The 2nd International Conference “Sustainable Tourism: Global Challenges and Discovering Russia” will take place at the Rosa Khutor mountain resort on October 16-19, 2019.

The first conference, held in the fall of 2018, sparked a great deal of interest and drew the attention of the professional community worldwide, including managers of special protected natural areas, researchers, state authorities, business leaders, and environmentalists. For the first time, issues pertaining to the development of sustainable tourism were the subject of a high-level discussion with the participation of the world’s leading experts. In fact, the conference became the first platform for quality interaction and exchange between foreign and Russian experts passionate about the topic who understand sustainable tourism’s enormous potential and the need to make recreational use of Russia’s natural resources more structured and organized.

This year we strive to build on the success of the first conference and the activities that followed.

The second conference will focus on specific ways to grow sustainable tourism in different climates. Russia is a very large country, and every part of it is unique, which must inevitably be taken into account when launching tourism projects. We created five booths to represent various climate zones of Russia – the Arctic, the North, the Temperate Zone, South and East — where Russian and foreign participants will be able to discuss issues, and share best practices and insights.

At the plenary session, Vyacheslav Fetisov, UN Goodwill Ambassador and a member of the State Duma, will talk about legislative initiatives that were developed with the participation of a large number of experts to ensure the sustainable development of nature-based tourism and recreational use of natural resources in Russia, taking into account the views of all stakeholders.

As has become a tradition, conference participants will be able to take tours to visit picturesque sights around Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana, and see for themselves the development of sustainable tourism in the area.

Come to Rosa Khutor mountain resort on October 16-19, 2019 – we are waiting for you!

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The «Sustainable Tourism: Global Challenges and Discovering Russia» Conference will be held at the all-season mountain resort Rosa Khutor, located in the Sochi National Park, a 40 minute car ride from Sochi International Airport (AER). The resort was built from scratch on the Aibga ridge for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Olympic athletes competed for thirty sets of medals in fifteen mountain sports on Rosa Khutor terrain.

Today Rosa Khutor is a popular all-season destination for tourism and corporate events. The resort is famous for its high quality of service, safety, and state-of-the-art technology, and it offers a large number of winter and summer activities.

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Mirzega Abduselimov

Deputy CEO
JSC Northern Caucasus Resorts

Sergey Aramilev

General Director
Amur Tiger Centre

Sergey Bachin

General Director
Rosa Khutor

Rafiliya Bakirova

Orenburg Natural Reserves

Andrey Barishnikov


Zanda Buslova

Project Manager, PR Department

Vera Chizhova

Lead Researcher
Moscow State University School of Geography

Natalya Danilina

Zapovedniki Center; IUCN regional councilor

Marina Ditmarova

Deputy Head
Dept. of Environmental Education, Sochi National Park

Paul Eagles

University of Waterloo

Boris Erg


Vyacheslav Fetisov

UN Environment Patron
for the Polar Regions

Dmitry Gorshkov

Director of the Biodiversity
Program WWF

Marina Gritsun

Children's Active Tourism

Olga Guerin

Stream D

Philip Huly

Chairman of the Board
Republican Union of Tourism Industry, Belarus

Anastasiya Ivanova

Deputy Head, Tourism Development Dept.
Kenozersky National Park

Pavel Khotsenko

Acting Director
Sochi National Park

Alexander Kirilov

Russian Arctic National Park

Anastasia Korol

specialist, Tourism Development Dept.
Norilsk Development Agency

Sergey Krivonosov

Deputy Chairman, Committee of the State Duma
on Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism, and Youth Affairs

Evgeny Kudel

Head, Department of State Tourism Projects
Federal Tourism Agency

Vladimir Kuznetsov

'Bashkiria' National Park

Maelle Lepoutre

Sustainable Development Dept., Vanoise National Park

Olga Lyakhova

Deputy General Director
for Strategy and Development, Rosa Khutor

Maxim Mironov

ANO Norilsk Development Agency

Vladimir Moshkalo

UN Environment Russia Office

Ekaterina Nazarova

Social Projects, ASI

Viktor Nepomnyashchiy

Khakassky State Natural Rezerve

Vladimir Omelchenko

Deputy Director
FCCYTLH, Member of the Public Council of Rostourism

Olga Pegova

Deputy Director
Caucasus Nature Reserve

Alexander Pestryakov

Norilsk City Council of Deputies

Konstantin Prosekin

FSBI «Taymyr Nature Reserves»

Vasily Sarana

Leading research fellow, The Federal State Budget
Institution «Joint Directorate of Taimyr’s Nature Reserves »

Daria Seykina

Deputy Director
Big Adventure in the Krasnodar Territory

Vyacheslav Shcherbakov

Stolby State Nature Reserve

Lev Shagarov

Deputy Director
Natural ornithological park in the Imereti lowland

Sergey Shevelev

Caucasus Nature Reserve

Ivan Shmakov

Department of State Policy and Regulation of Development in SPNAs

Peter Shpilenok

Kronotsky State Nature Reserve

Ivan Sidelnikov

Geographer, film director

Alexander Sinitsyn

Center for Strategic Research

Erik Solheim

Plastic REVolution Foundation

Svetlana Sutyrina

Sikhote-Alinsky Nature Reserve

Tengiz Tarba

‘Highland Abkhazia’ Foundation

Denis Terebikhin

Husky-tyal community

Anastasia Terebikhina

Husky-tyal community

Alexander Zheleznyak

Association for the Development of National Pathways

Alexei Yaroshevsky

First Vice-President
Federation of Sport Tourism of Russia

Nornickel volunteers

Uliana Lomakina

Advisor, Press-service, Bystrinskoye Mining Company,

Ekaterina Panova

Chief specialist of the production bureau of the Pechenganickel smelter,

Olga Zyppelt

Specialist of the Planning and Economic Department,

Julia Manchuk

Specialist of the HR department of the Polar Division,