In 2010, the annual professional award in the field of business tourism and MICE, Russian Business Travel & MICE Award, was established to promote and to develop business tourism and congress services in Russia.
The project covers all participants of the business tourism market: the best of 15 major categories are selected in its framework, including congress hotels (Moscow, St. Petersburg, regions of the country), congress center, an organizer of conferences and incentive programmes in Russia and abroad, Russian TMC-company and service agency for corporate customers, an airline for business travelers, national tourist office and online booking systems.
Winners and laureates of the Award are determined by the results of open online voting and the overall assessment by the Award Expert Council. Administrative directors of major Russian and international companies and various business areas corporations, who are active customers of business travel services and MICE events, perform as experts.
‘Participation of Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau in Russian Business Travel & MICE Award 2018 became possible due to the active work of our specialists in several key areas of business tourism development in the region. First of all, the attraction of major international events to the city, such as the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) 2018, UNWTO General Assembly 2019, the Worldchefs Congress & Expo and the World Congress of the World Society of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons 2020, the International Congress of Mathematicians and the World Energy Congress 2022’, commented Andrey Matsarin, the General Director of Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau.
‘We continue applying for attraction of events, constantly participate in major international tourism exhibitions, develop the city ambassadors’ programme and build the system of subsidizing of St. Petersburg congress and exhibition industry. We count on the support of our regular partners and believe that our team deserves the title of the best’, added Andrey Matsarin.
Voting for nominees of Russian Business Travel & MICE Award 2018 takes place at the official website of the Award till 20 September 2018.