16 May 2024

Zabaikalye International Economic Forum “New Horizons 2024” to Take Place as EEF Visiting Event

Development of international cooperation between Russia, China and Mongolia will be discussed by participants of the Zabaikalye International Economic Forum “New Horizons 2024” to be held in Chita and Aginsky Buryat District on 19–20 July. The Forum will be a visiting event of the Eastern Economic Forum. The EEF is organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

“The participants of the New Horizons 2024 Forum, including guests from China, Mongolia and other countries, will touch upon a wide range of topics dedicated to the comprehensive development of international cooperation. I am confident that the Forum will give a new impetus to further strengthening interstate cooperation at the regional level, increasing trade turnover between Russia and partner countries, establishing social and cultural ties, and developing congress and exhibition activities in the region,” noted Igor Pavlov, Deputy CEO of the Roscongress Foundation and Director of the Eastern Economic Forum.

The key event of the New Horizons 2024 Forum will be the plenary session ‘International Cooperation between Russia, China and Mongolia’, which will discuss the vectors of cooperation between the three countries. As part of the business programme, strategic sessions are planned to discuss such topics as medical and health tourism, international cooperation, investment potential, international tourist routes, as well as cooperation on the development of domestic and international tourism. The Forum will be attended by representatives of Russian and foreign authorities, as well as the business community.

During the cultural part of the programme, Forum participants will be able to visit the international art exhibition on the ‘Great Tea Road’, the theatrical performance ‘Meeting of Three Countries: Russia, China, and Mongolia’ and the grand opening of the sculpture ‘Cauldron of Friendship of Three Countries’. In addition, a photo exhibition of Zabaikalye tourist destinations, presentation of traditional products and souvenirs of the region’s craftsmen is planned, during which guests will take part in creative and gastronomic masterclasses. Participants will also be able to learn more about the work of Zabaikalye sculptor and gunsmith Zhigzhit Bayaskhalanov at his personal exhibition.

The New Horizons 2024 Forum will conclude with the festival ‘Cuisine of Peoples on the Great Tea Route’. Russian and foreign chefs will come to Chita and, together with their Zabaikalye colleagues, will develop a unique menu combining the cuisines of the peoples of three countries – Russia, China, and Mongolia.

The Forum is organized with the support of Alexander Osipov, Governor of Zabaikalye Territory, the Government of Zabaikalye Territory, the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and Arctic, the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation and the Roscongress Foundation.

The 9th Eastern Economic Forum will take place on 3–6 September 2024 on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok.  

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