“The experience of Roscongress Foundation employees in various areas of preparation for the organization of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Eastern Economic Forum and other major business events in Russia made it possible to supplement the road map with the necessary elements demonstrating a set of measures for high-quality and thoughtful preparation of mass congress and exhibition events at all stages . I am sure that with the proper use of this document, the process of creating events of various levels will become easier, and the work of industry specialists will become more efficient,” said Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board, Director of the Roscongress Foundation.
A special place in the “road map” is occupied by proposals on the feasibility and possible forms of introducing personalized cards for foreign participants in exhibitions, fairs and congress events held in the Russian Federation. In 2022, the Fund’s experts developed a system that was successfully applied at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and St. Petersburg International Legal Forums held in June. As part of it, a new type of document was introduced, confirming the right of an accredited event participant to obtain a Russian visa, board a plane and enter the country.
The expected result will be the simplification of customs procedures, the process of issuing visas and other events organized for the participation of foreign exhibitors in order to increase the attractiveness of participation in exhibitions, fairs and congress events held on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Special attention in the development of the “road map” was paid to the preparation of proposals for the creation and development of a modern exhibition, fair and congress infrastructure, including for holding events at the highest and high levels and for holding solemn protocol international events, to promote the image of the Russian Federation at the international arena. Also considered are options for organizing statistical monitoring of the development of the exhibition, fair and congress industry, including the development of an appropriate methodology.
Until the end of 2022, an assessment of the current legislation in the field of congress, exhibition and fair activities will be carried out. Thus, the issue of the need to develop a separate federal law for this area of activity will be resolved. It is expected that by the end of October this year, the Government will approve the Strategy for the development of the exhibition and fair industry until 2030.