ABT-ACTE Russia events in 2019: the best is still ahead, of course!

Consistency is the sign of masterhood. And the ability to follow trends at the same time is top class. The year is only about to start, but we already know what events await us, and you, of course: these are our branded trendy and top forums, conferences and workshops that we have been holding for several years, but which were unique and unmatched every time.

We will cover the two main capitals of Russia, visit hospitable Georgia, try to dispel myths about the Baltics and even go into the open space of the global web. We would be glad to fly into the real outer space, of course, and are sure that we will do it sooner or later. And so far we will train on the Earth.

In the first winter months of 2019 we will have mercy on you and ourselves and we will get a warm. Warm ourselves online with the experts of International SOS - Control Risk, at an open 30 minute webinar on safety that will be held on January 22 at 11:00 (here you may read about the details of the previous webinar). As well as with the Hosted Buyers group in Vilnius at Convene 2019, the leading international MICE exhibition of the Baltic region that will be held on February 13 and 14 in LITEXPO.

ABT's spring is going to be hot. During the MITT exhibition in Moscow Expocentre we supervise two events at a time. On March 12 we invite all those interested to a Business Travel Practicum that will be presented by an expert with 20 years of experience in leading positions. The practicum will cover important issues of the travel policy and purchases, and will be of great interest not only for those who are about to start their career, but also for industry experts. On March 14 the representatives of MICE agencies and corporate buyers will gather for the MITT MICE conference in order to discuss the main industry trends, talk about new projects and efficient ways of work.

This spring the main ABT event in Moscow will be the XI Annual ACTE Moscow Executive Forum that will be held on March 28. By the way, last year our Moscow forum was granted the Buying Business Travel Awards Russia and the CIS as the best educational project of the year. This one will not be worse, we promise. The registration is already open! And do not wait for too long - only 250 delegates are to take part in the forum.

Another hallmark ABT event - the second IMG Show Caucasus Chapter - will be held in April in Tbilisi that became the MICE city of the last year. Our first visit to this city last May was more than a success, so now Caucasus Chapter will be a traditional event where corporate buyers and exhibitors will be offered a workshop, an educational program and hot Georgian hospitality. We have planned trips to Russian regions for summer and autumn. On June 3 Kazan Regional Corporate Travel and MICE Conference will be held again at your request. We will go to beloved Saint Petersburg on August 28 to learn the business travel news of the northern capital at Saint Petersburg Corporate Travel Forum. The annual Business Travel and MICE Forum in Ekaterinburg will be held on November 22 on a venue overlooking the takeoff runway of Koltsovo airport.

Although the year has just started, we are looking forward to October, when 700 industry experts will come to Moscow to attend our legendary International MICE Geography Show. We will walk on soft carpets and stair pads of a five star hotel again, make our way between dozens of exhibitors' tables, compete for numerous prizes and participate in the educational session. Every year the number of IMG Show guests increases, and their contingent changes. So do not miss your chance to take part in the largest workshop of Moscow and to find new partners.

Of course, our plans will be corrected and adjusted in the process of work. We will announce new dates of the incentive event on travel management, definitely think of an informal outdoor event, like last year's Go Green! and try to win a couple of MICE tenders for the arrangement of a large forum or a congress. So follow our event calendar, read the monthly ABT Newsletter and have a look at our page on Facebook! See you!

Always with you, ABT-ACTE Russia team.