The 8th Moscow International MICE Forum, Russia's most professional MICE Event.
19 March 2012 Moscow, Russia
|Event name:||Moscow International MICE Forum|
|Description:||Russia's most professionally organised MICE event|
|Date:||19 March 2012|
|Venue:||Tishinka exhibition centre, Central Moscow|
90 participating companies from 58 countries including: Russia, Austria, Italy, Armenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, United Kingdom, Northern Cyprus, China, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Montenegro, France, Cyprus, Georgia, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Singapore, Monaco, United Arab Emirates, Laos, Seychelles, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, Denmark, Myanmar, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Malta, Kenya, Mauritius, Reunion, Viet Nam, United States, Fiji, Ireland, Norway, Canada, Guatemala, Maldives, Venezuela, Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Thailand, Cuba.
The MICE Forum covered a total floor space of 1,500 sq meters
This highly concentrated 1-day event attracted 1350 registered professional visitors including a increased number of Russian MICE specialists. The percentages of the visitor breakdowns are as follows:
The Moscow International MICE Forum is firmly established as the leading MICE event in the Russia and the CIS with Russian speaking professional visitors from: Russia - 94%; Ukraine - 2%, Kazakhstan - 1%, Belarus - 1%, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Uzbekistan, Latvia, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania - 2%.
International MICE visitors came from 58 countries. The most active international visitors were from Russia, Austria, Italy, Armenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Portugal, Germany, Hungary.
The Russian MICE sector continues to show substantial growth and is becoming more structured. A majority of the business is now controlled by the MICE departments of the large Tour Operators. However an increasing number of specialised Incentive and Events agencies are emerging using Western style promotions and attitudes. Small Russian agents still remain responsible for a significant percentage of the total business due to their on-going relationships with long standing clients.
Visitors classified by level of responsibilities
At total of about 450 pre-scheduled appointments were made.
Each participant had on average 5 pre-scheduled meetings
Types of Events Organised
|Recommend final decision||24%|
|Plan / Organise||32%|
Job Title Breakdown
|Conference / Meeting||17%|
Number of events organised per year
|CEO / Managing Director / Owner||26%|
|Event Manager / Organiser||21%|
Average attendance at events
Annual Budget for Meetings & Incentives
Geographical destinations for International MICE events
|Up to €.100,000||54%|
|€.100,000 to €.250,000||19%|
|€.250,000 to €.500,000||11%|
|€.500,000 to €.1,000,000||9%|
The statistics gathered from the registered trade visitors to the Moscow MICE Forum provide a detailed cross section of the current state of the Russian MICE sector. Whilst many companies have experienced a downturn in the overall expenditure over the last years, there is a positive trend to indicate that Russian businesses are resuming high profile Incentive travel especially with large groups reported in Dominican Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Thailand and Singapore.
Annual budgets for MICE travel appear to be increasing as Russian businesses acknowledge the need for incentives in the new and highly competitive post crisis period.
Interviews conducted at the Moscow International MICE Forum indicated a positive attitude to the future will many buyers speaking to International suppliers with concrete requests.