The election of the new director of the Association took place within the framework of the General Meeting of RCB member companies, which took place on July 9, 2021 at the site of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center. According to the voting results, the candidacy of Sagid Zaremukov received 100% support.
The new head of the RCB has over 15 years of experience in large companies in the event industry. Prior to joining the Russian Convention Bureau, he held executive positions in the RESTEC Group of Companies, one of the leading organizations in the Russian convention and exhibition market. In 2018, Sagid Zaremukov joined the team of the Russian Convention Bureau and interacted with federal and regional executive authorities, as well as business associations and companies in the country's event industry, represented the interests of RCB members in government bodies and general business public associations on industry development. Since March 2021, he has been acting director of the RCB. Sagid Zaremukov is also a certified expert of the quality award of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Sagid Zaremukov faces the tasks of further developing the activities of the association and intra-industry cooperation, promoting the event potential of the country and its regions, shaping the international agenda of the RCB, as well as implementing a project to create a network of regional congress bureaus.
Within the framework of the General Meeting of the RCB, a number of organizational issues related to the activities of the Association were also considered and the results of the educational online project of the RCB "Summer Academy" were announced. The project was implemented jointly with the R&C Exhibition and Research Center and with the support of the Roscongress Foundation. Its goal was to provide the participants of the congress and exhibition market with an opportunity for personal professional development or gaining new competencies. This year, 18 leading experts of the congress and exhibition industry and related industries became lecturers at the RCB Summer Academy and shared their experience with the audience. More than 200 representatives of the congress and exhibition market became the listeners of the project "RCB Summer Academy". At the VDNKh site, diplomas were awarded to graduates and gratitude to lecturers of the RCB Summer Academy.
The Russian Convention Bureau was founded in November 2017 with support of the Government of the Russian Federation for effective development of the event industry of the country, its integration in the global meetings industry. The key objective of the RCB is to facilitate implementation of strategic goals and national objectives of the Russian Federation, attract a larger number of international congress events to the country and to shape a positive image of Russia as a country with a favorable business and investment climate through support and development of the national event industry.