Programme

Tourism Cash Flows: Exporting Tourism

24 May, 16:45–18:00
Harnessing Russia’s Growth Potential
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Conference Hall G6

In 2017, the number of international tourist arrivals globally increased by 7%, reaching its highest level in seven years, while the size of the global market exceeded USD 1.2 trillion. This illustrates the importance of tourism in increasing non-commodity exports. Inbound tourism to Russia has increased by 123% since 2001, and the potential for growth remains very high. Securing growth in the sector is critical, especially as the country strives to increase the volume of non-commodity exports to USD 100 billion over the coming six years. What infrastructure, organizational, and business solutions are required to make Russia a sought-after tourist destination? How can new tourists be attracted and the number of repeat visits to the country increased? What should Russia do to widen its presence in traditional tourist markets and enter new ones?

Moderator
Maxim Safonov, Director, Green Capital Alliance

Panellists
Petr Ivanov, General Director, Federal Passenger Company
Hanna Lauren, Director, Finnair Plc
Ruslan Novikov, General Director, Argumenty I Facty Ltd
Oleg Safonov, Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Sergey Kharitonov, General Director, "North Caucasus Development Corporation" JSC
Sergei Cheryomin, Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government; Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with the Republic of India

Front row participants
Ilya Galaev, President, VFSO Trudovye Rezervy
Denis Tikhonov, General Director, Corporation for Far East Development
Olga Tkacheva, Deputy General Director for Strategic Development and Marketing, Flotiliya
Marina Usenko, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
Qin Enting, Chairman, Heihe Municipal People's Congress

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