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13.02.2009

Krasnodar Region is among the three largest Russian participants at MIPIM-2009!

From 10 to 13 March 2009 the world exhibition for real estate professionals will take place in Cannes. At the exhibition Russia will enjoy large scale and bright representation. For the first time there will be a special section dedicated to Russian displays (2700 m2), along the perimeter of the Cannes marina.

MIPIM director Nadine Castagna explains the new organisation of the exhibition space: ‘the Russian Federation is one of the main participants in world economic development and for several years has been among the top four participant countries at MIPIM, after Great Britain, France and Germany.'

Amongst major Russian participants this year will be Minekonomrazvitiya (700ms), Krasnodar Region (522m2) and Moscow Region (415m2). In addition to the main display in Azur 01, Krasnodar Region will be presenting traditional Kuban cuisine at a supplementary area on adjoining terraces (66m2).

The opening ceremony of the Krasnodar Region display at MIPIM 2009 will take place on 10 March. The Kuban delegation, led by Governor Alexander Tkachev, will include First Vice Governor D Khatuov, Vice Governors A Agafonov, A Ivanov and V Nagiradze, Department Heads, and representatives of local authorities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the Region, and of business.

The business programme of the Kuban delegation includes the presentation of priority projects in Krasnodar Region, including developing special economic zones and the town of Sochi, the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Krasnodar Region delegates will take part in the work of the exhibition and conferences, and carry out business meetings and negotiations. It is planned that the heads of the delegation will sign agreements with representatives of foreign companies.

In 2008, of 30 000 MIPIM participants, the number of Russian participants totalled 3000 and more than 700 companies. This year, the organisers expect, proposals in Russian real estate will be even better.

‘This should make it possible to progress the high-potential Russian market,' believes Nadine Castagna.

Department of External Economic Activity of the Krasnodar Region