TASS, August 2. Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast Igor Orlov spoke about the preparation of the region for one of the major business events in Russia, the 5th International Arctic Forum ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ which will take place in Arkhangelsk on 9–10 April 2019.
“Building on the valuable experience of the 2011 and 2017 forums, we were able to significantly improve the preparation of this seminal event and to schedule a large amount of work to improve the infrastructure of Arkhangelsk and the Forum sites,” stated Igor Orlov.
According to the Governor, work is currently underway to create infrastructure facilities: the construction of the congress and exhibition complex Nord Expo, the preparation of the NARFU dormitory on Smolny Buyan street, the reconstruction of the buildings and installations for the events of the Forum. Transport and energy infrastructure and urban improvement works are also in progress. Special priority is given to the development of the hotel sector: a new four-star hotel Novotel Arkhangelsk (89 rooms) opened in July 2018, and before that hotels Serafima (21 rooms), Severnitsa (18 rooms) and Admiral (10 rooms).
The premises of NARFU: the main, second and third corpuses, the exhibition pavilion, the common scientific equipment use centre (CKP-2), dormitories and the intellectual centre – the scientific library of NARFU, all will be used as IAF sites.
The Nord Expo congress and exhibition complex is to become an additional venue of the 2019 Forum for events with the participation of youth, scientists, representatives of the municipalities of the Arctic territories, artists, with the potential of its further use as a plenary session site starting 2021.
“With the construction of the new facilities and the development of infrastructure Arkhangelsk flourishes as a congress and exhibition centre,” said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee for the Preparation for the International Arctic Forum ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’.
To recap, two new NARFU facilities were built in 2017 for the Forum: the exhibition pavilion (multipurpose sports complex to hold 800 people) and CKP-2.
The Roscongress Foundation is the organizer of the IAF 2019.
The official website of the event.
The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum provides one of the key platforms for discussing the problems and prospects of the Arctic region at the global level. The event is designed to bring the global community together in the interests of securing the effective development of the Arctic and improving the lives of Arctic residents. The first ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum was held in 2010, and was devoted to the present-day problems facing the Arctic region. The second Forum was held in 2011 and tackled the issue of creating an Arctic transport system. In 2013, the event was dedicated to environmental protection and the topic of the 2017 Forum was ‘People and the Arctic’.
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, and public events.
The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential and strengthening the country’s image by organizing international conventions, exhibitions, and public events. The Foundation develops substantive content for such events, providing companies and organizations with advice, information, and expert guidance, and offering comprehensive evaluation, analysis, and coverage of the Russian and global economic agendas. It offers administrative services and promotional support for business projects and helps to attract investment, including in the form of public-private partnerships.
Today, its annual programme includes events held from Montevideo to Vladivostok, offering an opportunity to bring together global business leaders, experts, the media, and government officials in one place, creating favourable conditions for dialogue and the promotion of new ideas and projects, and assisting in the creation of social enterprise and charity projects.