The development of business tourism is an important driver of the national plan on the recovery of country’s economy and its competitiveness and a powerful communication and media instrument influencing the decision making by the world elites in the politics, business, science and culture. However, fundamental changes of the congress and exhibition activity are needed at all levels of the government and professional community to implement the accelerated scenario of the event industry recovery and development. In the realities of modern life, there is a need for new development strategies reflecting the modern agenda and addressing the new challenges and threats. The main task: Consolidation of the professional community’s position, related to the development of a common strategy for the recovery of business tourism. Formation of the systematic and vector model of the industry’s development in a short-term, mid-term and long-term perspective.
Participants: representatives of congress and exhibition industry, tourism, hospitality, industry-specific associations and unions, as well as representatives of professional academic community of St. Petersburg.
Number of participants – 50 persons.