On January, 18-20 Eurasian Event Forum was held in Saint Petersburg under support of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Committee for tourism development and Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau. Annually EFEA proves its efficiency as a communication site for active interaction between events industry professionals: organisers of exhibitions, forums and conferences, specialists in business and incentive tourism as well as specialized contractor organisations and customers from among the representatives of Russian and foreign business communities.
Olga Mugatina, Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau CEO, greeted EFEA Participants on behalf of Government of Saint Petersburg and the Committee for tourism development at the EFEA opening ceremony, also Olga Mugatina leaded Russian and foreign Convention bureaus meeting “How Convention bureaus contribute to the destination development”.
Within the program of EFEA the RF CCI Committee on Fair and Exhibition Activities Meeting took place. Natalia Serebrovskaya , Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau executive CEO, made a report about business tourism as a focus of non-resource exports.
There were master-classes of leading experts of the industry, a thematic exhibition of technologies and suppliers of equipment and services EFEA EXPO and competition young professionals Event TALENTS, the exchange of business contacts and job fair were organized for participants.
The Committee for tourism development and Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau took an honorary award EFEA Awards for contribution to the development of a destination in the framework of the VI Eurasian Event Forum. The award ceremony EFEA Awards was held on January 19 in the theater "Litsedei". Diplomas were awarded to Olga Mugatina, Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau CEO, she officially represented the Committee at the ceremony.