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Press Conference Dedicated to First Anniversary of Russian Convention Bureau to take place on December 11

4 December 2018
11 декабря состоится пресс-конференция по итогам первого года работы Национального конгресс-бюро

At 1 p.m. on December 11 RIA Novosti will held a press conference of the Russian Convention Bureau (RCB), which was created in November 2017 with support of the Government of the Russian Federation for the purpose of implementing the state policy in the sphere of effective development of the event industry of the country and its integration into the global meetings industry.

The key objective of the RCB is to facilitate implementation of strategic goals and national objectives of the Russian Federation, attract a larger number of international congress events to the country and to shape a positive image of Russia as a country with a favorable business and investment climate through support and development of the national event industry.

In its first year, the Russian Convention Bureau has already demonstrated excellent results. The RCB helped bring to Russia 4 major international events, with the total economic effect of these events totaling some RUB 5 billion, with the expected amount of tax payments at more than RUB 550 million. Twelve applications to hold international events have been submitted and are currently in the process of consideration. The total budget of these events is RUB 4 billion. Since these events are expected to attract 16,700 people, the additional economic effect may exceed RUB 2.6 billion.

The press conference will focus on key achievements and report indicators of the RCB and announce the upcoming projects of the Russian Convention Bureau aimed at promoting the event potential of Russia’s constituent regions on the international market of business events.

The founders of the Russian Convention Bureau are: ROSCONGRESS Foundation, JSC Russian Export Center, International Foundation of Technologies and Investments and R&C Research and Exhibition Center.

Speakers at the press conference will include:

  • Aleksei Kalachev, Director of the Russian Convention Bureau;
  • Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the Board, Russian Convention Bureau, Director of ROSCONGRESS Foundation;
  • Darya Ostrovskaya, member of the Board of the Russian Convention Bureau, General Director of R&C Research and Exhibition Center;
  • Sergey Selivanov, head of the Exhibition Section, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

The press conference will be held on December 11 at 1 p.m. in Rossiya Segodnya IIA International Multimedia Press Center (4 Zubovsky Bulvar, Farther Hall). Duration – 1 hour

To get your accreditation and for more information please contact

Olga Chervinskaya,

Phone: +7 (916) 634-46-69

[email protected]

For more information on the work of the Russian Convention Bureau, please visit website: