The annual meeting of the Interstate Council for Exhibition and Fair and Congress Activities of the CIS was held on 19 April 2022 in Cosmos pavilion No 34 at VDNH.
The meeting was attended by Ilhom Nematov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee and Executive Secretary of the CIS, Sergey Shogurov, Chairman of the Interstate Council for Exhibition and Fair and Congress Activities of the CIS and General Director of JSC VDNH, Lyudmila Rusinova, Executive Director of Interstate Council of CIS, Irina Yaremko, Head of Department of Cooperation Management with CIS and Public Relations of the Department for Strategic Development and Territory Management of JSC VDNH, Saadat Kadyrova, General Director of Baku Business Centre and Head of pavilion No 14 of the Azerbaijan Republic, Artyom Musaelyan, General Director of Armimport LLC and General Director of Armenia pavilion No 68, Tamara Babakova, Deputy General Director of the Kazakhstan Corporate Fund, as well as plenipotentiary representatives of CIS member states, representatives of CIS member states in the Commission on Economic Issues at the CIS Economic Council and other representatives: of several embassies of CIS member states and of sectoral cooperation bodies, of the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs, of Interstate TV-Radio Company MIR and the management of exhibition and trade centres of CIS member states.
At the meeting, participants summed up the results of last year and agreed on a work plan and a list of exhibitions and fairs proposed to be held in 2022 with the assistance of the Inter-state Council. In particular, Timur Zeldich, Commercial Director of JSC VDNH, spoke about the development of VDNH through congress and exhibition activities. The participants discussed the progress of work on the creation of exhibition and trade centres in the national pavilions on the territory of VDNH and the prospects of their functioning. The National Flavour of VDNH tour programme was presented at the Interstate Council.
At the end of the work, an agreement on cooperation between the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education Moscow State Linguistic University and the Interstate Council for Exhibition and Fair and Congress Activities of the CIS was signed.
The next meeting of the Interstate Council for Exhibition and Fair and Congress Activities of the CIS is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023 in Moscow.