Russia is getting closer to events

// CIM editorial team, jm

E-visas were launched this year in Russia. E-visas can be obtained free of charge within three days for visiting Vladivostok, Kaliningrad region, St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. No documents that confirm the purpose of the journey are required. E-visa is valid for 30 calendar days from the date it was issued, with permit-ted period of stay of up to eight days starting from the date of entry. By 2021 it is going to cover all regions in the country and allows event delegates coming to Russia easier.

Photo: Russia Convention Bureau

Russia: Open to the world. At IBTM World 2019 the joint exposition Russia open to the world organized by the Russian Convention Bureau is coming up with the bright performances and intense presentations, from RCB and its partners from different regions of the vast country. Among which are Russian BLINI Party where you can try Russian traditional delicacies and demonstrate skills in playing national music on wooden spoons spending the evening in a warm, friendly and fun atmosphere (Russian Happy Hour on November 20, 5:30 PM).

For IBTM World 2019 the Russian Convention Bureau realized a project with HQ Magazine (Meetings Media Group) in creating and publishing a Russian report as a supplement for November issue of HQ. The report covers the key features and advantages of the Russian event market, presents RCB and the leading venues and companies, and gives a review of gives an overview and the opportunities of the regions with the greatest potential for events.

Russia has strong positions in various fields and wide industrial profiles of its regions. So one of the goals of the Russian Convention Bureau is to find relevant events for a particular region, industry or scientific association and help the international organizers to make strong and productive local connections for their events.

In the diversity of regional peculiarities we aim at key advantages such as industries, science and universities, infrastructure, regional unique characteristics to attract relevant events. Following such regional approach we can make a custom-made offer for any request for holding events.

So as not to get lost in the diversity of regions, their distinguishing features and opportunities for holding events, the RCB has developed a new product called an Event Passport of a Region to present the opportunities that are available in Russia’s regions. The Event Passport is expected to serve as a starting point for attracting international events in leading industries to the Russian regions taking into account the region’s specialization. The passport includes the following parts: general description of a destination (geography, weather, transport accessibility etc.), industrial specialization of the region, tourism capabilities, culture, gastronomic map and of course event industry and opportunities for holding events.

The first Passport was issued for Kamchatka - the most remote region from the central part of the country, the area with pristine nature and a very small population, the land of volcanoes, geysers and bears but with high potential for holding events.

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