Ufa Congress Hall became one of best congress centers in Russia for third time
UFA, 12 October 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The Congress Hall became a winner of the "Russian Business Travel & MICE Award 2018" in Ufa. The ceremony took place at the Moscow International Trade Center on October 10.
The Russian Business Travel & MICE Award is an award for the best companies and enterprises in the sphere of business tourism and MICE, which was established in 2010 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Business Travel magazine and Conference.ru portal. The project covers all participants in the business travel market. The best congress hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and regions of the country, the best congress centers, organizers of conferences and incentive programs in Russia and abroad, business travel agencies, online booking systems, airlines for business travelers, convention bureau were named within its framework.
During the three months of voting for applicants in 15 nominations, more than 2 million Internet votes were cast. Companies from all over the country fought for the award, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok and from Murmansk to Sochi.
The Ufa Congress Hall reached the final of the competition and became its laureate. The Congress Hall, built in 2007 by Japanese architect Kiokazu Arai, was one of the most ambitious projects dedicated to the 450th anniversary of Bashkiria’s accession to Russia. In 2013, the facility underwent a complete reconstruction. The building was prepared for Summits of heads of the SCO and BRICS member-states, which were held in 2015. Since then, it has been a venue for major regional events.
In the same competition, the Congress Bureau of Bashkortostan was recognized as the best Russian regional tourism office in the promotion of MICE.
For the first time during the ceremony, the best Russian region was marked for holding MICE events. Tatarstan, Kaliningrad, Sochi, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod competed for this title. Nizhny Novgorod became the winner, and people's choice award was given to Kaliningrad.