national projects, and the Far Eastern Hectare success stories.
A separate area will be dedicated to oil and gas. 2019 is a multiple-anniversary year in the industry: 25 years of Sakhalin Energy; 20 years ago the first oil was extracted on the Sakhalin shelf from the Molikpaq platform; 20 years ago gas extraction from the first Russian offshore ice-resistant platform Lunskaya-A began; 10 years ago the first LNG plant in Russia was launched. On the lake next to the pavilion a miniature liquified gas carrier model will be installed.
Tourism and Leisure area will be presented in a separate pavilion where guests will learn about the development of regional tourist infrastructure. Visitors will have an opportunity to fly a paraglider simulator and enjoy islands landscapes with a birds eye view with VR glasses, as well as ski downhill and feel the adrenaline. Also, at the pavilion visitors will be able to see regions landmarks, get souvenirs, send a photo postcard from the exposition to any place in the world, participate in a lottery and win a free trip to Sakhalin.
From 3 to 6 September the exhibition will be open to EEF guests and participants; on 7 September a social day is planned for multiple children families, retired people, veterans and representatives of youth organizations. On 8 September, the exhibition will be open for all comers.