Sochi is located in the Krasnodar Region and is the administrative centre of the Sochi Resort City . It is the only subtropical resort in Russia and sits on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea .
As of January 1 , 2021 , the population of the Krasnodar Region was 5,683,947 people , including Sochi ’ s 432,322 population . The Krasnodar Region extends over 75.500 square kilometres , with Sochi accounting for 3,500 square kilometres of them .
Local expertise An all-season international resort , the city accounts for more than 50 % of the total resort potential of the Krasnodar Region . During the summer holiday season , there are approximately 2,500 accommodation facilities available for tourists in the city , including 60 resort houses and recreation centres . In winter , Sochi offers tourists the ski resorts at Krasnaya Polyana , where many of the XXII Winter Olympics events took place in 2014 . The leading sectors of the local economy include retail trade , the industrial sector , construction , catering , and agriculture . The city ’ s agricultural sector is represented by tea-growing and fruit-growing industries and there are specialised enterprises for trout farming , poultry production , quail farming , as well as a rich tradition of beekeeping and flower growing .
Major events Over the past five years , Sochi has hosted : 1 . Formula 1 ( annually ) 2 . World Festival of Youth and Students - 2017 3 . FIFA World Cup 2018 4 . Russia-Africa International Economic
Forum 2019 5 . Ancient Heritage of Russia International
Forum 2020 ( online ).
And , on a regular basis , the city hosts : 1 . Russian Investment Forum 2 . FINOPOLIS Forum 3 . Forum of Modern Journalism ‘ All Russia ’ 4 . Atomexpo ( the largest forum of the nuclear industry ) and many others .
According to ICCA , seven major events of international associations were held in the city over the past five years .
Main specialised venues The Main Media Centre covers a total area of 155,910sqm and contains a plenary session hall with 1,600 seats ; 14 conference halls offering between 50 and 530 seats , and a further 20 meeting rooms and other conference space . The exhibition facilities include pavilions varying in size from 3,500sqm to 6,500sqm and outdoor spaces offering the option of additional parking spaces , and space for exhibitions and stands ( total area : 54,000sqm ).
At the Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina Exhibition Centre there is 1,430sqm of exhibition space , a movie and concert hall and more event space – 482sqm – able to host up to 500 people . The centre has nine conference halls ranging from 30sqm up to 248sqm and capacities from 26 to 200 people .
Above : Sochi Yacht Marina
Major exhibitions held in the region
• InterJeweller - SOUD-Sochi Exhibitions
• Resorts and Tourism - SOUD-Sochi Exhibitions
• Beer - SOUD-Sochi Exhibitions , which is the main exhibition organiser in the region .
The city is served by Sochi International Airport , which has direct scheduled flights to nine foreign cities .
30 years ago , the world was changing . Borders were opening , and people and businesses were connecting in new and exciting ways . Ever since , RUEF has been an important player , driving and championing the rise of the exhibitions and business events industry in Russia and globally . Congratulations on your anniversary , and let ’ s toast to many more years of good collaboration between UFI and RUEF ! Kai Hattendorf , CEO & Managing Director UFI .
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