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21-25 November 2016
The Third Sochi International Forum for Tourism - SIFT.
XXIII international tourist exhibition "RESORTS AND TOURISM. SEASON 2016-2017"
XVII International specialized exhibition "HOTEL-RESTAURANT BUSINESS 2016"


Greeting speech of the head of the Federal Agency for Tourism. O.P. SAFONOV

O.P. SAFONOV

Head of 
Federal Agency for Tourism
O.P. SAFONOV

Dear friends!

    I am glad to welcome the organizers, participants and guests of the International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT 2016.

    Over the past two years, the Russian tourism market has undergone major changes. There is a turning point in favor of domestic and inbound tourism. Tour operators reoriented to domestic destinations. For the first time appeared a competitive tourist product – & Lquo; batch & raquo; Tours of the Russian Federation. In order to increase market transparency and protect consumer rights, sectoral legislation is changing.

    In these conditions, the dialogue between representatives of the industry takes on special significance. International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT stands for "assembly point" & raquo; Opinions and numerous discussions of its participants on the prospects and formats for the development of the Russian tourism market in the new situation. It annually brings together representatives of regional executive bodies in the sphere of tourism, tour operators and travel agents, leaders of the hotel, transport and insurance business and other interested parties. 

    The SIFT forum has proved itself not only as an effective discussion platform and a field for the exchange of experience, but also as a tool for developing business cooperation. Solving industry-wide issues, its participants contribute to the achievement of the national goal – In the implementation of the tourist potential of the Russian Federation in the interests of sustainable social and economic development of the regions and improving the quality of life of Russians.

    I wish all participants of the International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT 2016 interesting discussions, pleasant pastime and achievement of the set goals. 

Welcoming speech of the Minister of Resorts and Tourism and Olympic heritage of the Krasnodar Territory H.A. CONSTANTINIDI

H.A. CONSTANTINIDI

Minister of resorts and tourism
and Olympic heritage
of the Krasnodar Territory
H.A. CONSTANTINIDI

Dear participants! 

    On behalf of the administration of the Krasnodar Territory I greet you at the International Tourism Forum SIFT! Every year on the site of the main media center of the Olympic Park the city of Sochi gathers leading representatives of the tourist and hotel business, transport complex, representatives of insurance companies and mass media. 

    The forum has won the prestige of one of the most effective business and expert sites focused on domestic and inbound tourism. The program of the planned events includes round tables, scientific and practical conferences, presentations, master classes, as well as the exhibition "Resorts and Tourism & raquo ;, which serves as a launching pad before the start of the next tourist season. There are expositions of sanatoriums, boarding houses, hotels and recreation centers not only in the Krasnodar Territory, but also in the south of Russia as a whole. Two days of the forum will allow us to discuss key issues in the development of the industry, develop solutions, and find partners for the implementation of new projects.

    I wish you all fruitful work and success in 2017.

Welcoming speech of the Vice President of the Russian Union of Travel Industry The Chairman of the RF CCI Committee on Entrepreneurship in the Sphere of Tourism, Resort and Recreation and Hotel Activities Y.A.BARZYKIN

Y.A.BARZYKIN

Vice President
Russian Union of Travel Industry
Chairman of the RF CCI Committee on Entrepreneurship in Tourism
Y.A.BARZYKIN

Dear colleagues!


    On behalf of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT), the largest business association in the hospitality industry of our country and the profile committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, I am glad to welcome the organizers and participants of the International Tourism Forum 2016 in Sochi.

    The management of Sochi and the Krasnodar Territory as a whole pays special attention to the development of inbound and inland tourism, which is especially important in the framework of the implementation of the Presidiums & nbsp; of the State Council under the President of the Russian Federation of August 17, 2015 and August 26, 2016.

    Sochi quickly became a resort and business center of international level, and this is only the beginning of the road! & Nbsp; On its landscaped and clean environment – From the sea coast to the mountain peaks – New tourist, recreational, entertaining and business facilities are constantly being opened, many of which are unique in terms of their uniqueness, scale and service indicators to the international level.

    Today Sochi – The most modern and comfortable multi-purpose year-round resort on the territory of Russia. The availability of sanatoriums at Russian resorts makes it possible for them to be year-round loaded. It is important to maintain the current system of protection, development and support of health-improving areas and resorts, as well as the resort infrastructure.

    Orientation towards domestic and inbound tourism largely determines the relevance of the Forum to the industry participants, as it is - – Leading congress and exhibition event of such profile in Russia.

    The importance of the Forum is determined by the joint work of business and the state, equally interested in promoting the all-seasonal resort of Sochi and in the worthy development of the enormous potential of Russia's tourist industry.

    Participation in the Forum – A unique opportunity to demonstrate all aspects of the organization of recreation, tourism and treatment, get acquainted with new products, conclude direct contracts for the season of 2017 and for the long term.

    I wish the participants and organizers of the International Tourism Forum new achievements, successful and fruitful work.

Welcoming speech heads of Sochi city A.N. PAKHOMOV

The head of Sochi A.N. PAKHOMOV

The head of Sochi
A.N. PAKHOMOV

Dear friends! 


    I am glad to welcome in our city the participants and guests of the International Tourism Forum SIFT!

    It's nice to realize that today our compatriots have noticeably increased their interest in domestic tourism. Our natural and cultural wealth makes it possible to create unique and very popular tourist products that attract not only Russians but also foreign guests. Our state conducts a constructive dialogue with business, aimed at building comfortable, regulating and supporting this industry mechanisms.

    Annually the forum collects the entire color of Russian tourism industry. Discussion meetings, training events, presentations, innovative sites, orientation tours to the objects of resort and business Sochi – All this allows for a few days to work deeply and comprehensively on the most pressing sectoral issues, establish new business contacts and determine the vector of further movement.

    Yes, and Sochi himself – This is a living master class on the organization of an all-season resort that can offer a rest for the soul and for the pocket of any category of tourists. Therefore, we are always glad to see at ourselves professionals of the business and all who is interested in development of friendly and business relations with our city.

    I am confident that the International Tourism Forum SIFT will be a place for a very important and useful exchange of experience, strengthening business ties and concluding new contacts. & Nbsp; I wish the forum participants fruitful work! 

Welcoming speech of YuriyZAKHARCHENKO, General Director of SOUD-Sochi Exhibitions LCC

General Director of LLC «SOUD-Sochi Exhibitions» Y.A.ZAKHARCHENKO

General Director
of LLC «SOUD-Sochi Exhibitions»
Y.A.ZAKHARCHENKO

Dear colleagues! Dear friends!

    On behalf of the organizers, I welcome you to the main business site for domestic and incoming tourism in Russia – International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT 2016!

    Sochi International forum for tourism - SIFT can be safely called the most important event of the year in the business life of the Russian tourist industry. And we invite everyone to take advantage of this business platform to support and grow their business – Especially in this difficult period. Ahead our domestic tourism is waiting for difficult times, as the budget foreign competitors of Russian resorts are actively fighting for our tourists.

    I sincerely hope that the participants of the International Tourism Forum in Sochi SIFT – High-level professionals whose work is connected with the Russian tourist market, will find a way out of this situation and will succeed in their work – For the benefit of business and the development of domestic and incoming tourism in Russia. 

    I wish you all successful work, active development, bright impressions and mutually beneficial contracts! Welcome! 


Final Press Release Sochi International forum for tourism - SIFT-2016


On November 24-25, Sochi hosted the Sochi International forum for tourism - SIFT 2016, held under the auspices of the Sochi City Administration. The main media center in the Imereti Lowland has traditionally been the venue. Once again, the Forum confirmed its status as the main business site for domestic and incoming tourism in Russia: more than 900 tour operators and about 8,000 professionals and leaders of the tourism industry gathered in Sochi to resolve all issues for the new tourist season.

The forum was organized by the city of Sochi and the company & laquo; SOUD – Sochi exhibitions are organized with the assistance of: the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Tourism, the Russian Union of Travel Industry, the Russian Hotel Association, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, the Administration of Krasnodar Region, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Krasnodar Region, the Sochi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The coordinator of the congress was the national tour operator "Alean", tour coordinators – Leading tour operators in Russia and Sochi.

Within the framework of the Forum:

The forum opened a business breakfast on behalf of the Head of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov. The head of the city-resort of Sochi discussed with experts the issues of improving the quality of service, introducing a resort gathering, urging the participants of the Forum to share their accumulated experience.

At 12:00 the solemn opening ceremony of the Forum was held with the participation of the Russian presidential aide Levitin I.E., the head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Safonov O.P., the Minister of Resorts, Tourism and Olympic Heritage of Krasnodar Konstantinidi K.A., the Head of Sochi Pahomov A.N.

In a welcome speech, Igor Levitin said in particular: «The forum is very important for us: it is an entrance and is intended to show how beautiful our country is, how much we are ready to make our guests comfortable here. And Sochi, of course, is an example of how to organize tourism ».

After the solemn opening ceremony, the members of the official delegation got acquainted with the exposition of the exhibition and communicated with its participants.

The exhibition area of ​​the Forum this year was more than 6000 square meters, its participants were 270 leading enterprises of the tourism industry from various regions of Russia. The largest number of participants has traditionally come from the Krasnodar Territory. These are large Sochi hotels, representatives of tourist business of Gelendzhik, Anapa, Tuapse, Hot Key and resorts of the South of Russia. Also this year, we were joined by the regions of the Middle Belt and Siberia, including the Krasnodar Territory, Crimea – Sevastopol, Simferopol, Novorossiysk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk, Makhachkala, Rostov-on-Don, Adygea, Volgograd, Belgorod, etc. The exhibition featured accommodation facilities, resorts, service Companies, sightseeing objects, educational institutions and other participants of tourist business.

More than 8,000 people from most of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, such as Central, Southern, North-Western, Far Eastern, Siberian, Ural, Volga, North-Caucasian Federal Districts, from the Republics of Adygea, North Ossetia-Alania, Karelia, Komi , Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Crimea, Chuvashia, as well as from abroad, including from China, Germany, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Moldova, Abkhazia, Ukraine, Georgia, etc. 92% of visitors are specialists of the industry.

An official visit to the Tourforum was attended by a delegation from the city of Chengdu as part of the leaders of the Chengdu City People's Government and the media. Purpose of visit – Exchange of experience and development of cooperation in the field of tourism.

The work of the Forum was continued by the plenary session of «the 2016 Resort season». Results and Prospects, attended by the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Kondratyev Veniamin Ivanovich, Levitin Igor Evgenievich, Safonov Oleg Petrovich, Konstantinidi Khristofor Alexandrovich, Anatoly Pakhomov, Sergey Valentinovich Strelbitsky, Minister of Resorts And tourism of the Republic of Crimea, and other officials.

At the end of the plenary session, the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory made a tour around the exposition with the purpose of personal communication with the Forum's exhibitors.

Immediately after the plenary session, a working meeting was held on the execution of the list of instructions of the President of the Russian Federation following the meeting of the Presidium of the State Council of the Russian Federation on the development of tourism in the Russian Federation, moderated by I.E. Levitin. Upon its completion, the leaders of the key industry associations gathered at the same table in the panel discussion «Changes in the Tourism Law » To discuss pressing issues and develop specific instructions for regulators.

Another relevant in the light of the upcoming sports events of the world scale in the world of the event of the congress program was the panel session « Football World Cup 2018 » for participation in Sochi, representatives of relevant departments from various regions of the country, as well as representatives of international companies providing Various services within the organization and conduct of events of this level.

This year the business program was full of working meetings and meetings dedicated to specific projects and tasks for which representatives of federal and regional authorities, as well as heads of branch enterprises, arrived in Sochi.

Traditionally, one of the longest was the panel discussion «Health Tourism in Russia. New approaches », dedicated to all aspects of the organization, promotion and modernization of sanatorium and resort recreation.

The Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of the Republic of Crimea organized a seminar "In the Crimea for Health", which was attended by the leadership of the Ministry and representatives of the Crimean tourism enterprises. A pleasant surprise for the participants of the seminar was the drawing of a voucher to the Crimea.

An interesting conversation took place within the framework of the panel discussion "Interaction of employers and educational institutions in the training of personnel for the tourist industry". On the second day of the congress, where the heads of the country's higher education institutions dealing with the training of personnel for the hospitality industry discussed the following issues: problems and ways to optimize the interaction of enterprises in the industry and universities in the field of training; Modern requirements for training; Methods, technologies and problems of professional adaptation of graduates of profile higher educational establishments at the enterprises of sphere of tourism and hospitality, etc.

For the first time, the telecommunication partner of the Forum was Rostelecom which provided the main events of the Forum on the Internet. Thus, thanks to the webcast « Rostelecom » The main program of the Forum became accessible to all interested specialists.

The true adornment of the Forum was the performances of the creative teams of the resort of Sochi: the Sochi State Philharmonic, the Winter Theater, the cultural and ethnographic center "My Russia" and many others.

Daily for the participants and guests of the Forum there were guided tours to the Park of Science and Art «Sirius».

Photo and Video footage about the Forum, as well as links to webcasts of business program events are available on the official website: www.tour-forum.com.

See you at the Sochi International Forum for Tourism - SIFT 2017 on November 23-24, 2017!




Press about the ISochi International Forum for Tourism - SIFT - 2016:




At Sochi International Forum for Tourism in Sochi gathered 8 thousand participants. / Efcate / Sochi hosts Sochi International Forum for Tourism / Evening Sochi / Maks Portal International tourism exhibition in Sochi began its work Sochi International Forum for Tourism / Business by all the rules. TV channel RUSSIA / 11.26.2016

Record of the live broadcast from the Congress: November 24, 2016

Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Pushkin Hall / Plenary Session «Resort season 2016. Results and prospects» Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Dostoevsky Hall / On the execution of the list of instructions of the President of the Russian Federation following the meeting of the Presidium of the State Council of the Russian Federation «On the development of tourism in the Russian Federation» Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Dostoevsky Hall / Seminar «In Crimea for Health» Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Chekhov Hall / Panel session «World Cup 2018»

Record of the live broadcast from the Congress: November 25, 2016

Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Dostoevsky Hall / Panel discussion «Interaction of employers and educational institutions in the training of personnel for the tourism industry» Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Dostoevsky Hall / Business Area «Actual Trends in Hospitality» Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Chekhov Hall / Workshop «Quality of Service in Sochi Hotels. Problems and ways to solve them» Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Chekhov Hall / Working meeting of Sochi Administration, Bazel Aero, air carriers Summing up the results of 2016, discussing development plans for 2017, awarding partners. Sochi International Forum for Tourism SIFT-2016 / Chekhov Hall / Presentation of innovative solutions, services, materials, products and technologies for enterprises of the sanatorium complex



General Information Partner

  • TRAVEL RUSSIAN NEWS, Moscow

General HR partner

  • HEADHUNTER

General Logistics Partner

  • "BUSINESS LINES" LLC, Sochi

Official b2b partner in Siberia and the Far East

  • STI, Regional Information and Analytical Center, Novosibirsk

Official Media Partner

  • "Thinness of sales" LLC, Moscow

Official Internet Partner

  • 5туристов.ру, ООО, Krasnodar, Russia

Nutritional Partner

  • Imperia Sochi

 Mobile Phone Recharging Partner

  • LARO POWER - Mobile Charger

Transport partner

  • "ExpressAuto" Transport Company Ltd., Sochi

Ecological partner

  • TransEkoService LLC, Sochi

Cleaning partner

  • "NEBO" Company "LLC, Sochi

Informational partner:

  • AZUR.RU - Your site about the rest at the sea, Gelendzhik
  • ASSOCIATION OF TOUR OPERATORS (ATOR), Moscow
  • "AJAX-PRESS" LLC (guidebooks "Polyglot"), Moscow
  • "BUSINESS OF RUSSIA: THE MAIN INDUSTRIAL PORTAL OF THE COUNTRY" Portal, Yekaterinburg
  • "VIVA HEALTH" marketing agency sanatoriums, Moscow
  • WORLD TRAVEL BIZ (World Travel Business Ltd.), St. Petersburg
  • "HIGH SEASON SOUTH" magazine, Krasnodar
  • GOODS MATRIX, St. Petersburg
  • DomOtdiha.Ru, Moscow
  • "PIECES OF THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA", Krasnodar
  • LIVE MAP OF RUSSIA, Internet publication on tourism and leisure, Moscow
  • ИДИСЮДА.РУ Internet-portal, Volgograd
  • DIRECTORY OF ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • KONTI-PRESS LLC, Krasnodar
  • KubanKurortResurs LLC, Krasnodar
  • "LINE OF THE FLIGHT" magazine for air passengers, LLC "Viraton", St. Petersburg
  • Routes. Corporate Services, Yearbook, Moscow
  • NAUTIKA LLC Novorossiysk
  • «OUR BUSINESS PRESS» Publishing »LLC, Saint-Petersburg
  • OLYMPIC PARK ONLINE Information and entertainment portal, Sochi
  • "REST IN RUSSIA" Magazine, Moscow
  • "PLANET OF HOTELS" by Mediadom, Moscow
  • «PRO Business Kuban» Magazine, Krasnodar
  • ProHotel.ru - professional portal for hoteliers
  • WIND ROSE, Moscow
  • RUSSIAN UNION OF TOURISM INDUSTRY, Moscow
  • RTourNews.ru, St. Petersburg
  • "SANATORIUM-RESORT INDUSTRY" Magazine Founder and publisher of OOO "Vita Technics Ural", Zarechny
  • SANATORIA.RU - the catalog of sanatoriums in Russia
  • "TOURIST" The newspaper is the organ of the Rostov branch of the Russian Union of Travel Industry, Rostov-on-Don
  • "TOURISM: PRACTICE, PROBLEMS, PROSPECTS", "Tourist resources of Russia", Moscow
  • TurSvodka LLC, Moscow
  • "SOUTH TIMES" Weekly, Krasnodar
  • «UGOSTI.COM» Restaurant portal
  • FRONTDESK.RU Community of hotel business professionals, Moscow
  • HORECA.ru, Moscow
  • YUGINFORM-2 LLC, Krasnodar
  • "CUBAN VEDOMOSTI", Krasnodar
  • «KUBAN» Information Agency », Krasnodar
  • "On Kubani.ru" LLC, Krasnodar
  • EFKATE JSC, Sochi
  • "SOCHI GOLD" City Internet portal, Sochi
  • EXPOCOM.RU, Moscow
  • ExpoMap.ru, Moscow
  • MAX PORTAL, Sochi
  • "FREE PRESS Publishing House" LLC, Sochi
  • "BUY-SELL SOCHI" newspaper, Sochi

General partners of the Forum:



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