Daltour-2008 Opens in Vladivostok
An agreement on cooperation between the International Tourist Exhibition Daltour and Harbin International Trade Economic Fair was signed on the first day of the exhibition.
VLADIVOSTOK. April 17. VOSTOK MEDIA – The XII International Tourist Exhibition Daltour-2008 opened in Vladivostok.
The Vice Governors of the Primorsky Krai and Heilongjiang province Sergey Sopchuk and Sun Yao, representatives of the Primorsky Krai and Heilongjiang province governments, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Russian business took part in the opening ceremony.
This year’s Daltour exhibition is held under a sign of the forthcoming APEC 2012 summit. A special attention is paid to investment and construction projects that will be realized for holding the summit in Vladivostok.
Besides presentation of APEC projects, the schedule of Daltour-2008 includes holding an international conference on MICE industry and round-table discussion of the state regulation of tourism in Russia.
On the first day of the exhibition Russian and Chinese sides signed an agreement on cooperation between the International Tourist Exhibition Daltour and Harbin International Trade Economic Fair.
For 18 years of its annual work the Harbin fair attracted nearly 1.4 million businessmen from all over the world. The total sum of trade deals accounts for over US $90 billion. Therefore the cooperation between the two exhibitions promises to be very fruitful for Vladivostok.
Russian and Chinese counterparts consider development of border trade-economic ties and investment cooperation one of the most important questions in Russian-Chinese relations. In 2007 sales turnover of the Primorsky Krai with China reached 40% of the total region’s external trade. This percentage stands for US $360 million. In comparison with 2006 the turnover with China increased by 36%.
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