2015 Forum Theme

The Space for Choice and Choice of Space


Round Table
Events in the Life of Cities and Regions: Economies of Scale


Events and mega-events form a positive image of the territories and provide the growth of prestige at the international scene. Events stimulate the implementation of new infrastructure projects, encourage the increase of tourist flows and allow improving awareness of cities and regions. Russian cities and regions are actively involved in the eventful race. Festivals, food shows, patriotic marches, business and cultural activities become an integral part of life in modern cities and regions. Russia is experiencing a boom of attracted mega-events: Summit SCO, BRICS, Winter Olympic Games "Sochi 2014", Formula One and FIFA World Cup. Questions for discussion:
What events need cities and regions?
How to turn local events to international events?
What are the steps after the mega-event?
How to make the infrastructure after mega-events work for the city?
How do events affect on the cities and regions brand?

Organizers: Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization North-West Development and Investment Promotion Agency, St. Petersburg State University of Economics

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Shadrin Artem, Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation. Director of Department of social Development and Innovations

Pelevin Oleg, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan. Deputy Economy Minister

Events in the life of the Republic of Tatarstan and its capital

Maletkina Elena, ST. PETERSBURG COMMITTEE ON TOURISM DEVELOPMENT. Deputy director general

Development of event tourism in St. Petersburg

Alexeev Sergey, ExpoForum International. Vice-president

Fairs and Congresses in our changing world

Yanut Ekaterina, EY in St. Petersburg. Manager, Head of Hospitality and Leisure Advisory Services in St. Petersburg, Real Estate Consulting and Valuation Department, EY

Impact of mega sports events on the image and the development of their territory

Sachuk Tajana, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Karelian branch. chair of the department of economics and finance

Activities that stimulate demand: goals, objectives, effects

Khodko Slava North-West Development and Investment Promotion Agency. Chairman of the North-West Development and Investment Promotion Agency, Executive Director of the Association of Russian Innovative Regions



Events in the life of cities and regions: the effect of scale

Alexeev Sergey, ExpoForum International. Vice-president