On 9 July, the Russian Convention Bureau (RCB) elected a new director during its General Meeting of RCB member companies. The meeting was hosted at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center, Moscow. Sagid Zaremukov (pictured) was elected unanimously.
The new head of the RCB has over 15 years’ experience in the event industry. Prior to joining the bureau he held executive positions in the RESTEC Group of Companies, one of the largest organisations in the Russian convention and exhibition market.
Zaremukov has, since March 2021, been the acting director of the RCB. He said that the scheme of linking key industry players created over the years of the RCB’s activity would continue. However, he said: “We will also look for new formats of joint work aimed at developing the Russian event market and consolidation of the industry”.
Previous RCB CEO, Alexey Kalachev, who had headed the project from inception, has moved to a new role as CEO of the Moscow EXPO-2030 Bidding Committee.
A number of organisational issues related to the activities of the RCB were also discussed and the results of the RCB Summer Academy, an educational online project, were announced. The project was implemented jointly with the R&C Exhibition and Research Center, and with the support of the Roscongress Foundation. The project aimed to provide participants with an opportunity for personal professional development in the events industry, with experts from the congress and exhibition industry lecturing at the RCB Summer Academy and sharing their experience with the audience. The RCB said more than 200 delegates from the national industry market had participated in the project.