A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide Russia also cooperates with 92 Russian public organizations and 54 regional governments.

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Flying to Russia: Tourism Industry Development to Boost Welfare
8 June 2019
10:00—11:15

The appeal of Russia and its regions as a tourist and business travel destination has been growing by the year, and recently held global events have opened up Russia for millions of people. The President of the Russian Federation has stressed the importance of the Russian regions as tourist destinations. Moreover, simplifying visa procedures based on the positive experience of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is under consideration. A new tourism development strategy is necessary to successfully grow export of tourism-related services, which requires both dismantling entry barriers for tourists and creating a unique platform in Russia. How can the existing tourist infrastructure in Russia be improved by drawing on global best practices? What unique events and megaprojects can attract tourists to the country on a regular basis? How could entry be facilitated, including simplifying visa procedures? How could Russia and its regions become a more competitive player in the tourism market?

Date
08.06.2019
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
10:00—11:15
Conference hall
Pavilion G, conference hall G9
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