The V-th International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT-2018

The V-th International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT-2018

From 22 to 23 November 2018 the V-th International Tourist Forum SIFT was held in the resort city of Sochi, which has deservedly become one of the most important business platform for domestic and inbound tourism in Russia.

Venue: Sochi, Adler-Arena, Imeretinskaya Lowland.

Forum was held by the Sochi City Administration and LLC «SOUD - Sochi Exhibitions»

with the assistance of the Federal Agency for Tourism, the Administration of Krasnodar Region, the Russian Union of Travel Industry, the Russian Hotel Association, the Ministry of Resorts, Tourism and the Olympic Heritage of Krasnodar Region, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sochi, the national tour operator “Alean "(Moscow).

General Partner of the Forum: Mobile operator Megafon

Official Partner of the Forum: Grand Hotel "The Pearl"

General information partner: Travel Russian News

Krasnodar Region Governor Veniamin Kondratyev in one of his interviews noted that Sochi once again became the venue for a significant event - the international tourist forum SIFT - more than 200 major players of the tourist business gathered here. For five years, SIFT has become one of the best platforms in Russia for presentations of industry opportunities, exchange of experience and best practices.

On November 17, the Forum program was opened with educational tours from leading tour operators of Russia: “Alean”, NKO “RosSouthKurort”, NKO “New Sochi”, “Riviera Sochi”, “OWN TS”. More than 120 travel agents from all our country took part in these tours; they visited 158 accommodation facilities and places of interest in Greater Sochi.

The opening ceremony was held with the participation of the Minister of Resorts, Tourism and the Olympic Heritage of the Krasnodar Territory Konstantinidi Christopher Alexandrovich and the head of the resort city of Sochi Pakhomov Anatoly Nikolaevich.

On the first day of the Forum, November 22, an agreement on cooperation in the tourism industry between the main southern resorts of the country, Sochi and Yalta, was concluded at the stand of the Sochi City Administration.

. In 2018, the geography of the participants became even wider, the companies came from different parts of our country and presented the diversity of tourism products and services of our vast Motherland. The total exposure area was 5000 m2. The companies from 10 regions of our country and 2 friendly republics presented themselves at the exhibitions “Resorts and Tourism. Season 2018-2019 ” and “ Hotel and Restaurant Business ” Among them: the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Bashkortostan and the Crimea; Moscow, Leningrad, Samara, Voronezh regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Abkhazia. Tour operators of Russia presented: national tour operator "Alean", "Intourist", "Dolphin", "Multitur", Anextour, SKO FNPR "Profkurort" and others. Over 2 days, more than 3,000 people attended events, of which 98% were industry experts.

The business program of the Forum was traditionally intense and covered the current issues of the tourism industry. The congress events opened with a plenary session “Competitiveness of the national tourism product. Inter-regional integration. Speakers in it were:

• Andrei Monakov, Advisor to the Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation;

• Konstantinidi Christopher Alexandrovich, Minister of Resorts, Tourism and Olympic Heritage of Krasnodar Region;

• Pakhomov Anatoly Nikolaevich, Head of the resort city of Sochi;

• Vadim Aleksandrovich Volchenko, Minister of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea;

• Barzykin Yuri Alexandrovich, Vice-President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry, Chairman of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation on Tourism Entrepreneurship;

• Sergeev Leonid Vladimirovich, General Director of Basel Aero LLC.

Guests and participants attended seminars, panel sessions, trainings, round tables, master classes and presentations. We, as the organizers, will make every effort to bring the Forum to the highest possible level next year, to make it bigger and more interesting.

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V International Tourist Forum SIFT

Forum in Sochi - is the main ground for inbound and domestic tourism in Russia The Sochi business platform has a federal scale and includes several business formats: • exhibition exposition, • business part • practical part — which allows its participants and guests to find the salvation for their business problems.