Discovering Harmony With the Planet and Understanding Global Trends in Ecotourism

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

Wildlife in Russia presents great opportunities for developing ecotourism – an industry that, with the right approach, could both contribute to job creation and investment inflows and also has a cultural, educational, and environmental function. How can access to protected areas be opened up to people without harming nature? What are the key obstacles for the development of the industry? Is a single document needed to regulate the development of ecotourism? What are the sources for funding infrastructure related to the sector’s development?

Maria Morgun, Chief Editor, Live Planet TV

Sergey Aramilev, General Director, Amur Tiger Centre Autonomous Non-Profit Organization
Andrea D’Amico, Vice President, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), B.V.
Zarina Doguzova, Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of Leningrad Region
Aleksey Kudryavtsev, Director, Bikin National Park
Anna Tsivileva, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kolmar Group
Konstantin Chuychenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Chief of the Government Staff

Front row participants
Vladimir Dmitriev, General Director, Kalashnikov Concern
Olga Zakharova, Deputy General Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Yelena Krivenkova, Chair of the Tourism Committee, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Nikolai Legkodimov, Partner, Head of Emerging Technologies, KPMG in Russia and the CIS
Nikolay Moroz, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Ruslan Novikov, General Director, Argumenty I Facty
Khasan Timizhev, General Director, Northern Caucasus Resorts
Vyacheslav Shcherbakov, Director, Stolby Nature Reserve