In the summer of 2011, with the active participation of the Business Protocol Agency, the 1st International Forum «Protocol Service» was held in Moscow. The forum was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, RF CCI, Moscow CCI, State Duma of the Russian Federation, and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Russian Federation. The general information partner was «Rossiyskaya Gazeta», the official publication of the Government of the Russian Federation.
The organizers of the forum were able to raise interest in the forum in almost all regions of the country. The forum was attended by over 600 representatives of executive authorities, ministries and departments, regional administrations, embassies of foreign countries, universities, business unions, protocol services, and specialists in organizing international events. Speakers of the forum were world-class experts in the field of protocol, international activities and cross-culture. Our Western colleagues and partners watched the forum remotely, and saw in this event a new trend in protocol practice in the modern world. Within the framework of the Forum, an exhibition of goods and services for the efficient operation of the protocol service was organized, covering the organization of protocol events, receiving guests, protocol support for top officials, and the use of the attributes of protocol events.
The participants of the forum decided to create a professional association, which will become a center for informational discussion and support of protocol providers in Russia and the CIS countries. Many participants expressed a desire to join the forum in the future.
Vladimir Shevchenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation at the opening ceremony of the forum expressed his hope that the forum would become annual, and «would attract more and more people who want to know what the protocol is. The holding of the forum is important for Russia, therefore we must unite professionals and people who are ready to work in this direction and able to develop a modern system of international relations in the world».
The forum - exhibition «Protocol Service» is intended for specialists of the protocol services of the Administrations of state and executive authorities, ministries and departments of the Russian Federation, representatives of protocol services and heads of the directors of directors of large Russian companies involved in international economic cooperation, organizers of international summits, conferences, large forums, receptions at the highest level with the participation of top officials of the company, representatives of embassies and consulates, professionals tional activities, students of higher education institutions that are interested in increasing the skill level in matters of diplomatic and business protocol..
The exhibition will present the goods and services necessary for the efficient operation of the protocol service, including the organization and attributes of protocol events, the reception of guests, support for top officials of the company, etc.
Sections of the exhibition «Protocol Service»:
Souvenir products, representative (VIP) gifts, floristry, VIP stationery, tableware for receptions, clothes for office and official receptions (dress-code), venues (conference rooms, hotels, hotels), event-events (receptions, receptions, cocktails, etc.), transport services (car rental, vip-avia, transport agencies), business tourism, personnel-education, selection, training, consulting; escort (security service, customs services); cultural programs (excursion programs, visits to theaters, museums - special offers, etc.), banking services, insurance, leasing, products of specialized publishing houses.