The 10th International RAAPA Summer Forum of amusement industry in Saint-Petersburg — RAAPA
Russian association of amusement
parks and attractions

Russian association of amusement
parks and attractions

The 10th International RAAPA Summer Forum of amusement industry in Saint-Petersburg

13 July — 15 July 2022
Saint-Petersburg

The 10th ANNIVERSARY  INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FORUM
OF AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS

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July 13 – 15, 2022, Saint-Petersburg

Organizer: Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA)

Supported by: Saint-Petersburg Administration

General information partner: “Attractions and Entertainments” magazine

Welcome for participation: 

  • Executives and specialists of parks, water parks, health resorts, family entertainment centers and shopping malls, experts on cultural and leisure activities;

  • Executives and specialists of manufacturing companies and suppliers of attractions, entertainment equipment, and services for amusement industry;

  • Representatives of city and regional authorities;

  • Mass media;

  • Other interested parties

PROGRAMME

 July 12 (Tuesday)

Excursion along the rivers and canals od St. Petersburg + Peter-Pavel’s Fortress

 (optional)

Preliminary beginning of excursions  is at 18:30 


 July 13 (Wednesday)

 

“Saint-Petersburg” Hotel  (Pirogovskaya embankment, 5/2)

9:30  10:00 – Gathering of the participants in the Conference hall “Saint-Petersburg”. Registration, Coffee-break.

10:00  10:30 – Welcome, acquaintance and introduction of the participants.  

10:30  11:30 – Conference (speakers and topics to be confirmed):

1. Tourism potential and perspectives of development of cultural and leisure sector of Saint-Petersburg.
Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg.

2. Crisis - as a driver of growth in the amusement industry.
Dmitry Krutikov, General Director of the “Peterland” water park.

3. New formats for amusement parks and interactive leisure activities.
Ekaterina Slashcheva, Head of the Department of Parks and Events, “Soyuzmultfilm” Ltd.

4. Presentation of the first agro-tourism amusement park in Russia.
Anna Dugar-Zhabon, founder of the Creative Park Solutions consulting agency. 

11:30  11:50 – Coffee-break.
11:50  14:00 – “Manufacturers’ Forum”: presentation of amusement rides innovations, entertainment equipment and services for the amusement industry. Special block: MADE IN ST. PETERSBURG - offers from the companies of the Northern capital.


14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch.

15:00  16:00 – Break. 

16:00 – Meeting of the participants at the main entrance of the hotel. Boarding the bus. Transit to the “Peterland” FEC

16:30  18:30 – Visit to the entertainment objects of  “Peterland” FEC, meeting with the FEC executives.

PETERLAND is one of the largest shopping malls and  family entertainment centers in St. Petersburg. The complex houses shops, cafes and restaurants, a food court area, sports grounds, etc. Among the leisure components of the complex there are  a cinema, a trampoline center, an electric kart, a kiddie playground, a family active recreation park, and a wind tunnel. The main entertainment facility of the center is the WATER PARK with an area of 25 thousand square meters and a capacity of up to 2 thousand people.

18:30 – 23:00 – Gala Dinner at “Papasha Clauss” (entrance by invitation cards). Competition results “Summer in the Park”

23:00 – Return to the hotel.

14 July (Thursday)

“Saint-Petersburg” Hotel  (Pirogovskaya embankment,5/2)

07:15 – the third RAAPA Summer race. (Petrogradskaya Embankment, Cruiser Aurora).

09:30  11:50 – Educational programme (topics and speakers to be confirmed):

  • Session 1: Amusement park in the "VUCA" world, or how to survive in unstable times.

Hall "St. Petersburg", hotel "St. Petersburg", 2nd floor.

The speed of change now already exceeds the speed with which a person manages to perceive and assimilate information. "VUCA-WORLD" is chaos, and in order to achieve success in it, you need to learn how to manage this chaos and make it a part of your life. The only way to survive in an unstable world is to follow the concept of “life learning education” (“lifelong learning”).

At the event we shall:

- analyze the TOOLS for finding solutions for the further development of the company;

- reveal ILLUSIONS that will lead us to close the business;

- find out the key COMPETENCES of the future that will help us stay afloat;

-  consolidate the SKILLS that will bring us results today and tomorrow.

Moderator: Natalia Likhovetskaya - author of trainings and seminars on the management of indoor parks, processes, people and business; expert, auditor for Russia and the CIS; general director of the amusement park "Happylon" (Surgut).Session 2: Consumer trends and behavioral psychology of visitors to amusement parks and FECs.

     Session 2: Entertainment and Leisure Industry: GROWTH POINTS.

Hall "Vyborg", hotel "St. Petersburg", 2nd floor.

- New services in  amusement parks and family entertainment centers

- Development in the Internet space

- Cluster approach to development

- Partnerships and collaborations

Moderator: “EntenS Group”, which has been providing services in preparation for the launch and management of entertainment projects for more than 18 years.

Session 3: Visit to the factory for the manufacture of amusement rides "VOSTOK".

VOSTOK is one of the leading Russian manufacturers of mechanized attractions, operating since 2000. In addition to the manufacture of entertainment equipment, the company specializes in the assembly and installation of imported amusement equipment, and also operates several of its own amusement parks.

12:00  13:00 – Lunch.

13:00  Gathering of participants at the main entrance to the hotel. Boarding the bus. Moving to the "Divo Ostrov" amusement park.

13:30  15:15 – Visit to the “Divo Ostrov” amusement park.

DIVO OSTROV – is one of the best amusement parks in Russia with a unique set of attractions and entertainments. The park is spread among the greenery of Krestovsky Island in the heart of the cultural capital. The park has about 50 amusement rides from the world's most iconic manufacturers, some of them are in the TOP 10 of the best attractions in the world.

15:15  Boarding the bus. Transfer to “Continent” FEC.

16:00  17:30 – Visiting the entertainment center "Maza Park", meeting with the entertainment center executives.

MAZA PARK is one of the largest entertainment centers in St. Petersburg. On an impressive space of 2 floors and an area of 14,000 square meters, there are attractions, bowling, a rollerdrome, VR and other entertainments, as well as bars and cafes. The center works on the concept of "single entrance ticket".

17:30  18:00 – Handing diplomas to the participants.  

18:00 – Boarding the bus. 

18:50 – Return to the hotel.


July 15 (Friday)

(optional programme) 

Excursion to Peterhof and Kronstadt

During the tour, you will visit the world's largest fountain complex Peterhof and the city of Russia's Naval Glory - Kronstadt in one day, get acquainted with the most remarkable objects and histories of these places.

Duration: 9:00  18:00


       * The programme is subject to change 

The current program can be found on the website: www.raapa.ru

For all further questions please contact the organizing committee of the event:

Tel:  +7 (495) 604-11-26, 604-11-51

For urgent matters on non-working days: +7 (906) 040-71-04

E-mail: raapa@raapa.ru


THE GUIDE of the Summer Forum

The official edition of the International Summer Forum of amusement industry specialists in Saint-Petersburg, July 13-15, 2022

The Guide includes:
  • The detailed program of the Summer Forum
  • Information about amusement industry enterprises
  • Brief history of the city
  • Information about leading amusement industry manufacturer
  • Useful information for the guests of the city

The Guide:

  • will be given to all participants of the Summer Forum including directors of amusement industry enterprises and representatives of state structures of Saint-Petersburg.
  • will be available online on our website: www.raapa.ru/en along with advertising materials after the event.
  • along with the report about the event will be distributed at RAAPA EXPO Autumn-2022 in October in Moscow.

Manufacturers and suppliers of entertainment equipment and services are welcome to place their advertisement in THE GUIDE of RAAPA Summer Forum in Saint-Petersburg.

Стоимость размещения:

1 Full-page module

230 Euro / 250 USD

1 Full-page advertising module (back cover)

460 Euro / 500 USD

1 Full-page module (inside of the first or last cover pages)

385 Euro / 415 USD

The technical requirements to the artworks:

  • 1 full-page module: width/height 160 x 230 mm + 5 mm bleed on each side
  • Files are accepted in the formats: *tiff, *pdf or *eps; 300 dpi resolution, CMYK.
  • NO crop marks; all fonts should be converted into curves.

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To sponsors of the RAAPA Summer Forum

On July 13 – 15, 2022 the 10th International Summer Forum of amusement industry specialists will be held in Saint-Petersburg.

RAAPA Summer Forum – is the international business forum gathering together amusement industry specialists from all over Russia and foreign countries: directors and top managers of parks, entertainment centers, resorts, cultural institutions, representatives of cities’ and regions’ governments, manufacturers of entertainment equipment and other interested parties. For the past seven years, over 1000 specialists from more than 100 cities of Russia and foreign countries have participated in the Forum.

On July 13, within the frameworks of the Summer Forum a special programme where manufacturers and suppliers of entertainment equipment and services for the amusement industry will present their products and modern solutions for the development of entertainment business.

Welcome to participate in the event and present your products and services to the key audience of amusement industry specialists!

You can choose the best packages for you:

1

Package 1: brief presentation of a company (1 min.), video demonstration (up to 4 min.)*, distribution of advertising materials in the conference hall; advertising module (1 full-page) in the official edition of the firum–  “The Guide”

Number of packages – 0

230 EUR / 250 USD

On terms of participation in the basic program

(see the Application for participation)

2

Package 2: slide presentation of a company (up to 9 min.)*, distribution of advertising materials in the conference hall; advertising module (1 full-page) in the official edition –  “The Guide”

Number of packages – 0

355 EUR / 385 USD

On terms of participation in the basic program

(see the Application for participation)

3

Package 3: presentation of a company in the block of companies’ presentations by the host*, distribution of advertising materials in the conference hall; advertising module (1 full-page) in the official edition of the forum –  “The Guide”

Number of packages – 2

155 EUR /165 USD

On terms of participation in the basic program

230 EUR /250 USD 

Indirect participation

 

*The deadline for submitting presentational materials is June 06, 2022.

The Application for participation can be downloaded from link: http://www.raapa.ru/summer-meeting

Additional advertising opportunities:

If you are not able to attend the Summer Forum in Rostov-on-Don or wish to further strengthen your position in the event, take the opportunity to place your advertisement in the official Summer Forum special edition – «The Guide»

Advertisement Prices:         

1 Full-page advertising module – 230 Euro / 250 USD

1 Full-page advertising module (inside of the first or last cover pages) – 385 Euro / 415 USD

1 Full-page advertising module (back cover) – 460 Euro / 500 USD

 Technical requirements to the advertising materials:

1 Full-page module: width/height: 160*230 mm + 5 mm bleed on each side

Artworks are accepted in the formats: tiff, pdf, eps; 300 dpi resolution, CMYK

The deadline for submitting the artworks is June 06, 2022.

RAAPA Summer forum 2022 in Saint Petersburg.

Results

PHOTORERORT 

VIDEOREPORT

The 10th Anniversary international Summer forum of amusement industry specialists was held from July 12 to July 15, 2022 in Saint Petersburg!

The forum has attracted a record number of participants: 200 specialists from 62 cities of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

Organizer of the event is the Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA). General informational Partner is the Attractions and Entertainments magazine; media partners are communication agency SPORT ACADEM REKLAMA, internet portal VTORIO.COM and other.

The forum was supported by Saint Petersburg City Government. Vice-Governor M. Yu. Sokolov mentioned: “Holding the 10th Summer forum of amusement industry specialists has become a landmark event for the specialists of cultural and entertainment industry and event tourism.

The program of the forum was rather intense.

The day before the start of the official part of the event, on July 12, the participants visited the historical center of the city making the walking tour of the Peter-and-Paul Fortress and having the boat ride along the rivers and canals of Saint Petersburg.

On July 13 the forum was officially opened in the large conference hall of Saint Petersburg Hotel!

After the greeting speech of RAAPA Vice-president Igor Rodionov anniversary diplomas were awarded to the event participants who many years supported RAAPA Summer forums and took part in most of them.

The program was continued with the conference.

The topic of development of recreational and tourist clusters was presented by Anna Dugar-Zhabon, founder of the consulting agency Creative Park Solution on the example of the presentation of the first in Russia agro-tourist amusement park in Sochi.

Crisis as a driver of a growth in the amusement industry, this topic was revealed by Dmitry Krutikov, General Manager of Piterland Water Park.

Yekaterina Slashcheva, Head of the parks and events department of Soyuzmultfilm spoke about the new formats of amusement parks and interactive leisure activities.

To key legal issues and current measures of support in the amusement industry was devoted the presentation speech of Zhan Batyrov, Founder and Managing Partner of J&P Solutions. Also, as a part of his speech the speaker announced establishing at RAAPA the committee for quality and safety assessment of provided services. The target of the committee will be an expert assessment of controversial issues and situations emerging in an entertainment facility.

The Business program of the event was followed by the Forum of Manufacturers: presentations of the rides and attractions novelties, entertainment equipment and services for the amusement industry were held by the leading Russian companies: KBEA, BigDecor, GROS, IOllA, AirMir, FAMILYBIKE, ATTRAPLAST, Game-Keeper, Volgograd Attractions, SmartVend, GLOBAL, LAS VEGAS, FontanGrad, Lime-Soft, RFresco, Natali Park, VRDiver, PAX Design, RAAPA Education Center, DIAMET, Skazka Factory of Attractions, Crochet parks Uley. Special block named Made in Saint Petersburg marked offers of the companies from the Northern capital: GIARMO, AirPalace Spb, Megapolis, BOLID, SPARTA, Vostok, SPORTSTROYSERVICE, Time Trial.

Business day was followed by the visit to the Piterland trade and entertainment complex. The forum participants made themselves familiar with a few leisure centers: Piterland Water Park, electric carting field Black Star Karting, air tube Fly Arena, family park Joki Joya, rope park Vysotny Gorod, artificial wave for Surfing, hotel Piterland, German restaurant with its own beer brewery Papasha Klauss. All questions of the visitors were answered in detail by the reps of each entertainment facility.

The day was completed with the solemn reception in honor of the opening of the 10th Anniversary Summer forum of RAAPA in Saint Petersburg. The results of the video contest Summer in the Parks were also announced there. The first place was taken by MAU Krasnoyarsk Park of Flora and Fauna Royev Ruchey, in the number of the first three prize winners were also included attractions park of City-Park Grad from Voronezh and amusement park Raduga Land from Yekaterinburg.

The second day of the forum, July 14, started with already traditional sporting event – RAAPA Summer Race held on Petrovskiy embankment near the cruiser Aurora. Despite early morning (7:15!) true running enthusiasts took part in this corporate contest. By the results of the competition the winners in the men’s and women’s categories were determined.

Three educational sessions held from 9:30 in the morning were devoted to topical themes: Amusement park in the world of VUCA, or how to survive in an unstable time with Natalia Likhovetskaya. The second seminar devoted to the search of points of growth in the amusement industry was conducted by the specialists of EntenS Group. The participants of the third session visited the attractions manufacturing factory VOSTOK.

Further on the program was continued in the amusement park Divo Ostrov, where the forumers had an opportunity to observe the city panorama from the Ferris Wheel’s 55-meters height. Anna Dolzhanskaya held an informational tour of the park answering multiple questions of the participants.

A visit to the amusement park Maza Park allowed to get acquainted with the concept of an entertainment center with single entrance ticket. The participants in addition to valuable information could test the multiple kinds of attractions and arcade game machines, including the novelties of the park – virtual reality attractions and computer club.

The business part of the forum was crowned by the solemn awarding of diplomas for participation.

Next day, July 15, was fully granted to the excursion program. The participants visited the famous Peterhof park and palace complex, and Kronstadt, where a number of sites were observed: Fort of St. Konstantin, Anchor Square and majestic Naval Cathedral.

The 10th Anniversary RAAPA Summer forum generated a great deal of truly glorious testimonials from the amusement industry specialists. The Summer forum set a new record for the number of participants, the number of cities and vivid impressions. The majority noted an intense business program, a precise organization, the possibility of a direct exchange of views and experiences with colleagues from different regions. Definitely, the venue of the forum and the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg contributed to this result in many ways!

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