A sneak peek into Big Urals Forum in Ekaterinburg

Apr 10, 2018

Big Urals, one of the leading travel forums, will take place in Ekaterinburg from 20 to 21 April. More than 2,5 thousands of people are expected to visit venues of Big Urals and Ural Travel Market that will run at the same time. Tourism development center of Sverdlovsk region, the partner of Russia Expo Days 2018 online fair dedicated to Russian tourism product, provides the program updates.

“Big Ural” in 2018

“The Influence of International Mega-events on Development of Russian Cities and Regions”

When? on 20 and 21 April.

Organizers: Tourism development center of Sverdlovsk region with support of Ministry of Investment and Development of Sverdlovsk region.

Forum official partner — Azerbaijan.

Invited to participate: travel industry representatives and experts.

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Nationwide experts will attend the forum: Vadim Prasov, vice-president of Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia, Kristina Ionitskaya, chairperson of Association of national tourism office in Russia (ANTOR), Gennady Shatalov, president of Region PR development trust, Sergey Golov, president of Russia’s Travel Agencies Union and deputy director of Tourassist association, Olga Sanaeva, chief of transport working group of child tourism in Russian Federation, etc.


Forum program

During forum, experts will speak about how travel business makes money from mega-events and ways to start and promote a brand of tourist event and present it properly.

Эльмира ТукановаElmira Tukanova, director of Tourism development center of Sverdlovsk region:

„Considerable part of Big Urals business events is concerned with the presentation of travel capabilities of Russian regions and near-abroad countries, as also of transregional routes development”.

Main forum business events

  • Azerbaijan will present various travel offers — from MICE tourism to beach leisure options

  • EXPO 2025 themed talk show

  • Open dialogue „Event economics: sport, culture, investments, megapolis infrastructure before and after events”

  • Authors seminar „Now we held an event, whether there’ll be a profit”

  • Conference „Tourism as a factor of regional development”

  • Business Protocol Forum

  • Presentations of Russian regions travel projects

  • Project of travel representatives to form and promote the transregional route of Great Northern expedition

  • Roundtables on child, event and industrial tourism

  • Training workshops for travel agents, hoteliers and translator guides

Detailed forum schedule >>


What will Sverdlovsk region present?

Tsar days in Sverdlovsk region will be presented along with strategic workshop for developing a statutes on standards and work instructions for guides visiting religious objects. A presentation of Ekaterinburg Tsar route objects will be organised for event guests: visits of Ganina Yama, Church on Blood and objects of Tsarsky spiritual education center.


Ural Travel Market

Ural Travel Market will run in parallel with forum business events on 20 and 21 April and offer 9 venues.

Presentations of Sverdlovsk region travel resources will be held at the fair, newsworthy events and projects will be announced interactively. Ekaterinburg city presentation will take a special place in forum to share the plans of hosting the FIFA World Cup 2018 and making an application to host the International EXPO 2025.

The large part of fair venue will be occupied by craftsmen who not only will demonstrate their works and teach a master class for fair attendees, but also will take part in regional stage of Tourist souvenir all-Russian competition.

Learn more about fair>>

Register for Big Urals

For more additional information please contact info@gotoural.com or 7 (343) 350-05-25.

Tourism development center of Sverdlovsk region:
Ekaterinburg office: 8 Marta St., 13, 3 ent., 2 fl.;
+7 (343) 350-05-25;

Sverdlovsk Region Tourism Development Centre of Sverdlovsk Region