Meeting Industry and Business Travel in Russia - the share of business travel is higher than average among Europe

Due to the results of the survey about the russian outbound travel market, which was conducted by the European Travel Comission and published in February 2009, the share of busintess travel in Russia is higher than average among European source countries. A reason therefore is that Russia is still a fairliy young market and steadily growing. Only holiday travel is growing faster. IPK International’s research found out that 25 % from all trips out of Russia undertaken by Russian travellers, are business trips.

These facts show the importance of the Meeting Industry and Business Travel in Russia. Therefore Euroexpo is delighted to welcome companies which have already commited to MIBEXPO Russia. Exhibiting companies include @dmire (Belgium), Abreu (Portugal), Blau Porto Petro Beach Resort & Spa (Spain), Bulgarian VIP Tours (Bulgaria), DMC Denmark (Denmark), Hilton Hotels Austria (Austria), Larus Viaggi (Italy), Maistra (Croatia), Kalamaki Travel (Greece); and from Russia: Miceter, Systema Geo, Baikal Express, Ring Premier Hotel, Nadezhda, Irkutsk, Dagmys Sochi and Riviera Sotchi.

The highlight of this years show is going to be the 5th International Conference for the Meeting Industry and Business Travel which is hold within the framework of MIBEXPO Russia. Euroexpo is delighted to announce that the Business Travel Agencies Association of Russia (BTAA) is again not just strongly supporting MIBEXPO Conference, but also acts as conference partner. For the event in 2009 it is going to be as it used to be some kind of tradition already, MIBEXPO Russia is supported by numerous wellknown international associations like MPI, DMAI, SITE, ICCA, IAPCO and ACTE.

According to the current global economic development the topic of the event is going to be: „Business tourism – time to change“. As the mission is to guarantee an excellent possibility for professional education, wellknown international and Russian experts are invited as conference speakers.

Furthermore, the actual situation should be used to implement innovative ideas and create new strategies. Therefore the aim of this year’s conference is to highlight and create new business opportunities. Experts are invited to discuss the topic together with delegates of the conference as well as visitors.

The 5th International Meeting Industry & Business Travel Exhibition & Conference „MIBEXPO Russia“ is going to take place at IEC Crocus Expo from September 22 – 24, 2009 within the framework of the MATIW - Moscow Autumn Travel Industry Week in Moscow, Russia. MATIW combines three international trade fairs: Otdykh LEISURE, LUXURY Leisure and MIBEXPO Russia.

For further information and stand reservation please contact Ms Margit Hatzmann: or visit us at 20.04.2009