Andrey Matsarin, General Director of the Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau took part in an online conference «Event-THERAPY» and spoke about the development of convention and exhibition industry of the city in the time of pandemic
«Naturally, all market participants support the Governments measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Russia. But we continue to work vigorously on the development of business tourism in the city», said Andrey Matsarin, «the Convention Bureau constantly interacts with representatives of the city’s MICE industry and national industry associations in order to organize joint participation in bidding for hosting intrnational events and securing international delegates for these event in the near future».
In 2018-2019, the Convention Bureau had submitted 36 applications for the right to host international forums and congresses. In 2020 – 8 applications.
Thanks to large-scale work, 10 events have been attracted to St. Petersburg in 2019, including: International Planetarium Conference (IPS 2022), meeting of the European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN 2021), World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Regional Congress, Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2020), the International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM 2020) and others.