Anti-Crisis Travel. Discovering a New Russia
September 9th 2021, 16:15-17:45
It is difficult to overestimate the potential of traditional tourism in Russia: 11 time zones and climatic zones from arctic to subtropical allow creating and developing tourist facilities of any orientation and level.

However, the real opportunities of the industry go far beyond conventional tourism. Ecotourism, industrial tourism, cultural-historical and educational programs are just some examples of development directions.

The pandemic restrictions have seriously changed many people's attitudes towards recreation and travel. However, despite many new opportunities, there are still numerous problems, limitations, and challenges that domestic companies, entrepreneurs, and officials have yet to overcome.

During this session, industry specialists, experts, and representatives of government and regulatory bodies will discuss the most pressing issues that concern everyone involved in tourism and travel.

  • What are the key factors for the development of tourism infrastructure?
  • How can the state stimulate domestic tourism?
  • What can new types of tourism such as industrial, ecological, and extreme tourism offer the consumer?
  • How can regions, cities, and territories integrate tourism into comprehensive development strategies?


Elena Veselova, Representative of the Ritz Carlton Moscow

Invited speakers:

Natalia Belyakova, Senior Researcher at the Center for Territorial and Urban Development of RANEPA;

Tatyana Karavaeva, Vice President and Head of Spatial Development at the Center for Strategic Research Foundation;

Maxim Kulabukhov, Deputy General Director of Tourism.RF Corporation;

Maya Lomidze, Executive Director of ATOR;

Evgeniya Maltseva, CEO of Sponsor Consulting Agency;

Cecile Rogue, Founder of Bureau Cecile;

Olga Shandurenko, Program Manager for Industrial Tourism at the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI);

Andrey Suleikov, Head of Digital Tourism and Smart City Division at Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions JSC.