Yalta Economic Forum postponed from November to 2022 due to coronavirus
The sixth Yalta International Economic Forum (YIEF), which was to take place on November 4-6 at the Mriya Resort & SPA hotel in Crimea, has been postponed to 2022 due to the difficult situation with the coronavirus, the head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov told RIA Novosti.
“In agreement with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Shakirzyanovich Khusnullin, it was decided to cancel the Yalta International Economic Forum and other mass events. This is due to a difficult epidemiological situation, with an increase in morbidity throughout the country,” Aksenov said.
He added that as soon as the situation allows, the forum will definitely take place.
“I apologize to the invited guests. We will plan to host YIEF next year,” Aksenov added.
Khusnullin, who heads the organizing committee of the forum, also confirmed this information.
“As you know, in November we had the Yalta International Economic Forum scheduled. Unfortunately, the situation with the coronavirus is deteriorating again, and the head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov and I have decided to cancel the forum this year! We will definitely see you again at the forum sites. when the situation with the virus improves, “- wrote Khusnullin on Instagram.
In April 2020, the Yalta Forum was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizing committee of the forum decided to time it in 2021 to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Republic of Crimea as part of the Russian Federation (on October 18, 1921, the Autonomous Crimean SSR was created as part of the RSFSR). The Forum in 2021 was postponed from traditional April to early November.
Representatives of 79 countries took part in YIEF in 2019, and representatives from 96 countries were expected in 2021, the organizers said earlier. In total, 49 business events were planned at the forum, focused on five areas: the new infrastructure policy of Russia, the investment strategy of the regions, the Crimean development priorities, international partnership, technology and digitalization – the tools of success.
Forum in Yalta is an annual business event in the economic sphere held in Crimea. In 2019, the forum was held from 18 to 20 April, then the number of forum participants exceeded 4.5 thousand.