August 19, 2021

Forum details: 2,500 guests, delegates from 96 countries, 49 business events

Forum details: 2,500 guests, delegates from 96 countries, 49 business events
On August 18, a kick-off meeting of the programme committee of the VI Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF) took place. The forum will be held on November 4-6, 2021, at Mriya Resort & SPA hotel (Yalta, Republic of Crimea). The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chairmen of the Forum Steering Committee, the Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bashkortostan Andrey Nazarov, as well as partners and participants of the business track who joined the discussion via videoconference.
YIEF has been held in Crimea since 2015. In 2019, more than 4.5 thousand people took part in the forum, including 807 foreign delegates. 102 agreements were signed to the total amount of 215 billion RUB. In 2020, the event was suspended due to the pandemic.

This year, the forum will be held later than the usual – November 4-6, 2021. The forum will be organized by the Government of the Russian Federation and the administrations of two regions of the Russian Federation: the Republic of Crimea and the Republic of Bashkortostan. Starting from 2019, by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Forum Steering Committee has been headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin.

This year, the forum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Crimea within the Russian Federation.
"We are actively working to prepare for the VI Yalta International Economic Forum. Last year, we had to postpone it due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, heighten the interest to the Yalta Forum. Everyone is looking forward to attending it. This year the number of guests is limited though. This is done to make the forum operation as effective as possible. This year, we expect more than 2500 guests," said Sergey Aksenov.

Nevertheless, the number of foreign delegations expected to attend the YIEF offline may be increased. In 2019, before COVID broke out, representatives of 79 countries took part in the YIEF. In 2021, we expect 96 countries. As Andrey Nazarov stated, the Yalta Forum will continue to set trends in international politics, and its participants will try to look "beyond the horizon" to ensure sustainable development of Russia.

"I keep saying that investment is the main source of economic growth. However, the experience of last year, when the world faced the coronavirus epidemic, forced us to look through a broader lens at the existing development mechanisms of our economic potential. Today, it is unacceptable to think narrowly, making short-term forecasts. We are to look further and wider. Only the one who mobilizes and makes effective decisions will become a future leader. In our operations, we always strive to be two steps ahead. The Day after Tomorrow - that's the key topic and the main message of the entire business track of the VI YIEF," said Andrey Nazarov.

Totally, the forum will host 49 business events in five areas: new infrastructure policy of Russia, investment strategy of the regions, development priorities for Crimea, international partnership, technologies and digitalization - tools for success. The cultural track will include celebration of the Day of National Unity and the Women of Russia Award ceremony. Also, the forum coincides with Noyabrfest Wine and Gastronomy Festival held in the Republic of Crimea. The head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov supported the idea to include the festival in the forum programme.

"It would be quite logical to add Noyabrfest to our session on viticulture and winemaking. It will be interesting for the guests, so we will synchronize the forum and the festival," said Aksenov.

Yalta International Economic Forum is an annual multinational business event, which has been held in Crimea since 2015. It is one of the top 2015 largest international forums of the country.