Information on the preparation of the International Sports Forum “Russia – Country of Sports” in 2022

The International Sports Forum “Russia – Country of Sports” (hereinafter referred to as the Forum) was established by the President of the Russian Federation in 2009 in order to develop physical culture, sports and international sports cooperation.

During its existence, the Forum has been hosted by 8 cities from different regions, including Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan.

The Forum is the most representative sports and business platform in the country. Its permanent audience includes heads of federal and regional executive authorities in the field of physical culture and sports, the all-Russian sports federations and their associations, as well as business leaders, the sports industry and sports media.

This year, the Forum will be held on September 28-30 in Kemerovo Region (Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated April 18, 2022 No. 103-rp). The main events of the business program shall be organized in Kemerovo and the Sheregesh location. At least 2,000 participants are expected to attend.

The draft program of the Forum covers a wide range of areas such as infrastructure, investment, industrial development, development of sports tourism, digital transformation, the introduction of “green technologies”, and the future of sports media.

A plenary session is planned with the participation of foreign guests of the Forum and members of the Government of the Russian Federation. The preliminary theme of the Forum is devoted to the consolidation of the joint actions of sports authorities in a changed world.

There are plans to discuss the topic of expanding international sports cooperation and prospects for creating new formats for holding sports competitions, including in the BRICS countries.

The participants of the Forum will be presented with the tourist opportunities of the Sheregesh ski resort as a new point of attraction for international tourism among citizens living in the BRICS countries.

Furthermore, the exhibition “Modern Sport, Innovations and Prospects” will be held, dedicated to demonstrating advanced models of sports products along with the sports and tourism potential of Russian regions.

The host country will implement a hospitality program and an extensive cultural program.