Yuriy Sarapkin, the independent expert, a full member of MPI, SITE, ACTE shared with us his opinion on the Meetings Industry and Business Travel Conference that took place on 17 September within Mibexpo Russia.
«The Conference was informative, productive and active — I am positive about that. The traditions that had been established in the past have developed even further. I am absolutely sure that it has brought benefits to the speakers and delegates from Russia and abroad. The Conference was supported by international association of ICCA, thus, the international brand of our Conference was supported. One can only wish the organizing committee do its utmost to further promote the brand on the international market, especially given the fact that next year we’ll have a jubilee as the Conference will mark its 10th edition.
Besides, we were much eager to learn foreign experience, which was expressed by the Department of Tourism of Brazil — the experience of a vibrant, attractive, interesting country, which has not been opened for our market yet. Now, the Russian market had a chance to uncover Brazil.
The Conference was very useful for the regions, which have taken a very active part as speakers and participants, and for them it was an invaluable experience and information exchange necessary for making contacts.
A large number of students attended the Conference. I would especially like to note that it was a very pleasant surprise that it was attended by students with disabilities from Nizhny Novgorod. And in the future we will surely stick to this tradition.
We are very satisfied and grateful to the Conference Partner — TOUR EXPRESS, the Latin American tour operator!»02.10.2013